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UPDATED: July 17, 2019

 

AMHERST RECREATION

DEPARTMENT

4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Senior Citizen Survey

The Town of Amherst wants to hear from our Senior Citizens to learn more about your concerns and needs in order to help improve your quality of life. Please follow the link below to take a quick, confidential survey.

Town of Amherst Senior Citizen Survey

Summer Concerts On The Green

The Amherst Recreation Department is happy to announce our Summer Concert Series, Tuesdays on the Green We hope that you will join us! You’re invited to come early and choose your spot- with your picnic and a blanket or chairs you will ready to enjoy the entertainment!

 

7/23 “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” -  6:30-8:00pm

(rain date 7/24)

7/30  Amherst Brass Quintet - 6:30-8:00pm

8/6   Amherst Town Band - 6:30- 8:00pm

8/13  DJ Tim Joyce and our Second Annual Summer  Block Party - 6:30-8:00pm, (rain date 8/14)

Snacks will be provided by various social organizations during most events.

All programs are free of charge

Adult Bocce

Who: Adults 18 and up

Where: Buchanan Park on Middle Street

When Matches start the week of July 1 (Mandatory team meeting on Monday July 1, 6pm at Buchanan Park.)

Registration: Register before June 26th

Fee: $15 Resident team; $20 non-resident team (Proceeds will go towards the Champion’s Prize.)

Minimum 6 teams required for league.

Adult Bocce Ball League

Does your team have What: it takes to be crowned the 2019 Amherst Bocce Ball Champion? Find out in our fun and relaxed Bocce Ball league. No experience will be necessary for this league.

 

Register for the league

Your team of 2 will be scheduled to play your opponent at some point each week at a time decided by you.

Results must be sent to the ARD by no later than 9pm on the Sunday night of each week.

Playoffs will happen at the end of the summer.

If you are on vacation for a week, no problem, schedule your match at a different time.

We will use official Italian sized Balls.

Only one person from each team needs to register.

Bocce Balls are provided for those who do not have their own.

Baboosic Lake Town Beach Information

Baboosic Lake Beach hours are:

6am – 9pm

Baboosic Lake Beach staffied hours:

Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Weekdays: 9am – 7pm

Save Time:

If you are planning to rent a boat from us this season, please visit our website and fill out the boat waiver form before going to the beach.

New in 2019:

On Weekends and Holidays; Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests and Season Pass holders and their guests. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access.

Baboosic Lake info and Season Pass Options

Baboosic Lake Town Beach opened Memorial Day Weekend. Visit the website to purchase your season pass.

Please take the time to familize yourself with the Baboosic Lake Town Beach Rules:

Youth Programs

Fall Youth Soccer

Register for Fall Soccer with Amherst Recreation and your player will learn and develop soccer skills, sportsmanship and team spirit! All teams are volunteer-coached- please consider offering your time and talent. We offer various levels of soccer based on age groups. Boys and girls will play together in all leagues. Shin guards are required at all levels.

Who: Ages 3-13

When Games/practices begin 9/7

Where: Wilkins Field

Baboosic Lake Swim Lessons

Take advantage of our American Red Cross swim lessons. Our lead instructors are ARC Water Safety certified.

Swim lessons are scheduled for a 30 minute time period between 10am-2:00PM, Monday - Thursday at Baboosic Lake. Classes will be held in the rain but not during a thunder storm. Friday will be the makeup date in the event classes are canceled Monday-Thursday.

Private Swim Lessons: One on one in water instruction will be provided and our instructor will work with you to meet your swimming goals. We will NOT be able to split a lesson between 2 students. This program is available for all ages and abilities. Space is limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis, based on the availability of instructors. Private lessons will be offered each of the three sessions at both 9:00am-9:30am, 9:30am-10:00am, and 12:30pm-1:00pm.

Swim Lesson Sessions:

Session 1 - June 17 - June 27

Session 2 - July 1 - July 11 (No class July 4th, Make-up held Friday July 12)

Session 3 - July 16- July 25

Session 4 - July 29- August 8

In case of cancellations due to severe weather, Fri will be the make-up day

Baboosic Lake Swim Team

Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!!

Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season’s pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun!

Swim Team is open to all ability levels ages 4 to 19. Participants must be able to float on their front.

Swim team opens with the first practice on June 18th. Practice is 9am -10 am Monday through Friday at Baboosic Lake. The meet schedule will be put on line as soon as it is finalized. Team swim suits can be ordered the first week of practice.

NEW this year!! Every participant will be receiving a Baboosic Lake Swim Team tshirt, and a Baboosic Lake swim cap as part of your registration fee.

Please call the office if you are registering for a Season Beach Pass- Swim team families are eligible for a one-time $15 discount, available through the office.

Youth Tennis

Summer has arrived, and it’s time to get out on the courts! Join your favorite High School Tennis players for skills, drills and game play.

Who: Grades 1st-11th

Where: Davis Lane Courts

Times and Fees vary by age group

Rookies Summer Baseball Clinics

Come join some of your favorite coaches and Souhegan Baseball Players to improve your baseball fundamentals! This program is focused on the transition of coach pitch to player pitch (Rookies). Each day will consist of skills and drills along with some scrimmaging to learn about the flow of games.

When Thursdays, July 11th-August 15th

Where: Spalding Baseball Field

Who: Players ages 7-9 (as of May 1st, 2019)

Fee: $30R, $40NR

 

Adults Only...

Adult Trip to Kingdom Trails

Enjoy some of the best mountain biking in the country while spending time with fellow riders both on and off the trail. Accommodations will be at the Kingdom Farm Lodge where you will be able to relax, shower, and clean/fix your bike after a long days ride. We will take care of breakfast and Saturday Night’s dinner.

Riders can arrive anytime on Friday and ride. Or come up after work. Friday night we will have a meet up at Mike’s Tiki Bar located in the heart of East burke and eat at one of the many food trucks located in the parking area.  Saturday and Sunday will be all about riding. Many of us have a lot of riding time at Kingdom so if you need some advice on where to ride or where to have lunch, we will be sure to guide you in that direction.

After Breakfast on Sunday, we will plan to get one last ride in and folks can head home when they need to.

For those who do not have a Kingdom Season Pass, please click here to fill out the liability waiver form so we can pick up your riding ticket.

Who: Adults 21 and older

When September 20-22, 2019

Where: Kingdom Trails, East Burke VT

Fee: $185pp Residents, or $205pp Non-Residents

Fee includes: 2 nights lodging, breakfast (Saturday and Sunday), riding fees, bike shuttling, & Saturday Night Dinner.

If you would like to rent a bike for riding at Kingdom Trails, please contact https://eastburkesports.com/

Summer Camps

Outdoor Discovery Mini Camp

Sparking joy, creativity and curiosity through exploring the natural world. Hands-on discovery through the senses for ages 4-5. Nature based crafts each day. Campers will take part in various activities, sports, crafts, and water play geared around a new theme each week!

Who: Ages 4&5

What: 8:30am-12:30pm

Where: PMEC

When:

      Week 5 7/15-7/19

      Week 6 7/22-7/26

Half day and Full Day options available.

Softball Summer Camp

Batter Up!! Who’s ready for another year of Summer Softball Camp? If you have ever wanted to try softball or want to hone your skills, this is the camp for you!

Join your favorite AMS softball coaches, AMS players, and Souhegan players for a week long camp this summer. Coaches will work with players on positioning, batting, pitching, catching, and agility while focusing on the foundations. Players from all skill levels are welcome.

What: to Expect:

  • Players will be divided by age, skill level, and/or position during different drills
  • Players are encouraged to try new positions
  • Player must bring their own glove and are strongly encouraged to wear cleats

Camp Details

Who: Girls Ages 5-13

What: Summer Softball Camp

Where: AMS 1 (Softball Diamond)

When August 19th- August 23rd, from 9 am-12 noon

Fee: $70R; $80NR

Outdoor Discovery Camp

This summer, Outdoor Discover Camp is excited to offer a fun-filled camp focused on exploring the great outdoors and encouraging an appreciation for the natural environment. Amy Hull, PMEC Coordinator and her fun, creative staff is looking forward to making 2019 the most memorable summer ever!

