Berlin Parks and Recreation Department - 2015 Summer Brochure For more information please call the Department at 860-828-7009
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Berlin Parks and Recreation Department 2015 Summer Brochure For more information please call the Department at 860-828-7009
REGISTRATION INFORMATION 1. Residents may register for the Summer Program only starting Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Parks and Recreation office. Registration for all programs, for residents, will start on Monday, May 11. Non-residents may register for the following programs beginning May 26 (if space is still available) Fit Toddlers, swim team (Newington and New Britain residents only), LEGO camps, Arts Discovery camp, Fairy Tale camp, Ice Adventure Camp, Artsy Crafty Kids, Skyhawk! s camps, youth basketball, Karate, youth tennis, dog obedience classes, Six Flag tickets, Connecticut Science Center tickets, Lake Compounce tickets, Tai Chi and Pilates. Unless noted – age is determined by first date of the program/class. 2. Registration is accepted either in person or by mail however, you must register in person for swim passes, swim lessons, swim team, Connecticut Science Center tickets, Lake Compounce tickets and Six Flags tickets. Registration in person will be accepted at the Berlin Parks and Recreation Department, 230 Kensington Rd., Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The office will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day, at 4:30 on Thursday, July 2 and closed on Friday, July 3 for Independence Day. If registering by mail, include the appropriate registration form, a check made out to the Town of Berlin and a self- addressed, stamped envelope and mail to Berlin Parks and Recreation Department, 230 Kensington Rd., Berlin, CT 06037 or include your email and the receipt will be emailed to you. Please do not forget to put the Program # on the registration form. You will be contacted if there are any questions with your paperwork. VISA and Master Card will be accepted in person only. Debit Cards will not be accepted. We have a mailbox available, by the office door, for you to drop off registrations, after business hours but when the Community Center is open. These registrations will be processed the next business day, in random order, at our earliest convenience. Checks only please. Registrations that cannot be put in the mailbox include " swim passes, swim lessons, swim team, Connecticut Science Center tickets, Lake Compounce tickets and Six Flags tickets. The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any program, which does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. Registration must be done in advance. In order to insure the continuance of each program, registrations must be made at least one week before the start of the program unless otherwise indicated. 3. Cancellations " Weekdays call the information line at 860-828-7100 Oops! Despite our best efforts, errors sometimes make it into print. We apologize for any inconvenience these errors may cause. *****LOOK FOR US ON THE INTERNET AT www.town.berlin.ct.us ***** Cancellation and Refund Policy 1. Refund will be automatic if a program is cancelled or registrants on waiting list are not included in program. Fees paid by credit card will be refunded by credit card. 2. Refunds will not be issued on requests made less than 3 business days before a program begins. All refund requests for any reasons other than cancellation by the Town or failure to include a registrant on a waiting list must be in writing and received by the Town at least three business days before the program begins. 3. All requests for refunds will be charged a processing fee of 10% of the amount, minimum of $5/maximum of $25. Fees will not be charged if Parks and Recreation cancels the program. 4. Refunds will not be given on finalized trips, program tickets or season passes. 5. No refunds will be given after a program has started. 6. When program fees are paid by credit card and a refund is approved, that refund will be given on the credit card. 7. Exceptions to this refund policy will be made in the sole discretion of the Superintendent of Recreation and must be based upon hardship or other good cause demonstrated by the registrant. 8. Policy does not apply to Timberlin Golf Course. 9. All refunds will take up to four weeks to process, from the time of request. Refunds will be mailed to you.
