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DAWSON COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION

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This guide contains Information for January thru May 2017 View our online flip-book at www.dawsoncounty.org


UNITED FUTBOL ACADEMY MOUNTAINS We are a premier soccer club and the official partner of Dawson County Parks & Rec Dept. We play out of Rock Creek.

We offer the following programs: Summer Camp: June 12-16, 2017 Recreational U6-U19 U7-U8 Future Academy Academy U9-U12 * Select U13-U19

Spring 2017 Registration: Nov 1st Summer Camp Registration: May 1st Fall 2017 Registration: May 1st Winter Camp Registration: Nov 1st


General Information Our Mission

Dawson County Parks & Recreation’s primary mission is to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for which people of all ages can grow, benefit, and enjoy the quality of life through diverse recreational and leisure opportunities.

Directory..............................................................4 Parks and Facilities........................................ 6-10 Athletic Programs........................................ 11-18 Stay In Touch.....................................................19 Camps and Clinics.............................................20 Classes and Instructional Activities...................21

Fitness and Wellness................................... 22-24 Special Events...................................................26 Dawson County Senior Center............................27 Dawson Transit..................................................29 Looking Ahead...................................................30

Parks & Recreation Hours of Operation Veterans Memorial Park

Park Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM Lloyd Crane Center Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM / CLOSED Sunday

Rock Creek Park Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM Recreation Center Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM / Sunday 1:00-9:00PM “Open Gym” Hours: Sunday 1:00-9:00PM

War Hill Park Park Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM Campsites open April 1 thru October 31

River Park Park Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM

ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS GUIDE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Visit www.dawsoncounty.org/ departments/recreation for updated information.

Holiday closings are available at www.dawsoncounty.org/departments/recreation

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Directory Dawson County Parks & Recreation Mailing Address: P.O. Box 808 Dawsonville, GA 30534 Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org | Phone: (706) 344-3646 or (706) 344-3648 | Fax: (706) 344-3647 INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION 706-344-3646/3648 EXT. 500 The inclement weather line is activated at the close of business hours on days of inclement weather. Dawson County Parks & Recreation uses RainedOut to inform you about cancelled events, changed plans, new directions, and more. RainedOut delivers our urgent alerts to you as a text message or email. Subscribe at www.RainedOut.com Rock Creek Sports Complex 445 Martin Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 | Phone: (706) 344-3646 or (706) 344-3648 | Fax: (706) 344-3647 Veterans Memorial Park 186 Recreation Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 | Phone: (706) 344-3600 or (706) 344-3601 | Fax: (706) 344-3610 Pool (at Veterans) 32 Recreation Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 | Phone: (706) 344-3602 (Seasonal) War Hill Park 4081 War Hill Park Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 River Park Hwy 9 South Dawsonville, GA 30534

STAFF DIRECTORIES: Parks & Recreation Staff 706-344-3646 Director: Lisa Henson Ext. 222 | lhenson@dawsoncounty.org Athletics: Joey Carder/Athletic Director Ext. 230 | jcarder@dawsoncounty.org Greg Lawrence/Athletic Assistant Ext. 300 | glawrence@dawsoncounty.org Meghan Purvis/Athletic Assistant mpurvis@dawsoncounty.org Thomas Rhodes/Athletic Assistant trhodes@dawsoncounty.org Programs & Activities: Buffie Hamil/ Programs & Facilities Coordinator Ext. 224 | bhamil@dawsoncounty.org Facility Rentals & Customer Service: Kris Rowan/Customer Relations Specialist Ext. 221 | krowan@dawsoncounty.org Business Relations: Ronda Watson/Business Relations Specialist Ext. 225 | rwatson@dawsoncounty.org Maintenance: Ronnie Cronan/Maintenance Staff Billy Mahaffey/Maintenance Staff Daniel Flake/Maintenance Staff McKenzie Edwards/Maintenance Staff Parks & Recreation Board Chad Cofield Chris Conowal Tony Kellar Heather Tierney Spencer Wright Board meets the 2nd Monday of odd numbered months 5:30PM at Rock Creek Dawson County Manager David Headley 25 Justice Way | Suite 2236 | Dawsonville, GA 30534 706) 344-3501 Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chairman: Billy Thurmond District 1: Sharon Fausett District 2: Chris Gaines District 3: Jimmy Hamby District 4: Julie Hughes-Nix

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Parks & Facilities Rock Creek Sports Complex

