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This guide contains information for May thru December 2018. View our online flip-book at www.dawsoncounty.org


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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.......................................... 5-8 Athletic Programs........................................ 11-18 Camps and Clinics....................................... 20-21 Classes and Instructional Activities....................22

Fitness and Wellness................................... 23-25 Special Events...................................................26 Dawson County Senior Center............................27 Dawson Transit..................................................28 Champions........................................................31

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 ALL INFORMATION “Open Gym” Hours: Sunday 1:00-9:00PM

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

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

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


Directory Dawson County Parks & Recreation Mailing Address: P.O. Box 808 Dawsonville, GA 30534 Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Phone: (706) 344-3646/3648 Fax: (706) 344-3647 Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Rock Creek Sports Complex 445 Martin Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 Veterans Memorial Park 186 Recreation Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 War Hill Park 4081 War Hill Park Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 River Park Hwy 9 South Dawsonville, GA 30534

Parks & Rec Staff Lisa Henson, Director | Ext. 222 Joey Carder, Athletic Director | Ext. 230 Cameron Chester, Maintenance Joseph Conowal, Athletic Assistant | Ext. 302 Ronnie Cronan, Maintenance Daniel Flake, Maintenance Buffie Hamil, Programs & Facilities Coordinator | Ext. 224 Parker Kincaid, Athletic Assistant | Ext. 301 Greg Lawrence, Athletic Assistant | Ext. 300 Felecia Padgett, Support Staff Kris Rowan, Administrative Assistant | Ext. 221 Ronda Watson, Finance Tech | Ext. 225 Tom Whalen, Maintenance 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 | (706) 344-3501 Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chairman: Billy Thurmond | Sharon Fausett, Dist. 1 Chris Gaines, Dist. 2 | Jimmy Hamby, Dist. 3 Julie Hughes-Nix, Dist. 4

There are no free throws, free kicks, free bases in education.

KENNETH H. KURTZ Certified Public Accountant We support excellence in academics and athletics. “Don’t Procrastinate” 329 Kelly Mill Road - Cumming, GA 30040 770-888-1467


Parks & Facilities River Park Canoe Launch

Open year-round | 7 days a week 7:00AM-10:00PM Covered pavilion (not available for rent; 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. 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.

Let’s Go Canoeing!!! Scenic Canoe, Kayak, & Tubing Trips Great for the entire family!

Chestatee and Etowah Rivers near Dahlonega Including Dawson Forest!

Appalachian Outfitters 800-426-7117 • 706-864-7117 www.canoegeorgia.com

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Parks & Facilities Rock Creek Sports Complex Small Pavilion Outdoor covered pavilion | Seating for approx. 25 people $35 residents / $55 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Large Pavilion Outdoor covered pavilion | Seating for approx. 50 people $65 residents / $85 non-residents (5-hour maximum) TV Room Inside Rec. Center | Tables/chairs for approx. 20 people $25 residents / $45 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Classroom Inside Rec. Center | Tables/chairs for approx. 40 people $50 residents / $70 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Community Room Inside Rec. Center | Tables/chairs for approx. 100 people $100 residents / $120 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Gymnasiums Inside Rec. Center | $75 residents / $95 non-residents (5-hour maximum) | No fee for “Open Gym� public use Weight Room 9 pieces of equipment | $25 residents / $45 non-residents for 3-month membership (per household of up to 5 members) Baseball | Softball Fields 4 - 125 ft | 4 - 220 ft | 2 - 300 ft $100 residents / $120 non-residents per day per field (no lights) | Lights available at additional cost Soccer Fields 3 regulation-size fields | Not available for rent 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 residents / $85 non-residents per day for event use Rotary Island Splash Pad Open Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day, Monday-Sunday, 10:00am-8:00pm | No fee for public use | Not available for rent

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Parks & Facilities Veterans Memorial Park Small Pavilion Outdoor covered pavilion | Seating for approx. 25 people | $35 residents / $55 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Large Pavilion Outdoor covered pavilion | Seating for approx. 50 people | $65 residents / $85 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Gymnasium Inside Lloyd Crane Rec. Center | $75 residents / $95 non-residents (5-hour maximum) | No fee for “Open Gym” public use Baseball | Softball Fields 1 - 185 ft | 1 - 200 ft | 2 - 220 ft | 1 - 340 ft $100 residents / $120 non-residents per day per field (no lights) | Lights available at additional cost Football Field Not available for rent Outdoor Basketball Court Half-court only | No fee for public use Tennis Courts $65 residents / $85 non-residents per court per day for event use | No fee for public use Multi-use Trail .8 mile | LifeTrail® stations | Bike lane | Lights on timer | $65 residents / $85 non-residents per day for event use | No fee for public use Track 1 lap= ¼ mile | Minimal light | $65 resident / $85 non-resident (per day for event use) | No fee for public use Pool Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day | Daily Public Swim and Pool Parties | Individual and Family passes available

