Youth Programs

Sunshine Grab & Go Bags

Register for a free bag of sunshine! Our Sunshine Bags will include a craft, instructions, and additional extension activities to do at home. Each youth bag will also include a complimentary book from Cleveland’s Kids Book Bank. Limited supplies available. Check the week for drive-thru pickup times. If you cannot make a pickup time, please arrange a curbside appointment with Recreation staff.

These bags are free to Bedford children and Bedford Senior Club members; registration is required. If you are interested in joining the Bedford Senior Club, please call 440-735-6570.

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Sunshine Week #1
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, June 30
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Patriotic Wands & Uncle Sam Masks for ages 3-5
Patriotic Wands & Necklace for ages 6-8
Patriotic Wands & Patriotic Straw Wreath for ages 9-14
Patriotic String Art for Bedford Senior Club Members

Sunshine Week #2
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, July 14
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Paper Suncatchers & Sunglasses for ages 3-5
Paint Suncatchers & Sunglasses for ages 6-8
Crystal Sun Catchers & Sunglasses for ages 9-14
Crystal Sun Catchers for Bedford Senior Club Members

Sunshine Week #3
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, July 28
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Shark Painting & Shark Puppet for ages 3-5
Ocean in a Bottle & Watercolor Shells for ages 6-8
Shell Creatures & Shark Velvet Poster for ages 9-14
Sealife Paper Quilling for Bedford Senior Club Members

Sunshine Week #4
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, August 4
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Sports Magnet & Pennant for ages 3-5
Sports Wreath & Pennant for ages 6-8
Giant Fingers & Sport Necklace for ages 9-14
Football Fleece Tie Pillow Senior Club Member

Sunshine Week #5
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, August 18 11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Homemade Playdough & I-Spy Bottles for ages 3-5
Homemade Playdough & Robots for ages 6-8
Homemade Slime & Origami Kit for ages 9-14
Origami Kit for Bedford Senior Club Members

Cupcake Camp at Home

AGES 6-12. Join our new, virtual cupcake camp! This camp is for children who love to bake or just want to have fun learning new recipes and decorating ideas. Kids will be designing, baking, measuring, decorating, and sharing ideas in a virtual classroom via Zoom. Campers will be making Owl, Ice Cream Cone, Spaghetti & Meatballs, and Corn on the Cob Cupcakes.

Adult supervision is required; campers will be using an oven at home. While the cakes bake, campers will engage in structured games and activities via Zoom. The camp price includes 4 live, virtual classes and a partial supply kit that will be available for pickup at Ellenwood Center (communicated to participants at a later date). Supplies required and ingredients list is available on our registration page. Registration deadline July 1.

Instructor: Stefani Apple, Mix It Up Cooking

DATES & LOCATION:
Tuesdays - July 14, 28, August 4, 11Cupcake Class
(no class 7/21)
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Virtual Camp via Zoom

FEE:
Bedford Resident: $40
Non-Bedford Resident: $50

One additional sibling, ages 6-12, may participate with registered participant.

Click here for more information and to register for Cupcake Camp at Home

REGISTER FOR A FREE DEMO!
Make Pizza Cupcakes at home with a tutorial video from Stefani. Limited supply kits available. Kits will be available for pickup the week of June 22, participants will be contacted with details.

Click Here to Register

 

Virtual Painting with So-So Artsy

For Adults & Older Teens! Join us for a live, interactive virtual Painting Class for beginners! You have the option to register with or without the So-So Artsy Kit.

The So-So Artsy Kit includes a water cup, paintbrushes, disposable apron, paper plate pallette, 16″ x 20″ canvas, and paper towels.

Kits can be picked up at Ellenwood Center or So-So-Artsy Paint Studio in Northfield Village, please indicate your preference during registration. Kit pickup details and Zoom information will be sent to registered participants.

Instructor: Melinda, So-So Artsy

DATES & LOCATION:
Dancing Fireflies: Thursday, July 9So So Artsy
Day Dreaming: Thursday, July 23
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Click Here to Register

FEE:
Participant Fee without supply kit: $10
Participant Fee with supply kit: $20

Creation Bags for Home

For kids & adults!  These special program bags include an opportunity to craft on your own or in a live session with others via Zoom. Check the programs for drive-thru pickup times. If you cannot make a pickup time, please arrange a curbside appointment with Recreation staff.

