Table of Contents Parks & Recreation Office
Open Monday - Friday
3..................................... Pre-School Programs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
5 - 9.............................. Youth Sports & Fitness *We will be closed on May 28, July 4, Sept. 3
9............................ Anaphylaxis/Epi-Pen Policy
10 - 11......................................................Youth Phone: 781.270.1695
12............................................... Simonds Park
13........ Middle School Parks & Christian’s Law Parks & Recreation Commission
14...............Adventure & Volunteer Information
15 - 16......................... Therapeutic Recreation Kevin Sullivan, Chairperson
17............................... Something for Everyone Kristine Brown
18 - 20.......................................... Adult Fitness David Norden
20 - 21..............................................Adult Yoga
21 - 22........................................... Adult Sports Thomas Murphy, School Committee Representative
23..............................Cartooning for Beginners Paul Raymond, Planning Board Representative
23................................................. Active Adults
24............................................. Summer Nights Parks & Recreation Staff
26.................................................Trips & Tours Brendan Egan, Director of Parks & Recreation
27...................................Policies & Procedures Rich Cote, Superintendent of Parks
27........................................Discounted Tickets Kelly Lehman, Program Coordinator
Jessie Hampson, Assistant Program Coordinator
Laurel Rossiter, Recreation Therapist
Registration begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, May 1st
Look for new programs throughout the brochure; they have yellow titles!
1. For your convenience, online registration is available at www.burlingtonrecreation.org. You may also
register by mail or in person at the Parks & Recreation Department.
2. If your address is not printed on your check, provide a photocopy of your driver’s license.
3. If you think the staff should be aware of any medical, physical or emotional conditions regarding the partici-
pant, please provide information on the registration form.
4. The only time you will hear from us is if your program is full, canceled, you get your second choice, or there is
a change in day or time. If both your choices are filled, your name will be placed on the waiting list and a refund
will be sent to you.
If your desired class is filled, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. We will make every effort to
accommodate those on the waiting list.
How To Register By Mail
1. Log on to burlingtonrecreation.org and print out a registration form.
2. One registration form may be used for all of your family’s registrations.
3. Fill out the registration form completely and accurately so that your family information may be entered into the
4. When registering by mail, you may pay by check or money order (payable to Town of Burlington).
5. Send registration form, payment, and birth certificates (if required) to:
Burlington Parks & Recreation Department, Registration, Town Hall, 29 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803
Ages 3 - 5, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 1 pm, $73 (*$60 - week July 2), Function Rooms 1 & 2
Director: Amanda Hanafin
Summer Discovery is an engaging program of exploration for young children that offers a variety of activities.
With themes such as camping, the rainforest and the ocean, children will make discoveries through stories,
songs, art, science, games and dramatic play. The children have many activity choices daily. It’s a great summer
of discovery! Juice and snacks are provided daily. Children should bring peanut-free lunches. We encourage
children to bring water bottles. Children must be toilet-trained. A copy of your child’s birth certificate must
accompany the registration for new participants.
Sessions are limited to four per child until June 1.
Dates Activity # Dates Activity #
July 2- July 6* 463400-A July 23 - 27 463400-D
(Not 7/4) July 30 - Aug. 3 463400-E
July 9 - 13 463400-B Aug. 6 - 10 463400-F
July 16 - 20 463400-C
Ages 3 - 4, Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F Cambridge Street, Instructor: Steve Nugent & Staff
Come join the fun and explore this introductory karate program. Emphasis will be put on listening, memory and
attention. Children will be taught breathing, how to stretch, self-discipline and coordination. In addition, the
classes cover health, nutrition, fire safety and stranger awareness.
Day Dates Fee Time Activity #
Wednesdays July 11 - Aug. 29 $125 (8 weeks) 4:30 - 5 pm 470000-A
Saturdays July 14 - Aug. 25 $110 (7 weeks) 9:30 - 10 am 470000-B
Ages 3 - 5 (toilet-trained), 9 am - Noon, Visco Building at Simonds Park, Director: Chris Allain
Days Dates Fee Activity #
Mondays Sept. 17 - Dec. 10 (Not 10/8 & 11/12) $203 (11 weeks) 153400-A
Wednesdays Sept. 19 - Dec. 12 (Not 11/21) $220 (12 weeks) 153400-B
Ages 3 - 5 (toilet-trained), 9 am - Noon, Visco Building at Simonds Park, Director: Chris Allain
Days Dates Fee Activity #
Thursdays Sept. 20 - Dec. 13 (Not 11/22) $220 (12 weeks) 151600-A
Fridays Sept. 17 - Dec. 14 (Not11/23) $203 (11 weeks) 151600-B
Ages 4 - 5, Tuesdays, Sept. 18 - Dec. 11, 9 am - 1 pm, $316 (13 weeks)
Visco Building at Simonds Park, Director: Chris Allain, Activity #: 153500-A
*Participants must bring peanut-free lunches.
*Child must be 4 yrs old by Aug. 31, 2018
Thursdays, June 21 - Aug. 23 (Not 7/12 & 7/26), $109 (8 weeks)
Recreation Gym, Instructors: Dotty Martin & Jenn McGrath
Come join Dotty & Jenn as they challenge you and your child(ren) with a fun learning experience through
gymnastics, creative movement and fun developmental play.
Baby Gym Beginner Gym
(3 - 14 months w/ adult helper) (30 - 48 months)
We work with the gymnastics equipment and props This class is a transition class without parent
to make your baby scream with laughter. This is an participation. There is a lot to learn about working
opportunity for you to meet new friends and share together, taking turns, waiting in line and doing things
issues and questions with other parents. No shoes ourselves with teacher supervision. To help with the
please. transition, we have 3 teachers helping to lead the
fun. We will test our balance by walking on various
Toddler Tumblers balance beams, learning how to roll and do cartwheels
and handstands, and will have tons of fun exploring
(12 - 24 months w/ adult helper ~ proficient walker) obstacle courses each week.
Beginner walkers and those getting ready for some
faster running steps should join our Toddler Tumblers Pre-school Gym
program. Focus is placed on balance, working
muscles, dancing and playing wth parachutes and (3 - 5 years)
props. No shoes please. This class teaches beginning skills that will be
useful in any sport. Focus is placed on strength and
Gym 2’s and 3’s flexibility, while building balance and body awareness.
Parachutes and games will also be utilized.
(24 - 36 months w/ adult helper)
This class is perfect for toddlers who are ready for Kindergarten Gymnastics
running, jumping, swinging, and sliding. Children
will work with equipment, musical movement play, (5 - 6 years)
parachutes and rainbow magic ropes. If your child is Kindergarteners will learn beginner skills in a fun way!
3 years old and has not completed this class, please Somersaults, cart-wheels, and back handsprings will
register for this class prior to enrolling in Beginner Gym. be taught.
(Grades 1 - 4)
Do you want to learn a cartwheel or something a little
more daring like a back handspring? Did you ever
wonder how people balance on their hands for so long?
Class Ages Time Activity #
Baby Gym 11:30 - 12:10 pm 470260-A
3 - 14 months w/ adult helper
Toddler Tumblers 12 - 24 months w/ adult helper 9 - 9:40 am 470260-B
Gym 2’s & 3’s *must be proficient walker 9:45 - 10:25 am 470260-C
Beginner Gym 24 - 36 months w/ adult helper 10:30 - 11:10 am 470260-D
Pre-school Gym 470260-E
Kindergarten Gym 30 - 48 months 1 - 1:40 pm 470260-F
Fun Gymnastics 3 - 5 years 2:30 - 3:10 pm 470260-G
5 - 6 years 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Grades 1 - 4
**50% discount for siblings**
Pro-Formance Soccer Clinic
Monday - Thursday, MSMS Field, Instructor: Pro-formance Soccer Staff
Come join Pro-Formance and their staff for this exciting soccer clinic for kids. This is a program for children
ages 4 - 8 emphasizing fundamentals and an advanced program for ages 9 and up focusing on development of
individual skills and team tactics. All participants must bring shin guards and a water bottle. Please note this is
a four-day program. In the event of a rainy day, Friday will be used as the make-up.
Dates Ages Time Fee Activity #
July 16 - 19 4-6 9 - 10:30 am $74 474501-A
July 16 - 19 7-8 9 am - Noon $110 474501-B
July 16 - 19 9 - 14 1 - 4 pm $110 474501-C
Aug. 20 - 23 6 - 15 4:30 - 7:30 pm $121 474501-D
Pre-soccer: Kick & Play Mini Sports
Ages 12 - 24 months (w/ parent), Sundays Ages 4 - Grade 1 (grade completed), Monday -
9:20 - 10 am, $95 (5 weeks), Recreation Gym Friday, 9 am - Noon, $42 (*$35 - week of July 2)
Instructor: Super Soccer Stars Staff Francis Wyman Gym, Director: Sarah Hood
Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer & movement In this program, participants will take part in
program for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. The developmentally appropriate games and activities.
program focuses on physical, cognitive and social- This program is designed for participants to have fun
emotional development with exciting movement while being introduced to sport skills and themes such
games, original music, and supportive parenting as the as throwing, catching, following directions, strategy,
central focus. Kick & Play is specifically designed for and teamwork. Program specific information will be
children under 2. We use small soccer balls and small given weekly. Participants should bring a peanut-free
goals during class to focus on the lower body, and we snack and drink. *Participants must be toilet-trained.
also use an array of other movement toys, music and
characters to properly engage children at this age. Dates Activity #
Dates Activity # July 2 - 6* (Not 7/4) 473901-A
July 8 - Aug. 5 475300-A July 9 - 13 473901-B
Aug. 12 - Sept. 9 475300-B July 16 - 20 473901-C
July 23 - 27 473901-D
July 30 - Aug. 3 473901-E
Aug. 6 - 10 473901-F
Lil Sports B-Ball for Beginners
Ages 2 - 5, Mondays, $48 (5 weeks), Recreation Grades K - 2 (grade completed)
Center Field, Instructor: Lil Sports Staff Monday - Thursday, July 23 - July 26, $35
Recreation Gym, Director: Ken Pondelli
This fun, energetic program is set to music and teach-
This program is an introduction to basketball that will
es children the basics of multiple sports and activities teach your child the basic skills and fundamentals of
the game. The program will include instruction and
while building teamwork, listening skills, and gross mo- skill development.