BERLIN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 230 Kensington Rd., Berlin, CT 06037 Jim Capodiece Director " Community, Recreation and Park Services# # .# # 860-828-7010 Debbie Dennis Superintendent of Recreation # # # # .# # # # # # # # # .860-828-7056 Art Volz Superintendent of Parks and Grounds # # # .# # # # # # # 860-828-7027 Steve Wood Parks and Grounds Foreman # # # # ..# # # # # # .# # # 860-828-7025 Terri Noyes Administrative Secretary # # # # # # # # ...# # # .# # .# 860-828-7009 Jack Rudy Summer Program Director# # # ...# # # # # # # .# # # # 860-828-7061 Chris Zagorski Aquatics Director# # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ..860-828-7094 POOLS Season Passes may be purchased for individuals and households at the Berlin Parks and Recreation Department office for Percival Pool and Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool. Season passes enable residents to use either of the two pools. The fee for individuals (you must be 18 and older for this pass) is $40 and for households is $65. Please fill out the Pool Pass/Swim lesson registration form for passes and swim lessons. The resident daily admission fee is $5 for adults and $4 for children. Non-resident daily admission fee is $6 for adults and $5 for children. All non-residents must be accompanied at all times by a Berlin resident 18 years of age and older. All children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult 18 and over, who is in proper swimwear. Swim lessons are free as part of the household pool pass. Both pools will be open on July 4 from 12-5 p.m. Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool – located on Wilcox Court in East Berlin Pool opens Thursday, June 18 from 12-7 p.m. Regular hours are Monday! s and Wednesday! s 12-5 p.m. Tuesday! s, Thursday! s and Friday! s 12-7 p.m.* Saturday! s and Sunday! s 12-6 p.m. Family Adult Swim is held Thursdays 6-7 p.m. 13 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Wading Pool is open Monday! s and Wednesday! s 12-5 p.m., Tuesday! s, Thursday! s and Friday! s 12-6 p.m.*, Saturday! s & Sunday! s 12-5 p.m. An adult must accompany children. Open to children 6 and under. *Please note that June 23 and June 30 pool and wading pool will be open from 12-5 p.m. Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool will close for the season on Friday, August 7 Percival Pool " located on Highland Ave, off Percival Ave in Berlin Pool opens Monday, June 22 12-6 p.m. Regular hours are Monday! s-Friday! s 12-6 p.m. Saturday! s & Sunday! s 12-6 p.m. Family Adult Swim is held Wednesday! s 5-6 p.m. 13 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Hours are subject to change due to activities at the pool, changes will be posted. Percival Pool will close for the season on Friday, August 14 (if adequate staffing is available) BERLIN DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM Swim Team practices will be held Monday-Friday from 8-8:55 a.m. and Monday-Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. starting Monday, June 22 at Percival Pool. Swimmers should attend 4 to 5 practices a week. Swim Team has two divisions. Junior for ages 12 and under and Senior for ages 13-18 (age as of July 1). The fee for residents is $120, $100 for each additional child in the same family and $130 per child/non-resident. Deadline to register is Thursday, July 2 at 4:30 p.m. All residents will receive an individual pool pass as part of the program. Participants must be able to swim at least one lap (25 yards) across the pool. Knowledge of competitive strokes would be helpful. Junior Swim Team " Program #240101A Senior Swim Team " Program #240101B Metro Swim will be at Percival Pool on June 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. for the swim suit sale.
LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course will be offered this summer, for residents and non-residents. There is a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 allowed. Prerequisites for the course are: you must be at least 15 years old, swim a 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing, tread water 2 minutes using only your legs complete a timed event including swimming 20 yards, surface dive & brick retrieval from 7-10 ft water, return to surface and swim 20 yards on back holding brick, exit water without using a ladder or steps. Certificate earned includes lifeguarding/first aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years. Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Percival Pool. The course will start on August 3 for approximately 10 classes (Saturday, August 8 may be included), you must attend every class. The fee, which includes a resuscitation mask, is $120 for residents and $130 for nonresidents. Program #240201A SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE Swimming lessons are held at Percival Pool and Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool in the mornings, Monday through Friday. The first session will start on Monday June 22. Evening lessons will be held at Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool only. First session will be June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 July 1, 6 and 8. Second session will be Monday and Wednesday evenings July 13-August 5 Swim Lessons for children with special needs " the Department will offer instruction for children with special needs. The focus will be developing self confidence and self-esteem while developing water safety and swimming skills. We will take one child per time slot but you must register for a specific LTS Level, lessons are not one on one. This will be available for all evening lessons at Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool and only the 2nd and 3rd session of morning lessons at Percival Pool. You can only