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SPRING & SUMMER 2017 recreation.southwindsor.org

PA R K S & R E C R E AT I O N

Magazine Registration Begins Residents: March 31st Non-Residents: April 7th

What’s New!

Full time RN at ACA Camps • 23 NEW programs •

What’s Hot!

Proud Sponsor of South Windsor Parks & Recreation

4 Miles of Mt bike trails at Rye St. Park

30th Anniversary Concert lineup


Spring & Summer 2017 “THE SOUTH WINDSOR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS COMMITTED TO ENHANCING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH QUALITY RECREATION PROGRAMS AND PARKS THAT PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES�

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed! The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department continuously strives to provide the residents of South Windsor with high-quality recreation programs, activities, and special events. We are confident you will be happy with our services and we guarantee your satisfaction. If you are not satisfied, we would appreciate your comments, ideas or suggestions for improvement.

Employment Opportunities

Our Staff Ray Favreau CPRP, Director of Parks & Recreation

Parks Division John Caldwell, Superintendent of Parks Alec Arnold, Parks Maintainer II Jake Burnham, Park Maintainer II Dave Davis, Grounds Keeper Mike Driscoll, Parks Maintainer II Mike Hanrahan, Parks Maintainer II Rob Hunt, Parks Maintainer II Steve Linton, Parks Maintainer II Allen Livingston, Parks Maintainer II Rich Olmstead, Parks Maintainer III Michael Samsel, Park Maintainer II Brian Sullivan, Park Maintainer II Dave Turkington, Parks Maintainer II

Recreation Division Keri Apt, Assistant Director Lauren Bent, Recreation Supervisor Cheryl Gerber, Recreation Supervisor Shelby Kosa, Recreation Supervisor Sarah Robinson, Recreation Supervisor Stephanie Tostarelli-Parker, Accounting Specialist

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For current employment opportunities and an application, please visit www.recreation.southwindsor.org

Americans with Disabilities Act South Windsor Parks & Recreation complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. ADA requires that recreation programs must be implemented in the most integrated setting possible, appropriate for each individual. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department at least two weeks in advance regarding any accommodations needed to assist with participation in and enjoyment of any program or special event. If you have questions, please call 860-648-6355.

Weather Cancellation Policy If the South Windsor schools are cancelled, preschool classes will also be cancelled. If the public schools have a delayed opening, morning preschool classes that start before 12:00 p.m. will be cancelled, but afternoon preschool classes, that start after 12:00 p.m., will be conducted as long as weather conditions improve. Always call the Cancellation Hotline Number (860-648-6349) for the most recently updated information. Make-up classes will be scheduled based on facility and instructor availability. Partial refunds will be given if two or more of the same class cannot be rescheduled. For updated information on program cancellations due to inclement weather, please call our Cancellation Hotline at 860-648-6349. The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to change schedules as necessary and cancel programs that do not meet minimum enrollment levels.


Table of Contents • Registration Forms & Info • Director’s Message • Preschool Programs • Summer Camps • Youth Sports Link • Tennis Lessons • Aquatics • Youth & Teen Programs

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The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department is a member of:

• Afternoons at Timothy Edwards • Adult Programs • Biking & Hiking • Special Events • Summer Concerts • Park Map

Behavior of Participants Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Participants shall behave in a safe and responsible manner, show courtesy and respect to other participants, volunteers, and staff, and treat equipment and facilities with care. We use a positive approach to behavior management. However, we reserve the right to take appropriate action based upon an evaluation of each situation on its own merits.

Public Safety If you appear impaired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we will suggest that you allow us to help find someone to drive you and your child home. We will notify proper authorities if refused.

Contact Us:

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for the Parks & Recreation Department? Please call 860-648-6355 or email us at rec@southwindsor.org. We would love to hear from you. Call us: Phone: 860-648-6355 Fax: 860-648-5048 Hotline: 860-648-6349 Email us:

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At the office:

Community Center 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor 06074 Monday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Closings: Friday, 4/14; Monday, 5/29; Tuesday, 7/4 and Monday, 9/4. On the Web: recreation.southwindsor.org

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• Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association • National Recreation & Parks Association • New England Parks Association • American Camp Association • NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children) • South Windsor Chamber of Commerce • Connecticut Forest & Park Association • Connecticut Tree Protection Association • Tree Warden Association • Connecticut Parks Association • New England Sports Turf Managers Association

For Your Information

The following organizations/programs run independently of the South Windsor Parks & Recreation. Please contact the individuals listed for information.

Community Band: swcommunityband@hotmail.com swband.org Community Chorus: Lee Mann, Sr., President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2589 www.swchorus.org CT Adult Soccer Club: Brian Rivard. . . . . . . . 860-644-8378 Men’s Golf League: Dave Brower . . . . . . . . . 860-289-2151 Ice Skating: South Windsor Arena. . . . . . . . . 860-289-3401 www.hockey1.com South Windsor Association of Snowmobilers: Roger Tripp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-289-0747 South Windsor Chamber of Commerce. . . . . 860-644-9442 www.southwindsorchamber.com Special Olympics: Dan Rezende . . . . . . . . . . 860-644-9703 Topstone Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-648-4653 www.topstonegc.com

Advertisement in this publication does not express or imply the endorsement of a business or its products and services by the Town of South Windsor.

Wapping Fair: Paul Petrillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-573-6780 www.wappingfair.org

The Production of Parks & Recreation Magazine is not tax-subsidized and is paid for exclusively by sponsorships, advertisers and program fees.

Willowbrook Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-648-2061 www.willowbrookgc.com Accredited Day Care Centers www.naeyc.org

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Registration Information & Forms How to Register

Fee Assistance

•  In person at the Parks & Recreation Department, 150 Nevers Road.

The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department’s programs, classes, and special events are available to all residents regardless of economic status. The Human Services Department determines all fee assistance for qualified residents, and refers them to the Parks & Recreation Department to officially register. A confidential application is available at the Human Services Department, located in the Community Center at 150 Nevers Road in South Windsor. Fee assistance is made possible through the Recreation Scholarship Fund.

•  Mail in a registration form. •  Fax – 860-648-5048. •  Online – recreation.southwindsor.org No telephone registrations will be accepted. Program registrations will not be accepted without payment and completed registration form.

When to Register South Windsor residents may register on March 31 for all programs except where noted. Non-resident registration begins April 7 except where noted.

Non-Resident Fees There will be an additional charge for each non-resident program registration of $5 for programs under $50 and $10 for programs over $50.

How to Pay The Parks & Recreation Department accepts cash, checks, or credit cards. Please make checks payable to the Town of South Windsor, checks must have driver’s license number and expiration date written on them. Program registrations will not be accepted without payment.

Register Online!

Did you know that you can now register for most programs from the convenience of your home computer? Online program registration will have the same start date and time as inhouse registration. Online registration can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Step One Go to recreation.southwindsor.org and click the “Get Registered” button. This will link you to the Parks & Recreation registration page.

Refund Policy Many programs are very popular and fill quickly, so quickly that we often have waiting lists. The sooner we know of your intentions to cancel out of a program, the sooner we can accommodate others. Requests for refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Generally, full refunds are granted for legitimate medical reasons, or if our department cancels a program. Otherwise, refunds are pro-rated and determined by the percentage of classes or sessions held prior to the date of notification to the Parks & Recreation Department Main Office (NOT the instructor). The sooner we know, the bigger the refund.

I Forgot My Username or Password Visit recreation.southwindsor.org - Click on “Get Registered” - Click the “Sign in” button - Follow the instructions for forgotten name or password. For further assistance signing into your account, contact the office Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at (860) 648-6355.

Step Two Create an account. Fill in your family household information and create a login name (must be an email address) and password.

Step Three Access your account and review program information, register for available programs, pay on account, view account history, and more! Registration for programs is similar to most internet shopping.

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Director’s Message Ray Favreau CPRP Director of Parks & Recreation

Spring & Summer 2017 We are excited to announce that this issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is shaping up to be our largest issue ever with 66 pages loaded with wonderful leisure opportunities for your family, great photos and interesting stories. Select from over twenty-three brand new offerings, like: Kayaking, three levels of swim lessons for preschoolers, Yappy Hour at Tyler Memorial Bark Park, Golf Camp, Bike Nights and a host of specialty camps in creative arts. As an added convenience and service for all our families that enjoy any of our “Fab Five” ACA accredited day camp programs we have added a full time registered nurse to our camp staff. And, don’t forget about our upcoming anniversary celebrations – the 10th for My Friend’s Place playground scheduled for Sat., June 24th from 2-4pm, the 30th for our Outdoor Summer Concert Series on nine Thursday evenings throughout the summer and our 10th birthday party for all of our past and present 4th R Before & After School program participants and their families! This issue is proudly dedicated to our military veterans after whom our fabulous outdoor aquatics center - Veterans Memorial Park – is named. Please see page 6 for an insightful feature article highlighting the new Memorial Wall by contributing authors from the South Windsor Patriotic Commission Daria Plummer, Art Sladyk and Kent Carlson. I wish to personally thank our hardworking parks crew led by Parks Superintendent, John Caldwell for their herculean efforts down the home stretch to assist the Patriotic Commission and local contractors to complete the Wall project in time for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony last May. Over the past couple decades what were once migratory fowl, Canada Geese have adapted to the New England climate and no longer head south each year. They are here to stay and as beautiful as they are, they are equally becoming a major nuisance in our parks and on our public grounds and athletic fields. They are vegetarian eating machines that can annihilate grass areas leaving behind them barren soil littered with disgusting waste. To humanely control this nuisance we incorporate a safe method of bringing in coyotes – fake coyotes that is, so please do not be alarmed. Coyotes are a natural predator of Canada Geese and greatly discourage the geese from congregating in an area “guarded” by these four-legged hunters. To make things more realistic we move the coyotes frequently (usually daily) at each of the problem locations to keep the geese “guessing”. So, if you see one of these “friendly” allies, like the one pictured, please leave them alone and let them do their job so you can enjoy healthy, clean parks and athletic fields.

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Our version of “Wile E. Coyote” chases geese away, not road-runners.

Over the past 18 months our talented parks crew designed, built and opened our first-ever mountain biking trail system in the beautiful backwoods of Rye Street Park - four trails totaling 19,850 feet or 3.76 miles! The Red Trail, “Dave’s Back” is 5,712 ft., or 1.08 miles in length is a more difficult course for more experienced riders. The Blue Trail, “Yeti Chicken” is 1,000 ft., or 0.19 mile in length and provides an intermediate level of difficulty, as does the Yellow Trail, “Holly-Hodie” at 4,403 ft., or 0.83 mile. And, the Violet Trail, “3-Legged Race” is 8,735 ft. or 1.7 miles is geared for beginners. Although the trails were designed with mountain biking in mind they do also provide a challenging opportunity for hiking if you are up for more rugged terrain with an abundance of slopes and valleys. Kudos go out to Mike Hanrahan, Parks Maintainer II for taking the lead role in this project. As an avid mountain biker, he combined his knowledge, hobby and experience with his work talents and skills to add this brand new recreational opportunity to our inventory for our residents. I invite you to check it out. See page 48 for the perfect opportunity to do so.

On a final note our staff is working diligently in partnership with the Board of Education staff on the relocation of our base of operation to the soon-to-be-vacant Wapping Elementary School that closes in June simultaneously with the opening of a brand new Orchard Hill School for the 2017-2018 academic year. As of this writing I am not sure of our “grand opening” if you will, but I assure you we are excited about the possibilities this much larger new home presents. Stay tuned, and remember, to feel great recreate with your Parks & Recreation Department!


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Focus on the “V” in V.M.P. Veterans Memorial Park (VMP), South Windsor’s premier summer recreation spot, has had a long and rich history. The property was privately owned and operated as a public “swimming hole” as far back as the 1940’s and 50’s. It became a town-owned asset in 1962 and was long known as “Spring Pond”, as the pool water was fed by a natural spring. The park itself has undergone many changes throughout the years, creating a wonderful transformation from mud hole to modern pool. In 1968, its name changed to Veterans Memorial Park in honor of South Windsor military veterans. It was officially re-dedicated in June of 1982. Despite the handful of memorials and monuments that were put in place and the installation of the unique Eagle Patio in 2002, the “look and feel” largely remained that of recreation until 2016 when South Windsor’s new Memorial Wall, conceived by US Army veteran Peter Anthony and embraced by both the South Windsor Patriotic Commission and the community as a whole, was dedicated. This magnificent Wall of solid eight inch thick polished granite is 100 feet in length and stands 7 feet tall in the center, tapering to 4 feet at the ends. The Wall, embracing the six branches of service - Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines - distinctly separates summer fun from the memorials in the park. VMP now truly and proudly stands for Veterans Memorial Park, honoring the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to ensure the freedoms that we so enjoy and celebrate today. Please take a moment, pause and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by the following South Windsor residents who gave their lives so that we may prosper. Better yet, pay a visit to the memorial that so beautifully honors all our local veterans, past and present.

World War I

Thomas Barry, Edward Hansen & Abe E. Miller

World War II Stanley Abecunas, Anthony Buddes, Erroll Burton, Thomas Cadder, Gordon Dimlow, John Gordon Grant, Edward Hyson, Oliver Jones, Edward Jurgelas, Justin Kizis, Anthony Krawfski, Alphonse Mikalonis, Everett Roberts, Albert Rose & Wesley Wilson

Korean War

Glenn Rose & Charles Starr

Vietnam War

Billy Gipson, Donald Ouelette, Stanley Nasuta & Lewis Newberry At last count, there were approximately 1,000 military veterans currently living in town. If you are fortunate enough to meet any of these folks, please thank them for their service to our country, and each time you enter the aquatics center at VMP be mindful of how lucky we are to have the freedom to enjoy such a marvelous facility.

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Preschool Programs Our preschool classes are very popular, so you must register early to get a spot. Registering early for preschool programs: • ensures your spot in high-demand classes • increases chance of all programs meeting enrollment & requirements

Make the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department Preschool Program part of your family! With over 30 years of experience, our teachers have enriched the lives of thousands of preschoolers. Our programs will give you an experience that will benefit you and your family in many ways! The goal of our program is for you and your child to have a fun and positive learning environment with a smooth transition to independence. We strive to help your child become confident and school-ready. The comfort and happiness of you and your preschoolers is our business!

Parent/Child Classes!

Many families take advantage of having the opportunity to participate in the classroom with their child. This helps many preschoolers remain comfortable until they are ready to “graduate” to independent classes.

Low Teacher-Student Ratios

By having such a low child-teacher ratio, your child will receive plenty of TLC. Our classes offer your child the opportunity to learn and play in a variety of settings, including: group learning, individualized learning, and child choice activities!

High Quality Program at Affordable Rates

The choice of morning or afternoon classes varying in length and affordability allows you to make your own schedule to suit your entire family! Sign up for one class or sign up for ten classes! A feature of joining our preschool program is signing your child up for back-to-back classes, extending the fun, allowing your family the benefits of our flexible schedule.

Independent Classes!

We also offer multiple independent classes for children as young as two! An advantage of your child participating in an independent preschool class is the confidence you will see when they are school-ready.

Playful Learning Environment

When you enroll in the preschool classes, your child will benefit from our clean, fun, child-sized, hands-on learning classrooms. The positive socialization that your preschooler receives will establish many lifelong family friendships.

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Play Pals All Ages Welcome

A great place to meet other toddlers and parents! Watch your child(ren) at play and build a foundation for learning and socializing. Enjoy a cup of coffee while your little one plays with ride-ons, climb-ons and developmentally appropriate toys. You both will love a weekly story time as well! (Coffee, lemonade and snacks provided) Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 5/15-6/12, (N/C 5/29) #356104A, $41 Location: SWCC 214, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

Almost On My Own All Ages Welcome

Is your child almost ready to be in an independent class, but needs a little more time with Mom, Dad or a special friend? In this class your child will learn to feel at home in the “big kid” classroom. They will enjoy art, songs, stories and time with friends. Mondays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 5/15-6/12, (N/C 5/29), #356101A, $39 Location: SWCC 215, Instructor Mrs. Rounce Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 5/11-6/1, #356101C, $39 Location: SWCC 213, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo

Stepping Stones All Ages Welcome

This is where it all begins! Meet parents and caregivers as we help the children “step” into many activities. Throughout the session we use balls, scarves, bean bags, hoops, a parachute and more! The excitement continues with climb-ons, ride-ons, slides, toys, circle, stories and songs. Coffee, drinks and a snack are provided. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 5/16-6/6, #356102K, $41 Location: SWCC 214, Instructor: Mrs. Castelhano

All Aboard! All Ages Welcome

Come along for the ride! Meet parents and caregivers as we help the children build a foundation to learning and socialization. Throughout the session we use balls, scarves, bean bags, hoops, a parachute and more! The fun continues with climb-ons, ride-ons, slides, toys, circle, stories and songs. Coffee, drinks and a snack are provided. Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 5/12-6/2, #356127A, $41 Location: SWCC 214, Instructor: Mrs. Castelhano

Giggles and Wiggles Ages 2 & 3

Wiggly fingers and dancing feet, plus stories and art on the days we meet. Giggles and good times are guaranteed! Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/15-6/12, (N/C 5/29) #356105A, $43 Location: SWCC 215, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce & Miss Bolduc

Color Clues Ages 2 & 3

So many colors, so little time. Let’s enjoy all the beautiful colors of our world. We’ll read stories, sing songs and make a colorful project each Monday. Mondays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 5/15-6/12, (N/C 5/29) #356108A, $43 Location: SWCC 213, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mr. Kyle

Share a Smile Ages 2 & 3

You can do it! Kids can paint, color, and do all sorts of fun activities in school. See you in class! Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/16-6/6 #356808A, $43 Location: SWCC 215, Instructors: Mrs. Rounce & Mrs. Hathorn

Two & Three Come Learn with Me Ages 2 & 3

Learning can be lots of fun. Your child will make new friends while singing songs, listening to stories and making a colorful art project every Wednesday. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/10-5/31, #356204A, $43 Location: SWCC 213, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Castelhano

Preschool Pals Ages 2 & 3

Come join the fun. It’s time to make new friends while enjoying music, listening to stories and making an art project each week! Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 5/10-5/31, #356126A, $43 Location: SWCC, 213, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Castelhano

Curious Cubs Ages 2 & 3

Children ages 2 &3 will have lots of fun - it’s guaranteed! We will sing, read stories, make new friends and create works of art. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/11-6/1, #356205A, $43 Location: SWCC 213, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Miss Bolduc

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Preschool Programs Fabulous Fridays Ages 2 & 3

Come end the week with a fun-filled class of songs, stories and fabulous art projects. We will also make new friends and enjoy a snack every Friday! Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/12-6/2, #345102B, $43 Location: SWCC 213, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Hathorn

Best Buddies Ages 2 & 3

This class will be hopping each week as we read stories, sing songs, and help your child create their own works of art. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/16-6/6, #356112A, $43 Location: SWCC, 213, Instructor: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Tetreault

Busy Bees Ages 3-5

Come meet new friends while we play, listen to a story, and sing silly songs. Laughing and smiling are guaranteed!

Busy as Bees is what we will be as we make new friends, read stories, sing songs and create beautiful works of art. Fun and smiles are guaranteed! Please bring a nut-free lunch.