Dates Time Activity #
June 11 - 12:45 - 1:30 pm 471800-A Grade Time Activity #
July 9 1:45 - 2:30 pm 471800-B
July 23 - 12:45 - 1:30 pm 471800-C K 2 - 2:45 pm 471711-A
Aug. 20 1:45 - 2:30 pm 471800-D
1 & 2 3 - 3:45 pm 471711-B
Youth Tennis Lessons Flag Rugby
$28 (*$25 - week of July 2), Rahanis Tennis Courts Monday - Thursday, Aug. 27 - 30, 9 am - Noon
Director: TBD $140, Recreation Center Field
This program is for beginners to experienced players. Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff
Our energetic tennis staff will keep you coming back Participants will be introduced to the skills, tactics, and
all summer. Participants should bring a tennis racquet rules of the game and will practice and play a form of
and plenty of water. Balls will be provided. A few pee- “flag” rugby. This program is all action, fun, safe, and
wee racquets are available at the program and are lent helps to develop ball handling, running and evasion
out on a first-come, first-serve basis. skills. Each participant will receive a high quality
PEEWEES (Ages 4 - 7) Challenger rugby ball, a t-shirt and a written evaluation
Introduction to tennis skills, development of hand/eye from our coach outlining those areas which players can
coordination, fun for your little ones. develop to improve their game.
BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER (Ages 8 - 12) Ages Activity #
Basic stroke development for new players, introduction 6-9 472201-A
to volley, serve, and various games that improve tennis 10 - 14 472201-B
INTERMEDIATE (Ages 10 - 16)
Further stroke development, footwork, lobs and over- Boxing
head; development of topspin, singles and doubles
competition on separate court. Grades K - 8 (grade completed), Wednesdays,
RAIN DAY POLICY June 27 - Aug. 15, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, $133 (8 weeks)
Rain days will not be made up. You will receive a reim- MK Boxing, 116 Cummings Park, Woburn
bursement for any days missed due to our cancelaion- Instructor: Mike Knox & Staff
tion of the program. Boxing will not only improve the body, it will improve
Date Ages 4 - 7 Ages 8 - 12 Ages 10 - 16 the mind. The sport of boxing can and will be safe if
5 - 5:45 pm 6 - 7 pm 7 - 8 pm done properly. Participants must bring their own gloves
July 2 - 6* Activity # Activity # Activity # or may buy them at MK Boxing. All parents will be re-
(Not 7/4) quired to sign guest registrations and waivers for their
July 9 - 13 460901-A 460921-A 460941-A children upon arrival. Students will be broken up into
July 16 - 20 age appropriate classes.
July 23 - 27 460901-B 460921-B 460941-B
July 30 - 460901-C 460921-C 460941-C Dates Time Activity #
Aug. 3 460901-D 460921-D 460941-D
Wed., June 27 - Aug. 15 3:30 - 4:30 pm 471001-A
460901-E 460921-E 460941-E
Sat., June 30 - Aug. 18 9:30 - 10:30 am 471001-B
Aug. 6 - 10 460901-F 460921-F 460941-F Field Hockey
Grades 4 - 8 (grade completed), Thursdays,
Sports Sampler June 28 - July 26, 6:30 - 8 pm, $35 (5 weeks) Var-
sity Field, Instructor: Angela Wilson
Saturday, Aug. 11, Rahanis Playground Activity #: 415201-A
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy
This one day event will give your child a solid introduc- Through drills and scrimmages, players will be trained
tion into multiple sports in one setting. This is a great in all offensive and defensive aspects of field hockey:
opportunity for your child to check out a sport for the positioning, dribbling, dodging, passing, defending,
first time or learn some new skills associated with a and scoring. Throughout the weekly sessions, players
sport they are already familiar with. Please send your will improve their fundamentals, game sense, and de-
child with a water bottle and snack. velop a better understanding of the sport. Participants
should wear comfortable clothing, sneakers/cleats,
Ages Time Fee Activity # shin guards, a molded mouth-guard, and goggles.
4 - 6 9 am - Noon $30 461501-A Field hockey sticks will be available to borrow. No ex-
6 - 12 9 am - 3 pm $44 461501-B perience necessary!
Gymnastics at BHS
Grades 1 - 12 (grade completed), Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, $73
BHS Gym, Director: Jourdan Marino
The gymnastics program will consist of instruction, recreational activities and special events. Students will
be placed in small groups according to age and ability. Skills will be taught in progression with emphasis on
teamwork, cooperation, safety and fun. This program is for all ability levels. Please bring a peanut-free lunch.
Date Girls Activity # Boys Activity #
Grade 1 - 2 461211-A Grade 1 - 2 461221-A
July 9- 12 Grade 3 - 5 461231-A Grade 3 - 5 461241-A
Grade 6 - 12 461251-A Grade 6 - 12 461261-A
Grade 1 - 2 461211-B Grade 1 - 2 461221-B
July 16 - 19 Grade 3 - 5 461231-B Grade 3 - 5 461241-B
Grade 6 - 12 461251-B Grade 6 - 12 461261-B
Grade 1 - 2 461211-C Grade 1 - 2 461221-C
July 23 - 26 Grade 3 - 5 461231-C Grade 3 - 5 461241-C
Grade 6 - 12 461251-C Grade 6 - 12 461261-C
Grade 1 - 2 461211-D Grade 1 - 2 461221-D
July 30 - Aug. 2 Grade 3 - 5 461231-D Grade 3 - 5 461241-D
Grade 6 - 12 461251-D Grade 6 - 12 461261-D
Fun-Damental Basketball Jr. Golf School Clinic
Grades 3 - 5 (grade completed) Ages 7 - 15, Monday - Friday, 9 - 10:15 am
Monday - Thursday, July 23 - July 26, $38 $134, Billerica Country Club
MSMS Gym, Director: Ken Pondelli Instructors: Barrie Bruce Golf School
This program will focus on developing skills in shoot- Junior clinics are perfect for beginners and those who
ing, dribbling and defense. Scrimmage games will be want to develop better skills. Clinics consist of 5 lessons,
played each day. Registration is limited. covering safety, set up, the swing, irons, woods, short
Time Activity # game and etiquette. Equipment and practice balls will
Girls 9 - 10:15 am 471736-A be provided. Junior golfers are grouped by age range,
Boys 10:30 am - 11:45 am 471736-B so students will be playing in age-related peer groups.
Dates Activity # Dates Activity #
July 9 - 13 470601-A Aug. 6 - 10 470601-C
July 16 - 20 470601-B Aug. 13 - 17 470601-D
Outdoor Hoops For Kids Learn to Skate
Grades 3 - 5 (grade completed) Ages 3 - 16, Wednesdays, June 27 - Aug. 15
Monday - Friday, Aug. 20 - 24, 9 - 10:30 am, $53 (Not 7/4), $124 (7 weeks), Burlington Ice Palace
Wildwood Courts, Director: Ken Pondelli 36 Ray Ave, Instructors: FMC Ice Sport Staff
Activity #: 471701-A For skaters with little or no experience. This group
This weeklong basketball program for children will class will teach the basics of skating in a fun and com-
stress skill development and team competition. Staff fortable environment. Skaters are grouped by age and
will break players up into teams on day 1. After 30 min- ability as needed. Skaters must be toilet-trained and
utes of drills, teams will play a game each day. There helmets are required (bike helmets are acceptable).
is no rain location for this program. If a day is canceled Skate rentals are provided.
due to rain a household credit will be issued. Time Activity # Time Activity #
4:30 - 4:55 pm 473101-A 5 - 5:25 pm 473101-B
SPORTS & YOUTH
Ages 5 - 13, Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F Cambridge Street, Instructor: Steve Nugent & Staff
This is an introductory karate program that teaches proper stance, breathing, how to stretch, self-discipline, co-
ordination, and practical self-defense. Classes cover health, nutrition, fire safety, and stranger awareness. The
fee for the program includes the cost of a uniform.
Day Date Fee Time Activity #
Mondays July 9 - Aug. 27 $125 (8 weeks) 5:30 - 6:15 pm 470501-A
6:15 - 7 pm 470501-B
Wednesdays July 11 - Aug. 29 $125 (8 weeks) 6:15 - 7 pm 470501-C
Saturdays July 14 - Aug. 25 $110 (7 weeks) 1 - 1:45 pm 470501-D
Cricket Karate Frenzy
Sundays, July 22 - Aug. 26, 4 - 5:30 pm, $80 Grades K - 6 (grade completed), Monday - Friday
(6 weeks), Mitre Field, Instructor: United Cricket 9 am - Noon, $200 (uniform included)
League Staff Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F Cambridge St.
Come learn the basics of the 2nd most popular sport Instructor: Steve Nugent & Staff
in the world, Cricket! The focus of this program is to This summer program will introduce students to the thrill
of Martial Arts. Each day emphasis will be on the basic
have fun while learning batting, bowling, fielding, and development of your child’s physical, emotional, and
mental well-being through the integration of physical
other skills of the sport. Skills will be taught at the start education, self-defense and general martial arts
concepts. They will learn karate techniques, flexibility,
of each session, with scrimmages being played after- concentration and sportsmanship. Participants will be
challenged physically and mentally in fun and unquie
ward. All equipment is provided. ways.
Ages Activity #
10 - 13 471101-B
Fencing Date Activity #
July 9 - 13 470531-A
Ages 8+, Saturdays, July 7 - Aug. 25, 2 - 3 pm Aug. 20 - 24 470531-B
$125 (8 weeks), Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F
Cambridge St., Instructor: Steve Nugent & Staff Youth Volleyball
Activity #: 474701-A Ages 7 - 12, Co-Ed, Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13
Benefits of fencing include enhanced fitness, self 2:15 - 4:15 pm, $114, Recreation Gym, Instructor:
discipline and confidence, character & sportsmanship. Skyhawks Sports Academy, Activity #: 470701-A
These classes will introduce proper mechanics and This clinic is for players from novice to intermediate
technique and ability-specific fencing situations and
strategies. All equipment is provided. level. Participants will receive coaching in all volleyball
Archery fundamentals and some tactical areas.
