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Summer Programs
Dartmouth Recreation
2014
Summer Programs

Welcome to Dartmouth Parks & Recreation.  In this brochure you will find a variety of summer programs for all age groups. It is the intent of the Parks & Recreation Commission to continue to develop new classes and expand our seasonal program offerings.  If you have any ideas for new programs or are interested in instructing a class, please call the Parks & Recreation Office.  


Registration Information

Date:  May 1 - August 15, 2014 (in person)

Time:  Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - Noon

Location:  Town Hall, Room 108, 1st floor

Payment:  Must be paid by check to the Town of Dartmouth



General Information / Policies

Program Policies
All programs are offered on a first come, first served basis, all welcome. Payment is due in full by check at time of registration.  Please note that the playground centers fill to capacity quickly.  Be sure to register early for multiple weeks.  Dartmouth Recreation reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet sufficient enrollment.  No program confirmations are sent out. A participant is registered when payment is received. We will only notify you if there are any problems.  Switching to another program is not permitted once that program has been filled.
Parent Packets
Parent packets will be handed out at the time of registration for the Play/Swim Centers or can be downloaded from the link above prior to registering.  Enclosed you will find several forms such as medical, discipline and parental policies to be completed prior to the start of all programs.  In addition a physical exam form from your child’s pediatrician is required; dated within one year of the program start (for playground/swim centers only).  You will not be able to register for the playground centers without the Doctor’s form!
Payment / Refunds
Payment is due in full at the time of registration by check or money order ONLY made payable to the Town of Dartmouth. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for insufficient funds.  No refunds will be given unless program is cancelled.
Videotaping and Photography
At times media outlets such as the local newspaper or DCTV may want to photograph or video the kids at play to go along with a story or informational video or we may want pictures to display in the Parks & Recreation Office or on our website.  If you do not wish your child to be photographed or videotaped, please put this request in writing and send it to the Parks & Recreation office.
Instructors
All Dartmouth Recreation Instructors undergo a CORI background check by the State Criminal History Systems Board and are CPR certified.
Age Requirements
Age requirements must be followed in order to maintain the state requirements of one instructor per ten students age 7+ and one per five students ages 5 & 6.
Questions
If you have any questions or are interested in teaching a class please call the Parks & Recreation Office at 508-910-1812.

        

        Tennis Lessons   

Each participant age 5 & up will be given an hour lesson on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday for a total of seven weeks.


Day:    Monday through Thursday
Date: June 30 - August 14
Time: See schedule
Location: Dartmouth High Schoool
Ages: 5 & up
Fee:    $100, $95 (2nd child), $90 (3rd child)
Requirements: Tennis racket   tennis.jpg

Tennis Schedule
Monday, Wednesday                     
  • 8:30-9:30 A.M.      Beginners 5 - 8  
  • 9:30 -10:30             Beginners 5 - 8
  • 10:30-11:30            Beginners 5 - 8                                                          
  • 12:00-1:00 P.M.      Novice 8 - 10
  • 1:00-2:00               Novice 10 - 12
  • 2:00-3:00               Intermediate 8 - 10
Tuesday, Thursday
  • 8:30-9:30 A.M.    Beginners 5 - 8
  • 9:30-10:30              Novice 8 - 10
  • 10:30 -11:30 P.M.     Novice 10 - 12
  • 12:00-1:00               Beginner 10 -12
  • 1:00 -2:00              Intermediate 10 - 12
  • 2:00 -3:00              Proficient 10 - 12

Level Descriptions
Beginner:  No experience to limited experience
Novice:  Knowledge of basic forehand and backhand, Able to hit both forehand and backhand with limited consistency, Limited knowledge of volleys and overheads, Somewhat limited skill in both placement and aim
Intermediate:  Hits forehand and backhand with regular consistency, Good knowledge of volleys and overheads, Good skill with placement and aim, Limited knowledge and experience with serving
Proficient:  Extensive ground strokes skill, Extensive ability with volleys and overheads, Demonstrated knowledge of serving, Advanced placement and aiming techniques, Knowledge of positioning, scoring, and etiquette


        Golf Lessons

Each participant will be given a one-hour small group lesson on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.  Hawthorne Country Club has a dress code; therefore children must dress appropriately:  No jeans or jean shorts, T-shirts, swim wear or gym clothing.  Meet at the North side of the parking lot on the first day.  Clubs will be provided, unless you have your own.  Registration sheet and consent form must be filled out completely.

Day:    Monday through Thursday
Date: June 30 - July 24                                     
Time: See schedule below          
Location: Hawthorne Country Club
Age: 7 - 13
Fee:    $90                         
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Golf Schedule      
Monday Wednesday   Or   Tuesday, Thursday                         
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am         Beginners
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am       Beginners
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am     Advanced Beginners


        Swim Lessons

Lessons are thirty minutes, once per week for six weeks. Registration sheet and consent form must be filled out completely.

Day:    Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
Date: July 7 - August 13
Time: See schedule below         
Location: Round Hill Beach
Age: 2.5 & up
Fee:    $30
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Swim Schedule
Monday                                                       
  • 9:30 am        Water Babies
  • 10:00 am       Beginner 1
  • 10:30 am       Beginner 1
  • 11:00 am       Beginner 3
Tuesday                                                    
  • 9:30 am          Advanced Beginner
  • 10:00 am        Intermediate/Swimmer
  • 10:30 am        Beginner 1
  • 11:00 am        Beginner 2
Wednesday                                                   
  • 9:30 am          Beginner 3
  • 10:00 am        Beginner 2
  • 10:30 am        Beginner 1
  • 11:00 am        Water Babies

        Quinn Elementary School Playground Center

Our playground center offers a safe place for children while giving them the opportunity to experience new things, make new friends and most importantly to have fun!  Come join our friendly staff for a week or even two.   Pick your theme week below and you’re sure to enjoy the field trip and planned activities.  Don’t delay, register today!  Enrollment limited to 40 children.  Please note that the playground centers fill to capacity quickly.  Be sure to register for multiple weeks upfront.  A copy of your child’s physical must be presented at time of registration along with a parent packet.  Parent packets may be downloaded from our website ahead of time for quicker registration.

