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Saturday June 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Saturday Mornings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    CPR/AED - CPR/AED - Summer 2019
The American Heart Association designed the Heart saver CPR Course to prepare a wide variety of people who, as first responders, may need to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the work place or similar settings, or may need to help someone who is choking. By the end of the course you will be able to give CPR in a safe, timely, and effective manner to an adult and child and how to properly use an AED. Upon completion, you will receive a Heart saver CPR card.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Birthday Party
 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Birthday Party
 
Sunday June 16, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Practice
 
Monday June 17, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 1
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    JitterBugs
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Kidz Club
 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Create Your Own Stuffed Animal - Summer 2019- Grades 2-6
Ages - 4-6 - Children, with the help of an adult, will dream up, design and create their own original stuffed animal.  Through this process children will have fun using their imagination while the adults learn skills such as designing a pattern, sewing on buttons and hand stitching. Using various textile materials your creation will come to life.  All supplies included. Grades 2-6 - Children will dream up, design and create their own original stuffed animal.  Children will use various textile materials to bring it to life.  Through this process children will learn important lifelong skills such as designing a pattern, sewing on buttons and hand stitching. All supplies included.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
Tuesday June 18, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 1
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Create Your Own Stuffed Animal - Summer 2019- Grades 2-6
Ages - 4-6 - Children, with the help of an adult, will dream up, design and create their own original stuffed animal.  Through this process children will have fun using their imagination while the adults learn skills such as designing a pattern, sewing on buttons and hand stitching. Using various textile materials your creation will come to life.  All supplies included. Grades 2-6 - Children will dream up, design and create their own original stuffed animal.  Children will use various textile materials to bring it to life.  Through this process children will learn important lifelong skills such as designing a pattern, sewing on buttons and hand stitching. All supplies included.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Jujitsu Kids - Jujitsu, Kids - June
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Jujitsu Adults - Jujitsu, Adults - June
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
Wednesday June 19, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 1
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Wednesday Mornings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Kidz Club
 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Create Your Own Stuffed Animal - Summer 2019- Grades 2-6
Ages - 4-6 - Children, with the help of an adult, will dream up, design and create their own original stuffed animal.  Through this process children will have fun using their imagination while the adults learn skills such as designing a pattern, sewing on buttons and hand stitching. Using various textile materials your creation will come to life.  All supplies included. Grades 2-6 - Children will dream up, design and create their own original stuffed animal.  Children will use various textile materials to bring it to life.  Through this process children will learn important lifelong skills such as designing a pattern, sewing on buttons and hand stitching. All supplies included.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Wednesday Evenings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
Thursday June 20, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 1
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    JitterBugs
 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Create Your Own Stuffed Animal - Summer 2019- Grades 2-6
Ages - 4-6 - Children, with the help of an adult, will dream up, design and create their own original stuffed animal.  Through this process children will have fun using their imagination while the adults learn skills such as designing a pattern, sewing on buttons and hand stitching. Using various textile materials your creation will come to life.  All supplies included. Grades 2-6 - Children will dream up, design and create their own original stuffed animal.  Children will use various textile materials to bring it to life.  Through this process children will learn important lifelong skills such as designing a pattern, sewing on buttons and hand stitching. All supplies included.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Jujitsu Kids - Jujitsu, Kids - June
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Baton Twirlers - Nationals
Tiny Tots Intro - This introduction to baton twirling is a great way for your little one to learn basic twirling skills, play games and have fun.Intro to Twirling - This introduction to baton twirling teaches basic twirling skills, develops eye hand coordination, learns tricks and learns to march with an opportunity to march in parades.   Competitive Team - This class is for advanced twirlers to continue to learn tricks and strengthen their skills. At this level of twirling, there is the opportunity to perform and compete.   A Baton is needed and can be purchased from the instructor for a fee of $25.00Bay State & Nationals are by invitation only.If school is cancelled, Baton will be cancelled that day as well. 
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Jujitsu Adults - Jujitsu, Adults - June
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
Friday June 21, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 1
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 1 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Kidz Club
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Girl Scouts
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
Saturday June 22, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi Saturdays - Advanced - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese material art used for centuries to relax the body and mind, improve balance and mental clarity, strengthen the body, increase stamina, decrease stress and enhance the overall quality of life.  It’s rhythmic movements establish a mind body connection that creates an overall sense of wellbeing similar to yoga.  It is good for people of all ages and physical levels.  It can be modified to suit the needs of an individual.  Tai Chi is a skill that will last a lifetime.
