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SPRING/ SUMMER

2017

RECREATION & CAMPS GUIDE


How to Register ONLINE

For detailed information and current availability about programs & events please call:

(802) 864-0123 or visit

enjoyburlington.com

ENJOYBURLINGTON.COM The easiest way to register any time of the day or night! Click on the “Program Sign Up” button to register & pay for classes using Visa/MC/Discover.

PHONE

BPRW Office Miller Community Recreation Center Leddy Park Arena

(802) 864-0123 (802) 540-1058 (802) 865-7558

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IN PERSON

BPRW Office 645 Pine Street 8A - 4:30P Miller Community Recreation Center 130 Gosse Court 7A - 6P Leddy Park Arena 216 Leddy Park Road 8A - 4P Come visit any of our registration sites and our staff will be happy to help you!

MAIL

@BTVparks

Printed registration forms can be picked up at any of our registration sites above, senior housing and partner locations. Mail completed form, along with payment to: Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront 130 Gosse Court, Burlington, VT 05408

RESIDENT and NON-RESIDENT FEES: Resident rates for programs apply to

those residing within the Burlington City limits at the time registration is submitted. There is a surcharge on user fees for non-Burlington residents as follows: • $10 per participant for programs costing $100 or less • $20 for programs costing up to $200 • $30 for programs costing over $200

AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED: You can assume you are in the class once you submit your registration form. If the class is full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.

REFUND POLICY: Unless otherwise stated, refunds will be available only until

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two weeks prior to the first day of a program or activity. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for processing the refund. If a program is cancelled by Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, a full refund will be issued and no fee will be charged. You must register prior to the beginning of a program, NO DROP-INS unless specifically stated.

INSURANCE: Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront does not carry medical or accident insurance for program participants, as the cost would make program fees prohibitive. Please review your own health insurance plan to be certain that you and your family have the proper coverage.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available for qualified Burlington residents. For

an application you may download from our website or come into our location above. Forms are also located at our partner locations on the next page. Send completed forms and necessary paperwork by mail to 130 Gosse Court. You will be notified within two weeks if you qualify for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and are limited.

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Contents GENERAL INFO: Park Map & Info . . . . . . . . . 4 Rentals, Parking & Passes . . . 6 Penny For Parks . . . . . . . . . 8 Community Gardens . . . . . . . 8 Branch Out Burlington! . . . . . 9 Parks Foundation . . . . . . . . 9 Drop In Recreation & Nutrition . 10 Bike Path Rehab . . . . . . . . 10 Adaptive Recreation . . . . . . 11

RECREATION PROGRAMS: Quick Reference Calendars . . . 12 Miller Center . . . . . . . . . 13 Champlain Senior Center . . . . 17 Leddy Ice Arena . . . . . . . . 18 Partner Programs . . . . . . . 19 Sport & Athletics . . . . . . . . 20 Trips & Tours . . . . . . . . . 22 O.N.E. Community Center . . . 24

SUMMER CAMPS: School Break Camps . . . . . . 26 Camp Schedule . . . . . . . . 27 Champ Camp . . . . . . . . . 28 Summer Camps . . . . . . . . 29 Partner Camps . . . . . . . . . 35 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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Our Beaches & Parks NORTH BEACH Located at the end of Institute Road off North Ave., just past Burlington High School and right off the Burlington Bike Path. North Beach is open Saturday, May 13 through Sept. 4. Daily parking fees are charged 9:00A - 8:00P. Lifeguard coverage mid-June through Labor Day. There is food concessions, a playground, and ADA compliant access to the water. The picnic shelter is also available for reservation. Call 865-7247 for reservation information. Adjacent to the beach is our urban CAMPGROUND, featuring 29 full hook-up sites, 39 electric and water hook-up sites, rest rooms and showers. Tent and RV sites are available May through mid-October. Online reservations begin Feb 3. Phone reservations open after May 1. Call 862-0942.

LEDDY PARK BEACH & GORDON H. PAQUETTE ICE ARENA Located by the Bike Path at the end of Leddy Park Road, just south of Ethan Allen Shopping Center off North Avenue. Leddy Park offers soccer & baseball fields, a playground, tennis courts, and a handball court, as well as the GORDON H. PAQUETTE ICE ARENA and a secluded beach and picnic area. There is no lifeguard.

OAKLEDGE PARK & BLANCHARD BEACH Located off the Burlington Bike Path at the end of Flynn Avenue, Oakledge features a beach, playground and picnic shelters. There is no lifeguard. Open Memorial Day - Labor Day, with parking fees between 9:00A - 8:00P. Large and small picnic shelters are available for rent by the day or half day, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tennis, volleyball and bocce ball courts available for public use.

ETHAN ALLEN PARK Located at the intersection of North Avenue and Ethan Allen Parkway, this wooded, hillside park offers a playground, paved walking/biking/hiking trails, scenic views from both the Pinnacle and the Ethan Allen Tower. A bridge across Rte. 127 connects the park to the bike path leading to the Ethan Allen Homestead and the Intervale. Thanks to the Tower Keyper volunteers, the ETHAN ALLEN TOWER is open on weekends from Mother’s Day to Memorial Day, from 9:00A through sunset, from Memorial Day to Labor Day it is open all days of the week from 9:00A to sunset; from Labor Day to Columbus Day it is open Saturdays and Sundays until sunset. (Tower may be closed due to inclement weather.)

WATERFRONT PARK & THE BOATHOUSE In 1988, the City constructed the BURLINGTON COMMUNITY BOATHOUSE, designed by Marcel Beaudin and modeled after the 1887 Lake Champlain Yacht Club (which was located in the same place). At the time, it was the only true waterside public access on the northern waterfront. Construction of Waterfront Park and the Promenade followed in 1991. Waterfront park offers open space to play, take in the lakefront views along the boardwalk and access the Bike Path. The site is also host to many events throughout the year, making it Burlington’s premier outdoor venue.

BATTERY PARK Battery Park, at the top of Battery Street, is a great place to relax, take in the view and bring the kids to the playground. Built as a military camp during the War of 1812, American gunners, successfully defended Battery Park against an attack by a British squadron in 1813. A decorative cannon in Battery Park commemorates this historic battle. Other noteworthy monuments within the park include a statue of Vermont’s famous civil war General William W. Wells and a red oak sculpture of “Greylock” after a renowned Abenaki Indian chief. Not only does the park offer some of the most spectacular waterfront views, the BAND SHELL, which is home to the Thursday night concert series for six weeks in the summer. The Burlington Concert Band, performs free Sunday Evening Concerts. For rentals and use of Battery Park, call 865-7247.

“A_DOG” SKATEPARK The new world-class Skatepark opened in 2016. Located north of the Moran Building. There is parking available.

OFF-LEASH DOG AREAS Dogs are allowed in all city parks but must be leashed at all times. Dogs are prohibited from designated beaches and picnic areas. Owners are always responsible for cleaning up after their pets! Help keep the parks and the lake clean. STARR FARM PARK This facility is located just west of the bike path at Starr Farm Park. Open from April 1 to Sept. 30 from 8A to 8P and from Oct. 1 to March 31 from 8A to 6P or dark, whichever occurs first. Throughout the year on Sundays, the park opens at 11:00A and closes at 6:00P or dark, whichever occurs first. Volunteers are needed to help monitor the sites, remove trash and inform users of park rules. Please call 865-7247 to help with this effort. WATERFRONT/URBAN RESERVE This facility is located north of the new Skatepark. The area is open from sunrise to sunset, year-round.

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Rental Costs & Parking Fees WATERFRONT PARK FESTIVAL SITE

The festival site on the shores of Lake Champlain is available for a host of activities, private meetings, conferences, concerts, festivals and exhibits. Producers of events or persons interested in renting the site can pick up an application packet at the Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Offices at 645 Pine Street, Suite B. Call (802) 865-7247 for more information.

GORDON PAQUETTE ICE ARENA AT LEDDY PARK Olympic Ice

$195/hr

Upstairs Lounge

$25/hr

MARINA DOCKING

We have dockage and services at the Boathouse and Perkins Pier. Services include pumpout, hourly & overnight dockage and showers. There is currently a waiting list for slips. During the summer, please contact us directly at the Boathouse (802) 865-3377.

PARK, FIELD & FACILITY RESERVATIONS

Park properties, athletic fields, tennis courts and facilities are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Some areas may be reserved for special events and groups, team or league activities. Reservations allowed Mother’s Day to Columbus Day. Reservations can be made for parks/ shelters starting November 1st for the upcoming season. Not all services guaranteed due to weather impacts. Call (802) 865-7247 for reservation and permit information.

RENT THE HOWARD CHAPEL

The beautifully restored Howard Chapel in Lakeview Cemetery is available for rental. The Chapel has a capacity for 80 people and is available for weddings, christenings, memorial services and similar functions. Rental rates are $100/hr. Monday-Friday 7:00A-3:30P. On weekends the rate is $250 for up to three hours and $450 for a full day. This 1882 structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To reserve the Chapel or for additional information, call the Lakeview Cemetery Office at (802) 863-2075.

NORTH BEACH CAMPGROUND Full Hook-up

$45 per night

Water Electric

$41 per night

Tent Sites

$37 per night

Organization Site

$100 full day/$50 half day

The campground is open May 1 – October 15.

SHELTERS FULL DAY

HALF DAY

9A-9P

9A-2:30P or 3:30-9P

North Beach Shelter

$225

$160

Oakledge Upper Shelter

$225

$160

Oakledge Lower Shelter

$225

$160

Waterfront Shelter (Closed for 2017)

N/A

N/A

Walk and Run Events

$500 (Includes Shelter and use of Bike Path)

Any group of 20 or more in a park requires a park permit for $25 per day. Shelter reservations include park permit fee, but does NOT include parking fee. Shelters are available to rent from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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NONRESIDENT

LOCATION

RESIDENT

City Hall Park

$25 + $10 per hour Same w/ amplified Sound

Battery Park

$500 per day

Waterfront Park

call or go to enjoyburlington.com

Baseball/Softball Fields

$15 per hour

$30 per hour

Soccer/Lacrosse/Athletic Fields

$30 per hour

$60 per hour

General Field Space/ Multipurpose Fields

$10 per hour

$20 per hour

Tournament Fee

$100 per day

$200 per day

Hourly Rate – Additional Services $60 per hour Lining/Moving Goals etc.

$80 per hour

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FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF RENTAL OPTIONS AND FEES, GO TO ENJOYBURLINGTON.COM ROBERT MILLER COMMUNITY & RECREATION CENTER Gymnasium

7,000 square foot regulation high school size basketball court with synthetic flooring, mobile bleachers with seating for 70, electronic scoreboard, retractable basketball hoops, gym divider and locker rooms with restrooms, showers and lockers.

$60/hr

Community Room

1,800 square foot versatile space with overhead projector and screen, surround sound, tables and chairs, seating for up to 120. Includes use of the state licensed kitchen (details below).

$50/hr, $250 day

Kitchen

State licensed kitchen offers prep and cooking space for caterers, food trucks, etc and includes gas stove and oven, proofing oven, refrigerator, 3 bay sink and prep space as well as limited cookware and utensils. Cooking equipment is not ventilated so no oil-based cooking is allowed, carry-in, carry-out rentals only.

$30/hr

Kids Room

Perfect for birthday parties and playgroups as well as small meetings, this room has sink and counter space, toys, cubbies and kid sized tables and chairs. Our Fletcher Free Library “Micro Library” is also housed in the Kids Room – feel free to borrow a book when you visit! Seating for up to 25.

$30/hr

Fitness Studio

Located off of the gym, the 1,100 square foot fitness room has wood floor, wall mirrors, music system and great natural light, capacity varies by activity.

$40/hr

Conference Room

Located off the lobby with quiet, comfortable space is offered FREE to the public for meetings, etc, seating for up to 12.

FREE

DAILY PARKING

PARKING PASSES TYPE

STUDENT

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NONRESIDENT

SEASON PASS*

$25

$45

$60

ADDITIONAL PASS

$25

$30

SEASON PASS FOR LEAGUE PARTICIPANTS

$30

FAMILY SEASON PASS

$60

$75

SEASON BOAT TRAILER

$30

BUSINESS PARKING PASS (PERKINS PIER)

COMMERCIAL BOAT LAUNCH

TYPE

FEE

Location(s)

Resident

$6

North Beach, Perkins

Non-Resident

$8

North Beach, Perkins

Car & Trailer

$10

Perkins & Coast Guard Ramp

Day RV

$10

Perkins

Day Bus

$20

North Beach, Perkins

$30

Event

$10

$70/ MONTH

$70/ MONTH

Overnight Car & Trailer

$12

Perkins

$20

$20

Overnight Car

$10

Perkins

Handicap Car with Trailer

$3 for trailer

Perkins

Metered Parking Lots

$2-3 / hour

Pease Lot, Oakledge

(ONE PASS-MULTIPLE VEHICLES)

*Season Pass valid for North Beach, Oakledge, Perkins Pier. Passes will not be honored at Perkins Pier marina on non-holiday weekdays before 11am unless pass holders are using marina facilities and lake access for recreational purposes. Season passes honored at Perkins Pier during weekends and holidays except July 3rd. Passes are valid May-October. Burlington residents with limited incomes may apply for a free season pass in person with recent proof of income at the BPRW Office.

Discount Tickets for

$40

Park admission is always free by foot, bike, or other non-motorized transportation. Vehicles with Handicapped plates enter free. Green Mountain Passport honored at Perkins Pier, Oakledge and North Beach only.

