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2019_YPR_Summer_Brochure_WEB

2019_YPR_Summer_Brochure_WEB

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Message from the Director ▲






A TEAM can be defined as a group of people with a full set of betterment of residents, guests and the community as a whole. Parks ▲
complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project, and recreation does exactly that. ▲
where team members operate with a high degree of interdependence, ▲
share authority and responsibility for self-management, are For the sake of discussion, let’s separate parks from recreation for ▲
accountable for the collective performance, and work toward a a moment. The parks division should be responsible to develop and ▲
common goal and shared rewards. A team becomes more than just maintain park areas and recreation facilities for the community to ▲
a collection of people when a strong sense of mutual commitment enjoy, while simultaneously, protecting and preserving those natural ▲
creates synergy, thus, generating performance greater than the sum of resources for the future. The recreation entity should be responsible ▲
the performance of its individual members. for providing a wide variety of year-round recreation, leisure and ▲
enrichment opportunities for the community. These programs should ▲
In my first year as Parks and Recreation Director, it is the team that I provide continuity and be offered at affordable prices so that all ▲
have the privilege to lead, for which I am the most grateful. Despite citizens trust in and can enjoy them. Together, parks and recreation ▲
the challenges that can, sometimes, come with transition, they have comprise the municipal agency whose mission is to deliver programs ▲
stayed the course, worked hard, provided me with the support that I and experiences that are consistent with the community’s needs and ▲
have needed in my new role, and maintained a level of professionalism interests, and that add to their sense of well-being and community. It is ▲
that has come to be expected of them. Team Parks and Recreation is parks and recreation, as a department, that helps the municipality create ▲
a group of multi-skilled, multi-talented, caring, dedicated individuals opportunity for personal enrichment, economic growth, environmental ▲
who work to meet the common goal of building community. Whether integrity and overall quality of life. ▲
it be providing a safe place for children to learn and play, advocating ▲
for healthy lifestyles and general well-being, raising money to support In short, as part of municipal government, parks and recreation is ▲
community initiatives, creating events and experiences that celebrate the glue that binds! Parks and recreation is the essential department ▲
our natural resources, keeping our parks and fields in top shape, that builds relationships with people and places for the common goal ▲
providing scholarships for those in need, keeping our beaches safe and of creating community and elevating the quality of life within that ▲
clean, cooking meals for our seniors, or providing for the social and community. ▲
physical development of all age groups, I am confident that YOUR Parks ▲
and Recreation team works each and every day to make York a great I am enthusiastic about our role in the community and am humbled by ▲
community to live in and visit. For that, we should all be grateful. the responsibilities that are bestowed upon us. It is an absolute honor ▲
to go to work every day knowing that there is a good chance that ▲
As I reflect on a year, that has gone by faster than I could have one, if not more, members of our team just might make a difference ▲
imagined, I am reminded of a question that was asked of me during my in the quality of someone else’s life. In the words of Nelson Mandela, ▲
interview process. “It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will ▲
determine the significance of the life that we lead.” ▲
What role do you think Parks and Recreation plays in municipal ▲
government? This summer, I challenge you to partake, and enjoy, all that our ▲
department and this beautiful community has to offer. Go on out and ▲
I thought I’d take a moment to share a portion of my answer with make it your best summer yet! ▲
you… ▲
Warmly, ▲
If you believe, as I do, then you believe that parks and recreation is an ▲
essential component to the overall purpose of municipal government. Robin Cogger ▲
More specifically, that the York Parks and Recreation Department Parks & Recreation Director
is essential to the Town of York. It is my belief that the role of
municipal government is to provide the services that contribute to the





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▲ TOWN OF YORK “Summertime and the living is easy.” Gershwin and Heyward’s music and lyrics call
▲ to mind a time when Summer often meant kicking back and slowing down. For many
▲ of us though, Summer is also a time for learning new things, enjoying the diversity of
York’s natural resources and participating in the special events that draw us together
▲ Board of Selectmen as a community.
▲ Liz Blanchard
▲ Michael Estes This might be a good time to welcome Robin Cogger as York’s new Director of Parks
▲ Todd Frederick, Chair and Recreation. Robin was chosen to succeed long-time Director, Mike Sullivan who
▲ Robert Palmer retired last year. Robin and her team have hit the ground running and are looking for-
ward to bringing to York’s citizens and visitors a wonderful offering of programs for the
▲ Mailing Address: Summer of 2019. Robin and her team have put together this offering of activities and
events chosen to have something for everyone.
▲ 186 York Street, York, ME 03909
The PRB is excited to be working with Robin in her inaugural year as Director.
▲ Tel. (207) 363-1040
In addition to the programs offered in this catalog, Parks and Recreation will continue
▲ Fax (207) 351-2967 their commitment to making our parks, beaches and mountain a safe and clean envi-
E-mail parks-rec@yorkmaine.org ronment. This year the new Bathhouse on Long Sands is open and fully functional. It is
a wonderful asset for the town.
▲ Internet www.yorkparksandrec.org
The iconic Nubble Lighthouse, spent last Summer under wraps as it went through an
▲ important restoration and facelift. Swing by and see for yourself how well it turned
out. The finished product exceeded all our expectations.
▲ Office Location:
200 US Route 1 South, York, Maine There is something here for all ages and tastes. Whatever activity or event you chose,
we hope your Summer is “living easy.”
▲ Grant House at Goodrich Park
The Parks and Recreation Board
▲ Skip Hartwell, Chair
Brenda Knapp
▲ Town Manager Ron McAllister
Stephen H. Burns Mike Modern

▲ We are seeking to fill a vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Board. If you are
interested in serving your community in this capacity, please, let us know.
▲ Administration
Robin Cogger, Parks & Recreation Director

▲ Ryan Coite, Parks Foreman
▲ Ryan Avery, Recreation Supervisor / Nubble Gift Shop

▲ Manager

▲ Andy Kaherl, Recreation Coordinator

▲ Robin Kerr, Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Coordinator

▲ Janice Callaghan, Administrative Assistant
Liz Cooper, Special Events Coordinator
▲ Pam Lombardi, Youth Enrichment Coordinator



▲ Senior Center Staff
Brenda Bracy, Facility Coordinator
▲ Janis Marshall-Colby, Program Coordinator
▲ Nancy Garfield, Chef



Senior Center Advisory Board
▲ Carollyn Anderson
▲ Emily Cambray

▲ Jeanette McGrath

▲ Debbie Meyers, Alternate

▲ Jackie Valentino

▲ Sohier Park Committee

▲ Skip Hartwell

▲ Brenda Knapp, Chair
▲ Tony Knox

Evelyn Lipka
▲ Susan Moran
▲ Brian Ross, Vice Chair
▲ Diane Ross, Alternate



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Summer 2019 ▲



































Registration Information 3
and Program Policies







Registration for all limited programs with a “registration start date” WARNING...... ▲
will begin on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019. Office hours are between ▲
8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. All programs that Dates in calendar are closer ▲
are listed as “ongoing” can be registered for now. Please pay close than they appear! ▲
attention to the deadline dates as you review the programs! ▲
Nothing hurts a recreation program ▲
*Registrations for non-residents will begin on Monday, June 3rd. faster than participants ▲

You may register online at www.yorkparksandrec.org using a credit who wait until the last minute to register. ▲
card. Each program session is considered a new class. All individuals Please pay close attention to the registration dates. ▲
must register for all sessions they wish to participate in. Please ▲
remember that you are not automatically registered into additional Refund Policy ▲
sessions until your registration is complete, including payment. ▲
We do not send or call with confirmations for our programs. Consider ▲
Online Registration Helpful Hints: yourself or your children enrolled in the program of your choice when ▲
• When you are registering your child for a program and online you complete your registration and payment. Your online registration ▲
receipt will show your program details. ▲
registration will not allow you to select your child’s name because ▲
their grade is either “Too High” or “Too Low”, try this: We will notify you if the class has been filled, canceled, or changed. The York ▲
Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel or consolidate ▲
• Click on “Account” in the upper left hand corner any program that does not meet minimum registration numbers. ▲
• Click on the “Edit” button next to your child’s name ▲
• Select their current grade from the drop down menu If you need to withdraw from a program, you must notify us no less ▲
• Click “Save”. This should solve the problem when you try to than one week prior to the first class. ▲

register them again You will receive a full refund if we are notified at least one week in ▲
(Our online registration program does not automatically roll over advance of the program start date. ▲
grades each year). ▲
We do not issue refunds after the start of a program! ▲
• If you forgot your Parks and Recreation account password please do ▲
not create a new account. Instead: If the Parks and Recreation Department cancels the program you will ▲
receive a full refund. ▲
• Click on the “Login” button in the upper left hand corner ▲
• Click on the “Forgot Password” link We would like all program participants to be advised that the York ▲
• Enter your email address and a new password will be School Department has priority over all school facilities. This, on ▲
occasion, may cause recreation programs to be canceled. We will make ▲
emailed to you (Please note that you may change your every effort to avoid this, however, should it occur, we will do our best ▲
password once you are logged in by clicking on “Account” to notify program participants in advance. All canceled programs will ▲
be rescheduled if possible. ▲
• Can’t find the program you are looking for? ▲
• Visit www.yorkparksandrec.org and select the “Register Now” Non-residents are subject to an adjustment of fees. ▲
tab at the top of the page, a list of all current programs will appear.
• Rather than selecting the “Youth”, “Adult” or “Senior” links, All persons participating in Parks and Recreation Department
please scroll down a little further and click on the following link: sponsored programs and activities do so at their own risk and without
https://secure.rec1.com/ME/york-parks-recreation/reg.php recourse to the Town of York, its agents, officers or employees.
• Type in the program or keyword that you are looking for and click
the “Search Filter” button. This should bring up all programs that Behavior & Conduct Policy
pertain to your search.
All participants in York Parks and Recreation Department programs
• Are you still having problems with online registration? If so, please are expected to behave in a proper and respectful manner. We will
call the office during normal business hours and we would be happy to not tolerate any hitting, name calling, foul language, destruction of
assist you!

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▲ property or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the staff. In The Mike Sullivan Scholarship
accordance with the severity and frequency of behavior, the Parks and
▲ Recreation Department reserves the right to dismiss participants from This scholarship will be awarded, annually, to a York High School Senior
who has shown promise as a young leader through their commitment
▲ the program. No refund will be given. to building community. Applications can be found on our website www.
▲ yorkparksandrec.org. For more information contact the Parks and
▲ Sportsmanship Recreation Office.

▲ The York Parks and Recreation Department sets high standards for Parks, Beaches and Athletic Fields

▲ Good Sportsmanship! We encourage fans, coaches and players to The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the operations
enthusiastically support their team, recognize the outstanding perfor- and maintenance of public buildings and grounds, parks, beaches,
▲ mance of opponents, and always exhibit good sportsmanship in their recreation facilities and school and municipal athletic fields. York
has an expansive parks system that extends from the summit park
▲ words and actions. and conservation lands at Mount Agamenticus to the iconic Nubble
▲ Lighthouse. A bustling tourist community during the summer months,
▲ ADA our beaches are visited by thousands of visitors each year and we work
hard to maintain a safe and pristine natural environment.
▲ If you have a disability or injury and need additional accommodations to
Consisting of mostly seasonal staff, our employees are highly visible
▲ participate in any of our programs, please contact our office. It is recom- during the summer months. Our parks crews, custodians and lifeguards
mended that request for accommodation be made prior to two weeks are all here to serve the public and set high standards for the care of
▲ before a program start date to insure that we can do our best to provide our parks and beaches. Likewise, we encourage you to treat our public
properties with the respect they deserve. The health and well-being
▲ reasonable accommodation. of these natural resources is of utmost importance and our goal is to
▲ protect them for generations to come.
▲ Pictures
Beach Information
▲ We randomly choose pictures of adults and children who participate in
▲ our programs to be printed in our publications or sent out to area pa- Our lifeguard program begins on June 22nd and runs through
▲ pers. Please notify us if you do not wish to have your picture published. September 2nd. Guards will be on duty every day between 9:30am and
4:30pm and will be stationed at Long Sands, Short Sands and Harbor Beach.
▲ Scholarships
The restroom facilities at Long Sands and Harbor Beach will be open
▲ Stonewall Kitchen and York Community Service Association in conjunc- daily from late April through October 18th. Short Sands restrooms will
be open from mid-April through Columbus Day.
▲ tion with the York Parks and Recreation Department and York Hospital
Resident parking stickers are available in the Clerk’s office at the York Town
▲ offers a scholarship program for children in need. These scholarships Hall. Stickers are $40 each and $20 each for seniors. They are effective
▲ are available to serve our core programs and do not include special from May 15th through October 15th and are good for York Harbor Beach,
▲ events. Families needing assistance should pick up a scholarship appli- Long Sands Beach, Cape Neddick Beach, York Beach Ball Field and the
Wiggly Bridge.
cation at the Parks and Recreation office. Proof of residency is required
▲ at the time of application. All requests are confidential. No child in The Town of York participates in the Maine
▲ our community is ever turned away from participating in our core pro- Healthy Beaches Program. This is part of a larger
statewide effort to insure healthy, informed
▲ grams; however, in recent years our scholarship program has tripled. opportunities for swimming and other
recreational water activities along
▲ If you would like to help support our Scholarship efforts by making a the coast of Maine. Our beaches
are tested weekly at various locations in order
▲ contribution, please contact the office at 363-1040. 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.
























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Summer 2019 ▲



































Message from 5



the Parks Foreman ▲






PLEASE OBEY ALL BEACH Every spring we are faced with the same imposing challenge; how do we ▲
ORDINANCES PROHIBITING provide the services, maintenance, and day to day operations necessary ▲
to maintain town infrastructure within an explosive population of ▲
• Alcoholic beverages seasonal visitors in a small coastal community? The Parks and Recreation ▲
• Dogs on the beach between 8:00am and 6:00pm. May 20th Department employs three year-round, full time employees dedicated ▲
through September 20th to maintaining York’s parks, grounds, beaches, athletic fields, cemeteries ▲
• Dogs on beaches are required to be on a leash between May and buildings. From May until September, that number increases to ▲
20th and September 20th between the hours of 6:00pm approximately 26 employees dedicated to maintaining the Town’s ▲
and sunrise. public properties. This includes groundskeepers, custodians, caretakers, ▲
• Between May 20th through September 20th dogs will be gardeners and laborers. It is these professionals that you see out in the ▲
allowed to be unleashed between sunrise and 8:00am as field; dirty, sweaty and committed to keeping York beautiful and creating ▲
long as the dog is under the voice control of its owner or an atmosphere that visitors seek out year after year. The days are long, ▲
responsible party. (Owners must carry leashes). the work is tiresome and the trash never seems to let up. It’s because ▲
• Playing baseball, football, golf or horseshoes of these professionals however, that the York Parks and Recreation ▲
• Leaving trash, garbage or waste on the beach Department continues to succeed, continues to grow, and continues ▲
• Building fires to provide the high quality of services to the citizens and visitors of this ▲
• Removal of sand or rocks great community. A BIG THANK YOU to all of them!!! ▲
• Motor vehicles, horses or ponies Ryan M. Coite ▲
• Bicycles Parks & Recreation Foreman
• Dressing or undressing on the beach or in cars

Please enjoy our beaches, and when you leave,
may you only leave your footprints behind. ▲

Surfing ▲

Surfing is prohibited at all public beaches from June 14th to and ▲
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. ▲























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▲ STAY CONNECTED Long Sands Gardens

Through gifting opportunities, we will be developing the area
▲ WITH YORK PARKS AND RECREATION surrounding the Long Sands Bathhouse, to be known as Long Sands
▲ THROUGH OUR MONTHLY Gardens. This area is designed to be aesthetically pleasing and
▲ pedestrian friendly. Through the fundraising campaign, individuals,
families and businesses can become project sponsors. We have
▲ provided for specific gifting opportunities including benches and picnic
tables. If you would like more information about becoming a sponsor,
▲ E-NEWSLETTER, SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE WEB! please contact the Parks and Recreation Office, 207-363-1040.
▲ Yorks Illustrated Monthly: Be sure to check our
▲ website each month for the most up to date Nubble Light Gift Shop and Restrooms

issue of our newsletter, this is where we will post HOURS OF OPERATION:
▲ important information and new programs. Restrooms: End of April – Late October (7 days per week)
7:00am – 7:00pm
▲ Gift Shop: First of May -– Mid October (7 days per week)
9:00am -– 7:00pm
▲ Web: www.yorkparksandrec.org
Nubble Light/Sohier Park
▲ Facebook:
▲ www.facebook.com/yorkmaine Our community has one of the most beautiful lighthouse parks in
the country. The preservation and upkeep of this historic landmark
▲ Twitter: is extremely important and is largely dependent on community
▲ www.twitter.com/ volunteers. Under the watchful eye of the Sohier Park Committee, the
▲ yorkrecreation Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for maintenance and
operations at the Park. Funding is primarily derived from a small gift
▲ Instagram: shop, which is located in the Welcome Center at the park. The Center is
▲ @yorkparksandrec open daily from late April through late October.

▲ All Proceeds go to the upkeep of Sohier Park and Nubble Light

▲ Nubble Light Volunteer and
▲ Ambassaders Program

Each year the Welcome Center is staffed with friendly, enthusiastic
▲ volunteers eager to greet visitors, answer questions about the park
▲ and lighthouse, and promote the “Friends of Nubble Light Program”.
▲ Volunteers work one, three-hour shift per week and are a huge part
of the Park¹s success. We are looking for more dedicated volunteers
▲ How Can You Help Us? to serve as ambassadors in the park. Ambassadors help visitors with
directions, answer historical questions, take pictures, and provide
▲ • Help us keep our beaches clean by minimizing the maps and brochures to the public. Please email Vice Chair – Brian
▲ amount of trash you produce and always picking Ross blross@live.com for more info .
▲ up after your pets. Trash cans are conveniently
▲ located at every public access point. If a trash can Raffles and Donations
▲ is overflowing (we do our very best to keep this
▲ from happening), please don’t add to it. Contact us We will once again be running the 7th annual “Visit the Nubble” Raffle.
▲ immediately and we will dispatch a crew. 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 winner will be picked from
▲ • When visiting one of our parks, fields or beaches you can help us by each set of 1,000 tickets sold. Winners, and up to four friends, will enjoy four
▲ picking up a piece of litter when you leave. hours on the island with complimentary lunch. We will work with you on a
date that fits your schedule and that of our lightkeeper. All proceeds benefit
▲ the lighthouse, park, and Gift Shop. Tickets on sale May-October.

