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SPRING/ SUMMER

2019

RECREATION & CAMPS GUIDE

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How to Register ONLINE

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

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/Amex.

(802) 864-0123 or visit

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Main Line Miller Recreation Center Leddy Ice Arena

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

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IN PERSON

@BTVparks

BPRW Office 645 Pine Street 12:30P - 4:30P (M-F) Miller Center 130 Gosse Court 8:30A - 6:30P Leddy Ice Arena 216 Leddy Park Road 8:00A - 4:00P the CORE 20 Allen Street 8:00A - 3:00P Come visit any of our registration sites and our staff will be happy to help you!

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION 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

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AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED: You will receive an email confirmation if you registered online. If the class is full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. CANCELLATIONS: Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront may cancel classes

due to low enrollment, so don’t wait until the last minute and encourage friends to sign up as well! Programs can also be cancelled due to weather or instructor cancellations. If a program is cancelled by Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, a full refund will be issued and no fee will be charged.

REFUND POLICY: Unless otherwise stated, refunds will be available only until two weeks prior to the first day of a program or activity. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for processing the refund. 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. 2

Please call our main phone number or stop by any location for more information. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and are limited.


Contents GENERAL INFO

RECREATION PROGRAMS

Rentals, Parking & Passes . . . 4

Youth & Family . . . . . . . . 17

Park Map & Info . . . . . . . . . 6

Youth Sports & Athletics . . . . 19

Fun with our Partners . . . . . . 8

Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Fitness Trail . . . . . . . . . . 9

Adult 50+ . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Community Gardens . . . . . . 10 Branch Out Burlington! . . . . . 11 Parks Foundation . . . . . . . 11 Parks Projects . . . . . . . . . 12 Penny For Parks . . . . . . . . 12

SUMMER CAMPS April Break Camps . . . . . . . 24 Camp Schedule . . . . . . . . 25 Champ Camp . . . . . . . . . 26 Summer Camps . . . . . . . . 27

RECREATION FACILITIES

Partner Camps & Programs . . 33

Miller Recreation Center . . . . 13

Drop In Recreation & Nutrition . 34

Leddy Ice Arena . . . . . . . . 14

Water Safety . . . . . . . . . . 34

Champlain Senior Center . . . . 15 The C.O.R.E . . . . . . . . . . 16

EVENTS Hosted Events . . . . . . . . . 35 BPRW Events . . . . . . . . . 36

Keep your classes from getting cancelled due to low enrollment! 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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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

Studio Ice

$95/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 seasonal slips. Transient slips are available on a first come first serve basis. 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.

NORTH BEACH CAMPGROUND Full Hook-up

$45 per night

Water Electric

$41 per night

Tent Sites

$37 per night

Lean To

$45 per night

Organization Site

$100 full day/$50 half day

The campground is open May 1 – October 15.

PARK 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

Walk and Run Events

Call for pricing

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.

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.

PARKS

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NONRESIDENT

LOCATION

RESIDENT

City Hall Park

Closed for 2019

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 Lining/Moving Goals etc.

$60 per hour

$80 per hour

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FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF RENTAL OPTIONS AND FEES, GO TO ENJOYBURLINGTON.COM PARKING PASSES

DAILY PARKING

TYPE

STUDENT

RESIDENT

NONRESIDENT

Season Pass*

$25

$45

$60

Additional Pass

$15

$25

Season Pass for League Participants

$30

Season Boat Trailer

$30

$30

Business Parking Pass

$70/month

$70/month

$20

$20

(Perkins Pier)

Commercial Boat Launch

*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.

TYPE

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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

Event

$10

Overnight Car & Trailer

$12

Perkins

Overnight Car

$10

Perkins

Handicap Car with Trailer

$3 for trailer

Perkins

Metered Parking Lots

$2-3 / hour

Pease Lot, Oakledge

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.

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.

$50/hr, $250 day

Art Room

Also located adjacent to the gym, this classroom space offers counters, sink, tables and chairs for up to 30

$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

Discount Tickets for

$41

Great Escape

GET YOUR TICKETS Discounted daily parking passes for $18!

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

VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN AND DIDN’T BRING A BIKE? No problem! Several local bike shops provide bike rentals with a wide range of options to choose from, including kids’ bikes, high end performance bikes and even electric bikes. https://enjoyburlington.com/bike-rentals/

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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, 3 lean-to’s, rest rooms and showers. Tent and RV sites are available May through midOctober. Online reservations begin Feb 2. Phone reservations open after May 1. Call 862-0942.

LEDDY PARK, BEACH & GORDON H. PAQUETTE ICE ARENA

Located off the Greenway 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 & pickleball 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 coverage.

OAKLEDGE PARK & BLANCHARD BEACH

Located off the Greenway 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 Burlington Greenway (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 park features a BAND SHELL, which is home to the Thursday night concert series 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. Complete details are on our website: enjoyburlington.com/dog-day-park/ 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. Volunteers are needed to help monitor the sites, remove trash and inform users of park rules. Please call 865-7247 to help. 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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Fun in the Parks with Our Partners The Boathouse Opens May 15.

splashattheboathouse.com 802-658-2244

THE BEACH HOUSE

Tiki Bar & Concessions at North Beach

802-578-9535 Follow them on Facebook @BeachHouseVT

PaddleSurf Champlain

Guided tours. Instruction. Rentals. At Oakledge Park / Blanchard Beach

WWW.PADDLESURFCHAMPLAIN.COM

Guided tours. Instruction. Rentals. At North Beach

WWW.UMIAK.COM

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UVM Medical Center Fitness Trail

Thanks to the generous support of University of Vermont Medical Center, we have installed three fitness stations along the Burlington Greenway to the north of Waterfront Park. The stations are easy to get to while running, walking or biking. Stop at different locations for a total-body workout. There is equipment to build strength, agility and flexibility – all key components of a healthy body. Equipment is appropriate for beginners to avid fitness buffs. Each piece of equipment has easy-to-understand instructions, and many have different levels of challenge and multiple exercises for each piece. You’ll want to come back again and again to try them all! There are several more locations planned for Leddy Park, Starr Farm, and Oakledge Park. For more information, see our website:

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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!

BURLINGTON SEED SWAP

BACG SPRING POTLUCK

Sat, March 2 | 11:00A - 2:00P Fletcher Free Library

Sat, April 13 | 5:30P-7:30P O.N.E. Community Center

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 will be seed starting activities for kids hosted by Red Wagon Plants and Green Mountain Compost, tool lending program and gardening books for sale by Friends of the Fletcher Free Library, and community garden plot sign-up with Burlington Parks Recreation & Waterfront For more information, go to www.vcgn.org/events or call 861-4769.

Bring a dish to share and join fellow gardeners and community members to celebrate the start of the growing season!

COMMUNITY TEACHING GARDEN

May - October Vermont Community Garden Network is now enrolling for the Beginner and Advanced Courses of the Community Teaching Garden! Join this unique garden education program that teaches adults how to grow their own food in a fun, supportive, and cooperative learning environment. Each course follows the rhythm of the growing season through weekly lessons and hands-on garden work. In the Beginner Course students learn how to plant, cultivate, harvest, and preserve produce from their own garden plot. In the Advanced Course students collectively tends a mini market garden by rotating through weekly activities. Scholarships and payment plans available! More info: http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/ctg/

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DAY IN THE DIRT

Sat, April 27 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

BACG ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Sat, May 18 | 10:00A-3:00P Bibens Ace Hardware, 1127 North Ave

Come on out to Ace Hardware to get all of your garden starts! Red Wagon Plants will have a bountiful offering of healthy and viable vegetable and flower starts on hand. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Burlington Area Community Gardens Scholarship Fund.


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

Thurs, April 4 | 6:00P - 8:00P BPRW, 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 PICKUP

Sat, May 4 | 9:00A 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!

ANNUAL TREE WALK

Sat, June 8 | 10:00A UVM Horticultural Farm, 65 Green Mt. Drive, So. Burlington Local experts lead the free walk featuring common, unusual and rare tree species. They share ID features and cool botanical and cultural tree factoids

LOVE OUR CITY TREES

Tues - June 11 & July 9 & Aug 13 | 5:30P – 7:30P Sat, August 7 | 9:00A - 11:00A UVM Horticultural Farm, 65 Green Mt. Drive, So. Burlington Give a little care to the saplings that will one day maybe be our city’s trees!

WANT A TREE PLANTED ON YOUR STREET?

Branch Out Burlington! and BPRW 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 Holzberg-Pill at: jacob.holzbergpill@gmail.com or call the 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 donation, please visit: www.parksfoundationburlington.org e-mail info@parksfoundationburlington.org or call Board Chair John Bossange at 802.578.7468. 11


Park Improvement Projects This spring, BPRW will wrap-up some projects from the past fall and begin several new projects in our Parks and along the Burlington Greenway.

Wrapping-up: • Waterfront Park Regrading and Utility upgrades • North Shore Pause Place and Staircase Construction • Baird and Appletree Park Basketball Court Resurfacing Stay up-to-date on all the projects by checking our website:

Beginning: • City Hall Park Renovations • Burlington Greenway Rehabilitation: Phase 3, starting from the south end • Leddy Park Pause Place and Fitness Station

ENJOYBURLINGTON.COM/CATEGORY/PLANNING-PROJECTS/

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, emergent 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.

