2021 Summer Program Brochure

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PARKS & RECREATION Program Guide | Summer 2021 | May–August Mission Statement The City of Claremont Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality recreational facilities, programs and services to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Claremont and the surrounding region.

Highlights 4th of July

CSBCC Scholarship


Wednesday, September 15

Moody Park


Eastern States Cup

Summer & Fall


Saturday, June 26

SOCCER Summer K/1 2/3 4/5 6/7/8

Fall K/1 2/3 4/5

ENDURO RACE Friday–Sunday, August 20–22


Week 1: July 6–9 Week 4: July 26-30 Week 2: July 12-16 Week 5: August 2-6 Week 3: July 19-23 Week 6: August 9-13

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Special Events




Youth Programs


Youth Sports


Outdoor Programs


Adult Programs



10–11 Fitness Programs 12

Department & Rental Info


Recreational Parks

BLAST from the PAST

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online

Special Events Special Events 4th of July Drive-in CELEBRATION Sunday, July 4

The excitement will begin at Monadnock Park at 6PM with many local vendors on hand selling food, drinks and novelty items. We are excited to have American Cheese as our feature entertainment playing rock and country hits from the 50’s to the 80’s. All of these fun events will lead up to the spectacular fireworks show at 9:30PM to conclude the evening. This event would not be made possible without the support from your local McGee Toyota of Claremont. This is a FREE community event, however donations are graciously accepted. We will also have a 50/50 raffle the night of the event with all proceeds going toward next year’s firework show! Try your luck at our 50/50 raffle or simply stop by our table with a donation. As always, we will keep you up-to-date as info. becomes as available on our website and Facebook page. claremontparks.com and facebook.com/ClaremontParks *Schedule of events subject to change with minimal notice. Fireworks Display presented by McGee Toyota of Claremont! Who: Open to all Date: Sunday, July 4 Time: Night kicks off at 6 PM, Fireworks at 9:30 PM Where: Monadnock Park Cost: FREE

Make & Take

ART EVENTS June 12 & June 27 Salt Dough

Come join the Claremont Parks & Rec. Dept. in creating your very own Salt Dough! Participants can make Salt Dough with guided instructions provided by the instructor. The instructor for this workshop will be Heather Leonbruno. Note: Minimum age for participants is 8 years old and we will only be accepting 20 participants for this class. This is a first-come, first-serve enrollment. Who: Open to ages 8 and up Date: Saturday, June 12 Time: 2:30 PM Where: CSBCC Cost: $5 per participant

Tye Die

Join us at Arrowhead Recreation Area for some patriotic tie-dye, perfect for wearing on the 4th of July! Bring your own white cotton shirt (pre-washed preferred). All other materials will be provided for you, and please wear appropriate clothing. The instructor for this workshop will be Heather Leonbruno. Who: Open to ages 3 and up Date: Sunday, June 27 Time: 11:30 AM Where: Arrowhead Recreation Area Cost: $5 per participant


BAND CONCERTS Thursdays, 7:30–8:30 PM

The American Band is returning this summer to entertain all ages with a wide array of musical talents! Free of charge. Concerts take place at the Bandstand at Broad Street Park from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Thursday evenings starting on July 1 to August 19. Bring a lawn chair and sit back and relax at Broad Street Park! Who: All are welcome Dates: Thursdays, July 1 to August 9 Time: 7:30–8:30 PM Where: Broad Street Park Bandstand Cost: FREE


MOVIE NIGHTS August, September & October

Come out and watch movies at our Open Air Cinema! Bring your friends, family, blankets, 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: August 6 – Raya and the Last Dragon September 17 – Tom & Jerry the Movie October 8 – The Croods–A New Age Time: Movies start at dusk Where: Grace River Church Lot, Maple Ave. Cost: FREE