register for one session of swim lessons at a time. You can either register for day lessons or evening lessons but not for both. All lessons are free as part of the Household 2015 pool pass which participants must register for in order to take swim lessons. As a result of testing of some participants to see what class they should participate in, there will be some movement of participants from one level to another. Parent & Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, and Learn-to- Swim (LTS) classes where age will apply are determined by the first day of class, per session. All participants in Parent & Child Aquatics must be 6 months by the first day of class. All participants in Preschool Aquatics must be 4 years by the first day of class. All participants in Learn-to-Swim classes must be 6 years old. Please note for the first session, classes will not be held on Friday, July 3. Please note: The American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics help young children (6 months through 3 years) become comfortable in and around the water so they are ready to learn to swim. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or even to survive in the water on their own. Parent and Child Aquatics gives parents information and techniques to help orient their children to the water and to supervise water activities in a safe manner. 1. Level 1 is for children who are 6 months to 3 years old and have either no water experience or one previous session of water adjustment lessons. 2. Level 2 is for children who: Are 6 months to 3 years old and have passed Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1. Parents must accompany their child in the water for Level 1 & 2 Aquatics. The American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics consists of three levels, this program helps children ages 4 and 5 years old. The primary objective of Preschool Aquatics is to promote the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills. Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Aquatics is offered to children ages 6 and older. It consists of six levels. Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Pool Evening Lessons – Session 1 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/6, 7/8 Time Level Program # Time Level Program # 5-5:35 LTS 3 " Stroke Development 242013G 6:20-6:55 LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 242012J LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 242014G LTS 1 " Intro to Water Skills 242011J Special needs" designate LTS3or LTS4 242019SG Special needs " designate LTS 1 or 2 242019SJ 5:40-6:15 Preschool " Level 1 242017AH LTS 3 " Stroke Development 242013H Special needs " designate Pre or LTS 3 242019SH Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Pool Evening Lessons – Session 2 7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22, 7/27, 7/29, 8/3, 8/5 Time Level Program # Time Level Program # 5-5:35 LTS 5 " Stroke Refinement 242025G 6:20-6:55 LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 242024J Preschool " Level 2 242027BG LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 242022J Special needs " designate Pre or LTS 5 242029SG Special needs " designate LTS 2 or 4 242029SJ 5:40-6:15 Parent & Child Level 1&2 242020BH LTS 3 " Stroke Development 242023H Special needs designate P&C or LTS 3 242029SH
Session 1 – June 22-July 2 *no July 3 Percival Pool Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Pool Time Level Program # Time Level Program # 9-9:25 LTS 3 " Stroke Development 243013A 9-9:25 LTS 6 " Personal Water Safety 242016PA LTS 5 " Stroke Refinement 243015A LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 242014A 9:30-9:55 LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 243014B 9:30-9:55 LTS 5 " Stroke Refinement 242015B LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 243012B LTS 3 " Stroke Development 242013B 10-10:25 Preschool " Level 2 243017BC 10-10:25 LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 242014C LTS 6 " Fundamentals of Diving 243016DC LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 242012C 10:30-10:55 Preschool " Level 3 243017CD 10:30-10:55 LTS 1 " Intro to Water Skills 242011D LTS 3 " Stroke Development 243013D Preschool " Level 1 242017AD 11-11:25 LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 243012E 11-11:25 Parent & Child Level 1&2 242010AE Preschool" Level 1 243017AE LTS 1" Intro to Water Skills 242011E 11:30-11:55 Parent & Child Level 1&2 243010AF 11:30-11:55 LTS 3 " Stroke Development 242013F LTS 1 " Intro to Water Skills 243011F Preschool " Level 2 242017BF Session 2 – July 6-July 17 Percival Pool Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Pool Time Level Program # Time Level Program # 9-9:25 LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 243024A 9-9:25 LTS 3 " Stroke Development 242023A LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 243022A LTS 6 " Fundamentals of Diving 242026DA Special needs " designate LTS 2 or 4 243029SA 9:30-9:55 LTS 6 " Fitness Swimmer 243026FB 9:30-9:55 LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 242024B LTS 3 " Stroke Development 243023B LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 242022B Special needs - designate LTS 3 or 6 243029SB 10-10:25 LTS 1 " Intro to Water Skills 243021C 10-10:25 Preschool " Level 3 242027CC LTS 5 " Stroke Refinement 243025C LTS 1" Intro to Water Skills 242021C Special needs " designate LTS 1 or 5 243029SC 10:30-10:55 Preschool " Level 3 243027CD 10:30-10:55 Preschool" Level 2 242027BD LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 243024D LTS 5" Stroke Refinement 242025D Special needs " designate Pre or LTS 4 243029SD 11-11:25 LTS 3 " Stroke Development 243023E 11-11:25 Preschool" Level 1 242027AE Preschool " Level 1 243027AE LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 242022E Special needs " designate Pre or LTS 3 243029SE 11:30-11:55 Parent & Child Level 1&2 243020BF 11:30-11:55 Parent & Child Level 1&2 242020BF Preschool " Level 2 243027BF LTS 3 " Stroke Development 242023F Special needs " designate P&C or Pre 243029SF Session 3 – July 20-July 31 Percival Pool Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Pool Time Level Program # Time Level Program # 9-9:25 LTS 3 " Stroke Development 243033A 9-9:25 LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 242034A LTS 6 " Fundamentals of Diving 243036DA LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 242032A Special needs " designate LTS 3 or 6 243039SA 9:30-9:55 LTS 5 " Stroke Refinement 243035B 9:30-9:55 LTS 3 " Stroke Development 242033B LTS 1 " Intro to Water Skills 243031B LTS 6 " Personal Water Safety 242036PB Special needs " designate LTS 1 or 5 243039SB 10-10:25 LTS 2 " Fundamental Aquatic Skills 243032C 10-10:25 Preschool " Level 1 242037AC LTS 5 " Stroke Refinement 243035C LTS 5 " Stroke Refinement 242035C Special needs " designate LTS 2 or 5 243039SC 10:30-10:55 LTS 4" Stroke Improvement 243034D 10:30-10:55 LTS 4 " Stroke Improvement 242034D Preschool " Level 3 243037CD Parent & Child Level 1&2 242030BD Special needs " designate Pre or LTS 4 243039SD 11-11:25 Parent & Child Level 1&2 243030BE 11-11:25 LTS 1 " Intro to Water Skills 242031E Preschool " Level 2 243037BE Preschool " Level 3 242037CE Special needs " designate P&C or Pre 243039SE 11:30-11:55 LTS 4" Stroke Improvement 243034F 11:30-11:55 LTS 3 " Stroke Development 242033F Preschool " Level 1 243037AF Preschool " Level 2 242037BF Special needs " designate Pre or LTS 4 243039SF
YOUTH PROGRAMS Fit Toddlers– For 2-3 year olds. Each of the classes will be a fun adventure for your toddler. Parachute games, obstacle courses, games and much more create a playful environment for your child. Parents are welcome to participate with the children. Parents that do participate must sign their name to the release agreement on their child! s registration form. When you register you must register for one time slot and attend that class only. Classes meet Friday! s 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m. starting July 10 for 4 weeks (no class July 31) at the Berlin Community Center. Mary Beth Uryga is the instructor. Fee is $35 for residents, $45 for non-residents. Program #214401A for 9:30 class and #214401B for 10:30 class Youth Basketball – For boys and girls. This program will be held at the outdoor courts at McGee Middle School, Monday-Thursday. The first session runs July 13-July 23 and the second session runs July 27-August 6. Fridays will be used as a make-up day, if needed. The fee is $50 residents, $60 non-residents. The program will consist of skills, drills and games. Grade is based on grade they just completed this school year. Session 1 Youth who completed 3rd and 4th grade will meet from 8-9:15 a.m. Program #220901A Youth who completed 5th and 6th grade will meet from 9:15-10:30 a.m. Program #220901B Youth who completed 7th through 9th grade will meet from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Program #220901C Session 2 Youth who completed 3rd and 4th grade will meet from 8-9:15 a.m. Program #220901A2 Youth who completed 5th and 6th grade will meet from 9:15-10:30 a.m. Program #220901B2 Youth who completed 7th through 9th grade will meet from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Program #220901C2 Karate – Little Ninja! s, ages 4-6. Tuesday! s and Thursday! s 4:45-5:30 p.m. 8 weeks, starting July 14. Fee is $99 for residents, $109 for non-residents with free uniform and awards ceremony. Held at First Class Martial Arts and Fitness, 158 Mill St., Berlin, CT. Prior registrants are not eligible to register. Once you register and before the first class, please go to First Class Martial Arts and Fitness so they can get more information from you. You can go anytime after 5 p.m. Deadline to register is Thursday, July 9. Program #214001A Karate – Beginners, ages 7-12. Monday! s 5:30-6:15 p.m. and Wednesday! s 4:45-5:30 p.m. 8 weeks, starting July 13. Fee is $99 for residents, $109 for non- residents with free uniform and awards ceremony. Held at First Class Martial Arts and Fitness, 158 Mill St., Berlin, CT. Prior registrants are not eligible to register. Once you register and before the first class, please go to First Class Martial Arts and Fitness so they can get more information from you. You can go anytime after 5 p.m. Deadline to register is Thursday, July 9. Program #224001A Tennis lessons will be offered for youth on Monday! s-Thursday! s at the outdoor tennis courts behind Hubbard School (at Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool). Limit of 24 in a class. Head instructor will be provided by the Tennis and Fitness Center of Rocky Hill. If there is inclement weather or wet courts, classes will be held the same day at the Tennis and Fitness Center in Rocky Hill. Directions and complete cancellation information will be given out when you register. First session will be June 29-July 9, 2nd session will be July 13-23 and mini session will be held July 27-30. Deadline to register is the Thursday before each session is to begin. Age as of June 29 for 1st session, July 13 for 2nd session and July 27 for mini session. 1st session 4-5 year olds from 9-9:35 a.m. - $35* " Program #220601D June 29-July 9 6-8 year olds from 9:35-10:20 a.m. - $45* " Program #220601A1 9-12 year olds from 10:20-11:10 a.m. - $45* " Program #220601B1 12 years and older from 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. - $45* " Program #220601C1 2nd session 4-5 year olds from 9-9:35 a.m. - $35* " Program #220601D2 July 13-23 6-8 year olds from 9:35-10:20 a.m. - $45* " Program #220601A2 9-12 year olds from 10:20-11:10 a.m. - $45* " Program #220601B2 12 years and older from 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. - $45* " Program #220601C2 mini session 4-5 year olds from 9-9:35 a.m. - $20* " Program #220601D3 July 27-30 6-8 year olds from 9:35-10:20 a.m. - $25* " Program #220601A3 9-12 year olds from 10:20-11:10 a.m. - $25* " Program #220601B3 12 years and older from 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. - $25* " Program #220601C3 There is an additional fee of $10 for each class, for non-residents*
