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February 2014

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320 W. Broadway 989-779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org/recreation

Start SmartTM Tee-Ball

Colorful, developmentally-appropriate and innovative equipment makes for great fun as girls and boys, ages 3-5, develop skills such as throwing, catching, and batting in Start Smart™ Tee-Ball. This sports readiness program assists parents in supporting their children in the development of basic motor skills necessary to achieve success and confidence for a lifetime of physical activity. Date: Tuesdays, 5/6/14-6/10/14 5:30 to 6:20 p.m., 371122-01 Start SmartTM Tee6:30 to 7:20 p.m., 371122-02 Ball prepares children Wednesdays, 5/7/14-6/11/14 and their parents for 5:30 to 6:20 p.m., 371122-03 organized tee ball, 6:30 to 7:20 p.m., 371122-04 baseball and softball. Location: Sunnyside Park; next to pavilion Ages: Boys & Girls, ages 3-5 (as of 5/6/14) Emphasis is placed on skill development Resident Fee: $40 Non-Resident Fee: $55 and good sportsmanship for both children and parents. Start Early Discount: $10 when registered by 4/15/14 Smart™ is the starting block to a healthy and active child. Deadline: 4/29/14 or when full Sign up today!

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Finch Fieldhouse (CMU Campus) Free for Kids; $1 for Parents Kids got cabin fever? Join My 104.3 and MPPR at the Winter Kids Expo for fun games, physical activity & a day out of the house! Free fun for kids & great prizes for the whole family.

Princess & Superhero Party Once upon a time...is the beginning to many fairy-tales. Why stop there? Make your child’s dream of happily ever after come true by attending the Princess & Superhero Party! Dress up like your favorite superhero or princess. This enchanted afternoon will feature superhero games, magical crafts, the Royal Court Parade, refreshments and party favors. Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Time: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Location: Morey Courts, 5175 E. Remus Road Activity Code: 186202-01 Ages: Girls & Boys, ages 3-6; parents are welcome Resident Fee: $20 Non-Resident Fee: $26 Early Discount: $5 when registered by 3/12/14 Deadline: 3/16/14 or when full

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Program Registration Night Thursday, February 20 City Hall, 320 W. Broadway 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

British Sports Camp

Tee-Ball Let the action begin as you head to the tee-ball field with your child. This popular program introduces for 4-6 year olds to baseball, one of America’s favorite sporting events. Kids will learn the fundamentals of catching, throwing, hitting, teamwork, sportsmanship and, most importantly, FUN. Practices start late April and Saturday games start on May 3 at Sunnyside Park. The season concludes with a picnic at Sunnyside Park following the last game. Participants will be placed on teams by schools when possible. If your child does not yet attend school or is home schooled, please indicate your nearest elementary school. Participants will be provided a team t-shirt. Please indicate your child’s shirt size on the registration form.

Children will learn new British sports including rugby, cricket and more! Children will develop some new skills with teambuilding activities that include more than just running, jumping, catching, kicking and throwing! They will also learn about respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership, while playing hard, having fun and making new friends. Each Date: camper will receive a special British Sports Camp T-Shirt. Date: Time: Location: Ages: Fee:

August 11-14, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunnyside Park Boys & Girls, ages 7-14 $115 Register online only at: www.challengersports.com

British Soccer Camp Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Over one thousand Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the U.S. Their experienced staff study the game at all levels and have identified the key techniques and skills that players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. August 4–8 Sunnyside Park 9 to 10 a.m. 10:10 to 11:40 a.m. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1 to 4 p.m. 1 to 4 p.m. 1 to 3 p.m.

First Kicks $85 Mini Soccer $115 Half Day $166 Half Day $166 Half Day $166 Golden Goal $50

ages 3-4 ages 4-5 ages 6-9 ages 10-14 ages 15-18 ages 6-9

*Golden Goal is an added extra for Half Day AM campers only. It runs Monday through Thursday and does NOT include an additional ball/shirt. Register online only at: www.challengersports.com

Saturdays, 5/3/14-6/14/14 (no games on May 24) Coaches contact parents after the coaches’ meeting on 4/16/14 Location: Sunnyside Park Activity Code: 365092-00 Ages: Girls & Boys, ages 4-6 (as of 5/3/14) Resident Fee: $30 Non-Resident Fee: $45 Early Discount: $5 when registered by 3/14/14 Deadline: 3/28/14 or when full

Coaches’ Meetings Tee-Ball: Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m. Soccer: Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m. City Hall, 320 W. Broadway