Save the Date


The day will start with the SHS Alumni Association parade at 10:30 am celebrating their 150th reunion in downtown Claremont. We will not be organizing a 5K Race for this event this year and encourage everyone to enjoy the parade before heading over to the Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off kicking off at 12pm with live entertainment and vendors on the Visitor Center Green; just walk over the pedestrian bridge from the parking garage or park your car in the large lot on North Street to access this FREE event. The chili tasting portion of the event will begin at 1 pm; chili sampling passes can be purchased at the event. Chili Cook-Off winners and Chamber raffle winners will be announced at 3:45 pm with the event coming to a close at 4 pm. Chili Categories include Individual, Business, NonProfit Organizations, as well as the Battle of the Badges. New this year is a special category specifically for alumni classes; what class wouldn’t want to be crowned the best chili maker? For those interested in entering a chili please contact Justin Martin at cccprograms@claremontnh.com or (603) 542-7019. Vendor and Sponsorship Information Contact Elyse Crossman at director@greaterclaremontnh.org or (603) 543-1296. Additional information is available at www.greaterclaremontnh.org/Fall-Festival-&-Chili-Cook-Off and by following our Facebook page at facebook.com/ClaremontFallFestival Who: Open to all Date: Saturday, October 2 Time: 12 PM to 4 PM Where: Visitor Center Green Cost: $5 for a chili tasting wrist band

Bassel and the Supernaturals

CONCERT Thursday, June 24

Join us for a performance by the Chicago funk band of their own soulful melodies, funk inspired rhythms, and captivating lyrics. Syrian Heart, Chicago Soul. Presented by Claremont Parks and Recreation and the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Who: Open to the community Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021 Time: 6 PM Where: Broad Street Park Cost: Free

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online

Races Races

All Out

TRAIL RUN Saturday, June 26

Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series

The All Out Trail Run takes place in Moody Park on an approx. 5-mile course. All proceeds go to The Parks & Recreation Department. The Start & Finish Location: Moody Park, 152 Maple Avenue, Claremont, NH 03743. Visit runreg.com/all-out-trail-run to sign up for the race! Who: Open to all Date: Saturday, June 26 Time: 9 AM Where: Moody Park Cost: $20 All Out Trail Run • June 26 • Claremont Frenzy in the Forest • July 17 • Sunapee Hurricane Hill 5K/10K • July 24 • Hartford STOAKED • August 7 • Hanover Chad Denning Challenge • August 21 • Plainfield Farnum Five.5 • September 11 • Lebanon Lilyan Wright 10K • October 2 • Goshen Six in the Stix • October 30 • Newport


Eastern States Cup

ENDURO RACE Friday–Sunday, August 20–22

For the past 11 years, the Maxxis Eastern States Cup has been ensuring the future of gravity mountain bike racing on the East Coast. The Maxxis ESC has hosted USA Cycling ProGRT’s, EWS Continental Championships, EWS Qualifiers, and the Race the World DH events during the Windham World Cup. Continuing our mission we will be hosting an EWS Qualifier at Arrowhead Recreation Area on their awesome variety of trails. The Arrowhead Recreation Area will be putting together a 5-stage race that utilizes a wide variety of terrain. The EWS Qualifier will not be lift-assisted, so racers should be prepared for a lot of pedaling on the transfers. Registration opens July 21 at easternstatescup.com Who: Over 12 different classes will be offered­— check easternstatescup.com for more info. Date: Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22 Time: Schedule of events can be found at Easternstatescup.com Where: Arrowhead Recreation Area Cost: Check easternstatescup.com for more info.

