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Welcome… to the Spring/Summer 2020 Parks, Recreation & Waterfront guide! One of the defining strengths of our city is the incredible fact that 50 percent of Burlington is open space, and half of that is natural areas like woods and wetlands. Great parks make a great community, and strengthening our outstanding park system is one of my top priorities. Our Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department (BPRW) is doing amazing work to do just that. This work spans everything from a generational renewal of the Burlington Bike Path, to increasing access to Lake Champlain in areas like Rock Point and Arms Forest, to reviving the Penny for Parks Fund to complete dozens of projects that maintain and improve our neighborhood parks. There are two areas that I am particularly excited about. First, our trees! Across the city, last year, we more than doubled the annual number of trees that we planted along our streets and in our parks, bringing the number up to 420 new trees (even more than our already-high goal of 360 trees). I look forward to continuing this work this upcoming planting season. At the same time, we also continued our planting of 1,500 smaller trees and shrubs to restore natural areas of the city. Second, I am excited that we are working to expand our programming and scholarship opportunities. Our three departments of BPRW, Burlington City Arts, and the Fletcher Free Library have started working together to better connect the many programming opportunities that they offer, and also create new ones. The City is also working to ensure access to all youth programming by expanding our scholarships, including through partnerships like one with the Pomerleau Family Foundation, which make it possible for more Burlington youth to attend the programs and camps offered by the City. We should be proud of the financial and social investment that we as a community continue to make in our parks, youth programming, and public lands. I invite you to take advantage of the quality programs offered by our staff and partners, and look forward to seeing you in one of Burlington’s great public spaces soon. Warmly, Miro Weinberger Mayor of Burlington Truth be told – I am always enthusiastic about winter and the unique opportunities, such as skiing, but I really love warm weather! You will generally find me out of town heading south for a quick getaway in early spring to warm up and get a glimpse of “spring” with budding trees and spring flowers. My husband Keith and I enjoy seeing the USA on our bicycles. The question as we head south is what bicycles we want to bring and how to connect the dots on new places to ride. What is your favorite way to enjoy the outdoors? One of the best places to enjoy the outdoors is outside your door, right here in Burlington. As New North Enders, we have many amazing parks with the closest one to our home being Ethan Allen Park. Did you know that the Ethan Allen Park Tower is open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day with the support of a number of volunteers who open and close it every day? It is a wonderful spot to catch a sunset! With the Bike Path closed in the south end, as we work to make it as amazing and wonderful as the north end, my bicycle commute puts me on Pine Street on a regular basis. It is quite the hub of activity and a friendly reminder to all of us to take it a bit slower as there will be more bicycle traffic. The other day while cycling out that way on a Saturday, I discovered a wonderful art community behind Speeder & Earl’s. Without the disruption to my normal routine I might have missed it. What will you discover this year on Pine Street during the detour? We have many projects lined up for 2020 besides the renovation of the Bike Path. We’ll be replacing the fencing at the Starr Farm Dog Park, upgrading the Schmanska Barn so we can re-open it for community use, doing a full overhaul of South Champlain mini-park, improving the trails at Arms Forest, transitioning Roger Woods baseball field to a softball field, replacing the tennis courts at Leddy including new fencing, beginning a Master Plan for Calahan Park, designing a pavilion for Leddy Park, upgrading the electrical at Perkins Pier and completing our standard equipment replacement throughout our parks. Our Planning and Parks teams will be busy! Have you ever camped at North Beach campground? Yes, it is right here in our city but it can be an easy get away and a chance to cook delicious s’mores! The advantages are that if you forget something it is super easy to get it. With our new lean-tos you don’t even need a tent, so make this the summer you camp at North Beach! Our Recreation and Recreation Facilities teams have put together a full complement of programs for our community to enjoy from tots to seniors! Make sure to give yourself time to peruse our brochure and consider trying something new or commit to exploring every nook and cranny of our city parks. We, of course, look forward to the re-opening of City Hall Park and hope you come out for a grand opening in August! Happy Spring and Summer and remember to get out and PLAY! Cindi Wight, CPRE BPRW Director



How to Register ONLINE

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 a credit card.


Main Line (802) 864-0123 Miller Recreation Center (802) 540-1058 Leddy Ice Arena (802) 865-7558

8:30A - 6:30P 8:30A - 6:30P 8:00A - 4:00P

GENERAL INFO Rentals, Parking & Passes . . . 4 Park Map & Info . . . . . . . . . 6 Fun with our Partners . . . . . . 8 Water Safety . . . . . . . . . . 9 Conservation . . . . . . . . . 10 Community Gardens . . . . . . 12 Master Naturalist . . . . . . . 13 Fitness Trail . . . . . . . . . . 13 Branch Out Burlington! . . . . . 14 Parks Foundation . . . . . . . 14 Parks Projects . . . . . . . . . 15 Penny For Parks . . . . . . . . 15



Miller Recreation Center . . . . Leddy Ice Arena . . . . . . . . Champlain Senior Center . . . . The C.O.R.E . . . . . . . . . .



Miller Center 130 Gosse Ct 8:30A - 6:30P Leddy Ice Arena 216 Leddy Park Rd 8:00A - 4:00P the CORE 20 Allen St 8:00A - 3:00P Come visit any of our registration sites and our staff will be happy to help you!

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

AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED: You 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 refund will not be given if a participant is dismissed from the program. 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. 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.

Adult & Senior Trips . . . . . . Adult & Senior Prograns . . . . Family & Youth Programs . . . Youth Sports & Athletics . . . .

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SUMMER CAMPS April Break Camps . . . . . . . Camp Schedule . . . . . . . . Licensed Camps . . . . . . . . Summer Camps . . . . . . . . Partner Camps & Programs . . Drop In Recreation & Nutrition .

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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.



Studio Ice


Upstairs Lounge



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 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.


$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.




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North Beach Shelter



Oakledge Upper Shelter



Oakledge Lower Shelter



Walk and Run Events

Call for pricing


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.






City Hall Park

Closed for 2020

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








Season Pass*




Additional Pass



Season Pass for League Participants


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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.






North Beach, Perkins



North Beach, Perkins

Car & Trailer


Perkins & Coast Guard Ramp

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Day Bus


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Overnight Car & Trailer



Overnight Car



Handicap Car with Trailer

$3 for trailer


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Conference Room

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


Discount Tickets for


Great Escape

GET YOUR TICKETS Discounted daily parking passes for $18! Purchase your tickets at the Miller Community Recreation Center 130 Gosse Court

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/


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.


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.


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.


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.



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, 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.


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


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 DOG PARK 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 dog park is located north of the new Skatepark. The area is open from sunrise to sunset, year-round.

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Too Much Sun Is No Fun. Reach or Throw. Don’t Go.

Wear sunscreen and sun-protective clothing .

Keep yourself safe . Use a tool to help a friend .

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One of the most magical aspects of Burlington is its natural history and, in turn, its diverse and beautiful natural areas. These spaces are home to a variety of wildlife, including bobcat, fisher, fox and coyote. Burlington’s conserved areas are also home to thousands of plant and tree species, including over 60 rare, threatened or endangered species. These areas also create special experiences for humans to visit and enjoy, filled with trails, geological wonder, and beautiful vistas. Burlington is lucky, that it has a variety of organizations, including the City of Burlington, acting in partnership, as stewards of these spaces. As climate shifts, our open and natural areas will be even more critical to the health and viability of our region. The various offerings in this section, provide the community ways to interact with the natural areas through education, recreation, and volunteerism.

CONSERVED AREAS OF BURLINGTON City of Burlington 1: Northshore Natural Area 2: Mount Calvary Red Maple Wetland 3: Pomerleau Forest 4: Ethan Allen Park 5: Arms Forest 6: Arthur Park 7: 311 North Avenue 8: Urban Reserve 9: McKenzie Park 10: Burlington Greenway 11: Oakledge Park 12: Crescent Woods

Winooski Valley Park District 13: Mayes Landing 14: D  erway Island Nature Preserve and Derway Cove 15: Heineburg Wetlands 16: Ethan Allen Homestead 17: Donahue Sea Caves 18: Salmon Hole Park

Rock Point 5: Arms Forest 19: Rock Point

Intervale Center 20: Intervale Center

University of Vermont 21: Centennial Woods 22: Redstone Quarry

TOTAL ACRES: 1,393 !!!




The Burlington Greenway stretches for 7 miles along the shore of Lake Champlain. The path sees thousands of users each year, and connects bikers, runners and walkers to many of our major parks, natural areas & beaches. Much of the the Greeenway provides a natural buffer between our populated areas and Lake Champlain. As part of our conservation efforts, we’ve added three raingardens to help with storm water runoff and added more than 362 tree and shrub plantings. These important ecological areas are maintained by staff and volunteers throughout the year. To further enhance connections to the natural landscape, BPRW is partnering with Winooski Valley Park District, Rock Point and the Intervale Center to create the Burlington Wildways trail system! the first section opened up last fall. The first trail travels from the Salmon Hole to Ethan Allen Park. These areas conserve the rare plants and diverse animals that make their homes in the Queen City, and provide equitable and inviting access to our many natural areas for the benefit of all our city’s citizens and visitors.