Arts Discovery Camp – An exciting introduction to the arts, for 3 ½ -6 year olds! (must be toilet trained and able to tend to their own bathroom needs). Dance & movement, music & rhythm, arts & crafts and acting & stories will be part of this new program. Creative, developmentally appropriate activities centered around the $ theme of the day% . Elizabeth Cook- Asal is the instructor. A light snack will be served, please bring a water bottle. Camp will be held July 6-10 and/or July 27-31, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Berlin Community Center. Fee is $90 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Program #220211A for July 6 week and #220211B for July 27 week Fairy Tale Camp I and II – Calling all princesses and princes, pirates and mermaids, frogs and wolves too! Enter into a world of $ Once upon a time% and $ Happily ever after% through movement, music and storytelling. Children create props and costumes, become their favorite characters and perform popular fairy tales. It! s an enchanted adventure every day! Elizabeth Cook-Asal is the instructor. A light snack will be served, please bring a water bottle. Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Berlin Community Center. Fee is $90 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Fairy Tale I Camp is July 13-17 for 4-7 year olds, Program #220301A Fairy Tale Camp II is August 3-7 for 5-8 year olds Program #220301B Ice Adventures Camp – For ages 4-7. Let it all go and join your favorite icy queen, her daring sister, a loyal reindeer and a happy snowman in summer. A cool combination of Fairy Tale Camp and Arts Discovery Camp, Ice Adventures is filled with new crafts, games and activities every day. Bundle up for a chilling good time! Elizabeth Cook-Asal is the instructor. Snack will be provided, please bring a water bottle. Camp will be held June 29-July 2, Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Berlin Community Center. Fee is $70 for residents and $80 for non-residents. Program #220302A Artsy Crafty Kids – For ages 5-11 (K-5th grade) Join Peggy Loehr, art teacher and instructor as we explore a different medium every day of the week from painting, paper mache, clay and arts and crafts. This program will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26 at the Berlin Community Center from 9-10 a.m. Fee for residents is $50 and $60 for non- residents (fee includes cost for materials) Program #220401A LEGO® Camps – presented by Play-Well TEKnologies All LEGO® Camps are held at the Berlin Community Center Please note that students will not be allowed to keep any LEGO® materials Pre-Engineering with LEGO® - Ages 5-7 " Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals. Program will be held July 6 through July 10, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee is $150 for residents and $160 for non-residents. Program #224911A Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO® - Ages 8 to 10 - Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. Program will be held July 6 through July 10, Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. Fee is $150 for residents and $160 for non-residents. Program #224911B Robotics using LEGO® WeDo " Ages 7-9 Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs. Program will be held July 13 through July 17, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee is $190 for residents and $200 for non-residents Program #224911C Robotics using LEGO® EV3 – Ages 10-12 Build and program robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. Program will be held July 13 through July 17, Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. Fee is $190 for residents and $200 for non-residents. Program #224911D
Berlin Parks and Recreation Department Basketball Clinic 2015 " GIRLS entering grades 2 through 9 in the fall are welcome. Residents only. The clinic will be held Monday, June 22- Thursday, June 25 from 8:30 AM " 12 noon at McGee Middle School. This clinic will be staffed by highly qualified, certified, and enthusiastic Berlin High School coaches, and will be assisted by members of the Lady Redcoat Girls Basketball Team. $100 tuition includes: T-shirt, drinks, certificate and awards. $10 family discount (two or more students). Athletes should wear sneakers, shorts, and T- shirt. Please indicate t-shirt size when registering. Program #220915A Skyhawks Camps –you can also register online at www.skyhawks.com Tiny-Hawk – (Soccer & basketball) Ages 3&4 " Skyhawks multi-sport programs are tailored to your child! s age and skill level while teaching life lessons such as respect and teamwork. Tiny-Hawk programs give children age 3-4 years a fun and positive first step into athletics. Participants must be toilet trained in order to participate. Participants should wear appropriate clothing, sneakers and sunscreen and bring a water bottle and a snack. Participants receive a t-shirt. Camp will be Monday- Friday, July 13-July 17 from 9-9:45 a.m. at the McGee Middle School soccer field. The fee is $65 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Program #224920C Mini-Hawk – (Soccer, baseball & basketball) Ages 4-7 " Skyhawks multi-sport programs are tailored to your child! s age and skill level while teaching life lessons such as respect and