Springfield Recycling Center Information

Springfield Parks, Recreation

Springfield Parks, Recreation
& Leisure Services 

2007 Summer Programs

Springfield Community Center
139 Main St.
Springfield, VT  05156
Phone:  (802) 885-2727

e-mail:  springfieldrec@hotmail.com




CHEERLEADING:  Thursdays-6/21, 6/28, 8/2, & 8/9.  There will be cheerleading summer sessions led by SHS cheerleading coaches Meredith Dexter and Carrie Patch. These sessions will take place at Brown Field at RMS behind the pool.  In case of inclement weather they will be in RMS.  K-5th grade 5:30-6:30PM.  6th-8th grade 6:30-7:30PM.  Cost for this program is $15.00 and it includes a T-shirt.


CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER CAMP:  June 25th-June 29th.  This camp is for children ages 4-14.  It will be held at Riverside Middle School.  There will be a $10 late fee if signed up after June 15th.  You can register at www.challengersports.com or by contacting the Parks & Recreation office.

Ages 4-6          Mini Soccer 5-6:30PM  $75.00         Ages 7-14     Half-Day 9-12   $99.00    


ARTS & CRAFTS: June 25th-June 29th.  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 camp is open to all children in grades 1-6. Cost is $75.00 and includes all materials.  Camp runs from 9:30AM-12:30PM.


GYMNASTICS FOR “TOTS”:  July 9th-July 13th. This camp is held at the Park St. School gym for children ages 3-6, and includes tumbling, apparatus use, and more. Jeff Knapp returns to instruct this very popular camp which overflows with registrants every year.  Please register early.

Time:  9:00-10:30 AM              Cost:  $50.00 


TENNIS:  July 9th-13th & July 30th-Aug. 3rd.  There will be two tennis camps again this year. 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


THEATRE: July 9th-July 13th.  This camp is for students in grades 3-8.  It is directed by Cindy Sarles and is held in the Riverside Middle School auditorium. Cost is $65.00 per student.  The camp includes fun theatre games, skills,  and a short play to be performed at the end of the week.

Grades:  3-5                 Time:  12:30-3:00PM

6-8                                                         9:30AM-12:00PM



YOUTH GYMNASTICS: July 16th-July 20th.  Jeff Knapp also directs this popular camp for children ages 7-16. It will be held at the Park St. School gym.  This camp fills up fast so please register early. It includes tumbling, apparatus use, a dance component with Kate Derosia, and more. Cost is $65.00.

Time:  9:00-11:00 AM              Cost:  $65.00


BASKETBALL-BOYS/GIRLS:  July 16th-July 20th.  These camps will be held at the Riverside Middle School gym. The camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 3-8. SHS girls varsity coach AJ McAllister will assist with the girl’s camp and varsity boy’s coach Pete Peck will assist with the boy’s camp.  Matt McCarthy will direct both camps. Cost is $50.00 and includes a T-shirt.

Girls: 10:00AM-12:00PM                    Boys:  1:00-3:00PM



KARATE: July 23rd-July 27th. The Okinawan Karate Academy, under the direction of Sensei Ken Bladyka, will return to offer their popular summer camp.  Bladyka (Andy’s brother) is a licensed instructor and a 7th degree black belt, and his staff of junior black belts are always a “hit” with the campers.  The camp will be held at the Riverside Gym

Ages:  5-8        Time:  9-10AM            Price:  $60.00

           9-12                 9-10:30AM                  $75.00


DANCE CAMP: July 30th-Aug. 3rd.   Springfield High School Dance Team Coach Kyla Beardsley directs this first time dance camp.  Times depend on age. This will be held at Riverside Middle School.  This camp is filling fast so hurry down to sign up!

Ages:  5-9        Time:  5-6:30PM          Price:  $40.00

          10-17                6:30-8PM                   $40.00


FIELD HOCKEY: Aug. 6th-Aug.10th.  SHS varsity coach Joy Benson directs this camp open to students in grades 3 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 and includes a t-shirt.

