The purpose of the Recreation Commission to promote the general welfare of the community by providing recreational activities for children and other citizens of the Town of Woodstock.
For information about Camp Nahaco and their summer day camp, click here.
For information about Red Cross Swim Lessons at our Town Beach on Pond Factory in North Woodstock, click here.
The full Recreation Commission meets monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. See the blue Calendar tab (above) for upcoming meetings. Special Subcommittee meetings are scheduled as needed. Agendas and minutes are available at the Town Hall and on this website. Meetings are open to the public.
The Recreation Commission is a five member group created by the Board of Selectmen. The terms of office are two years running concurrently with the Board of Selectmen each municipal election.
We need volunteers. Do you have great ideas? Would you like to see new programs? Do you have a little time? If you would like more information on how to get involved with this fun and dedicated commission, call us at 860-315-5175.
- Stephen Adams, Acting Chair
- John Murdock
- Craig Schuler
- Joan Fortin
Recreation Director: Karen Fitzpatrick
- Send regular mail to: Recreation Commission, 215 Coatney Hill Road, Woodstock, CT 06281
- Email: click HERE
- Phone: 860-315-5175
New Recreation Park Facility: Located on Senexet Village Road (Behind the Beeches Real Estate off Route 171): Soccer field, walking trail, and basketball court. For more information contact the Recreation Department.
2013 Recreation Programs & Trips
American Kenpo Karate: This program is based on the original program offered at Brian Walsh's American Martial Arts Training Academy. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday at Bungy Firehouse, 1256 Route 171, West Woodstock. There are three times based on age groups: Ages 5-10 at 5:30 - 6:15 p.m., Ages 11-14 at 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. and Ages 15 - Adult at 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Monthly Fees are $75 pp (both days per week) or $65 pp (one day per week).
2013 Summer Art Lessons: August 12 & 14 - Character Creations from 9 am - Noon (Cost is $65 per person) and/or August 13 & 15 - Cartooning from 9 am - Noon (Cost is $50 per person). Open to children in Grades 4-8. Lessons will be held at the Woodstock Town Hall.
Town Beach Swim Lessons: Two sessions available. Session I: July 8 - July 19, 2013, Session II: July 22 - August 2, 2013 (times of lessons TBA). Open registrations are Mondays, June 3rd and June 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Woodstock Town Hall, Lower Level. Woodstock Residents - $25 first child, $20 each additional child per family, per session. Non-Woodstock Residents - $35 per child, per session.
SUMMER ZUMBA: Wednesday evenings, June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, and August 7, 14, 21, 2013 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM at the lower level of the Woodstock Town Hall. The cost is $60 per person (8 classes). Pre-registration is preferred - Drop-In Rate is $10 per class.
Summer Tennis Lessons/Camps: Lessons: $35 per person (1 hour lesson daily M-F) for Grades K thru 12. Beginner thru Advanced levels offered. Choice of Week 1: 7/8 - 7/12, Week 2: 7/22 - 7/26, and Week 3: 8/5 - 8/9. Camps: $55 per person (9:00 am - noon daily) for Grades 4 and up. Choice of four sessions: 7/15 - 7/19, 7/29 - 8/2, 8/12 - 8/16 and 8/19 - 8/23. Location is the CHARLES BENTLEY ATHLETIC COMPLEX.
2013 Twilight Concert Series: Starting off the season on Saturday, June 1st at 6:00 pm is the "Classic Brass Band". Friday, June 21st at 7:00 pm is "Beck N' Call". Friday, July 5th at 7:00 pm is the "94th Army Band" and back by popular demand on Friday, August 2nd at 7:00 pm is "the little Big Band". All concerts are held on the grounds of Roseland Cottage and are free to the public and suitable for children. All attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
Summer 2013 Yoga in the Park: Session held Tuesdays from June 25th through August 13th from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm at Roseland Park. The cost is $65 per person for the eight week session. Drop-in rate is $10 per class per person.
ZumbAtomic: For Children Grades K-6 where "kids get fit, rock out and have a blast". Classes are held on Fridays July 12 - August 16 at the Woodstock Elementary School Gym. Grades K-2 from 8:30 - 9:15 am and Grades 3-6 from 9:30 - 10:15 am. The cost is $35 per person (10% discount to families with more than one child registered).
2013 Bus Trips
Ogunquit, Maine: On Saturday, August 3, 2013 enjoy a day exploring the beautiful 3-mile sandy beach, walk the Marginal Way (a scenic cliff walk that meanders along the ocean) and stroll along the streets of Perkins Cove. Departure will be at 7:00 a.m. from the Woodstock Town Hall in a luxury, DVD/VCR equipped Motor Coach and departure from Maine will be at approximately 5:00 p.m. The cost is $32 per person.
NEW YORK CITY 2013: Saturday, November 30, 2013, Enjoy the day on you own to explore the BIG APPLE and all it offers. Take in Rockefeller Center, museums, shopping, theaters, sightseeing, etc. Departure will be from the Woodstock Town Hall @ 6:30 a.m. (return approximately 9:30 p.m.). The cost is $40 per seat (does not include driver gratuity).
COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY ON WALKING TRAILS
Woodstock held a Community Clean Up Day at our new Recreation Park Walking Trails. Nine volunteers work from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the woods, collecting two Town dump truck loads of old glass, rusty car and truck parts, tires, barrels and other trash on April 10, 2010. Volunteers included Jeff Bartolomie, Zack Bartolomie, Christopher Bates, Laura Burke, Mackenzie Cooney, John Navarro, and Karen Fitzpatrick of Woodstock, Emily Navarro of Pomfret, and Thomas Hull of Brooklyn.