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• Phones Down, Adventure Up Camp!

• Non-Resident Registration 4/6

• NEW! ECHN Concert Series Title Sponsor

• Moana Camp

• Trailblazer Poker Ryed


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Your Satisfaction Guaranteed! The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department continuously strives to provide

Our Staff Ray Favreau CPRP, Director of Parks & Recreation

Parks Division

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.

John Caldwell, Superintendent of Parks

Employment Opportunities

Jake Burnham, Park Maintainer II

www.recreation.southwindsor.org

Alec Arnold, Parks Maintainer II

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

For current employment opportunities and an application, please visit

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

Lauren Bent, Recreation Supervisor

12:00 p.m. will be cancelled, but afternoon preschool classes, that start after 12:00

Shelby Kosa, Recreation Supervisor

Cancellation Hotline Number (860-648-6349) for the most recently updated infor-

Cheryl Gerber, Recreation Supervisor Sarah Robinson, Recreation Supervisor

Stephanie Tostarelli-Parker, Accounting Specialist

p.m., will be conducted as long as weather conditions improve. Always call the

mation. 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

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programs that do not meet minimum enrollment levels.


Table of Contents • Registration Info.................................... 4

• Tennis Lessons..................................... 32

• Director’s Message................................ 6

• Aquatics............................................. 36

• Preschool Programs .............................. 8

• Adult Programs................................... 48

• Youth & Teen Programs....................... 10

• Biking & Hiking.................................. 52

• Afternoons at Timothy Edwards ........... 12

• Special Events..................................... 54

• Summer Camps.................................. 13

• Summer Concerts................................ 58

• Youth Sports Link................................ 28

• Park Map........................................... 70

“The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department is committed to enhancing our community through quality recreation programs and parks that provide exceptional experiences”

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

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

• 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

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 Wapping Fair: Paul Petrillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-573-6780 www.wappingfair.org Willowbrook Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-648-2061 www.willowbrookgc.com Accredited Day Care Centers www.naeyc.org 3


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.

HOW TO REGISTER IN PERSON Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

MAIL in a registration form. FAX – 860-648-5048 ONLINE – recreation.southwindsor.org Mailed or faxed registrations are processed at end of business day.

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 29th for all programs except where noted. Non-resident registration begins April 6th 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.

Call us:

Phone: 860-648-6355

How to Pay

Hotline: 860-648-6349

Please make checks payable to the Town of South Windsor, checks must

Email us:

Fax: 860-648-5048

The Parks & Recreation Department accepts cash, checks, or credit cards.

rec@southwindsor.org

have driver’s license number and expiration date written on them. Program

Facebook: Facebook.com/swprd

At the office: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility,

91 Ayers Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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registrations will not be accepted without payment.

Fee Assistance The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department’s programs, classes, and special events are available to all residents regardless of economic status. The Parks and Recreation Department determines all fee assistance for qualified

Extended Seasonal office hours, March 29- June 28, 2018.

residents. A confidential application is available at the front desk, located in

Holiday Closings: Friday, 3/30; Monday, 5/28;

possible through the Recreation Scholarship Fund.

Monday-Friday, our office will be open until 6pm.

the Main office at 91 Ayers Road in South Windsor. Fee assistance is made

Wednesday, 7/4 and Monday, 9/3

Refund Policy

On the Web: recreation.southwindsor.org

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, 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.

The Production of Parks & Recreation Magazine is not tax-subsidized and is paid for exclusively by sponsorships, advertisers and program fees. 4

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.


Register Online! Y O U R V O ICE HA S BE E N HEARD ! We have now switched to a new user friendly software, RecDesk! RecDesk is a 100% web based solution for Recreation Departments, Schools, Churches, Civic and Non-Profit

Organizations that helps manage facilities, programs, memberships, leagues, and registrations. RecDesk is a new,

intuitive program that will allow customers an easier and more efficient way to manage their family’s registrations, memberships and reservations. The Family Portal feature will allow customers to track family balances and registrations and will also provide a new calendar view of your family’s activity schedule.

Unless otherwise noted, you can register for all of our programs from the convenience of your home computer.

Online program registration begins simultaneously to in-house registration. Online registration can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Create your new RecDesk account now before registration begins on March 29th! NOTICE:

Every customer wishing to use our online feature will NEED TO CREATE A NEW LOG-IN to your account.

STEP ONE

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

STEP TWO • Create an account.

• Fill in your family household information and create a log-in 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! Our activity numbers are a thing of the past!

Registration for programs is similar to most internet shopping. Simply just search by program name or keyword.

All pool passes for VMP will need new pictures taken. As always, please feel free to call the office at 860-648-6355 for assistance.


DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Ray Favreau CPRP Director of Parks & Recreation

NEW home, NEW look, NEW opportunities – NEW era for South Windsor Parks & Recreation I am over-the-top excited to welcome you to YOUR new and improved Parks & Recreation Department! Thanks to the collaborative effort with the Board of Education we have a new home here at the former Wapping Elementary School boasting the most programming space we have ever had the benefit of. To coincide with our new home we have developed a new refreshed look to our magazine. As a result of our new expanded home we have new opportunities to offer you, and wait till you see what we have in store for you in the pages that follow! Yes indeed a new era has begun and it could not be more timely and appropriate as we approach and prepare for our 50th anniversary in 2019!

Wapping School

Our exponential growth, progress and success over the past ten years is driven by our “commitment to enhancing our community through quality recreation programs and parks that provide exceptional experiences for everyone” proudly promoted as our mission statement, and guided by our firm belief in and adherence to our core values – Community enrichment, Delivery of fun, Exceptional customer service, Quality (striving for excellence), Safety, Vision for the future, Integrity (lead with pride), Dedication to the profession, Enthusiasm, Stewardship and Inclusion (diverse and accessible). And, this is certainly not possible without the right people. I am truly blessed with the opportunity to work alongside the highest performing team in my 32 year career. Whether it’s grooming a ballfield or delivering accredited summer day camps they are hardworking, talented, creative, energetic, passionate, caring, fun and an absolute pleasure to work with daily! I am proud to lead them on our journey.

It is my absolute pleasure to share some exciting highlights as we enter into our new era! • Our Open House celebration on Sat., Jan. 20th was a “whopping” (pun intended) success with 1,003 visitors enjoying a plethora of pleasurable participation over the course of four jam-packed hours! We recently revealed on our Facebook page the answer to the LEGO mystery mural that the community helped to build that day – it’s a 4 ft. x 5ft. Parks & Recreation Logo now on display in our lobby! • The re-purposing of the Wapping building from educational to recreational is still a work-in-progress. As of this writing rooms 37, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 and gymnasium are fully functional for programming and/or public use. Remodeling efforts in rooms 12, 14, 33, 36 and the cafeteria are in the works. Our goal is to have remodeling efforts completed by the Fall for room 33 as a party room and the cafeteria converted to a banquet hall as rental options for residents. The cost of renovations at and the re-purposing of Wapping are being funded primarily through the Special Revenue Recreation Fund with minimal tax subsidies. Future program fees and rental of rooms and interior bulletin boards (see rentals section on page 67 for the new “Afford-ABoard” program) as advertising opportunities for local businesses and civic organizations will help replenish that fund. 6


• Wapping will efficiently and conveniently serve as our singular base of operations for our five ACA accredited summer day camp programs. • We are excited to announce that ECHN will be our new Summer Concert Series title sponsor! See page 58 for the full and fabulous concert series line up – it’s a good one! • We will officially open the brand new Rotary Pavilion II at Veterans Memorial Park for use this Spring! It will provide another rental option for resident private functions in the Spring and Fall, and a terrific venue for children’s birthday parties in the summer. Please see page 66 for details. Our sincere thanks go out to the wonderfully generous members of the South Windsor Rotary Club for their financial partnership and leadership in constructing this great new addition to our park system and town asset! • The Town recently added the former Collins Sledding Hill property to its open space inventory with a successful purchase this past Fall. You will see gradual improvements being made to the site by our talented parks crew to create a perfect annex to Nevers Park. • Beginning this spring season, with few exceptions, we will not be entertaining outside user groups on our athletic fields. This extra use on top of a very hectic local schedule is taking its toll on the fields and leaves us little time to rest and renovate them properly for safe play for our resident needs. • The pages that follow contain an incredible assortment of twenty-five new opportunities to peak practically any interest for you and your family! Perhaps we can entice you with: 5 science camps presented by Mad Science & Exceptional Youth Educational Services; Cougar Golf at Willow Brook; Futsol & Street Soccer Camp; Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp; Specialty Camps with Art-Ventures For Kids, Cooking Camp with Keri Booth from SWHS Cooking & Nutrition and Moana Camp; Sensory Swim Sundays at VMP; Adult Do It Yourself Workshops for Vintage Sign Making, Herbal Perfume, Herbal Oils, and Amber Bracelets; Mom & Son Dodgeball; Trailblazer Poker Ryed on the brand new mountain bike trails at Rye street Park built by our very own parks crew under the direction of crew member, and mountain biking extraordinaire, Mike Hanrahan; and Kite Night Picnic. No matter what you decide to do, I encourage you to feel great – recreate with the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department this Spring and Summer!

The LEGO mural is now on display in our lobby.

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PRESCHOOL Our Preschool Program is in full swing at the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department! To see a complete list of classes and their availability, visit our website recreation.southwindsor.org or call our office at 860-648-6355. And make sure to check out our Fall/Winter Brochure, available in August, for registration information for the 2018/2019 school year sessions!

Preschool Program Highlights High Quality Program at Affordable Rates The choice of classes varying in length, days, and affordability allows you to make

your own schedule to suit the needs of your 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 each class a la carte, allowing your family the benefits of our flexible schedule.

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.

Independent Classes! We also offer a variety of independent classes for children as young as two! With

classes that vary in length as well as the option to enroll in back to back classes, you can choose a schedule that is beneficial to your child. Independent classes inspire confidence in your preschooler and provide them the opportunity to thrive in a classroom setting.

Playful Learning Environment Our classrooms are open, inviting, and full of hands-on fun and learning experiences for your little one! The positive socialization that your preschooler receives will establish many lifelong family friendships.

Low Teacher-Student Ratios By having a low child-teacher ratio, your child will receive plenty of TLC and

individualized attention within the group setting. Our classes offer your child the opportunity to learn and play in a variety of settings, including: group learning, independent learning, and child-selected activities! 8

2018 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. 7/9-7/13, 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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4th “R” Before and After School Program Reading – Writing – ‘Rithmatic – and… Recreation! A convenient, affordable, and FUN program for your children before and/or after school!

AM Program: 7:00 AM – Start of School PM Program: School Dismissal – 6:00 PM

Please Note!

Due to the incredible popularity of this program, there are limited spots available for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration is in-person only, and available spots fill early on registration morning. The Registration Form is available on recreation.southwindsor.org. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist. Available spots are filled throughout the year according to waitlist position. Please be aware that waitlists do not roll over from the previous school year. 9


YOUTH & TEEN Please enroll early. Whether or not a class runs is determined within 24 hours prior to the start of the class/activity. All classes/activities have minimum and maximum enrollment limits.

Cougar Basketball Camp

Zumba for Kids

Grades 4-6

A co-ed basketball camp for participants to have an opportunity to im-

prove their basketball skills while learning key concepts vital to the game. Monday-Friday, 4/9-4/13 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m., $120 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, Instructor: Kyle Naples, SWHS Physical Education Student Teacher

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Cougar Cheerleading Camp

Grades 2-8

A camp for participants to have an opporunity to learn cheers, dance,

and performance skills that are essential to leading a crowd and making a cheerleading squad. The camp will ensure that each camper works

on flexibility and learns the proper hand/body movements, as well as

Ages 5-14

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 5-8 Tuesdays, 11:00 am-11:45am, $50 7/10-7/31 Ages 10-14 Thursdays, 11:00 a.m-12:00pm, $50 7/12- 8/2 Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.

jumping techniques. There will be a focus on having fun and working on teambuilding and leadership skills.

Monday-Friday, 4/9-4/13 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m., $120 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Small Gym, Instructor: Jackie Edwards, TEMS Cheerleading Coach

Track Club Kids

Grade K-8

Our low-key running program will put some spring into your step and

build your confidence for other sports. This twice a week fun-filled program of running, sprinting, hurdling, trail running and field events in-

cluding 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. 4/16-6/6, $50 includes t-shirt Location: SWHS, Program coordinator: Mike LeMay

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Kinder Tap

Ages 5-7

This class is an introduction to basic tap and jazz techniques.

Rhythmic exercise enhances children’s memory, musical awareness,

and coordination. Students will need their own tap shoes. Students must be entering or attending kindergarten or first grade.

Wednesdays: 11:00am-11:45, $50 7/11-8/1 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., $60 Ages 3-5 7/10-7/31 Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave. Thursdays, 11:00 a.m., $60 7/12-8/2 Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.


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Tinkergarten

Ages 18 months-5yrs

A small parent-child play class for children aged 18 months- 5 years old designed to provide families with fun and educational activities that

encourage exploration, problem solving, teamwork and creativity. Along the way, parents learn about child development and the importance of both free play and time spent outdoors. Families are also directly taught to respect nature and local green spaces, and we practice leave no trace.

Registration is taken through Tinkergarten, www.tinkergarten.com. Saturdays, 10:00am-11:15am 4/28-6/16, $140 Location: Nevers Park, Instructor: Patty Hood

Adult and Youth Jukido Jujitsu

Ages 6 and up

Emphasis is on “doing one’s best” with the accent on self-defense

and perseverance. Participants will learn counter measures against aggression, fight prevention and bully management. 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. For more information visit www.kokondo.org.