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Saturday Mornings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi Saturdays - Beginners - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese material art used for centuries to relax the body and mind, improve balance and mental clarity, strengthen the body, increase stamina, decrease stress and enhance the overall quality of life.  It’s rhythmic movements establish a mind body connection that creates an overall sense of wellbeing similar to yoga.  It is good for people of all ages and physical levels.  It can be modified to suit the needs of an individual.  Tai Chi is a skill that will last a lifetime.
 
Sunday June 23, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Birthday Party
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Practice
 
Monday June 24, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 2
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Sing It Loud - Summer 2019 - Grades K-3
This program will encourage the love of singing in your child, who at this young age is less inhibited in vocally expressing themselves.  Participants will learn basic music concepts and key terms along with basic notation in various genres through singing, visual aids and recordings.  This will be a time to foster their creativity through language, math and science which music also encompasses.  All music will be age appropriate from classical to more contemporary, incorporating fun warm-ups and play acting games to assist in musical expressions.  On the last day children will perform for their families.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Softball Clinic - Summer 2019
This four day softball clinic will prepare you for the next level of play on the playground, recreation softball, competitive high school, or travel ball.  Each day focuses on a specific set of skills necessary to compete and above all have FUN! 
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Denim Re-Make - Summer 2019
In this class teens will transform an old pair of jeans into something fresh and fashionable.  Come with an idea of your own or gather inspiration here; turn long jeans into shorts, patch and embellish holey jeans, make those pants into a skirt or even a bag. Teens will learn the art of shashiko mending, basic machine sewing and hand stitching. Students should bring in a pair (or 2) of jeans they would like to work with.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Lacrosse Clinic - Summer 2019
This clinic, sponsored by The Belchertown Lacrosse Association, is designed for beginners as well as experienced players. We will introduce children ot the exciting game of Lacrosse. Participants will learn basic skills, throwing, catching, scoop and cradling, along with an introduction of the rules. Improve your skills, all levels are welcome! All equipment will be provided. 
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Zumba - Zumba - Summer 2019
Energy for the holidays. This 4 week introductory beginners Zumba session is a great way to learn moves to this high-energy, workout dance.  No experience is necessary as  your shown step-by-step instructions. Exercise with an international flair moving to a variety of top hits and Latin music. Partners not required. sneakers required. Join the class, learn some moves and tone your body.
 
Tuesday June 25, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 2
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Sing It Loud - Summer 2019 - Grades K-3
This program will encourage the love of singing in your child, who at this young age is less inhibited in vocally expressing themselves.  Participants will learn basic music concepts and key terms along with basic notation in various genres through singing, visual aids and recordings.  This will be a time to foster their creativity through language, math and science which music also encompasses.  All music will be age appropriate from classical to more contemporary, incorporating fun warm-ups and play acting games to assist in musical expressions.  On the last day children will perform for their families.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Softball Clinic - Summer 2019
This four day softball clinic will prepare you for the next level of play on the playground, recreation softball, competitive high school, or travel ball.  Each day focuses on a specific set of skills necessary to compete and above all have FUN! 
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Denim Re-Make - Summer 2019
In this class teens will transform an old pair of jeans into something fresh and fashionable.  Come with an idea of your own or gather inspiration here; turn long jeans into shorts, patch and embellish holey jeans, make those pants into a skirt or even a bag. Teens will learn the art of shashiko mending, basic machine sewing and hand stitching. Students should bring in a pair (or 2) of jeans they would like to work with.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Jujitsu Kids - Jujitsu, Kids - June
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Lacrosse Clinic - Summer 2019
This clinic, sponsored by The Belchertown Lacrosse Association, is designed for beginners as well as experienced players. We will introduce children ot the exciting game of Lacrosse. Participants will learn basic skills, throwing, catching, scoop and cradling, along with an introduction of the rules. Improve your skills, all levels are welcome! All equipment will be provided. 