Small Pavilion • Outdoor open, covered pavilion • Picnic tables and seating for approx. 25 people • $35 residents / $55 non-residents Large Pavilion • Outdoor open, covered pavilion • Picnic tables and seating for approx. 60 • $65 residents / $85 non-residents TV Room • Inside Recreation Center • Tables and chairs for approx. 20 people • $25 residents / $45 non-residents for 5-hour rental , 2017: nuary 1 a J e ($15 per each additional hour) v effect: ti Effec will be in for a hanges c Class/Meeting Room g n in a s w le -up n, and c e renter. Table The follo w o • Inside Recreation Center -d k a l th a f re o iv b , y rr p it a u il n • Tables and chairs for approx. 40 people available *The set- ill the responsib l available upo upon il n w w o l ti ls a ta c n ta • $50 residents / $70 non-residents for 5-hour rental facilty re s for indoor ren their original lo d to clean the ir ($15 per each additional hour) and cha to be returned to r is also expecte oor facilities), d and are of rental. Rente mop floors (in -site dumpster. Community Room on on and nd • Inside Recreation Center completi follows: sweep ort trash to the posed a sp s been pro pending • Tables and chairs for approx. 100 people available s facility a tables, and tran a h s e tal fe wn as still t the • $100 residents / $120 non-residents for 5-hour rental wipe do cility ren cision w c ase of fa g approval; de . Please conta ng re c in ($15 per each additional hour) n n in ri o *A it u ti a d a w c 6 a li 4 b 6 -3 pu ntly is curre of print of this ek at (706) 344 M-5PM) Gymnasiums A e re 8 C m ri ti k c -F at • $75 residents / $95 non-residents for 4-hour rental ce at Ro rs (Mon main offi r business hou website at ($20 per each additional hour) per gym la r u u g o re or visit oncounty.org • “Open Gym”: Sundays 1:00-9:00PM aws www.d updates. Weight Room for • Up to 5 members of the same household per membership • Open Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM and Sunday 1:00-9:00PM • Under 16 years of old must be accompanied by parent/guardian • 9 pieces of equipment: 3 treadmills | 1 elliptical 1 recumbent bike | 1 lat/pull down | 1 bench press 1 leg curl | 1 ab/back machine • $25 residents / $45 non-residents for 3-month membership Baseball | Softball Fields 4 T-Ball Fields (125 ft) | 4 Baseball/Softball Fields (220 ft) 2 Baseball/Softball Fields (300 ft) • $100 residents / $120 non-residents per day per field (no lights) • $175 residents / $195 non-residents per day with lights. Soccer Fields 3 regulation-size fields • Currently not available for rental purposes Outdoor Basketball Courts • $65 residents / $85 non-residents per court per day for event use • No fee for public use Tennis Courts • $65 residents / $85 non-residents per court per day for event use • No fee for public use Walking Trail • 1.1 mile • 6 ft. wide asphalt • Lights on timer • $65 per day for event use • No fee for public use Rotary Island Splash Pad • Open May-September, Monday-Sunday, 10:00am-8:00pm • No fee for public use • Not available for rental purposes • Located beside Small Pavilion • Restrooms nearby 6

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Parks & Facilities Veterans Memorial Park Small Pavilion | 1 available • Outdoor open, covered pavilion • Picnic tables and seating for approx. 25 people • $35 residents / $55 non-residents for all day rental Large Pavilion | 1 available • Outdoor open, covered pavilion • Picnic tables and seating for approx. 60 • $65 residents / $85 non-residents for all day rental Gymnasium | 1 available • Located inside Lloyd Crane Center • $75 residents / $95 non-residents for 4-hour rental ($20 per each additional hour) Baseball | Softball Fields 1 Baseball/Softball Field (200 ft) | 1 Baseball/Softball Field (185 ft) | 2 Baseball/Softball Fields (220 ft.) 1 Baseball/Softball Field (340 ft) • $100 residents / $120 non-residents per day per field (no lights) • $175 residents / $195 non-resident per day with lights Football Field • Currently not available for rental purposes Outdoor Basketball Court • Half-court only • No fee for public use Tennis Courts | 2 available • $65 residents / $85 non-residents per court per day for event use • No fee for public use (upon availability)