▲ • Coaches and teams can help us by making sure all trash, water Donations can always be made at the Gift Shop, from our website or by
bottles and clothing is picked up before you leave our athletic fields. sending a check to: Friends of Nubble, 186 York Street, York, ME 03909

▲ 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
▲ constantly. Please don’t practice or play on a field that has standing
▲ water, the damage it causes will take months to heal.



▲ • Volunteer!! If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty and
helping us out, please contact Ryan Coite at 363-1040 or rcoite@

▲ yorkmaine.org to sign up for a volunteer work day.



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EMPLOYEE PROFILE ▲

Jeff Patten ▲

Beach Operations Coordinator ▲
Jeff grew up on the beaches of York and
has held many positions, over time, ▲
in one capacity or another on York’s
beaches. He started out, (at the ripe old Josh Moulton ▲
age of 17) working at York Harbor Beach ▲
for Hartley Mason and later became a Parks Supervisor ▲
lifeguard. In 1988 after swimming out to Josh Moulton has been with the Parks ▲
Boon Island, Mike Sullivan approached and Recreation Department for 18 ▲
him with an offer to take over and train years. Like so many others, he started ▲
the York Beach Lifeguard Program. He as a seasonal employee in high school ▲
accepted (no one turned down Mike) and together, we’ve been able and continued to work with us after ▲
to increase the professional training and standards for the staff and graduation doing trash removal, field ▲
the program at large. Jeff left the lifeguard service in 1995 but was and grounds maintenance and winter ▲
approached once again in 2005 to accept his present position of Beach snow removal. Josh has been a full-time ▲
Operations Manager /Coordinator. In this position the responsibilities employee, and a critical member of ▲
have multiplied and grown as the populations using our beaches have our team, for 12 years now and his ▲
grown. Although one of his primary responsibilities is still the hiring and responsibilities include lining athletic fields, working on equipment, ▲
training of the York Beach Ocean Rescue Staff, additional responsibilities supervising seasonal employees, and assisting with Special Events such ▲
include day-to-day operation of the beaches, primary liaison between as road races and the Lighting of the Nubble. When he’s not working, ▲
the beach public and the other departments within the municipal Josh enjoys spending time with his wife Brittney, and two daughters ▲
structure of the Town of York, enforcement of town ordinances, special Rylie and Reina, either hanging around the house or exploring some of ▲
events, safety director for special events, care and maintenance of all the natural wonders that the great State of Maine has to offer. Josh is ▲
equipment, WRC training certification, stranded marine mammals, along also considered the Parks and Recreation Department’s expert on all
with a myriad of unpredictable things that occur daily on the beaches in things Game of Thrones.
our town. Although a history teacher by training, Jeff has found it very
rewarding to have the seasonal responsibility of keeping people safe on ▲
our beaches and to serve the town in this capacity. As any lifeguard will
testify “It is the best job I’ve ever had!” ▲











































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enjoyable public access to Mount A’s trail system while conserving the
▲ Pardon Our Appearance!! unfragmented forests and biological richness that exists here.

▲ During the summer of 2018, The Cape Neddick Light Station underwent Spend time this summer exploring the Mount Agamenticus Conservation
▲ a significant facelift of the keeper’s house, tower, and outbuildings. Region and reconnect with the outdoors and this natural treasure.
▲ Phase I & II of this restoration project began in April, concluded
The Big A Universal Access Trail
in November, and included the replacement of rot damage, trim,
▲ siding, a fresh coat of paint on both the house and the tower, and the There was a new observation deck installed along the Big A universal
▲ installation of new LED holiday lights. Phase III is expected to begin access trail last fall. This northern overlook provides new viewing
▲ this spring, contingent upon voter approval in May, and will include opportunities of the distant White Mountains and is a new favorite for
▲ significant repair to the keeper’s workshop, replacement of roofs and birders monitoring migration. The decks and trail located at the summit of
▲ replacement of the white picket fence. Together, with the Sohier Park Mount A were designed and constructed in accordance with the principles
▲ Committee, we are pleased to report that 100% of the project has been of universal design and to Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards
▲ funded through donations and gift shop sales. No tax dollars are being (ABAAS). This path, made of a mixed gravel matrix, meets the minimum
▲ requested for the continuation of this much needed overhaul. technical provisions for tread width, max running slopes, resting intervals,
surface compaction and other requirements. The one-mile loop, with its
▲ If you would like to view a short before and after video of the work resting and wildlife viewing areas, makes exploring the scenic vistas and
▲ completed during phases I & II, visit either our Parks and Recreation or rocky outcrops possible for a wider range of visitors and abilities.
▲ Nubble Light Facebook accounts.
We hope you get an opportunity to visit Mount A soon, experience it
▲ We thank you for your patience and continued support during these for yourself, and make your own memorable nature connections!
▲ projects.

▲ Mount Agamenticus Conservation
▲ Program

▲ The Mount Agamenticus region is one of York’s
▲ prominent attractions and has become a favorite
▲ destination for enjoying incredible views and miles of
▲ well-marked and maintained trails.
▲ Mount A is also an important resource for wildlife habitat
▲ and clean water. The three-hilled area is home to vernal pool species,
▲ rare plants and animals and is the heart of five watersheds that provide
▲ drinking water for southern York County residents.

▲ State, local and non-profit landowners work together to protect and
▲ cooperatively manage this land. These landowners make up the Mount
▲ Agamenticus Steering Committee and include: The Towns of York and
▲ South Berwick, The York Water District, Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries
▲ and Wildlife, Great Works Regional Land Trust, and York Land Trust.





























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Summit Learning Lodge and Gift Shop Bringing a Group? ▲

The summit lodge is open to the public from 11:00am-3:00pm on If you’d like to bring a group to the lodge during off-hours, or ▲
Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus ▲
Day weekend. The Learning Lodge is home to a number of educational participate in a guided program, please fill out the online Group
displays, hands-on activities, and our gift shop. Come visit us during
the season and learn about the history of Mount A and the plants and Registration form available at agamenticus.org!
wildlife that call this region home!
Self-guided StoryWalkTM ▲
• Hands-on Display Tables … What makes a plant or insect invasive? ▲
How are raptors different from other birds? What kind of signs do The StoryWalkTM program combines the benefits of physical activity, ▲
animals leave behind? Discover answers to these questions and more time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children’s ▲
with our hands-on displays. books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational path or hiking ▲
trail. Discover this spring’s feature: Over in the Forest by Marianne ▲
• Bear’s Den … Rainy weekend? Enjoy a rotating selection of nature Berkes and illustrated by Jill Dubin. Then be sure to check back ▲
films playing hourly. this summer for What Makes an Opossum Tick by local author Lyn ▲
Smith, with illustrations by Jamie Hogan. Start the StoryWalkTM at the ▲
• Kid’s Corner … Run entirely by Mrs. J and volunteers with the Friends Mountain Road base parking area and then follow the pages along the ▲
of Mount A! Join us on Saturdays for drop-in nature-themed crafts and Ring trail to the west and Witch Hazel trail to the summit.
games. Memorial Day weekend opens with Native American drummer,
Sterling Chase. Keep an eye on the Mount A Facebook page throughout Agamenticus Adventures and Guided Programs ▲
the season for Kid’s Corner updates. with our partners at the Center for Wildlife ▲

• 2019 is the Kids’ Corner’s 5th Season! Projects and programs are Enjoy one or a series of programs and hikes. Learn more about local ▲
funded by donations given by participating families, and the Friends of wildlife, behavior and habitats. Join Mount A staff and CFW educators ▲
Mount Agamenticus. and animal ambassadors to explore different trails and discover the ▲
magic of Mount A for yourself.
• Gift Shop … Take a reminder of your visit to Mount A home with you!
We have t-shirts, hats, mugs and so much more! Breakfast with Birds ▲

All purchases made at the gift shop directly support the work we do Saturday, May 25, 9:00am-11:30am ▲
here at Mount A, from the upkeep of the trails and facilities to our Shed that winter jacket, feel the warmth of the sun, smell the emerging ▲
educational outreach efforts in the Learning Lodge and beyond! flowers, watch those critters scurry and listen to their calls. Join ▲
In addition to locally designed and printed Mount A logo gear, we’re educators and animal ambassadors from the Center for Wildlife for a ▲
also happy to support local artists as well as carry products made by casual outdoor breakfast on the summit to learn about local wildlife ▲
companies that promote sustainable and environmentally friendly including native birds and how to identify them in the wild. Then, test ▲
practices. Thank you for helping us grow! your new skills on a hike around the trails at Mount Agamenticus as ▲
we search for birds and other indicators of the changing season. Finish ▲
up your morning with a trip to the Center for Wildlife and a behind the ▲
scenes tour of the baby bird room! Open to all ages, moderate hike. ▲
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10 The summit can be a great place to watch the annual hawk migration.
Come to the Learning Lodge to watch Center for Wildlife present an
▲ Wetland Walk environmental education program about Maine birds of prey with their
live raptor education ambassadors. Meet these amazing animals up close
▲ Saturday, June 8th, 10:00am-12:00pm and learn about their natural and personal history. Plus, York County
▲ The Mount A region has the highest concentration of vernal pools in Audubon will be on site to help spot any migrating raptors, offer tips for
identification, and will have extra binoculars and spotting scopes to share.
the state and is home to three threatened and endangered species. Open to all ages! Your donation of $7/person makes this program possible.
▲ Join us and the Center for Wildlife with live turtle ambassadors to learn
▲ about seasonal life cycles, critical habitats, and the difference between Program registration required. Email fellow@thecenterforwildlife.org
▲ facultative and obligate species. Then hike to nearby vernal pools, to register!
▲ ephemeral streams, and wetlands. Open to all ages, moderate hike.
▲ Your donation of $7/person makes this program possible. Looking for more? You can find information about these and additional
guided hikes and programs through a co-sponsored partnership: Gateway
▲ Bat Brigade to Maine: Outside. The G2MO effort encourages people to enjoy the natural
beauty and health benefits of connecting with nature in southern Maine.
▲ Saturday, July 13th, 10:00am-12:00pm Visit the new website: gateway2maineoutside.org for more information.
▲ We have some amazing flying mammals that are skilled insect
▲ combatants. Learn more about this native and natural mosquito SPECIAL EVENT!!
▲ control and their struggle with White-Nose Syndrome. Come meet Mt. A Trail Challenge 5K/1 Mile
▲ one of the CFW’s bat ambassadors! Optional backyard bat box building
▲ workshop follows. Program is open to all ages; parental guidance Saturday, September 21st
▲ required for bat box building. Your donation of $7/person makes this This is an event for all health levels to enjoy the outdoors and
▲ program possible. Additional $20 fee for bat box building project. meet your own fitness goals. Our Big A Universal Access trail can
accommodate all capabilities, while adjoining trails offer even greater
▲ Summer Stroll and Simple Tree ID challenges. Join us and establish your own personal record! This race is
timed by the York Track & Field Program, traditional stop-watch style!
▲ Saturday, August 10th, 9:00am-12:00pm There will be some lucky prize winners. Race amenities include water
▲ Learn the common names of popular tree species on a gentle and snacks. Consider bringing your own picnic lunch to enjoy at the
▲ stroll following the new Big A and Ring trails. We will take a second summit after the awards. Parking is limited. The first 50 to register will
▲ look at leaf evidence, bark, buds, seeds, and more to assist in receive premium summit parking passes. Those registered by August
▲ identification. The Center for Wildlife will be joining us for a live animal 9th will receive a race shirt. Prizes are given to the top male and female
▲ demonstration, including their resident porcupine ambassador, Henry! 5k finishers, plus all runners are eligible for our raffle prizes!
▲ Come and learn about Henry’s favorite foods like black birch, oak,
Stay tuned for information about an after party! Volunteers are needed
hemlock, maple, and of course acorns! Program and walk open to all to help make this event a success. More information and the course map
▲ ages; may break walk into two levels based on signups. Your donation will be available at www.agamenticus.org and www.yorkparksandrec.org
▲ of $7/person makes this program possible.
You may register online, or at the Parks and Recreation Office, 200 US

Rte. 1 at Goodrich Park
▲ Eyes Like a Hawk
PRE-REGISTRATION
▲ Saturday, September 28th, 10:00am-11:00am presentation; 11:00am-
▲ 12:00pm DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 18th. Race day

outdoor flyway viewing registration, ONLY, if spacing allows.

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing through September 18th

▲ COST: 5K: $20.00 per individual / $16 for Seniors and

▲ Children 12 years & Under

▲ 1-Mile: $15.00 per individual / $12 for Seniors and

▲ Children 12 years & Under

▲ LOCATION: Mount Agamenticus Summit

▲ DATE: Saturday, September 21st

▲ TIMES: 7:45am for Check-In & Day-of Registration

▲ 5K starts at 9:00am

▲ 1-Mile starts at 9:30am

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Give Back and Help Make a Difference! Adopt-a-Trail ▲

More than 40,000 individuals, families, summer camps, and school This program is an all-volunteer effort that provides community ▲
groups come to the mountain each year to enjoy the summit and trails members and trail users with an opportunity to become involved ▲
for picnicking, hawk watching, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, in conserving and maintaining the many miles of multiple use trails ▲
Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and other uses. threaded throughout the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region. ▲
Volunteers can help by “adopting” a favorite trail and take part in ▲
Seasonal trail crews and volunteers work hard to maintain the area’s its upkeep. Adopters assist the Conservation Crew by monitoring, ▲
extensive recreational trail system that is open for public use. But there maintaining and enhancing trails and trailhead facilities. Volunteers ▲
is still much more to do! contribute at their own level and on their own schedule with a ▲
minimum requirement of two trail working days a year. ▲
Join Us on a Community Work Day ▲
Become a Learning Lodge Docent ▲
Interested in giving back to help maintain an area you love to visit? Volunteers are needed to greet weekend visitors as they explore the ▲
There are monthly Community Work Days that run from April Learning Lodge, answer questions, recommend trail routes, and help to ▲
through November each year. The days are setup as hands-on service explain our current work and conservation goals. Please contact us for ▲
learning volunteer experiences. Topics range from litter cleanup, early more information and apply today! ▲
successional forest management, invasive species identification/ ▲
removal, basic trail maintenance, tool sharpening, dimensional lumber More Opportunities to Help ▲
ATV trail bridge building and new trail installation. Community Works ■ Become a Hawk Watcher and help document the annual migration ▲
Days are usually held on a Saturday and run from about 9:00am to ■ Join the Friends of Mount A and come to monthly meetings to plan ▲
12:30pm with snacks and refreshments afterwards. Mt A provides and advocate for the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program ▲
needed tools and equipment for each event. You just need to bring ■ Donations and monetary contributions are also always welcome and ▲
sturdy shoes, a refillable water bottle, and energy! greatly appreciated!

Here is the schedule of the Community Work Days for 2019 Check out the Mount A Website for all scheduled events, opportunities
• May 18th, 9:00am to 12:30pm; Basic trail maintenance to get involved, and more at: www.agamenticus.org
• June 1st, 9:00am to 12:30pm; National Trails Day/Intro to Trail

Adoption
• July 20th, 9:00am to 12:30pm; Trail/Habitat project ▲
• August 17th, 9:00am to 12:30pm; Trail/Habitat project
• September 21st, Times TBD; Assist with Mt A Trails 5K/1Mi Challenge ▲
• October 12th, 9:00am to 12:30pm; Shrubland maintenance
• November 2nd 9:00am to 12:30pm; Tool maintenance ▲

Together, ▲

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▲ Senior Center





▲ The York Senior Center, located at 36 Main Street in York Beach, is Becoming A Member
a member-based organization, run by the Town of York Parks and
▲ Membership is open to both residents and non-residents who are age
50 and over. Annual membership runs from July 1st - June 30th. Be
▲ Recreation Department. The Center’s staff is dedicated to providing sure to check out this year’s special Membership Drive activities and
▲ individuals in our community, age 50 and over, with opportunities to events scheduled for June 1st - July 31st. Not a member yet? Why not
give us a try? We’d love to have you join us.
▲ socialize and participate in learning and wellness activities. Membership Rates: No Fee for Residents / $22.00 Non-resident

▲ The “Scoop”

▲ Programs and Activities All members receive our monthly newsletter and program guide “THE
▲ SCOOP.” This is where you’ll find detailed information regarding all that
is going on at the Center, including our dining room menu and activity
▲ For the Mind, Body & Soul calendar. The Scoop is mailed to members monthly and can be found
in several locations in the community including the Senior Center, the
▲ Social – Educational – Health & Well-Being - Recreation Chamber of Commerce, along with other York establishments. The
SCOOP can also be found on our website www.yorkparksandrec.org.
▲ Advisory Board Meetings Hearing Screening
Hiking Dining Room
▲ Arts & Crafts Holiday Celebrations
Informational Speakers/Seminars We proudly serve home-cooked meals at 12:00pm, Monday - Friday.
▲ Balance & Strengthening International Travel Our in-house chef works to provide you with the very best in variety
Jewelry Making and quality of meals. A meal donation of $4.00 per member is
▲ Ballroom Dancing Knitting Group suggested. Non-Member guests are always welcome at a suggested
▲ Bingo Lawn Games donation of $5.00 per person. Reservations for dining may be made
Lending Library up until 3:00pm the day before you wish to attend. As long as space
Blood Pressure Screening Lunch and Learn permits and we have enough food to accommodate, we will accept
▲ Book & Movie Club Line Dancing reservations until 9:00am on the day of a meal. A full menu is
▲ Breakfast Club Mahjong published monthly in our Newsletter “The Scoop” and weekly menus
Mandala Dot Painting are posted on the public access television and our website www.
▲ Calligraphy Meals yorkparksandrec.org.
Medicare/Medicaid Updates
▲ Card Games (Bridge, Cribbage, Membership Meetings Membership Drive 2019
Movies
▲ Hand and Foot, Poker, Reiki Our annual Membership Drive runs from June 1st – July 31st and
▲ Texas Hold’em, and Whist) Puzzles includes several activities geared toward celebrating our members
SOS (Serving Our Seniors) and all of the wonderful benefits that membership at the York Senior
Chess Scrabble Center offers. We invite those interested in becoming a member to
▲ Cell Phone and Tablet Classes Sing-a-Longs stop by the Center and say hello or join us for one of these special
▲ Coffee & Muffins Swimming events. All are welcome!
Tai Chi
▲ Computer Accessibility Tax Preparation Bring a Friend to Lunch Day
Trips (including day trips,
▲ Computer Help Sessions Wednesday, June 12th
overnight trips and Come to lunch and bring a friend who is not a member, introduce them
▲ Computer Lab Mystery Trips) to your friends at the York Senior Center and acquaint them with all
Ukulele Lessons of the wonderful programs you enjoy here. If your friend joins York
▲ Cookie Decorating Walking Senior Center as a new, first-time member, you and your guest will
Craft Club Watercolor Painting both eat for free! This is a great way to have them become a member
▲ Craft Fair Wii Bowling & Games of the Senior Center and share in all the fun you have. Contact the
Window Box Gardening Senior Center Office to register you and your friend for lunch.
▲ Crafts Yoga
Zentangle
▲ Defensive Driving (AARP) Zumba Gold