Do you frequent parks and trails in Burlington and would like to have a greater stake in protecting and promoting these natural places? If yes, we are looking for people like you to become Trail Stewards! Trail Stewards will be trained to help in ways such as, monitoring trail conditions, speaking to park users about natural history, picking up trash, reporting trail hazards, maintaining trails, identifying invasive species and much more! Please contact Meghan O’Daniel modaniel@burlingtonvt.gov if you are interested in helping us achieve our goals of having natural spaces that maintain their ecological function while acting as special places for humans. We are looking to build a dedicated team of Stewards at Arms Forest, but can enlist your help at your closest or favorite city natural area, too! Will are partnering in this initiative with Rock Point and The Intervale Center.


Trees play a variety of important roles in our city. They help with soil and water runoff health, they provide shade for us, and offer homes for a variety of animals, as well as cooling down our city during hot times of the year. We’re focusing our efforts to plant restoration trees in natural areas within our City that can use a boost rehabilitate the location to become a better functioning ecozone. With the help of organizations like Audubon VT, we’re populating the landscape with hearty native trees and plants that help create habitat for a wide variety of pollinator species. In two years we have planted more that 3,000 trees across Burlington in places such as Oakledge, Ethan Allen, Mckenzie with the help of many volunteers. It is our goal to continue planting 1,000 trees per year. Watch for tree planting events in a park near you!



Birds, bugs, trees and wild places — these are all a rich part of the city of Burlington, but often hidden from view as we hustle about our busy lives. You’re invited to take a pause and learn about some of these natural neighbors, get an insider’s view of BTV’s urban wilderness — and join in to help keep these places healthy!



Burlington Wildways, in partnership with UVM’s Burlington Geographic program, will present a three-week series of public talks, field trips, and volunteer opportunities focused on the biodiversity of the city and the role healthy ecosystems play in climate action. There are many ways to join in:


Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00-9:00pm, Main Street Landing. An Earth Day celebration that begins with a 40-minute overview of Burlington’s wild places and creatures led by city naturalist Alicia Daniel, and Burlington Wildways director Zoe Richards. The talk will be followed by chance to learn about and sign up for later field trips and volunteer opportunities. A second talk by UVM field scientist Walter Poleman, “Seasons, Phenology, and A Mysterious Clock,” follows at 8:15-:9:00.


Wednesday, April 29, from 7:00-9:00pm, Main Street Landing. An illustrated talk led by local naturalists on the critical role of insects for ecosystem, city and agricultural health. This will be followed by a chance to learn about how to plant native species in your yard that help pollinators; sign-up for field trips later that week to look at pollinator habitat in the city’s natural areas; and volunteer opportunities to remove invasive plant species in Burlington’s Intervale.


Wednesday, May 6th from 7:00-9:00pm, Main Street Landing. In anticipation of International Migratory Bird Day (May 9) and the far-traveling birds themselves, a local bird expert (TBD) will give an illustrated talk on the beauties and troubles of our local migratory birds, from ruby-crowned kinglets to broad-winged hawks. The session will next open up conversation about bird conservation, and volunteer opportunities to protect birds and improve their local habitats and nesting places.

After each talk, there will be opportunities to sign up for field trips; volunteer to plant trees; learn about planting native species to create birds and wildlife habitat; participate in invasive species removal; become a trail steward in Burlington; or learn to use iNaturalist, a social media platform that documents wildlife and plants—and more!


Community Gardening Looking for a place to grow your own food and cultivate community? Then one of our 14 community gardens might just be the place for you! With access to water, tools and knowledgeable neighboring gardeners, you are sure to have a successful season if you stay on top of those pesky weeds.



Kitchen Plot: $25.00 (Size: Under 90 sq. ft.) Available at: Archibald Garden, Calahan Garden, Myrtle Street Garden, Riverside Garden, Tommy Thompson Garden, Winooski Valley Garden


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New this year, we are offering ONLINE REGISTRATION! See our website for more details: enjoyburlington.com/become-a-bacg-gardener. You can also download the paper form there too.

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Sat, March 7 | 11:00A - 2:00P Fletcher Free Library

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. Check out the tool lending program and gardening books at the Fletcher Free Library. You can also sign-up with us for a garden plot (if there are any available!) For more information, go to www.vcgn.org/events or call 861-4769.


Sat, April 4 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM O.N.E. Community Center

Bring a dish to share and join fellow gardeners and community members to celebrate the start of the growing season! There will be live music and activities for everyone to enjoy.


Sat, May 16 | 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.


Did you know? City Market Member Workers can earn hours volunteering with BACG. Opportunities to help with pollinator gardens, supporting garden plots that serve the food shelf, permaculture design & maintenance and more. Questions? call 865-7247


May - October The Vermont Community Garden Network is now enrolling people for their Community Teaching Garden course. This is a 6 month long hands-on gardening course that will cover organic vegetable gardening, culinary and medicinal herbs, cutting flowers, herbalism and food preservation. This class will meet every Wednesday, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, from May through October, at the Ethan Allen Homestead. More information and registration details at www.vcgn.org. Or call 861-4769.

Become a Master Naturalist

Do you love nature? Do you care about protecting what’s special about Vermont? Are you curious? Do you like being part of a community of learners? If your answers are “Yes!” you now have a chance to become a Vermont Master Naturalist. The Vermont Master Naturalist Program builds community and connects Vermonters to their place through professional training & local volunteer projects, Cost and deadline to apply: The fee for the year-long training is $495, collected after a candidate is accepted into the program. VMN candidates may qualify for a grant from VSAC through their non-degree grant program to assist with program costs. Enrollment for the 2020/21 class begins in the spring of 2020, with seminar’s beginning in the late summer. For more information about enrollment visit:


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:


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


Thurs, April 2 | 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.


Sat, May 2 | 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!


Sat, June 13 | 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


Tues - June 9 & July 14 & Aug 11 | 5:30P – 7:30P Sat, August 15 | 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!


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 802-735-3055.

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:

PARKSFOUNDATIONBURLINGTON.ORG e-mail info@parksfoundationburlington.org or call Board Chair John Bossange at (802) 578-7468.


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: • Leddy Maintenance Building • City Hall Park • Bike Path Phase 3a: Harrison Ave to Perkins Pier

Beginning: • • • •

Leddy Park Tennis Court Reconstruction Starr Farm Dog Park Fence Replacement Champlain Street Park Improvements Bike Path Phase 3b: southern sections

Stay up-to-date on all the projects by checking our website:


Image: John Turner Consulting

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.


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 and evening activities for high school students. 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.


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


Ongoing | $10 per class Tue | 5:00P – 6:30P Intermediate/Advanced Thu | 5:30P – 7:00P Beginner/Intermediate


all year | Mon | 6:00P – 9:00P | $5 per visit


thru 4/30 | Thu | 1:30P – 2:30P | $5 per family


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


thru 4/26 | Sun | 6:00P – 8:00P | $5 per visit, $75 per season


thru 6/12 | Tues-Fri | 7:30A – 9:00A | FREE


thru 5/31 | $5 per visit 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.



Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2020

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 11-June 14, for annual maintenance.


$5 adults, $4 students


$6 per player, helmets required


Group skating lessons resume in September. Please contact 865-7558 for more information.


June 15 - Sept 3 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, call 865-7558.

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



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.






Mondays | 12:30 - 2:00 PM


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


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



Mon | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Once a month

Thurs | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM



Wed | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Wed | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


Tuesdays  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM




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

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.


Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2020

Center of Recreation & Education (CORE) at the O.N.E. Community Center 20 ALLEN STREET | (802) 540-6888

BPRW is leases 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.


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 $5 per visit


Sun | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM $5 per visit


an adult must attend with child/children

Sundays | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM FREE



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

Come join our walking club! M-F | 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM FREE

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





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

Wed 4/29 9:30 AM-4:00 PM Join us for a chocolate making experience at Laughing Moon Chocolates located in Stowe, Vt. We will enjoy a picnic lunch along the bike path in Stowe and then head for a session of hand dipping chocolates at Laughing Moon Chocolates. Each participant will bring home a box of chocolates. Fee includes chocolate making and transportation. Bring a lunch and extra spending money!

Ages: 18+ $139 Resident / $159 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Wed 7/15 8:45 AM-7:45 PM Arrive in Meredith for an exciting luncheon cruise. During the cruise, you’ll head down Meredith Bay to Weirs Beach and then on to the Broads. You’ll see the Belknap Mountains as well as the Ossipee Mountain Range (which is an extinct volcano). View Rattlesnake Island as well as the two largest islands on the lake. The cruise will take you to Center Harbor and back to Meredith. Buffet lunch will be served. In the afternoon, enjoy some time at Kellerhaus which is a unique gift shop that sells homemade ice cream and candies made from the Keller family’s recipes and traditions that have been used for generations. Enjoy the experience of making and eating your own sundae. Fee Includes: round trip motor-coach, Custom Destinations tour director, luncheon cruise, tree-time at Kellerhaus, make (and eat) your own sundae, all taxes and gratuities (including driver and tour director)


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

Thu 5/7-5/21 9:30 AM-4:00 PM Join us for this adult camp experience! It is a three-day beginner’s camp. Week 1 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 week 2, you will learn riding skills and be able to ride in the ring with instruction (walk, halt, steering). For the last week 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 that allow you to move about comfortably. Helmets, transportation to the farm, instruction and beverages provided. Participants will meet at the ONE Center to be transported to the horse camp!