Outdoor Discovery Camp is committed to exploring and creating lots of outside fun! Each day, campers will take part in various activities, sports, hiking, crafts, and water play geared around that week’s theme.

Who: Entering grades 1-8

What: Outdoor Discovery Camp, M-F 9-4pm (extended care is also available)

Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

When: June 17th - August 9th

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp

Are you ready for a summer of craziness, memories and laughs. Each day campers will be greeted by our energetic counselors and have the opportunity to play a variety of games, swim and make a craft with their friends. Special events are planned in conjunction with our weekly themes to round out the summer of fun. Whether it be building a cardboard boat, cooking pancakes over and open fire, weaving a friendship bracelet or a camper/counselor tug o war match, be prepared for goofy, super fun, days with high-energy activities at Baboosic Lake Summer Camp!

Who: Grades 1-8

When June 17-August 9th

Where: Baboosic Lake Town Beach

Time: 9am - 3pm (extended day options available.)

Adventure Teen Camp

Our ever popular Adventure Teen Camp (ATC) is back for its 4th year! This time with the addition of even more adventures!

New this summer we will be offering 2 week sessions, each session providing a unique experience. The sessions will be offered to rising 7th, 8th & 9th graders. Sign up for 1 session or BOTH! Campers will have fun with friends, all the while enhancing their community service skills, building stronger relationships, and being a part of a rewarding camp experience. This camp is based on leadership and management skills that will prepare teens for the future.

Who: Rising 7th - 9th graders

Where: Based out of PMEC

When:

  Session #1 July 22 – August 2

  Session #2 Aug 5 – Aug 16

Challenger British Multi Sport Camp

Details Include:

Half day Option: 9am- 12noon

Full Day Option: 9am- 4pm

Who: Ages 6-16

What: MultiSport Camp

Where: AMS flat field at 14 Cross Rd

When July 22- July 26

Fee: $139 Half day

    $196 Full day

Motivate, Activate and Energize your child with Challenger Sports’ Multi Sports Program. Challenger’s team of British coaches will provide your boys and girls, with a memorable week of nonstop action, fun and competition- All with a British Twist! Children will learn new British sports and develop new skills with team-building activities that include more than just running, jumping, catching, kicking and throwing! They will also learn about Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship and Leadership, while playing hard, having fun, and making new friends. Sports covered may include tag rugby, cricket, soccer, rounders, kickball, netball and handball.

 

Eagles Basketball Camp for Girls Grade 4-9

Join Amherst Middle School’s own Coach Rodon in this all-around skill development camp for girls entering grades 4th through 9th. This unique camp utilizes decision training drills to help players improve their ball handling, shooting, decision making, and all around offensive & defensive skills. The camp is challenging yet fun for all skill levels. Players will gain valuable insight on What: is to be expected in order to perform at the middle school and high school level.

Who: Girls entering Grades 4-6

When July 15th-19th. 8:30am-2:00pm

Where: Amherst Middle School Gym

Fee: $195R $205NR

Adult Exercise

True Potential

TRUE POTENTIAL is a program designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness. The workout is a high-intensity interval-based total body workout, which uses a cardio/strength/core format, ending with a moment of quiet reflection.

Three class times:

7:45-8:45am at PMEC on M/W/F

9:00-10:00am at PMEC on M/W/F

7:00-8:00pm at SHS on T/Th

Barre

Power Barre is a ballet inspired fitness class that strengthens and tones the entire body. This hour class will be high intensity with low impact choreographed to fun music.NO dance experience is required and modifications can be made for all levels. Barre targets those hard to reach problem areas while leaving you feeling strong and healthy, and  is a great addition to any cardio regiment and very beneficial to runners looking to strengthen their leg and core muscles.

