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SUMMER DAY CAMP

Registration:  Wed & Thurs May 12th &13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Gibson Aiken Senior Center 207 Main St. Brattleboro VT.

Registration will also be accepted via email, please send them to recreation@brattleboro.org. All campers must be pre-registered with the Recreation and Parks Department Main Office (207 Main Street) before arriving at camp.

  • Week 1             June 21st- June 25th
  • Week 2            June 28th – July 2nd              
  • Week 3            July 5th – July 9th                  
  • Week 4            July 12th – July 16th              
  • Week 5            July 19th – July 23rd              
  • Week 6            July 26th – July 30th
  • Week 7             August 2nd – August 6th
  • Week 8             August 9th – August 13th                 

Ages:            5-12 years old
Cost:            $95 Brattleboro Residents,
                    $110 Non-Brattleboro Residents        
Where:         Living Memorial Park
Times:          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Notes:          Children will participate in arts & crafts, sports, games, archery, music, drama, hiking, swimming, and special events. Please note that all events are subject to change based on Covid-19 guidelines. Drop off and pick up locations will be predetermined areas of Living Memorial Park. Once you register you will receive this information.

**AFTER CAMP CARE** 
4:00pm  –  5:00pm
Available Monday-Friday
$5.00 per child, per day.

“HOOP IT UP” BASKETBALL CAMP

Registration:  Wed – Thurs May 12th-13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
                          Gibson-Aiken Ctr. Conference room, 207 Main St.

Ages:              Children entering Grades 1st – 6th (coed)
Dates:             June 28th – July 2nd
Times:            Grades 1st-3rd: 9am- 12:00 pm (max. 20) may change based on guidelines
                        Grades 4th-6th:1pm- 4:00 pm  (max. 20) may change based on guidelines
Where:           Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street
Instructors:    Jay Cudworth & Todd Bell
Cost:              $95 Brattleboro Residents
                       $110 Non Residents.

Notes:  Basketball Camp is for players of all levels. Participants will take part in skills and drills that will help increase level of play and understanding of the game. Players will take part in various forms of competition, but no player will be forced to participate if they do not feel comfortable. Masks are required, and please bring a water bottle each day.  Includes official “Hoop It Up” T-Shirt.

MAGICAL EARTH RETREATS

Registration:  Wed – Thurs May 12th-13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
                          Gibson-Aiken Ctr. Conference Room, 207 Main St.

Ages:               6-12 (coed)
Dates              August 16th –  August 20th
Times:             9:00am – 3:00pm
Where:            Living Memorial Park
Instructor:     Jane Jones & Donald Jones
Cost:               $225.00 residents/ $240.00 non-residents

Notes: Scholarships are available through Jane Jones. Children will be introduced to the nature that surrounds us through the use of exercise, art, music, writing, journaling, science, reading, and much more. For more information go to www.magicalearthretreats.com or call and register with the Brattleboro Recreation and Parks at (802) 254-5808

YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY CAMP

 

Registration:  Wed – Thurs May 12th-13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm     
                          Gibson-Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main St. 
           
Ages:                     Girls entering grades 3rd – 8th
Dates:                    August 16th – August 20th   
Times:                    4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where:                   West River Park
Instructor:             Kayla King & Daija Germain
Cost:                       $55 Brattleboro Residents
                                $70 Non-Residents

Notes:     Youth Field Hockey Camp is for players of any level.  Coaches will be working with campers on fundamentals and increasing knowledge of the game.  Please bring your own stick, goggles, mouth guard, shin guards and water bottle. We will have a limited number of sticks available for use. Masks will be required.

EVERYWHERE PHILOSOPHY

Outdoor Philosophy & Orienteering

Registration: Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm                      
Gibson Aiken Senior Center,  207 Main St.

Ages:       9  –  13 year old (or have completed 4th  –  6th grade)
Dates:      July 26th  –  July 30th
Times:      9:00am  –  12:00pm
Where:     Living Memorial Park Kiwanis Shelter
Cost:       $115 Residents /  $130 Non-Residents
Instructor:   Michael Ferreira, PhD & Bethany Thies

Notes: Philosophy is a process of orienteering ourselves to the world and each other, by evaluating our most basic assumptions.  Orienteering and land navigation provide a surprising pathway to developing a philosophically rich perspective on topics as diverse as leadership, confidence, mathematics, and the relationship between our minds and the world.  This is an outdoor program (rain or shine) that combines philosophy with land navigation exercises and is supported with games, thought experiments and discussion.  Masks will be required. Bring our own water bottle, dress appropriate for the weather and wear proper foot attire for hiking.

