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Summer 2018

2018_YPR_SUMMER_Brochure

1

Message from the Director

In April of 1979 I was hired by the Board of Selectmen to be the program offerings to a whole new level. A facility like this would
Recreation Director for the Town of York. Fresh out of college they contribute greatly to the quality of life of our residents and I
set me up in a vacant classroom at the middle school and informed encourage community leaders to support that effort. It’s exciting to
me that if I needed funds to run programs I would need to raise think about the future of community parks and recreation in York
them. Little did I know at the time that I would spend my entire and in some ways I envy the opportunity to lead the Department
professional career as York’s Parks and Recreation Director. into the next decade.

It has been an incredible experience and I’m proud of the Our parks and public properties have made great progress.
Department’s accomplishments over the last 39 years. The Parks Over the last few years we completed the Bog Road Recreation
and Recreation Department looks a lot different today than it Complex, built a new Welcome Center and gift shop at Sohier Park,
did back then, fact of the matter is… so do I. The difference is I’m completed the exterior renovation of the Grant House and barn at
approaching the sunset of my career and the Parks and Recreation Goodrich Park and constructed the universal access trail at Mount
Department is ramping up for some very exciting years ahead. Agamenticus. The new Long Sands Bathhouse is under construction
and scheduled to be completed for the upcoming season, and the
As I prepare to retire from my job with the Town I recall a piece I exterior restoration of Cape Neddick Light Station began in early
once read by Jim Collins called “Built to Last”. The article discusses April. These projects are important to the community. Our Parks,
leadership styles and asks if you are a time-teller or clock-builder. A beaches and public properties are key to our tourism industry
time-teller is described as one that manages the company according and it’s important that we maintain and preserve them for future
to his/her personal vision. This person is the reason for the whole generations.
existence of the organization, they guide its sales, services, policies
and all aspects of the business. The York Parks and Recreation Department has been my life’s
work. I have watched the Department grow from its infancy into a
A clock-builder is the manager who creates a team of managers dynamic community program and as I reflect back over the years
that drive the company’s overall direction and day to day activities. I’m confident that together we have made a difference. York is a
While he or she may be the visionary, their vision is more related to special place, we have an exceptional quality of life and I encourage
the overall development of the organization and less on the day to you to enjoy and embrace it.
day activities of the business. The article suggests that clock-builder
type companies have a much better chance of survival in the long Having grown up in a small town in Downeast Maine I am extremely
term, because there is a system of development that does not grateful for the opportunity York has provided me and my family.
depend on one person. I’ve worked with some extraordinary people over the years, I built
my home and raised my family in York and I have grown to love the
The York Parks and Recreation Department is a clock-builder community I live and work in.
organization. I leave behind an experienced and capable staff that
has, and will, continue to strengthen the organization and its service To my family, friends and colleagues, thank you for all of your
to the community. They understand the importance of what we do support over the years and to the residents of York, it has been an
and are well prepared to carry on a tradition of excellence in parks honor and privilege to serve you.
and community programs. I wish them the very best and I leave you
(the residents of York) in good hands. Sincerely,

My successor will have the opportunity to guide this department Michael J. Sullivan
through an exciting era. Committees are hard at work and there is Parks and Recreation Director
talk of a multigenerational community center for York. This would
be a game changer for the community and bring the Department’s

York Parks and Recreation 363-1040


2 A Message from the York Parks and
Recreation Board
Town of York
Summer. When you’ve had a winter like the one
Board of Selectmen we had in York this year, the very sound of the
Liz Blanchard word “summer” makes you smile. We have had
Michael Estes
Todd Frederick, Chair enough of storm surges and astronomical
Robert Palmer high tides, breached seawalls and flooded
Dawn Sevigny Watson, Vice Chair roadways, blizzards and bombogenesis. Now
is the time for new things to begin.
Mailing Address:
186 York Street, York, ME 03909 One of the most significant developments
Tel. (207) 363-1040 in 2018 will be the arrival of a new Director of
Fax (207) 351-2967 York’s Parks and Recreation Department. After
E-mail parks-rec@yorkmaine.org 35+ years as Director, Mike Sullivan is retiring and
Internet www.yorkparksandrec.org handing over the many responsibilities he has so
successfully borne over the years.
Office Location:
200 US Route 1 South, York, Maine It’s a new era for York and for our colleague, Mike Sullivan. The
Grant House at Goodrich Park members of the Parks and Recreation Board wish him great
success in what we know will be a very active retirement. We
Town Manager also thank him for his commitment and for his work on behalf of
Stephen H. Burns the Department of Parks and Recreation over the years.

Administration The new Long Sands Bathhouse rising on Long Beach Avenue is
Michael Sullivan, Parks & Recreation Director the latest in a long series of initiatives that Mike has brought to
Robin Cogger, Assistant Director fruition in York. A full list of his accomplishments would be too
Ryan Coite, Parks Foreman long to include here but the Board, the staff and the community
Ryan Avery, Recreation Supervisor / Nubble Gift Shop Manager know all that he has done; know how much his energy and vision
Erin O’Dea, Administrative Assistant will be missed.
Robin Kerr, Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Coordinator
Pam Lombardi, Youth Enrichment Coordinator Our hope is that Mike might even find time in retirement to
enroll in some of the programs in the brochure you have before
Senior Center Staff you. If you see him in the water, on the beach, on the links or in
Brenda Bracy, Facility Coordinator the parks and fields be sure to thank him for his years of service
Janis Marshall-Colby, Membership Services Coordinator to the Town of York.
Nancy Garfield, Chef
Be sure also to have a healthy and active time this summer in
Senior Center Advisory Board whatever Parks and Recreation programs you choose to enroll in.
Carollyn Anderson There is something here for everyone.
Emily Cambray
Stephanie Guidetti The Parks and Recreation Board:
Jeanette McGrath, Vice Chair Brenda Knapp
Debbie Meyers Ron McAllister, Chair
Bruce Rennie, Chair Mike Modern
Jackie Valentino, Secretary
Are You Interested in Serving on the
Sohier Park Committee Parks and Recreation Board?
Skip Hartwell
Brenda Knapp,Chair If So, We’d Love to Hear From You.
Tony Knox
Evelyn Lipka
Lorraine Moulton
Brian Ross, Vice Chair
Sally MacGorman, Alternate

Summer 2018


3

Registration Information and Program Policies

Registration for all limited programs with a “registration start date” All persons participating in Parks and Recreation Department
will begin on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018. Office hours are between sponsored programs and activities do so at their own risk and
8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. All programs that without recourse to the Town of York, its agents, officers or
are listed as “ongoing” can be registered for now. Please pay close employees.
attention to the deadline dates as you review the programs!
Behavior & Conduct Policy
*Registrations for non-residents will begin on Monday, June 4th.
All Participants in York Parks and Recreation Department programs
You may register on-line at www.yorkparksandrec.org using a credit are expected to behave in a proper and respectful manner. We will
card. Each program session is considered a new class. All individuals not tolerate any hitting, name calling, foul language, destruction
must register for all sessions they wish to participate in. Please of property or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the
remember that you are not automatically registered into additional staff. In accordance with the severity and frequency of behavior,
sessions until your registration is complete, including payment. the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to dismiss
participants from the program. No refund will be given.

You may register by mail or phone any time after Wednesday, May Sportsmanship
30th or you can come into the office and complete a registration
form and make a payment for the activity. The York Parks and Recreation Department sets high standards for
Good Sportsmanship! We encourage coaches, players and fans
Refund Policy to enthusiastically support their team, recognize the outstanding
performance of opponents, and always exhibit good sportsmanship
We do not send or call with confirmations for our programs. in their words and actions.
Consider yourself or your children enrolled in the program of your
choice when you complete your registration and payment. Your ADA
online registration receipt will show your program details.
We will notify you if the class has been filled, canceled, or changed. If you have a disability or injury and need additional accommodations
The York Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to to participate in any of our programs, please contact our office. It
cancel or consolidate any program that does not meet minimum is recommended that request for accommodation be made prior to
registration numbers. two weeks before a program start date to insure that we can do our
best to provide reasonable accommodation.

If you need to cancel a program, you must notify us no less than one Pictures
week prior to the first class.
We randomly choose pictures of adults and children who
You will receive a full refund if we are notified at least one week in participate in our programs to be printed in our publications or
advance of the program start date. sent out to area papers. Please notify us if you do not wish to have
your picture published.

If the Parks and Recreation Department cancels the program you Scholarships
will receive a full refund.
Stonewall Kitchen and York Community Service Association in
We do not give refunds after the start of the program. conjunction with the York Parks and Recreation Department and
York Hospital offers a scholarship program for children in need.
We would like all program participants to be advised that the York These scholarships are available to serve our core programs and
School Department has priority over all school facilities. This, on do not include special events. Families needing assistance should
occasion, may cause recreation programs to be canceled. We will pick up a scholarship application at the Parks and Recreation
make every effort to avoid this, however, should it occur, we will office. Proof of residency is required at the time of application.
do our best to notify program participants in advance. All canceled All requests are confidential. No child in our community is ever
programs will be rescheduled if possible. turned away from participating in our core programs; however, in
recent years our scholarship program has tripled. If you would like
Non-residents are subject to an adjustment of fees. to help support our Scholarship efforts by making a contribution,
please contact the office at 363-1040.

York Parks and Recreation 363-1040


4 community during the summer months, our beaches are visited
by thousands of visitors each year, and we work hard to maintain a
Stay Connected with York Parks safe and pristine natural environment.
and Recreation through our
Monthly E-Newsletter, Social Consisting of mostly seasonal staff, our employees are highly visible
Media and the Web! during the summer months. Our parks crews, custodians and
lifeguards are all here to serve the public and set high standards
Yorks Illustrated Monthly: Be sure to for the care of our parks and beaches. Likewise, we encourage
check our website each month you to treat our public properties with the respect they deserve.
for the most up to date The health and well-being of these natural resources is of utmost
issue of our newsletter, importance and our goal is to protect them for generations to come.
this is where we will post
important information and Beach Information
new programs.
Our lifeguard program begins on June 23rd and runs through
Web: www.yorkparksandrec.org September 3rd. Guards will be on duty every day between 9:30am
and 4:30pm, and will be stationed at Long Sands, Short Sands and
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yorkmaine Harbor Beaches.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/yorkrecreation The restroom facilities at Long Sands and Harbor Beach will be open
daily from late April through October 19th. Short Sands restrooms
Instagram: @yorkparksandrec will be open from mid-April through Columbus Day.

2018 Parks, Beaches and Athletic Fields Resident parking stickers are available in the Clerk’s office at the
York Town Hall. Stickers are $40.00 each and $20.00 each for seniors
The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the (cash or check). They are effective from May 15th through October
operations and maintenance of public buildings and grounds, 15th and are good for York Harbor Beach, Long Sands Beach, Cape
parks, beaches, recreation facilities and school and municipal Neddick Beach, York Beach Ball Field and the Wiggly Bridge.
athletic fields. York has an expansive parks system that extends
from the summit park and conservation lands at Mount The Town of York participates in the Maine Healthy Beaches
Agamenticus to the iconic Nubble Lighthouse. A bustling tourist Program. This is part of a larger statewide effort to insure healthy,
informed opportunities for swimming and other recreational water
activities along the coast of Maine. Our beaches are tested weekly
at various locations in order to provide a standardized quality-
assured monitoring and notification system. For more information
about York’s beaches you may call the Parks and Recreation office or
visit the Maine Healthy Beaches web site at
www.mainehealthybeaches.org.

Summer 2018


Please Obey All Beach Ordinances Prohibiting: 5

• Alcoholic beverages A Message From the
Parks Foreman
• Dogs on the beach between 8:00am and 6:00pm. May 20th
through September 20th York Parks and Recreation Department is
committed to developing and preserving
• Dogs on beaches are required to be on a leash between May parks, open spaces, greenways, trails
20th and September 20th between the hours of 6:00pm systems, athletic fields and cemeteries.
and sunrise. We strive to preserve, enhance, and
protect our public spaces to enrich the
• Between May 20th through September 20th dogs will be quality of life for both present and future generations in a safe and
allowed to be unleashed between sunrise and 8:00am, as secure environment. York offers a unique and diverse park system
long as the dog is under the voice control of its owner or and opportunities are endless for both active and passive recreation.
responsible party. (Owners must carry leashes). Development of well trained, skillful and courteous employees allows
us to provide a high standard of service to the public and allows our
• Playing baseball, football, golf or horseshoes department to respond to the changing needs within our community.
This summer will bring some exciting projects to their conclusion,
• Leaving trash, garbage or waste on the beach and open up some others to their ground-breaking. We are excited
for the opening of the new Long Sands Bathhouse this summer.
• Building fires This new facility will reduce lines, provide a welcoming atmosphere,
will add imperative storage and provide for public greenspace
• Removal of sand or rocks directly on the beach. Be on the lookout for an extensive exterior
restoration project to begin this spring at the Nubble Lighthouse.
• Motor vehicles, horses or ponies Work will continue throughout the summer and fall.
The phrase “Play Every Day” has become a familiar slogan in our
• Bicycles department, however it’s also our job to provide and secure places
for the public to play. The Town of York Parks and Recreation
• Dressing or undressing on the beach or in cars Department is dedicated to creating positive experiences by
providing quality parks, clean facilities and a world of opportunity
Please enjoy our beaches, and when you leave, for York’s citizens and visitors alike. I wish for a fun-filled, warm and
may you only leave your footprints behind. relaxing summer for us all. Winter will be here again, quickly!
Ryan M. Coite
Surfing Parks Foreman

Surfing is prohibited at all public beaches from June 14th to and York Parks and Recreation 363-1040
including Labor Day between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm
except as provided for below.

At Long Sands Beach from June 14th to and including Labor Day
between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm surfing is permitted
within the mixed use zone subject to the following conditions;

(A) A surf leash will be properly engaged at all times when the surf
board is in the water.

(B) Surfers shall maintain a minimum distance of 35’ from any
swimmer.

(C) Surfing is prohibited within the Safe Swim Zone.
Surfing at Short Sands Beach is prohibited at all times and is
controlled by the Ellis Short Sands Park Ordinances.


6 Nubble Light / Sohier Park

How can you help us? Our community has one of the most beautiful lighthouse parks
• Help us keep our beaches clean by minimizing the amount of in the country. The preservation and up-keep of this historic
landmark is extremely important and is largely dependent on
trash you produce and always picking up after your pets. Trash cans community volunteers. Under the watchful eye of the Sohier Park
are conveniently located at every public access point. If a trash can Committee, the Parks and Recreation Department is responsible
is overflowing (we do our very best to keep this from happening), for maintenance and operations at the Park. Funding is primarily
please don’t add to it. Contact us immediately and we will dispatch derived from a small gift shop, which is located in the Welcome
a crew. Center at the park. The Center is open daily from late April
through late October. Please come visit our brand new remodeled
• When visiting one of our parks, fields or beaches you can help us facility that opened in May 2014. Your patronage and donations
by picking up a piece of litter when you leave. have doubled the size of the gift shop and newly remodeled
bathroom facilities.
• Coaches and teams can help us by making sure all trash, water
bottles and clothing is picked up before you leave our athletic fields. All Proceeds go to the upkeep of Sohier Park and Nubble Light
Put goals and benches back to their intended areas. Recognize wear
areas in the turf! Rotate drills so the same area is not being used Nubble Light Volunteer and
constantly. Please don’t practice or play on a field that has standing Ambassadors Program
water, the damage it causes will take months to heal.
Each year the Welcome Center is staffed with friendly, enthusiastic
• Volunteer!! If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty and volunteers eager to greet visitors, answer questions about the park
helping us out, please contact Ryan Coite (Foreman) at 363-1040 or and lighthouse, and promote the “Friends of Nubble Light Program”.
rcoite@yorkmaine.org to sign up for a volunteer work day. Volunteers work one, three-hour shift per week and are a huge part
of the Park’s success. We are looking for more dedicated volunteers
Nubble Light Gift Shop and Restrooms to serve as ambassadors in the park. Ambassadors help visitors with
directions, answer historical questions, take pictures, and provide
HOURS OF OPERATION: maps and brochures to the public. Please email Vice Chair – Brian
Restrooms: End of April – Late October (7 days per week) Ross blross@live.com for more info .

