Chester Parks and Recreation

Posted on January 18, 2017 · Posted in Bulletin Board

Chester Parks and Recreation

Celebrating Community through People, Parks and Programs!

860-526-0013 extension 223, parkrec@chesterct.org

Visit our website for program information and registration forms:

http://chesterct.org/?page_id=7810

VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CALL US FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

LINK TO FORMS BELOW:

Congratulations to Samara Shankar, Miles Malli, and Jacob McKenna!

They have qualified for the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association State Hotshot Competition.

The following upcoming programs are full or have limited spaces remaining:

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER’S TRAINING classes are held Thursday and Friday, March 23 & 24, 1:15pm-4:45pm following the elementary school early dismissal, for grades 5 through age 15 at the Chester Town Hall.  $45.  School bus transportation is available.  This program is full.  Waiting list only.

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING program meets Thursdays and Fridays, April 20, 21, 27, 28, May 4, and 5 for grades 7 and 8, 2:45pm-5:00pm at the Chester Town Hall.  $95 (includes 8 days of summer camp registration).  School bus transportation is available.  This program is full.  Waiting list only.

KINDER-CAMP this summer for children ENTERING KINDERGARTEN has staff and programming designed specifically to meet the needs of younger children. Activities include games, sports, crafts, nature, teacher led swimming and story time.  The children have their own teachers, lunch time, and activities in their own group of 6 to 8 campers, running concurrently with our grades 1 through 7 camp, at the same location the weeks of July 10 and July 24.  Only 4 spaces remain each week.   Information about Camp for children entering grades 1 through 7 is at the bottom of this page.

2017 CAMP REGISTRATION

2017 Camp Calendar

Substitute Lifeguard and Camp Counselor Position letter of interest due by MARCH 2, 2017!!!!

Chester Parks and Recreation is accepting letters of interest for the position of Substitute Lifeguard and Camp Counselor for the summer of 2017.  Applicants must hold current Lifeguard Training certification or be completing the training by June, 2017.  Successful applicants will perform duties as a Lifeguard and a Camp Counselor, based on the needs of the Department.  Substitute employees will be considered first if a full-time seasonal position becomes available.  The rate of pay starts at $11.00 per hour and increases with experience.  Call 526-0013, extension 223 or e-mail parkrec@chesterct.org for a specific job description, pay rate, or with any questions.

Please send a letter of interest regarding the positions above, by February 10, 2017, including previous experience and availability from June 15 through August 20, by March 2, 2017 to:

Town of Chester, Parks and Recreation, 203 Middlesex Avenue, Chester, CT 06412 or e-mail to parkrec@chesterct.org

SPORTS CLINICS AND CAMP ACTIVITIES following the early dismissal on February 17 and March 9, 1:00pm-4:30pm, $10, at Chester Elementary School and on March 10, 8:45 am-3:45pm, $20.  These programs are open to students in grades K through 6.

YOGA  meets at the Chester Town Hall on Tuesdays from 5:45pm-6:45pm, through May 23.  Participate on any Tuesday.  $10 drop-in fee

The Chester Youth Basketball season culminates with MARCH MADNESS for Rookies through grade 6, on Sunday, March 5, from 2:00-6:00pm at Chester Elementary School.

Play Basketball against your parents & coaches and enjoy pizza with your teammates.

GAME SCHEDULE and GAME KEY for Youth Basketball grades 2 through 6

PRACTICE SCHEDULE for Youth Basketball grades K through 6

ADULT RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL  is held through April 6, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45pm-9:30pm.  $10 for Chester residents, $15 for nonresidents

 

MAKE A SPLASH THIS SUMMER!

2017 CAMP REGISTRATION

2017 Camp Calendar

We are an outdoor program specializing in waterfront activities!

Our Camp Counselors are Certified Lifeguards.

Our SUMMER CAMP rivals any camp in the area!  We offer swimming, sports, science & nature, arts & crafts, team building, and more, but unlike many camps, children choose most of what they wish to participate in throughout the day from a variety of programed activities.  It is open to children entering grades 1 through 7 and the hours are from 8:15am until 3:45pm, the weeks of June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, and August 14, at Chester Elementary School on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and severe weather days, and Cedar Lake on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  If the camp meets at the school on Tuesday or Wednesday due to weather, Thursday camp will be held at the lake that week.  The children take field trips on Fridays.  The fee is $130 per child, per week, and payable at the time of registration.  The weeks of July 10 and July 24 (SEE KINDER-CAMP ABOVE) are open to children entering Kindergarten, too!   The weeks of July 10, 17, 24, and 31 include optional swimming lessons the days the program meets at Cedar Lake.  All Kinder-Camp children participate in swimming lessons.  Our camp fee includes all program and field trip expenses, except lunch.

Our programs are open to residents of all area Towns.

ACCORDING TO CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTE 19a-77 WE ARE REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE THAT TOWN OF CHESTER PROGRAMS ARE NOT LICENSED BY THE STATE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.