Spring-Summer 2019 Brochure - Bedford MA
Spring-Summer 2019 Brochure - Bedford MA
2 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Recreation Department 12 Mudge Way Bedford, MA 01730 781-275-1392 ● Fax 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Office Hours M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm Recreation Staff: Amy Hamilton, Director Raeann Gembis, Adult Coordinator Nikki Taylor, Program Coordinator Debra Squillini, Admin. Assistant Leslie Ringuette, Dep’t Clerk Recreation Commission: Ron Richter, Chairman Julie Halloran Michael O’Donnell Virander Kaushik Robin Steele _ _ REGISTRATION ONLINE 24/7: bedfordrecreation.org Register or put yourself on a waiting list for classes 24/7.
MAIL, VISIT, FAX Registration Forms Pg 51 _ _ General Department Information ● Those requiring special assistance, please contact the Recreation Director. ● Financial assistance may be available upon request. ● $25 penalty fee for all returned checks. ● Transportation, when provided, will be by Bedford Charter Service unless otherwise noted. _ _ TUITION Tuition must be paid at the time of registration. We do not prorate. VISA, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover are accepted. Checks should be made payable to the “Town of Bedford.” E-NEWS: If you would like to be included in periodic Recreation updates including information about new programs, please sign up for our E-News.
TEXT MESSAGING: If you wish to receive text messages about important changes, cancellations, etc., edit your profile to include your cell provider (cannot send without this info). WEATHER CANCELLATIONS Check our phone and website for weather-related cancellations. Email/ text messages may be sent as well. FLEXIBLE SPENDING Town of Bedford Tax ID #04-6001082. Receipts may be reprinted from ActiveNetwork (online registration system). PHOTO PERMISSION Participants in Bedford Recreation sponsored activities permit the taking of photos and videos of themselves and their children for publication and use.
Instructions to the contrary must be made in writing to the Recreation Director.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For consideration, please submit Financial Assistance Form and Registration Form. CONTENTS EVENTS 3 Summer Concerts 4 Discount Tickets/Trail Walks 4 Springs Brook Park 5 Trips & Tours 42 Summer Family Events ADULT PROGRAMS 6 Online Professional Dev 7 Special Programs 7-8 Personal Interest 9 On The Menu 9-11 Be Creative 14-18 Dance/Fitness/Exercise 18-21 Sports: Instruction & Pick-up YOUTH PROGRAMS 22 Soccer Spring/Fall 23-24 Preschool Spring 25-33 Elementary Spring 32-33 April Vacation 34-36 Middle/Youth Center 37 Youth Employment 38-40 Summer Adventures 41 Kids’ Club Summer Fun 43 Preschool Summer 44 History Summer 44 Farming/Goat Yoga 45 Performing Arts/Dance/Yoga 46 Enrichment Summer 46-47 STEAM Summer 50-53 Sports Summer 36 Recreation Dance 2019/2020 DEPARTMENT INFORMATION REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 10, 2019 AT 9:00PM unless otherwise noted ADULT CLASS REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 3 AT 9:00PM Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Please consider contributing to the NHN Fund to support families who might otherwise be unable to afford Recreation programs.
Online, simply add Neighbors Fund to your card and adjust the quantity to the amount that you would like to donate. Thank you! REFUND/CANCELLATION/TRANSFER POLICIES Notice must be given 5 business days prior to program start for refund. Programs costing less than $100: Full refund less $10 Programs costing $100+: Full refund less 10% of the program fee. Refund Policy Exceptions: Medical refunds given after program has begun, prorated less additional $10 administrative fee (physician documentation required within 10 business days of medical withdrawal notice).
Other exceptions noted in the program description. Registration Information
3 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Concerts & Events Save the Date BEDFORD DAY: SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 Applications for the Bedford Day Fair and Parade will be available mid-May. SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2019 Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. at 12 Mudge Way Please join us for the 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES at the Town’s “Activity Complex.” The concert venue is surrounded by a playground, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, a walking track, a skate park and numerous athletic fields.
The complex boasts a vast lawn for concert goers and new this year, try your hand at Corn Hole! JULY 11 — Kolors Band with Special Event: Giant Slides Just try not to tap your feet (or get up and dance) when the Caribbean music begins! JULY 18 — Club Soda with Special Event: New England Aquarium Tidal Pool Top 40 Hits from the 50’s to Today, Classic Rock, R&B/Pop and a sprinkle of Country! www.clubsodaband.com JULY 25 — Soft Touch Band with Special Event: Summer Adventures/ Kids’ Club Family Picnic & Kids’ Activities 18 Piece Big Band playing music from the swing era, 1940-1960, and also modern favorites from Broadway to Rock.
http://trumpeteducation.wixsite.com/softtouchband AUGUST 1 — Doowop Deville with Special Event: Pony Rides The timeless music of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s! www.doowopdeville.com SPECIAL EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR COMMUNITY! THE GIANT SLIDES July 11 offer exciting fun for concertgoers. SUMMER ADVENTURES/KIDS’ CLUB FAMILY PICNIC July 25 is an opportunity for participants of these programs and all of Bedford’s children to bring their families to bring a picnic and enjoy the company of friends and program staff while listening to great music. Activities provided by Recreation Staff.
NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM TIDE POOLS July 18 offer hands on marine fun for all! PONY RIDES August 1 Free pony rides for kids! (Weight limit 100lbs/child) New this year - Corn Hole will be available for concertgoers to enjoy on the lawn.
4 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Cape Ann Whale Watch Tickets Whale watching is a fun, family-friendly activity and you may purchase tickets at the Recreation Office. Once you have the tickets, visit www.SeeTheWhales.com, choose your date/time options and make a reservation at 1-800-877-5110.
More information and directions on the website. The Whaling season runs from April through October. Cape Ann Whale Watch is at Rose’s Wharf in Gloucester. Pick up tickets at the Recreation Office. Tickets are non-refundable. (Not valid for the Saturday or Sunday, 1:30 trips June thru Labor Day).
Tickets: $25 each (reg. $48 adults/$33 for children). No expiration. Discount Tickets Discount Movie Tickets Please check movie theaters for restrictions Cannot be used online No expiration date Showcase Tickets: $10.00 (regular price prime-time tickets $12-$13) AMC Yellow Tickets: $9.25 (regular price prime-time tickets $10.50-$13) Monthly Trail Walks in Bedford Opens June 19-August 18, Tuesday—Saturday 10:30-7:30 and Sundays 12:00-6:00 ● Sand beach (bring sand toys!) ● Swim Lessons ● Zero depth entry, shallow pond with spray features ● Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards ● Spray Park ● Elementary playground ● Concession Stand ● Toddler playground ● Half court basketball court ● Full Restroom Facilities ● Miniature golf ● Tetherball ● Outdoor rinsing showers ● Wooded picnic area with tables and grills ● Wall ball and Gaga ball pit ● Shade structures ● Entertainment and Planned Activities ● Sand volleyball court The Springs Brook brochure will be distributed in mid– April.
Please check our website and watch your mailbox. LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSES & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: See High School section p. 37 Springs Brook Park Summer 2019 The Bedford Trails Committee conducts free monthly Trail Walks in Bedford the first Saturday of each month. Trail walks vary monthly, from strolls on flat ground to hikes with hills, and are typically 1.5-2 hours. Most walks appropriate for children and well-behaved dogs on leash. For detailed info on hikes and weather-related changes, please visit: https://groups.google.com/group/bedfordma-trails Upcoming Trail Walks: 1st Saturday of each month: March 2, April 6, May 4--please verify date on the website https:// groups.google.com/group/bedfordma-trails .
Meet at 9:45 AM at the parking lot behind the Bedford Free Public Library. Alternatively, meet us at the designated trailhead (see website), where group will leave at 10:10 am sharp. To join, email BedfordMA.firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Trips and Tours Important Trip Information Bus trips and tours are co-sponsored with Concord, Acton, Carlisle and Littleton. Space is limited. Registration is through Littleton Recreation Department Departure and return locations will be from Littleton Recreation Department, 33 Shattuck St. Littleton, MA unless noted. Buses cannot wait for late arrivals. Luxury Motor Coach bus transportation with WiFi. All trips are non-refundable. See Littleton Recreation policy for cancellations. Please include a cell phone number for a participant on the trip, an emergency contact name and number, and an email address to send any updated information before the trip date.
Tours/inclusions are subject to change. Taxes and service charges are included, but gratuities for guides and drivers are not. Email will be sent the week of the trip with confirmation of details. If you do not use email, please call the Littleton Recreation office at 978-540-2490. For more detailed trip information or to register visit: www.littletonrec.com Link to register directly at: https://goo.gl/TYLrQz Job Lane Farm Museum Tour & Tea Guides: Sharon McDonald, Curator/President and Jeannette Pothier Tour this special house and barn and enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats in the little Colonial Café set up in the barn.
The house was built by Deacon Job Lane in 1713 and added onto in early 1800’s. There are many interesting treasures to see including the Rufus Porter murals in the Parlor, known as the newer side of the house. Both guides are very familiar with the house and its history. Jeannette Pothier has been a guide since the museum opened, and Sharon McDonald, is now the Curator, President, and Town Historian. The tour will be approximately 40 minutes, followed by a walk through the period herb garden. A beautiful time of year to visit! Job Lane Farm is located at 295 North Rd. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Job Lane House and the Bedford Recreation Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund.
Age 16+ Thursday, June 20, 2:00-4:00pm (min 6/max 20) Fee: $20 Date and Time Day Destination Fee/person April 18 9:30am-6:00pm Thursday Fenway Park & Boston Duck Tour Lunch on your own. Pick up and return: Concord. $110 May 18 6:30am-10:30pm Saturday The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Empire State Building Lunch on your own. Pick up and return: Littleton.
$170 June 15 8:30am-4:30pm Saturday Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise & Quonset O Club Restaurant Includes lunch. Pick up and return: Littleton. $110 July 25 10:00am-4:00pm Thursday Foster’s Downeast Clambake - York, ME Includes Clambake. Visit Nubble Lighthouse and Stonewall Kitchen. Pick up and return: Littleton. $87 August 20 7:30am-5:30pm Tuesday Foxwood’s Resort Casino - CT Free Buffet or $10 Meal Coupon and $15 bonus slot play included. Pick up and return: Littleton. $35 September 12 6:30am-7:00pm Thursday Martha’s Vineyard Includes Island Tour. Lunch on own in Edgartown. Pick up and re- turn: Littleton.
6 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org General Information REGISTRATION FOR ADULT CLASSES OPENS MARCH 3 AT 9:00PM Many Recreation Programs are held at 12 Mudge Way. It is the yellow building in the municipal complex off of Great Road, behind the Police Station. Information such as the directions, materials lists and instructor biographies available at www.bedfordrecreation.org. Please Note: No Refunds for programs (including one night workshops) unless notice given to the Recreation Office 5 business days prior to the scheduled program.
SPECIAL GIFT IDEA! Adult classes and programs make great gifts for holidays and special occasions. Buy someone a unique, thoughtful gift this season; purchase a Bedford Recreation class or event perfectly suited for that special someone. We will provide a certificate to present to the gift recipient. Want to teach? If you would like to teach or have a suggestion for a class that you would like to see offered, please email: email@example.com Online Professional Development Sharpen Your Business Skills with MindEdge Learning Bedford Recreation has partnered with MindEdge Learning to bring Bedford residents access to self-paced online professional development training courses and certificates.
These courses are available 24/7, in your home, at your office, or even on your commute with the MindEdge Mobile app. All courses offer either CEU’s, PDU’s or other continuing education credits. Course Topics Include: Project Management Agile Six Sigma & Lean Data Analytics Finance Operations Management Leadership Online Learning Cyber Security & CISSP Digital Marketing HR Management Business Communications Career Building Non-Profit Management LEED Green Building Sustainable Management And more are added frequently! TO ENROLL PLEASE VISIT: www.bedfordma.gov/recreation/professionaldevelopment Enter Code Bedford20 to receive special discount 20% off your purchase through March 31.
As a Bedford resident, you are entitled to a 10% discount at all times using code Bedford10 Adult Programs
7 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Special Programs Mystery Walks Instructor: Mary Hurley Discover new places to hike and hear tales about Native American settlers and esteemed writers such as Alcott and Emerson. Walks are typically four to five miles and usually rain or shine. Mary has been the spirited leader of hikes, bike trips and other marvelous adventures for more than twenty years. She has a great following and it will be an adventure as well as a walk! Please provide email address when registering and contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting locations.
Weather cancellations will be made up at the end. (Age 18+) Wednesdays, 9:30-noon, 4/10-5/22 (no 4/17) 6wks Fee: $89 Adult Programs Personal Interest Traveling Solo and Loving It! Instructor: Debbie Toppan Love to travel, but don’t have a traveling companion? Don’t let that stop you! Learn some tricks about the great fun of traveling solo. A seasoned traveler shares what she has learned about this way to travel! Covered will be planning your trip, where to go and where to stay. Discover what to do when you arrive and how to meet people along the way through websites like meetup.com and couchsurfing.com.
Class held at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St. Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $35 Goat Yoga Fundraiser!
with Maria Tiano, Certified Instructor Chip-In Farm, 201 Hartwell Road Try Goat Yoga while giving back to the community! All proceeds go directly to the Bedford Recreation Department's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund to help support families who may otherwise be unable to afford Recreation programs. This class will take place outdoors on the farm at sunset and will feature a herd of friendly goats! Goat kids are naturally curious and playful, and love to climb on anyone and anything. While this may not be the most meditative and relaxing yoga class you will take, it will surely be the most fun and memorable - perfect for melting that stress away! Bring your own mat, blanket, or towel but be prepared for the goats to potentially taste test everything! Bring layers of clothing in case of colder weather or mosquitos.
Age 16+ Please check Chip-In Facebook page for weather cancellations or call 781-275-2545 (min 6/max 25) Saturday, May 11, 6:00-7:00pm Fee: $30 donation per person See information for the Goat Yoga Summer Series on page 18 Story-Based Improv Adventures & Epic Quests with Guard Up! Want to slay a dragon? Want to save a village from a tyrannical overlord? Want to rid the realm of unspeakable evil? Come to our Adult Story Based adventures where you are invited to embark on epic quests with your fellow adventurers to solve puzzles, loot dungeons, and take part in fantastical exploits every week.
Answer the call and join us for these exciting improv mysteries. Wear comfortable clothing, long sports pants, sneakers, or opt to come to the adventure in costume. Foam swords or NERF blasters used to battle monsters or villains during play. Age 18+ Held at Guard Up, 103 Terrace Hall Ave. Burlington. (max 12) Fridays, 8:30-10:30pm, date options: April 12, 19 or 26 Fee: $35 each night
8 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Personal Interest Intro to Backyard Chicken-Keeping Instructor: Lisa Bougoulas, Chelmsford Agway This workshop will cover the basics required to get started in backyard chicken-keeping. Lisa will discuss breed selection and how to choose chickens that are winter hardy and family friendly, how to care for chicks, feeding requirements, coop selection and cleaning, keeping your chickens safe from predators, egg production and keeping your chickens healthy. In the Spring of 2011, after a lot of research on the different breeds of chickens, Lisa came home with five chickens.
She quickly succumbed to a phenomenon known as 'chicken math' and somehow ended up with eleven chickens. She has been ordering the chickens at Chelmsford Agway for the past nine years and through her own flock and talking with customers, she has gained a wealth of information about how to raise a happy and healthy flock. She has thoroughly enjoyed her chickens these past eight years, and loves to talk about chickens to anyone that comes into the store! Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. Tuesday, March 26, 7:00-8:30pm (min4/max 25) Fee: $20 per person/couple Spring Birding Field Trips Instructor: Michele Grzenda Are you interested in identifying the birds singing in your backyard or a nearby park? Michele will introduce you to 25 species commonly found in our neighborhoods, wetlands, and forests.
Learn various field identification techniques by sight and sound. These walks are designed for beginner and intermediate bird watchers. Please bring a pair of binoculars, bug spray, and a field guide if you have one. (min 6/ max 15) Trail maps will be sent to you a few days before via email. Option 1: Saturday, May 11, 7:00-9:00am Fee: $25 per person or $40 per couple Walk starts at Punkatasset Conservation Land, Concord. Entry is between 851 & 873 Monument St. Looks like a driveway. Park on west side of Monument St.
Option 2: Wednesday, June 12, 6:00-8:00pm Fee: $25 per person or $40 per couple Walk starts at Hapgood Wright Town Forest, Concord. Park in lot off intersection of Walden St and Thoreau St, near High School entrance. Adult Programs Basic Bike Maintenance Instructor: Chris Li, Bikeway Source This course is geared to newer cyclists. Covered will be basic bicycle maintenance and repair for most bicycles. When you are done with the class, you will have a better understanding of how to set up your shifting and braking on your bike, how to fix a flat tire and best practices to keep your bike running smoothly before and after your ride.
Class held at the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd. (min 2max 4) Wednesday, April 24, 6:15-8:00pm Fee: $35 You Can Afford College IF… Instructor: Dick Man, College Funding Advisors, Inc. of Bedford …you PLAN in advance, you UNDERSTAND the financial aid process and you ACT early enough to be successful. Financial Aid goes to the families that plan in advance - ideally before December of the child’s sophomore year of high school. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process. You will learn strategies that may increase your family’s eligibility even if you have a “high income” or own a business.
Procrastination equals less financial aid. All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees. For more information about this popular seminar, visit the website at www.collegefundingadvisors.com. (min 5/max 25) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152.
Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-9:00pm. Fee: $15 per family
9 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org On the Menu Adult Programs Writing Out of the Box Instructor: Andrea Cleghorn, Author, Journalist and Writing Coach Welcome spring and wake your hibernating writer’s metabolism at Writing Out of the Box, a small group writing class for those who enjoy or would like to try expressing themselves on paper in an encouraging setting. It is a respectful, non-critical, non- competitive, no-judgment zone and it’s fun! Andrea gives a prompt and members of the group are given either 5 or 10 minutes to write fiction or nonfiction.