7:00am – 7:00pm Raffles and Donations
Gift Shop: First of May-– Mid October (7 days per week)
We will once again be running the sixth annual “Visit the Nubble”
9:00am-– 7:00pm Raffle. Tickets will be available for $10.00 a piece at the Grant
House and Gift Shop. Tickets are sold 1,000 at a time and one lucky
Find Us on Social Media and the Web winner will be picked from each set of 1,000 tickets sold. Winners,
and up to four friends, will enjoy four hours on the island with
Please visit our website www.NubbleLight.org complimentary lunch. We will work with you on a date that fits
to see our new webcams. your schedule and that of our lightkeeper. All proceeds benefit the
Facebook: www.facebook.com/capeneddick lighthouse, park, and Gift Shop. Tickets on sale May-October.
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nubbleofficial
Instagram: @NubbleLighthouse Donations can always be made at the Gift Shop, from our website or
by sending a check to:

Friends of Nubble
186 York Street
York, ME 03909

Summer 2018


7

Pardon Our Appearance!

For the first time in 30 years, we are excited that the Nubble is
about to undergo a significant facelift to the keeper’s house, tower
and outbuildings. Phase #1 construction will begin in April and end
approximately July 1st. Work will include the replacement of rot
damage, trim, siding, roof and more, followed up with a fresh coat
of paint to the keeper’s house.

Phase #2 is expected to begin shortly thereafter (contingent on the
May vote) and will include restoration and painting to the tower as
well as installation of all new LED Christmas lights to the buildings.
The York Parks and Recreation Department and the Sohier Park
Committee are pleased to say that 100% of the project has been
funded by donations and Gift Shop sales. No tax dollars are being
requested for this major, and much needed overhaul.

Due to these renovations and bringing down the Christmas lights
for this project, there will NOT be a Christmas in July Lighting of the
Nubble this summer. Please plan to join us for our Holiday Lighting
in November when we will showcase the completion of this project
and it’s new LED lights.

We thank you for your patience and continued support during these
projects.

York Parks and Recreation 363-1040


8 Commemorative Bench Fundraiser

Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program Honor a friend. Celebrate an event. Preserve your legacy. Can you
envision it? A place to stop, rest, contemplate and take in the scenic
The Mount Agamenticus region is one of York’s vistas or quiet beauty of Mount Agamenticus. Your own lasting gift
prominent attractions and has become a favorite to the community.
destination for enjoying incredible views and
miles of well-marked and maintained trails. A limited number of resting areas have been installed along the new
1-mile Big A Universal Access Trail, creating a unique opportunity to
Mount A is also an important resource for sponsor your own stone bench. Attractive yet rustic stone benches
wildlife habitat and clean water. The three- are durable, fit in well with the summit landscape and will provide
hilled area is home to vernal pool species, rare important resting and observation areas that are sure to enhance
plants and animals and is the heart of five watersheds that provide visitor experiences.
drinking water for southern York County residents.
An optional 2” x 8” bronze plaque with a short inscription can be
State, local and non-profit landowners work together to protect and recessed into the front face of the stone. (Inscriptions will be a
cooperatively manage this land. These landowners make up the Mount maximum of three lines and 18 characters per line, including letters
Agamenticus Steering Committee and include: The Towns of York and and spaces). All language must be pre-approved.
South Berwick, The York Water District, Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries
and Wildlife, Great Works Regional Land Trust, and York Land Trust. Sponsored Big A Benches are $2,500. Other than the cost of the
Together, these partners strive to maintain safe, responsible, and bench, installation and engraving, all proceeds go toward the
enjoyable public access to Mount A’s trail system while conserving the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program; the hub for stewardship
unfragmented forests and biological richness that exists here. formed to create and carry out management plans that sustain
the area’s great diversity of natural resources and recreational
Spend time this summer exploring the Mount Agamenticus Conservation opportunities.
Region and reconnect with the outdoors and this natural treasure.
Contact the Conservation Office to discuss your options and
There is a new trail on top of the Mount A summit that makes exploring the complete an application today. Call 207-361-1102 or email
scenic vistas, rocky outcrops, and resting and wildlife viewing areas possible RKerr@yorkmaine.org
for a wider range of visitors and abilities. The one mile Big A universal
access deck and trail was designed and constructed in accordance with the
principles of universal design and to Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility
Standards (ABAAS). This natural path meets the minimum technical
provisions for tread width, max running slopes, resting intervals, surface
compaction and other requirements.

We hope you get an opportunity to visit Mount A soon, experience
it for yourself, and make your own memorable nature connections!

Summer 2018


Special Events at Mount A! 9

Mount A Challenge 1Mi/5K Run/Walk the region’s ground cover, trails, and water bodies. A small gift shop
with clothing, hats, water bottles, totes and other souvenirs featuring
Hike or run up to 5K for fitness unique Mount A screen prints or embroidered designs are available
for purchase with proceeds benefiting stewardship and outreach
This is an event for all health levels to enjoy the outdoors and efforts at the mountain. The Learning Lodge is available to rent for
scheduled group visits and meetings. Come, look, and learn!
meet your own fitness goals. Our new Big A Universal Access trail
The Kids’ Corner in the Mount A Learning Lodge
can accommodate all capabilities, while adjoining trails offer even
Did you know that the Kids’ Corner presents arts, crafts, guided
greater challenges. Join us and establish your own personal record! walks, games, and guest speakers at the Mount Agamenticus
Learning Lodge? Did you know that it is a Free, Drop-In Program,
There will be some lucky prize winners. Race amenities include now available on Saturdays, 11am-2pm?

water and fruit. Consider bringing your own picnic lunch to enjoy 2018 is the Kids’ Corner’s 4th Season! It is funded by donations
given by participating families, and The Friends of Mount
at the summit after the awards. Parking is limited. The first 40 to Agamenticus.

register will receive premium parking passes. The first 100 are Volunteer, Denise Johnson, guides families in creating arts & crafts
projects with a healthy dash of kid-relatable science. Guests have
guaranteed into event (may have to shuttle). All are guaranteed to included: Melissa Kim, author of the “Wildlife on the Move” book
series, Adam Epstein, WGME meteorologist, Sterling Chase, Native
Get Fit! American Drummer, David McCarthy of the Appalachian Mt Club,
and the Center for Wildlife Ambassadors – human and non-human.
REGISTRATION: Ongoing through September 13th
Follow the Kids Corner on the Mount Agamenticus Conservation
Online or in-person registration available at the Region FaceBook page, where updates are posted announcing the
agenda for the weekend.
Parks and Recreation Office

COST: 5K $15.00 per individual / $35.00 per family (up to 4)

1 Mile $10.00 per individual / $20.00 per family (up to 4)

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 13th

LOCATION: Mount Agamenticus Summit

DATE: Saturday, September 15th

TIMES: 5K starts at 10:00 a.m.; 1Mi starts at 10:30 a.m.;

Awards/Raffle winners announced at 11:30 a.m.

Stay tuned for information about the after party at SOME Brewery!
Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. More
information and the course map will be available at agamenticus.org

Summit Camp Out

Coming this fall! Be on the look-out for details regarding our first
ever family camp out on Mt. A. This will be a unique opportunity to
experience the summit as part of an overnight camp out. Attention
will be given to having fun, conservation, low impact use and so
much more.

Summit Learning Lodge

The Mount Agamenticus Learning Lodge is open for visitation on
weekends starting Memorial Day weekend from 11am-3pm. It will
continue this schedule through Columbus Day weekend. Inside you
will find a variety of educational activities and displays for all ages.
There are touch tables with replica animal tracks and scat, animal
pelts and skulls, and games relating to native plants and wildlife.
There is also a wonderful 3D topographical map model that depicts

York Parks and Recreation 363-1040


10 workshop follows. Program is open to all ages; parental guidance re-
quired for bat box building. Your donation of $7/person makes this
Self-guided StoryWalkTM program possible. Additional $20 fee for bat box building project.

The StoryWalkTM program combines the benefits of physical activity, Summer Stroll and Simple Tree ID
time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children’s
books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational path or Saturday, August 11th, 9:00am-12:00pm
hiking trail. Discover this spring’s feature: The Dandelion Seed by Learn the common names of popular tree species on a gentle stroll
Joseph Anthony and illustrated by Cris Arbo. Then be sure to check following the new Big A and Ring trails. We will take a second look
back this summer for Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward, at leaf evidence, bark, buds, seeds, and more to assist in identifi-
with illustrations by Jamichael Henterley. Start the StoryWalkTM at cation. The Center for Wildlife will be joining us for a live animal
the Mountain Road base parking area and then follow the pages demonstration, including their resident porcupine ambassador,
along the Ring trail to the west and Witch Hazel trail to the summit. Henry! Come and learn about Henry’s favorite foods like black birch,
oak, hemlock, maple, and of course acorns! Program and walk open
Agamenticus Adventures and Guided Programs to all ages; may break walk into two levels based on signups. Your
with our Partners the Center for Wildlife donation of $7/person makes this program possible.

Enjoy one or a series of programs and hikes. Learn more about local Program registration required.
wildlife, behavior and habitats. Explore different trails and discover Email kbrodeur@thecenterforwildlife.org to register!
the magic of Mount A for yourself.
Looking for More?
Breakfast with Birds
You can find information about these
Saturday, May 19th, 9:00am-11:30am and additional guided hikes and programs through a
Shed that winter jacket, feel the warmth of the sun, smell the co-sponsored partnership: Gateway to Maine: Outside.
emerging flowers, watch those critters scurry and listen to their The G2MO effort encourages people to enjoy the natural
calls. Join educators and animal ambassadors from the Center for beauty and health benefits of connecting with nature in
Wildlife for a casual outdoor breakfast on the summit to learn about
local wildlife including native birds and how to identify them in the southern Maine. Visit the new
wild. Then, test your new skills on a hike around the trails at Mount website: gateway2maineoutside.org for more information.
Agamenticus as we search for birds and other indicators of the
changing season. Finish up your morning with a trip to the Center Get Involved and Help Make a Difference
for Wildlife and a behind the scenes tour of the baby bird room!
Open to all ages, moderate hike. Your donation of $7/person makes
programs like this possible.

Wetland Walk

Saturday, June 9th, 10:00am-12pm
The Mount A region has the highest concentration of vernal pools in
the state and is home to three threatened and endangered species.
Join us and the Center for Wildlife with live turtle ambassadors to
learn about seasonal life cycles, critical habitats, and the difference
between facultative and obligate species. Then hike to nearby vernal
pools, ephemeral streams, and wetlands. Open to all ages, moder-
ate hike. Your donation of $7/person makes this program possible.

Bat Brigade

Saturday, July 14th, 10:00am-12:00pm
We have some amazing flying mammals that are skilled insect com-
batants. Learn more about this native and natural mosquito control
and their struggle with White-Nose Syndrome. Come meet one of
the CFW’s bat ambassadors! Optional backyard bat box building

Summer 2018


More than 40,000 individuals, families, summer camps, and school 11
groups come to the mountain each year to enjoy the summit and
trails for picnicking, hawk watching, hiking, trail running, mountain Become a Learning Lodge Docent
biking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and other uses.
Volunteers are needed to greet weekend visitors as they explore
Seasonal trail crews and volunteers work hard to maintain the area’s the Learning Lodge, answer questions, recommend trail routes, and
extensive recreational trail system that is open for public use. But help to explain our current work and conservation goals. Please
there is still much more to do! contact us for more information and apply today!

Join Us on a Community Work Day More Opportunities to Help!

Upcoming 2018 Dates: May 19th, June 2nd (National Trails Day), • Become a Hawk Watcher and help document the annual
July 21st, August 18th, September 15th (Mount A Trail Challenge), migration.
October 13th, and November 3rd
It takes a lot of work to care for these lands each year and we would • Join the Friends of Mount A and come to monthly meetings
love some help from you, your family/friends, or your organization! to plan and advocate for the Mount Agamenticus Conservation
Volunteer work days typically run from 9am to 1pm. We will Program
maintain trails, habitats and facilities and keep Mount A worth
coming back to! Please plan to bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, • Donations and monetary contributions are also always welcome
and water. Tools and training will be provided. To learn more or to and greatly appreciated!
register, contact the Conservation Office at 207-361-1102 or email
dradatz@yorkmaine.org.

National Trails Day Together,
many hands make light work!
Saturday, June 2nd, 9:00am-1:00pm
Join Mount Agamenticus in celebrating American Hiking Society’s Check out the Mount A Website for all scheduled events,
National Trails Day! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the
National Trails System Act. The Mount Agamenticus Conservation opportunities to get involved, and more at:
Program will be participating in this nationwide event with a special
Community Work Day focused on trail maintenance and the re- www.agamenticus.org
launch of the Adopt-a-Trail program! Register by emailing dradatz@
yorkmaine.org. Registration ensures adequate supplies. As with all
Work Days, please plan to bring your own work gloves, sturdy shoes
or boots, and water. Tools and training will be provided.

Adopt-a-Trail

This program is an all-volunteer effort that provides community
members and trail users with an opportunity to become involved
in conserving and maintaining the many miles of multiple use trails
threaded throughout the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region.
Volunteers can help by “adopting” a favorite trail and take part in
its upkeep. Adopters assist the Conservation Crew by monitoring,
maintaining and enhancing trails and trailhead facilities. Volunteers
contribute at their own level and on their own schedule with a
minimum requirement of two trail working days a year.

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Adult Programs

Basketball CPR /AED (Heartsaver) Class

Men’s Over 30 Basketball Adults

Men’s Over 30 Basketball will continue throughout the summer as Heartsaver CPR is for anyone with little to no medical training that

pick-up games with teams chosen nightly. This program is ongoing need a completion card, i.e. daycare providers, teachers, coaches,

throughout the year but will follow a Thursday and Sunday evening camp employees and anyone interested in learning how to help in

schedule for the summer. Program starts at 8:00pm at York Middle an emergency. Course participants will receive a course completion

School, beginning the week of June 11th. card good for 2 years. During this course you will learn how to

STARTS: Ongoing throughout the year – summer schedule recognize an emergency, how to communicate with emergency

goes into effect week of June 11th dispatch, CPR fundamentals and how to assist a choking victim. AED

COST: $4.00 per player per night use will be covered as well. Book included. Appropriate for ages 18

LOCATION: York Middle School Gym and up.

DAYS: Thursday & Sunday (Tuesday will resume in the fall) INSTRUCTOR: Samantha Pannier

TIMES: 8:00pm – 10:00pm REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

STARTS: July 12th

Basketball ENDS: July 12th

Men’s 4 x 4 Summer League COST: $80.00 Resident / $90.00 Non-resident

Back by popular demand! This is a 4 x 4 league for those who are LOCATION: York Middle School – Home Ec. Room

over the age of 18. Games will be played two evenings per week at DAYS: Thursday

the Coastal Ridge Elementary School Gym. Rosters may consist of TIMES: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

4 – 6 players.

STARTS: Week of June 11th Flying Fitness

COST: $200.00 per team AeRial Yoga and Suspended Strength Training

LOCATION: CRES gym Expand and explore Yoga maneuvers with the support of a soft

DAYS: Mondays & Tuesdays aerial fabric hammock. Refine and create traditional and new

TIMES: 7:00pm & 8:00pm postures both in the air and on the ground. The support of the

silky material assists and suspends your body, allowing spinal

decompression, easy inversions and pain relief.

Gain strength as you pull, push and support a percentage of your

body weight. Increase flexibility with the anti-gravity help of the

hammock

Certified, Experienced Trainers know how to guide you in this new

workout

REGISTRATION: Ongoing

STARTS: TBA

ENDS: TBA

COST: $90.00 per 6 week session

LOCATION: Fitness Options, 180 Woodbridge Road, York

DAYS: Wednesdays

TIME: 6:45pm

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Adult Beginner Golf Clinics Adult Intermediate/Advanced Clinics

Mondays, June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th Mondays, June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Mondays, September 10th, 17th, 24th & October 1st Mondays , September 10th, 17th, 24th & October 1st

We have, once again, partnered with Cape Neddick Country Club to Our beginner Clinics have become so popular that we have

offer Adults this opportunity to learn, practice and play more golf. This students who are ready to take it to the next level. This

is the perfect clinic for anyone who wants to spend some time, each Intermediate/Advanced clinic is designed for anyone who has

week, fine tuning your skills in preparation for a golf-filled summer or participated in the beginner class or who has a pretty good

fall. Don’t have clubs and not sure if you want to make the investment handle on their game but could benefit from some fine-tuning.

just yet….no problem, they have clubs available to borrow for both Assistant Golf Professional, Jackson Cogger will focus on

righties and lefties. Assistant Golf Professional, Jackson Cogger will improving the core fundamentals of the swing, grip, stance,

focus on the core fundamentals of the swing, grip, stance, posture, posture, alignment, chipping and putting, and will offer specified

alignment, chipping and putting, and will offer specified individual individual instruction to participants as needed. In our opinion,

instruction to participants as needed. In our opinion, the best part of the best part of the clinic will be the on course skills training/

the clinic will be the on course skills training scheduled for the final play incorporated into the day. This is your opportunity to take

week’s session; this is your opportunity to take what you’ve learned what you’ve learned from the putting green and driving range

from the putting green and driving range to the course, to play with immediately to the course, to play with and learn from the staff.

and learn from the staff. There will be two sessions to choose from, There will be two sessions to choose from, one in June and one

one in June and one in September, from 4:00pm – 5:00pm, and will in September, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, and will cost $125.00. The

cost $125.00. The clinic will include all instruction, skills reinforcement, clinic will include all instruction, skill reinforcement, on course

on course skills training, a voucher for one free round of golf including skills training, a lunch voucher, 9 holes of play, and reduced

cart (some restrictions may apply), and reduced “guest of member” “guest of member” rates to play at CNCC the remainder of

rates to play at CNCC the remainder of the season. Space is limited and the season. Space is limited and registration at the Parks and

registration at the Parks and Recreation office is required. Recreation office is required.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

STARTS: June 4th or September 10th STARTS: June 4th and September 10th

ENDS: June 25th or October 1st ENDS: June 25th and October 1st

COST: $125.00 COST: $125.00

INCLUDES: Instruction, one free round of golf including cart INCLUDES: Instruction, lunch voucher, clubs (if needed) and

(an $85.00 value), clubs (if needed) and course time 9 holes of golf.

LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club

DAYS: Mondays DAYS: Mondays

TIMES: 4:00pm – 5:00pm TIMES: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

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Barre – New! H.I.I.T. ( High Intensity Interval Training)

Long Sands Beach Long Sands Beach

Our Barre classes mix elements of Pilates, ballet, yoga and Join us for some HIIT; High Intensity Interval Training on the beach!

functional training. This class is low impact, kind on joints but hard This program is designed to give you a full body workout at each

on muscles with a high calorie burn. Amanda has been training a class! Get your beach body on the beach! Bring water and a towel!

variety of health and fitness classes for 10 years. Her passion is to Amanda has been training a variety of health and fitness classes

help people reach their fitness goals and improve their quality of for 10 years. Her passion is to help people reach their fitness goals

life. This will be her 5th year coaching on the beach. Certifications and improve their quality of life. This will be her 5th year coaching

include Personal Training, Zumba, First Aid and CPR. on the beach and third year specifically teaching HIIT. Certifications

INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Gunter include Personal Training, Zumba, First Aid and CPR.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing Sign up for the whole session (and save!) or drop-in as your

STARTS: July 12th schedule allows.

ENDS: August 30th INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Gunter

COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-Resident REGISTRATION: Ongoing

$10.00 Drop-in / $5.00 youth drop-in with an adult STARTS: Week of July 9th

LOCATION: Long Sands Beach in front of the Bath House ENDS: August 30th

DAYS: Thursday and Saturday COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-resident

TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Thursday $10.00 Adult drop-in

7:30am – 8:30am Saturday $5.00 Youth drop-in with Adult

SPECIAL! Sign up for BARRE, HIIT and ZUMBA sessions and receive LOCATION: Long Sands Beach in front of the Bath House
a deep discount, just $250.00 for all three sessions.
DAYS: Tuesday & Thursday

Note: On-site babysitting available for this class. TIME: 7:30am- 8:30am

SPECIAL! Sign up for BARRE, HIIT and ZUMBA sessions and receive
a deep discount, just $250.00 for all three sessions.

Note: On-site babysitting available for this class.

Karate for Adults – Shaolin Kenpo

The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering karate classes

for Adults, beginning this summer. Martial arts training for adults

is beneficial for physical fitness, mental strength, mental health

and socialization. Seacoast Martial Arts combines traditional and

modern teaching methods making this program motivational and

fun. These classes will be offered Monday and Wednesday evenings

at the York Middle School PE Room, beginning Monday, July 9th and

will run for 8 weeks through Wednesday, August 29th

REGISTRATION: Ongoing every eight weeks

STARTS: Week of July 9th- Dates for Karate are anticipated

with no previous session cancellations.

Please check online to confirm dates

ENDS: August 29th

COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York Middle School Multi-purpose Room

DAYS: Mondays and Wednesdays

TIMES: 6:45pm – 7:45pm

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Kayaking for Adults - With Boost Outdoors Morning Scrunch

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with BOOST Strength + Crunches (working the core) = SCRUNCH!
OUTDOORS to facilitate both our adult and youth kayak programs Scrunch is a full body workout and is flexible to serve the needs of
this summer. BOOST is based out of Exeter, NH and offers tailored varying fitness levels.
outdoor adventure programming and wilderness education for all
group sizes, ages and abilities. Their experienced guides work with This energizing class, held outdoors, combines short (minutes); but
groups, families, recreation departments and individuals to craft effective, non-impact cardio activity interlaced with STRENGTH,
appropriately challenging experiences designed to build and BOOST flexibility and balance. We will also be creating some core
confidence, learning, self-efficiency, well-being, and integrity. commotion!

Recreational Kayaking is said to be the “perfect sport for the not If you want to become stronger, more fit and lean while increasing
so sporty”; you do not need to be a skilled athlete to be a kayaker. your overall confidence level; you will discover that this is not only
It’s an ideal activity for young or old, fit or not. Men and women achievable but enjoyable!
can be athletic equals in a recreational kayak. It’s easy to learn
(most get the knack in just a few minutes) and it is exhilarating and Andy brings an assortment of exercise equipment to keep things
completely relaxing….all at the same time! Kayaking is fun exercise! interesting. Please bring one set of dumbbells and a mat or a
Lots of baby boomers walk for exercise but what most lack is upper beach towel.
body strength and walking doesn’t provide that. The usual cure is
weight and strength training at the gym, but for most that is not REGISTRATION: Ongoing until June 22nd or drop-in
very fun. Kayaking gives you a good upper body work out with
varying intensity levels as controlled by you. You can burn calories STARTS: June 24th
by paddling at a quick pace or unwind with a few easy strokes every
now and then. Kayaking also offers a unique outdoor experience… ENDS: August 24th
you are gliding across the water at eye level with nature! There is
nothing to be intimidated by, your certified guide will provide you COST: $120.00 Resident / $130.00 Non-resident
with an introduction to kayaking and a safety session that will have
you benefitting from, and loving this sport in no time. $10.00 per day, drop-in (cash or check only!)

LOCATION: Short Sands Beach

TIME: 8:15am – 9:00am

DAYS: Wednesday and Friday

This year we are offering three (3), three day sessions. We NOTE: If you are already signed up for Andy’s Beach Yoga class,
encourage you to sign up for as few or as many of the weeks as why not join her for SCRUNCH too? Ask about our discounted rate
you’d like. Due to the number of kayaks available, class size is for both programs.
limited. We encourage any interested paddlers to register early.

REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full

Week #1: July 16th, July 18th, and July 20th

Week #2: July 23rd, July 25th and July 27th

Week #3: August 6th, August 8th and August 10th

COST: $30.00 per session

LOCATION: Strawberry Island, Off Rte.103

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

TIMES: Week #1, 9:30am – 10:30am

(times based on optimal tide)

Week #2, 8:00am – 9:00am

(times based on optimal tide)

Week #3, 8:00am – 9:00am

(times based on optimal tide)

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes, shoes/sandals that can

get wet, life jacket, water bottle

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Pickleball Pickleball Clinic

York & Kittery Whether you are new to the sport or would just like a little extra

If you are not playing Pickleball yet, you are missing out! What is support for your current game, this three week pickleball clinic is

the fastest growing sport in the country right now? You guessed for you. Make plans to join us on Tuesday evenings, July 24th, 31st

it… PICKLEBALL! Pickleball is a racquet sport in which two or four and August 7th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Let us help you groove high

players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials percentage shots, learn how to anticipate and defend and “put your

to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net. The sport shares shot where they’re not.” Pickleball can take a day to learn but a

features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of lifetime to master. So go for a higher degree of skill and learn a new

a Badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a lesson in fun. We look forward to seeing you on the court!

few modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid-1960s as a REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 20th or full

children’s backyard pastime but has quickly become popular among STARTS: July 24th

adults as a fun game for players of all skill levels. Currently, the sport ENDS: August 7th

of pickleball is exploding in popularity. The number of places to COST: $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-Resident

play has nearly doubled since 2010. There are now well over 2,000 LOCATION: York High School Courts

locations on the USAPA’s Places to Play map. The spread of the sport DAYS: Tuesdays

is attributed to its popularity within community centers, PE classes, TIMES: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

YMCA facilities and retirement communities. The sport continues to

grow worldwide as well with many new international clubs forming Pickleball
Tournament
and national governing bodies now established in Canada and India.
We are currently
We are excited that Pickleball has taken off in York & Kittery. Please planning a round-
robin style pickleball
dress appropriately in exercise clothes and sneakers. All other tournament to be
held late this summer.
equipment will be provided for you to use and try. The tournament
will be open to any
REGISTRATION: Drop-in intermediate and /
or advanced players.
STARTS: Week of June 4th Be sure to check back
with us for more
ENDS: Late fall, weather dependent detailed information.

COST: $3.00 per day OR $6.00 per week, drop-in fee

(includes instruction as desired)

LOCATION: York High School Courts

(by the new auditorium entrance)

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

includes instruction

TIMES: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Mondays

5:00pm – 7:00pm Wednesdays

8:00am – 10:00am Fridays

Beginner and newer players always encouraged to

attend. Instruction provided and there are courts

that are designated for newer players.

We will once again be taking Pickleball indoors this winter!
Thanks to a collaboration with our friends at the

Kittery Recreation Department and Community Center
we are able to offer Indoor Pickleball during the cold months.

Be on the lookout for detailed information this fall.

Want to be kept up to date with pickleball information? Give us
a call at 207-363-1040 and we’ll add your name to our pickleball

contact list for updates, cancellations, etc.

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The Parks and Recreation Department will be reserving the Bog Tennis or Pickleball – Scheduling Online

Road soccer field on Sunday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Beginning June 18th, the Parks and Recreation Department will
be offering an online court scheduling program for use by the
This is an informal program that is free and open to both men and community. This will allow you to schedule court time online.
Program runs from 6/18 – 9/30 annually.
women. This program has been extremely successful from its first
This program will provide efficient, controlled access to the real
year, and we expect it to be just as popular this year. There is no time court schedulers. It will provide a complete computerized
log of all court, school, and town activity. Players get to see
registration fee or pre-registration requirement. Simply go to the the court schedule visually, and then, a simple point-and-click
and the booking can be made. Online viewing makes it so
field and enjoy a couple of hours of informal scrimmaging. The much easier to coordinate a convenient time with your playing
partner(s) – no more playing phone tag with everyone. Making
program will start on Sunday, April 22nd. Have fun! it easier for you to book, means you get to play more tennis or
pickleball.
STARTS: April 22nd
Rules:
ENDS: When the snow flies • Permit holders are allowed to hold no more than one permit for play

COST: FREE in any given day. Schedules are available on a 7 day schedule.
• Permit holders are limited to two (2) per household, each at
LOCATION: Bog Road Soccer Field
the $20.00 permit fee.
DAYS: Sundays • Permits must be reserved in advance and the current day’s

TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm permits will be closed at 12:01 am.
• Any abuse of the system, we reserve the right to cancel your

membership.
• We reserve the right to change the policies of the program.
• We reserve the right to limit the number of permit holders

per year.
• Reservations are available for 1 ½ hour time slots.
• Residents may use the courts without permits on a space-

available basis, without charge.
• Players must yield to a permit holder.
• Use of courts for profit is not allowed.
• All courts are subject to closure for renovations or repairs at

any time.
• Proof of residency required. If you are not listed in town census

please provide copy of electric bill.
• Must have actually dated permit in hand to use courts,

application only is not valid.
• York Residents only.

Be on the lookout for complete information, and how to register
for this online scheduler at our website, www.yorkparksandrec.
org. Please Note Courts are not available during High School
Practices, Matches, P.E. Classes, or Town Tennis and Pickle Ball
Lessons.

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Tennis or Pickleball Ladder - Adult Women’s Strength Training Circuit Class

Have you ever wanted to play tennis or pickleball but couldn’t find Improve your strength, stamina, balance and flexibility in this

anyone to play with? Do you always end up playing against the same 1-hour workout. You will use a variety of exercises and equipment

person, over and over again? Would you like to play against a variety to tone muscles, decrease body fat and increase coordination in a

of opponents throughout the summer? Would you like to schedule challenging, fun and supportive environment. This program works

matches at the convenience of both you and your opponents? The with a punch card. You get 10 punches on your card that you can

Parks and Recreation Department will be providing the service of use in a 12 week period.

organizing both an adult tennis ladder and an adult pickleball ladder. REGISTRATION: Ongoing until June 22nd

Players will contact each other to arrange playing times and will be STARTS: June 23rd

responsible for scheduling their own court time. The High School ENDS: September 8th (10 punches in a 12 week program)

courts by the track are available for tennis ladder play. The pickleball COST: $85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-resident

courts on the lower tennis courts at York High School are available LOCATION: Fitness Options, 180 Woodbridge Rd., York, ME

for pickleball ladder play. The ladder will run from Monday, June 25th DAYS: Saturdays

throughout the summer. Participants must be 16 years and older. TIME: 8:00am – 9:00am

*NOTE – an email address is required. If you do not have an email

address, simply come in and pick up your roster at our office on Yoga on the Beach – Short Sands Beach

June 25th. Yoga is for everyone! No prior experience needed. Participants of
all ages, shapes and abilities can reap the benefits of yoga. You will
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until June 22nd learn to focus on the breath and develop the ability to attach breath
to your movements or postures. Instructor emphasizes safe body
STARTS: June 25th alignment (especially of the spine) in each posture (asana). Options
will be given to assist you in honoring your body and your specific
ENDS: August 24th challenges and strengths.

COST: FREE

LOCATION: York High School Courts

DAYS: Monday- Friday

TIMES: Self-Schedule Join us at the beach (lawn) in this judgement free zone where

Tennis – Adult Beginner/Advanced Beginner you will have the opportunity to increase physical strength and

Tuesday Evenings flexibility, nurture your body and elevate your spirit! Please bring a

This three- week class is for those who have not played before, who yoga mat. Andy Ferragamo M.Ed. Her graduate work focus: health

are just getting started, or those who have some experience but are education and physiology. 200 Hour RYT (registered yoga teacher)

a little “rusty”. You will learn all the basics of the game including: Certified fitness instructor and personal trainer for 25 years and

strokes, rules, scoring, footwork and tennis etiquette. Classes will past gym owner.

include ball feeding drills, live-ball hitting with other classmates, and *Bring your own mat

personal stroke instruction. **Andy does have some yoga straps and blocks to share however if

By the end of the class, you will have learned the grips and basic you have your own, please bring them along.

stroke of the forehand, backhand, serve, volley, and overhead shots. REGISTRATION: Ongoing through June 26th or drop-in

You will also be introduced to effective ways to practice as well as STARTS: June 27th

fundamental singles and doubles positioning and play. ENDS: August 24th

INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch, former York High School Athletic COST: $120.00 Resident / $130.00 Non-resident

Director and Tennis Coach $10.00 per day drop in fee – cash or check only!

REGISTRATION: May 30th – June 15th LOCATION: Short Sands Beach

STARTS: June 19th- No class on July 3rd TIME: 7:00am – 8:00am

ENDS: July 10th DAYS: Wednesday and Friday

COST: $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-resident Try it …You’ll like it!

LOCATION: York High School Tennis Courts – by the YHS track Looking to add a little extra to your yoga work-out on Wednesday
and Friday? Check out our new Scrunch program (listed earlier in
DAYS: Tuesdays Adult Fitness) taking place right after yoga.

TIMES: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

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Yoga on York Beach Yoga – Harbor Beach providing opportunities for safe and sustainable recreation.

Aaaahhhh Summer on the Seacoast of Maine!!!! Come enjoy an At Yoga On York’s Mount Agamenticus classes you will be clearly
athletic, all levels vinyasa yoga class with Yoga On York on Maine’s
beautiful Harbor Beach. This class is both vigorous and calming. guided with verbal queues to bring your attention to healthy
Breathing deeply, moving mindfully…. the soothing sounds of the
ocean waves, the poignant smells of salt air, the gentle morning body alignment. Various options of the poses are instructed to
sun (or not), the occasional nibble of a gnat (or not), the sounds of
nature, and the visit from a random dog while you are in down dog accommodate all levels of experience. Time to mindfully stretch
all make this beach yoga bliss.
and strengthen your body, moving to the flow of your deep

breathing and the sound of nature and beautiful views for health

and wellness! *You should be able to get up & down from the

ground with ease to attend this class.