Grades 5 - 8, Fridays, July 13 - Aug. 3 Beat Bullying
6:15 - 7:15 pm, $94 (4 weeks), Mary PC Cummings
Ages 6 - 12, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2 - 3 pm, $20
Estate, Instructor: On the Mark Archery Staff Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F Cambridge Street
Activity #: 471401-A
Instructor: Steve Nugent & staff
Patience, focus and discipline are the only things Activity #: 458301-A
needed to find success and achieve consistent shot
groups. Our unique lesson plans engage students in Bullying is a behavior that is intentional, repetitive, and
unique challenges each class while balancing out in-
dividualized attention and feedback. Enrolled students hurtful. An imbalance of power exists between the
are eligible for the On the Mark Archery Tournament
this October. All equipment is provided. child who is bullying and the intended target. Bullying
is never okay. In this class, children will learn direct
and indirect techniques that will help them deal with a
SPORTS & FITNESS
KidsJam & Yoga CrossFit Kids
Grades K - 3 (grade completed), Mondays Ages 8 - 12, Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 - 5 pm
July 9 - Aug. 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, $101 (8 weeks) $139 (8 sessions), CrossFit Exclamation
Function Room 1, Instructor: Danielle Trouve 10 Ray Ave, Instructor: Lori Becker
Activity #: 432901-A A combination of skill practice, workouts and games to
A combination of the most advantageous fitness ac-
build strength and conditioning in children and teens.
tivities and creative movement for kids. We will play
Classes include elements of gymnastics, body weight
fitness games, create high-energy dances and condi-
movements, running, jumping and more-all geared to-
tioning activities, and provide guided yoga combina-
wards kids! Super fun and engaging!
tions and relaxing meditation techniques in an hour full
Date Activity #
of fun that will leave your child feeling positive and en-
June 25 - July 25 417311-A
ergetic. Included is an official KidsJAM tee shirt! There (Not 7/2 & 7/4)
will be a small performance at the last class. July 30 - Aug. 22 417311-B
Cheer, Tumble & More CrossFit Teens
Tuesdays, July 3 - Aug. 21 (Not 7/10 & 7/24) Ages 12 - 15, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 - 5 pm
Recreation Gym, Instructor: Dotty Martin & Staff $139 (8 sessions), CrossFit Exclamation
Calling all kids that want to have an awesome work- 10 Ray Ave, Instructor: Lori Becker
out while learning how to cheer, tumble and just have
fun! Our staff has created a new fusion of cheerlead- Develop full-body strength, mobility and explosive
ing, gymnastics and fun obstacle courses to create a
unique learning environment. Each week the class will power to give teens the edge! Teens will gain confi-
be a blend of tumble, jumps and fun routines. You don’t
have to be a cheerleader or a gymnast to attend! dence and reduce risk of injury. Classes are suitable
Ages Time Fee Activity # for everyone, athletes and non-athletes, seeking to get
a great workout!
Date Activity #
3 & 4 1:30 - 2:15 pm $83 410101-A June 26 - July 26 417302-A
(Not 7/3 & 7/5)
5 & 6 2:15 - 3:15 pm $89 410101-B
6 - 11 3:15 - 4:30 pm $95 410101-C July 31 - Aug. 23 417302-B
Anaphylaxis / EpiPen (Auto-Injector) Policy
The Burlington Parks and Recreation (BPRD) staff seeks to provide a safe environment for staff and participants
who are at risk of severe allergic reactions. The BPRD staff is trained in the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and
the administration of EpiPens. The staff will ensure that anyone suffering a severe allergic reaction will be treated
appropriately and enabled to access emergency services promptly.
Parent or legal guardian is required to fill out an Authorization to Administer Medication form for each participant re-
quiring an EpiPen. Additionally an Action Plan must be completed by the participant’s physician. The original will be
kept in the office and a copy will be given to the supervisor of the program the participant is attending. EpiPen must
be in a clearly marked bag with participants name on it and the medication should be in its original container with
the pharmacy label, which shows the date of filling, pharmacy name and address, the filling pharmacist’s initials,
the serial number of the prescription, the name of the patient, name of prescribing practitioner, name of prescribed
medication, directions for use and cautionary statements, if any, contained in such a prescription or required by law.
The EpiPen should be stored in a cooled lunch bag / container and given to the program director upon arrival at the
program. The EpiPen will be kept in a designated area on site.
• The Parks and Recreation Department will not administer epinephrine unless and until a fully completed Autho-
rization Form and Action Plan is provided, regardless of whether or not an EpiPen is provided in advance by or
on behalf of the parent/guardian.
• The program director is responsible for making sure all staff are aware of the location of EpiPen
• The designated EpiPen location should be kept out of reach of program participants
Park Place Park Place Field Trip - Mel’s Funway
Grades K - 5 (grade completed), Monday - Friday Grades K - 5 (grade completed) must be enrolled
July 2 - Aug. 10 (Not 7/4), 8:30 am - 4:30 pm in Parks Place, Wednesday, July 25, Departing at
Regan Playground, Rahanis Playground
9:30 am from Pine Glen School, $25
Wildmere/Veterans Playground, and Wildwood Activity #: 400573-A
Park (Rain Day Location: BHS)
Join us as we venture to Mel’s Funway Park! Fee
Take a “chance” and find out why the Park Place includes transportaion and a fun-pack including one
program has a Monopoly on fun and excitement. Our go-kart ride, one round of mini golf, a small bucke tof
staff will offer imaginative activities and special events balls at the driving range, one game of laser tag, one
as well as traditional games, sports, and arts and crafts. game of laser maze and 4 tokens for the batting cage.
Park Place is still free of charge (best bargain in town). Participants will need to bring lunch and spending
money for the day. Rahanis Playground will be open
Once again this year, each participant must carry for children not participating in the field trip. Regan,
a Park Pass with them each day. Park passes are Wildwood and Wildmere will be closed for the day.
available at each park. Park Place is available for
Burlington residents only. Each participant will be
allowed to bring a guest up to 5 times during the
Staff members are responsible for children only when Filmmaking
they are participating in park activities. Parks do not
have indoor facilities and may close suddenly because Ages 9 - 14, Monday - Friday, Aug. 20 - 24
of weather or other reasons. Additional guidelines are 9 am - 3 pm, $300, Function Room 2, Instructor:
available to parents at each park. Participants should Filmmakers Collaborative, Activity #: 458701-A
bring peanut-free lunches. In this class, students can bring their creative ideas to
fruition in a fun, collaborative and exciting environment.
Wildmere and Veterans Playground will be sharing a Students will learn skills in scriptwriting, storyboard
director once again. Wildmere is open on Mondays, sketching, character development, improvisation, and
Wednesdays and Fridays and Veterans is open on camera skills. The group will write, shoot, and edit a
Tuesdays and Thursdays. film in a genre of their choosing. Students will learn
to edit their films using professional editing software
*Wildwood, Regan and Veterans/Wildmere Park will like Final Cut Pro. All final projects are eligible for
close at Noon on August 10. Rahanis Playground submission into the Boston International Kids Film
will remain open through August 17; park will close Festival in November 2018.
at Noon on August 17.
Bookworms: Reading Comprehension
RULES AND EXPECTATIONS
Your child’s safety is the most important thing for us at Grades 2 - 4 (grade completed), Monday - Friday
Park Place, so we always have rules that we expect Aug 27 - 31, 10 am - 12:30 pm, $135, Ceramics
each child to follow. Some of the most important rules Room, Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum Staff
are: Activity #: 460301-A
1. Always Keep Your Hands to Yourself - pushing,
hitting, or any other violent behavior will not be tolerated Usingthewonderfullyengagingbooksoffamedchildren’s
2. Listen to the Staff Members at all times -- disruptions author Bill Peet, we focus on reading comprehension
ruin the fun for everybody skills such as context clues, literature themes, author’s
3. Stay inside the park -- we NEVER allow children to message, making predictions, activating background
go outside the fences without permission, this is taken knowledge and making connections in order to boost
very seriously student reading levels and promote a love of literature.
4. Respect everybody at the park - this includes Our “Bookworms” also create projects related to a
children, staff members and volunteers...keep Park Bill Peet story of their choice including story maps,
Place fun for everybody! screenplays, autobiographies and monster stories.
Our students invite parents to a “Book Gallery” in the
final class to show off their creations.
Parent/Child Playdate in the Pool Hands-On Electronics
Ages 1 - 5 (w/ parent), Mondays, July 9 - Aug. 27 Grades 3 - 5 (grade completed), Monday - Friday
Noon - 12:45 pm, $30 (8 weeks) August 20 - 24, 9 am - Noon, $140
Goldfish Swim School, 10 B Street, Burlington Ceramics Room, Instructor: Circuit Lab Staff
Activity #: 410800-A Activity #: 457701-A
This is an unstructured, open swim for you and your Tinker with electronics while learning the basics of
child to spend time together getting familiar with water computer programming. We begin by experimenting
in a heated (90 degree) pool! This is a great opportunity with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and
for young kids who may not have had previous step up to projects where our class of young makers will
experience in water or for those in the beginning stages design their own interactive and programmable devices.
of swimming. Practice moving in the water, kicking, Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for
blowing bubbles or even floating! A parent must get in building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for
the pool with their child; only one child per parent. learning about computers and coding) to experiment
with LEDs, resistors, motors, and programming. Each
Circuit Makers 101 class day gives participants the chance to design a
hands-on project with the guidance of skilled instructors.
Grades 1 - 3, Monday - Friday, July 23 - July 27
9am - Noon, $140, Ceramics Room, Instructor: Creative Computing
Circuit Lab Staff, Activity #: 451211-A Grades 6 - 8 (grade completed), Monday - Friday
Let’s get creative with electricity! In this junior version of August 20 - 24, 1 - 4 pm, $140
our Hands-On Electronics class, students will gain ex-
perience with creating their own electronics; designing Ceramics Room, Instructor: Circuit Lab Staff
custom light-up greeting cards, electric games, mazes, Activity #: 457801-A
and even musical instruments. Each class consists of a
circuitry lesson and a hands-on electronics project, us- Get connected as we explore not just how to use
ing components like lights, buzzers, switches, motors, computers, but how to make computers work for
and sensors. Circuit Lab staff will make sure partici- you. We will use the latest tools: Arduino (for building
pants create a project that they can be proud of each interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning
day. Most class days include a take-home project. about computers and coding) to design hands-on
projects ranging from LED light shows to touchless
musical instruments to wearable computers, all in the
name of taking ideas and making them real. Participants
have access to a comprehensive library of parts and
equipment, and experienced instructors who can help
them create the devices of their dreams.