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Parks & Facilities War Hill Park Boat Ramps & Day Use Areas Open Year-round 4 ramps (availability based on lake water levels) | Picnic areas lake-side | Pier | Beach | Volleyball | $3 per day | Annual Pass: $30 resident / $50 non-resident (purchase online or at the main office at Rock Creek) Campsites Open March 1 - October 31 14 primitive campsites (no hook-ups or dump station) | $16 per night | Reservations available online only at www.dawsoncounty.org Host on-site | Restrooms/showers on-site

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War Hill Park cam psite rese available ONLINE rvations are ONLY. On-site, cash rese rvations no longer accepted are . Reserve online at www.dawsoncoun ty.org/departments/ recreation. For updates or mo re information, ple ase contact the main office at Rock Creek during regular busin at (706) 344-3646 ess ho (weekdays 8AM-5P urs M).

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E 3 = Experience x Engage x Empower! NxTG: Empowering Youth

After School Youth Program • Providing positive youth development since 2000 • Free of cost (for eligible families) • Ages 12-17 • Hours: 3:00pm-5:30 pm, Monday-Friday We offer three sessions during the academic year, plus a summer program! Session I • August/September - November Session II • December - March Session III • March - June (first two weeks) STEaM Summer Camp • July (2 weeks) sliding scale available—call us for details.

Next Generation Youth Development, Inc. (NxTG) 462 Memory Lane, Ste. 160, Dawsonville

706-429-0110 • www.nxtgenerationga.org

What we do? • Art, music, mentoring

Next Generation Youth Development, Inc. 462 Memory Lane, Ste. 160 Dawsonville, GA 30534

• Virtual field trips • Homework/educational support • Mindfulness/meditation/yoga

We don’t focus on what’s ‘NOW’ when it comes to youth...we focus on what’s NEXT!

• Family events & teen support • Prevention curriculum: life skills training • High-tech curriculum (3D printing, Littlebits (circuitry), LegoMindstorms (robotics) • Teen neuroscience Map Data © 2017 Google

“My daughter is a part of the leadership program at NxTG. I can't say enough positive things about this program or what it brings to our community. The staff is so devoted to our teens. Through their work, they help them discover their potential and develop confidence in so many areas of their lives. NxTG has made a tremendous difference in my daughter's life and she LOVES it!” — Lynda C.

Stop by for a tour or call today!

706-429-0110

www.nxtgenerationga.org info@nxtgenerationga.org


Athletic Programs Swim Team (SUMMER)

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

Registration:

Saturday, May 5, 2018 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 • 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.

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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.

CHEERLEADING (FALL)

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

Registration:

Walk-in ONLY: April 30-May 7, 2018 (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 7th 3:00-7:00pm at Rock Creek • Ages 5-12 Dis • Fee: $125 Fee includes shell, skirt, briefs, and poms $50 coun te fo • Practices begin late-July/early-August com r those d Fe e plet u e 20 sing t : • Games begin late-August he 17 u nifo ir rm The age control date for this activity is May 1st 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. Additional league information can be found on the Mountain Football League website at www.mtnfootball.org. Some travelling will be necessary for the game season. Admission fees will be charged at some events associated with this activity. 12

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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 2-May 7, 2018 Walk-in: April 30-May 7, 2018

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

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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 May 1st 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. Additional league information can be found on the Mountain Football League website at www.mtnfootball.org. 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 Baseball (FALL)

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

Registration:

Online: April 2-August 6, 2018 Walk-in: July 30-August 6, 2018

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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: $60 resident/$80 non-resident • Fee includes jersey and hat • Practices begin late-August • Games begin mid-September 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.