Great Escape

GET YOUR TICKETS Compare to the gate price of $59! Discounted daily parking passes too! Buy online at: www.sixflags.com/partnerlogin USERNAME: VRPA PASSWORD: SIXFLAGS13

OR purchase your tickets at our locations: • BPRW office 645 Pine Street, Suite B, Burlington • Miller Community Recreation Center 130 Gosse Court • Gordon H. Paquette Ice Arena at Leddy Park 216 Leddy Park Road

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Penny For Parks Approved by voters in 2008, Penny for Parks is BPRW’s primary capital resource for park improvements and is supported by a dedicated tax. PFP funds are reserved exclusively for parks capital improvement needs. Eligible projects include the repair, renovation, replacement, or expansion of existing park facilities as well as the construction of new facilities in existing parks. The average annual PFP allocation is ~$350,000. Targeted improvements include playgrounds, courts, athletic fields, park facilities, standard equipment replacement, urgent projects, and staffing support. BPRW welcomes your park improvement suggestions! So, if you have any ideas, please let us know. Complete the online form or request a copy via mail. Park improvement suggestions are accepted year-round. BPRW staff reviews, rates and prioritizes the parks project list, including all public project requests, when planning for the upcoming fiscal year projects. Highlights of recently completed projects include: Community garden upgrades including a new garden shed at the UVM Medical Center, a new water service at Archibald, and garden tools for multiple sites, court maintenance at Pomeroy, Roosevelt, Leddy and Roosevelt parks, additional accessible play equipment at Starr Farm Playground and beautiful new wayfinding signage at Andy “A_Dog” Williams Skatepark.

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BURLINGTON SEED SWAP

Need a place to grow your own vegetables, flowers and herbs? Sign up to reserve a garden plot. We offer a range of sizes: • Full Plots (approximately 700 sq feet) for $60 • Half-sized plots (250-350 sq ft) for $37 • Quarter plots (100-200 sq ft) for $25 • Kitchen plot (under 90 sq ft) for $15 The seasonal fee includes all the benefits of BACG membership: the BACG eNews, water access, spring and fall site preparation, invitations to garden gatherings, and an opportunity to meet other gardeners in your area. Depending on the weather, plots open for planting in early May and close in mid-October. Special rates and free seeds are available to those with limited incomes. Scholarships are available. To register for your plot, contact BPRW at (802) 865-7427. Become part of the gardening community today!

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BACG ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Saturday, March 11 | 12:00P - 3:00P Fletcher Free Library

Saturday, May 20 | 10:00A-2:00P Bibens Ace Hardware, 1127 North Ave

This free community event celebrates the upcoming gardening season and brings gardeners together to share seeds, garden stories, and resources. Bring your own non-GMO seeds to share and exchange. There also will be gardening workshops at 1pm and 2:30pm, seed starting activities for kids, and gardening books for sale. Presented by Vermont Community Garden Network, Fletcher Free Library, and Burlington Parks Recreation & Waterfront. For more information, go to www.vcgn.org/events or call 861-4769.

Come on out to Ace Hardware to get all of your garden starts! Red Wagon Plants will have a bountiful offering of vegetable and flower starts on hand. This is a chance to get your hands on some of the areas healthiest and most viable plant starts. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Burlington Area Community Gardens Scholarship Fund.

THE BACG SPRING POTLUCK

The Community Teaching Garden is a handson beginner organic gardening course offered by the Vermont Community Garden Network. Participants learn how to plant, cultivate, harvest, and preserve produce and herbs from their own plot and from shared garden space in a cooperative learning environment. The 22-week course follows the rhythm of the growing season from May to October. First-year classes are held twice a week at Winooski Valley Park District’s Ethan Allen Homestead, and advanced classes for Teaching Garden graduates are held once a week at Tommy Thompson Community Garden. More info www.vcgn.org/what-we-do/communityteaching-garden/

Saturday, April 8 | 5:30P-7:30P Miller Community Center, 130 Gosse Ct.

Join fellow gardeners and community members to celebrate the start of the growing season. Community gardeners make some of the best food! Come be a part of it all and bring a dish to pass. The keynote speaker at the event this year will be acclaimed garden writer, Ron Krupp.

DAY IN THE DIRT

Saturday, April 29

Join teams of volunteers at community and school gardens around the city to help get the sites ready for the season and then celebrate with lunch and prizes! More info at www.vcgn. org/day-in-the-dirt

COMMUNITY TEACHING GARDEN

May - October

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Branch Out Burlington! Branch Out Burlington! is a group of volunteers dedicated to increasing the number of trees along our streets and in our parks. We are always looking for people to get involved with caring for our city trees. Our trees really need your help!.

For more info go to: www.branchoutburlington.org

TREE KEEPER TRAINING

Thursday, April 6 | 6:00P - 8:00P Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Bldg, 645 Pine Street The Tree Keeper Program matches newly planted city trees with residents who agree to care for them. In addition to getting a tree planted in front of their home, they receive free training from local experts.

ANNUAL TREE SALE AND PICKUP

Saturday, May 6 | 9:00A - 11:00A UVM Horticultural Farm, 65 Green Mt. Drive, So. Burlington The Tree Sale offers high-quality trees at reasonable prices to beautify homes throughout the greater Burlington area. Proceeds support educational activities and city tree plantings. Pre-order your trees now! Contact kyle@northstarleasing.com

ANNUAL TREE WALK

Saturday, June 10 | 10:00A Lakeview Cemetery, 455 North Avee Local experts lead the free walk featuring 15-20 common, unusual and rare tree species. They share id features and cool botanical and cultural tree factoids

LOVE OUR CITY TREES

Tree Planting | Saturday, May 6 | 9:00A (free treats) Tree Care | Tuesday, June 13 & July 11 | 5:30P – 7:30P (free pizza) Tree Care | Saturday, August 12 | 9:00A - 11:00A (free treats) UVM Horticultural Farm, 65 Green Mt. Drive, So. Burlington Help plant trees at the Burlington Community Tree Nursery and give them a little extra care over the summer. These trees are destined for a home on Burlington’s streets.

WANT A TREE PLANTED ON YOUR STREET? Branch Out Burlington! and the Burlington Parks, Rec. and Waterfront Dept. have teamed up to plant trees in front of homes and businesses in Burlington. If you think there is space for a tree in front of your home or office, sign up NOW so we can check your site for a tree this spring. Contact Jacob HolzbergPill at: jacob.holzbergpill@gmail.com or call Warren Spinner, City Arborist at 802-862-8245.

PARKS FOUNDATION OF BURLINGTON Philanthropy, Stewardship & Partnership: for the Love of Our Parks.

The Foundation is a separate entity, independent from the City of Burlington and the Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department, formed as a tax-exempt non-profit charity governed by its board of directors. Its purpose is to seek opportunities to enhance parks assets and programs through specific initiatives. It is not designed to fill budgetary shortfalls in the Department’s operating expenses that would normally be the responsibility of the City. The Foundation seeks stewardship and philanthropic opportunities for self-sustaining support, including in-kind contributions that will not impose a burden on the City of Burlington’s Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department’s annual operating budget. The Foundation applies for grants for which government agencies are not eligible. It solicits and accepts planned gifts that provide support for future improvements to our city’s recreational resources. As an entity separate from the City, the Foundation invests and manages endowment funds.

To learn more and to make a tax-deductible donaton, please visit: www.parksfoundationburlington.org e-mail info@parksfoundationburlington.org or call Board Chair John Bossange at 802.578.7468.

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Burlington Greenway Bike Path Rehabilitation

The 8-mile Burlington Greenway connects many of our neighborhood, regional and waterfront parks including North Beach, Leddy Park, the Urban Reserve, Waterfront Park, Perkins Pier, and Oakledge Park. The path is our largest multi-use recreational facility supporting cyclists, runners, walkers and beyond. Phase 1a and 1b construction, from Perkins Pier through the Urabn Reserve, was completed on schedule in early winter 2016. Recent improvements realigned the Bike Path proximate to the lake for improved user experience, removed TONS of old industrial concrete and asphalt remnants, planted hundres of new trees and shrubs, refreshed the dog park, and created amazing new pause places. This spring, outdoor fitness equipment will be installed creating the begining of the UVM Medical Fitness Trail! Design for Phase 2 is underway and stretches from North Beach to the Winooski River, with restorative work to begin some time this summer. We will keep you updated on construction phasing and schedule on our website: enjoyburlington.com/greenway-phase2

Recreation & Nutrition Drop-In Program June 26 – August 11 Monday-Friday | 11A-2P This is a drop-in style recreation program that takes place at multiple sites across the city. There are no fees or enrollment required and all staff-led activities are free. The Burlington Summer Meals Program provides free lunch and snack for kids daily. Additionally, kids take weekly field trips. We believe a comprehensive approach to creating food and recreation opportunities for the kids in our city is imperative to creating a happy and healthy community. In response, we not only offer the same meals that children receive at school, but we are also offering nutrition education, fitness activities and opportunities to garden. The program includes field trips, nutrition activities and gardening at Starr Farm Park. Burlington Kids ages 18 and under can also get

FREE LUNCH

at Burlington High School and other school sites (to be announced in May!) MEALS BEGIN ON JUNE 26TH FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 802-864-8416

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Adaptive Recreation BPRW is partnering with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports to bring accessible recreation to our parks! Vermont Adaptive is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. Vermont Adaptive can assist individuals and groups to make ANY Burlington Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront program accessible and inclusive. Please contact us to consult on your individual adaptive recreation needs. For more information or to make a reservation for any of the programs offered below, please contact Kelly Walsh, Northern Program Coordinator 802-353-3178 truenorth@vermontadaptive.org

CYCLING

WEEKLY VETERANS’ ADVENTURE

Tandem Cycling, Hand Cycling and guided bike path trips all are available. Tandem cycling is ideal for people with visual or other impairments. We also offer a variety of children and adult hand cycles for a person with a physical disability that has limited use of their legs for bike riding.

Every Thursday, veterans are welcome to join Vermont Adaptive for a free day of recreation on the waterfront – either on the water, on the bike path, or for preplanned trips to other destinations. Transportation is available.

MOUNTAIN BIKING Vermont Adaptive is home to one of the first Adaptive Mountain Biking programs on the East Coast. Thanks to funds from a grant from the US Department of Veterans Affairs as well as donations the Lookout Tavern in Killington, Vermont Adaptive has four adaptive mountain bikes as well as a trailer for hauling. These highly adjustable bikes are ideal for individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries, Amputations or Limb Differences, or Balance and Motor Skill Disabilities.

CANOE, KAYAK & STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING The freedom offered by paddling pushes aside the barriers presented by disabilities. Vermont Adaptive has a fleet of canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards available for day trips on a variety of waterways in Vermont.

CLIMBING Learn how to belay and climb safely. Petra Cliffs’ experienced and knowledgeable staff can even set up a haul system to assist people with physical disabilities to learn to climb. More info at petracliffs.com.

C.O.R.E. CONNECTIONS C.O.R.E. Connections gives participants a chance to connect their whole body health with mindfulness and lifestyle changes through four principles: Communicate, Overcome, Relate, Empower. Each retreat emphasizes whole body health and includes lifestyle analysis, goal setting, nutrition, local farm to table initiatives, personal fitness abilities, and mindful activities like creative art, music sessions, adaptive yoga, and guided breathing exercises.

BEEPER BASEBALL & OTHER SPORTS Beeper Baseball is a game like baseball that is adapted for people who are blind or visually impaired. It gives people with disabilities the opportunity to get involved in a fun, competitive team sport. Please contact the Program Coordinator for details.

SAILING The Sonar we use has been adapted so that the skipper sits facing forward without the need to switch sides as the boat turns. Encircling this gimbaled seat is a horizontal steering wheel. The Sonar sails with up to 6 people and has a heavy keel under the bottom, which makes for excellent stability. In partnership with Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center.

PRIVATE & COMPETITIVE SAILING LESSONS The goal of these lessons is to enable students with disabilities to sail independently. The Martin 16, a single or double-handed keelboat (again, will not flip over) was designed to level the playing field for people with physical disabilities to race in open fleets with a time or not. In partnership with the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center.

CUSTOM GROUP OUTINGS & ADVENTURES We can schedule daily, weekend or even weekly outings specific to your group. You think of it and we will create it in the Vermont community of your choice! In addition to our program list, we offer Hiking, Ice Skating, trips to museums, and more.

ECOABLE ADVENTURES EcoAble Adventures provide participants with experiential learning in the outdoors ranging from adapted front-country sports to back-country hiking and camping. Adventure experiences are customized for each participant or group, including individuals, school groups, families, organizations, or community groups. Single and multi-day programs incorporate interactive activities to teach Leave No Trace ethics, water conservation, plant and animal identification, nutrition, and environmental protection techniques.

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Quick Guide to Recreation Programs Key: F=Family, I=Itty Bitty, Y=Youth/Kids, A=Adults, T=Trips

Keep your classes from getting cancelled due to low enrollment! REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. AVOID DISAPPOINTMENTS BY REGISTERING EARLY AND SPREADING THE WORD. Please register at least 2 weeks prior to the program or camp!