Ages: 18+ $10 Resident / $20 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Tue 5/26 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Simon Pierce designs, manufactures and markets original designs in handblown glass and handmade pottery for the home and tabletop. Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce originated as a small glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. We will be visiting the Simon Pearce factory at The Mill at Quechee to visit the retail store, watch glass blowers work their magic and grab a bite to eat at their restaurant, which boasts spectacular views. Participants will cover the cost of a lunch at the Simon Pearce restaurant.

Participants must register for the tour 3 weeks in advance!! Sign up now, for this fun experience!


Ages: 18+ $128 Resident / $148 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Thu 6/4 7:00 AM-7:15 PM Head to the White Mountains for a day of spectacular views and innovations of the early 1900’s. Take a self-guided tour of the Lucknow mansion. The property spans 6,300 acres and features a 16 room, Arts and Crafts mansion, stable and six car garage, two gate houses, a greenhouse, a golf course and tennis court, a man-made lake, a boathouse, and miles of trails. Learn more about the history, the architecture, the property, and the rise and fall of Thomas Plant during your visit. Please note: in order to visit the Lucknow Estate, you’ll need to be able to board a trolley. Your visit to the Castle in the Clouds will not be complete without a delightful lunch. The day’s menu will include: baked chicken and creamy spinach and artichoke sauce, a side dish, salad, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time at Mills Falls Marketplace which offers a truly unique shopping and dining experience. The Marketplace features 9 fabulous shops, 3 distinctive dining options throughout the resort, brick walkways, flower gardens, a 40-foot waterfall, and views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Shopping and dining costs at Mills Falls Marketplace are on your own. Fee Includes: roundtrip motor-coach, Custom Destinations tour director, self-guided tour at Castle in the Clouds, lunch, trolly to and from the Mansion, free-time at Mills Falls Marketplace, all taxes and gratuities (including driver and tour drector) Participants must register 3 weeks in advance for the tour! Sign up now for this fun experience!


Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2020


Ages: 50+ $10 Resident / $20 Non-resident Meet at O.N.E. Community Center. Community Center Join our Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Staff to explore two of Vermont’s most interesting and educational historical sites. Fee covers transportation. Bring a picnic lunch. Please check each individual trip for additional entry fees into the venues that we will be visiting. Pick ups for the trips will include stops at the Heineberg Senior Center, ONE Center located at 20 Allen St., and the City of Burlington offices at 645 Pine St. Please see descriptions below for each of the trips.

Billings Farm and Museum Trip


Ages: 18+ $65 Resident / $75 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Wed 5/20 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Wed 7/15 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Join Lamoille Valley Bike Tours for a guided e-bike adventure on the scenic, car free Lamoille Valley Rail Trail! The Morrisville to Cambridge section of the LVRT spans 17 miles and connects 4 quaint villages. LVBT’s pedal assist electric bikes allow you to breeze down the trail with plenty of energy for adventure. This tour will include stops at local trailside attractions, landmarks and hidden treasures. Your guide will help you explore the natural beauty of the trail and will share local history and stories of the villages along the trail. Participants will have the opportunity to pedal through time as they hear stories about the trail from it’s roots as a bustling railroad, how it shaped the historical development of the area, to its current and future development of New England’s longest 4 season recreation trail. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a meal or snack on your own at any of the great restaurants right on the trail! Tour includes e-bike, helmet, bike lock, bike saddle-bag, and guide. Price does not include guide gratuity. Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront will be transporting participants to Lamoille Valley Bicycle Tours.


Ages: 18+ $10 Resident / $20 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Fri 5/1 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Billings Farm and Museum is a fully-operational dairy farm and a museum of Vermont’s rural heritage located in Woodstock Vermont. Billings Farm is a living monument of Vermont’s rural past. The farm dates back to 1871, when Vermont native Frederick Billings established his herd of prize-winning Jerseys and began replanting the barren hillsides. His farm flourished and remains the oldest registered Jersey dairy farm in the country, milking cows daily, producing raw-milk, cheddar cheese, and visited by over 55,000 families and school groups each year. Interactive programs, award-winning historical exhibits, seasonal events introduce visitors to Vermont’s dairying past and present. Each participant will need $16 for admission to the farm along with bringing a lunch for a picnic lunch.

History Hunters-Rokeby Museum Tue 6/9 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Wed 8/26 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Join one of our stops on the History Hunters series to the Rokeby Museum in Vergennes, Vt. Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story. A major exhibit Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont brings the Underground Railroad vividly to life. 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 fully furnished with 200 years of domestic belongings provides an intimate glimpse into the family’s life through four generations. Once a thriving Merino sheep farm, Rokeby retains nine historic farm buildings filled with agricultural artifacts. Acres of pastoral landscape dotted with old wells, stone walls, and historic orchards invite a leisurely stroll or a hike up the trail. Participants will bring a lunch for a picnic lunch and an additional $10 to cover admission into the museum.


Wed 9/9 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Vermont Country Store is located in Weston, Vermont. The Vermont Country Store still adheres to the old-fashioned values set forth by the founding fathers of the Vermont Country Store. The Vermont Country store prides itself in being the “Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-to-Find”. It is stocked to the rafters with quality merchandise from around the block and around the world. The Vermont Country Store goes to great lengths to find products that aren’t sold anywhere else. Participants can bring a picnic lunch or cover the fee for lunch at Mildred’s Grill located next to the Vermont Country Store.

Ages: 50+ $10 Resident / $20 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center Fri 7/17 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Dog Mountain is set on 150 acres on a private mountaintop spot in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The grounds are always open to people and their dogs. Stephen Huneck and his wife, Gwen, bought the property in 1995. They turned the barn into studio space. After Stephan’s unique visionary experience, the Dog Chapel soon followed. The Dog Chapel opened its doors Memorial Day weekend in 2000. The Dog Chapel is truly a spiritual experience that warms the heart at how special our four legged family members are to us! Participants will need to bring a lunch.

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Senior Trips & Adult Programs ETHAN ALLEN SPIRIT CRUISES


Fri 5/29 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Fri 9/18 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Take a cruise around Lake Champlain on a narrated tour aboard the Spirit of Ethan 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.

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

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


Ages: 50+ $10 Resident / $20 Non-resident Meet at the O.N.E. Community Center

Fri 8/28 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Participants pay the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences entry fee of $15.50. Bring a lunch! VINS is headquartered in Quechee, VT, on 47 acres of forest, meadow, and rolling hills. VINS features 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. We will also get to experience the new Canopy Walk! This new ADA-accessible feature, offers every generation a new perspective and way to experience the beauty of the landscape. The walk provides an opportunity to move from forest floor to treetops without a climb. Three special features and five interpretation nodes are built in the walk. The Eagle’s Nest is a spur off the main walk It is built on two levels, with the upper level being an over sized nest that visitors can climb into and see the world from the eagle’s vantage point. The Tree House is an elevated structure on one corner of the Walk built with several levels that are reached by a helical stair system.


Ages: 50+ $10 Resident / $20 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Wed 9/16 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Join us for a trip to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington, New York. The refuge center includes two miles of educational hiking trails. The refuge has enclosures for birds including Red Tailed Hawks, Broad-Winged Hawks, Rough-Legged Hawks, Swainsons Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Great Horned Owls, Snow Owls, Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Turkey Vultures and Ravens. The refuge’s mascots are three grey wolves and two black bears. Participants will cover the cost of a suggested donation of $15/person along with bringing a lunch.



Session 1 Thu 3/19 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Session 2 Thu 4/23 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Session 3 Thu 5/28 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Each class of the 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 a unique slightly spongy texture. The bread is a staple food in Ethiopia and Eritrea, where it is served with almost every meal. The last class will feature two vegetarian dishes and how to make injera bread. You may sign up for all three classes or individual classes! Instructor: Mulu Tewelde prepares Ethiopian/Eritrean meals for the community in and around Burlington.


Ages: 18+ $10 Resident / $10 Non-resident per class Miller Recreation Center

Thu 3/26-9/10 5:30 PM-7:00 PM No registration is required! Come experience a fun workout and meet new people every week in our Fusion Dance class. No partner needed and we dance to all types of music. New dances as well as current favorites are taught for all levels of dancers. Denise will have you dancing, even if you have two left feet! You’ll develop your inner dance, gain confidence, & make lifelong friendships in a safe & personal environment. Wear smoothsoled shoes: no experience necessary. Instructor: Denise Brault


Ages: 18+ $10 Resident / $10 Non-resident per class Miller Recreation Center

Tue 3/24-9/8 5:00 PM-6:30 PM No registration is required! Learn the most popular contemporary line dances in this weekly on-going class. Participants should have dance experience (line, zumba, etc.) to succeed in this fast-paced modern line dance class. No boots or buckles here! We dance to all types of music with each dance choreographed to a specific song. It’s a great workout! Instructor: Denise Brault

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2020


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

Mon 4/20 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Tue 4/21 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Wed 4/22 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Interested in becoming more financially fit? Please join Kevin Parish on behalf of Vermont Federal Credit Union in learning how to better your understanding of the financial world. Learn the basics of savings by paying yourself first, develop the skills of budgeting and balancing your checking account, learn the importance of good credit versus negative credit and how to make positive financial choices to eliminate your money woes. This is a 1 hour class that will be offered on 3 separate days.


