Parks & Recreation

Director:  Donna Bastrzycki

Phone: (860) 379-2895
Fax: (860) 379-6262

Email-barkhamstedrec@barkhamsted.us

     

The Bushnell Group Discounts for Barkhamsted Residents-The Bushnell Discount Ticket Code Available - Please Call 860 379 8285 for more information

2016 Parks and Recreation Forms for Fall, Winter and Spring  Programs.  (please click link below!)

Registration Form Barkhamsted Parks and Recreation

Medical Forms (including form for Epi-Pen use)

RECREATION NEWS 

 Barkhamsted Recreation Fall Programs

Zumba  (FREE DEMO NIGHT!)  
Day-Monday
Date-October 17
Time-6:00-7:00 p.m.
Age:  (adults and families welcome!)
Fee:  FREE DEMO NIGHT- If you have fun and like the class, registration forms will be available to sign up for the upcoming classes that will begin on Oct. 24 right at the end of class!  This will be the final day to register for the fall program.  Come try it out, you will have a blast!  Click on the link at the top of the page for the Registration form!
  
Description:  Join this fun fitness class for the whole family! We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun! This class will help you burn calories while having fun. 
Instructor:  Becky Sartirana
Registration Deadline-Tuesday, October 11.   All participants must Pre-register.  Please sign up before the deadline to reserve your spot for this fun new class! Please stop by town hall to pick up a registration form or download the form from the Recreation Department's website at www.barkhamsted.us  

Zumba  (For Adults)
Day-Monday's
Dates-October 24, November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12  ( No Class October 31 or November 7)   Time-6:00-6:45 p.m.
Age:  Adult (high school students who are interested in fitness and a fun class are also welcome!)
Fee:  $40.00 per person
Location:  Barkhamsted Elementary School Gym
Description:  Join this super fun fitness class. We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun! This class will help you burn calories while having a blast!
Instructor:  Becky Sartirana
Registration Deadline-Monday, October 17.   All participants must Pre-register.  No-onsite registration.  Please sign up before the deadline to reserve your spot for this fun new class! Stop by town hall to pick up a registration form or download the form from the link at the top of this page. Please mail the payment/form to Barkhamsted Parks and Recreation Department -67 Ripley Hill Road- PO Box 558-Pleasant Valley, CT 06063  by Monday, October 17.
 
Zumba  (For Families-New!)
Day-Monday's
Dates-October 17, 24, November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12 (No Class on Oct. 31 or Nov.7)
Time-7:00-7:45
Age:  (children, adults and families welcome!) Fee:  $40.00 per person
Location:  Barkhamsted Elementary School Gym
Description:   See above description and info for registering!  Except -this class is for all ages and the whole family!  Be prepared for a night of fun for the whole family!
Instructor:  Becky Sartirana
 
 Sign Up For FALL SOCCER with NCTRSL = Northwest Connecticut Recreational Soccer League  (please see links below)

 

Hello Barkhamsted Soccer Families!

Early registration begins June 1st, 2016 for fall soccer!  Register in the month of June and get a $10 discount per child.  Click on the Log In button at the top of our new website to create an account and register your child soon!

http://nctrsl.siplay.com  or http://barkhamstedsoccer.org

Also, to view more details about the upcoming fall season, click here:  Welcome Barkhamsted Soccer Families.

(Soccer is run by the Northwest Connecticut Recreational Soccer League.  Please click the links above for questions about the program)

 HALLOWEEN SOCK HOP! 

The Recreation Department 's Annual Sock Hop will be held on Friday, October 21.
Join us for this  annual family event, with music and fun in the Barkhamsted Elementary School Gym on Friday October 21, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m, open to Barkhamsted Residents only, $6.00 fee collected at the door.  ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.   Please wear your best costume! (children and adults!)    There will be prizes for Adults, Children and Families this year!  Also there will be on random raffle prize winner!  Entertainment Unlimited will be spinning everyone's favorite tunes so please dress up and be ready for some fun!  Volunteers are also needed.  Please let us know if you would like to help out!
 
Volunteer Opportunities and Fun Community Events!
Want to help keep the Farmington River Beautiful and a Fun and Safe Place to Recreate?  Consider giving some time as a volunteer assistant River Steward or a volunteer for the Parks and Recreation Department.  There are many opportunities to become invloved.  We have several fun joint events throughout the year and are always looking for new volunteers! For more Parks and Recreation program info email-Donna Bastrzycki-Recreation Director- barkhamstedrec@barkhamsted.us
 

Get Involved in helping the River

Are you passionate about the Farmington River?  Do you enjoy being outdoors and making a difference in the community?  Consider offering a few hours of your time to help a great cause.  What can you do?
 
