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1419 Chapin Avenue
Burlingame, CA, 94010
United States

650-993-9097

rec room creative is an indoor play space & boutique for families with littles (0-6 years old) in downtown burlingame.  we provide open-ended, collaborative and tinkering type play, and provide opportunities to engage in mini-maker activities and lol (love out loud - organized and random acts of kindness). we strive to bring together family, creativity and doing a little good in the world -- a trifecta of awesomeness, right?!  we hope you'll join us =)

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events

Aug
29
to Sep 26

FULL Micro-Creatives Playgroup I

Join with your 15-24 month old and have a blast with other littles and their bigs in our intimate, semi-structured creative playgroup =)  it's like the funnest play date you'd NEVER want to host in your own home ;)

We'll learn through exploring all sorts of sensory experiences, practice social skills like sharing (meep!), strengthen fine and gross motor skills in unique ways, and make lots of happy memories together!  

Each session will consist of 50 minutes of little-led creative exploration in our Mess Hall.  We'll have various stations set-up that will change regularly.  

  • 5 week Tuesday Playgroup 
  • August 29th - September 26th
  • $120 member pricing/$150 non-member pricing

 

Things to Note!

  • our well-child policies apply to classes too =)
  • we believe creativity can (should??!) be messy, so please dress accordingly -- dress for mess, not to impress!
  • no refunds for missed classes or sick days, but if you miss, you're welcome to come and enjoy our play space when everyone is germ free again =)
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FULL  deconstructed camp - mini architects & designers
Sep
9
to Sep 30

FULL deconstructed camp - mini architects & designers

each camper will take home their very own home...designed, decorated and furnished by their very own hands!  we'll work with a variety of mediums and encourage unique ideas and execution.  limited to 6 spots, ages 5+ (mature 4's welcome =)

  • $225 members/$250 non-members
  • saturday drop-offs, september 9th-30th, 1-3:30pm

Things to Note!

  • our well-child policies apply to camp too =)
  • we believe creativity can (should??!) be messy, so please dress accordingly -- dress for mess, not to impress!
  • no refunds for missed camp or sick days, but if you miss, you're welcome to come and enjoy our play space one day when everyone is germ free again =)  also, we'll be sure to share details of what we did so you can re-create at home if you wish!
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Dad's Night Out
Sep
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Dad's Night Out

We're super excited to host our 2nd Dad's Night Out!  

Enjoy an evening out with other like-minded men who believe it's important to not only rock in the workplace, but also be rockstars in the home too =)

Richard Liu has graciously agreed to be our Dad Host, and we can't be more excited!  He's a husband, daddy, and CEO of DSPTCH.  We're stoked for him to share his personal and professional narratives.

Expect to be inspired and to engage in conversation with other awesome men, husbands, dads.

Light snacks, drinks and "dad drinks" will be provided ;)

Thursday, September 28th 7:30-9pm-ish 

$10 members / $15 non-members
(visa/mastercard accepted)

*space is limited

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Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shop for Good

Won't you join us to LOL (love out loud) and create smiles for a very special family in need? Shopping AND doing good...a great combo, no? ;)

Meet the Martinez family, an awesome family with local ties (this is Sheila of Healthy Horizons family) that has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  

Please see below for pictures of their beautiful family and a view from their window, as well as a letter from mommy Hayley to us and to all of you.

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First of let me just start off by saying thank you. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to stop and help my family. As many people, basically everyone has known Houston was hit by a category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Harvey to be exact. What people don’t realize is this storm was simply too big to evacuate our city. So families such as mine had to make an executive decision. Do we stock up on supplies, protect our homes and our families and pray and ride the storm or do we leave everything and not know if it will be there when we come back from evacuation. We choose to stay.

Now let me introduce my family to yah’ll.

My name is Hayley Martinez. I grew up back and forth between Houston and Burlingame. (My dad and step mom reside in Burlingame.) I have 3 amazing, and unique children. Cayden, Cruzz, and Lilyana. Cruzz is my angel. He wasn’t supposed to make it due to several severe health conditions. (Microcephally, dwarfism, cerebal palsy) just to name a few. He is nonverbal and wheelchair bound, but he is the happiest child you will ever meet. Unfortunately our little angel has to go through double hip replacement in the next few months, shortly after his 4th birthday. Cayden is my first born, Cruzz’s protector as we call him. Lilyana is 2. Let’s just say she runs the show. Last, my husband Mario. The only other person beside myself I can trust with my son Cruzz.