At Yoga On York’s Beach Yoga classes you will be clearly guided with REGISTRATION: Ongoing program start date or drop-in

verbal queues to bring your attention to healthy body alignment. STARTS: May 13th

Various options of the poses are instructed to accommodate all levels ENDS: September 2nd

of experience. Time to mindfully stretch and strengthen your body, DATES: May 13th & 27th, June 10th & 24th, July 8th &

moving to the flow of your deep breathing and the sound of the 22nd, August 5th & 19th and September 2nd

ocean does wonders for health and wellness! *You should be able to COST: $150.00 for the summer session

get up & down from the ground with ease to attend this class. or $20.00 per day drop-in

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until start date or drop-in LOCATION: Mt. Agamenticus summit (by the overlook,

STARTS: May 20th by the picnic table)

ENDS: September 9th TME: 7:30am – 8:30am (7:00am if you’d like to hike

DATES: May 20th, June 3rd & 17th, July 1st, 15th & 29th, to the top before class)

August 12th & 26th, and September 9th DAYS: Sunday

COST: $150.00 for the summer session *Are you up early and ready to get the day going? Join Yoga on York
Staff at 7:00am and hike (Blueberry Bluff) to the summit for yoga
or $20.00 per day drop-in class.

LOCATION: Harbor Beach

TIME: 7:00am – 8:00am

DAYS: Sundays **Already a member at Yoga on York? You can use your class card
for any of the Sunday beach classes.
*Already a member at Yoga on York? You can use your class card for
any of the Sunday beach classes. ***Rain cancellations, for those who register for the session, can be
made up at any Yoga on York studio yoga class that week.
**Rain cancellations, for those who register for the session, can be
made up at any Yoga on York studio yoga class that week.

REMINDER!

Parks and Recreation Department program participants
are not exempt from following Town of York ordinances

governing beach parking regulations.

Yoga on York Mt. A Yoga – Mt. Agamenticus

Come enjoy an athletic, all levels vinyasa yoga class with Yoga On
York on the top of Mount Agamenticus. Mount Agamenticus is
known for its unique trail system and rich natural resources. State,
local and non-profit landowners are working together to balance
protection of these lands for wildlife habitat and water quality while

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Zumba! Family-style on the Beach

Ditch the workout, join the party! Stay fit all summer with ZUMBA

on the beach! This Latin inspired dance fitness class will keep you

looking your best this summer. Anyone can participate if they are

looking to burn calories, stay in shape, or just have fun! Bonus! Full

session registration includes t-shirt.

INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Gunter

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until the program start date or Family Movie Nights

on a drop in basis One of the best things about the old drive-in movies is that you
could pack up the kids in their PJs, they would fall asleep before
STARTS: Week of July 9th the second feature and when you got home, they would be ready
for bed. Our outdoor summer movies are sure to be the next best
ENDS: August 29th thing. Maybe even better since these flicks are totally free! We
hope that you will pack up your kids, blanket, picnic dinner, and
COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-resident plan to join us on Long Sands Beach and the Village Green.

$10.00 Adult drop-in Lilo & Stitch

$5.00 Youth drop-in with Adult July 26th on Long Sands Beach, 8:00pm
Sponsored by Stones Throw
LOCATION: Long Sands Beach in front of the Bath House Lilo & Stitch has a cute story, endearing characters, a
sensational soundtrack of Elvis classics, and glorious
DAYS: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays hand-painted animation.

TIMES: 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Monday and Wednesday Over the Hedge

8:30am – 9:30am – Saturday August 1st on the Village Green, 8:00pm
Sponsored by Straw Hat Lawn Care and Maintenance
Can’t commit to the full session, try a drop-in class for $10.00 per Cute and zippy, Over the Hedge offers animal shenanigans,
adult /$5.00 per youngster accompanied by an adult. an amusing social critique, songs by Ben Folds, and cartoony
explosions galore. It’s good fun for everyone!
SPECIAL! Sign up for BARRE, HIIT and ZUMBA sessions and receive
a deep discount, just $250.00 for all three sessions.

Note: On-site babysitting available for this class.

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Please Register Early!!!

Many programs are adversely affected every year due to
participants waiting until the last minute to register. There is a
point when a program must be cancelled or modified if there
are insufficient registrations. All programs require a high level
of coordination which includes facility scheduling, staffing,
volunteer recruitment, and the purchasing of supplies.
You will notice many of our programs have registration
deadlines. If there is room after a deadline, late registrations
will be accepted with a late fee and if it is a youth program your
child may not be guaranteed a t-shirt, hat, ball, etc.

We appreciate your cooperation.

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New! BOOST Your Adventure Day Trip Series the rush of advanced whitewater, the beauty of the northern

We are pleased to have partnered with BOOST OUTDOORS to Berkshires and the camaraderie of a paddling adventure. Our guides
provide three fun-filled, Adventure-based day trips for young
adults. Boost Outdoors is based out of Exeter, NH and offers tailored will teach us all of the safety protocol that goes along with rafting.
outdoor adventure programming and wilderness education for all
group sizes, ages and abilities. Their experienced guides work with Its true exhilaration and beauty all mixed in one. This trip is sure to
groups, families, and individuals to craft appropriately challenging
experiences designed to BUILD and BOOST confidence, learning, provide memories for a life time. We will depart from the Parks and
self-efficacy, well-being, and integrity.
Recreation Department at 8:30am and return at 4:00pm. Please

pack a lunch, snacks, plenty of water and a change of clothes for the

trip home. Bathing suit and water shoes are a must for this trip.

Complete packing list will be sent to registered participants.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until start date, space permitting

Climbing and Hiking at Pawtuckaway State Park, STARTS: August 8th

Nottingham, NH ENDS: August 8th

8 years and older COST: $155.00 (includes transportation, equipment, staff,

Join us for a once in a life time opportunity, with Boost Outdoors, to and certified guide)

climb some of the best granite boulders in NH. We will be providing LOCATION: Deerfield River Dryway, MA

a safe environment for children to learn the basics of climbing, DAYS: Wednesday

including learning how to belay, tie knots, and basic hand and TIMES: 8:30am-4:00pm

foot placements. All equipment and supplies will be provided by

the certified instructors from Boost Outdoors. Pawtuckaway also

offers fantastic trails and wonderful mountain tops, showcasing 360

degree views. There are also massive boulders to see and explore as

well as a wonderful lake to swim in. We will depart from the Parks

and Recreation Department at 9:00am and be returning around

3:00pm. Please pack a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. Come

dressed for a day on the mountain; t-shirts, shorts, sneakers, or

hiking boots, sweatshirt, and bathing suit.

Complete packing list will be sent to registered participants.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until start date, space permitting

STARTS: July 25th

ENDS: July 25th

COST: $110.00 (includes transportation, instruction, all

equipment, staff, and certified climb instructor)

LOCATION: Pawtuckaway State Park, NH

DAYS: Wednesday

TIMES: 9:00am-3:00pm

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Rafting will take place on the Deerfield River Dryway in
Massachusetts. There is no better way to spend a hot summer day
then in the rapids, lead by a professional guide. Cruise down class
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Kayaking Great Bay, Newington, NH GOT GEAR?

8 years and older EQUIPMENT SWAP PROGRAM

Explore the bay and learn some of the history of the location as Join the York Parks and Recreation Community Equipment Swap
Page on Facebook! Feel free to advertise/post items you are
well as the natural wildlife of the area. There’s nothing like gliding looking to swap, donate or sell (on your own terms).
Too often we find out after the fact that people have thrown
over the shimmering salt water as it mixes with fresh water rivers away gently used gear when people in our community are
looking for just that item. Hopefully this helps you clean out
that drain into the bay. You will have the opportunity to develop your closets or, on the receiving end, helps you get equipment
for kids just starting or soon to grow out of expensive new
basic kayaking skills as well as be guided on a scenic route through equipment. We do not monitor deals, money transactions etc.
This is simply a group to post where you can post your items or
New Hampshire’s Great Bay. We will depart from the Parks and request items. For items being exchanged you are welcome to
use the Grant House as a drop off and pick up location, which
Recreation Department at 9:00am and return at 3:00pm. Please will prove helpful as we’re open from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday
- Friday. Items must be picked up within 48 hours at the office
wear bathing suit, water shoes and pack a lunch, snacks, plenty of as we have very limited storage space.

water and a change of clothes for the trip home.

Complete packing list will be sent to registered participants.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until start date, space permitting

STARTS: July 11th

ENDS: July 11th

COST: $85.00 (includes transportation, all equipment,

staff, and certified instructor)

LOCATION: Great Bay, NH

DAYS: Wednesday

TIMES: 9:00am-3:00pm

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Adventure Camps

Our Adventure Camps are designed for Monday – Friday, all day, every day FUN!

Junior Adventure Camp Outdoor Adventure Camp

Ages: 3 ½ to 8 Ages: 9 – 14
Junior Adventure Camp will meet at the Village Elementary School The York Outdoor Adventure program is designed to challenge
in the cafeteria, beginning Monday, July 2nd and ending Friday, youth, ages 9 – 14 years, with exciting adventure-based activities.
August 24th. Junior Adventure Camp offers many varied activities Although the main emphasis of this program is on outdoor
such as arts and crafts, sports, games and field trips. Don’t miss the adventure, other challenges will be met through arts and crafts,
fun and excitement! sports, games, and group projects. A special highlight of this
program will be the use of York’s natural resources. Field trips and
Two Camps in One! special events may take place at such locations as Mt. Agamenticus,
area beaches, and several other locations within the town that are
Ages: 3 ½ – 5 and Ages 6 – 8 available for our use. York Outdoor Adventure Camp will run for 8
While some activities and events will be conducted as one large weeks, beginning Monday, July 2nd and ending Friday, August 24th
group, we will be making every effort to split into two age groups, with varying themes each week. York Middle School will serve as
especially for age appropriate field trips, art projects and games. the program’s home base. Children may be dropped off between
7:30am and 9:00am and pick-up is from 4:30pm to 5:30pm daily.
Once again, drop off is between 7:30am and 9:00am and pick Our department will provide all transportation to and from any field
up is from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Our department will provide all trips. Daily and weekly sign-ups will be accepted, however, please
transportation to and from any field trips. Daily and weekly signups note that a one-week notice is required and the initial application
will be accepted, however, please note that a one-week notice is fee applies for these participants. This application fee must be paid
required and the initial application fee applies for these participants. before your first day of camp.
This application fee must be paid before your first day of camp.

Learn About Us: We will once again, be posting a welcome video on Learn About Us: We will once again, be posting a welcome video on
our website so that parents and campers have the opportunity to meet our website so that parents and campers have the opportunity to
our day camp staff. Through the video, we will share important camp meet our day camp staff. Through the video, we will share important
information that is sure to be helpful to your successful camp experience. camp information that is sure to be helpful to your successful camp
Be on the lookout in mid-June for the unveiling of this year’s video! experience. Be on the lookout in mid-June for the unveiling of this
REGISTRATION FOR INITIAL $35.00 APPLICATION FEE ONLY. year’s video!

REGISTRATION: Ongoing

STARTS: July 2nd (due to the final end of school schedule) REGISTRATION: Ongoing

No Camp July 4th STARTS: July 2nd (due to final end of school schedule)

ENDS: August 24th No Camp July 4th

COST: $35.00 family application fee ENDS: August 24th

$125.00 per week or $40.00 per day resident COST: $35.00 per family application fee

$135.00 per week or $50.00 per day non-resident $125.00 per week or $40.00 per day resident

Field trip costs are additional – we try to keep them $135.00 per week or $50.00 per day non-resident

at a reasonable rate each week. Field trip costs are additional – we try to keep them

LOCATION: Village Elementary School at a reasonable rate each week.

Please Note: This is a peanut free school! LOCATION: York Middle School

DAYS: Monday- Friday DAYS: Monday – Friday

TIMES: 7:30am – 5:30pm TIMES: 7:30am – 5:30pm

Important Note: With the demand for day camp services our field Important Note: With the demand for day camp services our field
trip signups will be on a first come, first serve basis again this year. trip signups will be on a first come, first serve basis again this year.

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Athletic & Sports Camps

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of camps. There’s sure to be something to keep everyone active this summer. Please note that camps
are listed alphabetically by category.

Cheering Camp It is Court Session’s belief and experience that basketball is
over played, over coached and under taught. At Court Sessions,
Ages: 6 – 11 yrs basketball is viewed as a subject, and through a layered based
This cheering program offers hands on experience for ages 6 years curriculum, they aim to provide players with the understanding of
to 11 years olds, who are interested in the sport of cheering. what they are doing and the knowledge and ability to perform.
Participants will be introduced to basic skills and motions. The camp Through this process you will be equipped with the understanding
will consist of a solid warm-up of stretching, physical fitness, such and confidence to pursue your basketball potential.
as push-ups, crunches, and learning the basic techniques that will
enable them to gain the knowledge for Cheering and will allow Clinic Directors:
team/group bonding to help build in the skills of cheerleading. Edward LeBlanc is the owner of Court Sessions whose purpose is to
Coach Simone will work in a circuit station where children work in teach the game of basketball to organizations, teams and players.
groups on certain activities and getting one on one attention with Ed works with players and coaching staffs at every level, which
each athlete. range from the middle school through the NBA... also including
the International game (15 different countries). In addition to
Simone is a tumbling and cheerleading instructor. She loves the working with players, Ed counsels coaches how to teach the game
of basketball and instill skills that are essential to their systems.
sport as well as forming young athletes, no matter their age or level. Ed is also responsible for the curriculum development for various
basketball teaching entities including Nike & PGC Basketball. Ed is
Simone has done All Star Cheerleading and Football/Basketball also a Core Director with PGC Basketball contributing in many areas
to their national footprint in teaching the game basketball.
Cheerleading, too. Simone is currently cheerleading at East

Celebrity Elite in Massachusetts on their Coed team, where they

travel all over the country, and compete at the biggest cheerleading

competitions in the world. She coaches at East Celebrity Elite in

Londonderry NH and Tewksbury MA. Simone cares about all kids, Randy Kinzly has been involved in basketball as a player and coach
since the 1980’s. As a Division I player Randy captained his D1
and wants all to succeed in their own way! team for 3 years and earned free throw and assist records that still
stand today!
INSTRUCTOR: Simone Lewis

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

STARTS: July 16th

ENDS: July 20th Randy has coached at every level from the college level to the

COST: $135.00 Resident / $145.00 Non-resident middle school, as well as recreation teams. His first love is

LOCATION: York High School motivating young people to be great. Teaching is important to

DAYS: Monday- Friday Randy as he motivates and inspires student players in their quest to

TIMES: 9:00am – 2:00pm make a difference on the court and in life.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing

STARTS: July 19th or July 21st

Basketball- Court Sessions ENDS: July 20th or July 22nd
Basketball Skill Development
COST: $85.00 per player
Boys and Girls entering grades 5 – 12
York Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Court LOCATION: York High School and
Sessions for two clinics, one each for Middle School and High School
players. With Court Sessions, you will take control of your basketball York Middle School Gymnasiums
journey by learning from our teachers, the WHY, WHEN AND HOW
of shooting, ball handling and scoring. DAYS: Thursday & Friday – High School, grades 9-12

Summer 2018 Saturday & Sunday – Middle School, grades 5-8

TIMES: 9:30am – 11:30am, grades 5-8

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Basketball – Ocean Side Hoop Camp of 2004-05. Coach Silversides has most recently been named to the
2013 New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Lani is a math teacher
Boys and Girls entering 4th grade – 8th grade and coach at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. and has developed
Ocean Side Camp will provide a go –go –go, fun, pressure free and implemented the Strong Girls program.
learning environment while teaching fundamentals along with game
decision making situations. The program will improve individual Sam Leal: A 2010 graduate of York High School, Leal was a three-year
skills through small group and team activities. The daily schedule varsity basketball player following a transfer from Berwick Academy. At
will build confidence and self-esteem in all players regardless BA, Leal led the varsity team in both points and assists. Following the
of their current abilities. We are committed to improving skills transfer back to York, Leal was a two-year captain and a member of
and enjoyment of the game. Join us in developing into a better the Western Maine All-Conference Team as a senior. Leal went on to
basketball player with coaches who love to teach. attend University of Maine at Farmington where he played four years
Camp Features: of basketball and was a 2-year captain of the team. In his junior year
• Every camper will receive a reversible camp jersey at check-in he helped lead UMF to 21 wins, it’s most in school history, and a North
• Team and individual awards will be presented throughout the Atlantic Conference Championship. His senior year he led the team
in assists and into the NAC tournament championship falling short to
week and at closing ceremonies eventual champion Husson University. Following a season coaching
• Team games at the University of Southern Maine, Leal is now an Assistant Men’s
• Olympic Games Day Basketball Coach at Springfield College and helped lead the team
• Age and ability grouping into the NCAA Division III Final Four, falling in Overtime to National
• Baskets that can be lowered for youngest basketball players if Champion Nebraska Wesleyan. Leal is pursuing a Masters Degree in
Sports Psychology at Springfield College and will coach this year’s New
necessary England Colonials team traveling to the Netherlands in April.
• Funk fun dress up day
• New/exciting fundamental teaching stations Staff: Current High School stars as well as High School and Middle
• Fun free throw and shooting competitions School coaches that love the game and are enthusiastic about
• Tournament games with balanced teams teaching it.