Fridays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 5/12-6/2, #356140A, $43 Location: SWCC 213, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Hathorn

Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 5/16-6/6, #357102A, $43 Location: SWCC 213, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mrs. Tetreault

Wee Wigglers Ages 2 -4

Rise and Shine Ages 3-5

Free play with friends is great for getting the wiggles out! Join the fun with ride-ons, climb-ons, and more! Snack will be provided. Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 5/15-6/12, (N/C 5/29), # 356110A, $47 Location: SWCC 214, Instructor: Mrs. Tetreault

Gym Bugs Ages 2 -4

Catch the bug! Get moving and have fun! You and your friends will play, enjoy circle, stories and songs. Snack and drinks are provided. Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5/16-6/6, #356125A, $43 Location: SWCC 214, Instructors: Mrs. Castelhano & Miss Bolduc

Kids Connection Ages 2 -4

Connect with all your classmates! Together we will have fun through play, art, and a variety of learning activities. Your kids will enjoy this class! Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 5/16-6/6, #345102A, Fee: $43 Location: SWCC 215, Instructors: Mrs. Rounce & Mrs. Hathorn

Little Bobcats Ages 2 -4

Each week your youngster will try out a new sport, some structure, some free play, and a snack; it’s all sure to equal great fun! Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 5/11-6/1, # 356118A, $43 Location: SWCC 214, Instructors: Mrs. Tetreault & Miss Bolduc

Shake, Rattle and Roll Ages 3-5

Come shake out your sleepies while singing and dancing. We will make new friends and create great works of art with each other. Monday mornings will never be the same.

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Happy Hoppers Ages 3-5

Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/15-6/12 (N/C 5/29), #356116A, Fees: $43 Location: SWCC 213, Instructors: Mrs. Sivo & Mr. Kyle

This class is for the early riser. Rub the sleepies out of your eyes and come to class for two hours of fun. We will enjoy singing, marching, books, crafts and free play. Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/10-5/31, #356132A, $51 Location: SWCC 215, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

Imagination Station Ages 3-5

We will get our imaginations working through books, songs, games, large and fine motor activities, and plenty of free play! Snack will be provided. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 5/10-5/31, #356102C, $55 Location: SWCC 214, Instructors: Mrs. Hathorn & Miss Bolduc

School Is Cool Ages 3-5

School is the place to be! You and your classmates will enjoy music, listening to stories, making creative art projects and having lunch together. Please bring a NUT FREE lunch. Come join the fun! Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5/10-5/31, #356100J, $43 Location: SWCC 215, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

Kaleidoscope Ages 3-5

Join us! This class blends small and large motor activities that are flexible and tailored to group and individual needs. Throughout the session, children will enjoy time for circle, stories, songs, movement, puzzles, games and art. Snack and drinks are provided. Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/11-6/1, #356103A, $51 Location: SWCC 214, Instructors: Mrs. Castelhano & Mrs. Tetreault


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Little Learners Ages 3-5

Come to school and you will see, we will learn our ABC’s. Books and singing, paint and glue, lots of fun and learning, too! A new letter will be featured each week. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 5/11-6/1, #356113A, $43 Location: SWCC 215, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

Lunch Bunch Ages 3-5

Bring your lunch and join our bunch for fun. We’ll eat lunch, create art projects, sing songs, read stories and play. (Due to allergies, please do not bring any products containing peanuts). Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 5/11-6/1, #356807A, $51 Location: SWCC 215, Instructor: Mrs. Rounce

Razzle Dazzle Ages 3-5

Add a little “dazzle” to your Friday as you spend time with friends. We have tons of developmentally appropriate activities including toys, games, puzzles, crafts and more! Also there will be time for a story and songs. Snack and drinks are provided. Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5/12-6/2, #356114A, $43 Location: SWCC 214, Instructor: Mrs. Castelhano

Busy Bodies Ages 3-5

This three-hour class is perfect for bodies with busy hands and feet. Come join us as we have fun reading stories, singing songs, and creating crafts that will keep us busy all morning long. We will also enjoy lunch together. Please bring a NUT FREE lunch.

Presummer Preschool Three-Day Hooray Ages 4-6 Come join us for five weeks of fun pre-summer learning before your older siblings get out of school. Through stories, art, science, drama, cooking, music, playtime inside and out we will continue practicing Kindergarten readiness skills. Our themes will include water fun, insects, zoo animals, the circus, the beach, ocean and more! Please bring a nut free lunch daily and a snack on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday we will cook our own snack. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 5/9-6/8, #356806A, $260 Location: SWCC 205, Instructor: Mrs. Abernethy

Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5/12-6/2, #356111A, Fee: $59 Location: SWCC 215, Instructors: Mrs. Rounce & Mrs. Tetreault

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Jumping June Ages 3-5

June mornings will be hopping with activities. Our fun will include crafts, stories, and games both inside and out. Bring your lunch to class so you can enjoy lunchtime with your friends. Sign up for as many mornings as you’d like! (Due to allergies, no nut products, please) Wednesday, 6/7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., #356100B, $25 Thursday, 6/8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., #356100C, $25 Friday, 6/9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., #356100D, $25 Location: SWCC 215, Instructors: Mrs. Rounce & Mrs. Sivo

Pediatric and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED

This American Red Cross course is great for parents, family members or child caregivers interested in learning lifesaving skills of infant, child, and adult CPR and choking. This course will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED valid for two years. Saturday, 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. 4/15, #146814B, $90 Location: SWCC, Room 205

2017 Safety Town South Windsor Community Women’s Club is happy to present Safety Town! Your Pre-kindergarten child(ren) will receive valuable safety instruction in preparation for elementary school. A daily snack is included and a graduation ceremony is held the Friday of each session. Families are invited and encouraged to attend graduation! Classes are held daily, rain or shine. Monday-Friday (2 Sessions) 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 7/10-7/14, Fee: $30 Location: 919 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT

For registration information please visit www.swjwc.org or contact Liz Harner at (860)644-6787 or info@swjwc.org

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Summer Camps Camp registration for residents begins March 31st Non-residents are NOT eligible for Little Explorers, Camp Discovery, Trailblazers, Junior Adventurers, Adventure Unit or Navigators.

NEW! Please pay close attention to location of camps as some have changed for this year!

Payments Payments may be made in full or placed on a payment plan. Payment plans require deposit of $25 per session per camper. Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/17. Balances will be due one week prior to the program’s start date (balance will be an automatic credit card charge). Extended day programs must be either paid in full or also put on a payment plan not requiring a deposit. See refund policy on page 4.

Medical Forms Every year, campers must fill out a Health History Form with updated information prior to the start of camp. Continuing this year, to the convenience of users and camp staff, we are using online forms. Once registered for a camp program, you will receive an email prompting you to fill out the necessary forms online. If we do not have your medical form, your child will not be able to attend camp for safety reasons.

NEW!

Full-Time RN for Camps

Starting this year, we will have a registered nurse on site during all program hours. This nurse will be available for Little Explorers, Trailblazers, Camp Discovery, Junior Adventurers and Adventure Unit while they are on site. We will continue the medical administration and first aid training of our management staff and have an acting First Aid Responder when/if camps travel off site for field trips. We are excited for this addition to our staff to ensure safety and well-being of our campers!

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Staff Our staff is the strength of our day camps. All camp personnel are trained in Standard First Aid, CPR and have training on blood-borne pathogens, child development, child abuse recognition and reporting, diversity awareness, positive disciplining, games, leadership and much more.

Camp Family Night

The entire family is welcome to join the camp staff as we enjoy some of our favorite camp activities. Activities will include: arts & crafts, water balloon toss, limbo, bounce houses, face painting and more. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet their child’s counselors. Free pizza and drinks for all. This event is free for anyone who is registered for any of our summer sessions at Little Explorers, Trailblazers, Camp Discovery, Adventure Unit or Jr. Adventurers, and their families. Tuesday, July 25 (rain date 7/26), 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: Rotary Pavilion Free Event for Camp Participants & Family


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Ages 3-5

Half-Day and Full-Day Options! Camp Fills Quickly Be Sure To Register Early Residents Only.

3 Half-Day Ages 3-5 (please refer to sessions)

Your little camper will enjoy three mornings of camp – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – and enjoy activities with their new friends. Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #352100, Session A-I: $110 Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/17.

Little Explorers Ages 3-5

ACA Accredited. Keep your little ones active this summer! South Windsor Parks & Recreation wants to introduce your 3-5 year olds to our Little Explorers Camp! Our eight, one-week sessions offer three camp choices: 3 half days, 5 half days or 5 full days. Sign up for one or all eight! Our camp setting at the South Windsor Community Center is ideal for young campers. Join our Director and a dynamic staff of trained counselors for theme days, songs, stories, games, arts and crafts, water play, indoor and outdoor activities and snacks! See new and old friends in our age-appropriate camp groups! Daily outside play adds to your camper’s experience! Camp on Wednesday morning is held at Veteran’s Memorial Park. On these days, drop-off (for all campers) and pick up (for half-day campers) will be at VMP. Swimming and camp fun highlight the morning. All campers must be potty-trained!

Little Explorers 2017 Schedule Week

Theme

Theme Thursday

A 6/26-6/30

Sports

Sports Day

B 7/3-7/7 No Camp 7/4

Stars & Stripes

Red, White, and Blue

C 7/10-7/14

Colors of the Rainbow

Favorite Color Day

D 7/17-7/21

Welcome to the Jungle

Animal Wear

E 7/24-7/28

Favorite Character

Favorite Superhero/Princess/ Character

F 7/31-8/4

Nursery Rhymes

Wear Your PJ’s

G 8/7-8/11

Fun in the Sun

Beach Party

H 8/14-8/18

Wacky Tacky

Backwards Day

5 Half-Day

Ages 3-5 (please refer to sessions)

For campers who want to enjoy camp all week long! These children will participate in Little Explorers activities every weekday. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #352101, Session A, C-H: $150, B: $125 Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/17.

5 Full-Day Ages 3-5 (please refer to sessions)

Full-Day campers will be involved in great camp activities all day Monday-Friday! Campers bring their own lunch each day (please no products that contain nuts). Full-Day campers also enjoy additional crafts, activities, games, free play, and much more. Afternoons will also include a “rest time” so please bring a pillow and blanket. Transportation will be provided from the VMP pool to the Community Center on Wednesdays for 4- and 5-year-olds. (Drop-off at pool, pick-up at Community Center on Wednesdays). Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. #352102, Session: A, C-H: $230, B: $188 Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/17.

Mini Camp for You – TWO! Give your 2-year-old a taste of what camp is all about! The SWPRD summer camp counselors will lead the fun in this 6-week class with stories, crafts, games, snacks, songs and friends! Get ready, Little Explorers Camp is in your future! (Potty training is not required for this class for 2-year-olds). 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m., #352100I Fridays, 7/7-8/11, $80 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., #35210J, Fridays, 7/7-8/11, $80 Location: SWCC Room 215, Instructors: Little Explorers Staff

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Summer Camps

Ages 5-9

Games & Sports, Arts & Crafts, Nature... and much more! Camp Fills Quickly Be Sure To Register Early Residents Only.

Trailblazers Extended Day Program Morning and afternoon extended care are offered at Camp Discovery, Monday-Friday. See camp information for specific dates. A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Sec A, C-H, #321002, $25 Sec B, #321002, $20 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sec A, C-H, #321003, $35 Sec B, #321003, $28

Trailblazers Summer Camp Ages 5-9

Trailblazers is based off of the principles of the popular Camp Discovery on a scaled-down version with a maximum of 60 participants. The day will be filled with camp games (4-square, kickball, nuke-em, etc.), arts & crafts, sports (basketball, soccer, etc.) theme days, field trips (Wednesdays), and swimming at the VMP Pool (Wednesday afternoon and Friday) Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. #322001 (Hours can be extended with our Extended Day Program) Session A, 6/26 – 6/30, $195 Location: Timothy Edwards Session B, 7/3 – 7/7 (No Camp July 4th), $165 Location: Timothy Edwards Session C, 7/10 – 7/14 , $195 Location: Timothy Edwards Session D, 7/17 – 7/21, $195 Location: Timothy Edwards Session E, 7/24 – 7/28, $195 Location: Orchard Hill Session F, 7/31 – 8/4, $195 Location: Orchard Hill Session G, 8/7 – 8/11, $195 Location: Orchard Hill Session H, 8/14 – 8/18, $195 Location: Orchard Hill

*Emergency Extended Day-$10/day payable at camp.

Trailblazers 2017 Schedule Monday

A 6/26-6/30

On Site

B 7/3-7/7

Stars & Stripes Day C 7/10-7/14

D 7/17-7/21

On Site E 7/24-7/28

On Site

On Site G 8/7-8/11

On Site H 8/14-8/18

On Site

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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Favorite color day

Mini golf/DQ & POOL

Favorite sport day

POOL

NO CAMP

Movies & POOL

Crazy Sock Day

POOL

Neon Day

Jump On In & POOL

Tye Dye Day

POOL

Animal Day

Dinosaur Park

Superhero, Princess, Pirates & Villans Day

POOL

Disney Day

Spare Time Bowling

Mix Match Day

POOL

"When I Grow Up" Day

Lupa Zoo

Recycle/Earth Day

POOL

Hat Day

Lutz Children's Museum & POOL

Halloween Day

POOL

Crazy Hair Day

Science Center & POOL

School Spirit Day

Pool

On Site

F 7/31-8/4

Payment plans available, $25 deposit is non-refundable after 6/1/17.

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Ages 5-11

Games & Sports, Arts & Crafts, Nature... and much more! Camp Fills Quickly Be Sure To Register Early Residents Only.

Camp Discovery Ages 5-11

ACA Accredited. A summer day camp program committed to serving your child’s needs. This camp fills each day with active games, sports, arts and crafts, teamwork, group interaction and the wonders of nature. Your child can swim at the VMP Pool twice a week, plus go on exciting weekly field trips, and see spectacular entertainers. Need to get to work early or extend your child’s time at the camp? Check out our Extended Day Program. Tentative Field Trips and Theme Days are listed. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. #321001, Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School or Timothy Edwards (Hours can be extended with our Extended Day Program) Session A, 6/26 – 6/30, $195 Location: Timothy Edwards Session B, 7/3 – 7/7 (No Camp July 4th) $165 Location: Timothy Edwards Session C, 7/10 – 7/14, $195 Location: Timothy Edwards Session D, 7/17 – 7/21, $195 Location: Timothy Edwards Session E, 7/24 – 7/28, $195 Location: Orchard Hill Session F, 7/31 – 8/4, $195 Location: Orchard Hill Session G, 8/7 – 8/11, $195 Location: Orchard Hill Session H, 8/14 – 8/18, $195 Location: Orchard Hill Payment plans available, $25 deposit is non-refundable after 6/1/17.

Camp Discovery Extended Day Program Ages 5-11

Morning and afternoon extended care are offered at Camp Discovery, Monday-Friday. See camp information for specific dates (section letters match dates from Discovery section letters). A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m., #321002, Sec A, C-H, $25 Sec B, $20 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., #321003, Sec A, C-H, $35 Sec B, $28 *Emergency Extended Day-$10/day payable at camp. Location: Where Camp is held that week.

Camp Discovery 2017 Schedule Section Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

A 6/26-6/30

Onsite

Superhero Day

Movies & Pool

Favorite Color Day

Pool

B 7/3-7/7

Onsite

No Camp! 4th of July!

Bowling & Pool

Stars & Stripes

Pool

C 7/10-7/14

Onsite

Crazy Hat Day

Mystic Aquarium

Dream Job Day

Pool

D 7/17-7/21

Onsite

Safari Day

Yard Goats & Dinosaur Place

Pirate Day

Pool

E 7/24-7/28

Onsite

Hawaiian Day & Pool

Camp Carnival

Disney Day

Pool

F 7/31-8/4

Onsite

Halloween Day

Lake Compounce

Tie Dye Day

Pool

G 8/7-8/11

Onsite

Back in the day…..

Children’s Museum & Ice Skating

Birthday Day

Pool

H 8/14-8/18

Onsite

Space Day

CT Science Center & Pool

School Spirit Day

Pool

Post-Camp Extended Day Program

Post-Camp Ages 5-12

Must be enrolled in post-camp morning and afternoon extended care available, Monday-Friday. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

The fun of Camp Discovery continues at a different location. A scaled down version of the popular Camp Discovery, with a focus on outdoor adventure. Experience the usual thrills of Camp Discovery; theme days and VMP visits.

A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m., #321005B, $27 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., #321005C, $27 Location: Orchard Hill

A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m., #321005B, $27 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., #321005C, $27 Location: Orchard Hill

Ages 5-12

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Summer Camps

Ages 10-12

Great trips with new friends! Camp Fills Quickly Be Sure To Register Early Residents Only.

Junior Adventurers Extended Day Program Ages 10-12 Morning and afternoon extended care is offered at Adventure Unit, Monday-Friday. Participants will receive a daily snack in the afternoon and participate in activities such as crafts, sports, and quiet play. See camp information for specific dates.

Junior Adventurers Camp Ages 10-12

This program is a stepping stone between Camp Discovery and Adventure Unit. Participants will experience great trips together with the Adventure Unit (ages 12-15), yet still develop relationships within their own age group. Campers will develop leadership skills as they mentor Trailblazers Camp (ages 5-9) once a week. Due to the high adventure nature of a number of our trips, participants are expected to be responsible for behaving in a responsible, respectful and mature manner. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. #323001 Hours may be adjusted slightly to accommodate field trips. (Hours can be extended with our Extended Day Program) Session A, 6/26 – 6/30, $225 Location: Timothy Edwards Session B, 7/3 – 7/7 (No Camp July 4th) $190 Location: Timothy Edwards Session C, 7/10 – 7/14, $225 Location: Timothy Edwards Session D, 7/17 – 7/21, $225 Location: Timothy Edwards Session E, 7/24 – 7/28, $225 Location: Orchard Hill Session F, 7/31 – 8/4, $225 Location: Orchard Hill Session G, 8/7 – 8/11, $225 Location: Orchard Hill Session H, 8/14 – 8/18, $225 Location: Orchard Hill Payment plans available, $25 deposit is non-refundable after 6/1/17 Trips are tentative and subject to change.

Morning and afternoon extended care is offered at Adventure Unit, Monday-Friday. Participants will receive a daily snack in the afternoon and participate in activities such as crafts, sports, and quiet play. See camp information for specific dates. A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. #341795, Sec A, C-H $25, Sec B, $20 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. #341794, Sec A, C-H, $35, Sec B, $28 Location: Location: Where Camp is held that week. *Emergency Extended Day - $10/day payable at camp.

Junior Adventurers 2017 Schedule Section-Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

A 6/26-6/30

Onsite

Onsite

Ocean Beach

Lake Compounce

Pool

B 7/3-7/7 NO CAMP (7/4)

Onsite

Onsite

Laser Tag and Bowling

TBD

Pool

C 7/10-7/14

Onsite

Onsite

TBD

Six Flags

Pool

D 7/17-8/21

Onsite

Onsite

Yard Goats Baseball Game

Brownstone

Pool

E 7/24-7/28

Onsite

Onsite

Six Flags

TBD

Pool

F 7/31-8/4

Onsite

Onsite

Southwick Zoo

Lake Compounce

Pool

G 8/7-8/11

Onsite

Onsite

Brownstone

On Site

Pool

Six Flags

Ocean Beach

Pool

NB Bees H 8/14-8/18

Onsite

Onsite

TRIPS TENTATIVE. Subject to change.