YouthPrograms Programs Youth

SUMMER PROGRAM July to Mid-August

Students will arrive at Maple Avenue Elementary School in the morning for 3.5 hours of academics. This will be an opportunity for students to get instruction in the areas of math, reading and writing. After a theme-based, learning-rich morning, we will provide lunch and transportation to afternoon activities. The afternoon will be full of enriching activities which will take place at Maple Avenue Elementary School, Moody Park, Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, Arrowhead Recreation Area, Monadnock Park and more. Transportation to and from the Summer Program will be available for students who live greater than one mile from Maple Avenue Elementary School. We will also be providing a morning and afternoon snack. Who: Grades K-5 Dates: Week #1: July 6-9 Week #2: July 12-16 Week #3: July 19-23 Week #4: July 26-30 Week #5; August 2-6 Week #6: August 9-13 Time: 8:30 AM - 5 PM, Monday–Friday Where: Maple Avenue School & CSBCC Cost: $10 per week or $25 for all 6 weeks.


DRAMA CLUB August 16-20 & 23-27

This is a two-week long summer camp offering. Camp purpose: To teach local students the history of theatre, public speaking and self confidence, multiple forms of drama including comedy and improv, vocal exercises, physical control and play writing. Day 1: Introductions, camp expectations and overview (Ice-breaking activities) Day 2: Stage directions, getting to know your group, working together Day 3: Vocal activities, physical control, basic acting and group skills Day 4: Intro to improv, learning games and exercises Day 5: Improv, more learning games, how to write a play, split into groups, start writing own play Day 6-9: Writing plays, practicing, improv in between Day 10: Practice, performance to end camp! Participants will explore the local stages here in Claremont. Items to bring each day: water, snack, lunch, appropriate clothing & a positive attitude Who: Grades 4-12 Dates: August 16-20 & 23-27 Time: 9 AM - 3 PM Where: CSBCC Cost: $165

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online



YouthPrograms Programs Youth


2021 SRVRTC Summer Camps for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The SRVRTC Claremont is planning to host fun Summer Camps for kids in the Claremont NH region. The five (5) summer programs that are being planned are:

July 12-16

Culinary-Students will be introduced to and learn basic culinary skills in a professional kitchen. Students will be exposed to various ways to prepare foods and present their completed work. The week will end with a celebratory lunch to showcase their cooking and baking skills. Hats will be required. Closed-toed shoes required. No shorts allowed. (July 12-16) Computers & Business-Students will learn to use computer software that is currently used in business in a business-like office setting. Students will learn the basic principles of accounting and work together on a project to showcase their new skills. (July 12-16) Explore Your Future-For current 8th graders and incoming 9th graders only. Explore career opportunities in our area through on-site visits to various regional companies in various industries. (Travel Subject to Covid Restrictions) (July 12-16)

July 19-23

Building with Wood (Carpentry)-Students will learn basic hand tool safety and usage. The student will complete an individual project and then work as a team to build a project for the community. No shorts allowed. Closed-toed shoes required. (July 19-23) Robotics & Engineering -You will be introduced to basic engineering ideas such as strengths of design, introduction to 3-D printing, and robotic arms and VEX robotics. You will learn how things work, and will work together in groups to work on engineering challenges. (July 19-23) Each summer camp is one week (M-F) from 8:30 AM -12:30 PM Cost is FREE. Thanks to outside support. Max 20 students per program. First come, first served. Enrollment opens in April. Students will have a great opportunity to be exposed to a skilled trade career field. They will be working alongside certified teachers in Career and Technical Education as well as current students in CTE programs. Contact the Tech Center at 543-4291 for more information. Who: 6-8 Graders Date: See specific camp dates above Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where: SRVRTC Cost: FREE



Are you interested in helping Claremont Parks & Rec start a youth/adult


Tuesday, August 3

Come join Claremont Police, Claremont Fire, Golden Cross Ambulance and Claremont Parks and Recreation for an afternoon of activities, demonstrations, fun and games during Claremont’s first National Night Out event. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors, first responders and parks and recreation while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring the community together under positive circumstances.