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START DATE 3/8 3/8 3/11 3/11 3/15 3/20 3/21 3/27 4/1 4/1 4/1 4/1 4/1 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/5 4/5 4/8 4/8 4/12 4/14 4/15 4/17 4/17 4/18 4/19 4/19 4/24 4/24 4/24 4/26 5/3 5/3 5/3 5/3 5/4 5/4 5/16 5/17 5/18 5/26 6/1 6/2 6/8 6/9 6/15 6/19 6/20 6/21 6/21 6/21 6/27 7/6 7/7 7/10 7/12 7/19 7/21 8/1 8/8 8/24 8/27

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A A Y Y A A A Y F Y I Y Y A A A A T A Y A T Y A Y Y F A Y Y Y A A Y T I Y T A A T T T T A T T T Y A A I A I T A Y A T A A T Y

425902 Adult Karate 425929 Fantastic Fruity Facial 315921 Jump-In 414811 Lacrosse Clinic 422301 Paper Arts & Collage 425908 North End Yoga 455901 Senior Fitness 414802 Lacrosse League 435902 A Taste of Art 415903 Beginner Ballet 405928 Creative Movement 414801 Girls Softball League 415928 Tinkerbelles 425934 A Taste of Art 425936 Real Estate Questions 425900 Sign Language 422100 Afro-Caribbean Dance 452306 Three Easy Walks 425931 Basic Spanish 415928 Paint & Play 422302 Personal Journals 422304 Labyrinth Walk 415928 Art Lab Fun 425938 Beginning Guitar for Adults 415927 Beginning Guitar for Kids 415921 Afterschool Fencing 425937 Lake Champlain History 425939 Maple Madnes 412003 April Break Camp 414813 Global Premier Soccer 412305 April Pony Camp 425933 HealthyLiving w/Pain 425902 Adult Karate 414810 Afterschool Skateboard 412100 Cooperation 104802 Itty Bitty Soccer 414812 Field Hockey Clinic 422303 Mani and a Meal 425936 Real Estate Questions 425939 Herbal Stress Less 452308 Spring Mystery Tour 452309 Senior Spirit Tour 122305 Hope Cemetery Tour 152301 Horse Farm Tour 125900 Sign Language 122301 Northern Star Tour 125908 Edible History Tour 122300 Lobsta Festival, NH 114805 Youth Track & Field 122304 Adult Horse Camp 124802 Adult Team Tennis 104803 Itty Bitty Tennis 125905 Adult Karate 104801 Itty Bitty Track & Field 152320 Balloon Festival 125500 Adult Skating Clinic 115507 Hockey Clinic 124803 Skatboard Workshop 152304 Day in the Mountains 125906 Womens Self Defense1 125907 Womens Self Defense2 152302 A Day at Shadow Lake 214801 Fall Soccer

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2017

TIME

6:00P- 7:30P 6:00P- 8:00P 9:00A- 3:00P 3:00P- 4:30P 9:30A-11:00A 6:00P- 7:00P 10:00A-11:30A 5:30P- 7:30P 10:00A-12:00P 9:50A-10:35A 9:00A- 9:45A 5:30P- 7:00P 10:00A-12:00P 6:00P- 8:00P 1:00P- 3:00P 7:30P- 9:00P 6:00P- 8:00P 2:00P- 4:00P 12:00P- 1:00P 10:00A-12:00P 9:30A-11:00A 1:00P- 3:00P 10:00A-12:00P 6:00P- 7:00P 5:00P- 6:00P 3:30P- 5:00P 6:00P- 8:00P 6:00P- 8:00P 9:00A- 5:30P 9:00A - 3:00P 9:00A- 5:00P 10:00A-12:30P 6:00P- 7:30P 3:30P- 5:30P 6:00P- 8:00P 5:30P- 6:15P 5:30P- 6:30P 10:00A- 3:00P 1:00P- 3:00P 6:00P- 8:00P 10:00A- 2:00P 10:00A-11:30P 10:00A- 2:00P 11:00A- 3:00P 6:00P- 7:30P 8:30A- 4:00P 1:00P- 4:15P 8:00A- 6:00P 6:30P- 8:00P 11:00A- 3:00P 6:30P- 8:00P 5:30P- 6:15P 6:00P- 7:30P 5:30P- 6:15P 4:30P- 9:00P 6:15P- 7:45P 4:30P- 6:00P 7:00A- 8:30A 10:00A- 3:00P 6:00P- 8:30P 6:00P- 8:30P 9:00A- 5:30P 12:00P- 1:00P

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Programs at the Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center 130 GOSSE COURT | (802) 540-1058

DROP IN ACTIVITIES

ITTY BITTY PROGRAMS

WALKING PROGRAM

CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR KIDS

Now thru 6/10 Mon-Fri | 7:30A - 9A

Ages 3 - 5 Resident $60 / Non-Resident $70 Miller Fitness Room

PICKLE BALL

This class is designed to teach basic dance skills in a structured group setting to practice social and motor skills! Students will be in constant motion as they are accompanied by music and play. Set in a noncompetitive environment, kids will be able to explore their creativity with and without props. Instructor: Rose Bedard.

$3 per visit

Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

405928 A

4/1 - 4/29

Sat

9:00A - 9:45A

4

12

FREE

Now thru May Mon-Fri | 11A - 1P Mon-Fri | 1P - 2:45P (for begginers) Sat | 8:45A - 10:45A

MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM WITH SARA HOLBROOK CENTER

Now thru 6/4 Mon-Fri | 2:30P - 5:30P

FREE

BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES PLAYGROUP

Now thru 6/4 Mon, Tue, Wed | 9A - 10:30A Birth & Up

FREE

BEGINNER BALLET

Ages 4 - 7 Resident $60 / Non-Resident $70 Miller Fitness Room Dancers will be introduced to the basic placements, terms, and elements of ballet. In each class students will be fully engaged with learning proper technique along with fun activities and games. Code

Dates

Days

Time

415903 A

4/1 - 4/29

Sat

9:50A - 10:35A

# of Classes

Max Capacity

12

TABLE TENNIS

Mon | 6P - 9P

$3 per visit

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN GYM WITH SARA HOLBROOK CENTER

Now thru 6/4 Tue, Wed | 6P - 9P

FREE

POWER WHEEL CHAIR SOCCER

Sat | 11A - 1P (Nov-March) Mon | 5:30P - 7:30 P (April-Oct)

$3 per visit

WOMEN’S INDOOR SOCCER

Now thru April Sun | 6P - 8P

$3 per visit

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Miller Center Recreation Programs

YOUTH PROGRAMS

ADULT PROGRAMS

JUMP IN

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Ages 5-11

Ages 18+ Resident $75 / Non-Resident $85 Miller Art Room

Resident $40 / Non-Resident $50 Miller Center Gym Jump-In is a jump roping class for girls in K-5th grade. Girls work with trained teen coaches and supervising adults to try out single rope, long rope and double dutch! There will be games and lots of active fun! Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

315921 A

3/11

Sat

9:00A - 3:00P

1

30

AFTERSCHOOL FENCING

Ages 9 - 17 Resident $125 / Non-Resident $145 Miller Fitness Room

Fencing is an Olympic sport that develops strength, agility, fitness and mental focus. Unleash the inner swashbuckler and get a great workout!! No experience necessary. This class teaches the basics of foil fencing. Equipment provided. Instructor: Viveka Fox, head coach/founder of Vermont Fencing Alliance, USPCA accredited instructor. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

415921 A

4/18 - 5/23

Tues

3:30P - 5:00P

5

Max Capacity

8

BEGINNING GUITAR FOR KIDS

Ages 12 - 18

Resident $38 / Non-Resident $48 Miller Kids Room Join entertainment extraordinaire Corey Gottfried in learning the basics of playing the guitar. These intensive group lessons cover basic chords, strumming, and some finger picking to get you started exploring the versatility of this popular stringed instrument. Participants need their own guitar and to rehearse between sessions; acoustic or electric guitars welcome. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

415927 A

4/17 - 5/1

Mon

5:00P - 6:00P

3

10

TINKERBELLES CLASS

Ages 6 - 10 Miller Art Room

Resident $10 / Non-Resident $20 Just for Girls ages 6-10! All participants will leave with some basic understanding of simple tools like screwdrivers, hammers, zip ties, nuts and bolts and more. Girls will create a project to take home. Instructors: Wildflower Studio staff. Code

Dates

Ages

415928 A

4/1

6 - 10 Sat

Days

Time

# of Classes

10:00A - 12:00P 1

Max Capacity

12

PAINT & PLAY ART STUDIO CLASS

Ages 3 - 10 Miller Art Room

Resident $10 / Non-Resident $20 Painting outside the box ages 3-10! This is a two hour exploration of painting WITHOUT a paintbrush. Many modes will be available. All materials provided. Children will leave with a project. Instructors: Wildflower Studio staff. Code

Dates

Ages

415928 B

4/8

3 - 10 Sat

14

Days

Time

# of Classes

10:00A - 12:00P 1

Max Capacity

12

Sign language can broaden your communication skills, stimulate your senses, and increase your ability to be expressive. Great for new students, those who may need a refresher or want to move on to the next level. Learn general finger spelling, vocabulary, signing. Level 1: Learn the basics. This can be an excellent preparatory tool for learning theatre mime techniques or fostering a career as an interpreter. Contiuning in ASL (Level 2): This class is for students who have taken ASL classes with BPRW or college credit classes. You will be learning a log of vocabulary signs and sign sentences. You will also practice ASL conversations with sign idioms, loan signs and other sign tools. Level 3: Students must have taken ASL 1 & 2 classes before registering for this ASL class. This ASL class focuses on greater use of sentence formation, aspects of deaf culture, new vocabulary, classifier signs and more. Must be familiar with the alphabet, and have basic knowledge of vocabulary and numbers. For more information on the appropriate class for you, please email the instructor CoolAGrist@aol.com. Code

Level

Dates

Days

Time

# of Max Classes Capacity

425900 A

ASL 2

4/4 - 6/13

Tu

7:30P - 9:00P

12

20

425935 A

ASL 3

4/4 - 6/13

Tu

6:00P - 7:30P

12

20

125900 A

ASL 1

6/8 - 8/17

Th

6:00P - 7:30P

12

20

125909 A

ASL 2

6/8 - 8/17

Th

7:30P - 9:00P

12

20

BASIC SPANISH

Ages 18+

Resident $75 / Non-Resident $85 Miller Conference Room Come learn the basics of Spanish! In this course, you will gain the skills you need for basic survival Spanish. This includes subjects like the simple tenses, introductions and expressions, and basic components of grammar. Level 2 covers more complex topics such as compound tenses, specialized vocabulary, and object pronouns. This course is ideal for anyone looking to strengthen their Spanish abilities and become a strong intermediate Spanish language learner. Instructor: Sam Carter Code

Level

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425931 A

1

4/8 - 5/6

Sat

12:00P - 1:00P

5

12

425932 A

2

4/8 - 5/6

Sat

1:30P - 3:00P

5

12

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE (LEVELS 1, 2 & 3)

Ages 14+ Resident $37 / Non-Resident $47 Miller Community Room

Level 1 - empowers women to have a practical, powerful and effective response to common attacks. Learn simple easy skills to keep you safe. Level 2 - goes further to teach hands-on practice of stances, strikes, and evasive moves. Level 3 - reviews the strikes, techniques and strategies and gives the opportunity to practice scenarios against members of The Safety Team or a padded male attacker. Taught by the All-Women Safety Team. Code

Level

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

125906 A

1

8/1

Tu

6:00P - 8:30P

1

20

125907 A

2

8/8

Tu

6:00P - 8:30P

1

20

125910 A

3

8/15

Tu

6:00P - 8:30P

1

20

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2017


ADULT KARATE

A TASTE OF ART PAINT & SIP

Ages 14+ Session A: Resident $100 / Non-Resident $110 Miller Fitness Room

Ages 16+

Resident $42 / Non-Resident $52

Japanese Shotokan Karate-do is a dynamic wellness activity geared to develop physical, spiritual and mental balance and provide lots of fun. Designed to develop the foundations of Karate training and provide a safe and fun environment for to explore your personal mind and body limits. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. The class is being taught by Jairo Blanco, Head Instructor for the Japan Karate Association of Vermont, and assistant Instructors Marcia Blanco and Jim Dirmaier. Participants will be required to purchase a uniform. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425902 A

3/8 - 4/28

W, F

6:00P- 7:30P

16

12

425902 B

5/3 - 6/23

W, F

6:00P- 7:30P

16

12

125905 A

6/27 - 8/18

Tu, Th

6:00P- 7:30P

16

12

NEW NORTH END YOGA

Ages 18+ Resident $80 / Non-Resident $90 Miller Fitness Room

Hatha Yoga will help you restore balance between body and mind while exercising every part of your body in a systematic way. Using stretches, postures, deep breathing and deep relaxation, you will experience release from both mental and physical tension while you become more limber and toned. This yoga class is beginner friendly. Instructor: Jennifer Green Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425908 A

3/20 - 5/15

Mon

6:00P - 7:00P

8

15

SENIOR FITNESS

Miller Art Room Come get your creative juices flowing for 2 hours while instructor Sue Brassard guides you through a painting of baby owls step by step. Relax and lose yourself in a fun and colorful environment! Bring your own nonalcoholic beverage. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425934 A

4/4

Tu

6:00P - 8:00P

1

16

REAL ESTATE QUESTIONS

Ages 18+ FREE Miller Community Room

Thinking about downsizing your home, moving to something smaller and easier to manage but don’t know how to start? Do you have questions about Reverse Mortgages, selling your home, or upgrading your current home? Learn what updates can help you shorten your time on the market and bring you more $$ at the closing table. This program is geared towards someone who has been in their home for many years and is unfamiliar with the sales process. Gain information on the home buying and selling process without the sales pitch. Liz Merryman has been a full time Realtor for over 20 years. She is a Senior’s Real Estate Specialist and a member of the VT Elderly Resource Group. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425936 A

4/4

Tu

1:00P - 3:00P

1

20

425936 B

5/16

Tu

1:00P - 3:00P

1

20

BEGINNING GUITAR FOR ADULTS

Ages 50+ Resident $110 / Non-Resident $130 Miller Community Room This class teaches the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Senior Olympic Gold Medalist Barbara Jordan (M.S. M.Ed.) will cover flexibility, strength training, cardiovascular fitness, balance, coordination, nutrition, weight management & stress reduction. Exercises can be adapted for any level of fitness. Time

# of Classes

Code

Dates

Days

455901 A

3/21 - 5/25

Tu, Thu 10:00A - 11:30A 20

Max Capacity

25

HEALTHY LIVING WITH PAIN

Ages 18+ FREE Miller Fitness Room

Ages 19+ Resident $38 / Non-Resident $48 Miller Kids Room

Join entertainment extraordinaire Corey Gottfried in learning the basics of playing the guitar. These intensive group lessons cover basic chords, strumming, and some finger picking to get you started exploring the versatility of this popular stringed instrument. Participants need their own guitar and to rehearse between sessions. Acoustic or electric guitars welcome. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425938 A

4/17 - 5/1

M

6:00P - 7:00P

3

10

This six-week program will help you enjoy a healthier life! Learn how to maximize your potential even when living with regular pain that may require you to alter your activities. Join two specially trained leaders, one of whom also lives with pain, in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere. Learn and practice new ways to manage your pain so that you can get on with living a satisfying fulfilling life. Topics covered include: Ways to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep, communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals, exercise for maintaining and improving strength, nutrition, appropriate use of medications, pacing activity and rest, and how to evaluate new treatments. # of Classes

Code

Dates

Days

Time

425933 A

4/26 - 5/31

Wed

10:00A - 12:30P 6

Max Capacity

15

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Miller Center Recreation Programs

FAMILY PROGRAMS

THE FANTASTIC FRUITY FACIAL

Ages 18+ Resident $38 / Non-Resident $48 Miller Kids Room

THE HISTORY OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN

Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, will show you how to care for your special skin type with wonderful natural beauty products you can make yourself. You’ll make your own nutritious face care products all with a fruity flare and then indulge in a fabulous five-step facial. These recipes will brighten up your day and your face! You will be applying an Apple & Oat Cleanser, a Pineapple & Coconut Face Mask, a Papaya Toner and a Mango Moisturizer. Come in stressed and leave relaxed and glowing! Please bring a large towel, bowl and something to tie your hair back. This class is open to all! Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425929 A

3/8

W

6:00P - 8:00P

1

12

Ages 12+

Resident $22 / Non-Resident $32 Miller Community Room Join Gary Decarolis of Burlington History Tours for a presentation on: The History of Lake Champlain. It’s simply amazing! The lake has served as a battleground for centuries for the Iroquois and the Algonquin Nations, the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Shipbuilding, sacred grounds, fiefdoms, forts, social experiments, recreation and commerce have all played a role in shaping the history of the 13th largest lake in the United States. Ben Franklin, General Lafayette, and many US Presidents have all cruised its waters at some point. Come and hear the many incredible stories surrounding Lake Champlain.

