Page 1

Spring & Summer 2018

Danvers Recreation Program Guide WWW.DANVERSREC.COM

978.777.0001 x3094

New Nature Center at Endicott Park

Table of Contents

The Nature Center at Endicott Park officially opened this Spring and showcases displays that explore the park’s relationship with nature through exhibits and interactive experiences. The family-friendly facility is designed for visitors of all ages and will feature changing exhibits, hands-on displays and a work space for arts, crafts and guest speakers. Exhibits include preserved mounted animals and nature dioramas. We are excited to present the Nature Center to the community this Spring!



IN PERSON/MAIL: Visit the Town Hall’s Recreation Department on the second floor and bring completed registration form (found on the other side of this page). Or mail completed registration form with check or payment information to: Town Hall Recreation Division, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers MA 01923. Town Hall Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday

ONLINE: 1. 2.




6. 7.


Go to and scroll down and click on the button with the soccer ball image on it. It says “Register & Pay for Programs.” The link will take you to the “online registration” page. If you already have an account simply enter your username and password to begin the registration process. A. To register for programs you must create an account for your household if you have not already done so. This will enable use of our online registration system. B. If you already have an account, but forgot your login info, you may request your username and password via this site or call 978-777-0001 ext. 3094 to reset. C. To pay a Fun Club balance or any other household balance, login and then click on the “Pay Account Balances” link on the homepage. Once logged in, you can browse any category at the bottom. There are 8 registration categories:

Once you have found a program you would like to register for, click the icon of the green plus sign on the left-most side of the information bar beneath the activity description. When the information bar appears at the bottom of your screen, click “Add to Cart.” Select the person in your household who you would like to enroll in the program by checking the gray box under their name. Then click the “Continue” button at the bottom left of your screen. Make sure to read through the Activity Waiver. To continue with your registration you must agree to the waiver. You will be brought to your shopping cart. Review your order. If correct, click “Proceed to Checkout” on the bottom left. If you would like to clear your shopping cart click the “X” icon next to the activity description. Review the “Summary of Charges” and enter your payment method and billing information. When finished, click “Continue” at the bottom left of your screen to begin the payment authorization process and generate a confirmation receipt.

Online Registration Support: For assistance, please call our office at (978) 777-0001 x3094.

Please Note: Danvers Recreation only accepts payments via check, Visa, Discover & MasterCard. 3

Program Registration Form



Endicott Park

Endicott Park is owned and operated by the Town of Danvers. The park encompasses 165 acres and is home to some of the most unique and varied recreational land on the North Shore. Today, Endicott Park attracts nearly 200,000 visitors a year. The park’s varied landscape includes pastoral views, historic farm buildings, orchards, woodlands, and marshes. A network of trails and gravel roads allows for stress free exploration of the park. Endicott Park is home to the Danvers Dog Park, a newly renovated playground, and the brand new Nature Center. Endicott Park offers a number of options for groups wishing to reserve an area for private use or special events. For more information on the permit process, please visit the website at Endicott Park is located at 57 Forest Street in Danvers and is open 9:00 AM—Dusk 365 days a year.

Waterfront & Harbor

Nearly 800 boaters call Danvers homeport. This homeport consists of four rivers; the Danvers River, the Waters River, the Crane River and the Porter River. Danvers provides boaters with a naturally protected harbor with less than a 30 minute ride to the ocean. The Crane River Marina is the Town’s only public marina and provides dockage for 68 vessels up to 25’ in length. Pope’s Landing offers public restrooms, a lighted parking lot, scenic park, and picnic area. For a minimum charge you can launch your boat using our boat launch ramp. The Harbormaster's Office at Pope’s Landing offers pump out boat services where the pump out boat will come to any marina or mooring in Danvers and pump out your vessel free of charge. Pope’s Landing office is located at 8 Harbor Street in Danvers. For more information visit and scroll down to Divisions and click Harbormaster.

Fun Club The Fun Club After School Program is a licensed school age childcare program that focuses on the individual child in a supportive environment while meeting the needs of working parents in Danvers. Fun Club provides quality care for children in grades K-5. The qualified staff members create a safe, caring, and supportive environment full of enriching recreation opportunities. Our staff supports the goals of social well-being and growth by meeting the individual development needs of each child. Fun Club afterschool program features many quality activities for children which may include: supervised homework time, group activities & fitness games, snack time, Zumba, karaoke, drama, sports, arts & crafts, walking field trips, music, indoor/outdoor games and much more!

Friends of Danvers Recreation The Friends of Danvers Recreation is a private, non-profit organization (501C3) that was started to help the Town

of Danvers meet the recreational needs of the community. The organization has successfully run various fundraisers and programs and is always looking for new ideas and interested volunteers. Some events and projects that the Friends of Danvers Recreation has assisted in are: Summer Concert Series, Smith School Playground, Great Oak School Playground, Lawrence Street Park Playground, Rail Trail, Memorial Field Monument, Highlands School Walk, Endicott Park Playground, Danvers Dog Park and much more!