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Parks & Facilities Veterans Memorial Park (continued) Pool • Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day • Outdoor pool • Wade pool available • Diving board available (large pool only) • 3 lifeguards on duty at all times during public access hours • 10-minute chemical check every hour • Sand volleyball court adjacent to pool • Restrooms/showers on-site Public Swim Hours: 12:00-5:00PM • 7 days a week (Memorial Day weekend through first weekend in August) • Weekends/holidays only after first weekend in August through Labor Day • $3 daily admission per person • Season passes available (see information below) Pool Parties: 6:30-8:30PM • Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays • $30 residents / $50 non-residents party rental per day • $45 per lifeguard (1 lifeguard per 40 people); includes 30-minute set up (6:00-6:30pm) and 30-minute clean-up (8:30-9:00pm). Swimming is prohibited during the setup and clean-up times. • Pool party rentals begin booking at 8:00AM on the first weekday in May Summer Pool Passes Pool passes are available for purchase beginning on the first weekday in May. All pool passes must be purchased at Rock Creek Sports Complex during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) or online at www.dawsoncounty.org 24 hours/day. • Individual Season Pass: $30 resident / $50 non-resident • Family Season Pass: $100 resident / $120 non-resident (up to 5 members of the same household) Track • 1 lap= ¼ mile • Minimal light • No fee for public use • $65 resident / $85 non-resident (per day) Multi-use Trail • 1 lap= 8/10 mile • 5 LifeTrail® exercise stations included • Includes bicycle lane • Lights on timer • $65 resident / $85 non-resident (per day) • No fee for public use

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Parks & Facilities River Park

Open year-round | 7 days a week 7:00AM-10:00PM • Light on-site • Canoe launch • Covered pavilion (no fee for public use) • Portable restroom on-site • No fee for put-in ($3 fee applies to take-out at Kelly Bridge) The Etowah River passes gently through the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area with only a couple of easy Class I-II rapids. This 9.5 mile “run” has a low “degree of difficulty”, which allows you ample time to enjoy the many sights and sounds of the river.This river float is an easy float; however, there are a few fast-water areas that do require care in maneuvering around the eddies. Real-time water levels can be obtained from http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/ uv?02389150. From River Park Canoe Launch to Kelly Bridge Road take-out, travel is approximately 9.5 miles. Travel time will vary 3-5 hours, depending on water level.

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War Hill Park

Open year-round | 7 days a week 7:00AM-10:00PM Campsites Open April 1- October 31 • 14 available (primitive) • $16 per campsite per day • Restrooms/showers nearby • Host on-site • Pier on-site • Beach/volleyball on-site Boat Ramps • Four on-site (Availability based on lake water levels) • $3 per day • Annual Pass: $30 resident / $50 non-resident

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Athletic Programs Volleyball (Spring) Contact: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Online thru February 3, 2017 at www.dawsoncounty.org

A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. Focus will be on instruction and development of the fundamentals of volleyball: passing, setting, blocking, hitting, serving and defense, as well as team concepts through instruction and game play. No experience needed. Great for Beginners! Players will be drafted onto teams by grade level. For age groups resulting in multiple teams, teams will be drafted by using an evaluation process. • Ages: Kind-8th grade (girls) | Fee: $50 resident/$70 non-resident. Fee includes game t-shirt • Practices begin: March 6, 2017 • Matches begin: March 18, 2017 All practices will be held at Rock Creek Sports Complex. Travelling outside Dawson County will be necessary for this activity. Admission fees may be charged at events associated with this activity.

Baseball (spring)

Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

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Online: January 3-February 6, 2017 Walk-in: January 30-February 6, 2017

A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 7-14 • Fee: $75 resident/$95 non-resident • Fee includes jersey, hat/visor, belt, socks, and pants • Practices begin late-February • Games begin mid-March The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she is eligible to play. A player may move up one age group but may never play down an age group. Some travelling may be necessary for the leagues that result in 3 or less teams. Admission fees may be charged at some events associated with this activity. Information contained in this guide is subject to change | (706) 344-3646 | www.dawsoncounty.org

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Athletic Programs Soccer (spring)

Contact: William E. Mostellar, Sr - Director, UFA Mountains | Phone: 678-212-5494 / 706-429-4446 Email: Dawson@UnitedFA.Org | Website: www.UnitedFA.Org (click Dawson) The Dawson County Parks & Recreation Department and United Futbol Academy (UFA) partner to provide Dawson County Residents with a quality soccer program for beginners through advanced players based out of Rock Creek Sport Complex in Dawsonville. UFA is a 501©3 non-profit organization focusing on “Skills for Soccer, Skills for Life.