If so, let us know! All interested individuals should reach out to the Superintendent of Recreation Programs at cccprograms@claremontnh.com

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online

Start Smart

Youth Sports Sports Youth


Wednesdays, June 23 - July 7 Start Smart Soccer teaches children (Ages 3 - Pre-K) the basic skills necessary to play organized soccer in a fun nonthreatening environment. Parents work one-on-one with their child, practicing a variety of soccer skills. This will be a 6-week session. Who: Ages 3–6 Date: Wednesdays; June 23 – July 7 Times: Session #1: 5:30 – 6:15 PM; Session #2: 6:30 – 7:15 PM Where: Monadnock Park Cost: $35 / $45 Non-Resident

Start Smart

BASEBALL & SOFTBALL Saturdays, May 1 -22

Start Smart Baseball/Softball teaches children (Ages 3 - K) the basic skills necessary to play organized baseball/softball in a fun nonthreatening environment. Parents work one-on-one with their child, practicing a variety of different baseball skills. This will be a 6-week session. Who: Ages 3–6 Date: Saturdays; Start Date May 1 Time: 10 – 10:45 AM Where: Monadnock Park Cost: $49 / $59 Non-Resident

Challenger Sports


Granite State

Track & Field Starts Monday, May 17

Learning, participation, enjoyment and physical exercise are the main elements of this quality recreation program, where children have fun and are introduced to physical fitness through basic track and field events such as running, jumping and throwing. Each child will receive a Claremont Mini Cardinals - Granite State Track & Field moisture wicking t-shirt for the meets! Who: Open to boys & girls ages 8–15 Date: Starts Monday, May 17 Practices: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 6 – 7 PM Where: Monadnock Park Track Cost: $25 / $35 Non-Resident

Mini Cardinal NFL

FLAG FOOTBALL Starts Wednesday, August 11

This program is an intro to tackle football! Wear NFL Gear, improve your game and stay active. You will practice with and be a part of a team comprised of other future Mini Cardinal Football Players. This is a year when valuable football skills will be learned. Practices & games will be scheduled for primarily Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays with some possible Saturday games. Parents will be responsible for transportation if there are any away games. Practices start at 5 PM at Monadnock Park. Each player will receive an NFL team-branded reversible jersey and their own NFL Flag Football belts. A parent information meeting will be held Wednesday, August 4 at 6 PM, at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center. Who: Boys & Girls Grades 1–3 Date: Practices start Wednesday, August 11 Time: Practices start at 5 PM Where: Monadnock Park Cost: $55 / $65 Non-Resident

Monday–Friday, June 28 - July 2

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Challenger Sports, providers of North America’s most popular summer soccer camps. Who: Tiny Tykes: ages 3–5; International Soccer Camp: ages 6–15 Date: June 28 – July 2 Times: Tiny Tykes: 8 – 9 AM; Half Day Camp: 9 AM – 12 PM; Full Day Camp: 9 AM – 4 PM Where: Monadnock Park Cost: Tiny Tykes: $80; Half Day Camp: $147; Full Day Camp: $203

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


Youth Sports Sports Youth

Sullivan County

Mini Cardinal

August 2-6

Starts Monday, August 9

FOOTBALL CLINIC Drills and instruction based around offensive and defensive “skill” positions. Learn proper technique involved for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, as well as coverage skills defensively. Apply skills in 7-on-7 style scrimmages at the end of each day. Each child will have the opportunity to play multiple positions to learn their strengths and weaknesses. Who: Open to boys & girls grades 4–8 Date: August 2-6 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM Where: Claremont Middle School Practice Field Cost: $60

Junior Babe Ruth


Try-outs: Sunday, June 6 Participants must be 13–15 years of age by 4/30/20. Coaches: Bill Bundy & TBD Try-outs will be held Sunday, June 6 starting at 3 PM at Barnes Park. Practices and Home Games will be played at Barnes Park. Who: Ages 13-*16*(only (3) 16-year-olds can make the team) Date: Try-outs: Sunday, June 6 Times: Try-outs: 3 PM; Regular practices: 5 PM Where: Barnes Park Cost: $115 / $125 Non-Resident