▲ Diabetic Shoe Fitting

▲ Dinner Club

▲ Dominoes

▲ Drug Disposal Box
Exercise
▲ Facials

▲ Fitness

▲ Flu Shot Clinic

▲ Foot Care Clinic

▲ Glucose Screenings
▲ Hairdresser Service

Golf
▲ Hannaford/Good Shepherd
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Friday, June 14th So, It’s Time to Sell the House ▲

We welcome all members, and those who want to be, to join us at Wednesdays ▲
May 22nd at 10:30am, June 19th at 1:00pm, July 17th at 10:30am, ▲
3:00pm, for this special afternoon of entertainment followed by August 14th at 1:00pm, September 18th at 10:30am ▲
If you’ve been thinking about “downsizing” or “right sizing” the place ▲
a delicious Roast Pork Dinner. This dinner is always a hit with our you call home then this is a not to be missed. Things have changed ▲
in the way real estate is presented, marketed and sold. Meet Steve ▲
members and we look forward to a full house again this year. Don’t miss Bousquet, who brings his 25 plus years of experience in real estate to ▲
this event, you’re sure to come away with the knowledge you’ll need. ▲
out and register right away if you plan to join us as space is limited. Contact the Senior Center for more information (207) 363-1036 ▲

REGISTRATION: June 1st until full So, It’s Time to Buy Your Home ▲

TO REGISTER: York Senior Center 207-363-1036 Wednesdays ▲
May 22nd at 1:00pm, June 19th at 10:30am, July 17th at 1:00pm, ▲
STARTS: June 14th August 14th at 10:30am, September 18th at 1:00pm ▲
If you’ve been thinking of purchasing a home and you’re not sure where ▲
ENDS: June 14th to begin, this seminar was developed with you in mind. Things have ▲
changed in the way real estate is presented, marketed and sold. You will ▲
COST: $5.00 per person come away with the information and wisdom to take the next step. ▲
Contact the Senior Center for more information (207) 363-1036 ▲
INCLUSION: Entertainment and roast pork dinner ▲
NATURAL MEDICINE LECTURE SERIES ▲
LOCATION: York Senior Center ▲
Together with the LYF Center, we are hosting a free lecture series on how ▲
DAY: Friday natural medicine can improve various medical conditions. This series is ▲
intended to create awareness and applicable information on how natural ▲
TIME: 3:00pm Entertainment / 4:30pm Dinner medicine can make a difference and ease the symptoms of chronic disease. ▲
Discussions include how nutrition, certain supplements, and targeted ▲
Summer Sizzle Sale therapies can improve quality of life and reverse disease processes. This
lecture series is delivered by Dr. Darlyn Dragg from The LYF Center, a
Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd Naturopathic Doctor specializing in the natural treatment of chronic disease.
Located at the Senior Center this two-day shopping extravaganza is She is a graduate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and
not to be missed. Looking for a bargain? Be sure to stop by between completed her residency in Portsmouth, NH with a specialty in Oncology.
8:30am – 3:00pm for all kinds of treasures; garden items, tools, glass-
ware, crafts, jewelry, books, baked goods, raffle baskets, children’s
items, and more. Not in the market for a bargain? Why not join us for
lunch? Served both days, a-la-carte style, from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Nancy is already working on the menu!

Donations of new or gently used items, gladly accepted. Contact
the Senior Center to make arrangements for donation or for more
information about the sale.

Summer Lobster Luncheon

Friday, July 19th

We are pleased to partner with our friends from the York Masonic

Lodge to host this culminating Membership Drive event. Take the heat

out of your kitchen this summer and join us for a delicious Maine Plan to join us for this very informative program series. ▲
Contact the Senior Center for more information (207) 363-1036 ▲
lobster bake. This meal includes choice of single or twin lobsters,

clam chowder, corn, potato salad, watermelon, blueberry cake, and

beverages. Our lobster bake is open to the public and all members, Cardiac Concerns ▲
Wednesday, May 29th at 10:30am ▲
old and new, are always welcome. We will offer special entertainment

before the meal. Reservations required, space is limited. We hope Neuropathy & Diabetes ▲
Wednesday, June 12th at 10:30am ▲
you’ll come and get acquainted with York Senior Center. ▲
Fatigue ▲
REGISTRATION: June 18th until full Wednesday, July 31st at 10:30am ▲

TO REGISTER: York Senior Center 207-363-1036 Sleep Disorders ▲
Wednesday, August 28th at 10:30am ▲
STARTS: July 19th ▲
Incontinence
ENDS: July 19th Wednesday, September 25th at 10:30am

COST: $18.00 / $22.00 Sr. Center members or

$20.00 / $25.00 non-members (prices subject to

change based on market value)

LOCATION: York Senior Center

DAY: Friday Depression & Anxiety ▲
Wednesday, December 4th at 10:30am ▲
TIME: 12:00pm lunch

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▲ Alzheimer’s Association, AARP Driver Safety Program
▲ Maine Chapter Workshop
Thursdays, May 16th and November 14th
▲ You may know or have known, a family member, close friend, or
▲ neighbor with some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. There We are pleased to be able to partner with AARP to offer this Driver
▲ are many misconceptions as to exactly what is dementia or Alzheimer’s
▲ disease. With people living to a longer age, our bodies and brains are Safety Course to anyone over the age of 50. This is a four hour,

connected and we all go through an aging process. Learn the difference. interactive course that has no test and is designed to keep participants

▲ driving safely for as long as possible. This is the nation’s first, and largest,

▲ Effective Communication Strategies for classroom refresher course designed specifically to meet the needs of
▲ Dementia & Alzheimer’s
experienced and mature drivers. This Driver Safety Course helps older
▲ Wednesday, May 15th at 10:30am
▲ As people with Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias, progress in drivers learn how to adjust their driving to age-related changes in vision,
▲ their journey, the ability to use words is lost. Families need new ways
▲ to connect. Explore how communication takes place when someone hearing and reaction time. Additionally, insurance companies in the
▲ has Alzheimer’s, or the early signs of dementia. Learn to decode the
▲ verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia State of Maine are required by law to give discounts to drivers 55 years
▲ and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each
▲ stage of the disease. of age and older who successfully complete the course. Participants

▲ Contact the Senior Center for more information (207) 363-1036 must register in advance as space is limited. Open to everyone. AARP

▲ Members must present their membership card for the discount.

▲ Meet and Greet York Departments REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

▲ Monthly – 10:45am TO REGISTER: York Senior Center 207-363-1036
▲ Many of our seniors have expressed an interest in getting to know our
▲ Town Departments. Every month, we will host a department head at STARTS: May 16th or November 14th
▲ the Senior Center. They will introduce themselves, talk about the roles
▲ of their department, their work and their vision, and answer questions. ENDS: May 16th or November 14th

Watch your SCOOP for information, or call the Senior Center (207) COST: $15.00 for AARP Members
▲ 363-1036.
$20.00 Non-members

LOCATION: York Senior Center

DAYS: Thursday

TIMES: 9:00am - 2:30pm (1 hour lunch break)

Ballroom Dancing

Mondays - 10:00am-12:00pm
▲ We are excited to offer Ballroom Dance Lessons at the York Senior
Center. We are fortunate to have Professional Ballroom Dancer and
▲ Instructor, Luis Nagle, who has taught for many years. You do not need
a partner to learn. Cost: $5.00 Members / $ 7.00 Non-Members
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Beyond the Pages - Book Club/Movie Club Chess ▲

Combine 2 activities into one! Read a book, and see the movie. Watch Mondays - 1:00pm ▲
the Scoop, and please, call the Senior Center 207-363-1036 for more If you like to play chess, come in on Mondays at 1pm and you can enjoy ▲
information and registration. a game or two of chess! Don’t know how? No problem, our players are ▲
willing to teach you. Chess players meet in our dining room. ▲
Blood Glucose Screening ▲
Craft - Bring Your Own Craft Club ▲
Tuesdays, 10:30am ▲
The York Ambulance Association joins us on the third Tuesday of Tuesday, 1:00pm ▲
every month to provide a finger stick blood glucose screening for any Are you a crafter who enjoys working on your project in the company ▲
member interested in having their glucose levels tested. The staff of like-minded folks? This is the “crafternoon” for you! By far the most ▲
from the Ambulance Association will also be available to provide popular craft on Tuesdays is knitting, however we welcome all crafters ▲
blood pressure checks. Be sure to stop in any time between 10:30am- to join in the camaraderie of a productive work session. It’s simple, ▲
11:30am to have your glucose and blood pressure checked. just pack up your project and come on down to the center and join us! ▲
Coffee, tea and great conversation are always included. ▲
Blood Pressure Clinic ▲
Cribbage ▲
Wednesday, 9:00am-9:30am ▲
The Senior Center offers a walk-in blood pressure clinic on Wednesdays Monday – Friday 8:30am
between foot care appointments. Join us for cribbage any morning or every morning! We play from
8:30am until 11:30am daily. While you’re here, feel free to enjoy some
Breakfast and Dinner Clubs – JOIN US! breakfast refreshments and camaraderie. The more, the merrier, all are
welcome!
Each month we are invited to a delicious, affordably priced, breakfast
or dinner at various restaurants and businesses around town and Dominoes ▲
surrounding communities. Watch your Scoop or check in with us to see ▲
where we are headed each month. Members, and non-members alike, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1:00pm ▲
are welcome to join us. Reservations are a must for each club. Contact Come and join the fun of Dominoes on Mondays, Wednesdays and ▲
the Senior Center for more information 207-363-1036 Fridays at 1:00pm. Our group plays the game called “Mexican Train.” ▲
Join us for afternoons of domino fun!
Bridge
Exercise Group ▲
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00pm ▲
Whether you are new to the game or you are an avid bridge player, and Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:00am ▲
want to play, this is for you! This is a great way to spend an afternoon All are invited to join us three times each week for this popular, video- ▲
as well as meet new friends! If you’re interested in playing Bridge, led exercise program. If you have set a goal to move more and improve ▲
please register in the office so that you’re included in our weekly your overall health, then this is the class for you. This is a free program ▲
emails for foursomes. Contact the Senior Center for more information for our members. ▲
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▲ Facials June–September
FREE bus transportation will be offered from the Senior Center. Watch
▲ Daytime or Evening Appointments our upcoming Scoops for dates and locations, or call the Senior Center
207-363-1036.
▲ We are excited to offer a new facial service with Esthetician, Michelle
▲ Weagle. Michelle will bring her professional experience to help you Line Dancing

feel less stressed and look your best! This service is offered each Friday, 10:30am
▲ Thursday, from 11:30-4:00pm, or Monday evenings, from 4:00pm- We are so excited that one of our members, Diane Anderson, who also
▲ 6:00pm, by appointment only. Michelle will be using high quality skin teaches Line Dancing at the Wells Senior Center, has agreed to instruct
▲ care products. Appointments are scheduled in half-hour intervals. Call here at York Senior Center too! Cost is $2.00 per person, payable to the
▲ and make your appointment today! Cost: $12 for Members, $15 for instructor.

▲ Non-Members. Mahjong

▲ Foot Care Service – York Hospital Fridays, 1:00pm
Mahjong is now “clicking” in our activity room so join the fun and play!
▲ Wednesday, 8:00am-11:00am
▲ The Senior Center offers a foot care clinic on Wednesdays, courtesy of Learn How to Play Mahjong
▲ York Hospital. This service is available by appointment only, so please
▲ call to make your appointment 207-363-1036. Cost $15.00. Thursdays, 1:00pm
Interested in learning Mahjong? Now you can learn Mahjong or just
▲ Friends of First Responders brush up your skills with our beginner Mahjong group that meets each
▲ Thursday afternoon at 1:00pm.
This program is modeled after the nationally known File for Life
▲ program, and will be sponsored by SOS (Serving Our Seniors), formerly Mandala Dot with Joyce Amend
▲ SALT council. Be on the lookout for details coming soon!
▲ Dot Mandalas are meditative symbols created by painting intricate
patterns of dots using special dotting tools and acrylic paints. No
▲ Hairdresser Service artistic experience is required. A kit consisting of dotting tools, palette
tray, rubber gloves, share of paints, item to paint and more. Classes will
▲ Wednesdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm by appointment meet 1 Thursday per month from 2:00pm-4:00pm. One time supply
fee $15.00, payable to instructor. Cost: $10 per class members, $12 for
▲ Our hairdresser, Susan, is available by appointment on Wednesday non-members. Pre-Registration is necessary. Contact the Senior Center
afternoons from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Hairdressing service is $10.00. If for more information 207-363-1036

▲ you’d like an appointment, call the office 207-363-1036. Morning Walk

Friday, 8:30am
▲ Hand and Foot If you have committed yourself to being more active, you must come
for Friday morning walks at 8:30am. We meet at the Senior Center
▲ Tuesday, 1:00pm and take different routes each time. We allot an hour, however we can
tailor a walk that comfortably works for you! Perhaps you’re a beginner
▲ Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun playing Hand and Foot. Hand and and can only walk for a few minutes...no problem! Just meet us in the
▲ Foot is a North American game related to Canasta, where each player morning and we’ll plan the route. All are welcome!

is dealt two sets of cards, one is the hand which is played first and Poker
▲ the other is the foot which is played when the hand has been used
▲ up. We’re happy to report that we have several players! Some have Monday & Wednesday, 1:00pm
▲ played before, while others are learning. This is a quick game to learn Poker has really taken off here at York Senior Center! We are now
▲ and everyone is willing to help! Join us on Tuesday afternoon! offering Poker twice each week! Mark your calendars and plan to join
us every Monday and Wednesday at 1:00pm in the dining room.

Reiki Healing

Tuesdays - 9:00am - 12:00pm
▲ Monica Tupper, Reiki Master Practitioner, offers Reiki treatments. Reiki
is a natural energy healing technique, using light touch or no touch to
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A treatment can relieve the pain of migraines, back and joint pain, WII Bowling ▲
depression, anxiety, along with many other life challenges. Reiki does ▲
not interfere with other medical therapies and treatments. Monica will Thursday, 1:00pm ▲
offer 30-minute sessions at the Senior Center, which you must make an Join us for some fun Wii bowling! Who doesn’t remember their first ▲
appointment for in advance. Cost $12. Contact the Senior Center for date at the bowling alley or those bowling shirts and personalized ▲
more information 207-363-1036 bowling balls? The best part of Wii bowling is that anyone can do it, ▲
even you! No need to worry about throwing your back out or hauling ▲
Scrabble around a heavy ball. Success can be found with the gentle motions of ▲
a remote control. You can even sit down if it’s easier for you. We hope ▲
Monday, 1:00pm that you’ll plan to give it a try, it’s a lot of fun and ALL are welcome! ▲
Our Scrabble group continues to grow. It is a great way to meet new ▲
people, learn new words, use the ones that you know and keep that World Cinema ▲
memory going strong! All levels are welcome to join in the fun and ▲
challenge! Each month we offer a movie in our Activity Room, graciously ▲
sponsored by the International Women’s Club of New England’s World ▲
Tai Chi Cinema. Movies are announced monthly in the Scoop and shown on ▲
one Thursday afternoon each month at 3:00pm. All are welcome to ▲
Fridays – 12:45pm attend and no preregistration is necessary. Watch the Scoop for the ▲
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise that is well known for its health date and movie information, mark your calendars and please come join ▲
benefits including balance, memory and meditation. We hope us! Contact the Senior Center for more information 207-363-1036 ▲
that you’ll plan to join instructor Bob Porter for Tai Chi on Friday ▲
afternoons. No experience necessary, just wear loose, comfortable Yoga - Gentle Hatha Yoga with Pat Fitzgerald, e-Ryt ▲
clothes and shoes and Bob will guide you through the rest. This is a ▲
great opportunity to try something new! There is a $5 drop-in fee for Mondays - 12:45pm ▲
members and $7 for non-members. Contact the Senior Center for more Yoga for Strong Bones is a modified series of traditional poses, which ▲
information 207-363-1036 can be done by almost anyone of any age or ability. We’ll place ▲
special emphasis on “bone-safe yoga” (for those with osteoporosis ▲
Ukulele Lessons & Fun! or osteopenia), balance, and fall prevention. This class, gently, ▲
helps you build strength, increase flexibility, improve mental clarity, ▲
Wednesdays, June 5th-August 21st at 12:30pm and energize the body. Flexibility is an outcome of yoga, not a ▲
Includes mandolins, banjos, and guitars prerequisite. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and your ▲
If you currently play the ukulele or would like to learn to play, join favorite props and wear comfortable clothing that allows you to ▲
us for this10-week, no-stress program. If you play another acoustic move freely. Pat FitzGerald, e-RYT, is a certified yoga instructor, an ▲
instrument – banjo, mandolin, guitar, bring it! osteoporosis educator and an older adult fitness instructor. $5 drop- ▲
in fee for members, $7 non-members. Contact the Senior Center for ▲
This class will be taught by Jason Crigler, a teacher at Berwick Academy and more information 207-363-1036 ▲
the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center. Jason studied at the Berklee College ▲
of Music and has been teaching for over twenty years. Cost: $70 for 10 Zentangle – Meditative Drawing ▲
weeks. Contact the Senior Center for more information (207) 363-1036 ▲
Artist/instructor Joyce Amend presents Zentangle - a meditative ▲
process of creating art, wherein simple shapes and lines combine to ▲
make beautiful and interesting artworks. The focus of Zentangle is on ▲
the process of creation, rather than the end result - and is both fun and ▲
stress-relieving. If you can draw a line and a circle (perfectly or not), ▲
you can Zentangle. The cost is $10 per class for members, $12 for non- ▲
members. One Friday per month, 2:00pm-3:30pm. ▲
Contact the Senior Center for more information 207-363-1036

Zumba Gold

Tuesday at 8:30am and Thursday at 8:00am
Zumba has been a big hit with Nina El-Badry, Anita Augustyniak, and
Christine Antonucci, our own Zumba Gold instructors! Everyone is
movin’ and shakin’. Come in Tuesday and Thursday mornings and join
the fun! If you’ve never tried Zumba, this is a great time to start. There
is a $5 drop-in fee for members and $7 for non-members.