Top Secret Science & Math Scratch Programming
Grades K - 5 (grade completed), Monday - Friday, Grades 3 - 6, Monday - Friday, July 23 - July 27
8:45 am - 2:45 pm, $157, Instructor: Mike Bergen 1 - 4 pm, $140, Ceramics Room, Instructor:
Investigate, discover and explore science areas such Circuit Lab Staff, Activity #: 453801-A
as: chemistry, electricity, physics, light, sound, air and
water. Make and take home up to 10 exciting science Let’s write some code! We will use the Scratch
projects and experience up to 20 different hands-on programming language to create interactive stories,
science experiments each week. All materials and animations, and even custom computer games!
supplies included. There will be a combination of Scratch was developed by MIT, and has a user-friendly
new and old experiments. Each week will feature half interface that provides a fun and intuitive way to design
returning and half new experiments. Please send your custom computer programs. Through their projects in
child with 2 peanut-free snacks, 2 drinks and a lunch. this class, participants will also develop logical thinking
skills and an understanding of how computers work.
Date Location Activity # No previous programming experience is necessary. At
the end of the class, participants can keep copies of
July 16 - 20 Ceramics Room 451901-A their programs to take home or continue developing in
the online Scratch community.
Aug. 13 - 17 Function Room 2 451901-B
Grades K - 4 (grade completed), Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Early drop-off: 7:30 - 8:30 am), Simonds Park, Rain Day Location: Pine Glen School, Director: TBD
Are you looking for a fun environment to send your child this Summer? The fun is always on at Club Simonds!
Spend fun-filled days playing games, making arts and crafts, cooking or performing in a skit. Participants will
go on occasional field trips to the fire station, police station, or locations within walking distance. Daily water
activities may include the wading pool and sprinklers or water games, so don’t forget your bathing suit! Children
should bring a peanut-free lunch, preferably in an insulated cooler or bag. Registration: Once registered,
children will be divided into four equal units by age. In the event of rain, please call the cancellation line or check
our Facebook page after 7 am. If it starts to rain during the day, participants will be inside at the Visco Building.
Dates Activity # Fee Early Drop-Off Fee
July 2 - 6 (Not 7/4) 460001-A $73 460051-A $15
July 9- 13 460001-B $90 460051-B $15
July 16 - 20 460001-C $90 460051-C $15
July 23 - 27 460001-D $90 460051-D
July 30 - Aug. 3 460001-E $90 460051-E
Aug. 6 - 10 460001-F $85 460051-F
*Program ends at Noon on August 10
Simonds Park Wading Pool Beginner/Intermediate Disc Golf
(Pool Pass Required) Ages 7 - 14, Tuesdays, July 10 - 31, 4:30 - 6 pm
Burlington residents are welcome to use the Simonds $40 (4 weeks), Simonds Park
Park wading pool free of charge. In order to prevent
overcrowding and unauthorized use by non-residents, Instructor: Adam Abruzzi, Activity #: 478001-A
Burlington families must obtain a pool pass to gain ad- Disc golf is the fastest growing family sport in the U.S.
mittance to the wading pool throughout the summer. because it provides affordable access to fun, fresh air,
Passes may be obtained at the Parks & Recreation fitness, and fits into any schedule. This class uses fun
Department office. games and exercises to introduce kids to the basics of
the game, including the simple rules of play, primary
Wading Pool Hours: throwing and putting techniques, equipment (disc) nu-
7 days a week, June 22 - August 24 ances, and scoring strategy. All classes take place on
the disc golf course at Simonds Park, and all neces-
June & July 10 am - 8 pm sary equipment is provided.
August 10 am - 7 pm
*Exceptions: Open at Noon every Monday & Roller Hockey
Open Noon - 5pm on Wednesday, July 4
Monday - Thursday, July 16 - 19, 2 - 4 pm
Supervision: A Parks & Recreation Department $35, Simonds Park Basketball Courts
supervisor will be on duty at the pool during hours Director: Paul Ganley, Jr.
of operation. There will NOT be a lifeguard on duty.
Children must be accompanied by adults. Come and learn the basic skills of street hockey and
*Burlington groups wishing to use the wading pool participate in moderately competitive games. A helmet
must get permission in advance, and pay a fee for
a group pass. There will be a $20 replacement fee with full face mask and stick with a plastic blade
for a lost pass.
are required. Roller blades are encouraged but not
required; sneakers can be worn. Please bring a water
bottle. Rain date: Friday, July 20
Grade Completed Activity #
MIDDLE SCHOOL PARKS
Middle School Parks
Grades 5 - 8 (grade completed), Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, $155 (*$135 - week of July 2)
Fox Hill School, Rain Day Location: Fox Hill School, Director: Beth Ganley
Come join us for a fun-filled summer of sports, field trips, games and music. No two days will be alike! Each
week will have new activities, tournaments and trips geared toward middle school aged children. Trips will be
offered each day of the program as described below. The week of August 6 the half day trip will be held on Friday,
with the park closing at the trip’s conclusion on August 10. Staff members are responsible for children only
when they are participating in park activities. After you have registered, you will receive a newsletter specific
for that week which will include dates and times. In case of inclement weather on a trip day, an alternative indoor
trip will be scheduled. Trip schedule is subject to change.
Dates Trips Activity #
July 2 - 6* (Not 7/4) Open Swim, Devereaux Beach, Canobie, MVP 461701-A
July 9 - 13 Open Swim, Singing Beach, Kimball’s, SkyZone, Roller Kingdom 461701-B
July 16 - 20 Open Swim, Cochituate Lake, Six Flags, Museum of Science, Laser Craze 461701-C
July 23 - 27 Open Swim, Salisbury State Park, Hilltop Fun Center, Chunky’s, Duck Tour 461701-D
July 30 - Aug. 3 Open Swim, Devereaux Beach, Water Country, Launch, LaserQuest 461701-E
Aug. 6 - 10 Open Swim, Singing Beach, Canobie, Dave & Busters, Altitude 461701-F
**We must have a minimum of 25 participants for each week. You must register no later than Thursday of the
week prior to the week you are registering for.
\*All children participating in this program are required to have a swim test prior to the start of the pro-
gram (even if they were tested last year). A lifeguard and staff will be available at the Open Swim listed
below for Christian’s Law testing. Please see the Christian’s Law section below for more information.
Christian’s Law requires that we make a determination of each participating minor’s swimming ability at the first
swimming session conducted at a Massachusetts fresh or saltwater beach, in order to identify and classify non-
swimmers and swimmers. Non-swimmers are defined as a program participant who at testing does not meet
criteria for a Red Cross Level 3. (Child must be able to jump into chest deep water from the side, swim front crawl
for 15 yards with face in the water and rhythmic breathing pattern (to front or side), maintain position by treading
or floating for 30 seconds and swim back crawl for 15 yards.) As such, all children participating in the Wilderness
and Middle School Park programs will be required to have a swim test prior to their first swim outing, even if they
were tested last year. This year we will be providing the swim test as part of their program.
Those children that are classified as non-swimmers will
be required to wear a US Coast Guard Certified personal
flotation device (PFD) while swimming. This PFD can ei-
ther be provided by the Parks & Recreation Department
or they may be brought by the child. Our staff will con-
duct a fit test on all non-swimmers to ensure that PFD’s
are properly fitting. Children that have not completed the
swim test will be classified as a non-swimmer. Children
will only need to be swim tested once this summer.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3 pm** (plus overnight campout), $185 (*$150 - week of July 2)
Mary PC Cummings Estate, Rain Day Location: MSMS, Director: Nina Marino
Outdoor Adventure provides activities such as camping, ziplining, white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing
and seashore exploration. Join us for a daily adventure! Each week brings an overnight adventure! Sessions
A, B, D & E will have overnights on Thursday evenings. Session A’s overnight will be held on Thursday, July
5. Session C & F overnights will begin on Wednesday evenings. Participants should bring a peanut-free lunch
and dress for the weather. Most outdoor activities will be held rain or shine. In the event of a severe storm, the
program may be held at an indoor location. Detailed information will be e-mailed to the participants prior to the
start of each session.
Please note: All participants are required to complete a swim test prior to swimming in the program (even
if they were tested last year). Swim tests will be conduted within the program. Please see Christian’s
Law on page 13 for more information.
** Bus will return to Mary PC Cummings Estate at 1:30 pm on the days following overnight campouts; parents
should pick-up at that time.
Dates Grade Weekly Adventures Activity #
July 2 - 6 Rock Climbing, Paddleboarding
(Not 7/4) 7&8 Permigewasset Canoeing Overnight
July 9 - 13 5-8 Rock Climbing, Whale Watch, Horseback Riding 460151-B
White Water Rafting Overnight at Mohawk Trail
July 16 - 20 8 - 10 Rock Climbing, Sky Diving at Sky Venture 460151-C
2-night White Water Rafting Overnight
July 23 - 27 5&6 Rock Climbing, Hike through Lynn Woods, Canoeing 460151-D
AMC Carter Notch Overnight
July 30 - Aug. 3 7&8 Rock Climbing, Tully Trail Day Hike, Sea Kayaking 460151-E
Ziplining Overnight at Mowhawk Trail
Aug. 6 - 10 5&6 Wolf Hollow, Paddleboarding, American Stonehenge 460151-F
Deep Sea Fishing Overnight at Nickerson State Park
Indoor Volunteer Opportunities
The Burlington Parks & Recreation Department has
Ages 5 - 13, Monday - Friday volunteer opportunities for those that have completed
Aug. 6 - 10, 9 am - Noon the eighth grade. If you like working with people,
$174, Boston Rock Gym enjoy recreational opportunities, or have a particular
skill, you may be able to use your talents volunteering
78G Olympia Ave, Woburn at one of our programs or special events. Summer
Instructors: Boston Rock Gym Staff volunteers should apply no later than May 14.
Activity #: 479101-A
Boston Rock Gym has a dedicated group of seasoned
instructors working alongside participants to help
build climbing skills in a supportive and friendly envi-
ronment. Their staff takes care of all the rope man-
agement aspects of climbing so the kids can focus on
climbing and having fun! Please bring a peanut-free
snack and water bottle.
The Therapeutic Recreation Division offers year round specialized programming for individuals of all ages who
have disabilities. Inclusion services are also available for any individual who may have a disability and is looking
to participate in a program with support from an Inclusion Aide. If you have any questions about what type of
program is right for you or your family member, please do not hesitate to contact our Recreation Therapist, Laurel
Rossiter, CTRS at [email protected] or 781-270-1937.