People with Disabilities The Danvers Recreation Division is committed to providing facilities and programs that meet the needs of residents with disabilities. All arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Please contact the recreation office at 978-777-0001 x3094 with any questions.

Permits All Town ballfields require a permit for organized play. In order to obtain a permit, applicants must read and sign the “Playing Field and Related Facility Permit Policy” and fill out a Permit Request Form. Both can be found by going to Click “Field Permits” on the left hand side of the Recreation Division homepage.


Employment Applications can be found at under the “Employment” tab on the left hand side of the Recreation Division homepage. Applications can be emailed to, brought into our Town Hall office, or mailed to Town Hall Recreation Division, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.


If you cancel your registration for a program for which Danvers Recreation has paid deposits, purchased equipment, or incurred other expenses on your behalf, your refund, if any, will be reduced by the amount of the expenses incurred, plus a $15.00 administrative fee. 6

Summer Concert Series 2018 Band



Shana Stack


July 9

Good Stuff

Dance Band

July 11

The Groove

Cover Band

July 16



July 23


Violin Rock

July 17

Decades of Rock

Rock n Roll

August 1


Rock n Roll

August 6



August 8

More concert dates to come! All summer concerts are free, and run from 6—8 pm! In the event of rain, the concert will be held the next day. Follow Danvers Rec on social media for up to date notifications!


LITTLE EXPLORERS Join Endicott Park’s Naturalist Erika Moretti for some fun with nature! Each class will focus on seasonal nature themes such as seed, habitats, ponds, animal sounds, and much more. Little Explorers aims to increase appreciation for science and the outdoors while developing skills in observation, classification, counting and investigation. Ages 2-5 with a parent/guardian. Dates








Endicott Park Nature Center



Dates 7/24—7/26

Age 3 years

Time 9:30—11AM

Location Endicott Park

Fee $60

Week 2:


3 years


Endicott Park


Three year old children will explore science and nature through age-appropriate activities at Endicott Park. Activities may include learning about farm animals, exploring animal habitats, discovering the creatures in Goodno Pond, and many other games and activities!

Note: There are 6 spots available per week



Come get your hands dirty while learning how to take care of the farm animals at Endicott Park! During your one-on-one session with Naturalist Erika Moretti, you will feed the animals, re-bed the stalls, collect eggs, and maybe even get the chance to groom the smaller animals.

Dates: 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, OR 8/10 Location: Children’s Barn Day: Fridays

@ Endicott Park

Time: 9—10AM

Fee: $20 per session Ages: 4 and up 9

Please Note: This program is a oneon-one session with Erika, however, small groups of siblings can be accommodated.

AMAZING ART Miss Nancy Purcell and local professional artist, Judianne Gillis, invites you to a fun art program taking place this April break! Create masterpieces at Holten Richmond Middle School that you can bring home to share with friends and family. Don’t wait to sign up; Miss Nancy’s programs have a history of filling up quick.

Grades: K-8 Dates: 4/17, 4/18, and 4/19 Location: Holten Richmond Middle School Time: 9AM-11AM Fee: $100.00, includes all materials

*Sibling discount: $20.00 off each additional sibling

ENDICOTT ADVENTURES Learn about local wildlife through games, stories, activities and lessons. Park Rangers will lead children in an exploration of local habitats to learn how plants and animals adapt to seasonal conditions. Children should come dressed for the outdoors and bring a lunch, two snacks and a water bottle. Sign up for one, two, or all sessions! $30 per day. Grade s K-5

Dates 4/18-4/20

Time 9AM-3PM

Location Endicott Park



BABYSITTERS COURSE This course instructed by Ms. Debbie LaFlamme will cover topics to help your teen becomes a more responsible and trustworthy babysitter for family and friends! Date: Saturday, June 2nd

Topics covered includes: -Interviewing with parents

Location: Holten Richmond Middle School Time: 1PM-5PM

-Infant & toddler care: diapering, feeding techniques, creative reading, appropriate snacks, etc.

Fee: $40.00 Ages: Recommended for ages 11 and up

-Handling bedtime issues -Choosing safe & appropriate toys -Basic First Aid: choking, cuts, eye injuries, nosebleeds, burns, seizures, poisoning , etc.

Stay Updated! Follow us for updates, event dates, program news, pictures, cancellations and more! /DanversRec/ /DanversRec /DanversRecreation 11

PARK Free for all Danvers children, this program has an “open door” policy which permits children to come and go from the parks as they desire, with the exception of special events. Additional fees are required for special events and trips. Each park site is staffed by two Danvers Rec summer counselors who will provide children with games, activities, arts & crafts and a safe, fun summer for all. Participants must be pre-registered for the summer to attend the program.