ENJOYBURLINGTON.COM/ PENNY-FOR-PARKS-PROGRAM

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

The Miller Recreation Center offers a full-size high school gymnasium with basketball hoops, pickleball and basketball lines, a fitness studio, a community room with audio-video capabilities and state-licensed kitchen, kids’ room, art room and free conference room. Many of the spaces are available to rent. Call us for availability. The building is staffed 7 days a week, has free Wi-Fi (courtesy of Burlington Telecom) and plenty of free parking. Activities include pickleball, basketball, fitness classes, camps, fencing, indoor soccer, martial arts, sign language, art, music, dance, and a free morning walking program. The Miller Recreation Center is also ADA accessible and home of the Vermont Chargers who practice and compete in power wheelchair soccer matches. We are always looking for new and different program ideas to offer the community – got suggestions or a talent you want to share? Email Susan Carter, Rec. Program Specialist, sncarter@burlingtonvt.gov. Many partners and user groups take advantage of all that Miller has to offer. The Sara Holbrook Teen Center, provides free after school programming for middle school students, evening activities for high school students, as well as summer camps. Frog & Toad Child Care & Learning Center is also located at the site and offers state-licensed and STAR-rated child care for approximately 30 infants and children.

TABLE TENNIS

DROP-IN ACTIVITIES*

all year | Mon | 6:00P – 9:00P | $3 per visit ($5 per visit starting 7/1)

INFANT/TODDLER PLAY GROUP

thru 6/12 | Mon & Wed 9:00A-10:30A | FREE

LINE DANCING

Ongoing | $10 per class Tue | 5:00P – 7:00P Thu | 6:00P – 8:00P

WALKING PROGRAM

HOME SCHOOLERS’ OPEN GYM

thru 4/18 | Thu | 1:30P – 2:30P | $3 per family

POWER WHEEL CHAIR SOCCER

Sat | 11:00A – 1:00P (Nov-Mar), Mon | 5:30P – 7:30 P (April-Oct)

WOMEN’S INDOOR SOCCER

thru 4/28 | Sun | 6:00P – 8:00P | $3 per visit or $50/season

thru 6/21 | Tues-Fri | 7:30A – 9:00A | FREE

PICKLE BALL

thru 5/31 | $3 per visit ($5 per visit starting 7/1) Mon, Wed, Fri | 11:00A – 1:00P (Advanced) Tue & Thu | 11:00A – 1:00P (High Intermediate) Sat | 8:45A – 10:45A (High Intermediate) Mon, Tue, Fri | 1:00P – 2:45P (Intermediate)

*Drop-in activities are subject to change. For current updated schedules, please call, check online or follow our facility on Facebook.

ENJOYBURLINGTON.COM/PLACE/MILLER-CENTER RobertMillerCenter ENJOYBURLINGTON.COM • (802) 864-0123

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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, public and private locker rooms, meeting & program rooms, and staff offices. 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. The Arena has free Wi-Fi through Burlington Telecom and plenty of free parking.

The arena will be closed May 13-June 16, for yearly maintenance.

DROP-IN ACTIVITIES* PUBLIC SKATING

$4 adults, $3 students ($5 adults, $4 students beginning July1)

STICK & PUCK

$5 per player, helmets required ($6 per players beginning July 1)

GROUP SKATING LESSONS

Group skating lessons resume in September. Please contact sjennings@burlingtonvt.gov or 865-7566 for more information.

FREESTYLE ICE FOR LESSONS AND PRACTICE

June 17 - August 29 Skaters of all ages and skill levels are invited to our summer freestyle sessions for private/semi private lessons or practice. One hour session are $15 or one punch on a money-saving punch card. Fees cover ice time only. For all the details, contact sjennings@burlingtonvt.gov or 865-7566.

*Drop-in activities are subject to change. For current updated schedules, please call, check online or follow our facility on Facebook.

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Champlain Senior Center 20 ALLEN STREET | (802) 658-3585

The Champlain Senior Center, is a congregate meal site location and so much more. At BPRW, we understand that seniors are the largest growing population in the Burlington area and the US. 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 restaurants, events, museums and more.

DROP-IN ACTIVITIES*

CHAIR YOGA

Thurs | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

TED TALKS

DAILY LUNCH

Mon & Tue| 11:00 AM

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Wed | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

JEWELRY MAKING WITH CASEY

Mon & Fri | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Noon

Thu | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Every other Mon | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

WALKING WEDNESDAYS BONE BUILDERS

ACRYLIC PAINTING WITH SUE

Every other Wed | 12:30P M - 2:00 PM

MOVIE MONDAYS

Mon | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

CHAIR TAI CHI

Wed | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COOKING WITH MULU

Tue  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BHUTANESE SENIOR FRIENDS

Wed

For more Senior opportunities, check out the Heineberg Community Senior Center 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington 802-863-3982 | www.heinebergcsc.org

*Drop-in activities are subject to change. For current updated schedules, please call, check online or follow our facility on Facebook.

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Center of Recreation & Education (CORE) at the O.N.E. Community Center 20 ALLEN STREET | (802) 865-7088

BPRW is excited to be leasing the entire second floor of the Old North End Community Center! We have created a warm and welcoming atmosphere and enjoy collaborating with our building neighbors: AALV, Robin’s Nest, North End Studios, and the Family Room. The Center focuses on inter-generational programming of all types for residents in the Old North End neighborhood. BPRW manages programs for the Champlain Senior Center, the O.N.E Youth Center, as well as active recreation in the gym, youth and adult learning in the classrooms, and community spaces for meetings, programs and multicultural festivities. 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, City Lake Semester, the Hindu Temple Association and Vermont Adult Learning are just a few of the partners on board to grow diverse and dynamic opportunities for all Burlingtonians, our neighbors and visitors alike.

DROP-IN ACTIVITIES* ADULT PICKLEBALL

Beginner | Mon & Fri | 12:00 PM–2:00 PM Intermediate | Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri | 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Advanced | Tue & Thu | 12:00 PM–2:00 PM $3 per visit

ADULT PICK UP BASKETBALL

CORE MILES CLUB

About 23 laps equal a mile in our gym! Come join our walking club! The more miles you log, the more prizes you get! M-F | 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM FREE

O.N.E. YOUTH CENTER

Ages 14-24 check our website for the drop-in calendar!

Sun | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM $3 per visit

FAMILY OPEN GYM

an adult must attend with child/children

Sundays | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM FREE

*Drop-in activities are subject to change. For current updated schedules, please call, check online or follow our facility on Facebook.

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Youth & Family Recreation Programs INTRO TO PRIVATE SKATING LESSONS

FAMILY

$55 Resident / $5 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena

FAMILY SKATING SOCIALS

All Ages $5 Resident / $5 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena

Join other families for some fun on the ice! There will be child friendly music, games, space to try out figure skating moves, volunteer helpers, skills instruction and information about upcoming lessons and programs.

Sat

3/30

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Skaters who have not passed any US Figure Skating Tests and are looking for extra practice and coaching are invited to register for introductory private skating lessons. This is an opportunity to see if private lessons are right for you! Enrolled skaters will be assigned a coach and will have a 30-minute private and 30 minutes of practice time each week. Coach preferences will be accommodated as possible on a first come, first served basis. Ice fee of $55 to cover the 8 weeks is payable to the arena upon registration. Lesson fee of $20 per week payable directly to your assigned coach by cash or check.

FAMILY STUDIO ART

Mon

3/18-5/6

4:50 PM-5:50 PM

Ages: 5+ $60 Resident / $70 Non-resident OR Drop-in fee $12/person O.N.E. Community Center

YOUTH

Come create together as a family. This open studio time allows participants of all ages to create freely at 2D and 3D material stations. Each week an instructed art project led by a professional artist introduces participants to clay, printmaking, papermaking, and textile art forms. Visual art is important for strengthening creativity and developing problem solving skills. Each person planning to make a project should sign up. A family of 4 planning to only make 2 projects can sign up for 2 slots. We hope this will help provide access and increase families creating together. Families can also drop in for Family Studio Art Time. The fee is $12.00/person/project for drop in. Drop In fee is paid at the beginning of class along with signing a waiver form.

2INSPIRE BALLET II

Fri

5/3-6/7

6:30 PM-7:30 PM

FAMILY TRIP SERIES - BATTLE HISTORY TOURS

Ages: 5+ Meet at O.N.E. Community Center

One adult for every two children. Note that these trips are somewhat walking intensive, as we will be touring the battle sites. Each day trip is limited to thirteen participants, so please register early to secure your spot! Save $15 when you register for all three!

Chimney Point and Crown Point State Historic Site Thu 6/27 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM $20 Resident / $30 Non-resident

Mount Independence and Hubbardton Battlefield Fri 6/28 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM $20 Resident / $30 Non-resident

Fort Ticonderoga

Mon 7/1 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM $45 Resident / $55 Non-resident

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE ONE

It’s an evening of family fun activities at the ONE Center. Our ONE Center Recreation Instructors will be offering arts & dance activities, games in the gym and a family-friendly movie from 7:30-9:00. Fee includes all the fun activities along with popcorn for the movie!! 4/12

6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Sat

3/16-4/20 9:45 AM-10:30 AM

Ages: 10-16 $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center Come beat the heat this summer while learning Hip Hop styles and choreography from 2Inspire Owner, Rose Bedard. In this session students will be able to actively explore the history and many styles that the culture of hip hop has to offer. Each class will include combinations, and choreography dancers will build on each week. 2Inspire Owner, Rose Bedard creates a fun and judgement free environment where all students of any level can flourish and leave feeling confident.