There is a new team of 'Assistant Stewards' for the summer of 2016.  These people will help spread the word about proper etiquette on the river and provide a presence during the busier times. This could be a great learning experience for students majoring in environmental studies/conservation, or just someone who enjoys interacting with others.  If interested in learning more please contact-Stephan Bastrzycki-River Steward at mail@farmingtonriversteward.org
 
Periodically there are river cleanups held on specific stretches of the river.  A few people volunteering a couple hours of their time can make a big difference.  Check our calendar of events on the home page of the Farmington River Steward website-http://farmingtonriversteward.org/  when the next cleanup become scheduled.
 
Consider 'adopting' a small stretch of river and help keep it clean.
 
If you do not want to actually commit to any hours, be our eyes on the river.  The next time you are out on the Farmington and see something that needs reporting, let us know via email at mail@farmingtonriversteward.org
 Maybe it is a downed tree creating a hazard in the water or an area of trash that needs to be cleaned up.
 
 

 Check out the great programs offered at the Beardsley and Memorial Library 

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT  06098     (860) 379-6043          www.beardsleyandmemorial.org

Beardsley and Memorial Library
40 Munro Place
Winsted, CT  06098
(860) 379-6043
www.beardsleyandmemorial.org

Program:   Restorative Yoga

Date:        Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time:        10:30 a.m.

 Calm your body, mind and be wholly present with Restorative YogaCertified Yoga Trainer, Bethany Lee, will instruct a Restorative Yoga class on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.  Restorative yoga is the centering of your breath and body – aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement.  Props assist in helping you to hold poses longer.  Learn how to calm your body, mind and be wholly present.

Registration required: call 860-379-6043. This program is free and open to the public. 

 
 

 FALPS Events- (Friends of American Legion and People's State Forest)

    Remember to regularly check our Facebook page. You do not have to be ‘on-Facebook’ to get onto the site. Simply type ‘Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests’ in the search box and it will bring up a link to our Facebook page. The actual address is: https://www.facebook.com/ctfalps.

     


    FRIENDS OF AMERICAN LEGION
    AND PEOPLES STATE FORESTS


    MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Peoples State Forest, Matthies Grove pavilion 2:30-5 p.m.

    Please join us for our 2nd Annual Membership Meeting to be held by the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS). This year we are excited to offer a barbeque lunch, lawn games and guest speaker Eric Hammerling, Executive Director of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA).

    Agenda

    • Welcome and Introduction of Invited guests: Ralph Scarpino, Chairman, FALPS Board of Directors
    • Guest speaker Eric Hammerling, CFPA
    • FALPS Business Meeting
    • Barbeque and fun and games

    Please join us. This is a very important meeting for the FALPS group to come out and show how vital these State Forests are to our community and how important FALPS is to the Forests.  During the Business meeting we will vote on approval of minutes from the annual meeting in September 2015 and on the slate of officers and Board of Directors for the coming year. Your participation is critical and a large enthusiastic membership gathering is a perfect way to put your stamp of approval on the FALPS organization and mission.

    Over the last year we have been delighted and encouraged by the number of new members and the folks who have participated in our many programs. We look forward to your continued involvement and to welcoming new members. Our events are open to members and non-members alike.

    Please plan to attend and bring your friends. Show up in force and show your commitment to American Legion and Peoples State Forests.  At this time State budget cuts to our State Parks and Forests make Friends’ groups even more vital to the recreational opportunities we have come to love and the natural resources we all depend on.

 Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests Offer An All Trails-All Seasons Challenge


BARKHAMSTED, CT—Like to hike or spend time outdoors in nature? Would you like a fun challenge that will last a year and afford you the treasures of nature? Then join the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS) for its All Trails-All Seasons Challenge.

The All Trails-All Seasons Challenge require that you hike all trails—which comprise 12.6 miles—in American Legion and Peoples State Forests in each season of the year, beginning on June 1, 2016 and ending on May 15, 2017. You can do the trails individually or as a group and, at the end or your challenge, be congratulated with a tee shirt and a picnic on June 4, 2017 at the Whittemore Recreation Area in Peoples State Forest.

We ask that participants pre-register before they begin the Challenge. To get your pre-registration form please e-mail ctfalps@gmail.com or send us a message on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook/ctfalps.

Besides pre-registration, the only other qualifications are: Hike all trails identified on the official map in their entirety in each of the four seasons, submit one photo per season along a trail within the challenge area and, when you’re all finished, submit the Official Completion Form with a check for $20 after all hiking is completed. This will help defray the costs of tee shirts and the luncheon. Please e-mail FALPS at ctfalps@gmail.com for your Completion Form or send us a message on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook/ctfalps. Feel free to share photos and comments documenting your progress on our Facebook page as you take the Challenge!

