Special EventsSpecial Events
Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 10 AM–3 PM
Where: Visitor Center Green
Cost: Chili Cook-Off: $5 Adults / $3 Children
Who: All Ages Are Welcome!
Calling all chili chefs!! Individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the Annual Chili Cook-Off. All Chili Chefs need to be registered no later than Friday, September 30. Please register online at claremontparks.com or call the CSBCC, Attn.: Superintendent of Recreation Programs for more information.
Like to eat chili?
Come tease your taste buds and cast your vote for the best chili.
Tasting fee: $5, adults; $3, children. NO entry fee for chili chefs!
The Claremont Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up for another Hallowesta Celebration! Ghosts and goblins of all ages: get your costumes ready and join us!
Visit claremontparks.com for up-to-date info!
Date: Monday, October 31
Time: 3:30 - 5:00PM
Where: Opera House Square Cost: Free Who: All ages
This event is sure to go off with a bang! On Saturday, December 31, come celebrate the New Year with Arrowhead Recreation Area and Claremont Parks & Recreation Department with a fun community event. The evening kicks off at 6 PM with events scheduled at Arrowhead Lodge, the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center and Meyer’s Maple Lanes. There will be a fireworks show at Arrowhead starting at 10PM. This event is sponsored by Claremont-Sugar River Rotary. More information will be available leading up to this great community event. For up-to-date information, please visit claremontparks.com.
Free family fun!
3 PM at the Claremont Savings Bank
Community Center, 152 South St.
HopStop artists perform in Claremont for a 3 pm performance at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St., Claremont. All Claremont shows are being produced by the Hop through a partnership with the Claremont Parks and Recreation Department and West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts.
HopStops invite audience members to sit up close to the performers on the carpeted floor (with chairs provided for those who prefer them), participate in the performance, and get to know the performers and see their instruments, props and costumes up close in informal post-show meet-and-greets. Shows last one hour, are geared for children ages 3 and up with an accompanying adult, and are free and open to the public; no ticket or registration is required. For more info visit hop.dartmouth.edu and wcc-ma.org/HopStop
Come as you are! Doors open at 2:30 PM. For ages 3 and up with accompanying adult.
HopStops are back with shows in Hanover and Claremont and virtual events this fall! Visit https://hop.dartmouth.edu/hopstops for more details.
Claremont Parks and Rec and The Wheelhouse Bike Shop have joined up to present an event that will have riders heading for the hills. Sign up for the Moody Park Spooky Ride. A haunted mountain bike adventure ride in Claremont’s own Moody Park that is sure to crank out the fun. Approx. 2 mile novice loop full of twist and turns, a few surprises and even a sweet treat. Helmets are required for all riders. Bicycles must be in working order and riders must be familiar with riding trails. Costumes are welcome and encouraged but they must be safe when on the bike. Parents are welcome to accompany young riders by bike or on foot (if you can keep up).
Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 4–6 PM
Where: Moody Park
Who: Open to anyone with a mountain bike!
Cost: $5 per individual / $10 for families of 2 or more
Despite a heavy schedule, Santa Claus is planning to stop in Claremont on Friday, November 25, 2022, for a brief visit in Broad Street Park for the lighting of the park. He will be arriving at 6:00 PM. The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department has arranged for Santa’s visit. The Claremont Fire Department is planning the arrival of Santa with air traffic controllers. Once in the city, the Fire Department will be delivering Santa to Broad Street Park.
Following the park lighting ceremony, Santa will be escorted around town by a variety of City vehicles in a parade fashion. *Santa’s route through the City will be published closer to the start of the event.
Date: Friday, November
Youth ProgramsYouth Programs
Basketball WARM-UP WEEKS Saturdays in November
Get out on the court and start warming up all those basketball muscles before the winter season begins. We’ll combine some skill work, footwork, and competition to get you ready to start your Rec season off right! This program will be led by local girl’s basket ball coaches Shea Desilets, Chiefy Desilets, and Syd Miller.
Dates: November 5, 12, 19 & 26
Time: Grades 3-5: 8:30–9:30 AM, Grades 6-8: 10–11 AM
Who: Boys & Girls Grades 3–8 Cost: $20 / $30 Non-Resident
Claremont ELKS HOOP SHOOT
Sunday, December 4
The Elks National “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Contest is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Winners will compete at the District, State and Regional levels for a chance to advance to Nationals. Contestants’ age groups will be determined by their ages as of April 1, 2023. Boys and girls compete separately. Age groups consist of: 8–9, 10–11 and 12–13. For more information, please contact the Claremont Elks Lodge, 603.542.9802. Lee Miller, 603.558.0133 or www.elks.org/hoopshoot
Date: Sunday, December 4 Time: 8 AM–1 PM Awards will be given out
Who: Boys & Girls Ages 8–13 as of April 1, 2023
Smart Start Basketball
1–2 Grade Instructional
3–4 Grade Boys Basketball
3–4 Grade Girls Basketball
5–6 Grade Boys Basketball
5–6 Grade Girls Basketball
This is a parent/child program in which the child will learn through the teaching of the coach alongside a parent helper. A parent/guardian is expected to participate at every session.
