UPDATED: July 18, 2017

 

AMHERST RECREATION

DEPARTMENT

4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Summer Concert Series

 

7/18  6:30-8    Robert Allwarden and Friends

 

7/25  6:30-8    Shana Stack Band

(Rain date Wednesday 7/26)

 

8/01  5:45-6:45    Souhegan Storytellers

         7-8pm        UNH's Little Red Wagon,

                          "Treasure Island"

 

8/08  6:30-8  Amherst Town Band

                     Outdoor Movie Night!

 

8/15  5-7    WZID Block Party, located

                 on the Wilkins Lawn

Youth Programs

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.

Summer Youth Tennis

Join us at the Davis Lane tennis courts to learn the fundamentals of tennis or brush up on your skills!  Tennis is a lifelong sport enjoyed by both young people and the young at heart.   Please stay tuned, as we are tuned as we are planning to add youth league play in the fall!

 

Who: Grades 1-8

Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court

Fall Tennis

We will be adapting a fall tennis program starting in September. This program will consist of a practice day and a game day. More info to come!

Fall Baseball

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.

Fall Softball

 

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 9/18, 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

 

NOW

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: Clark MPR

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!

Baboosic Town Beach Season Passes

Baboosic Lake Town Beach is OPEN. Come on down to the lake to enjoy a dip in the water and some ice cream on the shore!

 

Our operating hours are:

Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm.

 

Don't delay, the fun awaits!!

Summer Makerspace Activities/Classes

Cedar Adirondack Chair

The Amherst Makerspace is offering a one-day workshop to create this durable, hand-crafted Adirondack Chair. This chair is made from red cedar, and incorporates 316 stainless steel fasteners.Customize your chair with your name or a design of your choice using the laser engraver!

 

When: Saturday July 22nd from 9am-5pm

Traditional Japanese Tool Box

The Amherst Makerspace is offering a one-day workshop to create this unique, hand-crafted tool box.  You'll enjoy learning to use a variety of wood working tools in a small-class setting. Customize your box with your name or a design of your choice using the laser engraver!

 

When: Sunday, 8/27, 11am-5pm

Where: Amherst Makerspace

Specialty Camps with Amherst Recreation

Youth Theater Camps (6-10 years)

Enchanted Folklore, Aug. 28- Sept 1, 9AM-12PM

Did Cinderella wear glass slippers or gold slippers? What was in Little Red Riding Hood's basket?  Using a few examples, we will compare and contrast key details throughout history and cultures and examine what makes a good story. We may have our very own version of an Into the Woods!

Challenger British Multisport Camp (Ages 6-16, July 24-July 28)

 

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- STEM Camp (Ages 9-12, July 24- July 28)

Does your child have what it takes to lead in the 21st century? Young Hacks Academy is a summer camp that uses technology to develop real-world leadership skills. Blending computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife.

Next Level, Basketball Camp For Boys (Grades 3-9)

The Next Level Youth Developmental Basketball Camp is coming to SHS this summer! Join us for a week of non stop basketball to tone your skills in the off season. Camp will take place inside the Souhegan Gym.

 

Grades 6-9 Starts July 17th!

 

Adult Fitness and Activities

SUMMERTIME YOGA!!!

Morning classes will be held this summer on Tuesdays at Souhegan HS from June 27-August 15. Choose the 6 classes out of 7 weeks that works for your schedule!

TRUE POTENTIAL is a program designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness.

 

True Potential Summer HITT (High Intensity Interval Training starts June 19th!

Paddle Board Yoga at Baboosic Lake

"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.

 

Who: 18+

Where: Baboosic Lake Town Beach

When: Sundays from 8am-9am, June 18-July 23

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

           Daily: $15R/$18NR per class

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)

NEW Adult Pick Up Softball Games

This is a co-ed program running on 3 Thursdays in June, July, and August. It is pick up ball, so show up and split up!

 

Who: 18+ (must have graduated High School)

What: Adult co-ed softball pick up games

Where: Simeon Wilson Field, Amherst NH

When: Th. June 22, July 20, and Aug 17. Start time 7:30pm

 

**Additional Dates Added- Monday July 10th at 7:30pm and Sunday July 30th at 6pm

Trail of the Month Outing

Join members of the Amherst Conservation Commission as we kick off a Trail of the Month Outing" the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10am. We will explore a different trail or parcel of conservation land in town each month.

 

August 19: Patch Hill

Tennis Lessons for Adults

Join us on the courts for adult tennis lessons!

 

What: Adult Tennis Lessons

Where: Davis Lane Tennis Courts

Fee: $42R; $50NR

All Ages

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)

Birthday Parties at PMEC!

Join us out at PMEC for your child(ren)’s birthday celebration. Many themes to choose from. Visit www.amherstrec.org for a complete list of ideas.

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