April 30, 2019
Your semi-monthly Recreation activities information.
GREETINGS!

Registration is open for summer day camps, swim lessons, tennis clinics and more. Your proof of residency must be updated prior to registering! Check out our new Start Smart Sports program for ages 3-5. Cos Cob Preschool is accepting registration for the 2019-2020 school year. The Greenwich Women's Town Tennis Team is having tryouts in May at Binney Park. For residents in financial need, scholarships are available for youth programs; read more below. Register soon for the Jim Fixx Memorial Day races happening on May 27. For a listing of upcoming community events in May and June, click here.

Additional information on programs and facilities may be found on our website; please click on the button below! The Department reserves the right to photograph users of our facilities and activities for publicity purposes.

Greenwich Recreation... We make your free time, fun time!

Best Regards,
Sue Snyder, Recreation Superintendent
Register Soon; Camp Fees Increase June 1.
Your Proof of Residency Must be Updated Prior to Registering!!

Online registration is only available to Greenwich residents. Greenwich residents are required to provide proof of residency once per calendar year for all Parks and Recreation programs.
Kamp Kairphree is for children ages 5-12, and it operates out of the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich. There are four two-week sessions, beginning June 24.
Summer Adventurers, for ages 8-15, operates out of the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center in Glenville. Only Section A1 for ages 8-10 is still available. This day camp begins June 25 and has one special field trip per week.
Music, Art and Dance Camp is for children entering grades 4-9. Music and Art will have an afternoon Dance option in summer 2019! To enroll in afternoon Art or Dance, one must also be enrolled in morning Art or Music. The program runs July 1- August 2.
The "Big Three" day camps will each require a Camp Health Exam form to be completed.

Register online for Youth and Adult Tennis Clinic Instruction. Tennis instruction is held for ages four years through adult. Clinics are held Monday through Thursday. You can register for one or more weeks, from June 3-6 through July 29-Aug. 1. Our Summer Camps Brochure also provides details on Summer Soccer held in cooperation with Soccer Extreme . The BWGCC will be hosting Mad Science Summer Programs over three separate weeks and a Hi-Five Sports Camp the week of June 17-21.
Summer Swim Lessons will be held for youth from ages four and up at the Greenwich Pool in Byram Park. Eight, one-half hour group lessons will be held on Mondays through Thursdays with a rain date of Friday, for two consecutive weeks. Register for classes running July 8-18, July 22- August 1, and August 5-15.
Dorothy Hamill Indoor Turf

Looking for a place to hold a sports practice or birthday party? The Dorothy Hamill Rink is available for indoor turf rentals now through mid-August by reservation. The turf can be used for lacrosse, soccer, whiffle ball, flag football, T-ball, and more. If you are interested, please email. The rate is $65 per hour through June 30 and $50 per hour after July 1.

Cos Cob Community Preschool

Registration is open for the Cos Cob Community Preschool 2019-2020 year. Classes are held Monday-Friday, and will operate for a longer day from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 54 Bible Street in Cos Cob. The Preschool is licensed by the State of CT and is reasonably priced. For information, send an email.
Jim Fixx Memorial Day
Running Races

Monday, May 27 is the date of the 55th running of the Jim Fixx Memorial Day running races. The five mile race begins at 8:15 a.m. on Greenwich Avenue by Elm Street. The Kids 1/2 mile run will be held on the track at Havemeyer Field behind Town Hall starting about 9:15 a.m. Download the flyer. For registration information, click here. Prices increase on race day. Thanks to our partner Threads and Treads and our sponsors JJ Cassone bakery and Greenwich Old Timers Association.
CT Boating Course

Become a Skilled Boater: Sail, Power, Paddle, Jet Ski. This boating course which is offered on Saturday, May 4 or Saturday, May 18 qualifies you for a CT Boating Certificate + PWC/Jet Ski certificate. For more information, email or call Susan Ryan at 203-998-1864.

Greenwich Education Group

Greenwich Education Group will host its tenth annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair on Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. The fair is free, open to the public, and serves to acquaint families with top-ranked independent day and boarding schools from throughout the USA and Canada. Proceeds from the fair will benefit the Town of Greenwich Dept. of Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund. Download the flyer.
Summer Youth Soccer

In cooperation with Soccer Extreme, we are offering Summer Clinics for youth ages 4-12. Ages 4 and 5 play from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and ages 6-12 play from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be two week-long sessions the week of June 24 - 28 and the week of August 5 - 9. Register for one or both weeks!
Start Smart Sports

Start Smart Sports Program is a developmentally appropriate introductory sports program for ages 3-5. The program prepares children and their parents for organized sports in a fun, non-threatening environment. It will take place at Byram Park on Tuesday mornings in the summer; register online May 1.
Greenwich Skatepark

From April through August, the Skatepark is open weekdays from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. and weekends 12:30 - 7:00 p.m. Download a schedule of hours and fees. The park is located at the foot of Arch Street. We have Information on Summer Ramp Camps, too. For weather issues call 203-496-9876.

