27th Annual Farmington River Clean UP!!
Many thanks to all the volunteers that helped at the Farmington River clean up on Sat. Sept. 27. We plan on being part of the Clean Up next year and hope you will be a part of it!
Starting Monday, October 20th at Barkhamsted School in the Gym
*Monday classes from 10/20-12/15/14 with no class on 11/24/14
Little Ninjas (grades K-1): 6:00 – 6:40 p.m. (-a wonderful way to introduce this age group to karate through the use of drills and games while teaching focus and self control)
Youth/Family: (grades 3 and up) 6:45- 8 p.m. (-a great way for adults, youth and families to work out together)
FEE: $65.00 per person, $10 discount for each family member that registers! (2nd family member-$55, 3rd family member $45, etc)
For information on the class email instructor Kim Janakfirstname.lastname@example.org or for info about registration email Donna Bastrzycki-Recreation Directoremail@example.com Please stop by town hall to pick up a program
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 by October 14. Pre-Registration is required
HALLOWEEN SOCK HOP!
The Recreation Department Annual Sock Hop will be held on Friday, October 24 Come and join us for our annual family event, with music and fun in the Barkhamsted Elementary School Gym on Friday Oct. 24, 2014 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 email Donna at the Rec. Department if you would like to volunteer or help chaperone at the event.
The Barkhamsted Rec. Ski Program 2015
Registration Forms will be going out to
each child in Grades 3-6 at Barkhamsted School this week!
All registration forms must be completed and paid for by Thursday, November 6.
(Please register on time to help ensure a safe and fun program!)
WHERE: Ski Sundown
WHEN: Wednesday afternoon for 5 weeks (after school) (January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4)
TIME: 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. (with one hour lessons starting @ 4:30)
AGE GROUP: 3rd - 6th graders
COST: Lesson and Lift + bus: $240.00
Lift Only + bus: $171.00
Pass Holder Lesson + bus: $150.00
Equipment Rental: $120.00
Please make checks out to the Town of Barkhamsted and fill out the both the Recreation Department Registration form and Ski Sundown Forms
Safety Talk at Ski Sundown Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.
2014/2015 Group participant Information
Join the Rec Dept for a fun filled night at The Barkhamsted Historical Society's Tavern Night!
When: Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m.
During the annual Tavern Night you can experience what life when the Tavern was "open for business". There will be contra dancing in the ballroom, period food and beverages, old fashioned games, as well was conversation among the visitors as it might have been in the mid-1800s. Guests are encouraged to dress in period clothes. This is optional but it would make it more fun! Tickets are $10 per person (children are free) and may be purchased at the door in advance at the Tavern, open Wed 9 a.m.-noon and on Sun 1-4.
Junior River Ranger Program!
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 and at Rose's Kitchen in Riverton. All children that attended the Barkhamsted Recreation Commission's Summer Camp received a booklet during camp. 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.
SUMMER CAMP IN REVIEW!
Hello parents, I wanted to take the time to say Thank you for enrolling your child in the Barkhamsted Rec. Camp for the Summer of 2014. I hope that your child had a wonderful time at camp. The staff and I worked very hard at providing a fun and safe camp that hopefully provided a memorable week for your child. Below is a highlight of our special camp guests and visits at camp in addition to the crafts, games and swim time the children participated in. Monday- Animal-Palooza Theme- Visit to the Stone Museum with Janet Bumstead, Special Guest from Girl Scouts of America- Rosemary Dresser-Water Safety Review with all Campers Tuesday-Sports Mania -Karate with Kim Janak -Fishing Lessons at the Waterfront with Paul Beauchene Wed. Nature! (even though it rained we still had camp!) -Jr. River Ranger Program with activities from the River Ranger Book -Guest Speakers- Ella McPhearson and Stephan Bastrzycki-Farmington River Coordinating Committee -Karate with Kim Janak -Adventures in Leadership Group had Vivian Irwin give a First Aid/Safety lesson -Fishing in the afternoon with Paul Beauchene Thursday- Hometown Heroes -We had a visit from the Police, Fire Department, and EMS-- they even brought the police dogs, and much more! --Squires Tavern Museum Visit with Paul Hart and the children learned about our Barkhamsted Heroes and History Friday-- Halloween in July and Minute to Win It with Camper Awards. Luau and Community Pot Luck from 5-8 pm. with games It was a fun filled week.
If your child completes the River Ranger booklet throughout the year, please let me know and I will be sure that they have their book signed off on and they will receive their badge and award certificate. If you need another book or two for the family, they can be picked up at Squire's Tavern, Stone Museum, Rose's Kitchen and Town Hall. I hope your child had a wonderful time at camp and I will see you and your family at upcoming Recreation Programs and Events. Have a great rest of the Summer! Donna Bastrzycki Recreation Director Barkhamstedrec@barkhamsted.us
Camp Information & Policies
Parental Waiver form
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