teamwork. Mini- Hawk® programs give children age 4-7 years a fun and positive first step into athletics. Participants should wear appropriate clothing, sneakers and sunscreen and bring a water bottle and two snacks. Participants receive a t-shirt. Camp will be Monday-Friday, July 13-July 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at McGee Middle School. The fee is $115 for residents and $125 for non-residents. Program #224920B Or if you prefer to attend either Tiny-Hawk or Mini-Hawk in the evening that is available this year. Both will be held the week of July 27-30, Monday through Thursday at McGee Middle School. Tiny-Hawk will be held from 5-5:45 p.m. The fee for residents is $55 and $65 for nonresidents. Program #224920CN Mini-Hawk will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. The fee for residents is $75 and $85 for nonresidents. Program #224920BN Soccer – Ages 6-8 " Skyhawks was founded as a soccer club in 1979. Skyhawks is the nation! s #1 camp for learning the fundamentals of soccer. Using our progressional curriculum, boys and girls will gain the technical skills & sport knowledge required for that next step into soccer. Participants should wear appropriate clothing, soccer shoes (or comfortable athletic shoes) and sunscreen and bring a water bottle and two snacks. Participants receive a t-shirt. Camp will be Monday-Friday, July 20-24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at McGee Middle School. The fee is $115 for residents and $125 for non-residents. Program #224920D PILATES " Our Pilates classes are held at the Berlin Community Center. Instructors are from Personal Euphoria, Wethersfield. For more information on Pilates visit www.pilatesct.com Co-ed 18 years of age and up. All classes meet for 8 weeks. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat and water. Limit of 17 participants for each class. Core Blast Pilates - Exercises are designed to strengthen and stretch every muscle in the body while also improving balance. Focus is also on developing a strong core while also increasing flexibility and movement. This class is based on traditional Pilates exercises with a modern flare and upbeat music to help keep you energized. Come ready to work your abs, back, arms legs, and glutes. Every exercise can be modified for beginner and intermediate levels. Fee is $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Monday! s from July 13-August 31 6-7 p.m. Program #232001A or 7-8 p.m. Program #232001B Barre Physique Bar Class – Pilates Physique is a unique total body workout that focuses on small, controlled movements combined with gentle-on-the-joints but heart-pumping bursts of interval training to define and tone long, lean muscles. With a combination of muscle work and stretching this program creates lean, flexible sculpted arms, flat abs and a lifted seat! Using a chair or bar provided, you! ll be targeting every muscle in the body. A challenging, safe and effective workout set to dynamic music props such as balls, bands and light weights. Fee is $48 for residents and $58 for non-residents. Wednesday! s from July 8-August 26 from 6:15-7 p.m. Program #232001C
TAI CHI for Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention - Tai Chi consists of fluid gentle movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo. It has been proven to work by slowing down bone loss, improving balance, reducing falls and improving quality of life. Dress comfortably. This class meets 7 times in the multi-purpose room at the Berlin Community Center. Fee is $56 for residents and $66 for non-residents. Drop-in fee is $9 per class for residents and $14 for nonresidents. Drop-in fees can be paid in the Parks and Recreation Department office before class. Wednesday! s 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 1-August 12 Program #234201A Wednesday! s 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. August 19-September 30 Program #234201B DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES " All three classes are held at the former Pistol Creek Golf Course, 600 Spruce Brook Rd, East Berlin. Dog handlers should be at least 16 years of age. Instructors are Wendy McGurgan, Professional Dog Trainer & Obedience Instructor and Shirley Coulombe, Assistant Trainer. Kindergarten Puppy Training " The class is for puppies aged 2 ½ months to 6 months old. We will work on leash walking and the come, sit and down commands. Your puppy will also develop social skills and confidence. Learn how to praise and correct your puppy appropriately. Start a great relationship with your pup! We will address problems like chewing, housebreaking and crate training. You will need a six-foot leash and we will discuss leashes and collars in the first class. First class is held without dogs and is mandatory unless you are excused by the instructor. Please bring a copy of your puppy! s current vaccinations to the first class. Fee $65 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Seven weeks, Thursday! s June 18-July 30 from 6-7 p.m. Limit of 12. Program #265001B Basic Dog Obedience " The class will cover basic commands for the family dog. Commands include sit, down, stay, heel, come and stand. You will learn how to correct bad habits such as jumping up and pulling on the leash. Learn how to praise, correct and discipline your dog appropriately. Dogs should be at least 6 months old. You will need a six-foot leash and we will discuss leashes and collars in the first class. First class is held without dogs and is mandatory unless you are excused by the instructor. A copy of your dog! s current vaccinations, including Bordetella, should be given to the instructor at the first class. Fee $65 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Seven weeks, Tuesday! s June 16-July 28 from 6-7 p.m. Limit of 