Camp Directors: REGISTRATION: May 30th, ongoing through July 6th, or full
Lani Silversides: A 2001 graduate of York High School in York, Maine,
Silversides is the second all-time basketball scoring leader (male STARTS: July 9th
or female) with 1,413 points and holds school records with 1,111
rebounds and 299 blocks. A four-time member of the Western ENDS: July 13th
Maine Conference All-Star basketball team, she was also an all-state
goalie in soccer and a state hurdles champion. In her senior year, TIMES: 8:30am – 1:30pm
she was named First Team All-Maine in basketball and Portland
Press Herald Female Athlete of the Year. In November of 2012, DAYS: Monday – Friday
Silversides was inducted into the York High School athlete hall of
fame in the second induction class (the first induction class included COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-resident
her father, Wayne Boardman).
LOCATION: York High School
A 2005 graduate of the University of Vermont, Silversides finished
her career ranking among the all-time leaders in 10 different
categories. She graduated ranked 11th among the all-time leading
scorers with 1,227 points and is one of seven players in school
history to score over 1,000 points, grab 500 rebounds and hand
out 200 assists. She currently ranks among the top-10 in free throw
percentage, blocks, 3-point field goals made, and games played.
As a senior, she earned America East All-Conference Second Team
honors and was named to the America East All-Championship
squad. Silversides was also named the team MVP in her final season

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Basketball – Next Level Wildcat Hoop Camp REGISTRATION: May 30th until full

Boys, Grades 3-6 DATES: July 16th – July 20th

Advance your game to the next level! Each session of this Next COST: $85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-resident

Level Wildcat Hoop Camp will have an age specific emphasis on LOCATION: York High School Gym

customized player development. Participants can expect to improve DAYS: Monday – Friday

foundational footwork and skills with rep work and see increased TIMES: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

self-confidence. Camp will have an encouraging environment

dedicated to working hard and having fun through creative team Basketball – Wildcat Hoop Camp for Girls

and individual competitions. Campers will be given ideas on how Girls Grades 3-8
This week of Wildcat Hoop Camp is designed for the different ages,
to work on your game outside of camp, alone or with a friend. abilities and skills of the participants. Campers will be challenged
by age appropriate drills and games designed to improve their skills
Campers will be asked to bring a healthy snack and drinks. while still focusing on the fun of the game. Although time is spent
on instructional activities there will also be time devoted to spirited
Camp Director Rick Brault, former collegiate player and patched contests with daily prizes and t-shirts awarded.

official, is a player development specialist with 35+ years teaching,

lecturing and running camps. Coach Brault spent 19 years at the

helm of the YHS boys program and is currently the Assistant Coach

at Philips Exeter Academy having helped lead the team to New The camp director is our own 2nd year York High School Girls’

England Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2017. Coach Brault Varsity Head Coach, Steve Freeman. Support staff is made up of

also has International coaching experience working with the New former and present York High School players, guest appearances

England Colonials. will be made by past and present college players. Our staff loves the

REGISTRATION: May 30th until full game of basketball and their enthusiasm is contagious.

DATES: July 23rd – July 27th Campers will meet for three hours each day at the York High School

COST: $85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-resident gymnasium. Campers should come prepared to have fun, learn a lot

LOCATION: York High School Gym and work hard. Please bring a healthy snack and drinks.

DAYS: Monday – Friday REGISTRATION: May 30th until full

TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm STARTS: July 16th

Basketball – Next Level Wildcat Hoop Camp ENDS: July 20th

Co-Ed, Grades 7-12 COST: $85.00- Resident/ $95.00 Non-Resident
Advance your game to the next level! Each session of this Next
Level Wildcat Hoop Camp will have an age specific emphasis on LOCATION: York High School Gymnasium
customized player development. Participants can expect to improve
foundational footwork and skills with rep work and see increased DAYS: Monday- Friday
self-confidence. Camp will have an encouraging environment
dedicated to working hard and having fun through creative team TIME: 9:00am – 12:00 noon
and individual competitions. Campers will be given ideas on how
to work on your game outside of camp, alone or with a friend.
Campers will be asked to bring a healthy snack and drinks.
Camp Director Rick Brault, former collegiate player and patched
official, is a player development specialist with 35+ years teaching,
lecturing and running camps. Coach Brault spent 19 years at the
helm of the YHS boys program and is currently the Assistant Coach
at Philips Exeter Academy having helped lead the team to New
England Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2017. Coach Brault
also has International coaching experience working with the New
England Colonials.

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Basketball – Wildcat Hoop Camp for Field Hockey Camp – Wildcat Field Hockey Camp

Our Little Ones Grades 3, 4 and 5

Boys and Girls, Kindergarten – 2nd Grade This field hockey camp is for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 looking to

This fun-filled week of basketball is geared learn the basics of the sport of field hockey. This is an introductory

toward our youngest hoopsters, those camp where the girls will learn fundamental techniques, tactics and

entering kindergarten – 2nd grade. The general rules of the game. Campers will spend time working on skills

main emphasis will be on FUN! Through as well as participating in game play during each day of camp.

games and activities, children have the Girls will need shin guards, a mouth guard, goggles, a stick and

opportunity to learn shooting skills along cleats or turf shoes. Campers should also make sure they have

with the fundamentals of dribbling and a water bottle, sunscreen and a pair of indoor sneakers in case

passing. Hoops will be lowered to build we need to go inside due to inclement weather. Instructor: Barb

young player confidence. Camp Director Seth Marois, Varsity Field Hockey Coach

Cole is no stranger to the K-2 community, he REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 6th

has just completed his fifth successful year as STARTS: July 10th

our winter Kindergarten and First Together ENDS: July 12th

Director and is a patched basketball official. COST: $40.00 Resident / $50.00 Non-resident

Seth will be accompanied again this year by LOCATION: York High School

Luke Mackey who is the YHS Unified team DAYS: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

coach and the YMS boys coach along with Madigan Cogger, former TIMES: 9:00am – 11:00am

YHS Wildcat and now playing with the St. Joseph’s College Monks.

Campers will meet each morning at 9:00am in the CRES gymnasium Field Hockey Camp – Wildcat Field Hockey Camp

and will work until 11:00am. Please be sure to send your camper with Grades 6 – 9

plenty of water and wear sunscreen as we will be using indoor and This is a chance for all students to join us in a week-long field hockey

outdoor courts. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt. camp to be held at York High School from July 10th– July 12th.

REGISTRATION: May 30th until full We are very lucky to have Barb Marois, coach of the 2014,2015

STARTS: July 23rd & 2016 State Champion York High School Varsity team, and 1996

ENDS: July 27th captain of the US Olympic Field Hockey Team, directing this program

COST: $50.00 Resident/ $60.00 Non-resident for young athletes entering 6th grade – 9th grades. Barb’s lists of

LOCATION: Coastal Ridge Elementary School Gymnasium & accomplishments are too extensive to list, but suffice it to say that

outdoor court this is a golden opportunity for your player to learn from the best.

DAYS: Monday- Friday Camp will meet from 12:00pm- 3:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and

TIMES: 9:00am – 11:00am Thursday, and will provide an opportunity for players to learn basic

and advanced skills to prepare for your own school season. Stick,

shin guards, mouth guards and goggles are a must.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 6th

STARTS: July 10th

ENDS: July 12th

COST: $60.00 Resident / $70.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York High School

DAYS: Tuesday , Wednesday & Thursday

TIMES: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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Golf Camp at Cape Neddick on a specified area of the game; Day 1 – putting, Day 2 – chipping,

Ages: 6 -8 Day 3 – iron play, Day 4 – using your driver. Also, the kids will be able

Junior Camp Clinics – Two sessions to choose from- We have golf to put what they have learned in the program to the test during

clubs available for all students! the last clinic. During the last Clinic (Day 5) session the kids will be

Cape Neddick Country Club is proud to partner with the York Parks brought onto the course to play 3-holes and learn the proper golf

& Recreation Department to offer Junior Golf Clinics for 2018. The course etiquette. Parent participation on the final day is encouraged.

clinics will be held Monday – Friday afternoons. This Developmental Instructor: Assistant Golf Professional, Jackson Cogger joins the

Clinic Program is designed to teach kids the core fundamentals of the Cape Neddick Country Club staff this season after completing the

golf swing, proper course etiquette and the most important rules of Coastal Carolina University PGA Golf Management Program. Jackson

the game. Within this Clinic Program the kids will learn everything brings his love for the game, along with a fresh knowledge of the

from how to hold the club to how to play on the course. Each day game, to his students.

will focus on a specified area of the game; Day 1 – putting, Day 2 – REGISTRATION: May 30th, ongoing until full

chipping, Day 3 – iron play, Day 4 – using your driver. Also, the kids STARTS: July 16th or August 6th

will be able to put what they have learned in the program to the test ENDS: July 20th or August 10th

during the last clinic. During the last Clinic ( Day 5) session the kids will COST: $75.00 Resident / $85.00 Non-resident

be brought onto the course to play 3-holes and learn the proper golf LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club

course etiquette. Parent participation on the final day is encouraged. DAYS: Monday – Friday

Instructor: Assistant Golf Professional, Jackson Cogger joins the TIMES: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Cape Neddick Country Club staff this season after completing the Last session includes course skills training and etiquette and may

Coastal Carolina University PGA Golf Management Program. Jackson last beyond the end time, parents are encouraged to participate in

brings his love for the game, along with a fresh knowledge of the the last day with their young golfer.

game, to his students.

REGISTRATION: May 30th, ongoing until full Golf Camp at The Ledges Golf Club

STARTS: July 16th or August 6th Ages: 8 – 15

ENDS: July 20th or August 10th The Ledges Golf Club is pleased to offer Junior Golf instruction

COST: $55.00 Resident / $65.00 Non-resident once again for the 2018 summer. This program taught by PGA

LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club Professionals will focus on key fundamentals of the golf swing with

DAYS: Monday – Friday the goal of introducing all aspects of the golf game to participants

TIMES: 4:15pm – 4:45pm through hands on instruction, games, contests and golf course

Last session includes course skills training and etiquette and may last experience. The three day clinic will teach on-course etiquette,

beyond the end time, parents are encouraged to participate in the putting, chipping, and full swing fundamentals. The goal is for each

last day with their young golfer. participant to have fun while gaining the experience necessary to

play a round of golf. Space Is Limited – so sign up early!

Golf Camp at Cape Neddick Three summer programs will be offered for 8 – 15 year old junior

Ages: 9-13 golfers.
Junior Camp Clinics – Two sessions to choose from- We have golf
clubs available for all students! • July 9th – 11th • July 16th – 18th • July 30th– August 1st
Cape Neddick Country Club is proud to partner with the York Parks &
Recreation Department to offer Junior Golf Clinics for 2018. The clinics REGISTRATION: May 30th until full
will be held Monday – Friday afternoons. This Developmental Clinic
Program is designed to teach kids the core fundamentals of the golf STARTS: Schedule above
swing, proper course etiquette and the most important rules of the
game. Within this Clinic Program the kids will learn everything from ENDS: Schedule above
how to hold the club to how to play on the course. Each day will focus
COST: $60.00 Resident / $70.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: The Ledges Golf Course

DAYS: Monday through Wednesday

TIME: 1:00pm- 3:00pm each day

Contact Dan Limauro (dan.limauro@ledgesgolf.com) with questions

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PGA Junior League Golf at The Ledges Golf Club 150 US Route One York, Maine 03909 207-351-8430

(PGA JLG) for boys and girls 13 and under. This league features
team-vs-team scramble format in a structured league setting where
the emphasis is on the fun, recreation, and sportsmanship of the
game. For players at any skill level and where every participant gets
the chance to play; join our team today. For more information and
to register for this program contact dan.limauro@ledgesgolf.com

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Horseback Riding Camp – Mahogany Bay Farm Department

Mahogany Bay Farm’s summer horse camps provide children Summer Horse
and young teens an enriching learning experience filled with fun,
friends, and wonderful horses and ponies! No matter what your Camp when she
child’s riding experience may be, they will be able to develop their
riding and horsemanship skills in a safe and supportive setting. Daily was a little girl!
riding lessons, educational demonstrations, and lots of hands-on
horse activities create confidence, responsibility, and teamwork in While receiving
all of our young equestrians.
her Bachelor’s
Pony Camp
degree in
Ages: 5-8
Pony camp is a half-day camp designed for our youngest horse Business and her
enthusiasts of any riding level between the ages of 5-8. Safety
around horses, grooming, daily riding lessons and horse care will Master’s degree
teach these young riders safety, confidence, and responsibility
around their equine friends. In addition, they will participate in Education,
in horse games, activities, and arts & crafts that focus on horse
colors and markings, breeds, tack cleaning, pony care, and stable she worked
management. The week concludes with a riding demonstration for
parents and an ice cream social. for several

Junior Equestrian Camp hunter/jumper,

Ages: 9-15 dressage, and
This horse camp is designed for junior equestrians between the
ages of 9-15 of any riding level who wish to learn to ride or improve eventing barns
their skills on the flat and over fences. Each day is structured around
daily riding lessons and learning about all aspects of horse care doing everything
and stable management. Additional educational opportunities
are provided through mini-clinics, horse related activities, and from mucking
arts & crafts that focus on horse anatomy and conformation,
lunging, natural horsemanship, feed and nutrition, equine first stalls to training
aid, and managing a horse barn. The week concludes with a riding
demonstration for parents and an ice cream social. horses

All campers should bring a lunch, snacks, beverages and sunscreen. to teaching. She also
They should wear a boot with a heel, long pants or riding breeches
for riding, and shorts for non-riding activities. Certified riding volunteered at a 24-hour emergency equine veterinarian clinic
helmets will be provided to all.
to solidify her education in horse care and stable management. Erin
Meet Your Riding Instructor
Erin Sheffer, M.Ed has had a lifelong passion for horses! She has is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continues her riding and
over 15 years of riding, training, and teaching experience. Erin
spent her youth riding young and green horses, mostly off-the- training education by attending clinics, workshops, and seminars
track Thoroughbreds, and having fun competing at horse shows
in the hunter and equitation divisions. Her first trail ride was on with top trainers such as Olympian show jumper, Anne Kursinski
the beautiful trails of Mt. Agamenticus through the York Parks
and Grand Prix dressage rider, Deb Dean-Smith. Erin strives for a
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relaxed family atmosphere where lessons are focused on achieving

the student’s individual goals and needs while learning proper

horsemanship. Whether your interest lies in riding for pleasure,

competing at horse shows, or somewhere in between, Erin creates

personalized riding and training programs to suit every horse and

rider. She is qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable and loves

explaining riding theory, the how and why of riding, to her students!

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until one week before the camp begins

STARTS: July 9th, July 23rd or August 6th

ENDS: July 13th, July 27th, or August 10th

DATES: Pony Camp Session I – July 9th – 13th

Pony Camp Session II – July 23rd – July 27th

Junior Equestrian Camp – August 6th – August 10th

COST: Pony Camp – $195.00 per camper

Junior Equestrian Camp $350.00 per camper

LOCATION: Mahogany Bay Farm, 89 Beech Ridge Road, York

DAYS: Monday – Friday

TIMES: Pony Camp 9:00am – 12:00 noon

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Kayak Camps – with BOOST OUTDOORS presentations and hands on experiences with the York Rescue

Ages 10 and up Water Emergency Tactical Team will be a part of this program.
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with BOOST
OUTDOORS to facilitate both our adult and youth kayak programs SAFETY FIRST! The York Beach Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard
this summer. BOOST is based out of Exeter, NH and offers tailored
outdoor adventure programming and wilderness education for all Program offers step-by-step skill development with a safety-first
group sizes, ages and abilities.Their experienced guides work with
groups, families, recreation departments and individuals to craft motto. We take pride in offering a variety of challenging activities in
appropriately challenging experiences designed to build and BOOST
confidence, learning, self-efficacy, well-being, and integrity. a fun atmosphere designed for young people who want to be safe

at the beach and learn about what it takes to be a member of the

York Beach Ocean Rescue Lifeguard service. Camaraderie, respect,

building self-esteem, physical conditioning and good clean fun are

all important aspects of this exciting and engaging program.