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Ages 12-15

Great trips with new friends! Camp Fills Quickly Be Sure To Register Early Residents Only.

Adventure Unit

Ages 12-15

ACA Accredited. This exciting program for teens involves day trips to many fun and different places. Due to the high adventure nature of a number of our trips, participants are expected to be responsible for behaving in a responsible, respectful and mature manner. Please see the course description below for session details. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Times may be adjusted slightly to accommodate trips. (Late Days 6:00 p.m.) #341796, Session A, 6/26 – 6/30, $265 Location: Timothy Edwards Session B, 7/3 – 7/7 (No Camp July 4th) $210 Location: Timothy Edwards Session C, 7/10 – 7/14, $265 Location: Timothy Edwards Session D, 7/17 – 7/21, $265 Location: Timothy Edwards Session E, 7/24 – 7/28, $265 Location: Orchard Hill Session F, 7/31 – 8/4, $265 Location: Orchard Hill Session G, 8/7 – 8/11, $265 Location: Orchard Hill Session H, 8/14 – 8/18, $265 Location: Orchard Hill

Adventure Unit 2017 Schedule Section-Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

A 6/26-6/30

VMP

Laser Tag / Bowling

Ocean Beach

Lake Compounce

Pool

B 7/3-7/7 NO CAMP (7/4)

Ron – A – Roll

NO CAMP

Pottery

Trampoline Place

Pool

C 7/10-7/14

Ice Skating

Patriots Place

Farmington River Tubing

Six Flags

Pool

D 7/17-8/21

Campions/ VMP

Newport Boat Cruise

Hartford Yard Goats

Brownstone

Pool

E 7/24-7/28

Ocean Beach

Whale Watch *Late Day

Six Flags

Launch

Pool

F 7/31-8/4

Canoeing

Surfing *Late Day

Southwick Zoo

Lake Compounce

Pool

G 8/7-8/11

Cake Decorating / VMP

New Britain Bees

Brownstone

Ice Skating

Pool

H 8/14-8/18

Farmington River Tubing

Bike Tour

Six Flags

Ocean Beach

Pool

Payment plans available, $25 deposit is non-refundable after 6/1/17. Trips are tentative and may be subject to change.

Adventure Unit Extended Day Program Ages 12-15 Morning and afternoon extended care are offered at Adventure Unit, Monday-Friday, allowing you ample time to get the day started or finish your work while your child is in a safe and enjoyable environment. Participants will receive a daily snack in the afternoon and participate in activities such as crafts, sports, and quiet play. Full payment is due at the time of registration. See camp information for specific dates. A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. #341797, Sec A, C-H $25, Sec B, $20 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. #341798, Sec A, C-H, $35, Sec B, $28 *Emergency Extended Day - $10/day payable at camp. Location: Where Camp is held that week.

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Summer Camps Last Days of Summer Ages 5-12

Join us as we bridge the gap between the end of camp and the start of school. Each day participants will meet at the Rotary Pavilion and participate in arts & crafts, and/or field games. All participants will then be bussed to a field trip site to take part in an activity and eat lunch. Children can be dropped off as early as 7:00am and enjoy free play until 9:00 a.m. when the organized activities will begin. Monday 8/28 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. #321004C, $55 per day Tuesday 8/29 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. #321004D, $55 per day Location: Rotary Pavilion

Navigators Summer Camp Ages 16-21 A camp for young adults with special needs in the South Windsor community (ages 16-21). Navigators meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00-4:00 p.m. This program will include an inclusion piece with Human Service’s Rising Stars Camp from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sign up for one, two, three or all four sessions! Activities will include: ping-pong, pool, board games, arts & crafts, volleyball, kick ball, structured theme activities, trail hikes at Nevers Park and more! Thursdays are a full afternoon of fun at VMP at 575 Pleasant Valley Road, South Windsor! Pickup is at 4:00 p.m. at the Community Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Thursdays, pickup is at 4:00 p.m. at VMP. Pickup is the responsibility of the families. Participants enrolled in South Windsor Board of Ed Summer School will be bussed to the community center or VMP. Otherwise, drop-off is the responsibility of the families. Session A: 7/11-7/13, # 331001D, $50 Session B: 7/18-7/20, # 331001E, $50 Session C: 7/25-7/27, # 331001F, $50

Residents Only

Session D: 8/1-8/3, # 331001G, $50 Director: South Windsor Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Staff

The Importance of Inclusion in South Windsor Parks and Recreation As South Windsor Parks and Recreation continues to grow with hundreds of programs for active participants, we encourage everyone to take advantage of our various activities and events in order to remain active physically, mentally and socially. Our department is proud to offer these programs and services to participants of all abilities. In order to provide opportunities for all participants to engage in leisure pursuits together, SWPR provides inclusion support services and reasonable accommodations.

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We welcome all families to enjoy all of our activities and embrace all members of the community! Please contact Recreation Supervisor Cheryl Gerber (cheryl.gerber@southwindsor.org) to request information for assistance with inclusion in programs; we look forward to hearing from you!


SWPRD Honored at “The Sweatys” aside Patrick Dempsey In 2013, our Summer Camp Staff decided that as a team, we had enough power to make a big difference. With many minds coming together with the same mission of giving back, Run4Camp was born. We decided to keep in the camp spirit having The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp as our donation location of choice. The Hole in the Wall, located in Ashford, CT, gives critically ill children from around the world the opportunity to experience summer camp. SWPRD Camp Staff are firm believers that every child deserves and benefits from camp. With that, Run4Camp was born! For the next few years, our staff would assemble a team of relay runners to complete a 26.2 mile running race from South Windsor to Ashford to hand deliver a check of fundraising efforts throughout the summer. These events included Tip-A-Counselor nights at local Campions, Sweet Frog & Moe’s fundraiser proceeds, and community members donating to this great cause. In 2015, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp teamed up with an organization called Positive Tracks. Their emphasis was on youth & young adult fundraisers making a big impact. The Hole in the Wall notified us that that year, whatever we raised would be DOUBLED by the Positive Tracks organization! We can certainly say that this put an extra spring in our step in pushing our monetary efforts. That summer, we raised a grand total of $5,034 with the matching donation’s help. In early 2016, we were notified that we were being nominated by The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for the Gives Back Team Award at The Sweatys! If you are thinking, “what on earth does that mean?” you are not alone! But, once we realized

how cool this award was, we were quickly excited about the nomination. The Sweatys is an annual award ceremony that Positive Tracks holds to acknowledge fundraisers under the age of 23 for events where they raise money and get bodies moving! The Gives Back Team Award was to acknowledge a group of young individuals who had made a big impact in an athletic way. If you haven’t guessed by now, not only were we nominated for this incredible honor, but we won the award! Our camp staff was invited to attend the ceremony at Fenway Park in Boston where Patrick Dempsey would present us with the honor. We did just that. On May 7th, 2016, a group of staff from our team headed up to Fenway to enjoy a night filled with likeminded, young individuals, good food, great energy and a lot of laughs. For you Grey’s Anatomy fans, it certainly didn’t hurt that McDreamy was right there by our side. A great time was had by all while honoring the efforts put in by our Summer Camp Staff. We are proud!

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You’re Invited!

4th

“R”

The 4th “R” Program turned

10 YEARS OLD

this year and we are throwing a birthday party to celebrate! All 4th “R” participants, both current AND past, as well as their families are invited to join us for the festivities!

WHEN: Sunday, April 30 (Raindate: Sunday, May 7) TIME: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. WHERE: Community Center Lawn, 150 Nevers Road RSVP: To your child’s site director or via email to Shelby.Kosa@southwindsor.org

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Science Camps NEW!

Eureka! Invention

Grades 1-5

Discover - Create - Invent! Each day campers will be given a series of challenges they must overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all – their minds. Because of the team-based approach to problem solving these challenges, this camp is never the same twice. You’ll make your very own light stick (based on light sabers), catapult ….. and much more! Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 6/26-6/30, #324002A , $168 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Mad Science

Mad Science Rockin’ Rockets Grades 1-5

Children will step into the shoes of a rocket scientist and learn the fundamentals of flight, propulsion, and rocket design. We’ll have fun exploring astronomy and trying out various flight designs from hot air balloons to hovercrafts (and many more!). “Launch Day” will bring some real excitement to your budding astronaut! Kids will build rockets as well as discover the fundamental concepts involved in launching and recovering many different types of rockets. Students will make and take home their own complete Mad Science rocket. Monday-Friday, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 6/26-6/30, #324002B, $168 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Mad Science

Mad Science Eureka! Invention & Rockin’ Rockets Full Day Grades 1-5

Enjoy both classes for a full day of fun! There is a supervised lunch. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 6/26-6/30, #324002E, $312 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Mad Science

Non-residents eligible for all remaining camps

Mad Science – Secret Agent Lab Grades 1-5

Develop your special agent and detective skills in this super handson week of fun! Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Sharpen your secret agent skills and discover how chemistry and the science of forensics can come to the aid of a secret agent. Identify and collect evidence – from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Secret agents-in-training will use science and awesome technological tools to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects in this investigation into the science of sleuthing. Monday-Friday, 1:00p.m.-4:00 p.m. 8/7-8/11, #324002D, $168 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Mad Science

Mad Science Secret Agent Lab & Space and Beyond Full Day Grades 1-5

Enjoy both classes for a full day of fun! There is a supervised lunch. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 8/7-8/11, #324002C, $312 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Mad Science

Intro to STEM with LEGO™ Materials Ages 5-6

Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. There is no prerequisite for this course. Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 7/24-7/28, #324021A, $165 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologoies

STEM Challenge with LEGO™ Materials Ages 7-12

NEW!

Mad Science Space & Beyond

Grades 1-5

Experience our program co-designed by NASA and Mad Science! From our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends kids on a quest for exploration! Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered. Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Learn about the four forces of flight and the challenges of space travel, build your very own rocket to take home and participate in an awesome rocket launch! Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 8/7-8/11, #324002F, $168 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Mad Science

Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. There is no prerequisite for this course. 
 Monday-Friday, 12:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. 7/24-7/28, #324021B, $165 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologoies

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Summer Camps

Mine, Craft, Build: Adventure Game with LEGO™ Materials Ages 5-6
 NEW!

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® bricks! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! This ultimate LEGO Minecraft experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials. Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
 8/14-8/18, #324021C, $165
 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

Mine, Craft, Build: Survival Game with LEGO™ Materials Ages 7-12

 NEW!

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® bricks! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! This ultimate LEGO Minecraft experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials.
 Monday-Friday, 12:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 8/14-8/18, #324021D, $165
 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

NEW!

Stop Motion Tricks and Effects Ages 7-13



Begin your stop motion movie making career with a BANG! Ever wonder how they do that cool effect? We can teach you! In this program we pull back the curtain and reveal how stop-motion movie magic is made as kids will learn how to create special effects for their stop motion movies. Kids will work in group to create and film effects from water to fire or even flying! *Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7/24-7/28, #324029B, $190 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: IncrediFlix Staff

Live Action Flix

Ages 7-13 Do you want to have a blast making a movie? You don’t have to be an actor to star in these movies that you make from “Action” to “That’s a wrap.” We’ll guide you through the Hollywood process as you brainstorm, location scout, bring in props and costumes, act and direct in a collaborated movie that will be fun for the entire audience. *Flix downloadable within a month after program ends. Monday-Friday, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. 7/24-7/28, #324029A, $190 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: IncrediFlix Staff

Stop Motion & Live Action Flix Full Day

Ages 7-13 Enjoy both classes for a full day of fun! Supervised lunch included. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 7/24-7/28, #324029C, $363 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: IncrediFlix Staff

Thank you to our 2016-2017 Jim Snow Youth Basketball Sponsors: Grillo Dental

Dzen Commerical Roofing

South Windsor Catholic Community

Dick’s Sporting Goods

LynchToyota Robert N. Burstein DDS New England Silica, Inc. Conroy & MacGilpin Orthodontics

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Sport Camps Cougar Basketball Camp Grades 4-8 A co-ed basketball camp for participants to have an opportunity to improve their basketball skills while learning key concepts vital to the game. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 4/10-4/14, #121004G, $120 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, 4/10-4/13 Location: Ellsworth Gym, 4/14 Instructor: Travis Edwards, TEMS Athletics Coordinator and Coach

Timothy Edwards Physical Education Experience (TEPEE) Grades 6-9

Two certified physical education & health professionals from TEMS will lead physical education units while incorporating the use of technology to monitor health benefits. Team games, cooperative learning and individual activities will emphasize the skills and strategies needed to perform each activity. Learn different ways to be active while meeting new friends and having fun! TEPEE will utilize the gym, weight room and grounds. Please bring a water bottle and lunch every day. Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 6/20-6/23, #331001A, $165 Monday, 6/26, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym Instructors: Travis Edwards & Val Gasparino (TEMS Phys. Ed./Health Teachers)

Ron Pires Basketball Camp for Boys Ages 8-16 Coach Ron Pires has over 30 years head coaching experience at E.O Smith High School as the Boys varsity Head Coach. During this time E.O Smith made two state finals appearances. Mr. Pires also has coaching experience from ECSU and in 2014-2015 was named the Connecticut Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. The Ron Pires Basketball Camp will offer a challenging and highly instructional week of basketball for boys. Emphasis is on skill development and teamwork. Directed by E.O. Smith High School coach Ron Pires, along with several past and present players, your player will enjoy a week of intensive instruction and skill development. All participants should wear sneakers, bring a bag lunch with beverage and a basketball to camp daily. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 7/31-8/4, #341899B, $168 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, Director: Ron Pires

NEW!

That’s Where I Rec: Sports!

Ages 8-11

Are you a Rec Kid? Then join the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department for our newest summer camp series, “That’s Where I Rec!” During this sports-themed week, kids will participate in a variety of different sports games and activities, including some familiar favorites as well as some new surprises. There will be time for both large and small group games, and of course, plenty of fun! 06074…that’s where we recreate, and now you can too! Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7/5-7/7, #321004Y, $72 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructors: SWPRD Staff

Chris Corkum’s Baseball Camp Ages 7-13 Chris Corkum has over 40 years of baseball experience. Chris was a member of the Providence College baseball team while completing undergraduate studies. After undergrad, he received his Masters degree in Education and Recreation. In 1984, Chris was then hired to teach at East Windsor High School and Coach Varsity baseball. Chris formed his own baseball school and it has become well known throughout Southern New England for its quality experience.

The summer camp programs and are geared for baseball players from Pee-Wee League to High School. Emphasis is on skill development, in-depth work in fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching, catching, base running and game play. Programs include lectures, demonstrations, physical conditioning, knowledge of rules and regulations and the importance of good sportsmanship. Campers receive both individual and small group instruction from college and professional level coaches. The player to coach ratio never exceeds 8:1. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 6/26-6/30, #341898A, $125 Location: Ayers Rd Complex, Director: Chris Corkum

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Skyhawks Sports Camps Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. We offer 15 different sports–and countless ways for your child to grow. The camps range from soccer to baseball to our popular multi-sport camps where kids sample three different sports (soccer, basketball and baseball) in one camp. Skyhawks camps and programs are offered locally throughout over 500 communities. The format includes traditional week-long summer day camps and year-round after-school programs that range from 45 minutes to 6 hours in duration, per day. Our progression of camps and programs, led by our expert staff, are generated toward youth looking for a sport introduction or those who want to refine and master their sport-specific skills.

Skyhawks Basketball Ages 6-8 Skill-intensive program for the beginner to intermediate player. Using our progressional curriculum and focusing on the whole player, we teach the skills needed both on and off the court to be a better athlete. Focus on respect, teamwork, and responsibility, and start each day with a “skill of the day” and progressing into drills and games.

Ages 4-7 This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Participant-to-coach ratio: 8:1 Gear to bring: Appropriate clothing, water bottle, sneakers and sunscreen, Food to bring: Two snacks & water bottle Included with purchase: T-shirt, ball and merit award Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 6/26-6/30, #341997A, $125 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 7/10-7/14, #341997B, $125 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 7/31-8/4, #341997C, $125 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

Tiny-Hawks (Soccer & Basketball) Ages 3-4

Participant-to-coach ratio: 8:1 Food to bring: Two snacks & water bottle Included with purchase: T-shirt, basketball and merit award Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7/17-7/21, #341999A, $125 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

The essentials of soccer and basketball are introduced in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment. Campers must be between 42-48 months of age and toilet trained in order to participate. Children will learn balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sport-specific games tailored to their attention spans. Our staff are trained to handle the specific needs of these young athletes. Go to www.skyhawks.com for more information and sample schedules.

Beginning Golf

Participant-to-coach ratio: 8:1 Gear to bring: Appropriate clothing, water bottle, sneakers, and sunscreen Food to bring: 2 snacks & water bottle Included with purchase: T-shirt and merit award Monday-Friday, 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m., 6/26-6/30, #341998A, $70 Monday-Friday, 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m., 7/31-8/4, #341998C, $70 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

Ages 5-8

Skyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes through proper technique and refining the essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system to its curriculum. SNAG is specifically designed for the entry-level player; SNAG simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs, all equipment is provided. For safety reasons we utilize special helmets for all campers and keep the instructor-to-camper ratio for this program very low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly. Participant-to-coach ratio: 8:1 Gear to bring: Appropriate clothing, water bottle, sneakers, and sunscreen Food to bring: 2 snacks & water bottle Included with purchase: T-shirt and merit award Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7/24-7/28, #341996A, $125 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

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Mini-Hawk (Soccer, Basketball & Baseball)

Capture the Flag Ages 7-12

You know this fun game from playgrounds, backyards and your family get-togethers. We will take all of the traditional aspects of the game and put a Skyhawks Sports spin on it. Your young athletes will learn strategy in addition to the rules of this game while we incorporate sportsmanship and teamwork into this week-long camp. Bring your friends or come and make new ones in this unique and fast-paced program. Participant-to-coach ratio: 14:1 Gear to bring: Appropriate clothing, water bottle, sneakers, and sunscreen Food to bring: 2 snacks & water bottle Included with purchase: T-shirt and merit award Monday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., 7/31-8-3, #341998D, $79 Location: South Windsor High School Turf Field, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff


recreation.southwindsor.org Bobcat Volleyball Academy Grades 6-9 Improve your child’s volleyball skills for the 2017-2018 season. SWHS Volleyball Coach Tina Holt and her staff run this clinic which focuses on skills, drills, and improving each player. The clinic is open to grades 6-8 and 8th graders going into their freshman year. Come have fun, improve your skills and meet the high school coaching staff. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7/24-7/28, #341999AA, $142 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, Instructor: Tina Holt

Cougar Soccer Camp Grades 4-9

Beginners and veterans: Take your game to a whole new level. Learn new skills while meeting new friends and having fun! Daily schedule will include technical/dynamic warm-up, a circuit of skills and challenges, small sided games, and a street soccer style tournament. All participants must bring a ball, water bottle, snack (optional) and shin guards. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7/24-7/28, #324014A, $135 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Soccer Field, Instructors: Coaches Brian Chandler & Gary Swierczyski

Swim Camp Ages 6-18

Get a jump start on the fall swim season! USA coach Mike Krajewski will host this camp for swimmers who would like to work on strokes and building endurance. Extensive work on the four competitive swim strokes, and the starts, turns and finishes. The instructors will break down the strokes, explain how they operate and should look. Video will be used to demonstrate progress through this awesome transition. The camps are open to swimmers who have a background in competitive swimming. Monday-Friday, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 8/14-8/18, #333468A, $120 Location: VMP, Instructor: Mike Krajewski

Field Hockey Camp Grades 5-10

For beginner players to seasoned veterans, this camp will assist in maximizing your potential. Focus on technique and game play that will provide confidence, skill development, fun and fitness. Learn to love the game. Practice and learn the important principles of team play to maximize your chances of making the team for any level of play. Players need to provide their own: stick, shin guards, eye protection and mouth guard. Monday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 8/7-8/10 (8/11 rain day make up), #324013A, $80 Location: South Windsor High School Turf Field Instructor: MaryKate Custer

NEW!

