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 (R.E.K.) RECREATION & EDUCATION FOR KIDS 2014-15
An after-school program that meets all expectations!
ENROLL STARTING JULY 28th!!


Programs held at Center Road, Northeast and Skinner Road Schools, starting the first day of school through the last day of school. *Maple Street children are bused to Skinner Road.

Monday – Friday, beginning at the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m. (half days and early dismissals due to inclement weather included).

The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing a high-quality, educational experience for your child, with great activities and great staff. This program has been carefully designed to offer parents an opportunity to have their child in a safe, well-rounded, fun filled environment.

The R.E.K. program’s goal is to meet each child’s intellectual and physical needs through a variety of creative indoor and outdoor experiences. Everyday activities include:

Homework – time is set aside each day to complete their homework
Fitness – designated time for introducing new and fun ways to achieve physical fitness
Sports – various sports are played
Snack – a nutritious snack is provided
Arts & Crafts – other fun activities are planned

The Parks and Recreation Department strives to make this program convenient and affordable for everyone. Parents must choose and commit to which days of the week their child will attend.

Pricing for 2014-15
$13.00 per day
$19.00 per half day (early dismissal)

To register: Registration forms can be obtained on-line or at the Parks and Recreation Department office. You may register by mail or in person, with payment in full, for the first month of the program. All payments are due in full one month prior to attendance. We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash, money orders or checks payable to ‘Town of Vernon’. Registration is due no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the week you want your child to start.
For more information please contact Vernon Parks and Recreation
120 South Street, Vernon CT 06066
860-870-3520
www.vernon-ct.gov


Our Department is accepting applications for part time positions for the After-School program.. Please apply at www.vernonct.gov


PRESCHOOL FITNESS
Get your little ones on their feet and ready to have some fun! This program is a for children ages 3-5yrs old. Participants will play fun games with hoola hoops, parachutes, sing songs, skip, jump and much more. This class will help your child develop motor, listening and social skills. Don’t miss out on this fun Friday morning class.
Fridays
Session 1: Sept 12, 2014-Oct 17, 2014
Session 2: Oct 24-Dec 5
9:30-10:15am
Vernon Teen Center
Fee: Residents $35.00
Non-Residents $40.00

PEE WEE TRACK
This program is open to children ages 3-5 years old. Learn the fundamentals of track and cross country running. Here is the opportunity to meet new friends, release that bundle of energy and have fun learn the sport behind running! Participants will play fun drills and activities to develop an appreciation and love for running track. All participants will receive a T-shirt.
Thursday
Sept 11-Oct 2
5:30-6:15
Location: Rockville High School Track
Fee: $35 Resident $40 Non-Resident


KARATE
This karate program is for children ages 5-8. Martial Arts will help your child develop self-defense, self-control, self-discipline and confidence. Trained instructors, under the direct supervision of Kempo Master Rod Fuller of Hidden Dragon Karate, will teach the program. Program runs for 6 weeks.
Wednesdays
Session 1: August 27-Oct 1
Session 2: Oct 8-Nov 12
Grades Pre-K, One and Two: 6:00-6:30 pm
Grades 3, 4, and 5: 6:45-7:15pm
Vernon Teen Center
Fee: $43 Residents $48 Non-Residents


CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING CLUB
This program is open to children ages 6 to 13 years old. Learn the fundamentals of cross country running. Here is the opportunity to meet new friends, release that bundle of energy and have fun learn the sport behind running! Participants will play fun drills and activities to develop an appreciation and love for running. The coach will give you a detailed schedule the first week. Some weeks practice will take place at various Rails to Trails in Vernon (ex: Valley Falls, VCMS, etc). All participants will receive a T-shirt.
Tuesdays
Sept 2-30
5:30-6:30
Location: Rockville High School Track
Fee: $40 Resident $45 Non-Resident


PEE WEE SOCCER
This coed program teaches the fundamentals of soccer to young players using a variety of fun drills and activities designed to develop soccer skills and a love for the game. This program is sponsored by the Celtic Soccer Academy.