Mon

6/17-7/15 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

AFTERSCHOOL FENCING

Ages: 8-12 $100 Resident / $120 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Let your child try fencing in this exciting after school class!! Kids will learn the basics of this fun, safe, Olympic sport that uses the mind as well as the body-to develop motor skills, focus and good sportsmanship. Enjoyed by boys and girls at all levels of athletic ability. Taught by a professional-Coach Geoff Butler. Coach Butler is a Safe Sport certified fencing coach, using special “Fencing in Schools” equipment, specifically designed for young, new fencers. A $10 USA Fencing non-competitive membership is required for all participants.

All Ages $1 Resident / Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Fri

Plie, Relave’, and Pique’ Oh, My 2Inspire Director, Rose Bedard offers a second session of ballet for dancers ages 5-9. Dancers review the traditional basics of ballet as well as continuing to advance and explore another level of sequences, leaps, and turns. The safe and fun-loving environment allows each of her dancers to develop and grow at their own pace. A great class for those who dancers and families who are interested in dance without for the full time commitment. Participants will perform the last day of the session.

2INSPIRE HIP HOP

Join us for three fun family history tours! You can register for each day separately, or register for all three days for a discounted price. Trips will go, rain or shine. Bring snacks, a water bottle and money for souvenirs and food. We will be stopping for lunch, but you can pack your own sack lunch if you would like. Fee includes transportation and entrance into all sites.

Ages: 5-9 $60 Resident / $70 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Tue

3/19-4/16 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

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Youth & Family Recreation Programs FIGURES SKATING CLINIC

MOVEMENT TO FAIRY TALES AND CLASSIC CHILDHOOD STORIES

Ages: 7+ $60 Resident / $60 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena

Skaters of all ages who have passed at least Basic 6 are invited to join this 4 session figures clinic with Coaches Martha and Jennifer to work on school figures and creative figures.

Sun

3/10-3/31 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

FLY KIDS - FLY FISHING FOR KIDS

Ages: 9-12 $45 Resident / $45 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Week #1-What is fly fishing? How to cast a fly rod. Week #2-What do fish eat & fly tying. Week #3-We will be out on the river practicing! This day will be an extended day with the group getting back at 6:30PM. Wed

5/8-5/22 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

ITTY BITTY SOCCER

Ages: 3-5 $40 Resident / $50 Non-resident 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 Vermont Futbol Academy staff and CP Smith site led by Burlington Soccer Academy.

North End Wed

5:30 PM-6:15 PM

3/29-5/24 1:15 PM-2:30 PM

MAVEN AFTER-SCHOOL SKATE

Wed

5/1-5/22

5:30 PM-6:15 PM

ITTY BITTY TENNIS

Introduce your child to basic tennis skills while also developing their hand and eye coordination, movement and balance, listening skills and their ability to follow instructions. Professional staff from the Sports & Fitness Edge provide instruction for this program. Tennis rackets and balls will be made available to all participants.

Wed

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 to establish their 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 rain days, we explore skateboarding through music, art and culture. Skaters will navigate the mechanics and maintenance needs of their equipment, as well as examine different creative art mediums related to the skateboard culture.

Ages: 5-6

3:30 PM-5:30 PM

lington Soccer

Ages: 4-6 $40 Resident / $50 Non-resident Leddy Park

Ages: 4-5 Circle no Comma no Punctuation

Bur

Academy

Calahan Park

Ages: 5-13 $110 Resident / $130 Non-resident A_Dog Skatepark

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5/1-5/22

South End

Children and their caregivers spend time together singing, dancing, exploring musical instruments, engaging in imaginative play, hearing stories, and more. So much more than just musical play, Kindermusik® activities support and promote children’s development across physical, social, language, and cognitive domains. Digital home materials include music, stories, games, printable activities, and developmental information.

Mon, Wed 5/6-5/22

3/16-4/20 11:00 AM-11:45 AM

ITTY BITTY SPORTS

Ages: 6m-5y $120 Resident / $140 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Fri

Sat

CP Smith Elementary School

KINDERMUSIK® WITH RACHEL

Attention all pirates, jungle animals, wild things, royal court members and beyond! Come and join 2Inspire Dance Director, Rose Bedard as she takes our favorite fairy tales and classic childhood stories and brings them to life with music, props, and movement. Let our imagination and bodies run wild as we explore a different theme and story each week. In this easy going yet, structured setting, participants will be able to unleash their creativity, while continuing to work on their social and motor skills.

Join our Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront staff who love to fly fish and the fun and awesome experience of learning how to fly fish! Each week will cover different skills and how to experience the sport of fly fishing as a lifelong experience. This program will stress the experience of being out in nature, learning new skills, having fun, and that it is not just about catching fish! All equipment will be provided for this program. Participants will need life vest (personal flotation device) for the day that the group goes to the river to practice what we have learned!

Ages: 4-9 $60 Resident / $70 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Wed

6/19-7/10 5:00 PM-5:45 PM 6/19-7/10 5:45 PM-6:30 PM

ITTY BITTY TRACK AND FIELD

Ages: 4-6 $40 Resident / $50 Non-resident Burlington High School

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 their child. Track and 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. Mon, Wed 7/1-7/10

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Youth Sports & Athletic Leagues MINI VOLTS SOCCER

FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC

Ages: 4-6 $115 Resident / $135 Non-resident Leddy Park

Ages: 6-10 $65 Resident / $75 Non-resident Calahan Park

The main focus of the Mini Volts program is an introduction to soccer through fun games, coordination movements, flexibility, teaching kids healthy habits, gross motor skills, rules of soccer, as well as sportsmanship and being role models.

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.

Mon-Fri

8/12-8/16 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

YOUTH SPORTS

BURLINGTON YOUTH LACROSSE

Grades 2-8 $75 Resident / $85 Non-resident CP Smith Elementary School

Grades: 3-8 $70 Resident / $80 Non-resident Leddy Park

Burlington Youth Lacrosse, Inc. is fielding three boys and three girls teams at the 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 grade levels. Practices will be twice a week and are TBD based on field/weather conditions. 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 (times & dates.) 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 up-to-date information, go to www.btvlax.com.

Mon-Thu

4/1-6/9

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Tue

5/7-5/28

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

FOOTBALL

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront is offering youth football at three levels. Emphasis will be on teaching USA Heads-Up Football. The program is based upon Respect, Dedication, Teamwork and Sportsmanship. Scholarships are available, please contact our main office at 864.0123. For more information please contact Mark Houle at mhoule07@gmail.com

LEVEL 1 (Grades 2-4): Intro to Padded Flag - an instructional and fun introduction to the game.

Tue, Thu, Sat

8/19-10/31

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

LEVEL 2 (Grades 5-6): Padded Flag - a modified format to help teach the game.

Mon,Wed, Sat

8/19-10/31

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

LEVEL 3 (Grades 7-8): Padded Flag - a full game under VIFL rules.

Mon,Wed, Fri, Sat 8/19-10/31

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

YOUTH TRACK & FIELD

FALL SOCCER

Grades K, 1&2, 3&4, 5&6 $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Calahan, Leddy, OR Roosevelt

Ages: 7-15 $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Burlington High School

This popular program is for children entering K-6 in the fall. Teams play onehour games on Sunday afternoons and have one week day practice, which is determined by the coaches. Shin guards are mandatory. Save money by registering by August 26, and pay only $50 resident/$60 non-resident. Fee after August 26 is $60/$70 and placement on a team is not guaranteed. For the kindergarten division a parent or guardian is required to attend all games and practices. Division III players must be able to commit to the entire season if enrolled in this program. Full scholarships are available at the Roosevelt Park site.

The youth track program is designed with two main objectives in mind. First is the enjoyment of the 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, fully-automatic timed track meets.

VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM. Please contact Jen Cotton, jcotton@burlingtonvt.gov or 540-1089, if you’re interested. Mandatory background check and concussion training is required. Alpha Youth Sports coaching platform, will provide all coaches with a weekly lesson plan, so you don’t have to plan out your weekly practices.

Sun

8/25-10/13 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Tue, Thu

6/18-7/23 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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Adult Recreation Programs AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ADULT 2INSPIRE MOVEMENT, ADULT BALLET Ages: 18+ $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

This class is open to dancers who have had some experience or who are new to ballet. Come and join dance director, Rose Bedard, and explore the traditional positions, terms and movement of ballet. Dancers will be gently exercising their minds and bodies, and will have help correcting their posture alignment with warm ups and combinations that will fully engage your whole body. Rose Bedard provides a judgement free environment and quality instruction to all dancers to grow. This class will leave you feeling more confident about dance and yourself.

Mon

6/17-7/15 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

ADULT HORSE CAMP

Ages: 18+ $195 Resident / $215 Non-resident Meet at the O.N.E. Community Center

Thu

5/9-5/23

10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Wed Wed

4/3-6/12 6/26-9/4

6:00 PM-7:30 PM 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

ASL 3 for beginner: This is similar to ASL 2 for Beginners’ class and it is to continue learning vocabulary, numbers, classifier signs, ASL sentences, and conversations. Sometimes to discuss deaf cultures. Prerequisites: ASL 2 for Beginners at BPRW or ASL 1 or 2 at the college level. Tue

4/2-6/11

6:00 PM-7:30 PM

We will be learning a lot of vocabulary signs and sign sentences. We also will practice ASL conversations with sign idioms, loan signs and other signing tools. More discussion on Deaf Culture. This is also flexible of what we all want to learn and to enhance the ASL skills. Prerequisites: ASL 3 at BPRW or ASL 2 and 3 college courses.