Sundays, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. March $25 April $25 May N/C 28 $25 June $25 July $25 August $25 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Gym, Instructor: Paul Ward, 5th Degree Black Belt

JumpingClay Craft Workshops

Grades K-5

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!

The Legend of Nessie

April Vacation Camp

Grades K-5

RESIDENTS ONLY This vacation 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, 4/9-4/13 7:00a.m-6:00p.m., $55/day, $210 Full Week Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructors: 4th “R” Staff

Is the Loch Ness Monster real or fake? Let’s travel to Scotland for this legendary creature!

Monday, 4/23 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., $15 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, rm. 59 Instructors: JumpingClay

Hot Dog Dog Would you like ketchup with that?! Monday, 5/21 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., $15 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, rm. 59 Instructors: JumpingClay

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YOUTH & TEEN Phones Down, Adventure UP!

Ages 10 - 15

RESIDENTS ONLY Join our summer camp staff for a trip-based week that will have

campers’ phones down and their adventure levels up! Day trips will include Launch, Yard Goats, Lazer Tag & Bowling, Ropes Course and Pottery.

Monday-Friday, 4/9-4/13 7:00a.m-6:00p.m., $265 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructors: Summer Camp Staff

Monday Night Social Club

Ages 13 and up

Middle school students, high school students, and young adults from the special needs 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

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

Golf At Willowbrook

Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8

This weekly program is perfect for golfers of all levels. Located at

This is an indoor program aimed at helping middle school students

transported to the course and can play nine holes on the beautifully

expand upon exercise and strength training knowledge provided in

Willowbrook Golf Course in South Windsor, students will be

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 #23 on Wednesday after school to Willowbrook Please Note:

• Golf clubs are not allowed on the bus. Clubs can be dropped off

directly to Willowbrook Golf Course 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 please make sure to check for

updates. There will also be an announcement made at school. One make-up class will be offered on 6/6 if needed.

Wednesdays, 4/4-5/30 (NC 4/11), Rain Date 6/6 if necessary 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m., $230 Location: Willowbrook Golf Course, Instructor: Brian Chandler, TEMS Physical Education Teacher 12

Fitness Club

enhance their physical fitness. Students will not only exercise, but also physical education classes. Students will practice safe methods geared toward improving flexibility, muscular strength, Cardio-respiratory fitness, and muscular endurance. Sessions will enable students to

focus on creating realistic fitness goals. Once a goal is established each student will work with the instructor to create an individual workout. Mondays & Thursdays, 4/16-5/24 2:45 p.m.-4:05 p.m., $70 Location: TEMS Weight Room/Fitness Center, Instructor: Val Gasparino, TEMS Health & PE Teacher

Basketball Training Grades 6-8 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.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6/5 – 6/14 2:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m., $80 Location: TEMS Gymnasium, Instructor: Brendan McClay, TEMS Basketball Coach


SUMMER CAMPS Welcome to South Windsor Parks & Recreation’s day camps! We take pride in our camp programs, and each is uniquely designed to fit you and your child’s needs. Starting this year, all five of our camp programs will be held at SWPRD’s new home base: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility! We are excited to be able to have a cohesive

location for all programs to run, yet each camp will continue to remain their own separate entity. We believe summer camp is about having fun, making friendships, teamwork and, of course, recreating! We can’t wait to see you there.

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 6/1/18. 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.

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.

Staff Our staff is the strength of our day camps. We continuously have a

competitive hiring pool for top-of-the-line employees. Our counselors have the ability to make connections with your children on the

Full-Time RN for Camps Continuing this year, we will have a registered nurse on site during all program hours. This nurse will be available for Little Explorers,

playground, highlight the value of teamwork during a game of dodgeball, and teach patience and creativity during arts & crafts, all while acting as a mentor to campers.

Trailblazers, Camp Discovery, Junior Adventurers and Adventure Unit

Additionally, all camp personnel are trained in Standard First Aid,

first aid training of our management staff and have an acting First Aid

ment, child abuse recognition and reporting, diversity awareness,

while they are on site. We will continue the medical administration and Responder when/if camps travel off site for field trips.

CPR and have training on blood-borne pathogens, child developpositive disciplining, games, leadership and much more. Interested in joining our summer camp team?

Fill out an application online or in our office. Interviews will be held March 31st.

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SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Family Night

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, swimming, pizza and more.

This is a great opportunity for parents to meet their child’s counselors. Free pizza and

drinks for all. We are excited to offer this wonderful event at our new VMP Pavilion for this year! Don’t forget your swimsuit!

This event is FREE for anyone who is registered for any of our summer sessions at

Little Explorers, Trailblazers, Camp Discovery, Junior Adventurers, Adventure Unit, or Navigators, and their families.

Wednesday, July 11 (rain date 7/12), 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Park Pavilion *Please note location change from previous years!* Free Event for Camp Participants & Family

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. Fridays, 7/6-8/10, $80 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Fridays, 7/6-8/10, $80 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Room 54, Instructors: Little Explorers Staff

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SUMMER CAMPS 3 Half-Day Ages 3-5 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. Session A, C - H: $125 This option will NOT be offered for Session B (7/2 - 7/6) Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/18.

5 Half-Day Ages 3-5 For campers who want to enjoy camp all week long! These children will participate in Little Explorers activities every weekday morning.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session A, C-H: $150 Session B: $125 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/18.

Little Explorers Ages 3-5 ACA Accredited. Welcome to Little Explorers! The best place to keep your little ones active this summer. Our eight, one-week sessions offer three camp choices: 3 half days,

5 Full-Day Ages 3-5

5 half days or 5 full days. Sign up for one or all eight!

Full-Day campers will be involved in great camp activities all

Our camp setting at Wapping Parks & Recreation is ideal for

(please no products that contain nuts). Full-Day campers also

our popular preschool program is run in! Join our Director and a

more. Afternoons will also include a “rest time” so please bring

games, arts and crafts, water play, indoor and outdoor activities

VMP pool to the Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility on

active and engaged while working on socialization and large and

be picked up at VMP and transported back to Wapping Parks

groups and daily outside play adds to your camper’s experience.

Recreation on Wednesdays).

day Monday-Friday! Campers bring their own lunch each day

young campers. Camp will be held in the same classrooms that

enjoy additional crafts, activities, games, free play, and much

dynamic staff of trained counselors for theme days, songs, stories,

a pillow and blanket. Transportation will be provided from the

and snacks! Our rotating schedule ensures all campers will be

Wednesdays for 4- and 5-year-olds. Full Day 3-year-olds must

small motor skills. Children will be broken into age-appropriate

& Recreation. (Drop-off at pool, pick-up at Wapping Parks &

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!

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Session: A, C-H: $240 Session B: $192 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/18.

Dates

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

6/25 - 6/29 Colors of the Wind

On Site

On Site

AM POOL

Favorite Color Day

On Site

7/2 - 7/6 Stars and Stripes 7/9 - 7/13 Imagination Station 7/16 - 7/20 7/23 - 7/27 Take Me Out to the Ball Game 7/30 - 8/3 Around the World 8/6 - 8/10 Camp For the Holidays 8/13 - 8/17 Motion of the Ocean

On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

NO CAMP AM POOL AM POOL AM POOL AM POOL AM POOL AM POOL

Red, White and Blue Day Favorite Character Day Space Day Sports Day Heritage/Cultural Day Halloween Day Beach Day

On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site 15


SUMMER CAMPS

Trailblazers Summer Camp Ages 5-9

Trailblazers Clubhouse Care

ACA Accredited. Welcome to Trailblazers! Here you will

Morning and afternoon extended care are offered for Trail-

find a similar set up to our original Camp Discovery on a more intimate scale.

Unit. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Located at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility.

Trailblazers is perfect for a child who enjoys to play games, stay

active, and prefers to socialize in smaller settings. This camp fills each day with active games, sports, arts & crafts, teamwork and

group interaction. Campers will swim at the VMP Pool twice a week, plus go on exciting weekly field trips, and see spectacular

entertainers. Add to that a first-rate staff focused on safety and ensuring campers make the most of each day, and you have a

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blazers, Camp Discovery, Junior Adventurers and Adventure

A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Session A, C-H: $30 Session B: $25 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Session A, C-H: $40 Session B: $35

recipe for one amazing summer!

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

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Hours can be extended with our Clubhouse Care Program. Session A,C - H: $215 Session B: $180 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

6/1/18.

Payment plans available, $25 deposit is non-refundable after

Dates

Monday Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday Friday

6/25 - 6/29 Session A 7/2 - 7/6 Session B 7/9 - 7/13 Session C 7/16 - 7/20 Session D 7/23 - 7/27 Session E 7/30 - 8/3 Session F 8/6 - 8/10 Session G 8/13 - 8/17 Session H

On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

Movies NO CAMP Connecticut Sun Sparetime Bowling Dinosaur Place Camp Carnival Children’s Museum Science Center

On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

On Site Ninja Challenge On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool


SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery Clubhouse Care

Ages 5-11

ACA Accredited. Welcome to Camp Discovery. Join us this summer for fun, friendships, and exploration! Camp Discovery is perfect for the child who wants to act loud & silly, stay active, and enjoys seeing as many friends as possible each day. Our camp fills the week with active games, sports, arts & crafts,

teamwork and group interaction. Campers will swim at the VMP Pool twice a week, plus go on exciting weekly field trips, and see spectacular entertainers. Add to that a first-rate staff focused on

safety and ensuring campers make the most of each day and you have a recipe for one amazing summer!

Need to get to work early or extend your child’s time at the camp? Check out our Clubhouse Care.

Morning and afternoon extended care are offered for Trailblazers, Camp Discovery, Junior Adventurers and Adventure Unit. Full

payment is due at the time of registration. Located at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility.

A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Session A, C-H: $30 Session B: $25 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Session A, C-H: $40 Session B: $35

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

Payment plans available, $25 deposit is non-refundable after 6/1/18.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Hours can be extended with our Clubhouse Care Program. Session A,C - H: $220 Session B: $180 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

Dates

Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Thursday Friday

6/25 - 6/29 Session A 7/2 - 7/6 Session B 7/9 - 7/13 Session C 7/16 - 7/20 Session D 7/23 - 7/27 Session E 7/30 - 8/3 Session F 8/6 - 8/10 Session G 8/13 - 8/17 Session H

On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

On Site Movies On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

Spare Time NO CAMP CT Sun Yard Goats/Bouncetown Mystic Aquarium Camp Carnival Lake Compounce CT Science Center

Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool

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SUMMER CAMPS

Junior Adventurers Camp

Junior Adventurers Clubhouse Care

Ages 10-12

ACA Accredited. Welcome to Junior Adventurers! This camp is perfect for the child who is ready to forego the songs & dress up days of Camp Discovery and get a

blazers, Camp Discovery, Junior Adventurers and Adventure

Unit. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Located at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility.

glimpse of field-trip fun of Adventure Unit! Participants will experience great trips together with the Adventure Unit (ages 12-15), yet still develop relationships with fellow

campers their age. At this pivotal time of character development, campers will enhance leadership skills, use teamwork every day,

and be reminded that it’s fun to be silly! 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. Hours may be adjusted slightly to accommodate field trips. Hours can be extended with our Clubhouse Care program. Session A,C - H: $265 Session B: $215 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

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Morning and afternoon extended care are offered for Trail-

A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Session A, C-H: $30 Session B: $25 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Session A, C-H: $40 Session B: $35

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

Payment plans available, $25 deposit is non-refundable after 6/1/18

Dates

Monday Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6/25 - 6/29 Session A 7/2 - 7/6 Session B 7/9 - 7/13 Session C 7/16 - 7/20 Session D 7/23 - 7/27 Session E 7/30 - 8/3 Session F

On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site New Britain Bees

Ocean Beach NO CAMP CT Science Center Yard Goats Brownstone Lake Compounce

Six Flags Mystic Aquarium Lake Compounce Ocean Beach Southwick Zoo On Site

Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool

8/6 - 8/10 Session G 8/13 - 8/17 Session H

On Site On Site

On Site On Site

TBD Six Flags

Brownstone Ocean Beach

Pool Pool


SUMMER CAMPS

Adventure Unit

Adventure Unit Clubhouse Care

Ages 12-15

ACA Accredited. Welcome to Adventure Unit! This exciting program involves day trips five days a week to fun and different places

Ages 12-15

Morning and afternoon extended care are offered for Trailblazers, Camp Discovery, Junior Adventurers and Adventure Unit. Full

payment is due at the time of registration. Located at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility.

This camp is perfect for your teenager who is gaining independence, looking to develop new friendships, and to take a break from tech-

nology for some field trip fun! 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.

Payment plans available, $25 deposit is non-refundable after 6/1/18 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Hours may be adjusted slightly to accommodate field trips. Hours can be extended with our Clubhouse Care program. Session A,C - H: $265 Session B: $215 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Session A, C-H: $30 Session B: $25 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Session A, C-H: $40 Session B: $35

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

Payment plans available, $25 deposit is non-refundable after 6/1/18.

Dates Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday Friday

6/25 - 6/29 7/2 - 7/6 7/9 - 7/13

Pool Ice Skating Farmington River Tubing

Laser Tag/Bowling Newport Boat Cruise Baseball Hall of Fame

Ocean Beach NO CAMP TBD

Six Flags Pottery Lake Compounce

Pool Pool Pool

7/16 - 7/20

Cake Decorating & Pool

*Late Day

Whale Watch

Yard Goats

Ocean Beach

Pool

7/23 - 7/27

Canoeing

Six Flags

Brownstone

TBD

Pool

7/30 - 8/3 8/6 - 8/10

Farmington River Tubing Laser Tag & Bowling

New Britian Bees Surfing

* Late Day

Lake Compounce TBD

Battleship Cove Brownstone

Pool Pool

8/13 - 8/17

Campions & Pool

Tour of Fenway

Six Flags

Ocean Beach

Pool

*Early & Late Day

* Late Day

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SUMMER CAMPS

S’more Camp

Navigators Summer Camp

Ages 5-12

Ages 16-21

The fun of Camp continues on!