MOUNTAIN BIKING CAMP

Registration: Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm           
Gibson Aiken Senior Center,  207 Main St.

Ages:       4th  –  8th Grade
Dates:      August 23rd  –  August 27th (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Times:      5:00pm  –  7:00pm
Where:     Living Memorial Park  – Lower Parking Lot
Cost:       $55 Residents  /  $70 Non-Residents
Instructor:  Michael Davern & Nate LaChance

Notes: Are you ready to ride faster and with more confidence? Come join us and see an immediate improvement in your riding skills.  You’ll learn how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking affect the way your bike behaves. Join us on rides covering the local terrain and trails. Must have your own bike, and masks will be required for the beginning and end of your rides.

GIRLS LACROSSE CAMP

Registration: Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm                      
Gibson Aiken Senior Center,  207 Main St.

Ages:       3rd  –  8th Grade
Dates:      July 12th  –  July 23rd (2 weeks) Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Times:      4:30pm  –  6:00pm
Where:    West River Park Multi-Purpose Field
Cost:       $55 Residents  / $70 Non-Resident
Instructor:  Sarah Clark

Notes: Join Coach Sarah for some skills & drills working on               fundamentals and knowledge of the game.  All participants will use their new skills and knowledge in game situation. This is a 2 week program in the early evenings on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays.  Please bring you’re a stick, goggles mouth guard, water bottle, cleats / sneakers, and masks will be required.  If you need a stick, please email sclark@brattleboro.org.

FENCING CAMP

Registration: Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm                  
Gibson Aiken Senior Center,  207 Main St.
Ages:       7  –  12 years old       
Dates:      August 2nd  –  August 6th     (week 1)
                August  9th  –  August 13th   (week 2)
Times:      1:00pm  –  4:00pm
Where:    Gibson Aiken Center Gymnasium
Cost:       $105 Resident  /  $120 Non-Resident (per week)
Instructor:  Reily Mumpton

Notes: We’ll explore an introduction to Western Martial Arts and the forms of combat pursued and developed within Medieval Europe. Students will learn the basics of combat, self-defense, and a history of swordplay within medieval society. Bring comfortable, clean soled shoes and prepare to lunge into action.  Masks are mandatory for all individuals inside the building.  Be sure to bring a water bottle and a snack daily.

TENNIS CAMP

Registration: Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm                      
Gibson Aiken Senior Center,  207 Main St
Ages:       11  –  15 years Old
Dates:      July 12th   –  July 16th  (Girls Camp) (max 6)
                 Aug 9th     –  Aug 13th   (Boys Camp) (max 6)
Times:      3:30 pm  –  5:00 pm
Where:     Fred H. Harris Tennis Courts, at Living Memorial Park
Cost:       $90 Residents  /  $105 Non-Residents
Instructor:  Ed Powers

Notes:  Learn proper technique, play games, and focus on becoming a great tennis player! Let Coach Powers take your game to the next level!!  No experience necessary. Equipment loans are available for new players on a limited, first come first serve basis.

DISC GOLF CAMP

Registration: Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm                      
Gibson Aiken Senior Center,  207 Main St.
Ages:       5th  –  8th Graders (max 20)
Dates:      July 26th  –  July 30th
Times:      9:00 am  –  Noon
Where:    Rotary Disc Golf Course, at Living Memorial Park
Cost:       $105 Residents / $120 Non-Residents
Instructor:  Rob Szpila, Matt LeBlanc, Eric Cummings

Notes: Join our instructors at Memorial Park this summer for some disc golf fun!! Over the week, we will play fun games, do drills, and head out onto the disc golf course. This camp is perfect if you want to learn the game of disc golf or if you already play and you are looking to improve your skills. Discs will be provided for everyone who is participating. Campers will be required to wear a mask and bring water bottle and snack. Please wear proper foot attire for being outdoors on trails.

SKATEBOARD CAMP

Registration:   Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm                   
Gibson Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main St.

Ages:                   6  –  12 years old
Dates:                 June 21st  –  June 25th
Time:                   9:00am  –  Noon
Where:               Perseverance Skate Park (Living Memorial Park)
Cost:                   $80 Residents  /  $95 Non-Residents
Instructors:  Spencer Crispe & Matt Rink

Notes: This is a beginner level camp for kids who want to learn the basics of skateboarding and gain valuable experience at Brattleboro’s own state-of-the-art new Skatepark. With the help of two local veteran skaters, kids will learn the foundational elements of skateboarding, such as pushing, how to ollie, and dropping-in.  They will help participants increase their comfort on a skateboard by working on balance, agility and imparting valuable trick techniques.  Participants need to have their own skateboard, water bottle, and proper shoes.  Protective Gear (elbow & knee pads) are recommended, but masks and helmets are required.