Registration:

ONLINE only at www.UnitedFA.Org (click Dawson)

Available Programs (based on January 1st birth date): • U04 Mini League – 6 sessions, includes T-shirt and Mini-League Ball • U06 to U14 Recreation – practice begins at the end of Feb (first game-early March), two 1 hour practices a week and 8 games minimum • U08/U09 Pre Academy – two 1½ hour practices a week and weekend games • U10 to U12 Academy – two 1½ hour practices a week and weekend games • U13 to U19 Select – two 1½ hour practices a week and weekend games • Adult – weekend games played out of Polo Fields, Cumming • Skills Camps & Clinics – Winter, Summer, Middle & High School Prep. (See website for more information) Recreation & Mini League: • Spring 2017 registration - November 1 to January 20 • Fall 2017 registration - May 1 to July 20 Academy & Select Tryout: Registration opens April 1

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Summer Camp: June 12-16, 2017

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Athletic Programs Softball (Spring Adult Softball) Team Registration

March 1-30, 2017 (online through midnight on June 30th and Walk-in M-F 8am-5pm)

A late fee of $50 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 16+ • Fee: : $475 per team Additional $50 Late Fee applied to all team registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Open Men’s League: Mondays* • Church Co-ed League: Tuesdays* • Open Women’s League: Wednesdays* • Open Co-ed League: Thursdays* *Days of the week that each league will play are tentative and subject to change depending on field availability and number of teams per league • Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 10 scheduled games per season • A minimum of 4 teams per league is required. Leagues not reaching this minimum will be refunded in full or given the option to be added into another similar league. Open Co-ed and Church Co-ed leagues will be separate if minimum of 4 teams per league is met; if minimum is not met, leagues may be combined for teams wishing to do so; all other teams will be given a full refund.

SOFTBALL (spring YOUTH SOFTBALL) Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Registration

Online: January 3-February 6, 2017 Walk-in: January 30-February 6, 2017

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A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 7-14 • Fee: $75 resident/$95 non-resident • Fee includes jersey, visor, belt, socks, and pants • Practices begin late-February • Games begin mid-March The age control date for this activity is January 1st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which she is eligible to play. A player may move up one age group but may never play down an age group. Some travelling may be necessary for the leagues that result in 3 or less teams. Admission fees may be charged at some events associated with this activity.

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Athletic Programs Tennis League Play

Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org | Website: www.dawsoncounty.org The Northeast Georgia Tennis Association is a USTA community tennis association offering activities in all seasons. NEGTA is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote, grow, and support the sport of tennis. NEGTA also serves Hall, Habersham, Banks, White, Lumpkin, and Stephens. If you are looking for a fun, competitive tennis environment in a team atmosphere, NEGTA League Tennis is for you. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, we have a team for you. All league levels are based on your NTRP level. Got a team? Want to join one? Interested in a local tennis clinic? To join NEGTA or USTA, go to ustanegta.com or contact Marie Bartlett by emailing roymariebartlett@bellsouth.net or calling 770-380-1848.

T-Ball (spring)

Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Online: January 3-February 6, 2017 Walk-in: January 30-February 6, 2017

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A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 5-6 • Fee: $75 resident/$95 non-resident Fee includes jersey, hat/visor, belt, socks, and pants • Practices begin late-February • Games begin mid-March The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she is eligible to play. A player may move up one age group but may never play down an age group.

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Athletic Programs Instructional League T-Ball (Spring) Registration:

Online: January 3-February 6, 2017 Walk-in: January 30-February 6, 2017

A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline.

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Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org • Ages 3-4 • Fee: $10 resident / $30 non-resident • Fee includes t-shirt • Session begins: late-March The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/ she is eligible to play. A player may move up one age group but may never play down an age group.

Track & Field (Spring) • Ages 7-14 (6 year olds turning 7 by 12/31/17 are eligible) • Fee: $50 resident / $70 non-resident Fee includes singlet and shorts. Registration fee does not include regular season meet fees, which will be the responsibility of the athlete. • Practices begin: late-February • Meets begin: late-March

Registration:

Online: January 3-February 6, 2017 Walk-in: January 30-February 6, 2017

A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. The age control date for this activity is December 31st of the same year of play The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she is eligible to play. Travelling outside Dawson County will be necessary for this activity. Admission fees may be charged at events associated with this activity.

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Athletic Programs CHEERLEADING (FALL)

Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Walk-in ONLY: May 1-8, 2017 (NO ONLINE REGISTRATION)

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A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Uniform Measurement Day May 8th 3:00-7:00pm at Rock Creek • Ages 5-12 • Fee: $125 Fee includes shell, skirt, briefs, and poms • Practices begin late-July/early-August • Games begin late-August The age control date for this activity is July 31st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines eligibility of participation. Visit www.dawsoncounty.org or contact the Dawson County Parks & Recreation office at (706) 344-3646 for a list of eligibility requirements for this activity. Some travelling will be necessary for the game season. Admission fees will be charged at some events associated with this activity.

