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UPDATED: June 30, 2018

 

AMHERST RECREATION

DEPARTMENT

4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Amherst Town Band Summer Performance Schedule

Tues., July 3, 8PM - Souhegan High School

Weds., July 4 - Amherst Independence Day

Sat., July 7, 7 PM- York Beach, ME

Sat., July 28, 11:30AM Keyes Field, Milford

Tues., Aug. 14, 6:30PM - Amherst Town Common

For more information: www.amhersttownband.org.

Summer Adult Exercise Programming!

Beach Yoga at Baboosic Lake

Start your weekend off with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class on the sand with a beautiful view of Baboosic Lake.

 

SAT 8am at Baboosic Lake.

C25K

Summer will be here before you know it! Time to get outside and get some exercise. Running can improve your mood, your sleep and give you a sense of confidence and strength that you might not know you needed!

 

6am TH/TH at the SHS track.

Summer HITT

Most people who do not reach their true potential fail to do so because they underestimate their bodies’ abilities and accept mediocre results....Join TRUE POTENTIAL, owned by Laura Kimball, and unlock your personal possibilities in an inspiring, powerful and supportive environment.

 

M/W 7-8am, T/TH 7-8pm at Souhegan HS in the Fitness Center.

Discount Water Country and Six Flags Tickets for Sale!

Amherst Recreation has discount Water Country and Six Flags tickets for sale!

 

$39 for 6 Flags and $35 for Water Country. Call us at 673 6248, or stop in to purchase at 4 Cross Road, Amherst NH. Credit cards preferred.

2018 Summer Camps with Amherst Parks and Recreation

Welcome to our 2018 Camp offerings! Some dates are already full, so do not delay.

Learn to Play Disc Golf

Have your kids ever wanted to learn disc golf but didn't know how to get started?

Learn to play Disc Golf will introduce kids to the game of Disc Golf in a fun, upbeat environment! Tony Bolduc, PE teacher at Pelham Elementary School, will be coming to Birch Park this summer to show us the ropes!

 

Who: Grades 1-8

Where: Birch Park Disc Golf Course

When: Mondays (July 2, 9, 16, and 23)

Fee: $40R; $45NR

 

Grades 1-4, 9am-10am

Grades 5-8, 10am-11am

Adventure Teen Camp (Rising Gr. 8-9, July 23-Aug 16)

Get ready for year three of Adventure Teen Camp (ATC) for rising 8th-9th graders! Campers will have fun with friends, while enhancing their community service skills, building stronger relationships, and being a part of a rewarding camp experience. We will end the summer with a White Water Rafting Trip down the Kennebec River!

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp (Gr. 1-8, June 18-Aug 10)

Let’s have some fun under the sun this summer! Join our fantastic Baboosic Lake counselors for an unforgettable summer. Campers will take part in daily activities all centered around a weekly theme. Don’t forget, each week has a special field trip! Daily and weekly options available.

Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp (Gr. 1-6, June 18-Aug 10)

Come discover the outdoor world at The Peabody Mill Environmental Center this summer! Experience a summer knee deep in nature with weekly themes such as Castaway, H2-OH!, CSI, and even a camp favorite...Capture the Flag Week! Both daily and weekly options available this summer.

Outdoor Discovery Mini Camp (Ag. 4-5, June 18- July 27)

Come out and explore the outdoor world of camp this summer. Campers will read stories, go on mini hikes, play outdoor games, splash time, make arts and crafts, and more! Theme weeks include: Little Gems, Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes, Little Paws and Helpful Claws & more! Full day & half day option available.

Wild About Science Camp at MVVS (Gr. K-5, August 13-24)

Now you can join your favorite Outdoor Discovery Camp counselors, and PMEC educators for 2 more weeks of non-stop FUN! We will be offering an additional two weeks of camp at the Mont Vernon Village School.

2018 Baboosic Lake  Happenings

AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031

Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time!

Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach.

Swim Lessons at Baboosic Lake

Take advantage of our American Red Cross swim lessons. All 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.

Learn to Row at Baboosic Lake

Baboosic Lake Rowing Club is offering its first Learn To Row program for 7th and 8th graders. Participants will begin at SHS being introduced to the fundamentals of rowing and will use rowing machines (ergs) to learn proper form and technique. The last day, participants will be on the water and putting those newly learned skills into a real boat experience.

