Friday 22 May 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

 

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

 

 

2015 Spring Senior Strength Training:  Classes with instructor Terri Viani are available for seniors, age 62+, from Woodstock and surrounding towns. NEW CLASS DATES WILL BE POSTED SOON!

 

 

 

 

Running 2015 Memorial Day 10K Road Race:  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9AM at the Woodstock Academy.  Registration the day of the race begins at 7:30AM in the Woodstock Academy Fieldhouse and will cost $25. Pre-registration through May 16 will cost $20 and after May 16 will cost $25.  A free t-shirt will be provided to the first 100 pre-registered entrants prior to April 25. An on-line registration is also available (an additional processing fee will be added to the cost) at www.active.com.

 

 Soccer2015 Spring Squirt Soccer:  May 2, 9, 16, 30 and June 6 and 13 from 9-9:30AM at the Woodstock Elementary School.  This program is an introduction to soccer for age 3 and 4 year old children (must be age 3 by May 2, 2015).  They will learn simple drills and easy ball handling skills while having fun. The cost is $25 per player, $35 maximum per family and includes a t-shirt. Please register by April 24 (late registrations will not be accepted.)

 

Float: left2015 Spring Youth Field Hockey: Please Note Start Date Change.  This is a field hockey program for Woodstock girls in Grades 6-8 to be held on April 27, 29, May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 and June 1, 3, 8 from 6-7PM at the Charles Bentley Athletic Complex.  Register early as space is limited to 25.  The cost is $50 per person which includes a t-shirt.

 

 

Zumba2015 Spring Zumba: Please Note Revision:  Classes will be held on Thursday evenings  Join the Zumba fitness classes on Thursday evenings, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4 and 11 from 6-7PM at the Woodstock Elementary School Gymnasium.  The cost is $60 for all eight classes or $35 for four classes.  The drop-in rate is $10 per class.

 

 

 Youth Basketball "Skills and Drills":  Woodstock Girls and Boys in grades 5-8 learn the art of dribble, defense, shots and rebounds, scoring techniques and strategies on June 9, 10, 11 and June 16, 17 and 18 from 2:30-4:30 pm at the Woodstock Middle School.  The cost is $20 per person.

 

 

 Tag Sale2015 Annual Town-Wide Tag Sale:  Woodstock's Annual Town-Wide Tag Sale will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 8am-Afternoon.  Register your tag sale for $10.  Advertise your business or organization for $25 (business card size).

 

babysitters training2015 Babysitters Training Course:  The course will take place on May 26 and May 27 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the Woodstock Town Hall, Room 1.  The cost is $55 per person. Attendance is required on both evenings in order to be eligible for certification. Space is limited to 12 participants.  PLEASE NOTE:  THIS CLASS IS FULL!!!!

 

 

 

 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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