Who: Ages 3&4; 5&6
Where: Henry Park
When: Wednesday, Sept. 10-Oct. 15
Time: Ages 3 and 4: 5:30-6:15 Ages 5 and 6: 6:30-7:15
Fee: $40 Res. $45 Non Res.

SPORTS NUTZ
This instructional, coed program, teaches the fundamentals of four different sports (Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track & Field) to young players using a variety of fun drills and activities designed to develop athletic skills and a love for the game. Program focuses on the most basic fundamentals of sport. All participants receive a T-shirt. Class size is limited to 20 participants.
Ages 3-5
When: Saturdays Oct. 11 to Nov. 8 (No Class Oct 25th)
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Where : Vernon Teen Center
Fee: $35 Resident $40 Non-Resident

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE
The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring the 16th Annual Cross Country Challenge and will take place at Rockville High School Track.

This is the first event as part of the Mayor’s Cup Fitness Challenge.
Date: Monday, October 27, 2014 
Divisions
Grade K and 1st meet at 5:30 (Once around the track)
Grade 2nd and 3rd meet at 6:00 (Twice around the track)
Grade 4th and 5th meet at 6:30 (Three times around the track)


All participants must register at the P&R office. There is NO fee and participants are asked to arrive at least 20 minutes before their scheduled times.

WRESTLING
Learn the sport of Wrestling!!! It teaches self-discipline, self confidence and fortitude. It also helps to develop a strength of character in young people. This is a 8-week program.
Ages: 5-12
When: Starting in January, day of the week will be determined by availability of the RHS Wrestling Room
Where: RHS Wrestling Room Instructor: Tim Gardner
Time: Ages 5-7; 6:00-7:00
Ages 8-12 7:00-8:00
Fee: $45 Res.; $50 non-res.
Space is Limited; so register today!!


DANCE PROGRAM
Dance classes will be held continuously in 4 week sessions, beginning the week of September 8. Each week progresses for a performance in December and June. All classes are held at Center 375. Instructor Jessica from Beyond Dance will be teaching a variety of different classes. For more detailed class descriptions please visit the Parks & Recreation Dept website at www.vernon-ct.gov
Monday Classes: Session 1: September 15-October 6, 2014
Session 2: October 13-November 3, 2014
Session 3: November 10- December 1, 2014

Tuesday Classes: Session 1: September 16-October 7, 2014
Session 2: October 14-November 4, 2014
Session 3: November 11- December 2, 2014

Wednesday Classes: Session 1: September 17-October 8, 2014
Session 2: October 15-November 5, 2014
Session 3: November 12- December 10, 2014 (No Class 11/26)

Thursday Classes: Session 1: September 18-October 9, 2014
Session 2: October 16-November 6, 2014
Session 3: November 13- December 11, 2014 (No Class 11/27)

Saturday Classes: Session 1: September 20-October 11, 2014
Session 2: October 18-November 8, 2014
Session 3: November 15- December 6, 2014

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
SATURDAY
Preschool Combo
4:30-5:15pm
Ballet/Jazz
4:45-5:30
Preschool Combo
1:00-1:45pm
Mommy & Me
9:30-10:15am
Preschool Combo
10:15-11:00am
Lyrical (8-12)
5:15-6:00pm
Preschool Combo
5:30-6:15pm
Performance Classes
4:30-7:00pm
Preschool Combo
10:20-11:05am
Hip Hop/ Tumble (5-7)
11:00-11:45am
Hip Hop (8-12)
6:00-6:45pm
Tap (8 & up)
6:15-7:00pm
Tap (13 &up)
8:00-8:45pm
Ballet/Tap (5-7)
5:00-5:45pm
Hip Hop (8 & up)
11:45am-12:30pm
Hip Hop (13 & up)
7:45-8:15
Modern (8 & up)
6:30-7:15pm
 
Jazz (8-12)
5:45-6:30pm
 
Lyrical (13 &up)
8:30-9:30 pm
Contemporary (8-12)
7:15-8:15pm
 
Ballet (8-12)
6:30-7:15pm
 
 
Jazz (13 & up)
8:15-9:15pm
 
Contemporary
(13 &up)
7:15-8:15pm
 
 
 
