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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: July 4, 2013

Summer Camp Registrations Ongoing

School has ended. Have you registered for the recreation department’s summer camps yet? The recreation camps are rapidly filling. Many one-week camps are offered for ages 3 to 14 in the village in various activities. To find a list of offerings, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or www.gardencityrecreation.org.

Summer Gazebo Concerts Announced

The Department of Recreation and Parks is pleased to announce the list of performers for its Summer Gazebo Concert Series.

July 11 – Buddy Merriam and Back Roads

July 18  - Teresa McClean from Emil Stucchio and the Classics

July 25 – Stan Zizka and the Original Del Satins

August 1 – The Clusters

August 8 – North Shore Pops

All concerts begin at 7:15 p.m. on the village green at the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. In the event of a less than beautiful summer sky (rain), all shows will be moved inside to St. Paul’s Cluett Hall.

Pee Wee Tennis For 4-6 Year Olds

Pee Wee Tennis is offered to children who are village residents ages 4 to 6. Eligibility is determined by the child’s age at the start of the session. Skills are learned by fun and easy to do drills taught by our tennis staff. Each child may register for a maximum of two sessions.

When:

Session C: July 8-11

Session D: July 15-18

Session E: July 22-25

Session F: July 29-Aug. 1

Session G: Aug. 5–8

Where: Community Park’s Tennis Facility

Time: 9 to 10 a.m.

Cost: $55 (Week of July 1 is $42)

To register, please visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Pre-School Camp For 3 ½ To 5 Year Olds

The pre-school camp is a fun way for children ages 3 ½ to 5 years old who are residents of the village to spend the summer. Children who attend this camp MUST be 3 ½ years old by the start of the session. Arts and crafts, music, nature, and stories will fill the 2-hour class, run by Pat Leonenko, St. Joseph’s pre-school teacher.

When: Session I: July 8-11

Session II: July 15-18    

Session III: July 22-25

Session IV: July 29–Aug. 1

Where: St. Paul’s Building

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $100

US Sports Institute’s Sport Squirts And Soccer Squirts

The recreation department is pleased to work in conjunction with the US Sports Institute to offer two of their popular programs again this summer. The Sports Squirts Program has been designed to introduce children aged 3 to 5 to a variety of sports in a safe, structured environment. Soccer Squirts does the same while teaching the sport of soccer. All games and activities will encompass hand/eye coordination, balance, agility and movement—all key factors to the early development of children in sport. This program will be offered on the St. Paul’s fields.

Sports Squirts

July 15–18 from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s       

July 15–18 from 10:15–11:15 a.m. at St. Paul’s  

July 15–18 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s  

Aug. 12-15 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s  

Aug. 19-22 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s     

Soccer Squirts    

July 8–11 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. at Community Park

July 29–Aug. 1 from 9-10 a.m. at St. Paul’s

July 29-Aug. 1 from 10:15–11:15 a.m. at St. Paul’s

July 29–Aug. 1 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s

Aug. 5–Aug. 8 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Community Park

Aug. 19–22 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s

Cost for any session: $65

Please note that any US Sport’s Institute Camp held at Community Park will add Friday to their schedule if they experience inclement weather during the program week.

A special application is necessary for any US Sports Institute camp and checks must be made payable to US Sports Institute. You may also register online for any US Sports Institute Camp on their website at www.ussportsinstitute.com.

Nature Camp In July

The Recreation Department and the Garden City Bird Sanctuary are joint venturing to offer a camp experience “Connecting with Nature”. Children ages 6-12 are invited to spend the morning at the Garden City Bird Sanctuary learning about how they can work hand-in-hand with nature. This one-week, two-hour program will meet at Nassau Haven Park and then move into the sanctuary, with walks, crafts, and take homes for each child involved.

When: Ages 6-8

Week of July 8–11

Week of July 15–18—This week is now filled.

Ages 9-12

Week of July 22-25

Where: Nassau Haven and the Bird Sanctuary

Time: 10 a.m. to noon Fee: $60

Girls Volleyball Camp

This camp will provide instruction in skills necessary to compete in the sport of volleyball. The children will learn proper techniques in serving, hitting, and passing and well as the aspects of the game. This camp will be held in St. Paul’s Field House and is open to any resident of the Village of Garden City who is entering grades 6-10 in September.

When:  July 8-11    

Time: 9 –11:30 a.m.

Where: St. Paul’s Field House

Cost:  $100

New Section Of Lacrosse Squirts Camps Offered

The US Sports Institute Lacrosse Squirts Camp is a wonderful introduction to the sport of lacrosse, designed for beginner players who have little or no experience in the sport. The program is taught in a relaxed atmosphere with the emphasis on fundamental skills and technique; helping all children to progress and succeed. Children will learn how to play lacrosse through a series of fun activities, and then take part in small scrimmages to put into practice what they have learned.

All equipment is provided for the program that makes it a more affordable way for children to learn the game. The program is non-contact so no protective clothing is required.

When: Week of July 15 – 18 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.    

Where: St. Paul’s Fields

Cost: $95 check made payable to US Sports Institute

A special application is necessary for any US Sports Institute camp and checks must be made payable to US Sports Institute. You may also register online for any US Sports Institute Camp on their website at www.ussportsinstitute.com.

USSI Field Hockey Camp—Registration Continues

US Sports Institute will conduct a Summer Field Hockey Camp for girls ages 9-13 that are residents of the Village of Garden City. Campers will be taken through all phases of the game, thoughtfully integrating technical and tactical components in a fun, innovative way. The camp will focus on individual skill development and the rules of the game, as well as the importance of playing together as a team.  Players will be grouped by age, playing ability and experience level. No previous experience playing field hockey is required to attend the First Play Field Hockey Camp. Equipment will be supplied.

When: Week of July 22–25

Week of Aug. 19-22

Where: St. Paul’s Field

Time: 9:30–12:30 p.m.  

Cost: $130 each week, check made payable to US Sports Institute

A special application is necessary for any US Sports Institute camp and checks must be made payable to US Sports Institute. You may also register online for any US Sports Institute Camp at www.ussportsinstitute.com.

News

Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.

Lots to buy at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair

Holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair combines fine quality, handmade gift items at reasonable prices. Members of Resurrection Lutheran Church have worked all year to create Christmas decorations, ornaments, and gift items. Beautiful table runners, scarves, hats, baby quilts, doll clothes for 18-inch dolls, and hand-painted wooden items are affordably priced to suit any budget. Find unique gifts for that special someone. Other displays feature jewelry, toys, books, games, baked goods, and treasures at the White Elephant Sale.

Net proceeds go to support mission work at Resurrection and The Life. Additional funding is awarded through Care Abounds in Communities, of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.


Sports

High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory

Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering

The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.  

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.


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Monday, November 3

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