Group members read what they have written and conversation follows. Enjoy an evening that may surprise, inspire and amaze you. Who knows what other writing may follow? Pick up a free *magic* pen the first night or bring a laptop. Andrea runs workshops in the Boston area and in a small café in Ireland during her summer stays. Andrea’s latest book is The Whipple Brunch: A Journey Through Cancer, the fears, tears, tiaras & tornadoes. www.andreacleghorn.com Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 139. (age 18+) Thursdays, 4/25-5/16 (4 wks) 7:00-9:00pm (min 3/max 12) Fee: $100 Handmade Travel Art Journal Instructor: Gwen Chasan, Artist Create your own unique, handmade travel art journal! Learn how to make simple, accordion folded journals with ribbon closures to take on your next adventure.
You will learn simple techniques for capturing special places as you travel, using your journal, waterproof pens, and a mini travel watercolor paint set to create loose pen and ink sketches with watercolor highlights. You will return from your travels with a one-of-a-kind memento to treasure! You can bring a few photos of the place you are planning to visit (or hope to visit!) for decorating the journal cover. No experience necessary. Just plan to have fun! There is a $27 materials fee payable to the instructor at class. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm. 152. (min 6/max 10) This class co-sponsored by Bedford Arts and Crafts Society.
Friday, May 17, 9:30am-12:30pm Fee: $34 Fused Glass Workshop Instructor from Magic Brush Pottery & Fused Glass Join in on a Ladies Night Out! Create a flowered glass bowl or a candle holder. This fun project is made with fused glass. Magic Brush will offer step-by-step instruction to help you make this creative piece. All Supplies provided. Class in collaboration with Carlisle Recreation. Class held at 97 School St. (brick building) Carlisle. You will be notified when the finished project can be picked up at the Bedford Recreation Office. Friday, March 22, 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $49 Sauce Makes the Meal!
Instructor: Jeannette Pothier, Professional Chef A simple sauce can make a great meal. We are busy, with little time to cook. We buy food already made, and it may not be as healthy as we would like. What if you could make a few basic sauces to make a simple meal into something incredibly savory and delicious! The French have what we call Mother Sauces. One is a Béchamel (a white sauce) and we will use this to create a Mac and Cheese dish. Another is emulsified, a Hollandaise (egg based sauce), used to serve on poached eggs as in Eggs Benedict. Not all sauces are hot, some are cold, like a great tasting Vinaigrette for a pasta or green salad.
Many sauces can be made in advance and used when you need them. We will have fun making and tasting! Please bring an apron. Ingredients fee $10; payable to the instructor at class. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Shawsheen Rm.
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-9:00pm (min6/max 10) Fee: $42 Be Creative
10 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Be Creative Adult Programs Mixed Media Art Class Instructor: Valeria R. Lanza, Artist Art enthusiasts interested in creating with different media such as watercolors, acrylics, oils, or pastels will enjoy this interactive workshop. Artists of all levels welcome although some experience in basic brush strokes and simple composition is desirable. Students in this class paint independently with the guidance of the instructor.
Students also learn how to use different tools such as sponges and knives. Students should bring brushes, paints, easels, palettes, and containers for water or oil medium (odor-free turpenoid required), a picture or items that they would like to paint (teacher has plenty of material that can be helpful to students as well) and a large plastic table cover. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm. 152. (min 6/max 12) This class is co-sponsored by the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:00noon, 3/12-6/4 (no 4/16) 12 wks Fee: $150 Improve Your Watercolor Skills Instructor: Nan Rumpf, Artist A class designed for watercolor painters with some experience.
Each class will focus on a specific project designed to help develop technique and increase awareness of painting possibilities. Use these lessons to develop your personal painting style, to explore your artistic voice and to improve your skill in this exciting medium. Material list available online or at the Recreation office. This class is co-sponsored by the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. (min 8/max 12) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152.
Mondays, 10:00am-12:30pm, 3/25-5/20 (no class 4/15) 8wks Fee: $145 Registration for non-residents opens March 11, 9:00pm. Introduction to Modern Calligraphy: 1 Day Workshop Instructor: Jennifer Wayne Have you been intrigued by the influx of beautiful hand lettering seen at special events, on products, or online? Curious to give it a try, but nervous because your regular handwriting is lacking? Then this class is for you! You do NOT have to have perfect handwriting in order to learn modern calligraphy using a pointed (dip) pen and ink. Modern calligraphy is more about drawing letters as opposed to writing them.
You will learn the basics of modern calligraphy including how to use a pointed pen, and practice drills, letter formation and how to connect letters into words and phrases. Previous experience is not necessary and all levels are welcome. Materials approximately $15-$20; fee to be paid to the instructor at class. Age 16+. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm. 139.
Saturday, April 6, 10:00am-12:30pm (min 4/max 10) Fee: $37 Chinese Traditional Brush Painting II Instructor: Son-Mey Chiu, Artist ED.D. Harvard University; Chinese Master Emerita, Boston Latin School This is a continuing course in Chinese Painting that follows the beginning courses offered in the Fall and Winter. Based on the fundamental techniques acquired in the painting of the “Four Gentlemen”—plum, orchid, chrysanthemum, and bamboo—students will explore the painting of other flora and fauna. Students will develop a variety of brushwork with ink and colors to depict the peach and crabapple, wisteria and bleeding hearts, butterflies, and birds—objects of nature in spring when the course is in session.
Students who have experience with Chinese Painting are also encouraged joining. Please bring previous class materials, 1 yard of felt, 3 cups for holding water, palette or dishes for mixing colors. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm. 152. (min 6/max 10) This class co-sponsored by Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00, 4/25-5/16 (4wks) Fee: $70
11 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Be Creative Adult Programs Jewelry Making: Bracelets Instructor: Christine Evans Another Wrap: Create a contemporary bracelet that you will get all “wrapped up in!” If you have seen the high fashion “Chan Luu” bracelets selling for $190 or more, you will be excited to learn that you can make your own – with your own designer touch. Learn basic laddering techniques to combine leather cording, glass beads, crystals or semi-precious stones, and a button closure to make a stunning statement piece. We will discuss bead selection, material sizing, and thread extension methods.
No experience required. There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class. Held at Concord-Carlisle HS, 500 Walden St. Concord. Monday, May 6, 6:30-8:30pm (min 2/max 8) Fee: $29 Russian Spiral Bangle: During this class, you will learn the Russian Spiral technique, a versatile tubular beaded netting stitch which creates a supple, sinuous rope that is perfect for bracelets or necklaces. We’ll focus on beginning and ending the stitch, stepping up to add rows, and various methods for finishing a bracelet. Class discussion will include how different bead types and color combinations can be used to create a variety of looks.
There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class. Class held at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St. Concord.
Thursday, May 23, 6:30-8:30pm (min 2/max 8) Fee: $29 Needlepoint: Beginner Basics Instructor: Hanka Robertson Needlepoint engages the imagination as well as the hands! It is an easy to learn craft that can be creative and therapeutic. Hanka will share her years of experience teaching you about the craft. You will complete a 4 inch square project that can be made into an ornament, coaster or set into the top of a decorative box. The project kit will cost $30, payable the first night to the instructor. The kit includes the canvas, threads, needle, directions with design chart and stitch diagrams, and finishing supplies.
You will need additional supplies (approximately $12) and a list will be available from the instructor in early April. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. Age 16+/ages 12-15 with parent. (min 4/max 12) Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, 4/23-5/28 (6wks) Fee: $55 Stone Carving Saturdays Instructor: Scott Cahaly, Stone Artist In this popular one-day workshop, you have the opportunity to carve your own stone, an art form that is not typically accessible. Beginners and experienced sculptors alike will be guided through the process of looking into the rock for imagery, carving into material, planning and forming a sculpture, and using tools.
Hand-carving techniques will be demonstrated and stone carving lore will be discussed. Safety in the studio and stone and tool sourcing will also be addressed. You will leave with a stone sculpture in hand. Please bring a bag lunch to class. All materials will be provided. Ages 16+ Class held at Stone Carving Studio, 80 Loomis St. 2nd floor. (min 4/max 8) Saturdays, 9:30am-2:30pm Fee: $140 each option Options: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, or August 17 Faux Stained Glass with Acrylics Instructor: Taline Saatjian, Artist Stained glass lovers will enjoy using this technique to create a beautiful, faux stained glass painting the simple way! Students will learn how to create their own leading with glue and paint, and use acrylic inks to create a beautiful shined glass effect.
Supplies approximately $15; fee to be paid to the instructor at class. (min. 5/max 12) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 151.
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, 5/1-5/22 (4wks) Fee: $50
12 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Well-Being Adult Programs CPR Instructor: Jodie Dill, RN, Cape Cod CPR and First Aid You never know if you will find yourself in the situation when someone says, “Does someone know CPR?” Being prepared for the situation can save a life. This comprehensive program designed by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (http://ecsinstitute.org/) focuses on training for non-medical individuals. Based on the 2015 (most recent) International Consensus Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC), our CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) certification course is ideal for those needing CPR certification for employment requirements as well as those wanting to learn the skills necessary to save a life.
On completion of the class, you will be emailed an ecard that will be valid for 2 years and receive an informational pamphlet as a reference guide. If you are interested in a CPR book, please specify when registering . The additional cost is $10 for the book (cash please, payable at class) and it may be picked up one week before class or at class. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 139. Please enter through the play yard side of the North Wing (the brick wing) Age 15+ (min 3/max 6) Sunday, June 2, 4:00-7:00pm Fee: $72 Top 4 HealthTrends - Which is Right for You? Instructor: Stacy Rudman, Certified Health Coach Paleo, Keto, Whole 30, Intermittent Fasting-you have heard about these trends in the news, on social media and in magazines, but what are they? Which one is right for you and your goals? In this workshop we will discuss these four health trends so you can understand what they are, the pros, the cons, the benefits, the difference between them, the lifestyle changes they entail and more.
You will leave with the knowledge to help you make a decision if one of these fits your needs to reach your health goals. Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 152. (min 3/max 12) Thursday, April 11, 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $30 7 Ways to Crush Sugar Cravings Instructor: Stacy Rudman, Certified Health Coach By popular demand, we are offering this again! This one-hour course will teach you why you crave sugar, what happens to your body when you experience the “sugar high,” why this keeps you wanting more sugar, and the extra weight that comes with it. You will leave with seven solutions to help you crush those cravings without giving up the sweetness in your life, lose that stubborn bloat and have more energy to enjoy life! Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm.
152. (min 3/ max 12) Thursday, May 9, 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $25 Parenting Workshops Instructor: Donna Shea Collaboration with Carlisle Recreation, Classes held at Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford St. It’s Not Nice to Hit People: Understanding and Managing Aggression in Preschoolers In this workshop, we will discuss factors and facts about aggression in young children. We will briefly discuss temperament and how parenting styles effect the way we handle aggression, and external factors contributing to aggressive behaviors. We will explore the steps to managing aggression in young children as well as strategies to help your child to not become a victim of aggression.
Thursday, April 11, 10:30-12:00noon Fee: $30 Friendship & Social Coaching: Helping Kids Make & Keep Friends This workshop for parents explores the barriers to friendship that may be preventing your child from having positive peer relationships. We will explore how to help your child recognize and overcome these barriers, the important role that parents play in social coaching and tips about how to teach your child social independence and increase your child’s social success. Thursday, May 16, 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $30
13 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Well-Being Adult Programs The MELT Method® Instructor: Tammy Skwierczynski The MELT Method® is a simple self-treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime.
Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. For more information about MELT, go to www.BePainFreeWithTammy.com Participants should bring a yoga mat and bottle of water. You must be able to get up and down from the floor. (min 3/max 10) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Rm 153. Hand & Foot Series: Discover how to erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck, and low back brought on by everyday stress, overuse, or age. In these 4 weeks, you will learn everything you need to perform the MELT Hand and Foot treatments on your own.
These simple self-treatments can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. $30 fee payable to instructor at class for the Treatment Balls. (*1st class is 75 min) Mondays, 7:00-8:00*pm, 3/25-4/22 (no 4/15) (4wks) Fee: $58 Soft Roller Class: This all-levels class will use specialized MELT Soft Rollers and Hand and Foot Treatment Balls to simulate the results of manual therapy. Learn to eliminate “stuck stress” before it accumulates causing chronic aches, pains, and unwanted signs of aging.
Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance, and keep your whole body feeling great at any age. Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm, 4/29-5/20 (4wks) Fee: $58 Biofield Tuning: Tune Your Body to Your Perfect Weight Instructor: Julie Ramsdell, MS, RM Do you struggle with an extra 10, 20 or more pounds of excess weight you can't shake, no matter which diet plan you try? Overeating to avoid emotional pain or discomfort is likely the root cause of the issue! Using Biofield Tuning, a unique physics-based method that uses sound to neutralize old energetic patterns that weigh you down, we can begin to release this lifelong pattern.
This group energy session addresses emotional eating issues that underlie the vibratory pattern of overeating. We will start with a group meditation, and then use targeted sound combined with powerful affirmations to shift ingrained energetic patterns, releasing stuck energy and enabling more conscious habits of eating in alignment with your body's needs. Class held at Fifth Chakra Energy Wellness, 200 Great Road, Suite 254A. (min 4/max 10) 4wks Monday, March 25, 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $43 Meditation For Transformation Instructor: Julie Ramsdell, MS, RM Join a weekly group meditation to quiet your overworked, busy mind with various inner vision tools including sound, essential oils, and crystals to enhance the experience.
Deep relaxation, calm, and clarity are the result. All levels of meditators are welcome. Bring a yoga mat for guided meditations at the end of class. Class held at Fifth Chakra Energy Wellness, 200 Great Road, Suite 254A. For more information www.fifthchakraenergy.com (min 4/max 15) Session 1: Tuesday, 3/26-4/16, 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $64 Session 2: Tuesday, 5/7-5/28, 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $64 Beginner & Intermediate Tai Chi Instructors: Oscar Hsu & Jim Winner, Oriental Healing Arts Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, an excellent form of exercise and meditation in motion. Seemingly effortless movements are executed in a smooth, flowing and non-strenuous manner promoting awareness, health and longevity.
Strengthen the immune system by increasing strength and flexibility and balancing energy. Improve physical health and reduce stress. Learn Chigong routines and the Modified Yang Style Short Form in a format that is friendly and safe. Bring water and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Age 16+ (min 5/max 10) Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 4/3-6/12 (11wks) Class in Rm.153, 12 Mudge Way Fee: $115 Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm, 4/4-6/13 (11wks) Class held in Union Rm., 12 Mudge Way Fee: $115 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 7/10-8/28 (8wks) Class in Rm.153, 12 Mudge Way Fee: $85 Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm, 7/11-8/29 (8wks) Class held in Union Rm., 12 Mudge Way Fee: $85
14 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Dance & Dance Fitness Adult Programs Beginner Bachata Dancing Instructor: Justin Weinstein Welcome to Bachata! Join this exciting and engaging dance style on Friday nights! Each class will focus on the basic steps, rotations, turns and foot work taking you from beginner to advanced levels. We will cover how to properly turn your partner, angel wings, the hammerlock, haircombs, dips and so much more. Classes held in the Dance Studio, Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Way. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes with mobility to dance.
What is Bachata? Check it out here: https://goo.gl/6gjhj4 Singles or couples welcome! Age 18+. (min 6/max 25) 8wks Fridays, 7:00-8:00pm, 4/5-5/31 (no class 4/19) Fee: $80 Free Trial Class: Friday, March 29 (please register to attend) Salsa! —Beginner & Intermediate Instructor: Van Chum, Attitudes Dance and Fitness This class will focus on the basics of Salsa and take you one step further into some other Latin dances. This class is a great introduction for newcomers as well as a nice review for those that have been away from the dance floor for a while. No partner needed! Classes held in the Dance Studio (behind Main Gym) at Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Way.
Enter second door, beside cafeteria. Please bring comfortable shoes (street shoes not permitted). Age 18+. (max 12) Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm, 4/8-6/10 (no class 4/15, 5/27) 8wks Fee: $96 Ballroom Dance — Beginner & Intermediate Instructor: Van Chum, Attitudes Dance and Fitness This class will focus on the basics of a variety of ballroom dance styles including: Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba and Merengue, as well as delve further into some intermediate steps. We may also include Cha Cha, Tango and East Coast Swing. This class is a great intro for newcomers as well as a review for those that have been away from the dance floor for a while.
No partner needed! Classes held in the Dance Studio (behind Main Gym) Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Way. Enter second door, beside cafeteria. Please bring comfortable shoes (street shoes not permitted). Age 18+. (max 12) Mondays, 8:00-9:00pm, 4/8-6/10 (no class 4/15, 5/27) 8wks Fee: $96 Zumba® Fitness Dance Party Instructor: Renae Nichols Let the music free your body in the ultimate dance-fitness workout that will groove you into shape. This popular class is designed for adults of all ages and fitness levels, and no previous dance experience is required. With each new song, the instructor will lead you through a series of steps that are both simple and fun.
Get your heart pumping to the upbeat sounds of salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, soca, bollywood, and pop hits from around the world. So much fun, you will forget that you are working out! (min 7/max 25) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Union Rm.
Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am, 4/4-6/13 (no class 4/18, 6/6) 9wks Fee: $90 Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm, 6/24-8/5 (7wks) Fee: $70 BodyJam™ Instructors: Kamate Fitness team of LesMills certified instructors This workout combines the addictive fusion of the latest dance moves and hip new sounds. No previous dance experience required; choreography is layered and simple. Instructors coach style, direction and attitude to motivate participants to perform at their best while burning fat, improving coordination, and expressing themselves. Please bring mat, towel and water. (max 20) All classes held at Connections,153 Concord Rd.
Spring Session: Unlimited Classes, 4/2-6/22 (12wks) Fee: $210 Session schedule: Tuesdays 7:00pm, Thursdays 6:00pm, Fridays 9:15am, Saturdays 10:15am Summer Session: Unlimited Classes, 7/2-8/24 (8wks) Fee: $120 Session schedule: Tuesdays 7:00pm, Thursdays 6:00pm, Saturdays 10:15am
15 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Exercise & Fitness Adult Programs Cardio Kickboxing Instructor: Courtney Stacey This class is a kickboxing-inspired, high-intensity cardio workout. The class includes warm up, a variety of cardio and strength exercises, core work and a cool down, all to lots of good music.