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

Online: April 2-August 6, 2018 Walk-in: July 30-August 6, 2018

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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: $60 resident/$80 non-resident • Fee includes jersey and visor • Practices begin late-August • Games begin mid-September 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. 14

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Athletic Programs SOFTBALL (FALL ADULT SOFTBALL) Team Registration

June 1-30 (online through midnight 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.

T-Ball (FALL)

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

Registration:

Online: April 2-August 6, 2018 Walk-in: July 30-August 6, 2018

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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: $60 resident/$80 non-resident • Fee includes jersey and hat/visor • Practices begin late-August • Games begin mid-September 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 Soccer (FALL) Contact: Website: Mountains.UnitedFA.Org | Email: Mountains@UnitedFA.Org | Phone: 1-844-GO TO UFA, Ext 3 Email: Dawson@UnitedFA.Org | Website: www.UnitedFA.Org (click Dawson) Dawson County Parks & Recreation and UFA Mountains (United Futbol Academy) partner to provide Dawson County Residents quality soccer programs for beginners through advanced players at Rock Creek Sports Dawsonville. UFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focusing on “Skills for Soccer, Skills for Life.”

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Programs (based on January 1st birth date): Recreational (Spring Feb/Mar-May, Fall: Aug/Sep-Nov) • U04 Mini League: six Friday Night Interactive Sessions (includes T-shirt and Mini-League Ball) • U06 to U08: one scheduled 1-hour practice per week with weekend games • U10 to U19: two 1-hour practices per week with weekend games Academy & Select (Aug to May) • U08 Future Academy: two 1½-hour practices a week with weekend games • U09 to U12 Academy: two 1½-hour practices a week with weekend games • U13 to U19 Select: two 1½-hour practices a week with weekend games Camps • Challenge: five (Summer) or six (Winter) 2-hour sessions for Recreational Players • Middle & High School Prep: to be determined as desired

Registration:

ONLINE only at Mountains.UnitedFA.Org, Click LOGIN

Adult • Weekend games at Polo Fields, Cumming Recreational • Fall: May 1 to Jul 20 • Spring: Nov 1 to Jan 20 Academy & Select Tryouts • Opens May 1 • Tryouts: May/Jun Camps • Winter: Opens Nov 1 • Summer: Opens May 1

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Athletic Programs Basketball(Winter)

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

Registration:

Online: September 10-October 8, 2018 Walk-in: October 1-8, 2018

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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: $50 resident/$70 non-resident Fee includes jersey and shorts. • Practices begin mid- to late-October • Games begin late-November/early-December The age control date for this activity is January 1, 2019. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she is eligible to play. A participant may play up one age but may never play down an age group. Some travelling will be necessary for some age groups in this activity. Admission fees may be charged at some events associated with this activity.

INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE BASKETBALL (WINTER) Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Online: September 10-October 8, 2018 Walk-in: October 1-8, 2018

A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 5-6 • Fee: $10 resident/$30 non-resident Fee includes t-shirt. • Session Dates: Tentatively scheduled for Saturdays, beginning late-October

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The age control date for this activity is January 1, 2019 . The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she is eligible to play.

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Athletic Programs Wrestling (Winter)

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

Registration:

Online: September 10-October 8, 2018 Walk-in: October 1-8, 2018

A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 5-14 • Fee: $50 resident / $70 non-resident Fee includes singlet. Walk-in: Weekday m Fee does not include: -5p m a 8 - Required USA Wrestling membership 8pm) open until - Required wrestling shoes & headgear (Final day -in: lk a W y a - Admission and/or entry fees for tournaments/competitions Saturd 9am-12pm ay Acquiring this membership for the child athlete will be the responsibility of the customer. • Practices begin: mid- to late-October • Games begin: early-December

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The age control date for this activity is January 1, 2019. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she is eligible to play. Some travelling will be necessary for this activity. Admission fees may be charged at some events associated with this activity..

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Camps & Clinics ALL SPORTS DAY CAMPS

Contact: Ty Carnes | Phone: (404) 226-7225 | Email: tcarnes@forsyth.k12.ga.us Week 1: June 4-8, 2018 Week 2: June 18-22, 2018 • 9:00AM-3:00PM • Early arrival at 8:00AM and Late pick-up at 4:00PM available (additional $25) • at Rock Creek • Ages 5-12 • Fee: $110 per camp • All campers need to bring a snack, sack lunch, and water bottle each day Camp requires a minimum of 8 campers. Please pre-register by contacting Ty Carnes.