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Athletic Programs FOOTBALL (fall)

Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Online: April 3-May 8, 2017 Walk-in: May 1-8, 2017

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• Ages 5-13* • Fee: $160 Fee includes game jersey, game pants, helmet, full pads, practice pants Fee does not include required sports physical. *13 year olds must be rising 7th graders or below. • Practices begin late-July/early-August • Games begin late-August The age control date for this activity is July 31st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she is eligible to play. Participant must play in the age group determined by the age control date and may never play up or down an age group. Visit www.dawsoncounty.org or contact the Dawson County Parks & Recreation office at (706) 344-3646 for a list of eligibility requirements for this activity. Some travelling will be necessary for the game season. Admission fees will be charged at some events associated with this activity.

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Athletic Programs Swim Team (SUMMER)

Information: Dawsonville Racers Swim Team Stephanie Morgan, Coach: (770) 654-6793 Email: tstmorgan@gmail.com

Early Bird Registration: Registration:

Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:00AM-2:00PM at Rock Creek Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00AM-2:00PM at Rock Creek

The Parks & Recreation youth swim team in Dawson County is an outsourced program, coordinated and operated by Dawsonville Racers Swim Team. The Dawsonville Racers purpose is to provide a structured summer athletic activity for the children of our community. The Racers provide opportunities for each participant to develop a positive self image. Opportunities are provided to participate in competitive swimming through venues of Dual meets, North Georgia Swim League (NGSL) meets and Divisional/State Meets. • Ages 5-18 • At Veterans Memorial Park • Registration Fee: $150 (discount applied at Early Bird Registration) • Practices begin in May: Monday-Thursday mornings • Meets begin in June: Saturdays and 1 weekday meet • District Meet is 1st week of July • State Meet is 3rd weekend of July Some travelling will be necessary for this activity. Admission fees will be charged at some events associated with this activity.

Travel Teams

Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: bhamil@dawsoncounty.org | Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Dawson County Parks & Recreation accepts registration for travel teams to utilize facilities at Veterans Memorial Park and Rock Creek Sports Complex. Parks & Recreation accepts team registrations only. The actual formation of teams is to be organized, implemented, and monitored by team representative/coach. Practices and games will be scheduled around regular Parks & Recreation-hosted activities and events. Contact Buffie Hamil at (706) 344-3646 Ext. 224 or email bhamil@dawsoncounty.org for more information on travel team registration. 18

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Stay in Touch

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Camps & Clinics United Futbol Academy Soccer Camps

Contact: United Futbol Academy | Phone: 678-212-5494 / 706-429-4446 Email: Dawson@UnitedFA.Org United Futbol Academy offers Camps and Clinics for players of all ages and levels. Our Middle and High School Prep Clinics prepare players School Tryouts. Our Challenge Camps (Spring, Summer, Winter) provide a fun environment to learn new skills. Individual Sessions for Goal Keeper and Speed & Agility are also available. Log on to www.UnitedFA.Org (click Dawson) for more information and to register: • Summer Camps & Clinics - registration opens May 1 • Winter Camps & Clinics - registration opens Nov 1 • Individual Training available upon request

Tennis Clinics

The Northeast Georgia Tennis Association is a USTA community tennis association offering activities in all seasons. NEGTA is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote, grow, and support the sport of tennis. NEGTA also serves Hall, Habersham, Banks, White, Lumpkin, and Stephens counties. Clinic dates to be offered year-round. For more information, please contact Marie Bartlett at (770) 380-1848 or email roymariebartlett@bellsouth.net.

Sneak Peak to Summer Camps Lady Tigers Fun-Damental Basketball Camp (girls): June 5-9, 2017 All Sports Day Camp 1: June 12-16, 2017 Tigers Fun-Damental Basketball Camp (boys): June 19-23, 2017 All Sports Day Camp 2: June 26-30, 2017 Creative Movement and Dance Camp: Dates TBD Cheerleading Camp: July 17-19, 2017 Sandy & His Dad’s Basketball Camps: Dates TBD Volleyball Camp: Dates TBD 20

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Classes & Instructional Activities BASKETBALL LESSONS

Lindsey Castleberry | Phone: (706) 482-8514 Email: lindsey.castleberry@yahoo.com • at Rock Creek • Individual & Group instruction • Individual & Group instruction

Contact: Creative Movement and Dance Phone: (470) 375-2179 Email: CMD_TinyDancer@comcast.net Website: www.CreativeMovementandDance.com Creative Movement and Dance is excited to be providing dance classes at Rock Creek Park. CMD is the premiere on site dance instruction company in the Southeast. We are committed to providing quality dance training, taught by the most talented dance instructors in the South. There will be an annual Holiday Celebration performance and a Spring Recital held in May. There is no performance fee or costume fee for recitals or performances. Find more information and Register online at www.CreativeMovementandDance.com • @ Rock Creek • Ages 2.5 & up • Offering Pre-Ballet, Ballet & Tap, Jazz, Jazz/Contemporary, Ballet/Lyrical • Annual registration fee: $35 • Monthly tuition: $54 (multi-sibling discount available)

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Fitness & wellness Boot Camp

“Where the faithful become fit & the fit remain faithful.” Information: Faithfully Fit Contact: Tiffany Bryson, Instructor | Phone: (678) 283-8878 | Email: tiffany.bryson@hotmail.com Enjoy the great outdoors while increasing your cardiovascular system and sculpting lean muscle. We use the natural environment to shape up! This class requires you to bring a set of hand weights, a mat or beach towel, and water.