Day:    Monday through Friday
Date: June 23 - August 15  
Time: 8:30 A.M. - 4:15 P.M.
Location: 529 Hawthorn Street
Age: 7 - 13
Fee:    $75, $70 (2nd child), $60 (3rd child)
          $10 registration fee per childplayground kids.jpg

Weekly themes and field trips
Session 1:  Ahoy Matties! (Round Hill Beach)
Session 2:  Stars & Stripes (AMC or Flagship Cinema)
Session 3:  Day at the Beach (Round Hill Beach)
Session 4:  Gone to the Zoo (Buttonwood Park Zoo)
Session 5:  Peace (Round Hill Beach)
Session 6:  Buzz off Bugs! (DNRT)
Session 7:  Wild West (Round Hill Beach)
Session 8:  Dartmouth Pride (Field day on Friday)  


        Apponagansett Park Playground Center

Our playground/swim center offers a safe place for children while giving them the opportunity to experience new things, make new friends and most importantly to have fun!  Come join our friendly staff for a week or even two.   Pick your theme week below and you’re sure to enjoy the field trip and planned activities.  Don’t delay, register today!  Enrollment limited to 35 children.  Please note that the playground centers fill to capacity quickly.  Be sure to register for multiple weeks upfront.  A copy of your child’s physical must be presented at time of registration along with a parent packet.   Parent packets may be downloaded from our website ahead of time for quicker registration.

Day:    Monday through Friday
Date: June 23 - August 15   
Time: 8:30 A.M. - 4:15 P.M.          
Location: 77 Gulf Road
Age: 5 - 12
Fee:    $75, $70 (2nd child), $60 (3rd child)
playground.jpg           $10 registration fee per child

Weekly themes and field trips
Session 1:  Ahoy Matties! (Round Hill Beach)
Session 2:  Stars & Stripes (AMC or Flagship Cinema)
Session 3:  Day at the Beach (Round Hill Beach)
Session 4:  Gone to the Zoo (Buttonwood Park Zoo)
Session 5:  Peace (Round Hill Beach)
Session 6:  Buzz off Bugs! (DNRT)
Session 7:  Wild West (Round Hill Beach)
Session 8:  Dartmouth Pride (Field day on Friday)  


        “Frozen” Musical Theatre Class

Come join in on the fun of learning how to take part in a musical theatre performance.  Children will learn the basics of putting together a production.  In this class, boys and girls will audition for a role in the musical "Frozen". This 45 min. performance has been rewritten along the theme of the original "Frozen". Children will sing, dance, and act their way into a world of excitement.  Students should bring snacks, drinks and a lunch. Costumes are encouraged, but not necessary.  Instructed by Aly Pereiraolaf.jpg

Day:    Monday through Friday
Date:  July 28 - August 1    
Time:  9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.           
Location: Rec Center (487 Smith Neck Road)
Age:    5 - 15
Fee:    $140


        Minecraft Mania

Wicked Cool For Kids is excited to introduce Minecraft Mania - a blend of virtual learning and companion hands-on activities that explore science and engineering using Minecraft. Kids use an interactive avatar to investigate a virtual educational environment.  Minecraft Mania lessons have both virtual and real world components covering geology, engineering, physics, and biology. Serious Minecraft Maniacs will be excited to learn about the properties of rocks and minerals and take home their own rock collection. Kids use their skills to build skyscrapers & simple machines as well as plant their own crops in enjoyable experiential challenges. So join us for a week of fascination in our mobile virtual classroom!minecraft.jpg

Day:    Monday through Friday
Date:  August 18 - 22    
Time:  9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.           
Location: Rec Center (487 Smith Neck Road)
Age:     6-11 (grades 1-5)
Fee:    $265


        "Teen Beach Movie" Musical Theatre Class

Come join in on the fun of learning how to take part in a musical theatre performance.  Children will learn the basics of putting together a production.  In this class, boys and girls will audition for a role in the musical "Teen Beach Movie". This 45 min. performance has been rewritten along the theme of the original "Camp Rock". Children will sing, dance, and act their way into a world of excitement.  Students should bring snacks, drinks and a lunch. Costumes are encouraged, but not necessary.  Instructed by Aly Pereirateen beach movie.jpg

Day:    Monday through Friday
Date:  July 7 - 11    
Time:  9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.           
Location: Rec Center (487 Smith Neck Road)
Age:    5 - 15
Fee:    $140


        Wicked Cool Vet School

Do you know a kid who dreams of becoming a veterinarian? Grab a lab coat animal lovers, as we learn about our favorite furry, flying and fishy friends! Make amazing animal models, build big bones and investigate animal intestines from our favorite vertebrates: birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Dissect an owl pellet to discover a predator’s diet. We’ll catch some invertebrates as we study insect exoskeletons and get into tiny worlds to look at animal cells and parasites. End the week with a featured live animal visit with tips for animal care and keeping pets healthy! vet.png

Day:      Monday through Friday
Date:  July 21 - 25    
Time:  9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.           
Location:  Rec Center (487 Smith Neck Road)
Age:      6-11 (grades 1-5)
Fee:     $265


 
 
 
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