12. Program #265001A Obedience Challenge Course – Dog and handler teams will navigate a course of varying obedience exercises each week. Teams will improve their skills with the goal of completing the course with few, if any, corrections. Handlers will work with the instructor to strengthen their skills and challenge themselves to shorten their course time and learn to work as a team with their dogs. Dogs and handlers must have completed Basic Dog Obedience class and should have a working knowledge of the sit, down, stay, heel come and stand commands. You will need a six-foot leash. We will reward our dogs with physical and verbal praise, not food. Please bring a copy of your dog! s current vaccinations to the first class if the instructor does not have this on file already. Fee $55 for residents and $65 for non-residents. Four weeks, Wednesday! s June 24-July 15 from 6-7 p.m. Limit of 10. Program #265001D FAMILY/SPECIAL EVENTS/TICKETS Simply Swing " Simply Swing, a 10-piece swing orchestra specializing in music from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras will be performing on Monday, June 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Veteran! s Memorial Park. This is a free event sponsored by Farmington Bank as part of a series of community concerts that Farmington Bank is sponsoring in Connecticut. In the event of inclement weather, the performance shall be held at the Berlin Senior Center. Raising Berlin and the Parks and Recreation Department Movie Night" to be held on Saturday, June 20 at 7:15 p.m. at Zipadelli Field at Sage Park. Bring the family to this fun $ free% movie night at Sage Park. Pre-packaged concessions will be available for purchase. Rain date is Saturday, June 27. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Six Flags New England Good Any Day Tickets " Six Flags New England, located in Agawam, Mass is an amazing park with awesome rides, great shows and incredible attractions. Plus Hurricane Harbor water park. The Good Any Day tickets will be on sale for residents at $37 which is a savings of $22.99 on the regular price ($59.99). Non-residents may purchase tickets for $37.50 beginning on May 26. Tickets must be purchased in person only. Limited tickets are available. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, August 24 Program #280201A Connecticut Science Center Tickets Good Any Day Tickets " The Connecticut Science Center is a nine story museum, located in Hartford, that boasts 150 interactive exhibits consisting of videos, audios, visuals, tactile components interactive exhibits and live demonstrations in 10 galleries plus a 206 seat 3-D theatre. The Parks and Recreation Department is offering for sale " good any day tickets for $13.50 for residents (adult and youth) which is a savings of $6.45 for senior residents, $8.45 for adult residents and $1.45 for youth residents 4-17 years old. Children ages 3 and under are free as well as members. Nonresidents (adult and youth) may purchase tickets beginning on May 26 for $14. All tickets must be purchased in person only. Limited tickets are available. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, August 24. Program #280202A Lake Compounce Good Any Day Tickets – Lake Compounce, located in Bristol, has invested millions in rides, roller coasters and attractions, and has added more dining options during the recent years, making Lake Compounce more beautiful than ever. Anyone looking for fun things to do in Connecticut with kids will find Lake Compounce to be the perfect destination! The Good Any Day tickets will be on sale for residents at $27.50 which is a savings of $13.49 on the regular price ($40.99). Non-residents may purchase tickets for $28 beginning on May 26. Tickets must be purchased in person only. Limited tickets are available. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, August 24 Program #280203A Golf programs at Timberlin Golf Course 2015 Timberlin Summer Junior Programs Junior Golf Clinics These 1-hour clinics are designed for junior golfers of all skill levels. The clinics will be divided into two age groups, ages 9-13 and ages 5-8. The Timberlin Golf Club Professional Staff will conduct golf clinics that will feature full swing, chipping, putting, on-course instruction, and etiquette. If juniors do not have golf clubs, we will provide them. The cost of the clinic is $100 for the week, which includes lunch. Sign up and payment (cash or check only) can be made in the Golf Shop or by calling (860)-828-3228. Limit 30 per age group. Week 1: July- 13, 14, 15, 16 10-11 am (ages 9-13) 11:30am-12:30pm (ages 5-8) Week 3: August 17, 18, 19, 20 10-11 am (ages 9-13) 11:30am-12:30pm (ages 5-8) Junior Golf Camps These 2-hour golf camps are designed for junior golfers that are intermediate to advanced players. This series of lessons will include instruction, as well as golf etiquette, strategy, and on-course playing. Some prior experience is required for these clinics as we will be spending some time on the golf course. The cost of the camp is $150 for the week and sign-up and payment (cash or check only) can be made in the Golf Shop or by calling (860)-828-3228. This camp will be broken up on site into two age divisions (8-10) and (11-13), and space is limited to the first 20 who sign up in each group. Week 1: July- 6, 7, 8, 9 10am-12pm (ages 8-13) Week 2: August- 3, 4, 5, 6 10am-12pm (ages 8-13) PGA JR LEAGUE @ TIMBERLIN If your youngster can drive, chip or putt# .there! s a spot for them on Timberlin! s PGA Junior League team! Open to both Boys & Girls, age 13 & under PGA Junior League is designed to bring a $ Little League% atmosphere to the game of golf. The league provides a structured environment for young golfers to compete and have fun! This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game.