Classes offered year-round

Tuesdays & Thursdays

@ Rock Creek

3 Class Options (class times are subject to change seasonally): - 7:00-8:00AM - 5:45-6:45PM - 7:00-8:00PM • $60/full session • $10/drop-in • Cash and check accepted ALL participants MUST complete a medical history form prior to participating. Forms are available on location at first day of class, at Rock Creek main office, and online. Please pre-register through Faithfully Fit via phone or email prior to attending class. Sessions not reaching the minimum of 8 participants by the designated registration deadline are subject to cancellation.

Kangoo Power Contact: Sandra Bassett Phone: 954-655-5127 Email: sandra.bassett8@gmail.com Kangoo Power is an explosive, highly motivating program specifically designed to challenge the whole body by building muscular strength and cardio-respiratory endurance simultaneously. Each movement is designed to focus on core stability, ensuring a balanced workout that will challenge even the fittest. Basic moves are easy to follow and can be performed with growing complexity and intensity as you progress. This program suits a broad range of class attendees regardless of fitness level. It is also great for athletes due to its use of plyometric explosive techniques, using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes to maximize effort while preventing damaging impact to the joints.

Classes offered year-round • Reduces impact on joints by up to 80% • Burns 25% more calories • Engages core muscles • Works the entire body • Makes exercising FUN!

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at Rock Creek

Saturdays 10:00-11:00am

• 4 classes • $40/month (includes use of boots)* *Reduced rate available for those who will be providing their own boots.

A minimum of 4 registered participants is required for this class. If minimum is not met, class is subject to cancellation.

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Fitness & wellness Tai Chi Instructor: Sifu Kenneth Jones, 3rd Black Sash Phone: 706-429-8087 Email: sifukenneth@taichiofnorthgeorgia.com Website: www.taichiofnorthgeorgia.com You will learn the individual movements of Tai Chi Chuan and learn to flow each posture into the next without pause; ensuring that your body is in constant motion. You will get the health benefits from learning proper body structure and movement. You will also be shown the martial aspects of the movements so that they may contain more meaning in your personal practice.

Classes offered year-round

at Rock Creek

Mondays & Thursdays 6:00-7:00PM

• Ages 18+ • Fee: $50 per month (family discounts available) Cash and check accepted Monthly fee includes all Monday & Thursday classes for the month. Completed registration forms and first payment due at beginning of first class each month. Participants should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of drinking water, and a towel. Contact Sifu Kenneth Jones for pricing details, copies of the above forms, or additional information.

Weight Room

Information: Dawson County Parks & Recreation | Phone: (706) 344-3646 Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org | Website www.dawsoncounty.org • Up to 5 members per membership (must reside in the same household • $25 resident / $45 non-resident for 3-month membership • Open Monday thru Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM Under 16 years of old must be accompanied by parent/guardian • 9 pieces of equipment: Weight Room memberships may be purchased year-round at the main office at Rock Creek. Memberships may be purchased Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM. Purchases require on-site registration so that member may receive the required membership card(s) upon completion of registration. Online registration is not available for this registration.

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Fitness & wellness Yoga

Information: Tonya Buell Brooks Phone: 706-344-9587 Email: tbuell30@yahoo.com

ALL participants MUST complete a medical history form prior to participating. Forms are available on location at first day of class, at Rock Creek main office, and online. Minimum: 3 participants / Maximum: 25 participants. If the minimum requirement is not met, class is subject to cancellation. Full refunds will be issued for cancelled sessions.