Typically, participants have established cardiovascular fitness, but all levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged! Each class guarantees plenty of sweat and smiles! Please bring mat or towel for floor work, water, comfortable workout clothes and sneakers. Age 16+. (min 6/max 20) Class held at Bedford High School, Gym E Dance Studio.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 4/2-6/11 (no class 4/16) (10wks) Fee: $90 Free Trial class: Tues. March 26, please register to attend. BodyPump™ Instructors: Kamate Fitness team of LesMills certified instructors This original barbell workout strengthens and tones your entire body and challenges the major muscle groups by using weight-room exercises such as squats, presses, lifts and curls. The simplicity of the class makes a great starting point for developing strength and confidence. Uplifting music synchronized with the exercises motivates participants through the workout. Please bring mat, towel and water.
(min 1/max 15) All classes held at Connections, 153 Concord Rd. Spring Session: Unlimited Classes, 4/1-6/22 (12wks) Fee: $230 Schedule: Mondays 9:15am, Mondays 6:30pm, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Thursday 9:15am, Saturdays 8:00am and 9:00am. Summer Session: Unlimited Classes, 7/1-8/24 (8wks) Fee: $130 Schedule: Mondays 9:15am, Mondays 6:30pm, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Saturdays 9:00am. Body Balance & Core Strength Instructor: Jayne Schmitz, Certified Balanced Body Pilates Instructor This program will challenge you to increase deep core strength, balance, and tone. Drawing from the Pilates discipline, we will work on body awareness, good posture and stress reduction.
Core stability and alignment are emphasized throughout. The majority of movements are floor exercises done on a mat. It will help you transform the way your body looks, feels and performs as you improve mobility, posture and tone. All levels of fitness and experience are welcome. Bring a mat, and water bottle. Age 16+ (min 4/max 15) Spring: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 4/3-6/12 (no class 4/17) 10wks Fee: $120 Class held in the Bedford High School Dance Studio.
Summer: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 7/9-8/27 (no class 7/23) 7wks Fee: $95 Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Union Room. barre3 Instructors: Natasha Groblewski and Instructors of barre3 Barre3 is a full-body, mindful workout that delivers remarkable results from the inside out. You will be guided through sustained holds, muscle-burning micro-movements, and heart-pumping cardio bursts. The barre3 signature approach will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. You will work barefoot or with sticky socks (socks can be purchased at the studio). Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.
Classes held at barre3, 158 Great Rd. Bedford. Age 16+ (studio parent waiver if under 18) (max 20) 8wks Spring: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30am, 4/2-5/21 Fee: $110 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45pm, 4/4-5/23 Fee: $110 Summer: Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm, 7/7-8/25 Fee: $110 Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, 7/10-8/28 Fee: $110 Thursdays, 9:45-10:45am, 7/11-8/29 Fee: $110
16 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Exercise & Fitness Adult Programs Strength & Stretch Instructor: Renae Nichols This class is designed to give participants a complete muscle workout from head to toe. During each workout, you will work your muscles to fatigue with base exercises, modifications, and advanced options. In just 45 minutes you will burn calories, strengthen muscles, and work to increase flexibility. You will end feeling strong and energized. Join Renae’s Zumba class at 9:30 and get a great cardio-strength combo class all in one morning! All fitness levels are welcome.
Participants must bring 1-2 sets of free weights and a yoga mat for mat work and stretching. (min 7/max 25) Class held at 12 Mudge Way, Union Rm.
Thursdays, 10:45-11:30am, 4/4-6/13 (no class 4/18, 6/6) 9wks Fee: $90 Nia Class Instructor: Joan Turnberg Nia is a fabulous fusion of dance, martial arts and yoga designed for all levels. Nia delivers an invigorating cardio workout while developing strength, balance, flexibility, agility, mobility, body awareness and relaxation. Please bring water bottle, yoga mat or thick towel. All classes held at 12 Mudge Way, Union Rm. Contact email@example.com for more info. Age 15+ (min 9/max 20) Free Trial Classes: Mon. 3/25, Wed. 3/27 and Thurs. 3/28 Spring: Monday 9:30-10:30am, 4/1-6/17 (no 4/15, 5/27) 10wks Fee: $100 Wednesday 9:30-10:30am, 4/3-6/19 (no 4/17) 11wks Fee: $110 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, 4/4-6/20 (no 4/18) 11wks Fee: $110 Summer: Wednesday 9:30-10:30am, 7/10-8/28 (1 wk no class tba) 7wks Fee: $70 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, 7/11-8/29 (1 wk no class tba) 7wks Fee: $70 Hatha Yoga Instructor: Bonnie McCulloch Are you new to yoga or just looking to stretch and strengthen your body and quiet your mind? This class consists of centering, warm-ups, performing basic postures, breathing techniques and a period of deep relaxation.
Bonnie is a certified Hatha yoga teacher who believes that the practice of yoga is beneficial to people of all fitness levels. In each class, Bonnie offers modifications and advanced forms of the yoga postures practiced. Bring a yoga mat/water bottle. Age 15+ (min 6/max 18) All classes held in the Union Rm, 12 Mudge Way. Spring: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm 4/1-6/17 (no class 4/15, 5/27) 10wks Fee: $125 Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am 4/2-6/11 (no class 4/16) 10wks Fee: $125 Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm 4/3-6/12 (no class 4/17) 10wks Fee: $125 Fridays 9:30-10:30am 4/5-6/14 (no class 4/19) 10wks Fee: $125 Summer: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am 7/9-8/20 (7wks) Fee: $88 Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm 7/10-8/21 (7wks) Fee: $88 Baby and Me Yoga Instructor: Bonnie McCulloch Taking care of a new baby can be exhausting with very little opportunity for self care.
This class provides time to join other parents and caregivers for a light-hearted, gentle yoga practice complete with mind-centering breath, flowing movement, and restorative poses. Special consideration included for those interested in core stability, easing residual back pain, and releasing tension from the neck and shoulders. Baby yogis are welcome to spend time on your mat with you or resting nearby. Diaper changes, feedings, and singing babies are all part of the fun! This class is especially designed for parents, grandparents, and caregivers and their infant babies age 4-6 weeks to non-crawlers.
Bring a yoga mat/ water bottle. (min 6/max 18) All classes held in the Union Rm, 12 Mudge Way. Fridays, 10:45-11:30am, 4/5-5/17 (no 4/19) 6wks Fee: $75
17 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Exercise & Fitness Adult Programs Power Yoga Instructors: Jeff & Yoko Chun, Align8Yoga Our creative power yoga is for anyone who wants to be challenged and feel great! Classes are taught such that individuals may advance at their own pace. In every class, we revisit foundation and instruct alignment from the bottom up. Sun Salutations, Triangle, Warrior, Arm Balances and Inversions…we teach step by step, block by block. No mysterious stuff, clear instructions designed to empower and build on what you learn. No experience required.
Yoko and Jeff trained with internationally re-known yoga instructor Natasha Rizopoulos! Bring mat, towel and water. Classes held at Summit+Fitness, 65 Wiggins Rd. (max 10) Flexible choice, attend 1 Class Per Week: Mondays, 10:15-11:30am (Yoko) or 7:00-8:30pm (Jeff) Thursdays, 9:15-10:30am (Yoko) or 7:30-8:30pm (Jeff) Spring Session: 4/1-6/27 (13wks) Fee: $156 Summer Session: 7/1-8/8 (no class 7/4) 6wks Fee: $72 Yoga Fit and Strong Instructor: Asha Ramesh, Serenity Yoga Center A series of postures that encourage cardio, help our prana (energy) flow, strengthen and stabilize our limbs and core, stretch and lengthen the spine and massage the internal organs and Chakra points.
Pace includes fluid flow as well as slow flow. Practice involves moving through postures in a controlled and structured manner in the cardio portion, as well as holding postures in the strength and flexibility portion of the practice. This class is not for beginners, a minimum of 3-6 months of regular yoga practice is required. (min 3/max 12). Class held at Serenity Yoga Center, 363 Great Rd. Suite 201. Please provide an email address when registering; forms required before first class will be emailed to you. Tuesdays, 7:30-8:45pm, 4/2-6/11 (11wks) Fee: $145 Tuesdays, 7:30-8:45pm, 6/25-8/27 (10wks) Fee: $132 Restorative Yoga Instructor: Shannon O’Haverty, Serenity Yoga Center A deeply relaxing and therapeutic class suitable for all levels, including absolute beginners.
In Restorative Yoga, we use bolsters, blankets, straps, blocks, and other props galore to support every nook and cranny of the body in a variety of still positions. By supporting the physical self, we create an environment that permits the nervous and other internal systems to 'power down' and recharge. Breath practice and relaxation techniques are woven into sequences, making this a perfect class to wind down your weekend and summon your resources for the week ahead. Please provide an email address when registering; forms required before first class will be emailed to you. (min 3/max 10) Class held at Serenity Yoga Center, 363 Great Rd.
Suite 201. (10wks) Sundays, 5:00-6:30pm, 3/31-6/9 (no 4/21) Fee: $132 Sundays, 5:00-6:30pm, 6/23-8/25 Fee: $132 Creative Flow Yoga with Mudras Instructor: Cyndy Overgaag, Serenity Yoga Center This moderately paced class in the vinyasa tradition (flowing from posture to posture) explores new and creative versions of traditional sequences and invites students to experience unique combinations of postures. We will add mudras - hand positions and movements - to bring specific healing and enhancing effects to the practice. The mudras are both fun to learn and effective. Individual inspiration and confident movement are supported and encouraged.
Please provide an email address when registering; forms required before first class will be emailed to you. (min 3/max 12) Class held at Serenity Yoga Center, 363 Great Rd. Suite 201. Saturdays, 8:15 - 9:30 am, 4/6-6/15 (11wks) Fee: $145 Saturdays, 8:15 - 9:30 am, 6/29-8/24 (9wks) Fee: $120
18 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Outdoor Fitness Adult Programs Sport Instruction Co-Ed Outdoor Boot Camp Instructor: Sandy Morvillo Shake off those winter blues and those few extra pounds that have been creeping up on you. Move beyond your fitness plateau. Whatever your reason, let’s jump start the summer with a fitter, leaner, stronger and most importantly, healthier you! What better way to begin a fitness program or up the ante on the one you already have in a supportive, non-threatening class environment. We will be running, jumping, doing push-ups, agility drills, obstacle course and many other fun but challenging activities.
Sneakers, outdoor workout attire and water a must. Classes held rain or shine. Meet at the High School Track. Age 15+ (min10/max 50) Schedule: Session 1 Mon. 6:30-7:30pm** 4/1-5/20 $115 8wks Wed. 6:30-7:30pm 4/3-5/22 $115 Sat. 7:30-8:30am 4/6-5/25 $115 Session 2 Mon. 6:30-7:30pm** 5/27-7/15 $115 8wks Wed. 6:30-7:30pm 5/29-7/17 $115 Sat. 7:30-8:30am 6/1-7/20 $115 **Please note: Mon. 4/15, 5/27 class will be at 7:30am Archery Instructor: Mark Pirrello and staff, On The Mark Archery Find your inner peace with the incredible Zen-like sport of traditional recurve archery. You will be kept challenged with unique games and activities and you will learn while enjoying a fresh training plan during every lesson.
All equipment provided. Participants are eligible for the end of season On the Mark Archery Tournament. Classes led by certified USA Archery and National Field Archery Association (NFAA) instructors. Age 15+ (min 6/max 8) Spring: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm, 5/1-5/29 (5wks) Fee: $150 Class held at Davis School Gym. (please note 5/15 class will be held in back gym at the High School) Summer 1: Monday-Friday, 6:30-7:30pm, 7/22-7/26 Fee: $150 Class held outside at Liljegren Way Field, 10 Mudge Way, behind Bedford High School and the Library. Please note that inclement weather will move this program to the Ripley School Gym, 120 Meriam Rd.
Concord. Instructors will relay a message to participants.
Summer 2: Wednesdays, 7/31-8/28, 6:30-7:30pm (5wks) Fee: $150 Class held outside at Banta Davis Fields, 304 Bedford Road, Carlisle Please note that inclement weather will move this program to the Ripley School Gym, 120 Meriam Rd. Concord. Instructors will relay a message to participants. Goat Yoga Series Instructor: Maria Tiano, Certified Instructor. Held at Chip-In Farm, 201 Hartwell Road Join us for Tuesday night Goat Yoga series! Classes take place outdoors on the farm and feature a herd of friendly baby goats! Goat kids are naturally curious and playful, and love to climb on anyone and anything.
While this may not be the most meditative and relaxing yoga class you will take, it will surely be the most fun and memorable - perfect for melting that stress! Bring your own mat, blanket, or towel but be prepared for the goats to potentially taste test everything! The class will take place outside in the evening, so bring layers in case of cool weather or mosquitos. Age 16+ Please check Chip-In Facebook page for weather cancellations or call 781-275-2545 Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, May 28, July 9 or August 6 (min 5/max 25) Fee: $24 per date Session 3 Mon. 6:30-7:30pm 7/29-8/26 $72 5wks Wed. 6:30-7:30pm 7/31-8/28 $72 Sat.
7:30-8:30am 8/3-8/31 $72 Session 3 will focus on small group training, technique, equipment and timed interval training.
19 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Golf Lessons at Patriot Golf Course Instructor: Jim Tobin, PGA 200 Springs Road, Bedford Equipment will be provided as needed. Please wear spikeless golf shoes or sneakers. Golf attire: please no gym shorts, t-shirts, tank tops. Recommend water and a hat/cap. (min 3/max 6 per class) 4wks BEGINNER GOLF: Designed for the new golfer or golfer with little experience who wants to improve. Age 18+ Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, 4/23-5/14 Fee: $149 Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, 5/28-6/18 Fee: $149 NEXT STEP GOLF: For experienced golfers looking to advance to the next level of their game.
Age 18+ Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm, 4/25-5/16 Fee: $149 Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, 5/30-6/20 Fee: $149 Sport Instruction Adult Programs Men’s Summer Outdoor Basketball League Tennis: Cardio Drill and Play Instructor: Kyle Anderson and Staff of KA Tennis Each clinic is designed to improve stroke mechanics, strength and stamina and to offer students a physical challenge in an energetic atmosphere. Time is split between fast moving drills and playing both cardio based and strategy based games. This clinic offers a good balance of information and movement. Levels will be intermediate to advanced and taught by a certified teaching pro.
Students should bring their own racquets and be ready for a fun and challenging 90 minutes. (min 4/max 10) Class held at the Bedford High courts. Age 16+ (5wks) Intermediate Level (NTRP 3.0&below) Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm, 7/11-8/8 Fee: $148 Advanced Level (NTRP 3.5&above) Thursdays, 7:30-9:00pm, 7/11-8/8 Fee: $148 Classes missed due to rain will be made up as needed.
**Please note, registration will open on Sunday, March 10 at 9:00pm Adult Tennis Lessons Instructor: Barbara Aldorisio, USPTA Professional The Beginner class covers basic strokes, volley, serve, strategy and court coverage. The Advanced class focuses on strategy, improvement of skills, footwork and fun drills. Please bring a racket and water. Barbara is an USPTA Instructor. Lessons held at the Middle School courts. Rain-dates will be held at the end of each session as needed. (6wks) Session 1: Tuesdays, 6/4-7/9 or Session 2: Tuesdays, 7/23-8/27 Beginner: 5:30—6:30pm (min 4/max 10) Fee: $75 each session Advanced: 6:30-7:30pm (min 4/max 8) Fee: $75 each session Men’s Basketball returns to the courts across from BHS this summer.
The season will be played May 30 - August 8 and consist of 10 games plus playoffs. Playoffs will be held in A and B divisions to accommodate both competitive and recreational teams. All players must be Bedford residents, Bedford High School graduates or employed by the Town of Bedford. The cost includes uniforms, 2 patched officials/game, 2 scorekeepers/game and playoff games for all league members. Games will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some additional weeknights during the season as needed. No games July 4th week. Fee: $950 Per Team /$1000 after June 6 deadline A mandatory meeting will be held at 12 Mudge Way (Recreation Office Building) on Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm.
All Captains/Team representatives and free agents must attend. Rosters and team fees must be submitted by June 6. Unattached players may put their names on a free agent list by contacting the Recreation Department (will be placed if space available).
20 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Slow-Pitch Co-Ed Softball League Adult Programs Spring & Summer 2019 This is an in-town, recreational, casual, fun, co-ed league that begins in the Spring and continues through the Summer. Teams will be created by a committee of League Co- Commissioners and Captains. You may request to play with up to 4 people. Players must be age 21, Bedford/Hanscom Residents or Bedford High School alumni. There will be a meeting for people interested in serving as Captains in early March. Schedule: (subject to change) Spring: (April 1-June 23) 10+ games, some doubleheaders and playoffs Sunday games at 4:30 and 6:00pm Summer: (June 30-August 18) 14+ games, some Sunday doubleheaders and playoffs Sunday games at 4:30 and 6:00pm Wednesday games, 6:00/6:30pm Combo Spring & Summer: $125 (includes uniform shirt and hat) Spring only: $60 (includes uniform shirt and hat) Summer Only: $75 (uniform/hat additional $15) Umpires Needed: Please apply at the Recreation Department if you are interested in working as an Umpire for the games.
Must have availability and experience. Great paying part-time job! High School students or adults.