The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering three, week- REGISTRATION: May 30th- July 16th, or full

long kayak camps for children ages 10 and up. Your Certified Maine STARTS: July 23rd

Guide from BOOST will instruct participants on the basics of kayaking ENDS July 27th

as well as safety procedures. The open top design of our boats makes COST: $125.00

the program safe and enjoyable for children and at the same time LOCATION: Long Sands Bathhouse

provides the opportunity to develop basic kayaking skills. Each session DAYS: Monday- Friday

will include 15 hours of instruction and touring. Camps are scheduled TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00noon

based on high tide, which provides for a better paddling experience. REQUIREMENT: Swimmers who can swim the crawl a minimum

Participants will meet each day at Strawberry Island off of Route 103 of 25 yards

in York Harbor. NOTE: This program is limited.

REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full

DATES: Week #1 July 16th – 20th, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Week #2 July 23rd – 27th, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Week #3 August 6th- 10th, 9:30am – 12:30pm

STARTS: July 16th, July 23rd or August 6th

ENDS: July 20th, July 27th or August 10th

COST: $140.00 Resident / $150.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: Strawberry Island, off Route 103 in York Harbor

DAYS: Monday – Friday

TIMES: Week #1 11:00am – 2:00pm

(times based on optimal tide) Formerly S & J Collision

Week #2 9:30am-12:30pm

(times based on optimal tide)

Week #3 9:30am – 12:30pm

(times based on optimal tide)

Lifeguard Camp – Back by popular demand!

Ages: 10-14
The York Beach Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program is a
week-long program for aspiring lifeguards, taught by our Lifeguard
staff, that provides instruction in first-aid, CPR, ocean safety,
rescue techniques, rescue equipment and on the job training
experiences. Instruction, supervision and activities are managed
by experienced certified lifeguards and educators. Swimmers, ages
10-14, who are able to swim (the Crawl) a minimum of 25 yards are
welcome. Additional activities include interpretive and educational
presentations from members of the local community. For example,

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Soccer Camp REGISTRATION: Ongoing through June 22nd

Seacoast United Lil’ Kickers Soccer Camp STARTS: June 25th

Ages: 3-5 with Parent Participation ENDS: June 29th

Our specialized local & international coaches utilize fun games, fun COST: $120.00 Resident / $130.00 Non-Resident

challenges, plenty of touches on the ball and lots of imagination! (Includes Nike ball and camp t-shirt)

Our program incorporates lots of balance & coordination exercises LOCATION: Bog Road Fields

with and without the soccer ball to begin each player down the DAYS: Monday- Friday

right athletic path. Since parent participation is required, we use lots TIMES: 4:00pm- 7:00pm

of teamwork and soccer related terms to promote sportsmanship & Strong Girls Summer Camp

quality of play. Come and join us for a fun, fantastic program! Girls Ages: 7-10
Join us to strengthen the mind and body with the first ever Strong
REGISTRATION: Ongoing through June 22nd Girls™ Summer Camp!

STARTS: June 25th Each day will include yoga and mindfulness exercises teaching
the girls how to train their brains to be at their best. We will also
ENDS: June 29th develop our athletic skills through practicing and/or learning various
sports (basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, track & field, etc.) in
COST: $70.00 Resident / $80.00 Non-Resident a non-competitive atmosphere. An emphasis of Strong Girls is on
fitness AND fun – how to strengthen our bodies through planks,
(Includes Camp t-shirt, Sign up before April 30th pushups, sports and more, in a fun way. Lastly, Strong Girls is all
about the multiple ways to demonstrate strength, not just physical
for free Cinch Bag) strength. We will talk about growth mindset, failure, confidence,
self-compassion, kindness, and more, and create items to take
LOCATION: Bog Road Fields home or share that can help cultivate a practice of keeping a strong
body and mind that extends far beyond our time together. Strong
DAYS: Monday – Friday Girls dri-fit t-shirts, bracelets, crafts, and other gear will be provided.

TIMES: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Soccer Camp Please note: Although this program is open to all levels of athletic ability
Seacoast United Evening Soccer Camp and no experience with any of the above mentioned sports is needed,
each camper should be prepared for physical exercise every day. Sneakers
Ages: 6-14 are a must! Campers should dress appropriately for outside activities.
Our 3 hour per-day program is perfect for any recreational or travel Bring plenty of water, a healthy snack and lunch, and sunscreen. And,
player. Our local and international coaches utilize fun games, bring an open mind to try new things and grow together!
challenging exercises and small sided play to ensure each player
has an amazing time while learning the game. Each day has its
own theme & break time activity adding to the clinic experience.
Players always look forward to playing in their very own world cup
tournament during the week with each country earning points by
showing great teamwork, sportsmanship, team spirit and quality of
play. It is a winner for each player!

Lani Silversides is a co-director of Oceanside Hoop Camp, teacher

and coach at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, and owner of My

Strong is Beautiful, LLC, a company dedicated to supplying people

with tools that promote greater well-being and the skills to thrive in

school, on the playing fields, and in their life as a whole.

REGISTRATION: May 30th –July 12th, or full

STARTS: July 16th

ENDS: July 19th

COST: $85.00 Resident /$95.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: Coastal Ridge Elementary School Track

(we will move inside in inclement weather)

DAYS: Monday-Thursday

TIME: 9:00am-12:30pm

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SUP Yoga Workshop (That’s Stand Up Paddleboard!) DATES: Week #1- July 23rd – July 27th
Week # 2- August 6th- August 10th
Girls Ages: 13-17 COST: $395.00 (This is a $100.00 discount for these 2
The benefits of yoga do not need to wait until the onset of adult life. weeks, only through Parks and Recreation!)
Adolescence is a wonderful time to introduce your child to yoga. LOCATION: Liquid Dreams- Long Sands Beach
Clearing the mind and tuning in with the body can have a profound Students meet at Liquid Dreams
effect on the issues teenagers face today. What better place to do DAYS: Monday – Friday
that then York Harbor? TIMES: 10:00am – 3:15pm

We are pleased to have partnered with Koan Wellness to invite

any interested teens to take part in a week-long SUP Yoga Any student that takes a class with Liquid Dreams Surf Shop can
receive a 10% discount on wetsuits and all accessories plus $50.00
Workshop Series. Beginning with the fundamentals of Stand-Up off the purchase of a board.

Paddleboarding, participants will learn the proper techniques to

paddling. Additionally, participants will begin by practicing yoga on Surfing Camp

land before taking to the water. There, students will learn breathing Ages: 6 to 9

techniques, increase flexibility, improve balance and build strength. Learn to surf with the Liquid Dreams surf team. Your instructor will

Meet the instructor: Katie Johnson is a certified WPA Level 2 SUP guide you through the fundamentals of surfing. They will cover

Yoga Instructor. In addition to technical skills, this series will center paddling, wave selection, how to stand and how to ride the waves.

on overall awareness, self-love/acceptance and uplifting others. Surfing etiquette, ocean awareness, and beach safety will also be

REGISTRATION: May 30th – July 6th, or full discussed. Classes will be offered mornings from 8:00am – 9:00am

STARTS: July 9th or August 6th in the surfing area at Long Sands Beach. All equipment and supplies

ENDS: July 13th or August 10th will be provided by liquid dreams surf shop, however, if you own

COST: $395.00 per week, all equipment included your own board feel free to bring it to class.

$245.00 per week, bring your own SUP REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full

LOCATION: Strawberry Island, off Rte. 103 in York Harbor CAMP DATES: Week #1 July 16th – July 20th

DAYS: Monday- Friday Week #2 July 23rd – July 27th

TIMES: July session 10:15am- 11:30am Week #3 July 30th – August 3rd

(times based on optimal tide) Week #4 August 6th – August 10th

August session 10:30am – 11:45am COST: $90.00

(times based on optimal tide) LOCATION: Surfing area at Long Sands Beach

Surf Camp – Ride the Five Students meet at Liquid Dreams

Ages: 8-15 DAYS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Liquid Dreams is offering “Ride the 5” surf camp for the 6th summer
in a row for kids ages 8 to 15! We had a great time with this camp TIMES: 8:00am – 9:00am
last summer, and we’re STOKED to offer it again this year! This camp
is designed to teach all 5 wave and watercraft activities LDS has to
offer: surfing, boogie boarding, skim boarding, stand up paddling,
and body surfing... all in 5 days!

Each day, the Ride the 5 camp will begin at 10:00 am at our Long
Sands location in York, where students will be equipped with wetsuits
and surfboards for a 1- 2 hour morning surf lesson. Following the
lesson, the students will break for lunch, and maybe a sandcastle or
two... After lunch, students will learn another of the water activities
that best fit the conditions that day. Ride the 5 camp will break at
3:00pm every day, with student pickup at 3:15pm. Students should
bring a pack lunch, bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen.
REGISTRATION: May 30th– July 16th, space permitting

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Surfing Camp

Ages: 10 and up

Learn to surf with the Liquid Dreams surf team. Your instructor will

guide you through the fundamentals of surfing. They will cover

paddling, wave selection, how to stand and how to ride the waves.

Surfing etiquette, ocean awareness, and beach safety will also be

discussed. Classes will be given on evenings from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

in the surfing area at Long Sands Beach. All equipment and supplies

will be provided by Liquid Dreams Surf Shop, however, if you own

your own board, feel free to bring it to class. You have a choice of 4 Leagues &
Ongoing Programs
different weeks, but classes are limited, so be sure to sign up for one

of them now!

REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full

DATES: Week #1 July 16th – July 20th

Week #2 July 23rd – July 27th

Week #3 July 30th– August 3rd

Week #4 August 6th – August 10th Looking for more than a one week camp?
Our Leagues and Ongoing Programs just might be for you.
COST: $135.00

LOCATION: Surfing area at Long Sands Beach Flag Football - NFL

Students meet at Liquid Dreams Boys and Girls ages 6-15

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday Boys and Girls, ages 6-15 (age as of 8/1/18), have the opportunity to

TIMES: 5:30pm – 7:00pm participate in our exciting NFL flag football program back by popular

Ultimate Frisbee Fun Camp demand. NFL Flag Football gives children the chance to be part of a

Back by popular demand! team, make new friends, and have fun in an activity which encourages

teamwork, respect for others, and fair play. The program will kick off

Ages: 7-12 on June 3rd with a player evaluation which will aid in the development

Who gets more air than a basketball player and more floor than a of balanced teams. Games will be played on weekdays starting the

rugby player? An ULTIMATE player! Ultimate Frisbee is a fast-paced, week of June 11th and ending on July 10th. There will be 10 games

exciting, non-contact team sport played all over the world, by all total for each team. All participants must register on or before June

ages. Join Mr. Fabulous (AKA: local Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast 3rd. Registrations can be done online at our website or in our office

Steve Chmelinicki) for a week of Ultimate Frisbee! We’ll start with between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday. Payment must be

FUNdamentals, quickly progress to scrimmages and end with epic made at the time of registrations. Late registrations are subject to

contest between dark and light. You’ll learn the rules, spirit of the not having jerseys. The number of teams will be determined once

game, how to throw far, as well as advanced throws like Scoober registration deadline has been reached. We need volunteer coaches for

and Death Blade. In Ultimate Frisbee the focus is always on fun and this program, your child will be placed on your team if you volunteer to

sportsmanship. Be ready for lots of running! Bring water, cleats, a coach. Games will be played at York Middle School.

white shirt and a smile. Each Camper will receive a regulation disk Divisions: Division A-Ages 6-8 years old

with registration. Division B-Ages 9-12 years old

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until start date Division C- Ages 13-15 years old

STARTS: July 23rd REGISTRATION: Ongoing through June 3rd

ENDS: July 27th STARTS: Week of June 11th – evaluation day June 3rd

COST: $50.00 Resident / $60.00 Non-Resident ENDS: July 10th

LOCATION: Bog Road Fields COST: $60.00 per player

DAYS: Monday- Friday LOCATION: York Middle School

TIMES: 9:30am – 11:30am DAYS: Weekdays TBD

TIMES: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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Karate for Children & Adults – Shaolin Kenpo Intermediate Purple Belt – Blue 5:45pm – 6:30pm

The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering karate classes Advanced & Adult Blue Stripe and up 6:45pm – 7:45pm
for children ages 5 and up. Martial arts training for kids will show
marked improve++ment in confidence, mutual respect, self-esteem, REGISTRATION: Ongoing every eight weeks
academics, coordination and concentration. Seacoast Martial
Arts combines traditional and modern teaching methods making STARTS: Week of July 9th- Dates for Karate are anticipated
this program motivational and fun. These classes will be offered
Monday and Wednesday evenings at the York Middle School PE with no previous session cancellations – Please
Room, beginning Monday, July 9th and will run for 8 weeks through
Wednesday, August 29th check online to confirm dates
Pee Wee and Beginner White Belt – Orange 5:00pm – 5:45pm
ENDS: August 29th

COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York Middle School PE Room

DAYS: Mondays and Wednesdays

TIMES: See schedule above

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36 • The Recreation Department is looking for coaches and volunteers
for the 2018 season! Parents or interested persons should contact
Mountain Biking the Recreation Office prior to June 15th. We encourage your
Summer Ride with Seacoast Velokids community support. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated by
many and you will find the experience very rewarding!
Ages 6 and up
We are pleased to be working with Seacoast VeloKids to bring • NOTE: Please be advised that there is a deadline date for sign-ups on all
Mountain Biking to York. Seacoast VeloKids is a non-profit programs to allow us the time to organize teams and schedule leagues.
organization dedicated to the introduction and promotion of There will be a $10.00 late fee per child for our soccer programs. We
cycling to the youth of New Hampshire and Maine’s Seacoast hope this will encourage you to sign up early, as registrations will only
communities. Currently Seacoast VeloKids is developing a mountain be accepted, after the deadline date, if room permits. Late registrants
biking program, with a five-year vision to expand into multiple will only receive a t-shirt if there is still room left on a team. We cannot
disciplines across a variety of age groups. The goal is to promote order extra shirts after the deadline date.
cycling as a lifelong activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.
• Nothing hurts a recreation program faster than participants
Summer Ride is back and now with two locations and two days of who wait until the last minute to register. Please pay close
the week. Seacoast VeloKids will continue their regular program attention to the registration dates.
at Stratham Hill Park on Sundays and they have a new Wednesday
Night Program right here in York! This program is geared towards • Requests for transportation can be made up until the deadline only.
young kids who are ready to take riding to the next level. The Absolutely no requests can be honored after the deadline date.
program is open to self-sufficient riders who can manage basic
trails with no assistance. Instructors will be teaching these riders
more advanced skills to allow them to become more confident
riders as well as allowing them to experience the fun of riding with
their peers. Time will be allocated to discuss trail stewardship and
appreciation for the sport.

Our ride leaders will provide basic rider instruction and adult
supervision for the 2 hour sessions. Your child’s safety will be their
first priority. Beyond safety we will be developing rider skills and
confidence.

Want to volunteer to ride coach? Are you a parent of a rider willing

to ride a long and help out? Volunteer Coach Sign Up Is Below

REGISTRATION: http://www.seacoastvelokids.com/

summer-ride-program.html

STARTS: June 27th

ENDS: August 22nd

COST: $5.00 suggested donation per ride,

or $40.00 for the eight week session

LOCATION: First night meet at Coastal Ridge

Elementary School

DAYS: Wednesday

TIMES: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

WHAT YOU NEED: Bring your own bikes and helmets- we will

provide snacks, hydration and loads of fun.