• PGA Junior League Participants Receive: Team jerseys, golf balls, and PGA Junior League bag tag • 5-6 regular season competitions plus practice once a week during June & July. Matches typically will be Sundays at 4pm and practice on a weekday from 6pm-7pm • Opportunity for advancement to post-season and All-Star teams • Access to customized website home page for Timberlin! s team schedule, standings, and statistics Program Structure: Fun team scramble format for players of every skill level. All participants get to play in every competition Cost & Information $150 per child for the 2015 season. Season is during June & July For more information or to sign-up your youngster, please call (860) 828-3228 or email email@example.com Maximum number of participants is 12! SUMMER “Welcome to Golf” Adult Clinics Have the Timberlin Professional Staff help you learn the wonderful game of Golf. In the $ Welcome to Golf% Adult Clinics you will join-in on a series of group lessons in a casual, friendly setting. Clinics will meet on Tuesdays from 6- 7p.m. Spaces are limited to 10 students per clinic. EACH SESSION WILL BE HELD IN THIS EXACT ORDER: Week 1 " Rules & Etiquette/Putting Week 2 " Chipping/Bunkers Week 3 " Full Swing Week 4 " On Course/Course Management Dates: 1st Session: June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7 2nd Session: August 11, August 18, August 25, September 1 SIGN UP FOR A SESSION TODAY BY CALLING (860) 828-3228 OR EMAIL TIMBERLINHP@GMAIL.COM! 4-DAY FULL SESSION PACKAGE - $70 1-DAY CLINIC - $20 SUMMER PROGRAM – please complete summer program registration/program release form Welcome to the Berlin Parks and Recreation Summer Program. This program is open to Berlin youth, ages 5-12 years (as of June 22). This full day program provides daily activities such as sports, arts & crafts and board games. Weekly field trips and special events will also be part of the program. We are taking registrations per week and are limiting registration to 60 participants at Percival Field/Berlin Community Center* and 80 at Pistol Creek. The field trips are listed below and you can register for those when you register for the program or up to the week before the trip will be held. Only those registered for the week may register for the field trips. Field trips will be either Tuesday or Thursday. The program will be closed that day to participants that are not registered for field trips. The summer program is scheduled to start on Monday, June 22 and will end on Friday, August 7. (no program on Friday, July 3) The summer program sites, Percival Field/Berlin Community Center* and Pistol Creek, will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Children should be dropped off between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m. and picked up between 3:45 and 4:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, we will be moving the program indoors at each site so you don! t need to worry about picking your children up in the middle of the day or the program being cancelled for the day. Children should bring a snack, lunch and beverage every day, unless noted. Refrigeration will be provided. Please send your child! s snack/lunch in a paper or soft insulated bag. Lunch boxes, glass bottles, are not allowed. Containers need to be marked with children! s full name. Week 1 " June 22-June 26 Field trip " Berlin Bowl Week 2 " June 29-July 2 (no July 3) Field trip " Knights Quest Week 3 " July 6-July 10 Field trip " Flight Trampoline Park (in New Britain) Week 4 " July 13-July 17 Field trip " Mystic Aquarium Week 5 " July 20-July 24 Field trip " Jump! n! Jammin Week 6 " July 27-July 31 Field trip " CT Sports Plex Week 7 " August 3-August 7 Field trip " Movies " Starplex Cinemas
Cost per week is $50 (week of July 4th is $40). Field trips are an additional $20 each trip There will be early drop off (8-9 a.m.) and late pick up (4-5 p.m.) at the Pistol Creek site only. Please designate on the registration form, by week, if you would like to sign up for this. This will be an additional $30 per week ($24 July 4 week) with a maximum of $60 per family ($48 July 4 week). We will also be going swimming to Percival Pool on Wednesday! s. If your child is not going to participate in the swimming there will still be activities planned at the program site. More information will be sent out in June. Jr. Counselors " The Parks and Recreation Summer Program, held at Percival Field/Berlin Community Center* and Pistol Creek, is accepting applications starting May 18 for Berlin residents who are between 13-15 years old by June 22, 2015 who would like to assist program supervisors in a volunteer capacity as a Junior Counselor. All previous junior counselors must reapply, if you are still interested. A limited number of junior counselors will be accepted at each site, each week. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to a full week at a time. The summer program will run from June 22 until August 7. All applicants will be interviewed. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 5. Once accepted, you will have to register, the fee is $25 per week and the field trips cost $20 per trip. *Please note that this summer, one of the sites will be Percival Field/Berlin Community Center, due to the new roof construction at Griswold School. Children must be dropped off and picked up at the Community Center where we will refrigerate lunches. We will be using the field at Percival for outdoor activities. Summer Program Release Agreement/Program Registration Form All parents and guardians will need to fill out the Summer Program Release Agreement form and Program Registration form and return to the Berlin Parks and Recreation Department. The Summer Program Release Agreement form is requested to formally notify the program staff of whether or not your child is able to leave the program at the end of the day or if they may only leave when you or listed individuals pick them up. Photo identification will be required to pick up children. Children dropped off by parents are not allowed to leave until they are picked up by parents or designated person on pick up list. Children who are not dropped off by parents and instead walk or ride bikes, can only leave the program if the parents notify program staff ahead of time. Children are not to be left at the program sites without staff being present. Registration will only be accepted at the Parks and Recreation Department. Please complete summer program registration form and program release agreement when registering All forms are available on the Town website www.town.berlin.ct.us
Arts Discovery Camp Artsy Crafty Kids Berlin Dolphin Swim Team CT Science Center tickets Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool Dog Obedience Engineering w/LEGOS® Fairy Tale Camp Fit Toddlers Girls Basketball clinic Ice Adventure Camp Karate Lake Compounce tickets Lifeguard Training Percival Pool Pilates/Barre Robotics using LEGOS® Simply Swing concert Six Flags tickets Skyhawks – Mini-Hawk Skyhawks – Soccer Skyhawks – Tiny Hawk Summer Program – Percival Field/Community Center and Pistol Creek Swim Lessons Tai Chi Tennis Lessons Movie night sponsored w/Raising Berlin Youth Basketball
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