Sign up on the Umpire Interest list online. Pick-Up Soccer: Indoor & Outdoor Indoor Pick-Up Soccer Open to all Bedford Residents. Players must be age 18+ and not in high school. Please bring a white shirt and a dark- colored shirt. Davis School Gym. *Tuesday nights are reserved for age 50+ players. No Fee Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8:30-10:00pm, 4/1-6/11 (no play dates 4/15-4/18, 5/14-5/16, 5/27) Outdoor Pick-Up Soccer Join us for outdoor men's and women's pick up soccer. Players must be age 18+ and not in high school. Please bring a white shirt and a dark-colored shirt. BHS Sabourin Field.
www.bedfordrecreation.org No Fee Women's Spring: Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:45pm, 4/3-6/12 Summer: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, 7/10-7/31. (August TBA) Register at www.bedfordrecreation.org for Women’s Outdoor Pick-Up Soccer Men's Spring: Wednesdays, 8:45 - 10:30pm, 4/3-6/12 Summer: Mondays, 8:30-10:30pm, 7/1-8/26 / Wednesdays, 8:30-10:30pm, 7/10-8/28 Sundays, 9:30-11:30am, 6/30-8/18 REGISTRATION: For Men’s Soccer and Indoor Soccer https://groups.google.com and join via "Bedford MA Adult Soccer"
21 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Volleyball This is a co-ed drop-in program open to Bedford adults only. Please note that this is not a volleyball league and there are no set teams; players must be flexible with regard to team formation in order to enable fair competition for all. Please bring your own volleyballs. Lane School Gym. Age 18+ Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00pm, 4/1-6/12 (no 4/15, 4/17, 5/27) No Fee Outdoor: Monday & Tuesdays, 5:00pm to dusk, 6/17-8/13 (no 7/29, 7/30, 8/5, 8/6) Springs Road Field, entry to Springs Brook Park, 181 Springs Rd.
Basketball This is a co-ed drop-in program open to Bedford adults only. Please note that this is not a basketball league and there are no set teams; players must be flexible with regard to team formation in order to enable fair competition for all. Please bring your own basketballs. Bedford High School Gym. Age 18+ Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00-10:00pm, 4/1-6/12 (no 4/15, 4/17, 5/27, 6/5) No Fee *please note: email notices sent for no play nights in June if Men’s league play games inside at BHS Badminton: Intermediate and Advanced* Open courts for intermediate and advanced players. This is a competitive league.
Mostly doubles, but singles when court space available. Players must be registered and attend regularly. Bring your own racket; feather shuttlecocks provided. (max 30) Lane School Gym. Age 18+ Tuesdays, 7:30-10:00pm, 4/2-6/11 (no 4/9, 4/16) No fee for Bedford Residents NON RESIDENT BADMINTON REGISTRATION: BEGINS 3/17, 9:00pm Fee: $30 for non-Bedford Residents *Please note that only registered participants may attend. Guests, fill-ins, or waitlisted players may not play. Badminton: Beginner and Intermediate Open courts for beginning and intermediate players. Some instruction is available for technique and rules.
Intermediate players should provide their own rackets. Some loaner rackets available (beginners are encouraged to play a bit before purchasing a racket). Shuttlecocks are provided. Please wear indoor or tennis shoes. Lane School Gym. Age 18+ Thursdays, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, 4/4-6/13 (no 4/18) No Fee Pickleball*** What is Pickleball? It’s a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played with a paddle and plastic ball on a badminton-sized court using a slightly modified tennis net. Check out www.usapa.org for detailed information. Some paddles available on a first-come basis.
Bring a lawn chair for when on break. Age 18+ Spring: Tuesdays, 5:15-7:15pm, 4/2-6/11 (no 4/9, 4/16) Lane School Gym No Fee Thursdays, 7:00-9:30pm, 4/4-5/30 (no 4/18) Bedford High School Gym Fridays, 5:15-9:30pm, 4/5-6/14 (no 4/19) Lane School Gym Summer: Tuesdays, 6:00-9:30pm, 6/18-8/27. Bedford High School Tennis Courts Fridays, 6:00-9:30pm, 6/21-8/30. Bedford High School Tennis Courts ***Pickleball Court usage at John Glenn Middle School: We will be tracking the use of the Pickleball courts by the general public to determine demand for permanent courts in town. Please make sure to sign in when you play at the Middle School tennis courts.
They will be painted later this Spring with Pickleball lines for players to use outside the times organized by the Pick-Up Pickleball program run by Bedford Recreation.
Pick-Up Sports Adult Programs REGISTRATION: Please register for all of the Pick-Up Sports programs to receive email updates including schedule changes as they occur. Changes may occur on short notice. www.bedfordrecreation.org to register. (exception: Men’s and Indoor Soccer, see previous page) Registered players get priority to play if over-crowded. If schools are closed due to holidays or weather, there will be no sports. All programs are for ages 18+. Age 16+ may play if there is space but they must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. We are very fortunate to have Volunteer Coordinators managing these programs; please help them set up, keep the areas clean, maintain the equipment and break down at the end.
22 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org INTRAMURAL SPRING & FALL SOCCER (GRADES K-8) The goal is for children to enjoy and learn the sport of soccer. Must wear shin guards and bring a soccer ball. Parents provide all coaching and support functions for the program. Please indicate your willingness to coach or assist on your child’s registration form or in the notes section of the online registration. No experience necessary. Program is for Bedford/Hanscom residents only. Must play with current grade. $15 field maintenance fee included. SPRING 2019 SEASON: APRIL 6 - JUNE 1 Registration Fee by 3/22: $78 Fee after 3/22: $93 FALL 2019 SEASON: SEPTEMBER 7 - NOVEMBER 2 (No Intramural 9/21 Bedford Day; K-2 will march in parade).
Registration Fee by 8/13: $78 Fee after 8/13: $93 INTRAMURAL UNIFORMS: Uniform fee: $15 (same uniform all grades of Intramural Soccer). Uniforms will be handed out on the first day of the season; simply add uniform and size to your cart when registering. K Boys K Girls 10:30-11:30 JGMS J Field 10:30-11:30 JGMS Plateau Field Ball Size 3 Grade 1 Boys Grade 1 Girls 11:45-1:00 JGMS J Field 11:45-1:00 JGMS Plateau Field Ball Size 3 Grade 2 Boys Grade 2 Girls 8:45-10:15 JGMS J Field 8:45-10:15 JGMS Plateau Field Ball Size 4 Grade 3-5 Boys Grade 6-8 Boys 8:45-10:15 South Road Fields 8:45-10:15 South Road Fields Ball Size 4 Grade 3-5 Girls Grade 6-8 Girls 8:45-10:15 South Road Fields 8:45-10:15 South Road Fields Ball Size 4 FALL TRAVEL SOCCER (OUT OF TOWN PLAY) Registration is now open for Fall Travel Soccer.
Registration will close June 3 or when teams fill. When teams fill, additional registrations will be taken on a waiting list basis & new teams will be formed if there are enough players on the waiting list. Games played Saturdays, either in Bedford or in another BAYS League town. Travel teams practice two times per week. Parents provide transportation to the games. Season: September - early November. Rosters are announced in mid-August. Practices: Girls Mondays/Thursdays; Boys Tuesdays/Fridays. Travel Soccer is unable to accommodate requests for placement with a specific coach or friend. $15 field maintenance fee included.
EARLY BIRD FEE: (by May 25): $162 FEE: (After May 25): $196 NOTE: There will be NEW UNIFORMS for Bedford Youth Soccer starting Fall 2019. Information regarding pricing and ordering will be sent to players and made available on the Recreation website in mid March. All players will be required to purchase new uniforms for the Fall 2019 season. *There are no refunds for Fall 2019 Travel Soccer after 7/1/2019 SOCCER EVALUATION INFORMATION Mandatory soccer evaluations for players in Grades 5/6 & 7/8 age groups in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 will be conducted in May/June at the South Road Fields. Evaluation dates will be posted on the Recreation website in March.
Grade 3: Born on or after 1/1/2010 and in the 3rd grade Grade 5/6: Born on or after 1/1/2007 and in the 5th or 6th grade Grade 4: Born on or after 1/1/2009 and in the 4th grade Grade 7/8: Born on or after 1/1/2005 and in the 7th or 8th grade Age Group Times and Locations: Bedford Youth Soccer INTRAMURAL & TRAVEL To Register for Bedford Youth Soccer: www.bedfordrecreation.org For Policies, Procedures & Additional Information: www.bedfordyouthsoccer.org
23 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Preschool Rhythm & Dance (Ages 3.5-6) Instructor: Renae Nichols Let your preschoolers shake, giggle, and groove in this high energy, movement-based dance class created just for them! Through weekly music and dance exploration, they will work on building gross motor skills and combine the skills into lively routines. The kid-friendly steps are easy to learn and fun to perform. Students will dance primarily in sneakers and bare feet. During the final class of the session, parents and guests are invited for a special performance.
Preschool Art (Ages 2.5-5) Instructor: Sarah Scoville Let your little ones explore their love of art! This adult and child class will Classes begin with a greeting song and story and then children have choice time with various stations featuring different art media. Classes will end with a movement activity. Preschool Gymnastics (Ages 1-5) Instructor: Jennifer McGrath Jennifer brings oodles of energy to keep kids moving in her preschool gymnastics/movement classes. Adult participation is require when noted below. Children should wear comfortable clothing and will participate in bare feet.
Class Descriptions: Toddler Tumblers (with adult): This class is the perfect combination of fun and learning.
Each week will have a different theme involving different equipment. Participants will roll down the mat, walk across the beam, swing like monkeys, and jump like frogs. Parachutes and stamps complete this magical gymnastics class. Children must be walking to participate. Preschool Gym (without adult): This class teaches beginning skills that will be useful in any sport. Focus is placed on strength and flexibility while building balance and body awareness. Gymnastics equipment is used in class to teach and reinforce gymnastics skills. Kindermusik Family Class (Ages 0-4) Instructor: Bernadette Baird This music-filled class celebrates the joy of growing chil- dren.
Each week, children will love singing, dancing and playing instruments with parents/caregivers and their new friends. Children will practice skills, turn taking, social skills, and active listening. There will also be tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Class in- cludes at home materials.
Mini Sports (Ages 3-4) Instructor: FAST Athletics This program is a combination of warm-up games and sports such as soccer, kickball, and t-ball. Children will be introduced to the importance of teamwork. FAST Athletics offers new and exciting games each class. Children should wear sneakers, comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Fridays, 4/5-5/31 (no class 4/19) Fee: $94 2:00-2:45 PM 8 wks 12 Mudge Way, Union Room Min 6/Max12 Thursdays Fee: $87 1:30-2:15 PM Session 1: 4/11-5/9 (No class 4/18) Session 2: 5/16-6/6 12 Mudge Way, Room 144 Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 AM Fee: $63 Session 1: 4/4-5/2 (no class 4/18) 4 wks Session 2: 5/9-5/30 4 wks Session 3: 6/6-6/27 4 wks 12 Mudge Way, Active Room Sundays, 4/7-5/19 (no class 4/21) Fee: $81 1:00-1:45 PM 6 wks Location: TBD Min 8/Max 16 Spring Preschool Programs Fridays, 4/12-6/21 (no class 4/19 & 5/17) Fee: $155 9:30-10:10 AM: Toddler Tumblers (12-36 Months) 10:10-10:55 AM: Preschool Gym (3-5 Years) 4:00-4:45 Ages 4-Grade 2 (see page 28 for details, class takes place at Lane School) Class Location: First Church, 25 Great Rod (park in Town Hall Lot) Min 6/Max 20
24 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Preschool Soccer (Ages 2-5) Instructor: Soccer Shots Bedford T-Ball Clinic (Ages 3-5) Instructor: Tim French This program is a wonderful introduction to the world of baseball for you preschoolers. Tim and his staff of energetic and knowledgeable coaches introduce players to the fundamentals. Players will practice skills through a wide variety of developmentally appropriate drills and activities designed to make learning the game of baseball fun. Skills will be applied by participation in games. Children should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, and bring baseball gloves and water.
Little Farmers (Ages 2.5-5) Drop Off Program Instructor: Chip-in Farm Little Farmers is a full sensory farm and nature program. At Chip-in Farm, our goal is to connect children to the outdoors and their community through outdoor play and meaningful farm work. Children will help care for the animals each day before exploring the surrounding fields and forest. The majority of each day will be spent outside in the sun, the rain and maybe even the snow! This hands-on farm and nature experience will give children a deeper connection to the natural world while developing resilience, self confidence, and independence.
Preschool Tennis (Ages 3-5) Instructor: Skyhawks Fundamental tennis skills such as movement and rallying are taught through a wide range of fun activities that help develop agility, balance, coordination and gross motor skills. Tennis play develops better tennis mechanics and more consistent shots. Children should dress for the weather and bring a tennis racquet and sneakers. Mondays, 9:00-12:00 PM Fee: $177 Session 1: 4/1-4/22 Session 2: 4/29-5/20 Wednesdays, 9:00-12:00 PM Fee: $177 Session 1: 4/3-4/24 Session 2: 5/1-5/22 201 Hartwell Road, Bedford Min 3/Max 10 Saturdays, 4/13-6/1 (no 5/25) 7 wks Fee: $132 Ages 2 & 3: 8:30-9:00 AM (Min 4/Max 24) Ages 3-Young 4: 9:15-9:55 (Min 4/Max 30) Ages Older 4-5: 10:15-11:00 AM (Min 4/Max 30) Ages 3-Young 4: 11:15-11:55 AM (Min 4/Max 30) Ages Older 4-5: 12:15-1:00 PM (Min 4/Max 30) Location: TBD Field in Bedford Soccer Shots teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive environment.
Created and franchised by two professional soccer players, Soccer Shots in now active nation wide. Soccer Shots uses best-in-class coaching, curriculum, and communication. Children should wear comfortable athletic clothing and sneakers (as appropriate for the weather), and bring water. Each child will receive a ball to keep and a medal at the end of the session. Spring Preschool Programs Tuesdays, 4/23-5/21 Fee: $90 1:00-1:45 PM 5 wks BHS Tennis Courts Min 8/Max 20 Tuesdays, 4/23-5/21 Fee: $80 Ages 3-Young 4: 5:30-6:30 PM 5 wks Ages Old 4-5: 6:30-7:30 PM Field TBD Min 16/Max 50
25 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Davis Dessert Decorating (Grades 1 & 2) Instructor: Kelly Anderson This 7-week class focuses on cupcake, cookie, truffle and other dessert decorating. Basic skills such as icing and piping will be taught in a fun and creative atmosphere. Each session will have a specific theme such as animals, nature, sports etc. Step by step instructions will be provided each week. Kids take home all of their creations at the end of every class. Please send a snack for the beginning of class.
Afterschool Flag Football (Grades K-2) Instructor: FAST Athletics F.A.S.T.
Athletics will teach game strategies, catching techniques and most importantly how to work together as a team. The students will be able to participate in different situational games such as Red Zone Defense, fourth and inches, and the QB challenge as they learn the importance of fair play. Each class will end with a simulated game broken down into 4 quarters. Coaches provide plenty of plays ready to go for their teams. Please send a snack for the beginning of class. Coding with Kids: Little Coders Instructor: Coding with Kids Get them started early! The Little Coders class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking skills, such as loops and conditionals, through a fun blend of hands-on activities from coding puzzles and board games to easy-to-use, drag-and-drop programming tools.
Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through to advance their knowledge and new students can pick up the basics. Please send a snack for the beginning of class. Supersports (Grades K-2) Instructor: FAST Athletics Get up, get going, get active with the F.A.S.T. Athletics Supersports program. F.A.S.T. Athletics will offer a variety of sports each week such as: Soccer, Mat Ball, Basketball, Dodgeball, and kickball. The program includes proper stretching and warm-up games as well as instruction of basic skills of each sport. Each class will end with a high energy game of the sport played that day.
Please send a snack for the beginning of class. Davis Art (Grades K-2) Instructor: Sarah Scoville Mondays, 4/8-6/3 (no class 4/15 & 5/27) Fee: $92 Dismissal-4:30 PM 7 wks Davis School Gym Min 8/Max 16 Tuesdays, 4/9-6/4 (no class 4/16 & 5/14) Fee: $92 Dismissal-4:30 PM 7 wks Davis School Gym Min 8/Max 16 Davis Art is a drawing, painting, print making and sculpture class focused on technique and experimentation. We will work with traditional media such as charcoal and acrylic paint. We will also get messy and creative with paper mache and we will learn simple sewing to investigate different mixed media approaches.
Please send a snack for the beginning of class. Wednesdays, 4/10-5/29 (no class 4/17) Fee: $167 Dismissal-3:20 PM 7 wks Davis School Cafeteria Min 12/Max 20 Mondays, 4/8-6/3 (no class 4/15 & 5/27) Fee: $190 Dismissal-4:30 PM 7 wks Davis School Cafeteria Min 8/Max 16 Spring Elementary Programs DAVIS Tuesdays, 4/9-6/4 (no class 4/16) Fee: $210 Dismissal-4:30 PM 8 wks Davis School Cafeteria Min 6/Max 16
26 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Davis Yoga (Grades K-2) Instructor: Bonnie McCulloch Roar like a lion, fly like a butterfly and travel to faraway places by experiencing yoga combined with music, storytelling, and co-operative games. Children’s imaginations will be stretched in this yoga class that explores breath work, yoga postures and relaxation techniques presented in a fun, creative manner. Prior to class, children will be released to the cafeteria from their classrooms where they will enjoy quiet activities. Please send a snack for the beginning of class.
Davis Girl Power (Grades 1 & 2) Instructor: Jennifer Buckley, GrooveWrx For grades 1 and 2. Girl Power was created in 2015 by Jennifer Buckley, Founder of GrooveWrx. This highly interactive one-afternoon program is a great opportunity for girls to build and celebrate self-confidence. Participants enjoy games, brainstorms, physical activity and hands-on projects that help create a better sense of self and celebrate friendship and community. Children should wear comfortable clothing and bring an after school snack.
Jedi Engineering (Grades K-2) Instructor: Play-well Teknologies The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! Please send a snack for the beginning of the program. Multisport Afterschool Program Soccer, Baseball & Golf (Grades K-2) Instructor: Skyhawks The essentials of soccer, baseball and golf are taught in a safe, structured environment with plenty of encouragement and focus on fun.
All games and activities are designed to enable kids to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace. Please send a snack for the beginning of the program.
