UPDATED: September 24, 2017
4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031
Peabody Mill Environmental Center
66 Brook Road
Birch Park Disc Golf
11 Baboosic Lake Road
Amherst Parks & Recreation
Birch Park Hours – Sun Up to Sun Down
This is an alcohol and tobacco free park.
This course is to be used at your own risk.
Safety First! Never throw when players are within range.
The game of Disc Golf consists of throwing a flying disc from the teeing area to a basket by means of a throw. One stroke is counted each time the disc is thrown. The winner is the golfer with the lowest score.
This course is still a work in progress. Parks crews will be visible on the course.
Please either carry all trash out or place it in the provided trash cans.
Pre School Programming
I Love Nature
PMEC Coordinator Nicole has plans for taking children outside to explore and learn about the work we live in. Children will collect leaves, peer into ponds to look for tadpoles, take small hikes and learn through a hands-on approach. And please join us for our weekly hike that begins at 10:00am, directly after class. This hike is free of charge.
Who: Ages 3-6 and their caregivers
When: Thursdays 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM
Fee: R $15/NR $20
Tiny Toes Dance
Lets get groovy!
Our Tiny Toes Dance program is for girls and boys ages 3-5. In this 4 week program, students will get an intro to dance.
Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center
When: Friday mornings 10:15-11am
Fee: $30R; $35NR
Our Tot Soccer is one of our most consistently popular programs, and continues to be coached by terrific instructors. We often have a waiting list, so sign up early!
Tuesday afternoons starting in
Fall Soccer (U4-U12)
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. All soccer ages are based upon 8/1/2017.
We will be adapting a fall tennis program starting in September. This program will consist of a practice day and a game day.
Visit our website for more info.
Don't let the game end! Extend your summer playing baseball in our developmental and competitive program. Teams will play against other towns. Practices are one night a week with games on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Travel time for games will not exceed 45min/1hr. This league will start in September.
Join girls ages 9-12 on the diamond for a game of softball. The goals are for the girls to learn the game, develop skills and have fun!
Please note: If we cannot field an Amherst only team, we will form a combined team with other surrounding towns.
Fall XC Team
Learn how to love running with our fabulous coaches and Cross Country program! This program will emphasize learning how to run cross country and include trail running. The program is open to athletes ages 7-18.
Compass of Writing
Writing fiction or non-fiction is easy, fun, and so rewarding - both to the writer and the reader!
Come learn the "compass" of good writing.
We will explore how to choose a topic that interests you, how to begin a story, how to research, decide on an audience, and reach a catchy conclusion.
Who: Ages 10-14
Where: PMEC; Moose Room
When: Mondays 9/25, 10/2, 10/16 (times vary)
Fee: $50R; $55NR
2D Game Maker
Create your own Mario-style video game with custom levels, players, sounds, and an epic boss! The only limit is your imagination.
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Amherst Middle School Computer Lab
When: Wednesdays (9/20- 10/25) 6 weeks
Fee: $165R; $170NR
Junior Afterschool Jazzercise
For boys and girls in grades 1-4. Miss Maddi will walk students after school from Wilkins to Clark for class. This high energy dance program will strengthen their dance moves and boost their confidence!
Who: Boys and girls, grades 1-4
Where: Wilkins Art Room
When: Wednesday's from 3:30pm - 4:30pm starting in Sept.
Fee: $60R / $65NR
Home school Science Class at PMEC
Amherst Recreation is pleased to offer a Science classroom experience to children from ages 5-15 at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center, an environmental and science education center abutting almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land.
Classes are grouped as a series of three that follow a seasonal theme.
Safe Sitter Babysitting Course
Safe Sitter® is a medically-accurate, up-to-date babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. This course includes a copy of The Official Safe Sitter® Babysitter's Handbook for each registered participant which they will bring along on all accepted babysitting jobs.
New class on Tuesday, November 7th!
These before-school sessions will provide basics for beginners and challenge the more advanced student. Class time will include grammar, phonics, pronunciation and occasional worksheets. Learning will incorporate familiar stories, songs and music.
Who: 1st-4th graders
When: 7:55-8:25am Wednesdays 11/1-12/20
Where: Wilkins School, Classroom TBA
JR First Lego League
Get pumped for the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. 2017/2018 season. In the AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge, more than 40,000 children will navigate the uncharted waters of this important resource.
We will start a program once we have 4-6 registered. Dates/Times TBD by group.
Yoga For Kids
Yoga for kids is back! Join Leslie on Tuesdays this fall to develop confidence, self-awareness, and calming techniques. Please note: pick up for yoga will be at Clark School this year. Classes begin September 12th.