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Adults - Pickleball - Tuesday Evenings - Summer 2019
Pickle ball is a paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court and can be described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Sneakers are required. We will provide pickle ball paddles to beginners, returning participants are asked to provide their own paddle. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Jujitsu Adults - Jujitsu, Adults - June
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
Wednesday June 26, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 2
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Wednesday Mornings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Softball Clinic - Summer 2019
This four day softball clinic will prepare you for the next level of play on the playground, recreation softball, competitive high school, or travel ball.  Each day focuses on a specific set of skills necessary to compete and above all have FUN! 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Pickleball - Adults - Pickleball - Wednesday Mornings - Summer 2019
Pickle ball is a paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court and can be described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Sneakers are required. We will provide pickle ball paddles to beginners, returning participants are asked to provide their own paddle. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Wednesday Evenings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Lacrosse Clinic - Summer 2019
This clinic, sponsored by The Belchertown Lacrosse Association, is designed for beginners as well as experienced players. We will introduce children ot the exciting game of Lacrosse. Participants will learn basic skills, throwing, catching, scoop and cradling, along with an introduction of the rules. Improve your skills, all levels are welcome! All equipment will be provided. 
 
Thursday June 27, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 2
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Sing It Loud - Summer 2019 - Grades K-3
This program will encourage the love of singing in your child, who at this young age is less inhibited in vocally expressing themselves.  Participants will learn basic music concepts and key terms along with basic notation in various genres through singing, visual aids and recordings.  This will be a time to foster their creativity through language, math and science which music also encompasses.  All music will be age appropriate from classical to more contemporary, incorporating fun warm-ups and play acting games to assist in musical expressions.  On the last day children will perform for their families.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Softball Clinic - Summer 2019
This four day softball clinic will prepare you for the next level of play on the playground, recreation softball, competitive high school, or travel ball.  Each day focuses on a specific set of skills necessary to compete and above all have FUN! 
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Girl Scouts
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Jujitsu Kids - Jujitsu, Kids - June
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Baton Twirlers - Nationals
Tiny Tots Intro - This introduction to baton twirling is a great way for your little one to learn basic twirling skills, play games and have fun.Intro to Twirling - This introduction to baton twirling teaches basic twirling skills, develops eye hand coordination, learns tricks and learns to march with an opportunity to march in parades.   Competitive Team - This class is for advanced twirlers to continue to learn tricks and strengthen their skills. At this level of twirling, there is the opportunity to perform and compete.   A Baton is needed and can be purchased from the instructor for a fee of $25.00Bay State & Nationals are by invitation only.If school is cancelled, Baton will be cancelled that day as well. 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Lacrosse Clinic - Summer 2019
This clinic, sponsored by The Belchertown Lacrosse Association, is designed for beginners as well as experienced players. We will introduce children ot the exciting game of Lacrosse. Participants will learn basic skills, throwing, catching, scoop and cradling, along with an introduction of the rules. Improve your skills, all levels are welcome! All equipment will be provided. 
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Jujitsu Adults - Jujitsu, Adults - June
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
Friday June 28, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 2
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Sing It Loud - Summer 2019 - Grades K-3
This program will encourage the love of singing in your child, who at this young age is less inhibited in vocally expressing themselves.  Participants will learn basic music concepts and key terms along with basic notation in various genres through singing, visual aids and recordings.  This will be a time to foster their creativity through language, math and science which music also encompasses.  All music will be age appropriate from classical to more contemporary, incorporating fun warm-ups and play acting games to assist in musical expressions.  On the last day children will perform for their families.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 4
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 3
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 1
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2
This fun program is a wonderful way to bond with your baby/toddler and introduces basic water skills to help your child feel more comfortable in water.  Exposing your child to the water early allows them to progress quickly as they mature and develop physically. These lessons are enjoyable, stress-free, educational and a good source of exercise for children and parents.Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim classes and an instructor will be teaching the classes.  Children must wear a swim diaper and parents must accompany the child in the water.Class are held at the same time as group swim lessons.The class is limited to 8 participants and their parents.
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM    American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Summer 2019 - Session 2 - Level 2
Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants. Swim Lesson Level DescriptionsLevel 1 - Water Exploration Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement. Level 2 - Primary Skills Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs. Level 3 – Stroke Readiness Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke. Level 4 - Stroke Development Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Girl Scouts
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Adults - Pickleball - Friday Evenings - Summer 2019
Pickle ball is a paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court and can be described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Sneakers are required. We will provide pickle ball paddles to beginners, returning participants are asked to provide their own paddle. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Saturday June 29, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi Saturdays - Advanced - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese material art used for centuries to relax the body and mind, improve balance and mental clarity, strengthen the body, increase stamina, decrease stress and enhance the overall quality of life.  It’s rhythmic movements establish a mind body connection that creates an overall sense of wellbeing similar to yoga.  It is good for people of all ages and physical levels.  It can be modified to suit the needs of an individual.  Tai Chi is a skill that will last a lifetime.