Following are the time frames for each season:
 Summer- June 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016
 Fall- September 1, 2016- November 30, 2016
 Winter- December 1, 2016- February 28, 2017
 Spring- March 1, 2017- May 15, 2017

Special awards will be given out at the picnic, including prizes for the oldest and youngest participants.

“We’re excited to present the All Trails-All Seasons Challenge in hopes that it will encourage folks to get out into nature but also expose them to the beauty of American Legion and Peoples State Forests,” said Ralph
Scarpino, President of the FALPS board. “There may be only 12.6 miles of hiking trails in our forests but they are packed with natural and historical wonders as well as beautiful and fascinating flora and fauna.”

As Henry David Thoreau said of his forays throughout New England, “When we walk, we naturally go to the fields and woods: what would become of us if we walked only in a garden or a mall?”

For more information please e-mail FALPS at ctfalps@gmail.com or call Ralph Scarpino at 860-921-1756.
 
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  •  FUN EVENTS TO ATTEND IN TOWN AT THE BARKHAMSTED Historical Society

The Barkhamsted Historical Society is working to preserve and share the history and cu lture of the Connecticut town of Barkhamsted.  In these pages we hope to share with you information, sights and flavors of Barkhamsted, past and present.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Events

 
Barkhamsted Historical Society's Annual Meeting
 
Saturday September 10th we will meet at the Tavern for a pot luck lunch at NOON followed by a SHORT business meeting and a program about the recently donated glass negatives which we received from the Glastonbury Historical Society. The pictures were mostly around Riverton and dated 1900-1901 apparently taken by a member of the Ward family As usual we will have the anniversary cake for the Town. Please try to attend for the food and fellowship as well as the program.
 
 


The Barkhamsted Historical Society's one room schoolhouse, the old Center School on Center Hill Road (Rt. 181) in Barkhamsted

 Center School circa 1912

 
 
 
 
Hello Parks and Recreation Friends!

Below is the link to the Album created on Flickr from the Recreation.Summer Camp 2015~   We hope your child had a wonderful time.  

 Barkhamsted Recreation Summer Camp 2015 album by Barkhamsted Recreation Department on Flickr.

 For Parks and Recreation Programs- Please be sure to fill out the Registrationform with the link below.
Parks and Recreation registration form or 
click here to download the form  and mail the payment/form to Barkhamsted Parks and Recreation Department -67 Ripley Hill Road- PO Box 558-Pleasant Valley, CT
 06063    Pre-Registration is required.  (No onsite registration for programs)  Please register before the deadline to ensure your spot.

 

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS

Employment Applications for Camp Staff, Instructors, Counselors, Junior Counselors and Volunteers and seasonal staff are available at the town hall and on the links below.   If you want to work Summer Camp 2017-Please send in your application early!  The deadline this year will be Monday, April 3, 2017.  Please get your application in early as each qualified candidate will be interviewed.  

Click here for : EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Click here for: Junior Counselor Application     (Junior Counselors must be 14 years old)

 
Junior River Ranger Program!    2016
The Wild and Scenic Rivers program of the National Park Service along with the Farmington River Coordinating Committee is offering the Junior River Ranger Program for youth.  Children are able to pick up an activity booklet at the Farmington River Coordinating Committee's office at Squires Tavern,  The Stone Museum at People's State Forest, Barkhamsted Town Hall in the main office.  All children that attended the Barkhamsted Recreation Commission's Summer Camp will recieve a booklet during camp and complete fun lessons throughout our camp week.  Once your child completes their book and has it signed off at one of the above locations, they will receive their badge and award.
   
The Junior River Ranger program is modeled after the Junior Rangers program found in many national parks.  The program allows youth to explore the Wild and Scenic Upper Farmington River and provide them with opportunities to protect and learn more about the river. The River Rangers will be given an activity booklet that teaches them about Wild and Scenic Rivers, the rivers’ special attributes, and how they can help be ambassadors for our incredibly beautiful river.

The booklet has activities that get youth and families out on the river and participate in hands on exploring and learning. The program is geared for children aged 6-12 years old,  but all youth are encouraged to participate if they want to. Once the youth complete the booklet, they can hand it in, have it checked, and receive a badge and certificate stating they are now a Junior River Ranger.
 
For more information on the program, contact Stephan Bastrzycki, River Steward at the Farmington River Coordinating Committee- riversteward@farmington river.org, or check out the committee’s website, www.farmingtonriver.org.   If you would like to help with the program or as an volunteer assistant river steward, volunteers are always welcome!

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
Employment Applications for Camp Staff, Instructors, Counselors, Junior Counselors and Volunteers and seasonal staff are available at the town hall and on the links below.  

Click here for : EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Click here for: Junior Counselor Application


ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS:

 Burlington Golf Center offers discounted golf lessons for Barkhamsted residents.  Call (860) 675-7320

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