Youth Programs/Classes




Each year Santa Claus makes numerous telephone calls to all the good little girls and boys in Janesville. Click here for a registration form to sign your child up (one form per child).  Your child will be delighted to receive their very own phone call and communicate with Santa directly.  This program is intended for children under the age of 10.  Calls from Santa Claus are co-sponsored by the Janesville Noon Lions Club.



Kick off 2018 with Young Rembrandts Cartooning Classes! Our lessons are based on child-friendly subjects that open the imagination and stretch the mind. Young Rembrandts strives to inspire your child's imaginative spirit and boosts classic learning skills. We'll draw ( and LAUGH) while we enhance the creative and critical thinking skills today's students need - both in the classroom an in the life-long process. Add some whimsy to your child's winter schedule, enroll now! Please pre-register online at or at the Janesville Recreation Division office three days prior to the start of the program.  Minimum: 5/Maximum: 15

Location: Senior Center Arts & Crafts Room

dates                                                          time                 aGES      COST     

Winter theme:

CANCELLED                                              5:30-6:30PM

   6-13      $37  


Join the Janesville Recreation Division and Clean Sweep Farm indoors for some horseback riding lessons. Learn basic riding skills from a professional trainer. Skills include:

  • Grooming the horse
  • Tacking the horse
  • Starting, stopping, walking, trotting, posting
  • Proper reining, basic riding terms
  • Mounting and dismounting

Proper footwear (shoes or boots with no tread and a small heel) and helmets are required to ride. Helmets are available at the farm. Ribbons are awarded at the completion of each session.  Classes are held at Clean Sweep Farm (8538 N. Serns Road, Milton)

Sign up early to reserve your spot as there is limited space. Please pre-register online at or at the Janesville Recreation Division office three working days prior to the start of the program.  Maximum 4 each session. 

Location: Clean Sweep Farm (8538 Serns Road, Milton)

   DATES                                                        TIME                          AGES                 FEE 
 Session 1: CANCELLED  6:30-7:00PM   5 & up  $192
 Session 2: Tuesdays, January 2-23  6:30-7:00PM  5 & up  $192

Session 3: Tuesdays, February 6-27

 6:30-7:00PM     5 & up  $192
Session 4: Tuesdays, March 6-27   6:30-7:00PM  5 & up  $192



Come to a painting class! We provide the paint and ceramic piece and you provide the creativity. Kids (ages 8-15) can keep their creation for themselves or they would make perfect gifts for the holidays. Ceramic pieces for each session are based on the holiday/season theme. Fee includes cleaning and firing of ceramic piece, paint and instruction. Ceramic pieces will be available to take home at conclusion of each class.  Please register online at or at the Recreation Division office one week prior to the start of each class. Minimum: 6/Maximum: 15

                                      SESSION & DATE                                                    THEME                   LOCATION                              TIIME  FEE    
Saturday, December 16   Santa's Workshop  Senior Activity Center Ceramic Room  10AM-NOON  $10
Saturday, March 24   Egg-tastic Fun  Senior Activity Center Ceramic Room  10AM-NOON  $10














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