For ages 6—14. Start Date: Thursday, June 28th End Date: Friday, August 17th PARK OPTIONS Full Day Parks (M.—TH. 9 AM—2 PM, Fri. 9 AM—12 PM) - Rand Circle - Plains Park - Highlands School -Great Oak School - Woodvale Park - Tapley Half Day Parks (9 AM—12 PM) - Smith School - Folly Hill Park - Sandy Beach - Southwick Park Lawrence St. Park - Putnamville Park Night Park (5 PM—7PM) - Thursdays at select playgrounds! TRIP PACKAGES! PARK PLAN DEAL: For all registered participants Includes all trips except Canobie Lake Park $89 SUMMER SUN DEAL: For participants entering 3rd grade & above. Includes all trips! $129







Firemen’s Muster



Roller Palace



Park Carnival



Mini Golf



Fenway Park Tour



Wiffleball Tourney 8/9


Franklin Park Zoo



Canobie Lake





LPS is a nut-free program!

This program is separated into three age groups that run simultaneously: Ministars, ages 4-5; Superstars, ages 6-7; and Megastars, ages 8-9. Professional staff members are ready to lead a program that aims to help children reach their full physical and social potential! Activities are game oriented that help to develop basic skills in a fun way! Kids will be exposed to healthy nutrition as well as crafts, water games and computer time.

Sessions Week 1: 7/9—7/13 Week 2: 7/16—7/20 Week 3: 7/23—7/27 Week 4: 7/30—8/3 Week 5: 8/6—8/10 Week 6: 8/13—8/17

Location: Riverside Elementary School Time: 9AM-1PM Fee: $129 per week Ages: 4-9 years old

LITTLE LIZARDS Explore the fascinating world of science and nature in one of the most beautiful parks in New England, Endicott Park! Our veteran staff will provide the Little Lizards program with a variety of nature activities, such as learning about the different habitats of many animals, identifying plant and animal life, basics of hiking and general equipment knowledge. Fun weeks filled with songs, games, crafts and many new friends! For children ages 4-7 at Endicott Park. Time Fee Week 1: 7/2—7/6 9AM– 1PM $121 Week 2: 7/9—7/13 9AM—1PM $155 Week 3: 7/16—7/20 9AM– 1PM $155 Week 4: 7/23—7/27 9AM—1PM $155 Week 5: 7/30—8/3 9AM—1PM $155 Week 6: 8/6—8/10 9AM—1PM $155 Week 7: NO PROGRAM Week 8: 8/20—8/24 9AM—1PM $155 *NO PROGRAM 7/4 Weekly extended care available from 1PM to 2PM for an additional $25.00 per week 13

S.N.A.K.E Explore the fascinating world of science in one of the best nature parks in all of New England. Children will explore the world of science, nature and recreation through activities and groups at Endicott Park, known for its wildlife and natural beauty. The S.N.A.K.E. program will provide a variety of nature activities, such as learning how to track animals in the wild, identifying plant and animal life, how to fish (catch and release), and the basics of hiking, outdoor survival, and mountaineering. Children will learn how things in science work. Project Adventure games and team challenges are always at the forefront of the program! Ages 7-13. Days


Week 1: 7/2—7/6 W-F 8:30AM-3PM Week 2: 7/9—7/13 M-F 8:30AM-3PM Week 3: SNAKE TRAVELS Week 4: 7/23—7/27 M-F 8:30AM-3PM Week 5: 7/30—8/3 M-F 8:30AM-3PM Week 6: 8/6— 8/10 M-F 8:30AM-3PM Week 7: 8/13—8/17 M-F 8:30AM-3PM

Fee $93 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155


S.N.A.K.E TRAVELS Looking for the most exciting recreation program in New England this summer? S.N.A.K.E. Travels is it! The SNAKE Travels and SNAKE Travels Plus programs were developed to extend the fantastic SNAKE program outside of the boundaries of Endicott park. A bus will be provided for transportation to all events. Sign up early as this program has a history of selling out very fast! Ages 9-15.

SNAKE TRAVELS $249 July 16—Cape Ann Whale Watch & Cherry Farm Creamery July 17—Hiking at Lynn Woods July 18—Lowell Spinners Day Game July 19—Take Flight Adventure Course July 20—Water Country 14

JOURNEYS Join our fitness professional Kelly Pszenny and her staff in a program that allows middle school aged participants to engage in fun team sport tournaments and activities, dodgeball, fun hiking excursions, active field trips & more! For students entering 6th, 7th & 8th grade. Meets at Holten Richmond Middle School. Cost: $165 per week Time: 9 AM—3:00 PM Week 1: 7/9—7/13

2018 Trips: Laser Quest— 7/10 Canobie Lake Park— 7/17 Metro Bowl— 7/19 Golf Country— 7/24 Skyzone— 7/26 Canobie Lake Park— 7/31 Boston Duck Tour — 8/2 Fenway Park Tour— 8/7 Boda Borg— 8/9 Laser Quest— 8/14 Patriot Place— 8/16

Week 2: 7/16—7/20

Week 3: 7/23—7/27

Week 4: 7/30—8/3

Week 5: 8/6—8/10

Week 6: 8/13—8/17

SUMMER ADVENTURES Join Danvers Rec for a summer of fun with our Summer Adventures program! This program is open to boys and girls in the Middle & High School Life Skills Program run through the Danvers Public Schools. Program is run Monday through Friday, full days before and after summer school for students up to age 22. Start Date

Last Day





HRMS Café & Gym



FALCON SUMMER FUN Join Trevor Harwood and Devon Lowry for some fun this summer! Falcons Summer Fun program is for children who enjoy a wide variety of activities that promote physical fitness and above all FUN! Activities include computers, baseball, basketball, drama, cheerleading, soccer, arts & crafts, science exploration, tennis, floor hockey, flag football, project adventure games, golf and more! Lunch will be included for all participants.