The Upper Valley


This camp will be directed by Steve & Ivy Condon. This one week camp will feature instruction from current Stevens High School players and coaches. The daily schedule will include drills for skill development and game play. Who: Boys & Girls Grades 3–6 and 7-12 Date: June 21-25 Time: Grades 3-6: 9 AM – 12 PM, Grades 7-12: 12-3 PM *June 21 Schedule: Grades 3-6: 5–8 PM, Grades 7-12: 2–5 PM Where: CSBCC Gymnasium Cost: $110 ($25 early bird discount if you pre-register before June 1)


TACKLE FOOTBALL Come join us for another year in the Snowbelt League! Games played both home and away. Parents will be responsible for transportation. A mandatory parent information meeting will be held Wednesday, August 4 at 6 PM - Claremont Savings Bank Community Center. Meet the coaches, get the tentative practice schedules & game schedules. Players will need to have an up-to-date physical before being able to participate in contact practices. First practice will be Monday, August 9. Helmets only! Equipment handout schedule based on grade is: 6th Graders: Wednesday, August 4 after parent meeting. 4th & 5th Graders: Thursday, August 5 @ 5:30 PM. Who: Boys & Girls Grades 4–6 Date: Practices start Monday, August 9 Times: Practices run Mon–Fri., 5 PM to dark for the first few, then switch to 4:30 PM start time Where: Practices: Monadnock Park; Games: Barnes Park Cost: $130 / $140 Non-Resident

Mini Cardinal Football

COMBINE DAY Sunday, July 11

Combine day will assess the following: Skilled Positions / Lineman / Special Teams Throwing Accuracy - Pass Patterns - Route Running - 40 yard Dash Timed - Cone Drills - Shuttle Drills - Blocking Drills - Cadence Drills - Conditioning & Stretching Measurements - Height / Weight Come join us for a fun-filled day of preseason football assessments and evaluations. Who: Boys & girls ages 5 – 14 Date: Sunday, July 11 Time: 9 AM – 12 PM Where: Monadnock Park Cost: FREE, but please register so we know who’s coming!

FIELD HOCKEY August 16 - October 28

This is a travel team/league. Your child will be playing in the UVRA League which includes traveling to various local towns for games. Practices and home games will be played at the CMS Practice Field. Practice and game schedules are TBD. (Practices will be three days a week, Mon, Wed & Thurs, 5 PM to 6:15 PM) Practices will begin in August. Games will begin early September. Who: Girls Grades 3–6 Date: Mon., Wed. & Thurs.; Aug. 16 to Oct. 28 Time: 5 – 6:15 PM Where: Claremont Middle School Practice Field Practice Field Cost: $31 / $41 Non-Resident

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


Youth Sports Sports Youth

YOUTH SOCCER All games will be played at Monadnock Park. Coaches and Referees will be needed for all grade levels, so if you are interested please reach out to the CYSA board directly by visiting the Facebook page @ Claremont Youth Soccer Summer Soccer: Cost: $38 / $48 Non-Resident Fall Soccer: Cost: $29 / $39 Non-Resident Shin guards and soccer cleats are required. Mouthguards are strongly encouraged!


K/1 Division: Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 PM & Saturdays 8:30 – 9:30 AM 2/3 Division: Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM & Saturdays 9:35 – 10:35 AM 4/5 Division: Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM & Saturdays 10:40 – 11:40 AM 6/7/8 Division: Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM & Saturdays 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM


K/1 Division: Mondays 5 – 6 PM & Saturdays 8:30 – 9:30 AM 2/3 Division: Wednesdays 5 – 6 PM & Saturdays 9:35 – 10:35 AM 4/5/6 Division: Tuesdays 5 – 6 PM & Saturdays 10:40 – 11:40 AM