VERMONT MAPLE MADNESS

Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425937 A

4/19

W

6:00P - 8:00P

1

25

Discover the natural treasure of maple trees as frosty nights and mild days signal the start of the sugaring season! Come enjoy the sweetness of this special treat as we use maple syrup and maple sugar to make products just for you. For your sweet tooth we will make a Maple Chocolate “Bark” to nibble on. To calm the spring cold, we will make a Ginger Maple Cough Syrup and to sooth your skin for spring we will make Maple Sugar Body Polish. Come enjoy the maple bounty!! Instructor: Kelley Robbie from Horsetail Herbs.

Ages 8+ Resident $60 / Non-Resident $70 Miller Art Room

Ages 18+ Resident $40 / Non-Resident $50 Miller Kids Room

A TASTE OF ART - PARENT & CHILD

Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425939 A

4/19

W

6:00P - 8:00P

1

12

Create a masterpiece with your child (8+). Instructor Sue Brassard will guide you through this painting of the four seasons of a tree. There are 4 canvases that when hung together create a magical seasonal tree. Bring a beverage and snack! Fee is for one parent and one child. Dates

Days

Time

435902 A

4/1

Sat

10:00A - 12:00P 1

HERBAL STRESS LESS

Ages 18+ Resident $40 / Non-Resident $50 Miller Kids Room

Are you cranky, forgetful, anxious, unable to relax, having trouble sleeping? Do you find you have little or no time for inspiration, creativity, or self-care? If so this workshop is for you! Together, we’ll explore ways to handle stress effectively. You’ll learn some easy ways to cool stress right when it begins. Using a handful of herbs & essential oils that work specifically to calm, relax & fortify, you’ll create your own first rate “rescue kit”. You’ll formulate your own calming herbal tea, a de-stressing foot salt bath & a quick roll-on tension tamer. Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, will share other techniques for getting a sound sleep, nutrition tips & other helpful hints to make your life better. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

425939 B

5/17

W

6:00P - 8:00P

1

12

16

# of Classes

Code

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2017

Max Capacity

12


Champlain Senior Center 241 NORTH WINOOSKI AVE. | (802) 658-3585

BPRW is managing the Champlain Senior Center, a congregate meal site location. At BPRW, we understand that seniors are the largest growing population in the Burlington area. We will not only continue to support senior activities, but we will strive to offer trending programs that enhance the lives of all involved participants. The center offers daily activities, low-cost lunch, monthly dinners and van trips to Costco, restaurants, event, museums and more. The Champlain Senior Center currently has five rooms and two offices that may be available for rent. Please contact Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront for more information regarding capacity and rental availability.

CLASSES

DROP-IN ACTIVITIES

POPULAR AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE

LUNCH

Mon-Fri | Noon

Ages 18+

$3 for age 60+ / $4 for others

Resident $85 / Non-Resident $85 McClure Multigen Center Meeting Room Come learn the basics of popular Afro-Caribbean dances such as bachata, salsa, merengue, and kizomba. This is unique in that it will incorporate questions of social justice, dance kinesiology, and principals of exercise. The hope is that you leave with more awareness about the struggles we all face living comfortably in our bodies, technique, and some information about how to take care of your bodies! We need our bodies as healthy as possible to improve our dance. That is a process that takes place from the inside out. In that sense, this course will improve your dance in other styles you might love, too! Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

422100 A

4/5 - 4/19

W

6:00P - 8:00P

3

12

ARMCHAIR EXERCISES

Mon-Fri | 11:30A | FREE

ARTS & CRAFTS

Mon | 10:30A | FREE

KNITTING & CROCHETING

Mon | 11:00A | FREE

CLASSIC MOVIES

Mon | 1:00P | FREE

WILD WRITING

Tue | 10:15A | FREE

HAIRCUTS WITH ANTHONY

Tue, Thu | 11:45A

BHUTANESE GROUP

Wed | 10:00A | FREE

ACRYLLIC PAINTING

Every other Wed | 12:30P | FREE

GENTLE TAI CHI

Wed | 10:30A | FREE

CERAMICS PAINTING

Thu | 10:30A | FREE

CHAIR YOGA

Thu | 10:30A | FREE

COMPUTER INSTRUCTION

Thu | 12:30P | FREE

SKETCHING

Every other Fri | 11:00A | FREE

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Programs at Gordon H. Paquette Ice Arena At Leddy Park 216 LEDDY PARK RD | (802) 865-7558

Built in 1972, the Leddy Arena offers an Olympic sized skating rink in addition to a smaller studio rink, a Pro Shop, food concession, public and private locker rooms, meeting & program rooms, and staff offices.

DROP IN ACTIVITIES

The arena is home to Burlington and Colchester High School hockey programs, the Burlington Amateur Hockey Association, the Champlain Valley Figure Skating Club, and the Vermont Lumberjacks Junior Hockey program. Leddy Park Arena offers skating lessons, camps and clinics as well as public skating and private ice rentals.

For Summer schedule: call the hotline, follow Leddy Ice Arena on Facebook or go to enjoyburlington.com

Recent facility improvements include renovations to the Pro Shop, concession area windows that provide a view of the rink, renovation of the public restrooms, and the creation of an accessible locker room. The Arena has free Wi-Fi through Burlington Telecom and plenty of free parking.

The arena will be closed April 3 - July 7, for much needed upgrades to the cooling system but our staff is ready to assist you. ARENA CONTACTS: Melissa Cate, Facilities Manager (802) 865-5399, mcate@burligntonvt.gov Ice Rentals and Program Registration Devin Jones, Facility Administrative Assistant (802) 865-7558, djones@burlingtonvt.gov Skating Lesson and Skating Camp Information Sarah Jennings, Arena Program Supervisor (802) 865-7566, sjennings@burlingtonvt.gov

GROUP SKATING LESSONS For summer skating camps see page 31. Group skating lessons resume in September. Please contact sjennings@ burlingtonvt.gov or 865-7566 for more information.

FREESTYLE ICE FOR LESSONS AND PRACTICE

July 7 - August 31 M-F | 6:00A-12:40P Wed | 6:10P-8:10P Sun | 12:00P-2:00P

Resident $340 / Non-Resident $340, OR $15 per session on punch card Skaters of all ages and skill levels are invited to our summer freestyle sessions for private/semi private lessons or practice. Each one hour session skated is $15 or one punch on a money saving summer sessions punch card. Fees cover ice time only. For all the details, contact sjenenings@burlingtonvt.gov or 865-7566.

Please call the hotline for updated schedules, which do change especially during holidays and school vacations.

SKATING HOTLINE: (802) 862-8869

Arena Maintenance Staff (802) 865-7538

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Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2017


YOUTH PROGRAMS HOCKEY CLINIC

Ages 12 - 18

Resident $60 / Non-Resident $70 Leddy Park Arena Stay on the ice and sharpen your hockey skills in preparation for the next season. Class meets July 12, 19 and August 9, 16. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

115507 A

7/12 - 8/16

W

4:30P - 6:00P

4

20

ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT SKATING CLINIC

Ages 16+

Resident $140 / Non-Resident $160 Leddy Park Arena This exciting class is designed for the adult skater who is ready to learn more advanced skating skills. The class focuses on mastery and improvement of skating skills including turns, spins and jumps. Skaters not able to commit to all the classes may purchase punch cards at the rate of $125 for 5 classes or pay the walk-on fee of $30 per class. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

125500 A

7/10 - 8/28

Mon

6:15P - 7:45P

8

25

Partner Programs COOPERATION: HELPFUL TOOLS WITH OUTRIGHT VERMONT

ART CLASSES AT MEGAN HUMPHREY’S STUDIO

Ages 18+

Ages 13 - 18

Resident $19 / Non-Resident $2

McClure Multigen Center Meeting Room

422301 A: PAPER ARTS & COLLAGE

This is a 3-session intense course to introduce high school students to topics that are useful in social justice spaces. Students will engage with issues that are vital to the times we live in, such as homophobia, racism, and xenophobia. The course will focus on current events, understanding how these issues play out in our daily lives, and how to intervene when we notice an injustice. The curriculum students will go through will also work on developing concrete skill they can apply to their professional and academic lives, such as research and presentation skills, collaboration, and curriculum development.

In this paper arts workshop, you will have the chance to experiment and create a wonderful collage with all sorts of paper and other bright, colorful materials. We will add layers, colors, and textures for a delightful outcome. All materials included and a cozy studio space for maximum flow of creative energy. Join us! You’ll love what you create!

Meet at Pine St

Resident $85 / Non-Resident $85

Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

412100 A

5/3 - 5/17

W

6:00P - 8:00P

3

8

422302 A: PERSONAL JOURNALS WITH MEGAN In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ll be making beautiful journals. All materials are included as well as a cool studio space to help get your creative juices flowing! No experience necessary as we try our hands at some new and easy ways to create small books. Then, you can fill yours with your own musings or give it away as a sweet gift. Code

Dates

Class

Day

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

422301 A

3/15

Paper Arts

W

9:30A - 11:00A

1

10

422302 A

4/12

Journals

W

9:30A - 11:00A

1

12

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Sports Programs & Athletic Leagues ITTY BITTY

MAVEN AFTER SCHOOL SKATE

Ages 5 - 13

ITTY BITTY SOCCER

Resident $90 / Non-Resident $100

Resident $40 / Non-Resident $50

In a creative and safe environment that promotes wellness and encourages communication, growth, perseverance and happiness, campers will progress to the next level of skating. In this after school skateboarding workshop hosted by Maven, beginners will learn skateboard mechanics and basic riding skills such as balance, pushing, turning, stopping, riding transitions, and dropping-in. Advanced skaters will have the opportunity to drop in on bigger obstacles/features, and learn more challenging tricks. Skaters will be assessed on day one of the 6 session program to establish skateboarding goals. Lessons are adapted to each individual’s ability. All participants are educated in skateboard safety, including skateboard maintenance and skatepark etiquette. If there are any rain days, kids will explore skateboarding through music, art and culture. They will also navigate the mechanics and maintenance needs of their equipment, as well as examine different creative art mediums related to the skateboard culture.

Waterfont Park Andy “A_Dog” Skatepark

Ages 3 - 5

Calahan Park or CP Smith Elementary Coaches provide instruction as parent and child work together to develop motor skills necessary to succeed in soccer and to prepare child for team play, which begins at the kindergarten level. Participants will receive a soccer ball and t-shirt. Calahan Park site led by Global Premier Soccer staff and CP Smith site led by Burlington Soccer Academy Code

Location

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

104802 E

Calahan

5/3 - 5/24

W

5:30P - 6:15P

4

40

104802 D

CP Smith 5/3 - 5/24

W

5:30P - 6:15P

4

40

ITTY BITTY TENNIS

Ages 3 - 5

Resident $40 / Non-Resident $50 Leddy Park Tennis Courts Introduce your child to basic tennis skills while developing their hand and eye coordination, movement and balance, and their ability to follow instructions. Professional staff from the Sports & Fitness Edge provide instruction for this program. Tennis rackets and balls are available to all participants. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

104803 B

6/21- 7/12

Wed

5:30P - 6:15P

4

30

ITTY BITTY TRACK & FIELD

Ages 4 - 6

Resident $35 / Non-Resident $45 B.H.S. Track Local HS coach, Geoff Bennett, will be instructing youngsters on the proper body mechanics for running, jumping and throwing. A parent or guardian is required to attend all practices with child. Track & Field is an excellent way to introduce your child to athletics. Kids will learn techniques that they will be able to use for a lifetime of activities. Code

Dates

Days

104801 A

7/6 - 7/20

Tu & Th 5:30P - 6:15P

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

5

30

YOUTH PROGRAMS LACROSSE CLINIC

Ages 7 - 15

Resident $40 / Non-Resident $50 The Edge Sport & Fitness 115 Wellness Dr, Williston Burlington Youth Lacrosse, Inc. is offering this Pre-Season Spring Clinic for all boys and girls the Edge Sport & Fitness indoor lacrosse facility. Run by the Club coaching staff and Burlington High School Varsity players and coaches. Skills drills will be divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced. This is a great opportunity to get ready for the spring season or for beginners to learn more about the fun sport of lacrosse. Scholarships are available and we will provide lacrosse sticks for beginners that do not have them. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