Ages: 18+ $55 Resident / $65 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center


Ages: 18+ $60 Residents/$70 Non-Residents O.N.E. Community Center

Thu 4/23-5/14 6:45 PM-7:45 PM Harmonicas are amazingly easy to learn to play, and they’re always in tune! You don’t have to know anything about music to play them. All you need is a song in your heart! They’re also great for those who need to improve their lung power due to respiratory issues. We’ll be working with harmonicas in the key of C. Hohner harmonicas are available for purchase in class ($6-$40). Students must print out song packet (or an e-device can be used). Instructor: Clare Innes, long time teacher, jam leader and performer.


Wed 4/1-5/6 4:30 PM-6:00 PM If you know your way around a sewing machine, and are interested in advancing your sewing repertoire, this class is for you. Do you have basic sewing machine skills, such as threading a machine, winding and threading a bobbin, changing a machine needle and sewing a straight seam? These six classes will put your skills to use by sewing usable items. First and second classes: how to sew a unlined, box bottom bag. Because this is a sturdy, stable bag, it is great for toting heavy loads such as groceries or library books. The next two classes: how to sew a lined, zippered pouch of all sizes. These zippered pouches make great gifts. Using fancy, silky fabric produces a beautiful cosmetic bag. Heavier fabrics like denim and upholstery fabrics make strong bags suitable to contain things like tools, toiletries, or sewing supplies. The last two classes: make lavender sachets to scent your clothes, and cat nip toys for your favorite feline.


Ages: 18+ $15 Resident / $25 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Sat 5/2 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Join our instructor Casey Clark in re-purposing your jewelry. Do you have that jewelry box full of pieces you no longer use and want to create a new piece? This class is just the place to find new life with your old pieces of jewelry and create new pieces that you can now wear!

Ages: 18+ $55 Resident / $65 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Thu 4/23-5/14 5:30 PM-6:30 PM You don’t need a musical background to play the ukulele, just a song in your heart! Learn how to make chords, strum smoothly, and gain confidence in playing along with others. Bring a ukulele, a tuner, and an adventurous spirit. Ukuleles available for rent ($20 for the duration of the course) or purchase ($45-$59) at class. This class is designed for ukulele in common high-G (“re-entrant”) tuning (Ukes in other tunings including lefties, low-G and baritone ukes are welcome, but ability to translate chords and tablature for yourself is needed). This class is geared for adult 18 and older. Student will need to print out and bring the song packet. Instructor: Clare Innes (ukuleleclare@gmail.com)


Ages: 18+ $55 Resident / $65 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center Thu 5/28-6/18 5:30 PM-6:30 PM If you know a few chords and how to strum, grow your skills in this lighthearted Level 2 class. Learn more strumming techniques, fingerpicking, and gain a more solid feel for playing the ukulele. Recommended chords to know: A,Am,C,D,Em,F,G,G7.

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Adult Programs LEARN TO FLY FISH


Ages: 18+ $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

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

Wed 5/6 & 5/13 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Sat 5/23 10:00 AM-3:00 PM All equipment (except waders & boots) will be provided for this program. Participants can rent boots & waders for the day on the river at $30. The group will arrive back at the ONE Center at 3:00PM on Sat. May 23rd.

Sign Language can broaden your communication skills, stimulate your senses, and increase your ability to be expressive. If you are interested, please email the instructor, CoolAGrist@aol.com, with a class level, any questions and ideas you would like.

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. 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!! This program will stress the experience of being out in nature, learning new skills, and having fun!

ASL 1 for Beginners



Ages: 18+ $5 Resident / $15 Non-resident Meet at the O.N.E. Community Center Join BPRW on a Summer Hike as we explore, learn, and enjoy the outdoors! Transportation is provided from the ONE Community Center (20 Allen St.) in Burlington. The hiking will take place at a leisurely pace our goal is not to reach anything in particular but just to enjoy Vermont’s great outdoors.

Stowe Pinnacle



9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge



Tue 3/31-6/16 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Sign language 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 expressions and role playing will be emphasized. Students with some or no experience are encouraged to attend. Prerequisites: none

9:00 AM-3:00 PM


Ages: 18+ $5 Resident / $5 Non-resident Lakeview Cemetery

Sat 7/25 1:00 PM-2:30 PM This new tour acquaints you with some of the African descended people in Lakeview Cemetery. While we explore this little-known part of Burlington’s long history, you meet barbers, housekeepers, soldiers, market owners, and others to reveal a small but vibrant black community in the Queen City during the 19th and 20th centuries. Presented by Elise A. Guyette.

Thu 4/9-6/25 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. The class will be discussing deaf cultures. Prerequisites: ASL 2 for Beginners at BPRW or ASL 1 and 2 courses in college.

Continuing In ASL Wed 4/1-6/17 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Continuing In ASL (Level 3+): ASL students who have taken at least ASL 3 from Burlington Parks Recreation & Waterfront skilled classes and ASL 2 through 3 college credited classes. This class is for students who have have been learning ASL for a long time and continue to learn more ASL. Students will be learning vocabulary signs and sign sentences. Students also will practice in ASL conversations with sign idioms, loan signs and other signing tools. More discussions on Deaf Culture. Class will also be flexible in regards to what students want to learn and to enhance their ASL skills. Prerequisites: ASL 3 at BPRW and ASL 2 to 3 college courses.

Open ASL Wed 7/8-9/16 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Any number of students or groups are welcome to join the summer class on the first day, July 8th, and choose a new level of ASL class with the schedule that is offered. We could add a new level of the ASL class with a new schedule.

Image: The Safety Team


Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2020


Ages: 18+ $60 Resident / $70 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Wed 3/11-4/15 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Wed 4/22-5/27 6:00 PM-7:00 PM In this all-level yoga class, participants will explore various yoga postures while connecting movement with breath. The focus will be on creating space for participants to challenge themselves to improve strength, flexibility, and authenticity. Sequences will help relieve stress while simultaneously creating more energy. Participants will leave feeling rejuvenated, more peaceful and enjoy a more restful sleep. A perfect way to end your mid-week workday! Instructor: Jill Nye-McKeown



Ages: 18+ Drop-in Fee: $12 Resident / $22 Non-resident per class Full program Fee: $80 Resident / $90 Non-resident per session O.N.E. Community Center

The Safety Team consists of seven highly-skilled women who together have over 50 years of martial arts training, including extensive training at the Martial Way Self-Defense Center in Colchester and Milton, Vermont. Our team has been offering women’s self-defense workshops for over 10 years to groups of all sizes. As women, we clearly understand the realistic concerns other women have regarding personal safety.

Session 1 Mon 3/30-5/18 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Session 2 Mon 6/1-7/20 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Session 3 Mon 7/27-9/14 5:30 PM-6:30 PM POP Pilates is a total body workout that takes traditional pilates and pop music. The moves are done to the beat of the music, and flow seamlessly to create a dance on the mat experience. Modifications are available for every move, making it possible for anyone regardless of previous activity level. Through this class you will get stronger both physically - so that you can bring all those groceries into the house in one trip - and mentally. Bring a mat, water, friends, your good vibes, and be ready to sweat, laugh, and get stronger. Instructor-Dani Henry, Certified Pop Pilates Instructor

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

Level 1 Tue 7/28 6:00 PM-8:30 PM This beginner workshop focuses on recognizing pre-assault behavior, learning ways to deter or avoid an attack before it becomes physical, understanding how predators think and what they look for in their victims, enhancing decision-making around life style choices that minimize vulnerability yet maintain personal freedoms, and finding inner-strength to fight back. No experience necessary.

Level 2 Tue 8/4 6:00 PM-8:30 PM This intermediate workshop takes Level 1 another step further, allowing for a brief review, practice of acquired strikes, and instruction of additional basic self-defense techniques that deal with a variety of situations and potential attacks. The focus is on “hands on” self-defense skills, techniques and strategies. Level 1 is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Level 3 Tue 8/11 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Level 3 reviews the strikes learned in Level 1 and Level 11 as well as the self-defense skills, techniques and strategies learned previously. In addition, students are give the opportunity to practice scenarios against members of The Safety Team or a padded male attacker, whichever may be more comfortable. All activities are at the discretion of the participant. Level 1 and 2 are prerequisites for this class.


Ages: 18+ $60 Resident / $70 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center Session 1: Mon 3/9-4/13 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Session 2: Mon 4/20-6/1 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Session 3: Mon 6/8-6/29 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Accessible yoga suitable for all levels with yoga postures and slow movements which connect with breath. Sequences help with releasing stress while simultaneously creating more energy. This class focuses on increasing flexibility and bone density while improving balance, confidence, and instilling a healthy outlook on aging mindfully. Instructor: Jill NyeMcKeown.


Ages: 18+ $80 Resident / $90 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center Mon 3/23-5/18 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 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.

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Adult & Senior Programs ADULT TEAM TENNIS


Wed 6/17-7/22 6:30 PM-8:00 PM 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.