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▲ ROLLING OUT OF YORK TRIPS
▲ For trip details and registration information, contact the York Senior THREE DOG NIGHT in Concert
Lowell Auditorium – Evening Performance
▲ Center 207-363-1036 Thursday, September 19th

▲ BEYOND THE HORIZONS Broadway Presents:
▲ BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical
Hanover Theatre – Worcester, MA
▲ International Travel Thursday, Sept. 26th
▲ This November 1st-13th, 2019: Portugal and its Islands, the Estoril
MAINE STATE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS – Afternoon Performances
▲ Coast, Azores, and Madeira Islands. Brunswick, Maine
Friday, June 7th – Sophisticated Ladies
▲ OVERNIGHT TRIPS Monday, June 17th – Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)
▲ Monday, July 1st – Letting the Good Times Rock and Roll – Special
event invitation
▲ Les Coudres Canadian Island Thurs., July 11th – Treasure Island
▲ June 25th-30th Monday, July 29th – Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber – Special event invitation
Thursday, Aug. 1st – Hello Dolly
▲ Newport, Rhode Island and Mystic Seaport Thursday, August 15th – Wizard of Oz
▲ August 19th-22nd
New! Local Ride Service for York Residents

Neighborhood Network is piloting a new local transportation service
▲ Lancaster Dutch & Show Trip to residents of York alongside our partners, York Senior Center, York
▲ September 30th-October 4th Community Service Assn, and York Hospital. Rides to and from York
and adjacent towns for non-medical purposes are available on a
MINI BUS TRIPS▲ first-come, first-served basis, on Monday-Friday from 9am-noon. The
fare is $2/round-trip. Riders should call at least 48 hours in advance to
▲ Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens arrange their ride. We are just starting to pilot this program in York.
▲ Boothbay Harbor
▲ June 2019 OR October 2019 Please call Sarah (207-351-1828) or email (coordinator@
neighborhoodnetwork.me) to register. You do not need to join
▲ Neighborhood Network to use this service, but you must live in York.

▲ ABBA Tour Please Note: For rides to and from medical appointments, please call
Chevalier Theatre – Medford, MA York Hospital Transportation (207-351-3413).

▲ Friday, May 17th Evening Performance



▲ Broadway Presents:

▲ WAITRESS
▲ Hanover Theatre – Worcester, MA
▲ Thursday, May 23rd - Afternoon Show

▲ CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
▲ Cross Arena, Portland - Evening Performance
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Baby Boomer Beginner Golf Clinics improving the core fundamentals of the swing, grip, stance, posture, ▲

Mondays, June 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th alignment, chipping and putting, and will offer specified individual ▲

Mondays, September 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th instruction to participants as needed. In our opinion, the best part of ▲

We have, once again, partnered with Cape Neddick Country Club to offer the clinic will be the on course skills training/play incorporated into ▲

Baby Boomers this opportunity to learn, practice and play more golf. the day. This is your opportunity to take what you’ve learned from the ▲

This is the perfect clinic for anyone who wants to spend some time, each putting green and driving range immediately to the course, to play with ▲

week, fine tuning your skills in preparation for a golf-filled summer or and learn from the staff. There will be two sessions to choose from, ▲

fall. Don’t have clubs and not sure if you want to make the investment one in June and one in September, from 5:00pm-6:00pm, and will cost ▲

just yet?….no problem, they have clubs available to borrow for both $125.00. The clinic will include all instruction, skill reinforcement, on ▲

righties and lefties. Assistant Golf Professional, Jackson Cogger will focus course skills training, a lunch voucher, 9 holes of play, and reduced “guest ▲

on the core fundamentals of the swing, grip, stance, posture, alignment, of member” rates to play at CNCC the remainder of the season. Space is ▲

chipping and putting, and will offer specified individual instruction to limited and registration with the Parks and Recreation office is required. ▲

participants as needed. In our opinion, the best part of the clinic will REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full ▲

be the on-course skills training scheduled for the final week’s session; STARTS: June 3rd and September 9th ▲

this is your opportunity to take what you’ve learned from the putting ENDS: June 24th and September 30th ▲

green and driving range to the course, to play with and learn from the COST: $125.00 ▲

staff. There will be two sessions to choose from, one in June, and one INCLUDES: Instruction, lunch voucher, clubs (If needed) and ▲

in September, from 4:00pm – 5:00pm, and will cost $125.00. The clinic 9 holes of golf. ▲

will include all instruction, skills reinforcement, on course skills training, LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club ▲

a voucher for one free round of golf including cart (some restrictions DAYS: Mondays ▲

may apply) and reduced “guest of member” rates to play at CNCC the TIMES: 5:00pm-6:00pm

remainder of the season. Space is limited and registration with the Parks Baby Boomer Tennis - Beginner/Advanced Beginner

and Recreation office is required. Tuesday Evenings
This 3-week class is for those who have not played before, who are
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full just getting started, or those who have some experience but are a little
“rusty.” You will learn all the basics of the game including: strokes,
STARTS: June 3rd or September 9th rules, scoring, footwork and tennis etiquette. Classes will include ball
feeding drills, live-ball hitting with other classmates, and personal
ENDS: June 24th or September 30th stroke instruction.

COST: $125.00

INCLUDES: Instruction, one free round of golf including cart

(an $85.00 value), clubs (If needed) and course time

LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club

DAYS: Mondays By the end of the class, you will have learned the grips and basic stroke

TIMES: 4:00pm-5:00pm of the forehand, backhand, serve, volley, and overhead shots. You will

Baby Boomer Intermediate/Advanced Clinics also be introduced to effective ways to practice as well as fundamental

Mondays, June 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th singles and doubles positioning and play.
Mondays, September 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
Our Baby Boomer Beginner Clinics have become so popular that we have INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch, former York High School Athletic Director
students who are ready to take it to the next level. This Intermediate/
Advanced clinic is designed for anyone who has participated in the and Tennis Coach
beginner class or who has a pretty good handle on their game but
REGISTRATION: Ongoing
could benefit from some fine-tuning.
Assistant Golf Professional, STARTS: June 18th
Jackson Cogger will focus on
ENDS: July 9th

COST: $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York High School Tennis Courts – by the YHS track

DAYS: Tuesdays

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▲ ADULT PROGRAMS





▲ LOCATION: York Middle School – Home Ec Room
DAY: Thursday
▲ Basketball TIMES: 6:00pm–8:30pm

▲ Men’s Over 30 Basketball

▲ Men’s Over 30 Basketball will continue throughout the summer as

▲ pick-up games with teams chosen nightly. This program is ongoing NEW! Driftwood & Sea Glass Wreath Class –
throughout the year but will follow a Thursday and Sunday evening Salty Girl for Adults

▲ schedule for the summer. Program starts at 8:00pm at York Middle Join local driftwood artist Cherie Herne from Salty Girl and the Long
▲ School, beginning the week of June 10th. Dog in making a one-of-a-kind driftwood and sea glass wreath. You
▲ STARTS: will be supplied with a sturdy wooden ring with hanger, driftwood
Ongoing throughout the year – summer schedule sticks and accent pieces, wood glue, epoxy cement, sea glass, a paper
template and take-home instructions for future wreath making. Cherie
▲ goes into effect week of May 20th and her Salty assistants will guide you step-by-step in completing your
beautiful, Maine driftwood wreath.
▲ COST: $4.00 per player per night

▲ LOCATION: York Middle School Gym

▲ DAYS: Thursday & Sunday (Tuesday will resume in the fall)

▲ TIMES: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

▲ Basketball Registration includes all supplies, and light refreshments.

Men’s 4 on 4 Summer League Instructor, Cherie Herne grew up in York, Maine. Folklore has it Cherie

▲ Back and better than ever! This is a 4 on 4 basketball league for those is part mermaid. With her graphic design education, a coastal wild

▲ who are over the age of 18. Games will be played during the evening spirit and her passion for the sun, sand and sea, Cherie has created

▲ at Coastal Ridge Elementary School. Rosters must have a minimum of a successful online Etsy Shop that has generated upward of 6,000

▲ 6 players and a maximum of 10 players. Each team is guaranteed 10 sales. Using local natural resources Cherie has become known for her

▲ games. Games will be officiated by a certified official. Playoff format; stunning, one-of-a-kind driftwood and sea glass wreaths.

▲ teams will be seeded based on their regular season record. A champion REGISTRATION: Ongoing

▲ will be crowned on August 6th. DATE: August 6th

▲ STARTS: May 20th DAY: Tuesday

▲ ENDS: August 6th COST: $95.00 Resident / $105.00 Non-Resident

▲ COST: $250.00 per team LOCATION: The Shops at Cape Neddick,
LOCATION: CRES gym
Mondays & Tuesdays (NO basketball the week of July 1st) 1300 US Route 1, Cape Neddick
▲ DAYS:
TIME: 5:00pm-7:30pm

▲ TIMES: 7:00pm and/or 8:00pm NEW! Tree of Life Wall Hanging Class –
▲ Salty Girl for Adults

▲ CPR AED (Heartsaver) Class Learn to make your own twisted wire “Tree of Life” wall hanging! Join
local driftwood artist Cherie Herne and her assistant Salty Gals for this
▲ Adults over 18 - July 18th – 6:00pm special evening of creativity and fun. Leave with a finished wall hanging,
and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own.
▲ Heartsaver CPR is for anyone with little to no medical training, who
Class fee includes instruction and all the necessary supplies and materials
▲ may need a completion card, i.e. daycare providers, teachers, coaches, to create your Tree of Life wall art, including driftwood branches, wire,
▲ camp employees, and anyone interested in learning how to help in an ribbons, yarns, fabric strips, beads, shells and lots of inspiration!

emergency. Course participants will receive a course completion card Registration includes all supplies, and light refreshments.
▲ good for 2 years. During this course you will learn how to recognize Instructor Cherie Herne grew up in York, Maine. Folklore has it Cherie
▲ an emergency, how to communicate with emergency dispatch, CPR is part mermaid. With her graphic design education, a coastal wild
▲ fundamentals and how to assist a choking victim. AED use will be spirit and her passion for the sun, sand and sea, Cherie has created
▲ covered as well. Book included. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. a successful online Etsy Shop that has generated upward of 6,000
sales. Using local natural resources Cherie has become known for her
▲ Samantha Pannier has been teaching CPR and First Aid since 1995. stunning, one-of-a-kind driftwood and sea glass wreaths.

▲ INSTRUCTOR: Samantha Pannier

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 17th

▲ STARTS: July 18th
July 18th
▲ ENDS: $80.00 Resident / $90.00 Non-Resident
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REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 15th Golf - Adult Intermediate/Advanced Clinics ▲

DATE: July 16th Mondays, June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th ▲

DAY: Tuesday Mondays, September 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th ▲

COST: $75.00 Resident / $85.00 Non-Resident Our beginner Clinics have become so popular that we have students ▲

LOCATION: The Shops at Cape Neddick, who are ready to take it to the next level. This Intermediate/Advanced ▲

1300 US Route 1, Cape Neddick clinic is designed for anyone who has participated in the beginner class ▲

TIME: 5:00pm-7:30pm or who has a pretty good handle on their game but could benefit from ▲

Golf – Adult Beginner Clinics some fine-tuning. Assistant Golf Professional, Jackson Cogger will focus ▲

on improving the core fundamentals of the swing, grip, stance, posture, ▲

Mondays, June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th alignment, chipping and putting, and will offer specified individual ▲

Mondays, September 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th instruction to participants as needed. In our opinion, the best part of ▲

We have, once again, partnered with Cape Neddick Country Club to the clinic will be the on course skills training/play incorporated into ▲

offer Adults this opportunity to learn, practice and play more golf. This the day. This is your opportunity to take what you’ve learned from the ▲

is the perfect clinic for anyone who wants to spend some time, each putting green and driving range immediately to the course, to play with

week, fine tuning your skills in preparation for a golf-filled summer or and learn from the staff. There will be two sessions to choose from,

fall. Don’t have clubs and not sure if you want to make the investment one in June and one in September, from 5:00pm-6:00pm, and will cost

just yet?….no problem, they have clubs available to borrow for both $125.00. The clinic will include all instruction, skill reinforcement, on

righties and lefties. Assistant Golf Professional, Jackson Cogger will course skills training, a lunch voucher, 9 holes of play, and reduced “guest

focus on the core fundamentals of the swing, grip, stance, posture, of member” rates to play at CNCC the remainder of the season. Space is

alignment, chipping and putting, and will offer specified individual limited and registration with the Parks and Recreation office is required.

instruction to participants as needed. In our opinion, the best part of REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

the clinic will be the on course skills training scheduled for the final STARTS: June 3rd or September 9th

week’s session; this is your opportunity to take what you’ve learned ENDS: June 24th or September 30th

from the putting green and driving range to the course, to play with COST: $125.00

and learn from the staff. There will be two sessions to choose from, INCLUDES: Instruction, lunch voucher, clubs (if needed) and 9

one in June and one in September, from 4:00pm-5:00pm, and will cost holes of golf.

$125.00. The clinic will include all instruction, skills reinforcement, on LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club

course skills training, a voucher for one free round of golf including DAYS: Mondays

cart (some restrictions may apply), and reduced “guest of member” H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) ▲

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

registration with the Parks and Recreation office is required. Long Sands Beach – ALL Fitness Levels Welcome ▲

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full Join us for some HIIT; High Intensity Interval Training on the beach! ▲

STARTS: June 3rd or September 9th This program is designed to give you a full body workout at each class! ▲

ENDS: June 24th or September 30th Get your beach body on the beach! Bring water and a towel! Amanda ▲

COST: $125.00 has been training a variety of health and fitness classes for 11 years. ▲

INCLUDES: Instruction, one free round of golf including cart Her passion is to help people reach their fitness goals and improve ▲

(an $85.00 value), their quality of life. This will be her 6th year coaching on the beach and ▲

clubs (if needed) and course time fourth year specifically teaching HIIT. Certifications include Personal ▲

LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club Training, Zumba, First Aid and CPR. Sign up for the whole session (and

DAYS: Mondays save!) or drop-in as your schedule allows.

TIMES: 4:00pm-5:00pm INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Gunter

REGISTRATION: Ongoing

STARTS: June 23rd

Nothing hurts a recreation program ENDS: August 1st
faster than participants
COST: $144.00 Resident / $154.00 Non-Resident
who wait until the last minute
to register. $10.00 Adult Drop-In / $5.00 Youth Drop-In with Adult

Please pay close attention to LOCATION: Long Sands Beach in front of the Bathhouse
the registration dates.
DAYS: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

TIME: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am

Sunday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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▲ Karate for Adults – Shaolin Kenpo provide that. The usual cure is weight and strength training at the gym,
but for most that is not very fun. Kayaking gives you a good upper body
▲ The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering karate classes work out with varying intensity levels as controlled by you. You can burn
calories by paddling at a quick pace or unwind with a few easy strokes
▲ for Adults, this summer. Martial arts training for adults is beneficial for every now and then. Kayaking also offers a unique outdoor experience…
▲ physical fitness, mental strength, mental health and socialization. Seacoast you are gliding across the water at eye level with nature! There is
nothing to be intimidated by, your certified guide will provide you with
Martial Arts combines traditional and modern teaching methods making an introduction to kayaking and a safety session that will have you
▲ this program motivational and fun. These classes will be offered Monday benefitting from and loving this sport in no time.
▲ and Wednesday evenings at the York Middle School PE Room, beginning
▲ Monday, July 15th, through Wednesday, September 4th.
▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing

▲ STARTS: Week of July 15th This year we are offering five, three-day sessions. We encourage you to
Dates for Karate are anticipated with no previous
▲ sign up for as many or as few weeks, as you’d like. Due to the number

▲ session cancellations of kayaks available, class size is limited. We encourage any interested
Please check online to confirm dates
▲ September 4th paddlers to register early.
$90.00 Resident / $100.00 Non-Resident
▲ ENDS: York Middle School Multi-Purpose Room REGISTRATION: May 29th, until full
▲ COST: Mondays and Wednesdays
6:45pm-7:45pm Week #1: July 15th, July 17th, and July 19th
LOCATION:
▲ DAYS: Week #2: July 22nd, July 24th and July 26th
▲ TIMES:
Week #3: July 29th, July 31st, and August 2nd

Week #4: August 5th, August 7th and August 9th

▲ Kayaking for Adults with Seven Rivers Paddling Week #5: August 12th, August 14th, and August 16th

▲ We are thrilled to announce our partnership with SEVEN RIVERS COST: $50.00 per session

▲ PADDLING to facilitate both our adult and youth kayak programs LOCATION: Strawberry Island, Off Rte.103

▲ this summer. SEVEN RIVERS is based out of Newmarket, NH with the DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

▲ mission to provide quality paddling instruction for children, adults, TIMES: Week #1 9:00am – 10:00am

▲ families, and mixed age groups using cutting edge experiential teaching (times based on optimal tide)
▲ techniques, in hopes of fostering a deep love and lifelong attachment
Week #2 8:00am – 9:00am
to paddle sports.
(times based on optimal tide)

Week #3 8:00am – 9:00am

▲ Recreational Kayaking is said to be the “perfect sport for the not so (times based on optimal tide)

▲ sporty”; you do not need to be a skilled athlete to be a kayaker. It’s an Week #4 8:00am – 9:00am

▲ ideal activity for young or old, fit or not. Men and women can be athletic (times based on optimal tide)
▲ equals in a recreational kayak. It’s easy to learn (most get the knack in
▲ just a few minutes) and it is exhilarating and completely relaxing all at Week #5 8:00am – 9:00am

the same time! Kayaking is fun exercise! Lots of baby boomers walk for (times based on optimal tide)
▲ exercise but what most lack is upper body strength and walking doesn’t
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes, shoes/sandals that can get wet,

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Morning Scrunch Pickleball ▲

Morning Scrunch (full body strength training) is suitable for all ages & York & Kittery ▲

fitness levels. If you are not playing Pickleball yet, you are missing out! Pickleball is a ▲

The class is welcoming and easy to follow for novice exercisers and racquet sport in which two or four players use solid paddles made of ▲
challenging enough for more seasoned exercisers. Scrunch uses ▲
dumbbells, tubes and small weighted balls to build and/or improve wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net. ▲
your current strength level. ▲
The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and ▲

layout of a Badminton court, and a net and rules like tennis, with a few ▲

modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid-1960s as a children’s ▲

This workout will not only strengthen your entire body but will change backyard pastime but has quickly become popular among adults as a ▲
the shape of your body by creating more lean muscle mass and ▲
reducing body fat. There is also an additional focus on functional core fun game for players of all skill levels. Currently, the sport of pickleball is ▲
work, stretching and flexibility. Come challenge yourself, strengthen ▲
and shape your body and have fun while doing it! exploding in popularity. The number of places to play has nearly doubled ▲

since 2010. There are now well over 2,000 locations on the USAPA’s ▲

Places to Play map. The spread of the sport is attributed to its popularity ▲

Come prepared to work and please bring an exercise mat, water within community centers, PE classes, YMCA facilities and retirement ▲

and two pairs of dumbbells to first class; applicable to your current communities. The sport continues to grow worldwide as well with many ▲

fitness level. Ex: 3 lbs. & 5 lbs./ 5 lbs. & 8 lbs./ 8 lbs. & 10 lbs. You new international clubs forming and national governing bodies now

will get a great workout as well as being with a supportive group and established in Canada and India. We are excited that Pickleball has taken

knowledgeable instructor who cares about your success! off in York & Kittery. Please dress appropriately in exercise clothes and

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until June 21st or drop-in sneakers. All other equipment will be provided for you to use and try.

