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UPDATED: March 18, 2020

 

AMHERST RECREATION

DEPARTMENT

4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

 

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

What’s New

  • Wilderness First Aid Course (ages 15+)
  • First Annual Two Town Tri!
  • Tot Soccer on Tues now open!
  • Natural Dye- Scarf Making
  • Archery
  • Acadia National Park Trip
  • Creative Cooking for Tots

Youth Sports

Tumbling Class

This class encompasses all aspects of tumbling for those who are working on advanced tumbling skills (back handsprings, tucks, and combination passes).

Begins March 11th

Archery

Learn to shoot the bow and arrow and/or improve your shooting abilities! Come and have fun sharing a life-long sport with your friends!

Outdoor Adventure Trips (Grades 7-9)

Acadia National Park

Have you explored the Northeast’s only National Park? Acadia is a beautiful landscape of ocean, mountains, lakes and history. During this trip, we will camp, hike, kayak, bike and explore.

July 13-17th

Summer Camps

Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp - Offering Full Summer, Weekly and Daily options

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 2020 the most memorable summer ever!

Offering Full Summer, Weekly and daily options

Early Bird Discount Ends April 14th!

 

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp - Offering Full Summer, Weekly and Daily options

Early Bird Discount Ends April 14th!

 

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!

 

Outdoor Discovery Mini Camp

A Mini Camper’s (ages 4 & 5) day is filled with creativity and curiosity by exploring the natural world through hands-on discovery. Each day will include nature based crafts and other various activities, sports, and water play.

Cheer Camp

Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp.

Adult Programs

Natural Dye Scarf Making

Come learn the basics of natural dyeing and make a scarf using plant material. We will be exploring the process of dyeing cotton fabric naturally using plant material both in the home and around the yard. Simple culinary herbs, vegetables, fruit, and flowers will provide vibrant colors for your fabric.

Sunday, March 29th, 2-4pm

Black Bear and Bobcat Presentation

Join us for an exciting free two part lecture series on Black Bears & Bobcats presented by New Hampshire Fish & Game expertise, Don Allen.

Wilderness & Remote First Aid

If you spend lots of time in the outdoors and want to be prepared for any situation, this is the class for you. The course is designed to provide individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services.

April 28-29th, ages 15+

All Recreation Programs

 Cancelled or Postponed

until April 3rd

All Ages

Two Town Tri

The Milford and Amherst Recreation Departments are teaming up to create the annual Two Town Tri with the inaugural event on August 16th, 2020. This triathlon will start includes a dynamic and beautiful course through both Milford and Amherst, perfect for first time triathletes and seasoned professionals. Join us in a 300 yard pool swim, 14.1 mile bike and 5K run.

Ukulele Lessons

Find the Ukulele Class that is right for you! Class options have expanded and beginners and all ages are welcome. You will be playing in no time.

Preschool Programs

Mini Artist

Spring into art with this fun art class for the tiniest artists. We will work with paint, glue, sparkles and more to make flowers, rainbows, eggs and other fun Spring creations!

Start Smart Softball/Baseball

Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-5 years old. The program prepares children for organized tee ball, baseball and softball in a fun non-threatening environment.

Creative Cooking for Tots

Come create, cook, explore your inner chef and have fun! The Creative Cooking for Tots program for kids and their parents focuses on art projects and “no-bake” cooking! The food preparation will be sure to include healthy choices.

Next Class: Saturday, 3/21

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