Summer Golf At Willowbrook Ages 9-14

Summer golf is a condensed version of our TE golf program in the fall and spring. This week is perfect for golfers of all levels. Located at Willowbrook Golf Course in South Windsor, participants will play nine holes on the beautifully manicured course. Participants will be teamed in groups and will have the opportunity to play in a variety of golfing formats (i.e., stroke, best ball, tournaments, etc.). The students will need to provide their own golfing equipment and transportation to and from Willowbrook. One make-up class will be offered on 7/24 if needed. Monday-Friday, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. 7/17-7/21, #341996AG, $120 Location: Willowbrook Golf Course, South Windsor, Instructor: Fred Gerber

Youth Sports Link

Sports Link is provided as a convenience for residents of South Windsor. The following organizations are operated independently and are not administered by SWPR. For program details contact the individuals listed below. See FYI for additional contacts of outside organizations.

South Windsor American Legion Baseball Program www.CTLegionBball.com Contact: Craig Zimmerman 860-670-5224

Boys Lacrosse www.SWBoysLax.org Dan DeMartino 860-573-7888

Girls Lacrosse www.SWGirlsLax.org

Little League Baseball & Softball www.SouthWindsorLittleLeague.org Contact: Kathy McManus 860-648-0158 / kcmcmanus@cox.net Info (Shed) – 860-644-7999

Youth Hockey www.swhockey.com

Panther Football & Cheerleading www.SouthWindsorPanthersFootball.com Football Contact: Darren DeMartino, ddmartino@4atc.com

South Windsor Soccer Club (SWSC) www.SouthWindsorSoccer.org Programs for children 3 & up. Little kickers, rec. & travel teams. registrar@southwindsorsoccer.org

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Summer Camps

Specialty Camps Fort Building Camp Ages 11-15

Are you looking to take your living room forts to a new level? This camp is for you! Join TEMS’ Woodwork Teacher Jeffery Goric in the great outdoors for a week of fort building adventurers. Learn the basics with cardboard and then advance to pallet-made forts throughout the week. Campers will work together in teams to design and build their own forts, and then put them to good use! NOTE: This camp will involve supervised use of tools and nails. Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7/31 – 8/4 #321004Z, $180 Location: Rotary Pavilion Instructor: Jeffery Goric

For the First Time in Forever Camp

Ages 4-8

All things FROZEN … If your child loves Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the gang, then this camp will give them the opportunity to act out, celebrate, sing, and play all their favorite parts. The staff will create a fun-filled week at the new Arendelle, located right here in South Windsor! Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 8/7-8/11, #321004I, $150 Location: Philip R. Smith School

NEW!

That’s Where I Rec: Creative!

Ages 8-11

Are you a Rec Kid? Then join the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department for week two of our newest summer camp series, “That’s Where I Rec!” During this creative-themed week, kids will participate in a variety of different hands-on activities that will get their creative juices flowing. This week will include art projects, sensory experiences, dramatic play, and of course, plenty of fun! 06074…that’s where we recreate, and now you can too! Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7/17-7/21, #321004X, $120 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructors: SWPRD Staff

NEW!

JumpingClay Jungle Craft Camp

Ages 8-12

Welcome to the Jungle! JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshop provides step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while encouraging creative self expression and building confidence. Each participant will create their own 3-D Jungle display including landscape and jungle animals such as a monkey, crocodile and snakes using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. Beginners welcome! Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 7/5-7/7, #135257A, $90 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: JumpingClay

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American Girl Doll/Cooking/Craft Camp Grades K-6

Calling all doll, cooking and craft lovers! Come join us as we have fun learning about the time periods, cultures and interests of various American Girl dolls. Through crafts, cooking, games, music, dancing and stories our dolls will come alive! If you wish, bring a doll to class as your special guest. It does not need to be an American Girl Doll. We will be making lots of fun items for your dolls. Also we will have plenty of time for play inside and out. Please bring a nut free lunch. We will be cooking a snack everyday. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 6/26-6/30, #356802A, $225 Location: SWCC Room 205 & 207 Instructor: Mrs. Abernethy


recreation.southwindsor.org CAMP! Campers Achieving Maximum Potential Grades 6-8, Co-ed

NEW!

Become A Published Author!

Grades 3-5

Trust, learn, grow! Bridge the gap between school and summer by joining us for a week of fun in team-building, problem-solving, and confidence-boosting activities. Incoming 6th through 8th graders participate in activities that encourage developing critical life skills including communication and social skills along with frustration management and emotional control. Through cooperative activities and games, campers will learn strategies that will help them succeed in their everyday activities at home and at school. Camp instructors include TEMS teachers Jackie Edwards and Penny Hill. Campers will be exposed to team-building activities through the use of the Parks and Recreation Ropes course as well as arts/crafts and games. Meet new friends and achieve success in a supportive leisure environment. This camp is perfect for kids who have trouble transitioning between summer vacation and school.

Participants will work together to conceive, outline, write, edit and illustrate a fiction picture book on a theme of their choosing. They will also create non-fiction author biographies. During this two week session, the authors will create their manuscript under the guidance of children’s author, J Monkeys. Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 8/14-8/25, #895624C, $150 Location: SWCC Room TBD, Instructor: J Monkeys, Children’s Author

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 6/26-6/30, #331001C, $160 Location: TEMS and one day @ Nevers Pavilion for Ropes Course (day TBD) Instructors: TEMS teachers, Jackie Edwards and Penny Hill

MY FRIEND’S PLACE IS

10 YEARS OLD! You are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the construction and grand opening of our extremely popular accessible playground – My Friend’s Place!

Following a brief recognition ceremony visitors can enjoy face painting, balloon sculptor, performances by local artists, kettle corn, ice cream and raffle prizes (including T-shirts and a Lego kit valued

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm Location: Nevers Park next to the Community Center Rain or Shine Join us as we unveil a renovated and improved playground surrounded by a family-friendly fun-filled afternoon of activities, refreshments and entertainment.

at $200)! Not to mention enjoying this unique and wonderful playground!!

Feel great, recreate with the entire family on June 24th!!

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“Happiness. It lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” –Vincent van Gogh

Let’s Gogh Art!

Summer Creativity Weeks With Let’s Gogh Art

• 5 days, for 3 hours a day of art-rageous fun! • All materials and supplies for several works of art each day • A project take-home box • A T-shirt designing project • Face painting or glitter tattoos! • Lively storytelling • Bring home 2 or 3 works of art per day.

Let’s Gogh Art provides affordable half-day programs, Monday-Friday, with unique summer art fun. These art-filled weeks are designed around a single exciting theme, such as the rainforest or under the sea, art inspired by the masters or art made from a mess. Let’s Gogh Art believes the best route to expanding one’s creativity is through exploring and experimenting with as many art forms, tools and techniques as possible. As a result, our summer art-venture weeks expose children to a world of artistic wonder while we encourage their own original ideas, unique perception, and interpretation of art.

Ooopsy Goopsy Messy Art Fun

Ages 5-12

The works of art that come from making a mess are quite amazing! Think splatter and blow painting. Make slime and flubber. Create with shaving cream and glue. Design ceramic doggy banks and create shrinky-dink sculpture. Learn how to make your own clay and then sculpt super cool masks. Decorate wacky, wild cars for an art car parade. Discover marbleizing and glitter painting, design batik t-shirts, and experience collage and fabric arts. Creative spirits are set free! Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7/10-7/14, #356304A, $159 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Creativity Crew

Art-ventures with Pigasso and Mootisse Ages 5-12 Art explorers learn about real artists, their vision of the world and the materials and techniques they use or used. Think about famous artists like Picasso, Matisse, van Gogh, Modigliani, Winslow Homer and more. Included are fun and funky 3-D projects using unconventional and sometimes kooky artist’s techniques and materials. During this art-packed week create vibrant tie-dyed t-shirts, decoupage peace signs, design leather wristbands and celestial stained glass, and experiment with emotion collage, mosaic art and so much more. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7/31-8/4, #356304B, $159 Location: Philip R. Smith School, Instructor: Let’s Gogh Art Creativity Crew

July 31, 2017

Public Skating Coupon Valid Through Jan 30th, 2018

Good for $1.00 off the cost of admission at the South Windsor Arena See Website for times & Rates

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Tennis Lessons

All tennis lessons are at the Wapping Tennis Courts on Ayers Road, and are taught by Todd Custer. Each student is responsible for providing his or her own racquet.

Class Levels:

Pee Wee – For ages 4-7 No previous experience. Parents must remain on site.

Beginner I – Ages 7-11 & Adults. No previous experience. Adv. Beginner – Ages 9-15 & Adults. Must know forehand, backhand, and be able to sustain rally.

Evening Youth & Adult Classes Youth ages 7-15, Adult 16 and older

volley, be able to sustain rally, and know positioning.

Held twice a week in 4-week sessions. Youth classes are 45 minutes long and Adult classes are 60 minutes long. Sessions A & C meet Mondays and Wednesday; Sessions B & D meet Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Hi Performance – Ages 13-19

Youth - Fee: $53 Adult - Fee: $54

Morning Youth Classes – Ages 7-15

Time Session A 6:00 p.m. 6/26-7/19 7:00 p.m. M,W 8:00 p.m. Session B 6:00 p.m. 6/27-7/20 7:00 p.m. T,TH 8:00 p.m. Session C 6:00 p.m. 7/24-8/16 7:00 p.m. M,W 8:00 p.m. Session D 6:00 p.m. 7/25-8/17 7:00 p.m. T,TH 8:00 p.m.

Intermediate – Ages 9-15 & Adults. Must have command of

• Held Monday-Thursday in 2-week sessions. • Pee Wee classes are 30 Minutes long. • Youth classes are 45 minutes long. • Hi Performance Classes are 1 hour and 45 minutes long. • Pee Wee and Youth Fee: $53 • Hi Performance Fee: $103 Level

Activity#

8:00 a.m.

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 4-5)

344999A

6/26-7/6 8:35 a.m.

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 6-7)

344999AA

9:10 a.m.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner

344998A

10:00 a.m.

Intermediate

344997A

10:50 a.m.

Hi Performance (Ages 13-19)

344996A

Session B

8:00 a.m.

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 4-5)

344999B

7/10-7/20

8:35 a.m.

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 6-7)

344999BB

9:10 a.m.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner

344998B

10:00 a.m Intermediate

344997B

10:50 a.m.

Hi Performance (Ages 13-19)

344996B

Session C

8:00 a.m.

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 4-5)

344999C

7/24-8/3

8:35 a.m.

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 6-7)

344999CC

9:10 a.m.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner

344998C

10:00 a.m.

Intermediate

344997C

10:50 a.m.

Hi Performance (Ages 13-19)

344996C

Session D

8:00 a.m.

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 4-5)

344999D

8/7-8/17

8:35 a.m.

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 6-7)

344999DD

9:10 a.m.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner

344998D

10:00 a.m.

Intermediate

344997D

10:50 a.m.

Hi Performance (Ages 13-19)

344996D

Session A

Time

Level Youth Beginner Adult Beginner Adult Adv. Beginner Youth Beginner Adult Beginner Adult Adv. Beginner Youth Beginner Adult Beginner Adult Adv. Beginner Youth Beginner Adult Beginner Adult Adv. Beginner

Activity# 344999E 344899A 344898A 344999F 344899B 344898B 344999G 344899C 344898C 344999H 344899D 344898D

South Windsor Tennis Classic Tournament!

Test your skills and have a great time. Divisions: Youth, Adults, Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Call Tournament Director Todd Custer at 860-645-9120 for details. Wapping Tennis Courts are adjacent to Wapping School. Tournament: Saturday 8/19 and Sunday 8/20 Fee: $18/singles, $28/Doubles. Participants are expected to bring a new can of tennis balls to each event. All Fees are per event. Maximum of 2 events. Event: Activity Number: Men’s Open Singles 344999TMS Men’s Open Doubles 344999TMD Women’s Open Singles 344999TWS Women’s Open Doubles 344999TWD Boys 12 and under Singles 344999TBS12 Boys 14 and under Singles 344999TBS14 Boys 16 and under Singles 344999TBS16 Mixed Doubles 344999TMXD Youth 17 and under Doubles 344999TYD Girls 12 and under Singles 344999TGS12 Girls 14 and under Singles 344999TGS14 Girls 16 and under Singles 344999TGS16

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Your summer swim spot! VMP pool strives to be the location for You and Your family. Why bring your family to VMP? There are lots of reasons!

1. State-of-the-Art Facility

Our three pools offer a variety of options for the entire family whether you are 2 or 102! Our pools feature beach entry, which creates a comfortable environment for swimmers of all abilities. We offer varied pool depth in all three of our pools, two diving boards, two water features to keep the kids busy, and we have both short course and long course lanes for those who are looking to get a workout in. The park also features, picnic tables and a snack shack. So, whether you’re looking to soak up the sun, relax by the pool, or swim some laps, we have what you need.

2. Fun Special Events We offer fun things to do throughout the summer including; Noodle Night, Sundae Sunday, Senior Sunday and Storm Trooper Saturday, its always a new fun day at VMP. See the season schedule for a complete listing

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3. Swim Lessons

Did you know that drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death in children ages 1-14? Learning to swim is a vital life skill. We offer swim lessons to make it easy for you to get your whole family involved. Group swim lessons are taught by our certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors for children starting at 6 months old in our parent child classes and progress up to Level 6. Private lessons are available for children and adults. Make this is the summer when you or your child learn to swim or take it to the next level!

“We have been members of VMP for the last 10 years and have always been extremely impressed with the professionalism, dedication and quantity of the staff. There is no doubt that the safety of the guests is a top priority! The facilities are always well maintained and there is plenty of space for lounging poolside. It's a great family environment to enjoy the summer and the value can't be beat!” – Betsy Brass


Veterans Memorial Park Pool 575 Pleasant Valley Road, 860-289-1333 Open from May 27-August 27 Public Swim Hours: May 27-June 23 Monday-Friday .................... 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. *Saturday .............................12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday .................................11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Memorial Day (5/29).............12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. * Saturdays – Passholder & Residents only 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Aquatics

June 24-August 27 Monday-Friday .................... 12:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. *Saturday ............................. 12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday ................................. 11:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 4th of July (7/4).................... 12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Additional Passholder and Resident Only Hours: Saturday............................... 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lap swim – passholders only:

Monday-Thursday (6/26-8/10)........................... 6:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

& Veterans Memorial Park Pool

2017 VMP Pool Passes The Benefits of Being a Passholder:

• Unlimited use of VMP facilities during our Public Swim hours • Exclusive use of VMP facilities during our extended swim hours on Saturday mornings • $10 discount on any swim lesson registration • Specially-priced guest admission rate of only $6 (limit 5 guests per day) • Early entry for pass holders and residents on Saturdays • Skip the lines! Express pass lane will be available when the entry to the park has a long line (based on discretion of the facility director) • Designated times for lapswim Important Note: Discounts are ONLY applicable after pool pass purchase. Not valid with Swim Team member passes. All mail-in or faxed registration forms will only be accepted with payment included. If you mail or fax your registration form, please allow five business days for processing. You will then receive your pool passes via mail. Non-residents fees will only apply to non-passholders.

Season Pass Type Resident Fee Non-Resident Fee Individual (age 18 and up) $50 $70 Individual Child (age 3-17) $35 $50 Please note that children under the age of 12 are not permitted without an adult. Seniors $30 $50 Day Admission Rates Adult Admission weekday (age 18+) $8 $13 Adult Admission weekend & holidays (age 18+) $8 $16 Passholder Guest * ( Limit 5 guests/day) $6 $6 Daily Child weekday (age 3-17) $6 $10 Daily Child weekend (age 3-17) $6 $12 Lost Cards $1 $1 Children 2 and under are free *Passholders are limited to bring in up to 5 guests per day at the $6 rate

Passes are currently on sale.

When purchasing passes in the office, you will need to provide proof of residency and have a photo taken. Passes purchased online will need to have a photo added to the account. When you come into the office or pool office to have your photo taken, please bring proof of residency. If you are renewing a pass from 2016 and had your picture taken, you do not need your picture taken for this year. We highly encourage you to purchase your passes before the pool opens for the season. We typically encounter a high volume of people as Memorial Day approaches, which typically results in longer wait times. Please note that if you are planning on registering for swim lessons, the $10 discount for passholders will only apply AFTER you have purchased your passes.

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Aquatics Veterans and Active Military Rates Veterans and active and reserve members of the military may present their military IDs or obtain a DD2-14 from the Town Clerk’s Office and present it at the Parks & Recreation main office to receive the following reduced pass rates. For spouse and child passes, you must prove household residency. Passes can only be purchased at the Recreation Main Office. Resident Adult: $35 Resident Child: $24

Non-resident Adult: $45 Non-resident Child: $34

Inclement Weather/Unforeseen Circumstances

In the event of park closure due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances that involves the safety of our guests or staff members, guests who have been in the park for under 60 minutes, and who have a receipt from the gate, may receive a voucher to come back and join us another day of their choice within the current season.

Playing by the rules while enjoying your day in the sun at VMP!

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Special Events at VMP Pool Included with your pass or daily admission!

As a pool pass member, there is no cost to participate in these events (unless otherwise noted). If you are not a member, all activities will be included in daily pass purchased at the pool entrance.

Noodle Nights Fridays: 6/16, 7/14, 8/11, 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. • Purchase a noodle: $1 Join us and float around on some pool noodles! Bring your pool noodles or purchase one at VMP for $1. (Pool noodles are only allowed on these designated nights and times).

Senior Sunday 7/2 • FREE Free admission to VMP for South Windsor Senior Citizens (over age 62). Make your own Ice Cream Sundae bar beginning at 12:00pm for seniors while supplies last. Transportation is available; please call 860-648-6361 by June 28th. Thanks to South Windsor Human Services for their support in this event.