Classes offered year-round The Blend

A great mix of Cardio, Hand Weights and Relaxation! The Blend is a whole body workout on the lighter side. From pushups to low lunges with weights, crunches to squats and a lot in between. Attendees start with pushups on their knees to full plank pushups in a very short time. • Tuesdays • 7:00-8:10pm • $6 per class

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at Rock Creek

Tuesdays & Thursdays Yoga Stretch, Build, Relax

Every class starts with relaxing, breathing and slow warming moves and eases into Sun Salutations. Gradually increasing movement, we begin to lengthen and build each muscle group, using just our body weight and our breath. Coming back down to restore the body to lengthen, stretch and balance. Finally refocusing our minds and bringing us back to center, we end in Final Relaxation with soothing, calming music as the instructor leads you peacefully into relaxing the mind and body. • Thursdays • 7:00-8:10pm • $6 per class

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Special Events Spring Sports Opening Day Information: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Opening Day is the big kick-off day for Spring Sports, where all teams are invited to come out to enjoy the wide variety of concessions, games, and activities. Spring Sports participants, ranging from the 4-year-olds playing soccer to the 14-year-olds playing baseball are recognized for their involvement in our biggest youth sports season of the year.

March 18, 2017 10:00AM-2:00PM at Rock Creek Sports Complex • Fun, food, and games for the whole family! • Admission is FREE! • Concessions & souvenirs available for purchase • Sorry, no pets (service animals only).

K.A.R.E. for Kids Community Egg Hunt

Information: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org | Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Bring the family out for a day of fun, Easter Bunny photos, egg hunt, and more! Pre-hunt activities begin at 11:30AM and will include children’s activities, face painting, train rides, bike raffle, Easter Bunny photos, concessions, and hot dog eating contest. The Egg hunt begins promptly at 2:30PM and will consist of over 20,000 eggs. Those wishing to only participate in the egg hunt should plan to arrive no later than 2:00PM in order to find parking and arrive at event site in time for the start of the egg hunt. The egg hunt portion of the event lasts approximately 2-5 minutes. Due to the quick nature of the egg hunt portion of the event, arriving after 2:00PM could result in missing the egg hunt completely.

April 15, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Park football field • Egg hunt will be divided into 5 age groups: 0-2 years/handicap (1 parent may assist), 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years. • General admission for this event is FREE; however, a cost is associated with some activities/ concessions. • Sorry, no pets (service animals only). • All proceeds will be donated to K.A.R.E. for Kids Visit www.dawsoncounty.org/departments/recreation for updates. Information contained in this guide is subject to change | (706) 344-3646 | www.dawsoncounty.org

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Dawson County Senior Services General Information

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM Center Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:30PM Office/Center closings are available at www.dawsoncounty.org. Directory 201 Recreation Road | Dawsonville, GA 30534 (located inside Veterans Memorial Park) Phone: (706) 344-3700 | Fax: (706) 344-3702 Email: dpruett@dawsoncounty.org | Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Staff Directory Dawn Pruett, Director Michelle Crane, Food Service Coordinator Krista West-Bearden, Seniors Advocate Tammy Loggins, Finance Liaison Dedri Bruce, Nurse Meals on Wheels Drivers:

dpruett@dawsoncounty.org mcrane@dawsoncounty.org kwest-bearden@dawsoncounty.org tloggins@dawsoncounty.org dbruce@dawsoncounty.org Tom Farrell, Tom Quintrell, Eddie Lynn

Programs, Activities, & Services Available for Dawson County Residents Age 55+

LifeTrail®

• Located at the Large Pavilion at VMP beside the Senior Center • LifeTrail is specifically designed to provide older adults with the opportunity to walk outdoors, and to stretch and strengthen their body • Five LifeTrail wellness stations provide a variety of exercise options prior to, during or after a normal walking routine • The stations are part of the multi-purpose trail at VMP ®

• SilverSneakers® Classic • SilverSneakers® Cardio Circuit • SilverSplash®: Begins in June - Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 10:15-11:15 am at Veterans Memorial Park pool (Call 706-344-3700 for dates and additional information) Visit our website or contact the Senior Center for our monthly calendar and additional information.

We welcome and appreciate our volunteers! Do you have a talent or skill that you would like to share?

Volunteers are needed for all areas: Sewing | Decorating | Reading | Exercise | Crafts | Delivery for Meals on Wheels for the homebound Planning or Coordinating Special Events | Working at the Reception or Welcome Desk Office Work (typing, filing, answering phones) | Setting up/cleaning for classes and events Teaching Classes | Packing Home Delivered Meals | Friendly Visiting | Program Fundraising

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Dawson Transit General Information

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM Holiday closings are available at www.dawsoncounty.org. Directory (located inside Veterans Memorial Park) 201 Recreation Road / P.O. Box 598 | Dawsonville, GA 30534 Phone: (706) 344-3603 | Fax: (706) 344-3703 Email: dawsontransit@dawsoncounty.org | Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Staff Directory Dawn Pruett, Transit Director | Keith Stratton, Transit Coordinator Drivers: Paul Moran, Leslie Stanton, Eddie Lynn, Tom Farrell

Information & Services

Welcome aboard! Dawson Transit is the public transportation service in Dawson County. This service is available to all residents of Dawson County. Where We Can Take You Dawson Transit provides transportation to doctor’s offices, grocery stores, pharmacies, parks and places all throughout Dawson County! Transportation service is also available for medical appointments outside of the county. When We Operate The hours of service are Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM. How to Schedule a Ride Dawson Transit operates on an advanced reservation basis. To schedule a trip, call 706 344-3603 MondayFriday 8:00AM-4:00PM. Please call at least 24 hours prior to your requested trip. Requests for service made the same day will be taken if possible.