414811 B

3/11 - 3/25

Sat

3:00P - 4:30P

3

40

20

Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

414810 A

5/3 - 5/19

W, F

3:30P- 5:30P

6

20

FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC

Ages 8 - 11

Resident $65 / Non-Resident $75 Champlain School Athletic Field The experienced and energetic Champ Hockey staff will be teaching field hockey fundamentals in a fun and positive environment in this four-week clinic series. Our goal is for kids to experience the sport of field hockey, have an opportunity to learn the basic skills, and learn through play... all while having FUN! Field Hockey sticks will be available for use upon request. For additional questions, please email robin@champhockey.com. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

414812 A

5/4 - 5/25

Th

5:30P - 6:30P

4

40

SPRING YOUTH LACROSSE

3/27 - 6/4

Resident $70 / Non-Resident $80 Leddy Park Join the fastest growing sport in America today! Burlington Youth Lacrosse, Inc. is fielding 3 boy’s and 3 girl’s teams, this spring, at the 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 grade levels. Practices will be twice a week, starting in the end of March/ early April. Games are held once a week, on weekends, boys on Saturdays and girls on Sundays, during the month of May. Emphasis will be on basic stick skills and the fundamentals of lacrosse. The club strives to promote respect, teamwork, and commitment in a positive atmosphere. The coaches will provide final schedules. Burlington Youth Lacrosse, Inc. will offer scholarships for fees and assist with equipment needs. Scholarships will be handled at the time of registration. An additional $25 will be needed to cover lacrosse insurance; parents will need to go to www.uslacrosse.org to acquire this. Register through BPRW, but for more information, go to www. btvyouthlacrosse.com. There is an informational meeting on March 8, at 7:00P, at the Miller Center. Code

Time

Gender

Grades

414802 G

5:30P - 7:30P

Boys

3-4

414802 H

5:30P - 7:30P

Boys

5-6

414802 I

5:30P - 7:30P

Boys

7-8

414802 J

5:30P - 7:30P

Girls

3-4

414802 K

5:30P - 7:30P

Girls

5-6

414802 L

5:30P - 7:30P

Girls

7-8

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GIRLS LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL

FALL SOCCER

4/1 - 6/3

8/27 - 10/15

Schiffilitti Park

Roosevelt Park, Calahan Park, Leddy Park

This is a Little League affliliated program. Teams practice and play games two week nights per week. There also may be weekend games. Schedules will be announced, in mid-April. Transportation to away games is not provided. Majors and Minors will play most home games at either Leddy Varsity Softball Field and/or Roger Woods Field. Minis will play home games at Niquette Field. Program begins with a Fun Day on Saturday, 4/1 and ends with a tournament on Saturday, 6/6. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM. Please contact Jen Cotton, 5401089, if interested. Mandatory background check is required. NOTE: Girls turning 13 before Dec 31, 2016 are ineligible.

Resident $50 / Non-Resident $55

Resident $45 / Non-Resident $55

Code

Days

Time

Gender

Ages

This popular program is for kids K-6. Teams play one-hour games on Sunday afternoons and have one week day practice. Shin guards are mandatory. Save money by registering by 8/27, and pay only $45 resident/$55 non-resident. Fee after 8/27 is $55/$65 and placement on a team is not guaranteed. For the kindergarten division a parent or guardian is required to attend all games and practices. Full Scholarships are available at the Roosevelt Park site. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM. Please contact Jen Cotton, 540-1089, if interested. There will be a coaches clinic during the Fun Day, 8/27 Division III players must be able to commit to the entire season if enrolled in this program.

414801 A

M,W,Sa

5:30P - 7:00P

Girls

6-8

Code

Location

Days

Time

Gender

Grades

414801 B

Tu,Th,Sa

5:30P - 8:00P

Girls

8 - 11

214803 A

Calahan

Sun

12:00P - 1:00P

Coed

K

414801 C

Tu,Th,Sa

5:30P - 8:00P

Girls

10 - 13

214803 B

Calahan

Sun

1:00P - 2:00P

Coed

1-2

214803 C

Calahan

Sun

2:00P - 3:00P

Coed

3-4

214803 D

Calahan

Sun

3:00P - 4:00P

Coed

5-6

214802 A

Leddy

Sun

12:00P - 1:00P

Coed

K

B.H.S. Track & Field

214802 B

Leddy

Sun

1:00P - 2:00P

Coed

1-2

The youth track program is designed with two main objectives in mind. First is the enjoyment of sport. This program has consistently provided a platform for kids to develop strong social connections with teammates and coaches that carry on long after the summer ends. The second objective is general athletic growth. Curriculum provides age appropriate instruction centered around developing proper movement mechanics. Technical mastery is delivered in the context of track and field, but transferable to almost any other sport. Fee includes a Burlington Track t-shirt (which is the official team uniform for competition), and registration for two sanctioned, fullyautomatic timed track meets.

214802 C

Leddy

Sun

2:00P - 3:00P

Coed

3-4

214802 D

Leddy

Sun

3:00P - 4:00P

Coed

5-6

214801 A

Roosevelt

Sun

12:00P - 1:00P

Coed

K

214801 B

Roosevelt

Sun

1:00P - 2:00P

Coed

1-2

214801 C

Roosevelt

Sun

2:00P - 3:00P

Coed

3-4

214801 D

Roosevelt

Sun

3:00P - 4:00P

Coed

5-6

YOUTH TRACK & FIELD

6/20 - 7/25

Resident $50 / Non-Resident $60

Code

Days

Time

Gender

114805 A

Tu & Th

6:30P - 8:00P

Coed / Boys & Girls 7 - 15

Ages

ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT TEAM TENNIS

BURLINGTON YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

Ages 18+

Grades 2 - 8

Resident $50 / Non-Resident $60

Resident $40 / Non-Resident $50

Leddy Park Tennis Courts

B.H.S. Track & Field Burlington Youth Football is teaming up with Burlington High School football to offer this camp for kids entering grades 3-8. No previous football experience is necessary. BHS & Burlington Youth Football coaches will instruct campers M-F evenings, teaching drills appropriate to each camper’s age and ability level. This is a great camp for kids planning on playing Burlington Youth Football in the fall. Call Gary Rogers at 802-865-7088 for more information. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

214810 B

8/7 - 8/11

M-F

5:30P-7:30P

5

26

Tennis Professionals from Sports & Fitness Edge will teach introductory skills of tennis, combined with instruction in doubles play and scoring. Tennis is an active game you can play for a lifetime. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

124802 A

6/21 - 7/26

W

6:30P - 8:00P

6

16

MAVEN ADULT SKATE WORKSHOP

Ages 18+

Resident $75 / Non-Resident $85 Waterfont Park Andy “A_Dog” Skatepark Think that skateboarding is just for kids? Think again! Challenge yourself mentally and physically by learning how to skateboard and/or progressing in your skateboarding ability. We encourage communication, openness and perseverance while each athlete progresses to their next level. During this 6 week workshop participants will learn basic riding skills such as balance, pushing, turning, stopping, riding transitions, and dropping-in. Advanced skaters will have the opportunity to drop in on bigger obstacles/features, and learn more challenging tricks. Code

Dates

Days

Time

# of Classes

Max Capacity

124803 A

7/19 - 8/23

W

7:00A - 8:30A

6

10

We would like to thank McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Burchard, PC for supporting our Youth Athletic Programs!

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Trips & Tours SENIOR SPIRIT RIDE

THREE EASY WALKS

Ages 50+ Residents ONLY $10 Meet at Pine Street

Ages 50+ Resident / Non-Resident $3 each trip Meet at Pine Street Join us for one, two, or three easy walks mapped out by the Winooski Valley Park District. These parks are part of their huge park system and we are invited to use them any time they are open. On Wednesday, we will warm up at Old Mill Park in Jericho located behind the Old Red Mill. On Thursday, we will go to Salmon Hole Park off of Riverside Avenue in Burlington and meander along the River Walk. On Friday, we will head over to Colchester Point and do the Delta Park walk. Bring a full water bottle and wear sneakers or hiking shoes. Join us for some fresh air and light exercise, conversation and fun. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

452306 A

4/5

W

2:00P - 4:00P

10

452306 B

4/6

Th

2:00P - 4:00P

10

452306 C

4/7

F

2:00P - 4:00P

10

LABYRINTH SERENITY WALK

Ages 18+ Resident $5 / Non-Resident $10 Meet at Pine Street

Join us for a peaceful day of thought and reflection of the natural environment as you walk around an open labyrinth. Enjoy the three stages of the walk and perhaps you will find an answer you have been grappling with or come out looking at your life with a new view. Wear walking shoes and dress warmly. Also, bring a snack and full water bottle. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

422304 A

4/14

Fri

1:00P - 3:00P

12

MANI AND A MEAL

Ages 18 Resident $35 / Non-Resident $45 Meet at Pine Street

Let yourself be pampered! You will enjoy a day of relaxation, a lovely manicure and lunch at the SPA at Stoweflake in Stowe, VT. The aromas will relax you, the soft music will lull you, and the staff will treat you with the utmost care. If we have time, we will also poke around Stowe and see what Main Street has to offer. Join us! You’re worth it! Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

422303 A

5/4

Th

10:00A - 3:00P

12

Join other seniors as we take a cruise around Lake Champlain on a narrated tour aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III. We will learn about the history of Lone Rock Point, Colchester Point, as well as Shelburne Bay and Dunder Rock.and if we are lucky, we may spot our famous lake monster, Champ! Coffee and assorted pastries included as well as pick up/drop offs at our Pine Street offices, senior centers and housing. Max Capacity

Code

Dates

Days

Time

452309 A

5/26

Fri

10:00A - 11:30P 28

HOPE CEMETERY TOUR

Ages 18+

Resident $30 / Non-Resident $40 Meet at 645 Pine Street Take a tour of one of the most spectacular cemeteries in Vermont. Marvel at the life-sized “Palmisano”, the hand carved “Bettini” (a favorite chair), the “Corti” the couple being memorialized, and the “Orlandi” Greek Corinthian columns, among many others. Bag lunches will be provided and there will be plenty of time to wander and appreciate the work of some of the world’s most artful stone carvers. Lots of walking. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

122305 A

6/1

Th

10:00A - 2:00P

11

HORSE FARM TOUR

Ages 50+

Resident $5 / Non-Resident $5 Meet at 645 Pine Street Join Livery Stables owner, Kim Johansen, in the rolling hills of idyllic Hinesburg. Bring a lunch to eat, then tour the farm, meeting the animals. We will learn about their care and habits, as we practice combing and caring for them. Then we will head back to the city. There is uneven ground and lots of walking on this tour, so you must be mobile. Wear work clothes and close toed footwear that you can get dirty! Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

152301 A

6/2

F

11:00A- 3:00P

12

NORTHERN STAR TOUR OF LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG

SPRING MYSTERY TOUR

Ages 18+ Resident $45 / Non-Resident $55 Meet at Pine Street

You’re an adventurous person, so sign up for our famous Mystery Tour! We will travel outside the city, have lunch and well… we can’t tell you the rest. Clues will be given on the minibus and prizes to those who guess the location ahead of time. It’s a fun day away!

Back by popular demand, this lovely drive to Newport, VT and to beautiful Lake Memphremagog to the Canadian border is a hit! (No, you do not need a passport!) Enjoy a nice luncheon and a personalized and informative talk by the Captain, Chris Johanson. Learn about the geological makeup of the lake and the various creatures that inhabit it. Giveaways on the ride home for those trivia game winners!

Ages 18+ Resident $35 / Non-Resident $45 Meet at Pine Street

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

452308 A

5/18

Th

10:00A - 2:00P

12

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

122301 A

6/9

Fri

8:30A - 4:00P

12

Call us if you’re a senior and need transportation to and from the senior housing and centers. Don’t forget to ask about senior scholarships! 22

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STOWEFLAKE BALLOON FESTIVAL

BURLINGTON EDIBLE HISTORY TOUR

Ages 21+ Resident $25 / Non-Resident $35 Meet at Pine Street

Ages 18+ Resident $50 / Non-Resident $60 Meet at Pine Street

Part food. Part history. The Burlington Edible History Tour takes you back in time to connect the history of Burlington’s early ethnic groups to their food traditions, when farm to table was a way of life. Over a 2-mile walk, you’ll discover the local ethnic history and food traditions of many groups, including Abenaki, African Americans, Yankees, Chinese, French Canadians, Germans, Greeks, Irish, Italians, Jewish, and Lebanese. To celebrate their traditions of eating local foods – often from their own backyards – we will sample food at five cafes and restaurants that serve local foods: ECHO, Maglianero, Church & Main Restaurant, Penny Cluse, and Juniper Bar & Restaurant. Along the way, you’ll hear fascinating and diverse stories such as the first recorded food cart on Church Street, owned by Jews from Latvia, and an Irish meat company that sponsored a German sausage maker who was about to be abandoned at Ellis Island. This tour offers a different side of Burlington’s rich history, uncovered by tour cofounders, Elise Guyette & Gail Rosenberg. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

125908 A

6/15

Th

1:00P - 4:15P

12

LOBSTA FEST, NH

Ages 18+ Resident $65 / Non-Resident $75 Meet at Pine Street The Indian Head Resort in New Hampshire only does this event four days a year and we are booked! Join us for and early summer time event including a generous meal of “lobsta and steemuhs”, as well as non-seafood options, two free drinks, an exciting live show and time to shop. All taxes and gratuities are included! This trip is an all-day affair and there is moderate walking involved. The grounds have lovely gardens and a pond that you will enjoy. The drive is 2 hours and we will stop for breaks. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

122300 A

6/19

M

8:00A - 6:00P

12

ADULT HORSE CAMPS

Ages 50+

Join us for Stoweflake’s annual Balloon Festival. Includes air conditioned mini bus ride to the site, entrance fee, cheese and crackers and a beverage. Launch is around 6:45pm. Lovely balloons, food and party vendors, ice cream to purchase. Sit with us in our row of lawn chairs and watch the excitement and beauty. Bring a camera, a water bottle and a chair or blanket! Rain date is Saturday, July 8th. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

