Monday 22 December 2014

Recreation Commission

MISSION

The purpose of the Recreation Commission to promote the general welfare of the community by providing recreational activities for children and other citizens of the Town of Woodstock.

For information about Camp Nahaco and their 2014 summer day camp, click here.

For information about Red Cross Swim Lessons at our Town Beach on Pond Factory in North Woodstock, click here.

MEETING SCHEDULE

The full Recreation Commission meets monthly, usually on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  See the Calendar tab (above) for upcoming meetings. Special Subcommittee meetings are scheduled as needed. Agendas and minutes are available at the Town Hall and on this website. Meetings are open to the public.

MEMBERSHIP

The Recreation Commission is a five member group created by the Board of Selectmen.  The terms of office are two years running concurrently with the Board of Selectmen each municipal election.

We need volunteers. Do you have great ideas?  Would you like to see new programs?  Do you have a little time? If you would like more information on how to get involved with this fun and dedicated commission, call us at 860-315-5175.

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Craig Schuler, Chairperson
  • Otto Anderson, Secretary
  • Sarah Bentley
  • Raymond Lotter, Jr., Vice Chairperson
  • Vacancy

Recreation Director: Shannon Reynolds

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Send regular mail to: Recreation Commission, 215 Coatney Hill Road, Woodstock, CT 06281
  • Email: click HERE
  • Phone:  860-315-5175

RECREATION NEWS

New Recreation Park Facility: Located on Senexet Village Road (Behind the Beeches Real Estate off Route 171):  Soccer field, walking trail, and basketball court.  For more information contact the Recreation Department.

Listed below are various links to recreational organizations:

Woodstock Little League

NECONN Soccer Club

WPTP Cheerleading

WPTP Junior Football League

Griffin Youth Hockey Association

 

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

 

Senior GamerWii Gaming for Woodstock Seniors:  The Wii Gaming System is a fun, interactive program that promotes healthy lifestyles through physical active play.  Games include tennis, bowling, golf, and dancing.  Games are played on a big screen with the use of hand held controllers.  The cost is FREE.  The program begins October 8th and is located at the Woodstock Town Hall, Lower Level, on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 am to noon.  All participants must fill out a waiver of liability prior to using the game system.

 

 

 2014 RECREATION PROGRAMS

 

2014-2015 Annual Co-Ed Adult Volleyball League:  Monday evenings, second session beginning February 23 - June 8 at 7:30 pm at the Woodstock Academy Field House.  The cost is $10 per person (annual fee).

 

 

skiing2015 Ski and Snowboard Program at Wachusett Mountain:  Students in Grades 5-12 from Woodstock Middle School and Woodstock Academy are invited to participate in the 2015 Ski and Snowboard Program at Wachusett Mountain, in Princeton, Massachusetts. Sessions will be January 6, 13 and 27 and February 3, 10 and 24 with a weather cancellation date of March 3.  Registration packets are available at each school, the First Selectman's Office in the Town Hall, or by clicking HERE.

 

2015 Senior Strength Training Program Classes with instructor Terri Viani are available for seniors, age 62+, from Woodstock and surrounding towns. They will be held on Wednesdays - January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2015, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the Woodstock Town Hall, Room 1.  The cost of classes is $16 (for all eight classes). Drop in rate is $2 per class.

 

 

 

 BasketballWoodstock Youth Basketball Program:  Two programs are being offered.  The grades K-4 basketball program is on Saturdays beginning January 17th with the registration deadline of December 17, 2014.  The Grades 5-8 basketball program begins with evaluations on December 2, 2014 and the registration for this program is November 28, 2014. Click here for the grades K-4 registration form and click here for the grades 5-8 registration form.

 

 

 

 

 

 2014 Bus Trips

Motor Coach bus

 

There are no bus trips scheduled at this time.

 

 

 

NOTE:  To register for these programs please download the registration form. Contact Shannon Reynolds at 860-315-5175 for any additional information.

 

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY ON WALKING TRAILS

Woodstock held a Community Clean Up Day at our new Recreation Park Walking Trails.  Nine volunteers work from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the woods, collecting two Town dump truck loads of old glass, rusty car and truck parts, tires, barrels and other trash on April 10, 2010.  Volunteers included Jeff Bartolomie, Zack Bartolomie, Christopher Bates, Laura Burke, Mackenzie Cooney, John Navarro, and Karen Fitzpatrick of Woodstock, Emily Navarro of Pomfret, and Thomas Hull of Brooklyn.

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