Ages: 50+ $20 Resident & Non-resident / $15 for AARP members Miller Recreation Center

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


Mon 3/30 12:00 PM-4:30 PM 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. Please bring a bagged lunch and snacks.


Ages: 50+ $65 Resident / $75 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Tue 4/7-6/9 10:00 AM-11:00 AM This class teaches the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Strength, balance, cardio, and stretching will be part of the class. Instructor: Sherrill Musty


Ages: 50+ FREE Miller Recreation Center

Wed 3/11 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Sat 5/30 9:00 AM-11:00 AM 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


Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2020



All Ages FREE O.N.E. Community Center

Join naturalist (and founder of Crow’s Path)Teage O’Connor as he takes you on a journey through the unfolding seasons. Using videos, photos, stories from the field, and scientific research he’ll guide you into the mysteries of the natural world as you learn how plants and animals are adapted to the unique challenges of life in Vermont, dive into the fascinating and ancient depths of our state’s geologic history, and discover the tools to decode natural history mysteries in your own backyard. The lectures are free (with a suggested donation of $5-15 to Crow’s Path).

Amphibian Migration Tue 3/10 7:00 PM-8:00 PM As the land starts to thaw, amphibians start to shiver awake. Slowly rustling back to life, they emerge from their overwintering sites and begin to make their way back to their breeding ground. This month we’ll look at patterns in their early season migrations.

Spring Ephemerals Tue 4/14 7:00 PM-8:00 PM With the ground thawed, bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers send forth a rush of energy that fuels the early growth of a carpet of spring flowers. Learn about this early flush of wildflowers and how Vermont’s unique forests provide critical habitat for spring ephemerals.

Ages: 5+ $60 Resident / $70 Non-resident per family O.N.E. Community Center

Wed 4/1-4/15 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Learn how to create simple, delicious, baked goods! This class teaches parents and children the skills to bake together in a relaxed environment. The class will focus on cookies, bars, and pretzels. Includes printed recipes for everything we bake together. Bring an apron and the willingness to get your hands dirty! Families can enroll with a maximum of 2 participants/ family. Each family will work together to create a baked good project.


Ages: 13+ $20 Resident / $30 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center

Mon 3/30 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Mon 4/27 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Mon 5/18 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Fear not the starter! Whether you’re totally new to baking or looking to take your loaves to the next level, join us for a casual but comprehensive journey into the basics of sourdough bread baking. Walk away from a single class with a fresh loaf and everything you need to get started at home. Pre-registration is highly recommended, but not necessary. Kids 13+ are welcome, this class will be mostly learning on an adult level.


Ages 5+ $70 Resident / $80 Non-resident Smalley Park

Wed 7/8 2:30PM -5:00 PM Join BPRW as we partner with The Horse Touch to bring Lena & Leo to Burlington. The Horse’s Touch serves children and adults with a range of health challenges, including special needs, ASD, TBI, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and more. The Horses Touch is a established, non-profit Equine Therapy Program, offering a safe, nurturing environment designed to foster physical, emotional, spiritual and social development through equine-assisted activities. All participants must wear closed toe shoes as well as any parents or guardians that will be around the arena. Participants will engage in grooming, leading exercises and games, which may include mounted activities where appropriate. Participants are assisted by our PATH Certified Instructor and trained volunteers.

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Itty Bitty Youth Programs LIL’ TUMBLERS

ITTY BITTY ITTY BITTY - SOCCER SPARKS Kickin’ with the Parents Ages: 2-3 $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Edmunds Middle School Sun 3/29-4/26 12:30 PM-1:00 PM Calahan Park


6/24-7/15 3:30 PM-4:00 PM

Parent and child soccer! By playing fun games, children improve their blossoming balance, coordination, and general motor skills. Aside from learning how to dribble and strike a soccer ball, children and parents also get the opportunity to share those first, unforgettable, goal-scoring adventures together.

Kick the Ball! Ages: 3-4 $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Edmunds Middle School Sun

3/29-4/26 1:00 PM-1:30 PM


6/24-7/15 4:00 PM-4:30 PM

Calahan Park

Designed to help kids develop their large motor skills and get them running, dribbling, and kicking the ball while having lots of fun. The kids learn the very basics of the game through skill demonstrations and games as they transition from parent assisted to individual participation.

Dribble, Kick, Pass!

3/29-4/26 1:30 PM-2:15 PM


6/24-7/15 4:30PM-5:00 PM

Tis class is designed to spark an early passion for the game in young players. This class will encourage greater retention of foundational soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting in a positive environment. Our curriculum includes fun and energetic games that teach kids about playing within a group.


Ages: 3-5 $50 Resident O.N.E. Community Center

Mon 3/23-5/4 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Parents/guardians and pre-school aged children participate in developmentally appropriate theatre games and imaginative play led by Very Merry Theatre Teaching Artist, Derek Proulx. Register online with Very Merry Theatre www.verymerrytheatre.org.


Ages: 3-5 $65 Resident / $75 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena

Sun 3/1-3/29 10:45 AM-11:30 AM Itty Bitty teaches skills of standing and marching on the ice, gliding, swizzles and stopping. Games and activities will be used to practice skills.


Sat 3/21-5/2 9:00 AM-9:45 AM Movers will “shake, rattle, and roll” down the mats as they learn the beginning stages of tumbling and acrobatics. Instructor: 2 Inspire Dance owner Rose Bedard!


$40 Resident / $50 Non-resident Leddy Park

Ages: 4-5 Wed 6/17-7/8 5:00 PM-5:45 PM Ages: 5-6 Wed 6/17-7/8 5:45 PM-6:30 PM 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.


Ages: 3-5 $40 Resident / $50 Non-resident North End - CP Smith Elementary School Tue 5/5-5/26 5:30 PM-6:15 PM South End - Calahan Park

Ages: 4-5 $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Edmunds Middle School Sun Calahan Park

Ages: 5-7 $65 Resident / $75 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center

Tue 5/5-5/26 5:30 PM-6:15 PM 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 Vermont Voltage staff.


Ages: 4-6 $125 Resident / $145 Non-resident Leddy Park

Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14 9:00 AM-12:00 PM The main focus of the Mini Volts program is anintroduction 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. All participants get a soccer ball and a t-shirt.


Ages: 4-6 $40 Resident / $50 Non-resident Burlington High School Wed 6/17-7/8 5:30 PM-6:15 PM Did you know that in most of the world, track & field is simply called “athletics”? Kevin Chu of Sprinticity will be leading four sessions to introduce foundational concepts in running, jumping, and throwing - skills that translate to lifelong success in a variety of activities. A parent is required to attend each session with their child, and also encouraged to participate!

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2020

Youth Programs 2 INSPIRE DANCE


Ages: 7-10 $65 Resident / $75 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center


Sat 3/21-5/2 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Come move with 2 Inspire Dance owner, Rose Bedard as we explore Ballet, Contemporary Hip Hop, Tumbling, Tricks and more!

Ages: 5-13 $120 Resident / $140 Non-resident A_Dog Skatepark

Mon, Wed 5/4-5/20 3:30 PM-5:30 PM In a creative and safe environment that promotes wellness and encourages communication, growth, perseverance and happiness, skaters will progress to the next level of skating. In this after school skateboarding workshop hosted by Maven, beginners will learn skateboard mechanics and basic riding skills such as balance, pushing, turning, stopping, riding transitions, and dropping-in. Advanced skaters will have the opportunity to drop in on bigger obstacles/features, and learn more challenging tricks. Skaters will be assessed on day one of the 6 session program to establish skateboarding goals. Lessons are adapted to each individual’s ability. All participants are educated in skateboard safety, including skateboard maintenance and skatepark etiquette. If there are any rain days, we will 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. Circle no Comma no Punctuation


Ages: 5+ $55 Resident / $65 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena

Mon 3/16-5/4 4:50 PM-5:50 PM Are private lessons right for you? Skaters ages 5-adult are invited to find out! Skaters may be enrolled in both group lessons and intro to private lessons. Beginners welcome. Enrolled skaters will be assigned a coach and will have a 30-minute lesson and 30 minutes of practice time each week. Coach preferences will be accommodated as possible on a first come, first served basis. Ice fee is payable to the arena upon registration. Lesson fee of $20 per week payable directly to your assigned coach by cash or check.


Ages: 5-13 $85 Resident / $95 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena

Mon 3/23-5/4 3:45 PM-4:45 PM Levels 1-6 introduces and practice skills of gliding, stopping and turning with stroking, edges and crossovers as well as beginning spins and jumps introduced as skills are mastered. Each class includes fifteen minutes of supervised practice.


Ages: 9-14 $65 Resident / $75 Non-resident Calahan Park Tue 5/5-6/9 5:30 PM-6:45 PM Rookie Rugby is a continuous movement game using flag belts, that allows players to learn the basics of rugby while being active and having fun with their friends. This is a safe introduction to basic rugby skills such as passing, spatial awareness, timing and agility. Drills and scrimmage play will challenge players physically and mentally. No experience necessary. All participants will receive a t-shirt.  