National Alliance for Youth Sports

Greenwich Recreation is a member organization of NAYS. We provide free training through the NAYS website to our staff and volunteers and any resident interested in learning how to make sports better for youth. For their latest news and updates, including Kobe Bryant helping young athletes stare down fear, click here. For more information on how to obtain free training, email the Recreation Superintendent.
Scholarships for Youth

The Parks and Recreation Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to income eligible resident families for participation in youth activities. Scholarship applications must be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the start of the program.
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center

The EGCC has several on-going programs including Greenwich Archery, Green Moon Children's Art Studio, Wednesday Painters, fitness classes, and Friday night roller skating. Roller skating will be held May 24 and 31 from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes skates. Call 203-637-4583 for open gym hours.

Special Events for May include the Tiny Tots Consignment Sale on May 1-4, Annual Plant Sale on May 11 and Secondary School Fair on May 14. For additional information on these and other activities in May, see our May Newsletter. The American Red Cross's Safety Town will be held in June.

The EGCC has rooms of varying sizes available to rent for your next party, meeting, or class! Call us at 203-637-4583 or contact us by email. Download a Civic Center Brochure. The EGCC is located at 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich.
Bendheim Western Civic Center

During the summer, the BWGCC is hosting Mad Science Summer Programs and Hi-Five Sports Camp. This spring, DramaBee is offering theatrical fun for preschool and Kindergarten age children. SEW HAPPY is offering a youth sewing machine school. The Dance Pointe has many programs on-going throughout the year.

Co-ed Adult Volleyball is available on a drop-in basis on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Yoga classes and Zumba classes are offered on several weekdays at varying times. Boot Camp sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pickleball is offered for adults on a drop-in basis.

Open gym hours are available; see the schedule on our website. For general program information, download the BWGCC Brochure. The BWGCC is available for rent and located at 449 Pemberwick Road; phone 203-532-1259.
Special Recreation

The Stamford JCC offers many inclusive programs throughout the year. Click here for information on their Executive Sports Program. Call 203-487-0946 to register.

Abilis meets the needs of people with developmental disabilities. Their events are posted on their website calendar.

Greenwich Special Olympics offers sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual or physical challenges.
Senior Center News

The Commission on Aging, manages the Greenwich Senior Center located at 299 Greenwich Avenue, which has many wonderful recreation programs. Download their current newsletter.
The Griffith E. Harris Golf Course is open for the season! For information, call 203-531-7200 or email. Check out their website.
Griffith E. Harris Golf Course

Pro Joe Felder is starting his 30th season at "The Griff". He has developed a very active teaching program, from juniors and beginners to low handicappers and champions. The two additional teaching professionals are Patrick Massi and Alex Bardani. Patrick is an accomplished PGA professional and a US Kids certified instructor. Alex is also a PGA professional and certified US Kids instructor. They have a launch monitor to fit you for clubs and improve your game. The shop is stocked with the newest equipment and apparel. They have demo clubs for you to try before you buy, with price matching guaranteed. Plus, there is a new battery pull cart that is available for rent or purchase.

"The Griff" is offering a Ladies Clinic on three dates in May. Joe Felder's 30th Annual Junior Clinic will be held the end of May. TaylorMade Demo Day is May 3rd. Men's and Ladies tournaments will be in June. For more information call 203-531-7261 or email.
Credit & Refund Policy

Credit requests for recreation program registration will be considered if received in writing prior to the start of the program. There is a $15.00 administrative fee for credits. The general policy of the Recreation Division is that we do not process refunds unless a program has been cancelled. Please read all registration information carefully and contact us prior to registering for a program if you have any questions.
Parks and Recreation Foundation
The Greenwich Parks and Recreation Foundation was set up to receive donations, allowing the community citizens and businesses an avenue to donate to the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation projects and programs. The foundation is a 509 (a)(1).
Through the Parks & Recreation Foundation, one is able to donate to the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund.
Weather Cancellation Information

Please make note of the Recreation Division's weather cancellation hotline phone # 203-861-6100. Information regarding cancellations and closures is also posted on our Recreation Sports Website, where you can also sign up to get text alerts and /or emails notifying you of changes. The hotline phone # is updated before the website.
Parks & Recreation Department Wide News...
The Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall is generally open for business hours on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For information on park, beach, and tennis passes, click here. You can also call 203-622-7817 or email gnpnr@greenwichct.org. For complete information on rules and regulations of Parks and Recreation, click here for the Greenwich Town Code, Chapter 7.

The next meeting of the Board of Parks and Recreation will be Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Much additional information can be found by viewing the Parks and Recreation page of the Town Website.

J oseph Siciliano, Director of Parks and Recreation
Greenwich Parks & Recreation | Recreation Division | 203-618-7649 | Recreation@greenwichct.org