Yoga for Middle School
This class engages students with fun and cooperative activities and games that fosters the importance of collaborating and problem solving. Wednesdays at the Amherst Middle School, starting September 13th.
Ukulele for Beginners
Who: 2nd-4th Graders
Where: After school at Wilkins Elementary
When: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15
Why: Because the Ukulele is Cool, Portable, Relatively Inexpensive, and FUN!
Fee: $75R, $85NR
Youth Theater Camps (6-10 years)
In this class the students will learn about various styles of masked theater and character masks, design and create their own characters and masks, and explore movement and performance technique required for masked performance.
When: Saturdays Sept 23-Nov 11
Who: Ages 6-9 from 8:45-9:45
Ages 9-12 From 10:00-11:00
Where: PMEC, 66 Brook Road
Fee: $90 Res, $100 Non-Res
YES, AND...SCENE! 8 Week Session
Are you familiar with "Who's Line Is It Anyway"? That is exactly what this improvisation class is all about. It may seem like fun and games, but comedy is hard work.We will run a practice set week 7 in preparation for a "Friends and Family Improv Night" in week 8!
Who and When:
Adult Improv 18+,
Mondays 6:30-7:30pm, 9/27-11/15
Teen Improv 12-17,
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm Sept 2-Nov 18
Where: Souhegan High School
Fee: $80 Res, $90 Non-Res
Adult Fitness and Activities
NEW!! Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Kickboxing is a boxing inspired cardio fitness class that will elevate the heart rate while having fun. It is an amazing aerobic experience that utilizes martial arts based kickboxing techniques to increase muscular strength, cardiovascular conditioning, coordination, and balance.
When: Wednesday Evenings and Thursday Mornings
YOGA for Adults
We offer 3 class options for Adult Yoga with long-time instructor, Leslie Formby. Please visit our website for a more detailed listing. Classes begin September 12th.
is a program designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness.
New session starts in September! Morning and evening options available
Mack Hill Riding Academy presents--Fitness by Riding, Especially for Women!
This program is geared specifically for women!
Where: Mack Hill Riding Academy
Fee: $160 (includes 4, 1 hour lessons)
Tennis Lessons for Adults
Join us on the courts for adult tennis lessons!
What: Adult Tennis Lessons
Where: Davis Lane Tennis Courts
When: Click HERE
Fee: $42R; $50NR
Adult Basketball is an opportunity for men and women to play games in an open gym setting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00-10:00 during the school year at Amherst Middle School.
Adult volleyball is an opportunity for men and women to play in an open gym setting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8-10pm during the school calendar year at the Amherst Middle School.
NEW! DIY Wood Shop Home Décor
Working with power tools can be intimidating, but learning how to operate them opens a world of DIY and custom décor. We will make a “reclaimed” wood display board to hang on your wall.
When: Saturday, October 14th 10am-1pm NEW!!
Learn to Knit
Amherst Recreation is thrilled to be offering a learn to knit program this fall. Knitters will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm at the Recreation Office. Projects offered are: cowl, fingerless gloves, and a winter hat. All materials are included. Visit our website to learn more!
Adult/Youth Horse Back Riding
This program is open to ages 5 and up. This program includes 4 one hour weekly lessons.
4 Week sessions are now open for registration!
Fee: $160 (includes 4, 1 hour lessons)
Trip- Monthly Lunch Trips
Let's eat our way through New England this year with our Monthly lunch Trips! Join the Amherst Recreation crew as we depart for some local lunch outings. We will meet at 10:30am at the Walmart in Amherst, NH on the first Tuesday of every month for a different luncheon outing around NE!
Please see our schedule by visiting our website or calling 673-6248
Trip-Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise
There is no better way to see NH than a cruise aboard the Mount Washington on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. We will be traveling to Laconia, NH on Sunday, October 15th for a Sunday champagne brunch and Fall Foliage Cruise.
What: Mt. Washington Champagne Brunch
Where: Laconia, NH
When: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Depart: Meet at the front of Souhegan High School at 10:30am
Fee: $60R; $65NR
Trip-Anything Goes, the Musical
We are heading to the Palace theater on Thursday, November 9th! Join us as we spend a night out for dinner and a live show. We will depart the Walmart Parking lot in Amherst, NH at 4pm and head to the Farm for dinner at 4:45pm. Once we are through, we will head to the Palace theater for a 7:30pm show.
When: Thursday, November 9th
Where: Palace Theater
Fee: $50R; $55NR