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Ages: 7-15 FREE The Edge, Williston

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

Sat 3/21 2:00 PM-4:00 PM The Burlington Youth Lacrosse clinic is designed for any new player interested in lacrosse or returning player getting ready for the season. The clinic will include: review of equipment needed for the season, the basics of lacrosse, demonstrations, fun no contact activities, an advanced skills session for returning players and Q&A session for parents.

Mon, Wed 6/15-7/27 6:30 PM-8:00 PM 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.

The clinic is free and open to all and is being held at theWilliston Edge turf indoor field,115 Wellness Drive in Williston. Donations are accepted. If donating, please bring to the clinic or mail donation to BYL, One Lawson Lane, Suite 140, Burlington, Vermont 05401. Make checks payable to Burlington Youth Lacrosse, Inc.


$70 Resident / $80 Non-resident Leddy Park Boys Grades 3&4 Boys Grades 5&6 Boys Grades 7&8 Girls Grades 3&4 Girls Grades 5&6 Girls Grades 7&8

Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu

4/1-6/14 4/1-6/14 4/1-6/14 4/1-6/14 4/1-6/14 4/1-6/14

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

Burlington Youth Lacrosse fields teams for boys and for girls in grades 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 during the season. Practices are held twice per week, Monday-Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, at Leddy Park. Games are on Saturdays for boys and on Sundays for girls. When finalized by the league, the practice and game schedules will be provided by each team’s coach and/or posted on our website. In addition to registering to play, players are also required to become members of US Lacrosse. Please go to https://www.uslacrosse.org/ membership and complete the Youth member option. Burlington Youth Lacrosse can provide scholarships for registration fees and assist with equipment needs; scholarships will be managed during registration. Please visit burlingtonyouthlacrosse.org for up-to-date information regarding the season.


Ages: 9-12 $100 Resident / $110 Non-resident Oakledge Park


Soccer Sparks offers age-appropriate soccer classes for kids ages 2 to 12 in a low pressure, high skill learning environment. TheSoccer Sparks approach utilizes fun and games so that children develop a passion for soccer without the stress of competitive play.Taught by USSF Nationally Certified coaches, Soccer Sparks “all-ball” training techniques help kids meet theirmaximum potential while emphasizing fair play and enjoyment of the sport.

Ages: 6-8 $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Edmunds Middle School Sun Calahan Park


2:15 PM-3:00 PM

Wed 6/24-7/15 5:15 PM-6:00 PM Dazzle with your footwork! The Soccer Sparks 6-8 year old class utilizes the all ball approach to foster skill improvement and build player confidence. Players will learn to solidify such skills as dribbling, passing, trapping, receiving, juggling, and accurate shooting in a supportive team environment.

Ages: 9-12 $58 Resident / $68 Non-resident Edmunds Middle School Sun Calahan Park


3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Wed 6/24-7/15 6:00 PM-6:45 PM This class will introduce the fundamental soccer techniques along with intermediate skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Based on the soccer game the class will involve plenty of diverse movements and provide a great physical exercise and development for the players.

Mon-Fri 8/3-8/7 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Want to get your kids away from their video games? Want them to get outside for some fun and exercise? Have them learn to play the fastest growing sport in America - PICKLEBALL! Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the best of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Played on a small part of a tennis court, there is quick and energetic play and no prior experience needed to enjoy this sport. You do not need to be a super athlete to join in the fun. Students will be taught the rules of play and hitting techniques. The clinic will be taught by USAPA Ambassador and pickleball instructor Chris Tudor. No equipment is required. Graduates of this clinic may wish to qualify for future USAPA sanctioned programs.


Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Spring / Summer 2020


$50 Resident / $60 Non-resident This popular program is for children entering K-6 in the fall. Season starts with the Fun Day on 8/30. Teams will play one-hour games on Sunday afternoons (start times for games are between 12:30-3:30pm) and have one week day practice, which is determined by the coaches. Shin guards are mandatory. Save money by registering by 8/29, 4pm and pay only $50 resident/$60 non-resident. Fee increases to $60 resident/$70 non-resident on 8/30 and placement on a team is not guaranteed if you register after the Fun Day. 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. Scholarships are available, please contact our main office 8640123. 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.

Roosevelt Kindergarten Grades 1&2 Grades 3&4 Grades 5&6

Sun Sun Sun Sun

8/30-10/18 12:00 PM-12:45 PM 8/30-10/18 1:00 PM-1:45 PM 8/30-10/18 2:00 PM-2:45 PM 8/30-10/18 3:00 PM-3:45 PM

Sun Sun Sun Sun

8/30-10/18 12:00 PM-12:45 PM 8/30-10/18 1:00 PM-1:45 PM 8/30-10/18 2:00 PM-2:45 PM 8/30-10/18 3:00 PM-3:45 PM

Sun Sun Sun Sun

8/30-10/18 12:00 PM-12:45 PM 8/30-10/18 1:00 PM-1:45 PM 8/30-10/18 2:00 PM-2:45 PM 8/30-10/18 3:00 PM-3:45 PM

Calahan Kindergarten Grades 1&2 Grades 3&4 Grades 5&6

Leddy Kindergarten Grades 1&2 Grades 3&4 Grades 5&6


Ages: 7-14 FREE CP Smith Elementary School

Sat 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Burlington is offering open play under the rules of the officially licensed NFL Flag Football program. Boys and girls are welcome to join for fun game play. Flag Football is the a non-contact version of football. These spring sessions are pick-up style and FREE to participants. This is a new program and kid are welcome to come to all sessions or pick the ones that work in your schedule. Session dates may change based upon program participation. Please contact Flag Football Program Director, Mark Houle, mhoule07@gmail.com for more information.


Grades 2-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8 $65 Resident / $75 Non-resident CP Smith Elementary School

Sat 9/12-11/7 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Play in the inaugural Burlington NFL Flag Football League, an officially licensed NFL Flag program. Boys and girls are welcome to join the Burlington Flag Football League. Participants will learn the basic rules, strategies and skills to enjoy the game. NFL Flag Football is a non-contact version of football, where the focus will be put on learning fundamentals of the game, maintaining good sportsmanship and allowing for skill development and, most importantly, having fun. Middle school players will also have the opportunity to play padded flag football games. Practice day(s) and time will be determined by volunteer coaches. 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.

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Age: 5-11 (Kindergarten - 5th Grade) $39 Resident / $49 Non-Resident (per day) CP Smith Elementary School Mon 4/20 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Tue 4/21 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Wed 4/22 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Thu 4/23 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Fri 4/24 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

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!! Campers can be dropped off starting at 8:00am and be picked up by 5:30pm. Registration deadline is April 10.


Age: 6-12 $180 Resident / $200 Non-Resident Miller Recreation Center Mon-Fri 4/20-4/24 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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. Registration deadline is April 13th.


Age: 7-14 Half Day: $125 Resident / $145 Non-resident Full Day: $195 Resident / $215 Non-Resident Calahan Park Full Day Mon-Fri 4/20-4/24 Half Day Mon-Fri 4/20-4/24

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

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 t-shirt.


Ages 5-13 Cool Camp $165 Resident / $185 Non-Resident Arts Camp $120 Resident / $140 Non-Resident Leddy Ice Arena Cool Camp Mon-Fri 4/20-4/24 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Arts Camp Mon-Fri 12:00 PM-5:00 PM


April Cool Camp includes 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 with a “Super Cool” track for skaters level 4 and above. 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.


Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront • Summer Camps 2020

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

JUNE 15-19


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Barnes World

Grade K-5


PAL Camp

Grade 1-5


Champ Camp

Grade 1-5


BPRW Soccer Camp

Grade 1-6


Basketball Camp

Grade 1-7


Kinder Kamp



Art/Computer Camp



Wicked Cool Science



Baseball Camp



Cool Camp









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Hat Trick Hockey Camp



Maven Skate Camp



Talent Skate Camp



Lego Camp



Artventure with BCA



Chess Wizards



Exploration Camp: Parks



All-Sports Camp



Tennis Camp



Evolve Scooter Camp




VT Voltage Soccer Camp




Laura Ray Soccer Camp



Exploration Camp: Waterway



Full Day

Disc Golf Camp




Traveling Disc Golf Camp



Sailing Camp



Waterfront Adventure Camp



Pony Camp



Full Day

Taste of Vermont



Full Day

Wags & Wiggles



Oudoor Adventure



Ultimate Camp



Volleyball Camp - Beginner





Volleyball Camp - Interm/Adv





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Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-5 Resident $190 / Non-Resident $210 per week Session 2: $152 / Non-Resident $230 per week

Grades 1-5 $190 Resident / $210 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center Session 1 Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Session 2 Mon-Fri 8/17-8/21 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Champlain Elementary OR CP Smith Elementary Session 1 Mon-Fri 6/22-6/26 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Session 2 Mon-Thu 6/29-7/2 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Session 3 Mon-Fri 7/6-7/10 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Session 4 Mon-Fri 7/13-7/17 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Session 5 Mon-Fri 7/20-7/24 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Session 6 Mon-Fri 7/27-7/31 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Session 7 Mon-Fri 8/3-8/7 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

PAL Camp is an end of summer licensed childcare collaboration between Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, Burlington City Arts and the Fletcher Free Library. Each week includes programs at both Burlington City Arts and the Fletcher Free Library in addition to other field trips and camp activities with BPRW! Over the two sessions, campers will explore, learn, play, and mostly have fun! Registration deadline is July 27. *If applying for Child Care Resource or Scholarship please call (802) 864-0123!


