Saturday, August 23, 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 6:00 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

  • Stephen Adams, Chairperson
  • Craig Schuler, Vice Chairperson
  • Otto Anderson
  • Raymond Lotter, Jr.
  • Sarah Bentley

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

 

KarateAmerican Kenpo Karate: This program is based on the original program offered at Brian Walsh's American Martial Arts Training Academy.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday at Bungay Firehouse, 1256 Route 171, West Woodstock. There are three times based on age groups:  Ages 5-10 at 5:30 - 6:15 p.m., Ages 11-14 at 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. and Ages 15 - Adult at 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.  Monthly Fees are $75 pp (both days per week) or $65 pp (one day per week).

 

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

 

ZumbaSummer Zumba Fitness:  Wednesday Evenings on July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6-7pm at the Woodstock Town Hall (Lower Level) Room 1.  The cost is $60 for eight classes or $35 for four classes.  Drop-in rate is $10 per class.

 

 

 

ZumbaFall Zumba Classes: Thursday evenings on September 4, 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Woodstock Elementary School Gymnasium, 24 Frog Pond Road, Woodstock. The cost is $60 (8 classes) or $35 (4 classes).  The drop-in rate is $10 per class.

 

 

 

2014-2015 Annual Co-Ed Adult Volleyball League:  Monday evenings from September 15 - November 24 and February 23 - June 8 at 7:30 pm at the Woodstock Academy Field House.  The cost is $10 per person (annual fee).

 

 

 2014 Bus Trips

Motor Coach bus

Bourne Scallop Festival & Cape Cod Canal Cruise, Saturday, September 20, 2014:  Depart from Woodstock Town Hall at 7:45am in a luxury motor coach for a fun-filled day in Buzzard's Bay, Cape Cod. The tour includes admission to the Bourne Scallop Festival, round trip transportation, a scallop or chicken dinner and a 90 minute Cape Cod Canal Cruise. Approximate return time is 5:30pm.  Cost is $69 per person (does not include driver gratuity).

New York City on Saturday, November 29, 2014:  Enjoy the day on your own to explore the Big Apple. Luxury Motor Coach leaves the Woodstock Town Hall at 6:30 am and returns at approximately 9:30 pm. The cost is $40 per person.

 

 

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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