SPRINGFIELD PARKS, RECREATION & LEISURE SERVICES
Spring Program 2008
2008 Spring Program & Summer Preview
Spring is not that far away!! We hope you will take the time to check out our spring programs and summer camp offerings. Also, check out the new website for updates, information, and schedules. If there is something that you don’t see that interests you, feel free to call us or e-mail us and discuss it. We are always open to adding new programs to the recreation landscape.
Andy Bladyka, Director
Matthew McCarthy, Assistant Director
Baseball & Softball Registration for Grades K-6
Open registration for youth baseball and softball will be held in the Parks and Recreation office at the Community Center Tuesday, March 4th-Friday, March 7th and the week of Monday, March 10th-Friday, March 14th from 8AM-6PM on those dates. March 14th will be the registration deadline for these programs. PLEASE help us plan our programs by enrolling your child during this 2 week period. There will be a $5.00 late fee for any sign-ups after March 14th.
Uniform Cost: There will be a non-refundable charge for a uniform or T-shirt. Grades K-2 will receive a T-shirt for a $10.00 fee. Grades 3-6 will receive pants, shirt, hat, and socks for a $30.00 fee. You may also buy the uniform without the pants for $20.00 if you already have pants.
**This is a camp preview and all times and dates are subject to change due to construction on the schools in Springfield. Please check the summer brochure for times and dates.
BASKETBALL-BOYS/GIRLS: These camps will be held the weeks of July 7th-11th for the boys and July 14th –18th for the girls at the Riverside Middle School gym. The camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 3-8. SHS girls varsity coach AJ McAllister and his players will assist with the girl’s camp and varsity boy’s coach Pete Peck and his players will assist with the boy’s camp. Cost is $50.00 and includes a T-shirt.
Boys Grades 3-5: 10AM-12PM Boys Grades 6-8: 1-3PM Girls: 7/14-7/18 5-7PM
TENNIS: There will be two tennis camps again this year. The first will be July 7th-July 11th, and the second will be July 28th-Aug. 1st. SHS varsity coach Kim Lewis will direct these camps. Sign up early because these camps fill up fast. Cost is $40.00 for this camp.
6-10 Year Olds: 8:30-10:00AM 11-16 Year Olds: 10:00-11:30AM
GYMNASTICS CAMPS: Due to construction at Park St. School we may be unable to use the gymnasium for the gymnastics camps this summer. Please look in our Summer Brochure or call Parks and Recreation to see if there will be the “Tots” Gymnastics or Youth Gymnastics camps.
FIELD HOCKEY: SHS varsity coach Joy Benson directs this camp open to students in grades 6 to High School. Here’s your chance to improve your skills and get ready for the upcoming season. The camp will be held at the SHS field hockey field August 4h-August 8th and includes a t-shirt.
Time: 9-11:00 AM Cost: $50.00
DANCE CAMP: Springfield High School Dance Team Coach Kyla Beardsley directs this dance camp. This camp will be from July 28th- Aug. 1st. Times depend on age. This will be held at Riverside Middle School.
Ages: 5-9 Time: 5-6:30PM Price: $40.00
10-17 6:30-8PM $40.00
THEATRE: This camp is for students in grades 3-8. It is directed by Cindy Hughes and is held in the Riverside Middle School auditorium. It will be held from July 14th-18th. Cost is $65.00 per student.
Grades: 3-5 Time: 12:30-3:00PM
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: This camp will be held the week of August 4th-8th at the Riverside Middle school fields for boys and girls in grades K-8. Separate forms will be used for this camp, but are not yet available. For more information, or to register online, go to www.mlscamps.com. Host families are needed to house camp instructors. You will receive a free camp registration if you are selected. Cost is $100 for Springfield residents and $110.00 for non-residents for grades 5-8. K-4 will be $70/residents and $75/Non-residents
Grades: 5-8 9:00AM-12:00PM Grades: K-4 9-10:30 AM
During the summer a second soccer camp will be offered. This camp will be at the end of June. Please look at our Summer Brochure or call Parks and Recreation for more information regarding this camp.
FOOTBALL CAMP: This is an instructional camp for students entering grades 6–9. This camp will be held August 4th--8th at Riverside Middle School from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at Brown Field behind the pool. Cost is $40.00 and includes a t-shirt. SHS coach Rich Saypack along with other football staff directs this camp.
ARTS & CRAFTS: This camp is directed again by Maureen Bolduc and focuses on working with beads and pins, woodcraft, taking nature walks, and other crafts. It will be held at Riverside Middle School the week of June 23rd–June 27th . A second camp may be held later in the summer. The camp is open to all children in grades 1-6. Cost is $85.00 and includes all materials. Time is 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
KARATE: We again plan to offer a karate camp this summer at Riverside Middle School. This camp is scheduled for the week of July 28th-Aug. 1st. Licensed instructor, 7th degree black belt, Ken Bladyka, and brother of Andy, Parks & Rec. Director, will again direct this camp.
Ages: 5-8 Time: 9-10AM Price: $60.00
9-12 9-10:30AM $75.00
SWIM LESSONS: Swim lessons will again be offered this summer at the town pool. Detailed information will be provided in the summer brochure.
This May a PVC liner will be installed in the pool. This liner will eliminate leaks, and improve the pool surface as well as greatly improve the water temperature throughout the summer.
Springfield Senior Center
TERRI EMERSON, DIRECTOR
139 Main St.
Everyone over 50 is invited to attend with no charge for regular activities and/or facility use. The Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:00PM. Various programs are offered and include cribbage, shuffleboard, Songsters, indoor walking, and strength training. Call the Center for more information.
FREE SERVICES: Blood pressure screening is offered free the first Wednesday of every month from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
SENIOR SPRING ATTIC SALE: Everyone is welcome to the Senior Center on Saturday, May 17th for the “attic sale.” Time is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be a sandwich “plus” luncheon as well.
ROADRUNNERS: Various trips are being offered to senior citizens. Center members get priority, but the trips are open to non-members also. Stop into the center and pick up a brochure on our trips for the year, or call the center at the above phone number.
Please check the monthly Senior Center Bulletin for additional offerings.