Outdoor Programs Programs Outdoor

CSBCC Scholarship

GOLF SCRAMBLE Wednesday, September 15

Join the Claremont Parks & Recreation Advisory Board for the 4th Annual Golf Scramble at the Claremont Country Club. To register for this exciting event, please fill out a brochure form which can be e-mailed directly to you or picked up at the Community Center Front Desk. E-mail mbrislin@claremontnh.com requesting a form! Who: Open to adults 18+ Date: Wednesday, September 15 Time: Shotgun start at 10 AM Where: Claremont Country Club Cost: $300: Team w/ 2 carts • $275: Team w/ 1 cart • $250: Team only

KAYAKING TRIPS May, June & August

Bring your family or come on your own as we explore the many lakes and ponds in our area! All kayaking levels/experience welcome! Meet at the CSBCC and ride the Parks & Rec bus or meet at the lake/pond for trips. An instructor will be on hand. Kayaks, paddles and PFD’s provided as needed. Be sure to pack water and snacks!


MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUB Thursdays, August 5-26

This program will take place at Claremont’s Moody Park on Thursday nights at 6 PM and utilize the park’s pathways and trails and provide skill development, trail etiquette, simple bike repair skills, and single-track riding fun for those interested in pursuing mountain biking as a lifelong sport. Guided rides, coaching and instruction from local Claremont riders, who will be led by Bob Pickul. Prerequisite: Riders must have at least a 24-inch wheeled bike with multiple speeds and helmet for all rides. Participants should have basic biking skills such as knowledge of safety, braking, and using gears. Each registered participant will receive a Tee Shirt that will be required for each group ride. Bike Safety Stations: Helmet check and other great information and giveaways to keep you safe while riding your bike. Who: Ages 8-14 Date: Thursdays, August 5-26 Time: 6-7:15 PM Where: Moody Park Cost: $35

$10 PER PERSON A minimum of 6 people must be signed up 2 days prior to run the trip.

Kayaking Excursion 1 • May 23, Perkins Pond Kayaking Excursion 2 • June 19, Black River Kayaking Excursion 3 • August 8, Lake Warren

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


AdultPrograms Programs Adult PICKLEBALL

Adult Coed Slowpitch

What’s Pickleball? Come find out at one of our many sessions per week here at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center! Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 9 AM to 12:30 PM, Sun. 9 AM to 10:30 AM. Special Spring/Summer/Fall Hours: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 5:15PM to 6:45 PM. Whether you are a beginner or advanced player there will be a match ready for you. Our Pickleball community is welcoming to all ages and levels of play and can teach the game in a short amount of time. If you have questions or would like additional information please contact Carmina Stewart at 603-826-5877. We hope you can come join us for this great and exciting game! All equipment is provided! Who: 16+ Dates: May through August Times: see description above for specific times. Where: CSBCC Gymnasium Court 2 Cost: CSBCC Membership or Day Pass Equipment is provided!

Opening Day: Sunday, May 9


SOFTBALL LEAGUE Teams will field 6 guys and 4 girls. leaguelineup.com/claremontsports - This is the website where you can find rules, team registration forms, schedules, standings, and all the other information pertaining to Adult Softball in Claremont. Who: Adults 18+ Dates: Saturdays & Sundays Times: 8 AM – 8 PM Where: Bill Baril Memorial Softball Field at Veterans Park Cost: $275 per team; $10 / $20 Non-Resident player fees

Adult Summer Pick-up

BASKETBALL Tuesdays, May 4-August 31

Adult Modified

SOFTBALL LEAGUE Opening Night: Monday, June 7

The league is based on the 10-Man Modified League Model set forth by USA Softball. ALL TEAMS MUST BE REGISTERED BY FRIDAY MAY 14. leaguelineup.com/claremontsports - This is the website where you can find rules, team registration forms, schedules, standings, and all the other information pertaining to Adult Softball in Claremont. Who: Adults 18+ Dates: Games take place Monday – Thursday evenings Opening Night: June 7 Times: Double Headers; 6:30 PM and 8 PM Where: Bill Baril Memorial Softball Field at Veterans Park Cost: $700 per team; $10 Resident / $20 Non-Resident player fees


