Mon, Oct 22, 2018

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.

MEETING SCHEDULE

The full Recreation Commission meets monthly, usually on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. 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 860-928-6595 ext. 332.

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Otto Anderson, Secretary
  • Sarah Bentley
  • Amy Monahan
  • Erika Cornelius Smith
  • Vacancy

Recreation Director: Crystal Adams

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Send regular mail to: Recreation Commission, 415 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281
  • Email: click HERE
  • Phone: 860-928-6595 ext. 332
  • Recreation Director's office hours are:  Wednesdays 8:30 am - 2:30 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

RECREATION NEWS

Woodstock Fuel Assistance Donations: The Woodstock Recreation Commission is pleased to announce that we were able to donate $1,000 from the Memorial Day 10K Road Race proceeds to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Fund. We donated an additional $700 to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Fund from the proceeds of our 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale. Thank you to our sponsors for those two events, and to everyone who participated. 

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

Woodstock Field Hockey Association

NECONN Soccer Club

WPTP Cheerleading

WPTP Junior Football League

Griffin Youth Hockey Association

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Wii for SeniorsWii 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 is located at  the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level, from 10:00 am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please contact the recreation director to schedule your introductory session. All participants must fill out a waiver of liability prior to using the game system.

 

 

2017-2018 RECREATION PROGRAMS  

Senior Fitness - Qigong Exercise Class: Classes are held Wednesdays from 9:00 - 9:45 am. There is a minimal charge of $2 per class for residents and $3 per class for non-residents. All classes are held in the lower level of the Woodstock Town Hall and are part of the Woodstock Recreation Department's Senior Exercise Program. Come and practice Qi Gong with twenty year T'ai Chi and Qi Gong practitioner Nick Beams. Qi Gong (pronounced "chee gung") translates roughly to "energy skill," and is an ancient Chinese body practice using the body-mind-spirit connection. Qi Gong is designed to supplement and enhance subtle energy in the body to promote health and wellbeing. One common possible benefit of Qi Gong includes releasing the mind and body from stress induced by daily life tensions. Mr. Beams uses an holistic approach in his classes by incorporating Qi Gong from the Yang, Chen, Ip, and Wudang styles for an unsurpassed and comprehensive practice. Qi Gong is practiced around the world today. It can be done sitting or standing, and no demanding physical ability is required. The movements can also be adjusted to suit individual needs. Please come dressed comfortably for freedom of movement. All ages are welcome!

Ski Club: Ski and Snowboard Club starts Tuesday January 8th and runs on the following Tuesdays: January 8, January 15, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12. Make up dates are February 26 and March 5. Students in grades 5-12 are eligible. 

Students, chaperones, and our ski coordinator are transported to Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA, by motor coach directly after school.  Students either bring their own equipment or rent at the mountain.  Students also have the opportunity to take lessons before enjoying free time on the mountain.  Students ski/snowboard in groups and/or with chaperones.  Upon return, parents will pick up their children at Woodstock Middle School (approximately 8:45 pm). 

Registration begins October 1, 2018.  **Registrations will be in two parts:

  1. Contact and Authorization for Medical Treatment Forms will be available at the Middle School and Academy offices and at the town hall.
  2. Your registration packet will have an online code (WSTR) to register for our program through Wachusetts. This can be found online at www.wachusett.com. This is to register for ski passes, lessons and/or equipment. 

BOTH steps must be completed and payment in full made for transportation. Registration packets must be returned to the Woodstock Town Hall so the skier/snowboarder may be issued a number to save a seat on the bus. Hand or mail in registration to Woodstock Recreation, 415 Route 169, Woodstock CT 06281 or leave in an envelope in the drop box located outside town hall.

This program is offered on a first come, first served basis to the first 100 students only.  All other registrations received will be placed on a wait list.  All registrations to Wachusetts HAVE to be done by December 5, 2018 or there is a $20 late charge.

Click here for the registration form and the Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

Recreational Basketball: Registration forms for our Kindergarten-4th grade and 5th-8th grade recreation basketball leagues are available to download here. Registration deadline for our K-4 program is December 21, 2018. Registration deadline for our 5-8 program is November 28 for girls, and November 29 for boys. Evaluations with skills and drills will be held at the WMS gymnasium on those dates for girls and boys in grades 5-8. 

Quilting Class: Classes are held Thursday nights at the Woodstock Academy from September 27th to December 6th. Space is limited to 15 quilters. All levels welcome. Cost is $35 for a 10 week session. Participants supply their own equipment, materials, and sewing machines. Click here to download a registration form.

Babysitter Training Class. The purpose of this class is to provide youth ages 11 and up information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians. This training will help participants develop skills in these critical areas: Leadership, Safety & Safe Play, Basic Care, First Aid, CPR (infant, child, adult) and Professionalism. Cost is $60 per person. Includes workbook, hands on training, certification). Preregistration is required-NO WALK INS. Space is limited to the first 12 participants. Must attend both classes on October 15th and October 16th from 5:00-8:00 pm. Click here to download a registration form. NOTE: The October class is now full. Due to popular demand we have started a November class that will run on November 26th and November 27th from 5:00-8:00 pm. UPDATE: The November class is now full. We will plan to run another class in the spring.

Squirt Soccer. An introduction to soccer for 3 & 4 year old children. Players will have 30 minutes to learn simple drills, easy ball handling skills, and most of all just have fun learning the sport of soccer. Held from 9:00-9:30 am at the Woodstock Elementary School field on the following dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29, & October 6, 13. Click here to download the registration form.

Yoga Fall Session will be held at the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level room 1 and the Woodstock Middle School Music Room. Classes will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm on the following dates: September 10, 17, October 1, & 22 at the Town Hall. September 24 & October 15 at the WMS Music Room. There will be no class October 8th. The cost is $48 for 6 classes, $35 for 4 classes, or a drop in rate of $10 per class. Click here for the Fall Yoga registration form. 

Yoga Fall 2 Session will be held at the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level room 1 and the Woodstock Middle School Music Room. Classes will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm on the following dates: October 29,November 19, & December 3, 10, 17 at the Town Hall. November 5, 26 at the WMS Music Room. There will be no class November 12. The cost is $56 for 7 classes, $35 for 4 classes, or a drop in rate of $10 per class. Click here for the Fall 2 Yoga registration form. 

 Zumba Fall 2 Session will be held at the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level room 1. Classes will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm on the following dates: November 14, December 5, 12, 19. The cost is $35 for 4 classes, or a drop in rate of $10 per class. Click here for the Fall 2 Zumba registration form. 

Adult Co-Ed Basketball and Volleyball play Monday and Tuesday nights respectively at the WMS gymnasium. Contact the recreation director for more information.

Upcoming Programs: We will have a spring babysitting training course, check back for dates. We are also looking into offering some after school programs later this winter. 

 2018 Bus Trips

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NYC Bus Trip: Saturday November 24th will be our annual NYC Bus Trip, held in partnership with the Pomfret Recreation Department. Bus leaves the Putnam DMV at 6:30 am and returns at approximately 10 pm. Drop off and pick up in NYC will be at or near the Empire State Building. Tickets cost $49 per person. Click here to download a registration form. 

NOTE: To register for these programs please download the registration form. Contact Crystal Adams at 860-928-6595 ext. 332 for any additional information. Registration and payment for any program can be mailed to WRC, 415 Route 169, Woodstock CT 06281. Alternatively they can be left in the dropbox outside of town hall, in the green bropbox on the floor beneath the Recreation board inside town hall, or handed to the recreation director.

 

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