United Futbol Academy Soccer Camps

Contact: Website: Mountains.UnitedFA.Org | Email: Mountains@UnitedFA.Org | Phone: 1-844-GO TO UFA, Ext 3 Dawson County Parks & Recreation and UFA Mountains (United Futbol Academy) partner to provide Dawson County Residents quality soccer programs for beginners through advanced players at Rock Creek Sports Complex in Dawsonville. UFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focusing on “Skills for Soccer, Skills for Life.” Camps • Challenge: five (Summer) or six (Winter) 2-hour sessions for Recreational Players • Middle & High School Prep: to be determined as desired Summer Camp: June 11-15, 2018

Registration:

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ONLINE only at Mountains.UnitedFA.Org, Click LOGIN

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Camps & Clinics YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMPS Contact: Carly Anglin | Phone: (706) 429-3753 Email: canglin@forsyth.k12.ga.us Girls Youth Camp: June 11-15, 2018 Boys Youth Camp: June 25-29, 2018 • 9:00AM-12:00PM • at Rock Creek • Ages 7-15 • Fee: $85 • Register thru the first day of camp

VOLLEYBALL CAMP Contact: Tanya Porter | Phone: 678-283-5121 Email: tporter@dawson.k12.g.aus July 10-12, 2018 • 10:00am-12:00pm • at Rock Creek • Ages 10-14 • Fee: $80 Fee includes t-shirt. Please contact Tanya Porter for more information and registration.

CHEER CAMP

Contact: Brooke Sanders | Email: bsanders@dawson.k12.ga.us Christy Perry | Phone: 706-265-6544 ext 1151 Email: cperry@dawson.k12.ga.us July 16-18, 2018 • 9:00-11:30am • at Rock Creek • Ages: 5-12 • Fee: $75 Fee includes t-shirt and snack PRE-REGISTER by June 20th to guarantee t-shirt.

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Classes & Instructional Activities 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. School-term session begins in August and ends in May, staying in line with the Dawson County School schedule. The Summer session lasts 7 weeks and begins in June. There are no performance or costume fees for recitals or performances. Find more information and Register online at www.CreativeMovementandDance.com Summer Session School-Term Session • Classes are held on Fridays • Classes are held on MONDAYS • June 8-July 27, 2018 (no class on July 6) • August 13, 2018-May 20, 2019 • at Rock Creek • at Rock Creek • Ages 2.5 & up • Ages 2.5 & up • Offering Pre-Ballet, Tap-Ballet, Jazz • Offering Pre-Ballet, Tap-Ballet, Jazz • $109 for 7-week session • Annual registration fee: $35 • Monthly tuition: $54 (multi-sibling discount available)

SWIMMING LESSONS

Contact: Rodney & Heather Moore, Instructors | Phone: 706-344-9330 Lessons are for beginners to advanced swimmers, ages 2-14. Instructors will work on breathing, floating, and safety on the first day. After a day of assessment, the participant will be placed in the appropriate class level. The goal is to make sure each participant is safe and comfortable in the water. Please note: Parents do not need to get into the water. • at Veterans Memorial Park • 4 week-long sessions throughout the month of June • Morning (10:30-11:30am) AND Evening (5:15-6:15pm) sessions available • $75 per week* *$30 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration and is applied toward total session fee. Pre-registration is required. Minimum participation is 12 pre-registered participants per group/week. If minimum is not met, program is subject to cancellation and deposit will be refunded.

Tennis Apprentice Program

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. Program Dates: • June 7-July 19, 2018 • Juniors (8-18): 6:00-7:00PM • Adults (19+): 7:00-8:00PM For more information, please contact Sharon Ross at rosssharond@gmail.com or 706-499-7310. 22

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Fitness & wellness Boot Camp

“Where the faithful become fit & the fit remain faithful.” Information: Faithfully Fit Fitness 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): - Tues/Thurs 7:00-8:00AM - Tues/Thurs 5:45-6:45PM - Tues/Thurs 7:00-8:00PM • Monthly sessions offered year-round • $60/month (pay by the 5th of each month to avoid $12 late fee) • Receive a 15% discount by paying for 3+ months in advance 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.