MAD SCIENCE JUNIOR CAMP

Junior Scientist Fun Lab

Registration:   Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gibson Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main St
Ages:  4  –  6 (PreK & Kindergarten)
Dates: July 19th  –  July 23rd 
Times:          9:00am  –  Noon
Where:          Gibson Aiken Center Gymnasium
Cost:  $165 Residents / $180 Non-Resident

Notes: Preschoolers discover science! This program is a great introduction to science as preschoolers explore the human body and our senses, the science of colors and the way things move.  Children may explore fossils and take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Junior Scientists continue the science at home with take-home projects related to each subject. Masks required.

westnewnegland.madscience.org

MAD SCIENCE CAMP

Space & Beyond!

Registration:   Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gibson Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main St.
Ages:     Entering Grades 1-6 (coed)
Dates:    July 26th  –  July 30th
Times:   9:00am – Noon
Where:  Gibson Aiken Center Gymnasium
Cost:      $165 for Residents /$180 for Non Residents

Notes: Experience our program co-designed by NASA & Mad Science! From Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this  hands-on program sends children on a quest for exploration! Comets, planets, stars & more are waiting to be discovered.  Learn about flight, and the challenges of space travel!! Masks required.

westnewnegland.madscience.org

VOLTAGE SOCCER CAMP

Registration:   Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gibson Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main St.
Ages:            5-14 (co-ed)
Dates:          August 2nd –  August 6th
Times:         9:00am – 12:00pm
Where:         West River Park Field       
Cost:            $115.00 – Residents; $130 NR
$105.00 for Second Child; $120 NR       

Notes:       The camp offers an opportunity to learn and enjoy many aspects of the game of soccer in a fun yet competitive environment. Fundamentals, as well as sophisticated techniques of soccer, will be taught, with an emphasis is placed on the development, improvement, and refinement of basic playing skills. Players will need shin guards, water bottle, and masks are required.

SOFTBALL CAMP

Registration:   Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gibson Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main St.
Ages:              3rd  –  6th Grade
Dates:            July 19th – 23rd 
Times:  
         9:00 am – 12:00 pm                 
Where:           Living Memorial Park (Lower Field)
Cost:    $125 Brattleboro Residents  / $140 Non Resident 
Instructor: Jay Cudworth, Michele Nelson          

Notes:   With a focus on fundamentals, this softball camp will help participants develop good habits and proper technique that players will be able to utilize on the softball field.  Experienced coaches will help increase knowledge of the game, and build confidence at the plate.  All participants are required to wear a mask, and come with glove, cleats / sneakers & bat (if you own one). 

BASEBALL CAMP

Registration: Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm       
Gibson Aiken Senior Center,  207 Main St.
Ages:               Session 1:  6 – 9 years
Session 2:  9 – 12 years
Dates:             Session 1:  July 5th – 9th
Session 2:  July 12th – 16th
Times:         9:00 am – 12:00 pm                 
Where:           Living Memorial Park (Lower Field)
Cost:            $125 Brattleboro Residents / $140 Non Resident
Instructor:  Jay Cudworth & Chris Groeger             

Notes: At this camp participants will be trained in the fundamentals of baseball. Each camper will receive personal attention to help improve their skills through the use of proper playing habits. Experienced coaches will use their knowledge to help players take the next step in their baseball development. All participants are required to wear a mask, and come with glove, cleats / sneakers & bat if you own one.

TRACK & FIELD

Registration: Wed – Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gibson Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main St.
Ages:                6 – 14, coed (See below for more details)
Dates:              June 22nd  –  July 22nd (5 weeks)
Times:              6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. T/W/TH     
Where:             BUHS Track Area
Cost:                $30 Brattleboro Residents; $45 Non Residents  (Fee prices include T-shirt)
Instructor: Cindy Shippee and Recreation & Parks Staff

Notes:              Dashes, Sprints, Mid Distance Running, Running Relays, Long Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Softball Toss. Masks are required.          

VRPA Virtual Track & Field Meet:

Ages:               Athletes ages 7-15 on August 31, 2021 are eligible to participate. Participants are ineligible if they were high school freshman in 2020-2021

Dates:             TBD
Time:               TBD

GYMNASTICS CAMP

Registration:  Wed -Thurs May 12th – 13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gibson Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main St.
Ages:          5 – 13 (coed)
Sessions:               
Week 1         July 5th– 9th
Week 2         July 12th– 16th          
Week 3         July 19th- 23rd   
Week 4         July 26th– 30th                         
Week 5         August 2nd– 6th                       
Week 6         August 9th-13th                                           
Times:            9:00 am – 12:00 pm (sharp)
Where:           Gibson Aiken Center
Instructors:   Amanda Montgomery & Karen Gallivan
Cost:               $105 Brattleboro Residents; $120 Non-Brattleboro Residents                      

Notes:  Please bring a nutritious snack, water bottle, mask, plastic zip lock bag and tight fitting clothes.