Show up and play basketball with other adults. Teams will be formed based on who shows up. Who: Adults 18+ Date: Tuesdays, May 4 – August 31 Time: 7 – 8:45 PM Where: CSBCC Gymnasium Cost: FREE to CSBCC Members / Non-Members will need to purchase a day pass

Adult Summer Pick-up


Thursdays, May 6-August 26 Show up and play volleyball with other adults. Teams will be formed based on who shows up. Who: Adults 18+ Date: Thursdays, May 6 – August 26 Time: 7 – 8:45 PM Where: CSBCC Gymnasium Cost: FREE to CSBCC Members / Non-Members will need to purchase a day pass

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online

Aquatics Aquatics Swim Lessons

Parent & Child The purpose of this course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills.


Level I

Level II

Level III

Level IV

Level V

Level VI


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 distances.

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 Tiger Sharks


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.

Swim Lessons with Alicia

4 weeks, Saturday and Sunday Dates: June 5, ending June 27 Times: Saturday and Sunday, Parent and Child Swim- 9am (5 max. reg.) Saturday and Sunday, Level I- 9:30am (3 max. reg.) Saturday and Sunday, Level III- 10am (3 max. reg.) Saturday and Sunday, Parent and Child Swim- 10:30am (3 max. reg.) Saturday and Sunday, preschool- 11am (3 max. reg.) Saturday and Sunday, preschool- 11:30am (3 max. reg.) Where: CSBCC Pool Cost: $32 / $64 Non-member *Parents will be required to get into the water with the child.



SWIM TEAM Monday, June 14

Come jump in the water and hone your skills. This year’s coaches for the Tiger Sharks Swim Team are Alton and Julie Martin. Practices will begin on June 14th and will run through July. Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5:30-6:15pm-Beginners, and 6-7:30pm-Advanced at the CSBCC Pool throughout the season. This year’s Tiger Sharks program will offer developmental instruction and intra-squad competition during our scheduled practice times with no travel to other venues. To register, please visit claremontparks.com. Who: Kids 6-19 years of age. Date: Practices will begin on June 14th and will run through July. Time: Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm Beginners, and 6-7:30pm Advanced. Where: CSBCC Pool Fee: $175.00 - ($67.00 off if participated in winter season $10.00 CSBCC membership discount - $5.00 sibling discount

There are potential job opportunities upon course completion. If interested in being a lifeguard for the Community Center please email or call Ivy Condon: icondon@claremontnh.com or 542-7019

Watch our website claremontparks.com for more swim lessons as they become available!

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. Pre-requisites: 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 Jennie Benson: musicaltreble@gmail.com

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


Fitness Programs Programs Fitness Free to Members Classes

AquaFit A class for all fitness levels, especially for those with joint ailments or injuries. Get fit with this challenging water workout. After a gentle warm-up you’ll ease into the exercises using your own body weight and water resistance dumbbells. Easy on the joints, these 45 minutes of water fun will have you splashing your way to improved strength. You’ll leave class feeling refreshed.

Bone Builders 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.

Dance Fusion Come join the fun in this heart pumping, hip shaking, core blasting workout. This dancebased class incorporates many different dance styles that make it similar to “Zumba.” The occasional use of drumsticks and other tools will make this one of your favorite ways to sweat, get healthy and change your body. All levels are welcome to this 60-min dance party.

Tabata MashUp & Fusion These 60-min classes consist of Tabata, which is a 4-min segment that alternates 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.

YoPi Flow/YoPi Power/ YogaFit These classes are a mixture of Pilates, Yoga and stretches taught at a multilevel method of mat work exercise that blends spinal alignment, core stability, muscular balance and range of motion. The power classes are taught at a faster pace and more intense level.