IGNITE “Where the faithful become fit & the fit remain faithful.” Information: Faithfully Fit Fitness Contact: Tiffany Bryson, Instructor | Phone: (678) 283-8878 Email: tiffany.bryson@hotmail.com Faithfully Fit Fitness Signature Circuits class lead by Exercise Physiologist, Tiffany Bryson. This 1 hour class will challenge all fitness levels and will leave you energized and ready to tackle the rest of your day. Each circuit is strategically thought out to awaken every muscle. All classes will include cardiovascular training, strength and endurance training, balance, core and functional movement patterns. If you like a good pump with a variety of stations to stimulate you physically and mentally, this class is for you! Work to rest ratios will vary.

Classes offered year-round

Saturdays

@ Rock Creek

• Saturdays 8:00-9:00AM • Drop-in rates for members $8/class; non-members $12/class Members are those who are currently registered for other Faithfully Fit Fitness training classes. All athletes must complete FFF waivers and be physically cleared to participate in physical activity.

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Fitness & wellness Tai Chi Instructor: Sifu Kenneth Jones, 3rd Black Sash Phone: 706-429-8087 Email: dawsonville@tccnga.com Website: www.tccnga.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

*Beginner class begins at 5:30pm and carries over into the regular 6:00pm class. • Ages 18+ • Fee: $65 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 / Sunday 1:00-9:00PM Under 16 years of old must be accompanied by parent/guardian • 9 pieces of equipment: • 3 treadmills • elliptical • recumbent bike • abs/torso/back machine • lat/mid-row machine • chest press machine • leg extension/curl machine Weight Room memberships may be purchased year-round at the main office at Rock Creek Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM. Online registration is also available at www.dawsoncounty.org. For online registrations, the membership card will be available to pick up at the front desk at Rock Creek on the next business day after the online transaction is complete.

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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

at Rock Creek

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

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

WATER AEROBICS

Contact: Tonya Jones, Instructor | Phone: 706-429-7583 | Email: tijones@windstream.net Join this mix of exciting, dynamic, low impact moves to challenge any fitness level! Work every muscle group in one work-out. This class will build lean muscle tissue while scorching body fat all at the same time. This class allows individuals to participate who might physically be unable to in a traditional landbased exercise environment. Aquatic fitness classes offer a safe, comfortable, and efficient way for people of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels to get and stay fit. Best of all, you will burn about 700 calories or more in this 1-hour class!

June 5-28, 2018 July 10-August 2, 2018

at Veterans Memorial Park

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

• Two 4-week sessions • $60/full session | $12/drop-in All participants MUST complete a medical history form prior to participating. Forms are available on location at the first day of class, at Rock Creek, and online.

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Special Events MOVIES IN THE PARK

Movie 1: June 1, 2018 at War Hill Park Movie 2: August 10, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Park Please visit ww.dawsoncounty.org/departments/recreation for updates. • All ages welcome • Activities & Vendors open at 6:00PM • Movie begins at dusk • FREE Admission Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please). Sponsored by: CareSource and Jumping Jacks Inflatables & Party Rentals

Breakfast with Santa • December 1, 2018 • 8:00-11:00am • at Rock Creek • FREE Activities for the kids | Photos with Santa | Breakfast Live Christmas trees | Local Vendors | Crafts | and MORE! • Cash only, please! Please visit www.dawsoncounty.org/departments/recreation for updates. Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa benefit KARE for Kids. Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please). Sponsored by: Chick-Fil-A, Kroger, CareSource, Jumping Jacks Inflatables & Party Rentals

Trunk or Treat

• October 31, 2018 • 4:00-7:00pm • All ages welcome • Activities/Candy/Concessions • FREE Admission Please visit www.dawsoncounty.org/departments/ recreation for updates. Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please). Sponsored by: CareSource and Jumping Jacks Inflatables & Party Rentals

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Dawson County Senior Services General Information

Center Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM 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, Senior Advocate Tammy Loggins, Finance Liaison Dedri Bruce, Nurse Meals on Wheels Drivers:

dpruett@dawsoncounty.org mcrane@dawsoncounty.org kwest@dawsoncounty.org tloggins@dawsoncounty.org dbruce@dawsoncounty.org Tom Farrell, Joan Walden, Eddie Lynn, Nita Manterfield

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 | Lee Adkins, Transit Coordinator Drivers: Paul Moran, Nita Manterfield, Eddie Lynn, Bill Cain, Marshelle Savage

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. 28

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Dawson County Parks & Recreation Guide - 2018 Summer/Fall  

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