Science is Everywhere (Grades K-2) Instructor: Mad Science of North Boston Thursdays, 4/11-6/6 (no class 4/18 & 5/16) Fee: $81 Dismissal-4:30 PM 7 wks Davis School Gym Min 6/12 Science is Everywhere is a program involving genres of science all around us: Biology, Ecology, Electromagnetism, Geology and Physics. Through entertaining demonstrations and hands-on experiments students will gain the understanding of concepts that define the world. There will be a unique take home science toy associated with each class. Please send a snack for the beginning of class.
Fridays, 4/12-5/31 (no class 4/19) Fee: $150 Dismissal-4:30 PM 7 wks Davis School Cafeteria Min 12/Max 20 DAVIS Spring Elementary Programs Fridays, 4/5-5/17 (no class 4/19) Fee: $102 Dismissal-4:30 PM 6 wks Davis School Gym Min 8/Max 20 Wednesday, May 29 Fee: $30 Dismissal-4:15 PM Davis School Cafeteria Min 15/Max 25 Thursdays, 4/11-5/30 (no class 4/18) Fee: $142 Dismissal-4:30 PM 7 wks Davis School Cafeteria Min 11/Max 16
27 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org F.A.S.T. Basketball Clinic (Grades K-2) Instructor: F.A.S.T. Basketball 3…..2…..1….bzzzz. This program is intended to increase players’ confidence in passing, shooting, and dribbling skills so when it’s time to make that game winning shot, they are ready. Players will also practice the proper techniques of playing defense, rebounding and boxing out. In addition to basketball scrimmages, participants will also play games such as knock out, dribbling relay races and hot hands.
GrooveWrx Unplugged Kids’ Night Out! (Grades 1-4) Instructor: Jennifer Buckley Kids will enjoy a night of old-fashioned empowering kid fun! Parents will enjoy a night out.
Participants will play team-building games, engage in fun physical activities, and enjoy hands-on projects and special guests! A great night of unplugged, screen-free fun! Kids should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Pizza and water will be served. Wednesday Indoor Tennis Lessons Instructor: KA Tennis Kyle Anderson will give instruction on mechanics, rallying skills and fundamental of strokes. This hands on approach, organized drills, as well as fun games make this program appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Children should wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring a tennis racket.
Grades K-2 will be dismissed to the cafeteria from their classrooms (please send a snack) Grades 3-5: parents are responsible for drop off and pick up.
Wednesdays, 4/10-6/5 (no 4/17, 5/15) Fee: $150 Grades K-2: Dismissal-3:30 PM 7 wks Grades 3-5: 3:30-4:30 PM Davis School Gym Min 6/Max 10 DAVIS & LANE Spring Elementary Programs Tuesdays, 4/9-6/4 (no 4/16 & 5/14) Fee: $92 6:00-7:00 PM 7 wks Davis School Gym Min 8/Max 16 Friday, May 17 Fee: $35 5:30-8:00 PM Lane School Cafeteria Min 25/Max 40 Saturday Tennis Lessons (Ages 5-14) Instructor: Kyle Anderson Learn the sport of tennis from Kyle Anderson and his staff. Kyle is a PTR and USTA certified instructor who has 21 years full time experience instructing individuals and groups. Kyle will be instructing on the courts for all lessons.
The six week program is designed to teach the mechanics of ground strokes, volleys, serves and rallying skills. For younger payers, the emphasis is on the fundamentals of strokes. A hands on approach, drills and fun games make this class appropriate for all ages. Tennis racket required. All lessons are held on the BHS Courts.
Saturdays, 4/27-6/8 (no class 5/25) 6 wks Age 5-6: 8:30-9:05 AM (Min 4/Max 10) Fee: $69 Ages 7-9: 9:15-10:15 AM (Min 4/Max 10) Fee: $118 Ages 10-14: 10:30-12:00 PM (Min 4/Max 10) Fee: $176 Advanced Jr Clinic (Ages 9-14) 12:00-1:30 PM Fee: $176 (must have instructor approval for advanced clinic) Ages 7-9: 1:30-2:30 PM (Min 4/Max 10) Fee: $118 Introduction to Kenpo Karate (Ages 5-13) Instructor: Callahan’s Karate There are many positive benefits to karate training. In this 4-week introductory course, beginner students will be introduced to Callahan’s award winning programs that develop confidence, focus and self-discipline while teaching the basics of karate and self-defense.
The class fee includes a uniform.
Tuesdays, 5/7-5/28 Fee: $72 4:30-5:10 PM 4 wks Saturdays, 5/11-6/1 Fee: $72 11:20-12:00 PM 4 wks Callahan’s Karate Studio, 20 North Rd. Min 5/Max 12
28 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org PROformance Soccer Clinic (Grades K-2) Instructor: PROformance Soccer The PROformance Soccer Clinic is for Grades K-2. This action-packed training is designed to be fun and instructional, aimed at developing key technical soccer skills while inspiring a love and enthusiasm for the game. The seven session program consists of both skill work and games.
Wednesdays, 4/24-6/5 Fee: $180 Grade K (Boys and Girls): 4:30-5:15 PM Grade 1 & 2 Boys: 5:15-6:30 PM Grade 1 & 2 Girls: 6:30-7:45 PM South Road Fields 7 wks Min 8/Max 20 Hired Hands (Grades K-2 & 3-5) Instructor: Chip in Farm Help take care of the animals at Chip-in Farm! Learn about the farm through hands-on activities, crafts, games and cooking projects. Feed the animals, collect eggs, explore the surroundings forest, and play with the baby goats. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes (boots are best!) and clothes that can get dirty. This class will meet rain or shine, outside or in the barn for most of the class.
This is a drop off program and parents are not required to stay with the class.
Gymnastics (Grades K-5) Instructor: Jennifer McGrath This gymnastics program introduces participants to the fundamentals of gymnastics. Jennifer’s contagious energy keeps kids moving as she introduces the basic skills of floor, bar, vaulting and low beam. Participants learn bridges, splits, jumps and much more. Students participate in bare feet. Participants should wear comfortable athletic clothing. For grade 3-5: Students will wait for bus dismissal to end before starting class; please send a snack.
Grades K-2 Fee: $160 Mondays, 4:00-6:00 PM Session 1: 4/8-5/13 (no class 4/15 & 4/22) Session 2: 5/20-6/17 (no class 5/27) Grades 3-5 Fee: $160 Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 PM Session 1: 4/10-5/8 (no class 4/17) Session 2: 5/15-6/5 201 Hartwell Road, Bedford Min 4/Max 10 AM GYM at Davis & Lane Instructor: Recreation Staff Davis School (Grades K-2) 8:00 AM-Start of School Dates: 4/1-Last Day of School Fee: $233 Davis Gym Program does not meet on no-school days, holidays, snow days or school delays due to inclement weather.
Start your day on a great note at Davis School with our fun Recreation staff. Have a blast and get energized for the day in this early morning drop off program. A variety of games will be played along with supervised free play and exploration. Lane School (Grades 3-5) 7:30 AM-Start of School Dates: 4/1-Last Day of School Fee: $220 Lane Gym Program does not meet on no-school days, holidays, snow days or school delays due to inclement weather. An opportunity for children to move and play the sports that they enjoy before starting the school day. Recreation staff members supervise the gym, offering a choice of activities and free play.
DAVIS & LANE Spring Elementary Programs Fridays, 4/5-6/14 (no class 4/19) Fee: $185 Grades 3-5 Dismissal-4:00 PM 10 wks Age 4-Grade 2: 4:00-4:45 PM Lane School Gym Min 20/Max 40
29 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org DAVIS & LANE Spring Elementary Programs Lane Girl Power (Grades 3 & 4) Instructor: Jennifer Buckley, GrooveWrx Girl Power was created in 2015 by Jennifer Buckley, Founder of GrooveWrx. This highly interactive one- afternoon program is a great opportunity for girls to build and celebrate self-confidence! Participants will enjoy games, brainstorms, physical activities and hands-on projects to help create a better sense of self, and celebrate friendship and community.
Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring an after school snack.
Making a Short Film (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Bedford TV Lane Girl Power (Grade 5) Instructor: Jennifer Buckley, GrooveWrx Girl Power was created in 2015 by Jennifer Buckley, Founder of GrooveWrx. This spring after school event is just for 5th grade girls! This is a great opportunity for girls to build and celebrate self-confidence as they prepare for middle school! They will enjoy games, brainstorms, physical activity and hands-on projects that help create a better sense of self and celebrate friendship and community. There will also be special guests from the JGMS Guidance office for a fun Q&A about 6th grade!
Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Parents are responsible for transportation. Friday, April 26 Fee: $30 3:15-5:30 PM JGMS Auditorium Min 15/Max 25 Thursday, May 23 Fee: $30 Dismissal-4:30 PM Lane School Computer Lab Min 15/Max 25 Tuesdays, 4/23-5/28 Fee: $180 3:30-5:00 PM 6 wks Bedford TV Studio, 16 South Road Min 4/Max 8 Junior Golf (Ages 7-10 & 11+) Instructor: Jim Tobin, Patriot Golf Course Patriot Golf Course is offering youth golf lessons. The 7- 10 year old class is for students who have little or no experience. The 11 and older age group is for students who have an understanding of the basics and are looking to advance to the next level.
Equipment will be provided, but students may bring their own clubs if preferred. Participants should wear sneakers, jogging shoes or spike-less golf shoes and a hat and bring water. Suggested apparel: collar shirts, no gym shorts, t- shirts, tank tops or swim wear.
Saturdays, 6/1-6/22 Fee: $142 Ages 7-10: 9:00-10:30 AM 4 wks Ages 11+: 11:00-12:30 PM 4 wks Patriot Golf Course (200 Springs Road) Min 3/Max 10 Parent/Child Yoga (Grades K-4) Instructor: Kamate Fitness A wholesome workout for parents and children including creative and fun activities based on the foundations of yoga. Instructors will lead multiple yoga combinations, Tai Chi, and a light relaxation to enhance flexibility, balance, relaxation, and of course encourage fun fitness choices. Option 1: Sunday, May 26 Fee: $25/day Option 2: Sunday, July 14 3:00-4:00 PM Kamate Fitness, 153 Concord Students will work together to script, act, and produce a movie as a group.
Students will learn about the movie making process starting with pre-production planning, shooting and performing (including green screen) and editing. Student will receive a DVD copy of their film at the end of the session. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the studio.
30 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Lane Art (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Sarah Scoville Lane Art is a drawing, painting, print making and sculpture class focused on technique and experimentation. Students will work with traditional media such as charcoal and acrylic paint. They will get messy and creative with paper mache. They will also learn and practice simple sewing to investigate different mixed media approaches. Students should bring a snack for the beginning of the program.
Scratch Computer Programming (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Empow studios Scratch the surface of programming with Scratch! Developed by M.I.T, the Scratch platform is one of the most engaging ways to teach kids to code.
Students learn the basics of computer programming by arranging puzzle- like blocks into lines of code in a drag-&-drop graphical interface. Possible projects include video games, animations, simulators, and even role-playing games. After the class, projects are shared with family and friends, and students may continue to work on their projects from home.
Spring Elementary Programs LANE Hands on Electronics (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Circuit Lab Tinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming. We begin experimenting with fundamentals of electronics in circuitry, and step up to projects where our class of younger makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices. Students will use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry PI (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors, and programming. LEGO® Robotics (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Empow Studios Gear up for a class that combines engineering and programming using EV3, the newest generation of LEGO® MINDSTORMS.
Empow Studios instructors teach the connection between code and physical action while kids work in pairs to create their robots. Sensors help the robot make autonomous decisions, and kids learn to code using movement, loops, switches, and more. Please note, parents are responsible for drop off and pick up for this class. Class also eligible for a Lane School Kids’ Club Combo.
3D Printing, Coding & Design Instructor: BlocksCAD 3D printing is manufacturing of the future, right here and now. 3-D printing takes digital files and transforms them into real objects. In this class, students learn basic computer-aided design (CAD) principles while learning the foundations of coding. Using BlocksCAD, students code 3-D models in a block-based editor. As participants build on the introductory concepts and practice computational thinking skills, they will be able to build unique, personalized, three-dimensional designs. This class can also accommodate students with prior BlocksCAD/coding experience.
Each student will have two 3D prints duringthe 8 week course. Minecraft (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Janet Guanci & Audrey Ferguson Children will build, design, create and collaborate using Minecraft.edu (the popular sandbox world open game). Please send a snack for the beginning of class. Tuesdays, 4/23-6/11 Fee: $144 Dismissal-4:30 PM 8 wks Lane School Art Room Min 7/Max 14 Mondays, 4/8-6/3 (no class 4/15 & 5/27) Fee: $167 Dismissal-4:00 PM 7 wks Lane Art Room Min 10/Max 20 Wednesdays, 4/10-6/5 (no class 4/17) Fee: $234 Dismissal-2:30 PM 8 wks Lane School Library Min 8/Max 12 Wednesdays, 4/10-6/5 (no class 4/17) Fee: $191 2:45-3:45 PM 8 wks Lane School Library Min 8/Max 12 Thursdays, 4/11-6/6 (no 4/18) Fee: $276 Dismissal-4:00 PM 8 wks Lane School Art Room Min 4/Max 12 Tuesdays, 4/9-5/28 (no 4/16) Fee: $63 Dismissal-4:00 PM 7 wks Lane School Computer Lab Min 12/Max 20
31 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Spring Elementary Programs LANE Expert Architects (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum The sky is the limit in Expert Architects! In this math, writing and presentation class, students serve as presidents of new architectural firms and are tasked with designing and building the city’s next skyscraper. Students study a kid-friendly history of skyscrapers and create a blueprint of their own stylized tall building. They then must weigh other considerations including the environment, traffic and surrounding buildings using Google Earth to find the perfect location for their project.
The expert architects then create a three-dimensional model of the structure and present their work to invited parents. rightbraincurriculum.com/expertarchitects World According to Google Earth (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum Put away those old fold-up maps and aging school atlases, Google Earth is here! Technology has revolutionized the way that students learn about geography and world cultures. In The World According to Google Earth, students use virtual maps, library books and online encyclopedias to find answers to six key questions about a country of their choosing. The students create presentations to inform the class about their chosen nation.
Meanwhile, students learn to use Google Earth to create their own maps — adding placemarks, measuring distances and adding photographs. In the final part of the class, students create a model “World's Fair” with each pair of students designing a national pavilion for their country out of Legos. Geography class will never be the same! rightbraincurriculum.com/googleearth Lane Yoga (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Bonnie McCulloch In this yoga class, students explore traditional yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation through literature, music, creative art and more. They build strength, self-awareness, balance and concentration.
Students listen to popular music while they learn yoga postures and explore topics such as compassion, empathy, inner strength and peace. Please send a snack for the beginning of class.
Youth Track and Field Clinic (Co-ed, Grades 3-8) Instructor: David Bell & Staff Do you like to run? To race? Enjoy this lifetime activity and learn about this Olympic sport. Track events include 100, 200, and 400 meters for all grades, the 50 meter dash for 3rd and 4th graders, and the 800 meters and one mile for the four older grades. Field events include the softball throw for distance, standing broad jump for 3rd and 4th graders, the running long jump for 5th and 6th graders, and the long and triple jumps for 7th and 8th graders. There is also a 4 x 100 meter relay race. Come with your relay team together, or we will create one for you! The events are contested by current school year grades.
Fridays, 4/12-5/31 (no class 4/19) Fee: $81 Dismissal-4:00 PM 7 wks Lane Computer Lab Min 6/Max 12 Fee: $95 Location: BHS Track, unless noted below Dates: Tuesday, May 21 3:45-5:30 PM Tuesday, May 28 3:45-5:30 PM Friday, May 31 3:45-6:15 PM (Scrimmage in Concord) Tuesday, June 4 3:45-5:30 PM Tuesday, June 11 3:45-5:30 PM Saturday, June 15 6:30-9:15 PM (Meet in Burlington) (Rain Date: June 16) Fridays, 4/12-5/10 (no class 4/19) Fee: $127 Dismissal-4:45 PM 4 wks Lane Library Min 6/Max 16 Fridays, 5/24-6/14 Fee: $127 Dismissal-4:45 PM 4 wks Lane Library Min 6/Max 16 Basketball Training (Grades 3-8) Instructor: Boston Elite Sports Training, Kenny Small & Staff A series of game situations will be incorporated to help participants with team building, conditioning and in-game IQ.
Participants will also be exposed to various drills to help with ball handling, shooting, defense, footwork and rebounding. This program will be competitive and informative, helping participants learn how to take their basketball game to the next level. It will help young basketball players understand the dedication and time that it takes to be a great basketball player. Participants will be grouped by skill level. Players must bring a basketball.
Mondays, 4/8-6/10 (no 4/15 & 5/27) Fee: $230 Boys: 6:00-7:00 PM (Min 8/Max 30) 8 wks Girls: 7:00-8:00 PM (Min 8/Max 30) Davis Elementary School
32 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Spring Elementary Programs LANE Archery (Grades 4+) Instructor: On the Mark Archery Do you want your child to be more focused, confident, and determined? This recurve archery program teaches this exciting Olympic sport that emphasizes the importance of goal setting, patience and hard work to achieve results on and off the range. This relaxed environment is perfect for individuals who are looking for an ‘alternative sport’ that enables them to advance at their own pace.
Engaging and passionate instructors will motivate students to help them reach their full potential. All equipment provided. Archers are eligible to represent their town in the annual On the Mark Archery June and August Tournament.
Wednesdays, 5/1-5/29 Fee: $150 6:30-7:30 PM 5 wks Davis School Gym Min 8/Max 18 Knitting Club (Grades 3-8) Instructor: Denise Cohen This club is for anyone who would like to learn how to knit, improve knitting skills or just knit to relax with a group of other knitting fans. Basic knit stitches will be reviewed and instruction will be given to bind and cast on. There will be knitting projects appropriate for each skill level. All materials are included. Wednesdays, 4/3-5/22 (no class 4/17 & 5/1) Fee: $69 6:00-7:00 PM 6 wks 12 Mudge Way Min 5/Max 10 Youth Field Hockey Clinic (Grades 4-6) Instructor: Roseanne Ham and BHS Field Hockey This clinic will teach rules, positions and skills needed to play field hockey.