Pluck a Duck

Although fun in the water is encouraged, the facility experiences many extremely busy weekends and weekdays, so for all of our guests to enjoy a comfortable atmosphere, please adhere to the following guidelines:

7/9, 1:00p.m.-2:00 p.m. • FREE

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7/16, 10:00 a.m. • FREE

Water guns and hard surface balls, such as tennis balls, are not allowed. Group rates and reservations are not available. Grilling anywhere on the facility grounds is not permitted. All lifejackets must be Coast Guard approved. There are no snorkel masks allowed. All patrons must wear appropriate swim attire. Horseplay and running are not permitted while in the park. Parents/Guardians are responsible for the children at all times. Non swimmers must be within an arm reach. For the safety of everyone in the park, alcohol and glass bottles are strictly prohibited. Plan ahead and bring your own tables and chairs! Picnic tables at the park grounds are limited; they are on a first come first serve basis. Lap lanes are for lap swim only. Please do not utilize this area if you don’t plan on swimming laps. The lap and free swim areas are available at all times. Please be respectful to lifeguards, they are there for everyone’s safety. Please be mindful of the personal space of others around you. Please be aware of other rules that have been posted throughout the park. The staff reserves the right to ask guests to leave the park, without refund, if policies are not followed. Guest and staff safety is our first priority.

VMP will be filled with rubber duckies, all patrons are eligible. Win Prizes! Game rules available at VMP the day of the event.

Celebrate Veterans at VMP Veterans and families enjoy FREE and exclusive early admission (10:00 a.m.). Veterans are invited for the day and benefit from a beautiful park, pool, and free refreshments while supplies last. Must show military ID.

Sundae Sunday

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing

7/23, 12:00 p.m. • FREE Paid Patrons to VMP can enjoy a make your own ice cream treat while supplies last. Thank you to Imperial Oil and Plumbing.

Pooch Plunge at the Pool! Monday 8/28, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. • FREE Bring your four-legged friend for an evening of fun and leash-free swimming at the pool. Dogs of all sizes with a current registration are welcome! Dogs must wear registration tags or prove registration otherwise. People will not be allowed to swim in the pools. This is a free event. Donations accepted for the T.R.A.C.S. Animal Shelter.


Aquatics

The Benefits of Swim Lessons

Give your children the confidence, and yourself the peace of mind, that comes from proper swim lesson instruction. Swimming lessons are an essential part of a child’s education. Being able to swim properly increases confidence, making their time in the water an enjoyable experience as well as a healthy, total fitness activity. Proper instruction in swimming brings many benefits, such as feeling safe and confident knowing they can handle themselves while in the water. This ensures that your child has a positive experience while having fun in the pool – not only for themselves but also for the other children around them. Water-related activities such as surfing, boating, water skiing, even fishing are all around us. Having mastery over the water gives everyone the skills and confidence to have fun while staying safe. Our programs are structured for children to start young and advance through the programs, giving a great sense of achievement as they progress, while giving them health benefits and a good low workout and fitness routine. Water skills are invaluable and can be learned at any age. Whether you are looking to start your child in swim lessons or have a confident swimmer who is looking to improve their technique, our Learn to Swim program and swimming instructors can teach you to swim and help you to be a better swimmer.

Swimming lessons can provide you and your child with newfound confidence and skills that could save a life, and will last for life!

Feeling Safe:

Knowledge and proper technique give children focus and allow them to enjoy their time in the water.

Build Confidence:

Having mastery over the water leads children try other water sports such as water skiing, boating, surfing and enjoy them safely.

Achievement:

Our Swim Lesson Programs are designed to give your child a great sense of achievement as they progress from one level to the next.

Exercise:

Swimming provides many health benefits and is a good low impact cardiovascular workout.

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Swim Lessons

Ready to Sign up? Here are the details: Classes are held Monday-Thursday, rain or shine. Classes will only be canceled for severe weather. Classes canceled due to severe weather will be made up on the 2nd Friday of the session. Any other missed classes due to weather will be refunded. To participate in group preschool lessons or all other group levels 1-6, participants must be able to comfortably participate without a parent present. Minimum age for preschool aquatics is 2.5 years old and level 1 is 4 years old. There is no minimum age for private lessons. Passholders receive a $10 discount for each swim lesson ONLY AFTER pool membership passes have been purchased. You must purchase or renew your passes before registering for swim lessons to receive the discount. Please note that in the event that a lesson is canceled due to under enrollment, you will receive notification no earlier than the Saturday before the lesson starts. The safety of your children is our first priority. It is our goal to provide an optimal environment to learn swimming skills. Research shows that children can be distracted by their parents’ presence during swim lessons. For this reason, we ask that parents please distance themselves from the class. As a general rule, please stay off the pool deck. Instead, sit at the picnic tables and grassy areas.

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Group Swim Lessons Registration & Information We strongly suggest that if you wish to sign up for multiple sessions in a row, you sign up for 2 sessions in the same level. If you registered a child for multiple sessions and the child passes a level on their first attempt, for the next session, you may switch to an available class in the next level, stay in the same level, or receive a refund for that class. If your child passes a level, but is registered for multiple sessions of that same level, it is your responsibility to switch to another open class at the new, higher level. Switching classes or levels after the second class in each session is NOT allowed. **Please note our lessons are VERY POPULAR. If you sign up for a class and decide it is not for you or you cannot attend many days, please let us know so we can fill your spot with someone on the waitlist. ** REFUND POLICY: All request for cancelations are accepted by writing in an email only to rec@southwinds.org). If you can longer make the class you signed up for, email a request to withdraw by email for a refund prior to the start of the lesson. Partial refunds are not given once the class has started. If you need to request a refund for part of a lesson due to an extenuating circumstance, please email and we will make decisions on a case by case basis. * *On the first day of your swim lessons, please meet at the fence by the main office at VMP to meet your swim instructor!


recreation.southwindsor.org Parent & Child Aquatics Level A (Water Adjustment) Passholders: $68

NEW!

No Pass: $78

Level A is for children who are 6 months to 2 years old and have no water experience. The focus is on helping children become comfortable in and around water. This is a parent and child program. (No class 7/4) Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 #333001 6/26-7/6 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. A C 5:35 p.m.- 6:05 p.m. B D F

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Parent & Child Aquatics Level B Passholders: $68

Passholders: $75 No Pass: $85 To enroll in Level 2, students must: • Preschool aquatics is designed for preschool aged kids, 2.5- 4.5 yrs old, who have passed Parent- Child swim lessons but are not ready to swim on their own. All classes have a 1:4 teacher/student ration and will complete skills with support. • To enroll in level 2, student must: • Enter and exit the water independently • Roll from their backs to their stomachs in the water with support • Submerge mouth to blow bubbles Session 2 Session 3 #333030 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. D 10:05 a.m.-10:35 a.m. E F

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No Pass: $78

Level B is for children who are 18 months to 4 years old and have either passed parent Child Level A or are not yet ready for lessons in a group environment away from parents or caretakers. Once children can perform basic skills without parental assistance and show comfort in and around the water, they may begin Learn-toSwim courses. This is a parent and child program.(No class 7/4) Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 #333002 6/26-7/6 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m. A D G 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. E 6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. C I

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Preschool Aquatics Level 2

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Preschool Aquatics Level 1

Passholders: $75 No Pass: $85 To enroll in Level 1, students must: • Preschool aquatics is designed for preschool aged kids, 2.5- 4.5 yrs old, who have passed Parent- Child swim lessons but are not ready to swim on their own. All classes have a 1:4 teacher/student ration and will complete skills with support. • To enroll in level 1, student must: • Walk and talk independently • Be comfortable in the water • Can move arms and legs alternatively • Can float with support

(No class 7/4) Session 1 #333030 6/26-7/6 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 10:05 a.m.-10:35 a.m. B 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. C

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NEW!

Preschool Aquatics Level 3

Passholders: $75 No Pass: $85 To enroll in Level 3, students must: • Preschool aquatics is designed for preschool aged kids, 2.5- 4.5 yrs old, who have passed Parent- Child swim lessons but are not ready to swim on their own. All classes have a 1:4 teacher/student ration and will complete skills with support. To enroll in level 3, student must: • Glide on stomachs and back for 5 seconds with support • Float on stomach and complete arm pulls and kicks with legs for 15 seconds with support. Session 3 #333030 7/24-8/3 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. H 10:05 a.m.-10:35 a.m. J

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Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills

Passholders: $72 No Pass: $82 To enroll in Level 1, students must: • Be at least 4 years old • Be able to participate in a group setting without the parent and be able to follow the directions of the instructor.

(No class 7/4) Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 #333003 6/26-7/6 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. E F G 11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m. I J K 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. M N P 5:35 p.m.-6:05 p.m. R S T 6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. V W X

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Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills Passholders: $72 No Pass: $82 To enroll in Level 2, students must: • Be 4 years old • Be able to complete the skills of Level 1 • Be comfortable in a class setting and able to follow instructions • Be comfortable submerging face and head and opening eyes underwater • Be able to blow bubbles in and under the water for at least 3 seconds • Float and glide on front (head submerged) and back with assistance • Be comfortable using ladder and entering water unassisted

• (No class 7/4) Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 #333004 6/26-7/6 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. A B C 10:05 a.m.-10:35 a.m. E G 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. M N O 11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Q S U 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. F, Y H J, Z 5:35 p.m.-6:05 p.m. CC DD EE 6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. R T V 6:50 p.m.-7:20 p.m. AA QQ SS

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Level 3 – Stroke Development Passholders: $72 No Pass: $82 To enroll in Level 3, students must: • Be able to pass the skills of Level 2 • Fully submerge body and hold breath for 10 seconds • Be able to do 10 bobs with head fully submerged, blowing bubbles and opening eyes • Front and Back float without assistance for 15 seconds • Be comfortable in water over their head • Tread water independently for 15 seconds • Demonstrate rotary breathing independently at least 5 times • Be able to swim independently on front and back using strokes for at least 5 body lengths

• (No class 7/4) Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 #333005 6/26-7/6 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. A C 10:05 a.m.-10:35 a.m. I J L 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. M N O 11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m. R T V 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Y B F 5:35 p.m.-6:05 p.m. GG HH D 6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. KK S MM 6:50 p.m.-7:20 p.m. Z XX SS

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Level 4 – Stroke Improvement Passholders: $82 No Pass: $92 To enroll in Level 4, students must: • Pass the skills of Level 3 • Be able to tread water for 1 minute in deep water • Back float for 1 minute in deep water • Be able to perform a sitting and kneeling dive • Swim front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards • Perform the breaststroke kick for 15 yards • Perform the Elementary backstroke for 15 yards • Scissors kick 15 yards • Swim 25 yards using a combination of front crawl and/or elementary backstroke

• (No class 7/4) Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 #333006 6/26-7/6 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. A G 11:10 a.m.-11:55 a.m. C I O 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. D J P 5:50 p.m.-6:35 p.m. E K Q 6:40 p.m.-7:25 p.m. F L R

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Level 5 – Stroke Refinement Passholders: $82 No Pass: $92 To enroll in Level 5, students must: • Pass the skills of Level 4 • Swim 50 yards without stopping using front crawl and elementary backstroke • Tread water for 2 minutes using 2 different kicks • Swim underwater for 3-5 body lengths • Dive from a standing position • Elementary backstroke for 25 yards, back crawl for 15 yards • Front crawl with proficient rotary breathing for 25 yards • Breaststroke for 15 yards & Butterfly for 15 yards

• (No class 7/4) Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 #333007 6/26-7/6 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 10:20 a.m.-11:05 a.m. A C E 11:10 a.m.-11:55 a.m. I J K 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. B F 5:50 p.m.-6:35 p.m. D

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Aquatics

30-Minute Private Lessons

Private Lessons - All ages

Passholders: $147 No Pass: $157

Private swim lessons are offered for both children and adults. There are two options: • One instructor, one student • One instructor, two students that are within one level of each other

More about private lessons: • A private lesson is limited to two participants per class. • If you are sharing a class, and splitting the cost the full fee is due at time of registration. • Instructors vary session to session, and requests for specific instructors will not be honored. • You may reschedule one lesson at a mutually agreed upon time with the instructor, but any other missed classes will not be refunded or made up.

Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency (Fitness Swimmer) Passholders: $82 No Pass: $92 To enroll in Level 6, students must: • Pass the skills of Level 5 • Swim 100 yards continuously • 50 yards front crawl • 25 yards breaststroke • 25 yards butterfly • 50 yards elementary backstroke • Front and backstroke flip turn • Tuck and Pike surface dive • Tread water 5 minutes

• (No class 7/4) Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 #333008 6/26-7/6 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 10:20 a.m.-11:05 a.m. A 5:50 p.m.-6:35 p.m. H E F

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45-Minute Private Lessons These lessons are ideal for people looking to have more time with an instructor to work on skills and students who are looking for more specific instruction on strokes. The longer time frame allows for more skills to be taught and more focus on skills which need work. These lessons may be split with a friend or sibling within one swim ability level of each other. Passholders: $222 No Pass: $232

• (No class 7/4) Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 #333013 6/26-7/6 7/10-7/20 7/24-8/3 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. D E, F 10:20 a.m.-11:05 a.m. I J K 11:10 a.m.-11:55 a.m. M N P

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August Single Week Private Lesson A condensed program offered for the week of August 21. Participants can push to next level or gain more experience in this Monday through Thursday session. Passholders: $125 No Pass: $135 August Single Week Private Lessons #333020 8/21-8/24 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. J,K,L,M,N,O,P 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Q,R,S,T,U,V 2:05 p.m.-3:05 p.m. W,X,Y,Z,AA,BB 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. CC,DD,EE,FF,GG,HH 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. II,JJ,KK,LL,MM,NN 5:10 p.m.-6:10 p.m. OO,PP,QQ,RR,SS,TT,UU 6:20 p.m.-7:20 p.m. VV,WW,XX,YY,ZZ,AAA,BBB,CCC,DDD

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s c i t a Aqu rams g o r P The SEALS Swim Team Ages 5 -18

Join the undefeated 2016 CCSL champions South Windsor Seals swim team! Make new friends and improve your technique. All swimmers must be proficient in more than one stroke and have the endurance to swim the full practice with swimmers in their age group. The team season runs from early-June through early August. Practices will be offered weekday mornings and evenings with weekly competitions against teams in the Central CT Swim League. Team members are asked to attend at least 2 practices per week. Preseason placement for all new members will be held on Friday, 6/2, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at VMP. Swimmers may arrive at any time but will be evaluated on a first-come first serve basis during this period. Non-residents please note that we may only accept swimmers from East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Manchester, and South Windsor. League policy dictates that swimmers from other towns must join a team that neighbors them. While school is in session, practices will be held Monday-Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Once school gets out, practices are offered each morning and evening Monday - Friday to give you the most flexible options to get to practice. Swimmers are required to attend practices appropriate to their age group. The full summer schedule is posted on our website at recreation.southwindsor.org. #333015A, Individual Member, $162 #333015B, Two Family Members, $277 #333015C, Three Family Members, $347 #333015D, $77 additional per every member beyond 3

Swim Camp Ages 6-18

Want to get a jump on the fall swim season? USA ASCA Certified Level 3 coach Mike Krajewski will lead this swim camp for swimmers who would like to work on the four competitive swim strokes and building endurance. Extensive work on starts, turns and finishes. Video will be used to see progress through this awesome transition. Bring sneakers each night for dry land exercises. The camps are open to swimmers who have a background in competitive swimming. Monday-Friday, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 8/14-8/18, #333468A, $120 Location: VMP, Instructor: Mike Krajewski

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Veterans Memorial Park Pool 575 Pleasant Valley Road 860-289-1333 recreation.southwindsor.org


Want to be a lifeguard? Or teach swim lessons?

In just 3 or 4 days time, you can receive your certification in lifeguarding or WSI and be ready to work this summer Choose one of two weekends Friday-Sunday, June 2-4th or June 9-11th, see times below.

Lifeguarding Course Minimum age 15

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The American Red Cross Lifeguarding program objective is to teach the skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Fee includes all materials. There is approximately 7 hours of online learning that must be completed prior to the first class. This course includes waterfront certification. There is an additional fee of $35.00 payable directly to the Red Cross that must be paid after registration. Once registered with South Windsor Parks & Rec. the instructor of the course will send a web link directly to the participant in order to begin their online course work and register with the American Red Cross ($35.00 fee).

Water Safety Course (WSI) Minimum age 16

The American Red Cross WSI course trains instructor candidates to teach and conduct Swimming and Water Safety Program courses, including Basic Water Rescue course, the six levels of Learn to Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics among others. There is approximately 6 hours of online learning that must be completed prior to the first class. Registration must be completed by May 25 to allow enough time to complete this portion.

Prerequisites: •  Swim 300 yards continuously using a mix of front crawl & breaststroke. •  Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds

Prerequisites: • Must pass a pre-course skills test

Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguarding (includes waterfront)/ First Aid: Valid for 2 years and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer: Valid for 2 years. Friday, 6/2, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 6/3-6/4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. #333014A, $325 + $35 to American Red Cross

• Demonstrate swimming skills consistent with the stroke performance charts of Level 4

Friday, 6/9, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 6/10-6/11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. #333014B, $325 + $35 to American Red Cross Location: Veterans Memorial Park

Lifeguard Instructor Course (LGI)

• Swim the following strokes for 25 yards each; front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly for 15 yards • Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (float or sculling) • Tread water for 1 minute Certification: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor: Valid for 2 years

Minimum age 17

#333014C, $325 + an additional $35 PAID directly to The American Red Cross Fridays, 6/2 & 6/9, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 6/3-6/4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: Fridays at SWCC, Sat. and Sun. at VMP #333014D, $325 + an additional $35 PAID directly to The American Red Cross Fridays, 6/2 & 6/9, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 6/10-6/11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: Fridays at SWCC, Sat. and Sun. at VMP

Participants will learn to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course and its accompanying components. With a Lifeguard Instructor on staff your Aquatic site will have an experienced instructor to not only teach classes but to also carry out a plan for in-service training. There is an addition fee of $35.00 paid to the American Red Cross. Once registered with the South Windsor Rec. the instructor will send a web link directly to the participant in order to begin their online course work (approx. 2 - 3 hours) and register with the American Red Cross ($35.00 fee). Prerequisites: •  Must be at least 17 years of age & pass a pre-course skills test •  Hold current Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer •  Complete the Online Lifeguard Instructor course, including the Pre-course Exam, before the first class Certification:

Veterans Memorial Park Pool 575 Pleasant Valley Road 860-289-1333 recreation.southwindsor.org

$365 + an additional $35 PAID directly to The American Red Cross American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor: Valid for 2 years Friday, 6/2, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. • Saturday’s, 6/3 & 6/10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. #333014E Location: VMP

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Youth & Teen Programs Track Club Kids from K-8 Grade

Our low-key running program will put some spring into your step and build your confidence for other sports. This twice a week funfilled program of running, sprinting, hurdling, trail running and field events including the turbo-jav, discus, high jump, long jump and softball throw. Participate in track/cross country meets against other towns. Learn some fundamentals of good health and exercise while getting into running shape. A t-shirt is included. Please note that some organized track meets may fall on different days of the week than the program is typically scheduled. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. 4/17-6/7, #335111A, $45.00 includes t-shirt Location: SWHS, Program coordinator: Mike LeMay

Zumba for Kids

This high energy fitness class combines physical fitness with hip hop and world music. The program is designed to increase focus and self confidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination. Participants will develop independent athletic skills and learn how to work together as a group while enjoying popular music and the latest dance moves!

Ages 6-10 Tuesdays, 11:00 am, 7/11-8/15, #341859A $100, Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.

Ages 10-14

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. 7/13 – 8/17, #341859A $100, Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.

Breakdance Basics Ages 7-10 Breakdance combines body conditioning and strength-building excercises with coordination drills and dance elements. This is an athletic, high energy class. Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m., 7/11 – 8/17, #341859E, $100 Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.