Date: Saturdays, December 3 to January 21 (No Dec. 24 or 31)
Time: 8–8:45 AM
Who: Boys & Girls Ages 3 – 5 & Their Parents!
Cost: $35/$40 Non-Resident ($10 Off CSBCC Member)
Join us to learn the fundamentals of the sport in a relaxed, fun environment!
Date: Saturdays, December 3 to January 21 (No Dec. 24 or 31) Time: 8–8:45 AM
Who: Boys & Girls Kindergarten Cost: $35/$40 Non-Resident ($10 Off CSBCC Member)
Join us to learn the fundamentals of the sport in a relaxed, fun environment!
Date: Saturdays, December 3 to January 21 (No Dec. 24 or 31) Time: 9–10 AM
Who: Boys & Girls Grades 1–2 Cost: $40/$45 Non-Resident ($10 Off CSBCC Member)
Youth ProgramsYouth Programs
Date: December – February
Time: TBD, dependent on coach availability
Who: Boys & Girls Grades 3–4 & 5–6
Cost: $60/$65 Non-Resident ($10 off CSBCC
3/4 Girls Evaluations
Friday, December 9 • 5:15 PM
3/4 Boys Evaluations
Friday, December 9 • 6:15 PM
5/6 Girls Evaluations
Thursday, December 8 • 5:15 PM
5/6 Boys Evaluations
Thursday, December 8 • 6:15 PM
Mini Cardinal Winter CHEERLEADING
Saturdays, January 7–February 25
The Mini Cardinal cheerleading program will include learning the basics of cheerlead ing such as chants, jumps, dance, motions and simple stunts. The team will be doing fundraisers and other activities such as cheering at sporting events. This season we are going to really expand our platform and get our name out there! It will be a lot of fun as we learn the sport of cheerleading!
Date: 8-Week Session
Time: 5:15–6:45 PM
Where: CSBCC • Multi-Function Room C
Who: Grades 2–5
Cost: $60/$65 Non-Resident ($5 off CSBCC Member)
Basketball Coaches for the
the Claremont Parks & Rec Dept.
Adult & Family ProgramsAdult & Family Programs
Adult Coed Winter VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Starts Sunday, October 2
This league is for adults 18+ and out of high school. Teams provide their own t-shirts/ jerseys.
Date: Starting Sunday, October 2
Time: Sunday afternoons
Where: All games at CSBCC
Cost: Team Fee: $165
Team Registration Deadline: Monday, September 26
Adult Coed Winter BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Starts Thursday, December 1
This league is for adults 18+ and out of high school. Team fee includes cost of officials, clock and score keeper. Teams must provide their own t-shirts/jerseys with numbers located on the back.
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Start Date: December 1
Time: 8–9 PM
Cost: Team Fee: $250
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 21
2022 DAY TRIPS
Transportation is provided on the Parks & Recreation bus. *Participants are respon sible for paying for any lunch/food costs associated with the trip, unless otherwise stated. Trips are limited to 13 or 14 persons max.
MGM Springfield Casino
Come join the Claremont Parks & Rec. for a trip to the MGM Springfield Casino. All guests must bring a valid ID to enter the casino; driver’s license, passport, military ID or state issued ID are accepted.
Who: Ages 21+
Date: Sunday, November 27
Where: Springfield, Massachusetts Bus leaves CSBCC: 9 AM
Cost: $20 per person
Bright Nights Trip #1 & #2
Celebrate a winter wonderland in Massachusetts! Spend some time making candles at the world renowned Yankee Candle in Deerfield, MA as well as enjoy a stop at the Holyoke Mall in Holyoke, MA. We will then make our way to the splendid Bright Nights of Forest Park!
Dates: Trip #1: Saturday, November 27; Trip #2: Saturday, December 3
Where: Springfield & Holyoke, Massachusetts Bus leaves CSBCC: 9 AM
Cost: $13 per person
Boston Celtics Trip
Join us for a trip to see the Celtics play! This year’s game will be against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Cost includes all transportation including the bus ride and the T into Boston, and ticket to the game.