Thu

4/4-6/13

6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Open Session Any number of students or groups are welcome to join the first day and the class will determine which level of ASL that the class will covering. If you are interested, please email the instructor Alex Grist at CoolAGrist@aol.com with a class level and any ideas you would like.

Ages: 18+ $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Leddy Park

Thu

6/27-9/5

6:00 PM-7:30 PM

BEGINNING SEWING

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.  Wed

Sign language can broaden your communication skills, stimulate your senses, and increase your ability to be expressive. This can be an excellent preparatory tool for learning theatre mime techniques or fostering a career as an interpreter as well as communication with deaf friends in social events. General finger spelling, vocabulary, signing, using facial expression and role playing will be emphasized. Students with some or no experience are encouraged to attend. Prerequisites: none.

Continuing in ASL (Level 4+):

ADULT TEAM TENNIS

ASL 1 for Beginners:

Join us for this adult camp experience! It is a three-day beginner’s camp. On May 9th you will learn about the special care of horses and ponies (how to feed, water and brush them and how to care for their hooves. On May 16th, you will learn riding skills and be able to ride in the ring with instruction (walk, halt, steering). On May 23rd, you will continue on with learning more about horsemanship and riding. (This farm is not accessible. Mobility is essential and balance a must!) Pack a lunch and bring a full water bottle. Wear footwear with a heel and long pants. Helmets, transportation to the farm, instruction and beverages provided.

Ages: 18+ $75 Resident / $85 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

6/19-7/24 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Ages: 18+ $80 Resident / $90 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

This series of eight classes is ideal for adults who want to learn to sew with Terri. These are beginner level classes that provide the foundation for making useful garments or other items. Overall, the course is very hands on. Learning how to use a sewing machine is the most technical part of the course, but we can use videos and handouts to supplement one-on-one teaching and group lessons. Hand sewing: Whip stitch, Hem stitch (invisible slip stitch), and basting for gathers and ruffles Sewing machine basics: threading the machine, changing the machine needle, winding a bobbin, threading the bobbin, types of stitches, and basic quilting pattern Choosing and cutting fabrics: non-patterns, patterns and templates, understanding directions printed on a pattern, how to sew a lined tote bag. Fabric types, care, suitability to project and proper layout and more. Trip to the library: Fletcher Free Library has a good selection of sewing books. To take out books, you will need a library card if you don’t already have one.

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Wed Wed

4/3-5/15 6/5-7/31

6:00 PM-7:30 PM 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

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ETHIOPIAN/ERITREAN COOKING WITH MULU TEWELDE

Ages: 18+ $40 Resident / $50 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Each class of the four part series will feature a meat and vegetable dish to be prepared and served with injera bread. Injera bread is an East African sourdough flatbread with unique, slightly spongy texture. The bread is a staple food in Ethiopia and Eritria. The last class will feature two vegetarian dishes and how to make injera bread. You may sign up for the four part series or individual dates. Mulu prepares Ethiopian/Eritrean meals for the community in and around Burlington.  

Thu Thu Thu Thu

3/28 4/18 5/23 6/20

5:30 PM-7:30 PM 5:30 PM-7:30 PM 5:30 PM-7:30 PM 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

HORSETAIL HERB WORKSHOPS

Ages: 18+ $40 Resident / $50 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Natural Mineral Makeup Do you love playing with color? Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, as we create natural, colorful cosmetics for your face. We will explore healthy alternative ingredients such as micas, oxides & natural sunscreens as we make our cosmetic creations! We will be making a Creative Creamy Eyeliner, Electric Eye Shadow, Beautiful Blush or Bronzer and Luscious Lip Gloss. You will receive tons of clean cosmetic recipes and your products to apply and take home. Enjoy a splash of color for the summer!

Tue

3/19

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

MUSIC LESSONS WITH ISAAC KRANZ

Ages: 18+ O.N.E. Community Center

Join Isaac Kranz for group and solo music lessons. Isaac Kranz teaches music lessons at Contois Music. Isaac will be offering group & solo lessons in guitar, ukulele, and piano. Please indicate when enrolling if you are at a beginner, intermediate, or confident level. Group music lessons will include 4 people in each group. The group will pick out a song and the lessons will be based around this one song. Lessons will include music theory, the process of learning the song, and learning musical knowledge. Solo music lessons will determine what level participants are at, goals as a musician, and formulating lessons based on the participant. Solo music lessons will involve completing a song.

Beginning Level Groups $180 Resident / $200 Non-resident Sat 3/30-5/4 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Sat 5/18-6/22 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

LEARN TO FLY FISH

Ages: 18+ $45 Resident / $55 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Intermediate & Confident Level Groups

Join our Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront staff who love to fly fish and discover the fun of learning how to fly fish! Each of the classes will cover different skills and how to experience the sport of fly fishing as a lifelong experience. All equipment (except waders & boots) will be provided for this program. Participants can rent boots & waders for the day on the river at $30.

$180 Resident / $200 Non-resident Sat 3/30-5/4 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Sat 5/18-6/22 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Solo Music Lessons $270 Resident / $290 Non-resident Sat 3/30-5/4 2:00 PM-3:00 PM OR 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Sat 5/18-6/22 2:00 PM-3:00 PM OR 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Week #1- What is fly fishing? How to cast a fly rod. Week #2- What do the fish like to eat & fly tying Week #3- We will be out on the river practicing!

Wed, 5/8-5/15, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM & Sat, 5/25, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

MUSICAL CONNECTIONS GROUP

Ages: 18-45 $120 Resident / $140 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Musical Connections is a group for young adults with and without disabilities where participants are given opportunities to connect through music in many different ways. Through singing and playing instruments with their peers, participants can build self-esteem, engage in creative expression and foster friendships. The group is lead by 2 board-certified music therapists with extensive experience working with individuals of all functioning levels. Those individuals who require support in the community are asked to bring a support person with them to our group. The program will culminate with a special performance for friends and family on our last day. For any questions, about the group, please contact Jen@musicbloomsmusictherapy. com or at (802) 310-9793.

Tue

4/2-5/14

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Adult Recreation Programs NORTH END YOGA

ADULT 50+

Ages: 18+ $80 Resident / $90 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center 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.

Mon

3/25-5/20 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

ONE/CORE CENTER YOGA

Ages: 18+ $80 Resident / $90 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Join us for early morning Hatha yoga at the ONE/CORE Center located at 20 Allen St. in Burlington. 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, and deep breathing and deep relaxation, you will experience release from mental and physical tension while you become more limber and toned. This yoga class is beginner friendly. Instructor: Jennifer Green who has been teaching the always popular North End Yoga at the Miller Recreation Center.

Thu

3/21-5/16 7:15 AM-8:15 AM

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE

Ages: 14+ $37 Resident / $47 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

These fun, empowering workshops are open to women of all abilities. Instructors are Dr. Christine DiBlasio PhD- Psychologist, 4th Degree Black Belt, Darcy Miller- Forensic Toxicologist, 2nd Degree Black Belt, Nancy Keller- Educator, 3rd Degree Black Belt, Karen Chevalier- Police Officer, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Summer-Women’s Self Defense-Level I The Safety Team’s Women’s Self Defense Program teaches simple, powerful and effective personal protection strategies that are easy to understand and remember.

Tue

7/16

6:00 PM-8:15 PM

Level II This advanced class is an active program which focuses on evasive maneuvers, stance and footwork. We practice defenses against common attacks such as chokes, grabs and bear hugs. Participants will also learn effective ground techniques, review Level I strikes and discuss the use of pepper spray. Prerequisite: Level I workshop.

Tue

7/23

6:00 PM-8:15 PM

Summer-Women’s Self Defense-Level III Level III reviews the strikes learned in Level I and Level II as well as the selfdefense skills, techniques, and strategies learned previously. In addition, students are given the opportunity to practice scenarios against members of the The Safety Team or a padded male attacker, whichever may be more comfortable. All activities are at the discretion of the participants. Prerequisite: Level I and II.

Tue

22

7/30

50+ HISTORY HUNTERS

Ages: 50+ $7 Resident / $7 Non-resident Meet at the O.N.E. Community Center Join our Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Staff to explore two of Vermont’s most interesting and educational historical sites. Fee covers transportation. Participants will be stopping by a local eatery for lunch. Bring money to cover lunch!! Pick ups for the trips will include stops at the Heineberg Senior Center, ONE Center, and Burlington office.

Crown Point Historical Site Wed 5/8 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Join our visit to the Crown Point Historical Site. Crown Point State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the ruins of two fortifications from the colonial wars between the British and French. Long before the American Revolution these colonial powers both laid claim to the Champlain Valley and this strategically important peninsula known as Crown Point. The group will then stop by the Bridge Diner for lunch after visiting the fort. 

Rokeby Museum

Wed 7/17 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story in their major exhibit “Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont”. Focused on Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter here in the 1830s, the exhibit traces their stories from slavery to freedom, introduces the abolitionist Robinson family who called Rokeby home, and explores the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War. The historic house is fully furnished with 200 years of domestic belongings provides an intimate glimpse into the family’s life through four generations. After our museum visit, we will travel to Vergennes for a lunch at the 3 Squares restaurant.  