Champ Camp is a state licensed school aged child care/day camp program for children entering grades 1-5 in the fall of 2020. We offer the camp at two sites within Burlington. Camp is open at 8:00 am for families who need an early drop off option. The regular camp program begins at 9:00 am. 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 morning snack, cold 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)8640123. Registration deadline is 10 days before the first day of each Champ Camp Session.


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Summer Camps

Sports & Active

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

Creative Arts


Ages: 9-14 $235 Resident / $265 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center Mon-Fri 6/22-6/26 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Join BPRW and the UVM Adventure Ropes Course as we collaborate to make a high flying adventure camp! Each day camp will spend the morning at the UVM Ropes Course learning teamwork, playing games, and overcoming new challenges! Then campers will spend the afternoon heading to a hiking trail, swimming hole, or park to explore and have fun in Vermont’s natural landscape. Let your child join us for a week of unplugged adventure exploring, learning, and enjoying the outdoors! Registration deadline is June 12.


Ages: 6-13 $140 Resident / $160 Non-resident Burlington High School Mon-Fri 7/20-7/24 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 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!


Ages: 5-12 $130 Resident / $150 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center Session 1 Mon-Fri 6/15-6/19 Session 2 Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14

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

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. Register for Chess Wizards Camp for a full day of fun at the Miller Recreation Center. Registration deadline is June 8 and Aug. 3.


Ages: 5-13 $120 Resident / $140 Non-resident Schifilliti Park Mon-Fri 6/22-6/26 8:30 AM-11:30 AM This camp emphasizes the FUNdamentals of the game of baseball. Every day, players work on drills and skills, play games and learn to love the game! Players will enjoy throwing games, catching contests and a home run derby. Players will be introduced to our new and improved hitting system and instruction. This is a great camp for young players learning to love the game and for the Summer League and Little League All-Stars to take a few more ground balls and an extra supervised batting practice before the game. Every player receives a T-shirt. 


Grade 1-2 Champlain Elementary School Grade 3-7 Burlington High School $75 Resident / $85 Non-resident Mon-Fri 6/15-6/19 9:00 AM-12:00 PM This basketball camp is an instructional based camp and will be led by 2018 PCA National Youth Coach of the Year, high school and 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.


Ages: 6-12 $180 Resident / $200 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center Session 1 Mon-Fri 6/15-6/19 Session 2 Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14

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

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. Register for Art/Computer Camp for a full day of fun at the Miller Recreation Center. Registration deadline is June 8th and Aug 3.

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Summer Camps COOL CAMP

Ages: 5-13 $170 Resident / $190 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena Session 1 Mon-Fri 6/29-7/3 Session 2 Mon-Fri 7/6-7/10 Session 3 Mon-Fri 7/20-7/24 Session 4 Mon-Fri 7/27-7/31 Session 5 Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14 Session 6 Mon-Fri 8/17-8/21


12:00 PM-5:00 PM 12:00 PM-5:00 PM 12:00 PM-5:00 PM 12:00 PM-5:00 PM 12:00 PM-5:00 PM 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

Each day at Cool Camp begins with an outdoor picnic followed by nearly two hours of ice skating instruction and practice and concludes with 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. Register for one or more weeks! Combine with Rise & Shine Camp for a full day of camp at Leddy Park Arena.


Ages: 8-15 $85 Resident / $95 Non-resident Leddy Park Mon-Fri 6/29-7/3 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Learn and practice all aspects of the game of disc golf, including stretching, putting, driving, approaching, sidearms, backhands, and rollers. Professional disc golfer and DGVT owner, 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. 

TRAVELING DISC GOLF CAMP 5 COURSES IN 5 DAYS Ages: 8-15 $350 Resident / $380 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center Mon-Fri 7/20-7/24 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Play 5 courses in 5 days! We will meet at the Miller Recreation Center at 9am and arrive back at 3pm. Playing 18 holes on some of Vermont’s best courses will provide for a great experience for campers of all ages and abilities. 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!


Ages: 8-14 $200 Resident / $220 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center Mon-Thu 6/29-7/2 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Join BPRW on this adventurous four-day camp each day we will set out from Burlington heading to a different wetland or waterway. We will explore the area finding out what plants and animals live in these areas and how they play into our ecosystem. The camp will also enjoy the fun that exists in waterways by walking through rivers, swimming, and just having a great time. Come learn, play, and explore! Registration deadline is June 22.


Ages: 6-11 $155 Resident / $175 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center Mon-Fri 7/27-7/31 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Join BPRW and spend a week of your summer exploring VT State Parks! Each day of camp we will venture out to a new state park to hike, swim, play games, and explore. We will meet with park rangers and park naturalists as we learn about each park’s natural and human history! - Registration deadline is July 20.


Ages: 5-14 $150 Resident / $170 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena Session 1 Mon-Fri 6/22-6/26 Session 2 Mon-Fri 7/13-7/17 Session 3 Mon-Fri 8/3-8/7

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

Practice and improve skating and hockey skills in a supportive and encouraging environment with drills, games, and activities. Participants must be able to skate and provide their own stick, gloves, shin pads, and helmet with facemask. Players may register for one or more weeks.


Ages: 3-6 $150 Resident / $170 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena Session 1 Mon-Fri 6/22-6/26 Session 2 Mon-Fri 7/13-7/17 Session 3 Mon-Fri 8/3-8/7

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

Kinder Kamp Mon-Fri activities include skating lessons, outdoor adventures, crafts and games. This camp is perfect for a first time camper.

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Summer Camps

Sports & Active

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

Creative Arts


Ages 5.5-13 $325 Resident / $355 Non-resident Miller Recreation Center Welcome to a unique and creative day camp experience! LetGO Your Mind camps foster the spirit of science, discovery, and creativity. LetGo Your Mind camps are designed to teach kids teamwork, confidence and some basic engineering principles. Through STEM builds (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) and collaborative group projects, and individual builds, each child will experience the engineering design process. Campers will encounter obstacles and have to think critically to overcome them 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. Early Care is available each day from 7:458:45 at $10.00/day. After Care is available each day from 3:00-4:30 at $15.00/day. This fee is paid directly to the Let Go Your Mind-Lego Camp Staff. Registration deadline for session 1 is June 29 and session 2 is July 20.

Battlebots, Stop-Motion Animation & Minecraft Ages: 9-13 Session 1 Session 2

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

7/6-7/10 7/27-7/31

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

Come and join us as we battle EV3 bots that can help defeat the Enderman. Students will learn how to build and code EV3 robots using LEGO MINDSTORM. Each day students will apply STEM based principles and build several versions of their EV3 bots to battle villain bots and their peers. Students will also learn C-based programming and use problem solving skills to help them solve different challenges they may face with their EV3 bots. During the day children will use Minecraft to complete tasks such as building mazes that are filled with traps and defenses to protect them from arch enemies. They will learn how to use Command Blocks and Redstone to create traps and other cool defenses. In the afternoon, children will have the opportunity to produce their own LEGO stop motion animation. Students will be able to build their own movie sets and devise their own plot, with LEGO figures and other LEGO bricks, using professional stop motion animation software.

Motorized LEGO Brick Creations & Stop Motion Animation Ages: 5 ½-8 ½ Session 1 Mon-Fri Session 2 Mon-Fri

7/6-7/10 7/27-7/31

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

Join us as we travel through biomes and learn how to create, build, and modify motorized LEGO brick machines! Before each LEGO brick creation staff will discuss key engineering and physics concepts with the children and how they relate to our builds. Students will then build their LEGO brick creations using axes, gears, battery packs and motors.  Working in pairs, students will build minecarts, beacons, lava traps, and much more while following powerpoint instructions. In the afternoon, children will have the opportunity to produce their own LEGO stop motion animation.  Students will be able to build their own movie sets and develop their own plot using LEGO mini figures, LEGO bricks and professional stop motion animation software.


Ages: 5-14 $175 Resident / $195 Non-resident A_Dog Skatepark Session 1 Mon-Fri 7/6-7/10 Session 2 Mon-Fri 7/13-7/17 Session 3 Mon-Fri 7/20-7/24

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

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


Ages: 9-12 $390 Resident / $420 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Love horses? Want to learn to take care of them, ride them and be safe around them? At Pony Camp you get lots of hands-on experience with the ponies and horses.  Barn activities include: riding lessons, horse care, stable management, games on horseback, and horse related crafts. We will have an ice cream party on Friday and contests where you will win ribbons! Campers are bused to the farm in Hinesburg and are at the farm from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Afternoons will be spent visiting local parks and activities at the ONE Center. Drop off and pick up will be at the ONE Center located at 20 Allen St. in Burlington. Registration deadline is August 3.

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Summer Camps RISE & SHINE


Ages: 5-13 $135 Resident / $155 Non-resident Leddy Park Arena Session 1 Mon-Fri 6/29-7/3 Session 2 Mon-Fri 7/6-7/10 Session 3 Mon-Fri 7/20-7/24 Session 4 Mon-Fri 7/27-7/31 Session 5 Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14 Session 6 Mon-Fri 8/17-8/21

Ages: 8-12 $200 Resident / $230 Non-resident Leddy Park Mon-Fri 6/22-6/26 9:00 AM-3:00 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 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

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 and Rise & Shine Camp and enjoy a full day of camp at Leddy!