The seats for the group are: Section BAL309 - Rows 9 & 10.
Who: Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: Friday, December 23
Where: Boston, Massachusetts Bus leaves CSBCC: 2 PM Cost: $120
Adult & Family ProgramsAdult & Family Programs
Movie Nights ON THE GREEN
Friday, October 7
Come out and watch movies at our Open Air Cinema! Bring your friends, family, blan kets, and relax under the stars while watching some new favorite movies! There’s no better way to spend your Friday night!
Who: Open to all
Dates: October 7– Addams Family 2
Time: Movies start at dusk
Where: Visitor’s Center Green
Adult Fall PICK-UP BASKETBALL
Starts Tuesday, September 6
Are you 18+ and interested in playing some hoops? Well this might be the right drop-in program for you! Come join other adult basketball enthusiasts and play a game of pickup basketball. Teams will be determined upon arrival. Pickup games continue through out the evening so feel free to drop in when you can!
Date: Tuesdays (Sept. 6 to Nov. 29)
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: CSBCC Gymnasium
Cost: CSBCC Members FREE, Non-Members must purchase a day pass.
Adult Fall PICK-UP
Starts Thursday, September 8
Come join us for some pick-up games!
Date: Thursday, September 1 to October 27
Time: 7–9 PM
Where: CSBCC Gym Court #2
Cost: CSBCC Members FREE, Non-Members must purchase a day pass.
Pickleball! The fastest growing sport in the country. If you’re unfamiliar with the game go to pickleball.com and watch the game being played. It’s wonderful family fun. Instructors on hand to help those who have never played.
When: Winter Hours – December–March—Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 AM–1 PM and Sundays 9–11 AM, Fridays, 5:15–6:45 PM
Summer Hours – April–November—Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 AM–1 PM, Sundays 9–11 AM, and Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 5:15–6:45 PM.
Who: Everyone ages 16+
Cost: CSBCC Membership or Day pass. Equipment: Equipment is provided. What to wear: Comfortable clothes and tennis-like sneakers.
Parent & Child
The purpose of this course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills.
The purpose of this course is to facilitate developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills.
The purpose of this course is to orient children to the aquatic environment and gain some basic skills in the following categories: developing a positive attitude towards the water, water safety, and effective swimming habits.
The purpose of this course is to help participants develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, laying the foundation for future stroke techniques.
The purpose of this course is to help participants perform skills at a slightly more advanced level and begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and back.
The purpose of this course is to build endurance and improve aquatic skills by swimming the strokes learned at previous levels.
The purpose of this course is to help individuals increase the distance they can swim, refine their performance of all six strokes, and learn to perform flip turns on the front and back.
The purpose of this course is to help individuals refine their strokes so that they can swim with greater efficiency and effectiveness over long dis tances.
The purpose of this course is to provide instruction to those who are still learning the basics as well as provide further instruction to those who are looking to improve skills & specific swimming strokes such as the front crawl, breast stroke & back stroke.
The CSBCC provides small-group swim lessons that allow participants to build confidence and attain skills in a fun, safe environment. By maintaining low instructorto-student ratios, swimmers are able to receive more individualized instruction and support. For the most up-to-date list of our swim class offerings, please visit our website at claremontparks.com and click on the online program registration link on the left side of the page to browse program offerings.
The Tiger Sharks SWIM TEAM Starts Mid-November
The goal of this program is to improve swimmers’ competence and confidence in a competitive, team-oriented and fun environment. The swim team fosters individual excellence and team spirit and makes a positive and solid impact on the community. Our focus is instructional; however, this is NOT to be confused with the “Learn to Swim” program. Swimmers are expected to regularly attend scheduled practice sessions and team competitions. Parents’ volunteering and support are needed to develop a level of success that will help this program strive to excellence. Parent volunteers are required to help at home and away meets.
Ages 10 and under: Swimmers must be able to jump feet first into the deep end and swim 25 yards without stopping.
Ages 11-19: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping using freestyle and backstroke.
The Tiger Sharks swim team travels to other venues to compete throughout the winter. Travel is required, and prior swim team experience is a plus.
There are potential job opportunities upon course completion. If interested in being a lifeguard for the Community Center please email or call: email@example.com or 603-542-7019
If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great job or challenging career that is in demand, the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the place to start. This course includes an online learning component, water rescue skills, surveillance & recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED, and more. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, professional-level CPR, and AED. Please note that participants will be required to complete 7.5 hours of elements of the course on their own time outside of the class setting. These hours will need to be completed before the first class. Access to a computer and internet is necessary for those sections.
Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
· Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.
· Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object.
· Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface to breathe (or get a breath)
· Exit water without using a ladder or steps.
If you have any questions about this course, please email the instructor Nate McCann: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness ProgramsFitness Programs Free to Members Classes
Aqua Classes Gentle Fit Step Classes
We offer a variety of styles of Aqua (Water) classes to accommodate for all fitness/ comfort levels. Classes start with a warm up, then move into a workout which can be done at your pace. Some classes may add water resistance dumbbells to help increase intensity and build upper body strength. You’ll leave class feeling refreshed.
This program is designed to improve balance, increase muscle strength and bone density, and help fight osteoporosis through the use of light, weight-bearing exercises. Participants will work at their own pace. Weekly educational discussions will include topics related to fall prevention, osteoporosis and good health. Classes will meet twice weekly. Wear comfortable clothing.
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a small inflated ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated or standing support.
A few classes are offered using Steps (platforms). These classes will keep your body guessing what’s next while burning an intense number of calories. We will use different types of equipment, formats and styles to keep it fun while still being able to keep it at a level that works for you!
Tabata MashUp & FusionCardio Blast Core Solutions
This 45-minute class will work your heart and lungs while burning tons of fat. All cardio format using many different styles and modalities. Join for the fitness – stay for the fun! (All fitness levels welcome)
These 60-minute classes consist of Tabata, which is a 4-minute segment that alter nates between 20 seconds of work followed by a 10-second rest for a total of eight rounds mashed up with a whole lotta fun that makes you forget you are working out. The MashUp adds a splash of dance, fun and games, partner work and much more. You will never be bored with this super fun workout that burns tons of calories.
This class will focus on your core muscles; abs, lower back and glute areas. No cardio or jumping involved. It will incorporate yoga, pilates and old-fashioned mat work with the occasional use of props such as weights, bands and balls. Come join the fun while strengthening your core and improving your balance.
Everyone must sign up for classes prior to attending. Please let the instructor know if you’re new so they can help you find everything you need and answer all your questions. Remember to be on time for class, bring your water and clean shoes, and bring your own mat.
The schedule changes quarterly.
Summer Session begins in July with fewer classes offered due to lower attendance. Please confirm schedule online at claremontparks.com
Fitness ProgramsFitness Programs
Additional Fee Classes
We offer a wide variety of Zoom-based classes for your convenience. You will receive an e-mail with an invitation link to the recorded ZOOM class after class has been recorded. Make sure that your space is prepared with any equipment that you may want/need, your water and if possible, try to be the only one on the internet in your household for the best quality video. Enjoy!
Need an extra push? Our ROTC classes are designed to keep you on your toes! We want to keep you guessing - each class is designed to be different and push you out of your comfort zone! We will challenge you every class! Our goal is to offer encouragement rather than intimidation. We want you to have tons of fun, but be prepared for some high intensity training! As soon as weather allows, class will be held at the Visitor Center Green. (Intermediate to Advanced)
Box & Burn Personal Training
Kickboxing is the core of this 50-minute workout. This super fun, fat burning workout will leave you wanting more. Expect the unexpected in this mashup class. Tons of variety each week, you can expect Drumsticks, boxing bags, Tabata rounds and much more. All skill levels welcome! Unleash the fighter within, in this powerful and motivating workout!!!
We offer a few of these suspension classes that use gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
CLASSES MAY CHANGE, CONFIRM ONLINE AT CLAREMONTPARKS.COM
5-PERSON MINIMUM AVERAGE TO RUN CLASSES
DROP-IN FEES AVAILABLE
CALL FOR PRICING
The schedule changes quarterly. Summer Session begins in July with fewer classes offered due to lower attendance. Please confirm schedule online at claremontparks.com
PERSONAL TRAINER | DAWN ZOMBECK
We have 1 authorized certified Personal Trainer who is an independent contractor here at CSBCC. Dawn Zombeck, BodyFit 603-477-3632. Please contact her directly to schedule an appointment.
CSBCC Rental Information Recreational Parks
The Grand Meeting / Banquet Room seats up to 125 individuals and can easily host inti mate and large social groups. Package prices include use of kitchen, table/chair setup and takedown. Fees are higher when outside normal business operating hours.
Special Event / Conference Package: $350 6-hour minimum
Commercial Rates are available and determined on an individual basis.
To schedule an event, please contact the CSBCC at 603-542-7019.
Birthday Pool Parties
If you wish to hold a birthday pool party to swim, first book Multi Function Room G for cake and presents. You may then bring your group on deck for swimming. Members will be all set getting into the pool. Non-members will need to purchase a day pass to swim.