 

Who: Boys and Girls in grades 7-8

Where: Baboosic Lake (25 Broadway)

When: visit website for details

Fee: $35R; $45NR

Beach Yoga at 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.

 

Who: 16 and Up

Where: Amherst Town Beach at Baboosic Lake, 25 Broadway

When: Saturdays in the summer, 6/16-8/18 8:00-9:00am

Fees: $80R/$90 for Full Session or $13.00R/$15.00NR per class

Specialty Camps with Amherst Parks and Recreation

Boys Saber Hoops Basketball Camp, Gr. 6-8 (July 16-July 20)

 The 16th Annual Saber Hoops Camp is being run by Mike Facques (coach of back to back SHS Championships ‘03 and ‘04) and Joey Burrows (member of Sabers championship team and former college basketball player). The major goal of the camp is to help kids develop a passion for the great game of basketball and help them increase their skills.  We will create a positive environment with the proper balance of instruction, competition, and fun!

Challenger British Multisport Camp (July 23- July 27)

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!

Young HACKS Academy- Beta Masters (July 23-July 27)

Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game. Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion.

Adult Summer Fun!

C25K- Couch to 5K, a Rise and Run Program

Summer will be here before you know it! Time to get outside and get some exercise. Running can improve your mood, your sleep and give you a sense of confidence and strength that you might not know you needed! 6am TH/TH

Starts 6/19!

Summer HITT, True Potential

Most people who do not reach their true potential fail to do so because they underestimate their bodies’ abilities and accept mediocre results....Join TRUE POTENTIAL, owned by Laura Kimball, and unlock your personal possibilities in an inspiring, powerful and supportive environment.

 

M/W 7-8am, T/TH 7-8pm at Souhegan HS in the Fitness Center. Starts 6/18!

Summer Yoga!

This 75 minute class includes gently flowing yoga poses, breath work, meditation and relaxation. Letting our breath lead our movements, we move gently through sun salutations as we strengthen, stretch and tone our body and mind!

Yoga for Adults on Tuesdays at Souhegan HS from 9-10:15. Starts 6/26!

Tennis for Adults

Join us on the courts for adult tennis lessons! These lessons are for Beginner and/or Intermediate players. Please bring your own racquet and we will supply the tennis balls.

 

Who: Adults 18 and up

Where: Davis Lane Tennis Courts

When: visit website for dates/times

Fee: $42R; $50NR

Adult Co-Ed Softball Pick Up Games

Join us for adult pick up slow pitch softball games. This is a co-ed program running on Wednesdays in July, and August. It is pick up ball, so show up and split up!

Players will need to provide their own bat/glove. We will provide the game balls.

 

Who: 18+ (must have graduated High School)

What: Adult co-ed softball pick up games

Where: Simeon Wilson Field, Amherst NH

When: Wednesdays, Starting June 27 and running through Aug 8. 8pm start time

Fee: Free!

Trips!

Trip- Mountain Biking at Kingdom Trails

Welcome to your 3 day adventure! This trip will consist of some of the best mountain biking in the northeast, camping in northern Vermont and three full days of adventure with co-riders.  All participants must have trail riding experience and be able to ride long distances without many breaks.

 

Who: Rising 5th graders and up

When: July 17-19

Fee: $75R; $90N

Trip- Boston Red Sox

Enjoy an evening out at Fenway Park and leave the driving to us. We will head into Boston to watch your favorite baseball team for a game under the lights.  There will be time for you to get a bite to eat and enjoy the pre-game activities.  Seats are limited so please register early. Seats are located in the lower bleacher section.

All Ages

Full Moon Hikes at PMEC

Come join us for a full moon hike led by a naturalist at PMEC! Fun activities along the trail for all ages.

Who: All Ages. Families welcome!

When: Times are dependent on season.

Amherst Makerspace-Info!

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.

Repair Cafe @ The Amherst Makerspace

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!

Where: Amherst Makerspace, 14 Cross Road

When: 3rd Thursday of every month

Birthday Parties at PMEC

Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center!

We have many themes to choose from or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Girl or Boy. New themes and pricing structure for 2018!

 

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