Ages: 6-13 Week 1: 7/2—7/6 Week 2: 7/9—7/13 Week 3: 7/16—7/20 Week 4: 7/23—7/27 Week 5: 7/30—8/3 Week 6: 8/6—8/10 Week 7: 8/13—8/17 Week 8: 8/20—8/24

Location: Highlands Elementary School Days M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

Time 9AM-3PM 9AM-3PM 9AM-3PM 9AM-3PM 9AM-3PM 9AM-3PM 9AM-3PM 9AM-3PM


Fee $120 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155

Friday Spirit Day Themes Patriotic/ Red, White& Blue Red Sox Cartoon Character Safari/Animals Hawaiian Luau New England Sports Super Hero Mismatch Trip or special event every week!

Early Drop Off (8:00—9:00) additional $25 per week

Extended Day (3:00—6:00)additional $75 per week

2018 Trips/ Activities 7/5— Firemen’s Muster

8/2— Paradise Mini Golf

7/12— Fenway Park Tour

8/9— The Hall at Gillette Stadium

7/19— Sunnyside Bowladrome

8/16— Flying High Dogs Show

7/26— Boston Bounce

8/23— Laser Quest


ART CAMP WITH MRS. D’ENTREMONT Join Mrs. D’Entremont as we use a variety of materials to create pieces of art that reflect or represent the beauty found in nature, literature, and art collections around the world. Children will enjoy papier-mâché, painting, 3-D art and more! Grades: 1-5 Dates: 8/6—8/10 Fees: $175 Time: 9:00 AM—1:00 PM Location: Great Oak Elementary School

SUMMER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING CAMP Fascinating experiments and creative construction are a great way to explore the wonders of science! Join Mrs. D’Entremont in activities that will be performed using simple ingredients found around the house to create potions, slime, and kid-safe chemical reactions. Children will also have opportunities to test out engineering challenges in fun and creative ways. Together, we will take on challenges to build bridges, towers, domes, unsinkable boats and much more! Children will enjoy learning from each other through engaging, hands-on activities! Grades: 1—5

Dates: 7/23—7/27

Time: 9:00 AM—1:00 PM

Fees: $140

Location: Great Oak Elementary School



Time to make memories and celebrate friendship! Join Miss Nancy this summer for some summertime fun. Children in grades K-7 will enjoy dancing, crafting, gym games, and much more!

Ages 4-12

Time 9AM-1:00PM

Dates 7/2, 7/3, 7/5, 7/6

Location Holten Richmond Middle School

Fee $175

READER’S THEATER Students will be performing different plays throughout the week. They will have fun taking on the roles of different characters while also getting a chance to practice their reading skills. There will also be an opportunity for the artists in the group to help with set design. As a special treat, students will get a water bottle and t-shirt to decorate and take home as a keepsake of their fun week. Please bring a bagged lunch and sunscreen every day. Grades: 2-5 Time: 9AM-1PM Dates: July 16-July 19 Days: M-TH Location: Highlands Elementary School, Classroom 136 Fee: $125, $25 off any additional sibling 18

SUMMER BAND For all instruments and band students with at least one year of music experience! This program will feature small group instruction, rock band and percussion ensembles, and performances of music from traditional and contemporary genres. Students who participate come from a variety of musical backgrounds such as: Brasswinds, Woodwinds, Percussion, Keyboards, and Strings. For questions: email Tony Vatousios at Fee: $225 for both weeks. $125 for one week of attendance. Week

Grade s










HRMS Band Room






HRMS Band Room

MUSICAL THEATRE A week long mini musical workshop for younger students (perfect for ages 7-11) that like to sing, dance and be creative. This program will feature activities and games that enrich children's creativity and performance. Children will learn all aspects of putting together a musical production including acting, singing, dancing, making sets and simple costume design. Everyone will have a role to play in our musical! The program will end with a performance on Friday! For questions: email Tony Vatousios at Grades K-5

Time 8:30AM-12:00PM

Dates July 23-July 27


Days M-F

Location Smith School

Fee $175

VIDEO GAME DESIGN & CODE Stop playing video games and start creating them! In this introductory class participants will learn how to program and create their very own video games. We will learn how to create sprites, objects, levels, backgrounds, sound effects and much more as we create several games that can be shared with family and friends! We’ll create games with fire-breathing dragons, a game with spaceships and asteroids, as well as a multi-level, customized adventure game complete with zombies, potions, coins, trap doors, and so much more! Participants will leave Friday with their games on a thumb-drive along with a free copy of the software! Note: Program has a maximum registration of 12 participants. Grade s