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Saturday Mornings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi Saturdays - Beginners - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese material art used for centuries to relax the body and mind, improve balance and mental clarity, strengthen the body, increase stamina, decrease stress and enhance the overall quality of life.  It’s rhythmic movements establish a mind body connection that creates an overall sense of wellbeing similar to yoga.  It is good for people of all ages and physical levels.  It can be modified to suit the needs of an individual.  Tai Chi is a skill that will last a lifetime.
 
Sunday June 30, 2019
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Birthday Party
 
Monday July 1, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 3
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Zumba - Zumba - Summer 2019
Energy for the holidays. This 4 week introductory beginners Zumba session is a great way to learn moves to this high-energy, workout dance.  No experience is necessary as  your shown step-by-step instructions. Exercise with an international flair moving to a variety of top hits and Latin music. Partners not required. sneakers required. Join the class, learn some moves and tone your body.
 
Tuesday July 2, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 3
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Jujitsu Kids - Jujitsu, Kids - July
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Adults - Pickleball - Tuesday Evenings - Summer 2019
Pickle ball is a paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court and can be described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Sneakers are required. We will provide pickle ball paddles to beginners, returning participants are asked to provide their own paddle. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Jujitsu Adults - Jujitsu, Adults - July
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
Wednesday July 3, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 3
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Pickleball - Adults - Pickleball - Wednesday Mornings - Summer 2019
Pickle ball is a paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court and can be described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Sneakers are required. We will provide pickle ball paddles to beginners, returning participants are asked to provide their own paddle. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
Thursday July 4, 2019
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
Friday July 5, 2019
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Adults - Pickleball - Friday Evenings - Summer 2019
Pickle ball is a paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court and can be described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Sneakers are required. We will provide pickle ball paddles to beginners, returning participants are asked to provide their own paddle. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Monday July 8, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 4
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Little Hands Summer Art - Summer 2019 - Session 2
A summer art program designed to introduce young minds to the fun world of art.  We will be drawing with charcoal, making insects, using water colors, and painting with worms. Come and play with art.  Each day your child will create a new masterpiece to take home. Participants must bring an old t-shirt or smock. All other supplies are provided.  
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades K-2
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Pickleball - Youth - Summer 2019
An introduction to this new popular sport. Pickleball is popular in many parts of the country, and is new to our area. Pickleball is a paddle sport similar to tennis and badminton but on a smaller scale. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Pickleball paddles will be provided, if you have your own, please bring it.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Girls Basketball Clnic - Girls Basketball Clinic - Summer 2019
In this girls basketball clinic emphasis will be placed on fundamental skills, such as dribbling, passing and shooting along with instruction on “Chalk Talk,” discussing various strategies and knowledge about how to play the game of basketball (i.e. zone vs man defenses and the purpose of setting a pick, etc.) Skills, drills and instruction will be individualized to age level/grade. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. All participants will need to wear athletic/basketball sneakers, bring a water bottle/Gatorade, and a snack.
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Safe Sitter - Safe Sitter - Summer 2019 - Session 2
Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on, one day class that teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies when caring for children, what to do when a child chokes, safety for you the sitter, babysitting business skills, basic child care skills, diapering, and how to entertain children and keep them safe. *Participant must bring a lunch, snack and beverage with them.*Parents are encouraged to attend the last 15 minutes of class for a demonstration of what the students learned.