A camp for young adults with special needs in the South Windsor

out s’more summer for as long as we can! Experience the usual thrills

and Thursdays 1:00-4:00 p.m. This program will include an inclusion

A scaled down version of the popular Camp Discovery, to squeeze

of Camp Discovery with theme days and VMP visits. This camp will continue to be held at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility. We can accommodate up to 80 participants, so sign up fast! Monday - Friday 8/20 - 8/24 : $215 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

community (ages 16-21). Navigators meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays

piece with Human Services’ 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 pool fun at VMP at 575 Pleasant Valley Road, South Windsor!

S’more Clubhouse Care

Ages 5-12

Must be enrolled in S’more Camp. Morning and afternoon extended care available, Monday-Friday. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

A.M. Care, 7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m., $30 P.M. Care, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., $40 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

Pickup is at 4:00 p.m. at the Community Center on Tuesdays

and Wednesdays. On Thursdays, pick-up 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.

Summer Send Off Ages 5-12 Join us as we say farewell to summer and hello to school days! Each day participants will meet at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility and participate in arts & crafts, and field games. Children can be

dropped off as early as 7:00am and enjoy free play until 9:00 a.m. when organized activity will begin.

Monday 8/27 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.,$55 Tuesday 8/28 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. $55 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

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Session A: 7/10-7/12, $50 Session B: 7/17-7/19, $50 Session C: 7/24-7/26, $50 Session D: 7/31-8/2, $50 Director: South Windsor Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Staff


Register Online! Y O U R V O ICE HA S BE E N HEARD ! We have now switched to a new user friendly software, RecDesk! RecDesk is a 100% web based solution for Recreation Departments, Schools, Churches, Civic and Non-Profit

Organizations that helps manage facilities, programs, memberships, leagues, and registrations. RecDesk is a new,

intuitive program that will allow customers an easier and more efficient way to manage their family’s registrations, memberships and reservations. The Family Portal feature will allow customers to track family balances and registrations and will also provide a new calendar view of your family’s activity schedule.

Unless otherwise noted, you can register for all of our programs from the convenience of your home computer.

Online program registration begins simultaneously to in-house registration. Online registration can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Create your new RecDesk account now before registration begins on March 29th! NOTICE:

Every customer wishing to use our online feature will NEED TO CREATE A NEW LOG-IN to your account.

STEP ONE

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

STEP TWO • Create an account.

• Fill in your family household information and create a log-in 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! Our activity numbers are a thing of the past!

Registration for programs is similar to most internet shopping. Simply just search by program name or keyword.

All pool passes for VMP will need new pictures taken. As always, please feel free to call the office at 860-648-6355 for assistance.


SCIENCE CAMPS NEW

Mad Science Gross-O-Rama

Entering Grades 1-5

NEW

Mad Science Robot Basics

Entering Grades 1-3

Get ready for the science of grossness and ickiness! Discover the

Children will learn the basics of robotics in this new program from

Discover how to extract DNA from various products, discover how

powered robot throughout the week. They will gain a basic knowl-

pellets, follow the human digestive process through GROSS hands-

experience different types of robotic devices throughout the program,

yucky science of bodies, chemistry, polymers, germs and nature.

Mad Science. Children will construct their own age appropriate solar

germs spread, find out what an owl eats through the dissection of owl

edge of the science of wheels, simple machines and gears. They will

on play, and experiment with ooey, gooey polymers and more!

including line-tracking and sound responsive robots. Robots go home

Monday-Friday, 7/23-7/27 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m., $174 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Mad Science

Mad Science E2 - Engineering Explorers Entering Grades 1-5 Whether your child loves to build things or destroy them, this week of camp includes lots of both! The junior Mad Science engineers

will design and build bridges and “skyscrapers” using simple tools

and their imaginations. Kids will even construct a geodesic dome big enough for all the campers to sit Inside! Then the machine madness

starts as they discover how many different machines, simple & complex, we use In our daily lives. Campers will have fun designing sim-

ple machines using pulleys, wedges, screws and levers. Then we move on to engineering in action - your kids work together to brainstorm, design, test, evaluate and redesign problem-solving contraptions! Monday-Friday, 7/23-7/27 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m, $174 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Mad Science

Mad Science Gross-O-Rama & E2 - Engineering Explorers FULL DAY Entering Grades 1-5 Enjoy both classes for a full day of fun! Supervised lunch time included.

Monday-Friday, 7/23-7/27 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m., $324 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Mad Science

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with campers on the last day of the program. All supplies included.

Please note, children should be reading at a first grade level to participate in this program.

Monday-Friday, 8/13-8/17 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m., $199 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Mad Science

NEW

Advanced Robots

Entering Grades 4-6

Delve into the fascinating world of robotics and machines in this

week-long program. Children will construct their own solar powered robot while gaining a deeper knowledge of the science of circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will experience different types of

robotic devices throughout the program, including multiple programmable robots. Robots go home with campers on the last day of the program. New robot build in 2018. All supplies included. Monday-Friday, 8/13-8/17 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m., $199 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Mad Science

NEW

Build With Me with LEGO™

Ages 4-5

This program encourages communication and collaboration between children and their family/community with an introduction to using LEGO™ Education early childhood materials. Children will have the opportunity to work with and bring home evidence-based lab

sheets to share with family to continue the learning process outside of camp. Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult family member to this camp.

Monday-Friday, 7/16-7/20 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m., $132 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Exceptional Youth Educational Services


recreation.southwindsor.org

NEW

Building Up S.T.E.A.M. with LEGO™

Ages 5-6 Children are working independently and cooperatively as they

begin to explore simple machines using LEGO™ Education early childhood materials. Your child will have the opportunity to work

with and bring home evidence-based lab sheets to share with family to continue the learning process outside of camp.

Monday-Friday, 7/16-7/20 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m., $150 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Youth Educational Services

NEW

S.T.E.A.M. Works with LEGO™ Ages 7-9

NEW

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead with LEGO™

Ages 10-12 Children are learning and strengthening building techniques and

problem solving while working with more complex LEGO™ mechanisms that reinforce skills learned in the younger age programs.

Most challenges are open-ended and individualized for each child’s

ability and interest. Children will have the opportunity to work with and bring home evidence-based lab sheets to share with family to continue the learning process outside of camp.

Monday-Friday, 8/6-8/10 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m., $150 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Exceptional Youth Education Services

Children are working with standard LEGO™ materials to problem solve pre-engineering challenges involving structure, levers, gears,

pulleys, and other elements of simple machines. Your child will have the opportunity to work with and bring home evidence-based lab

sheets to share with family to continue the learning process outside of camp.

Monday-Friday, 8/6-8/10 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m., $150 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Exceptional Youth Education Services

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SPORT CAMPS Timothy Edwards Physical Education Experience (TEPEE) Grades 6-9 Our very own certified physical education & health professional

from TEMS will lead physical education units while incorporat-

ing 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 snack every day. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 6/25-6/29, $150 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym Instructor: Val Gasparino (TEMS Phys. Ed./Health Teachers)

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Summer golf is similar to our TE golf program in the fall and

spring. This six week long camp 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.). Participants will need to provide their own golfing equipment.

Mondays, 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 7/9-8/13, $150 Location: Willowbrook Golf Course, South Windsor, Instructor: Fred Gerber

NEW

Chris Corkum’s Baseball Camp

Ages 7-13

Cougar Golf At Willowbrook

Ages 9-14

Futsal and Street Soccer Camp

Grades 1-8

This long standing summer camp program is geared towards

This camp’s aim is to increase the players personal skills to the

skill development, in-depth work in fielding, throwing, hitting,

a platform for high speed, high volume ball touches and maneu-

lectures, demonstrations, physical conditioning, knowledge

touch the ball up to 600% more than traditional soccer thereby

sportsmanship. Campers receive both individual and small group

the ball. A Futsal ball is smaller and heavier, which allows the

to coach ratio never exceeds 8:1.

dence that seamlessly transforms to a soccer game. This process

years of education and experience, Chris formed his own baseball

cleats or sneakers, shin guards, and bring a water bottle.

players age seven through Little League age 12. Emphasis is on

next level. Using Futsal (Futbol de Salao – Soccer in a Room) as

pitching, catching, base running and game play. Program includes

vering in tight spaces. A typical Futsal game allows the player to

of rules and regulations and stress on the importance of good

increasing the player’s decision-making skills and comfort with

instruction from college and professional level coaches. The player

player to easily command the ball and in return increase confi-

Chris Corkum has over 40 years of baseball experience. After

produces skillful players. Participants should wear active clothing,

school and it has become well known throughout Southern New

Monday-Friday, 7/16-7/20 Grades 1-3, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $125 Grades 4-8, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $200 (free t-shirt, please bring lunch) Location: Ellsworth Field, Instructors: Futsal & Street Soccer Skills Academy

England for its quality experience.

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7/9-7/13, $125 Location: Ayers Rd Complex, Director: Chris Corkum

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Ron Pires Basketball Camp for Boys Ages 8-16

Cougar Soccer Camp

Back by popular demand as usual, with over 60 participants last

Beginners and veterans: Take your game to a whole new level.

challenging and highly instructional week of basketball for boys.

schedule will include technical/dynamic warm-up, a circuit of

summer, The Ron Pires Basketball Camp will once again offer a

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 not only improve their skills but

build character and confidence. Coach Ron Pires has over 30 years head coaching experience at E.O Smith High School as the Boys

varsity Head Coach. All participants should wear sneakers, bring a bag lunch and beverage and a basketball to camp daily. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 7/16-7/20, $168 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, Director: Ron Pires

Grades 4-9

Learn new skills while meeting new friends and having fun! Daily 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. 7/23-7/27, $130 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Soccer Field, Instructors: Coaches Brian Chandler & Gary Swierczyski

May All Your Swishes Come True Girls Basketball Camp Ages 8-14 We want your child to join South Windsor High School Bobcat

Bobcat Volleyball Academy

Grades 6-9

Improve your child’s volleyball skills for the 2018-2019 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.

Basketball alumni for a slam dunk week! Generations of girls who love basketball will come together to work on fundamental devel-

opment, play games, and compete. Bring a water bottle and a snack, and take home a camp t-shirt!

Monday-Friday, 7/30-8/3 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $115 Location: Ellsworth, Instructors: Amy McConnell

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7/23-7/27, $142 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, Instructor: Tina Holt

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SPORT CAMPS 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

Skyhawks Sports Camps

will provide confidence, skill development, fun and fitness. Learn to

Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-fo-

play to maximize your chances of making the team for any level

of 3-12. We offer 15 different sports–and countless ways for

love the game. Practice and learn the important principles of team 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. 8/6-8/9 (8/10 rain day make up), $80 Location: South Windsor High School Turf Field Instructor: MaryKate Custer

Swim Camp

Ages 6-18

Want to get a jump on the fall swim season?

cused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages 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,

USA ASCA Certified Level 3 coach Mike Krajewski will lead

per day. Our progression of camps and programs, led by our

competitive swim strokes and building endurance. Extensive work

introduction or those who want to refine and master their

this swim camp for swimmers who would like to work on the four

expert staff, are generated toward youth looking for a sport

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 com-

sport-specific skills.

petitive swimming.

Monday-Friday 8/13-8/17, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Swim Camp A $120 Location: VMP, Instructor: Mike Krajewski

Mini-Hawk (Soccer, Basketball & Baseball) 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., 6/25-6/29, $129 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 8/13-8/17, $129 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

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SPORT CAMPS Tiny-Hawks (Soccer & Basketball)

Ages 3-4

Beginning Golf

Ages 5-8

The essentials of soccer and basketball are introduced in a fun, safe,

Skyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young ath-

order to participate. Children will learn balance, body movement,

the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes

and encouraging environment. Campers must be toilet trained in 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. 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., 6/25-6/29, $75 Monday-Friday, 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m., 8/13-8/17, $75 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

letes through proper technique and refining the essential skills of

need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has ad-

opted 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 spe-

cial 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

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

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. 7/23-7/27, $129 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

and games.

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. 7/16-7/20, $129 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

NEW

Multi-Sport Camp

Ages 7-11

(Soccer, Baseball, Basketball & Flag Football) Our multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we

combine soccer, baseball, basketball & flag football into one fun-

filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport

through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of multiple sports along

with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. Participant-to-coach ratio: 12:1

Gear to bring: Appropriate clothing, water bottle, running shoes, baseball glove, and sunscreen

Food to bring: Lunch, snack & water bottle

Included with purchase: T-shirt, ball and merit award Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 8/13-8/17, $149 Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

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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

Youth Hockey

www.CTLegionBball.com

www.swhockey.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

Panther Football & Cheerleading www.SouthWindsorPanthersFootball.com

Football Contact: Eric Mahan mahan@hartford.edu

South Windsor Soccer Club (SWSC) www.SouthWindsorSoccer.org Programs for children 3 & up.

Little kickers, rec. & travel teams. registrar@southwindsorsoccer.org

860-648-0158 / kcmcmanus@cox.net Info (Shed) – 860-644-7999

Thank you to our 2017-2018 Jim Snow Youth Basketball Sponsors: South Windsor Lions Club Hale’s Floor Covering, LLC Wallace & Tétreault Realty Andrews Oil & Gas Services MPF Law Cusson Automotive Integrated Rehabilitation Services Kingswood Oxford School Puida Builders Precision Mortgage, LLC Merwin Mason Supply Co. Dzen Commercial Roofing Lynch Toyota 28

New England Silica Inc. Burstein Dental Post Road Stages Dick’s Sporting Goods Splash Pool Supply Shea & Co. Real Estate South Windsor Community Women’s Club St. Junipero Serra Parish Conroy & MacGilpin Orthodontics


Voices 3: Exploring South Windsor Trails... A Walk through the Seasons A R T ,

A N E C D O T E S

&

O B S E R VA T I O N S

A Walk in the Park…

Do you like to walk, whether it’s a leisurely stroll around the block or a hike up a

mountain? Do you walk with a friend or enjoy the solitude of a nature? Do you ever take photos, make sketches or write about what you have experienced?

South Windsor Trails… Did you know that South Windsor has 7 trails? Each of

these has a unique landscape and character. As the seasons change, these trails be-

come totally new experiences. Walking a different trail, or the same trail a number of times, promises new things to discover each time.

An Invitation to Residents…

A new community based publication is seeking walkers who use the South Windsor trail system. Walkers will be asked to submit experiences, insights, sightings, photos, drawings, poems and anecdotes derived from their experiences while walking the trials. Maps of trails will be available along with guidelines for submission.

South Windsor Voices 3…

Tell us your story; show us your vision. South Windsor Voices 3 will be a compilation of art, anecdotes and observations submitted by walkers who use the trails. Each trail will have its own chapter. Walkers are encouraged to record their experiences during

every season and various weather conditions. Walkers may explore any or all of the 11 trails. Whether you walk once or regularly, your

contributions can become a meaningful addition to Voices 3. South Windsor residents, of all ages, are welcome to submit their work for publication. Submissions will be accepted for consideration on an ongoing basis.

What we are looking for… Submissions can include any of the following categories: anecdotes, short stories,

descriptions, line art, photography, poetry, observations, insights, discoveries, wildlife sightings, musings, and memorable experiences.

All submissions should be the direct result of walking on one of South Windsor’s trails. All entries must be from South Windsor residents. Submissions which include people

must include names of person pictured and a release for use of their image in the book. Walkers may submit multiple times. Submissions will be selected at the discretion of the editors. This is your opportunity to have your work published!

How to Submit: Submission forms and trail maps can be obtained from the town

library. Art work, photography and graphic designs should be sent electronically as a

PDF. Send submissions to: debbiemidford@cox.net. Put Voices 3 in the subject line. Questions or Information:

Contact Charlie Margolis, 860-644-0697, cjmargolis@snet.net

Submissions will be accepted for consideration on an ongoing basis July 1, 2017 -

June 30, 2018. Residents will receive confirmation of receipt. Notice will be provided when the editor’s make selections. Publication is expected by the end of 2018.

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SPECIALTY CAMPS American Girl Doll/Cooking/Craft Camp Grades K-6 Calling all doll, cooking and craft lovers! Come join us as we

S U M M E R A R T- V E N T U R E S F O R K I D S NEW

Bouncy, Bendy Art In Motion

Ages 5-12

have fun learning about the time periods, cultures and interests of

Art-ventures with a totally unique twist! Make masterpieces with

dancing and stories our dolls will come alive! If you wish, bring a

processes that use motion to get amazing results. Combine metal,

ican Girl Doll. We will be making lots of fun items for your dolls.

and design Stretchy Stained Glass art you can re-shape again and

bring a nut free lunch. We will be cooking a snack everyday.

paint Seascapes like Monet. Create Matisse Watercolor Banners,

various American Girl dolls. Through crafts, cooking, games, music,

real moving parts, create the illusion of movement, and discover art

doll to class as your special guest. It does not need to be an Amer-

wood, and paper to build Spinning Sculptures inspired by Calder,

Also we will have plenty of time for play inside and out. Please

again. Sculpt goofy Clay Monsters, craft Bendy Paper Lizards, and

Monday-Friday, 6/25-6/29 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m., $225 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Room 56, Instructor: Kristin Abernethy

Inky Abstract Reflections, and textured Tissue Paper art. Design Kaleidoscopes, Dancing Pasta Sculptures, and Scribble T-shirts. Draw zany self-portraits inspired by Silberzweig, and decorate

Cupcake Boxes with fluffy frosting and sprinkles. With a focus on color, shape, and MOTION, this program will have you jumping

NEW

Camp

JumpingClay Coral Reef Display Ages 8-12

Let’s dive into the ocean! JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free!

Our workshops provide 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

Coral Reef display including reef and ocean animals such as a sea turtle, octopus, and dolphin using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. Beginners welcome! Tuesday-Thursday, 6/26-6/28 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m., $90 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: JumpingClay Staff

for joy! Includes face painting or glitter tattoos!

Monday-Friday, 7/9-7/13 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m., $159 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Art-ventures For Kids

S U M M E R A R T- V E N T U R E S F O R K I D S NEW Ages 5-12

Grr, Buzz, Hiss, Roar‌Art-ventures

Animal lovers and art explorers, take a walk on the wild side. Visit the jungle, go on safari and travel back in time to the Dinosaurs. Discover how far your creativity can go while creating 2 and

3-dimensional animals, butterflies, birds, snakes, frogs and lizards, lions and yes, even dinosaurs. Campers use an amazing variety of art materials, textures and techniques while experimenting with

clay and paints, ceramic and fabric art, wood, oil pastels, stenciling, collage, decoupage and more. These cool and playful art-ventures

include storytelling and fun facts about the animals. Includes face painting or glitter tattoos!

Monday-Friday, 7/30-8/3 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m., $159 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 134 Instructor: Art-ventures For Kids

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recreation.southwindsor.org

Become A Published Author! Grades 3-5 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, 7/23-8/3 9:00a.m.-10:30a.m., $150 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm. 136 Instructor: J Monkeys, Local Children’s Author

NEW

Cooking Camp

NEW

Learn how to use equipment in an industrial kitchen, have fun with friends, and enjoy delicious hand made food! In this fun,

five-day camp, young chefs will practice essential kitchen skills

and learn the fundamentals of cooking. Kids ages 8-13 have the opportunity to create a salad and dressing, a variety of protein

dishes, a pasta dish, as well as various veggies and starches for sides. Bon Appetit!

Monday – Friday, 7/9 – 7/13 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, $150 Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, rm. 11 Instructor: Keri Booth, SWHS Cooking and Nutrition

Ages 4-8

her search for Maui, this is the camp for them! This week 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 Motunui, located right here in South Windsor!

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 8/6-8/10, $150 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School, rm 136

NEW Ages 8-13

Moana Camp

All things MOANA … If your child is bright-eyed for Moana and

Future Cougars Grades 6-8

Future Cougars offers campers tons of end of summer fun! Participants will be involved in a variety of enriching activities including arts and crafts, sports, games, creative theme days and scavenger hunts in their new middle school building. Campers will meet

incoming 6th graders across the district, making friends before the first day of school! Any new Timothy Edwards Middle School

students (grades 6-8) are also welcome to join the fun and make

new friends. We will finish up the week on Friday with a morning on the Ropes Course at Nevers Rd. Park. This camp is the perfect end to an exciting summer with a chance to get comfortable with Timothy Edwards Middle School before the school year begins! Monday-Friday, 8/13-8/17 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $159 Location: TEMS Monday-Thursday, Friday @ Nevers Pavilion for Ropes Course Instructors: TEMS teachers, Jackie Edwards and Penny Hill 31


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 their own racquet. In order to maintain high quality instruction and plan accordingly for each session, no customized sessions will be allowed this season. The participant should attend all session days they are signed up for. Make-ups will be scheduled for inclement weather. Please check the cancellation hotline (860)648-6349.

Morning Youth Classes • Held Monday-Thursday in 2-week sessions

• Pee Wee Beginner classes are 30 Minutes, $55 • Youth: Beginner, Adv. Beginner,

and Intermediate classes are 45 minutes, $55

• Hi Performance Classes are 1 hour and 45 minutes, $105

TIME

LEVEL

Session A

8:00 a.m.

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 4-5)

Monday 6/25

8:35 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Thursday 7/5

CLASS LEVELS: Pee Wee: Ages 4-7 No previous experience. Parents must remain on site.

Beginner I: Ages 7-11 & Adults No previous experience.

Advanced Beginner: Ages 9-15 & Adults Must know forehand, backhand, and be able to sustain rally.

INTERMEDIATE: Ages 9-15 & Adults Must have command of volley, be able to sustain rally, and know positioning.

Hi Performance: Ages 13-19

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Intermediate

8:35 a.m.

10:00 a.m

Thursday 7/19

Hi Performance (Ages 13-19)

8:00 a.m.

Monday 7/9-

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 4-5)

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 6-7)

9:10 a.m.

10:50 a.m.

Session C

8:00 a.m.

Monday 7/23-

8:35 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Thursday 8/2

9:10 a.m.

10:50 a.m.

8:35 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Thursday 8/16

9:10 a.m.

10:50 a.m.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner Intermediate

Hi Performance (Ages 13-19) Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 4-5)

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 6-7)

8:00 a.m.

Monday 8/6-

Beginner/Advanced Beginner

10:50 a.m.

Session B

Session D

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 6-7)

9:10 a.m.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner

Intermediate

Hi Performance (Ages 13-19) Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 4-5)

Pee Wee Beginner (Ages 6-7)

Beginner/Advanced Beginner Intermediate

Hi Performance (Ages 13-19)


recreation.southwindsor.org

Evening Youth & Adult Classes

South Windsor Tennis Classic Tournament

• Adult 16 and older

Test your skills and have a great time! Call Tournament Director

• Sessions A & C meet Mondays and Wednesday;

are adjacent to Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility.

• Held twice a week in 4-week sessions

Todd Custer at 860-645-9120 for details. Wapping Tennis Courts

Sessions B & D meet Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tournament: Saturday 8/18 and Sunday 8/19

• Youth classes are 45 minutes, $55

Fee: $18/Singles, $28/Doubles.

• Adult classes are 60 minutes, $57

Participants are expected to bring a new can of tennis balls

TIME

LEVEL

Session A

6:00 p.m.

Youth Beginner

6/25-7/18 M, W

7:00 p.m.

Session B

T, TH

Session C

6/26-7/19

7/23-8/15 M,W

Session D

7/24-8/16 T, TH

to each event.

All fees are per event. Maximum of two events.

Adult Beginner

8:00 p.m.

Adult Adv. Beginner

6:00 p.m.

Youth Beginner

7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Men’s Open Singles

Men’s Open Doubles

Adult Beginner

EVENTS

Women’s Open Singles

Adult Adv. Beginner

Women’s Open Doubles

Youth Beginner

Boys 12 and under Singles

Adult Beginner

Mixed Doubles

Boys 14 and under Singles

8:00 p.m.

Adult Adv. Beginner

Boys 16 and under Singles

6:00 p.m.

Youth Beginner

Girls 14 and under Singles

Adult Adv. Beginner

Youth 17 and under Doubles

7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

Adult Beginner

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Memorial Wall at Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park, South Windsor, CT

2018 South Windsor Patriotic Commission Events www.southwindsor.org/patriotic-commission

May 19, 2018

Armed Forces Day “Evening in the Park,” Nevers Road Park, corner of Sand Hill Road and Nevers Road. This large picnic type event is family friendly and includes children’s amusements, food sales, participation from civic groups, a patriotic concert by the South Windsor Community Band, and concludes with a fireworks display. 4:30pm-dusk

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day annual parade and ceremony. All community groups, as well as military and veterans’

organizations are invited to march. The parade begins at 10am on South Satellite Road, concluding at VMP. The ceremony follows at 11am, which includes wreath placement on monuments, music, guest speaker, recognition of essay contest winners, SWPD Honor Guard, and taps.

June 9, 2018

11am. Formal flag retirement ceremony at VMP. Old and worn flags are collected throughout the year at the town library, 1550 Sullivan Avenue.

November 11, 2018

11am, Veterans Day ceremony at VMP. The program includes a guest speaker, wreath placement, music by South Windsor High School students, and a ceremonial volley by the SWPD Honor Guard.

December 15, 2018

12 noon. American Legion Post 133 hosts Wreaths Across American Ceremony at VMP. 34


Spotlight on... A B E E . M I L L E R W O R L D WA R I Abe E. Miller was born on February 1, 1890 in Moscow, Russia. He grew up in Tolland, Connecticut, later he lived and worked on his uncle Louie Miller’s farm in South Windsor. He received his draft card on May 5, 1917. His card number was 966. Abe was a member of the Connecticut National Guard and served as a private with F Company, 102nd Infantry Regiment, in France during WWI. Abe Miller died July 21, 1918, while fighting in France. He’s buried in Fere-en-Terenois, France, in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Plot A, Row 4, Grave 24. The South Windsor American Legion Post 133 was named for this WW I South Windsor American soldier on September 27, 1933.

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, France

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AQUATICS

Your summer swim spot! VMP pool strives to be the location that YOU and YOUR family want to be. Why bring your family to VMP? There are lots of reasons! 1) State-of-the-Art Facility

3) Swim Lessons

Our three pools offer a variety of options for the entire family -

Did you know that drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death

creates a comfortable environment for swimmers of all abilities.

We offer swim lessons to make it easy for you to get your whole

boards, two water features to keep the kids busy, and we have both

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors for children starting

whether you are 2 or 102! Our pools feature beach entry, which

We offer varied pool depths in all three of our pools, two diving

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 are 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 a variety of fun things to do throughout the summer

while you are enjoying your day at VMP! Some of these events include: Noodle Night, Sundae Sunday and Glow Night.

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in children ages 1-14? Learning to swim is a vital life skill.

family involved. Group swim lessons are taught by our certified

at 6 months old in our parent child classes, 2 years in our preschool classes, and 4 years progressing up to Level 6. Private lessons are

available for children and adults. Make this the summer when you or your child learns to swim or take it to the next level!


recreation.southwindsor.org Veterans Memorial Park Pool 575 Pleasant Valley Road, 860.289.1333

Lap swim – passholders only:

Open from May 26-August 26 (Proof of residency required at time of admission purchase)

(6/29-8/9) Monday-Thursday...............6:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

2018 Daily Admission Rates

Resident

Non-Resident

cancellation hotline prior to arriving to the facility.

Adult (weekday)

$10

$15

Tuesday/Thursdays short lanes only

Adult (weekend & Holidays)

$10

$18

Child (weekday) * $7

$12

Child (weekend & Holidays)*

$14

$7

Passholder Guest ** $7

$7

Lost Cards

$3

$3

* CHILDREN UNDER 3 ARE FREE ** Limit up to 5 guests per day at $7 rate

Public Swim Hours

Inclement weather will cancel lap swim, please call the Monday/Wednesdays long lanes only

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 $7 (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)

May 26-June 22

• Designated times for lapswim

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 (5/28) * holiday rates apply …12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Extended Hours for Passholders and Residents Only

When purchasing passes, you will need to provide proof of

Saturday .............................. 10:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

• Designated times for sensory friendly swim

residency and have a photo taken. Passes purchased online will

need to have a photo added to the account. When you come into

the Parks & Recreation office or to VMP to have your photo taken,

June 23-August 26

please bring proof of residency. (All previous passholders will need

Monday-Friday ..................12:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday ............................ 12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday ..............11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 4th of July ( 7/4) * holiday rates apply ............ 12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Extended Hours for Passholders and Residents Only:

Due to our new registration software, even if you are renewing a

Saturday .............................. 10:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

NEW

Sensory Swim Sundays at VMP.

Exclusive early opening for families of children with learning differences. Passholders and Residents only.

Sundays 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 10:00am-11:00am

to retake photos as our software provider has changed).

pass from 2017 and had your picture taken, you WILL need your picture taken this year. Pictures can be taken at the Parks & Recreation office or at VMP.

We highly encourage you to purchase your passes and have your picture added to your pass before the pool opens for the season.

We typically encounter a high volume of people as Memorial Day approaches, which may result 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

Season Pass

Resident Non-Resident

Individual Child (age 3-17)

$40

$55

$80

staff members, guests who have been in the park for under 60 min-

$15

Passholder Guest *

$7

$7

Child weekday (age 3-17)

$7

$12

Lost Cards

$3

$3

Adult weekend & holidays (age 18+) $10 (Limit 5 guests/day)

Children under 3 are free

$7

$18

unforeseen circumstances that involves the safety of our guests or utes, 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.

Resident Non-Resident $10

Child weekend (age 3-17)

Inclement Weather/Unforeseen Circumstances

$35 $60

Proof of residency will be required at time of purchase.

Adult weekday (age 18+)

Thank you for treating our facility properly. We take pride in the cleanliness of VMP! Thank you for respecting our staff, we work really hard to make this a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all! Thank you for considering fellow patron’s right to have an enjoyable day at VMP! Thank you for acting in a safe manner for your own well-being and the well-being of everyone around you!

In the event of park closure due to inclement weather or any other

Day Admission Rates

• • • •

$60

(Children under the age of 12 are not permitted without an adult.)

Seniors

We value our guests and enjoy sharing our enthusiasm of summer days at VMP!

• Thank you for having fun!

Individual (age 18 and up)

Thank you for joining us this season!

$14

*Passholders are limited to bring in up to 5 guests per day at the $6 rate

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

• 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.

“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

• 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!

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AQUATICS • 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.

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 on the event day.

Noodle Nights

Glow Night 8/4 7pm-9pm $10/person

Join VMP for a night of glow-in-the-dark fun! Admission rate includes glow accessories to kick off your night. Families are

welcome to bring noodles, rafts, and big floaties to enhance the fun( at the discretion of the VMP staff ). The same daily VMP rules apply for guests while visiting the facility for this event. This special event requires all guests under the age of 12 to have a parent/guardian attend with them.

Pooch Plunge at the Pool! Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow Monday 8/27, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. • FREE

Bring your pooch for some fun and leash

free swimming at the pool! Dogs of all sizes with a current registration are welcome!!

Registration tags or proof of registration is required. For everyone’s

safety, pet owners are responsible for managing their dog’s behavior. Donations accepted for the T.R.A.C.S. Animal Shelter. Sorry, only four legged swimmers allowed at this event!

Fridays: 6/22, 7/13, 8/10, 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 7/1 • 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.

Celebrate Veterans at VMP 7/15, 11:00 a.m. • FREE

Veterans and their families enjoy FREE admission to the pool. 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 7/22, 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.

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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 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

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.

is looking to improve their technique, our Learn to Swim program and swim-

Exercise:

Swimming lessons can provide you and your child with newfound confidence

is a good low impact cardiovascular workout.

looking to start your child in swim lessons or have a confident swimmer who

ming instructors can teach you to swim and help you to be a better swimmer. and skills that could save a life, and will last for life!

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Feeling Safe:

Swimming provides many health benefits and


AQUATICS Swim Lessons

Ready to Sign up? Here are the details: Classes are held Monday-Thursday, rain or shine. Classes will only

Group Swim Lessons Registration & Info

be canceled for severe weather. Classes canceled due to severe

We strongly suggest that if you wish to sign up for multiple ses-

other missed classes due to the pool closing for thunder or other

registered a child for multiple sessions and the child passes a level

weather will be made up on the 2nd Friday of the session. Any

sions in a row, you sign up for 2 sessions in the same level. If you

unforeseen circumstances will be refunded.

on their first attempt, for the next session, you may switch to an

To participate in group preschool lessons or all other group levels 1-6,

refund for that class. If your child passes a level, but is registered

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

available class in the next level, stay in the same level, or receive a 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@southwindsor.org. If you can no 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!

the pool deck. Instead, sit at the picnic tables and grassy areas.

Parent & Child Swim Lessons Level A

Parent & Child Swim Lessons Level B

Passholders: $68

Passholders: $68

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 while providing tips for parents on how to make their child comfortable in the water. This is a parent and child program.

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Level A 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. A C E 5:35 p.m.- 6:05 p.m. B D F * (No class 7/4)

Session 4 8/6-8/16 H

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.

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Level B 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 11:20am-11:50am A D G 5:00pm-5:30pm B E H 6:15pm-6:45pm C F I * (No class 7/4)

Session 4 8/6-8/16 J K

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AQUATICS Independent Swim Lessons

Preschool Swim Lessons Level 3 Passholders: $75

• Preschool aquatics is designed for preschool aged kids, 2.5- 4.5

yrs old, who have passed Parent- Child swim lessons but are not

Preschool Swim Lessons Level 1 Passholders: $75

ready to swim on their own. All classes have a 1:4 teacher/stu-

No Pass: $85

dent ration and will complete skills with support.

• 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

Session 1 Level 1 6/25-7/5*

Session 2 7/9-7/19

9:30am-10:00am C 10:05am-10:35am A 10:45am-11:15am B * (No class 7/4)

Session 3 7/23-8/2

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.

15 seconds with support.

Session 2 Level 3 7/9-7/19 9:30am-10:00am A 10:05am-10:35am * (No class 7/4)

Session 3 Session 4 7/23-8/2 8/6-8/16 B D C

No Pass: $82

To enroll in Level 1, students must: • Be at least 4 years old

• Glide & float with support • Be comfortable in water

• Be able to participate in a group setting without the parent and

• To enroll in level 2, student must:

be able to follow the directions of the instructor.

• Enter and exit the water independently

• Roll from their backs to their stomachs in the water with support • Submerge mouth to blow bubbles

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• Float on stomach and complete arm pulls and kicks with legs for

Passholders: $72

No Pass: $85

• Preschool aquatics is designed for preschool aged kids, 2.5- 4.5 yrs

• Glide on stomach and back for 5 seconds with support

Swim Lessons Level 1Introduction to Water Skills

Preschool Swim Lessons Level 2

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Level 2 6/24-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 9:30am-10:00am A B D 10:05am-10:35am C * (No class 7/4)

To enroll in level 3, student must:

Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6

D

Passholders: $75

No Pass: $85

Session 4 8/6-8/16 F

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Level 1 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 8/6-8/16 10:05am-10:35am A H O V 10:45am-11:15am B I P W 11:20am-11:50am C J Q X 5:00pm-5:30pm D K R Y 5:35pm-6:05pm E L S Z 6:15pm-6:45pm F M T AA 6:50pm-7:20pm G N U BB * (No class 7/4)


AQUATICS Swim Lessons 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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Level 2 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 8/6-8/16 9:30am-10:00am A I Q Y 10:05am-10:35am B J R Z 10:45am-11:15am C K S AA 11:20am-11:50am D L T BB 5:00pm-5:30pm E M U CC 5:35pm-6:05pm F N V DD 6:15pm-6:45pm G O W EE 6:50pm-7:20pm H P X FF * (No class 7/4)

Swim Lessons 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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Level 3 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 8/6-8/16 9:30am-10:00am A I Q Y 10:05am-10:35am B J R 10:45am-11:15am C K S Z 11:20am-11:50am D L T AA 5:00pm-5:30pm E M U BB 5:35pm-6:05pm F N V CC 6:15pm-6:45pm G O W DD 6:50pm-7:20pm H P X EE * (No class 7/4)

Swim Lessons 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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Level 4 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 8/6-8/16 9:30am-10:15am A E J O 11:10am-11:55am B F K P 5:00pm-5:45pm C G L Q 5:50pm-6:35pm H M 6:40pm-7:25pm D I N * (No class 7/4)

Swim Lessons 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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 * Level 5 6/25-7/5 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 8/6-8/16 10:20am-11:05am D H L 11:10am-11:55am A E I M 5:00pm-5:45pm B F J N 5:50pm-6:35pm C G K * (No class 7/4)

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AQUATICS Swim Lessons Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency (Fitness Swimmer) Passholders: $82 No Pass: $92

Private Lessons- All Ages Private swim lessons are offered for both children and adults. There are two options: • One instructor, one student

To enroll in Level 6, students must:

• One instructor, two students that are within one level of each other

• Pass the skills of Level 5

• Swim 100 yards continuously

More about private lessons:

• 25 yards breaststroke

• If you are sharing a class, and splitting the cost, the full fee is due

• 50 yards elementary backstroke

• Instructors vary session to session and requests for specific instruc-

• Tuck and Pike surface dive

• You may reschedule one lesson at a mutually agreed upon time

• A private lesson is limited to two participants per class

• 50 yards front crawl

at the time of registration.

• 25 yards butterfly

tors may not be honored.

• Front and backstroke flip turn

with the Instructor, but any other missed classes will not be re-

• Tread water 5 minutes

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Level 6 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 8/6-8/16 10:20am-11:05am A C E G 5:50pm-6:35pm B C F H * (No class 7/4)

funded or made up.

• In the event of inclement weather a lesson will be made up on the 2nd Friday of the session.

45-Minute Private Swim 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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Morning 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 8/6-8/16 9:30am-10:15am A D E H 10:20am-11:05am B F I 11:10am-11:55am C G (No class 7/4)

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Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Evening 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 7/23-8/2 8/6-8/16 5:00pm-5:45pm A E H K 5:50pm-6:35pm B L 6:40pm-7:25pm C, D F,G I, J M, N (No class 7/4)

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AQUATICS 30-Minute Private Swim Lessons Passholders: $147 No Pass: $157

Session 1 Session 2 6/25-7/5* 7/9-7/19 Morning 9:30am-10:00am A, B, C, D K, L, M 10:05am-10:35am E, F, G N, O, P 11:45am-11:15am H Q, R 11:20am-11:50am I, J S, T, U Early Afternoon 1:00pm-1:30pm A, B, C, D M, N, O, P 1:45pm-2:15pm E, F, G, H Q, R, S, T 2:30pm-3:00pm I, J, K, L U, V, W, X Late Afternoon 2:45pm-3:15pm A, B, C, D, E P, Q, R, S, T 3:30pm-4:00pm F, G, H, I, J U, V, W, X, Y 4:15pm-4:45pm K, L, M, N, O Z, AA, BB, CC, DD Evening 5:00pm-5:30pm A, B J, K 5:35pm-6:05pm C, D L, M 6:15pm-6:45pm E, F N, O 6:50pm-7:20pm G, H, I P, Q, R

Session 3 7/23-8/2

Session 4 8/6-8/16

V, W, X Y, Z AA BB, CC

DD, EE, FF GG, HH II, JJ KK, LL

Y, Z, AA, BB CC, DD, EE, FF GG, HH, II, JJ

KK, LL, MM, NN OO, PP, QQ, RR SS, TT, UU, VV

EE, FF, GG, HH, II JJ, KK, LL, MM, NN OO, PP, QQ, RR, SS

TT, UU, VV, WW, XX YY, ZZ, AAA, BBB, CCC DDD, EEE, FFF, GGG, HHH

S, T U, V W, X Y, X, Y

Z, AA BB, CC DD, EE FF, GG, HH

(No class 7/4)

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August Single Week Private Lesson

Swim Camp Ages 6-18

A condensed program offered for the week of August 20.