Therapeutic Modified Yoga for Kids & Teens
Horseback Riding Ages 6 - 16 with a disability, Thursdays
July 19 - Sept. 6, $60 (8 weeks)
Ages 3 through adult with
a diagnosis, Ironstone Farm: Function Room 1, Instructor: Karen Pickette
450 Lowell Street, Andover, MA Yoga can be very beneficial for individuals with dis-
In partnership with the Disability Access Commission, abilities and for children with attention deficits and/
we are excited to once again offer this program for thirty or hyperactivity through both the physical postures
minute private sessions. There will be an initial evalua- and breath work. Each yoga pose can be modified or
tion required for all new riders. You will coordinate with adapted to meet the needs of each participant, and
the farm to find a time that is right for your own sched- may be performed with the instructor’s active assis-
ule! Challenge Unlimited is a therapeutic riding pro- tance as needed. Yoga postures can be performed on
gram whose focus is to help each individual achieve the floor or while seated in a chair or wheelchair, and
his/her fullest potential. The movement of the horse help to improve body awareness, self-control, flexibil-
strengthens the development of fine and gross motor ity, strength, and coordination all in a supportive and
skills and provides sensory input. With this premise in accepting environment.
mind, Challenge Unlimited staff develops exercises
and activities to benefit each individual, addressing is- Type of Ability Time Activity #
sues that are not easily addressed in a classroom set-
ting. A separate information packet with the nec- Physical Disability 4:30 - 5:10 pm 490509-A
essary forms will be available upon registration.
Please contact the office for details. Developmental Disability 5:15 - 5:55 pm 490509-B
Dates Fee Activity #
June 25 - Aug. 18 $205 (8 weeks) 493009-A
Aug. 27 - Oct. 27 $215 (9 weeks) 493009-B
Club Simonds: Modified Services
Grades K - 4 (grade completed), Simonds Park, Rain Day Location: Pine Glen School
We welcome you to take advantage of our modified Club Simonds schedule! If your child attends summer en-
richment programs at their school or the regular day is too long or overwhelming, we hope that this new Club
Simonds availability may be helpful in meeting your needs. Please direct all questions and inquiries to Laurel
Rossiter or Kelly Lehman.
Monday - Thursday Friday
Dates 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 1:30 - 4:30 pm Dates 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$45 per week $40 per week $15 per date
*$35 week of July 2 Activity #
*$40 week of July 2
Activity # Activity #
July 2 - 5 (Not 7/4)* 495209-A 495309-A July 6 495409-A
July 9- 12 495209-B 495309-B July 13 495409-B
July 16 - 19 495209-C 495309-C July 20 495409-C
July 23 - 26 495209-D 495309-D July 27 495409-D
July 30 - Aug. 2 495209-E 495309-E Aug. 3 495409-E
Aug. 6 - 9 495209-F 495309-F Aug. 10 495409-F
Summer Inclusion Program
Deadline: May 18
If your child receives special education services in school or requires any accommodations in programs, he/
she may qualify for free support. Our recreation therapist will work with your family to ensure the appropriate
accommodations are being made, and our qualified support staff will work with your child as needed in the
various programs that he/she may attend in order to provide your child with a rewarding and fun experience.
Our recreation therapist, support staff, and program directors will work as a team to adapt activities and/or
equipment, provide behavioral support, and facilitate social interaction so that all children can participate to their
fullest potential. This summer we are moving towards a group inclusion model, and 1:1 support will be
granted only on an as-needed basis, pending assessment by the recreation therapist. Support staff as
well as a sensory friendly indoor space will be available for quiet breaks at Club Simonds.
In order to accommodate with a sufficient number of staff members, the deadline to notify the Parks & Recreation
Department for summer program support is May 18. If the Parks & Recreation Department is not notified by May
18, additional support services cannot be guaranteed. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Summer Inclusion Open House TR Family Connection Event
June 21st at 6 pm Saturday Aug. 11, 3 - 5 pm, $20 per family
Our Therapeutic Recreation division invites you to Recreation Center, Activity #: 405969-A
join them for pizza! If your loved one will be receiving
inclusion support at any point throughout the summer, Bring the family and join us for an afternoon of food and
we invite you and your family to meet our staff and get summer fun! Get to know some of the other families
any questions you may have answered. Once we have you may see in and around our TR programs. Activi-
received the required paperwork for support, we will let ties may include bocce, corn hole, kickball, and more!
you know the location. BBQ food and ice cream included.
T.R.I.B.E. Summer Program Summer Saturdays
Ages 13 - 25, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm Ages 16+ with a disability, Saturdays
$105 per week, Ceramics Room July 7 - Aug. 25 (Not 7/28 & 8/4), 10 am - 2 pm
Formerly known as “Columbus Voyage”, this summer $100 (6 weeks), Recreation Center
program is for teens and young adults with disabilities. Activity #:493809-A
T.R.I.B.E. stands for Therapeutic Recreation Inspires
Belonging and Enjoyment. We welcome and encourage A short and sweet version of our popular Spectacular
people with different abilities to come together and Saturday program to keep us moving over the sum-
experience recreation and leisure activities, both new mer! Yoga, Zumba, outoor games, simple lunches and
and exciting as well as the tried and true favorites. Our local outings will fill our Saturdays with fun!
goal during this program is to provide a highly social
and rewarding summer experience for participants. Out & About
Weekly music therapy groups, swimming, picnics and
bowling are highlighted by a variety of trips and outdoor Adults 18+ with a disability, days and times vary
activities, games, and crafts. Join us for some summer Join us for some fun outings! Twice a month we will en-
fun and find your T.R.I.B.E.! joy an evening out on the town. Activities may include
local theaters, sporting events, going to the movies,
Dates Outings Activity # dining out or themed socials. Sign up for one or all of
the outings that interest you. A separate brochure and
July 30 - Aug. 3 Tubaslide & Aquarium 460439-A registration form will be available. Please contact the
Recreation Office if you would like more information or
Aug. 6 - 10 Canobie & Stone Zoo 460439-B to be added to the mailing list for seasonal information.
Aug. 13 - 17 Kayaking & Kimballs 460439-C
*Note: For new participants, a few mandatory forms are required to be filled out and returned at least one
week prior to the beginning of a program. For Inclusion Services, please fill out the forms just mentioned
as well as an Inclusion Application and allow a minimum of 10 days for services to begin.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Best of Children’s Martial Arts Family Cricket Clinic
Ages 7 - 15, Tuesdays, July 10 - Aug. 28 Sunday, July 15, 5 - 7 pm, No Fee ($10 for non-
3:30 - 4:15 pm, $125 (8 weeks) resident families), Mitre Field, Instructor: United
Steve Nugent’s Institute 207F Cambridge St Cricket League, Activity #: 420004-A
Instructor: Steve Nugent & Staff Join us for a fun cricket outing! Families will play in
Activity #: 481103-A a modified game of cricket, facilitated by the United
Cricket League. The focus of the outing is having fun
Our martial arts program will arm your child with a host while learning bating, bowling, and other skills associ-
of positive mental and physical skills that will help him/ ated with the sport of cricket. Modified equipment is
her in school, at home and in life! As your child will used to ensure safety and fun for all ages.
learn to succeed, you’ll see a new kind of discipline
emerging… the kind that will positively affect all areas Outdoor Rock Climbing
of his or her life. You’ll notice an increased respect for
others, and most importantly, for themselfs. This kind Ages 10+, Saturday, July 28, 9 am - 3 pm, $90
of powerful mind/body connection will make them Red Rocks Conservation, 44B Forest Lane
unstoppable when faced with difficulties in life.
Gloucester, Instructor: Boston Rock Gym Staff
Women’s Self-Defense Activity #: 419104-A
Ages 14+, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2 - 3 pm For both adults and children, this introductory class will
$20, Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F Cambridge St. have participants climbing at Red Rocks in Gloucester;
one of the best climbing locations around. Participants
Instructor: Steve Nugent & Staff will be belayed by instructors on a number of differ-
Activity #: 453703-A ent climbs as they see what climbing on real rock is
like. Instructors will show techniques and help climb-
Learn simple yet effective ways to defend yourself. No ers scale the rocks. All equipment is provided and staff
need to be in shape, this class is designed to work for takes care of all the rope management aspects so par-
anyone. Wear comfortable clothes without zippers. ticipants can focus on climbing and having fun! Trans-
portation is not included.
Adult/Child Disc Golf
Adult Learn to Skate
Ages 7 - 16, Tuesdays, July 10 - 31, 6 - 7:30 pm
$40 (for 2 people, 4 weeks) Ages 16+, Wednesdays, June 27 - Aug. 15
(Not 7/4), 5:30 - 6:20 pm, $124 (7 weeks)
Simonds Park, Instructor: Adam Abruzzi
Activity #: 412704-A Burlington Ice Palace 36 Ray Ave, Instructors:
FMC Ice Sport Staff, Activity #: 482403-A
This class is designed for adult/child pairs to experi-
ence together. They cover the basics of the game, in- Come learn to skate or enhance your skating skills in
cluding the simple rules of play, primary throwing and a comfortable learning environment. Classes include
putting techniques, equipment (disc) nuances, and group instruction and free time and encourage skaters
scoring strategy. All necessary equipment is provided. to learn at their own pace. Skaters are grouped by
age and ability as needed. Helmets are required (bike
helmets are acceptable). Skate rentals are included.