STARTS: June 26th REGISTRATION: Drop-in

ENDS: August 16th STARTS: Week of June 3rd

COST: $120.00 Resident ENDS: Late fall, weather dependent

$130.00 Non-resident COST: $3.00 per day OR $6.00 per week, drop-in fee

$10.00 per day, drop-in (includes instruction as desired)

(cash or check only!) LOCATION: York High School Courts

LOCATION: Short Sands Beach (by the Auditorium entrance)

TIME: 8:15am – 9:00am DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – includes instruction

DAYS: Wednesday and Friday TIMES: 3:00pm – 5:00pm Mondays

5:00pm – 7:00pm Wednesdays

NOTE: If you are already signed up for Andy’s Beach Yoga class, why not join 8:00am – 10:00am Fridays
her for SCRUNCH too? Ask about our discounted rate for both programs.
Beginner and newer players always encouraged

to attend. Instruction provided and there are courts

Reminder! Parks and Recreation Department program that are designated for newer players.
participants are not exempt from following

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▲ of hours of informal scrimmaging. The program will start on Sunday,

▲ We will once again be taking Pickleball indoors this winter! April 28th. Have fun!
Thanks to a collaboration with our friends at the Kittery Recreation
▲ Department and Community Center we are able to offer Indoor STARTS: April 28th

▲ Pickleball during the cold months. Be on the lookout for detailed ENDS: When the snow flies

COST: FREE

▲ information this fall. Want to be kept up to date with pickleball LOCATION: Bog Road Soccer Field

▲ information? Give us a call at 207-363-1040 and we’ll add your name DAYS: Sundays (No soccer on June 2nd)

▲ to our pickleball contact list for updates, cancellations, etc. TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm

▲ SUP for Beginners

▲ Pickleball Clinic Learn the ins and outs of Stand-Up Paddleboarding with certified

▲ Whether you are new to the sport or would just like a little extra instructor, Katie Johnson of KOAN Wellness. Beginning with an

▲ support for your current game, this three-week pickleball clinic is overview of equipment, you’ll gain the confidence to paddle around

▲ for you. Make plans to join us on Tuesday evenings, July 23rd, 30th the harbor safely and effectively. The course is for those who have

▲ and August 6th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Let us help you groove high never been on a SUP, or for people looking to refine their technique.

▲ percentage shots, learn how to anticipate and defend and “put The course lasts two hours and is priced both for those who need to

▲ your shot where they’re not.” Pickleball can take a day to learn but borrow equipment and those who have their own. A perfect addition

▲ a lifetime to master. So go for a higher degree of skill and learn a to your vacation or weekend routine, you’ll leave the harbor feeling

▲ new lesson in fun. We look forward to seeing you on the court! refreshed and rejuvenated!
▲ Requirement: If you have never played before you must attend a drop
in prior to registering for a clinic. REGISTRATION: Ongoing until June 13th

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 20th or full STARTS: June 15th, July 13th or August 10th

▲ STARTS: July 23rd ENDS: June 15th, July 13th or August 10th

▲ ENDS: August 6th COST: $99 – All equipment included

▲ COST: $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-Resident $75 – Bring your own SUP, paddle, leash & PFD

▲ LOCATION: York High School Courts LOCATION: York Town Docks

▲ DAYS: Tuesdays DAYS: Saturday

▲ TIMES: 5:00pm – 6:30pm TIMES: 8:00am – 10:00am

▲ Soccer Games – Co-Ed Pick Up (18 & up) SUP Yoga for Beginners

▲ The Parks and Recreation Department will be reserving the Bog Road This two-hour workshop will provide the guidance and technique
▲ soccer field on Sunday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This is an
▲ informal program that is free and open to both men and women. This to comfortably move on the water with certified instructor, Katie
▲ program has been extremely successful from its first year, and we
Johnson of KOAN Wellness. Learn basics of equipment, safety, water
▲ expect it to be just as popular this year. There is no registration fee or
rules, paddling and SUP Yoga. This class is meant for first-timers,
▲ pre-registration requirement. Simply go to the field and enjoy a couple
beginners, or those looking to refine their paddling and/or SUP yoga

technique. The course lasts two hours and is priced both for those who

need equipment and those who have their own. A perfect addition

▲ to your vacation or weekend routine, you’ll leave the harbor feeling

▲ refreshed and rejuvenated!

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until June 13th

▲ STARTS: June 16th, July 14th or August 11th

▲ ENDS: June 16th, July 14th or August 11th

▲ COST: $99 – All equipment included

▲ $75 – Bring your own SUP, paddle, leash & PFD

▲ LOCATION: York Town Docks

DAYS: Sunday

▲ TIMES: June 16th – 9:00am-11:00am

▲ July 14th – 10:00am-12:00pm

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Tennis or Tennis or Pickleball Ladder – Adult ▲
Pickleball ▲
Have you ever wanted to play tennis or pickleball but couldn’t find ▲
Scheduling Online ▲
anyone to play with? Do you always end up playing against the same ▲
The York Parks and Recreation ▲
Department will again be person, repeatedly? Would you like to play against a variety of opponents ▲
offering an online court ▲
scheduling program for use by throughout the summer? Would you like to schedule matches at the ▲
the community. This will allow you to schedule court time online. ▲
Program runs from 6/17 – 9/29 annually. convenience of both you and your opponents? The Parks and Recreation ▲

This program will provide efficient, controlled access to the real Department will be providing the service of organizing both an adult tennis ▲
time court schedulers. It will provide a complete computerized ▲
log of all court, school, and town activity. Players get to see the ladder and an adult pickleball ladder. Players will contact each other to ▲
court schedule visually, and then, a simple point-and-click and the ▲
booking can be made. Online viewing makes it so much easier to arrange playing times and will be responsible for scheduling their own court ▲
coordinate a convenient time with your playing partner(s) – no ▲
more playing phone tag with everyone. Making it easier for you to time. The High School courts by the track are available for tennis ladder ▲
book, means you get to play more tennis or pickleball! ▲
play. The pickleball courts on the lower tennis courts at York High School are
Rules:
• Permit holders are allowed to hold no more than one permit for available for pickleball ladder play. The ladder will run from Monday, June

play in any given day. Schedules are available on a 7 day schedule. 24th throughout the summer. Participants must be 16 years and older.
• Permit holders are limited to two (2) per household, each at the
*NOTE – an email address is required. If you do not have an email address,
$20.00 permit fee.
• Permits must be reserved in advance and the current day’s simply come in and pick up your roster at our office on June 25th.

permits will be closed at 12:01 am. REGISTRATION: Ongoing
• Any abuse of the system, we reserve the right to cancel your
STARTS: June 24th
membership.
• We reserve the right to change the policies of the program. ENDS: August 23rd
• We reserve the right to limit the number of permit holders
COST: FREE
per year.
• Reservations are available for 1 ½ hour time slots. LOCATION: York High School Courts
• Residents may use the courts without permits on a
DAYS: Monday - Friday
space-available basis, without charge.
• Players must yield to a permit holder. TIMES: Self-Schedule
• 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 Pickleball Lessons. ▲





































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▲ Tennis – Adult Beginner/Intermediate Beginner Yoga at the Beach – Short Sands Beach

▲ Tuesday Evenings Our class includes yoga postures (asanas) encompassing full body
stretching, flexibility and balance movements. This class is designed
▲ This three-week class is for those who have not played before, who for all ages and is of benefit to deconditioned participants as well as to
▲ are just getting started, or those who have some experience but are a athletes. It can be a class to get you back in contact with your body or
alleviate soreness and tightness from your athletic/sports pursuits or
little “rusty”. You will learn all the basics of the game including: strokes, routine activities. No experience is necessary.
▲ rules, scoring, footwork and tennis etiquette. Classes will include ball
▲ feeding drills, live-ball hitting with other classmates, and personal stroke Yoga is for people of all ages. It is never too late—or too early to start.
▲ instruction. By the end of the class, you will have learned the grips and The class includes a vast repertoire of postures and flows and their
▲ basic stroke of the forehand, backhand, serve, volley, and overhead variations to satisfy a wide range of students and varying abilities.
Your practice helps combat stress, improves your balance and body
▲ shots. You will also be introduced to effective ways to practice as well as awareness. You will learn healthy breathing techniques and generally
▲ fundamental singles and doubles positioning and play. improve, enhance or maintain your health and fitness level. A
wonderful tool to give your indoor practice a breath of fresh air!
▲ INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch, former York High School Athletic Director Stretching/flexibility & balance are very important components of any
fitness regime; for general fitness or for better sports performance
▲ and Tennis Coach and injury prevention. Stretching relaxes your muscles and increases
blood flow and nutrients to your cartilage and muscles. Other benefits
▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing through June 14th of stretching include: improvements in posture, athletic performance,
and energy level, reduction in soreness and cholesterol levels, while
▲ STARTS: June 18th encouraging an optimistic outlook. The more one works on flexibility
and balance the less likely you are to fall and there will be a noted
ENDS: July 9th improvement in your posture.
▲ COST:
▲ LOCATION: $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-resident

▲ DAYS: York High School Tennis Courts – by the YHS track

Tuesdays

▲ TIMES: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

▲ This will not be a boring, “Am I done yet??” class. We will use straps,

▲ Women’s Strength Training Circuit Class yoga blocks and other props that will assist and enhance your

▲ Improve your strength, stamina, balance and flexibility in this practice………and STILL have FUN!! Imagine!!
▲ 1-hour workout. You will use a variety of exercises and equipment
Please bring a yoga mat and water to class. If you have your own blocks
to tone muscles, decrease body fat and increase coordination in a
▲ challenging, fun and supportive environment. This program works or straps bring them along with anything else that assist you in your
▲ with a punch card. You get 10 punches on your card that you can use
▲ in a 12-week period. practice. (sunglasses & sunscreen too)

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until June 22nd

▲ STARTS: June 22nd REGISTRATION: Ongoing through June 24th or drop-in
▲ ENDS: September 7th (10 punches in a 12-week program)
STARTS: June 26th
▲ COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-resident
Fitness Options, 180 Woodbridge Rd., York, ME ENDS: August 16th
▲ LOCATION: Saturdays
8:00am – 9:00am COST: $120.00 Resident / $130.00 Non-resident
▲ DAYS:
▲ TIME: $10.00 per day drop in fee – cash or check only!

▲ LOCATION: Short Sands Beach

TIME: 7:00am – 8:00am

▲ DAYS: Wednesday and Friday





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to your yoga work-out

on Wednesday and Friday?
▲ Check out our new
Scrunch program

(listed earlier in Adult Fitness)
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Yoga on York Beach Yoga – Harbor Beach Yoga on York MT. A Yoga – Mt. Agamenticus ▲

Aaaahhhh Summer on the Seacoast of Maine!!!! Come enjoy an Come enjoy an athletic, all levels vinyasa yoga class with Yoga On York ▲
athletic, all levels vinyasa yoga class with Yoga On York on Maine’s on the top of Mount Agamenticus. Mount Agamenticus is known for ▲
beautiful Harbor Beach. This class is both vigorous and calming. its unique trail system and rich natural resources. State, local and ▲
Breathing deeply, moving mindfully…. the soothing sounds of the non-profit landowners are working together to balance protection ▲
ocean waves, the poignant smells of salt air, the gentle morning sun (or of these lands for wildlife habitat and water quality while providing ▲
not), the occasional nibble of a gnat (or not), the sounds of nature, and opportunities for safe and sustainable recreation. ▲
the visit from a random dog while you are in down dog all make this ▲
beach yoga bliss. At Yoga On York’s Mount Agamenticus classes you will be clearly guided ▲

with verbal queues to bring your attention to healthy body alignment. ▲

At Yoga On York’s Beach Yoga classes you will be clearly guided with Various options of the poses are instructed to accommodate all levels ▲

verbal queues to bring your attention to healthy body alignment. of experience. Time to mindfully stretch and strengthen your body, ▲

Various options of the poses are instructed to accommodate all levels moving to the flow of your deep breathing and the sound of nature ▲

of experience. Time to mindfully stretch and strengthen your body, and beautiful views for health and wellness! *You should be able to ▲

moving to the flow of your deep breathing and the sound of the ocean get up & down from the ground with ease to attend this class. ▲

does wonders for health and wellness! *You should be able to get up REGISTRATION: Ongoing program start date or drop-in ▲

& down from the ground with ease to attend this class. STARTS: May 12th

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until start date or drop-in ENDS: September 8th

STARTS: May 5th DATES: May 12th & 26th, June 9th & 30th, July 14th & 28th,

ENDS: September 15th August 11th & 25th and September 8th

DATES: May 5th & 19th, June 2nd, 16th & 23rd, July 7th & COST: $150.00 for the summer session or

21st, August 4th & 18th, and September 1st & 15th $20.00 per day drop-in

COST: $150.00 for the summer session or LOCATION: Mt. Agamenticus summit

$20.00 per day drop-in (by the overlook, by the picnic table)

LOCATION: Harbor Beach TME: 7:30am – 8:30am

TIME: 7:00am – 8:00am (7:00am if you’d like to hike to the top before class)

DAYS: Sundays DAYS: Sunday

*Already a member at Yoga on York? You can use your class card for ■ ■ 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 class. ▲
any of the Sunday beach classes. ▲
■ ■ Already a member at Yoga on York? You can use your class card for ▲
**Rain cancellations, for those who register for the session, can be any of the Sunday beach classes. ▲

made up at any Yoga on York studio yoga class that week.

Reminder! Parks and Recreation Department program ■ ■ Rain cancellations, for those who register for the session, can be ▲
participants are not exempt from following made up at any Yoga on York studio yoga class that week. ▲

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▲ Youth Programs





▲ ADVENTURE CAMPS lookout in mid-June for the unveiling of this year’s video!


▲ Our Adventure Camps are designed for REGISTRATION: Ongoing
▲ Monday - Friday, all day, every day FUN!
STARTS: June 24th, 2019

▲ ENDS: August 16th, 2019

▲ CHANGES TO 2019 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION PROCESS COST: $35 Application Fee per family - MANDATORY before

▲ In an effort to make Day Camp Registration easier for parents, registration
▲ we have adopted some new policies for the 2019 Season. Online
▲ registration will be available and field trip registration will be included Monday through Friday Resident: $165 per week/
▲ in the weekly or daily fee and may be registered for, in advance. Day
▲ Camp schedules will, also, be available by June 1st to help in planning Non- Resident: $175 per week
▲ your summer activities.
Includes field trip and extra activities for that week
▲ You must pre-register for any day or week of camp by 4:00pm the
▲ previous business day. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Absolutely NO DROP-INS $40 per day (regular camp day)/$65 per field trip day
▲ or payments made at camp will be allowed. You will be turned away.
▲ This will allow counselors to better prepare for daily activities. LOCATION: Village Elementary School

Counselors will not be equipped to register anyone and will focus their DAYS: Monday - Friday
▲ attention on the campers.
TIMES: 7:30am-5:30pm

Outdoor Adventure Camp
▲ You may register for Camp weekly or daily, online, at the office, or
by calling our office at 363-1040. Ages: 9-14
The York Outdoor Adventure program is designed to challenge youth,
▲ ages 9 – 14 years, with exciting adventure-based activities. Although the
main emphasis of this program is on outdoor adventure, other challenges
▲ Application for Camp is MANDATORY for participation! will be met through arts and crafts, sports, games, and group projects. A
special highlight of this program will be the use of York’s natural resources.
▲ You must complete all necessary application forms before your child Field trips and special events may take place at such locations as Mt.
▲ will be allowed to register or participate in any Day Camp activities. Agamenticus, area beaches, and several other locations within the town
▲ Application Fee is $35 per family. that are available for our use. Outdoor Adventure Camp will run for 8 weeks,
beginning Monday, June 24th and ending Friday, August 16th. York Middle
▲ Junior Adventure Camp School will serve as the camp’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.
▲ Our department will provide all transportation to and from any field trips.

Ages: 3 ½ to 8 Meet the Staff: We will once again, be posting a welcome video on our
▲ Junior Adventure Camp will meet at the Village Elementary School in the
▲ cafeteria, beginning Monday, June 24th and ending Friday, August 16th. website so that parents and campers get the opportunity to meet our day
▲ Junior Adventure Camp offers many varied activities such as arts and

▲ crafts, sports, games and field trips. Don’t miss the fun and excitement! camp staff. Through the video, we will share important camp information

▲ that is sure to be helpful to your successful camp experience. Be on the

▲ Two Camps in One!! lookout in mid-June for the unveiling of this year’s video!

▲ Ages 3 ½-5 and Ages 6-8 REGISTRATION: Ongoing
While some activities and events will be conducted as one large group,
▲ we will be making every effort to split into two age groups, especially STARTS: June 24th, 2019

▲ for age appropriate field trips, art projects and games. ENDS: August 16th, 2019

▲ COST: $35 Application Fee per family - MANDATORY before

▲ Once again, drop off is between 7:30am and 9:00am and pick registration

▲ up is from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Our department will provide all Monday through Friday Resident: $165 per week
▲ transportation to and from any field trips.
Non- Resident: $175 per week

Includes field trip and extra activities for that week

▲ MEET THE STAFF: We will once again, be posting a welcome video on our $40 per day (regular camp day)/$65 – per field trip day
▲ website so that parents and campers get the opportunity to meet our day
▲ camp staff. Through the video, we will share important camp information LOCATION: York Middle School
▲ that is sure to be helpful to your successful camp experience. Be on the
DAYS: Monday - Friday
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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. ▲


Refund Policy: We do not issue refunds after the start of a program! Full ▲
refund issued, only, if we are notified, at least, one week prior to the ▲
start date any program. Full refunds issued if a program is cancelled. ▲

Basketball – Oceanside Hoop Camp ▲

Boys and Girls Entering 4th Grade-8th Grade ▲

Oceanside Camp will provide a go –go –go, fun, pressure free learning ▲

environment while teaching fundamentals along with game decision ▲

making situations. The program will improve individual skills through ▲

small group and team activities. The daily schedule will build confidence ▲

and self-esteem in all players regardless of their current abilities. We are ▲

committed to improving skills and enjoyment of the game. Join us in ▲

developing into a better basketball player with coaches who love to teach. ▲

Camp Features: ▲

• Every camper will receive a reversible camp jersey at check-in ▲

• Team and individual awards will be presented throughout the week ▲

and at closing ceremonies ▲

• Team games ▲

• Olympic Games Day ▲

• Age and ability grouping ▲

• Baskets that can be lowered for youngest basketball players if ▲

necessary ▲

• Funk fun dress up day

• New/exciting fundamental teaching stations footwork and skills with rep work and see increased self-confidence.

