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2016 Spring-Summer Brochure Guide

Spring Summer Brochure

The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the 2016 Spring Summer Brochure. The department will now start taking registrations for spring and summer programs. Past participants will receive brochures in the mail.

Spring Programs

Mayor's Brian Sullivan's Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

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Join Mayor Brian Sullivan in the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children hunt for plastic eggs filled. Special appearance from the Easter Bunny and his Mascot friends! Games and face painting after the hunt. Separate areas for the different age groups.
Ages 1 to 10. Don't forget to bring a bag or container. This is a free community event. Location: Behind the South Middle School fields located at 30 West Silver Street. (Rain date March 26) Check the cancellation website or Mayor's website under City's Website

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Spring B
oys and Girls T-Ball and Pitching Machine
Instructional programs to teach the participant the game of t-ball, softball or baseball.Teams will be formed prior to first session.   Ages 4-7 Information, Fees and ID Numbers  Registration form listed under 'Forms" Starts in April.

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16th Annual Big Wheel 500 Race
-Ages 3-6 get your big wheel and rev up your engines! June 5 is the big race! 

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Father/Son and Mother Daughter Miniature Golf
- Spend time with your daughter or son in a fun golf tournament. Trophy given to winners in each category and enjoy a ice cream cone and socialize with other participants. June 18.

The Adventure Zone Program-Starts June 21.
A full day Summer camp for ages 5-12. Adventure Zone is designed for the working parent(s) who need affordable childcare during the summer. Activities include, but are not limited to: arts and crafts, sports, tournaments, field trips, swimming once a week (Agawam State Pool), and visits to the spray parks, environmental activities, guest speakers and much more. Participants are divided into groups by age. The benefits of a camp experience are endless, but some include a sense of adventure, building self esteem, socialization, interaction with peers, increasing creativity, and personal growth. Participants should bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. No refrigeration will be available, so lunches should be packed with in coolers or with ice packs if needed. Water will be available for campers. Form ages 5-12


Adult and Youth Kajukenbo Karate programs-Focus on self-confidence and discipline and learn martial arts and self-defense. March 16.

Adult Kickboxing
- Learn to defend yourself with simple and effective techniques and meet people with your same interests.
Fencing-Youth, Teen and Adult programs-These programs will teach you fun techniques and tactics of fencing and basic blade work. March 14.

Start Smar
t-Ages 3-4. This program is for children old enough to learn how play sports and socialize with other children and adults. Parent/Guardians participate in the program in a supportive environment playing games such as throwing, catching, hitting different size balls, golf, kickball and t-ball. This is a fun program to enjoy the laughter and fun with your child and other parents. April 30.

All Pro Multi Sports Camp
-Spring vacation program for Grades K-5. Tues.-Thurs. Learn skills and games such as Dodge
ball, tag, basketball, kickball, soccer and floor hockey! April 19 and offered in the summer. 

Piece of My Art Studio Spring Vacation Week-
 Ages 7 and up. A one day program learn to paint animals such as Monkey Day, Tiger, Wolf or My Pet Day. Choose the one day or sign up for all four classes! April 18 and also offered in the summer.

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Horseback Riding Spring Vacation W
eek-Ages 6-14. Spend the morning on the farm experiencing the maintenance associated the brushing, tacking and cleaning of horses. Will include a ride each day. Rain or Shine! April 18 and summer sessions. 

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Weekend Horseback-Ages 6-14
 Spend the morning on the farm experiencing the maintenance associated the brushing, tacking and cleaning of horses. Will include a ride each day. Rain or Shine! Saturday and Sunday choose April, May or June weekends. 

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Tennis Lessons-
Youth ages 4-14. No matter what level, you will enjoy instructional tennis skills. You will learn proper grip, stance, swing, serve and ball placement on the tennis court. Starts April 2.  

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Field Hockey Free Clinic
-Grade 1-8  Learn how to play field hockey or dusk off your sticks and play the game of field hockey and if you enjoy the program then you can sign up for the fall league. April 30 at 9:30 12:00 p.m. Rain date May 7. Boardman field next to the  Westfield High School. 

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Pee Wee Soccer
-Grade K-2 on Fridays. Learn how to play soccer through this instructional program run by Westfield United Soccer with coaches and volunteers. Games and practices will be held at the Woronoco Soccer Fields. April 8. This program fills up fast. 

Summer Programs

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Adventure Zone
-Ages 5-12.Full childcare during the summer months for working parents. This program will offer rich program experiences. Activities include, but no limited to arts and crafts, sports, tournaments and field trips. We will go swimming once a week and visit the spray park. Some of the benefits of attending this are a sense of adventure, building self-esteem, socialization, interactions with peers, increasing creativity and personal growth.
Starts June 20 through August 12. Fee $ 110 per week plus field trip expenses. A newsletter will be available every Monday. For those parents/guardians looking for daily rates $ 30.00 a day.  See registration form under "forms"

Child and babysitting Safety Program-
Ages 10-13 This is a community education program that covers child safety and basic care techniques for infants and children. This course is designed for participants who may be responsible for watching younger siblings, neighbors and relatives. CABS student handbook and certificate. July 5 and July 12. 