Ages: 5-14 $125 Resident / $145 Non-resident A_Dog Skatepark Mon-Fri 6/15-6/19 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Ages 8-15 $230 Resident / $260 Non-resident Community Sailing Center Mon-Fri 6/15-6/19 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 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


Evolve’s Scooter camp focuses on improving campers fundamental physical skills like balance and coordination, mastering tricks and challenging themselves to learn and find their own style. Each camper will receive personalized instruction and work side-by-side with qualified coaches on their scootering skills. Campers will also participate in traditional camp programming and other sports Mon-Fri for a well-rounded summer experience.


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).


Ages: 9-12 $325 Resident / $355 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Ages: 6-14 $160 Resident / $180 Non-resident A_Dog Skatepark Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Grades 1-6 $85 Resident / $95 Non-resident Calahan Park Mon-Fri 7/27-7/31 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

This is an all-girls camp geared towards the technical and tactical development of the player, as well as introducing basic life skills and working on developing the mental aspects of the game and life. This will be done through team building, selfconfidence, leadership and empowerment classroom and speaker sessions throughout the week. Our main focus is to teach this beautiful game through fun, engaging, and innovative ways

Future chefs and bakers practice your baking and cooking skills and prepare dishes from around Vermont and the World. Our kitchen is the kitchen/camp space located at the ONE Center. 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. Registration deadline is August 3.

lington Soccer Bur Academy

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.


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Summer Camps

Sports & Active

Outdoor Science & Adventure Learning

Creative Arts


Ages: 11-18 $50 Resident / $60 Non-resident Beach Volleyball - Oakledge Park Mon-Fri 7/6-7/10 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Indoor Volleyball - Burlington High School Mon-Fri 6/22-6/26 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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 third year of coaching with Burlington High School and Vibe VC and brings 14 years of volleyball experience & 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 coach.



Ages: 11-18 $75 Resident / $85 Non-resident Indoor Volleyball - Burlington High School Mon-Fri 6/22-6/26 11:15 AM-2:15 PM

$125 Resident / $145 Non-resident Ages: 6-9 Leddy Park Mon-Fri 6/15-6/19 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Ages: 10-15 Calahan Park Mon-Fri 6/22-6/26

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Ages: 7-11 Leddy Park Mon-Fri


1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Ages: 7-13 Leddy Park Mon-Fri


8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Ages: 7-13 Calahan Park Mon-Fri 7/27-7/31

Beach Volleyball - Oakledge Park Mon-Fri 7/6-7/10 11:15 AM-2:15 PM 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 third year of coaching with Burlington High School and Vibe VC and brings 14 years of volleyball experience & 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 coach. 

1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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: 10-15 $110 Resident / $130 Non-resident Leddy Park Mon-Fri 6/29-7/3 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 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 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.

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Ages: 7-14 Leddy Park

Photo: Wicked Cool


$195 Resident / $215 Non-resident Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Ages: 5-12 $390 Resident / $420 Non-resident Wicked Cool for Kids Camps provide STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) based camps for kids and lots of wicked fun!! Check out our Wicked Cool Camps for Kids for this summer!!

Half Day

Wicked Cool Vet Camp

Full Day

$125 Resident / $145 Non-resident Mon-Fri 8/10-8/14 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Miller Recreation Center Mon-Fri 7/13-7/17

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. Participants get a soccer ball and a t-shirt.

Do you dream of becoming a veterinarian? Grab your lab coat, animal lovers, as we learn about our favorite furry, flying and fishy friends. Make amazing animal models, build big bones and investigate animal intestines from our favorite vertebrates: birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Dissect owl pellets, and try your hand at catching some invertebrates as we study insect exoskeletons, and look at animal cells and parasites. Registration deadline is July 6.


Ages: 9-12 $325 Resident / $355 Non-resident O.N.E. Community Center Mon-Fri 8/17-8/21 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 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 in the Adirondacks for wolves and other animals that now have a place to call home. Each day will include an off camp visit to experience the joy and wonder that our animal friends bring to us! Registration deadline is August 10.


$230 Resident / $260 Non-resident Community Sailing Center Ages: 11-15 Mon-Fri 7/13-7/17 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Ages: 8-10 Mon-Fri


1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Waterfront Park/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 for a full day on the Waterfront!


9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Wicked Cool Rocket Science Camp Miller Recreation Center Mon-Fri 7/20-7/24

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Yes it is Rocket Science!! Build and launch Wicked Cool’s favorite solid fuel rocket 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 a space base for an astronaut. Blast off with a solid fuel, high flying, rocket launch at the end of the week (weather permitting). Make flight plans and launch water rockets, make galactic slime, and map distant constellations as part of your out-of-this world interstellar journey. Registration deadline is July 13.

Minecraft Mania O.N.E. Community Center Mon-Fri 8/3-8/7 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Minecraft Mania is a blend of virtual learning and companion, handson activities that explore science and engineering using the Minecraft game. Use an interactive avatar to investigate a game-based educational environment. Engage in both computer and real world activities covering geology, engineering, physics, and biology. Learn about the properties of rocks and minerals and take home your own rock collection.  Use your skills to build skyscrapers and simple machines and plant your own crops in fun experimental trials. Registration deadline is July 27.

Minecraft Mania 2 - The Sequel O.N.E. Community Center Mon-Fri 8/17-8/21 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The mania continues! Explore and build worlds that have been customized for Wicked Cool learning activities. Construct complex Minecraft villages and map out a hands-on model community, built with real world materials. Learn the secrets of Minecraft to forge unique tools, discover the awesome power of redstone, and create automated factories to supply your empire. Design light-up circuits and simple machines to take home. Registration deadline is August 10.

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Partner Camps

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

ARTVENTURE WITH BCA Ages 6-11 $360/week per camper Drop-off: BCA Studios at 405 Pine Street, Burlington Pick-up: Old North End Community Center at 20 Allen Street, Burlington Mon-Fri 8/3-8/7 8:00 AM-5:00 PM www.burlingtoncityarts.org | (802) 865-7166 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 fieldtrips including swimming at North Beach, bowling, berry picking and more. This special partner camp is led by teaching artists from BCA and staff from Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront.


Grades K-5 Sustainability Academy (123 North Street) Mon-Fri 6/22-7/31 8:15 AM-5:00 PM

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. To register: email saraholbrookcc.org or call (802) 862-6342

Please register at BurlingtonCityArts.org or call BCA at (802) 865-7166.

Recreation & Nutrition Drop-In Program


MON-FRI 6/22 – 8/14 (no program on 7/3) 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 Mon-Fri. 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.


Events FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS. PRODUCED BY BPRW. For more information, go to enjoyburlington.com/events


April 17 | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM | ONE Community Center Join five local comedians who perform all over the state of VT for a Friday night family-friendly show that’s guaranteed to make you laugh. This is a fundraiser for recreation programs at the CORE/ONE Center. The show features: CarrieRae Shamel, Joel Klein, Liam Welsh, Max Palmer and Jeremy Rayburn. See our website for more information about the comedians. Tickets $5 pre-registration / $7 door (per person)


April 4 | 10:00 AM | Leddy Ice Arena The Challenge Cup is a Compete USA skating competition promoting a fun, introductory competitive experience for all participants.


May 9 | 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.


May 9 | 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. Presented by MVP Health Care. FREE! Visit BTVKidsDay.com for complete details!


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June 17 - August 12 | Every Wed 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Leddy Park Spend an evening by lake enjoying delicious food truck delights, live 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.

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Beach Bites


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. FREE! Visit BTVJuly3.com for complete details!


July 9 | 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. FREE!


July 16 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Oakledge Park We’re celebrating our 42nd 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! FREE! Burlington residents only please. Call to register: 864-0123.

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.


May 3 | Battery Park cotsonline.org



August 1-2 | Waterfront Park www.ridethedragon.org

June 7 | Waterfront Park www.hsccvt.org


May 23 | Waterfront Park www.runvermont.org

June 27 | Waterfront Park www.burlingtonwineandfood.com


August 30 | Oakledge Park www.zoesrace.org

May 24 | Waterfront Park www.runvermont.org



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

September 12-13 | Waterfront Park grandpointnorth.com



September 19 | Waterfront Park www.oktoberfestvermont.com

(open to kids 4 to 14 years old)

June 5-14 | Waterfront Park & Citywide discoverjazz.com

July 17-18 | Waterfront Park www.vtbrewfest.com



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


July 23-26 | Waterfront Park www.lcmfestival.com


Leddy Park

Sat 5/16 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (10-11 AM ages 3-5, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ages 5-7, 1-2 PM ages 7+) Sat 6/6 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (10-11 AM ages 3-5, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ages 5-7, 1-2 PM ages 7+) Join Local Motion for our annual kid’s Learn to Ride class at Leddy Park Arena parking area. 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. There will be fun things for your kids who already know how to ride: helmet decorating supplies, games, and more! This class is free for Local Motion members and their children. For non-members, the cost is $20/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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