50+ VINEYARD TOUR SERIES Ages: 50+ $7 Resident / $7 Non-resident Meet at the O.N.E. Community Center

Join our Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Staff for the VineyardWine Tour Series. Our trips will be to vineyards in and around the Champlain Valley & other areas of Vermont. We will travel to each vineyard and see how it is unique to that area of Vermont and taste some wine and enjoy the countryside. Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy lunch at the vineyards. Bring extra money for wine tasting and purchasing wine and other delicious Vermont products. $7.00 fee covers transportation costs. Pick ups will take place at the Heineberg Senior Center, ONE Community Center, and City of Burlington Offices.

Boyden Valley, Cambridge

Thu

8/29

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero

Wed

6/12

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

6:00 PM-8:15 PM

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AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE

Ages: 50+ $15 AARP Member / $20 Non-members Miller Recreation Center

This four-hour classroom experience is designed to provide mature drivers with new skills and awareness of changes in the driving environment. Some insurance companies offer a discount for successful completion of this course. Some topics covered: • Maintaining proper following distance • Minimizing the effect of dangerous blind spots • Limiting driver distractions • Properly using safety belts, air bags, and all care features • Effects of medication on driving • Maintaining physical flexibility • Monitoring the driving skills and capabilities of yourself and others The course also reviews current national and Vermont traffic laws and their impact upon older drivers. The instructor for this course is Richard Smiles, an AARP Smart Driver volunteer instructor.

Mon

4/15

12:00 PM-4:00 PM

NATURE WALKS IN VERMONT

Ages: 50+ Meet at O.N.E. Community Center

ETHAN ALLEN SPIRIT RIDES

Ages: 50+ $15 Resident / $25 Non-resident Meet at the O.N.E. Community Center

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 might even spot our famous lake monster, Champ! Coffee and assorted pastries included as well as pick up/drop offs at our 645 Pine St. BPRW location and Burlington senior housings and Burlington senior centers.

Fri Fri

5/31 9/20

10:00 AM-12:00 PM 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

MEDICARE MADE CLEAR

Ages: 50+ Free O.N.E. Community Center OR Miller Recreation Center Confused about Medicare? We’ll help you learn the basics. You’re invited to a Medicare Made ClearTM educational seminar. Join us to learn all about your Medicare Choices. We’ll also share tools and resources to help you understand the coverage that may be right for you, including a free educational guide. Whether you’re just getting started with Medicare or simply looking to learn more, we’re here to help. Light snacks and beverages provided. Caregivers of all ages welcome! Brought to you by UnitedHealthCare® Class is taught by Susan More-Licensed Insurance Agent, Benefit Solutions LLC

O.N.E. Community Center

Fri

5/17

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Join our Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront staff for 3 enjoyable nature walks in Vermont. We will experience the beauty of nature while visiting three different areas in Vermont. These walks are on easy to moderate level walking trails. Bring a lunch and we provide the transportation!

Robert Frost Trail $7 Resident / $7 Non-resident Thu 6/4 9:00 AM-3:00 PM This is a wonderful short hike full of nice surprises. The walk takes you through meadows, woods and over rivers. The views are beautiful and there are Robert Frost poems scattered throughout the trail. Be sure to take time to read each poem and reflect on the setting. This trail is located in the in the Green Mountain National Forest in Ripton, Vt.

Button Bay State Park $7 Resident / $7 Non-resident Thu 6/6 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Fee includes transportation. Participants will need to cover the $4 entry fee into Button Bay State Park. Bring a lunch!! We will be walking along the lake looking for the infamous button rocks along with visiting the nature center at the end of the trail.  

Vermont Institute of Natural Science Visit $10 Resident / $10 Non-resident Tue 6/11 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Fee includes transportation. Participants pay the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS) entry fee of $15.50. Bring a lunch! VINS is headquartered in Quechee, VT, on 47 acres of forest, meadow, and rolling hills, featuring 17 state-of-the-art raptor enclosures that house hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey. In addition, the site has two songbird aviaries. 

Miller Recreation Center

Sat

7/27

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

SENIOR FITNESS

Ages: 50+ $110 Resident / $130 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center 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.

Tue, Thu

3/26-5/30 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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April Break Camps APRIL VACATION CAMP AT CP SMITH

Age: 5-11 (Kindergarten - 5th Grade) $39 Resident / $49 Non-Resident (per day) CP Smith Elementary School

This week long Licensed Day Camp during April Break will provide your kids with fun, new experiences, friendships, and a chance to visit different interesting locations in our community on a daily basis. We will be offering a week of active games, arts & crafts, off site activities, and the opportunity to be out and enjoying the spring weather. A cold morning snack, hot lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided for every camper. Sign up for individual days or all five days!! Add early morning care from 7:30-9:00 AM for $5.00/day. Registration deadline is Fri. April 12th!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

4/22 4/23 4/24 4/25 4/26

9:00 AM-5:30 PM 9:00 AM-5:30 PM 9:00 AM-5:30 PM 9:00 AM-5:30 PM 9:00 AM-5:30 PM

APRIL VACATION CHESS WIZARDS CAMP

Age: 6-12 $180 Resident / $200 Non-Resident Miller Recreation Center

Join us this April Vacation 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 receives a T-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder.

Mon-Fri

4/22-4/26

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

APRIL FOOTBALL CAMP

Age: 7-14 $60 Resident / $70 Non-resident Rice High School

Burlington Youth Football staff and coaches will instruct campers, teaching them drills appropriate to each camper’s age and ability level. No previous football experience is necessary. For those kids planning on playing football in the fall, this is a good opportunity to get ready for the season. Mon-Fri

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4/22-4/26

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VT VOLTAGE SOCCER CAMP

Age: 7-14 Half Day: $115 Resident / $135 Non-resident Full Day: $175 Resident / $195 Non-Resident Calahan Park

VT Voltage Professional Soccer Academy invites young soccer enthusiasts to be part of a challenging educational experience. The Academy offers an opportunity to learn and enjoy many aspects of the game of soccer in a competitive environment from a current professional player. Fundamentals, as well as sophisticated techniques of soccer, will be taught on a personalized individual level along with various forms of group instruction provided by Camp Director Bo Vuckovic and several other Vermont Voltage professional soccer players. Emphasis is placed on the development, improvement and refinement of basic playing skills. Attention will be given to the instruction of good ball control habits and movement techniques in challenging drills and simulated match situations. Conditioning methods and training ethics are also stressed to prevent injuries and improve the young athletes coordination and flexibility. Bo understands the needs of youth in soccer and stresses the development of a positive self-image, mental stimulation and a sense of respect and sportsmanship among players. All participants get a soccer ball and a t-shirt.

Full Day Half Day

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

4/22-4/26 4/22-4/26

9:00 AM-3:00 PM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

COOL ARTS CAMP

Ages 5-13 Cool Camp $165 Resident / $185 Non-Resident Arts Camp $120 Resident / $140 Non-Resident Leddy Ice Arena April Cool Camp will include instruction in skating skills and presentation with fun off ice games, crafts and activities. Campers will be grouped by ability for on ice activities. Cool Camp is appropriate for beginner skaters through Preliminary level. Skaters should dress in warm layers and bring skates, water, snacks and lunch. Skates and helmets provided at no charge as necessary. Campers enrolled in April Cool Camp have the option of enrolling for afternoon Arts Camp where they will enjoy a variety of experiences in the arts including painting, building and drama. Wear warm clothes for outside play and bring lunch, water bottle and a hearty afternoon snack.

Cool Camp Mon-Fri Arts Camp Mon-Fri

4/22-4/26 4/22-4/26

8:00 AM-12:00 PM 12:00 PM-5:00 PM


Summer Camp Schedule At-A-Glance Use this handy-dandy grid to plan your child’s summer adventures!

JUNE

AGES

PAGE

1721

2428

JULY 1-5

8-12

1519

2226

AUGUST 29-2

5-9

1216

1923

Barnes World

Grade K-5

33

BPRW Soccer Camp

Grade 1-6

27

Champ Camp

Grade 1-6

26

Basketball Camp

Grade 1-7

27

Kinder Kamp

3-6

29

Art/Computer Camp

5-12

29

Wicked Cool for Kids

5-12

32

Baseball Camp

5-13

27

Cool Camp

5-13

28

Hat Trick Hockey Camp

5-14

29

Maven Skate Camp

5-14

29

Rise & Shine

5-14

30

Talent Skate Camp

5-14

30

Artventure with BCA

6-11

33

Chess Wizards Camp

6-12

28

All-Sports Camp

6-13

27

Lego Camp

6-14

29

Jr Taste of Vermont

6-8

29

Tennis Camp

6-13

30

Challenger Soccer & Rugby

7-14

27

Half/Full

Football Camp

7-14

28

Eve

VT Voltage Soccer Camp

7-14

31

Fencing Camp

8-12

28

Sailing Camp

8-15

30

Waterfront Adventure Camp

8-15

32

Gardening Camp

9-12

28

Pony Camp

9-12

30

Full Day Full Day

Taste of Vermont

9-12

30

Full Day

Wags & Wiggles

9-12

31

Adventure Ropes Camps

10-14

27

Disc Golf Camp

10-15

28

Traveling Disc Golf Camp

10-15

30

Ultimate Camp

10-15

31

Volleyball Camp - Beginner

11-18

31

AM

Volleyball Camp - Interm/Adv

11-18

31

Mid

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Summer Camps CHAMP CAMP

Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6 Resident $190 / Non-Resident $210 per week (Session 2 is $155 / $175) Champlain Elementary OR CP Smith Elementary Champ Camp is a State Licensed school aged child care/day camp program for children entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2019. We offer the camp at two sites within Burlington. Camp is open at 7:30 for families who need an early drop off option. The regular camp program begins at 9:00 so make sure your camper is on site by 9:00 to begin a fun exciting camp day!! 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 daily morning snack, lunch and 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 the Wednesday before each camp session.