Bedford Varsity players will assist Head Coach, Roseanne Ham, instructing players to dribble, pass, shoot and practice those skills during game play. Players must bring a field hockey stick, water, goggles, shin guards and a mouth guard. The program is open to all skill levels. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bedford Field Hockey program.
Evening Chess (Grades 3-8) Instructor: Peter Desjardins Beginner and experienced players will learn about the game and spend time playing. Offering basic game play instruction, this program is suitable for those who have never played before. Together, players will explore aspects of the game such as opening, middle and end game strategies, timed games, and more advanced resources. Participants will be grouped by experience. Thursdays, 4/11-5/23 (no class 4/18) Fee: $46 6:30-7:30 PM 6 wks JGMS Cafeteria Min 8/Max 20 Sundays, 4/21-6/9 (no class 5/26) Fee: $110 6:00-7:00 PM 7 wks Sabourin Field Min 10/Max 40 April Vacation Programs April Vacation KidsJam (Grades K-4) Instructor: Kamate Fitness KidsJam Instructors Wednesday, April 17 Fee: $38 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 20 Got spring fever from being cooped up this winter? Dance it away with this interactive fitness dance program! The program encourages kids to express themselves through movement.
The funky KidsJam instructor will teach kids to move with confidence and promote creative expression and team collaboration. The morning will consist of dance, games, exploration of dance styles, crafts and team building, and finish with stretching and calming meditation. Participants should wear sneakers, comfortable clothing and bring a snack and a water bottle. Program eligible for Kids’ Club Combo.
33 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org April Vacation Programs PROformance Soccer Clinic (Ages 5-14) Instructor: PROformance Soccer PROformance soccer clinics focus on improving key fundamental soccer techniques that help maximize individual player development. Staff consists of local coaches and current professional soccer players who have extensive knowledge of soccer and the ability to teach players game-improving skills. This April Vacation clinic is designed for all abilities, benefitting beginners to advanced level players. Annual physical and immunization history records must be submitted to the Bedford Recreation department per BOH regulations.
Elite Youth Flag Football Clinic (Ages 7-14) Instructor: New England Elite Sports Clinics Veteran football coaches will be coaching young flag football players in both drills and games. Fun is the operative term with this clinic. The children will be grouped by age and ability for the week. They will learn the skills of flag football and then test those skills in games played during the program. Children should wear sneakers. Please note: an athletic mouth guard is required for this program.
Coding with Kids: Video Game Design (Grades 3-5) Instructor: Coding with Kids Start your coding journey by creating your own games. Participants will learn the core concepts of computer programming that will lay the foundation for future coding success. A variety of projects, such as chasing games, mazes, and animated stories, will enable students to use their creativity while learning coding concepts like loops and variables. A unique curriculum and smaller class size provide personalized instruction that helps students progress at their own pace while being appropriately challenged. Students will have access to their own Scratch account that will enable them to continue working on their coding journeys at home Prerequisites : Reading ability, typing skills preferred This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo.
Prerequisites: Typing skills.
Tues 4/16-Thurs 4/18 Fee: $173 9:00-3:00 PM Lane School Field/Gym Min 15/Max 30 Tues 4/16-Fri 4/19 Fee: $155 9:00-12:00 PM JGMS Fields/Gym Min 20/Max 40 Coding with Kids: Little Coders (Grades K-2) Instructor: Coding with Kids Little Coders is an opportunity for young children to develop their computational thinking skills, build their first programs, and have fun with new friends! The curriculum is designed specifically for early readers and takes into account cognitive abilities as well as the attention span typical for ages 5-7. Students are introduced to basic coding concepts in a variety of ways, from playing coding board games like Robot Turtles to programming their first games or stories.
Age-appropriate online tools, including Lightbot, Kodable, and Scratch are used. After the program, students will be able to share their projects with families and continue programming at home with their Coding with Kids Scratch account. Each weekly course will involve different projects making participation in multiple weeks fun and engaging! This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo. Tues 4/16-Fri 4/19 Fee: $288 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 16 Tues 4/16-Fri 4/19 Fee: $288 1:00-4:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 16 All Star Basketball Clinic (Ages 7-14) Instructor: All Star Coaching Staff In this clinic, designed by John Carroll, former NBA Basketball Coach, children enjoy basketball games, shooting contests, and fun with the energetic All Star Basketball Staff.
Instructors provide personal attention to improve skills such as dribbling, ball handling, shooting, and passing. Staff stresses the importance of commitment and dedication to reaching a goal, the importance of team work, and fair play. Tues 4/16-Thurs 4/18 Fee: $127 9:00-1:00 PM Davis School Gym Min 10/Max 40
34 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org The Corner YOUTH CENTER Special Events & Schedule, Spring 2019: Arts & Crafts every Monday! Tournaments and contests throughout the year! Pizza Fridays: Friday, April 12, Friday, May 10, Friday, June 7. Pizza Served at 3:30 PM. Kids’ Cooking Green: Tuesday, March 26 End of the School Year Party: Friday, June 14. Spring Middle School Programs Also Available for Middle School Students in this Brochure: Spring Tennis Lessons (Page 27) Introduction to Kenpo Karate (Page 27) Youth Track and Field Clinic (Page 31) Basketball Training (Page 31) Archery (Page 32) Knitting Club (Page 32) Evening Chess (Page 32) Youth Field Hockey Clinic (Page 32) Volleyball Clinic (Grades 6-8) Instructor: Katie Lulsdorf This introductory clinic teaches the basics of Volleyball and introduces participants to the skills necessary to be successful at this life-long sport.
Participants practice skills, participate in drills and play mini-games. Have you ever wondered if volleyball is right for you? Want to improve your volleyball skills? This clinic is for you. Public Speaking (Grades 6-8) Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum The Public Speaking class takes the fear out of speaking before an audience by getting kids to talk in front of a supportive group about topics of interest. They write speeches on subjects of their choice and practice delivering them to the assembled students. As the students practice in this low-pressure environment, they learn skills like standing up tall, using a loud voice and making eye contact.
They also watch presentations of famous and not-so-famous public speakers and critique what is successful and unsuccessful in their deliveries. The class concludes with students creating a TV news broadcast in which they serve as anchors. Tuesdays, 4/23-5/21 Fee: $109 Dismissal-4:00 PM 5 wks JGMS LGI Room Min 5/Max 16 Wednesdays, 4/10-6/5 (no class 4/17) Fee: $87 5:00-6:30 PM 8 wks Lane School Gym Min 10/Max 15
35 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Spring Middle School Programs Basic Cooking & Fundamentals of Etiquette (Grades 7-10) Instructor: Nina Oliveri Have you ever wanted to cook something delicious and nutritious for yourself, friends or family? Then this class will set you up with the skills you need. Classes involve measuring, slicing, chopping, dicing and stirring your way to some delicious eats. Through hands-on lessons, studemts will gain lifelong cooking skills needed to prepare simple meals. They will also be introduced to the fundamentals of table etiquette.
At the end of each evening, students will set the table and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Please bring an apron and $10 for materials to the first class.
Wednesdays, 4/24-5/15 Fee: $97 6:15-7:45 PM (may extend past 7:45) 4 wks 12 Mudge Way Min 3/Max 6 BioBuilder Learning Lab Field Trips (Grades 6-8) BioBuilder is a state-of-the-art space in the heart of Cambridge that brings together students, educators and entrepreneurs. Parent volunteers needed, please indicate your availability at registration. Min 10/Max 20 Making The Invisible Visible! Wednesday, April 24 Dismissal-5:30 PM Fee: $127 Synthetic Biologists create new organisms by modifying DNA of existing organisms. But since DNA is too small to be seen, how do researchers know that their new organisms will work the way they predict? In this class, students will learn about DNA sequences that control when information is turned “on” or “off” in bacterial cells.
Students will measure bacterial population density using a spectrophotometer, and will perform enzyme assays to determine how changes to DNA control sequences will affect gene expression.
What a Colorful World Wednesday, May 8 Dismissal-5:30 PM Fee: $127 We live in a colorful world. Ever wonder what gives a butterfly its blue spots or a lizard its red stripes? In this lab, student will learn about natural and synthetic pigments, specifically focusing on the biological pathways used by E. Coli to create purple and green pigments. Students will learn how to perform simple bacterial transformation and explore how introducing or omitting different components of a genetic circuit can alter color. Discussion will emphasize how control samples affect date analysis. Students will also be encouraged to think creatively about experimental design.
BUDA Youth Ultimate Frisbee (Grades 6-8) Ultimate Frisbee is a fast paced field sport played all over the world by players of all ages. Our local Bedford high school has a club team that competes against teams across Eastern MA. There are thousands of adult recreational players in the Boston area who play year- round. BUDA youth programs are focused on fun and learning. Players will learn skills and strategy. Players will scrimmage, while building a sense of community and self-responsibility, integral to the sport. There will be one half day tournament with a neighboring town. Parents will be responsible for transportation to the tournament.
T-shirt and disc are included. Please note, there are no rain make-up days for any missed sessions. Sundays, 4/14-6/2 Fee: $85 4:00-5:30 PM 8 wks BHS Field (TBD), 9 Mudge Way Min 10/Max 20
36 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Aces Aquatics is a Licensed Training Provider for the Red Cross. Aces uses state of the art CPR training equipment and quality feedback to help students prepare for this important role. Participants must complete a 300 yard swim and timed object retrieval in order to participate in the class. Age 15+ Spring Middle School Programs Shooting & Editing for TV (Grades 6-8) Instructor: Bedford TV This seriously fun course teaches first time students the basics of video production. Participants will be taught important shooting techniques, how to upload footage onto the computer and how to begin the process of editing, including adding titles, transitions and music.
A private video link to the programs produced by students will be provided at the end of the course. Wednesdays, 4/24-5/15 Fee: $180 1:00-3:00 PM 4 wks Bedford TV Studio Min 4/Max 8 Barre Basics (Grades 6-8) Instructor: Danielle Trouve A great introduction to the latest workout craze designed specifically for preteens and teens. Students will learn the basics and foundations of Barre class through instruction, upper and lower body conditioning, and vertical Barre exercises all while listening to their favorite songs. Students will also design their own exercises, build leadership skills and learn safe ways to exercise and increase flexibility to excel in sports, dance, gymnastics, and more.
No prior experience required. Students should bring "gripped" socks and water. Participants are welcome to bring their own music to listen with headphones.
2019-2020 Recreation Dance Please check our website www.bedfordrecreation.org in May 2019 for class and registration details for the 2019-2020 Recreation Dance Program. Wednesdays, 4/3-5/15 (no class 4/17) Fee: $90 5:00-6:00 PM 6 wks 12 Mudge Way, Union Room Min 6/Max 15 Lifeguard Certification RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION & RECERTIFICATION with Matthew Mulrooney, Aces Aquatics Monday, April 15-Friday, April 19 Class Fee: $330 (includes $38 Red Cross Fee) 8:00-2:00 PM Recertification Fee: $210 (includes $38 Red Cross Fee) Shawsheen Tech, 100 Cook St. Billerica To Register: Email or call Matt Mulrooney firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-960-3354 For more local course locations and classes see: www.bostonredcross.org/courses
37 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Town of Bedford Application for Employment Form required. www.bedfordreceation.org or available at the Recreation Office, 12 Mudge Way. High School Employment SPRINGS BROOK PARK SUMMER 2019 EMPLOYMENT LIFEGUARDS and SWIM INSTRUCTORS (minimum age: 16 as of June 14, 2019). Must have current Lifeguard Training certification. Rate start at $15-$19 per hour and are based on experience, certification and availability. Accepting applications until all positions are filled. 50% reimbursement of Lifeguard Training certification at end of summer.
CREW POSITIONS: Open to Bedford residents only Interviews will be held in mid-May. Application deadline: May 1. May apply for more than one position. Please specify on application position(s) of interest. Very flexible schedules are available, but applicants must provide schedule of availability for the entire summer. Park Attendants : (min. age: 14 by June 14, 2019) Attendants are needed to greet park guests, assist with activities, amenities and provide daily ongoing maintenance support of the facility.
Swim Aides: (min. age: 14 by June 14, 2019) Aides do not teach swimming, but assist the instructors with class safety.
Must enjoy working with children and swimming. Concession Staff: (min. age: 15 by June 14, 2019) Prepare food, serve customers, provide daily maintenance support for the concession stand and park. SUMMER ADVENTURES 2019 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Positions are available for our Summer Adventures program. We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic individuals to join the team of our longstanding, popular Summer Adventures program.
Minimum age: completing freshman year of high school. Submit Town of Bedford Employment Application to the Recreation Office. CIT Program at Summer Adventures for students entering grades 8 & 9 (details in “Summer Adventures” section of this brochure). BEDFORD SOCCER LOOKING FOR REFEREES: Great Part-Time Fun Job - Pays Well! Go to http://www.massref.net/becomeref.cfm to sign up for a referee course to officiate in the spring season and beyond. If interested or if you have questions, contact Bob Goodman, Bedford BAYS Referee Assignor, at 781-275- 2200 or email@example.com. Pay for refereeing is as follows: $40/game for center ref for U14 (11v11), $30/ game for U12 and U11 (8v8), and $20/game for U10 and U9 (6v6).
Assistant Referees are paid $25/game if Grade 8 referee classification and $20/game if Grade 9 referee classification. Minimum age 14. SOFTBALL UMPIRES: Employment opportunities for Umpires for the Co-Ed Softball Slow Pitch League. Must have experience. Games Sunday evenings in the Spring. Sunday and Wednesday evenings in Summer. Great pay and part- time job! Sign up on the Umpire Interest list online (we will contact you) Ages 15+ PROGRAM AIDES: Minimum age 14, paid position. Please contact Nikki Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) YOUTH CENTER JUNIOR STAFF: High School Junior or Seniors, paid position.
Please contact Nikki Taylor (email@example.com)
38 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Director: Peter Laskaris Assistant Directors: Stacy Vallely, Ben Richter Administrative Assistant: Lee Frank SUMMER ADVENTURES (entering grades 1—4): 9:00—3:00. Designed for children to explore a variety of developmentally appropriate activities and to establish new friendships. There is daily excitement in this program that includes theme days, special visitors and events, cooperative games and sports, art, music/drama, one field trip per session, woodworking, science, archery, electives and swim lessons at Springs Brook Park.
One t-shirt per child per summer included. Offered in two week sessions.
JUNIOR ADVENTURES (age 4 by 6/30/19 — entering kindergarten): 9:00—3:00. This program is designed for our youngest participants, preschool children. Low staff to child ratios and a nurturing environment compliment a well-rounded schedule including art, nature, music, cooperative games & sports, imaginative play and water play (on site and one visit per week to the Springs Brook Park Spray Park). One t-shirt per child per summer included. One field trip per session will be held, returning after noon. Offered in two week sessions. ADVENTURES AWAY (entering grades 5, 6, 7): 9:00—3:00. This is a series of field trips (no overnights) based at Summer Adventures at Bedford High School.
Each day, there will be an offsite trip as well as time for activity at SA (games, sports, crafts). Destinations include places such as beaches, laser tag, minigolf, Canobie Lake Park, Water Country, Coco Key, Stone Zoo, Chunky’s, Southwick’s Zoo. A detailed list of trips will be distributed prior to the start of each week. Offered in one week sessions; SA Early Bird and Extended Day options available). Min. 20, max. 42. SWIM LESSONS INCLUDED FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES 1—4.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 8 AND 9 The CIT program is designed for those individuals who are interested in learning about recreation, leadership and working with children. The CIT’s will assist with day to day set up, clean up and maintenance. They will also assist counselors, working hands on with Summer Adventures activities and participants. CIT’s will receive direction and supervision from Summer Adventures Directors. Completion of this program does not guarantee future employment for any recreation program.
● CIT applicants must submit a CIT application and attend an interview.
● Those selected will be required to attend orientation the week of June 25 (exact days/times TBD). ● CIT Fee: $250/Session ($200/Session 1. Sessions correspond to Summer Adventures sessions; students may apply for one, two or all three sessions). Summer Adventures 2019
39 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org STAFF Staff consists of teachers, college and BHS students who are carefully selected, guided and supported. Many counselors return year after year, making Summer Adventures a rich experience for the children. LOCATION Summer Adventures is based at Bedford High School. Extensive BHS facilities include three gymnasiums, two cafeterias and great outdoor space. Proximity to the playground, tennis courts, library, athletic fields, outdoor basketball courts and the Town Center Building further enhance the Summer Adventures program.
Springs Brook Park is also an integral part of the Summer Adventures experience.
Early Bird (8:00A - 9:00A) and Extended Day (until 6:00P) For full-day coverage, we offer Early Bird and Extended Day options. Early Bird consists of supervised quiet games in the cafeteria or active games in the gym and runs 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Extended Day consists of trips to Springs Brook Park* and activities at BHS and runs from SA dismissal until 6:00 p.m.. Pickup is 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the town playground on Mudge Way (indoors at BHS if rainy). Additional coverage options are available at the Bedford Recreation Kids’ Club. Early Bird and Extended Day are available to those in Grades 1—6.
Please note that Extended Day will not be held August 9, the last day of the program.
* Children engaging in free swim at Extended Day will be tested for swim ability according to Christian’s Law. Children will be tested by SBP staff and nonswimmers and at risk swimmers will be required to stay in a designated area in water that is no deeper than two feet. For all nonswimmers and at risk swimmers, Coast Guard approved life vests will be fit by trained staff and available if requested by child or parent. Christian’s Law information: http:// www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/environmental-health/comm-s anitation/christians-law.html Sneak Peak! Take a peak at the facility and let our staff introduce themselves.