Spring Soccer Get in on the action of the popular Spring Soccer Program. Boys and girls are divided into different age divisions. Practices start late April and Saturday games start on May 3 at Sunnyside Park. Participants are placed on teams by schools when possible. If your child is home schooled, please indicate your nearest elementary school. All participants must have shinguards. Participants will be provided a team t-shirt. Please indicate your child’s shirt size on the registration form. Date: Saturdays, 5/3/14-6/14/14 (no games on May 24) Coaches will contact parents after the coaches’ meeting on 4/16/14 Location: Sunnyside Park Ages: Boys & Girls, ages 7-12, as of 5/3/14 Boys 7-9: 250091-00 Boys 10-12: 250093-00 Girls 7-9: 250092-00 Girls 10-12: 250094-00 Resident Fee: $33 Non-Resident Fee: $50 Early Discount: $5 when registered by 3/14/14 Deadline: 3/28/14 or when full

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Spring Break Getaway

Recess - School’s Out

When you are finally released for Spring Break, why not go on a fun and exciting vacation that is close to your very own home? Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation’s Spring Break Getaway at Vowles Elementary can make it happen. This getaway allows kids to enjoy dynamic sports, lively games, arts & crafts, movies, a field trip and more! Registration is required to participate and space is limited. Participants should bring their own lunch from home; morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Please bring a change of shoes; wet shoes make the gym surfaces slippery.

Register today for upcoming Recess - School’s Out Day Camps held at Vowles Elementary School and unleash the fun. Kids will enjoy dynamic sports, lively games, arts and crafts, movies, and much more! Participants should bring their own lunch from home; morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Registration is required to participate and space is limited. Date: Friday, February 28, 2014 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Vowles Elementary, 1560 S. Watson Road Ages: Boys & Girls, K-6th grades Activity Code: 195202-07 Resident/ Non-Resident/ MPPS Non-MPPS Daily Fee: $30 $35 Scholarship Fee: $15 $20

Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4, 2014 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Vowles Elementary, 1560 S. Watson 295202-01 Boys & Girls, K-6th grades Resident/ Non-Resident/ MPPS Non-MPPS Fee: $125 $150 Scholarship Fee: $75 $100

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Deadline: March 24, 2014 or when full Note: Scholarship fee is based on free/reduced lunch income guidelines; verification required. A minimum of 10 participants are needed by the deadline to run this program. Space is limited.

Deadline: February 21, 2014 Note: Scholarship fee is based on free/reduced lunch income guidelines; verification required. A minimum of 10 participants are needed by the deadline to run this program. Space is limited.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night Choose from Three Special Times: Sunday, February 9, 2014 2 to 4 p.m. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014 7 to 9 p.m. Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites, 2424 S. Mission $30 per couple at the door Optional Dinner & Portrait Packages can be viewed online at www.mt-pleasant.org/recreation

Recreation Scholarships The MPPR Scholarship Fund guarantees youth the opportunity to participate in activities and programs regardless of economic condition. Families with certain economic restrictions are eligible to receive financial assistance through the MPPR Youth Scholarship Fund. The intent of the scholarship fund is to offer assistance to youth wanting to participate in recreational opportunities who may not otherwise have the means. Scholarship assistance is limited to existing funds on a first come, first served basis and is available to youth, ages 17 and under, that are residents of the City of Mt. Pleasant For more information or to apply contact the Parks and Recreation office at 989-779-5331 or visit www.mt-pleasant.org/recreation.

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Known special needs and/or allergies (specify participant’s name): Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Parks and Recreation office at 989-779-5331. A seven day advance notice may be necessary for accommodation. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 1-800-649-3777. LIABILITY WAIVER I/we, the undersigned, do hereby agree to allow the above-named to participate in the activity indicated. I am/we are aware of and understand there may be potential risks inherent with participating in any recreation activity, and that the City of Mt. Pleasant does not provide accident insurance. I/we assume all risks and hazards incidental to such participation, including transportation to and from the activities, and do hereby waive, release, absolve, indemnify and agree to hold harmless Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation, its officers, staff, and their agents for all claims, injuries, liabilities, damages or right of action directly or indirectly arising out of use of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation facilities, equipment and/or participation in Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation activities. In the event of an emergency, I authorize Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation staff to obtain medical treatment for the above-named participants. I/we also waive any rights/damages that may occur in result of photographs/videos of the events/activities offered through this department. All classes and activities cancelled by Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation before the start of a program will be refunded in full. Participants requesting a refund before the start of a program are entitled to a refund less an $8 service fee. No refunds are available once a program has begun, unless injury occurs. As a Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation program participant, you will automatically be subscribed to our monthly electronic newsletter, Leisure Link. If you choose not to receive this e-newsletter, please unsubscribe when you receive your first Leisure Link.

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Leisure Guide February 2014