Life through our eyes during the storm: Hurricane Harvey took its toll on us. For a week our home was an island. Everyday my husband and I would have to walk outside in water just to make sure we still had enough time to evacuate if we had to get out by boat. Car was not an option. We sat in a house with electricity constantly going on and off, candles lit, flashlights in every room. We did not sleep for 5 nights straight due to the constant supervision of the storm. We would take shifts during the day to catch up on the lack of sleep at night. We received a total of 10 tornado alerts in 1 night. I think we counted 45 different flash flood issued for our home during that week span. It was a scary thing to live through. The whole time you just wondered was I wrong to not evacuate my family.

The storm has passed but Houston is hurting. There are no funds in ATMS, due to this we have lost my son’s SSI fort the month which always covered our rent. In order to get cash you have to go to a store and purchase something just to withdraw cash. Mind you there is a shortage of gas. It is chaos at stores. Grocery stores cannot receive shipments so a lot of places have nothing for you to even buy. Houston right now feels almost like a third world country. My husband Mario works construction, he is basically out of work due to damage to his job. Schools are closed until further notice, such as my son Cayden’s. Our one family car and home did receive water in it, but I just keep reminding myself it could have been worse. I am just thankful my children, my dogs, my family are okay. It is going to take a while to rebuild everything. It’s hard. The place where I live, doesn’t look the same anymore. It’s sad.

So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. When I found out yah’ll were doing this to help my family I literally broke into tears. To work so hard every day to make sure your family is okay and then have something catastrophic happen this and literally put your life on hold. It’s difficult. As a parent you just want nothing but the best for your children. To tell your child they cannot join the soccer league this fall due to all income having to go towards catching up from the storm and repairing all lost and damaged items is not something any parent should have to go through. So thank you. Thanks to yah’ll can tell

Cayden maybe he can play soccer this fall and maybe we can provide for some of Cruzz’s medical bills which are never ending. Thank you for letting me know that there are genuine people out there who do care.

Much love,

Hayley Martinez

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Joining in are Sixtos, Muse Refined, Ele Story, Future Glory, Egg to Eggi and Marisan Photography.

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Aug
25
to Sep 22

FULL Micro-Creatives Playgroup II

 

  • 5 week Friday Playgroup 
  • August 25th - September 22nd
  • $120 member pricing/$150 non-member pricing

Join with your 15-24 month old and have a blast with other littles and their bigs in our intimate, semi-structured creative playgroup =)

We'll learn through exploring all sorts of sensory experiences, practice social skills like sharing (meep!), strengthen fine and gross motor skills in unique ways, and make lots of happy memories together!  

Each session will consist of 50 minutes of little-led creative exploration in our Mess Hall.  We'll have various stations set-up that will change regularly.  

Things to Note!

  • our well-child policies apply to classes too =)
  • we believe creativity can (should??!) be messy, so please dress accordingly -- dress for mess, not to impress!
  • no refunds for missed classes or sick days, but if you miss, you're welcome to come and enjoy our play space when everyone is germ free again =)
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Aug
7
to Aug 11

Mini-Makers & Creators Camp

only 1 spot left!

Mini Makers & Creators Camp

  • $395 member pricing / $450 non-member pricing
  • Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm, August 7th - August 11th
  • (capacity at 6 kids ages 5-10*)

(fee includes instruction, all materials, a light healthy snack, and lunch each day from somewhere in downtown Burlingame =)

 

We have very limited spots for six lucky 5-10* year olds!

We will be exploring & tinkering, making & creating, and having a good ol' time together!

Littles will work with different mediums, learn various concepts and techniques, be encouraged to make mistakes, iterate and bring their ideas to life.

As a sneak peak, this summer's activities include screen printing, building electromagnetic trains, creating wands & potions, slime & play-doh labs and more...much, much more!

*We love this wide age range because it creates beautiful possibilities for leadership and mentoring at even young ages.  Give us a holler if you have a mature 4 year old that would like to join =)

Our Philosophy:

  • We provide the prompt and the materials, but each child is encouraged to interpret and create based on their imaginations -- no two works will look the same, and we love that =)
  • We focus on process and experience over the end result. Now, the decks have been stacked to create display worthy pieces ;), but we're going for "enjoy the journey not just the destination", so we will not be tweaking creations so that they look a certain way.
  • Creating can be (should be?) messy, so please dress your littles accordingly!

Next Steps:
Upon booking your spot, you'll receive an online form to complete requesting additional information, like emergency contacts, allergies, etc.

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May
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Dads Night Out - w/ Dad Host Marlon Evans

Enjoy an evening out with other like-minded men who believe it's important to not only rock in the workplace, but also be rockstar husbands and dads too =)

Marlon Evans has graciously agreed to be our first Dad Host, and we can't be more excited!