• Fun free throw and shooting competitions Camp will have an encouraging environment dedicated to working hard

• Tournament games with balanced teams and having fun through creative team and individual competitions.

Camp Directors: Campers will be given ideas on how to work on your game outside of

Lani Silversides & Sam Leal camp, alone or with a friend. Campers will be asked to bring a healthy

Staff: Current high school players and middle and high school coaches. snack and drinks.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing through July 6th, or full Camp Director Rick Brault, former collegiate player and patched official,

STARTS: July 8th is a player development specialist with 35+ years teaching, lecturing

ENDS: July 12th and running camps. Coach Brault spent 19 years at the helm of the YHS

TIMES: 8:30am-1:30pm boys’ program and is currently the Assistant Coach at Philips Exeter

DAYS: Monday-Friday Academy having helped lead the team to New England Championships

COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-resident in 2013, 2014 and 2017. Coach Brault also has International coaching

LOCATION: York High School experience working with the New England Colonials.

Basketball – Next Level Wildcat Hoop Camp REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

Boys, Grades 3-6 DATES: July 15th-July 19th
Advance your game to the next level! Each session of this Next Level
Wildcat Hoop Camp will have an age specific emphasis on customized COST: $85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-resident
player development. Participants can expect to improve foundational
LOCATION: York High School Gym

DAYS: Monday-Friday

TIMES: 9:00am-12:00pm

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Basketball – Next Level Wildcat Hoop Camp by age appropriate drills and games designed to improve their skills ▲
while still focusing on the fun of the game. Although time is spent ▲
Co-Ed, Grades 7-12 on instructional activities there will also be time devoted to spirited ▲
Advance your game to the next level! Each session of this Next Level contests with daily prizes and t-shirts awarded. ▲
Wildcat Hoop Camp will have an age specific emphasis on customized ▲
player development. Participants can expect to improve foundational The camp director is our own 3rd year York High School Girls’ Varsity ▲
footwork and skills with rep work and see increased self-confidence. Camp Head Coach, Steve Freeman. Support staff is made up of former and ▲
will have an encouraging environment dedicated to working hard and present York High School players, guest appearances will be made by ▲
having fun through creative team and individual competitions. Campers past and present college players. Our staff loves the game of basketball ▲
will be given ideas on how to work on your game outside of camp, alone or and their enthusiasm is contagious. ▲
with a friend. Campers will be asked to bring a healthy snack and drinks. ▲
Campers will meet for three hours each day at the York High School ▲
Camp Director Rick Brault, former collegiate player and patched official, ▲
gymnasium. Campers should come prepared to have fun, learn a lot ▲
is a player development specialist with 35+ years teaching, lecturing ▲
and work hard. Please bring a healthy snack and drinks. ▲
and running camps. Coach Brault spent 19 years at the helm of the ▲
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full
YHS boys program and is currently the Assistant Coach at Philips Exeter
DATES: July 22nd-July 26th
Academy having helped lead the team to New England Championships
COST: $85.00 Resident/ $95.00 Non-Resident
in 2013, 2014 and 2017. Coach Brault also has International coaching
LOCATION: York High School Gymnasium
experience working with the New England Colonials.
DAYS: Monday-Friday
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full
TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
DATES: July 15th-July 19th

COST: $85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York High School Gym

DAYS: Monday-Friday

TIMES: 1:00pm-4:00pm ▲



Basketball – Wildcat Hoop Camp for Girls ▲

Girls Grades 3-8 ▲

This week of Wildcat Hoop Camp is designed for the different ages, ▲

abilities and skills of the participants. Campers will be challenged ▲



GOT GEAR? ▲

EQUIPMENT SWAP PROGRAM ▲

Join the York Parks and Recreation Community Equipment Swap ▲
Page on Facebook! Feel free to advertise/ post items you are
looking to swap, donate or sell (on your own terms). ▲
Too often we find out after the fact that people have thrown away
gently used gear when people in our community are looking for ▲
just that item. Hopefully this helps you clean out your closets
or, on the receiving end, helps you get equipment for kids just ▲
starting or soon to grow out of expensive new equipment. We do
not monitor deals, money transactions etc. This is simply a group ▲
to post where you can post your items or request items. For items
being exchanged you are welcome to use the Grant House as a ▲
drop off and pick up location, which will prove helpful as we’re
open from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday - Friday. Items must be ▲
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▲ Basketball – Little Wildcat Hoop Camp and 1996 captain of the US Olympic Field Hockey Team, directing this

▲ Boys and Girls, Kindergarten-2nd Grade program. Barb’s accomplishments are too extensive to list but suffice it

▲ This fun-filled week of basketball is geared toward our youngest hoopsters, to say that this is a golden opportunity for your player to learn from the
▲ those entering kindergarten – 2nd grade. The emphasis will be on
best. Campers will spend time working on skills as well as participating
FUN!! Through games and activities, campers will learn proper shooting
▲ technique shooting skills along with the fundamentals of dribbling and in game play during each day of camp. Girls will need shin guards, a
▲ passing. Hoops will be lowered to build confidence. Camp Director Seth
▲ Cole is no stranger to youth basketball, he has just completed his fifth mouth guard, goggles, a stick and cleats or turf shoes. Campers should

also make sure they have a water bottle, sunscreen and a pair of

indoor sneakers in case we need to go inside due to inclement weather.

▲ successful year as our Kindergarten Lil’ Ballers Coach and is a patched Instructor: Barb Marois, former York Varsity Field Hockey Coach

▲ basketball official. Seth will, again, be accompanied by Luke Mackey, who REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 26th

▲ has been a part of camp since its inception. Luke, a teacher in the York STARTS: July 29th

▲ School system, is also the Freshman Boys Coach and Boys Varsity Assistant ENDS: August 2nd

▲ Coach. Campers will meet each morning at 9:00am in the CRES gymnasium COST: $65.00 Resident / $75.00 Non-resident

▲ and will work until 11:00am. Please be sure to send your camper with a LOCATION: York High School

▲ re-fillable water bottle, and wear sunscreen, as we will be using indoor and DAYS: Monday-Friday
outdoor courts. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt.
TIMES: 9:00am-11:00am
▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full
▲ STARTS: Field Hockey Camp – Wildcat Field Hockey Camp
July 22nd
▲ ENDS: Grades 6-9
July 26th
This is a chance for all students to join us in a week-long field hockey camp
▲ COST: $50.00 Resident/ $60.00 Non-Resident
to be held at York High School from July 29th– August 2nd. We are very
▲ LOCATION: Coastal Ridge Elementary School Gymnasium
lucky to have Barb Marois, coach of the 2014, 2015 & 2016 State Champion
▲ & Outdoor Court
York High School Varsity team, and 1996 captain of the US Olympic Field
▲ DAYS: Monday-Friday
Hockey Team, directing this program for athletes entering 6th-9th grade.
▲ TIMES: 9:00am-11:00am
Barb’s accomplishments are too extensive to list but suffice it to say that

▲ Cheer Camp this is a golden opportunity for your player to learn from the best. Camp will

▲ See write up for Spirit Squad Summer Cheer Camp in the Youth meet from 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday through Friday and will provide an
▲ Enrichment Section
opportunity for players to learn basic and advanced skills to prepare for your

▲ Field Hockey Camp – Wildcat Field Hockey Camp own school season. Stick, shin guards, mouth guards and goggles are a must.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 26th

Grades 3, 4 and 5 STARTS: July 29th
▲ This field hockey camp is for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 looking to learn
▲ the basics of the sport of field hockey. This is an introductory camp ENDS: August 2nd

▲ where the girls will learn fundamental techniques, tactics and general COST: $85.00 Resident / $95 .00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York High School

▲ rules of the game. We are very lucky to have Barb Marois, coach of DAYS: Monday-Friday

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Golf Camp at Cape Neddick ▲

Ages 6-8 ▲

Junior Camp Clinics – Two sessions to choose from - We have golf clubs ▲

available for all students! ▲

Cape Neddick Country Club is proud to partner with the York Parks & ▲

Recreation Department to offer Junior Golf Clinics for 2019. The clinics ▲

will be held Monday-Friday afternoons. This Developmental Clinic ▲

Program is designed to teach kids the core fundamentals of the golf Golf Camp at Cape Neddick ▲

swing, proper course etiquette and the most important rules of the ▲

game. Within this Clinic Program the kids will learn everything from Ages 9-13 ▲

how to hold the club to how to play on the course. Each day will focus Junior Camp Clinics – Two sessions to choose from - We have golf clubs ▲

on a specified area of the game; Day 1 – putting, Day 2 – chipping, Day available for all students! ▲

3 - iron play, Day 4 – using your driver. Also, the kids will be able to put Cape Neddick Country Club is proud to partner with the York Parks & ▲

what they have learned in the program to the test during the last clinic. Recreation Department to offer Junior Golf Clinics for 2019. The clinics ▲

During the last Clinic (Day 5) session the kids will be brought onto will be held Monday – Friday afternoons. This Developmental Clinic ▲

the course to play 3-holes and learn the proper golf course etiquette. Program is designed to teach kids the core fundamentals of the golf ▲

Parent participation on the final day is encouraged. swing, proper course etiquette and the most important rules of the ▲

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full game. Within this Clinic Program the kids will learn everything from ▲

STARTS: July 15th or August 5th how to hold the club to how to play on the course. Each day will focus

ENDS: July 19th or August 9th on a specified area of the game; Day 1 – putting, Day 2 – chipping, Day

COST: $55.00 Resident / $65.00 Non-resident 3 - iron play, Day 4 – using your driver. Also, the kids will be able to put

LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club what they have learned in the program to the test during the last clinic.

DAYS: Monday-Friday During the last Clinic (Day 5) session the kids will be brought onto

TIMES: 4:15pm-4:45pm the course to play 3-holes and learn the proper golf course etiquette.

Last session includes course skills training and etiquette and may last Parent participation on the final day is encouraged.
beyond the end time, parents are encouraged to participate in the last
day with their young golfer. REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

STARTS: July 15th or August 5th

ENDS: July 19th or August 9th

COST: $75.00 Resident / $85.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: Cape Neddick Country Club

DAYS: Monday – Friday

TIMES: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Last session includes course skills training and etiquette and may last ▲
beyond the end time, parents are encouraged to participate in the last ▲
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▲ Golf Camp ay The Ledges Golf Club that teaching is her other passion, either in the classroom teaching
business and computer classes to 6th-12th graders, or in the ring!
▲ Ages: 8 – 15 Erin is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continues her riding and
training education by attending clinics, workshops, and seminars with
▲ The Ledges Golf Club is pleased to offer Junior Golf instruction once top trainers each year. Erin has been mentored by five-time Olympian
▲ again for the 2019 summer. This program taught by PGA Professionals show jumper, Anne Kursinski, international Grand Prix dressage
trainer and Olympic alternate, Jane Savoie, and Grand Prix dressage
will focus on key fundamentals of the golf swing with the goal of trainer and international natural horsemanship clinician, Karen Rohlf.
▲ introducing all aspects of the golf game to participants through hands Erin strives for a relaxed family atmosphere where lessons are not
▲ on instruction, games, contests and golf course experience. The centered around the pressures of competitions, but rather focused
▲ three-day clinic will teach on-course etiquette, putting, chipping, and on achieving the student’s individual goals and needs while learning
proper horsemanship. Whether your interest lies in riding for pleasure,
▲ full swing fundamentals. The goal is for each participant to have fun competing at horse shows, or somewhere in between, Erin creates
personalized riding and training programs to suit every horse and rider.
▲ while gaining the experience necessary to play a round of golf. Space Is She is qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable and loves explaining
riding theory, the how and why of riding, to her students!
▲ Limited – so sign up early!

▲ Two summer programs will be offered for 8 – 15-year-old junior golfers.

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

▲ DATES: July 8th – 10th Pony Pals Camp
July 22nd – 24th
▲ July 8th or July 22nd Ages 5-8
July 10th or July 24th Pony Pals camp is a half-day camp designed for our youngest horse
STARTS: $60.00 Resident / $70.00 Non-resident enthusiasts of any riding level between the ages of 5-8. Safety around
▲ ENDS: The Ledges Golf Course horses, grooming, daily riding lessons and horse care will teach these young
▲ COST: riders’ safety, confidence, and responsibility around their equine friends. In
▲ LOCATION: addition, they will participate in horse games, activities, and arts & crafts
that focus on horse colors and markings, breeds and pony care. The week
▲ DAYS: Monday through Wednesday concludes with a riding demonstration for parents and an ice cream party!

▲ TIME: 1:00pm - 3:00pm each day

▲ All campers should bring snacks, beverages and sunscreen. They should

▲ PGA Junior League Golf at The Ledges wear a boot with a heel, long pants or riding breeches for riding, and shorts

▲ (PGA JLG) for boys and girls 13 and under. This league features team- for non-riding activities. Certified riding helmets will be provided to all.

▲ vs-team scramble format in a structured league setting where the REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 1st
▲ 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



▲ Horseback Riding Camp – Mahogany Bay Farm STARTS: July 8th

▲ NEW BARN ADDRESS: 44 Major McIntire Road York, ME 03909 ENDS: July 12th

▲ Mahogany Bay Farm’s summer horse camps provide children and COST: $225.00 per Camper

▲ young teens an enriching learning experience filled with fun, friends, LOCATION: Mahogany Bay Farm,

▲ and wonderful horses and ponies! No matter what your child’s riding 44 Major McIntire Road York, ME 03909
▲ experience may be, they will be able to develop their riding and
▲ horsemanship skills in a safe and supportive setting. Daily riding lessons, DAYS: Monday-Friday

educational demonstrations, and lots of hands-on horse activities create TIMES: 9:00am-12:00pm
▲ confidence, responsibility, and teamwork in all our young equestrians.
Young Riders Camp

Ages 9-12
▲ Meet the Owner & Instructor: NEW! Young Riders camp is a half-day camp designed for children ages
Erin Sheffer, M.Ed., has had a lifelong passion for horses! She has 9-12 of any riding level who love horses. Horse care and daily riding lessons
are the focus of this camp. Additionally, these young riders will learn
▲ over 20 years of riding, training, and teaching experience. Erin about horse gaits, parts of the saddle and bridle, tack cleaning, stable
▲ spent her youth riding young and green horses, mostly off-the-track management and participate in horse related arts & crafts. The week
▲ Thoroughbreds, and having fun competing at horse shows in the concludes with a riding demonstration for parents and an ice cream party!
▲ hunter and equitation divisions. While receiving her bachelor’s degree
All campers should bring snacks, beverages and sunscreen. They should
▲ in Business and her master’s degree in Education, she worked for
wear a boot with a heel, long pants or riding breeches for riding, and shorts
▲ several hunter/jumper, dressage, and eventing barns doing everything
for non-riding activities. Certified riding helmets will be provided to all.
▲ from mucking stalls to training horses to teaching. She also volunteered
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 15th
▲ at a 24-hour emergency equine veterinarian clinic to solidify her
▲ education in horse care and stable management. Erin has realized STARTS: July 22nd

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ENDS: July 26th ▲
COST: $225.00 per Camper
LOCATION: Mahogany Bay Farm, ▲
44 Major McIntire Road York, ME 03909
DAYS: Monday-Friday ▲
TIMES: 9:00am-12:00pm




Kayaking Great Bay, Newington, NH – Day Trip ▲

8 years and older ▲

Please see write-up in our Youth Enrichment section of this catalog. ▲



Kayaking Camp – with Seven Rivers Paddling ▲

Ages 10 & Up ▲
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with SEVEN RIVERS PADDLING
to facilitate both our adult and youth kayak programs this summer. SEVEN ▲
RIVERS is based out of Newmarket, NH with the mission to provide quality
paddling instruction for children, adults, families, and mixed age groups ▲
using cutting edge experiential teaching techniques, in hopes of fostering a
deep love and lifelong attachment to paddle sports. Recreational Kayaking ▲
is said to be the “perfect sport for the not so sporty”; you do not need
to be a skilled athlete to be a kayaker. It’s an ideal activity for young or ▲
old, fit or not. Men and women can be athletic equals in a rec¬reational
kayak. It’s easy to learn (most get the knack in just a few minutes) and it ▲
is exhilarating and completely relaxing all at the same time! Kayaking is
fun exercise! Lots of baby boomers walk for exercise but what most lack like. Due to the number of kayaks available, class size is limited. We ▲
is upper 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 very fun. encourage any interested paddlers to register early. ▲
Kayaking gives you a good upper body work out with varying intensity levels ▲
as controlled by you. You can burn calories by paddling at a quick pace or REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full ▲
unwind with a few easy strokes every now and then. Kayaking also offers a ▲
unique outdoor experience…you are glid¬ing across the water at eye level Week #1: July 15th-19th ▲
with nature! There is nothing to be intimidated by, your certified guide will ▲
provide you with an introduction to kayaking and a safety session that will Week #2: July 22nd-26th ▲
have you benefitting from and loving this sport in no time. ▲
Week #3: July 29th-August 2nd ▲
This summer we are offering five, week-long camps for kids. We ▲
encourage you to sign up for as many or as few weeks, as you’d Week #4: August 5th-9th ▲

Week #5: August 12th-16th ▲

COST: $225.00-Resident / $235.00 Non-Resident ▲

LOCATION: Strawberry Island, Off Rte.103

DAYS: Monday-Friday

TIMES: Week 1 - 10:30am-1:30pm

(times based on optimal tide)

Weeks 2-5 - 9:30am-12:30pm

(times based on optimal tide)

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

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▲ Lifeguard Camp • Concentration and attention

▲ Ages: 10-14 • Boosting confidence

▲ The York Beach Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program is a week-long • Communication
▲ program for aspiring lifeguards, taught by our Lifeguard staff, that
• Digital citizenship
provides instruction in first-aid, CPR, ocean safety, rescue techniques,
▲ rescue equipment, jet ski and water rescue boat training and on the REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 19th
▲ job training experiences. Instruction, supervision and activities are
▲ managed by experienced certified lifeguards and educators. Swimmers, STARTS: July 22nd

ENDS: July 24th

COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-Resident

▲ ages 10-14, who can swim (the Crawl) a minimum of 25 yards are LOCATION: TBD

▲ welcome. Additional activities include interpretive and educational DAYS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

▲ presentations from members of the local community. For example, TIMES: 9:00am-12:00pm

▲ presentations and hands on experiences with the York Rescue Water Soccer - York High School “Next Level” Soccer

▲ Emergency Tactical Team will be a part of this program. Camp: “Champions are built in the offseason.”