Location Great Oak

Fee $135

In the afternoon session of our video-game designer course we will explore different styles of video-games. Participants will learn how to create scrolling-screen and platform style games. We will also learn how to program and incorporate gravity into our games as we create a Mario Brothers style game. Participants should bring a flash drive in order to save and take their games home with them. NOTE: Program has a maximum registration of 12 participants. Grade s










Great Oak



LEGO ENGINEERING WORKSHOP Using the latest Power Functions technology participants will have an opportunity to explore the amazing world of LEGO(R) engineering. We will learn about gears, circuits, wheels and axles, pulleys and much more as we design and build, and program a variety of different engineering projects. Over 50 different projects are available including motorized cars and walkers, remote-controlled tanks, and amusement park rides. Students will also have an opportunity to design and build their own creations.

Note: 14 person limit. Participants do not take projects home. Grade s 1-6

Day M-F

Dates 8/6—8/10

Time 9AM-12PM

LEGO BUILD & CODE This workshop is designed to develop building and programming skills. Participants will work with LEGO WeDo and LEGO Mindstorms to explore and produce a variety of working models. Children will also have an opportunity to check out the new LEGO Boost! Have your own idea? Then dig your hands into over 50,000 specialized LEGO technic parts, motors, and sensors to create your own robot. Then use LEGO’s easy-to-use drag-and-drop software to bring your creation to life! Note: Participants do not take projects home. Grade s: 2-6 Dates: 8/6—8/10 Time: 12:30-3:30PM

Location: Great Oak

Fee: $130 21

Location Great Oak

Fee $130

CAMP INVENTION Fast forward to the ALL NEW 2018 Camp Invention program, where children are presented with fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and curiosity. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the future of innovation and STEM. Register at: Grades K-6

Time 9:00AM-3:30PM

Dates August 13—August 17

Days M-F

Location Smith School

Fee $275

FIELD TO FORK Kids will grow and harvest their own vegetables from a plat right here at Endicott Park. Using what we’ve harvested, we will create some simple delicious recipes for everyone to try. By the end of the program, they will be making their own dishes and sharing them with the group! Practicing healthy eating habits has never been so much fun! Ages 5+

Time 9:00AM-3:00PM

Dates July 25-August 15


Days W

Location Endicott Park

Fee $60

JUNIOR RANGERS Come join Naturalist Erika Moretti and Endicott Park Rangers for three great weeks of outdoor activities and adventures! Every session has fun trips planned, and previous trips and activities have included Appleton Farms, Tide Pooling, fishing, Seacoast Science Center, beekeeping, gardening and much more. Now including activities and lessons in Endicott Park’s brand new Nature Center! Children should bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch. Grades: 1—5 Session 1: Monday 8/13—Friday 8/17 Session 2: Monday 8/20—Friday 8/24 Session 3: Monday 8/27—Friday 8/31 Location: Endicott Park Time: 9AM-3PM Fee: $185.00 per weeklong session Aftercare available from 3PM-5PM for additional $50.00

SENIOR RANGERS New this summer! An extension of a fan favorite, Junior Rangers, Senior Rangers aims to engage children entering grades 6—8 in a variety of outdoor activities and adventures. Space is limited! Grades: 6, 7, & 8 Session 1: Monday 8/13—Friday 8/17 Session 2: Monday 8/20—Friday 8/24 Session 3: Monday 8/27—Friday 8/31 Location: Endicott Park Time: 9AM-3PM Fee: $185.00 per weeklong session Aftercare available from 3PM-5PM for additional $50.00 23



Join Danvers Youth Football Cheering for a three-day cheer boot camp clinic! Children will enjoy perfecting their motions, learning jump approaches and proper body positioning, learn new cheers and a dance! There will be a performance on the last day of the program for family to come see what the cheerleaders have been working on! Wear comfortable clothes & bring plenty of water!






$100 per person




DHS Vye Gym

FALCON WRESTLING CLUB Join varsity coach Tim Rich in the Falcon Wrestling Club! The mission of this program is to develop the complete student-athlete. Wrestlers will learn to excel in the top, bottom, and neutral scramble positions. Participants will also develop transferable skills such as leadership, commitment, sportsmanship, and teamwork!











DHS Vye Gym



EXTRA INNINGS BASEBALL CLINIC Dates: 4/16—4/20 Ages: 7—12 Location: Extra Innings, Middleton Time: 8:30AM-12:30PM Fee: $125.00 This 5-day clinic at Middleton Extra Innings covers the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing and base-running. Players are separated into age groups and rotated through different stations. Each station is designed to teach players a different skill and is taught by an Extra Innings instructor in their area of expertise!