Pre-Ballet Ages 3-5 Pre-Ballet is a wonderful introduction to the world of dance! We use imaginative games and mime to provide a sound foundation for future dance education. Students learn how to work both independently and as a group. Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m., 7/11 – 8/15, #341859D $100, Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave. Wednesdays, 11:00am. 7/12-8/13, #341859K $100 Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.

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Hip Hop Basics Ages 9-11

Hip Hop follows the latest dance trends. This introductory class breaks down current dance styles using body isolation and repetitive steps to popular music. Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. 7/12 – 8/16, #341859F $100, Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.

Adult and Youth Jukido Jujitsu Ages 6 and up

This class is a traditional Japanese Jujitsu class teaching realistic selfdefense. Jukido stresses the seven codes of bushido: justice, courage, benevolence, politeness, truth, honor and loyalty. Participants will learn counter measures against aggression, fight prevention and bully management. All classes taught by Master Paul Ward, a 5th degree black belt A free first try-out class is available. Note: After the student’s first successful test, there is an additional annual association fee of $50 (16 and under) or $75 (17& over). Uniforms are not mandatory. Sundays, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. April, #335002A $25 May, #335002B $25 June, #335002G $25 July, #335002H $25 August, #335002I $25 Location: CCtr Rm 214, Instructor: Paul Ward, 5th Degree Black Belt

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CAST Children’s Theatre Skit Class

Skit Class will provide an opportunity for students to learn about performance skills in a short play format. This class is great for beginners or students who prefer a non-singing role. Each student will work to develop a character, work as a team, follow basic stage directions, and present what they have created at the end of the session! Improv and theater games will also be a part of the class. Students need to be able to read. Tuesdays, 4/25 – 5/30 Ages 7 – 11 – 6:30pm – 7:15pm #432000A, $75 Ages 12 – 16 – 7:30pm – 8:15pm #432000B, $75 Location: : 113 Summit Street, Manchester, CT 06040 Instructor: CAST Children’s Theatre


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JumpingClay Craft Workshops

Each participant will create their own clay creation using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshops are based on simple shapes and provide step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors. While our workshops provide structured content, there is plenty of room for creativity as each craft ends up being unique through the encouragement of creative self-expression and confidence. All projects will be taken home the same day – just leave them out to dry for 24 hours. Beginners welcome!

Grades K-2 Mustache Turtle One of our favorites – Mustache Turtle! Because really, what turtle doesn’t need a mustache? 4/24, #895624D, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., $15 Location: SWCC Room 205, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff Spring Chick Happy Spring! Let’s celebrate with our spring chicken craft! 5/22, #135257B , 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., $15 Location: SWCC Room 205, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff

Grades 3-5 Pig In Mud We’ll be happy as pigs in mud! 5/8, #135257C, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., $15 Location: SWCC Room 205, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff Legend of Nessie Is the Loch Ness Monster real or fake? Let’s travel to Scotland for this legendary creature! 6/5, #135257D, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., $15 Location: SWCC Room 205, Instructor: JumpingClay Staff

April Vacation Camp

Grades K-5, Residents Only

Camp fills each day with active games, sports, arts and crafts, teamwork, and group interaction. All children are grouped by age and activities are age-appropriate. Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4/10-4/14, #12102J, $205 Monday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 4/10, #12102K, $50 Tuesday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4/11, #12102L, $50 Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 4/12, #12102M, $50 Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 4/13, #12102N, $50 Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 4/14, #12102O, $50 Location: 4/10-4/13: Wapping Elementary School. 4/14: SWCC. Instructors: 4th “R” Staff

Monday Night Social Club Ages 13 and up Middle school students, high school students, and young adults from the special population can enjoy a variety of games while meeting new friends in an informal, supervised format. Each week has a different theme or activity and special events are planned seasonally. Activities include birthday celebrations, seasonal crafts, pool, air hockey, mini golf, games in the park and semi-annual holiday celebrations and dances. Please call the Parks & Recreation Department for more information. Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Closed on major holidays, $3/person/night Location: SW Teen Center, SW Community Center Director: Dan Rezende

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Afternoons at Timothy Edwards Middle School Programs for Timothy Edwards Middle Schoolers. Late bus transportation available for TE students (except for Golf & Tuesday programs).

Fitness Club TE Students, Grades 6-8

Basketball Training TE Students, Grades 6-8

Indoor program aimed at helping middle school students enhance their physical fitness and knowledge of exercise and strength training through physical education classes. Students will practice safe methods geared toward improving flexibility, strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance. Sessions will enable students to focus on creating realistic, measurable, action-oriented fitness goals. Once a goal is established each student will work with the instructor to create an individual workout.

This training will provide an opportunity for players at all levels to work on various basketball skills while improving their conditioning. Skill improvement will focus on shooting, passing, dribbling, as well as overall basketball concepts.

Mondays & Thursdays, 2:45 p.m.-4:05 p.m. 4/6-5/22, NC 4/10 & 4/13 #256701A, $60 Location: TEMS Weight Room/Fitness Center Instructor: Travis Edwards, TEMS Athletics Coordinator

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:45 p.m.-4:05 p.m. 5/30-6/8, #256704D, $80 Location: TEMS Gymnasium, Instructor: Travis Edwards, TEMS Athletics Coordinator

Golf At Willowbrook TE Students, Grades 6-8 This weekly program is perfect for golfers of all levels. Located at Willowbrook Golf Course in South Windsor, students will be transported to the course and can play nine holes on the beautifully manicured course. Within these 8 weeks students will be teamed in groups and will have the opportunity to play in a variety of golfing formats (i.e., stroke, best ball, tournaments, etc.). The students will need to provide their own golfing equipment and transportation home from Willowbrook at 5:00 p.m. Students must ride Bus #16 on Wednesday after school to Willowbrook • Storage of clubs at Willowbrook: Clubs can be dropped off anytime from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Clubs can be placed outside near the Pro Shop (indoor storage is not available). • Cancellations are decided by the Parks & Recreation Department and will be posted to the hotline, so call the hotline for updates. There will also be an announcement made at school. One make-up class will be offered on 6/7 if needed. Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 4/5-5/31, NC 4/12, #356702A, $215 Location: Willowbrook Golf Course, South Windsor Instructor: Travis Edwards, TEMS Athletics Coordinator & Brian Chandler, TEMS Physical Educator Teacher

Red Cross Babysitting Course 11–15 years

To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Please bring a lunch. Wednesday, April 12th 9 a.m.-3 p.m. #246813A, $85, Instructor: An American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training instructor Location: SWCC, Room 207

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Benefits for Businesses

The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department would like to remind the local business community about our exciting recreational initiative designed just for them! We value your business operation here in South Windsor. We also rely on the business community to support us through advertisements, sponsorships and donations. And, many of you have done so in our quest to sustain a non-tax subsidized, self-sustaining special revenue recreation fund operating budget that delivers over $2 million in annual programming! These partnerships allow us to provide recreational opportunities to foster active living and healthy lifestyles for our residents. For that we thank you and as such we are compelled to give something back. Enter “Benefits for Businesses”!

We hope you welcome this initiative as an added incentive to calling South Windsor your business home and elect to have your enterprise participate in the endless benefits that recreational activities provide.

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The two-tiered “Benefits for Businesses” program entitles the owner of a South Windsor business, regardless of his or her home residency, to full resident privileges for all parks & recreation department sponsored programs and services. Additionally, the employees of local businesses, also regardless of home residency, are extended partial resident privileges limited to those noncapacity parks & recreation department sponsored programs and services (like seasonal pool passes to Veteran’s Memorial Park and facility rentals at the Rotary Pavilion and Community Center). A detailed explanation of this program is available on our web site.

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Adult Programs *NOTE* All Adult Fitness classes that run year round will now be based on a monthly schedule. Classes will run on their designated day of the week every day of the month unless noted otherwise.

NEW! Kripalu Yoga, LivFree Power Yoga, Creative Cardio and Zumba will be offering 10-class packages. These packages will be good for 6 months after purchase and can be used on any day the class is offered. The packages are not interchangeable between fitness activities. They can be purchased online or in person just as any other activity!

Adult Learn to Skate Program The program is designed to help the adult beginner skater to get comfortable on the ice and have some fun. Skate Rentals available for an additional $10 for each 4 week session. Winter attire and gloves recommended. A helmet is required and you must provide your own. Fridays, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28 #156902U, $80/person Location: SW Arena

Senior Exercise

Increase your flexibility and improve your mobility and cardiovascular system. Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Class ends 6/28 and will resume in Sept. Location: SWCC Rm 207, Instructor: Linda Hull, $2/class

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Aqua Zumba Ages 16+ Aqua Zumba uses a winning formula of Latin and international music beats for dance exercise and integrates them into a low impact water-based work out. Participants move to music to create a party atmosphere! Aqua Zumba uses the least hydrodynamics way as a resistance to obtain a training effect. Working in the water promotes muscle endurance as participants will be pushing against the water, where the resistance is approximately 12 times of that on land, with every movement. Due to this, participants are creating a cardio workout while increasing muscle strength. The instructor, Siobhan, has a specialty license in Aqua Fitness. Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m -7:00 p.m. 6/20-8/1, #333019A, $56 Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. -7:00 p.m. 6/21-8/2, #333019B, $56 Instructor: Siobhan Jager


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Kripalu Yoga

NEW!

Kripalu Yoga is a moderate, mindful practice that will help you gradually stretch and strengthen your body, increase your lung capacity, uplift your mood and train your body and brain to deeply relax. No prior yoga experience necessary. Yoga mat recommended. The instructors, Sydnie and Paul Coté, are longtime Kripalu Certified and have the skill and expertise to help you safely experience the profound benefits of Kripalu Yoga. New students are invited to attend a FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS. No pre-registration required. Just show up 10 to 15 minutes prior to class start time.

LivFree Power Yoga is vinyasa style yoga where breath and movement are connected with a challenging and uplifting sequence of poses. Students will strengthen and stretch their muscles while learning safe alignment and allowing space for freedom of expression. Set to music that reflects the arc of the class, students will move through a powerful vinyasa flow that strengthens, followed by deep stretches that teach the mind and body to relax. A yoga mat, towel, and bottle of water is recommended. First class is free!

*10-class package, $100, #331009D Price Breakdown: Individual Month Options: $9/class Seasonal Session Option: $7.15/class Pro-rated Option: If you sign up for the remainder of a session after the classes have started, you will be prorated for the remaining classes at $7.15/class. Must sign up for all reamining classes in the session. Cannot be done online. Register at SWPRD Office. Customized schedules are not offered. Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Spring Session #331009A 4/4 – 6/27, $93 April #335008A, $36
May #335008AB, $45
June #335008B, $29 *Summer Special
July #335008C, $29 *Summer Special
Location: SWCC Banquet Hall, Instructor: Sydnie & Paul Cote

LivFree PowerTM Yoga

*10-class package, $100, #334001K Thursdays 9:30am – 10:45am Spring Session #334001I 4/6 – 6/29 $104 April # 334001A, $40 May # 334001B, $32 June # 334001C, $32 July # 334001D, $40 Location: SWCC Banquet Hall, Instructor: Jessica Goldfarb Saturdays 9:30am – 10:45am Spring Session #334001J 4/8 – 6/24 $104 April #335008E, $40 May #335008F, $32 June #335008G, $32 July #335008H, $40 Location: SWCC Banquet Hall, Instructor: Sarah Branigan

Tuesdays 5:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Spring Session #331009B 4/4 – 6/27 $93 April #335008D, $36
May #335008E, $45
June #335008F, $29 *Summer Special
July #335008H, $29 *Summer Special
Location: SWCC Banquet Hall, Instructor: Sydnie & Paul Cote Tuesdays 7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Spring Session #331009C 4/4 – 6/27 $93 April #335008I, $36
May #335008J, $45
June #335008K, $29 *Summer Special
July #335008L, $29 *Summer Special N/C 7/4 & 8/1
Location: SWCC Banquet Hall, Instructor: Sydnie & Paul Cote

Morning Joga What better way to start your day? This LivFree for All yoga class will be held outside at the Rotary Pavilion (rain or shine). This class is open to all levels - beginners and more advanced yogis. Classes are taught by a rotation of amazing yoga teachers from The Yoga Shop. After class, enjoy a cup of coffee from Between Rounds. Yoga + Cuppa Joe = Joga! Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 6/20 – 8/22, #335008G Full Session: $80 (10 Classes) Drop-In: $10 Price includes yoga and coffee. Instructor: The Yoga Shop Instructors

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Adult Programs

Creative Cardio - Aerobics Ages 16+

This traditional aerobic class offers a challenging total body workout set to energetic music that is sure to get your heart pumping and your body moving. This class provides stretching, cardiovascular endurance, strengthening and toning. A great workout for all levels of fitness enthusiasts. Tested to have over 3,500 Fitbit® steps per class! Location: SWCC Rm 214 *10-class package, $50, #335004P

Creative Cardio – Aerobics with Body Sculpt Ages 16+ • No experience necessary

Traditional aerobics class combined with low weight strength training equals a total body workout. High-energy music fuels strength conditioning focusing on arms, back, chest, legs and core muscles. Enjoy the benefits of stronger muscles and bones, cardiovascular health and improved flexibility. Participants are asked to bring a set of hand-held weights between 1-5 lbs. Tuesdays

Mondays 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. April, #335004A, $15 N/C 4/24 May, #335004B, $20 N/C 5/29 June #335004C, $20 July #335004D, $20 August #335004E, $15 N/C 8/21, 8/28 Instructor: Jane Jenny 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. April, #335004F, $15 N/C 4/24 May #335004G, $20 N/C 5/29 June, #335004H, $20 July, #335004I, $20 August, #335004J, $10 N/C 8/21, 8/28 Location: SWCC Rm 214, Instructor: Linda Hull

Tuesdays 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. April, #335004K, $15 NC 4/25 May, #335004L, $25 June #335004M, $20 July #335004N, $20 Location: SWCC Rm 214, Instructor: Linda Hull or Jane Jenny

Wednesdays 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. April #335004U $15 N/C 4/26 May #335004V, $25 June #335004W, $20 July #335004X, $20 August #335004Y, $15 N/C 8/23, 8/30 Location: SWCC Rm 214, Instructor: Jane Jenny 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. April, #335004Z, $15 May, #335014A, $25 June #335014B, $20 July #335014C, $20 Location: SWCC Rm 214, Instructor: Linda Hull

Thursdays 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. April, ##335014E, $15 N/C 4/27 May, #335014F, $20 June #335014G, $25 July #335014H, $20 August #335014I, $15 N/C 8/24, 8/31 Location: SWCC Rm 214, Instructor: Jane Jenny

6:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m. April, #335005A, $15 N/C 4/25 May, #335005B, $25 June #335005C, $20 July #335005D, $15 N/C 7/4 August #335005E, $15 N/C 8/22, 8/29 Location: SWCC Room 214, Instructor: Linda Hull

Zumba Ages 16+ • No experience necessary Zumba® Latin Dance-Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow steps to create a dynamic cardio dance fitness program. Experience an exhilarating hour of calorieburning, body-energizing movements. Routines feature interval and resistance training to tone and sculpt your body. No Dance Experience Needed! “Ditch the workout – Join the PARTY!” Mondays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. April # 335010A $20 May # 335010B $20 N/C 5/29 June # 335010C $20 July # 335010D $25 Instructor: Anne Castelhano Location: Wapping Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. April # 335011E $25 May # 335011F $15 N/C 5/27 June # 335011G $20 July # 335011H $25 August # 335011I $20 Location: 214 SWCC Instructor: Rachel Barile

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Thursdays 6:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m. April, #335005F, $15 N/C 4/27 May, #335005G, $20 June #335005I, $25 July #335005J, $20 August #335005K, $15 N/C 8/24, 8/31 Location: SWCC Room 214, Instructor: Linda Hull

Sundays 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. April #335011A $20 N/C 4/16 May #335011B $20 June #335011C $15 July #335011D $20 August #335019E $20 Location: SWCC Banquet Hall Instructor: Kristina Tedford


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Intro Women’s Self-defense

Ages 12+

Class designed to introduce women to the concepts of self-defense. The class covers awareness, when to take action, common selfdefense situations, self-defense do and don’ts, and a set of self-defense techniques. Use of voice, how and when to report a crime and many other topics are covered. April 21st 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $30 #331009T Location: 214, Instructor: Paul Ward

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Ages 12+

Intermediate Women’s Self-defense

Class is designed to teach women how to protect themselves from violent crime. Self-defense scenarios will be covered. Practical and effective self-defense techniques will be covered in detail and practiced. May 5th 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $30 #331009U Location: 214, Instructor: Paul Ward

NEW!

Ages 6+

Parent and child Self-defense Workshop

Class designed for parents and children to learn to protect each other in self-defense situations. Topics covered will be home invasion, abduction, internet safety, awareness, and how to get help. Parents and children will work together in a set of self-defense scenarios to practice what is taught. This class is suitable for parents and children age 6+


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Kayaking Course with L.L.Bean

This Kayaking Discovery Course is a great way to learn the basic paddling techniques and safety skills of this popular sport! Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. This course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from our friendly paddling instructors, who will share their knowledge gained from years of kayaking. They’ll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), kayak and paddling equipment, giving you insight on the best ways to set up your boat. Then, you’ll receive instruction on a variety of paddling techniques. After you feel comfortable on the water, you’ll set out in a kayak on a guided, interpretive tour with your group. You’ll experience the freedom of skimming across the water, learning about the ecosystem and history of the area. All necessary paddling equipment is provided. Must be 8 or older to participate. All children 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. July 15th, 10 a.m. $30, #432000C Instructor: L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School Location: TBD – Enrollees will be notified via email on location! Will be within driving distance.

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Become A Published Author!

Ages 18+

Interested in self-defense, tradition or a discipline that will carry over into every aspect of your life? With Kokondo Karate the answer. Realistic and practical self-defense taught in a traditional setting where we stress doing your very best! Learn to defend yourself safely and with confidence using appropriate response training where good technique works more effectively than brute strength.

Participants will each write their own part of either a collected work or a stand-alone book for publication. They may choose to write poetry, memoir or fiction. They may choose to illustrate their piece or not. They will also create non-fiction author biographies. During eleven 1-hour long sessions, the authors will create their manuscript or section of the manuscript under the guidance of local author, J Monkeys. Approximately 4 weeks after the completion of the manuscript(s), the program will meet one last time for a book launch party where they will each receive a copy of the book to keep, have an opportunity sign each other’s books, and share their experience with friends and family whom they invite to the party.

All classes are Co-ed and geared to individual development with emphasis placed on safety and personalized attention. Students may try their first class for free.

Mondays, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 4/10-6/26 NC 5/29, 335579A, $200 Location: SWCC Room 205, Instructor: J Monkeys, Local Author

May 19th 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $15 #331009V Location: 214, Instructor: Paul Ward

Self Defense is Karate

Ages 18+

Sundays 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. March #335003A, $17 April #335003B, $22 May #335006C, $22 June #335006D, $22 July #335006E, $22 Location: SWCC RM 214, Instructor: Peter Dylag

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Get Musical

South Windsor Community Band

South Windsor Community Chorus Spring Concert

Ages 18+

Saturday 6/3/17 – SWHS 7:00 p.m.