Kids needing a bike can contact us for use of

our 20”, 20”, 24”, 26” and 27.5” bikes

supplies are limited

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Summer Soccer Bantam

We highly “rec”-o-mend this program. Ages: 7 and 8 (2nd or 3rd in the fall)
Our goal for youth summer soccer is to give players an opportunity
to play, develop skills, and learn through experience. The This division is for boys and girls entering grades 2 or 3 next fall.
opportunity is yours; to train and play in a fun environment with
your peers, and to receive quality instruction from our directors. Games will begin the week of July 9th. All games will be held

weeknights between 5:30pm and 8:00pm. The regular season will

end the week of July 30th.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing

Our soccer program will run 2 nights a week for 4 weeks again this STARTS: Week of July 9th
year. We hope this will allow you to fit in both soccer and vacation
time and make learning and playing the game more consistent, fun ENDS: Week of July 30th
and exciting.
COST: $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: Village Elementary School

DAYS: Two meetings per week, Monday – Friday

‘Lil Tikes Soccer TIMES: Between 5:30pm and 8:00pm

Ages: 3 and 4 Soccer League for ‘Lil Tikes – FALL
This 4-week junior program will be offered as a basic introduction to
the game of soccer. Age-appropriate skills and drills will be included; Ages: 3 and 4
however the main emphasis of this program will be to offer tons of
fun for your child and you! This program is for children ages 3 and 4. This junior league will

run for 4 weeks and will be offered as a basic introduction to the

game of soccer. The main emphasis of this program will be to offer

Games will begin the week of July 9th.The regular season will tons of fun for you and your child. This will be achieved through fun

end the week of July 30th. All games will be held on weeknights games and activities that promote lots of touches and movement

between 5:30pm and 8:00pm, twice a week for 4 weeks. by each player. Our program Director will oversee each session

REGISTRATION: Ongoing but volunteer coaches will be needed to assist. Volunteers are the

STARTS: Week of July 9th backbone of our programs. Your support is highly appreciated!!

ENDS: Week of July 30th REGISTRATION: Ongoing through September 3rd

COST: $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-resident STARTS: September 8th (no soccer September 16th)

LOCATION: Village Elementary School ENDS: September 29th

DAYS: Two meetings per week, Monday- Friday COST: $35.00 Resident / $45.00 Non-resident

TIMES: Between 5:30pm and 8:00pm LOCATION: Coastal Ridge Elementary School

DAYS: Saturdays

Mites TIME: Mornings

Ages: 5 and 6

This 4-week program is designed for boys and girls ages 5 & 6 years,

or entering kindergarten or first grades in the fall. Age-appropriate

skills and drills will be included; however the main emphasis of this

program will be to offer tons of fun for your child and you!!

Games will begin the week of July 9th. All games will be held

weeknights between 5:30pm and 8:00pm. The regular season will

end the week of July 30th.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing

STARTS: Week of July 9th

ENDS: Week of July 30th

COST: $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: Village Elementary School

DAYS: Two meetings per week, Monday– Friday

TIMES: Between 5:30pm and 8:00pm

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Evening Summer Basketball League
Spirit Squad
SWISH has become a summer favorite for basketball players of
A Cheerleading Program for all ages, this will be our 6th season of this evening basketball
Elementary & Middle School Students league. This co-ed summer league will run from July 10th thru August
Sideline cheering is back by popular 8th, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, from 5:30pm to
demand! This program is open to all 9:30pm. Area boys and girls who are incoming 3rd graders thru 9th
Elementary & Middle School students who graders are eligible to play. A draft system will be implemented to
would like to spread cheer and spirit on the generate age and skill appropriate teams. This is a competitive league
sidelines of the York Youth Football games where the focus is on fun! While our basketball camps and winter
this fall and basketball this winter. This leagues emphasize instruction, skill-building and fundamentals, the
begins at an introductory level, focusing goal of Summer Swish is to give kids an opportunity to put what
on learning cheers, chants, and promoting they’ve learned in those settings to practice through game play. We
teambuilding and school spirit. As the do take into account that players may not be able to make all games.
program grows, so too will the technical
levels, including tumbling and advanced The final week will be championship week with a Final Four bracket
stunts. There will be an informational type playoffs. All games will be played at the York Middle School
meeting for all interested participants on Gymnasium. The league will be overseen by Parks and Recreation staff
Thursday, July 26th at 5:30pm at the Parks and Recreation Office. and teams will be coached by area high school and college players. A
reversible game jersey will be provided to all players. Parents can drop
Interested in cheering with us all year (this includes the basketball off or stay and watch old school summer league basketball.

season) check out our special! Full year rate. NEW THIS YEAR! Due to the late end of school date and the 4th of
July Holiday, we will not be incorporating a week of evaluations
REGISTRATION: Ongoing into the program this year. The player DRAFT will take place on
Friday, July 6th and teams will be chosen from the list of registered
STARTS: July 26th participants. It is imperative that you register before the 6th in order
to be placed on a team; we can’t guarantee placement after the
ENDS: Early November (fall session) draft has taken place. Games will be played on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, beginning on July 10th. You will be notified, by e-mail,
Late March (full –year) on Monday, July 9th as to your team placement and first game time.

COST: $65.00 Fall Season Help Wanted!

$120.00 Full year This program runs on Volunteer Power! We are currently seeking
volunteer coaches who are in high school or college who would
DAYS: Varies; 1-2 practices per week, games on weekend like to “give back” in a fun, exciting atmosphere. We promise,
you will make a difference! Interested volunteer coaches should
TIMES: Varies submit their names to the York Parks and Recreation Department.

LOCATION: Information meeting at Grant House, 200 US Rte. 1

Want to get a “leg up” on the fall cheer season? Our Cheerleading
Camp might be for you! Detailed information regarding camp is
located in the Youth Sports Camp section of this brochure.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing through July 6th

STARTS: July 10th

ENDS: August 2nd

COST: $50.00 Resident / $60.00 Non-resident

(Family Cap of $100.00)

LOCATION: York Middle School

DAYS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

TIMES: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

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Portsmouth Indoor Pool- back by popular demand! Tennis & Pickleball

Ages 5 - 12 Our Kids Tennis and Pickleball Programs… IT’S ALL ABOUT FUN!
Ted Welch is a retired Athletic Director and current Boys Tennis
We are pleased to continue our partnership with The Portsmouth Coach at York High School. Ted is also our Pickleball Instructor and
spent last semester on staff at the University of New Hampshire
Indoor Pool. This partnership will allow us to offer a four-week swim bringing the game of Pickleball to the students there. We’re thrilled to
have Ted on the courts and we know that you will be too.
lesson program on Wednesdays, beginning July 11th and running
Having fun is the #1 goal in all of our Kid’s Tennis and Pickleball
through August 1st. Swim students will be bused to The Portsmouth Programs. Yes, you will improve your tennis game by working on the
fundamentals, forehand, backhand, volley and serve, however, even
Indoor Pool once a week for a 45 minute swim lesson and a 15 more important will be the fun you have learning the game of tennis.

minute free swim. Portsmouth Indoor Pool staff will evaluate the Don’t miss out! Sign up your tennis or pickleball player for one of
our fun filled summer sessions. Your child will thank you…
students the first week and thereafter students will be broken

down into groups for appropriate level swim instruction. Parks and

Recreation Staff and Parent Volunteers will accompany all students.

Portsmouth Indoor Pool Staff will instruct all lessons and lifeguards

will be on duty. Students should arrive ready to swim and can

change after class in the available locker rooms. We will offer this Little Tennis

program for 5-12 year olds. Ages 4 , 5 & 6 Years

This program is open to the day camp children as well as to the Little Tennis is the nation’s tennis equivalent to Little League

community at large. A bus will pick up and drop off at Village Baseball, soccer or basketball. It is intended to “Bring everyone

Elementary School and York Middle School on Wednesdays, together” who loves the game of tennis. It also is designed to be

approximately 45 minutes before class time. Private transportation totally inclusive and supportive of all other children’s programs.

for this program is not allowed as we must arrive and leave as a Little Tennis is an extremely powerful toolbox for those who wish

group. Parent Volunteers are needed, please let us know if you are to play tennis. It includes a structured program of lessons and

interested. Volunteers make all the difference in the world to our play designed to move children ages 3- 10 quickly through the

programs and we truly thank you so much! transitional stages of graduated equipment to full-court tennis.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch

STARTS: July 11th REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full

ENDS: August 1st DATES: Session I:

COST: $60.00 Resident / $70.00 Non-resident Monday, June 25th– Wednesday, July 18th

LOCATION: Portsmouth Indoor Pool Session ll:

DAYS: Wednesdays Tuesday, July 24th – Thursday, August 16th

TIMES: Class begins at 2:30pm – bus leaves the school at COST: $65.00 Resident / $75.00 Non-resident

approximately 1:45pm LOCATION: York High School Tennis Courts- by the YHS track

DAYS: Monday & Wednesday – Session I

Tuesday & Thursday- Session II

TIMES: 8:15am – 9:00am NOTE: June 25th,classes will

be held at 6:00pm-6:45pm and June 26th classes

will be held at 1:00pm – 1:45pm, due to end of

school schedule. The regular morning schedule will

resume on June 27th

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Quick Start Tennis Tennis for Teens

Ages 7, 8 & 9 Years Ages 13, 14 & 15 Years

Quick Start Tennis play format takes a new and better approach to Our Junior Tennis clinic is for young athletes who wish to improve

introducing kids to the game. Balls are lower in compression; they their tennis game, work hard, meet other players their age, and

bounce less and don’t move as fast so they are easier to hit. This allows have a lot of fun. Our goal is to give these players the opportunity to

kids time to get to the ball and helps them develop optimal swing hit many balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some

patterns. Racquets are sized for small hands, and the courts are smaller of the better players in their peer group.

and easier to cover. All that equals more fun and less frustration! Full INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch

sized courts can be reconfigured to accommodate up to six 36-foot REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full

courts, so instead of waiting in line, kids can spend their time playing. DATES: Session I: Monday, June 25th– Thursday, July 19th

The benefits are immediate. Within an hour kids are rallying, having fun (no class July 4th)

and psyched for more. They’re playing real tennis and having real fun. Session ll: Monday, July 23rd – Thursday, August 16th

INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch COST: $85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-resident

REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full LOCATION: York High School Tennis Courts – by the YHS track

DATES: Session I: Monday , June 25th– Thursday, July 19th DAYS: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday

(no class July 4th) TIMES: 11:00am – 12:00pm June 25th classes will be

Session ll: Monday, July 23rd – Thursday, August 16th held at 3:00pm – 4:00pm and June 26th classes will

COST: $75.00 Resident / $85.00 Non-resident be held at 4:00pm – 5:00pm, due to end of school

LOCATION: York High School Tennis Courts- by the YHS track schedule, morning schedule will resume on June 27th.

DAYS: Monday & Wednesday or Pickleball

Tuesday & Thursday

TIMES: 9:00am – 10:00am NOTE: June 25th classes will be Ages 7 & up

held at 5:00pm-6:00pm and June 26th classes will Funny name, fun sport! Pickleball is a fun paddle sport, designed for

be held at 2:00pm – 3:00pm, due to end of school all ages and skill levels. With simple rules and elements of tennis,

schedule, morning schedule will resume on June 27th. badminton and ping-pong, the game is easy for beginners but quick

and competitive for more experienced players. The game can be

Tennis for Juniors played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court with

Ages 10, 11 & 12 Years a slightly modified tennis net. Our adult pickleball programs are

Our Junior Tennis clinic is for young athletes who wish to improve some of our most popular offerings. We are pleased to be able to

their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of offer the fastest growing sport to our younger set this year too.

fun. Our goal is to give these players the opportunity to hit many Equipment will be provided for all registered participants to use

balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the during the camp.

better players in their peer group. INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch

INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full DATES: June 26th – July 19th (No class July 4th)

DATES: Session I: Monday , June 25th – Thursday, July 19th COST: $85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-Resident

(no class July 4th) LOCATION: York High School Tennis/Pickleball Courts (located

Session ll: Monday, July 23rd – Thursday, August 16th across from the community auditorium)

COST: $85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-resident DAYS: Tuesday & Thursday

LOCATION: York High School Tennis Courts – by the YHS track TIMES: 11:00am – 12:00noon

DAYS: Monday & Wednesday or Track & Field

Tuesday & Thursday Ages: 5 & 6
This program is geared to introducing your child to track and field in
TIMES: 10:00am – 11:00am a fun and informative program. It is run on Thursday mornings from
9:00am- 10:00am, beginning July 12th and running through August
NOTE: June 25th classes will be held at 4:00pm – 5:00pm 2nd. All you need are sneakers and energy!

June 26th classes will be held at 3:00pm – 4:00pm,

due to end of school schedule, morning schedule

will resume on June 27th.

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REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 12th COST: $130.00 which includes USTAF fee resident
$140.00 non-resident
STARTS: July 12th LOCATION: York High School Track
DAYS: Practices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,
ENDS: August 2nd Meets on Thursdays
TIMES: 7-10yrs 8:30am-10:00am
COST: $40.00 Resident / $50.00 Non-resident 11-14yrs 10:00am- 11:30am
Meets are at 2:00pm
LOCATION: York High School Track

DAYS: Thursdays

TIMES: 9:00am – 10:00am

Track & Field Please note that practices on Monday, June 25th and Tuesday,
June 26th will be held in the evening to accommodate the end of
Ages: 7 to 14 school schedule. 7-10 year olds will practice 5:00PM – 6:30PM and
This program is both instructional and fun! It’s a wonderful the 11-14 year olds will practice from 6:30PM – 8:00PM.
opportunity for children to experience track and field events as a
team, in practice and to compete in weekly meets against other Unified Yoga Class
track clubs, all of whom are members of the Athletics Congress.
This program will begin Monday, June 25th, in order to get 3 Grades K – 4, 5-8, and 9 - 12
practices in before the first meet on Thursday, June 28th, and will We are excited to offer this class for the first time this summer! This
run until approximately August 2nd. Thereafter, regular practice class is designed for children with challenges who may have diffi-
sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Ages 7 – 10 culty participating in a community based yoga class. Yoga has many
years will meet from 8:30am – 10:00am, and ages 11 – 14 will meet benefits for children helping to improve strength, coordination, and
from 10:00am – 11:30am at the York High School track facility. flexibility as well as self-confidence and focus. Sessions are tailored
Meets will begin at 2:00pm on Thursdays and the departure times to the needs of the children using a combination of centering
will vary, depending on the destination. All children 7 – 14 years are breath work, mindful movement, and resting.
eligible to participate.
Classes will be offered to three different groups, children in classes
The State meet is scheduled for mid- August this year. K thru 4, children in classes 5 thru 8, and children in classes 9 thru
12. There will be one, five week session. Children who attend this
A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required this year along with program should be able to follow verbal instructions with assistance
the USTAF registration form. Please bring this into the office or to the as needed. Please plan to bring a “buddy” if you would like.
first day of practice. This is a mandatory requirement by USTAF to
verify ages. This does not apply to our 5 and 6 year old program. Meet the instructor: Sandra Spanos Johnson, PT is a graduate of

Coach, Parent and Participant Meet & Greet- Monday, June 25th Northeastern University. She is a seasoned physical therapist who
at 5:00pm at the York High School Track. All families are encouraged
to attend, we will be sharing valuable information about the has helped many children with special needs and challenges meet
program and you will have the opportunity to complete the
necessary paperwork on the spot. their best potential. She stays current with the latest approaches

including Yoga for Differently Abled Children as taught by Shakta

Khalsa with Radiant Child Yoga.

Track & Field Age Groups: INSTRUCTOR: Sandra Spanos Johnson

REGISTRATION: May 30th, ongoing until class starts or is full

Mites: Ages 7 & 8 STARTS: July 10th, July 11th or July 12th

Bantam: Ages 9 & 10 ENDS: August 7th, August 8th or August 9th

Midget: Ages 11 & 12 COST: $75.00 per 5 week session for K – 4, $150.00 per 5

Youth: Ages 13 & 14 week session for 5th – 8th and 9th – 12th.

Divisions will be determined by the child’s birthday in 2018. LOCATION: York Middle School Team Room

Please note: There will be an additional $8.00 charge on meet days DAYS: Tuesday – Grade K – 4

to cover the cost of transportation. Children who qualify for States Wednesday – Grades 5 – 8

will be required to pay an additional fee. Thursday – Grades 9 – 12

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until June 22nd TIMES: 1:00pm – 1:30pm, Grades K – 4

STARTS: June 25th, Monday this first week only 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Grades 5 – 8 and 9-12

ENDS: August 2nd / State Meet, mid-August, TBA

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Youth Enrichment Programs

Bike Rodeo at Coastal Ridge Electricity, Chemistry & Magnets
Elementary School
A Mad Science Program
Grades: K – 4
On May 8th at 5:30, the Town Ages 6 - 12
Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee,
in collaboration with the Parks and Join Mad Science for a 3 day adventure in hands-on Science! On

Recreation Department, York Police Day one, children will get charged up about the science of current
and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine
will host a Bicycle Rodeo for children in electricity! We will explore series and parallel circuits and learn about
kindergarten through fourth grade. There is no
cost nor preregistration to participate in the rodeo. insulators and conductors. Children build and take home a Circuit
Bicycle ABC (Air, Brake, Chain) safety checks will be
conducted. Riders will learn to properly wear their Maze to test their family and friends. On day two we will jump in to
helmets. A limited number of helmets will be available
to riders, if needed. A riding course will be set up the Laboratory for a day of Chemistry! We will explore various types
for riders to learn and practice safety skills including
understanding road signs, using hand signals, yielding to pedestrians. of chemical reactions including oxidation, precipitation, crystallization,

For additional information contact: and color change! Children will receive a Take-Home Action Flask kit
David McCarthy- bikepedyork@gmail.com
to perform more experiments. Finally, on day three we will reveal

the mysterious science behind magnets. Children will use magnetic

wands, explore magnetic attracting and repelling forces, construct the

world’s smallest motor using electromagnetism, and make magnets

float with their own magnetic force. Children continue the lessons

at home with the Magnet Lab Take-Home. Each day will include fun

outdoor activities as well as indoor science exploration.