MIDDLE SCHOOL GOLF Join Danvers Rec and Janis Clifford for our Spring Golf Program at Middleton Golf Course in Middleton! This program focuses on the introduction to golf etiquette on the golf course as well as general golf instruction. Program includes the use of all facilities at the Middleton Golf Course and five rounds of golf with 9 holes each round. Everyone must bring their own clubs and have a ride to and from the course! Grades






5/30, 6/4, 6/11, 6/20, 6/25


Middleton Golf Course



SUMMER BASKETBALL 2018 HOOPSTERS SUMMER CLINIC This clinic will teach the fundamentals of passing, shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and defense while providing experiences in sportsmanship and teamwork. The program is filled with great instruction and exciting challenges for kids to improve their skills and have fun! Please bring water bottle! For children entering grades 1-3 next fall. Grades 1-3

Time 10AM-12PM

Location DHS Field House

Dates 7/9-7/13

Fee $79

CHRIS TIMSON’S DANVERS FALCONS CLINIC High school Varsity basketball coach, Chris Timson, will lead this instructional basketball program for boys who are looking to improve their basketball skills! This clinic aims to teach kids about the game of basketball, including the rules and regulations as well as tips and techniques to play the game more competitively and effectively. Grades 4—9

Time 8AM-11:30AM

Location DHS Field House


Dates 7/16-7/20

Fee $95

SHOOTING STARS CLINIC Shooting Stars is a basketball program for girls entering grades 4-9 next fall! Join us to learn individual skill development as well as fundamental team concepts. Perfect for the player ready to take their game to the next level in an instructional but fun environment! Program will cover all aspects of the game including shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, defense & more! Great for preparing for a travel team and developing new skills. Grade s 4-9

Time 9AM-12PM

Location DHS Field House

Dates 7/23-7/27

SUN & AIR GOLF Danvers Recreation has special discounts for Sun ‘n Air Golf on Conant Street in Danvers. Stop by the Recreation Office to pick up your coupon books today! The perfect little gifts for the golfer in your life!

5 rounds on the 3-hole course $24

5 Large Buckets of Balls $39 27

Fee $134

FALCONS LACROSSE FOR BOYS & GIRLS Join Danvers Boys' head coach Wes Chittick and Danvers Girls' head coach Nico Prandi for a three day lacrosse clinic this summer! Players will have fun as they are taught the fundamentals of lacrosse through a variety of drills, games, and competitions. Equipment provided for new players, while supplies last! Early bird discount: Register by July 5th for $20 discount!










DHS Turf






DHS Turf


TRACK AND FIELD Come learn the basics of Track & Field with our introductory Track & Field Clinic instructed by Coach Annie Rose Carter! These programs aim to introduce the fundamentals of the various events found in the sport to each respective group. Daily activities will give the athlete a chance to practice a variety of track events and learn the basics of proper fitness. Grades






8:30—9:30A M

DHS Track





DHS Track





18 years in operation, Top Notch Field Hockey is coming to the turf at Danvers High offering two sessions of a unique opportunity for field hockey development. Each session includes game play, stick handling, passing, defensive and offensive skills, while having fun. Top Notch Field Hockey will help you take your game to the next level. Top Notch staff has been working hard all winter to provide players with a challenging curriculum and many new game techniques. Session 1 is intended for beginner and intermediate players; Session 2 is intended for high school level teams and experienced players.









DHS Turf




DHS Turf


Session 1

Session 2 HS Teams Day Session Schedule

Night Session Schedule


6—7 PM

Warm up &

Warm up & Skill Stations

Skill Stations

7—8:45 PM

10:45—11 Chalk Talk & Rules

Games (Teams not playing do stations)


8:45—9:00 PM

Stretch/Game Play

Warm Down


Tuesday: Full game tournament

Warm Down 29

YOUTH SPIKERS VOLLEYBALL CLINIC VOLLEYBALL CLINIC Spend a week of your summer vacation with Danvers High School Coach George LeVasseur learning the basic skills of volleyball including attacking, passing, setting, blocking and FUN! For boys and girls with any level of experience! Grades: 3-8 Dates: 8/13-8/16

Time: 5- 6:30 PM Fee: $75 Location: DHS Field House

TRYOUT-READY VOLLEYBALL CLINIC VOLLEYBALL CLINIC This clinic is an intensive readiness program run by Coach George LeVasseur, Endicott College Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach Lindsay Rescott and Endicott College Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach Nicole Trudeau. Program is open to high school boys and girls. Any questions please email Any level welcome. Grades: 9-12 Dates: 8/13-8/16 Time: 7—9:30 PM Fee: $180 Location: DHS Field House 30

TENNIS SPRING TENNIS Program begins with tennis fitness, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball and racquet control, games and activities! Students will require a regulation racquet, sneakers and athletic attire appropriate for spring weather. Fee $65 Grade s


Day Time






Plains Park





Plains Park





Plains Park

SUMMER TENNIS This summer’s goal will be to maximize your tennis experience in a fun and safe environment and to develop tennis skills that will be useful for a lifetime. All participants (except 5-7 year old section) are required to bring their own racquet, please reach out to program director if this will be an issue. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water! No program July 4th. Sessions (Mon-Fri) Grade s



1: 7/2-7/13 ($72)



