Charlotte Recreation summer programs

The Charlotte Recreation Department offers the following programs for kids that are sure to get them out of your hair for a minute or two this summer. Full and partial scholarships are available for all youth recreation activities. You can find additional information on all programs, as well as registration forms, on the town website at under the ‘Recreation’ tab or contact Nicole Conley by email or by phone 425-6129 ext.204.

Champlain Valley Track and Field Participants will learn the basics of running, jumping, throwing, and relays. Additionally, there will be some casual meet options with other rec programs. All participants will receive a t-shirt. This program is for children ages 714 as of 12/31/16. Start date: June 15 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays End date: July 20 Time: 6:15-7:45pm Location: CVU Cost: $50

Tim Serrell Tennis Clinic Younger children will play during the early timeslot. Your child will be assigned a time once registration for the clinic is complete. Please fill out a recreation registration form so we can account for numbers and ages. Space is limited.
Date: June 20 – 24 Time: 8:30 – 9:30am & 9:30 -10:30am Location: Charlotte Beach Cost: Free, but please consider a donation to help cover the costs of the tennis balls, nets, and instructors.

Charlotte Green Thumbs Summer Camp Get Dirty. Have Fun. Make Friends. Outside. Your thumbs will turn green after a week in Charlotte’s school gardens this summer! Play and work with friends to deepen knowledge and boost excitement about vegetables, fruits, seeds, pollination, decomposition, and garden ecosystems. Learn the jobs of a farmer during our walking field trip to visit the animals at Philo Ridge Farm. Each afternoon, transform into a chef to prepare a daily snack using ingredients just harvested from the garden. Don’t forget to save some energy for playing on the playground, yoga, creating garden-themed art, and hiking Pease Mountain! The world is your garden. Come DIG it! Week 1: June 20-24 Half Day: 9am-12pm Cost: $125 Week 2: August 1-5 Full Day: 9am-3pm Cost: $250 Week 3: August 8-12 Full Day: 9am-3pm Cost: $250 Location: Charlotte Central School Garden Sign up for both weeks in August and get $50 off the second week!

Camp Hoopla! Let’s Put On A Show! Welcome dreamers and future entertainers… to the creative community of Camp Hoopla!, where students of all skill levels and aspirations develop talents in music, theatrical clowning, juggling, and improvisation, with a strong emphasis on FUN. Join Mr. Smith and Woody for the hoopla that happens when their creative sparks fly. As they say: “Fun and laughter are infectious, and everyone knows- laughing makes you smarter!” Dates: June 20-24 Time: 10am-3pm Ages: 10-14 Cost: $250 Location: Charlotte Central School

British Soccer Camps The British Soccer camp will be held the week of July 11-15 at Charlotte Central School. The camp staff is selected and trained in the UK exclusively to work in these camps. They have a genuine interest in helping each player’s development and providing memorable positive experiences. Please see the four camps offered below: First Kicks, ages 3-4, 8:00-9:00am Resident $67 Nonresident $77

Mini-soccer, ages 4-6, 5-6:30pm Resident $90 Nonresident $100
Half- Day Player Development Camp, ages 9-12, 9:00am-12:00pm Resident $138 Nonresident $148 Full Day Player Development Camp, ages 7-15, 9:00am-3:00pm Resident $190 Nonresident $200 *Host a coach! It’s a great experience for your family and there is an $80 rebate on your registration! Registration MUST be completed at website listed below:

TetraBrazil Soccer Camp The TetraBrazil Academy provides players with authentic Brazilian coaching. TetraBrazil Soccer Camp combines learning Brazilian techniques, footwork, moves-and fun! This camp will be held at Charlotte Central School the week of July 18-22: 3 hour camp 8am-12pm Ages 6-16 $160 Nonresident $170 • 6 hour camp 9am-3pm Ages 8-18 $210 Nonresident $220 Registration MUST be completed at website listed below:

Summer Horseback Riding Camp Kim Johansen has been running Horse camps for 22 years. Her camp philosophy is “learning by doing.” The campers are encouraged to do their very best while feeling comfortable in a safe and non- competitive environment. You will learn the basics of horse care including how to groom, feed, and manage on foot as well as how to ride and show. Besides lessons there will be games on horseback as well as age appropriate activities. All levels welcome. Dates and times:
Week 1: July 25-29, 8am-3pm Cost: $350 Week 2: August 8-12, 8am-3pm Cost: $350 Location: Livery Horse Farm

Summer Sailing Camp Come learn the lifelong sport of sailing! Campers will learn the basics of rigging, point of sail, sailing maneuvers, safety and recovery in a safe, fun environment designed to promote comfort and independence in the boat. Dates: July 25-29 Time: 9am-12pm Ages: 8-10 and 11-15 Cost: $210 Location: The Community Sailing Center Burlington, VT

Voltage Soccer Camp Professional soccer academy invites young soccer enthusiasts, ages 5-18, to be a part of a challenging educational experience. The academy offers an opportunity to learn and enjoy many aspects of the game of soccer in a competitive environment from current professional players. Emphasis is placed on the developmental, improvement and refinement of basic playing skills. Attention is given to the instruction of good ball control habits and movement techniques in challenging drills and simulated match situations. All participants receive a ball, T-shirt and tickets to a voltage game. Date: August 1-5 Time: 9am-12pm Cost: $115 Ages: 5-18 Location: Charlotte Central School Registration MUST be completed at website listed below:

Junior Players Golf Camp The Junior Golf Mini-Camps at the Ultimate Golf-School are the best around, and the kids play on the course every day! The Camps are limited to 4 players, and with a 2:1 student teacher ratio, it allows us to provide the best learning environment for your young golfer. They learn the skills of the short game and long game so that they will be able to navigate the golf course by themselves. Rules, safety, etiquette, and fitness are taught in a fun and interesting manner. Each player receives a Ball Mark Repair Tool, Jr Golf Instruction Book, Achievement Golf Towel, and a Golf Hat. Dates: August 8-11(Monday-Thursday) Time: 12-3pm Ages: 8-15 Cost: $220
Location: Cedar Knoll Country Club.