Flex & Stretch Monday Camp Core & More
Wednesdays, July 11 - Sept. 26, 5 - 6 pm 8 - 9 am, July 9 - Sept. 24 (Not 9/3), Recreation
$41 (12 weeks), Recreation Gym Gym Instructor: Judy Landers
Instructor: Alison Gnerre, Activity #: 410173-A Commit to be fit, burn more calories hours after your
This class incorporates the best of Pilates, body workout is done. In this fantastic hour, you will explore
conditioning, and basic stretching. The first 30 minutes and enrich the core of your heart, body and soul with
will be resistance training using free weights, bands, interchangeable cardio, strength, and flexibility training
and tubes. In the next 30 minutes you will complete techniques. Bring your enthusiasm and challenge
a full body stretch to increase flexibility and muscle yourself to a new personal fitness level.
elasticity. This class is moderately paced and safe, yet
effective. Please bring weights, mat, and water. Friday Morning Work Out
Fit Club 8 - 9 am, July 13 - Sept. 28, Recreation Gym
Instructor: Trish Marfione
July - September, $111, Activity #: 418003-A
Fit Club offers an opportunity to pay one discounted fee This class is a great way to start your weekend and get
and attend a number of classes in a variety of Parks & your blood pumping and your oxygen flowing! Join us
Recreation Department fitness programs. The classes for a moderately paced cardiovascular workout. The
that are included in Fit Club are: Boot Camp, Butts & choreographed combos include a little bit of dance, a
Guts, Camp Core & More, Cize-Live, D & T, Flex & little bit of athletics and a lot of fun. It will keep you
Stretch, Friday Morning Workouts, Full Body Workout, moving to burn fat and calories. We’ll finish up with
HIIT, Muscle Madness, Sculpt & Core, Stability Ball, core work and a delightful total body stretch.
and Total Body Conditioning. Fit Club members may
also select one Pound class and two Zumba classes. Day Fee Activity #
When registering please fill out a Fit Club form indicating
what classes you will be attending. Mondays $33 (11 weeks) 410043-A
Fridays $35 (12 weeks) 410043-B
Both $58 ($10 savings) 410043-C
D&T Butts and Guts
Tuesdays, July 10 - Sept. 25, 5 - 6 pm 5:30 - 6:30 am, $35 (12 weeks)
$41 (12 weeks), Recreation Gym Recreation Gym, Instructor: Julie Conley
This class will transform your shape and rev up
Instructor: Lauren Mattson, Activity #: 432203-A your metabolism for the entire day. There is heavy
D & T combines easy to follow aerobic and non-aerobic concentration in the stubborn areas of the abdominals
power moves with light weight work to help tone mus- and glutes with something different every class. Please
cles, all set to a variety of music. Songs will alternate bring a mat, water, sneakers, and a set of hand weights.
between aerobic and strength moves meant to target
several muscle groups at once. Light hand weights Day Dates Activity #
(about 2-5 lbs) are optional. Move to the music, tone
and have fun! Tuesdays July 10 - Sept. 25 414303-A
Thursdays July 12 - Sept. 27 414303-B
Cize-Live Boot Camp
Wednesdays, July 11 - Sept. 26, 6 - 7 pm Wednesdays, July 11 - Sept. 26, 5:30 - 6:30 am
$41 (12 weeks), Recreation Gym $53 (12 weeks), Recreation Gym
Instructor: Julie Conley, 411133-A
Instructor: Erica Dooley, Activity #: 432803-A
Cize-Live is professional dance for everyday people. Looking to ramp up your work-out? Try this high-energy
Learn the hottest professional-choreographed dance cardio class. We’ll do a combination of drills, foot work,
routines, step by step. From your first class, you’ll be jump rope, and running all with a military flare. Hand
bustin’ out moves you can take anywhere! It’s so fun, weights may be used on occasion. In addition, bring
you’ll forget you’re actually working out! water, mat, and sneakers for indoor and outdoor use.
$41 (12 weeks), Recreation Gym
Spice up your exercise program with Zumba! Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves
to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do. This class will be an absolute blast
in one exhilarating hour of calorie-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, body-energizing movements meant
to engage and captivate for life. Zumba has spread like wild-fire, and has positioned itself as the single most
influential movement in the industry of fitness.
Day Dates Time Instructor Activity #
Tuesdays July 10 - Sept. 25 6 - 7 pm Tisha Wilson 416403-A
7 - 8 pm 416403-B
Wednesdays July 11 - Sept. 26 11 am - Noon Jillian Anderson 416403-C
Thursdays July 12 - Sept. 27 7 - 8 pm Marcia Nguyen 416403-D
Saturdays July 14 - Sept. 29 7:55 - 8:55 am Sarah Hamilton 416403-E
Sundays July 8 - Sept. 30 (Not 7/15) 8 - 9 am Lauren Mattson 416403-F
Recreation Gym, Instructor: Tisha Wilson (Thurs.) & Julie Conley (Mon. & Fri.)
Pound is a full-body, cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The
workout fuses cardio, pilates, isometric movements, and plyometric poses. You can burn between 400 - 900
calories per class. Strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer
physique - all while rocking out to your favorite music.
Day Dates Time Fee Activity #
Mondays July 9 - Sept. 24 (Not 9/3) 7 - 7:45 pm $38 (11 weeks) 419303-A
Thursdays July 12 - Sept. 27 5 - 5:45 pm $41 (12 weeks) 419303-B
Fridays July 13 - Sept. 28 5:30 - 6:15 am $41 (12 weeks) 419303-C
30 Minute Kickboxing Tai Chi on the Common
Wednesdays, July 11 - Aug. 29, 7:15 - 7:45 pm Saturdays, July 14 - Aug. 25 (Not 8/4)
$101 (8 weeks), Steve Nugent’s Institute, 207F No Fee ($10 for non-residents), 6 weeks
Cambridge St, Instructor: Steve Nugent & Staff Town Common Instructor: James Regan
If you are looking for something to reduce stress and
Activity #: 411413-A
This 10 round fitness class includes kickboxing, heavy enjoy the outdoors, consider Tai Chi! Tai Chi is a gentle
bags, weights, treadmills, elliptical, stretching, jump
rope, speed bags and dozens of other challenges, so form of exercise with self-paced combination of poses.
your routine is never boring. Build stamina, improve
coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you Bring water and listen to your body. You must wear flat,
build lean muscle with this fun, challenging workout.
well fitting shoes. Class is canceled if it is raining.
Full Body Workout
Time Activity #
Thursdays, July 12 - Sept. 27, 7 - 8 am
$35 (12 weeks), Recreation Gym, Instructor: 7 - 8 am 405803-A
Lynette Luschenat, Activity #: 416813-A 8 - 9 am 405803-B
This inclusive, dynamic course is designed to improve
your overall fitness level; including strength and flexibil- Play it safe...
ity. Utilizing ground based exercises you will train your
abs, back, hips and glutes - covering the 28 muscles of Participants must recognize that all classes of a
the core and then some! Please bring a mat. physical nature involve some risk, and by attending
such a class, there is an assumption of risk by
the partcipant. Prior to starting any type of fitness
program, it is best to check with your doctor. For
your own safety, you need to know your limitations.
ADULT FITNESS & YOGA
Beginner Kickboxing Stability Ball
Wednesdays, June 27 - Aug. 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Tuesdays, July 10 - Sept. 25, Noon - 1:00 pm, $53
$133 (8 weeks), MK Boxing, 116 Cummings Park (12 weeks), Recreation Gym, Instructor: Joan
Howard, Activity #: 411903-A
Woburn, Instructors: Mike Knox & Staff
Activity #: 411403-A The unique thing about the stability ball is that it utilizes
the neuromuscular system in a way that no other piece
First and foremost the cardio strength and endurance of equipment can. This class will integrate fundamental
core strengthening with dynamic stretching and toning.
you will receive even after only a couple of weeks of You will experience a total body conditioning workout
like never before. Come try this class and have a ball!
working out are noticeably improved. You will also Please bring a yoga mat and stability ball. The class is
appropriate for all levels of fitness.
learn kickboxing techniques, punching combination,
and discover ways to dodge, avoid, guard and counter
attacks. Both defense and offense skills will be taught.
Gloves can be purchased separately at the gym.
Classical Mat Pilates Sculpt & Core
Tuesdays, July 10 - Sept. 25, 7 - 8 pm Mondays, July 9 - Sept. 24 (Not 9/3)
$53 (12 weeks), Function Room 1 5 - 6 pm, $38 (11 weeks), Recreation Gym
Instructor: Alison Gnerre, Activity #: 413203-A
Instructor: Tonia Egan, Activity #: 419203-A Sculpt and Core is designed to shape and tone the
The six principles of pilates are concentration, control, body without building muscle bulk. Use a variety of
center, flow, precision, & breathing. You will learn the resistance equipment in combination with bodyweight
exercises in the order they were meant to be done, exercises like squats, lunges, planks and push-ups to
and how to do them precisely. You will gain knowledge challenge the muscles. These traditional body sculpt-
about the body, correct posture & control which should ing exercises are easy to learn and put little impact on
be used in your everyday life. Please bring a mat. joints. Please bring a mat and hand weights.
HIIT Muscle Madness Interval Training
Thursdays, July 12 - Sept. 27, 6:15 - 7 pm Mondays, July 9 - Sept. 24 (Not 9/3), 6 - 7 pm
$41 (12 weeks), Recreation Gym $38 (11 weeks), Recreation Gym, Instructor:
Instructor: Nichole Danehy, Activity #: 413313-A Delores Wesley, Activity #: 411503-A
HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training This 60-minute workout challenges all your major mus-
technique in which you give all-out, one hundred cle groups by using the best weight room exercises like
percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, squats, presses, lifts and curls. Also, hi/lo cardio is part
followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. of this workout. Great music, awesome instructor and
This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up your choice of weights inspire you to get the results
and burns more fat in less time. Modifications will be you came for – fast!
given for all levels.
Total Body Conditioning Hatha Yoga for Beginners & Beyond
Wednesdays, July 11 - Sept. 26, 7 - 8 pm Saturdays, July 14 - Sept. 22, 9:05 - 10:35 am, $60
$41 (12 weeks), Recreation Gym (11 weeks), Recreation Gym, Instructor:
Joan Trubiano, Activity #: 411203-A
Instructor: Joie Walsh, Activity #: 410803-A
A whole body workout for those looking to improve This class incorporates four basic yoga principles:
their strength and stamina. A dynamic and energy-
filled cardio/muscle training workout. This routine will centering and relaxation to calm the mind, yoga
help build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in
the legs, abdominals, arms, hips and back. Alternating postures to stretch, strengthen and tone the body,
traditional muscle conditioning with very easy-to-follow
cardiovascular segments for a beginner to intermediate breathing techniques to increase lung capacity, and
interval workout you are sure to enjoy! Fun & effective
fitness for all levels. deepen one’s ability to relax, and meditation practice
as a means to reduce stress and achieve spiritual self
enlightenment. Bring a mat and wear loose comfortable
clothing. This is appropriate for anyone; each person
works at their own pace.