GYMNASTICS SUMMER CLASSES

Session 8

Registration:  Wed – Thurs May 12th-13th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm                          
Gibson Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main St.
Dates:                   4 Wednesdays:  July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Times:                   3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. (3-5 year-olds)
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (6-12 year-olds)
Cost:                     $50 Brattleboro Resident; $65 Non-Brattleboro Resident             
Where:                  Gibson Aiken Center
Instructor:      Amanda Montgomery & Karen Gallivan

Join The Fieldhouse Summer Sports Camp

Learn new skills. Play games. Have fun!
Join The Fieldhouse for 8 weeks of indoor and outdoor summer fun.

WEEKS:

  • June 28 – July 2
  • July 5 – July 9
  • July 12 – July 16
  • July 19 – July 23
  • July 26 – July 30
  • August 2 – August 6
  • August 9 – August 13
  • August 16 – August 20

TWO SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:

  • Morning Session: 9am – Noon
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 3:30

$150 PER WEEK.
Discounts available for multiple weeks!

A Classic Outdoor Summer Camp Experience

Where will your child spend their summer?

Consider giving them the opportunity to explore, learn and play in Stonewall Farm 120-acre outdoor classroom and farm!

2021 Summer Camp Parent Guide

  • Camp runs from June 28th, 2021 through August 20, 2021.
  • Cost is $225 per week.
  • Discount rates for siblings are $195 a week.
  • Before Care is available from 7:45 to 8:30 am Monday through Thursday for $23 a week.
  • After Care is available from 4:00 to 5:15 pm Monday through Thursday for $30 a week.
  • Campers must be registered in advance for before and aftercare.
  • Scholarship assistance is available on a rolling basis as funding is available for tuition only (not applicable to extended care). Tuition assistance application PDF.

Refund and Payment Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at the time of registration to reserve your spot. The deposit is non-refundable regardless of the cancellation date. Tuition must be paid in full by May 1st or spot will be forfeited. Tuition refunds are not issued after March 1st. There is a $30 fee for changing camper sessions.


Trail & Mountain Biking Camp (Ages 10-14)

Do you have a young mountain biker that is looking to take their skills to the next level? Then you have to check out the beginner to intermediate mountain biking camp. We are partnering with KC&E Adventures to offer 3 separate weeks of mountain biking for kids ages 10-14.

  • 3 Days (Tues. Wed., Thurs.) $285.

Learn More

 

SUMMER CAMP 2021

Best Summer Ever

Whether you’re considering a traditional day camp or a specialty camp, summer at the Y is always filled with excitement, adventure, new friends, lifelong memories, and most of all fun!

Registration for Summer Day Camps for 20201 at the Keene Family YMCA opens March 1. Camp is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. We recommend early registration to secure your spot.

See Camp Guide for all hours and rates. 

 

Currently Hiring:

  • Lifeguards
  • Recreation Assistants (Camp Counselors)

Explore Keene! (Ages 10-13)

Mountain Bike Camp (7-10 Year Olds)

Linden Nature Connection Skills

Linden Nature Connection Skills has a mission to get kids outside. Said like “Links”, call us LNCS for short, because we aim to do just that- link kiddos to an immersive nature experience, guide them as they build their own meaningful links, and help them cultivate skills that keep those links lasting into adulthood. With free-play, guided skills instruction, and environmental knowledge, LNCS aims to support each child’s wild nature, social development, and the evolution of their Ecological Self. A child fully embodied, supported by caring adults, and connected to the landscape and everyone–including plants and animals!–in it, is healthier, happier, and poised to thrive, not to mention grow up protecting their beloved environments and ecological kin. At LNCS, we help tend those links so they can grow strong.

One way to grow strong? Build resiliency, and build it in all kinds of weather. LNCS is a year-round and all-weather program to encourage resilience, support wellness, and foster ecological and social relationships for children 4-8 years old. Because we believe that dedicated time in nature is a foundation for all our nature-connection skills, classes are 4.5 hours long and offered in four week course commitments with 1-2 classes per week. The more sessions attended, the deeper the impact and more meaningful experience your child has. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and held in the lovingly-tended woods at Distant Hill Gardens in Alstead, New Hampshire.