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades 3-8
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - All 5 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 3 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 2 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Little Feet Movin & Groovin - Summer 2019 - Session 1
This is an introduction to the world of music and movment for preschoolers, thorough the use of familiar songs, poems and finger plays, while putting our bodies in motion! Children will learn to incorporate music and small instruments into whole body movement, utilizing both small and large muscles. Children will be introduced to various small instruments and movement materials (parachute, scarves, bean bags, etc.) Some simple sign language will also be incorporated. Children will also learn important social skills through the activities. Our apologies: the time/date and cost of this program was not printed correctly in the summer catalog.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Zumba Kids - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Join the party and learn about the world through music and dance! This rockin’, high-energy dance party packed with choreography, kid-friendly routines & games. Each class we will learn a different style of dance, and the country where the dance originated from. Kids will receive a own passport book to travel the world and collect stamps. Zumba® Kids inspires kids through music and dance we will build friendship, community, cultural awareness, and most importantly have lots of fun!Since the summer catalog was printed, there has been a time change to this program.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Zumba - Zumba - Summer 2019
Energy for the holidays. This 4 week introductory beginners Zumba session is a great way to learn moves to this high-energy, workout dance.  No experience is necessary as  your shown step-by-step instructions. Exercise with an international flair moving to a variety of top hits and Latin music. Partners not required. sneakers required. Join the class, learn some moves and tone your body.
 
Tuesday July 9, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 4
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Little Hands Summer Art - Summer 2019 - Session 2
A summer art program designed to introduce young minds to the fun world of art.  We will be drawing with charcoal, making insects, using water colors, and painting with worms. Come and play with art.  Each day your child will create a new masterpiece to take home. Participants must bring an old t-shirt or smock. All other supplies are provided.  
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades K-2
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Pickleball - Youth - Summer 2019
An introduction to this new popular sport. Pickleball is popular in many parts of the country, and is new to our area. Pickleball is a paddle sport similar to tennis and badminton but on a smaller scale. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Pickleball paddles will be provided, if you have your own, please bring it.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Girls Basketball Clnic - Girls Basketball Clinic - Summer 2019
In this girls basketball clinic emphasis will be placed on fundamental skills, such as dribbling, passing and shooting along with instruction on “Chalk Talk,” discussing various strategies and knowledge about how to play the game of basketball (i.e. zone vs man defenses and the purpose of setting a pick, etc.) Skills, drills and instruction will be individualized to age level/grade. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. All participants will need to wear athletic/basketball sneakers, bring a water bottle/Gatorade, and a snack.
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades 3-8
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - All 5 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 3 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 2 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Little Feet Movin & Groovin - Summer 2019 - Session 1
This is an introduction to the world of music and movment for preschoolers, thorough the use of familiar songs, poems and finger plays, while putting our bodies in motion! Children will learn to incorporate music and small instruments into whole body movement, utilizing both small and large muscles. Children will be introduced to various small instruments and movement materials (parachute, scarves, bean bags, etc.) Some simple sign language will also be incorporated. Children will also learn important social skills through the activities. Our apologies: the time/date and cost of this program was not printed correctly in the summer catalog.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Zumba Kids - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Join the party and learn about the world through music and dance! This rockin’, high-energy dance party packed with choreography, kid-friendly routines & games. Each class we will learn a different style of dance, and the country where the dance originated from. Kids will receive a own passport book to travel the world and collect stamps. Zumba® Kids inspires kids through music and dance we will build friendship, community, cultural awareness, and most importantly have lots of fun!Since the summer catalog was printed, there has been a time change to this program.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Jujitsu Kids - Jujitsu, Kids - July
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Adults - Pickleball - Tuesday Evenings - Summer 2019
Pickle ball is a paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court and can be described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Sneakers are required. We will provide pickle ball paddles to beginners, returning participants are asked to provide their own paddle. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Jujitsu Adults - Jujitsu, Adults - July
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
Wednesday July 10, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 4
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Wednesday Mornings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Little Hands Summer Art - Summer 2019 - Session 2
A summer art program designed to introduce young minds to the fun world of art.  We will be drawing with charcoal, making insects, using water colors, and painting with worms. Come and play with art.  Each day your child will create a new masterpiece to take home. Participants must bring an old t-shirt or smock. All other supplies are provided.  
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades K-2
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Safe@Home - Safe@Home - Summer 2019
Safe@Home by Safe Sitter® is a program designed for students age 10-13 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The program is designed to prepare students to care for themselves when parents are away for short periods of time. Safe@Home is a program that teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students will also review a basic first aid, injuries and illnesses.Safe@Home is ideal for students that have expressed interest in assuming the responsibility of staying home alone. This program will be held after school at Chestnut Hill Community School in room 209. Participants are required to have a note from home to stay after school and asked to bring a snack.