Plains Park

2: 7/16-7/27 ($80)



Plains Park

3: 7/30-8/10 ($80)



Plains Park

4: 8/13-8/24 ($80)

ESSEX COAST VOLLEYBALL Boys in grades 4-8 and 9-12 interested in playing volleyball and improving their skills are encouraged to attend the Essex Coast Volleyball Clinic with Coach Lindsay Rescott. Rescott is currently a teacher at Danvers High School and has over five years of experience coaching at the Collegiate Level as well as over three years at the High School level. Courts will be broken up by age and skill with the help of collegiate level coaches and players. This will be a fun and exciting way for new players to learn the game and develop their skills as well as current high school players to get ready for their upcoming season! Grade s Dates Days Time Location 4-8; 9-12 7/10-7/12 Tues-Thurs 6-8 PM DHS Field House



BOOT CAMP Boot Camp is designed for every fitness level and will improve the current level of fitness of everyone that participates. All aspects of fitness (cardio, strengths and flexibility) are covered and will give you the kick start you need to get on the road to optimum health in 2018. This program is designed to keep you motivated, disciplined and structured so you will not only see great results, you will also have a great experience. Ages 16+ Session 3: 4/10—5/13 Session 4: 5/28—6/30 Session 5: 7/11—8/14 Session 6: 8/27—9/22

PICKLEBALL PROGRAMS Skills Clinic Join pickleball instructor Nick at the new pickleball courts in a 4 week program designed to focus on different facets of the game, aimed to improve your skills! All ages are welcome. Week 1: Forehand. Week 2: Back-hand. Week 3: Serve. Week 4: Volley. Fee: $60 Dates: 5/24-6/14, Thursday mornings Time: 10-11 AM Location: Highlands Elementary School Pickleball Doubles Tournament With brackets for all ages, this great game embodies a little bit of tennis, racquetball, and ping pong in an easy to learn, fun to play sport. Registration required for you and your teammate. Date: June 19 Time: 5 PM Start Location: Highlands Elementary School Fee: $20/team


ENDICOTT PARK DAY Join in the fun with Danvers Family Festival at Endicott Park Day! This is a true family outing, with activities and events for people of all ages starting at 11:00. From the Doll Carriage Parade to face painting & temporary tattoos, and other kid’s activities, demonstrations, and rides. There is sure to be something for everyone. Local businesses and crafts-people will have booths. Bring an appetite, as a wide variety of food is available from fried dough to Boy Scout Troop 58’s grill. The Parent/Child Cookie Baking contest will be held under a tent at the park entrance and live entertainment will be held on the stage.

Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018 Time: 11 AM — 3 PM Location: Endicott Park Sponsor: Danvers Family Festival Contact: Sheryl James,

KAYAK SUNSET PADDLE Get ready for an Extra-Ordinary adventure. Featuring some of the prettiest sights in the region, this river trip gives you a true Danvers experience by exploring our town from the key waterway in Danvers, the Danvers River. This narrated “3-hour tour” promises to finish better than Gilligan’s did, with an easy, meandering pace for everyone from the beginner to the experienced Kayaker.

Date: Thursday, June 21 Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm Location: Pope's Landing


BIRD WATCHING CLUB Do you love birds or want to learn about them while enjoying the beautiful scenic views of Endicott Park this Spring? Come join nature enthusiast and fellow bird watcher, Erika Moretti for a morning stroll around the park, while looking for feathered visitors in the skies and tries. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring them! Dates 4/24-5/29

Day Tuesdays

Ages All

Time 10AM-11AM

Location Endicott Park

Fee $10

NATURE CENTER LECTURE SERIES Dates 6/9, 7/14, 8/11,9/15

Day Saturdays

Ages All

Time 10AM-12PM

Location Endicott Park

Fee $10/ lecture

Join us at Endicott Park for an interactive lecture series in our NEW Nature Center! Guest lecturers may include researchers, scientists, farmers, professors or other professionals in the field. Each month a different topic regarding nature is discussed by a different lecturer, leaving plenty of time for you to ask questions and engage in a thought-provoking discussion with the other attendees. Topics/ lecturers TBA. Tune into the Danvers Recreation and Endicott Park Facebook page’s as the lecture dates approach to find out more information about the upcoming lecturer!





Vegetable Gardening for Everyone

Susan Hammond


The Power of Pollinators

Claire Hopkins


Capturing Florida Panthers: A Tree Climber’s Perspective

Dennis Giardina


The Secret Life of Lobsters

Win Watson 34


RED SOX Join Danvers Rec as we travel to Fenway Park to see your favorite team! Games with seats in the Grandstand are in the Family Section. All trips include school bus transportation departing from Danvers High School.