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Session 1 Mon-Fri Session 2 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Session 3 Mon-Fri Session 4 Mon-Fri Session 5 Mon-Fri Session 6 Mon-Fri Session 7 Mon-Fri

6/24-6/28 7/1-7/5 7/8-7/12 7/15-7/19 7/22-7/26 7/29-8/2 8/5-8/9

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7:30 AM-5:30 PM 7:30 AM-5:30 PM 7:30 AM-5:30 PM 7:30 AM-5:30 PM 7:30 AM-5:30 PM 7:30 AM-5:30 PM 7:30 AM-5:30 PM


Summer Camps ADVENTURE ROPES CAMPS

6/24-6/28 6/17-6/21

9:00 AM-12:00 PM 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

ALL-SPORTS CAMP

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

ART/COMPUTER CAMP

Age: 5-12 $130 Resident / $150 Non-Resident Miller Recreation Center

Children become Computer Detectives for the week and go 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 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. Sponsored by Future Einsteins. Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

6/17-6/21 8/12-8/16

12:30 PM-4:30 PM 12:30 PM-4:30 PM

Mon

6/24-6/28

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

BASKETBALL CAMP

Grade: 1-7 $75 Resident / $95 Non-Resident Grade 1-2: Edmunds Middle School Grade 3-7: Burlington High School

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 campers fundamentals. All participants receive a camp t-shirt. Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

6/17-6/21 6/17-6/21

9:00 AM-12:00 PM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

BPRW SOCCER CAMP

Join camp director, Jeff Hayes, and other local coaching staff for a week of fun and educational sporting clinics that elevate physical activity, create confidence and self-esteem, and mold effective social skills. Clinics to include tennis, volleyball, soccer, ping pong, wiffle and bocce ball, basketball, kickball and so much more! 7/22-7/26

BPRW teams up with local baseball coach, Tom Perry, to offer this camp that includes baseball instruction, games and instruction manual.

Grade 1-2 Grade 3-7

Age: 6-13 $140 Resident / $160 Non-Resident Burlington High School

Mon-Fri

Creative Arts

Age: 5-13 $95 Resident / $105 Non-Resident Schifilliti Park

Join the UVM Adventure Ropes Course Staff to start your summer off with adventure while you climb to new heights in this exciting camp based at the UVM Adventure Ropes Course. Learn technical skills like spotting, climbing, knot tying and belaying while working with teammates to complete high and low climbing elements. The week culminates with exciting challenges like the Giant Swing and Leap! The full day Leap Into Summer camp adds to the adventure by taking a few field trips to North Beach for some swimming and also some aquatic based challenges. Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

BASEBALL CAMP

Age: 10-14 Half day: $175 Resident / $195 Non-Resident Full day: $300 Resident / $330 Non-Resident Farrell Park (South Burlington)

Half day “Adventure Ropes” Full day “Leap Into Summer”

Sports & Active

Grade: 1-6 $75 Resident / $85 Non-Resident Calahan Park

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This camp is directed by Burlington Soccer Academy’s, Jeff Hayes, one of Vermont’s most experienced soccer coaches and clinicians. Campers will learn age-appropriate skills and most importantly have FUN! All participants will receive a camp t-shirt. Grades 1&2 Mon-Fri Grades 3&4 Mon-Fri Grades 5&6 Mon-Fri

7/29-8/2 7/29-8/2 7/29-8/2

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9:00 AM-12:00 PM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

CHALLENGER SOCCER & RUGBY CAMPS

Age: 7-14 Half day (AM or PM): $145 Resident / $165 Non-resident Full day: $205 Resident / $235 Non-resident Leddy Park Soccer: Professionally trained coaches from Great Britain will once again be providing a world-class soccer experience. Campers will receive a soccer ball and t-shirt. Rugby: Kids learn to play Rugby with the right blend of technical, tactical and physical training, coached by hand-picked rugby coaches from the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Each player will receive a rugby ball and t-shirt. This is a noncontact rugby camp.

Make this camp even more special for your child by hosting a coach, please contact Jen Cotton, 540.1089 for additional information. Save money by registering for a full day of Challenger sports! Campers will receive a soccer ball, a rugby ball and a t-shirt. Soccer Rugby

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

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8/5-8/9 8/5-8/9

9:00 AM-12:00 PM 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Summer Camps CHESS WIZARDS CAMP

Age: 6-12 $180 Resident / $200 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

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 receives a T-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder. Session 1 Session 2

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

6/17-6/21 8/12-8/16

9:00 AM-12:00 PM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

FENCING CAMP

COOL CAMP

Age: 5-13 $170 Resident / $190 Non-resident Leddy Ice Arena

Age: 8-12 $130 Resident / $150 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Each session of Cool Camp features nearly two hours each day on the ice as well as swimming, games, crafts and activities. Campers are grouped by ability for skating instruction. Cool Camp is appropriate for beginner skaters to those at the preliminary level.

Come try fencing in this exciting camp! Learn the basics of this fun, safe sport that uses the mind and body to develop motor skills, focus, and good sportsmanship. Enjoyed by kids with all levels of athletic ability. This camp includes warm-up activities, daily fencing instructions, and practice taught by professional, Safe Sport certified fencing coach Geoff Butler. Special “Fencing in the Schools” equipment will be provided, specifically designed for young, new fencers. Participants will need to purchase a $10 noncompetitive membership to the US Fencing Association.

Register for one or more weeks! Combine with Rise & Shine Camp (page 30) for a full day of camp at Leddy Arena.

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

7/8-7/12 7/15-7/19 7/22-7/26 8/5-8/9 8/12-8/16 8/19-8/23

12:00 PM-05:00 PM 12:00 PM-05:00 PM 12:00 PM-05:00 PM 12:00 PM-05:00 PM 12:00 PM-05:00 PM 12:00 PM-05:00 PM

DISC GOLF CAMP

Learn and practice all aspects of the game of disc golf, including stretching, putting, driving, approaching, sidearms, backhands, and rollers. Professional disc golfer and GMDGC president, Chris Young, will bring 15+ years experience as a player and organizer to share lessons about technique, disc types, etiquette, growth of the sport and Vermont disc golf leagues, clubs and events. Discs will be provided for the participants to use for the camp and disc golf baskets will be setup for a daily 9 hole course. Combine this camp with the Ultimate Camp for a full day of throwing discs or at Leddy Park. 7/15-7/19

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

FOOTBALL CAMP

Age: 7-14 $40 Resident / $50 Non-resident Burlington High School

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Mon-Fri

8/5-8/9

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

GARDENING CAMP

Age: 9-12 $125 Resident / $145 Non-Resident O.N.E. Community Center

If you like getting down and working in the earth and seeing how our food is grown, this is the camp for you! Join us for a week of hands-on gardening and visiting local gardens to help harvest fresh veggies from the gardens. We will be working in the Starr Farm Teaching Garden and visiting the Children’s Discovery Garden located at the Ethan Allen Homestead Site. We will also be visiting the Intervale Farmers gardens and learning about local farmers and farm to table! We will be creating fun arts and crafts activities from our garden adventures along with making an end of the camp week meal for camp families from everything that we have harvested. The camp is based at the O.N.E. Community Center. Center located at 20 Allen St. in Burlington. Mon-Fri

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7/22-7/26

Burlington Youth Football coaches will instruct campers, teaching them drills appropriate to each camper’s age and ability level. No previous football experience is necessary. For those kids planning on playing Burlington Youth Football in the fall, this is a good opportunity to get ready for the season.

Age: 10-15 $85 Resident / $95 Non-resident Leddy Park

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

8/19-8/23

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Summer Camps HAT TRICK HOCKEY CAMP

Age: 5-14 $150 Resident / $170 Non-resident Leddy Ice Arena

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. Session 1 Session 2

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

6/24-6/28 7/29-8/02

Sports & Active

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

Creative Arts

Age 9-14: EV3 Robotic Amusement Rides, Stop Animation and Minecraft Design, build, and program robots. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 motors, sensors and gears students will enhance their robotics skills by completing missions within an Amusement park built by them. During the afternoon students will create their very own LEGO Stop Animations, just like The Lego Movie! Students will learn how to edit their movies using Professional Stop Animation Software. In addition students will learn to use various Minecraft skills to customize their own Amusement rides! Session 1 Session 2

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

7/8-7/12 7/29-8/02

9:00 AM-3:00 PM 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

1:00 PM-4:00 PM 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

JR TASTE OF VERMONT

Age: 6-8 $150 Resident / $170 Non-resident Hunt Middle School

In this camp, young chefs and bakers practice baking and cooking skills and prepare dishes from around Vermont and the world. Campers will also be going on off site visits around the community. Our kitchen is the living and learning teaching kitchen at the Hunt Middle School. Parents can look forward to a luncheon on Friday prepared by the junior chefs. Mon-Fri

6/17-6/21

MAVEN SKATE CAMP

KINDER KAMP

Age: 5-14 $125 Resident / $145 Non-resident A_Dog Skatepark

Age: 3-6 $150 Resident / $170 Non-resident Leddy Ice Arena Get your preschooler or kindergartner 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. Session 1 Session 2

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

Photo: LetGo Your Mind

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

6/24-6/28 7/29-8/02

8:00 AM-12:00 PM 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

LETGO YOUR MIND - LEGO® CAMPS

Age: 6-9 or 9-14 $325 Resident / $355 Non-resident ($25 sibling discount) Miller Recreation Center

Welcome to a unique and creative day camp experience! LetGo Your Mind camps foster the spirit of science, discovery, and creativity – designed to teach kids teamwork, confidence and basic engineering principles. Through STEM builds (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math), group projects, and individual builds, each child will experience the engineering design process. Campers think critically to overcome obstacles with builds. LetGo Your Mind teachers are there every step of the way. The best part, of course, is that campers get to work with Legos.

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 learn skateboard mechanics and basic riding skills such as balance, pushing, turning, stopping, riding transitions, and dropping-in. Advanced skaters 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 and lessons will be adapted to individual 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 deck, and try different art mediums related to the skateboard culture. Campers are responsible for bringing their own complete skateboards, safety equipment and water bottles. Combine this camp with the Waterfront Adventures Camp (page 10) for a full day on the Waterfront. Circle no Comma no Punctuation

Session 1 Session 2

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

7/22-7/26 7/29-8/2

9:00 AM-12:00 PM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Early Care and Aftercare on a daily or weekly basis is available. $5 fee for mornings and $10 fee for afternoons. Camp ends on Friday at 3:00 with no aftercare option. Early Drop off is at 7:45 AM and After Care is from 3:00 PM to 4:00 pm. Age 6-9: Amusement Park Thrill Rides & Stop Motion Animation Students will use gears and motors to learn about mechanical devices such as levers, wheels, and axles. Campers will build: Merry Go Rounds, Emmet’s Double Decker Couch Hopper, Tilt-A-Whirls, and motorized LEGO cars. In the afternoon they’ll create their own animated movie using LEGO figurines. Students will learn how to edit their movies using Professional Stop Animation software.

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Summer Camps PONY CAMP

Age: 9-12 $390 Resident / $420 Non-Resident O.N.E. Community Center 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. Campers will be bused to the horse farm in Hinesburg and hours at the farm are from 11:00-2:30. Barn activities include: riding lessons, horse care, stable management, games on horseback and horse related crafts. We will have an ice cream party on Friday and contests where you will win ribbons! Afternoons will also include activities at the ONE Center and visiting local parks. Camp is based at the ONE Center located at 20 Allen St. in Burlington. Session 1 Session 2

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

8/12-8/16 8/19-8/23

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

RISE & SHINE

Age: 5-14 $135 Resident / $155 Non-resident Leddy Ice Arena

Rise

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This child-centered camp includes crafts, games and fun projects in the lounge as well as nature walks and outdoor exploration of the beautiful grounds of Leddy Park. Camp includes plenty of self-directed play in a calm, nurturing environment. Register for Cool Camp (page 28) and enjoy a full day of camp at Leddy!

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

7/8-7/12 7/15-7/19 7/22-7/26 8/5-8/9 8/12-8/16 8/19-8/23

8:00 AM-12:00 PM 8:00 AM-12:00 PM 8:00 AM-12:00 PM 8:00 AM-12:00 PM 8:00 AM-12:00 PM 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

SAILING CAMP

TASTE OF VERMONT

Age: 9-12 $325 Resident / $355 Non-resident Hunt Middle School

Future chefs and bakers practice your baking and cooking skills and prepare dishes from around Vermont and the World. Our kitchen is the living & learning kitchen at the Hunt Middle School. During this week the group will be taking off-site trips to local Vermont food producers and ethnic markets to experience the Taste of Vermont. The week will end with a family dinner prepared by the up and coming chefs. Mon-Fri

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. CSC provides life jackets. Combine this camp with Talent Skate Camp for a full day of fun.

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

TENNIS CAMP

Ages 6-13 $125 Resident / $145 Non-resident Leddy Park or Calahan Park 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 8-10 or 11-15 $225 Resident / $255 Non-resident Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center

8/12-8/16

Age: 6-9 Age: 10-15 Age: 7-11 Age: 7-13 Ages 7-13

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

6/17-6/21 6/24-6/28 7/8-7/12 7/15-7/19 7/29-8/2

8:00 AM-12:00 PM 8:00 AM-12:00 PM 8:00 AM-12:00 PM 8:00 AM-12:00 PM 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Leddy Park Calahan Park Leddy Park Leddy Park Calahan Park

TRAVELING DISC GOLF CAMP

Ages 10-15 $350 Resident / $380 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Come to the Andy A_Dog Skatepark and learn from some of Vermont’s finest boarders. This camp is geared towards skaters with beginner to intermediate skills. 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 bikes). Instructors: David Wood, Hannah Wood. Combine this camp with Sailing Camp for a full day of fun.

Play 5 courses in 5 days! We will meet at (determined location) at 8am and arrive back at 2pm. Most days will consist of 18 holes of disc golf at the “course of the day”. On the way to and from the course we will discuss our rounds and will learn about the sport of disc golf throughout the week from trained professionals who will cover technique, rules, etiquette, scoring and all other components of the game of disc golf from the recreational to the professional level. The campers will get a unique experience as they will get to play along side a couple of Vermont’s best professional disc golfers. The camp will be run by Disc Golf Vermont, which is owned and operated by Chris Young, who is one of the Top players in the state and who has been involved in the sport for over 15 years! Campers will get to play disc golf at Center Chains DGC, Charlotte Beach DGC, Champlain Valley Union DGC, a mystery course and we will finish the week at one of the top courses in the world, Brewster Ridge DGC. Each camper will get a brand new DGVT stamped custom Innova disc and mini disc! Friday pickup would be 4pm to allow for this final experience.

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

6/17-6/21

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

TALENT SKATE CAMP

Age: 5-14 $125 Resident / $145 Non-resident Andy A_Dog Skatepark

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9:00 AM-12:00 PM

7/22-7/26

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Summer Camps ULTIMATE CAMP

Want to play a fast-paced disc game where the “Spirit of the Game” is just as important as the score? Ultimate is all about fun & inclusion. Whether your middle school student is a beginner or knows all about Ultimate, this day camp will help stretch their skills. Over the course of the week we will work on catching, throwing, strategy, knowledge of the game, speed and of course Spirit of the Game! Get ready to play for your middle school or high school team or just spend a week having fun. 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 disc for them to take home and keep! Combine this camp with the Disc Golf Camp for a full day of throwing discs or at Leddy Park. 7/15-7/19

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

VT VOLTAGE SOCCER CAMP

Age: 7-14 Full day: $175 Resident / $195 Non-resident Half day: $115 Resident / $135 Non-resident Leddy Park

VT Voltage Professional Soccer Academy invites young soccer enthusiasts to be part of a challenging educational experience. The Academy offers an opportunity to learn and enjoy many aspects of the game of soccer in a competitive environment from a current professional player. Fundamentals, as well as sophisticated techniques of soccer, will be taught on a personalized individual level along with various forms of group instruction provided by Camp Director Bo Vuckovic and several other Vermont Voltage professional soccer players. Emphasis is placed on the development, improvement and refinement of basic playing skills. Attention will be given to the instruction of good ball control habits and movement techniques in challenging drills and simulated match situations. Conditioning methods and training ethics are also stressed to prevent injuries and improve the young athlete’s coordination and flexibility. Bo understands the needs of youth in soccer and stresses the development of a positive self-image, mental stimulation and a sense of respect and sportsmanship among players. All participants get a soccer ball and a t-shirt. Full Day Half Day

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

8/12-8/16 8/12-8/16

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

Creative Arts

VOLLEYBALL CAMP – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Age: 10-15 $110 Resident / $130 Non-resident Leddy Park

Mon-Fri

Sports & Active

Age: 11-18 $75 Resident / $85 Non-resident Edmunds Middle School

This is a volleyball camp for those that have three or more years of experience playing and want 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 led by Cassidy Tedeschi, who is entering her second year of coaching with Burlington High School and Vibe VC and brings 13 years of volleyball experience. Co-led by Spencer Avery, who played division III volleyball at Keuka College, and now is the Boy’s JV coach at the Burlington High School and assistant Men’s 16U Vibe club volleyball coach. Mon-Fri

6/24-6/28

11:15 AM-2:15 PM

WAGS & WIGGLES

Age: 9-12 $325 Resident / $355 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

It’s a whole week of exploration and fun experiencing the wonderful animal world around us! Learn about how to care for our furry animal friends and how animals teach us about being kind, caring and loving to everyone! We will be going on field trips in the area to see how sled dogs do what they do, visit an animal rehabilitation center for wolves and other animals that now have a place to call home. Each day will include an off site visit to experience the joy and wonder that our animal friends bring to us! Mon-Fri

8/19-8/23

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

9:00 AM-3:00 PM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

VOLLEYBALL CAMP – BEGINNER

Age: 11-18 $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Edmunds Middle School