Open to players of all band instruments (woodwind, percussion and brass, no strings). All ability levels welcome. No auditions are required.

The South Windsor Community Chorus cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate our 46th Annual Spring Concert. Refreshments are served at our Meet & Greet Reception immediately after the performance.

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: South Windsor High School, 161 Nevers Road For more information, please visit swband.org or email swcommunityband@hotmail.com

The Chorus meets Monday evenings from 7:15-9:15 at the SWHS Music room. For additional information, please contact Lee Mann at 860-875-2589 or lamannsr@juno.com or visit our web site at www. swchorus.org.

WALK AND WHEEL WAYS The South Windsor Walk and Wheel Ways is a walking and bicycling advocacy group comprised of town volunteers. As a subcommittee of the town’s Park and Recreation Commission, they will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2017. Anyone interested in helping to promote safe ways to bike, walk, hike or run are welcome to join the South Windsor Walk and Wheel Ways. There are no fees or dues. The only criterion is your commitment to help promote and support their goals. They meet 7:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month in room 206 at the Community Center on Nevers Road. Please stop by for a visit to see what they are all about or you can contact them at swwandww@cox.net.They are very proud of the fact that under their leadership and advocacy South Windsor has achieved Bronze Level recognition from the League of American Bicyclists. They are now striving for Silver.

2016 South Windsor Walk & Wheel Way Highlights: New Trails & Connections

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Submitted an application to CT Recreational Trails Grant Program for the design & construction of a trail between Clark Street and Pleasant Valley Road Endorsed 5 foot wide sidewalks for arterial and collector roads in commercial and industrial areas and in proximity of schools and town facilities Supported the new Mountain Bike Trail in Rye Street Park Community Outreach Conducted their award winning 4th Grade Bike Education Program at all 5 elementary schools Supported the Library Bike Education Clinic Volunteered for Spring & Fall Adopt – A – Road Program on Chapel Road Lead Moonlight Walks in Nevers Park Supported Bike Shop Sponsored Rides Promoted Hybrid Spirit Bike Rides Participated in Bike Walk CT - Bike to Work Program Conducted CRCOG Bike/Pedestrian Count Program Joined in the Hartford Bicycle Friendly Community Celebration Installed bike racks throughout town with support of South Windsor Community Women’s Club

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Continuous Road Safety & Town Engagement Advocated for Complete Streets Policy adopted on July 18, 2016 Share the Road Signs Installed on 15 streets Renewed Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Designation

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Build upon and improve many of the 2016 successes Continue work on South Windsor Crosstown Trail Support grant application at DEEP Continue work on steps to achieve Silver Bicycle Friendly

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Continue Bicycle Rack Cost Share Program Seek available grants to promote our goals Advocate for SWW&WW goals---What would you like to help us achieve?


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g n i k Bi & g n i k Hi Learn to Ride – Adults

A free class for Adults. If you never learned to ride a bike as a child, our Learn to Ride class is for you. It doesn’t matter if your 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, you will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10AM to Noon Class Location: Philip R. Smith School Class Size: 6 adults, #24688A Equipment: Bicycles and helmets are provided to those who register Instructors: Certified League of American Bicyclists Instructors

Bicycling Basics –Adults

A free class for Adults. Did you just graduate from our Learn to Ride – Adults class? Are you coming back to cycling after a long absence and feeling a little shaky? Not comfortable using gears? Don’t feel like you are ready to mix with traffic yet? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, then Bicycling Basics is the class for you, as long as you are able to mount, balance, pedal, start, and stop a bicycle.

Bike Nights

Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18. Meet at Rye St. Park from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to learn some basic biking skills and a few handy maintenance tips. Then try out our new mountainbike trails at the park! You'll will have an opportunity to see our beautiful bike trailer used for the Bicycle Education Program in the elementary schools. The program will be led South Windsor Walk and Wheel Ways. Some bike and helmets will be available for use, but feel free to bring your own. Ages 12+

Connecticut Trails Day

Come visit South Windsor’s newest trail on Sunday, June 4, 2017. This new trail is suitable for either walking or for use with a mountain bike. SW Walk & Wheel Ways will be showcasing the trail in Rye Street Park from 1 to 4PM to celebrate Connecticut Trails Day. Meet us on the right side of the parking lot. All ages are welcome! Rain cancels the event. For more information on trails in Connecticut, visit WalkCT.org. Questions: contact SW Parks & Recreation Department, 860-648-6355.

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10AM to 1PM Class Location: Philip R. Smith School Class Size: 6 adults, #24688B Equipment: Bicycles and helmets are provided to those who register Instructors: Certified League of American Bicyclists Instructors

Bike Path Ride

Have you ever ridden your bike on the Charter Oak Greenway, a segment of the East Coast Greenway? If interested, then meet with SW Walk & Wheel Ways for a bike path ride on Saturday, May 13, 2017. We will depart from the Colonial Point Christian Church parking lot at 855 Chapel Rd at 9AM. The ride is 18 miles round trip, and is intended for adults 18 and older. Helmets are required. Bring water, a snack and a spare tire tube. Registration for the ride will run from 8:45 to 9AM.

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Special Events

46th Annual Imperial Oil & Plumbing Egg Hunt Friday, 4/14/17, SWHS Stadium

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing and the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event on Friday, 4/14, at the SWHS Stadium. Children will “hunt” for plastic filled eggs, meet the spring bunny and enjoy refreshments. In conjunction with the Egg Hunt, the S.W. Junior Women’s Club will sponsor the “Kids’ Fair” at SWHS from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kids Fair includes games, prizes and fun for the entire family. Rain or Shine! Special thanks to Imperial Oil & Plumbing Company, Inc., for once again making this year’s Egg Hunt possible with their generous donation. Please bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank. Hunt Times: Age 2 - 10:00 a.m. Grade K - 10:45 a.m. Age 3 - 10:15 a.m. Grade 1 - 11:00 a.m. Age 4 - 10:30 a.m. Grade 2 - 11:15 a.m. Egg Hunt specific to Special Needs participants - 9:00 a.m.

NEW! Special Needs Hunt For Families that might find the egg hunt experience overwhelming for their children with special needs, we have arranged for a hunt at 9:00 a.m. before crowds arrive. The Kids Fair will open at 9:00 a.m. for these families.

The 33rd Annual Fishing Derby Ages 16 and under & Senior Citizens

Saturday, 4/22/17 – South Windsor’s Newest Park! (formerly Dzen’s Tree Farm Pond) 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free to ages up to 16 and senior citizens. Enjoy trout fishing at the Pond in South Windsor’s newest Park on Barber Hill Road. This event, co-sponsored by the Super Sixty Sportsman’s Club, the Human Services Department, and the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department, will feature great fishing, fun, and refreshments! Admission and parking is free at the derby, burgers and/or hot dogs will be available.

ROPES COURSE

Ages 18+

South Windsor Teambuilding and Leadership Center - Over 25 low and high elements - Half day and full day options - Located in our beautiful Nevers Park - Custom programming to fit your needs on weekdays or weekends Contact Sarah Robinson for more information at Sarah.Robinson@southwindsor.org

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MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! Show off your best Star Wars themed clothing and gear on this fun evening!

Join staff from South Windsor Parks and Recreation at our great playground “My Friends Place” at 150 Nevers Rd., South Windsor. Celebrate with other Star Wars enthusiasts and have fun playing with your friends! Enjoy music and prizes! Don’t forget your cameras…. Characters from Star Wars will be present!

Thursday, May 4, 2017 6:30-8:00 p.m. FREE My Friends’ Place Playground South Windsor Community Center, 150 Nevers Rd.

Rain Location: South Windsor Community Center Banquet Hall

Paws in the Park Saturday, 5/6 • 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Location: Nevers Park Rotary Pavilion

Bring the dogs, bring the kids, it’s the 15th annual Paws in the Park. There is something for everyone at this FREE event that benefits the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, South Windsor Bark Park and T.R.A.C.S (Tyler Regional Animal Care Shelter). Last year we raised more than $9,000 for our great charities. Paws in the Park, coordinated by the South Windsor Jaycees, has plenty of attractions for both our canine friends and kids of all ages. For our furry buddies there are contests such as Best Costume, Best Kisser, Best Trick and Musical Sit contest! All our winners and participants will receive great prizes. Celebrity judges will be on hand to help us pick out the best of the best. Other activities include free spin art, magic shows, DJ, bands, moon bounce provided by South Windsor Park and Recreation Dept., rally demonstration by Hartford Obedience Training Club, fun games and more!

Have your dog’s photo taken, and get a photo with the whole family, too. In addition, by taking your photo you are welcome to enter our Facebook Cutest Dog contest. Once entered get your friends and family to vote for your best friend and win some great prizes! There will be more than 130 vendors (including numerous rescues and shelters with animals up for adoption) to visit, adoption parade, huge tea cup auction and silent auction filled with products and gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants and plenty of great food trucks serving everything from Turkish to Brazilian and fried dough to pulled pork and Italian ice to our traditional kettlecorn vendor. Remember to grab your free doggie bags containing plenty of coupons and offers. For more Paws in the Park info, including schedule of attractions, visit www.pawsintheparksw.org or find us on FACEBOOK!

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Trails for Charities Day

MAY

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One Location….Many Fundraisers! South Windsor Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 2nd annual Trails for Charities Day—an event dedicated to charity walks/runs held on our trail system in Nevers Rd. Park. Charities that are organizing fundraisers through walks/runs are welcome to submit information regarding their walk/run in order to be considered for this event. Groups will be assigned staggered times throughout the day, and will be supported by the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Dept. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the day in the park! The following information will be helpful to groups requesting a trail run/walk. - - - - - -

South Windsor Parks and Recreation will support your event including DJ or Band, Inflatables First Aid Station, bathroom facilities, safe trails, water station, a public address system and Food Trucks! Color Runs will not be accepted. Charities are responsible for obtaining a timing system or timing company for timed races. Each Charity is responsible for their event’s registration All trails will still be accessible to the public throughout the day. South Windsor’s Ordinance in regards to leashed pets will be in effect.

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Please send a proposal to the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Dept with details regarding the event including: • Contact person; cell phone number and email address • Event details: walk or run, distance of event, timed or not timed. • Charity or cause and proof of 501c-3 • Approximate anticipated number of participants.

Program is subject to changes by South Windsor Parks and Recreation.

Marilyn Dzen, CRB Broker/Owner

Tel: 860-644-8988 Fax: 860-648-9559 Voice Mail: 860-524-4230

41 Oakland Road (Rte 30) South Windsor, CT 06074 Email: mdzen@dzen.com

www.dzen.com

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Pride in OUR Parks Pride in OUR Parks (PIOP) is a new community service opportunity for resident civic and non-profit organizations. The program is an amazing result of a highly successful Eagle Scout project completed by Derek Von Nieda from Boy Scout Troop 880 officially recognized in January, 2015. The project spanned over a years’ time and consisted of 212 man hours. His task was to outfit a 6’ x 10’ parks & recreation department box trailer with the necessary hand tools to clean parks and clear trails within our park system. Derek determined the inventory of tools and then designed and custom built the interior storage and racking system that kept everything organized and could withstand the jostling and shifting of transporting. The program is available to all non-profit and civic organizations who would like to volunteer time to schedule a clean-up day at a park, or spruce up a trail to help maintain and display “pride in our parks”. All that is necessary is an adult leader to contact our office at 860-648-6355 to discuss and agree upon a location of interest and in need of some TLC, schedule a day or weekend and we will deliver the trailer and its content to the desired site for your group to use to accomplish the chore at hand. An adult leader would need to sign-out the keys to the trailer in advance and return them after completing the scheduled duration. This opportunity in many cases qualifies for merit badges, credit towards organization

We are lucky to have some beautiful properties, won’t you consider joining us and show “pride in OUR parks”?

membership or required achievements.

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Summer

CONCERT SERIES 2017

June 22

June 29

Presented by: Jay’s Landscaping

Presented by: South Windsor Community Women’s Club and Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Vernon

Savage Brothers OPENING ACT: Bryson Lang – Comedy and Juggling

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Shaded Soul

OPENING ACT: Arthur Murray of Vernon Dance Lesson

July 6

July 13

South Windsor Community Band

Darik and the Funbags

OPENING ACT: Oulendsen’s TaeKwon-Do performance

OPENING ACT: Yo Yo Guy

Presented by: Wapping Fair

Presented by: Charles Schwab South Windsor


Celebrate 30 YEARS of South Windsor Parks and Recreation’s Summer Concerts!

Enjoy extra entertainment this season at every concert! Arrive early each week, the fun begins by 6:30! Check our Summer Concert schedule for opening act details!

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY:

All shows are Thursday nights 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk.

(near L.L.Bean)

All have a rain date the following Tuesday. Children’s and Family Entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m.

July 20

Undercover Presented by: L.L. Bean OPENING ACT: Perfect Fate—Local Alternative Band

July 27

Mass-Conn -Fusion Presented by: Wapping Fair OPENING ACT: Dance Progression’s Rave Dance Team

August 3

No Big Deal

Presented by: Wapping Fair OPENING ACT: Mach 1 - Rock Band 101

August 10

Coyote River Band Presented by: Wapping Fair OPENING ACT: Magic by George

August 17

Kick

Presented by: Charles Schwab South Windsor OPENING ACT: Kaleidoscope Balloon Twister

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The "Dog Days" of Summer can be R U F F! Make the most of your summer nights with these PAWESOME events!

Yappy Hour

WOOFSTOCK July 25, 2017 • 6–8 p.m.

July 12, 2017 • 6–8 p.m.

Dig out the old tye-died gear and enjoy a flashbackof music and fun at Woofstock

Don’t miss summertime weather, friends and music at Yappy Hour!

2 FREE nights of music and friends! You and your pets will enjoy these evenings at South Windsor’s Bark Park. BYOB--Beer and wine are allowed at the Bark Park for Yappy Hour & Woofstock. All other South Windsor Bark Park rules apply.

Pooch Plunge at Veterans Memorial Park August 28

5:00pm-7:00pm

FREE!

Bring your pooch for some fun and leash free swimming at the pool. Dogs of all sizes with a current registration are welcome!! Dogs must wear registration tags or prove registration otherwise. - Donations accepted for the T.R.A.C.S. Animal Shelter. - Sorry, only four legged swimmers allowed at this event!

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July

c e R & k r a P s i month 2017 Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

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Senior Sunday @ VMP Pool

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Veterans Appreciation @ VMP Pool

3 SWPRD Scavenger Hunt Begins

Rye St. Park

Kids' party at Boundless Playground

12 Yappy Hour at Bark Park

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at Rye St. Park

Coed Open Gym ages 8-12

Park’s Brigade

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Bike night at

Sundae Sunday

Work out 5 Wednesday – The Yoga Shop

Coed Gym ages 13-17

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Bike Night

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Happy 4th

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Full Moon Walk at the Rotary Pavilion

Wednesday

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Thursday

Friday 6

CONCERT

SW Community Band

Work out 26 Wednesday – Dynamic Fitness Results

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Secret Life of Pets

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CONCERT

14 MOVIE

Darik and the Funbags

19 Coed Open Gym ages 18 and up

MOVIE

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21 MOVIE

Under Cover

BFG

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Mass-Conn-Fusion

Moana

Farmers' Market

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Farmers' Market

Storks

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Farmers' Market

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Full Moon Walk at Nevers Park – Come out and enjoy beautiful Nevers Park by moonlight, walk the trails and bring your own beverage to enjoy by the fire afterwards. Meet at Rotary Pavilion at 8:00 pm. Led by South Windsor Walk and Wheel Ways. Farmers' Market at Community Center – Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., This popular market offers the freshest locally grown seasonal produce, locally produced foods and products by Connecticut artisans. (Season begins June 17) Concerts at Evergreen Walk Park – Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., located near L.L. Bean. This outdoor summer concert series is a Recreation mainstay in the South Windsor community. Enjoy extra entertainment this summer to celebrate our 30th anniversary of the Concert Series. (Season begins June 22) Movies at Wapping School – FREE!! Fridays, 8:30 p.m., located at the back courtyard of Wapping, join us as we show great family flicks on our ENORMOUS screen. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Sponsored by Dairy Queen on Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor. Pluck a Duck @ VMP – VMP will be filled with Rubber Duckies. Win Prizes! All patrons are eligible. Game rules available at VMP the day of the event. Kids' party at Boundless Playground – Enjoy the great “My Friends Place” playground at Nevers Parks, as we enjoy a fun summer night with music & prizes. Let’s celebrate July is Parks and Rec Month! 6:00-7:30pm Workout Wednesdays – 7/5, 6:00 pm FREE admittance at 6:00pm class at The Yoga Shop, 524 Sullivan Ave. 7/26 7:00 am FREE admittance at 7:00 am class at Dynamic Fitness Results, 1257 John Fitch Blvd Unit 1. Sundae Sunday – Paid patrons to VMP can enjoy a make your own ice cream treat while supplies last. Begins at 12:00 noon. Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing.

Veterans Appreciation @ VMP – Veterans and families enjoy FREE and exclusive early admission to the park and pool. (10:00 a.m.). Veterans are invited for the day and benefit from a beautiful park, pool, and free refreshments while supplies last. Yappy Hour & Woofstock – Attention: Four Legged Friends! Lead your owners to South Windsor’s Bark Park on Chief Ryan Way in South Windsor CT for 2 FREE nights of music and friends! Socialize and relax at our beautiful park. Enjoy the summer evening and music for Yappy Hour! Dig out the old tye-died gear and enjoy a flashback of music and fun at Woofstock! Any pooches out there cool enough for tye-die?? BYOB. Beer and wine are allowed at the Bark Park for these events. All other South Windsor Bark Park rules apply. 6:00-8:00pm Senior Sunday at VMP – Free early (10:00am) admission to VMP for South Windsor Senior Citizens (over 62). Make your own Ice Cream Sundae bar beginning at 12:00 p.m. for seniors while supplies last. Transportation is available if needed, please call 860-648-6361 by July 28 to schedule a ride. Thanks to South Windsor Human Services for their support in this event. SWPRD Scavenger Hunt – Stop in our office any day in July and pick up details regarding this fun month long contest. Get to know your town’s Parks and enjoy the summer days! Office hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm Bike Nights – Meet at Rye Street Park to learn basic bicycle safety skills & maintenance. Then put your skills to the test on the park’s new mountain bike trails! Our beautiful bike trailer & mountain bikes used in South Windsor’s Bicycle Education Program will be on the premises. Bikes & helmets are available to tryout on the trails. Helmets are required, as well as knowing how to ride a bike and change gears. Ages 12+. Event runs from 6:00-7:30 pm. Led by South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways. Coed Open Gym—Enjoy some pick up basketball at Ellsworth Gym. 6:00-7:30pm. Please note age qualifications for each date. Park’s Brigade – Get out and use one of our many public parks! Benny & the Fits (our marketing team) will traveling around rewarding lucky Park visitors with prizes like “06074” shirts

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Sponsored by

JULY FRIDAY FLICKS

Movies licensed by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc

FREE!

Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Wapping School Courtyard Located at 845 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor

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JULY 7 SECRET LIFE OF PETS

JULY 14 STORKS

JULY 21 BFG

JULY 28 MOANA


South Windsor Farmers Market OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 10AM TO 1PM June 17– October 7, 2017

Locally Grown

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ON THE GREEN @ The South Windsor Community Center

Stop by… and have Lunch: Pasta, Hot Dogs, Sausage, Sandwiches, Salads, Italian Ice, and Ice Cream!