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Pickleball - Youth - Summer 2019
An introduction to this new popular sport. Pickleball is popular in many parts of the country, and is new to our area. Pickleball is a paddle sport similar to tennis and badminton but on a smaller scale. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Pickleball paddles will be provided, if you have your own, please bring it.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Girls Basketball Clnic - Girls Basketball Clinic - Summer 2019
In this girls basketball clinic emphasis will be placed on fundamental skills, such as dribbling, passing and shooting along with instruction on “Chalk Talk,” discussing various strategies and knowledge about how to play the game of basketball (i.e. zone vs man defenses and the purpose of setting a pick, etc.) Skills, drills and instruction will be individualized to age level/grade. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. All participants will need to wear athletic/basketball sneakers, bring a water bottle/Gatorade, and a snack.
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades 3-8
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - All 5 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 3 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 2 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Little Feet Movin & Groovin - Summer 2019 - Session 1
This is an introduction to the world of music and movment for preschoolers, thorough the use of familiar songs, poems and finger plays, while putting our bodies in motion! Children will learn to incorporate music and small instruments into whole body movement, utilizing both small and large muscles. Children will be introduced to various small instruments and movement materials (parachute, scarves, bean bags, etc.) Some simple sign language will also be incorporated. Children will also learn important social skills through the activities. Our apologies: the time/date and cost of this program was not printed correctly in the summer catalog.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Zumba Kids - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Join the party and learn about the world through music and dance! This rockin’, high-energy dance party packed with choreography, kid-friendly routines & games. Each class we will learn a different style of dance, and the country where the dance originated from. Kids will receive a own passport book to travel the world and collect stamps. Zumba® Kids inspires kids through music and dance we will build friendship, community, cultural awareness, and most importantly have lots of fun!Since the summer catalog was printed, there has been a time change to this program.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Wednesday Evenings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
Thursday July 11, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 4
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 1
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Little Hands Summer Art - Summer 2019 - Session 2
A summer art program designed to introduce young minds to the fun world of art.  We will be drawing with charcoal, making insects, using water colors, and painting with worms. Come and play with art.  Each day your child will create a new masterpiece to take home. Participants must bring an old t-shirt or smock. All other supplies are provided.  
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades K-2
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Pickleball - Youth - Summer 2019
An introduction to this new popular sport. Pickleball is popular in many parts of the country, and is new to our area. Pickleball is a paddle sport similar to tennis and badminton but on a smaller scale. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Pickleball paddles will be provided, if you have your own, please bring it.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Girls Basketball Clnic - Girls Basketball Clinic - Summer 2019
In this girls basketball clinic emphasis will be placed on fundamental skills, such as dribbling, passing and shooting along with instruction on “Chalk Talk,” discussing various strategies and knowledge about how to play the game of basketball (i.e. zone vs man defenses and the purpose of setting a pick, etc.) Skills, drills and instruction will be individualized to age level/grade. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. All participants will need to wear athletic/basketball sneakers, bring a water bottle/Gatorade, and a snack.
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades 3-8
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - All 5 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 3 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 2 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Little Feet Movin & Groovin - Summer 2019 - Session 1
This is an introduction to the world of music and movment for preschoolers, thorough the use of familiar songs, poems and finger plays, while putting our bodies in motion! Children will learn to incorporate music and small instruments into whole body movement, utilizing both small and large muscles. Children will be introduced to various small instruments and movement materials (parachute, scarves, bean bags, etc.) Some simple sign language will also be incorporated. Children will also learn important social skills through the activities. Our apologies: the time/date and cost of this program was not printed correctly in the summer catalog.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Zumba Kids - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Join the party and learn about the world through music and dance! This rockin’, high-energy dance party packed with choreography, kid-friendly routines & games. Each class we will learn a different style of dance, and the country where the dance originated from. Kids will receive a own passport book to travel the world and collect stamps. Zumba® Kids inspires kids through music and dance we will build friendship, community, cultural awareness, and most importantly have lots of fun!Since the summer catalog was printed, there has been a time change to this program.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Jujitsu Kids - Jujitsu, Kids - July
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Baton Twirlers - Nationals
Tiny Tots Intro - This introduction to baton twirling is a great way for your little one to learn basic twirling skills, play games and have fun.Intro to Twirling - This introduction to baton twirling teaches basic twirling skills, develops eye hand coordination, learns tricks and learns to march with an opportunity to march in parades.   Competitive Team - This class is for advanced twirlers to continue to learn tricks and strengthen their skills. At this level of twirling, there is the opportunity to perform and compete.   A Baton is needed and can be purchased from the instructor for a fee of $25.00Bay State & Nationals are by invitation only.If school is cancelled, Baton will be cancelled that day as well. 