Day Bus Leaves





June 24




Seattle Mariners

L.F. Grandstand 33


July 15




Toronto Blue Jays

L.F. Grandstand 33


FAMILY CAMPOUT This summer thousands of people across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in a one-night event that will provide an experience for all generations to connect with nature. Bring a tent, sleeping bag, and some food to BBQ. Enjoy storytelling and s’mores by the campfire and a moonlit hike before bed. A light continental breakfast will be available for you in the morning before you depart or spend the day exploring the park! Date Saturday, June 2

Ages All

Time 4PM-10AM

Location Endicott Park


Fee $25


Grab your blanket and popcorn and meet us in the park! Danvers Recreation & Peabody Institute Library will be hosting our popular movie in the park events at Peabody Park on Tuesday nights during the month of August. Follow us on Facebook at Danvers Recreation for movie details! Dates





Tuesday’s in August

7:15 PM

All Ages

Peabody Park


TENNIS TOURNAMENT Join in on this fun and exciting tournament open to all levels! All competitors are welcome and will compete against players above and below their own ability. Players must be at least 14 years old. Categories include Women’s & Men’s doubles, Mixed doubles, Men’s & Women’s Singles. Date: 8/25—8/26 Age: 14+ Location: Danvers High School Fee: $15 per player per category To register: email 36

SPRING FLING DANCE @ Danversport Yacht Club Swing into Spring with our annual dance! Join us for a night of dancing fun in the gorgeous Danversport Yacht Club Main Ballroom. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for DJ Kim Collins Entertainment to spin the hits! Jill Dichiarra Photography will be providing arrival pictures and candid's throughout the night! 

Tickets sold until noon on Wednesday April 11

You MUST bring your receipt with you Date: Thursday, April 12

to enter the dance. 

Proper dress required.

Time: 5PM—7PM

Parent and kid friendly finger foods will be served! And there will be everyone's favorite... the chocolate fountain!

Grades: K—8


Fee: $50 per couple, $15 for each additional guest

MIKE GORDON FISHING TOURNEY Danvers Family Festival tradition continues this year with the Annual Danvers Recreation Fishing Derby in Memory of Mike Gordon. Anglers of all ages will line the perimeter of the picturesque Mill Pond in Danvers and cast their lines in the morning air. Hoots and hollers can be heard as kids and their parents make a catch! (Mainly perch, catfish and pickerel.) The rules of the derby require the catch to be released immediately after it is weighed by the judges. Please bring your own bait. You should also bring a bucket or pail to carry your catch to the weigh station. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 Family/Team entries. A maximum of 5 members per Family/Team. Date Time Location Fee June 24 8AM-11AM Mill Pond Free!


Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Endicott Park

Bigger and better than trucks in the sandbox! Join us at Endicott Park on September 10th for a day of family fun. Trucks on display will include dump trucks, loaders, fire engines, bulldozers, police cars, backhoes, K-9 cars, tractors, boats, plows and chippers! Guaranteed fun for all ages!


C.I.T. Program 2018 [Counselor In Training]

Important Dates Friday, May 25

Deadline to submit CIT Application Packet & References. MUST submit in person at Recreation office at Danvers Town Hall.

Friday, June 1

Acceptance/Rejection decisions mailed out.

Saturday, June 2

Mandatory training for all accepted CITs @ HRMS 8AM-12PM.

Wednesday, June 13

Deadline to sign up for CIT weeks/programs if accepted.

What is the CIT Program? The Counselor in Training Program is designed to give selected High School age students (ages 1418) the opportunity to learn and develop leadership and teamwork skills in our summer programs. The program consists of training and actual work experience with campers under the supervision of a Danvers Recreation staff person. Maturity and a sincere desire to work with children are essential.

How Does It Work?

Danvers Recreation summer programs run for roughly eight weeks. Accepted CITs sign-up for programs on a weekly basis in the Recreation office at Danvers Town Hall (i.e. CITs may do a week of SNAKE, a week of LPS, a week of Journey’s and so on as long as they fit each program’s requirements). Through supervised group leadership opportunities, CITs learn the skills and responsibilities necessary to become a leader by participating in these programs. If accepted, it is essential that CITs attend the full weeks of the program they register for. Participation in this program does not guarantee being hired as a staff member. CITs take from the program what they put into it.


Potential CITs can begin picking up/printing out CIT Application Packets on March 26, 2018. CITs should fill out all paperwork and obtain a written teacher reference and return in person to the Danvers Recreation office by the May 25, 2018 deadline. Applications will not be reviewed if they are submitted after the deadline or if they are incomplete. Danvers Recreation Staff will review applications and acceptance/rejection notifications will be sent out on June 1, 2018. If accepted, CITs should come sign up and register for desired programs and weeks at the Recreation office at the Town Hall. Registration is based on a first-come first-serve basis and occurs in-office only. There is a fee to participate in the C.I.T. Program. Fees vary based on the program that you register to participate in. Your non-refundable payment is required upon registering; you may not register without payment under any circumstances. CIT training on June 2, 2018 is mandatory. You may not participate in the CIT program if you do not attend training. 39











Profile for Nick Campion

2018 spring and summer brochure  

Danvers Recreation Spring & Summer 2018 Brochure

2018 spring and summer brochure  

Danvers Recreation Spring & Summer 2018 Brochure


Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded