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• Badminton Open Gym

• Non-Resident Registration 4/11

• 50th Anniversary Celebration 9/14

• After School Yoga Club

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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

Tom Kuehlewind, Parks Maintainer II Steve Linton, 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 Montague, 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 Kerry Macchi, Administrative Secretary Sarah Robinson, Recreation Supervisor Stephanie Tostarelli-Parker,

Administrative Operations Manager

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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 programs that do not meet minimum enrollment levels.


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

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

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

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

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

• Biking & Hiking.................................. 56

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

• Special Events..................................... 58

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

• Summer Concerts................................ 62

• Tennis Lessons..................................... 30

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

• Youth Sports Link................................ 32

“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

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

care. We use a positive approach to behavior management.

MAIL in a registration form.

upon an evaluation of each situation on its own merits.

ONLINE – recreation.southwindsor.org

However, we reserve the right to take appropriate action based

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 deemed appropriate.

Contact Us: Do you have any ideas or suggestions for the Parks &

Recreation Department? Please call 860-648-6355 or email us at rec@southwindsor.org. We would love to hear from you. Call us:

Phone: 860-648-6355

Hotline: 860-648-6349

Fax: 860-648-5048

Email us:

rec@southwindsor.org

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.

Holiday Closings: Friday, 4/19; Monday, 5/27; Thursday, 7/4 and Monday, 9/2

On the Web: recreation.southwindsor.org

FAX – 860-648-5048 Telephone registrations will NOT be accepted.

Registrations will not be accepted without FULL payment and a completed registration form.

When to Register South Windsor residents may register on THURSDAY, April 4th for all programs. Non-resident registration begins THURSDAY, April 11th.

Non-Resident Fees

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

How to Pay

The Parks & Recreation Department accepts cash, checks, or credit cards. Please make checks payable to the Town of South Windsor, checks must have driver’s license number and expiration date written on them. Memberships and program registrations will not be accepted without FULL 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 residents. A confidential application is available at the front desk, located in the Main office at 91 Ayers Road in South Windsor. Fee assistance is made possible through the Recreation Scholarship Fund.

Refund Policy Many programs are very popular and fill quickly, so quickly that we often

have waiting lists. The sooner we know of your intentions to cancel out of a program, the sooner we can accommodate others. Requests for refunds will

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be handled on a case-by-case basis. Generally, full refunds are granted for

legitimate medical reasons, or if our department cancels a program. Otherwise, refunds are pro-rated and determined by the percentage of classes or sessions

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

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. There are NO refunds for Veteran’s Memorial Park daily admission or season memberships. Once these are purchased they are nonrefundable.

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! 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 RecDesk account now before registration begins on April 4th! NOTICE:

Every customer wishing to use our online feature will NEED TO CREATE A 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 login name (must be an email address) and password.

STEP THREE

• Access your account and review program information, register for available programs, pay on account, view account history, and more! 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.

As always, please feel free to call the office at 860-648-6355 for assistance. 5


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

A Message from “your” Director of Parks & Recreation 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our department as a full time permanent agency in South Windsor! How fortunate for all of us that back in 1969 Town leaders recognized the need for healthy, engaging leisure opportunities for its residents. I am extremely proud to have been directly involved with our growth and evolution over the last 33 years of this milestone, and truly blessed to have had amazing staff by my side along the way. “Your” current full time parks & recreation professional staff listed on page 2 is by far our most productive, creative and highest performing group ever assembled! We have grown from a sleepy agricultural town of 15,553 residents in 1969 to a thriving suburban community with a population of over 26,000. Our department programs and services has exploded in that same time period from a couple dozen seasonal offerings to well over 400 opportunities (whether that be taking advantage of formal programs and services or enjoying our well-maintained park system) providing residents with active living and healthy lifestyles year-round. This all being said, we are super excited to invite you to celebrate this momentous occasion with us on Saturday, September 14th (rain date 9/15) as we present to you a spectacular 50th anniversary extravaganza featuring FREE admission, food trucks, a family-style park system scavenger hunt, games and contests, performance by the Coyote River Band, and a few “special” surprises including a grand finale 3-D fireworks display! Mark your calendars and keep your eyes on our web site and Facebook for more exciting details – you won’t want to miss this! Come on folks, join us as we end one era and begin a new age in blissful style! Speaking of staff, please welcome Kerry Macchi as our new Administrative Secretary and Tom Kuehlewind, Maintainer II with our Parks Division. Kerry joined our team on September 4, 2018 and she will often be the first one to greet you with a smile should you visit or call our office. Tom transferred from the Public Works Street Services Division to join our parks crew on December 31, 2018 replacing Allen Livingston who retired after 32 years of service. He’ll probably be the first to greet you with a smile should you bump into him working in one of our parks! Both bring much skill, talent and enthusiasm to the table and are welcomed additions to our team.

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Kerry Macchi

Tom Kuehlewind


It is with grave concern that I now share with you some disturbing news. The current legislative session of the General Assembly has raised a number of proposed bills that if passed into law will have a dramatic impact on municipal budgets, and South Windsor is not exempt. Many of the bills directly affect parks & recreation. One in particular is the proposal to increase the existing minimum wage of $10.10/hour to $15.00/hour which appears in three different raised bills under consideration by the Labor Committee. This nearly 50% increase will have detrimental impact on our payroll budget necessary to deliver our programs and services. The vast majority of our 200+ employees are seasonal between the age of 15 and 23, students seeking supplemental funds in their quest for an education that will advance them from a “learning “minimum wage to an eventual higher–paying “living” wage elsewhere. The impact is not just at the entry level however. The wage compression created has a tremendous “trickle up” effect on proportionate wage increases necessary for veteran and supervisory seasonal employees. We will be looking at an estimated additional $400,000 in labor cost alone to meet the $15 threshold. Undoubtedly we will be paying more for products and services from our vendors who will raise their prices to cover their increased operating cost. Political support for this increase is very strong and very likely to pass. Couple this with shrinking state aid, increasing un-funded mandates, new proposed sales taxes on services like day camps and swim lessons, highway tolls, restrictive work scheduling requirements and a required budget cap of 2.5% and … “we have a problem Houston.” The cumulative impact of all these unfunded mandates and additional financial liabilities will get passed onto local tax-payers. So, how do we recover this additional cost? How will this affect your expectations of parks & recreation? What does this mean to you, our loyal customers and patrons?

Some impacts you can expect to see include: ✓ Incremental increases in user fees for programs and services over the next three to four years challenging our ability to remain affordable ✓ Reduction in services to our residents, like closing one half hour earlier each day of the week at VMP. ✓ Less funding available for financial assistance to accommodate families in need ✓ Decrease in our capacity to employ seasonal help ✓ Fewer dollars to maintain our parks and facilities, and … ✓ Do we reach a point where we need to return to a partially tax-subsidized recreation division which is currently self-sustaining? Some of these responses and actions you will already see as you peruse this magazine. These are steps we truly do not want to take, but we do not have a choice. Although we must comply with the highly anticipated state mandates, we have the moral and professional obligation to provide a level of service that delivers a quality of life that you have all come to enjoy and expect. We WILL do our best to achieve that! Okay, let’s end on a good note! I hope you have noticed construction at Nevers Park at the corner of Nevers and Sand Hill Roads, because we have quite a surprise for you! Through another amazing cost-sharing partnership with the South Windsor Rotary Club we are building permanent familyfriendly restrooms. To better service all park users/visitors, the busy athletic fields and the newly acquired sledding hill across the street the facility will be open year-round, seven days a week from 5am to 10pm. Each of the three restrooms is handicap accessible and will have a stainless steel toilet and hand-washing sink, diaper changing station and electric hand dryer. The covered access area in the middle will also host a stainless steel water fountain that is handicap accessible with a water bottle filler feature. Weather permitting, we anticipate this new park amenity will be open for use some time this spring. Say good bye to the porta-potties!

New restroom facility at Nevers Park is progressing nicely!

Whether you plan to enjoy some of our traditional repeat activities or wish to try one of the twenty plus new offerings you’ll find in the pages that follow, remember - to feel great, recreate with “your” South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department! 7


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. Please note that many classes may be full at this time and availability is limited. Make sure to check out our Fall/Winter Brochure, available in August, for registration information for the 2019/2020 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!

2019 Safety Town

Many families take advantage of having the opportunity to participate in the classroom with their child. This helps many preschoolers remain comfortable until they

South Windsor Community Women’s Club is happy

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

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 on Friday of the session. Families are invited and encouraged to

attend graduation! Classes are held daily, rain or shine. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 7/8-7/12, Fee: $30 Location: Philip R. Smith, 350 Foster St. 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 & 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 • SPACE IS LIMITED for the 2019/2020 school year. Available spots depend on the school and the session.

Registration Process NEW THIS YEAR!

• All available spots and subsequent waitlist positions will be determined by a lottery. • The lottery will take place at the Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility

Please Note:

- Eli Terry: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Gymnasium on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the following times:

- Orchard Hill: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

- Philip R. Smith: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

- Pleasant Valley: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

• Each lottery will begin at the top of the hour. You must be present to confirm your position and any necessary details. South Windsor Parks and Recreation Staff will do our best to expedite this process, but please plan to stay for the entire hour. • You must have completed a registration form to enter the lottery. Registration forms can be found on our website (recreation.southwindsor.org) or in the Parks and Recreation Department office (91 Ayers Road).

Wait lists do not roll over from the previous school year. After the lottery is completed, any additional registrations will be added to the program and/ or waitlist (where applicable) on a first come, first served basis.

• Available spots will be filled throughout the year according to wait list position.

• Parks and Recreation Department staff will be on site to oversee table games and activities for your child(ren) if necessary during the lottery. 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.

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 activities while

meeting new friends in an informal, supervised format. Each week has a different theme or activity and special events are planned seasonally. The group will enjoy 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, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Closed on major holidays, $3/person/night Location: SW Teen Center, SW Community Center 150 Nevers Rd., South Windsor Director: Dan Rezende

Youth Badminton

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Adult and Youth Badminton Open Gym

Enjoy playing badminton with your family and others. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned player, all are welcome. All youth should be supervised by an adult at all times. Please bring your own

racket and birdie. We have very limited supplies of rackets. Birdies will not be provided for any of the open gym play.

$25/person per month includes access to all scheduled open gyms Saturdays, (April-August) 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sundays, (April-August) 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Adult Only: Wednesdays, (April-August) 7:00p.m.-10:00 p.m. *Please check schedule online as dates/times may change

Location: Ellsworth Gym, Coordinators: Vijay Srinivasachari and other assisting staff

Adult and Youth Jukido Jujitsu

Ages 6 and up

Emphasis is on “doing one’s best” with the accent on self-defense Ages 6+

and perseverance. Participants will learn counter measures against

Jump! Smash! Clear! Drop! Net!

aggression, fight prevention and bully management. A free first

skill levels to learn/refine the fundamentals of the world’s fastest racket

there is an additional annual association fee of $50 (16 and under) or

the following:

visit www.kokondo.org.

-Shadowing technique for proper footwork

Sundays, April – August, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., $30/month Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Gym, Instructor: Paul Ward, 5th Degree Black Belt

The newly offered badminton program is calling participants of all

try-out class is available. Note: After the student’s first successful test,

sport. The program will run for eight weeks and will expose athletes to

$75 (17& over). Uniforms are not mandatory. For more information

-The proper ways of holding the racquet -How to serve, clear and smash

-Singles and Doubles strategies Sundays, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., $150 Session 1: 4/7-5/26 Session 2: 6/2-7/21 Includes access to all scheduled open gyms, except Wednesdays Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructors: Vijay Srinivasachari and other assisting staff

April Vacation Camp

Grades K-5

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No School? No Problem! Join us for a full day of FUN! Monday April 8 Tuesday April 9 Wednesday April 10 Thursday April 11 Friday April 12 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., $55/day Location: Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility, Instructor: 4th “R” Staff

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recreation.southwindsor.org NEW

After School Yoga for Kids

Grades K-5

Children will explore the basic principles of yoga in a fun and

playful manner, while learning tools to build a healthy mind/body connection. They will be safely guided through yoga postures to

stretch, increase strength and flexibility in the body, while invoking confidence and self-esteem. They will also learn different breath

techniques to help release unfocused energy, and practice mindfulness meditation to elicit peace and calm to the mind! Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., $70 Session #1: 4/11 – 5/9 Session #2: 5/16 – 6/13 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Lori Myrick, 200RYT

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 including the turbo-jav, discus, high jump, long jump and

Golf At Willow Brook

Grades 6-8

softball throw. Participate in track/cross country meets against other

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

getting into running shape. A t-shirt is included. Please note that

teamed in groups and will have the opportunity to play in a variety

towns. Learn some fundamentals of good health and exercise while some organized track meets may fall on different days of the week than the program is typically scheduled.

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4/15-6/5, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.,$50 Location: SWHS, Instructor: Mike LeMay

Fitness Club (Grades 6-8, TE Students Only) This indoor program is aimed at helping middle school students enhance their physical fitness and expand upon exercise and

strength training knowledge. Students will be encouraged to create

realistic fitness goals and then work with the instructor to create an

Willow Brook Golf Course in South Windsor, students will be of golfing formats. TE Students will be bussed (Bus # 23) to

Willow Brook and will need to provide their own rides home at

5:00 p.m. All other students will need to provide their own trans-

portation to and from Willow Brook. Students will need to provide their own golfing equipment. Clubs can be dropped off to Willow Brook any time from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside near the Pro Shop (indoor storage not available).

Wednesdays, 4/17-6/5 (Rain Date 6/12 if necessary), 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., $230 Location: Willow Brook Golf Course, Instructor: Brian Chandler, TEMS Physical Education Teacher

individual workout.

Mondays & Thursdays, 4/15-5/23, 2:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m., $70 Location: TEMS Weight Room/Fitness Center, Instructor: Val Giaccone, TEMS Health & PE Teacher

Zumba for Kids

Ages 5-8

This high energy fitness class combines physical fitness with hip hop and world music. The program is designed to increase focus

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.

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!

Tuesdays, 7/9-7/30, 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m., $50 Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.

Wednesdays, 7/10-7/31, 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m., $50 Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave. 11


YOUTH & TEEN Pre-Ballet

Ages 3-5

Pre-Ballet is a wonderful introduction to the world of dance!

The Importance of Inclusion in South Windsor Parks and Recreation

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, 7/9 – 7/30, 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., $60 Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.

As South Windsor Parks and Recreation continues to grow

with hundreds of programs for active participants, we encourage

Thursdays, 7/11-8/1, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., $60 Location: Dance Progressions Studio, 259 Sullivan Ave.

everyone to take advantage of our various activities and events in order to remain active physically, mentally and socially.

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Our department is proud to offer these programs and services to

Food Explorers – Baking Edition

participants of all abilities. In order to provide opportunities for all

Grades 3 – 6

participants to engage in leisure pursuits together, SWPRD provides

Learn how to make your baked goods delicious and healthy!

inclusion support services and reasonable accommodations.

We’ll explore new techniques, and learn how to make healthy

and nutritious ingredient swaps while we make muffins, cookies, quick breads and granola bars. The instructor, Katie Shepherd, is a

We welcome all families to enjoy all of our activities

way to introduce children to healthy eating with a hands-on approach.

Please contact Recreation Supervisor Cheryl Gerber

and embrace all members of the community!

Registered Dietitian who created her program Food Explorers as a Wednesdays, 4/3 – 4/24, 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., $85 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Room 12 Instructor: Katie Shepard, Registered Dietitian

(cheryl.gerber@southwindsor.org) to request information

for assistance in programs; we look forward to hearing from you!

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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. Continuing this year, all five of our camp programs will be held at SWPRD’s home base: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility! We were pleased with the convenience of

having a one-stop-shop for all camps at this cohesive location, and are excited that 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.

PLEASE NOTE OUR HOLIDAY CHANGE THIS YEAR! With the 4th of July falling on a Thursday, Session B of all 5 of our camp offerings will be a three day week. If you need care for your child on Friday, July 5th, check out our Great American Day of Camp offering for children ages 5 - 12

NEW

Weekly Wellness!

Starting this year, each camp will have different weekly activities that

meet the standards of our Weekly Wellness initiative! This might be a healthy snack at Little Explorers, an eco-friendly art project at Trail-

blazers and Camp Discovery, or a fitness activity in Junior Adventurers and Adventure Unit. Although this might not change the look of our

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 6/1/19. 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 paid in full.

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 through ePACT. 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. Our forms do not require a doctor’s signature.

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,

Trailblazers, Camp Discovery, Junior Adventurers and Adventure Unit

summer camp much (we are Parks & Recreation, after all!), our goal is to encourage campers’ knowledge of what wellness is, and why it’s important! These topics may include: healthy eating, physical activity, nature,

being eco-friendly, mindfulness, time away from screens and MORE!

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 play-

ground, 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.

Additionally, all camp personnel are trained in Standard First Aid, CPR and have training on blood-borne pathogens, child development, child abuse recognition and reporting, diversity awareness, positive disciplining, games, leadership and much more. Interested in joining our summer camp team?

Hand in an application in our office, or online! The earlier, the better.

while they are on site. We will continue the medical administration and first aid training of our management staff and have an acting First Aid Responder when/if camps travel off site for field trips.

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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 VMP Pavilion! 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. Tuesday, July 16th (rain date 7/17), 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Park Pavilion Free Event for Camp Participants & Family

Mini Camp for You – TWO! R 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, 7/12-8/16, $90 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Fridays, 7/12-8/16, $90 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Room 54, Instructors: Little Explorers Staff

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Kindling Kare Ages 5-12 R Join us as we greet summer and prepare for the big event…camp! This program will immediately follow the last day of school and will be held on a day-to-day basis. These dates may be altered depending on the school calendar. 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 6/17 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.,$60 Tuesday 6/18 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. $60 Wednesday 6/19 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. $60 Thursday 6/20 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. $60 Friday 6/21 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. $60 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility


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: $135 Session B will run Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for $135 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/19.

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: $170 This option will NOT be offered for Session B (7/2 - 7/6) Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/19.

Little Explorers Ages 3-5 R 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: $265 Session B will run Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for $160 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Deposits are non-refundable after 6/1/19.

Dates

Monday Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

Friday

6/24 – 6/28 Nursery Rhymes 7/1 – 7/3 Party in the USA! 7/8 – 7/12 Color, Create, Explore 7/15 – 7/19 Let’s Go Camping! 7/22 – 7/26 Welcome to the Jungle 7/29 – 8/2 Take Me Out to the Ball Game 8/5 – 8/9 Out of this World! 8/12 – 8/16 Beach Bash

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

AM POOL On Site AM POOL AM POOL AM POOL AM POOL AM POOL AM POOL

On Site NO CAMP On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

On Site Red, White & Blue Day On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site

Pajama Day NO CAMP Favorite Color Day Teddy Bear Picnic Safari Day Sports Day Space Day Beach Day

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Trailblazers Summer Camp Ages 5-9

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ACA Accredited. Welcome to Trailblazers! Here you will find a similar set up to our original Camp Discovery on a more intimate scale.

Trailblazers Clubhouse Care R Morning and afternoon extended care are offered for Trail-

blazers, Camp Discovery, Junior Adventurers and Adventure

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

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: $245 Session B: $150 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

6/1/19.

Dates

Monday Tuesday

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

Wednesday

6/24 - 6/28 Session A On Site Favorite Color Day Silver Lanes & Pool 7/1 - 7/5 Session B On Site Stars & Stripes Day Pool 7/8 - 7/12 Session C On Site TV/Movie Day Movies & Pool 7/15 - 7/19 Session D On Site Animal Day Mystic Aquarium 7/22 - 7/26 Session E On Site Decades Day Ron-A-Roll & Pool 7/29 - 8/2 Session F On Site Hawaiian Day Camp Carnival 8/5 - 8/9 Session G On Site Superhero Day S.O.A.R. Indoors & Pool 8/12 - 8/16 Session H On Site Halloween Day Science Center & Pool 16

Thursday

Friday

Pajama Day NO CAMP On Site Pirate Day Sports Day Tie Dye Day Crazy Hair Day School Spirit Day

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Camp Discovery

Ages 5-11

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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.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Hours can be extended with our Clubhouse Care Program. Session A,C - H: $245 Session B: $150 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

Dates

Monday Tuesday

6/24 - 6/28 Session A On Site 7/1 - 7/5 Session B On Site 7/8 - 7/12 Session C On Site 7/15 - 7/19 Session D On Site 7/22 - 7/26 Session E On Site 7/29 - 8/2 Session F On Site 8/5 - 8/9 Session G On Site 8/12 - 8/16 Session H On Site

Safari Day Stars & Stripes Day Superhero Day Favorite Color Day Yardgoats Disney Day Tie Dye Day Out of this World Day Decades Day

Camp Discovery Clubhouse Care R 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 6/1/19.

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Movies & Pool Pool Mystic Aquarium Jump On In & Pool,

Pajama Day NO CAMP Neon Day Halloween Day

Pool NO CAMP Pool Pool

CT Science Center & Pool Camp Carnival Lake Compounce Bowling & Pool

Sports Day Dream Job Day Wacky Sock Day School Spirit Day

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SUMMER CAMPS

Junior Adventurers Camp

Ages 10-12

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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 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: $270 Session B: $165 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

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Junior Adventurers Clubhouse Care R Morning and afternoon extended care are offered for Trail-

blazers, 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 6/1/19.

Dates

Monday Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6/24 - 6/28 7/1 - 7/5 7/8 - 7/12 7/15 - 7/19 7/22 - 7/26 7/29 - 8/2 8/5 - 8/9 8/12 - 8/16

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

Ocean Beach Pool Lake Compounce Yardgoats Game Six Flags New Britain Bees Ropes Course Lake Compounce

Six Flags NO CAMP Brownstone Brownstone Southwick Zoo Lake Compounce Launch Ocean Beach

Pool NO CAMP Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool

Session A Session B Session C Session D Session E Session F Session G Session H

On Site Basketball Hall of Fame On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site On Site


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Adventure Unit

Ages 12-15

Adventure Unit Clubhouse Care

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ACA Accredited. Welcome to Adventure Unit! This exciting program involves day trips five days a week to fun and different places 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 6/1/19 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: $330* Session B: $200* Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

Ages 12-15

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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 6/1/19.

*Last year’s brochure had a misprinted price for the weekly cost of Adventure Unit. We honored this printed cost for all participants throughout the summer. That being said, this year’s price may look like a large increase from last year.

Dates Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday Friday

6/24 - 6/28 7/1 - 7/5 7/8 - 7/12

Pool Farmington River Tubing Cake Decorating/VMP

Laser Tag/Bowling Pottery Patriots Place

Ocean Beach Newport Boat Cruise Lake Compounce

Six Flags NO CAMP Brownstone

Pool NO CAMP Pool

7/15 - 7/19

Ice Skating

Whale Watch

Hartford Yard Goats

Launch

Pool

*Early & Late Day *Late Day

7/22 - 7/26

Farmington River Tubing

* Late Day

TBD

Six Flags

Southwick Zoo

Pool

7/29 - 8/2 8/5 - 8/9

Campions Laser Tag & Bowling

Surfing Six Flags

* Late Day

New Britain Bees TBD

Lake Compounce Brownstone

Pool Pool

8/12 - 8/16

Basketball Hall of Fame

Canoeing

Lake Compounce

Ocean Beach

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NEW

The Great American Day of Camp! R

Ages 5-12

Celebrate our Red White and Blue with your favorite camp crew! If you’re looking for care the day after July 4th, we’ve found the place

for you! This one day adventure will be filled with your favorite camp activities and counselors, all with an American twist! Friday, July 5th, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., $60 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

S’more Camp

Ages 5-12

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

out s’more summer for as long as we can! Experience the usual thrills 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 8/19 - 8/23, $220, 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

Ages 5-12

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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

when organized activities will begin.

Monday 8/26 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.,$60 Tuesday 8/27 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. $60 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility

Navigators Summer Camp

The fun of Camp continues on!

S’more Clubhouse Care

Summer Send Off Ages 5-12 R 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.

Ages 16-21 R A camp for young adults with special needs in the South Windsor community (ages 16-21). Navigators meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00-4:00 p.m. This program will include an inclusion piece with Human 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! Pickup is at 4:00 p.m. at the Community Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Thursdays, pickup is at 4:00 p.m. at VMP. Pickup is the responsibility of the families. Participants enrolled in South Windsor Board of Ed Summer School will be bussed to the community center or VMP. Otherwise, drop-off is the responsibility of the families.

Session A: 7/9-7/11, $55 Session B: 7/16-7/18, $55 Session C: 7/23-7/25, $55 Session D: 7/30-8/1, $55 Director: South Windsor Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Staff 20


In response to Connecticut’s rising cost

3 things that look recyclable but AREN’T:

of refuse tipping fees South Windsor is

1. Shredded paper: Shredded paper is very difficult to sort and ends up getting mixed in with other baled materials such as plastic to be sold. The paper is considered contamination and devalues the bale. Shredding paper also shortens the papers fibers. Longer fibers are more valuable to the paper markets.

exploring different options on how to reduce the amount of waste that is disposed of in the trash. Proper recycling is a key element to achieve our desired results. It’s no secret that single stream recycling can be confusing. We have adopted the “What’s In? What’s Out?” campaign to help our recycling efforts

2. Plastic Bags: Plastic bags can be recycled but not with single stream recycling. When the bags enter the sorting facility they get wound around the equipment to point where the the facility has to be shut down so that the bags can be cut out by hand. This is inefficient and labor intensive! 3. Loose bottle caps and lids: Like plastic bags, loose bottle caps and lids can jam processing equipment requiring the facility to shut down. Bottle caps can be properly recycled if the cap is placed back on the container.

If you would like more information on South Windsor’s refuse and recycling programs, including a full list of acceptable items for each program, please visit the Town of South Windsor’s website at www.southwindsor.org. Tony Manfre

Pollution Control Superintendent

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SCIENCE CAMPS Mad Science Space & Beyond!

Mad Science Secret Agent Lab

Entering Grades 1-5

Entering Grades 1-5

Experience our program co-designed by NASA and Mad Science!

Children will develop secret agent and detective skills in this super

this hands-on program sends children on a quest for exploration!

gathering and analyzing evidence - from fingerprints to tracks to

From our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered.

Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar

eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Learn about the four forces of

flight and the challenges of space travel, build your very own rocket to take home and participate in an awesome rocket launch!

Monday-Friday, 7/22-7/26, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., $174 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Mad Science

hands-on week of fun! Uncover the science involved in evidence trash! Discover how chemistry and the science of forensics can

come to the aid of a secret agent or detective. Secret agents-in-

training will use science and awesome technological tools to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects.

Monday – Friday, 8/12-8/16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $174 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Mad Science

Mad Science Crazy Chemworks Mad Science Eureka! Invention Entering Grades 1-5

Entering Grades 1-5 Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! This week of

An exciting program where children explore famous inventors such

fun is packed solid with explorations of cool chemical and physical

and even Rube Goldberg, along with the contributions each made

of matter, atoms and molecules and much more! Children take

children use their knowledge and creativity to overcome a series of

the chemistry fun at home.

inventors and the most important part of all - their minds! While

Monday-Friday, 8/12-8/16, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., $174 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Mad Science

as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Archimedes, Ben Franklin

reactions, laboratory equipment, acids and bases, florescence, states

to science, engineering, and society. Guided by our Mad Scientists,

home a complete set of lab-ware by the end of the week to continue

challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous Thomas Edison said “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration,” this program is 100% fun!

Monday - Friday, 7/22-7/26, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., $174 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Mad Science

Mad Science Secret Agent Lab & Crazy Chemworks FULL DAY Entering Grades 1-5

Enjoy both classes for a full day of fun! Supervised lunch time included.

Mad Science Space & Beyond and Eureka! Invention FULL DAY Entering Grades 1-5 Enjoy both classes for a full day of fun! Supervised lunch time included. Monday – Friday, 7/22-7/26, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., $324 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Mad Science

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Monday – Friday, 8/12-8/16, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., $324 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Mad Science


recreation.southwindsor.org

Building Up S.T.E.A.M. with LEGO™

Ages 5-6

S.T.E.A.M. Works with LEGO™

Ages 7-9

Children are working independently and cooperatively as they begin

Children are working with standard LEGO™ materials to problem

materials. Your child will have the opportunity to work with and bring

pulleys, and other elements of simple machines. Your child will have the

to explore simple machines using LEGO™ Education early childhood home evidence-based lab sheets to share with family to continue the learning process outside of camp.

Monday-Friday, 7/15-7/19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $150 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Exceptional Youth Education Services

solve pre-engineering challenges involving structure, levers, gears,

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, 8/5-8/9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., $150 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Exceptional Youth Education Services

EGG HUNT

48th Annual Imperial Oil & Plumbing

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

SWHS STADIUM

Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event! In conjunction with the Egg Hunt, the S.W. Community Women’s Club will sponsor the “Kids’ Fair” at the High School from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Kid’s Fair includes games, prizes and fun for the entire family, rain or shine!

Sponsored by

Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt will begin at 9:00am, before the crowds arrive. In addition, the Kids’ Fair is open at 9:00 for children with differing abilities.

Hunt Times:

SENSORY FRIENDLY EGG HUNT 9:00a.m.-9:30a.m. AGE 2 10:00 a.m.

AGE 3 10:15 a.m.

AGE 4 10:30 a.m.

AGE 5 & GRADE K 10:45 a.m.

GRADE 1 11:00 a.m.

GRADE 2 11:15 a.m.

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

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

Calling all doll, cooking and craft lovers! Come join us as we

Jungle Journey Art-Ventures in the Rainforest

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

Art explorers take their inner artists for a walk in the rainforest

bring a doll to class as your special guest. It does not need to be an

dart frogs, bugs and butterflies, tigers and monkeys and more.

have fun learning about the time periods, cultures and interests

Ages 5-12

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

and discover endangered creatures who live there. Lizards, poison

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

dolls. Our new three - day format will involve longer days to allow for more projects and activities. Also, we will have plenty of time

for play inside and out. Please bring a nut free lunch and morning snack. We will be cooking an afternoon snack every day.

Tuesday- Thursday, 6/25-6/27, 8:30a.m.-2:30p.m., $240 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Room 56, Instructor: Kristin Abernethy

Become A Published Author! Grades 3-5

Experience fabric design while tie-dyeing bandannas, making

rainbow t-shirts, and printing on umbrellas. Sculpt animals out of

clay, make bug boxes, create rainforest flowers, draw tigers, and paint ceramic flower pots shaped like sneakers. Discover stained glass

and scratch art too. Fun facts about endangered animals and how to save the rainforest are included.

Monday-Friday, 7/8-7/12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $159 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Art-ventures for Kids Staff

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, 7/22-8/2, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., $150 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 136, Instructor: J Monkeys, local children’s author

Food Explorers

Ages 7 - 11

Become a Food Explorer this summer with Registered Dietitian,

Katie Shepherd. Explore the five food groups through interactive activities and games, taste tests and of course, hands-on cooking

and experimenting. Students will make a snack and lunch, with in-

gredients from the food group of the day. Students will come home with new skills in the kitchen, new knowledge about the foods that they eat, and new recipes to try at home. This program will be nut

free, and the price includes the price of food and supplies, including a snack and lunch. Students can expect to spend half the time in the classroom, and half in the kitchen.

Monday – Friday, 7/22 – 7/26, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $170 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Katie Shepard, Registered Dietitian 24

S U M M E R A R T- V E N T U R E S F O R K I D S Treasure Island and the Magical Kingdom Art-ventures

Ages 5-12

Pirate and princess art-venturers sail the high seas and discover

enchanted kingdoms while creating fantastical masterpieces. Get

into character, donning handcrafted pirate hooks or sparkling princess hats. Make your own fireworks t-shirts and pirate flags. Draw magical kingdoms, paint watercolor pirate ships, and build super

cool castles. Sculpt clay cupcakes that look yummy enough to eat

and clay frog pots - perhaps they’ll turn into princes! Draw treasure maps, design wooden alligators, and create mosaic star boxes to

hide your pirate treasure! Pirates and princesses explore clay art, painting, beading, stained glass, fabric art, and more. Humorous storytelling is included.

Monday-Friday, 7/29-8/2, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $159 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary School Room 134, Instructor: Art-ventures for Kids Staff


South Windsor Farmers Market OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 9:00A.M.-12:00P.M.

June 22 – September 28, 2019

Locally Grown

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

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

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

Cougar Golf At Willowbrook

Our very own certified physical education & health professional

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

education units while incorporating the use of technology to

experience with golf, providing an opportunity to learn from peers

from Timothy Edwards Middle Sschool will lead physical

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, 6/24-6/28, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $150 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym Instructor: Val Giaccone, TEMS Health and Physical Education Teacher

Chris Corkum’s Baseball Camp

Grades 6-8 spring. This six week camp is perfect for golfers who have some and maneuver the course with minimal instruction. Located at

Willowbrook Golf Course in South Windsor, participants will play nine holes on the beautifully manicured course. Participants will

need to provide their own golfing equipment. Please bring water

and sunscreen. For safety purposes , only registered particpants are allowed on the course.

Mondays, 7/8-8/12 (rain date 8/19 if necessary), 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., $150 Location: Willowbrook Golf Course, South Windsor Director, Fred Gerber

Futsal and Street Soccer Camp Ages 7-13

Grades 1-8

This long standing summer camp program is geared towards

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

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

form for high speed, high volume ball touches and maneuvering

players age seven through Little League age 12. Emphasis is on pitching, catching, base running and game play. Program includes lectures, demonstrations, physical conditioning, knowledge

of rules and regulations and stress on the importance of good

sportsmanship. Campers receive both individual and small group

instruction from college and professional level coaches. The player to coach ratio never exceeds 8:1.

Chris Corkum has over 40 years of baseball experience. After

years of education and experience, Chris formed his own baseball school and it has become well known throughout Southern New England for its quality experience.

Monday-Friday, 7/8-7/12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $150 Location: Ayers Rd Complex, Director: Chris Corkum

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level. Using Futsal (Futbol de Salao – Soccer in a Room) as a platin tight spaces. A typical Futsal game allows the player to touch

the ball up to 600% more than traditional soccer thereby increasing the player’s decision-making skills and comfort with the ball. A Futsal ball is smaller and heavier, which allows the player to

easily command the ball and in return increase confidence that seamlessly transforms to a soccer game. This process produces

skillful players. Participants should wear active clothing, cleats or sneakers, shin guards, sunscreen, and bring a water bottle.

Monday-Friday, 7/15-7/19 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: Orchard Hill Elementary, Director: Futsal & Street Soccer Skills Academy


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Ron Pires Basketball Camp for Boys

Ages 8-16

Cougar Soccer Camp

Grades 4-9

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 skills

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 a basketball to camp daily.

Monday-Friday, 7/15-7/19, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $168 Location: South Windsor High School Gym, Director: Ron Pires

Learn new skills while meeting new friends and having fun! Daily

and challenges, small sided games, and a street soccer style tournament. All participants must bring a soccer ball, water bottle, snack (optional) and shin guards.

Monday-Friday, 7/22-7/26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $135 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

Basketball alumni for a slam dunk week! Generations of girls who

Cougar Volleyball Camp

Grades 6-9

25 year SWHS Veteran Volleyball Coach, Tina Holt, will bring her long time experience coaching girls and boys high school volleyball to camp. Tina Holt and her staff will focus on skills, drills, and

improving each player. The camp is open to grades 6-8 and 8th

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, 8/12-8/16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $115 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym,

graders going into their freshman year. Come have fun, improve your skills and meet high school coaching staff and players.

Monday-Friday, 7/22-7/26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $142 Location: Timothy Edwards Middle School Gym, Instructor: Tina Holt

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SPORT CAMPS Swim Camp

Ages 6-18

Want to get a jump on the fall swim season?

USA ASCA Certified Level 3 coach Mike Krajewski will lead

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

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

competitive swim strokes and building endurance. Extensive work

cused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages

through this awesome transition. Bring sneakers each night for

your child to grow. The camps range from soccer to baseball

on starts, turns and finishes. Video will be used to see progress

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

dry land exercises. The camps are open to swimmers who have a

to our popular multi-sport camps where kids sample three

background in competitive swimming.

Monday-Friday 8/12-8/16, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Swim Camp A $140 Location: VMP, Instructor: Mike Krajewski

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,

Field Hockey Camp

Grades 5-10

For beginner players to seasoned veterans, this camp will assist in

maximizing your potential. Focus on technique and game play that

will provide confidence, skill development, fun and fitness. Learn to love the game. Practice and learn the important principles of team

per day. Our progression of camps and programs, led by our expert staff, are generated toward youth looking for a sport introduction or those who want to refine and master their sport-specific skills.

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

of play. Players need to provide their own: stick, shin guards, eye protection and mouth guard.

Monday-Thursday, 8/19-8/22 (8/23 rain day make up), 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., $80 Location: SWHS Turf Field, Intructor: MaryKate Custer

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, 6/24-6/28, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $135 Monday-Friday, 8/12-8/16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $135 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

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

Skyhawks Beginning Golf

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: Two snacks & water bottle Included with purchase: T-shirt and merit award

Monday-Thursday, 6/24-6/27, 4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m., $75 Monday-Thursday, 6/24-6/27, 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m., $75 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

Ages 5-8

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.

Using our progressional curriculum and focusing on the whole player,

Participant-to-coach ratio: 8:1 Gear to bring: Appropriate clothing, water bottle, sneakers, and sunscreen Food to bring: 2 snacks & water bottle

athlete. Focus on respect, teamwork, and responsibility, and start each

Monday-Friday, 7/22-7/26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $135

Skyhawks Basketball Ages 6-8 Skill-intensive program for the beginner to intermediate player.

we teach the skills needed both on and off the court to be a better

day with a “skill of the day” and progressing into drills and games. Participant-to-coach ratio: 8:1

Included with purchase: T-shirt and merit award

Location: Orchard Hill Elementary Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

Food to bring: Two snacks & water bottle

Included with purchase: T-shirt, basketball and merit award Monday-Friday, 7/15-7/19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $135 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

Skyhawks 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

Skyhawks Flag Football Camp

Ages 7-12

Skyhawks Flag Football is the perfect program for young athletes who want a complete introduction to “America’s Game” or for

those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our “skill of the day” activities, campers will

learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning – all presented in a fun and positive environment. The week ends with

the Skyhawks Super Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron!

Participant-to-coach ratio: 12:1

Gear to bring: Appropriate clothing, water bottle, sneakers or cleats and sunscreen

Food to bring: 2 Snacks & water bottle

Included with purchase: T-shirt, football, and player evaluation Monday-Friday, 7/8-7/12, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., $135 Location: South Windsor High School Turf Field, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff

Monday-Friday, 6/24-6/28, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $155 Monday-Friday, 8/12-8/16, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $155 Location: Orchard Hill Elementary Gym, Instructor: Skyhawks Staff 29


TENNIS LESSONS All tennis lessons are at the Wapping Tennis Courts on Ayers Road, and are taught by long time instructor Todd Custer. Each student is responsible for providing their own racquet. In order to maintain high quality instruction

Youth Pee Wee: Ages 5-7 No previous experience. Parents must remain on site.

MORNING LESSONS:

and plan accordingly for each session, no customized

Monday-Thursday in two week sessions, 30 minutes, $65

sessions will be allowed. The participant should attend

8:35a.m.-9:05a.m.

all session days they are signed up for. Participants will not be permitted to make up missed days in a different session. Make-ups will be scheduled for inclement

Session A

6/24-7/4*

*(No class 7/4)

Session B 7/8-7/18

Session C 7/22-8/1

Session D 8/5-8/15

weather cancellations. Please check the cancellation hotline (860)648-6349.

Youth Beginner: Ages 7-11 No previous experience.

CLASS LEVELS: Youth Pee Wee: Ages 5-7 No previous experience. Parents must remain on site.

Youth Beginner: Ages 7-11 No previous experience.

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

YOUTH INTERMEDIATE: AGES 9-15

MORNING LESSONS: Monday-Thursday in two week sessions, 45 minutes, $65 9:10am-9:55am Session A

6/24-7/4*

*(No class 7/4)

Session B 7/8-7/18

Session C 7/22-8/1

Twice a week in four week sessions, 1 hour, $86 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.: Mondays/Wednesdays Session 1

Session 2

and know positioning.

*(No class 7/4)

Youth Hi Performance: Ages 13-19

6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.: Tuesdays/Thursdays

Adults: Ages 16 and older Classes will be organized based on skill level

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Session 1 6/25-7/18*

*(No class 7/4)

6/24-7/17*

and know positioning.

8/5-8/15

EVENING LESSONS:

Must have command of volley, be able to sustain rally,

Must have command of volley, be able to sustain rally,

Session D

7/22-8/14

Session 2

7/23-8/15


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Youth Advanced Beginner: Ages 9-15

Youth Hi Performance: Ages 13-19

Must know forehand, backhand, and be able to sustain rally.

Must have command of volley, be able to sustain rally, and

MORNING LESSONS: Monday-Thursday in two week sessions, 45 minutes, $65 9:10a.m.-9:55a.m. Session A

6/24-7/4*

*(No class 7/4)

Session B 7/8-7/18

Session C 7/22-8/1

Session D 8/5-8/15

know positioning.

MORNING LESSONS: Monday-Thursday in two week sessions, 1 hour 45 minutes, $115 10:50a.m.-12:35a.m. Session A

6/24-7/4*

Session B 7/8-7/18

*(No class 7/4)

Session C 7/22-8/1

Youth Intermediate: Ages 9-15

Adults: Ages 16 and older

Must have command of volley, be able to sustain rally,

Classes will be organized based on skill level

and know positioning.

MORNING LESSONS: Monday-Thursday in two week sessions, 45 minutes, $65 10:00a.m.-10:45a.m. 6/24-7/4*

*(No class 7/4)

Session B 7/8-7/18

8/5-8/15

EVENING LESSONS:

Session A

Session D

Session C 7/22-8/1

Session D 8/5-8/15

Twice a week in four week sessions, 1 hour 30 minutes, $100 Mondays/Wednesdays: 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. Session 1

6/24-7/17* *(No class 7/4)

Session 2

7/22-8/14

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. Session 1 6/25-7/18*

*(No class 7/4)

Session 2

7/23-8/15

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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 SWPRD. 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

Darren DeMartino 860-573-7888

Girls Lacrosse www.SWGirlsLax.org

Little League Baseball & Softball www.SouthWindsorLittleLeague.org Contact: Kathy McManus

860-648-0158 / kcmcmanus@cox.net

Panther Football & Cheerleading swpanthers.org

Football Contact: Eric Mahan, mahan@hartford.edu 860-916-8123

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

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

Info (Shed) – 860-644-7999

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Jim Snow Youth Basketball Sponsors: South Windsor Lions Club

Post Road Stages

Andrews Oil & Gas Services

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Kingswood Oxford School

Splash Pool Supply

Newberry Insurance

Shea & Co. Real Estate

Topstone Restaurant

South Windsor Community Women’s Club

Grillo Dental

Precision Mortgage

Dzen Realty

Puida Builders

Dzen Commercial Roofing Aqua Pool & Patio Lynch Toyota New England Silica Inc.

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50

S O U T H W I N D S O R PA R K S A N D R E C R E AT I O N

th

Anniversary

Celebrating

Save the Date!

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 Nevers Park (raindate 9/15/2019)

Check out recreation.southwindsor.org and follow us on our Facebook page for more exciting details.

FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES! 3-D FIREWORKS, FOOD TRUCKS, COYOTE RIVER BAND, SCAVENGER HUNT

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Memorial Wall at Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park, South Windsor, CT

2019 South Windsor Patriotic Commission Events www.southwindsor.org/patriotic-commission

May 18, 2019

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 27, 2019

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 by local Boy and Girl Scouts, music, guest speaker, recognition of essay contest winners, SWPD Honor Guard, and taps.

June 15, 2019

9:00am. Formal flag retirement ceremony at VMP. Old and worn flags are collected throughout the year at the town library, 1550 Sullivan Avenue.

November 11, 2019

11:00am, 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 14, 2019

12 noon. American Legion Post 111 hosts Wreaths Across American Ceremony at VMP to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of South Windsor’s Veterans. 34


As South Windsor and its Patriotic Commission recognized the 100th Anniversary of WW I this past November 11, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Park, it is most fitting that together we also recognize, celebrate, and congratulate the American Legion on its 100th Anniversary. The American Legion, founded on March 15, 1919, in Paris, France and chartered on September 16, 1919, by the U.S. Congress, has posts in all 50 states, and all US territories, as well as overseas. South Windsor Abe E. Miller Post #133 is such a representative, currently hosting 200 members. On July 8, 2018, Brigadier General James Sehorn, received the Silver Star by the President of the United States, for his actions during the Vietnam War (Prisoner of war, December 14, 1967 - March 14, 1973). During the ceremony, he stated the words first spoken by Brig. Gen. James “Robbie” Risner, also a Vietnam POW: “To be born free is an accident, to live free is a privilege, but to die free is a responsibility.”

In honor of the American Legion’s anniversary, it is most fitting that we recognize the three South Windsor soldiers who sacrificed their lives during WW I and whose memorials are found at VMP:

Abe E. Miller Thomas Barry Edward Hansen

Please join the South Windsor Patriotic Commission and the Abe E. Miller American Legion Post 133 throughout the years as they celebrate: Armed Forces Day May 18

Memorial Day May 27

Flag Retirement Day June 15

Veterans Day November 11

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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 in

creates a comfortable environment for swimmers of all abilities.

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

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

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

short course and long course lanes for those who are looking to get

a workout in. The park also features picnic tables and a snack shack. So, whether you 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 Nights, Sundae Sunday and Poolapoolooza.

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

family involved. Group swim lessons are taught by our certified

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors for children starting

at 6 months old in our parent child classes, 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

Public Swim Hours

NEW HOURS! May 25-June 23 Monday-Friday ................... 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday ............................ 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Sunday ..........11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Memorial Day (5/27) * holiday rates apply …12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. **Extended Hours for Pass holders and Residents Only Saturday .............................. 11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

June 24-August 25 Monday-Friday ..................12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday ............................ 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday ..............11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4th of July ( 7/4) * holiday rates apply ............ 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. **Extended Hours for Pass holders and Residents Only: Saturday .............................. 11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

NEW

MONEY-SAVER MONDAY

1/2 price rates for all daily admissions on Mondays!

The Benefits of Being a Passholder: • Unlimited use of VMP facilities during our Public Swim hours • $10 discount on any swim lesson registration

• Specially-priced guest admission rate of only $8 (limit 5 guests per day)

• Early entry for pass holders and residents on Saturdays

• Skip the lines! Express pass lane will be available when the entry to the park has a long line (based on discretion of the facility director) • Designated times for lapswim

When purchasing a season pass you need to provide proof

of residency and have your photo taken. Passes purchased ONLINE will need to have a photo added to the account

before you will receive your pass. To have a photo added to your account and receive your pass you MUST visit the

Parks & Recreation office and bring proof of residency. We highly encourage guests to purchase passes and have a picture added to the account before the pool opens for the season.

We experience a high volume of guests as Memorial Day approaches,

May 25-June 23

which will result in longer wait times.

Mondays................... 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Please note that if you are planning on registering for swim lessons,

June 24-August 25

Mondays ..................12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

the $10 discount for passholders will only apply AFTER you have purchased your passes.

Lap Swim – Passholders only: (7/1-8/1) Monday-Thursday...............6:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Inclement weather will cancel lap swim, please call the cancellation hotline prior to arriving to the facility. Monday/Wednesdays long lanes only Tuesday/Thursdays short lanes only

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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: $40 Resident Child: $30

Non-resident Adult: $50 Non-resident Child: $40

Season Pass

Resident Non-Resident

Individual Child (age 3-17)

$67

Seniors

$60 $97

Individual (age 18 and up)

$87

$120

Adult weekend & holidays (age 18+) $11

Passholder Guest *

$8

Child weekday (age 3-17)

$8

Lost Cards

$8

( Limit 5 guests/day) Child weekend (age 3-17)

Children 2 and under are free

$8

$16

$19

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! Thank you for having fun!

Inclement Weather/Unforeseen Circumstances unforeseen circumstances that involves the safety of our guests or staff

members, guests who have been in the park for under 60 minutes, and and join us another day of their choice within the current season.

Resident Non-Resident $11

• • • • •

who have a receipt from the gate, may receive a voucher to come back

Day Admission Rates Adult weekday (age 18+)

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

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

$97

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

Thank you for joining us this season!

$8

$13

$15 $8

*Passholders are limited to bring in up to 5 guests per day at the $8 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. • There are no snorkel masks allowed.

“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

• All patrons must wear appropriate swim attire.

• Horseplay and running are not permitted while in the park.

• Parents/Guardians are responsible for the children at all times. Non swimmers must be within an arm reach.

• For the safety of everyone in the park, alcohol and glass bottles are strictly prohibited.

• Plan ahead and bring your own tables and chairs

Picnic tables at the park grounds are limited; they are on a first come first serve basis.

• Lap lanes are for lap swim only. Please do not utilize this area if you don’t plan on swimming laps.

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AQUATICS • Please be mindful of the personal space of others around you.

• Please be aware of other rules that have been posted throughout the park.

Senior Sunday 7/7, 12:00 p.m.

Free admission to VMP for South Windsor Senior Citizens (over

The staff reserves the right to ask guests to leave the park, without refund,

age 62). Make your own Ice Cream Sundae bar beginning at

if policies are not followed. Guest and staff safety is our first priority.

12:00pm for seniors while supplies last. Transportation is available;

Special Events at VMP Pool

Human Services for their support in this event.

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.

NEW

Poolapalooza

please call 860-648-6361 by June 19th. Thanks to South Windsor

Celebrate Veterans at VMP 7/14, 11:00 a.m.

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

Sunday, 6/30

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing

be invited to have a blast while taking part in the numerous carnival

Paid Patrons to VMP can enjoy a make your own ice cream treat

Join us for the first ever Poolapalooza at VMP Pool! Families will

7/21, 12:00 p.m.

activities around the park such as scavenger hunts, lawn games,

while supplies last. Thank you to Imperial Oil and Plumbing.

Noodles will be allowed in the pool to further the fun, at the

DOGGY DIPS at Veterans Memorial Park

water egg hunt, cannonball contests, inflatables, music and more! discretion of the VMP staff.

NEW

Father’s Day Celebration

Sunday, 6/16

Come celebrate Father’s Day at VMP Pool! This celebration will include free donuts (while supplies last) and fun activities for fathers and their families!

Noodle Nights Fridays: 6/28, 7/19, 8/16, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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).

NEW

Swim with the Guards

Tuesdays: 6/4, 7/2, 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Thursdays: 6/20, 7/18, 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Join the lifeguards and swim lesson instructors of VMP in fun water games such as water volleyball, sharks and minnows,

Marco Polo and more! Families are encouraged to interact with the lifeguards and swim lesson instructors and become more

Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow TUESDAY, August 27 • FREE! Enter at VMP’s back gate!

NEW TIMES • Lil’ Doggy Dip - 45 lbs. and under 4:00p.m.-5:30p.m.

• Big Doggy Dip- Over 45 lbs. 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.

Donations accepted for the T.R.A.C.S. Animal Shelter.

Bring your pooch for some fun and leash free swimming at the

pool! Dogs of all sizes with a current registration are welcome!! !!

Pups must be 6 months or older. Dog registration tags or proof of registration is required.

Please note the new times for different sized dogs!

For everyone’s safety, pet owners are responsible for managing

their dog’s behavior. Aggressive pooches may be asked to leave. All participants attend at their own risk.

Sorry, only four legged swimmers allowed at this event!

familiar with the staff of VMP.

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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.

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.

Our programs are structured for children to start young and advance through

Achievement:

ing them health benefits and a good low workout and fitness routine.

your child a great sense of achievement as they

the programs, giving a great sense of achievement as they progress, while givWater skills are invaluable and can be learned at any age. Whether you are

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

Our Swim Lesson Programs are designed to give 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.

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

Group Swim Lessons Registration & Info

Ready to Sign up? Here are the details: Classes are held Monday-Thursday, rain or shine. Classes will only be canceled for severe weather. Classes canceled due to severe

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

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

parent present. Minimum age for preschool aquatics is 2.5 years old

switch to another open class at the new, higher level.

available class in the next level, stay in the same level, or receive a

1-6, participants must be able to comfortably participate without a

for multiple sessions of that same level, it is your responsibility to

and level 1 is 4 years old.

Switching classes or levels after the second class in each session is NOT allowed.

Passholders receive a $10 discount for each swim lesson ONLY

**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.

AFTER pool membership passes have been purchased. You must

purchase or renew your passes before registering for swim lessons to

provide an optimal environment to learn swimming skills. Research

** 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.

during swim lessons. For this reason, we ask that parents please

* *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.

Important Note: Discounts are ONLY applicable after pool pass purchase. Not valid

receive the discount.

The safety of your children is our first priority. It is our goal to

shows that children can be distracted by their parents’ presence

distance themselves from the class. As a general rule, please stay off

with Swim Team member passes. All mail-in or faxed registration forms will only be accepted with a form of payment included. If you mail or fax your registration form, please allow five business days for processing. If a photo is on file you will then receive your pool passes via mail. Non-residents fees will only apply to non-pass holders.

Parent & Child Swim Lessons Level A

Parent & Child Swim Lessons Level B

Passholders: $73

Passholders: $73

No Pass: $83

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.

Level A 10:45am-11:15am 5:20pm- 5:50pm * (No class 7/4)

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 A C E B D F

Session 4 8/5-8/15 G H

No Pass: $83

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 Session 4 Level B 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 11:20am-11:50am A D G J 4:45pm-5:15pm B E H K 5:55pm-6:25pm C F I L * (No class 7/4) 41


AQUATICS Independent Swim Lessons

Preschool Swim Lessons Level 3 Passholders: $80

• 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

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

Passholders: $80 No Pass: $90

• 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

Level 1

Session 1 6/24-7/5*

Session 2 7/8-7/18

Session 3 7/22-8/1

9:30am-10:00am A C 10:45am-11:15am B 11:20am-11:50am D E * (No class 7/4)

Preschool Swim Lessons Level 2 Passholders: $80 No Pass: $90

• Preschool aquatics is designed for preschool aged kids,

ration and will complete skills with support.

To enroll in level 3, student must:

• Glide on stomach and back for 5 seconds with support

• Float on stomach and complete arm pulls and kicks with legs for 15 seconds with support

Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Level 3 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 9:30am-10:00am D 10:05am-10:35am B 10:45am-11:15am A 11:20am-11:50am C E * (No class 7/4)

Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6 Swim Lessons Level 1Introduction to Water Skills Passholders: $77

No Pass: $87

To enroll in Level 1, students must:

2.5- 4.5 yrs old, who have passed Parent- Child swim lessons but

• Be at least 4 years old

student ration and will complete skills with support.

• Be comfortable in water

are not ready to swim on their own. All classes have a 1:4 teacher/

• Glide & float with support

To enroll in level 2, student must:

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

• Enter and exit the water independently

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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Level 2 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 9:30am-10:00am C E 10:05am-10:35am A D G 10:45am-11:15am F 11:20am-11:50am B * (No class 7/4)

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No Pass: $90

be able to follow the directions of the instructor.

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Level 1 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 10:05am-10:35am A H O V 10:45am-11:15am B I P W 11:20am-11:50am C J Q X 4:45pm-5:15pm D K R Y 5:20pm-5:50pm E L S Z 5:55pm-6:25pm F M T AA 6:30pm-7:00pm G N U BB * (No class 7/4)


AQUATICS Swim Lessons Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills Passholders: $77

No Pass: $87

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 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 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 4:45pm-5:15pm E M U CC 5:20pm-5:50pm F N V DD 5:55pm-6:25pm G O W EE 6:30pm-7:00pm H P X FF * (No class 7/4)

Swim Lessons Level 3 – Stroke Development Passholders: $77 No Pass: $87 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 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 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 4:45pm-5:15pm E M U CC 5:20pm-5:50pm F N V DD 5:55pm-6:25pm G O W EE 6:30pm-7:00pm H P X FF * (No class 7/4)

Swim Lessons Level 4 – Stroke Improvement Passholders: $87 No Pass: $97 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 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 9:30am-10:15am A E I M 11:10am-11:55am B F J N 4:30pm--5:15pm C G K O 6:10pm-6:55pm D H L P * (No class 7/4)

Swim Lessons Level 5 – Stroke Refinement Passholders: $87

No Pass: $97

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 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 10:20am-11:05am A D G J 5:20pm-6:05pm B E H K 6:10pm-6:55pm C F I L * (No class 7/4)

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AQUATICS Private Lessons All Ages

Swim Lessons Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency (Fitness Swimmer)

Private swim lessons are offered for both children and adults. There are two options:

Passholders: $87 No Pass: $97 To enroll in Level 6, students must: • Pass the skills of Level 5 • Swim 100 yards continuously • 50 yards front crawl • 25 yards breaststroke • 25 yards butterfly • 50 yards elementary backstroke • Front and backstroke flip turn • Tuck and Pike surface dive • Tread water 5 minutes

• One instructor, one student

• One instructor, two students that are within one level of each other More about private lessons:

• A private lesson is limited to two participants per class

• If you are sharing a class, and splitting the cost, the full fee is due at the time of registration.

• Instructors vary session to session and requests for specific instructors may not be honored.

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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Level 6 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 10:20am-11:05am A C E G 5:20pm-6:05pm B D F H * (No class 7/4)

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

refunded or made up.

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

30-Minute Private Swim Lessons These lessons are ideal for people looking to have one-on-one or two-on-one instruction. These lessons may be split with a friend or sibling within one swim ability level of each other. Passholders: $152 No Pass: $162

Session 1 6/24-7/5* Morning 9:30am-10:00am A, B, C 10:05am-10:35am D, E 10:45am-11:15am F 11:20am-11:50am G, H Early Afternoon 1:00pm-1:30pm A, B, C, D 1:40pm-2:10pm E, F, G, H 2:20pm-2:50pm I, J, K, L Late Afternoon 2:40pm-3:10pm A, B, C, D, E 3:20pm-3:50pm F, G, H, I, J 4:00pm-4:30pm K, L, M, N, O Evening 4:45pm-5:15pm A, B 5:20pm-5:50pm C, D 5:55pm-6:25pm E, F 6:30pm-7:00pm G, H, I (No class 7/4)

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Session 2 7/8-7/18

Session 3 7/22-8/1

Session 4 8/5-8/15

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AQUATICS 45-Minute Private Swim Lessons (Ages 4 and over) These lessons are ideal for people looking to have more time with an instructor to work on skills and more specific instruction on

strokes. These lessons may be split with a friend or sibling within

one swim ability level of each other. It is suggested that if you are not splitting the lesson, the swimmer should be over 4-years-old.

The longer time frame is beneficial for swimmers who are looking for stroke refinement or those who are looking to split the lesson. Passholders: $227

No Pass: $237

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Morning 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 9:30am-10:15am A, B E,F I,J M, N 10:20am-11:05am C G K O 11:10am-11:55am D H L P (No class 7/4)

*

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Evening 6/24-7/5* 7/8-7/18 7/22-8/1 8/5-8/15 4:30pm-5:15pm A, B E, F I, J M, N 5:20pm-6:05pm C G K O 6:10pm-6:55pm D H L P * (No class 7/4)

Junior Lifeguard Class

(ages 11-14 yrs)

Has your child completed all win lessons and has an interest to be a

lifeguard in the future? This is an introductory class to get them ready. This class does not certify participants, it provides the opportunity to get introduced to all skills needed to become a future certified lifeguard. Come prepared to swim everyday. 7/22-8/1, 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.,$92 Location: VMP

Aquatic Programs The SEALS Swim Team Ages 5 -18 Come join the 29th season of the South Windsor Seals Swim Team. Make new friends and improve your strokes. The Seals is a developmental team geared toward personal improvement while having fun. Swimmers will learn and improve upon all 4 racing strokes, using a starting block, and finishing an event. The coaches are dedicated to each individual while creating a fun team atmosphere. Parent & Coaches meeting. Please attend this meeting to get to know your coaches, hear the expectations for the season and have all your questions answered. Tuesday 5/28 at 6:30pm Wapping Rm. 33 Preseason tryouts for NEW members only: Friday, 5/31 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. at VMP Swimmers may arrive at any time and will be expected to swim to be evaluated to make the team. Preseason schedule- 6/1-6/23: Monday-Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm OR 5:30pm-7:00pm Saturday 10:00am-11:30am In-Season schedule- 6/24-tbd: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30am-10:00am or 10:00am-11:30am Tuesday, Thursday 4:00pm-5:30pm or 5:30-7:00pm Saturday 10:00am-11:30am *Swimmers may attend any practice regardless of age. (Please note- 8 and unders will only practice for an hour.) *Swimmers must attend 2 practices a week. *Junior meets (ages 5-12) are usually Monday nights in July and Senior meets (ages 13-18) are usually Wednesday nights in July. Swimmers must compete in two meets in order to compete at championships. *All meets and championships are to be determined. The CCSL league meets in early June to determine dates, times and locations. *Please note: we will provide each swimmer with one new latex cap. Each swimmer will be responsible for purchasing their own practice bathing suit, meet bathing suit, goggles and any additional caps. *Non-residents please note that we may only accept swimmers from East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, and Manchester. League policy dictates that swimmers from other towns must join a team that neighbors them. * The full summer schedule will be posted on our website at recreation.southwindsor.org once the league sets the dates in late May. Seals Swim Team A, Individual Member, $167 Seals Swim Team B, Two Family Members, $282 Seal Swim Team C, Three Family Members, $352 Seals Swim Team D, $82 additional per every member beyond 3

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AQUATICS Lifeguard University Want to be a lifeguard? Or teach swim lessons? In just 3 or 4 days’ time, you can receive your certification in lifeguarding or WSI and be ready to work this summer.

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. Joe Lodge, the instructor of the

course, will send a web link directly to the participant in order to begin their online course work. Please check your email for a link from healthandsafetytrainingct@gmail.com.

Minimum age 16 The American Red Cross WSI course trains instructor candidates

to teach and conduct Swimming and Water Safety Program courses,

Prerequisites:

including Basic Water Rescue course, the six levels of Learn to Swim,

& breaststroke.

hours of online learning that must be completed prior to the first class.

breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object,

complete this portion.

• Swim 300 yards continuously using a mix of front crawl

Parent and Child Aquatics among others. There is approximately 6

• Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or

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

return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with

Prerequisites: • Must pass a pre-course skills test • Demonstrate swimming skills consistent with the stroke performance charts of Level 4 • 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

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, 5/31, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6/1 - 6/2 10:00 a.m.-7:00p.m. Location: VMP, Please bring a lunch on the weekend days.

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

• Lifeguard Course C $365 Monday- Friday, 7/8-7/12, 9:00am-1:00pm Location: VMP

• Lifeguard Course D $365 Monday-Friday, 7/29-8/2, 9:00am-1:00pm Location: VMP

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Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)

Certification: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor: Valid for 2 years

• Water Safety Instructor Course A $345 + an additional $50 PAID directly to The American Red Cross Friday 5/31 - 5:30-8:30pm, MEETS AT WAPPING Saturday and Sunday 6/1-6/2 9:00am-6:00pm MEETS AT VMP Makeup date will be 6/7 in the event of rain on any of the other days.

• Water Safety Instructor Course B

$345 + an additional $50 PAID directly to The American Red Cross Friday 5/31- 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 6/7 in the event of rain on any of the other days.


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”?

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ADULT PROGRAMS NEW

Python Programming

This five week course in Python Programming will teach you

programming, variables, data structure, Boolean and Operational

operators. You will learn writing iterative loops using While, For, If,

Range and nested algorithms in an interactive and script modes. You will also learn how to debug the code for syntax and run time errors. You will use Python’s built-in functions/libraries and will

create your own functions using Object Oriented functionality of this language. You will learn how to use Python editor and will be able

to write and run the code by end of this class. Upon completion you will receive a certificate that will help your resume.

Saturdays, 4/13 – 5/11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $125 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Transit2College Saturdays, 6/22 – 7/27 (No Class 7/6), 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $125 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Transit2College

NEW

Introduction to Big Data Analysis

This five week introductory course in big data analysis will teach you variable types, plot types, summary statistics, data interpretation,

outliers and leverage points. You will also learn probability types such as Binomial, Gaussian and Poisson. You will learn how to

interpret ANOVA tables, Correlation, Covariance, Sum of Squares,

Z score, p- values and confidence intervals for big data analysis. You will learn how to build Simple Linear Regression (SLR) model and its applications in the business world. You will use R programming

to write simple code for big data analysis. Upon completion you will receive a certificate that will help your resume.

Saturdays, 5/18 – 6/15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $125 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Transit2College

AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES Our department is proud to be offering year-round First Aid/CPR/ AED and Basic Life Support classes! Check out our schedule for the class that best suits your needs!

NEW

First Aid/CPR/AED

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Allow approximately 2 hours 5 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/ AED valid for two years.

6pm – 8pm, $89 • March 5th, 19th, 25th • April 9th, 17th • May 14th, 21st • June 4th, 18th • July 9th, 22nd, 23rd • August 6th, 13th Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Joe Lodge

NEW

Basic Life Support

Breathing new life into resuscitation education, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) is designed to train professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, child, and infant victims. Consistent with the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, BLS is the foundational CPR/AED program typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals. Through the use of lecture, skills demonstration and practice, casebased emergency response scenarios, and reflectionand debriefing activities with a focus on team-based response, BLS builds the key critical thinking, problem solving, and team dynamic skills that are needed to drive better patient outcomes. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a 2-year “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers” digital certificate with anytime, anywhere access to certificate and training history.

6pm – 8pm, $80 • March 7th, 26th • April 16th, 23rd • May 15th, 22nd • June 6th, 20th • July 11th, 25th • August 8th, 20th Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Joe Lodge 48


recreation.southwindsor.org Adult Badminton Lessons Jump! Smash! Clear! Drop! Net!

The newly offered badminton program is calling participants of all

skill levels to learn/refine the fundamentals of the world’s fastest rack-

et sport. This eight week program will expose athletes to the following: -The proper ways of holding the racquet

-Shadowing technique for proper footwork -How to serve, clear and smash

-Singles and Doubles strategies Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., $150 Session 1: 4/3-5/22 Session 2: 6/5-7/24 Includes access to all scheduled open gyms Location: Ellsworth Gym, Instructors: Vijay Srinivasachari and other assisting staff

NEW

Adult and Youth Badminton Open Gym

Enjoy playing badminton with your family and others. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned player, all are welcome. All youth should be supervised by an adult at all times. Please bring your own racket and birdie. We have very limited supplies of rackets.

Kripalu Yoga, Creative Cardio and Zumba will be offering 10-class packages. These packages will be good for 6 months after purchase and can be used on any day the class is offered. The packages are not

Birdies will not be provided for any of the open gym play.

interchangeable between fitness activities. They can be

$25/person per month includes access to all scheduled open gyms April- August Saturdays 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sundays 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Adult Only: Wednesdays 7:00p.m.-10:00 p.m. *Please check schedule online as dates/times may change Location: Ellsworth Gym, Coordinators: Vijay Srinivasachari and other assisting staff

purchased online or in person just as any other activity!

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

Adult Learn to Skate Program

atmosphere!

The program is designed to help the adult beginner skater to get

Aqua Zumba uses the least hydrodynamics way as a resistance to

an additional $10 for each 4 week session. Winter attire and gloves

endurance as participants will be pushing against the water, where

comfortable on the ice and have some fun. Skate Rentals available for

obtain a training effect. Working in the water promotes muscle

recommended. A helmet is required and you must provide your own.

the resistance is approximately 12 times of that on land, with every

Fridays, 5:40 p.m. - 6:40 p.m., $80 April 5, 12, 19, 26 Location: SW Arena

while increasing muscle strength.

movement. Due to this, participants are creating a cardio workout The instructor, Siobhan, has a specialty license in Aqua Fitness. Tuesdays, 6/18-7/30, 6:15 p.m -7:00 p.m., $60 Location: VMP Pool, Instructor: Siobhan Jager

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ADULT PROGRAMS Kripalu Yoga In addition to being a fun and moderate physical activity that will lift

your mood, strengthen your body and help you become fit and flexible, Kripalu Yoga is a mindful practice that will teach you how to relax and release the stress that can wreck havoc on your health and well-being. We invite you to join us! No prior yoga experience necessary. NEW! BACK CARE. In every class we are now offering a system of gentle stretches that will return your body to its natural alignment. If you

have a healthy back these simple movements will maintain it. If you have chronic back problems, these movements will help you correct the root cause. There are 3 ways to become a student: discounted

session student; monthly student; and 6-month,10-class pass mem-

bership. A no-obligation, introductory class is offered to prospective students. Yoga mat recommended.

Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructors: Sydnie and Paul Coté

MORNING CLASS

TUESDAYS 9:30 – 10:45 AM Spring Session 4/2 – 6/25 – 13 classes $98 April $47 – 5 classes May $38 – 4 classes June $38 – 4 classes Summer Session 7/9 – 8/20 – 7 classes $53 July $38 – 4 classes Aug $29 – 3 classes

NEW

Chair Yoga for the Back Care

Back pain is the single leading cause of disability that prevents people from participating in and enjoying recreational activities. Back pain

doesn’t just hurt your back, it hurts your enjoyment of your whole life! This program is a yoga-based system that has a great track record for

relieving back pain by teaching you how to gently put your spine and

joints in their proper alignment. This program is designed to address the root cause of back pain, and it has had great success.

AND THE BEST NEWS IS THAT THESE MOVEMENTS CAN ALL BE DONE IN A CHAIR!

This easy, effective program consists of just 4 classes to learn the

simple movements. The instructor, Sydnie Coté, has been a certi-

fied yoga teacher for many years and will make sure you receive any

modifications you need to safely ease into these movements. You will also receive detailed instructions to continue doing these movements

at home so that in just minutes a day your body can maintain a healthy alignment for the long haul.

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $32 Session #1: April 4, 11, 18, 25 Session #2: May 2, 9, 16, 23 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Sydnie Coté, Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher

Morning Joga EARLY EVENING CLASS

TUESDAYS 5:45 – 7:00 PM Spring Session 4/2 – 6/25 – 13 classes $98 April $47 – 5 classes May $38 – 4 classes June $38 – 4 classes Summer Session 7/9 – 8/20 – 7 classes $53 July $38 – 4 classes Aug $29 – 3 classes

LATE EVENING CLASS

TUESDAYS 7:15 – 8:30 PM Spring Session 4/2 – 6/25 – 13 classes $98 April $47 – 5 classes May $38 – 4 classes June $38 – 4 classes Summer Session 7/9 – 8/20 – 7 classes $53 July $38 – 4 classes Aug $29 – 3 classes 10 class, 6 month pass Membership - $105

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

be held outside at the Rotary Pavilion (rain or shine). This class is open to all levels - beginners and more advanced yogis. Classes are taught by a rotation of amazing yoga teachers from The Yoga Shop. After class, enjoy a cup of coffee from Between Rounds. Yoga + Cuppa Joe = Joga!

Tuesdays, 6/18 – 8/20, 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Full Session: $80 (10 Classes) Drop-In: $10 - Price includes yoga and coffee. Location: Rotary Pavilion at Nevers Park Instructor: The Yoga Shop Instructors


ADULT PROGRAMS Creative Cardio – Aerobics

Ages 16+

Zumba

Ages 16+ • No experience necessary

A traditional aerobic fitness class providing a challenging total body

Zumba® Latin Dance-Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms

and your body moving. This class provides stretching, cardiovascular

fitness program. Experience an exhilarating hour of calorie-burning,

workout set to energetic music that is sure to get your heart pumping endurance, strengthening and toning. A great workout for all fitness levels. Tested to have over 3,500 Fitbit steps per class! Mondays, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. April, $20.00 N/C 4/15 May, $15.00 N/C 5/27 June, $20.00 July, $25.00 August, $15.00 N/C 8/26 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Jane Jenny Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. April, $15.00 N/C 4/17 May, $25.00 June, $20.00 July, $25.00 August, $15.00 N/C 8/28 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Jane Jenny

with easy-to-follow steps to create a dynamic cardio dance

body-energizing movements. Routines feature interval and resistance

training to tone and sculpt your body. No Dance Experience Needed! “Ditch the workout – Join the PARTY!” Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. April, No class 13, $15 May, $20 June, $25 July, $20 August $25 Instructor: Francesca Location: Wapping Rm 37

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

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

$75 (17& over). Uniforms are not mandatory. For more information visit www.kokondo.org.

Sundays, April – August, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., $30/month Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Gym, Instructor: Paul Ward, 5th Degree Black Belt

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. April, $20.00 N/C 4/16 May, $25.00 June, $20.00 July, $25.00 August, $15.00 N/C 8/27 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Linda Hull Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. April, $15.00 N/C 4/18 May, $20.00 June, $20.00 July, $15.00 N/C 7/4 August, $20.00 N/C 8/29 Location: Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility, Instructor: Linda Hull

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult fitness at a glance... Below is an easy guide to help you choose the class and weekday that works for you and your schedule.

SUNDAY

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

Zumba Room 37 9:00am - 10:00am

Chair Yoga for Back Care Wapping 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Kripalu Yoga Gym 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Room 37 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wapping 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Creative Cardio

Creative Cardio w/ Sculpt

Self Defense

Room 37 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Gym 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Aqua Zumba

Room 37 5:00pm - 6:00pm

VMP Pool 6:15pm - 7:00pm

Kripalu Yoga Wapping 7:15pm - 8:30pm

NEW

Free Form Frisbee™ Club

Remember throwing on the green? No points, no rules, just group throwing a disc or two! Recapture the joy of tossing a Frisbee™

and running down a long catch. Join our Open Frisbee™ Club on a drop in basis! Waiver signature required by an 18+ participant,

or parent/guardian if applicable. All ages welcome! Please contact Don Jones at djones@hartford.edu with any questions.

Tuesdays, 6/4 – 8/27 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., FREE Drop Ins Location: South Windsor Fairgrounds, Brookfield St. Facilitator: Don Jones

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SATURDAYS

Morning Joga

Wapping 9:30am - 10:45am

Creative Cardio

FRIDAYS

Rotary Pavilion at Nevers 6:30am - 7:30am

Kripalu Yoga

Jukido Jujitsu

THURSDAYS

Learn to Skate SW Arena 5:40pm - 6:40pm


ADULT PROGRAMS Self Defense is Kokondo Karate

Ages 18+

Men’s USSSA Slow-Pitch Softball League

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

Get a team together and enjoy summer nights at our Rye Street Field!

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

ational, fun division (B).

sion and realistic defenses that work. We will train for multiple attackers, All classes are Coed. In this ongoing class your training is geared to

your individual development with emphasis placed on doing your very 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 partner’s 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

Choose to be a part of a more skilled division (A) or a more recre-

League includes: 14 regular season games officiated by our USSSA

umpires, double elimination playoffs and best of three championship

series, banner on our backstop for one season for regular season cham-

pions, trophy and shirt for playoff champions, and trophy for 2nd place playoffs. We host an annual home run derby for all current season

teams. Non-residents are welcome at no extra fee. Visit our website for more information on deadlines and captain’s meetings.

‘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: $880 Location: Rye Street Park

Students may try their first class for free.

To learn more, go to http://kokondo.org.

Open Gym Volleyball R

Sundays, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., $30 April – August, No class 4/21 and 7/28 Location: Wapping Gym, Instructor: Peter Dylag

Monday Night Social Club Ages

13 and up

We are extending our open gym volleyball season! Spend time with

friends, make new ones, or just enjoy playing co-ed volleyball. Open to South Windsor residents only.

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., FREE! Please check our website for gym closures due to holidays and other special events. Location: Wapping Gym

Middle school students, high school students, and young adults from the special needs population can enjoy a variety of activities while

meeting new friends in an informal, supervised format. Each week has a different theme or activity and special events are planned seasonally. The group will enjoy 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, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Closed on major holidays, $3/person/night Location: SW Teen Center, SW Community Center 150 Nevers Rd., South Windsor Director: Dan Rezende

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ALLEY OOP: 3v3 College Recreation Basketball Bring some friendly competition on to the court this summer. We will be hosting an eight week league for college aged particpants. Teams

will wear the same color t-shirt or jersey with a visible number on the

back. Five player roster limit. Referee will be provided. All male league and all female league will be organized. One day tournament to complete the season.

Fridays, 6/7-7/26, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Location:Wapping Parks and Recreation Facility Gym Visit recreation.southwindsor.org for fee & more information

Adult Tennis Lessons See page 30

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South Windsor ’s Center Stage! South Windsor Community Chorus Spring Concert Saturday 6/1/19 – South Windsor High School 7:00 p.m. The South Windsor Community Chorus cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate our 48th 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 www.swchorus.org.

South Windsor Community Band –A Summer Breeze Concert FREE! Tuesday 7/9/19 at Evergreen Walk Park, The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, 7:00pm Rain location: South Windsor High School, 161 Nevers Rd., South Windsor. Check cancellation hotline for updates, 860-648-6349

Join us for an outdoor concert featuring music from Frozen, La La Land, Phantom of the Opera and more! Admission is free! Donations of nonperishable food items and/or cash will be accepted to benefit the South Windsor Food Pantry.

Local scouts can complete BSA/GSA requirements for your Music Merit Badge at this concert! More info at the stage area. The Band, comprised of 70 local musicians ages 18+, meets Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Timothy Edwards Middle School. Adults of all ages and abilities wishing to perform arrangements for woodwind, brass and percussion are welcome. Join us in an enriching experience for all, fostering interest in band music for young and old. For additional information visit www.swband.org.

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The day that makes a difference.

Trails for Charities Day One Location‌. Many Fundraisers! Our 4th annual event

Groups will have staggered times.

Everyone is welcome to

dedicated to charity

SWPRD will provide a DJ or band,

enjoy the day in the park!

walks/runs held on our

public address system, First Aid,

Trails remain open to the

trail system in Nevers

bathroom facilities, safe trails,

public throughout the day.

Rd. Park. South Windsor

water station, Food Trucks and

Parks & Recreation

children’s and family activities!

provides support from beginning to end!

Groups are responsible for their own registration and timing company if needed. Charities must show proof of 501C-3.

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BIKING & HIKING Walk and Wheel Ways

The South Windsor Walk & 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 12th anniversary in 2019. Anyone interested in helping promote safe ways to bike, walk, hike or run is welcome to join South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways. There are no fees or dues. The only criterion is your commitment to help promote and support their goals. They meet 7PM on the first Wednesday of each month at SW Parks & Recreation on Ayers Road, Room 14. 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, and are now striving for Silver.

Meet & Greet Bike Clinic Social - Adults

Charter Oak/Hop River Bike Trail Ride - Adults

Pick up some easy bike repair skills and catch up on some special

Saturday, May 18, 2019

events that will get you out and moving in South Windsor at the CT Valley Brewing Company. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6PM.

Learn to Ride - Adults If you never learned to ride a bike as a child, our Learn to Ride class is for you. It doesn’t matter if your 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time!

With our safe, easy, effective method, you will learn how to balance and ride a bike as well as adjust your helmet for proper fit. The class is free! Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00am to 1pm, Rain date: April 14 Location: SW Parks & Recreation parking lot Class Size: 8 adults Equipment: Bicycles and helmets are provided Instructors: Certified League of American Bicyclists Instructors

National Bike to Work Day Have you ever thought about riding your bike to work in the Hartford 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 the Old

State House in Hartford on Friday, May 17, 2019. A few of the SW

Walk & Wheel Way members that make the trek regularly can answer questions about bike commuting and help you with route selection.

Refreshments provided by Bike Walk CT to commemorate National Bike to Work Day. The route is less than 10 miles, bring a helmet, water and a spare tire tube.

Friday, May 17, 2019 Meet at Colonial Point Christian Church parking lot, 855 Chapel Rd., South Windsor at 6:30AM. Ride departs at 6:45AM. Check cancellation hotline if weather is questionable, 860-648-6349. 56

Ride the Charter Oak Greenway and Hop River Trial from Chapel

Road, South Windsor to Bolton and back on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The ride is approximately 20 miles round trip and moderately hilly.

The trails are paved. Helmets are required. Bring water; snacks and

a spare tire tube. The ride departs from the Colonial Point Christian Church parking lot at 855 Chapel Rd, South Windsor at 9AM. Registration for the ride runs from 8:45 to 9AM.

Connecticut Trails Day Sunday, June 2, 2019

SW Walk & Wheel Ways will be showcasing Wapping Park from 1 to

4PM on June 2, 2019 to celebrate Connecticut Trails Day. All ages are

welcome! Meet at the Clark Street parking lot. Rain cancels the event. For more information on trails in Connecticut, visit WalkCT.org. Questions? Contact SW Parks & Recreation Department at 860-648-6355.

Thursday Evening Bike Rides - Adults June 13 – August 29, 2019 (No ride on July 4)

Wind down on a leisurely evening ride through South Windsor, basking in stunning sunset views of our lovely town. The ride is approximately 10 to 15 miles on mostly quiet and flat roads. Helmets are required.

Meet at 5:45PM at the CT Valley Brewing Company, ride departs 6PM

Sunset Walk Friday, July 19, 2019

Join us at beautiful Nevers Park at sunset, to walk the trails, and bring your own beverage to enjoy by the fire pit. All ages are welcomed!

Meet at the Rotary Pavilion at 8 pm. Check cancellation hotline if weather is questionable at 860-648-6349.


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Bike Rack Locations Parks

Town Facilities

1 Veterans Memorial Park

11 Community Center

2 Nevers Park

12 South Windsor High School

3 Little League Complex

13 Philip R. Smith Elementary School

4 Rye Street Park

14 Timothy Edwards Middle School

5 Michael Donnelly Preserve

15 Eli Terry Elementary School

6 Wapping Park

16 Wood Memorial Library

One 3-hoop rack inside pool area.

One 3-hoop rack lower parking lot off Chief Ryan Way. One 3-hoop rack next to Snack Shack.

One 3-hoop rack near Snack Shack. One 3-hoop rack

One 3-hoop rack at parking lot.

Businesses

7 Evergreen Walk Shops

Three 3-hoop racks. Concert Area, Banana Republic, Clarks.

8 Stop & Shop Grocery Store One 4-hoop rack.

Two 3-hoop racks. Boundless Playground & Farmer’s Market One 5-hoop rack.

One 5-hoop rack. Removed while new school is built. One 5-hoop rack. One 5-hoop rack. One rolling rack

17 Parks & Recreation Department

One 5-hoop rack.

18 Town Hall/South Windsor Library

One 5-hoop rack in front of Library

Churches

9 Geissler’s Grocery Store

19 Wapping Community Church

10 Dairy Queen

20 St. Margaret Mary Church

One 4-hoop rack. One 4-hoop rack.

One 4-hoop rack. One 3-hoop rack.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

EGG HUNT

48th Annual Imperial Oil & Plumbing

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

SWHS STADIUM

Come enjoy this FREE fun-filled family event! Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing and the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department. Join us on Friday, 4/19/19, at the S.W.H.S. Stadium. Children will “hunt” for filled plastic eggs, meet the spring bunny and enjoy a hot drink or snack sold to benefit the South Windsor Teen Center. In conjunction with the Egg Hunt, the S.W. Community Women’s Club will sponsor the “Kids’ Fair” at the High School from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Kid’s Fair includes games, prizes and fun for the entire family, rain or shine!

For families that might find the egg hunt experience overwhelming please come to the Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt at 9:00am, before the crowds arrive. In addition, the Kids’ Fair is open at 9:00 for children with differing abilities. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank. A special thanks to Imperial Oil & Plumbing Company, Inc., for once again making this year’s Egg Hunt possible with their generous donation.

Hunt Times: SENSORY FRIENDLY EGG HUNT 9:00a.m.-9:30a.m. AGE 2 10:00 a.m.

AGE 3 10:15 a.m.

AGE 4 10:30 a.m.

AGE 5 & GRADE K 10:45 a.m.

GRADE 1 11:00 a.m.

GRADE 2 11:15 a.m.

The 35th Annual

FISHING DERBY

Enjoy trout fishing at the well stocked pond in South Windsor’s

Park on Barber Hill Road. This FREE event, co-sponsored by the South Windsor Super Sixty’s Club, the South Windsor Human

Services Department, and the South Windsor Parks & Recreation

Department, will feature great fishing, fun, and refreshments! Bring a youngster and introduce them to the sport! Admission and parking is free. Bring your own equipment and bait!

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

4:30p.m-6:00p.m.

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!

Paws in the Park Saturday, 5/4 • 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Fairgrounds near Rye St. Park, 75 Brookfield St., South Windsor Bring the dogs, bring the kids, it’s the 17th Annual Paws in the Park, sponsored by VCA Animal Hospital. 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 $11,000 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 stations! Be sure to enter our Facebook Cutest Dog contest, presented by South Windsor Veterinary Clinic. Once entered, get your friends and family to vote for your best friend and win some great prizes!

Saturday, May 4, 2019 FREE Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility Playground

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. 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, music, and magic with Kody Hildebrand. A food festival featuring 12 food trucks and vendors will be featuring favorites such as fried dough, Italian ice, bacon inspired dishes, potato pancakes, Turkish cuisine, kettlecorn, empanada’s, sweet plantains, huge pretzels w/ toppings, specialty coffees, fresh lemonade and much more! Throughout the day there will be more than 180 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. 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 Kite Night Picnic June 19th, 5pm - 8pm, Porters Hill

DOGGY DIPS at Veterans Memorial Park

Let’s celebrate South Windsor

Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow TUESDAY, August 27 • FREE! Enter at VMP’s back gate!

Join us on the infamous “sledding

• Lil’ Doggy Dip - 45 lbs. and under

Parks & Recreation’s newest park! hill” across from Nevers Park for an evening of family fun. BYO

Picnic, and we’ll supply the music, lawn games, and kites! This free event is the perfect occasion to

ring in summer… the season of outdoor evenings.

Kites will be available for $2.

4:00pm-5:30pm

• Big Doggy Dip- Over 45 lbs. 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m

Bring your pooch for some fun and leash free swimming at the pool! Dogs of all sizes with a current registration are welcome!! Pups must be 6 months or older. Registration tags or proof of registration is required. Please note the new times for different sized dogs! For everyone’s safety, pet owners are responsible for managing their dog’s behavior. Aggressive pooches may be asked to leave. All participants attend at their own risk.

Donations accepted for the T.R.A.C.S. Animal Shelter. Sorry, only four legged swimmers allowed at this event!

Public Skating Coupon Valid Through Jan 30th, 2020

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

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SOUTH WINDSOR

ROPES COURSE

Corporate Teambuilding, Birthday Parties, Group Outings - Book Your Group Today! 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! Available End of June through August

WEDNESDAYS Half Day (9am -1pm)

Group Size

1-20 21-40 40-60

Fee

$550 $750 $950

THURSDAYS Full Day (9am - 4pm)

Group Size

Fee

1-20 $800 21-40 $1,050 40-60 $1,400 Reservation includes: - Trained, experienced facilitators who safely instruct and belay participants and guide teambuilding initiatives in our beautiful Nevers Park - Full use of nearby pavilion with full kitchen, restrooms, and picnic tables - Flexibility to create a schedule tailored to address your group’s specific desired goals for the day Please visit us online at recreation.southwindsor.org to complete the Teambuilding and Ropes Course Inquiry Form. Prices may vary depending on specific group needs.

NEW

FAMILY CAMP OUT

Saturday, 7/27 & Sunday, 7/28, 3:00pm - 10:00am, Rye Street Park Experience the great outdoors while staying close to home!

Come pitch a tent in our very own Rye Street Park and join us for an overnight

adventure complete with all your camping favorites: lawn games, nature activities, a bonfire, star-gazing, s’mores and more!! $20/family • Pre-registration required

s’mores, games, bonfire!


r e m m u S ERT C N CO IES SER 9 1 0 2

South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department Summer Concert Series

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All shows are Thursday nights

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk.

June 20 • Savage Brothers June 27 • Redhead July 11 • LA’s Backstage Pass July 18 • Avenue Groove July 25 • Number 9 aug 1 • Southern Sky aug 8 • Island Castaways aug 15 • Soul Sound Revue

savagebrothersband.com

presented by: Jay’s Landscaping

www.facebook.com/RedheadBandRocks presented by: South Windsor Community Women’s Club, Wapping Fair

Funk Rock

es Soulful Classic Rock & Blu

lasbackstagepass.com

presented by: Charles Schwab South Windsor

www.avenuegroove.com presented by: Cindy Muska, William Raveis Real Estate, Broad Brook Gardens

www.number9info.com presented by: L.L. Bean, Wapping Fair, Red Heat Tavern

80’s Rock

R&B Funk

Beatles Tribute

www.southernskyri.com presented by: Integrated Rehabilitation Services

Modern Countr y

www.islandcastawaysband.com

presented by: Wapping Fair, Arthur Murray

soulsoundrevue.com

Modern Countr y

presented by: Charles Schwab South Windsor

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

Trop Rock

Motown

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in cooperation with

FREE FRIDAY FLICKS presented by

845 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor

Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Evergreen Walk Park (Rain date the following Saturday)

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 28 MARY POPPINS RETURNS

JULY 12 WONDER

AUGUST 9 INCREDIBLES 2


July C E L E B R ATE

W ITH

TH ESE

JU LY

EVE N TS!

is Parks & Rec Month

Sunset Walk – FREE

Friday Flicks 7/12 – FREE

Friday, 7/19

Showing Wonder! 8:30 p.m., at Evergreen Walk Park at The

bring your own beverage to enjoy by the fire pit. All ages are wel-

Join us as we show great family flicks on our ENORMOUS screen.

Join us at beautiful Nevers Park at sunset, to walk the trails, and

comed! Meet at the Rotary Pavilion at 8 pm. Check cancellation hotline if weather is questionable at 860-648-6349.

Farmers’ Market at Community Center – FREE Saturdays, 7/6. 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

This popular market offers the freshest locally grown seasonal produce, locally produced foods and products by Connecticut artisans. (Season begins June 15)

Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk. .

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Sponsored by The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk. (check page 64 for all movie nights!)

Senior Sunday Sunday, 7/7

FREE admission (11:00) to VMP for South Windsor Senior

Citizens (over 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 July 3rd. Thanks to South Windsor Human Services for their support in this event.

South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department Summer Concert Series at Evergreen Walk Park – FREE

Celebrate Veterans at VMP – FREE

July 11: LA’s Backstage Pass

Veterans are invited for the day and benefit from a beautiful park, pool,

July 18: Avenue Groove July 25: Number 9

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 20)

Check entire lineup on page 63.

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 user friendly software, RecDesk! Go to recreation.southwindsor.org and register today!

Create your RecDesk account now before registration begins on April 4th! Every customer wishing to use our online feature will NEED TO CREATE A LOG-IN to your account.

7/14, 11:00 a.m.

Veterans and their families enjoy FREE admission to the pool. and free refreshments while supplies last. Must show military ID.

Sundae Sunday – FREE 7/21, 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Imperial Oil & Plumbing

Paid Patrons to VMP can enjoy a make your own ice cream treat while supplies last. Thank you to Imperial Oil and Plumbing.

P ost Road S ta ge s, In c. Post Road Tours

Bus Charter and Tour Services

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

www.postroadstages.com

1105 Strong Road South Windsor, CT

860-644-1531 or 800-848-0223

Safe, Dependable, Affordable Transportation


5K Race on a flat course down historic Main Street!

All proceeds to benefit

The Healthy Habits Initiative!

Sponsored By:

Sponsored By:

APRIL 13, 2019 5K and Vendor Fair Rain or Shine!

5K race kickoff ($20 to register) - 9 am Vendor Fair (FREE Admission) - 9:30-2 pm South Windsor Board of Education 1737 Main Street, South Windsor, CT Vendors Food Trucks Kids Activites and More! All Proceeds will be donated to South Windsor Community Foundation to benefit The Healthy Habits Initiative and South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank

Register Today at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=10300


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 2019. Available on: Weekdays, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Residents ONLY- maximum of 100 guests Available from May 1st to Early October 2019.

Fees Weekend Non-Profit Business Weekday

Resident Non-resident $400 $600 $100 $200 $400 $600 $100 $200

May 1st- May 24th August 26th- October 1st Fees

Weekday

12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Weekend 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Resident $300 $300 Non-Profit $100 $100 Business $300 $400 *May 25th- August 25th (Pool Entry included Fees) Weekday Weekend

12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Resident $400 $600 Non-Profit $250 $300 Business $400 $600 *INCLUDES POOL ENTRY MAY 25TH – AUGUST 25TH

Wapping Building Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Call us at 860-648-6355 for more info! Accepting Field rental applications for Resident or Resident Organizations only. 66

Rental times include setup and breakdown. ROOM 33: $100 first hour & $50 every hour after Accommodates 60 people


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 web site.

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. VOLUNTEER/NON-EMPLOYEE CATEGORY ART SLADYK Art is a true hero. As a military veteran who served our country bravely and as an incredible unsung hero for his quiet, yet huge efforts to honor our Veterans and beautify our parks. As a leading member of the patriotic commission and American Legion Post 133 for many years, Art has been instrumental in re-focusing the attention and identification of Veterans Memorial Park to truly and more visibly honor all local military veterans. He had his hands in the creation, fund raising and hands-on construction of the original eagle patio to envelope the war memorials, the memorial granite wall project as a powerful back drop to the patio and more recently the flag garden & fire pit intended for the proper disposal of tattered retired American flags. Art also manages the annual wreaths across America event in December selling and distributing well over 1,000 wreaths to place at Veterans’ graves, and assists with the annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies at VMP. Art is a never-ending source of energy and ideas and we are tremendous benefactors of his generosity and volunteerism. We thank you for your dedication and for your service to our community and our country!

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QUORON WALKER Although Quoron is an employee of the Hartford Courant and not South Windsor Parks and Recreation, he has become an unofficial member of our Parks & Rec. Family. Quoron covers our programs regularly adding a great opportunity for the community to get a glimpse of what is happening in our department! We appreciate his attentiveness to our department and his genuine dedication to our programs. His photo spreads are like invitations to everyone to come out to our events! Quoron captures our participants through his camera lens – look for his stories and comical photo captions in the community news in the Hartford Courant.

UTILITY CATEGORY (THOSE THAT DO A VARIETY OF DUTIES) MATT MCCLUSKEY Matt is a shining example of what ABCD means to our department; so much so that when nominated for this award, all management staff responded immediately with a resounding: “Absolutely!” Matt started his tenure with our department as a program leader with our 4th “R” Before & After School program in 2014, and he has been a dedicated staff member for the last 3 years, both at 4th “R” and our Summer camps. Matt’s maturity, professionalism, creativity, and SWPRD vision made him the perfect choice to promote to site director at 4th “R” last Fall, and he has been excelling in that role ever since. Perhaps Matt’s best quality is his infectious enthusiasm for 4th “R”, camp, working with kids, our Parks and Recreation Department, and even life itself. Additionally, he has the unique ability to share that passion and excitement with all those he works with and even makes them feel it too; you can’t help but smile whenever you see him! Beyond his roles in 4th “R” and camp, Matt is also


A.B.C.D. AWARDS an important piece to the many moving parts of our special events. He is always reliable, willing and thoughtful when working at our events, including the Summer Concert Series, Fall Fest and Festival of Lights. His positive attitude and work ethic make him indispensable. Our department is truly lucky to have Matt representing us in so many capacities!

SEASONAL EMPLOYEES/CONTRACTOR CATEGORY LAUREN BRANSCOMBE Lauren has served in many roles at Veterans Memorial Park which include lifeguard, swim coach, and most recently head guard. In any position, Lauren is a role model and leads the staff with knowledge and passion. Her background as a competitive swimmer has driven her success and passion for what she does. She is always our go-to person to help solve problems and plan for the future. Lauren’s “make it happen attitude” rubs off on others as she leads by example on a daily basis. She will truly be missed as she travels on to Stanford University in the Fall to get her Phd. COOPER CASTELLONE As a new lifeguard at VMP, Cooper started the summer off enthusiastically and positively. He always was the first to participate in trainings and offer to take on more shifts. Cooper has grown to be a leader as he takes initiative and takes pride in a clean and safe pool. We look forward to Cooper’s background in swimming to continue to drive his passion and make our aquatics programs successful. BRIDGET OULUNDSEN An ever-smiling presence in our department, Bridget has been working with us since 2014. Starting off in 4th “R” Before & After School program, and then joining our camp programs, she has been a continuous source of energy, organization and productivity. One of the most admirable things about Bridget is her humble personality, often being the unsung hero of any program she’s involved in. It is likely you will find her behind the scenes making sure that everything is being tended to and running smoothly. It became evident this year at Junior Adventurers Camp just how skilled Bridget was at managing programs. Although her efficiency is vital to our success, she also compliments it well with her silly, playful side when she’s working with campers. Just as of this week, Bridget has stepped up to a Director role at Junior Adventurers where we hope she will continue to grow and thrive! Thank you, Bridget! You help make SWPRD who we are.

KARISA ROWSE Karisa started working at Veterans Memorial Park 6 years ago as a gate attendant and has successfully moved up the ladder over that term to Pool Director. Karisa has always shown pride in Veterans Memorial Park and is willing to go above and beyond her job to help customers and make sure everyone is having a great experience. Karisa has been instrumental in maintaining the utmost safety at the pool by training all staff, and she has been key in planning and carrying out special events. There will certainly be a VMP void as she plans to begin her career as a nurse. GARY SIMONS Gary has been working at Veterans Memorial Park for several years. He has always been an excellent lifeguard and a natural leader for all the staff at VMP. This year, he stepped up to take on other tasks such as facility cleanliness substituting in as a park maintainer, and seeking new, improved & more exciting certification training. Gary takes such pride in working at the pool and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have him as part of our staff. FRED GERBER Fred has been involved with South Windsor Parks and Recreation a number of years in many capacities, and we have the photos of him as a camp counselor in his tube socks and haircut to prove it! Fred is the epitome of our all-around “go-to-guy”. Although officially assigned the role of our Monday weeknight supervisor, it’s almost a guarantee that he will be found at every special event SWPRD hosts! Need to stake in huge promotional signs? Call the “Monday Night Guy.” Need a balloon arch? Call the “Monday Night Guy.” Need a certain holiday special guest on skates? Call the “Monday Night Guy.” Need to get the job done? Call the Monday Night Guy! Fred is always willing to lend a hand, and we are thankful for his hard work and friendship to the department.

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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):

foot long section of shoreline was created by the granting of easements by local landowners and adjoins town-owned property with a public boat

launch for small craft. Visitors may be lucky enough to observe foxes, great

blue herons, kingfishers, rabbits, raccoons or ospreys. Limited public parking available. Please, no littering, hunting, or collecting allowed and remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints!

MICHAEL DONNELLY PRESERVE: 115.5 acres located on Sullivan Avenue, this conservation area established in 2002 includes two small parking lots, 2.1 miles of trails connecting the

main entrance to the east on Sullivan Ave. to a secondary access point to

the west side of the property on West Road, an observation/picnic gazebo, fishing pond stocked with blue gill and large mouth bass and lots of wildlife

to observe and enjoy from blinds provided on site. Please respect the resident

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

NEVERS PARK: 137 acres located on the corner of Sand Hill and Nevers Road. Facilities include

the Community Center with parking for 152 cars; Rotary Pavilion complete

with kitchen and restrooms (available for rent); 2+ miles of hiking trails; softball area; 2 baseball fields (1, Rotary Field, with lights and a press box/concession/

restroom facility); 1 Indoor Batting Facility with 2 tunnels; 2 horseshoe pits; sand

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

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

cross country skiing and a wildlife sanctuary with 2.5 miles of marked trails. Please respect the resident wildlife and habitat and remember to take only pictures, leave only footprints! Limited parking on Niederwerfer Road.

RYE STREET PARK: 161.5 acres located on Rye Street. Facilities include: 2 softball fields (1with

lights), playground; picnic areas; 4 tennis courts (one with practice wall); basketball court; 3 intermediate soccer fields; 1 regulation soccer field; 2

combination lacrosse/football field (1 with lights), a concession/storage/ restroom facility, 4 mile mountain bike trail system and parking for 126 vehicles.

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK: 16.3 acres located on Pleasant Valley Road, west of the intersection with

Ellington Road. This seasonal facility includes: a large recreational pool with zero depth and stair entries, and a diving well; an 8 lane, 25 yard competitive pool with handicap lift; a toddler pool with zero depth entry and a maximum

2.5 foot depth; picnic tables; grills; concession stand providing a variety

of beverages and snacks; ample restrooms; drinking fountains; showers; basketball court and open play field. Ample public parking.

volleyball court; 3 regulation soccer/lacrosse fields and 1 junior soccer field ; Team

WAPPING PARK:

“My Friend’s Place” Boundless Playground, Kevin’s Court, and the “Chief Gary

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

Building & Leadership Center outdoor ropes course, the 20,000 square foot

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

K. Tyler Memorial Bark Park” – fully enclosed 1.1 acre off-leash exercise area for

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

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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