Wednesday 1 July 2015

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 2015 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.

 

 

 2015 RECREATION PROGRAMS

 

Senior Strength Training:  On Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 and September 2 from 9-10am at the Woodstock Town Hall classes will be held with instructor Terri Viani.  Anyone age 62+ from Woodstock and surrounding towns may participate. The cost is $20 per person for all 10 classes or $2 per class.

 

Field HockeyAdult Field Hockey:  Join in the fun of playing field hockey on Mondays and Thursdays from July 2 through August 10 from 6 - 7pm at the Charles Bentley Athletic Field.  Donations are accepted to play.

 

Swimming LessonsSwimming Lessons:  Click here to view the information regarding this year's swimming lessons at the Town Beach.

 

tennisTennis Lessons/Camps: Children ages 5-12 are eligible for registration.  Information and registration form to come.

 

 

Zumba2015 Summer Zumba Classes:  Join the Zumba fitness classes on Wednesday evenings, July 8, 15, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 and September 2 from 6-7pm at the Woodstock Town Hall (lower level).  The cost is $60 for all eight classes or $35 for four classes.  Pre-registration is preferred. The drop-in rate is $10 per class.

 

 

 karateIntroduction to Karate:  Tuesdays, July 21 through August 18 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Woodstock Town Hall (lower level). The cost is $55 for the first family member, $45 for the second family member and $35 for each additional family member.  Individuals must be 10 years old or older to participate.

 

 

Girls Field Hockey 2015 Summer Youth Field Hockey:  Girls Only, Grades 6-8, dates are July 20th - 24th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Charles Bentley Athletic Complex. The cost is $40 per person or $10 per day "drop-in" rate.  Register EARLY, space is limited to 25.  Registration deadline is July 17th!

 

 

 2015 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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