▲ SAFETY FIRST! The York Beach Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program Boys & Girls Grades 2-8
▲ offers step-by-step skill development with a safety-first motto. We take
This one-week camp for boys and girls grades 2-8 aims to get each
pride in offering a variety of challenging activities in a fun atmosphere
▲ designed for young people who want to be safe at the beach and learn player to their own personal next level. Dribbling, passing, defending
▲ about what it takes to be a member of the York Beach Ocean Rescue
▲ Lifeguard service. Camaraderie, respect, building self-esteem, physical and shooting skills, along with team concepts, will be introduced

by current York boys and girls high school soccer players under the

▲ conditioning and good clean fun are all important aspects of this supervision of current York Boys Varsity Coach, former Clemson Tiger,

▲ exciting and engaging program. Julie Johnson. Players will leave camp with tools that, with enough

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 17th, or full practice, can take them to the next level!

▲ STARTS: July 22nd REGISTRATION: Ongoing

▲ ENDS: July 26th STARTS: July 22nd

▲ COST: $125.00 ENDS: July 26th

▲ LOCATION: Long Sands Bathhouse COST: $60.00
DAYS: Monday - Friday
9:00am – 12:00pm LOCATION: York High School
▲ TIMES:
▲ REQUIREMENT: Swimmers, ages 10-14, who can swim the crawl DAYS: Monday-Friday

TIMES: Grades 2-5: 8:00am -10:00am /

▲ a minimum of 25 yards Grades 6-8: 10:00am -12:00pm

▲ Seacoast United Grassroots Camp – Soccer Camp

▲ Mindfulness & Leadership Practices for Ages: 3-5 with Parent Participation
▲ Peak Performance (MLP3)
Seacoast United Grassroots Camps are a unique opportunity for young
▲ Provided by Lani Silversides, Mindful Performance LLC
children to get involved in the game of soccer. In each class, the main
▲ This program includes leadership and mental skills training for
objective is to teach while having fun. The overall theme is for children
▲ achieving peak performance and creating high performance cultures. It
to relate having fun with playing soccer and to develop the necessary
▲ introduces concepts from the fields of mindfulness, sport psychology,
skills to be a competitive player in the future. The program ranges from
▲ and positive psychology as well as a variety of sources including, but
▲ not limited to, Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead, George ages 3 to 5 and offers a unique learning experience for all involved.

Mumford’s The Mindful Athlete, Shawn Achor’s Big Potential, Amy Each age group is appropriately challenged with specifically designed
▲ Baltzell’s Living in the Sweet Spot and The Power of Mindfulness Jim
▲ Afremow’s The Champion’s Mind, and Lani’s own book, Unstoppable: A developmental games and activities.
▲ Mental Training Guide for Fueling Performance.
REGISTRATION: Ongoing through June 21st

STARTS: June 24th

▲ Workshop topics include: ENDS: June 28th

▲ • Dealing with failure and bouncing back from setbacks COST: $65.00

▲ • Mindfulness and performance Register before May 31st to receive a soccer ball,

▲ • Identifying core values t-shirt, and water bottle.

▲ • Vulnerability, empathy, and self-compassion as tools to fuel LOCATION: Bog Road Fields

▲ connections and performance DAYS: Monday – Friday
▲ • Motivation and goal setting
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Strong Girls Summer Camp Intensive ▲

Girls Ages: 7-10 ▲
Join us to strengthen the mind and body with the first ever Strong ▲
Girls™ Summer Camp! ▲
Each day will include yoga and mindfulness exercises teaching the girls ▲
how to train their brains to be at their best. We will also develop our ▲
athletic skills through practicing and/or learning various sports (basketball, ▲
soccer, beach volleyball, track & field, etc.) in a non-competitive ▲
atmosphere. An emphasis of Strong Girls is on fitness AND fun – how to ▲
strengthen our bodies through planks, pushups, sports and more, in a ▲
fun way. Lastly, Strong Girls is all about the multiple ways to demonstrate ▲
strength, not just physical strength. We will talk about growth mindset, ▲
failure, confidence, self-compassion, kindness, and more, and create items ▲
to take home or share that can help cultivate a practice of keeping a strong ▲
body and mind that extends far beyond our time together. Strong Girls ▲
t-shirts, bracelets, crafts, and other gear will be provided. ▲

Please note: Although this program is open to all levels of athletic ability ▲
and no experience with any of the above-mentioned sports is needed, ▲
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 and lunch, and sunscreen. And, bring ▲
an open mind to try new things and grow together! ▲

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

and coach at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, and owner of Mindful ▲

Performance LLC, a company dedicated to supplying people with tools ▲

Seacoast United Summer Skills Camp – that promote greater well-being and the skills to thrive in school, on ▲
Soccer Camp ▲
the playing fields, and in their life.

Ages: 6-14 REGISTRATION: May 29th-June 28th or full

Seacoast United Summer Skills Camp programs (ages 6-14) are STARTS: July 1st

a fantastic way for your children to be introduced to SUSC’s fun ENDS: July 3rd

developmental approach to the game. Our professional, dedicated, full COST: $85.00 Resident /$95.00 Non-resident

time coaching staff will offer sessions full of fun technical challenges LOCATION: Coastal Ridge Elementary School Track

and game play. All this contributing to allowing players to develop their (inside in inclement weather)

love for the game while developing important skills. Seacoast United’s DAYS: Monday-Wednesday

Summer Skills Half Day Soccer Camps appropriately challenge in a TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm

fun learning environment. This program will focus on individual skills ▲

which are crucial to all players’ confidence with the ball. These classes ▲

will also incorporate their skill work into scrimmage play allowing ▲

all players a chance to recognize how their confidence with the ball ▲

relates to game play situations and success. ▲

REGISTRATION: Ongoing through June 21st ▲

STARTS: June 24th ▲

ENDS: June 28th ▲

COST: $125.00

Register before May 31st to receive a soccer ball, ▲

t-shirt, and water bottle. ▲

LOCATION: Bog Road Fields ▲

DAYS: Monday - Friday ▲

TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm ▲

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▲ Surf Camp – Ride the Five!

▲ Ages: 8 to 15

▲ Liquid Dreams is offering “Ride the 5” surf camp for the 7th summer in a row
▲ for kids ages 8 to 15! We had a great time with this camp 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. If you

▲ own your own board or wetsuit feel free to bring it to class. Surfing Camp
REGISTRATION: May 29th until July 12th, space permitting
▲ DATES: Ages: 6 to 9
Week #1: July 15th-July 19th
▲ Week #2: July 22nd-July 26th Learn to surf with the Liquid Dreams surf team. Your instructor will

▲ Week #3: August 5th-August 9th guide you through the fundamentals of surfing. They will cover

▲ COST: $395.00 paddling, wave selection, how to stand and how to ride the waves.

▲ This is a $100.00 discount or these 3 weeks, Surfing etiquette, ocean awareness, and beach safety will also be

▲ only through Parks & Recreation! discussed. Classes will be offered mornings from 8:00am – 9:00am in

▲ LOCATION: Liquid Dreams – Long Sands Beach the surfing area at Long Sands Beach. All equipment and supplies will
Students meet at Liquid Dreams
▲ Monday-Friday be provided by liquid dreams surf shop, however, if you own your own
10:00am-3:15pm
▲ DAYS: Any student that takes a class with Liquid Dreams Surf board or wetsuit feel free to bring it to class.
▲ TIMES: Shop can receive a 10% discount on wetsuits and all
accessories, plus $50.00 off the purchase of a board. REGISTRATION: May 29th until full

CAMP DATES: Week #1: July 1st – July 5th

Week #2: July 8th – July 12th

Week #3: July 15th – July 19th

Week #4: July 29th – August 2nd

▲ Week #5: August 5th – August 9th

▲ COST: $90.00

▲ LOCATION: Surfing area at Long Sands Beach

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▲ DAYS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

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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 different weeks, but classes are ▲

limited, so be sure to sign up for one of them now! ▲

REGISTRATION: May 29th, until full ▲

DATES: Week #1: July 1st – July 5th ▲

Week #2: July 8th – July 12th ▲

Week #3: July 15th – July 19th ▲

Week #4: July 29th – August 2nd ▲

Week #5: August 5th – August 9th ▲

COST: $135.00 ▲

LOCATION: Surfing area at Long Sands Beach ▲

Students meet at Liquid Dreams ▲

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday ▲

TIMES: 5:30pm-7:00pm ▲

*NEW* Yoga Camp for Teens ▲

Girls & Boys Ages: 13-18 ▲

For one week this summer, expose your teen to the never-ending
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benefits of yoga. Beginning indoors with an overview on the basics and

history of yoga & meditation, your teen will learn the tools that will

take them beyond the classroom. Then we move outdoors, capitalizing

on the healing benefits of nature through hiking yoga. The week will

finish on the water with SUP Yoga (optional). Through practicing yoga,

your teen will build strength and flexibility, set aside technology, and

gain awareness in all directions to help face complex issues. Led by

certified instructor, Katie Johnson (200 RYT & WPA Level 2 SUP Yoga).

All equipment provided.

REGISTRATION: May 29th – July 5th, or full

STARTS: July 8th, July 29th, or August 12th

ENDS: July 12th, August 2nd, or August 16th

COST: $149.00

LOCATION: TBA

DAYS: Monday- Friday

DATES: Option 1 – July 8th-12th

Option 2 – July 29th-August 2nd

Option 3 – August 12th-16th

TIMES: July 8th-12th: 8:30am-9:30am

July 29th-August 2nd: 11:00am-12:00pm

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▲ Karate for Children and Adults – Shaolin Kenpo

▲ Looking for more than a one-week camp? Our Leagues and Ongoing The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering karate classes for
▲ Programs just might be for you.

▲ children ages 5 and up. Martial arts training for kids will show marked

▲ Hammerhead Wrestling improvement in confidence, mutual respect, self-esteem, academics,
▲ Summer Lift & Conditioning
coordination and concentration. Seacoast Martial Arts combines

▲ Ages 12-18 traditional and modern teaching methods making this program motivational
▲ The Hammerhead Wrestling Club will once again be offering a
▲ weightlifting and conditioning program this summer. The program will and fun. These classes will be offered Monday and Wednesday evenings at

run Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm at YHS. They will also the York Middle School PE Room, beginning Monday, July 15th and will run
▲ be offering guest clinicians for mat instruction on select days during
▲ the 8-week program. Wrestlers will be given a detailed conditioning for 8 weeks through Wednesday, September 4th

Pee Wee and Beginner White Belt – Orange 5:00pm – 5:45pm

Intermediate Purple Belt – Blue 5:45pm – 6:30pm

▲ program tailored to their age and experience. The primarily focus will Advanced & Adult Blue Stripe and up 6:45pm – 7:45pm

▲ be on moving their own body weight (younger ages) and the 5 core REGISTRATION: Ongoing every 8 weeks

▲ strength lifts for wrestling (older wrestlers). STARTS: Week of July 15th

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing Dates for Karate are anticipated with no previous

▲ STARTS: June 11th session cancellations

▲ ENDS: August 1st Please check online to confirm dates
▲ COST: $90 Resident / $100.00 Non-Resident
▲ LOCATION: York High School ENDS: September 4th
Tuesdays & Thursdays
DAYS: 5:30pm-7:00pm COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 Non-resident
▲ TIME:
LOCATION: York Middle School PE Room

DAYS: Mondays and Wednesdays

TIMES: See schedule above



▲ MAINE RECREATION AND PARKS Mountain Biking
▲ Summer Ride with Seacoast Velokids

▲ ASSOCIATION TICKET PROGRAM Ages 6 and up
▲ We are pleased to be working with Seacoast VeloKids to bring
Mountain Biking to York. Seacoast VeloKids is a non-profit organization
▲ Reduced Price Tickets for Area Amusements; a Maine Recreation dedicated to the introduction and promotion of cycling to the youth
of New Hampshire and Maine’s Seacoast communities. Currently
▲ & Parks Association Program! Seacoast VeloKids is developing a mountain biking program, with a
five-year vision to expand into multiple disciplines across a variety of
▲ Available for purchase at the Parks and Recreation Office age groups. The goal is to promote cycling as a lifelong activity as part
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▲ Summer Ride is back and now with two locations and two days of
the week. Seacoast VeloKids will continue their regular program at
▲ Funtown / Splashtown Combo Passes Stratham Hill Park on Sundays and they have a new Wednesday Night
▲ These are ONE DAY passes and provide Program right here in York! This program is geared towards young
kids who are ready to take riding to the next level. The program is
access to both Funtown AND Splashtown open to self-sufficient riders who can manage basic trails with no
▲ and all rides /slides. Passes are for anyone assistance. Instructors will be teaching these riders more advanced skills
▲ 48 inches and taller. Price is $30.00 for a to allow them to become more confident riders as well as allowing them
▲ savings of $9.00 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

▲ York’s Wild Kingdom
▲ This combo pass will be good for ONE
▲ DAY and includes all rides and zoo.
▲ Go-karts or animal rides are not
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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? Volunteer Coach Sign Up Is Below ▲

REGISTRATION: http://www.seacoastvelokids.com/summer-ride- ▲

program.html ▲

STARTS: June 26th ▲

ENDS: August 21st ▲

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 ▲

Soccer League for ‘Lil Tikes – FALL ▲

This program for children ages 3 and 4 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 tons of fun for you and your ▲

child. This will be achieved through fun games and activities that ▲

promote lots of touches and movement by each player. Parents will be ▲

asked to participate to make this a fun a program for the whole family! ▲

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until August 30th ▲

STARTS: September 7th York Parks and Recreation 363-1040

ENDS: September 28th

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▲ Summer Swish Evening staff and teams will be coached by area high school and college players.
▲ Summer Basketball League A reversible game jersey will be provided to all players. Parents can drop
off or stay and watch old school summer league basketball.
▲ Grades 4-9 (Grade your child is entering in the fall)
Help Wanted! This program is so successful because of great
▲ SWISH has become a summer favorite for basketball players of all ages,
▲ this will be our volunteers. We are currently seeking volunteer coaches who are in
▲ 7th season of this
high school or college who would like to “give back” in a fun, exciting
evening basketball
▲ league. This co-ed atmosphere. We promise, you will make a difference! Interested
▲ summer league
▲ will run from July volunteer coaches should submit their names to the York Parks and
▲ 9th thru August
Recreation Department.
▲ 15th, on Tuesday,
REGISTRATION: Ongoing through July 6th

STARTS: July 9th

ENDS: August 15th

▲ Wednesday and COST: $55.00 Resident/$65.00 Non-resident

▲ Thursday evenings, (Family Cap of $110.00)

▲ from 5:45pm LOCATION: York Middle School

▲ to 9:30pm. 4th- DAYS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9th graders are
as needed based on number of teams
▲ eligible to play.
▲ The league will be TIMES: 5:45pm-9:30pm
▲ split up into two
▲ divisions: 4th-6th Swimming Lessons
▲ grade and 7th-9th
Portsmouth Indoor Pool - Back by popular demand!

Ages 5-12

▲ grade. The 4th-6th We are pleased to continue our partnership with The Portsmouth

▲ grade division will have the earlier games and the 7th-9th grade division Indoor Pool. This partnership will allow us to offer a four-week swim

▲ will have the later games. This is a competitive league but having fun is lesson program on Wednesdays, beginning July 11th and running

▲ priority #1. Rosters will be created by the league coordinator, there is no through July 31st. Swim students will be bused to The Portsmouth

▲ longer a draft. While our basketball camps and winter leagues emphasize Indoor Pool once a week for a 45-minute swim lesson and a 15-minute

▲ instruction, skill-building and fundamentals, the goal of Summer Swish is free swim. Portsmouth Indoor Pool staff will evaluate the students the
to give kids an opportunity to put what they’ve learned in those settings
▲ to practice through game play. We do understand that players may not be first week and thereafter students will be broken down into groups

for appropriate level swim instruction. Parks and Recreation Staff and

▲ able to make every game. Parent Volunteers will accompany all students. Portsmouth Indoor Pool

▲ Staff will instruct all lessons and lifeguards will be on duty. Students

The final week will be championship week, teams will be seeded based should arrive ready to swim and can change after class in the available
▲ on their league record. All games will be played at the York Middle
▲ School Gymnasium. The league will be overseen by Parks and Recreation locker rooms. We will offer this program to 5-12-year old’s.

▲ This program is open to the day camp children as well as to the

▲ community at large. A bus will pick up and drop off at Village

▲ Elementary School and York Middle School on Wednesdays,

▲ approximately 45 minutes before class time. Private transportation for

▲ this program is not allowed as we must arrive and leave as a group.

▲ Parent Volunteers are needed, please let us know if you are interested.

Volunteers make all the difference in the world to our programs and we

▲ truly thank you so much!

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

▲ STARTS: July 10th

▲ ENDS: July 31st

▲ COST: $60.00 Resident / $70.00 Non-resident

▲ LOCATION: Portsmouth Indoor Pool

▲ DAYS: Wednesdays

▲ TIMES: Class begins at 2:30pm – bus leaves the school at

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Tennis & Pickleball Quick Start Tennis ▲

OUR KIDS TENNIS & PICKLEBALL PROGRAMS…IT’S ALL ABOUT FUN! Ages 7, 8 & 9 Years ▲
Ted Welch is a retired Athletic Director and current Boys Tennis Coach ▲
at York High School. Ted is also our Pickleball Instructor and spent last Quick Start Tennis play format takes a new and better approach to in- ▲
semester on staff at the University of New Hampshire bringing the ▲
game of Pickleball to the students there. We’re thrilled to have Ted on troducing kids to the game. Balls are lower in compression; they bounce ▲
the courts and we know that you will be too. ▲
less and don’t move as fast, so they are easier to hit. This allows kids ▲
Having fun is the #1 goal in all of our Kid’s Tennis and pickleball ▲
Programs. Yes, you will improve your tennis game by working on the time to get to the ball and helps them develop optimal swing patterns. ▲
fundamentals, forehand, backhand, volley and serve, however, even ▲
more important will be the fun you have learning the game of tennis. Racquets are sized for small hands, and the courts are smaller and easier ▲

Don’t miss out! Sign up your tennis or pickleball player for one of our to cover. All that equals more fun and less frustration! Full sized courts ▲
fun filled summer sessions. Your child will thank you… ▲
can be reconfigured to accommodate up to six 36-foot courts, so instead ▲

of waiting in line, kids can spend their time playing. The benefits are ▲

immediate. Within an hour kids are rallying, having fun and psyched for ▲

more. They’re playing real tennis and having real fun.

INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch

REGISTRATION: May 29th, until full

Little Tennis DATES/DAYS: Session I:

Ages 4, 5 & 6 Years Monday & Wednesday, June 24th-July 17th

Little Tennis is the nation’s tennis equivalent to Little League Baseball, soc- (no class July 4th)

cer or basketball. It is intended to “Bring everyone together” who loves the Or Tuesday & Thursday, June 25th-July 18th

game of tennis. It also is designed to be totally inclusive and supportive of Session ll:

all other children’s programs. Little Tennis is an extremely powerful toolbox Monday & Wednesday, July 22nd-August 7th

for those who wish to play tennis. It includes a structured program of les- COST: $75.00 Resident / $85.00 Non-resident

sons and play designed to move children, quickly, through the transitional LOCATION: York High School Tennis Courts - by the YHS track

stages of graduated equipment to full-court tennis. TIMES: Session 1: 9:00am-10:00am

INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch Session II: 8:00am-9:30am

REGISTRATION: May 29th, until full ▲

DATES: Monday & Wednesday, June 24th-July 17th ▲

(no class July 4th) Nothing hurts a recreation program faster than ▲
participants who wait until the last minute to register. ▲
Or Tuesday & Thursday, June 25th-July 18th Please pay close attention to the registration dates. ▲

COST: $65.00 Resident / $75.00 Non-resident Requests for transportation can be made up ▲
until the deadline only. Absolutely no requests can ▲
LOCATION: York High School Tennis Courts - by the YHS track
be honored after the deadline date.
DAYS: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday

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▲ Tennis for Juniors ENDS: August 1st
COST: $40.00 Resident / $50.00 Non-resident
▲ Ages 10, 11 & 12 Years LOCATION: York High School Track
DAYS: Thursdays
▲ Our Junior Tennis clinic is for young athletes who wish to improve their TIMES: 9:00am – 10:00am
▲ tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our goal is
Track & Field
to give these players the opportunity to hit many balls, improve their tech-
▲ nique, and be challenged by some of the better players in their peer group. Ages: 7 to 14
▲ INSTRUCTOR: Ted Welch This program is both instructional and fun! It’s a wonderful opportunity
▲ REGISTRATION: May 29th, until full for children to experience track and field events as a team, in practice
and to compete in weekly meets against other track clubs, all of whom
▲ DATES/DAYS: Session I: are members of the Athletics Congress. This program will begin Monday,
June 24th, to get 3 practices in before the first meet on Thursday, June
▲ Monday & Wednesday, June 24th-July 17th 27th, and will run until approximately August 1st. Thereafter, regular
practice sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Ages 7 – 10
▲ (no class July 4th) years will meet from 4:00pm – 5:30pm, and ages 11 – 14 will meet from
5:30pm – 7:00pm at the York High School track facility. Meets will begin
▲ Or Tuesday & Thursday, June 25th-July 18th at 2:00pm on Thursdays and the departure times will vary, depending on
the destination. All children 7 – 14 years are eligible to participate. The
▲ Session ll: State meet is scheduled for mid-August this year.

▲ Monday & Wednesday, July 22nd-August 7th A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required this year along with
▲ Or Tuesday & Thursday, July 23rd-August 8th the USTAF registration form. Please bring this into the office or to the
$85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-resident first day of practice. This is a mandatory requirement by USTAF to
COST: York High School Tennis Courts – by the YHS track verify ages. This does not apply to our 5 and 6-year-old program.
▲ LOCATION: Session I: 10:00am-11:00am
▲ TIMES: Session II: Mon & Wed 9:30am-11:00am/ Coach, Parent and Participant Meet & Greet - Monday, June 24th at 5:30pm
at the York High School Track. All families are encouraged to attend, we will
▲ be sharing valuable information about the program and you will have the
opportunity to complete the necessary paperwork on the spot.
▲ Tue & Thu 8:00am-9:30am



▲ Tennis for Teens

▲ Ages 13, 14 & 15 Years
▲ Our Junior Tennis clinic is for young athletes who wish to improve their

tennis game, work hard, meet other players their age, and have a lot of
▲ fun. Our goal is to give these players the opportunity to hit many balls,
▲ improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the better
▲ players in their peer group.

▲ INSTRUCTOR: Welch

▲ REGISTRATION: May 29th, until full Track & Field Age Groups

▲ DATES: Session I: Mites: Ages 7 & 8

▲ Monday & Wednesday, June 24th-July 17th Bantam: Ages 9 & 10

▲ (no class July 4th) Midget: Ages 11 & 12

▲ Or Tuesday & Thursday, June 25th-July 18th Youth: Ages 13 & 14
▲ Session ll:
Tuesday & Thursday, July 23rd-August 8th Divisions will be determined by the child’s birthday in 2019.
▲ COST: $85.00 Resident / $95.00 Non-resident
▲ LOCATION: York High School Tennis Courts – by the YHS track Please note: There will be an additional $8.00 charge on meet days to
▲ DAYS: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
cover the cost of transportation. Children who qualify for States will be

required to pay an additional fee.

▲ TIMES: Session I: 11:00am-12:00pm REGISTRATION: Ongoing until June 21st

▲ Session II: 9:30am-11:00am STARTS: June 24th, Monday the first week only

▲ ENDS: August 1st

▲ Track & Field State Meet, mid-August, TBA

▲ Ages: 5 & 6 COST: $130.00 which includes USTAF fee resident
This program is geared to introducing your child to track and field in
$140.00 non-resident
▲ a fun and informative program. It is run on Thursday mornings from
▲ 9:00am - 10:00am, beginning July 11th and running through August LOCATION: York High School Track
▲ 1st. All you need are sneakers and energy!
DAYS: Practices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

Meets on Thursdays

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 11th TIMES: 7-10yrs 4:00pm-5:30pm

▲ STARTS: July 11th 11-14yrs 5:30pm-7:00pm

▲ Meets are at 2:00pm

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BIKE RODEO at Coastal Ridge Elementary School ENDS: July 11th ▲
COST: $105.00 Resident / $115.00 Non-Resident ▲
Grades: K – 4 LOCATION: Village Elementary School Art Room ▲
On May 16th at 5:30, the Coastal Ridge Elementary School and the Town DAYS: Tuesday-Thursday ▲
Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, in collaboration with the Parks and TIMES: 9:00am-12:00pm ▲
Recreation Department, York Police and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine ▲
will host a Bicycle Rodeo for children in kindergarten through fourth Cooking Around the World with Ellen ▲
grade. There is no cost nor preregistration to participate in the rodeo. ▲
Bicycle ABC (Air, Brake, Chain) safety checks will be conducted. Riders Ages 10 & Up ▲
will learn to properly wear their helmets. A limited number of helmets ▲
will be available to riders, if needed. A riding course will be set up for Your junior inner chef…will come out in this camp!!! We will be exploring ▲
riders to learn and practice safety skills including understanding road ▲
signs, using hand signals, yielding to pedestrians. cuisine from far reaching places like India, France, and the Mediterranean, ▲
Point of contact is David McCarthy - bikepedyork@gmail.com ▲
and more!! Chefs will be given the opportunity to do some menu planning, ▲

kitchen safety, proper food handling, presentation, and clean up. This is a ▲

fast-paced camp, so get ready to have a blast! While we are waiting for the ▲

dinger to ring, our chefs will be keeping a recipe folder. ▲

Arts and Crafts Camp Please bring in a large container with a cover each day, ▲

Ages 8-12 so that you can bring home goodies for your family to share!! ▲

Do you love making things? Do you have a creative side? Come make INSTRUCTOR: Ellen Michniewicz – Cooking Extraordinaire ▲

some fun projects during this arts and crafts camp. Projects will include REGISTRATION: Ongoing until August 2nd ▲

tie-dye, candle making, canvas painting, fleece pillows, and shoe STARTS: August 5th ▲

decorating. Each camper will need to bring a pair of white canvas shoes ENDS: August 9th ▲

(these can be found at craft stores for about $10). Camp will be limited COST: $110.00 Resident / $120.00 Non-Resident ▲

to 12 children, so sign up early, and join Kaitlin for some artsy fun!!! LOCATION: York Middle School - Home Ec Room ▲

Please send your child with a snack and drinks each day. DAYS: Monday-Friday ▲

Instructor Kaitlin Mulqueen is a teacher at Village Elementary School. TIMES: 1:00pm-4:00pm ▲

She was a counselor and director of Outdoor Adventure Camp for 10 Cooking with Ellen ▲

years. Kaitlin loves arts and crafts! Ages 5-9

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 3rd Our littlest cooks head back into the kitchen with Ellen!!! Learn how

STARTS: July 9th to prepare and cook a meal. All new recipes, and make sure you come

Contacts for Other hungry!! We will be preparing yummy favorites such as homemade
Organizations
Mac and Cheese, Chicken Fingers, and desserts like Ice Cream from
Agamenticus Yacht Club:
Email: info@aycsail.org scratch. Each class includes time to cook, play games, and make a craft,
Website: www.aycsail.org
while waiting for the timer to ding! In this week-long camp we will
York Little League:
Email: basehit@yorklittleleague.net go over the basics and have fun doing it! A real hands on experience,
Website: www.yorklittleleague.net
learning skills that will last a lifetime! Kids will put together and take
York Youth Football:
Website: www.yorkyouthfootball.com home a fun cookbook that they can add to, as they learn.
Written Correspondence:
PO Box 411, York, Maine 03909 Please bring in a large container with a cover each day,

York Soccer Club: so that you can bring home goodies for your family to share!!
info@yorksoccerclub.com
INSTRUCTOR: Ellen Michniewicz ~ Cooking Extraordinaire

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until August 2nd

STARTS: August 5th

ENDS: August 9th

COST: $110.00 Resident / $120.00 Non-Resident

LOCATION: York Middle School - Home Ec Room

DAYS: Monday-Friday

TIMES: 9:00am-12:00pm

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▲ Fairy House Camp - Salty Girl organization tips, play some games, and ... everyone’s favorite...practice

▲ Ages 9 & Up opening lockers!! Enter fifth grade feeling relaxed and ready. Have a blast

▲ Learn to make your own driftwood & stone learning everything you always wanted to know about 5th grade!!!!
▲ Fairy House! Join local driftwood artist Cherie
INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Mayo – 5th Grade Teacher
Herne and her assistant Salty Gals for this
▲ inspiring class of creativity and fun. Students at York Middle School
▲ will leave with a finished Fairy House.
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until August 9th

▲ Class fee includes instruction and all the STARTS: August 13th

▲ necessary supplies and materials to create ENDS: August 14th

▲ a tiny Fairy House including, driftwood, flat stones, acrylic paint, wire, COST: $60.00

▲ ribbons, yarns, fabric strips, beads, shells and lots of inspiration! LOCATION: York Middle School

▲ Registration includes all supplies, and light refreshments. DAYS: Tuesday and Wednesday

▲ Instructor, Cherie Herne grew up in York, Maine. Folklore has it Cherie TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm

▲ is part mermaid. With her graphic design education, a coastal wild Get Ready for Kindergarten
▲ spirit and her passion for the sun, sand and sea, Cherie has created
For York Students Entering Kindergarten
a successful online Etsy Shop that has generated upward of 6,000
▲ sales. Using local natural resources Cherie has become known for her Celebrating our 12th year offering this great program. This year we
▲ stunning, one-of-a-kind driftwood and sea glass wreaths.
▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 27th will have a morning and afternoon session. You may choose either the

2-Day Morning Session, OR the 2-Day Afternoon Session. Sign up early

▲ DATE: July 29th to reserve your spot!!!

▲ DAY: Monday Come learn all about Village Elementary and Kindergarten! During this

▲ COST: $75.00 Resident / $85.00Non-Resident program, kids will get a glimpse, and a feel of their new school, Villlage

▲ LOCATION: Salty Girl Outdoor Studio ~ 463 US Route 1 Elementary School. We will do games and activities, inside and outside,

▲ (behind Mum’s Cheesecake) so kids will learn some of the things they can look forward to during

▲ TIME: 10:00am–11:30 am their first year at VES.

Bring snack and drink

▲ Friends and Family First Aid INSTRUCTORS: Kindergarten Teacher, Kaitlyn Mulqueen and

▲ Ages 8 & Up VES Physical Education Teacher, Pete Demeritt
▲ Family & Friends First Aid/CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July19th

▲ do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. STARTS: July 23rd

▲ This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, ENDS: July 24th

▲ babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life. During COST: $55.00

▲ this course you will learn how to how to recognize and respond to LOCATION: Village Elementary- Kindergarten Playground

▲ basic medical emergencies, CPR/AED fundamentals and environmental DAYS: Tuesday and Wednesday

▲ emergencies. Book included. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. TIMES: Mornings: 10:00am-12:00pm or

▲ Samantha Pannier has been teaching CPR and First Aid since 1995. Afternoons: 1:00pm-3:00pm

▲ INSTRUCTOR: Samantha Pannier
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 15th
▲ STARTS:
▲ ENDS: July 16th

▲ COST: July 16th

$25.00 Resident / $35.00 Non-Resident

▲ LOCATION: York Middle School – Home Ec Room

▲ DAY: Tuesday

▲ TIMES: 6:00pm–8:30pm



▲ Get Ready for 5th Grade

▲ For students entering Grade 5 at York Middle School
Are you a little nervous about entering York Middle School? This camp
▲ will help! We will tour and explore the building so, we can find our

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(Handwriting)
Ages 8-13 ▲
Grades K-3rd We will be designing and creating a different piece of jewelry each day. ▲
This camp will be hands- We will be using glass beads, crystals, cultured pearls, silver beads, ▲
on handwriting in small charms, buttons, sea stones and sea shells. Have you found a special ▲
groups. We will develop piece of sea glass or a stone on the beach? Feel free to bring along any of ▲
hand strength, fine motor your own special pieces, we will be able to drill holes into most items. ▲
skills, practice activities, Please bring a snack and drink every day. ▲
and some fun handwriting
activities. This camp INSTRUCTOR: Diana Russo – owner and designer of her ▲
is perfect for children
entering Kindergarten own jewelry business ▲
through 3rd grade.
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until August 2nd ▲

Smaller class size will STARTS: August 6th ▲
ENDS: August 8th ▲
allow for more individual COST: $95.00 Resident / $105.00 Non-Resident ▲
LOCATION: Village Elementary School ▲
attention. There are DAYS: Tuesday-Thursday ▲
TIMES: 1:00pm–3:00pm ▲
2 time slots available

each week. Additional ▲

sessions may be added, if ▲

necessary, so if a session is full, be sure to get on the “Waitlist.” ▲

INSTRUCTOR: Pam Lombardi, Kindergarten Ed Tech in York

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full ▲

DATES: July 8th-July 11th ▲

August 12th-August 15th ▲

TIMES: 1:00pm-2:00pm or 2:30pm-3:30pm ▲

COST: $80.00 Resident / $90.00 Non-Resident ▲

LOCATION: Village Elementary School ▲

DAYS: Monday-Thursday ▲

Healthy Kids Camp ▲

Ages 6-10 ▲

Come and learn about being the best you, you can be. In this class, ▲

we will play games, create fun crafts, and talk about what makes you ▲

special. You will learn the importance of fueling your body with proper ▲

nutrition, filling your mind with self-confidence, and physical exercises ▲

to make your body strong. Join us for this one day adventure geared for ▲

kids. There will be team building activities and loads of fun! Due to the ▲

nature of this camp, strict minimum and maximum enrollment numbers ▲

must be followed. Register early so you don’t miss out! ▲

Samantha Pannier is an Exercise Physiologist, who specializes in ▲

designing and implementing workout programs for a variety of clientele. ▲

Please bring lunch, snacks and plenty to drink. ▲

INSTRUCTOR: Samantha Pannier

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until July 5th ▲

STARTS: July 9th ▲

ENDS: July 9th ▲

COST: $75.00 Resident / $85.00 Non-Resident ▲

LOCATION: York Middle School ▲

DAY: Tuesday ▲

TIMES: 9:00am-3:00pm ▲

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▲ Jewelry Making Camp – Pretty Little Things

▲ Ages 5-8

▲ Baubles, Baubles and more Baubles...
▲ Join us for a fun filled camp full of creative jewelry making. We will be

using many interesting items, to make handmade pieces you will want to
▲ give to friends or keep for yourself. Do you love jewelry? Have you ever
▲ tried making your own? We will make mermaid and pom-pom necklaces,
▲ use buttons, beads, and much more to make your own jewelry!

▲ Please bring a snack and drink every day.

▲ INSTRUCTOR Diana Russo – owner and designer

▲ of her own jewelry business

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until August 2nd

▲ STARTS: August 6th Kayaking Great Bay, Newington, NH

▲ ENDS: August 8th 8 years and older
▲ COST: $95.00 Resident / $105.00 Non-Resident Explore the bay with SEVEN RIVERS PADDLING and learn some of the
Village Elementary School history of the location as well as the natural wildlife of the area. There’s
LOCATION: Tuesday-Thursday nothing like gliding over the shimmering salt water as it mixes with
▲ DAYS: 9:30am–11:30am fresh water rivers that drain into the bay. You will have the opportunity
▲ TIMES: to develop basic kayaking skills as well as be guided on a scenic route
through New Hampshire’s Great Bay. We will depart from the Parks and
▲ Recreation Department at 9:00am and return at 3:00pm. Please wear
bathing suit, water shoes and pack a lunch, snacks, plenty of 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 10th

▲ ENDS: July 10th

▲ COST: $95.00 (includes transportation, all equipment, staff,

and certified instructor)

▲ LOCATION: Great Bay, NH

▲ DAYS: Wednesday

▲ TIMES: 9:00am-3:00pm

▲ Strict minimum and maxium number for this program, register early!



▲ Knitting Friendzy

▲ Ages 5-10 yrs

▲ Have you ever knitted before? Come learn to knit a scarf or small

▲ blanket, a great place to start!!! You will learn all the beginning steps to

▲ get you started.

▲ Please bring Worsted Weight Yarn, 1 pair of size 6, 7 or 8 needles.

▲ Bring snacks and drinks everyday

▲ INSTRUCTOR: Susan Bruno - an avid knitter

▲ REGISTRATION: Ongoing until August 9th

STARTS: August 13th

▲ ENDS: August 16th

▲ COST: $80.00 Resident / $90.00 Non-Resident

▲ LOCATION: Village Elementary

▲ DAYS: Tuesday-Friday

▲ TIMES: 12:30pm-2:30pm

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