Want to get a jump on the fall swim season?

or gain more experience in this Monday through Thursday session.

lead this swim camp for swimmers who would like to work

Participants can push to next level Passholders: $65 No Pass: $75

August Single Week 8/20-8/23 9:30am-10:00am A, B, C, D, E, F 10:05am-10:35am G, H, I, J, K, L 10:45am-11:15am M , N, O, P, Q, R 11:20am-11:50am S, T, U, V, W, X 1:00pm-1:30pm Y, Z, AA 1:45pm-2:15pm BB, CC, DD 2:30pm-3:00pm EE, FF, GG 2:45pm-3:15pm HH, II, JJ 3:30pm-4:00pm KK, LL, MM 4:15pm-4:45pm NN, OO, PP 5:00pm-5:30pm QQ, RR, SS, TT, UU, VV 5:35pm-6:05pm WW, XX, YY, ZZ, AAA, BBB 6:15pm-6:45pm CCC, DDD, EEE, FFF, GGG, HHH

USA ASCA Certified Level 3 coach Mike Krajewski will

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 8/13-8/17, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Swim Camp A $120 Location: VMP, Instructor: Mike Krajewski

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AQUATICS Aquatic Programs The SEALS Swim Team Ages 5 -18 Join the 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, 6/1, 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

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

• Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes

Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer: Valid for 2 years.

• Lifeguard Course A $365 Friday, 6/1, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6/2 - 6/3 10:00 a.m.-7:00p.m. Location: VMP, Please bring a lunch on the weekend days.

• Lifeguard Course B $365 Friday, 6/8, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 6/9 6/10,10:00 a.m.-7:00p.m. Location: VMP, Please bring a lunch on the weekend days.

Monday - Friday to give you the most flexible options to get to prac-

• Lifeguard Course C

age group. The full summer schedule will be posted on our website at

$365 Monday- Friday, 7/9-7/13, 9:00am-1:00pm Location: VMP

tice. Swimmers are required to attend practices appropriate to their

recreation.southwindsor.org once the league sets the dates in late May. Seals Swim Team A, Individual Member, $162 Seals Swim Team B, Two Family Members, $277 Seal Swim Team C, Three Family Members, $347 Seals Swim Team D, $77 additional per every member beyond 3

• Lifeguard Course D $365 Monday-Friday, 7/30-8/3, 9:00am-1:00pm Location: VMP

Lifeguard Instructor Course (LGI) Minimum age 17

Lifeguard University

Participants will learn to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard

Want to be a lifeguard? Or teach swim lessons?

you will be able to not only teach classes, but to also carry out a plan for

In just 3 or 4 days time, you can receive your certification in lifeguarding or WSI and be ready to work this summer

Lifeguarding Course

Minimum age 15

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. 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 ($50.00 fee). 46

Training course and its accompanying components. Once certified,

in-service at your Aquatic Site. This class trains lifeguarding instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction

Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers

and Bloodborne Pathogens 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 (There is

approximately 3 hours of online learning that must be completed prior to the first class ) and register with the American Red Cross (50.00 fee).


AQUATICS 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: Lifeguard Instructor: Valid for 2 years, must, teacher and take an in-person review within those 2 years to keep certification

• Lifeguard Instructor Course A $365 + an additional $50 PAID directly to The American Red Cross Friday, 6/1, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 6/2 & 6/3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Water Safety Instructor Course B

$325 + an additional $50 PAID directly to The American Red Cross Friday 6/1- 5:30pm-8:30pm MEETS AT WAPPING Saturday and Sunday 6/8-6/9 9:00am-6:00pm MEETS AT VMP Makeup date will be Friday June 8 in the event of rain on any of the other dates.

NEW

Lifeguard Review Course

Do you need to update your Lifeguarding Certification? This class is an

abbreviated Lifeguarding course that briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Prerequisites:

• Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/ AED is required to participate in the review course.

Certification: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED: Valid for 2 years.

Water Safety Instructor 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,

Lifeguard Review Course A $150 Saturday 6/2 9:00am-6:00pm Location: VMP

NEW

Junior Lifeguard Class

(ages 11-14 yrs)

Parent and Child Aquatics among others. There is approximately 6

Has your child completed all swim lesson levels and has an interest to

Registration must be completed by May 25 to allow enough time to

ready. This class does not certify participants, it provides the opportu-

hours of online learning that must be completed prior to the first class. complete this portion. Prerequisites:

• Must pass a pre-course skills test

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

be a lifeguard in the future? This is an introductory class to get them

nity to get introduced to all skills needed to become a future certified lifeguard. Come prepared to swim every day.

Junior Lifeguarding Class A $92 Monday-Thursday 7/23-8/2, 9:15am-10:15am Location: VMP

• Swim the following strokes for 25 yards each; front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and

butterfly for 15 yards

• Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (float or sculling) • Tread water for 2 minutes Certification:

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor: Valid for 2 years

• Water Safety Instructor Course A $325 + an additional $50 PAID directly to The American Red Cross Friday 6/1 - 5:30-8:30pm, MEETS AT WAPPING Saturday and Sunday 6/2-6/3 9:00am-6:00pm MEETS AT VMP Makeup date will be Friday June 8 in the event of rain on any of the other dates.

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ADULT PROGRAMS NEW

DIY Vintage Sign Workshops

Artfully Battered…Rustically Tattered. Calling all DIY’ers to this

NEW

Grounded Goodwife DIY Amber Bracelets

unique, one-of-a-kind workshop! Choose a themed template for you

For adults, amber bracelets are excellent for relieving pain - includ-

imagination and a willingness to learn and you’ll build a wooden

joints. Baltic amber relives anxiety, fatigue and weariness. Baltic am-

to transfer, paint, design and sand to rustic perfection! Bring your

sign piece from scratch that is worthy of your walls. We’ll be there

to assist with color selection and any other questions you may have!

Come alone or bring your friends and family to share in our custom wood sign workshops. You’ll have a creative experience you won’t forget! Signs are 1 foot long by 16 inches wide. All materials and instruction are included!

• Last Name Sign Workshop

Thursday, 4/26, 6:30p.m.-8:45p.m., $45 Location: Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility Room 59, Instructor: Kristine Vincent, KristineNoelle DeSIGNS

• Inspirational Quote Workshop

Thursday, 6/7, 6:30p.m.-8:45p.m., $45 Location: Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility Room 59, Instructor: Kristine Vincent, KristineNoelle DeSIGNS

NEW

Grounded Goodwife DIY Herbal Perfume Adios, Coco Chanel! Ditch your store-bought perfume! Most

contain dozens of chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on the label. Experiment with base fragrances, mid-tones and top notes. Create your signature scent, mad-scientist style!

Tuesday, 5/15, 6:30 p.m., $28 Location: Wapping Room 59, Instructor: Grounded Goodwife

NEW

Grounded Goodwife Scents & Sensibility Join us for a whiff of the past with historical tidbits! Learn about the medicinal benefits of various herbs and essential oils, including cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary. Finally, create your own 8-ounce

Herbal Reed Diffuser based on your preference/needs. Choose from Sleeping Beauty, Dear John, Doggone It! and All in the Family.

Tuesday, 6/12, 6:30 p.m., $28 Location: Wapping Room 59, Instructor: Grounded Goodwife

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ing headaches, back pain, theumatism, arthritis, aching muscles, and ber is approximately 40 - 60 million years old. Encapsulated within the amber are plant materials and insects. Strands of DNA - life’s

basic code - are also captured. This Is why amber Is often reffered to as a “Window to the Past”.

Tuesday, 7/24, 6:30 p.m., $28 Location: Wapping Room 59, Instructor: Grounded Goodwife

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, 5:40 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23 April 6, 13, 20, 27 $80/person Location: SW Arena


recreation.southwindsor.org Kripalu Yoga, Creative Cardio and Zumba will be

Kripalu Yoga

offering 10-class packages. These packages will be

Kripalu Yoga is a moderate, mindful practice that will help you gradu-

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!

ally stretch and strengthen your body, increase your lung capacity, up-

lift 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 long-time Kripalu Certified and have the

skill and expertise to help you safely experience the profound benefits of Kripalu Yoga. Deep discount for signing up for the full Spring

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., 6/20-7/31, $60 Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. -7:00 p.m., 6/21-8/1, $60 Instructor: Siobhan Jager Location: VMP Pool

Session. Option to also sign up by the month. Free Introductory Class for new students.

Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:45 am Spring Session 4/3 – 6/26, $93 April $36 May $45 June $36 July $36 Tuesdays 5:45 – 7:00 pm Spring Session 4/3 – 6/26, $93 April $36 May $45 June $36 July $36 Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:30 pm Spring Session 4/3 – 6/26 $93 April $36 May $45 June $36 July $36 Location: Wapping Café Instructors: Sydnie and Paul Coté

Morning Joga What better way to start your day? This LivFree for All yoga class

NEW

Run, Reccers, Run!

will be held outside at the Rotary Pavilion (rain or shine). This class

Join us on Monday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings for

taught by a rotation of amazing yoga teachers from The Yoga Shop.

in basis and provide casual runners an outlet to meet likeminded

is open to all levels - beginners and more advanced yogis. Classes are After class, enjoy a cup of coffee from Between Rounds. Yoga + Cuppa Joe = Joga!

Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 6/19 – 8/21 Full Session: $80 (10 Classes) Drop-In: $10 Price includes yoga and coffee. Instructor: The Yoga Shop Instructors

our NEW & FREE running group! This group will be on a drop-

individuals, and hold themselves accountable to get moving. Whether you’re looking to begin running or get in a workout with friends, this

is the group for you. We will run rain or shine. In the case of extreme weather, please call our cancellation hotline at 860-648-6349.

Weekly starting April 2nd Mondays, 6:00pm @ Nevers Park Trails lot (off of Sand Hill Rd) Thursdays, 6:00pm @ Connecticut Valley Brewing Company (will run Major Michael Donnelley trails) Saturdays, 8:00am @ Nevers Park Trails lot (off of Sand Hill Rd)

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ADULT PROGRAMS Adult and Youth Jukido Jujitsu

Ages 6 and up

See page 26

fight prevention and bully management. A free first try-out class is avail-

Creative Cardio – Aerobics

perseverance. Participants will learn counter measures against aggression, able. 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. For more information visit www.kokondo.org. Sundays, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. March $25 April $25 May N/C 28 $25 June $25 July $25 August $25 Location: Wapping Gym, Instructor: Paul Ward, 5th Degree Black Belt

Monday Night Social Club

Ages 13 and up

Middle school students, high school students, and young adults

from the special needs 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 at SW Community Center, Director: Dan Rezende

Men’s Softball League Get a team together and enjoy summer nights at our Rye Street Field. We typically host about 14 teams from May through mid August. We organize two divisions, ‘A’ (more skilled and competitive) and ‘B’. An organizational meeting will be held Wednesday 3/28, at 6:30 p.m. at

the new South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department location at the former Wapping Parks & Recreation (91 Ayers Road). All inter-

ested teams and individual players looking to get picked up by a team should plan to attend. We do not place individuals on teams. A $100 deposit will be required at the meeting to reserve a team entry. We

finish the season with an all teams tournament and a home run derby. This league is for residents and non-residents.

‘A’ Division: Mondays, Tuesdays (Friday Make Up Games) ‘B’ Division: Wednesdays, Thursdays (Friday Make Up Games) Game Times: 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Team Fee: $725 Location: Rye Street Park 50

Adult Tennis Lessons

Emphasis is on “doing one’s best” with the accent on self-defense and

Ages 16+

A traditional aerobic fitness class providing 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 fitness levels. Tested to have over 3,500 Fitbit steps per class! Mondays, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. March, $20.00 April, , $20.00 N/C 4/23 May, $15.00 N/C 5/28 June, , $20.00 July, , $25.00 August, , $10.00 N/C 8/20, 8/27 Location: Wapping Gym Instructor Jane Jenny Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. March, , $20.00 April, $15.00 N/C 4/25 May, $25.00 June, $20.00 July, $15.00 N/C 7/4 August, $15.00 N/C 8/22, 8/29 Location: Wapping Gym Instructor Jane Jenny

Creative Cardio-Aerobics with Body Sculpt Ages 16+ This aerobics class offers the same total body workout as Creative Cardio with an additional 15 minutes of low weight strength training, focusing on strengthening the arms, back, shoulders and core muscles. Participants are asked to bring a set of hand-held weights between 1-5 lbs. Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. March,$20.00 April, $15.00 N/C 4/24 May, $24.00 June,$20.00 July, $25.00 August, $10.00 N/C 8/21, /8/28 Instructor Linda Hull Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. March, $25.00 April, $15.00 N/C 4/26 May, $25.00 June, $20.00 July, $20.00 August, $15.00 N/C 8/23, 8/30 Instructor Linda Hull


ADULT PROGRAMS 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 pro-

gram. Experience an exhilarating hour of calorie-burning, body-en-

ergizing movements. Routines feature interval and resistance training to tone and sculpt your body. No Dance Experience Needed! “Ditch the workout – Join the PARTY!”

Women’s Outdoor Bootcamp

Tired of the gym and the same boring routine? Get ready for the

summer, your wedding, or just get yourself in shape! This class will

combine a mix of exercises within Nevers Park using the playground equipment, mats, hand weights and yoga. This class is designed to work your whole body.

The Instructor, Jodi, has had over 17 years of experience working

Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. April - $20 - No class 4/9 May - $15 - No class 5/28 June - $20 July - $25 August - No Classes Instructor: Anne Castelhano Location: Wapping Rm 37

in the health and wellness field while teaching group exercise and working one on one with clients.

No group exercise experience necessary! All levels are welcome to participate. Please bring a yoga mat, hand weights, and water.

When signing up for the program, you are able to attend all days of-

fered (Monday – Thursday) each week for the duration of the session.