Instructor: Recreation Staff
Location: Zoom

Creation Week #1
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, June 30
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Make Your Own Fairy Garden for ages 6+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Mosaic Garden Stakes for ages 12+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Creation Week #2
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, July 14
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Make Your Own Furry Friend (Teddy Bear) for ages 6+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Fleece Tied Throw Pillow (Peace Sign) for ages 10+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Creation Week #3
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, July 28
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Tie Dye Art for the Family
We supply the dye, you supply the gear.
Bedford Resident $14 / Non-Resident $16

Creation Week #4
Drive-Thru Pick-up on Tuesday, August 4
11:00-11:30 am or 6:00-6:30 pm

Make Your Own Furry Friend (Tiger) for ages 6+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Bearcat Paw String Art for Ages 12+
Bedford Resident $10 / Non-Resident $12

Click Here to Register

 

 

Bedford's Community Zoo

During the month of July, decorate your home, windows, porches and yards with an assortment of zoo animals! Spread some joy and fun through our town with a Community Zoo!

During this unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19, it is extremely important to find ways to be active to support mental and physical health. A Community Zoo is an opportunity to be creative and promote walking in our neighborhoods and downtown area. We want to support our community in having a healthy, active lifestyle even during social distancing.

Tag us on social media and add the hashtag #BedfordCommunityZoo
Facebook: @BedfordRecreation
Twitter: @BedfordRec
Instagram: @BedfordOHRec

Tag us and post your photos to social media with #BedfordCommunityZoo

Kids Bowl Free

Kids Bowl Free is a nationwide program that provides free games of bowling for kids all summer long. Registered kids receive 2 FREE GAMES of bowling each day of the KBF program, valued at over $500 per child!

Shoe rental charges may apply. Some bowling centers offer a summer shoe rental pass – check local bowling center for details. You could also purchase your own Bowling Shoes to use each year.

HOW THE FREE BOWLING PROGRAM WORKS:Kids Bowl Free
Step 1 – Find a participating bowling alley near you:  www.kidsbowlfree.com

Step 2 – Complete the registration form. Note: You must use a valid email address

Step 3 – Each week, login to your account and print your weekly free bowling coupons. Note: You can also have your coupons emailed to you each week

Optional – You can also purchase a family pass which allows up to 4 adults to bowl with your kids.

Click here to find a participating bowling alley near you!

Virtual Talent Show 

Join us for a Virtual Talent Show on Sunday, July 5th on Youtube and Facebook Live! We are seeking video submissions under 4 minutes of your special talent; such as singing, playing musical instruments, stand-up comedy, dancing, magic tricks, demos of sports and trick shots, etc. Individual or group acts.

To be included in our Virtual Talent show, please pre-register online or call 440-735-6570. You will be contacted via email how to upload your high quality video. Submissions due by June 30, 5:00 pm. Submissions must be family friendly. Bedford residents only.

Video premiere on Sunday, July 5
at 7:00 pm on Youtube Live
and Facebook Live

Click Here to Register

Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Bedford Parks & Recreation will be hiding geocaches at our local parks: Ellenwood, Greencroft, Taft, and Interstate. Geocache boxes come in all different sha pes and sizes and will be in a camouflaged container in a safe but non-intrusive place. When you find our cache, please do not take it with you. Write your name and date in the log. In a larger cache, if you are comfortable, you may take something but then that means you leave something to swap! Come prepared with a pencil or pen. Our caches will be available starting June 20!

Get out, get active and be one of the first to find our caches! For those seasoned trackers, help our four Travel Bugs go on their first adventures!

Download the app Geocaching by Groundspeak Inc. Create a login or link to your Google, Facebook, or Apple account. Turn on your location and you will immediately see dozens of geocaches within Bedford, especially within the Bedford Reservations.

Starting June 20, find our caches in local parks. Click here for details!

To learn more about Geocaching, visit www.geocaching.com.

 

Click here for a link to all programs.  Check back for updates too!

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