Time:  9-11:00 AM                  Cost:  $50.00


FOOTBALL CAMP: Aug. 6th-Aug. 10th.  This is an instructional camp for students entering grades 6–9. This camp will be held 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.


MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: Aug. 6th-Aug. 10th.  This camp will be held 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 $95.00 for Springfield residents and $105.00 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 







Family Summer Track Meets: Nicole McAllister, with the help of Brandon Boyle, returns again this year for our popular Summer Track program on Wednesday evenings held at the Springfield High School track, beginning June 27th.  It will tentatively run for 8 weeks depending upon interest. Meets are open to all age groups and will start at 6:00 pm., with registration at 5:45. Various events are offered, and ribbons will be awarded. Cost this year will be $1.00 per participant per week. If you are interested, just show up!!!


Great Escape & Six Flags Tickets: Through the Vermont Recreation & Parks Association (VRPA), we again have discount tickets to these amusement parks this summer. Prices are as follows,

Great Escape:   Price for all tickets is                 $24.00             (Gate price $39.99)

Six Flags:          Price for all tickets is                 $27.00             (Gate price $49.99)

For more information or to arrange ticket purchases, call 885-2727.


High School Co-ed Tennis: Beginning Monday, June 25th  high school age students are invited to play pickup tennis Monday evenings at the Riverside tennis courts starting at 6:30 pm. For more information call SHS Varsity Tennis coach Kim Lewis at 263-5628. 


Morning Aerobics: April Coen continues her low impact aerobics. Classes are held M/W/F mornings from 7:45-8:45 at the Parks & Recreation Community Center. Cost is $3.00 per day. Call P&R to register or just show up!!




Terri Emerson, Director 885-3933


(Stop in at the Center to pick up a monthly bulletin/schedule of events.)


Trips-Day Trips & Overnight trips-Stop in and pick up a schedule. Anyone over 21 years old can join us on trips if there is room.





The Springfield Community Band, directed by Chris Goding, will hold weekly band concerts at the Riverside Middle School bandstand on Tuesday evenings again this summer at 8:00 beginning June 12th  through August 14th . These concerts are sponsored by the Town of Springfield and are free to the public. Call Chris Goding at 885-2858 for more information.







Phone: 885-4362


The pool will tentatively open on Thurs. June 14th.




Monday-Friday    12:15-4:00PM & 6:45-8:30PM  (except Monday evening)

Monday Evening  6:45-8:30PM Family swim (Children under 18 must be with an adult.)

Saturday                12:00-6:00PM *Weekend hours are subject to change and will be               

                                                        posted at the pool.

Sunday      12:00-5:00PM Upon public demand.


Daily Fee:                   ADULT:  $2.00                        CHILD:  $1.00


Season Pass:   Springfield Resident -                $20.00 for 1st member, $5.00/member after.

                        Non-resident -                          $40.00 for 1st member, $5.00/member after.






                        Registration Date          Registration Time              Lesson Dates


Session 1:         June 14th  & 15th          1:00-5:00 pm at pool        June 18th - July 4th

Session 2:         July 5th & 6th                1:00-5:00 pm at pool      July 9th -July 27th

Session 3:         July 26th & 27th            1:00-5:00 pm at pool        July 30th-Aug 15th



A variety of swim level lessons are offered including Infant/Toddler Aquatics, Stroke Development and Proficiency, and Advanced Skills, as well as, others. When you register your child consult with the lifeguard staff regarding the appropriate level for your child. Each separate session is 13 days in length for one half-hour each day, not including weekends. The half-hour lessons are offered in the mornings between 10:00-10:30, or 10:30-11:00, and in the evenings between 5:30-6:00, or 6:00-6:30. Cost is $15.00 per session for each child for Springfield residents, $20.00 for non-residents. Call Parks & Recreation for more information. We will not take registrations by phone.