 
Ballet (13 & up)
8:15-9:15pm
 
 
 
 
Pointe (teacher rec.)
9:15-9:45pm
 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARKS & RECREATION BASKETBALL

LOU BAZZANO PEE-WEE BASKETBALL

An instructional, coed program, that teaches the fundamentals of basketball to young players using a variety of fun drills and activities designed to develop basketball skills. Class size is limited! Participants will receive a T-shirt. This is a six-week program.
Saturdays
Section A1: Coed, Grade: K&1 Dec. 13 to Jan. 24 9 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.
Section A2: Coed, Grade: K&1 Dec. 13 to Jan. 24 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Section A4: Girls, Grade: K&1 Feb 14 to March 21 9 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.
Section A5: Boys, Grade: K&1 Feb 14 to March 21 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Center 375 Gym
Fee:$40or $45 Non-Residents

BEGINNERS LEAGUE
Full court basketball games are introduced in this instructional format. Volunteer coaches and staff will provide a combo of instructional drills and controlled scrimmages. Participants will receive a T-shirt. This is an eight-week program
Saturdays, starting Dec. 13, 2014
Section B1: Coed, Grade: 2
Game times 11:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. (schedule varies depending on number of participants)
Fee: $40 per child

GRADE 3 AND 4 BASKETBALL
Full court basketball games are introduced in this instructional format. The Rockville High School Boy’s Basketball team, coaches and recreation staff will provide a combo of instructional drills and controlled scrimmages. Practices will take place for an hour one day a week. Participants will receive a T-shirt. This is an eight-week program
Saturdays, starting Dec. 13, 2014
Coed Grade 3 and 4
Game times TBD upon RHS gym availability
Fee: $50 per child (Space is Limited)

RECREATION LEAGUE PLAY
Develop your basketball skills while you become a team player in this league program. Participants will be placed on a team and will be coached by volunteers. They will practice one hour a week and games will be played on Saturdays and a few Sundays at various times. There are no requests for team placement or practice nights. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Evaluations are required for all participants; evaluation date will show on receipt. Any players interested in playing high school basketball should register in the Rec League and if selected to High School team you can be refunded.

Saturday Games, tentatively January 3, 2015 to Mid-March
Practices begin in December.
Tentative Evaluation Date: TBA
Section D1: Boys, Grades: 5,&6
Section D2: Girls, Grades: 5&6
Section E1: Boys, Grades: 7&8
Section E2: Girls, Grades: 7&8
Section F1: Boys, Grades: 9,10,11&12
Fee: Fee: $50 per child
Registration Deadline is December 12, 2014

TRAVEL BASKETBALL
Advanced basketball competition for Boys and Girls in Grades 5-8. Tryouts will be in late September/early October Upon making the team, the fee will be due. Fliers will be sent out through the schools with dates, times and site. All interested players must be registered before tryouts.
The season consists of approximately 20 games, starting in December through March. There will be one/two practices per week and all teams will participate in one/two tournaments. The fee will be approx. $165-$190 per player depending on fundraising.

COACHES NEEDED
Volunteer coaches are needed for the basketball and soccer programs operated by the Vernon Parks and Recreation. If you are interested in coaching please contact the Recreation Department at 870-3520 so that we can send out information, requirements and an application for coaching with our department. This is a great opportunity for you to give back to the community.

BASKETBALL TEAM SPONSORS
In order to keep our programs at an affordable cost to our participants and to provide proper and safe equipment for these programs the Parks and Recreation Department needs the assistance of local businesses. Sponsorship is a great way to show your community spirit, through the donation of equipment, services, or funding to enhance park facilities and recreation opportunities. Your business or organization can sponsor a youth basketball team in Grades 2 to 12 for $150. Your organization will be the team name and printed on the back of the team’s uniforms. For more information on how you or your business can help or sponsor a team contact Steve Krajewski or Bruce Watt at 870-3520.
For more information contact the Recreation Department at 870-3520.

 

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