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Jujitsu Adults - Jujitsu, Adults - July
Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese style martial art which emphasizes the safety and overall well being of the participants through self defense training. Shoshin Ryu will teach discipline, kindness, respect, as well as keeping an open mind and de-escalation of potentially dangerous situations.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Each month, beginners as well as advanced may register. Individual attention is given to each student.
 
Friday July 12, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 4
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades K-2
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Girls Basketball Clnic - Girls Basketball Clinic - Summer 2019
In this girls basketball clinic emphasis will be placed on fundamental skills, such as dribbling, passing and shooting along with instruction on “Chalk Talk,” discussing various strategies and knowledge about how to play the game of basketball (i.e. zone vs man defenses and the purpose of setting a pick, etc.) Skills, drills and instruction will be individualized to age level/grade. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. All participants will need to wear athletic/basketball sneakers, bring a water bottle/Gatorade, and a snack.
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Advantage Soccer Academy - Summer 2019 - Grades 3-8
Designed to enhance the skills of young soccer players in a fun, fast-paced learning environment.  Our Staff will instruct at every level so that the beginning recreational player to the travel team player will be equally challenged.  All participants will work on improving the various skill-sets related to becoming a complete soccer player.  We take the extra time needed to educate players on the skills they are learning and mastering during the course of the week.  Includes soccer ball & t-shirt.For those interested, CHCS has been given a grant to offer FREE lunch for all children under 18 years of age, at the CHCS cafeteria Mon. - Fri.  Our program will walk over to CHCS approx. 12:00noon for 30 minutes to eat lunch. You may also choose to bring your own bag lunch. The Lunch Menu is listed below in forms.
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - All 5 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 3 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Youth Fit Club - Summer 2019 - Pick 2 Sessions
Participants will learn the basics of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle and will come away each week with a new lesson. It could be proper form for body weight exercises, how to create a balanced plate, a new recipe or the importance of regular exercise; the goal is to inspire participants to take home what they learn and apply their knowledge into their everyday routine. 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Jewelry Design - Grades 9-12 - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Have you always wanted to design your own earrings? Come have fun with us as you learn to design and use metal stamps from an experienced metalsmith. You’ll make one pair of modern brass earrings and one key chain or animal ID tag, your choice. Bring your gal pals and we’ll turn up the tunes and get creative!  All tools and supplies provided. No experience needed. Everyone welcome.
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Jewelry Design - Adults - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Have you always wanted to design your own earrings? Come have fun with us as you learn to design and use metal stamps from an experienced metalsmith. You’ll make one pair of modern brass earrings and one key chain or animal ID tag, your choice. Bring your gal pals and we’ll turn up the tunes and get creative!  All tools and supplies provided. No experience needed. Everyone welcome.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Adults - Pickleball - Friday Evenings - Summer 2019
Pickle ball is a paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court and can be described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  We will play on an indoor court. Sneakers are required. We will provide pickle ball paddles to beginners, returning participants are asked to provide their own paddle. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Saturday July 13, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi Saturdays - Advanced - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese material art used for centuries to relax the body and mind, improve balance and mental clarity, strengthen the body, increase stamina, decrease stress and enhance the overall quality of life.  It’s rhythmic movements establish a mind body connection that creates an overall sense of wellbeing similar to yoga.  It is good for people of all ages and physical levels.  It can be modified to suit the needs of an individual.  Tai Chi is a skill that will last a lifetime.
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Yoga - Adults - Yoga Session 1 - Summer 2019 - Saturday Mornings
In this popular class participants enjoy deep breathing, gentle movement and sensation-filled stretches.  Hatha yoga movements teaches awareness and appreciation of your own vitality. Yoga is known to result in increased mobility, higher levels of emotional contentment and mental quietude. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor easily. This class is a mix of beginners and experienced participants who move at their own pace.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi Saturdays - Beginners - Summer 2019 - Session 1
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese material art used for centuries to relax the body and mind, improve balance and mental clarity, strengthen the body, increase stamina, decrease stress and enhance the overall quality of life.  It’s rhythmic movements establish a mind body connection that creates an overall sense of wellbeing similar to yoga.  It is good for people of all ages and physical levels.  It can be modified to suit the needs of an individual.  Tai Chi is a skill that will last a lifetime.
