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Social Distance Learning Program

Press Release - July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020

Social Distance Learning Program

Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa to Offer Social Distance Learning Program

MCKINNEY, Texas – The Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa Youth Center is providing an alternative for those who may not be ready to re-enter the school environment during the 2020-21 school year. Starting Aug. 13, the center will offer Social Distance Learning, a program that will allow students pursuing virtual instruction to spend their school days at Craig Ranch.

Social Distance Learning will be open to kids grades 1-5 with the benefit of small, spaced-out classes and engaging group activities. Under the care of Youth Center staff, students will be able to follow virtual curriculum from local school districts, such as McKinney, Plano, Allen, and Frisco ISDs, and socialize with peers while significantly reducing their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

The goal, said Youth Center Manager Apple Jackson, is to provide a safe and effective environment for families looking for options. At Craig Ranch Fitness, students are separated from the natural distractions at home and supported by staff oversight and attention.

“I know a lot of families work from home and don’t have the time to stop and give their kids the attention that they need. I’m one of them. I know how I feel as a parent…” Jackson said. “We just want to help people. We can make it fun and feel like school but on a safer, smaller scale.”

Each day, students will come to Craig Ranch Fitness with their own laptops, headphones, and school login information and complete their coursework at individual, frequently sanitized workstations. All stations will be six feet apart. As students follow along with virtual classes from their school, a Youth Center staff member will oversee the students, keeping them on task and tutoring those who need help. Each classroom will be capped at eight kids with one staff member, who will wear a mask at all times.

Social Distance Learning staff members all have backgrounds working with children, from retired teachers to education undergrads to early childhood professionals, Jackson said.

Throughout the day, students will break for lunch with their small groups and stay active with fitness and team-building activities. Parents will check students in and out every day and all students must bring a sack lunch.

The program will be available on weekdays:

Half Day – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Full Day – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Half Day Daily Rate (Member) – $35

Full Day Daily Rate (Member) – $45

Week of Half Days (Members) – $150

Week of Full Days (Members) – $200

Half Day Daily Rate (Non-member) – $45

Full Day Daily Rate (Non-member) – $55

Week of Half Days (Non-members) – $200

Week of Full Days (Non-members) – $240

Sibling & Group Discounts: Families registering siblings and groups of four or more will get 20% off every child’s attendance costs.

Extended care from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. is available for $10/session.

Call 214-383-1030 or email to register today. Parents will pay a one-time $75 registration fee, which will be applied to their first week of attendance. Guests who register by Saturday, Aug. 1 will get 10% off their first week.


Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa, North Texas’ premier destination for fitness and health, is on a mission to walk with its members as individuals, helping each reach a wholly fulfilling lifestyle and sense of well-being.    

The club’s 80,000-square-foot facility and eight-acre property offer one of the most diverse and comprehensive lists of amenities on the market, including indoor and outdoor running tracks, functional training equipment, pickleball and tennis courts, dozens of group exercise classes a week, extensive personal training programs, recovery center, full-service spa, on-site Youth Center, and aquatic classes housed in the region’s only Olympic-size swimming pool. We fit well, and we become better together.    

For more information on the facility and its programs, visit or connect with the club on Facebook and Instagram.

CONTACT: Amber Friend

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