This is any introductory volleyball camp for those that have less than two years experience. Learn the basics of passing, hitting, court movements and learn to play competitive volleyball in a fun and encouraging environment. The camp is led by Cassidy Tedeschi, who is entering her second year of coaching with Burlington High School and Vibe VC and brings 13 years of volleyball experience. Co-led by Spencer Avery, who played division III volleyball at Keuka College, and now is the Boy’s JV coach at the Burlington High School and assistant Men’s 16U Vibe club volleyball coach. Mon-Fri

6/24-6/28

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Summer Camps

Photo: Wicked Cool

WATERFRONT ADVENTURE CAMP

Age: 8-10, 11-15 $225 Resident / $255 Non-resident Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center

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 (page 7) for a full day on the Waterfront Ages 8-10 Ages 11-15

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

7/22-7/26 7/29-8/2

1:00 PM-4:00 PM 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

WICKED COOL CAMPS FOR KIDS

Age: 5-12 Half day: $235 Resident / $265 Non-resident Full day: $385 Resident / $405 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Wicked Cool for Kids Camps provide STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) based camps for kids and lots of wicked fun!! Rocket Science: Sign up for a full day or ½ day of Wicked Cool Rocket Science Camp. Campers will build and launch solid fuel rockets, the customizable E2X -perfect for the young aerospace engineer. Keep a Commander’s Log as you investigate the solar system, design a satellite, and build and design a space base for an astronaut. Blastoff with a solid fuel high-flying rocket at the end of the week (weather permitting). Full Day Campers will also plan and launch water rockets, make galactic slime, and map distant constellations as part of your out-of-this-world lunar journey. Dinosaurs & Robots: Sign Up for a full day or ½ day of camp. Dinosaurs or robots? Which is your favorite? Join us for this dinos and robots only battle to see which one wins out! Campers will start with robots to communicate in code, learn about circuits, and electricity then design their own ultimate working robot to take home. Next, we’ll look back to the mighty Mesozoic era and the dinosaurs who ruled the earth. Go back in time to inspect real fossils and find out how dinos got their name. Full Day Campers will also design toothbrush robots that can zoom around a track, excavate “old” bones, and build a prehistoric dino diorama. 1/2 Day Camp - Rocket Science Mon-Fri 7/15-7/19 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Full Day Camp - Rocket Science Mon-Fri 7/15-7/19 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 1/2 Day Camp - Dinos & Robots Mon-Fri 7/22-7/26 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Full Day Camp - Dinos & Robots Mon-Fri 7/22-7/26 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Partner Camps & Programs

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

ARTVENTURE WITH BCA

BARNES SUMMER WORLD ACADEMY

Ages 6-11 $360/week per camper Burlington City Arts (407 Pine Street) www.burlingtoncityarts.org | (802) 865-7166

Grades K-5 $230/week per camper

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 and craft. In the afternoon, campers will join Parks, Recreation and Waterfront staff for a variety of fun activities and field trips including swimming at North Beach, bowling, berry picking and more. *Please register at BurlingtonCityArts.org or call BCA at (802) 865-7166.

BPRW and the Sara Holbrook Community Center are teaming up again for the Barnes Summer World Academy Camp. This is a state licensed day camp program.

Mon-Fri

8/5-8/9

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Stainability Academy (123 North Street) saraholbrookcc.org | (802) 862-6342

Mon-Fri

6/24-8/2 8:15 AM-5:00 PM

LEARN TO RIDE - BIKE CLASS

May 18 and June 8 O.N.E. Community Center

JUNIOR MILERS: PEOPLES UNITED BANK VERMONT CITY MARATHON YOUTH RELAY TEAM

Grades: 6-12 Cost: $150 Cap: 15 participants

Dates: 3/6-6/5 Middle and High school students can train to run the relay of the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon as a Junior Miler! Sign up individually or with a team of 5, previous running experience not needed. Cost includes over 20 practices with trained running coaches, fitted pair of running shoes, entry into the relay of the Peoples United Bank Vermont City Marathon, and race day t-shirts. Contact: Scott LaMothe, scottlamothe@yahoo.com or 802.598.4511. Registration Deadline: February 28, 2019

10:00 AM-11:00 AM | ages: 3-5 11:00 AM-12:30 PM | ages: 5-7 1:00 PM-2:00 PM | ages: 7 and older Join Local Motion for our annual kids’ Learn to Ride class at ONE Center. We know that the process of teaching children to ride a bike can be challenging for both kids and parents. Let us do the teaching! We’ll use the “balance method” with pedal-less bikes, allowing kids to get a feel for the balance they’ll need - without any fear of falling over. The learning process is different for everyone, so we can’t make any guarantees - but we expect many kids to come away from our Learn to Ride class able to confidently ride on two wheels. This class is designed to be fun and stress-free for you and your kids. We will supply the balance bikes, but you must bring a pedaled bicycle and helmet for your child. Please be sure that the pedaled bicycle is in good working condition (check that the tires stay inflated, the pedals spin, the chain moves freely and the brakes work), and fits your child well. We will also have fun things for your kids who already know how to ride! Helmet decorating supplies, games, and more! The class is free for Local Motion members and their children. For nonmembers, the cost is $20 per family if you pre-register, and $40 per family on the day of the event. Please register (and find more information on how to make sure your child’s bike is ready to go) by going here: http://www.localmotion.org/learn_to_ride_class

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Recreation & Nutrition Drop-In Program

THE PROGRAM SERVES OVER 9,900 MEALS TO HUNDREDS OF BURLINGTON CHILDREN!

Mon-Fri 6/24 – 8/16 (no program on 7/4) Riverside: Lunch 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM South Meadow: Lunch 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Franklin Square: Lunch 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM & Snack 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Roosevelt Park: Dinner 3:45 PM – 6:00 PM 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. 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.

Water Safety LAYERS OF PROTECTION ARE ESSENTIAL TO PREVENT DROWNING.

Learn swimming and water-safety survival skills.

Provide close and constant attention to children in or near water.

Swim in a lifeguarded area. Never swim alone.

Inexperienced swimmers Fence in pools should wear U.S. Coast and spas. Guard-approved life jackets.

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FOLLOW THESE STEPS FOR THE GREATEST CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

Recognize the signs of someone in trouble and shout for help.

Remove the person from the water (without putting yourself in danger).

Call 911 for emergency medical services (EMS).

Begin rescue breathing Use an AED and and CPR. Learn CPR transfer care to and first aid. advanced life support.


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.

COTS WALK

LUNG FORCE WALK

May 5 | Battery Park cotsonline.org

June 20 | Battery Park action.lung.org

MVP HEALTHCARE READY, SET, RUN FESTIVAL

June 22 | Waterfront Park www.burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com

(open to kids 4 to 14 years old) May 25 | Waterfront Park www.runvermont.org

VERMONT CITY MARATHON

May 26 | Waterfront Park www.runvermont.org

DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 6-8 | Waterfront Park & Citywide discoverjazz.com

BURLINGTON CONCERT BAND

Sundays | Mid June - July | Battery Park burlingtonconcertband.org

FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL SUMMERVALE

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

VERMONT BREWERS FESTIVAL

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

August 3-4 | Waterfront Park www.ridethedragon.org

ZOE’S RACE

August 25 | Oakledge Park www.zoesrace.org

GRAND POINT NORTH

September 14-15 | Waterfront Park grandpointnorth.com

OKTOBERFEST VERMONT

July 29-20 | Waterfront Park www.vtbrewfest.com

September 21 | Waterfront Park www.oktoberfestvermont.com

LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME FESTIVAL

THE POINT RADIO’S FREE CONCERTS IN BATTERY PARK

July 25-28 | Waterfront Park www.lcmfestival.com

Thusdays | July - August | Battery Park https://pointfm.com/attend/batterypark/

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

enjoyburlington.com/events

CHALLENGE CUP

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April 6 | 10:00 AM | Leddy Ice Arena The Challenge Cup is a Compete USA skating competition promoting a fun, introductory competitive experience for all participants.

34TH ANNUAL KIDS DAY

May 11 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Waterfront Park It’s our celebration of kids, for kids! The day kicks off at 9:30 am with a parade down College Street and continues to Waterfront Park, where kids can enjoy performances, do crafts, play games, and meet animals. Visit our website to register for the parade or an activity booth. Sponsored by MVP Healthcare. Visit BTVKidsDay.com for complete details!

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

July 3 | 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM | 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 the Pomerleau Foundation, Price Chopper and Lake Champlain Transportation. Visit BTVJuly3.com for complete details!

SENIOR SUMMER PICNIC

July 18 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Oakledge Park We’re celebrating our 41st annual event and it is rumored to be more fun than ever before. Enjoy a wonderful grilled lunch, music, dance entertainment and give-aways! Sign up early! Call to register: 864-0123.

CARDBOARD BOX PARADE

July 11 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Church St Marketplace to Battery Park Participants gather at the bottom of Church Street at 1 pm for a fun parade in cardboard costumes, led by Brazilian drummers Sambatucada! The parade finishes in Battery Park with snacks and entertainment for everyone.

THE LEDDY SKATING SHOW

May 5 | 2:00 PM | Leddy Ice Arena This year’s theme: Come Rain or Come Shine. The annual spring ice show features skaters from the BPRW lesson program and Champlain Valley Skating Club. Admission is by donation at the door.

BEACH BITES

June 19 - August 7 | Every Wed 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Leddy Park Spend an evening by lake enjoying delicious food truck delights, music and gorgeous sunsets at Leddy Park every Wednesday all summer! There’s always entertainment for kids and adults and free bike valet by Local Motion provided. ATM on site too.

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