Accessible Service

Wheelchair-accessible service is available. When you call to schedule your trip, please let us know of any assistance you may need in boarding or disembarking from the vehicle. For the safety of all passengers, our policy requires that wheelchairs be secured to the vehicle. Persons using respirators or portable oxygen are permitted on vehicles. Service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities are permitted.

Fares

The fare for service depends on the distance of your trip. The charge for each one-way trip is: $2.00 ……within Dawson County $4.00 ……Cumming & Dahlonega $6.00 ……Gainesville

Days of service Dawson County Dahlonega Cumming Gainesville

Monday-Friday Monday-Friday Tuesday & Thursday Tuesday & Thursday

Please have exact fare when boarding. Drivers are not able to make change. Dawson Transit’s services are available to Dawson County residents only. Information contained in this guide is subject to change | (706) 344-3646 | www.dawsoncounty.org

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Kim Kurtz, MD Board Certified

Steven James, PA-C

1300 South Chestatee, Dahlonega, GA 30533 706.867.6005 Office, 706.867.6012 Fax 28

Seasonal Flu Shots, Allergy Skin Testing and Treatment Available. Information contained in this guide is subject to change | (706) 344-3646 | www.dawsoncounty.org Same day appointments for established patients usually available.


2016 GRPA Swim Team State Champion

Aidan Kudlas 11-12 Boys 50 yd. Breaststroke Not pictured: Coaches Stephanie Morgan, Moriah Clark, Brooke Dare, Katarina Jones

Wee Books provides free age appropriate books to registered children in Dawson County through a partnership with the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. Studies have found that reading to your child from birth to kindergarten builds students who meet or exceed grade level norms. If you or someone you know are interested in registering for the program, you may do so at www.ferstfoundation.org/resources/register-a-child. Or you may contact us directly at: PO Box 1883 Dawsonville, GA 30534 info@dawsonweebooks.org www.dawsonweebooks.org Wee Books is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Information contained in this guide is subject to change | (706) 344-3646 | www.dawsoncounty.org

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Looking Ahead REGISTRATION PERIODS

Fall Adult Softball Registration..................................................................................................................... June 1-30 Travel Team Registration.................................................................................................................................July 1-15 Fall Baseball, Softball, & T-Ball Online Registration........................................................................... April 3-August 7 Fall Baseball, Softball, & T-Ball Walk-in Registration........................................................................ July 31-August 7 Winter Sports Online Registration (Basketball & Wrestling).................................................September 11-October 9 Winter Sports Walk-in Registration (Basketball & Wrestling.....................................................................October 2-9

CAMPS

Lady Tigers Fun-Damental Basketball Camp (girls)............................................................................. June 5-9, 2017 All Sports Day Camp 1..................................................................................................................... June 12-16, 2017 Tigers Fun-Damental Basketball Camp (boys)................................................................................. June 19-23, 2017 All Sports Day Camp 2..................................................................................................................... June 26-30, 2017 Creative Movement and Dance Camp Dates........................................................................................................ TBD Cheerleading Camp........................................................................................................................... July 17-19, 2017 Sandy & His Dad’s Basketball Camps Dates........................................................................................................ TBD Volleyball Camp Dates.......................................................................................................................................... TBD

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Pool Opens........................................................................................................................................................May 27 Splash Pad Opens.............................................................................................................................................May 27 Last weekday for public swim........................................................................................................................ August 3 Last day pool and splash pad are open for 2017....................................................................................September 4 War Hill Park Campsites close for 2017..................................................................................................... October 31

SPECIAL EVENTS

Movies in the Park #1.........................................................................................................................................June 2 Movies in the Park #2................................................................................................................................... August 11 Trunk or Treat.............................................................................................................................................. October 31 Breakfast with Santa..................................................................................................................................December 2

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KEEPING DAWSON

ACTIVE, HEALTHY AND IN THE GAME AT

EVERY AGE 32

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

108 Prominence Ct. Suite 200 Dawsonville, GA 30534

770-848-6190 ngpg.org/ortho-sports

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