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CPR & First Aid Class
-Ages 12 and up. This course will teach the participants the safety guidelines from recognizing an emergency, steps to take, personal safety, giving CPR and First Aid and become certified. July 19.

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Summer Playground Program- Ages 6-12.
A great program where kids can be kids. This program is a drop in where staff will teach arts and crafts, play games, sports and tournaments. You do not need to register for this program. Starts
July 1 - August 5.( No program July 4) Times 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Playgrounds: Papermill, Chapman, Munger Hill, Municipal, Sadie Knox and if funded by the City in the FY17 budget we will offer a program at Hampton Ponds playground. Check back or call in July.

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Soccer Camps
- Ages 5-12. this camp is designed as a fun, non-stressful introduction to soccer. Points of emphasis will be safety, basic skills, drills, and daily micro soccer games. World Cup Soccer is for improving skills, passing, shooting, defensive tactics and field play. Includes daily skills challenges, games and a mini world cup tournament. July 18 and July 25.

Draw Cartoons-Ages 8-14.Learn to create some awesome cartoon characters, learn shading, proportions, drawing skills. You will learn the tricks and tips of the cartoon world; how to create characters, how to design and then how to sell them. July 18-July 22.

3D Drawing
- Ages 8-14.If you like to draw and graphic novels intrigue and delight you, then this camp is for you! The focus will be on creating that 3D look through the use of shading and learning about light sources to enhance your drawings and lettering. August 1. 

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British Soccer Camps 2016
Website You can register with Challenger Sports online or through us. July 11. Covers techniques of passing, control, dribbling, shooting, heading, goalkeeping, tackling and teach players both defensive and offensive tactics. 

Gymnastic Camp-
Ages 3 and up. Fundamentals skills for beginners as well as enhance techniques of gymnastics with some prior experience. Participants will utilize floor exercise, uneven bars, balance beam, vault, foam pits, tumble tracks and trampoline. June 27-June 1.  

Dance Camp
-Ages 4 & up. This camp will include a little of everything, jazz, acro, tap, lyrical, and hip hop. Each week we will include manicures, pedicures, glitter tattoos, Zumba, yoga, musical theater themed party days. Make your own sundaes, open gym and visit the pool. July 11- July 15 and August 8 - August 12.

Airbrushing Lessons
.Grades 6-8. Learn basic airbrush control techniques, dot, line and shading. Then combine them with textures, cement, stone, flag, metal and fire to create airbrushing paintings. July 11- July 15.

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Field Hockey Clinic- Grades 2- 8 Learn the fundamentals of field hockey drills and skills and scrimmages. July 11- July 15 and August 15- August 18 for grades 5-12. 

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Sports Sampler-Ages 5-8.Sample a little of this and that. Learning the basic skills of baseball, basketball, soccer and tennis. Plus many other fun games in between. July 11- July 15 and July 18 - July 22.  

Skateboard Camp
-Ages 7 and Up. Want to learn to Ollie, kick flip or just ride your skateboard. This program is for beginners to intermediate. July 18 - July 21. Safety equipment required helmets, elbow and knee pads.  

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Tennis Lesson Camp
-Ages 6 and up. No matter what level you will enjoy new skills. Emphasis will be on proper grip, stance, swing, serve and ball placement. Give tennis a try! July 11- July 15 - Ages 6-9, July 18-22 ages 10 7 Up, July 25 - July 29 ages 6-9, August 1 - 5 ages 10 and Up.

Adult Tennis Lessons
-Ages 18 and up. No matter what your level, you will enjoy a great opportunity to improve your skills. Participants will learn new skills, building towards mixed doubles and double match play. July 20 -August 24, Wednesdays. 

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Nature Detectives
- Grades K-3. be a detective as we investigate different areas of nature. Participants will be exposed to an outdoor recreation setting while participating in nature activities. July 18-July 22. 

Nature Secrets-
Ages 3- 5. Children participate in a variety of outdoor activities designed to stimulate their interest in the natural world. Nature crafts, outdoor activities and games are planned. July 11- July 15.

Little Picassos
-Ages 3- 8.Your 'Little Picassos" will be allowed to unleash the "artist within" in a supervised instructive, child friendly environment. Activities include, art, games, songs and literature. Ages 3-5 July 25-July 29. Ages 6-8 August 8- August 12.  

Baseball Camp-Ages
7-12.Learn the fundamentals of baseball while having fun. Games will be played with contests throughout the week. Players will learn at their own pace in a positive learning atmosphere. Proper techniques for throwing, catching, fielding and batting will be stressed. Ages 7-9 July 11- July 15, Ages 7-9 July 18 - July 22 and Ages 10-12 July 25- July 29. 

h Fencing- Ages 8-13.In this active, fun class students will learn the basic techniques and tactics of the modern sport (with ancient roots) of fencing. Starting with basic footwork, movement, blade work techniques for attacking, defending, and deceiving opponents. August 15-August 18. 

2016-2017 Fall-Winter Brochure
Posted in August-check back soon. 

Westfield United Basketball-Game Schedule 2015-2016
Ages 9 and up Click here  Schedule

Please check our cancellations page or by calling our voice mail at (413) 572-6263 (press option 7 for cancellations 1 hour before the program starts.