Cardio Chisel Sherra likes to call this her theme class. Held in the corner at the track, using your own body weight to sculpt, strengthen and chisel your body line. If you own weights and want to bring them along with your mat and water please do so, but it’s not necessary. We may or may not utilize the track itself.

Step Infusion

Dirty Dozen

This 45-min step-based class 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!

Dirty Dozen is 12 exercises repeated 12 times. Run or walk the track and repeat. Finish with a little core work and you will be set for the day! All you will need is a mat and water.

Arrowhead Hike Many classes will be held outside during this time. Please check the Fitness Class Schedule for more details!

Start your week off hiking to Flat Rock at the top of Arrowhead. You can hike at your own pace and enjoy the view. Shower facilities at the CSBCC are available to participants following the hike.

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: January through March, April through June, July through September, October through December, with the last week of each quarter as a break week.


For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online

Fitness Programs Programs Fitness Additonal Fee Classes

Yoga PM with Kaitlyn


A full body yoga routine incorporating breathing, stretching, and flowing so you can end your day feeling refreshed and energized.

Our ROTC classes are designed for MAXIMUM calorie burn in the shortest amount of time. We want to get you fit, get you healthy, challenge your mind, challenge your body, and most importantly MAKE FITNESS FUN!

Zoom 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!

TRX This 45-min TRX Suspension class uses 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.



The schedule changes quarterly.

Summer Session begins in July with fewer classes offered due to lower attendance. Please confirm schedule online at claremontparks.com


We have 2 authorized certified Personal Trainers who are independent contractors here at CSBCC. Dawn Zombeck, BodyFit 603-477-3632; and Karlen Thyne, Fitness-Thyne 603-995-1622. Please contact them directly to schedule an appointment.

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


GeneralInformation Information General

CSBCC Rental Information

Recreational Parks

The Grand Meeting / Banquet Room seats up to 125 individuals and can easily host intimate 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) Max capacity is 10 swimmers, 22 individuals in a party

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, 10 AM–12 PM and 2 – 4 PM. Max capacity is 35.

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


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


225 Acres located at 18 Robert Easter Way. Picnics, Hiking, HOME OF ARROWHEAD SKIWAY.


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 Bernard Way. Athletic Field, Play Structures, Basketball Courts. Open Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter. Ice Skating Rink hours as posted.


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.


Located below Visitor Center at 14 North Street. Open green space, connecting pedestrian bridge over Sugar River to Mill District and downtown area.


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 Jim Feleen, Jeffrey Coburn, Jeff Chase, *Mark Brislin, Chad Myhre, Eric Zengota, Sheila Rook, Melissa Richmond, Robert Pickul, Rob Walker *Director of Parks and Recreation

Parks & Recreation Staff Director: Mark Brislin, CPRP | 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 Participant Registration

Program Cancellation

Resident / Non Resident

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!

Photo Policy

If thunder is heard or lightning is visible, regardless of the distance or intensity, ALL ACTIVITIES are to be concluded IMMEDIATELY. There is no exception to this policy.

It is important to register early. Most programs have a minimum and maximum number of participants needed to run the program. If the minimum is not met, programs may be cancelled. Resident status is limited to people who live in the City of Claremont and their dependents. (Sorry, no businesses.) Local news media or our staff may photograph, video tape, or broadcast on CCTV recreation programs offered. If you do not want your child to be photographed or video taped, please indicate so during registration.

Insufficient Funds Policy

Thunder / Lightning Policy Scholarships

All payments made to the City that are uncollectable will be charged an additional fee.

The Claremont Parks & Recreation Department has limited scholarship opportunities for programs and memberships. Please contact Parks & Rec for scholarship information.

Program Registration

Payment Plans

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.

Payment plans, if arranged, will require credit/debit card transactions, or EFT will be accepted. There are no cash payment plans accepted.

Program Refunds

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.

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