When  Thursdays 9:30-10:30am, Saturdays 8:30-9:30am

Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center (66 Brook Rd)

Pilates

Pilates is a full body-conditioning program comprised of a series of approximately 500 designed movements performed primarily on a mat. Pilates improves strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. The rhythmic exercises promote elongated and toned muscles, and are noted for developing abdomen, lower back and buttocks strength, and create a strong body core.   This pilates mat class fuses classical principles and a more contemporary athletic approach to produce noticeable results through more challenging moves. You’ll leave feeling accomplished, energized and worked head to toe.

When Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am

Where: PMEC, 66 Brook Road

Choose the Barre/Pilates Combo and receive a two class discount!

Paddle Board Yoga

“Learn to ride the waves of life and not be knocked off by the turbulence that comes to us.”

Paddle Board Yoga is an incredible experience. You can enjoy being outdoors, connecting with nature and getting mood-boosting vitamin D. Because it requires balance and stability to stay on the board, it will strengthen your core and build muscles in places you didn’t know existed.

NOTE: ALL participants must be able to swim; What: this means is you must be comfortable if you fell off your board that you can make it back to your board and get back on. PDFs will be provided to all participants with your registration.

Who: 18+

What: Paddle Board Yoga at Baboosic Lake

Where: Baboosic Lake Town Beach,

When Sundays,9am-10am

Date: July 14-August 18th (August 25th held for rain make-up)

Fee: Choose 5 out of 6 classes: $65R; $75NR

Daily: $15R/$20NR per class

Beach Yoga @ Baboosic Lake

Start your weekend off with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class on the sand with a beautiful view of Baboosic Lake. Practice yoga at the edge of the water with plenty of sun or shade, depending on your preference.

Strengthen and stretch in this class as you build your mind-body-spirit connection. The benefits of yoga and meditation include increased strength, flexibility and focus; and decreased stress and tension. This 75 minute class includes gently flowing sun salutations, breath work, meditation and relaxation. NOTE: This class will be held in the pavilion if raining.

Two registrations options:

1) Choose the full session and attend the 8/10 dates that work for you!

2) Register by individual class (the day before is appreciated)

Who: 16 and Up

Where: Baboosic Lake Town Beach, 25 Broadway Circle

When Saturdays in the summer, 6/15-8/31 8:00-9:15am (no class 6/22 or 7/9)

Fees: Full Session: $80R/$90

Per Class: $13.00R/$15.00NR

Yoga for Adults

We offer three class options for Adult Yoga with long-time instructor, Leslie Formby. Make time for yourself with exercise and mediation and choose the one that works for your schedule!

Tuesdays at PMEC, 8am-9:15am

Wednesdays at SHS, 6:30-7:45pm

Thursdays at PMEC, 8am-9:15am

Zumba

Zumba® is a dance fitness program designed for all level of group exercise participants. All moves will be kept simple and engaging to keep you sweating and having fun.

Our instructor is Cheryl Sturt-Vail. She has 25 years experience with group exercise training and 10 with Zumba. She is able to break down all types of dance styles to make it easy for all people to enjoy and master.

Amherst Makerspace

What: is The Amherst Makerspace?

Amherst Makerspace is a collaborative project with the Amherst Recreation Department and the Amherst Middle School. An entire wing at the Amherst Middle School, is open to the surrounding communities during non-school hours. We provide the ultimate workshop for paid members, to use State Of the Art tools, share knowledge, work on projects, network, and build things. Our goal is to foster a highly collaborative learning environment that is excellent for individuals who learn best by doing and making, with like-minded people or self-directed.

Repair Cafe

The Amherst Makerspace is hosting people with skills, to help you repair a broken item that you may treasure or something you wish to save from the trash heap. We will have woodworkers, welders, electricians, computer techs and general handymen/women on hand to help you fix your item. Broken furniture, bicycles, toys, toaster, vacuum cleaners, lamps or electronics. If we can fix it...it ain’t broke.

When Third Thursday of every month, from 6-9pm

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