Especially beneficial for children who are new to the program or who are perhaps a bit apprehensive when beginning new activities. Date, time TBA. Summer Adventures & Junior Adventures Sessions: Session 1: July 1 - July 12 (no July 4, 5) Session 2: July 15 - 26 Session 3: July 29 - Aug. 9 Adventures Away Sessions: Week 1: July 1-3 (no July 4, 5) Week 2: July 8 - 12 Week 3: July 15 - 19 Week 4: July 22 - 26 Week 5: July 29 - Aug 2 Week 6: August 5 - 9 Summer Adventures 2019
40 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org SUMMER ADVENTURES … CELEBRATING 44 YEARS OF FUN! FEES: Junior Adventures (2 Week Sessions): 9:00 - 3:00: $470/Session 1, $567/Session 2/3 Summer Adventures (2 Week Sessions): 9:00 - 3:00: $445/Session 1, $530/Session 2/3 Adventures Away (1 Week Sessions): $405/week (July 1 week $285) Early Bird: $90/Session (July 1 week $72) Extended Day: $200/Session 1, $250/Session 2, $225/Session 3, no Ext Day Aug. 9 Counselor In Training (CIT): $200/Session 1, $250/Session 2/3 Summer Adventures Phone: 781 - 275 - 1015 (July 2 - August 10 only) Recreation Department Phone: 781 - 275 - 1392 Recreation Department Fax: 781 - 687 - 6156 Website: Find information about Summer Adventures on the web.
As the season approaches, bedfordrecreation.org will provide detailed information about Summer Adventures including information about activities, trips and events.
bedfordrecreation.org Registration Information: Registration opens March 10, 2019 at 9:00PM. We encourage early enrollment as some groups will fill quickly. (Registration Information Page 1). Summer Adventures 2019
41 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org FLEXIBLE OPTIONS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS! Open weekdays 7:00 AM—6:00 PM: FLEXIBLE DROP-IN OPTIONS FOR PARENTS LOOKING FOR FULL DAY COVERAGE OR PART-TIME COVERAGE! Licensed by the MA Office of Early Education and Care Housed in the North Wing at Town Center For children entering Kindergarten - grade 6 Structured and unstructured activity options Air-Conditioned Outdoor play areas Daily and weekly themes for adventure and enrichment* *In past years, Summer Fun has been visited by the New England Aquarium Traveling Tide Pool, Mad Science, KidsJam, Pumpernickel Puppets, The Museum of Science Mobile Planetarium and many other performers.
Great option for care after Recreation Summer Programs such as: Summer Stock (Page 45) Drama Kids Playhouse (Page 45) Public Speaking (Page 46) Summer Sizzle Dance (Page 45) Writing Wizards (Page 46) Expert Architects (Page 46) Write & Illustrate a Book (Page 46)Incredeflix Programs (Page 47) Circuit Makers (Page 48) App Inventors (Page 48) Little Coders (Page 49) Electrical Engineering (Page 48) Spectacular Hands on Science (48) Video Game Dev. (Page 49) Intro to STEM w/Lego (Page 49) Stem Challenge w/ Lego (Pg 49) Proformance Soccer (Page 51) Membership required to utilize Kids’ Club services ($50 annual fee, complete child forms packet required, membership is good for the 2019—2020 school year for scheduled care or drop in care) Fees Full Day - $67/day Morning (7:00 - 12:30) - $40/day Afternoon (12:30 - 6:00) - $40/day For more information: 781-275-5427 or firstname.lastname@example.org KIDS’ CLUB SCHOOL YEAR 2019- 2020 SCHEDULED CARE REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1.
This includes registration for Before School, After School, School Vacation Days/Weeks Care. Follow the Kids’ Club link on the Recreation website for registration information, forms, tuition, schedules and information about the Kids’ Club program.
Summer Fun Registration Opens May 1 (Membership Forms Packet must be completed before registration forms will be accepted. Membership Forms Packet available online April 1) Kids’ Club Summer Fun
42 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Events in Celebration of Our Community! New this year— Try your hand at Corn Hole! SPECIAL SUMMER CHILDREN’S EVENTS ACCOMPANYING TOWN CONCERTS Thursdays, July 11— Aug. 1, 7:00PM at 12 Mudge Way No fee for these Special Events (Please see page 3 for description of bands) Thursday, July 11 Giant Slides These inflatable slides will offer fun and excitement for concert goers! (Band: Kolors Band) Thursday, July 18 New England Aquarium Tide Pools The New England Aquarium will be onsite to offer hands on marine fun for all!
(Band: Club Soda) Thursday, August 1 Pony Rides Free Pony Rides for Kids 100 Lb Weight Limit (Band: Doowop Deville) Thursday, July 25 Summer Adventures/Kids’ Club Family Picnic This event is an opportunity for participants of these programs and all of Bedford’s children to bring their families, bring a picnic and enjoy the company of friends and program staff while listening to music. Programs provided throughout the evening by Recreation Staff. (Band: Soft Touch Band)
43 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Preschool Programs Preschool Rhythm & Dance Summer Program (Ages 3.5*-6) Instructor: Renae Nichols & Caren Slusher Let your child shake, giggle, and groove in this high energy, movement-based dance program created just for little feet! Through daily music and dance exploration, students will work on building gross motor skills and then combine the skills into lively routines.
The kid-friendly steps are easy to learn and fun to perform. In addition, students will play cooperative games, participate in story time and build reading and comprehension skills, make crafts, and participate in free play activities. At the end of the last day of the session, parents and guests are invited to join us for a special performance. *Children must be toilet trained for this program. Mon-Fri, 6/3-6/7 Fee: $173 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 10/Max 12 Kindermusik Family Summer Class (Ages 0-4) Instructor: Bernadette Baird This music-filled class celebrates the joys of growing children.
Each week, children will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with parents/caregivers and their new friends as they practice skills such as gross motor and fine motor, turn taking, social, and active listening. Bernadette also shares tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Class includes at home digital materials.
Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 AM Fee: $63 Session 1: 6/6-6/27 4 wks Session 2: 7/25-8/15 4 wks 12 Mudge Way, Active Room Mini-Hawk: Soccer, Baseball & Basketball (Ages 4-6) Instructor: Skyhawks This multi-sport program offers children a first step into athletics. The essentials of each sport are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and focus on fun. All games and activities are designed to enable children to explore balance, movement, hand/ eye coordination and skill development at their own pace. Annual physical and immunization history records must be submitted to Bedford Recreation prior to the start of the program per Board of Health regulations.
Mon 7/29-Fri 8/2 Fee: $165 9:00-12:00 PM Lane School Gym/Fields Min 10/Max 24 Summer Soccer for Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Instructor: Soccer Shots Soccer Shots is the official children’s soccer program of US Youth Soccer for ages two to five. The program follows a curriculum that is aligned with Massachusetts early learning standards that teaches soccer skills in a fun, non- competitive environment. Coaches are trained in age appropriate instruction and specialize in working with young children. Created and franchised by two professional soccer players, Soccer Shots is now active in over 6,000 childcare centers, schools and parks nationwide and has worked with over 1.5 million children in the last decade.
The sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting, and incorporate a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation. Through fun activities and positive reinforcement, children experience the joy of playing soccer while being active. Each child will receive a medal at the end of the program and a ball to borrow at each class.
Mon 6/17-Th 6/20 (Friday 6/21 rain make up) Fee: $166 9:00-11:00 AM 12 Mudge Way Fields (near town playground) Min 4/Max 20 Summer T-Ball Clinic Instructor: Tim French & Staff It’s summer and time to play ball! This t-ball clinic is a great introduction to the world of baseball. Tim French and his staff of knowledgeable and energetic coaches will introduce the fundamentals of t-ball. Fundamentals will be practiced through a variety of developmentally appropriate drills and activities designed to make learning the sport fun! Skills learned will be applied to game situations. Bring glove, water, sneakers and athletic clothing.
Wednesdays, 7/10-8/7 Fee: $80 5:30-6:30 PM 5 wks Field TBD Min 15/Max 50
44 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Youth Programs HISTORY Colonial Kids’ Week (Ages 8-12) Instructor: Friends of the Job Lane House What skills would you have needed to live life before the Revolution? Come to Colonial Kids’ Week and find out! There will be a variety of hands-on activities such as dipping candles, practicing militia drill, playing with colonial toys and games, weaving, and more. Each day there will be a take-home craft to demonstrate your new "old" skills.
Mini Barn Raising (Ages 6-12) Instructor: Tom Musco & Deb D’Amico The Teamwork & Timbers Program is a one-of-a-kind educational program of the National Barn Alliance. It is designed as an exercise of teamwork as the children raise a one-quarter size barn frame. This type of community barn raising was common in New England during the 18th and 19th centuries. Along the way, children learn about types of wood, history of rural structures, parts of a barn, and most importantly, why teamwork is critical; one person cannot raise a barn. Unknowingly, they also use their math, science and engineering skills to raise the frame with success.
It is a 3-D puzzle that teaches students (both young and old) how barns are made, touching upon science and humanities.
Mon 6/24-Fri 6/28 Fee: $120 10:00-12:00 PM Job Lane House, 295 North Road Min 5/Max 10 Saturday, July 27 Fee: $28 2:00-4:00 PM Job Lane Barn, 295 North Road Rain Date: Sunday, July 28 Max 10 Summer Youth Programs FARMING & GOAT YOGA Summer Farm Program (Entering Grades K-5) Instructor: Chip-in Farm Join the farmers to experience life on a real working farm this summer. You will feed and care for the animals, search for eggs, harvest crops, and more! You will learn about the farm and surrounding environment through hands-on activities, crafts, games, and cooking projects. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes (boots are best) and come prepared to get dirty! Class will meet rain or shine, and we will be outside or in the barn for most of the day.
This is a drop off program and parents are not required to stay with the class.
Tuesday-Friday Full Day: 9:00-3:00 PM Fee: $240 (Min 6/Max 15) Half Day: 9:00-12:00 PM Fee: $166 (Min 6/Max 15) Location: 201 Hartwell Road, Bedford Grades K-2: Session 1: 6/25-6/28 Session 2: 7/9-7/12 Session 3: 7/16-7/19 Grades 3-5: Session 1: 7/23-7/26 Session 2: 8/6-8/9 Session 3: 8/13-8/16 Goat Yoga (Ages 2-5) Siblings under 2 included at no fee Instructor: Chip-in Farm Join us at Chip-in Farm for a fun family yoga class featuring our friendly baby goats. Classes will be taught by Julie Aronis of Little Elephant Yoga. During each class we will move, stretch, explore animal poses and of course pet and play with baby goats! The classes will take place outside on the farm, so please dress for the weather.
We will provide yoga mats. Participants are welcome to bring a blanket or towel to use over the mat. Parents/caregivers and siblings under 2 are invited to participate!
10:15-11:00 AM Fee: $23/family/day Saturday, June 1 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, June 29 Min 5/Max 12
45 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org JUNIOR SUMMER STOCK (Entering grades 4-9) Director: Amy Budka Mon-Fri, 7/15-8/9 Fee: $530 10:00-1:00 PM (please bring mid-morning snack) John Glenn Middle School Auditorium Max 40 Summer Youth Programs PERFORMING ARTS, DANCE, YOGA This is a 4-week musical theater production experience. Participants will work on all different aspects of musical theater performance - singing, dancing, character development and stage blocking.
Participants will help with designing and crafting scenery, props and costumes. The play is chosen with group members in mind. An audition is held in early June at both JGMS and Lane so that casting can take place before the program starts. Cast members must be at rehearsal every day, so check your family vacation schedule before making a commitment to Summer Stock. Occasionally, some members may be asked to stay later than 1:00 PM. There are typically two performances during the final week. For child care—make it a Kids’ Club Combo!
Drama Kids: Actors’ Playhouse (Ages 5-11) Instructor: Drama Kids Drama Kids Playhouse offers an exciting and highly charged summer program for ages 5-11. Mornings will consist of acting/theater classes and movement. The acting classes consist of creative theater games, concentration exercises, voice and speech work and structured improvisation to improve performance. Other morning class topics include: theater games, art for performance, acting terminology, stage skills, improvisation and more. These classes help students build confidence and inspire their imaginations in a fun and supportive environment.
The movement classes teach valuable non-verbal communication skills and storytelling through movement. The afternoons consist of script development, writing, and rehearsals and will culminate with an end of the week performance for family and friends on Friday at 2:00 PM. For child care—make it a Kids’ Club Combo!
Mon-Fri, 8/12-8/16 Fee: $299 9:00-3:00 PM John Glenn Middle School Auditorium Min 10/Max 30 Yoga for Teens (Ages 13-17) Instructor: Bonnie McCulloch This class is perfect for beginners and anyone who is looking to continue the practice of yoga. It is specifically designed for students ages 13-17. Exploration includes ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical poses, breath practice, meditation and deep relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary. Bring a mat and a water bottle. Summer Sizzle Dance Adventures (Entering Grades K-3) Instructor: KidsJam Instructors Start the summer with some style! Get ready to dance the dog days of summer away with this new half day dance program.
Each day, students will discover a new type of dance style through videos, examples and dances. Styles include: Hip Hop, Cardio Dance, Contemporary, Lyrical, Latin, Arco and break dancing. Students create dances as a team and find confidence in their own dance styles. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring water. This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo.
Mondays, 7/8-8/12 Fee: $69 6:00-7:00 PM 6 wks 12 Mudge Way, Union Room Min 6/Max 15 Mon-Fri 6/24-6/28 Fee: $165 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 15
46 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Youth Programs STEM Writing Wizards (Entering Grades 3-5) Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum Writing Wizards fosters a love of writing by guiding students to write and publish their own short novel! Using literature like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia as inspiration, each pair of students designs a fantasy world that includes major and minor characters, fantastic settings, an extended backstory and a world of wonder.
The authors use artwork and brainstorming to design plot twists and dynamic characters. Teachers guide the students, providing contextual mini-lessons on writing techniques that include the use of dialogue, detailed descriptions, sensory-rich word choice, and character development. At the end of the course, students take home their completed novel! Link to curriculum: rightbraincurriculum.com/ writingwizards Public Speaking (Entering Grades 3-5) Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum Public Speaking class takes the fear out of speaking before an audience by getting kids talking in front of a supportive group about topics of interest.
They write speeches on subjects of their choice and practice delivering them to the assembled students. As the kids practice in this low-pressure environment, they learn skills like standing up tall, using a loud voice and making eye contact. They also watch famous and not-so-famous public speakers and critique what is successful and unsuccessful in their deliveries. The class concludes with students creating a TV news broadcast in which they serve as anchors.
Write and Illustrate a Book! (Entering Grades 1-4) Instructors: Sarah Scoville & Rachel Mark Become an author and illustrator for a week! Learn about story structure, brain storm ideas, experiment with different art techniques, write a story, and make illustrations. Children will work on writing a story with Rachel Mark and figuring out the best way to illustrate it with Sarah Scoville. This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo. Expert Architects (Entering Grades 3-5) Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum In this math, writing and presentation class, students serve as presidents of new architectural firm, tasked with designing and building the city’s next skyscraper.
Students study a kid-friendly history of skyscrapers and create blueprints of their own stylized tall building. They then weigh other considerations including the environment, traffic and surrounding buildings using Google Earth to find the perfect location for their project. Our expert architects create a three-dimensional model of the structure and present their work to invited parents. rightbraincurriculum.com/expertarchitects Summer Youth Programs ENRICHMENT Mon-Fri, 7/22-7/26 Fee: $172 9:00-12:00 PM Min 7/Max 20 12 Mudge Way (Program eligible for Kids’ Club Combo) Mon-Fri, 7/22-7/26 Fee: $172 1:00-4:00 PM Min 7/Max 20 12 Mudge Way (Program eligible for Kids’ Club Combo) Mon-Fri, 8/19-8/23 Fee: $198 9:00-1:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 10/Max 20 Mon-Fri, 8/19-8/23 Fee: $172 1:00-4:00 PM Min 7/Max 20 12 Mudge Way (Program eligible for Kids’ Club Combo) Metrocraft (Entering Grades 3-5) Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum Students study economics, civics, geometry, history and technology as they work together to create a city within a virtual Minecraft world.
Minecraft is a limitless platform for students to learn academic skills in a highly engaging virtual environment. In this problem-solving class, students design their own houses and businesses as they learn about budgeting, profit and loss and supply and demand. As they serve on a city council, they study how laws are made and work together to create and vote on a city constitution of laws. Students use mathematics and geometry to construct a working urban environment. Mon-Fri, 8/19-8/23 Fee: $172 9:00-12:00 PM Min 7/Max 20 12 Mudge Way (eligible for Kids’ Club Combo) Minecraft (Entering Grades 2 & 3) Instructor: Jeremy Royds Become a Minecraft master under the direction of Davis School Librarian Jeremy Royds.
Practice your Minecraft skills and build new worlds. Design and collaborate using Minecraft.EDU’s creative mode and your imagination. This popular sandbox open world game offers great summer fun. Be sure to bring a snack, lunch, and your imagination!
Mon-Fri, 6/24-6/28 Fee: $183 9:00-3:00 PM Min 15/Max 20 Lane School Computer Lab
47 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Youth Programs STEM Green Screen Lego Flix (Ages 7-13) Instructor: Incrediflix Bring Lego stop-motion animation to the next level! Students will design and build their movie sets out of Legos, and transport them anywhere using green screen technology. Once students have their Lego world, they will bring it to life in movies students will storyboard, shoot, and voice-over in age appropriate groups.
Minecraft Movie Flix (Ages 7-13) Instructor: IncrediFlix Kids love Minecraft! And new for 2019, more set design features like flowing lava-rivers and flickering torches! Using stop-motion animation, students will bring Steve, Alex, the creepers, and more to life in a movie that they will storyboard, shoot and voice-over in age-appropriate groups.
Action Movie Flix (Ages 7-13) Instructor: IncrediFlix Use green screen, camera tricks, & special FX to create an action-packed live-action adventure movie! Collaborate with your group as you write, act, & direct in this INCREDIbly exciting camp where you will be taught Hollywood stunts to thrill the entire audience. *Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends. Mon 6/24-Fri 6/28 Fee: $216 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 14 Mon 6/24-Fri 6/28 Fee: $198 1:00-4:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 14 Action Movie & Minecraft Movie Flix Combo: Register for the full day combo of the these two programs.
