Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Recreation Commission

MISSION

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.

MEETING SCHEDULE

The full Recreation Commission meets monthly, usually on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. 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.

MEMBERSHIP

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 860-928-6595 ext. 332.

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Otto Anderson, Secretary
  • Sarah Bentley
  • Amy Monahan
  • Erika Cornelius Smith
  • Marie Chamberlin

Recreation Director: Crystal Adams

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Send regular mail to: Recreation Commission, 415 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281
  • Email: click HERE
  • Phone: 860-928-6595 ext. 332
  • Recreation Director's office hours are:  Wednesdays 8:30 am - 2:30 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

RECREATION NEWS

Woodstock Fuel Assistance Donations: The Woodstock Recreation Commission is pleased to announce that we were able to donate $1,000 from the Memorial Day 10K Road Race proceeds to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Fund. We donated an additional $700 to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Fund from the proceeds of our 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale. Thank you to our sponsors for those two events, and to everyone who participated. 

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.

Listed below are various links to recreational organizations:

Woodstock Little League

Woodstock Field Hockey Association

NECONN Soccer Club

WPTP Cheerleading

WPTP Junior Football League

Griffin Youth Hockey Association

 

2018-2019 RECREATION PROGRAMS  

Spring Squirt Soccer: An introduction to soccer for 3 and 4 year olds. Players will have 30 minutes to learn simple drills, easy ball handling skills and most of all just have fun learning the sport of soccer. Children must be age 3 by May 4, 2019. Saturdays May 4, 11, 18, 25 & June 1, 8 (Rain Date June 15) at the Woodstock Elementary School field from 9:00 to 9:30 AM. Please send registration form in by April 18th. Late registrations are accepted but may not receive a tee shirt. Click here to download a registration form.

Senior Fitness: Senior Fitness classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 11 am-12:00 noon downstairs at the Woodstock Town Hall on the following dates: April 17, 24 & May 1, 8, 22, 29. Cost: $24 (For all 6 classes), $12 (For any 3 classes), or $5 Drop-In.

 

Team Up to Clean Up Woodstock: Join us on Saturday April 27th for Woodstock's 1st Annual Clean Up Day! This program is funded in part by The Last Green Valley and is co-sponsored by the Conservation Commission. Meet at Roseland Park between 8am - noon to register and pick up gloves, trash grabbers, safety vests, and trash bags. You can either walk your own road or be assigned a road that needs to be cleaned up. Please leave trash bags at intersections for pick up, and let us know where they are. Registration form available here. If you'd rather do another day, contact the recreation director to pick up supplies anytime from April 12th to May 12th. Please complete a Trash Tracker sheet and turn it in after your walk to help The Last Green Valley track how much trash has been picked up. Thank you!

Woodstock 39th Annual Memorial Day 10K Road Race: Join us Monday, May 27th for our 39th Annual Memorial Day 10K Road Race. Preregister online here by April 27th for a free athletic shirt. Race day registration from 7:30-8:45 at the Woodstock Academy Fieldhouse Gym. Race starts promptly at 9 am. Registration fee before May 10th is $25, afterwards registration is $30. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Program. For more information click here to download a registration form.

Town Wide Tag Sale: The Woodstock 7th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale will be Saturday June 8th, with a rain date of Sunday June 9th. A $15 registration fee will get your location printed on the tag sale map. Maps will be for sale for $2 at the town hall and at Garden Gate Florist from May 30th - June 7th. Proceeds benefit the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Fund. Click here to download your registration form. 

Wreath Making Classes: Join us at Symphony Flower Farm in Woodstock on Thursday April 18 to make a dried flower wreath. Click here to download the registration form and see pictures of the beautiful wreaths. 

W.R.E.C.K. After school Gym Games: Woodstock Recreation is proud to partner with W.R.E.C.K. (Where Recreation & Exploration Catapult Kids) to offer a chance for middle school students to participate in a variety of fun & active gym games. Class meets Fridays from 2:45-3:34 in the WMS gymnasium. Session I meets March 29, April 5, and April 12 (3 weeks for $27). Session II meets May 3, 10, 24, & 31 (4 weeks for $36). Click here to download a registration form. 

Intro to Italian Language & Cooking: The goal of this program is to introduce Woodstock Middle School students to Italian language and culture by exploring regional foods of Italy. Each week we will focus on a different regional Italian dish, such as Le busiate alla trapanese and le panelle. Before learning how to make the dish, we will learn about the region it comes from, and we will learn vocabulary and pronunciation of words associated with the dish. The class will run on Mondays March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1, 8 from 2:30-4:30 pm. Cost is $40. Click here to download a registration form. NOTE: Due to school being cancelled the class will start on March 11, and the make-up date will be April 29.