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. April, $25 May, $15 June, $20 July, $25 August $20 Instructor: Francesca Location: Wapping Rm 37

Self Defense is Kokondo Karate

NEW

Monday – Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. Rain make-ups will be held on Fridays. Spring Session: 4/30 – 5/25, $275 Summer Sessions: 6/4 – 6/29, $275 7/30 – 8/24, $275

Ages 18+

In this “hands on” class we deal with real life situations with candid

discussion and realistic defenses that work. We will train for multiple

Fall Session: 9/10 – 10/5, $275 Location: Nevers Park (lower lot), Instructor: Jodi Dufour

attackers, surprise attacks, grabs, pushes, weapons and learn take downs.

Get Musical

your individual development with emphasis placed on doing your very

South Windsor Community Band

All classes are Coed. In this ongoing class your training is geared to best in a traditional class setting.

Nothing good comes easy, be prepared to work! We will do body conditioning, basic techniques and Kata’s. Class will bow in promptly at

7pm so come early to warm up. For you and your partners safety keep jewelry at home.

Peter J Dylag is a resident of South Windsor started training with Kokondo Karate in 1989 directly under its founder Mr. Paul Arel and earned his 5th Degree Black Belt in 2013 Students may try their first class for free. kokondo.org.

Sundays, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. March $25 April $25 May $25 June $25 July $25 Location: Wapping Gym, Instructor: Peter Dylag

Ages 18+

Open to players of all band instruments (woodwind,

percussion and brass, no strings). All ability levels welcome. No auditions are required.

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School For more information, please visit swband.org or email swcommunityband@hotmail.com

South Windsor Community Chorus Spring Concert Saturday 6/2/18 – SWHS 7:00 p.m.

The South Windsor Community Chorus cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate our 47th Annual Spring Concert. Refreshments are served at our Meet & Greet Reception immediately after the performance.

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. 51


BIKING & HIKING Learn to Ride – Adults

Connecticut Trails Day

A free class for Adults. If you never learned to ride a bike as a child,

Come visit the Michael Donnelly Preserve on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method,

to celebrate Connecticut Trails Day. Meet us at the parking lot off of

our Learn to Ride class is for you. It doesn’t matter if your 18 or 80,

you will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10AM to 1PM Class Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Rd. Class Size: 6 adults Equipment: Bicycles and helmets are provided to those who register Instructors: Certified League of American Bicyclists Instructors

Bicycling Basics – Adults

SW Walk & Wheel Ways will be showcasing the park from 1 to 4PM Sullivan Ave. All ages are welcome! Rain cancels the event. For more

information on trails in Connecticut, visit WalkCT.org. Questions: contact South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department, 860-648-6355. Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunset Walk at Nevers Park On Friday, July 27, 2018, come out and enjoy beautiful Nevers Park at

sunset, walk the trails and bring your own beverage to enjoy by the fire

A free class for Adults. Did you just graduate from our Learn to Ride

pit. Meet at the Rotary Pavilion at 8PM. Check cancellation hotline if

and feeling a little shaky? Not comfortable using gears? Don’t feel like

Friday, July 27, 2018

these questions, then Bicycling Basics is the class for you, as long as

Wanted: Volunteers for the 4th Grade Bicycle Education Program

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10AM to 1PM Class Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Rd. Class Size: 6 adults Equipment: Bicycles and helmets are provided to those who register Instructors: Certified League of American Bicyclists Instructors

If you enjoy riding your bike, spending time outdoors and working

– Adults class? Are you coming back to cycling after a long absence

you are ready to mix with traffic yet? If you answered, “yes” to any of you are able to mount, balance, pedal, start, and stop a bicycle.

weather is questionable, 860-648-6349.

with children eager to ride bikes, then join us in May in assisting

students in mastering bicycle safety skills at Orchard Hill Elementary School and Eli Terry Elementary School. Members of South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways and volunteers assist the PE teachers with

National Bike to Work Day – Have you ever thought about riding your bike to work in the Hart-

ford area but weren’t sure of the best route or wanted company on the ride? Join us for a guided ride from South Windsor to Hartford. A

few of the SW Walk & Wheel Way members make the trek regularly and can answer questions about bike commuting and help you with

route selection. We will join the regional Bike Walk CT celebration of National Bike to Work Day in downtown Hartford. The route is less than 10 miles with some hills and on street riding. Bring a helmet,

your bike before each ride, proper bike fit, the power start, learning

hand signals, scanning, changing gears, fixing a flat, rules of the road

and so much more. Some students even need a little one-on-one time to learn to ride a bike. We have seen children overcome their fear of

falling, build their confidence, improve their balance, and increase their awareness of their surroundings as they progress through the program.

The last day of the program involves riding in the neighborhood so the students can try out their new skills.

water and a spare tire tube.

The bicycle education program is both fun and rewarding for the

We will meet at the Colonial Point Christian Church parking lot at

kensek@cox.net.

Friday, May 18, 2018

volunteers as well as the students. To get involved, contact Ken Sek at

855 Chapel Rd. at 6:30AM. Ride departs at 6:45AM. Check cancel-

Orchard Hill Elementary School – May 7, 8, 10 & 11

lation hotline if weather is questionable, 860-648-6349.

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teaching basic safety skills such as wearing a helmet correctly, checking

Eli Terry – May 21, 22, 24 & 25


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.

2017 South Windsor Walk & Wheel Way Highlights: New Trails & Connections • 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 • Continuous Road Safety & Town Engagement • Advocated for Complete Streets Policy adopted on July 18, 2017

• Share the Road Signs Installed on 15 streets • Renewed Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Designation

2018 Goals • • • •

Build upon and improve many of the 2017 successes Continue work on South Windsor Crosstown Trail Support grant application at DEEP Continue work on steps to achieve Silver Bicycle Friendly

Community Status • • •

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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SPECIAL EVENTS

EGG HUNT

47th Annual Imperial Oil & Plumbing

Friday, 3/30/18, SWHS Stadium

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing and the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event on Friday, 3/30, 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 South Windsor Community 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 nonperishable 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.

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 34th Annual Fishing Derby

Kite Night Picnic

Enjoy trout fishing at the Pond in South Windsor’s Park on Barber Hill

June 7th, 5pm - 8pm

Club, the South Windsor Human Services Department, and the South

park! Join us on the infamous “sledding hill” across from Nevers

Road. This FREE event, co-sponsored by the South Windsor Super Sixty’s

Let’s celebrate South Windsor Parks & Recreation’s newest

Windsor Parks & Recreation Department, will feature great fishing, fun, and

Park for an evening of family fun. BYO Picnic, and we’ll supply

refreshments! Bring a youngster and introduce them to the sport! Admission and parking is free at the derby. Burgers and/or hot dogs will be available. Saturday, 4/21/18, The Pond on Barber Hill Rd. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mom and Son Dodgeball Fun! In an epic battle with Moms and Sons, which team will celebrate victory??

Register now to join us at Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility for a night of dodgeball fun and more. Snacks provided for fuel and celebration! April 27, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Grades K-5 $10 each Participant Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility, 91 Ayers Rd. 54

the music, lawn games, and kites! This free event is the perfect occasion to ring in summer… the season of outdoor evenings.

Kids Night Out! Hey kids, want to have a fun night out with your friends? Then join us for our summer edition of Kid Night Out! You will

enjoy a night full of exciting activities, including open gym play,

games, crafts, a movie on the big screen (popcorn included!) and

much more! All activities are kids’ choice: whatever you say goes!

Please note: all children are required to be signed in and out by a parent/guardian

Friday, 7/27, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., $25 Location: Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility, Instructors: 4th “R” Staff


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

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!

Friday, May 4, 2018 6:30-8:00 p.m. FREE Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Playground

Paws in the Park Saturday, 5/5 • 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. NEW Location: Fairgrounds near Rye St. Park, 75 Brookfield St., South Windsor

Bring the dogs, bring the kids, it’s the 16th 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 compliments of Camp Bow Wow. Celebrity judges will be on hand to help us pick out the best of the best. When your pups get tired, stop at the Doggie Rest and Water area! Take home a memory by having your dog’s photo taken. Photos can be of just your dog or the entire family. 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 Amongst the vendors will be 16 shelters and rescues looking for homes for their pups! We’ve even scheduled two adoption parades (10:45 and 2:00pm) for pups to show their stuff and try and find a forever home.

Besides enjoying seeing all the dogs, kids will have fun taking part in all our FREE attractions including a moon bounce provided by South Windsor Park and Recreation Department, spin art sponsored by Leaps & Bones, rally demonstration by Hartford Obedience Training, and magic with Kody Hildebrand. A food festival featuring 11 food trucks and vendors will be featuring favorites such as fried dough, Italian ice, pulled pork sandwiches, potato pancakes, Turkish cuisine, pierogies, kettlecorn, empanada’s, sweet plantains, huge pretzels w/ toppings, specialty coffees, fresh lemonade and much more! Throughout the day there will be more than 150 vendors (including numerous rescues and shelters with animals up for adoption) to visit, canine demonstrations, huge tea cup auction and silent auction filled with products and gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants. 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 RSVP to the Paws in the Park on Facebook Event.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Trailblazer Poker Ryed

Sponsored by Connecticut Valley Brewing Company and South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways

Your $10 fee for this event includes three or four varying laps

around our course, one beer ticket, one shirt, and one raffle ticket. Format and course: this event involves riding your bike to five or

seven different stops, drawing a playing card at each stop, and trying to assemble the best poker hand you can. The top hand will be

awarded a CASH prize of half of all proceeds. The route will consist of singletrack.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 Rye Street Park 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Event details and schedule:

Join the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department in our 1st

on the day of, and ride start

seven cards!

11:00am. Our Ryed will be

Online registration is encouraged.

In-person registration begins at 8:00am

annual Poker Ryed! Four trails, four miles, three or four laps, five or

window will be 9:00am –

Come and see why those who ride Rye Street call it “a great work-

held at Rye Street Park (get

ly-friendly event is not a race! All experience levels welcomed.

Valley Brewing Company, The

Eight bridges, six downhills, endless roots, and one skinny ride on

food trucks, and kids activities.

out” while trying your luck to create a winning hand! This fami-

the tight twisty trails created by the SWPRD Parks Crew. You will

it??) along with Connecticut

Bike Shop, Walk & Wheel Ways,

cross and recross dry brook as the terrain meanders through the hills and valleys hidden in the woods of Rye Street Park.

Public Skating Coupon

Valid Through Jan 30th, 2019

Marilyn Dzen, CRB Broker/Owner of Dzen Realty, Inc. Phone: (860) 644-8988 Email: mdzen@dzen.com Web: www.dzen.com/Marilyn With over 30 years of real estate experience in South Windsor, Marilyn knows just what will make your home sell!

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

www.hockey1.com/specialevents.asp


Trails for Charities Day

MAY

One Location….Many Fundraisers!

20 2018

Do you want to hold a fundraiser on our trail System in Nevers Rd. Park? Join us for our 3rd annual Trails for Charities Day—an event dedicated to charity walks/runs held on our trail system in Nevers Rd. Park. Charities organizing

fundraisers can submit information regarding their event and benefit from South

Windsor Parks and Recreation’s Free support from beginning to end! Groups will

be assigned staggered times throughout the day. South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department supports the walks and runs with DJ or band, public address system,

First Aid, bathroom facilities, safe trails, water station, Food Trucks and children’s and family activities! Everyone is welcome to enjoy the day in the park! Trails remain open to the public throughout the day. Groups are responsible for their own registration and timing company if needed. Charities must show proof of 501C-3. For more info and application contact cheryl.gerber@southwindsor.org

Pooch Plunge at Veterans Memorial Park Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow

August 27 • 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!!

Registration tags or proof of registration is required. For everyone’s

safety, pet owners are responsible for managing their dog’s behavior. Donations accepted for the T.R.A.C.S. Animal Shelter.

Sorry, only four legged swimmers allowed at this event!


Summer

CONCERT SERIES 2018

June 21

June 28

July 5

July 12

South Windsor Community Band

No Big Deal

presented by:

LA’s Backstage Pass presented by:

presented by:

South Windsor Community

Wapping Fair

Women’s Club/Dairy Queen

swband.org

Savage Brothers

Jay’s Landscaping savagebrothersband.com.

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presented by: Wapping Fair/ Arthur Murray Vernon nobigdealct.com


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 19 Midnight Rodeo presented by: LLBean/Dairy Queen South Windsor facebook.com/ Midnight-Rodeo-Band

July 26

Aug. 2

Aug. 9

Under Cover Soul Sound Masspresented by: Conn-Fusion Revue Wapping Fair/Dairy

Queen South Windsor facebook.com/ undercoverct

presented by:

presented by:

Charles Schwab

Wapping Fair/

South Windsor

Cindy Muska,

soulsoundrevue.com

William Raveis

Aug. 16 Kick

presented by: Charles Schwab South Windsor kickband.com

Real Estate massconnfusion.com

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FREE FRIDAY FLICKS presented by

in cooperation with

Located at 845 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor

NEW LOCATION!

Evergreen Walk Park at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk Movies begin at 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy these family friendly movies on the South Windsor Parks and Recreation BIG SCREEN! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the shows under the stars!

Movies licensed by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc

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JUNE 29 DESPICABLE ME 3

JULY 20 COCO

AUGUST 10 CARS 3


July C E L E B R ATE

W ITH

TH ESE

JU LY

EVE N TS!

is Parks & Rec Month

Sunset Walk at Nevers Park July 27

Sundae Sunday 7/22 –

Come out and enjoy beautiful Nevers Park at sunset, walk the

Paid patrons to VMP can enjoy a make your own FREE ice

Meet at Rotary Pavilion at 8:00 pm. Led by South Windsor

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing.

trails and bring your own beverage to enjoy by the fire pit. Walk and Wheel Ways.