Program runs 9:00-4:00 PM. Lunch supervision is provided. Fee: $390 Animation Flix (Ages 7-13) Instructor: IncrediFlix All new animation for 2019! In this fast paced class, students will be creating up to 4 stop motion movies. These will include dinosaurs, paper cartoons, white board, and a free choice day when students choose from playdoh, jewels, or items brought from home. Go Pro Flix (Ages 7-13) Instructor: IncredeFlix Traditional filmmaking has never been like this. No tripods in this class, it's all about new and exciting ways to film and capture movement as the camera becomes part of the movie making process.
Students work in groups to experiment with this amazing filmmaking tool and learn the techniques and tricks behind creating truly unique GoPro movies.
Mon 7/15-Fri 7/19 Fee: $198 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 14 Mon 7/15-Fri 7/19 Fee: $198 1:00-4:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 14 Green Screen Lego Flix & Animation Flix Combo: Register for the full day combo of the these two programs. Program runs 9:00-4:00 PM. Lunch supervision is provided. Fee: $372 Action Stop Motion Flix (Ages 7-13) Instructor: IncrediFlix Using stop motion tricks to create fires, explosions, and floods, students’ characters can battle it out or work together to save the day in this action packed stop motion class featuring Roblox characters. Students will work in small groups to storyboard, create the action, film, and voice-over these exciting movies.
Mon 7/29-Fri 8/2 Fee: $216 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 8 Mon 7/29-Fri 8/2 Fee: $198 1:00-4:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 8 Go Pro & Action Movie Flix Combo: Register for the full day combo of the these two programs. Program runs 9:00-4:00 PM. Lunch supervision is provided. Fee: $390
48 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Youth Programs STEM Circuit Makers 101 (Entering Grades 1-3) Instructor: Circuit Lab Get creative with electricity! In this junior hands-on electronics class, students will gain experience with creating their own electronics, custom light-up greeting cards, electric games, mazes, and even musical instruments. Each class day consists of a circuitry lesson and a hands-on electronics project, using components like lights, buzzers, switches, motors, and sensors. Circuit Lab staff will make sure that participants are proud of their many creations, and each class day includes a take-home project.
Kids’ Club Combo eligible.
Spectacular Hands on Science (Entering Grades K-5) Instructor: Top Secret Science Join us for this very cool summer program! Over the past 24 years, Top Secret Science has worked with more than 1,200,000 local children. Kids will explore up to 20 weird and wacky hands-on science experiments daily and make and take home at least 10 different projects. The scientists are fast paced and funny and kids will be thoroughly entertained (they will even learn some interesting things too). They will explore weird motions and flying things, air and water pressure; crazy chemistry, light and sound, science magic, electricity, magnets, astronomy and more.
50% of the experiments will be different from last summer. A wonderful 6 hours of science each day. Eligible for Kids’ Club Combo. App Inventors (Entering Grades 3-6) Instructor: Circuit Lab Want to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad? Already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it? In this no-experience- required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets. We will also explore wireless communication by building custom bluetooth hardware controllers and readouts for our apps. Participants will learn the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.
Kids’ Club Combo eligible Mon 7/8-Fri 7/12 Fee: $177 1:00-4:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 7/Max 20 Mon 7/8-Fri 7/12 Fee: $177 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 7/Max 20 Mon 6/24-Fri 6-28 Fee: $192 9:00-3:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 15/Max 25 Video Production Summer Program (Entering Grades 3-8) Instructor: Bedford TV Learn how to create and star in a news show for kids and by kids. Use the Bedford TV studio, green screen and professional cameras to learn about making a TV show from planning through production. A private video link to the programs produced by students will be provided at the end of the course .
Parents provide transportation to and from the studio Monday-Friday Fee: $180 12:00-3:00 PM Grades 3-5: July 22-July 26 Grades 6-8: July 29-August 2 Bedford TV Studio, 16 South Road Min 4/Max 8 Coding with Kids: Electrical Engineering with Arduino (Entering Grades 5-8) Instructor: Coding with Kids Students will take the first steps into computer hardware programming with an Arduino board and the C++ language. They will perform a multitude of functions with a mix of lights and sensors. They will create projects such as digital music with a custom sound generator or control a light display with a joystick.
After the program, students may bring their creations home and continue building, re-building, and programming their Arduino circuit board in many different ways. Prerequisites : Basic prior coding experience, typing ability, knowledge of basic coding concepts. Tuition includes an Arduino kit that the students will take home after the program. This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo for Entering Grade 5.
Mon-Fri, 8/12-8/16 Fee: $350 9:00-12:00 PM (includes a $50 fee for materials that students will keep) 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 16
49 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Youth Programs Coding with Kids: Little Coders (Entering Grades K-2) Instructor: Coding with Kids The Little Coders program is an opportunity for young children to develop their computational thinking skills, build their first programs, and have fun with new friends. The curriculum is designed specifically for early readers and takes into account cognitive abilities as well as the attention span typical for ages 5-7.
Students are introduced to basic coding concepts in a variety of ways, from playing coding board games like Robot Turtles to programming their first games or stories. They use age- appropriate online tools, including Lightbot, Kodable, and Scratch. After the program, students will be able to share their projects with family and continue programming at home with their Coding with Kids Scratch account. Each weekly course will involve different projects, making participation in multiple weeks fun and engaging! This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo. Coding with Kids: Video Game Development-Beginner (Entering Grades 3-5) Instructor: Coding with Kids Start your coding journey by creating your own games! Students will learn the core concepts of computer programming that will lay the foundation for future coding success.
A variety of projects, such as chasing games, mazes, and animated stories, will enable participants to use their creativity while learning coding concepts like loops and variables. A unique curriculum and smaller class size provide personalized instruction that helps students progress at their own pace while being appropriately challenged. Students will have access to their own Scratch accounts that will enable them to continue working on their coding journey at home Prerequisites : Reading ability, typing skills preferred. This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo. Game Development in Python (Entering Gr 6-8) Instructor: Coding with Kids Ready to learn one of the most widely used programming languages in the world? Then this is the program for you.
Python is a very versatile and easy-to- learn starter language that is widely used by software developers, scientists and data analysts, for applications from medical research to applications at NASA. Through the games they create, students will learn and practice core coding concepts and learn Python-specific concepts and syntax. Projects range from trivia quizzes to competitive two-player games and everything in between. Participants will gain valuable experience with key concepts such as data structures and algorithms. Intro To STEM using LEGO™ Material (Entering Grades K-1) Instructor: Play-well Teknologies Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as trains, helicopters, treehouses, and beam bridges.
Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo.
STEM Challenge using LEGO™ Material (Entering Grades 2-5) Instructor: Play-well Teknologies Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts of physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as gear cars, gondolas, merry-go-rounds, and scissor lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo.
STEM Mon-Fri, 8/5-8/9 Fee: $173 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 11/Max 24 Mon-Fri, 8/5-8/9 Fee: $173 1:00-4:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 11/Max 24 Session 1: Mon-Fri, 7/22-7/26 Fee: $294 9:00-12:00 PM Session 2: Mon-Fri, 8/5-8/9 Fee: $294 9:00-12:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 16 Mon-Fri, 7/22-7/26 Fee: $294 1:00-4:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 16 Mon-Fri, 8/5-8/9 Fee: $294 1:00-4:00 PM 12 Mudge Way
50 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Youth Programs SPORTS Summer Youth Programs STEM Coding with Kids: Video Game Development-Intermediate/Advanced (Entering Grades 5-8) Instructor: Coding with Kids Take your game development skills to the next level! Participants will move on to more involved projects in Scratch that may include game concepts such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), physics, multi-level, or multiplayer functionality. They will build on their current knowledge, learning more advanced concepts, such as nested conditionals and functions.
Instructors serve as guides and coaches to small groups of students, with a unique curriculum providing personalized instruction that helps students progress at their own pace while being appropriately challenged. Students will have access to their own Scratch accounts that will enable them to continue working on their coding journeys at home. Prerequisites : Reading ability, typing ability, knowledge of Scratch, knowledge of basic coding concepts. This program is eligible for a Kids’ Club Combo for Entering Grade 5. Mon-Fri, 8/12-8/16 Fee: $294 1:00-4:00 PM 12 Mudge Way Min 6/Max 16 Beginning Golf (Ages 5-10) Instructor: Skyhawks Mon 7/8-Fri 7/12 Fee: $165 9:00-12:00 PM Lane School Gym Min 6/Max 15 Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting and body positioning.
Using the Beginning Golf System, introduction is simplified so that young players can make an effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment is provided. Annual physical and immunization history records must be submitted to the Bedford Recreation Department prior to the start of the program. Baseball Clinic (Ages 6-10) Instructor: Tim French and Staff Designed for beginners to all-stars, this program makes learning the game of baseball fun! Participants will practice fundamentals through a variety of developmentally appropriate drills and activities. Skills learned and practiced are applied in daily games.
Ages 6-7: Participate in coach pitch games, working on developing arm strength, driving the baseball and game sense. Ages 7-12: Participate in playing games. Instruction is focused on development of short, fast and well balanced technique that trains hitters to utilize their lower body to generate bat speed. Work on arm strength for pitching, base running, fielding and team defense Ages 12-14: Work on skill specific to success on bigger diamonds. Players will develop skills in taking leads, receiving signals, pitching, relays, cutoffs, defense, situational hitting and team defense. All drills are targeted toward developmentally appropriate growth in areas of strength, coordination, speed and team building.
Wednesdays, 7/10-8/7 Fee: $120 5:30-7:00 PM 5 wks Field, TBD Min 16/Max 50
51 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org F.A.S.T. Athletics Multisport Summer Program (Ages 7-12) Instructor: F.A.S.T. Athletics This program offers a variety of sports such as basketball, pilo polo, dodgeball, world cup soccer and kickball...and more! Tournaments and exciting games will be played all week. Annual physical and immunization history records must be submitted to the Bedford Rec one week prior to the start of the program. Summer Youth Programs SPORTS PROformance Soccer Clinic (Ages 6-14) Instructor: PROformance Soccer Monday-Friday Min 8/Max 30 Session 1: 6/24-6/28 Lane School Session 2: 8/5-8/9 Lane School Half Day Program: 9:00-12:00 PM (Fee: $121) Full Day Program: 9:00-3:00 PM (Fee: $155) PROformance Soccer Clinics focus on improving key fundamental soccer techniques that help maximize individual player development.
Staff consists of local coaches and current professional soccer players who have extensive knowledge of soccer and the ability to teach players game-improving skills. The Bedford Clinic is designed for all abilities, benefitting beginners and advanced level players. Annual physical and immunization history records must be submitted to the Bedford Rec one week prior to the start of the program. Monday-Friday, 9:00-2:00 PM Fee/Session: $255 Session 1: July 15-July 19 Min 25/Max 40 Session 2: July 22-July 26 Session 3: July 29-August 2 Location: BHS Fields/JGMS Gym rain back up Summer Youth Archery Instructor: On The Mark Archery Do you want your child to be more focused, confident, and determined? This recurve archery course emphasizes the importance of goal setting, patience and hard work to achieve results on and off the range.
This relaxed environment is perfect for individuals who are looking for an ‘alternative sport’ that allows them to advance at their own pace. Engaging and passionate instructors motivate students to help them reach their full potential. All equipment provided. Archers are eligible to represent their town in the annual On the Mark Archery June and August Tournament! Please Note: In the case of inclement weather, this program will be moved to the Ripley School Gym located in Concord, Massachusetts. 120 Meriam Road, Concord. Instructors will relay a message to participants if there is a location change.
Summer 1: Monday-Friday, 7/22-7/26 Fee: $150 6:30-7:30 PM Liljegren Field 10 Mudge Way, Bedford Min 10/Max 15 Summer 2: Wednesdays, 7/31-8/28 Fee: $150 6:30-7:30 PM Banta Davis Playing Fields, Carlisle Min 10/Max 15 304 Bedford Road Field Hockey Clinic & Scrimmages (Entering Grades 4-8) Instructor: Roseanne Ham & BHS Field Hockey Learn the sport of Field Hockey from Bedford High School Field Hockey players and coaches in this week- long clinic that teaches rules and positions of the game. Practice shooting, passing and dribbling. Reinforce these skills through weekly evening scrimmages. Players must bring: stick, goggles, shin guard, mouth guard and a water.
A portion of the proceeds will go to BHS Field Hockey.
Fee: $270 (includes week-long clinic and night scrimmages) Clinic: Mon-Fri, 7/8-7/12 (9:00-11:00 AM) Scrimmages: Mondays, 7/15-8/19 (6:30-7:30 PM) Location: Sabourin Field Min 10/Max 40
52 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org Summer Youth Programs Multi-Sport Soccer & Basketball (Ages 7-12) Instructor: Skyhawks Multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, children will walk away with knowledge of multiple sports along with exposure to life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.
Annual physical and immunization history records must be submitted to Bedford Recreation prior to the start of the program per Board of Health regulations.
Mon 7/29-Fri 8/2 Fee: $165 9:00-12:00 PM Lane School Gym/Fields Min 10/Max 24 Summer Basketball Clinic (Ages 7-12) Instructor: Boston Elite Sports Training, Kenny Small & Staff A series of game situations will be incorporated to help participants with team building, conditioning and in-game IQ. Participants will be exposed to various drills to help with ball handling, shooting, defense, footwork and rebounding. This program will be competitive and informative, helping participants learn how to take their basketball game to the next level and understand the dedication and time that it takes to be a great basketball player.
Participants will be grouped by skill level. Players should bring a basketball.
Thundercat Dodgeball and Sports (Ages 7-12) Instructor: Thundercat Sports Have a (dodge) ball with Thundercat Sports! Gator skin safety balls will be used to ensure safety and fun. This program consists of different dodge ball related games such as Doctor, Bombardment, Jail Break, and more. Other sports and games will be mixed in to create a varied and exciting program. Program is co-ed. T-shirt included. Please bring a snack, water and lunch. Annual physical and immunization history records must be submitted to Bedford Recreation prior to the start of the program per Board of Health regulations.
Skyhawks Basketball Camp (Ages 7-12) Instructor: Skyhawks Staff start each day with a 'skill of the day' and progress into drills and games. Skills include passing, shooting, dribbling and rebounding. Staff emphasize respect, teamwork and responsibility, important skills for both on and off the court. Annual physical and immunization history records must be submitted to Bedford Recreation prior to the start of the program per Board of Health regulations.
SPORTS Elite Youth Flag Football Clinic (Ages 7-14) Instructor: New England Elite Sports Clinics Veteran football coaches instruct young flag football players in both drills and games. The children will be grouped by age and ability for the week. They will learn the skills of flag football and then test those skills in games played during the program. Players should wear sneakers and athletic clothing. Please note: an athletic mouth guard is required for this program. Mon 7/22-Fri 7/26 Fee: $215 9:00-3:00 PM Lane School Gym Min 10/Max 20 Mon 8/5-Fri 8/9 Fee: $220 9:00-11:00 AM John Glenn Middle School Min 10/Max 40 Tues 8/13-Thurs 8/15 Fee: $173 9:00-3:00 PM Lane School Field/Gym Min 15/Max 30 Mon 6/24-Fri 6/28 Fee: $165 9:00-12:00 PM John Glenn Middle School Min 10/Max 24 All Star Basketball Clinic (Ages 7-14) Instructor: All Star Coaching Staff This clinic is designed by former NBA Coach John Carroll.
All Star Basketball Coaches provide personal attention to improve skills such as dribbling, ball handling, shooting, and passing. Staff stresses the importance of commitment and dedication to reaching a goal as well as the importance of team work and fair play.
Tuesday-Thursday Fee: $220 9:00-3:00 PM August 13-August 15 (John Glenn Middle) John Glenn Middle School Min 10/Max 40
53 Spring/Summer 2019 P 781-275-1392 F 781-687-6156 www.bedfordrecreation.org YOUTH TENNIS LESSONS With KA Tennis BHS TENNIS COURTS (Ages 5-14) Kyle Anderson is a PTR and USTA certified instructor with more than 21 years full time instructing experience. Sessions teach the fundamentals of tennis in an energetic atmosphere. Each day will focus on a different stroke and practicing those already learned. Drills and games are simple, effective and fun.
As the week progresses, more time is devoted to rallying skills and points. With sufficient enrollment, groups will be grouped by levels. WEEKLY DAY LESSONS: MONDAY-THURSDAY (Fri make up) Ages 5-6: 8:30-9:05 AM (Max 12) Fee: $46 Ages 7-9: 9:15-10:15 AM (Max 12) Fee: $80 Ages 10-14: 10:15-11:45 AM (Max 12) Fee: $118 NIGHT LESSONS: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays Ages 5-6: 5:00-5:45 PM (Max 12) Fee: $44 Ages 7-9: 6:00-7:00 PM (Max 12) Fee: $71 Ages 10-14: 7:15-8:30 PM (Max 12) Fee: $88 Session 1: 6/24-6/27 Session 5: 7/29-8/1 Session 2: 7/8-7/11 Session 6: 8/5-8/8 Session 3: 7/15-7/18 Session 7: 8/12-8/15 Session 4: 7/22-7/25 S1: 6/24, 6/26, 6/27 S5: 7/29, 7/31, 8/1 S2: 7/8, 7/10, 7/11 S6:8/5, 8/7, 8/8 S3: 7/15, 7/17, 7/18 S7: 8/12, 8/14, 8/15 S4: 7/22, 7/24, 7/25 Summer Youth Programs SATURDAY LESSONS: This 6 week program is designed to improve the game by working on mechanics and rallying skills.
Intended to introduce younger players to the fundamentals of strokes. Further attention is given to the serve and point strategy in the 10-14 year old group. Hands on approach as well as fun games make this class effective for all ages. Saturdays, 6/22-8/3 (no class 7/6) 6 weeks Ages 5-6: 9:00-9:35 AM (Max 12) Fee: $69 Ages 7-9: 9:45-10:45 AM (Max 12) Fee: $118 Ages 10-14: 10:45-12:15 PM (Max 12) Fee: $176 SPORTS
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