ADULT YOGA & SPORTS
Glow & Flow/Kundalini Yoga for Beginners and Beyond
$65 (12 weeks), Function Room 1, Instructor: Joan Trubiano
In this type of yoga, the experience is most important, not the form. You don’t have to be able to twist yourself like
a pretzel or be in great physical shape. Kundalini yoga works if you can breathe and move your body. Please
bring a yoga mat, towel, or small blanket and water.
Days Date Time Activity #
Thursdays July 12 - Sept. 27 6 - 7:15 pm 411263-A
Sundays July 8 - Sept. 23 6:30 - 7:45 pm 411263-B
Beginner Hatha Yoga
Function Room 1, Instructor: Karen Pickette
This yoga class is for beginners to learn proper, correct alignment and breathing in basic postures. This class
will encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. You
will work on twisting postures, standing positions, and restorative postures. During this series, you will link breath
and movement while understanding the importance of sequencing. Understanding the basics of yoga will help
your overall practice. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and bring a mat.
Level Days Date Time Fee Activity #
2 Mondays July 9 - Sept. 24 (Not 9/3) 5:45 - 6:45 pm $55 (11 weeks) 411213-A
1 Tuesdays July 10 - Sept. 25 6 - 7 pm $59 (12 weeks) 411213-B
Gentle, Relaxing & Restorative Yoga
Function Room 1 Instructor: Karen Pickette
This is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. This class is held at a slower pace and
focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. It is a
class designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind.
Days Date Time Fee Activity #
Mondays July 9 - Sept. 24 (Not 9/3) 4:30 - 5:30 pm $55 (11 weeks) 419903-A
Tuesdays July 10 - Sept. 25 4:45 - 5:45 pm $59 (12 weeks) 419903-B
Yogalates for Beginners & Beyond
Wednesdays, July 11 - Sept. 26, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
$65 (12 weeks), Function Room 1
Instructor: Joan Trubiano, Activity #: 412213-A
Combine the core work of pilates as we move through
multiple, varied and magnificent yoga flows. This
class will strengthen, stretch and tone the entire body. Archery for Adults
Each class includes yogic breathing, relaxation and
meditation techniques that quiet and calm the mind. Fridays, July 13 - Aug. 3, 6:15 - 7:15 pm, $94
(4 weeks), Mary PC Cummings Estate, Instructor:
Gentle Yoga On the Mark Archery Staff, Activity#: 481503-A
Wednesdays, July 11 - Sept. 26, 5 - 6:15 pm Try out traditional recurve archery this spring and see for
$65 (12 weeks), Function Room 1 yourself why one of the world’s oldest sports is making
a comeback! This introductory course emphasizes the
Instructor: Angela Wasson, Activity #: 411223-A fundamentals that lead to success and the importance
Learn to reduce stress and relax through movements, of consistent shooting. Participants will compete
postures, breathing and meditation practices that will individually and in team challenges through a variety of
release tension from the mind as well as the body. games and drills. Everyone enrolled is eligible for the
Classes are slow paced and variations are given for On the Mark Archery Tournament for all students this
different levels of challenge to leave you feeling relaxed October. All equipment is provided.
Introduction to Golf
$184 (5 lessons), Billerica Country Club, 51 Baldwin Rd, Billerica
Instructor: Barrie Bruce, PGA Golf Pro
Our Intro to Golf program is designed for the new-to-the-game golfer with little (or no) golf expereience. Basic
fundamentals of the game are taught in a relaxed, stress-free clinic setting. Program consists of five one-hour
lessons, spaced one week apart. Equipment and practice balls will be provided as needed. All you need to bring
is “a pair of sneakers and a good attitude”.
Day Dates Time Activity #
Tuesdays July 10 - Aug. 7 6 - 7 pm 480613-A
Wednesdays July 11 - Aug. 8 6 - 7 pm 480613-B
Sundays July 15 - Aug. 12 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 480613-C
Next Step Golf Instruction
7 - 8 pm, $184 (4 lessons), Billerica Country Club, 51 Baldwin Rd, Billerica
Instructor: Barrie Bruce, PGA Golf Pro
This is the perfect ‘next step’ following Intro to Golf or Intro to Playing on the Golf Course, or for golfers with some
course experience who need a skills refresher. The program consists of four lessons, spaced a week apart, each
with a focus on a specific skill. Class size is limited to a 4:1 student to teacher ratio. Each skill is presented in
depth with more individualized teaching.
Days Dates Activity #
Saturdays July 7 - 28 480614-A
Wednesdays July 25 - Aug. 15 480614-B
Introduction to Playing on the Golf Course
6:30 - 7:30 pm, $165 (4 lessons), Billerica Country Club, 51 Baldwin Rd, Billerica
Instructor: Barrie Bruce, PGA Golf Pro
Are you hesitant to get out on the course and play? Have you only swung a club on the practice range? This
program will address your concerns and give you the confidence to get out on the course! First lesson is a basic
orientation of golf course fundamentals with a visit to the 1st tee and Pro Shop; the next 3 lessons will have you
playing up to 3 holes on the course with an instructor. You will learn basic rules, course ettiquette, pace of play
techniques and club selection. After this program, you’ll be ready to join our non-competitive leagues and to
enter our low-key BBGS Sunday tournaments. Participants must have completed Intro to Golf.
Days Dates Activity #
Sunday & 3 Wednesdays July 8, 11, 18 & 25 480603-A
Sunday & 3 Fridays Aug. 19, 24, 31 & Sept. 7 480603-B
Wednesdays, June 27 - Aug. 29 (Not 7/4), 8 – 10 pm,
$32 (9 weeks), Recreation Gym, Activity #:481933-A
Moderately competitive pick-up basketball games
for adults who live or work in Burlington. Locker and
shower facilities are provided. Players should bring a Badminton
light and dark colored shirt each evening.
Tuesdays, June 26 - Aug. 28, 8:15 - 10:15 pm, $35
Volleyball (10 weeks), Recreation Gym, Activity #: 488103-A
Mondays, July 2 - Aug. 27, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, $32 (9 Whether you are an amateur or an expert badminton
player, this program allows badminton players
weeks), Recreation Gym, Activity #: 480703-A an opportunity to play friendly “pick-up” games!
Participants are required to bring their own racquets.
Enjoy the friendly competition of “pick-up” volleyball
games. Please wear sneakers. 22
Cartooning for Beginners Pickleball
Wednesday, June 27, 6 - 8 pm, $25, COA Activity $5 drop-in fee, Recreation Gym
Room 207, Instructor: Mark Brennan Pickleball is a sport growing in popularity. Roll up the
Activity #: 445903-A joy of playing tennis and badminton, toss in a wiffle-like
ball and you’ve got Pickleball! Please stop by the of-
Cartoons are GREAT, and you can learn how to draw fice on the way to the gym to pay your drop-in fee.
them! Join us for this 2-hour intro to cartooning to learn
some of the simple rules of drawing cartoon faces, fig- Dates Time Level
ures, anmials and much more. It’s fun and easy.
Mon., July 2 - Aug. 27 2:30 - 3:30 pm Experienced
(not 7/9 & 7/23) 3:30 - 4:30 pm Beginner
Fridays, July 13 - Sept. 28, 9:15 - 10:15 am
$35 (12 weeks), Recreation Gym Wed., July 18 - Aug. 29 2:30 - 4:30 pm Experienced
Instructor: Trish Marfione, Activity #: 411807-A
Exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic and
healthy as you get older. This class is for those 55+
who want to age well, live life to the fullest and have fun
while strength training, balancing, moving and stretch-
ing. Bring a mat, sneakers, comfortable clothing and
hand weights. Other fun equipment will be provided.
Ages 50+, $29 (12 weeks), Instructor: Mary Ellen Reardon (Tues. & Sat.) & Paula Rayworth (Wed.)
Zumba Gold was designed for the active, older adult, the true beginner, and/or people who are not used to ex-
ercising. Zumba Gold is done at a much lower intensity. The same Latin styles of music and dance are used
and just as fun as the regular Zumba classes. Zumba Gold strives to improve balance, strength, flexibility and
most importantly, the heart. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Enjoy the Latin and other international
rhythms. Dance yourself into fitness with Zumba Gold!
Day Dates Time Location Activity #
Tuesdays July 10 - Sept. 25 10:50 - 11:50 am Recreation Gym 416407-A
Noon - 1 pm Murray Kelly Wing 416407-B
Wednesdays July 11 - Sept. 26 8:30 - 9:30 am Recreation Gym 416407-C
Saturdays July 14 - Sept. 29 10 - 11 am Murray Kelly Wing 416407-D
Club 55+ was organized in 2004 for active Burlington residents 55 and older. The purpose is to keep the body
and mind occupied. All activities stress the concept of enjoying what you’re doing. It is a no pressure atmosphere
and the need to be skilled at the game does not apply. What is important is that you enjoy the game. We have a
logo, a coordinator and active directors conducting the sports club for active seniors. Our motto is you pay when
you play. Many activities have no fee. We have the full support of the Parks & Recreation Department. Please
call the Parks & Recreation Department to register and become a Club 55+ member or ask for more information.
They can be reached at 781-270-1695.
Activity Day Dates Time Meeting Location
Golf* Tuesdays April - Sept. 8 am King Rail Reserve, Lynnfield
Bocce Wednesdays April - Sept. 9 am Parks & Recreation Department
Sr. Sing Along Wednesdays Ongoing 1:15 pm Parks & Recreation Department
Tennis Thursdays April - Sept. 9 am Rahanis Playground
Whist Mon. - Fri. Ongoing 10 am Senior Center Card Room
*There is a small fee for this program.