Marlon is the CEO of GSVlabs, a community and coworking space for start-ups located in Redwood City.  He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology from Stanford, where he competed on the football and track teams. Marlon has held executive roles at All Stars Helping Kids and the KIPP Foundation, and was the Director of Corporate Affairs at Hewlett Packard before heading up GSVlabs.  He currently also serves on the Board of Playworks.

Expect to be inspired and network with other awesome men, husbands, dads.

Light snacks, drinks and "dad drinks" will be provided ;)  

$10 members / $15 non-members

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Apr
28
to May 26

PLAYGROUP IS FULL Micro-Creatives Playgroup II

PLAYGROUP IS FULL   5 week Micro-Creatives Playgroup II  (2-3 years old)

  • $120 member pricing  / $150 non-member pricing
  • Fridays 3:30-5:30am, April 28th - May 26th
  • (capacity at 6 littles and 6 adults)

 

Join with your 2-3 year olds for the bestest play date you’d never (...ever!) want to host in your own home =), and have a blast with other littles and their bigs in our intimate, semi-structured creative playgroup =)  

We'll learn through exploring all sorts of sensory experiences, put those cognitive and problem solving skills to use, practice social skills like sharing (meep!), strengthen fine and gross motor skills in unique ways, and make lots of happy memories together!

Each session will consist of 1 hour of little-led exploration in our Mess Hall. We'll have various stations set-up that will change regularly. Stations you may see are art-y, fizzy volcano making, building and painting wood sculptures, ice block excavating and more!

Things to Note!

  • our well-child policies apply to classes too
  • we believe creativity can (should??!) be messy, so please dress accordingly -- dress for mess, not to impress!
  • no refunds for missed classes or sick days, but if you miss, you're welcome to come and enjoy our play space when everyone is germ free again =)

E-mail us at hello@recroomcreative.com for a private play group series if this session gets filled or the time doesn't work for you.

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Apr
25
to May 23

PLAYGROUP IS FULL Micro-Creatives Playgroup I

PLAYGROUP IS FULL   5 week Micro-Creatives Playgroup I  (12-18 months)

  • $120 member pricing  / $150 non-member pricing
  • Tuesdays 9:00-9:45am, April 25th - May 23rd
  • (capacity at 6 littles and 6 adults)

Join with your 12-18 month olds for the bestest play date you’d never (...ever!) want to host in your own home =), and have a blast with other littles and their bigs in our intimate, semi-structured creative playgroup =)  

We'll learn through exploring all sorts of sensory experiences, put those cognitive and problem solving skills to use, practice social skills like sharing (meep!), strengthen fine and gross motor skills in unique ways, and make lots of happy memories together!

Each session will consist of 45 minutes of little-led exploration in our Mess Hall. We'll have various stations set-up that will change regularly. Stations you may see are squeegee art, edible paints, unconventional tools and more!

Things to Note!

  • our well-child policies apply to classes too
  • we believe creativity can (should??!) be messy, so please dress accordingly -- dress for mess, not to impress!
  • no refunds for missed classes or sick days, but if you miss, you're welcome to come and enjoy our play space when everyone is germ free again =)

E-mail us at hello@recroomcreative.com for a private play group series if this session gets filled or the time doesn't work for you.

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Shop for Good
Mar
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Shop for Good

Love shopping and doing a little good in the world?

Then come enjoy a night out filled with excellent company, awesome shopping, meeting the Makers and Bosses behind some amazing brands and businesses, and an opportunity to do a little good in the world =)  Beverages and light munchies will be provided.

20% from all purchases will be allocated to lol = love out loud, organized and random acts of kindness in the community. 

Just a few upcoming lol opportunities include:

*Turnbull Community Festival.  Located in San Mateo, Turnbull Child Development Center enrolls 300 students in the district's Mandarin preschool, state-funded and Head Start programs.  Nearly 70% of the student population come from families that live below the poverty level.  The festival has become an important day to build a deeper sense of community and to celebrate diversity.  

*Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area.  Local families with young children with Down Syndrome will meet monthly at rec room creative to get resourced, to develop community, and to play and receive art therapy.

*Capes for Kids.  This amazing non-profit provides an armor of strength, hope, and imagination, so that every child living in a shelter hears, "Don’t wait for a superhero, BE ONE!"  

Brands and businesses represented (will update as more local #bosses confirm =):

*Ellie Fun Day, Ele Story, Muse Refined, Made with Love by Lena, Sugar & Wax, Worldwide Integrative Healthcare, LXMI (everyone will receive a complimentary deluxe sample of this socially conscious luxury skincare line), Zig Zag City Guides (100% of sales from these kits will go toward LOL thanks to the generous donation!)

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