2015 Registration - Parks and Recreation
Registration Form Barkhamsted Parks and Recreation
After Thanksgiving Holiday Hike and Pot Luck! (NEW)
Join us as we hike the historic and scenic Jesse Gerrard Trail at People's Forest on Sunday, November 29 at 1 p.m.. Walk off some of your holiday feast as we hike to one of the most beautiful views overlooking the Farmington River. Please dress appropriately with proper gear, this will be a moderately strenuous hike but well worth it! Families are welcome. We will also enjoy a "Pot Luck" snack together as we take a break at the beautiful Overlook. Please bring water and your favorite "pot luck" snack to share. Hot Chocolate/dessert will be provided. Please RSVP by Saturday, November 28 to Donna Bastrzycki- email@example.com This will be a hike led jointly by the Barkhamsted Recreation Department, and Farmington River Steward and FALPS. Please meet at the parking area across from the Jesse Gerrard Trail head on East River Road at 1 p.m. on November 29. Car pooling is recommended.
Jessie Gerard Trail (Yellow): Starts at East River Road near the old Indian Settlement known as Barkhamsted Lighthouse. The right trail fork goes through the lighthouse site and continues northerly to the Chaugham Lookouts. The left trail fork climbs more directly to the overlooks by 299 stone steps. The views from this area are some of the best in the state. Continuing north, the trail passes between the Veeder Boulders to the picnic area on Greenwoods Road. Distance - 1.3 miles.
FUN RECREATION Program offered in Winsted -FYI
Futsal- the Winsted Recreation department will be offering a Futsal (indoor Soccer) Futsal is a great program to help develop skills and work on over the winter. Quick passing, dribbling and shooting with game matches. Forms are available online at the town of Winchester or attached. Don’t wait and sign up today registration deadline is December 1st.
Where: Gilbert High school
When: Saturdays starting December 5th 8 weeks
Time: 1:00-1:30 for 5-9 year olds and 130-230 for 10-13 year olds
Cost; $30 for 5-9 year olds and $40 for 10-13 year olds
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Friends of American Legion & Peoples State Forests
Sunday November 22nd, from 1:00pm- 2:30pm. FALPS is sponsoring an event at the Barkhamsted Senior Center that you definitely do not want to miss!
This will be the VERY FIRST FALPS event hosted for the American Legion State Forest. http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325054&deepNav_GID=1650
Renowned author and Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942) historian; Marty Podskoch http://www.ccclegacy.org/Martin_Podskoch.html will have a program about the “CCC Boys” tailored to the 106 Company, Camp White
On Sunday November 22nd, after Marty’s presentation at the Barkhamsted Senior Center, we will carpool down the street to Camp White to walk the site for remnants of the old CCC grounds. Make sure to keep checking the FALPS Facebook page for more information in the coming week.
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.
Fall 2015 KARATE!
Starting Monday, October 26th at Barkhamsted School in the Gym
*Monday classes from 10/26-12/21/2015 with no class on 11/23/15
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) Please mail or bring the payment/form to Barkhamsted Parks and Recreation Department -67 Ripley Hill Road- PO Box 558-Pleasant Valley, CT 06063 by MONDAY, OCTOBER 19. Pre-Registration is required.
NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION Thank you for registering early to ensure a safe and fun program!
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 Pre-Registration is required. (No onsite registration) Please register before the deadline to ensure your spot!
Barkhamsted Rec. Ski Program 2016
All registration forms must be completed and paid for by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2. (Please register on time to help ensure a safe and fun program!) IFYOU HAVE MISSED THE DEADLINE-LATE REGISTRATIONS will be accepted however there is a $25.00 late fee paid directly to Ski Sundown.
WHERE: Ski Sundown
WHEN: Wednesday afternoon for 5 weeks (after school)
(January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3 2016)
TIME: 4:00 till 7:00 (with one hour lessons starting @ 4:30)
AGE GROUP: 3rd - 6th graders
ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE AND TURNED IN BEFORE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2. ANY LATE REGISTRATIONS AFTER THIS DATE WILL HAVE TO BE ADDED ON AT SKI-SUNDOWN AND THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL $25.00 LATE FEE PAID DIRECTLY TO SKI SUNDOWN. THERE ARE NO GUARENTEES THAT SPACE WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE DEADLINE. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.
*Helmets are required! Safety Talk at Ski Sundown Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. Please mark your children's ski's and equiptment. Locks are strongly recommended.
CREATIVE CRAFTERS Christmas Workshop
Let your little ones join in on the fun of Christmas in Riverton and decorate a creative Christmas card, craft or ornament for the family. The class is geared for ages 3-grade 4. We provide the crafts, cookies and cocoa. This workshop is in conjunction with Christmas in Riverton.
DATE: Saturday, December 5, 2015
TIME: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
COST: $5:00 per child. Please reserve a spot for your child by pre-registering by Wed, November 25. (In order to prepare for the class and have all the necessary supplies/snacks, please register before the deadline!) Email Recreation Director-Donna Bastrzyckifirstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your child's spot.
WHERE: Riverton Grange
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 2016-Please send in your application early! The deadline this year will be Monday, April 11, 2016
Click here for : EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
Click here for: Junior Counselor Application (Junior Counselors must be 14 years old)
BARKHAMSTED HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAMS
Barkhamsted Historical Society's "Tavern Night"
On Nov. 7th @ 7pm we will once again have the Tavern “open for business’ just like it was in the 1800’s. Dress up in period clothes (if you dare) and join us for Tavern food and drinks as well as games and music. We will have contra dancing in the Ballroom after dinner. Cost is $10 per person, with children free and tickets may be purchased at the Tavern during our regular hours (Wed. 9am-12 or Sunday 1pm-4) or at the door. It’s a great way to travel back in time and have an enjoyable evening with friends and neighbors. Hope you can come! Join us at Squire’s Tavern 100 East River Rd.,Barkhamsted,Ct. Questions call: Noreen Watson 860 738 1152.
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. For more Parks and Recreation program info email-Donna Bastrzycki-Recreation Directoremail@example.com
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 2015. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
- Maybe it is a downed tree creating a hazard in the water or an area of trash that needs to be cleaned up.
Junior River Ranger Program! 2015
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 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