Special Event / Pool Party Package Room G: $85
2-hour minimum, Saturdays and Sundays only, 1–3 PM (pool use 1–2 PM)
Small Event Package
Multi-Function Room B. Have your Baby Shower or Bridal Shower at CSBCC, or design your own party! We’ve had everything from robots and model airplanes to presentations on running. Your creativity will know no bounds!
Small Event Package Room B: $54
2-hour minimum, Monday through Sunday
325 Acres located at 152 Maple Ave. Hiking Trails, Bike Trails, Picnic Areas, Tennis Courts, Play Structures. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day to vehicular traffic seven days a week, 8 AM – 8:30 PM. Open after Labor Day through Columbus Day to vehicular traffic weekends only, 8 AM – 8:30 PM
BROAD STREET PARK
Located in the center of town. Historic Bandstand, War Monuments including World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and Freedom Garden Memorial dedicated to the victims and families of September 11th.
35 Acres located at 25 Veterans Park Road. Softball Field, Play Structures, Horseshoe Pits. Spring, Summer and Fall
ARROWHEAD RECREATION AREA
225 Acres located at 18 Robert Easter Way. Picnics, Hiking, Home of Arrowhead Skiway and Enduro mountain bike trails.
Located on Corner of North Street and Lincoln Heights. Open to the public. It is dedicated to the memory of local veteran Oliver LaCasse and World War I veterans.
7.2 Acres located at 9 Ber nard Way. Athletic Field, Play Structures, Basketball Courts. Open Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter. Ice Skating Rink hours as posted.
FACTORY STREET PARK
Located on Factory Street. This small neighborhood park is open to the public. This park affords a nice view of the Sugar River and includes benches.
29 Acres located at 190 Broad Street. Athletic Fields, Tennis Courts, CrossCountry Skiing, Play Structures, Track. Winter, Fall, Spring and Summer.
VISITOR CENTER GREEN
Located below Visitor Center at 14 North Street. Open green space, connecting pedestrian bridge over Sugar River to Mill District and downtown area.
SARAH B.H. SMITH RIVERSIDE PARK
2.4 Acres located at 43 Washington Street. Sugar River frontage along Washington Street and downtown Claremont. State of the art Skate Park facility. Gazebo.
Parks & Recreation Board
Parks & Recreation Staff
It is important to register early. Most
have a minimum and maximum number of participants needed to run the program. If the minimum is not met, programs may be cancelled.
Resident / Non Resident Resident status is limited to
Local news media or our
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Insufficient Funds Policy
All payments made to the City that are
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For your convenience you can register online 24 hours a day! It is important that you fill out the registration form completely and pay for the program in full. Upon registering, you are entered into our computer system. Once in the system, you will be asked to fill out the form yearly for the purpose of updating our records. If you choose to e-mail your registration, please do not enclose a credit card number. Payment will have to be arranged in another format. We only accept credit cards in person or online.
Credit Cards and Bank Numbers
The Parks & Recreation Department accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We are unable to accept CC numbers, account or routing numbers over the phone.
Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. Every attempt will be made to notify participants prior to the scheduled starting time. If on-site cancellations are necessary, a CSBCC staff member will stay on site until all participants’ rides arrive. When school is cancelled due to weather, all youth sporting programs will be cancelled. Please check claremontparks.com for up-to-date cancellations!
Thunder / Lightning Policy
If thunder is heard or lightning is visible, regard less of the distance or intensity, ALL ACTIVITIES are to be concluded IMMEDIATELY. There is no exception to this policy.
The Claremont Parks & Recreation Department has limited scholarship opportunities for programs and memberships. Please contact Parks & Rec for scholarship information.
Payment plans, if arranged, will require credit/debit card transactions, or EFT will be accepted. There are no cash payment plans accepted.
Program refunds will be handled on an individual basis. Please call and discuss any concerns with our staff. Please note that once enrolled in a program you are responsible for the full cost of participating in that program.
Claremont Parks & Recreation is affiliated with the following organizations: New England Park Association, NH Recreation and Park Association, Upper Valley Recreation Association, and the National Recreation and Park Association.Jim Feleen, Jeffrey Coburn, Jeff Chase, *Nicholas Lawrence, Chad Myhre, Eric Zengota, Sheila Rook, Melissa Richmond, Robert Pickul, Rob Walker, John Simonds, Ray Hughes *Director of Parks and Recreation Director: Nicholas Lawrence | Superintendent of Parks & Facilities: Tim Hernon | Superintendent of Recreation Programs: Justin Martin | Center Coordinator: Ivy Condon Parks Maintenance: Robert Melcher | Customer Service/Program Leader: Dianne Harlow