Day 1: Electricity

Day 2: Chemistry

Craft and Create Day 3: Magnets

Ages 5 - 8 and Ages 9 & up Bring a snack and drink

We will use a mix of craft supplies including recyclables and items found INSTRUCTOR: Mad Science

from nature to create beautiful works of art and crafts in this week-long REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full

class. Most days are structured with planned activities and materials, STARTS: July 24th

yet there will be time for free flow creativity at the end using some ENDS: July 26th

of the ideas and principals we learn throughout the week. Instructor COST: $130.00 Resident / $140.00 Non-resident

Heather Gilchrest is a teacher with PAL during the school year. LOCATION: Village Elementary School

Please bring snacks and drinks DAYS: Tuesday- Thursday

INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilchrest TIMES: 9:00am – 11:30am

REGISTRATION May 30th – July 30th, or until full

STARTS: July 30th

ENDS: August 3rd

COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York Middle School

DAYS: Monday- Friday

TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Ages 5-8)

1:00pm- 4:00pm (Ages 9 & up)

Cheering Camp

Please see complete write-up in the sports camp section of this
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Explosion Commotion Fashion Camps

Ages 5 – 8 and Ages 9 & up Ages 8 – 13 (beginner and experienced sessions offered)
IT’S BACK! TIME TO GET YOUR FASHION JAM ON!
Because who doesn’t love watching those explosive reactions occur!? Back by popular demand, the intense need to create, and add to
some already pretty, amazing wardrobes. This year we will return
In this class we will design, create, experiment, and observe. We will to our roots and have the campers create “Whatever” they want...
(within reason). Campers should hit the fabric stores, and internet
make simple sodium bicarbonate rockets as well as more powerful soda for patterns for what they really want to learn how to make. Follow
the patterns guidelines to purchase their fabric and notions. Come
bottle rockets, exploding chalk bags, apple and watermelon volcanoes, to camp with their fabric pre-washed/preshrunk, and away we
will go! Camp will continue to conclude with a Fabulous Fashion
Show highlighting the week’s creations. We hope that campers are
able to supply their own machines, but if not we should be able
to have them covered. Every effort will be made to ensure that an
understanding of how to use a machine- not to just sew, but also
how to thread it, wind the bobbin, un-jam it, etc. Campers should
bring their own pins, sewing scissors, as well as their material and
pattern. If the camper is unable to settle on a pattern prior to camp,
we have a stash that they can check out.

we will conduct the ever-popular Mentos and Cola experiment, and We will be offering two levels this summer. The beginners will be
in the morning and more experienced will be in the afternoon. If
more! Heather Gilchrest is a teacher with PAL during the school year. you have any questions about which class you should sign up for or
about supplies, please contact Susan at 323-240-8575 or soehirsh@
Please bring a pair of work googles; they are a must! gmail.com

Bring snacks and drinks

INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilchrest

REGISTRATION: May 30th – August 3rd, or until full Fashion Show will be on Friday, July 20th/ Time TBD

STARTS: August 13th Experienced campers interested in assisting beginners in the
morning session should contact instructor.
ENDS: August 17th

COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: Village Elementary School Please bring snacks and plenty to drink, Sewing seems to make

DAYS: Monday- Friday people ravenous, and can we talk about the “heat” generated from

TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Ages 5-8) all of that creativity...

1:00pm- 4:00pm (Ages 9 & up) INSTRUCTOR: Susan Hirsch – Seamstress

REGISTRATION: May 30th – July 7th, or until full

STARTS: July 16th

ENDS: July 20th

COST: $95.00 Resident / $105.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York Middle School Art Room

DAYS: Monday – Friday

TIMES: 9:00am to 12:00pm – Beginners

1:00pm to 4:00pm – Experienced

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ENDS: July 31st
COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 Non- Resident
LOCATION: Village Elementary School
DAYS: Tuesday
TIMES: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Fit to Write

Ages: 7-12

If the experts are right, then training your brain for creativity can be

enhanced by physical exercise, especially if it’s outside in the natural

environment. The best part: the physical component doesn’t have to be

strenuous, a simple walk can do the trick! Please join us for a creative

writing program that emphasizes fun, fitness, and the written word.

Campers will jump start their story engines through “warm-up” exercises

of light physical activity and writing prompts, followed by a long walk,

and active games. Daily themes may include solo writing adventure in

Steedman Woods, short story skits, journaling techniques, and an in-

depth look at characters and conversation. On the final day, we’ll meet

at Mt. Agamenticus for a hike to the summit, a picnic, and an informal

reading of work for parents and friends. Campers should complete the

week with a new perspective on creativity, a healthy attitude towards the

outdoors, and a journal to continue their own writing.

Please note: Although this program is open to all levels of creative

and athletic ability, each camper should be prepared for physical

exercise every day. Sneakers are a must! Campers should dress

appropriately for outside activities. Bring plenty of water, a healthy

snack, lunch, and sunscreen. An oversized journal and writing

utensil will be provided for each participant. A more detailed

description of the daily activities will be forwarded to each

registered participant prior to the program’s start date.

Instructors: Candace Jaffe has been a youth-oriented athletic coach

for over 25 years and is the head coach for the York High School

Girls Cross Country team. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing

and facilitated a five-year creative writing club at York High School.

Kaitlin Mulqueen is a kindergarten teacher at Village Elementary

School. She spent ten summers as a counselor and director of

York Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure Camp. She holds a

Master of Arts in Teaching with a literacy concentration.

REGISTRATION: May 30th, until full

STARTS: July 10th

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Friends & Family First Aid/CPR even in the classroom! Bring snack and drink

Ages: 8 & up INSTRUCTOR: Kaitlyn Mulqueen, Kindergarten Teacher and

Family & Friends First Aid/CPR is for people who want to learn Pete Demeritt, Physical Education Teacher

CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet an at Village Elementary

employment requirement. This course is ideal for community REGISTRATION: Ongoing until August 17th

groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others STARTS: August 21st

interested in learning how to save a life. During this course you will ENDS: August 23rd

learn how to recognize and respond to basic medical emergencies, COST: $50.00

CPR/AED fundamentals and environmental emergencies. Book LOCATION: Village Elementary School

included. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. DAYS: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

INSTRUCTOR: Samantha Pannier TIMES: 9:00am – 11:00am

REGISTRATION: May 30th – July 6th Home Cooking

STARTS: July 10th

ENDS: July 10th Ages: 5 – 8 and Ages 9 & up

COST: $25.00 Resident / $35.00 non-resident Mixing, blending, chopping, baking. In this week-long class we will go

LOCATION: York Middle School –Home Ec. Room over the basics and have fun doing it! From bread to cupcakes, fruit

DAYS: Tuesday salad to taco salad and a few other sweet treats, this will be a real

TIMES: 6:00pm – 8:30pm hands on experience teaching skills that will last a lifetime! Kids will

Get Ready for 5th Grade make, and take home, a fun cookbook that they can add to as they

learn. Heather Gilchrest is a teacher with PAL during the school year.

Open to students entering Grade 5 at York Middle School this Fall INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilchrest

Are you a little nervous about entering York Middle School? This REGISTRATION: May 30th- July 16th, or full

camp will help! We will tour and explore the building so you can STARTS: July 23rd

find our way around, spend some time in different classrooms, ENDS: July 27th

talk about what you will be learning and studying in Grade 5, go COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-resident

over some study and organization tips, play some games, and ... LOCATION: York Middle School

everyone’s favorite...practice opening lockers! Enter fifth grade DAYS: Monday- Friday

feeling relaxed and ready. Come join Mr. G and have a blast learning TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Ages 5-8)

everything you always wanted to know about 5th grade! 1:00pm- 4:00pm (Ages 9 & up)

INSTRUCTOR: Andy Geranis – 5th Grade Teacher Indoor Gardening

at York Middle School

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until August 12th Ages 5 – 8 and Ages & up

STARTS: August 14th In this class, kids will have fun getting their hands dirty while

ENDS: August 15th learning about the different types of plants that you can grow and

COST: $50.00 enjoy indoors. Using recyclable containers and plenty of imagination

LOCATION: York Middle School we will start an herb garden, learn to grow new veggies from scraps,

DAYS: Tuesday and Wednesday create a beautiful succulent terrarium, and more! Heather Gilchrest

TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm is a teacher with PAL during the school year.

Get Ready for Kindergarten INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilchrest

Back By Popular Demand! REGISTRATION: May 30th- July 9th, or until full
Open to students entering Kindergarten in York this Fall
Come learn all about Village Elementary School and Kindergarten! STARTS: July 16th
During this program, kids will get a glimpse of Village Elementary
School. Through games and activities, kids will learn some of the ENDS: July 18th
things that they can look forward to during their first year at Village
Elementary School. We will play Games in the gym, outside and COST: $85.00 resident / $95.00 non-resident

LOCATION: Village Elementary School

DAYS: Monday- Wednesday

TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Ages 5-8)

1:00pm- 4:00pm (Ages 9 & up)

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Kick Start Kindergarten: in the Kids Thrive Gym to get our sensory systems primed and our
Capital Letter Beginning Print Camp postural muscles strong. Then we move into learning correct grasp
patterns for crayons/pencils and scissors, fine motor and writing
Ages: 4-6 year olds, starting Kindergarten in the Fall labs using the research-based, Handwriting Without Tears and First
In this fun class, your rising Kindergartener will be engaged in multi- Strokes programs. Students will learn and practice their lowercase
sensory activities to continue to develop their gross motor, fine print letters a-z in a variety of multi-sensory ways that make
motor and visual-motor readiness skills for school. We start with learning to write FUN! We work on lower case letter recognition
big muscle play climbing, crawling, jumping, swinging and sliding and learning proper letter formation in large motor ways (building
in the Kids Thrive Gym to get our sensory systems primed and our letters and giant vertical handwriting), medium motor ways (paint,
postural muscles strong. Then we move into learning correct grasp sand, shaving cream writing, sandpaper etc.) and small motor ways
patterns for crayons/pencils and scissors, fine motor and writing working with age appropriate handwriting paper.
labs using the research-based, Handwriting Without Tears and First
Strokes programs. Students will learn and practice their capital print Pre-requisite – For children who know their capital letter formation
letters A-Z in a variety of multi-sensory ways that make learning pretty well.
to write FUN! We work on letter recognition and learning proper
letter formation of the capital letters in large motor ways (building Joyfully led by Rae Lynn Stackpoole, a licensed Occupational
letters and giant vertical handwriting), medium motor ways (paint,
sand, shaving cream writing, sandpaper etc.) and small motor ways Therapist and mother of two. With a Master’s degree in OT, Rae
working with age appropriate handwriting paper.
Lynn has been providing hospital, clinic and community-based OT

for both kids and adults since 1993. She has advanced training

and experience in handwriting, sensory processing, Therapeutic

Joyfully led by Rae Lynn Stackpoole, a licensed Occupational Listening, Interactive Metronome, yoga and mindfulness practices.

Therapist and mother of two. With a Master’s degree in OT, Rae She is a certified handwriting specialist through Handwriting

Lynn has been providing hospital, clinic and community-based OT Without Tears. Rae Lynn brings whole-hearted passion and

for both kids and adults since 1993. She has advanced training professionalism to everything she does.

and experience in handwriting, sensory processing, Therapeutic INSTRUCTOR: Rae Lynn Stackpoole MOT, OTR/L

Listening, Interactive Metronome, yoga and mindfulness practices. REGISTRATION: May 30th – July 17th, or full

She is a certified handwriting specialist through Handwriting STARTS: July 24th

Without Tears. Rae Lynn brings whole-hearted passion and ENDS: August 23rd

professionalism to everything she does. COST: $175.00 Resident

INSTRUCTOR: Rae Lynn Stackpoole, MOT, OTR/L $185.00 Non-resident

REGISTRATION: May 30th – July 16th, or full (includes materials)

STARTS: July 23rd LOCATION: Kids Thrive at Landmark Hill, 581 U.S. Route 1

ENDS: August 22nd DAYS: Tuesday and Thursday / 2x per week for 5 weeks

COST: $175.00 Resident TIMES: 9:30am-10:30am or 11:00am-12:00pm

$185.00 Non-resident

(includes materials)

LOCATION: Kids Thrive at Landmark Hill, 581 U.S. Route 1

DAYS: Monday and Wednesday

2x per week for 5 weeks

TIMES: 9:30am-10:30am or 11:00am-12:00pm

Kick Start Kindergarten:
Lower Case Letter Beginning Print Camp

Ages 4-6 year olds, starting Kindergarten in the Fall
In this fun class your rising Kindergartener will be engaged in multi-
sensory activities to continue to develop their gross motor, fine
motor and visual-motor readiness skills for school. We start with
big muscle play climbing, crawling, jumping, swinging and sliding

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Knights and Princesses Camp LEGO® Education Camp

Ages: 4 to 7 Ages: 6 - 12

Calling all Knights and Princesses: Travel back to medieval times and LEGO® Camps provide quality enrichment learning and activities

stretch your imaginations through this fantasy camp. This camp is for campers ages 6-12. Campers will use STEM concepts (science,

for young boys and girls who enjoy stories and songs about knights technology, engineering, and math) while playing with LEGO®

and princesses, and who would like to learn more about them, bricks and education kits. Campers will be divided into two

and do crafts each day to celebrate them. If you have costumes of groups of similar age ranges. One group will work in pairs and

your favorite knights and princesses, and you have other items that explore age-appropriate LEGO® Education themes such as Simple

celebrate them, you are welcome to come dressed and ready to act Machines, Motorized Mechanisms, Pneumatics, WeDo Robotics and

out your favorite knights and princess stories. This class is for 4-7 Mindstorms NXT Robotics of their choice, while the other group

year olds. spends time in the free build area. After about an hour and fifteen

Please bring snacks and plenty to drink minutes, the groups will take a break and have a snack, then the

REGISTRATION: May 30th – July 9th groups will switch roles in the free build and LEGO® Education areas.

STARTS: July 16th Kits do not go home with campers. Bring a snack and drinks

ENDS: July 20th Instructor: Andrea Gould, York Middle School math teacher for the

COST: $85.00 Resident /$95.00 Non-resident past 19 years. “I love math and science and bringing them together

LOCATION: York Middle School in creative, educational ways.”

DAYS: Monday- Friday INSTRUCTOR: Andrea Gould

TIMES: 1:00pm – 3:00pm REGISTRATION: May 30th – June 29th, or full

STARTS: July 2nd, July 9th, or July 30th

LEGO® Create Camp ENDS: July 6th, July 13th , or August 3rd

Ages: 5 -9 COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 non-resident
LEGO® Create Camp provides time for campers ages 5- 9 to come
and build whatever they imagine. Daily challenges will be presented LOCATION: York Middle School
for campers to engage in if they choose. In their building, they will
have a chance to exercise their creative thinking while interacting DAYS: Monday- Friday
with other campers. Part of the process always involves working on
how to share and negotiate for the blocks you want that others may TIMES: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
already have. Campers will have access to pieces from Star Wars™,
the city pieces including a plane, Pirates of the Caribbean, and
even Friends sets. Campers will build for about an hour and fifteen
minutes, will take a break and have a snack, and then continue their
creative play. Bring a snack and drinks

Instructor: Andrea Gould, York Middle School math teacher for the

past 19 years. “I love math and science and bringing them together

in creative, educational ways.”

INSTRUCTOR: Andrea Gould

REGISTRATION: May 30th – June 29th, or full

STARTS: July 2nd, July 9th, or July 30th

ENDS: July 6th, July 13th, or August 3rd

COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 non-resident

LOCATION: York Middle School

DAYS: Monday- Friday

TIMES: 9:00am-12:00pm

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