152320 A

7/7

F

4:30P - 9:00P

12

A DAY IN THE MOUNTAINS

Ages 50+

Resident $30 / Non-Resident $40 Meet at Pine Street Join us in our air conditioned mini-bus as we travel Route 15 through Jericho and Underhill and enjoy the beauty of the mountains. We will dine at 158 Main, one of our all-time favorite eateries featuring VT farm-grown and raised food. We will wind our way up to the Notch and stop at a lovely covered bridge and dip our toes in the river. Bring your camera and your appetite! Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

152304 A

7/21

F

10:00A - 3:00P

12

A DAY AT SHADOW LAKE

Ages 50+ Resident $35 / Non-Resident $45 Meet at Pine Street

Join us for our second tour of a little red and white one-room school house where a lovely lunch awaits. We will travel along highways and Byways, onto a gravel road to the school house in Glover and enjoy canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and that’s not all … fun activities await by the natural lake. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

152302 A

8/24

Th

9:00A - 5:30P

12

Resident $35 / Non-Resident $45 per day Meet at 645 Pine Street Join us for this Adult Camp experience! It is a three-day beginner’s camp. On Wednesday, you will learn about the special care of horses and ponies (how to feed, water and brush them, how to care for their hooves). On Thursday you will learn riding skills and be able to ride in the ring with instruction (walk, halt, steering). On Friday, if you are ready, and it is safe for you to do so, you will enjoy a leisurely ride on the beautiful shady trails of the farm. (This farm is not accessible/ mobility is essential and balance is a must!) Pack a lunch and bring a full water bottle. Wear footwear with a heel and long pants that allow you to move about comfortably. Helmets, transportation to the farm, instruction and other beverages provided. If you would like to sign up for the Friday session only you must have previous experience. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

222304 A

6/21

W

11:00A - 3:00P

6

222304 B

6/22

Th

11:00A - 3:00P

6

222304 C

6/23

F

11:00A - 3:00P

6

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Coming Soon…. O.N.E. Community Center 20 ALLEN STREET | (802) 865-7088

BPRW is excited to be leasing the entire second floor of St. Joseph’s School in the year ahead to help create a Community Center with existing nonprofits AALV, Robins Nest and the Family Room. The Center will focus on intergenerational programming of all types with specific focus on the old north end neighborhood. Active recreation in the gym combined with teen and adult learning in the classrooms, community space for short term meetings or programs as well as large space for multi-cultural festivities – the center will have it all. As part of BPRW’s expanded senior programming the Champlain Senior Center will relocate to the center in the year ahead. Our Department is focused on providing opportunities for inclusive social spaces and programs which includes a variety of partnerships for existing programs. Very Merry Theater, Hindu Temple Association and Vermont Adult Learning are just a few of the partners already on board to grow diverse and dynamic opportunities for all Burlingtonians, our neighbors and visitors alike.

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Summer Camp Section


School Break Camps NO-SCHOOL COOL CAMP

NO-SCHOOL ADVENTURE CAMP

Ages 5 - 14 Resident $35 / Non-Resident $45 Leddy Park Arena

Ages 5 - 14 Resident $25 / Non-Resident $35 Leddy Park Arena

Instruction in skating skills and presentation along with fun off ice games, crafts and activities! Skates provided as necessary. Perfect for both beginners and experienced skaters. Register for No School Adventures for a full day of camp at Leddy.

Outdoor adventures including nature, recycle art, trail walking, and maybe go on a field trip! Wear warm clothes and bring a hearty lunch and a snack. Reigister for No School Cool for a full day of camp at Leddy.

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

415509 A

3/31

F

8:00A - 12P

30

APRIL BREAK CAMP

Greades K - 5 Resident $34 / Non-Resident $44 per day, Early Care $5 Additional per day Champlain Elementary OR CP Smith Elementary This week long LICENSED DAY CARE camp during April Break will provide your kids with fun, excitement, thrills, and a chance to visit different interesting locations in our community on a daily basis. We will be offering a week of active games, board and group games, arts & crafts, and the opportunity to get outside to enjoy the warmer weather. Select a location near you: CP Smith or Champlain Elementary School! Lunch and afternoon snacks provided. Sign up for any individual days or all five days! Add early morning care too! Cut off for registrations is Fri, April 7th.

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

412309 A

3/31

F

12:00P - 5:00P

13

GLOBAL PREMIER SOCCER APRIL VACATION CAMP

Ages 3 - 14 Resident $85-195 / Non-Resident $95-215 Calahan Park

Code

Dates

Location

Days

Time

Max Capacity

412003 A-E

4/24 - 4/28

CP Smith

M-F

9:00A- 5:30P

40

Camp activities are delivered by international coaches from Great Britain and other European countries. Their ever growing knowledge base drives cutting-edge curriculums and coaching methods. U6 Juniors (ages 3-6 years) are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer and expert staff takes players through games and exercises, providing basic soccer skills in a fun and exciting environment. U8-U14 players take their game to next level, by focusing on individual development and ball mastery through age appropriate curriculum. Campers are grouped by age. All players receive a GPS VT t-shirt and a ball. Sign up before 3/31 to ensure you get your ball on the first day of camp!

412003 F-J

4/24 - 4/28

Champlain

M-F

9:00A- 5:30P

40

Code

Ages

Dates

414813 D

3-6

4/24 - 4/28 M-F

9:00A - 11:00A $85/$95

15

414813 E

7-14

4/24 - 4/28 M -F

9:00A - 12:00P $135/$155

13

414813 F

7-14

4/24 - 4/28 M -F

9:00A - 3:00P

26

APRIL PONY CAMP

Ages 9 - 12 Resident $220 / Non-Resident $250 Meet at Schmanska Park

Days

Time

It’s a three-day awesome pony camp! On Monday learn about the special care of horses and ponies (how to feed, water and brush them, and how to care for their hooves). On Tuesday learn riding skills in the ring (walk, halt, steering). On Wednesday, participate in contests where you will win ribbons! Pack a lunch and bring a full water bottle. Wear footwear with a heel and long pants that you can move comfortably in. Helmets and transportation to and from the Hinesburg Livery Farm will be provided. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

412305 A

4/24 - 4/26

M-W

9:00A- 5:00P

12

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Price Res/Non-Res

$195/$215

Max Capacity


Summer Camp Schedule

Full-day camps & combos Half-day options

Use this handy-dandy grid to plan your child’s summer adventures! COMBINE MORNING AND AFTERNOON CAMPS AT THE SAME LOCATION TO MAKE A FULL DAY OF FUN!

JUNE 19-23

26-30

JULY 3-7

10-14

17-21

AUGUST

LOCATION

PAGE

24-28

31-4

7-11

14-18

21-25

BPRW Soccer Camp

Calahan

33

Challenger Soccer

Calahan

34

H.S. Volleyball Camp

Edmunds

31

AM

AM

M.S Volleyball Camp

Edmunds

31

PM

PM

Basketball Camp

Edmunds or BHS

29

Champ Camp

Edmunds or Smith

28

Taste of Vermont

Hunt

34

Jr. Taste of Vermont

Hunt

30

Rise & Shine Camp

Leddy

31

AM

AM

AM

AM

AM

AM

Cool Camp

Leddy

31

PM

PM

PM

PM

PM

PM

M.S. Ultimate Frisbee

Leddy

32

Kinder Kamp

Leddy

33

AM

Hat Trick Camp

Leddy

33

PM

H.S. Ultimate Frisbee

Leddy

34

Full-day

Rugby Camp

Leddy

34

Field Hockey Camp

Leddy

34

AM AM or Full-day

AM Fulldays Full-day AM

PM

AM PM AM or Full-day

Global Premier Soccer

Leddy

32

Tennis Camp

Leddy or Calahan

29

AM

Youth Yoga Camp

Miller

29

AM

Art & Computer Camp

Miller

29

PM AM or PM

AM

AM

AM

PM AM PM AM or PM

Chess Wizards

Miller

29

Fencing Camp

Miller

34

Many Songs & Voices

Miller

30

AM

Young Rembrandts

Miller

31

AM

String Music Camp

Miller

32

Earth Camp

Miller

33

LEGO Camp

Miller

33

STEM Camp

Miller

35

AM

Grossology Camp

Miller

35

PM

Baseball Camp

Schiffilitti

30

Pony Camp

Schmanska

33

Talent Skate Camp

Skatepark

30

AM

Sailing Camp

Waterfont

30

PM

Maven Skate Camp

Skatepark

32

AM

AM

Waterfont Adventures

Waterfont

32

PM

PM

Adventure Ropes

AM

AM AM Full-day Full-day

AM Full-day Full-day

30

PM

WVPD S.O.L.E Camp

35

Fulldays

Barnes Summer World

35

BCA ARTventure

35

PM Fulldays Full-day


Champ Camp

Grades 1-3 and 4-6 Resident $170 / Non-Resident $190 per week (Session 2 is $102 / $122), Early Care available for $25 additional per week Locations: Edmunds Elementary or CP Smith Elementary Mon-Fri, 9:00A - 5:30P (Early Care: Mon-Fri, 7:30A - 9:00A) Champ Camp offers week-long state licensed care/day camps for school age children entering grades 1-6 in the fall. We hold weekly camps at two sites within Burlington throughout most of the summer. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, recreational games, athletic activities, music, nature walks, special events and weekly field trips. This camp gets your child on the move each day, making new friends, and collecting a summer of camp memories! Includes lunch and an afternoon snack. Sign up for one or more weeks throughout the summer. Families requesting scholarships or applying for child care subsidy must register by calling our main office at (802) 864-0123. Children MUST be registered by Wednesday before each session. Code

Section

Session

Edmunds Elementary Location

Dates

Grades

Code

Section

Session

CP Smith Elementary Location

Dates

Grades

112001

A

Session 1

6/26 - 6/30

1-3

112003

A

Session 1

6/26 - 6/30

1-3

112002

A

Session 1

6/26 - 6/30

4-6

112004

A

Session 1

6/26 - 6/30

4-6

112001

B

Session 2

7/5 - 7/7

1-3

112003

B

Session 2

7/5 - 7/7

1-3

112002

B

Session 2

7/5 - 7/7

4-6

112004

B

Session 2

7/5 - 7/7

4-6

112001

C

Session 3

7/10 - 7/14

1-3

112003

C

Session 3

7/10 - 7/14

1-3

112002

C

Session 3

7/10 - 7/14

4-6

112004

C

Session 3

7/10 - 7/14

4-6

112001

D

Session 4

7/17 - 7/21

1-3

112003

D

Session 4

7/17 - 7/21

1-3

112002

D

Session 4

7/17 - 7/21

4-6

112004

D

Session 4

7/17 - 7/21

4-6

112001

E

Session 5

7/24 - 7/28

1-3

112003

E

Session 5

7/24 - 7/28

1-3

112002

E

Session 5

7/24 - 7/28

4-6

112004

E

Session 5

7/24 - 7/28

4-6

112001

F

Session 6

7/31 - 8/4

1-3

112003

F

Session 6

7/31 - 8/4

1-3

112002

F

Session 6

7/31 - 8/4

4-6

112004

F

Session 6

7/31 - 8/4

4-6

112001

G

Session 7

8/7 - 8/11

1-3

112003

G

Session 7

8/7 - 8/11

1-3

112002

G

Session 7

8/7 - 8/11

4-6

112004

G

Session 7

8/7 - 8/11

4-6

112001

H

Session 8

8/14 - 8/18

1-3

112003

H

Session 8

8/14 - 8/18

1-3

112002

H

Session 8

8/14 - 8/18

4-6

112004

H

Session 8

8/14 - 8/18

4-6

28

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2017


Summer Camps

Sports & Active

CHESS WIZARDS CAMP

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

Creative Arts

YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP

Ages 6 - 12 Resident $180 / Non-Resident $200 Miller Kid’s Room

Grades K - 7 Resident $75 / Non-Resident $85 K-2 @ Edmunds M.S. / 3-7 @ B.H.S. Gym

Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. Kids improve chess skills, meet new friends, and work out their most powerful muscle – the brain! Activities include fun team chess games (like bughouse), recess time (of course), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. Chess Wizards has been teaching the game of chess since 2002. Their interactive curriculum makes learning fun for new and seasoned players alike. Camps are led by experienced instructors, and provide students with a memorable camp experience while challenging their minds! Each camper will receive a: Chess Wizards T-shirt, Chess Wizards Trophy, Chess Wizards Folder and Chess Wizards Puzzle Book.

This is an instructional based basketball camp led by former HS coach and current AAU basketball coach Sam Jackson. Special equipment including 8 1/2 foot baskets and smaller size basketballs are utilized to teach young campers fundamentals. All participants receive a camp t-shirt.

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115907 A

6/19 - 6/23

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

14

115907 B

6/19 - 6/23

M-F

12:30P - 3:30P

14

115907 C

7/31 - 8/4

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

14

115907 D

7/31 - 8/4

M-F

12:30P - 3:30P

14

YOUTH YOGA CAMP

Code

Dates

Grades

Location

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114801 A

6/19 - 6/23

K-2

Edmunds

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

40

114801 B

6/19 - 6/23

3-7

B.H.S.

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

50

TENNIS CAMPS

Ages 7 - 15 Resident $125 / Non-Resident $145 Leddy or Calahan Parks Players will be introduced to tennis skills and learn scoring, strategy, specialized drills and fitness training. Professional staff from Sports & Fitness Edge provide instruction for this camp that is appropriate for beginner/advanced beginner players. Tennis rackets and balls are available for all participants.

Ages 5 - 12 Resident $125 / Non-Resident $145 Miller Fitness Room

Code

Dates

Ages

Location

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114803 A

6/19 - 6/23

6-9

Leddy

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

24

This engaging yoga camp provides campers with tools that will serve them for a lifetime of well being. In a supportive camp environment, campers will learn breathing exercises, yoga poses, group games, and relaxation. This program helps kids reduce stress, improve self-image, regulate emotions, and develop healthy habits while having fun! There will also be time for campers to play outside and make new friends!!! Sign up for this camp in the morning and Future Einstein’s Art & Computer Camp in the afternoon for a full day of camp!! Instructor: Kate Hudspeth from Spark Youth Yoga.