Fitness Boot Camp: Boot Camp is a challenging, fun, and supportive workout! You can go at your own pace and work your way up to your goals. This program is for all fitness levels. The boot camp workout consists of cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and stretching. Each boot camp workout is 45 minutes long. Classes are Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11:15 am at the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level room 1 on March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (8 Weeks total). Cost: $64 (8 classes) or $35 (4 classes). Preregistration is preferred. Drop in rate $10 per class. Click here to download a registration form.

HIIT Fitness Class: HIITS is High Intensity Interval Training. Test your limit with this fast-paced class! Over 45 minutes we will work sets followed by active rest. We will use our body weight to work every muscle group and our cardiovascular fitness. This class runs Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:15 pm. Classes at Woodstock Town Hall, lower level room 1 on May 9, 23, 30, June 13 AND Classes held at WMS Music Room May 2, 16, and June 6, 20 (8 Weeks total). Cost:  $64 (8 classes) or $35 (4 classes). Preregistration is preferred. Drop in Rate $10 per class. Click here to download a registration form.

Kids Yoga: After school yoga for third and fourth graders, held at Woodstock Elementary School lobby on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30. Class size is limited to 12 participants. There are two sessions, each session is 4 weeks long and costs $36. Dates for Session I are 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 with a snow date of 3/27. Session II dates are 4/3, 4/10, (No Class 4/17), 4/24, 5/1 with a snow date of 5/8. Click here to download a registration form.

Yoga Spring Session will be held at the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level room 1. Classes will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm on the following dates: March 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6. Classes will be held at the WMS Music Room on  April 8 & May 13. The cost is $64 for 8 classes, $35 for 4 classes, or a drop in rate of $10 per class. Click here for the Spring Yoga registration form. 

Quilting Class: Our Quilting class meets for 10 weeks in room B130 at the Woodstock Academy, North Campus. Cost is $35 for 10 classes. Classes meet from 7-10 pm on the following dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 28 (NO CLASS 3/21), April 4, 11, 18 (Snow Date 4/25). Space is limited to 15 quilters. Participants supply their own equipment, materials, and sewing machines. Click here to download a registration form.

Adult Co-Ed Basketball and Volleyball play Monday and Tuesday nights respectively at the WMS gymnasium. Due to the children's recreational basketball program both groups will now start at 8:30 pm and play till 10:30 pm. Contact the recreation director for more information.

Upcoming Programs: We will have a spring babysitting training course, check back for dates. We are also looking into offering some after school programs later this winter, including a cooking class and hopefully children's yoga and/or zumba.

Senior Corner

Wii for SeniorsWii Gaming for Woodstock Seniors: The Wii Gaming System is a fun, interactive program that promotes healthy lifestyles through physical active play. Games include tennis, bowling, golf, and dancing. Games are played on a big screen with the use of hand held controllers. The cost is FREE. Please contact the recreation director to schedule your introductory session. All participants must fill out a waiver of liability prior to using the game system. Click here to download the waiver.

 

 

Senior Fitness - Senior Fitness classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 11 am-12:00 noon downstairs at the Woodstock Town Hall on the following dates: April 17, 24 & May 1, 8, 22, 29. Cost: $24 (For all 6 classes), $12 (For any 3 classes), or $5 Drop-In.

Community Kitchen - Every Monday at noon at the First Congregational Church of Woodstock there is a community kitchen event. Local churches take turns each week preparing and serving a free meal for all guests who come. Meals are not served on Holidays, and when Woodstock schools are cancelled.

Tai Chi - Every Tuesday and Thursday there is a free, informal Tai Chi class offered at the East Woodstock Congregational Church from 10-11 am.

 

 2019 Bus Trips

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June 22 Bronx Zoo Bus Trip: Join Woodstock Recreation for a fun day filled with adventure at the Bronx Zoo. Bus leaves from the Woodstock Town Hall at 6:30 am. Price includes round trip motor coach fare, driver tip, and the Total Experience Package at the Bronx Zoo. This package includes admission and unlimited access to the Bug Carousel, Butterfly Garden, Children’s Zoo, Congo Gorilla Forest, Wild Asia Monorail, Zoo Shuttle, and Jungleworld. Adults: $80, Seniors (65+): $78, Children (3-12): $75 Click here to download the registration form. 

June 22 Red Sox Bus Trip: Boston Red Sox vs. the Toronto Blue Jays! Bus leaves from Pomfret Community School parking lot at 1 pm. Game starts at 4:05 pm. Seats are in the Infield Grand Stand Section 30, 3rd base side, under the roof! Tickets are $118 (checks made payable and sent to Pomfret Rec. Dept. Click here to download a registration form.

NOTE: To register for these programs please download the registration form. Contact Crystal Adams at 860-928-6595 ext. 332 for any additional information. Registration and payment for any program can be mailed to WRC, 415 Route 169, Woodstock CT 06281. Alternatively they can be left in the drop box outside of town hall, in the drop box on the wall next to the Recreation office, or handed to the recreation director.

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