Farmers’ Market at Community Center Saturdays, 7/7. 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 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 16)

ECHN Summer Concert Series at Evergreen Walk Park July 5: South Windsor Community Band July 12: No Big Deal

July 19: Midnight Rodeo July 26: Under Cover

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. (Season begins June 21)

Friday Flicks 7/20 – FREE!

cream treat while supplies last. Begins at 12:00 noon.

Veterans Appreciation @ VMP July 15 Veterans and their families enjoy FREE admission to the park and pool. Veterans are invited for the day and benefit from a

beautiful park, pool, and free refreshments while supplies last.

Senior Sunday at VMP 7/1 Free admission (11:00) 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 June 28 to schedule a ride. Thanks to South Windsor Human Services for their support in this event.

Noodle night at VMP Friday, 7/13, 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Bring your pool noodles or purchase one at VMP for $1. (Pool

noodles are only allowed on these designated nights and times).

NEW LOCATION! Showing Coco! 8:30 p.m., at Evergreen

Walk Park at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk. Join us as

we show great family flicks on our ENORMOUS screen. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Sponsored by The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk. (check page 60 for movie nights!)

Register Online! Y OU R V O I C E H A S BE E N H E A R D ! We have now switched to a new user friendly software, RecDesk! Go to recreation.southwindsor.org and register today!

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Family Day Bus Trips to Bronx Zoo, Fenway Park, NY, Boston Sporting Events, Theatre & Music, Casinos & More

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Create your new RecDesk account now before registration begins on March 29th!

1105 Strong Road South Windsor, CT

Every customer wishing to use our online feature will NEED TO CREATE A NEW LOG-IN to your account.

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South Windsor Farmers Market OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 10AM TO 1PM June 16 – September 29, 2018

Locally Grown

! s s e n i p p a H

ON THE GREEN @ The South Windsor Community Center Stop by… and have Lunch: Pasta, Hot Dogs, Sausage, Sandwiches, Salads, Italian Ice, and Ice Cream!

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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!

We are... 3,000 miles fresher


Coming Attractions… Homecoming Flag Football •

Fall 2018

Pumpkin Rolling • Fall 2018 HMF 5k •

January 2019

Winter Extravaganza • Winter 2019 South Windsor Parks and Recreation 50th Anniversary • Summer 2019 S TAY T U N E D F O R M O R E I N F O !

ROPES COURSE SOUTH WINDSOR

Did you know South Windsor has our very own outdoor ropes course? Set throughout the woods in Nevers Park, the course offers over 25 high and low elements including a climbing wall, zip line, catwalk, and many more!

Host your child’s next birthday party or get your local group together for a fun day that will both challenging and rewarding. • Half day and full day options

• Custom programming to fit your needs on weekdays or weekends • Option of using the nearby pavilion for your group’s needs

Interested in sponsoring a ropes course element along the popular trail in Nevers Park? Contact Sarah Robinson for more information at Sarah.Robinson@southwindsor.org

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Tree Triage FREE TREES! You heard it right, the first 500 folks that visit our new home at Wapping School,

91 Ayers Road between April 23-27, 2018 will receive a free bare-root seedling to plant

on their property!! We love trees! And, we want to keep those on public property healthy and vibrant! Even with the tremendous development within our town boundaries, the

tree canopy is greater than ever! We also know that a 2014 U.S. Forest Service scientific

study revealed that trees do in fact remove air pollutants and as such provide a tremendous human health benefit. As such we want to inform you of our philosophy and policies on local forestry management. So that you best understand the practices you may be observing on public land, we offer the following explanations:

1. For over 25 years the Town has offered a Memorial Tree Planting Program www.southwindsor.org/public-works/pages/memorial-tree-prog 2. The “STRATEGIC PLAN FOR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT” adopted in 1999 outlined a process “To enhance the public’s outdoor opportunities through the sustainable management of the Town’s trees, forests, wildlife, and other natural resources”. 3. The Town conducted a “SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROJECT” with the Wood Education and Resource Center Grant in 2002. The plan outlined a good technical definition of Forest Management - “the application of appropriate technical forestry principles, practices, and business techniques to the management of a forest to achieve the owner’s objectives.” 4. Through the town land use agencies and regulatory process, landscape plans are required with each new commercial and residential development. At the time of approval, efforts are made to protect and preserve existing trees as appropriate. 5. The town works closely with Eversource to ensure that industry standard arborist tree trimming practices are followed for the maintenance of trees along the town roads to sustain both a reliable electrical grid as well as a healthy street tree canopy. 6. The Town via its Tree Wardens, manage the street trees and park trees considering the various diseases and predators affecting tree health and public safety. The Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Long Horned Beetle, Oak rust disease, pine weevil, hemlock woolly adelgid, the latent damage to trees from various storm events (October 2011 in particular), and the proliferation of invasive species are but a few of the current challenges affecting the Town’s tree health and safety. 7. Town staff have undertaken a number of tree management efforts in recent years to proactively cultivate a more diverse, sustainable, and environmentally friendly landscape: planting of a riparian buffer along the Podunk River in Wapping Park; invasive species and tree management at the Krawski Pond; the Lawrence Road Park; along the Plum Gulley Brook below the Sledding Hill on Nevers Road and the South Windsor High School campus. The latest project involved planting 250 tree seedlings at the newly created South Windsor Fairgrounds on Brookfield St.

8. The Town has worked and continues to work with various civic organizations and businesses in Town to and preserve native habitat.

We strive to keep a balance between a safe and environmentally diverse forest system, street trees, and wildlife habitat here in South Windsor. An old Chinese proverb advocates that “the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best time is now”. Help us by claiming and planting your free seedling today!

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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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Hosting a Party? Looking for a place to have a Birthday Party, Graduation Party, Baby or Bridal Shower, or Family Reunion? Host your party without the hassle of cleaning up the house prior to and after the party.

Plenty of parking available!

The Nevers Park Rotary Pavilion

Rotary Pavilion II at Veterans Memorial Park

Available from May 1st to Early October 2018. Available on: Weekdays, 12:00 p.m. to dusk. Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to dusk.

In-Season VMP Birthday Parties - Sat., May 26 to Sun., Aug. 26 • Residents ONLY • $200 Package includes: - Group size limit – 10 to 20 kids maximum - Exclusive use of Rotary Pavilion II for two hours - Access to pool for at least first hour - Swim testing by lifeguard staff - DQ Ice Cream Treat for each child - A SWPRD logo towel gift for birthday child • Times available: - Weekdays – 12-2pm ; 2:30-4:30pm ; 5-7pm. (maximum 15 parties per week) - Weekends – 11am-1pm ; 1:30-3:3pm ; 4-6pm. (maximum 6 parties/weekend)

Fees Resident Non-resident Weekend $300 $500 Non-Profit $100 $200 Business $300 $500 Weeknight $100 $200

Off-Season Group Rentals – May 1 to 25 and Tues., Aug. 28 to Sun., Oct. 16). • Residents ONLY • Maximum group size = 100 people • Fees: Res. Private/Business $300 Res. Weeknight $100 Res. Non-Profit $100 • Available time: Flexible times between 8am and dusk seven days a week

Call us at 860-648-6355 for more info! Accepting Field rental applications for Resident or Resident Organizations only.

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Announcing “Afford-A-Board” South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department’s (SWPRD) new advertising opportunity for local businesses and civic organizations We have 14 lonely bulletin boards distributed throughout

the halls of our new home at Wapping School that are prime opportunities for local businesses and civic organizations to

promote their products, services or activities. These interior

“billboards” are available on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or annual basis depending on your promotional needs! Boards range in size from 20 to 30 square feet. Please contact us at 860-648-6355 for rate chart and availability.

SWPRD reserves the right to approve or deny any and all proposed advertisements in the best interest of the Town.

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”! 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 website.

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. For more information, please call Ray Favreau at 648-6355 extension 317.

Come on – Feel Great, Recreate with the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department!

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A.B.C.D. AWARDS 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.

CARL MCAVOY

LAURIE MICHAUD

Carl McAvoy is ABCD

Laurie is one of the most patient

custodian at Philip R. Smith

with on a day to day basis. If you

personified. He is the head

School, and he is an incredible asset to the Parks and

Recreation Department. He

consistently ensures that both our school-year-long 4th

don’t know Laurie; she the

Facility Coordinator for the Board of Education. She is

incredible at her role. Many

organizations frequently request

“R” Before and After School Program and our summer

school space throughout the year in South Windsor. We

always willing to share additional equipment and knowl-

weather surprises to quick requests…she is always willing to

specialty camps have the appropriate space, and he is

edge of the school to allow our staff to run a high-quality program. From unlocking the door each morning with

a smile, to setting up the hoses so the kids can do water

play, to working with (and often around!) our large group of over 60 children, Carl routinely goes out of his way to

be helpful. Though I am sure he would tell you he is “just

doing his job,” it is a daily occurrence that Carl goes above and beyond for our department. We are truly grateful for

his assistance, partnership, and support of our department; thank you, Carl!

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people our department works

depend on dedicated school space to run our programs. From lend a helping hand and does a wonderful job coordinating

so many different pieces. We don’t know how she does it but we are very thankful she does!


SAM GOSSETT

ANNA GARVEY

Sam is a pleasure to work with as one of

Anna is in her second year with us at

program. He creates a very welcoming

the season as a sub lifeguard, but the

our best referees in our youth basketball environment for all involved. From the first handshake with the other referee

right down to the last call, he helps fellow referees, coaches, players, and parents

better understand the game and how it is

VMP. Last year she started at the end of supervisors saw the love she had for the pool. This year when Anna was asked to work in the pool office to

help with pool pass and swim lesson

registration, she happily said yea and ran

meant to be played. Being a referee is not always easy but Sam clearly

with the responsibility. Not only does she step up and complete any

Department. We thank you for being an example for everyone.

she often spends time helping patrons with first aid or helping

takes pride in his role with the South Windsor Parks and Recreation

JOANNE MARTIN Joanne Martin dedicates countless hours

to ensure girls in our community have the

task that may need to get done in the office, as a trained staff member supervisors in an emergency. Anna’s knowledge and over all

willingness to help is such an asset at the pool we don’t know what we would do without her.

opportunity to get out on the basketball

STEVE CAPOBIANCO

she led the 6th and 8th grade travel

the department in 2011 for the 4th R

court to develop their skills. Last season

Steve Capobianco began working in

teams her daughters were on and assisted

program. Steve has consistently shown

with the 5th and 7th grade logistics all

the while coaching her youngest in the

recreation league! She is our go to leader

who rallies involvement for girls’ basketball. She is what gets the league running during preseason and what keeps it running throughout the season. Thank you for your dedication to our community.

MORGAN OBERLY Morgan has been working at VMP for

three summers now. Morgan started as a lifeguard but quickly became a swim instructor, a clear passion for her. She

comes to work excited and ready to take

on anything. While her daily job consists

dedication and passion for the program and has climbed from counselor to site director of one of the four sites. He

continues to keep the program fresh

with creative games and a passion for the

children and staff. Additionally, Steve is a seasoned Day Camp Staff member, recently embracing the role of Assistant Director of our

largest camp, bringing energy and professionalism to the program. As if that weren’t enough, following long camp days, Steve works diligently and with a no nonsense attitude helping with multiple tasks related to special events, including the concert series! The

behind the scene dedication that Steve shows is what makes our department shine. Congratulations Steve!

of a full day of lessons, she often comes in early to help the supervisors, and stays on

her breaks to bond with staff. She often takes the lead and is looked up

to by many. Her enthusiasm is very apparent even to our patrons as she is highly requested by her swim lessons. Morgan is such an asset to our staff and we look forward to many more summers with her.

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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 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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DOG PARK PARKS


PA R K S & R E C R E A T I O N A R E A S LAWRENCE ROAD PARK:

LITTLE LEAGUE COMPLEX:

Located on Lawrence Road in the northeast corner of town, this 42.84 acre

14 acre athletic complex at the corner of Ayers and Nevers Roads hosts 1

& hiking a 1+ mile trail system, bird-watching, and fishing. Future plans

regulation baseball field; 2 outdoor batting cages; one enclosed batting cage;

property is a work-in-progress and features passive opportunities for walking include a playground, fishing dock, small open spaces and picnic groves.

youth/women softball field; 3 little league baseball fields (one with lights); 1 concession/restroom/storage building; and paved parking for 70 vehicles.

LINEAR PARK:

FRANK NIEDERWERFER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Located at the end of Vibert Road on the banks of the CT River this 1,500-

(formerly Pudim Property):

by local landowners and adjoins town-owned property with a public boat

Barber Hill and Niederwerfer Roads. Facilities include a hill for sledding,

foot-long section of shoreline was created by the granting of easements

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

117 town-owned acres adjoined by 42 acres of state land with access from

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:

wildlife and habitat and remember to take only pictures, leave only footprints!

16.3 acres located on Pleasant Valley Road, west of the intersection with

NEVERS PARK:

zero depth and stair entries, and a diving well; an 8 lane, 25 yard competitive

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

Ellington Road. This seasonal facility includes: a large recreational pool with 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.

horseshoe pits; sand volleyball court; 3 regulation soccer/lacrosse fields and 1

WAPPING PARK:

the 20,000 square foot “My Friend’s Place” Boundless Playground, and the

boardwalks and bird blinds takes hikers through open meadows, pine and

junior soccer field ; Team Building & Leadership Center outdoor ropes course,

180 acres located on Clark Street. A 2.5 mile trail system with bridges,

“Chief Gary K. Tyler Memorial Bark Park” – fully enclosed 1.1 acre off-leash

hardwood forests, shallow marshes, vernal pools and the Podunk River. Public

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.

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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