114803 B

6/26 - 6/30

10 - 15

Calahan

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

24

114803 C

7/10 - 7/14

7 - 11

Leddy

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

24

114803 D

7/17 - 7/21

7 - 13

Leddy

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

24

114803 E

7/31 - 8/4

7 - 13

Calahan

M-F

1:00P - 5:00P

24

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115908 A

6/19 - 6/23

M-F

8:30A - 12:00P

25

115908 B

8/21 - 8/25

M-F

8:30A - 12:00P

25

FUTURE EINSTEINS ART/COMPUTER CAMP

Ages 5 - 12 Resident $130 / Non-Resident $150 Miller Kid’s Room

Join us for an exciting week of computer adventures, crafts, and games. Children become Computer Detectives on a learning adventure to imaginative places. Each child will have their own laptop computer where they work on custom software designed specifically for each mission. Advancing at their own pace, children proudly apply new technology skills to solve problems and accomplish their goal. Other exciting missions include Lego Island 2, Freddi Fish, Scooby Doo, I Spy, etc, where they work on critical thinking and problem solving skills. Once the daily mission is completed, campers make a craft to go along with the lesson. Other activities include: art, gym games, snack, and more. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115904 A

6/19 - 6/23

M-F

12:30P - 4:30P

20

115904 B

8/21 - 8/25

M-F

12:30P - 4:30P

20

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Summer Camps

TALENT SKATE CAMP

JR. TASTE OF VERMONT

Ages 5 -14 Resident $125 / Non-Resident $145 A_Dog Skatepark

Ages 6 -8 Resident $135 / Non-Resident $155 Hunt Middle School

Come to the NEW Andy “A_Dog” Skatepark and learn from some of Vermont’s finest boarders. This camp is geared towards skaters with beginner to intermediate skills. Skaters will be split into groups based on age and abilities. Professional staff will be directing the camp and teaching participants tricks such as pushing, ollieing, dropping in, board slides and grinds. All skaters must have helmets that clip shut, wrist, elbow and knee pads. This is a skateboarder camp (sorry, no scooters, inline, or bmx.)

In this camp, young chefs and bakers practice baking and cooking skills and prepare dishes from around Vermont and the World. Our kitchen is the living & learning teaching kitchen at the Hunt Middle School and campers explore local ethnic shops on short field trips. Parents can look forward to a luncheon on Friday prepared by the Jr. Chefs.

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114802 A

6/19 - 6/23

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

45

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

112153 A

6/19 - 6/23

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

12

MANY SONGS, MANY VOICES MUSIC CAMP

Ages 6 - 9 Resident $150 / Non-Resident $170 Miller Kid’s Room

SAILING CAMP

Ages 8 - 15 Resident $225 / Non-Resident $255 Waterfront Park This is a five-day introduction to sailing. Participants will learn the basics of rigging, points of sail, sailing maneuvers and capsize recovery in a safe and fun environment. U.S. Sailing certified instructors lead a variety of land and water-based activities with the goal of comfort and independence in our boats. Classes will meet regardless of the weather so plan accordingly with your gear each day. Life jackets are provided. Combine it with Talent Skate Camp for a full day at the Waterfront! Code

Dates

Ages

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114804 A

6/19 - 6/23

8 - 15

M-F

1:00P - 4:00P

15

ADVENTURE ROPES COURSE CAMP

This camp provides children opportunities to make music with their peers, play and explore a variety of instruments, learn about different genres and styles of music, and make their own musical instruments. Camp will culminate with a small performance for parents and friends on the last day. Camp is led by board-certified music therapist, Flora Whitmore. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115924 A

6/26 - 6/30

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

10

BASEBALL CAMP

Ages 5 - 13 Resident $95 / Non-Resident $105 Schiffilitti Park

BPRW teams up with local high school baseball coach, Tom Perry, to offer this extremely popular week long camp. Campers learn the basics or improve their baseball skills through instruction and games. Campers also receive an instruction manual.

Ages 10 - 14

Resident $165 / Non-Resident $185 UVM Adventure Ropes Course in Farrell Park (South Burlington) Join the UVM Teambuilding and Leadership Center Staff as you push yourself to try new things and climb to new heights in this exciting camp based at the UVM Adventure Ropes Course. Build confidence as you learn technical skills like spotting, climbing, knot tying and belaying. Hone communication and leadership skills as you work closely alongside your peers, pushing your comfort zone and exploring your potential as you work through problem solving challenges, low and high elements. The week culminates with exciting challenges like the Giant Swing and Leap! Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114827 A

6/19 - 6/23

M-F

12:30P - 4:30P

24

114827 B

8/14 - 8/18

M-F

12:30P - 4:30P

24

30

Code

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114807 A

6/26 - 6/30

M-F

8:30A - 11:30A

40

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2017


Sports & Active

YOUNG REMBRANDTS DRAWING CLASS

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

Creative Arts

RISE AND SHINE CAMP Ages 5 - 14 Resident $130 / Non-Resident $150 Leddy Park Arena

Ages 6 - 12 Resident $125 / Non-Resident $145 Miller Art Room

WORLD OF DINOSAURS 6/26-6/30 Travel back in time to the land of the lost. Join Young Rembrandts for a workshop celebrating a favorite topic - dinosaurs! Every day students will learn to use pastels to create impressive and frame-worthy art. Artists will draw and color different types of dinosaurs in varying artistic styles ranging from realism, graphic and cartoon. Perfect for boys or girls who love the ancient world of big lizards!

This fun camp includes crafts, games, yoga and projects in the lounge as well and nature walks, scavenger hunts and outdoor exploration of the beautiful grounds of Leddy Park. Each week will focus on a different theme. Register for Cool Camp and enjoy a full day of camp at Leddy! Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115509 A

7/10 - 7/14

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

15

115509 B

7/17 - 7/21

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

15

ANIMALS OF AFRICA & THE AMAZON 8/14/-8/18

115509 C

7/24 - 7/28

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

15

This summer, Young Rembrandts’ students will find themselves captivated by exotic African and Amazon beasts as they develop drawing and artistic skills. The Pastel Drawing Workshop offers a challenging 5 day course. Students will learn about some of Africa’s most majestic animals as they illustrate them using pastel chalks. An antelope showcased within a mélange of patterns, a stylized zebra with a creative color palette, and a regal lion are a few of the beasts to be explored this summer! No experience is necessary.

115509 D

8/7 - 8/11

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

15

115509 E

8/14 - 8/18

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

15

115509 F

8/21 - 8/25

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

15

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115902 A

6/26 - 6/30

M-F

8:30A - 12:00P

16

115902 B

8/14 - 8/18

M-F

8:30A - 12:00P

16

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL CAMP

COOL CAMP

Ages 5 - 14 Resident $165 / Non-Resident $185 Leddy Park Arena Each session features both skating and swimming instruction as well as supervised practice time on the ice and in the water. Campers also enjoy games, crafts and different themed activities each week. Campers are grouped by ability for skating and swimming instruction. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

Resident $75 / Non-Resident $85

115501 A

7/10 - 7/14

M-F

12:00P - 5:00P

30

Edmunds Middle School Gym

115501 B

7/17 - 7/21

M-F

12:00P - 5:00P

30

This camp is designed for high school-aged athletes wanting to focus on the fundamentals of the game. Drills will help to develop specific skills including: passing, serving, hitting, and individual defense. In addition, instruction in team offensive and defensive systems will be incorporated through team play and game-like situations. The camp is open to all boys and girls in high school (including incoming freshman). Both camps will be directed by Coach Megan Priester who is currently a member of the Saint Michael’s College Varsity Volleyball Team and has coached at variety of clubs throughout New England.

115501 C

7/24 - 7/28

M-F

12:00P - 5:00P

30

115501 D

8/7 - 8/11

M-F

12:00P - 5:00P

30

115501 E

8/14 - 8/18

M-F

12:00P - 5:00P

30

115501 F

8/21 - 8/25

M-F

12:00P - 5:00P

30

Ages 14 - 18

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114819 C

6/26 - 6/30

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

25

114819 D

7/24 - 7/28

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

25

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL CAMP

Grades 5 - 8

Resident $50 / Non-Resident $60 Edmunds Middle School Gym Volleyball is quickly growing in the high schools around Vermont, and now the middle schools are actively getting programs on line. Introduce your middle school boy or girl to the competitive sport of volleyball through this camp. Learn the basics of passing, hitting, court movements and learn to play competitive volleyball in a fun and encouraging environment. Current high school volleyball players will assist the coaches in teaching your children about this fast paced and fun sport. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114823 A

6/26 - 6/30

M-F

1:00P - 3:00P

25

114823 B

7/24 - 7/28

M-F

1:00P - 3:00P

25

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Summer Camps

GLOBAL PREMIER SOCCER

Ages 3 - 14 Resident $85-300 / Non-Resident $95-330 Leddy Park

Global Premier Soccer continues to develop and grow programs for the youth soccer community in VT. International coaches from Great Britain and many other European countries deliver cutting-edge curriculums and coaching methods. U6 Juniors (ages 3-6 years) are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer through games and exercises, providing players basic soccer skills in a fun and exciting environment. Players U8-U14, take the next step in their soccer development by focusing on ball mastery through age appropriate curriculum. All players receive a GPS VT t-shirt and soccer ball. Sign up before 6/19 to ensure you get your ball on the first day of camp! The full day camp option includes swimming each afternoon at Leddy or North Beach. Opportunities to host a coach are available, please contact Iain, imanson@globalpremiersoccer.com Code

Dates

Ages

Days Time

Price Max Res/Non-Res Capacity

114818 D

7/10 - 7/14

3-6

M-F 9:00A - 11:00A

$85/$95

25

114818 E

7/10 - 7/14

7 - 14 M-F 9:00A - 12:00P

$135/$155

50

114818 F

7/10 - 7/14

7 - 14 M-F 9:00A - 5:00P

$300/$330

25

STRING MUSIC CAMP

MAVEN SKATE CAMP

Ages 10 - 12 Resident $150 / Non-Resident $170 Miller Kid’s Room

This week-long music camp is for violin players at the advanced-beginner to intermediate level. Children will be given opportunities to play simple duets, learn how to play in an ensemble, learn basic conducting skills, and practice ear training. Children will also learn music history facts, particularly focusing on the evolution of the violin from the Classical era to Contemporary Pop. The camp will culminate with a performance for family and friends on the last day. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115925 A

7/10 - 7/14

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

10

MIDDLE SCHOOL ULTIMATE FRISBEE CAMP

Ages 10 - 15

Resident $85 / Non-Resident $95

Ages 5 -14 Resident $125 / Non-Resident $145 A_Dog Skatepark

In a creative and safe environment that promotes wellness and encourages communication, growth, perseverance and happiness, campers will progress to the next level of skating. Beginners will learn skateboard mechanics and basic riding skills such as balance, pushing, turning, stopping, riding transitions, and dropping-in. Advanced skaters will have the opportunity to drop in on bigger obstacles/features, and learn more challenging tricks. Skaters will be assessed on the first day of the camp to establish skateboarding goals. Lessons will be adapted to each individual’s ability. All participants are educated in skateboard safety, including skateboard maintenance and skatepark etiquette. If there are any rain days, campers will explore skateboarding through music, art and culture. Campers will have the opportunity to design and paint their very own skateboard, as well as navigate different art mediums related to the skateboard culture.

Leddy Park

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

Want to play a fast-paced game where the “Spirit of the Game” is just as important as the score? Ultimate is all about fun & inclusion. We will start with the basics of throwing and catching and play numerous games to develop fundamental athletic and frisbee skills, teach rules of the game, and always highlight teamwork and sportsmanship over winning-at-allcosts. There will be plenty of running and cheering to build confidence and self-esteem. Get ready to play for your middle school or high school team or just spend a week having fun. If there are enough registrants, the camp will be split into separate sections for boys and girls with some combined activities. Beginners are welcome. Through the week, we will create a community of youth ultimate players from different schools to meet, socialize, improve their ultimate skills together, and become friends. Camp participants receive a reversible tank-top if registered by 6/1!

114820 C

7/17 - 7/21

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

25

114820 D

7/24 - 7/28

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

25

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114824 A

7/17 - 7/21

M-F

1:00P - 4:00P

42

32

WATERFRONT ADVENTURES CAMP

Ages 8 - 15 Resident $225 / Non-Resident $255 Waterfront Park

This camp is designed for adventurers who love to play on the Lake but would like to do more than just sail on it. We will explore Lake Champlain to the fullest from a variety of watercraft, including canoe/kayak excursions out to Lone Rock Point, paddleboarding to North Beach, and sailing adventures around Burlington Bay. Classes will meet regardless of the weather so plan accordingly with your gear each day. Life jackets are provided. Combine this camp with the Maven Skate Camp for a full day on the Waterfront! Code

Dates

Ages

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114804 B

7/17 - 7/21

11 - 15

M-F

1:00P - 4:00P

10

114804 C

7/24 - 7/28

8 - 10

M-F

1:00P - 4:00P

10

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2017


Sports & Active

DOWN TO EARTH CAMP

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

Creative Arts

HAT TRICK CAMP

Ages 3 - 11 Resident $290 / Non-Resident $320. Half Day Resident $160 / Non-Resident $180. Miller Art Room

Ages 5 -11 Resident $130 / Non-Resident $150 Leddy Park Arena

Explore, create, and play in and with nature! Campers will spend a full day learning about and exploring the natural world by taking walks in the woods and using found objects to create beautiful works of art. Each child will create a handmade nature journal to record their adventures and observations. Every day will bring community circle time, games, exploration time and project time. Instructors: Wildflower Studios Staff.

In this week long camp, participants get the opportunity to practice and improve their skating and hockey skills in a fun and encouraging environment. Our instructors will guide them through fun and productive drills, games, and activities. Participants must be able to skate and provide their own stick, gloves, shin pads, and helmet with a facemask.