 
Monday July 15, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer D.A.Y.S. (Daytime Activities and Youth Sports) - 2019 - Week 5
Choose a week and relax while your children will enjoy a well supervised, friendly atmosphere, where participants enjoy every Tuesday at the Town Beach (weather permitting) and every Thursday experience a field trip, such as bowling, water park, movies or the Majestic Theater. Participants will pass the days away playing games, participate in daily crafts or playing  structured sports. Space is limited. Every Friday the children will enjoy ice cream sundaes. Lunch will be provided by Summer Eats at Chestnut Hill Community cafeteria on weeks 3 thru 8. (Please See Menu in Parent Packet)Cost includes Thursday Field Trips and Tuesday at the Beach.*Week # 2 - No session on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th*NO registrations are complete until the Field Trip & Medical Form  listed below under links is printed, completed, signed and on file at the recreation department office. The form may be brought in during our office hours, mailed or dropped off thru our drop slot located on our side door. Originals Only
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 2
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 2
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Summer Tennis - Summer 2019 - Session 2
In these four day clinics, participants will learn basic strokes to match play.  Our philosophy is to have fun while learning a game for life.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a tennis racket and water.  Please be sure to apply sun screen to your child before arriving at the courts.  
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Pre-School Soccer - Pre-School Soccer - Summer 2019
This program is designed to teach youth skills and drills soccer. This is not a league; this program is all about fun! Come learn the basic motor skills necessary to play organized soccer. Focus will be on teaching children skills while playing age-appropriate games. The goal is to develop motor skills, coordination, creative thinking, positive interaction with other children and an enjoyment for soccer. 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Instructional Basketball Clinic - Instructional Basketball - Summer 2019
This one week basketball program for boys and girls will emphasize fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and most importantly FUN! Skills, drills, and instruction will be individualised to age level/grade. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal at the end of the clinic. 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Weaving Workshop - Summer 2019
Children will learn the ageless art of weaving by creating a simple loom.  They will learn to create various textures and shapes using wool, felt, yarns and cotton fabric.  Each child will go home with a loom that can be used over and over again and a lovely finished woven piece that can be proudly displayed.  Throughout the week there will be opportunities to interact with a variety of looms and woven products. All supplies included. 
 
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Senior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM    USA SWIM TEAM - USA SWIMMING- Spring 2019
USA Swimming is a new addition to our Stingray swim team. This will allow USA Swimmers to go to USA Swim meets. If you have questions, please contact the Belchertown Recreation Department.Practice times will be set by the head coach.
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Zumba Kids - Summer 2019 - Session 2
Join the party and learn about the world through music and dance! This rockin’, high-energy dance party packed with choreography, kid-friendly routines & games. Each class we will learn a different style of dance, and the country where the dance originated from. Kids will receive a own passport book to travel the world and collect stamps. Zumba® Kids inspires kids through music and dance we will build friendship, community, cultural awareness, and most importantly have lots of fun!Since the summer catalog was printed, there has been a time change to this program.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Junior Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Stingrays Swim Team - Stingrays Swim Team - Spring 2019 - Mini Rays
Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  Practices run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Goalkeeper Clinic - Goalkeeper Clinic
Participants will focus on core goalkeeping skills, footwork, shot stopping and positioning.  This will be a fun environment and help foster a love for the position and the game.  Each goalkeeper will learn and improve their skills regardless of ability level or playing experience.  Sessions will work on diving, breakaway saves, handling, positioning and speed and agility. Goalkeeper games will follow at the end of each session and give participants and competitive fun way to showcase their skills and abilities.  This program is designed to give individual attention to each participant. Space is limited.Dates have been changed
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Zumba - Zumba - Summer 2019
Energy for the holidays. This 4 week introductory beginners Zumba session is a great way to learn moves to this high-energy, workout dance.  No experience is necessary as  your shown step-by-step instructions. Exercise with an international flair moving to a variety of top hits and Latin music. Partners not required. sneakers required. Join the class, learn some moves and tone your body.