Children’s Shows 2018 Summer Concerts
Sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department Tuesday Nights on the Town Common
through a generous donation from the Simonds Trust. Concerts begin at 6:30 pm
Monday, June 25, 6:30 pm at the Town Common Tuesday, June 19
Malik the Magician Full Turn Band (Classic Rock)
Thursday, June 28, 1:00 pm at Simonds Park Tuesday, June 26
Animal Adventures Master Program Rico Barr & the Jump Jive Review (Swing)
Monday, July 2, 6:30 pm at the Town Common Sponsored by Burlington Rotary Club
Tom “T-Bone” Stankus - Musician
Monday, July 9, 6:30 pm at the Town Common Tuesday, July 3
Andrew Gentzow - Musician Cactus Gang (Country)
Thursday, July 12, 1:00 pm at Simonds Park Tuesday, July 10
Karen K & the Jitterbugs 4EverFab (Beatles Tribute)
Sponsored by Burlington Police Command Union
Monday, July 16, 6:30 pm at the Town Common
Ben Rudnick & Friends - Musician
Thursday, July 19, 1:00 pm at Simonds Park Tuesday, July 17
Toe Jam Puppet Band - Musician Jumpin Juba (Boogie Rock)
Monday, July 23, 6:30 pm at the Town Common Tuesday, July 24
Les Julian - Musician Stoney’s Wicked Din
Sponsored by the Sullivan Family
Thursday, July 26, 1:00 pm at Simonds Park
Johnny the K - Musician
Monday, July 30, 6:30 pm at the Town Common Tuesday, July 31
Vanessa Trien & the Jumping Monkeys Throwback to the 60’s
Thursday, August 2, 1:00 pm at Simonds Park Tuesday, August 7
Mr. Aaron - Musician Club Soda Band
Sponsored by Cambridge Savings Bank
Monday, August 6, 6:30 pm at the Town Common
Reptiles Rock - Rainforest Reptile Show
Thursday, August 9, 1:00 pm at Simonds Park Performers are subject to change. Please look for
Science Magic! - Boston Museum of Science up-to-date information in June!
Performers are subject to change. Policies For Town Common Events
Please look for up-to-date information in June!
Family Movies on the Common Please park only in areas designated for parking.
Parking is allowed in marked spaces on the Town
Wednesday Nights on the Town Common Hall side of Center Street. Police will enforce “no
June 20, 27 parking” on the Town Common side of Center Street.
July 11, 18, 25 Safety Considerations
August 1, 8 For the safety of people attending events at the Town
Common, the Parks & Recreation Department asks
Rain Dates: August 15 & 22 that there be no rollerblading, bike riding, or skate
All ages, movies start at dusk. In the event of rain, boarding at Town Common events. Also, people
we will postpone the movie to the first available rain should not bring dogs or other pets to the Common
date. Please call the Parks & Recreation Department during events.
cancellation line or check out our Facebook page for
up-to-date cancellation information.
All ages, Saturday, August 4 (Rain date: August 5), Town Common
Residents of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun-filled, action-packed day at Celebrate Burlington. Everyone can
enjoy games of chance, do some clowning around, or test their sports skills.
Carnival on the Car Show Concert on the Fireworks!
Common 5 - 7 pm 9 pm
11 am – 4 pm 7 – 9 pm
Family Fishing Festival Great American Campout
All Ages, Saturday, May 19, $25 (per family) June 23 - 24, 5 pm, No Fee, Simonds Park
10 am - 1 pm (rain or shine), Mill Pond Reservoir Activity #: 405833-A
Activity #: 305011-A Join us at Simonds Park as we participate in The Great
Burlington’s 24th Annual Fishing Festival will be co- American Campout 2018! We will be joining thou-
sponsored this year by MassWildlife! Join us for a sands of people across the nation as they take part in
day of BBQ’ing and fishing fun! There will be a raffle, this annual event that provides a fun-filled evening for
instructional demonstrations, and catch-of-the-day all generations to get outside and connect with nature.
competitions! Festival is catch and release only. Join us for some backyard games, dinner, a movie and
You may bring your own fishing equipment or use much more! We ask that you bring your own tent. If
equipment which will be provided. Fishing licenses you do not have a tent, but would like to participate,
are not required for the festival. Please be sure to please contact the Parks & Recreation Department.
pre-register! This event is for Burlington residents only and pre-
registration for this event is required.
Burlington Summer Slam
Ice Palace Day
Sunday, June 3, 2 - 6 pm, No Fee
($10 for non-resident pairs), Simonds Park Friday, August 17, 2 - 5 pm, Burlington Ice Palace
Need a break from the summer heat? Come cool down
Activity #: 300593-A with us at the Burlington Ice Palace! There will be and
We will be hosting an adult/child disc golf tournament open skate, games and activities. Skates are available
at our renowned 18 hole disc golf course at Simonds for rental.
Park. Adult/child pairs will compete against other duos
in this 18 hole, 2 round, tournament. Field games will Community Gardens
include longest drive and best in putting. All abilities
are welcome! Staff will be on hand to help guide any May - October, Francis Wyman School
new players who are unfamiliar with the sport. All who Do you enjoy growing things but lack the space to do
register will receive a disc golf player’s pack. Please so? Community gardening is a wonderful opportunity
only register the adult of the adult/child pair. to meet others with the same interests. Experience
the gratification of producing flowers and food for your
Mountain Bike Rides table. Twenty plots are available for leasing during
the growing season. Two of the plots are designed for
Saturday, June 9, 10 am - 1 pm, No Fee gardeners with physical limitations. Full plots are 200
($10 for non-residents), Landlocked Forest sq. ft. (10’ x 20’) and half plots are 100 sq. ft. (10’ x 10’).
Activity #: 900592-C Plot Fee Activity #
Take a ride through the Landlocked Forest! Guided Full $50 600586-A
rides for both youth and adults by the New England Half $30 600586-B
Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) will be offered.
We plan to meet at the Estabrook School, located at
177 Grove Street in Lexington. The terrain is rocky,
please be sure to bring a mountain bike (straight han-
dlebars and fatter tires for kids). Beginners welcome!
Please be sure to pre-register!
TRIPS & TOURS
All trips & tours listed below are offered in cooperation with Celebration Tours II. Below you will find
some general terms and conditions. For a full list of terms and conditions, see the back of each flyer.
Departures & Arrivals
Listed times are approximate. An exact itinerary will be sent out to you one week prior to trip’s departure with
pick-up/drop-off times and bus location. Passengers will be dropped off at the same location of their departure.
Subsequent drop-offs will be made in reverse order of departure locations listed for each tour.
Health & Mobility Restrictions
All tours may involve considerable walking in variable weather, climbing stairs and getting on and off transporta-
tion vehicles. By making a deposit, the participant certifies that he or she does not have any mental, physical or
other condition or disability that would create a hazard for themselves or for others. Persons with any such dis-
ability or condition must be self-sufficient or must travel with a companion who will provide all needed assistance
and assume total responsibility for their well-being and participation in the events of the tour.
June 24 August 12
A Maine Adventure! Pops by the Sea
$137 per person
$104 per person Activity #: 00969
Activity #: 00959
June 27 - 29 August 14 - 15
A Trip to the Hudson Valley Red Sox vs. Phillies in Philadelphia
$616 per person (double occupancy) $259 per person (double occupancy)
Waiver fee (optional): $59 per person Waiver fee (optional): $59 per person
Activity #: 00960 Activity #: 00965
July 7 August 18
Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard Cabbage Island Clambake
$145 per person $143 per person
Activity #: 00961 Activity #: 00966
July 14 August 25
A Thimble Island Cruise Tanglewood
$209 per person
$117 per person Activity #: 00967
Activity #: 00962
July 29 September 16 - 19
Gloucester Cruise & Rockport Quebec City & Montreal
$793 per person (double occupancy)
$114 per person Waiver fee (optional): $59 per person
Activity #: 00963
Activity #: 00971
August 3 - 5
Saratoga, NY September 16
$573 per person (double occupancy) Geenvale Vineyards
Waiver fee (optional): $59 per person
Activity #: 00957 $105 per person
Activity #: 00970
August 4 September 22
Martha’s Vineyard Adventure to the Big E!
$99 per person $74 per person
Activity #: 00964 Activity #: 00972
For more information and registration forms, please visit our website: www.burlingtonrecreation.org
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Age Requirement Cancellations
If a minimum age is specified for a program listed in Please call the Cancellation Line at (781)270-1695
this brochure, a child must be at least that age on the (option 3), visit our Facebook or Twitter pages when
program starting date. you have any doubt about weather cancellations. In
most instances, the Parks & Recreation Department
Grade Requirement will try to notify participants of a change or program
cancellation by email. Please be advised that some
The grade specified for certain programs refers to the programs may continue to run outside in inclement and/
school grade the child is in during the 2017 - 18 school or adverse weather conditions. Recreation programs
year. may run even if the Burlington Schools cancel school
and/or afternoon activities.
If your child is 5 years old or younger and you are
registering for a Recreation Department program for The Parks & Recreation Department will attempt to
the first time, please enclose a copy of your child’s birth make up cancelled classes, but we cannot guarantee
certificate. that all classes will be made up.
Refund Guidelines Facility Rental
1. If you decide to cancel a registration, please notify the Burlington’s Recreation Center at the Center for Human
Parks & Recreation Department as soon as possible Services is available to rent on a space-available basis.
prior to the program starting date. Facilities at the Center include meeting rooms, function
rooms and a gymnasium. Sorry, the Center is not
2. If you give sufficient notice of cancellation, the Parks available for private functions. For further information,
& Recreation Department may be able to give you a please contact the office.
full or partial refund. There will be a $10 processing
charge for all refunds given. Please inquire about a Serving People with Disabilities
refund at the time you cancel your registration.
We are committed to providing recreational
3. If you cancel your registration for a program for which opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities. If
the Parks & Recreation Department has paid deposits, you or a family member needs accommodations to
purchased equipment or incurred other expenses on participate in the Town’s recreation activities, please
your behalf; your refund, if any, will be reduced by the contact our Recreation Therapist, Laurel Rossiter,
amount of the expenses incurred. CTRS at 781-270-1937.
4. Refunds take 2 - 4 weeks to process. If payment Discounted Tickets Are Available!
was made by check or cash, a check from the Town
will be mailed. If paid by credit card, your credit card Amusement Parks
will be refunded. If you have an outstanding balance, Six Flags - $38, a savings of over $25!
the refund will be automatically applied to the balance. Water Country - $34, a savings of $9!
Canobie Lake Park - $33, a savings of $6!
Financial assistance is available! Contact the Parks & AMC Theatre Movie Tickets: $10.50*
Recreation Department for more information.
Showcase Cinema Tickets: $9.00
*AMC tickets have additional restrictions and
Non-residents may register for programs beginning surcharges, please call the theater prior to purchasing
three weeks after resident registration begins. At the your tickets. The Burlington Parks and Recreation
Director of Parks and Recreation’s discretion, some Department office staff do not have information on
programs or events may only be open to Burlington specific movies and restrictions.
residents. There is an additional $10 fee for non-