Code

Ages

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

105901 A

3 -5

7/10 -7/14

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

18

115927 A

6-8

7/17 - 7/21

M-F

9:00A - 3:00P

18

115927 B

9 - 11

7/24 - 7/28

M-F

9:00A - 3:00P

18

LEGO CAMP

Ages 6-13 Resident $325 / Non-Resident $355 Miller Art Room or Community Room Become a Master Builder and join us as we create a city of super structure. Using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles students will build towers and castles. They will create ways to keep the structures safe from enemy forces by designing hidden walls, trap doors and drawbridges. Younger children will engineer ways to protect themselves by constructing catapults, battering rams, mobile assault towers and more! Students will use gears and motors to learn about mechanical devices such as levers, wheel and axels, pulleys, inclined planes and screws. Older children learn C-based programming and use problemsolving skills to help the robots solve the different challenges. They learn how to use Command Blocks/Redstone to create traps and other defenses. In the afternoon, students will build their own mini movie set and create an animated movie using LEGO mini figures and other objects created at camp. The students will also learn how to edit their movies and add music, narration and titles using Professional Stop Animation software. In addition, students will build and race many types of motorized LEGO cars throughout the week. From your friends at Letgo Your Mind Summer STEM Programs. Code

Ages

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115909 A

6-9

7/31 - 8/4

M-F

9:00A - 3:00P

20

115910 A

9 - 14

7/31 - 8/4

M-F

9:00A - 3:00P

20

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115502 A

7/31 - 8/4

M-F

1:00P - 4:00P

30

KINDER KAMP

Ages 3 1/2 - 7 Resident $150 / Non-Resident $170 Leddy Park Arena Get your preschooler of kindergartener hooked on camps with this half-day summer camp. Children will participate in a variety of activities including skating lessons, outdoor adventures, crafts and games. This camp is perfect for a first time camper. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115506 A

7/31 - 8/4

M-F

8:00A - 12:00P

15

PONY CAMP

Ages 9 - 12 Resident $360 / Non-Resident $390 Schmanska Park Love horses? Want to learn to take care of them, ride them and be safe around them? At Pony Camp you get lots of hands-on experience with the ponies and horses. Barn activities include: riding lessons, horse care, stable management, games on horseback, horse-related crafts. We will have an old fashioned ice cream making party on Friday and contests where you will win ribbons! Campers are bussed to the farm in Hinesburg and hours at the farm are 11:00A-2:30P. Afternoons are spent swimming and playing games in the area. Drop off and pick up is at Schmanska Barn. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

112333 A

8/7 - /11

M-F

9:00A - 5:00P

12

112333 A

8/14 - 8/18

M-F

9:00A - 5:00P

12

BPRW SOCCER CAMP

Grades 1 - 6 Resident $75 / Non-Resident $85 Calahan Park

This camp, for boys and girls entering grades 1-6, will be directed by Jeff Hayes, one of Vermont’s most experienced soccer coaches and clinicians. Campers learn skills appropriate to their age level and most importantly, have FUN! All participants will receive a camp t-shirt. Code

Dates

Grade

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114809 A

7/31 - 8/4

1-2

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

30

114809 B

7/31 - 8/4

3-4

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

30

114809 C

7/31 - 8/4

5-6

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

30

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Summer Camps

FENCING CAMP

RUGBY CAMP

Ages 8 -12 Resident $130 / Non-Resident $150 Miller Fitness Room

Ages 9 - 14

Each day will consist of three hours of instruction and related activities. Camp will include instruction in the sport of fencing, the history of fencing, general safety, etiquette and proper use of equipment. Campers will be allowed supervised fencing each day. The last camp day will include a fencing competition. Instructor: Geoff Butler-USA Fencing Professional, USA Fencing Coaches Association Member and Safe Sport Certified.

Led by experienced Burlington Rugby Football Club players & coaches, this camp provides children the chance to experience the game of rugby in an environment that promotes confidence and self-esteem on and off the field. Campers will be led through a multitude of sport specific drills, targeting growth of fundamental skills. This is a no contact rugby camp.

Resident $85 / Non-Resident $95 Leddy Park

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115926

7/31 - 8/4

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

18

Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114826 A

8/7 - 8/11

M-F

9:00A - 12:00P

30

FIELD HOCKEY CAMP

Ages 11 - 14

Resident $125 / Non-Resident $145 Leddy Park The experienced and energetic Champ Hockey staff hosts a summer camp for the field hockey lover or beginner in your home! We will focus on the fundamentals of the game of field hockey, including technical skills, tactical play, while also introducing advanced skills of field hockey. Athletes will train in an atmosphere where risk-taking is encouraged, hard work is expected, and positive coaching and peer support is the norm. Each athlete will have the opportunity to improve both their individual skills and their overall game knowledge, helping them to take their field hockey game to the next level. For more information visit www.champhockey.com or email robin@champhockey.com. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114822 A

8/7 - 8/11

M-F

1:00P - 4:00P

40

TASTE OF VERMONT

Ages 9 - 12 Resident $270 / Non-Resident $300 Hunt Middle School

HIGH SCHOOL ULTIMATE FRISBEE CAMP

Ages 14 - 18

Resident $165 / Non-Resident $185 Leddy Park Ultimate is all about fun and inclusion - and it is now an official high school sport! Try your hand at throwing a hammer or improving your forehand. This camp provides high school players with an opportunity to elevate their game during the summer months. Come out for a fun week of developing athletic ability, knowledge of the game, self-esteem, confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and a positive attitude on and off the field to improve your skills and get ready for the next season of ultimate. The camp will be split into separate sections for boys and girls with some combined activities. Through the week, we will create a community of youth ultimate playersfrom different schools to meet, socialize, improve their ultimate skills together, and become friends. Beginners who are interested in playing high school ultimate are welcome. Camp participants receive a reversible tanktop if registered by 6/1! Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114825 A

7/31 - 8/4

M-F

9:00A - 3:00P

42

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In this camp, future chefs and bakers practice baking and cooking skills and prepare dishes from around Vermont and the World. We use the living & learning teaching kitchen at the Hunt Middle School. During this week the group will be taking off-site trips to local Vermont food producers, ethnic markets and restaurants to experience the varied Taste of Vermont experience. The week will end with a family dinner prepared by the up and coming chefs. Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

112110 A

8/14 - 8/18

M-F

9:00A - 5:00P

12

CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMPS

Ages 6 - 14 Half Day Resident $145 / Non-Resident $165 Full Day Resident $205 / Non-Resident $235 Calahan Park

Professionally trained coaches from Great Britain will once again be providing a world class soccer experience. Campers will receive a soccer ball and a t-shirt. Make this camp even more special for your child by hosting a British coach. Please contact Jen Cotton at 540-1089 for additional information. Code

Dates

Ages

Days

Time

Max Capacity

114810 E

8/14 - 8/18

7 - 14

M-F

9:00A-12:00P

20

114810 F

8/14 - 8/18

7 - 14

M-F

9:00A-3:00P

50

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Sports & Active

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

Creative Arts

STEM CAMP

Ages 9 -12 Resident $120 / Non-Resident $140 Miller Art Room Learn about simple electrical circuits, then tinker with little batteries, motors, LED lights and bulbs to create cool scribbling robots, sock puppets and cards that light up. If you like catapults and launching things in the air this is your chance to make things fly higher and farther. Code

Dates

Days

Time

112154 A

8/21 - 8/25

M-F

9:00A - 12:00A

Max Capacity

12

GROSSOLOGY CAMP

Ages 9 - 12 Resident $125 / Non-Resident $145 Miller Kid’s Room

This camp is for kids who like to get really slimy and messy!! We will explore why the human body does what it does. Sometimes it can be stinky, sometimes it can be crusty, sometimes it can be slimy!! We will create fake snot, fake blood, fake barf and other ooey gooey fun. Come prepared to get messy and grossed out! Enroll in one of the morning camps taking place at the Miller Center and Grossology in the afternoon for a full day of fun! Code

Dates

Days

Time

Max Capacity

115906 A

8/21 - 8/25

M-F

12:30P - 4:30P

12

Partner Camps

For more information or to register for the camps listed here, please contact the partner agency listed in the class description.

SUSTAINABLE OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP EDUCATION – S.O.L.E. CAMP

ARTVENTURE WITH BCA

at Burlington City Arts

www.burlingtoncityarts.org | (802) 865-7166

Winooski Valley Park District, Ethan Allen Homestead

$360/week per camper

www.wvpd.org | (802) 863-5744 | info@wvpd.org

$215/week per camper (Sibling discounts and scholarships available) *July 5-7 is prorated at $135/camper S.O.L.E. Camp is a nature based, outdoor adventure day camp that strives to empower youth to be comfortable exploring nature and to develop a sense of place by encouraging curiosity, observation and respect. Activities include wildlife tracking & identification, forest & wetlands explorations, hiking, gardening, fishing, science experiments, outdoor survival, and much, much more! Campers will learn skills to become naturalist and stewards of our natural world! Register for one or more of the eight week sessions. Dates

Days

Time

Ages

Max Capacity

6/19 - 8/21

M-F

8:00A - 5:30P

6-9

12

Join our full-day Artventure camp! Campers will spend the morning in BCA’s art studios with professional teaching artists exploring a variety of art projects including painting, printmaking, craft and the pottery wheel. In the afternoon, campers will join Parks, Recreation & Waterfront staff for a variety of fun activities and field trips including swimming at North Beach, bowling, berry picking and more. Dates

Days

Time

Ages

Max Capacity

7/24 -7/28

M-F

8:00A - 5:00P

6 - 11

20

BARNES SUMMER WORLD ACADEMY

Sustainability Academy

saraholbrookcc.org | (802) 862-6342

$230/week per camper

BPRW and the Sarah Holbrook Community Center are teaming up again for the Barnes Summer World Academy Camp. This is a state licensed day camp program. This program is structured in two week sessions. Dates

Days

Time

Grades

Max Capacity

6/26 - 8/4

M-F

8:15A - 5:00P

1-5

65

MARITIME MUSEUM CAMPS

at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

www.lcmm.org | (802) 475-2022 | registration@lcmm.org Offers a variety of Lake Adventure Camps thoughout the summer!

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These FREE family-friendly events are produced by BPRW. For more information, go to

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THE LEDDY SKATING SHOW “SKATE ME A STORY”

CELEBRATING SPORTS AND RECREATION SPRING OPEN HOUSE

April 2 | 1:00P | Leddy Ice Arena

June 17 | 11:00A - 4:00P | Perkins Pier

The Leddy Ice Show features skaters from the BPRW lesson program and Champlain Valley Skating Club. Admission is by donation at the door.

Join us, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and other organizations for a free, family friendly day on the water and bike path! Explore sports and recreation programs with introductions and equipment demos. All ages and abilities welcome! For more information, follow the event on Facebook. For information about adaptive sports resources at the event, contact Kelly Walsh at truenorth@vermontadaptive.org

32ND ANNUAL KIDS DAY

May 6 | 10:00A - 3:00P | Waterfront Park It’s our celebration of kids, for kids! The day kicks off at 9:30 am with a parade down Main Street and continues to Waterfront Park, where kids can enjoy performances, do crafts, play games, and meet animals. The event is sponsored by Price Chopper. Visit our website to register for the parade or an activity booth.

BEACH BITES

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

July 3 | 5:30P - 10P | Waterfront Park Join us for the largest fireworks display in Vermont! Food, music and other entertainment make this a can’t-miss celebration to celebrate the nation’s holiday. The event is presented by Price Chopper and Lake Champlain Transportation.

May 31 - Sept 6 | Every Other Wed 5:30P - 8:30P | Leddy Park Back by popular demand, Beach Bites returns to Leddy Park every other Wednesday from May 31 to September 6 all summer! Join us for a variety of delicious food trucks and entertainment for kids and adults, against a backdrop of beautiful views and a big open beach. Free bike valet provided, ATM on site.

SENIOR SUMMER PICNIC

July 14 | 11:00A - 2:00P | Oakledge Park Join us for a delicious picnic BBQ meal with live Dixie music and dancing! This event is only open to Burlington residents.

SUMMER CINEMA SERIES

June 16 | Battery Park July 14 | North Beach August 18 | Battery Park

CARDBOARD BOX PARADE

July 20 | 1:00P - 3:00P | City Hall Park

This summer, a couple of our parks will host a new movie-in-the-park series! Come with blankets and chairs, and pack a picnic or purchase food from a food vendor. Movie begins around dusk. Movie selections will be announced this summer.

Participants gather at the top of Church Street at 1 pm for a fun parade in cardboard costumes, led by Brazilian drummers Sambatucada! The parade finishes in City Hall Park with snacks and entertainment for everyone.

Hosted Events In Our Parks

These are hosted events in our parks, and are not produced or supported by BPRW. Please contact the event producers for tickets or more information. Events are subject to change or cancellation.

MVP HEALTHCARE READY, SET, RUN FESTIVAL

June 23-24 | Waterfront Park www.burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com

VERMONT CITY MARATHON

Sponsored by The Point July | 6:30P | Battery Park www.PointFM.com

DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL

Thursdays | July - August | Intervale Center www.intervale.org/

BURLINGTON CONCERT BAND

July 21-22 | Waterfront Park www.vtbrewfest.com

(open to kids 4 to 14 years old) May 27 | Waterfront Park www.runvermont.org

May 28 | Waterfront Park www.runvermont.org

June 8-10 | Waterfront Park & Citywide discoverjazz.com

Sundays | June 12 – July 24 | Battery Park burlingtonconcertband.org

FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS

SUMMERVALE

VERMONT BREWERS FESTIVAL

LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME FESTIVAL

July 27-31 | Waterfront Park www.lcmfestival.com

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

August 5-6 | Waterfront Park www.ridethedragon.org

GRAND POINT NORTH

September 16-17 | Waterfront Park grandpointnorth.com

OKTOBERFEST VERMONT

September 21-23 | Waterfront Park www.oktoberfestvermont.com


BPRW 2017 Spring-Summer Recreation & Camp Guide