Farm Fresh Seasonal Locally Grown Vegetables Pasture Raised Beef and Pork – Goat Cheese Farm Fresh Eggs – Fresh Picked Fruits Artisanal Breads – Fresh Ravioli & Pasta Fresh Baked Pastries – Cut Flowers – Italian Ice Ice Cream – Fruit Preserves - Baked Goods Barbecue Sauces – Micro-Greens – Vegetable Pies Fruit Pies – Flavored Almonds – Soaps & Lotions Honey – Dried Herbs Maple Syrup - Kettle Corn Jewelry, and Pastries for Pets!

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Fall Fest at Nevers Park Save the Date! Saturday October 14

Haunted Torch

Walk Witch Way 5K & Jacob’s Jog

Both the Fun Run and the 5K will be run on the trails through Nevers Park.

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Warning: this attraction may not be suitable for all ages.

South Windsor’s

BARK PARK

is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary! Join us on November 19, 2017! Watch for details in the Fall/Winter Brochure


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Looking for a place to have a Birthday Party, Graduation Party, Baby or Bridal Shower, or Family Reunion? Host a party without the hassle of cleaning up the house prior to and after the party. Plenty of parking available at both sites!

The Nevers Park Rotary Pavilion Available from 5/1/2017- 10/1/2017. Available on: Weekdays, 12:00 p.m. to dusk. Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Fees Resident Non-resident Private Citizen $300 $500 Non-Profit $100 $150 Business $300 $400 Weeknight $100 $150

Rotary Pavilion at The Veterans Memorial Park

The South Windsor Community Center (reservations will be accepted for events up until December 2017)

Room 205 and 207 / Accommodates 60 people Available: Friday 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Saturday: 11:00 a.m-11:00p.m. Sunday: 3:00p.m.-11:00 p.m. Fee: $50 per hour flat rate Banquet Hall / Accommodates 60-100 people Available: Friday 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Saturday: 11:00 a.m-11:00p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-11:00p.m. Fee: $100 per hour flat rental fee Kitchen is available for $100 flat rate for the rental.

Expecting rentals to be available Sept. 2017- early Oct. 2017 Available on: Weekdays, 12:00 p.m. to dusk. Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Fees Private Citizen Non-Profit Business Weeknight

Resident only $300 $100 $300 $100

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AWARD WINNERS A.B.C.D. AWARD WINNERS Back in August of 2009 we began a new initiative for our department. We realized that we had many folks who go above and beyond the call of duty to make us successful, so we created the annual South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department merit awards program. It includes the “Hall of Fame” and the “A.B.C.D.” award which is recognized with a “Ben E.” – yes our very own version of the Grammies, or the Emmys if you will. The trophy is a replica of our mascot “Ben E. Fits” the bear. Hall of fame inductees receive a commemorative custom plaque.

In our seasonal employees/contractor category our winners in alphabetical order are:

IN OUR VOLUNTEER CATEGORY OUR WINNNER IS: 1. THE DOWN TO EARTH GARDEN CLUB – The Down To Earth Garden Club was formed in 1973, so it will turn 43 years old next month. The club currently has 49 members, including both men and women with ages ranging from the 30s to the 80s and with flower and vegetable gardening expertise ranging from beginners to life-long gardeners. Regardless, all levels are welcome in the club.

IN OUR UTILITY CATEGORY (THOSE THAT DO A VARIETY OF DUTIES): 2. LAUREN DEMARTINO – Lauren has worked with our department since starting at Little Explorers Camp in 2012. Since then, she has worn many hats, and shined under all of them! She is one of our most reliable go-to calls when we need administrative help in our office. Every time registration rolls around, we hope Lauren is available to help us! She also shines greatly throughout our summer camp programs. After Little Explorers, Lauren worked for many years as a counselor at Camp Discovery, and this year serves as Discovery’s First Aid Responder. This position takes much dedication, organization, and passion for people, all of which Lauren excels in! The most notable attribute of Lauren is that she is always a “YES!” no matter what we are asking of her, chances are she is ready, willing, and excited to help us with what we need (even if it’s an hour before we need it) - she is always going above and beyond the call of duty.

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3. KYLE HURLEY – Kyle started in the department as an Intern in the summer of 2015. He was hired as a program leader in the 4th R Before & After School program where he proved his passion for helping and leading children. Kyle is known to relate personally to participants, making sure everyone not only is included but also feels included. While effectively serving as the full time Assistant Director at our Little Explorers camp this summer, Kyle took on additional responsibilities. He lead the set up and execution of the Friday Night Flicks, making independent and on the spot decisions for the department as needed. His multi-faceted work with the Summer Concert Series and willingness to help with all facets of many other special events has made Kyle a valuable employee at South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department. Congratulations Kyle! 4. KRISTEN SCAVONE – Kristen has only been with the 4th “R” Before & After School program for a short amount of time but she has already made a HUGE impact on this program and the families involved. Her energy and passion are contagious! She brings her “A” game to every part of her position which includes planning multiple staff trainings throughout the year, engaging with the participants while at the school sites, researching new activities, and planning the many aspects of the multiple vacation and snow days. The staff at 4th “R” know Kristen best for her smile, leadership skill set and her get- the -job –done- and- have- fun -attitude! Kristen truly is always putting the families and the kids at the 4th “R” first. She delivers exceptional customer service which ensures that our participants know they are valued. Kristen works hard to provide an outstanding experience not only at the 4th R, but assisting with special events as well. Kristen has this uncanny ability to make anyone and everyone smile! Congratulations Kristen! 5. CARA SIVO – Cara Sivo has dedicated more than 11 years as a vital member of our preschool teacher team. When she isn’t in the classroom, she supports our programming and facilities all over town as a part-time weekend and weeknight supervisor. For the past 21 years, all three of her children have participated in our programs and have worked for the department as well! Cara’s kindness and energy is infectious to all. No task is too taunting or difficult for Cara, she is always eager to go above and beyond what is asked of her to support the town she loves. When asked what her favorite part of her job is, she didn’t skip a beat to declare “The kids, hands down”.


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IN OUR SEASONAL EMPLOYEES/ CONTRACTOR CATEGORY OUR WINNERS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER ARE: 6. JENNY BELANGER – Jenny has been working with the Department at Veterans Memorial Park for 6 years, first as a lifeguard and swim instructor, then as a supervisor for the last 2 years (Head Guard and now Co-Director of the Pool). Jenny’s passion for life, swimming and VMP has made her an excellent leader. Her dedication to, commitment to, and pride in the pool stand out most. She is always the first person to step up at work, lead by example, and be there when we need help. Jenny has successfully helped to make sure a staff of over 60 people runs smoothly and efficiently, always trying to improve procedures as things go along. When in doubt, Jenny knows what’s best at the pool when it comes to patrons and staff, and does so in a such a positive manner with a proud smile. 7. JACKIE KENEFICK – This is Jackie’s second year working with our department. In just a short amount of time, she has shown us how valuable she is to our camp program, specifically our inclusion sector. Jackie serves as an inclusion counselor throughout the summer where she travels (with a great attitude!) from camp to camp helping any child with special needs, or giving the counselors an extra hand. The most unique trait Jackie possesses is the ability to give every child a clean slate right away. She has a great knack at rejuvenating them with a fresh start! There are no doubts that Jackie truly wants to ensure the success of all campers of all abilities! 8. MARISSA MAFFEI – Marissa is a fast paced go getter. Never satisfied with the status quo and always searching for ways to make our department more organized and efficient. Marissa has shown her ability to manage multiple tasks while continuing to provide exceptional customer service in our Parks & Recreation office. She never likes to slow down and loves challenging projects. She is like the SW Parks & Rec. version of the Flash! Marissa has only worked with us for two summers but has shown knowledge and skills beyond her years. She is such an asset to our Parks and Recreation team that we wish she was with us year-round! 9. MEGHAN OBERLY – Meghan has been working with the Department at Veterans Memorial Park for 5 years. Meghan has done it all; from lifeguarding to swim lessons and now most recently she is the head guard. The level of enthusiasm that Meghan brings to the pool daily is contagious. She is always going above and beyond thinking of new ways she can improve VMP as a facility and improve the work environment for the staff. Meghan has led numerous staff training and team building sessions, most notably one where she created an obstacle course in which over 60 staff had a blast participating in. If we had to describe Meghan in one word that would be amazing, she’s amazing at her job, amazing to the patrons at the pool, and amazing to her fellow staff members.

10. BRENDAN “B” PRATTSON – Brendan is one of the most beloved staff members at South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department’s summer camps. Brenden, affectionately known as “B”, has never entered camp without a HUGE smile on his face. “B” attended camp for many years as a camper prior to joining our staff. When he applied in 2014, we knew right away that he would be a great asset to our team. This is “B”’s 3rd year as a camp counselor, and his enthusiasm and passion for camp goes unmatched. “B” shines during Pow Wow (a camp meeting and song session) in the morning, and, of course, at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Whenever all 5 camps go to the pool, it is guaranteed that Brendan will have the whole place chanting “B, B, B, B” before he makes his cannon ball entry into the pool. Brendan models enthusiasm for all counselors and never fails to make camp a happier place. 11. PAUL MACCHI – This next recipient will be the first person in the history of ABCD awards to receive this recognition for the second time, and boy does he deserve it! This person is the epitome of going above and beyond the call of duty. He is a huge asset to the smooth success of our summer camp programs, always thinking one step ahead and going the extra mile. As a veteran of our department (this being his TENTH year!), he serves as an unofficial mentor to over 60 summer camp staff. He has the unique ability to be funny and outrageous while still maintaining a professional, organized spirit. Throughout his tenure and with his seasoned leadership, Adventure Unit has successfully grown in popularity and quality with full enrollment every week and continuous waitlists. It is a known joke that he lives and bleeds SWPRD, often being found in “rec gear” on his days off or in the middle of December. He originally joined our team in 2006 as a camp counselor and then the First Aid Responder for Adventure Unit, and has served as the Adventure Unit’s Director for the past 6 years. Throughout his tenure, he has also done various other jobs, including working with our youth basketball program, helping with special events, and even volunteering time to create promotional videos. South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department would truly not be the same without, drum roll please for our very first repeat winner – Mr. Paul Macchi! We are very lucky, and honored to have him on our team!

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MAP KEY

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PRIVATE GOLF COURSES

A. Ellsworth, BOE

i. Topstone

B. Eli Terry Elementary

ii. Willowbrook

C. Wapping D. South Windsor High School

DOG PARK

E. Philip R. Smith Elementary F. New Orchard Hill Elementary G. Old Orchard Hill Elementary H. Timothy Edwards Middle School I. Pleasant Valley Elementary

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PARKS


PA R K S & R E C R E AT I O N A R E A S Lawrence Road Park:

Little League Complex:

Linear Park:

Frank Niederwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Pudim Property):

Located on Lawrence Road in the northeast corner of town, this 42.84 acre property is a work-in-progress and features passive opportunities for walking & hiking a 1+ mile trail system, bird-watching, and fishing. Future plans include a playground, fishing dock, small open spaces and picnic groves.

Located at the end of Vibert Road on the banks of the CT River this 1,500 foot long section of shoreline was created by the granting of easements by local landowners and adjoins town-owned property with a public boat launch for small craft. Visitors may be lucky enough to observe foxes, great blue herons, kingfishers, rabbits, raccoons or ospreys. Limited public parking available. Please, no littering, hunting, or collecting allowed and remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints!

Michael Donnelly Preserve:

115.5 acres located on Sullivan Avenue, this conservation area established in 2002 includes two small parking lots, 2.1 miles of trails connecting the main entrance to the east on Sullivan Ave. to a secondary access point to the west side of the property on West Road, an observation/picnic gazebo, fishing pond stocked with blue gill and large mouth bass and lots of wildlife to observe and enjoy from blinds provided on site. Please respect the resident wildlife and habitat and remember to take only pictures, leave only footprints!

Nevers Park:

137 acres located on the corner of Sand Hill and Nevers Road. Facilities include the Community Center with parking for 152 cars; Rotary Pavilion complete with kitchen and restrooms (available for rent); 2+ miles of hiking trails; softball area; 2 baseball fields (1, Rotary Field, with lights and a press box/concession/restroom facility); 1 Indoor Batting Facility with 2 tunnels; 2 horseshoe pits; sand volleyball court; 3 regulation soccer/lacrosse fields and 1 junior soccer field ; Team Building & Leadership Center outdoor ropes course, the 20,000 square foot “My Friend’s Place” Boundless Playground,, and the “Chief Gary K. Tyler Memorial Bark Park” – fully enclosed 1.1 acre off-leash exercise area for canines – complete with a 30,000 square foot area for large dogs and a separate area for small dogs with another 18,000 square feet, water fountains, benches, obstacles and lights allowing evening use up until 9pm.

14 acre athletic complex at the corner of Ayers and Nevers Roads hosts 1 youth/women softball field; 3 little league baseball fields (one with lights); 1 regulation baseball field; 2 outdoor batting cages; one enclosed batting cage; concession/restroom/storage building; and paved parking for 70 vehicles.

117 town-owned acres adjoined by 42 acres of state land with access from Barber Hill and Niederwerfer Roads. Facilities include a hill for sledding, cross country skiing and a wildlife sanctuary with 2.5 miles of marked trails. Please respect the resident wildlife and habitat and remember to take only pictures, leave only footprints! Limited parking on Niederwerfer Road.

Rye Street Park:

161.5 acres located on Rye Street. Facilities include: 2 softball fields (1with lights), playground; picnic areas; 4 tennis courts (one with practice wall); basketball court; 3 intermediate soccer fields; 1 regulation soccer field; 2 combination lacrosse/football field (1 with lights), a concession/storage/restroom facility, 4 mile mountain bike trail system and parking for 126 vehicles.

Veterans Memorial Park:

16.3 acres located on Pleasant Valley Road, west of the intersection with Ellington Road. This seasonal facility includes: a large recreational pool with zero depth and stair entries, and a diving well; an 8 lane, 25 yard competitive pool with handicap lift; a toddler pool with zero depth entry and a maximum 2.5 foot depth; picnic tables; grills; concession stand providing a variety of beverages and snacks; ample restrooms; drinking fountains; showers; basketball court and open play field. Ample public parking.

Wapping Park:

180 acres located on Clark Street. A 2.5 mile trail system with bridges, boardwalks and bird blinds takes hikers through open meadows, pine and hardwood forests, shallow marshes, vernal pools and the Podunk River. Public parking available off Clark Street. Please respect the resident wildlife and habitat and remember to take only pictures, leave only footprints!

Oak Street Neighborhood Park:

4.9 acres located on Oak Street, this neighborhood park features a full-size basketball court which seconds as an ice skating rink in the winter months. There are no provisions for public parking.

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Your Pet Dog and Your Public Parks & Grounds Co-author, Robin Bond, Community Service Officer, South Windsor Police Services

There is no doubt that dog owners LOVE their pets, and that “fido” loves back unconditionally!! And that emotional attachment often creates a sense of doing anything and everything for that four-legged friend even when it may not be in the best interest of others, who may not endear themselves to animals. For example, allowing your dog to “run free” in your neighborhood or in public parks and grounds, or not picking up after your pet. Our friendly Community Service Officers with the South Windsor Police Department assigned to the animal control function often field calls questioning the responsibilities of pet owners within the limits of the town. Did you know that the laws of the State of Connecticut stipulate responsible pet ownership. By statute, dogs may not roam freely upon the property of another. Dogs may not create a nuisance by excessive barking, or by reason of a vicious disposition. And furthermore, all dogs and cats must be properly vaccinated against rabies, and all dogs must be licensed in their town of residence by June thirtieth of each year. Although obvious, the state also requires that all animals must receive adequate care. In South Windsor the Animal Control Ordinance requires that all animals be under control when the animal is off of the property of the owner. ALL dogs MUST be leashed in any town park or on any town property. This means that the playing fields across town, although mighty tempting, may not be used to allow dogs to run. Town open space properties, like Wapping Park, the Donnelley Preserve or the Neiderwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary, support a substantial wildlife population that includes coyote, fox, fisher, bobcat, and deer. A dog that is off leash can not be protected from contact with these animals and is at risk of injury and exposure to disease. Pets that have contact with wildlife may be subject to a quarantine period of up to six months! Additionally, all owners and keepers of animals are required to clean up after their pet immediately when the pet soils or damages property other than that of the owner. Unfortunately, violations of these rules may result in the issuance of an infraction ticket totaling $92.00 – and avoiding that buys a lot of dog food! The hard fact is that the Community Service Officer responsible for animal control may, by Ordinance and State law, seize, impound, and humanely confine to a shelter or veterinary hospital any dog or animal for violations of the laws above. In addition, the Community Service Officer may order sanctions and remedies to correct a problem that may include such requirements as obedience training, muzzling of the animal when off of the owner’s property, and confinement to a secure

enclosure. Each incident is investigated and evaluated according to its circumstances. For questions, please contact Community Services and Animal Control at 860-648-6239. You are all probably wondering why we are sharing this “serious” |information? To be honest, we are experiencing an alarming increase in occurrences of unleashed dogs in the parks and open space properties in town. Although this may seem harmless, to many it is uncomfortable, dangerous and unhealthy. The good news is we are very fortunate to have the Chief Gary K. Tyler Memorial Bark Park within the confines of Nevers Park on Chief Ryan Way which offers the only permissible, safe and secure off leash opportunity for a dog to play freely. It’s a great place for a dog that enjoys the company of other dogs and likes to socialize and engage in appropriate play. If your pet is socially challenged, the bark park may not be a good fit, then your option can be walking your dog on public property as long as he/she is on leash, under control and picked up after. If you are not sure about a visit to the bark park here are a few helpful hints: 1. honestly evaluate your dogs social skills before taking the plunge and risking an incident that could put your dog and others at risk of harm 2. make your first visit to the bark park at a low-usage time as this gives your dog a chance to explore and get comfortable with the environment without being mobbed or overwhelmed 3. stop by on your own to see when the park is not so busy, what other dog’s personalities best match your dog’s and which owners match your personality – the park is for you too! 4. visit the park with one of your pet’s canine “friends” so there is a familiar playmate 5. be sure to enter the size appropriate area 6. lastly, be sure to follow the posted park rules for your safety, your dog’s safety and for the safety of other users. For additional information visit recreation.southwindsor.org and go to Bark Park. (Excerpts taken from “The Whole Dog Journal” Volume 14, No. 6, June, 2011)

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WE ARE MOVING AND WE WA N T Y O U T O C O M E W I T H U S !

In preparation for our move to a new building, we are wondering what types of programs and events you would like to see there! Please fill out the form below and fax, mail or drop it off to our office

What activities and programs would you like to see that are not currently offered? Please use the following categories. Children ( Ages infant- 5 years) Youth ( Ages 5-12 years) Teens ( Ages 13-18 years) Adult Special Needs Active Senior Other

What special events would you like to see that are not currently offered? Please use the following categories. Children ( Ages infant- 5 years) Youth ( Ages 5-12 years) Teens ( Ages 13-18 years) Adult Special Needs Active Senior Other

Do you have any other comments or suggestions for the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department?

Thank you!


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