Charlotte Recreation News: April 5

Summer job posting
Charlotte beach attendant: a part-time seasonal position beginning Memorial Day weekend. Responsibilities include maintenance of beach area and facilities near the beach (tennis court, playground, volleyball court and picnic area), set-up or clean-up of the beach, supervision of parking area and sale of parking passes. Visit the recreation web page for the full job description and application form. Submit your application with three references to the Charlotte Town Office. For more information contact the Recreation Director at [email protected] or call 425-6129.

Youth Spring Programs

Creative Dance Class
Contemporary dance combines music, choreography and improvisation in a fun and active art form. In this all-levels class, students will warm up their bodies safely, practice interesting footwork and floor work, and learn improvisational structures that draw on their own creativity and movement knowledge. Thursdays after school at CCS, April 6–May 11. Grades K-3, 3–4 p.m. Grades 4-7, 4–5 p.m. Fee: $55.

After-school Horseback Riding
Steeple Ridge Farm will host weekly horseback riding lessons after school. Ashley Meacham enjoys working with her students and bringing in a young, positive atmosphere, making sure her students feel comfortable and confident. This program will be offered to 1st through 12th grades. Tuesdays 2:15–5:30 p.m. and Thursdays 3:15–5:30 p.m. at Steeple Ridge Farm, April 11–May 25. Fee: $500 ($100 per week; one day per week prices available). Grades K–8.

Mini Lacrosse
Mini lacrosse practices for 1st and 2nd graders. Participants learn more about the game while having fun. Saturdays 9–10 a.m. at CCS, April 29–May 27. Fee: $35. Equipment needed: lacrosse stick.

After-school Kindergarten Soccer
It’s time to lace up those cleats and enjoy a fun afternoon of outdoor soccer. Mondays 3–4 p.m. at CCS, May 1–May 29. Fee: $25.

Spring Soccer
Soccer practices and games for 1st and 2nd graders. Come join the fun with all your friends! Fridays, 3–4 p.m. at CCS, May 5–June 2. Fee: $35 by May 1.

After-school Tennis Lessons
The tennis program is open to grades 1 through 8 and age groups will be split into two time slots. Depending on roster sizes, those in 4th and 5th grades may be assigned to either group. Grades 1-5, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Grades 4–8, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Session 1: Mondays and Tuesdays, May 1–May 16. Fee: $70 (6 lessons); pay by April 26. Session 2: Mondays and Wednesdays, May 22–June 6. Fee: $70 (6 lessons); pay by May 17. At tennis courts at the Charlotte Beach.

Youth Summer Camps

Champlain Valley Track and Field
Charlotte is part of a track and field program that includes Hinesburg and Williston. The program will continue its affiliation with the Parisi Speed School. Participants learn the basics of running, jumping, throwing and relays. There will also be some casual meet options with other rec programs. Participants receive a T-shirt. For ages 7–14 (as of 8/31/17). Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15–7:45 p.m. at CVU, June 21–July 26. Fee: $50.

Driver’s Education
Our Driver’s Education program this summer is by the 802 Driving school. The three-week program will be taught by Joe Barch, who has over 15 years of experience teaching in the public schools. Monday–Friday at CCS. Times: June 20, 21, 5–7 p.m.; June 22–July 14, 8-10 a.m. No class 7/3–7/4. Fee: $690. Space is limited!

Tim Serrell Tennis Clinic
Tim Serrell, a Charlotte summer resident, loved tennis and left a trust fund to provide free lessons for Charlotte children. Started in 1989, the program is a Charlotte summer tradition. Younger children play in the early time slot. Your child will be assigned a time once registration is complete. Please fill out a Charlotte recreation registration form so we can account for numbers and ages. Space is limited! Grades 1–8, June 19–23, 8:30–9:30 a.m. and 9:30–10:30 a.m., at Charlotte Beach. Fee: free (please consider a donation to help cover the costs of the tennis balls, nets and instructors).

Steeple Ridge Horseback Riding Camp
Children learn about horsemanship, anatomy of the horse, health and wellness, and tack. They will meet a local veterinarian and farrier and be able to compete in a VHJA show series. The farm has a fenced outdoor riding arena and a spacious indoor arena for inclement weather. Week 1: June 26–30. Week 2: July 17–21. Week 3: July 24–27 (Peewee Camp ages 3-5). Week 4: July 31–Aug. 4. Week 5: Aug. 14–19. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee: $255.  Please complete the registration form on the town website.

British Soccer Camps
July 10–14 at CCS. Camp staff, selected and trained in the UK exclusively to work in these camps, have a genuine interest in each player’s development and in providing memorable positive experiences. Mini-Soccer, ages 3-6, 8–9 a.m. Resident $80, nonresident $85. Fun games, competitions and skill building activities designed to enlighten and develop a budding player. Half-day Player Development Camp, ages 6-14, 9 a.m.–noon. Resident $150, nonresident $160. Emphasizes skill development and mastery of core techniques through individual and small group practices and coached games. Full-day Player Development Camp, ages 7-15, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Resident $190, nonresident $200. A more advanced camp for serious players focusing on game-related techniques, tactical development and coached match play. You must register for these camps online on the challenger sport website. The direct link can be found on our website. Host a coach! It’s a great experience for your family and there is an $80 rebate on your registration!

TetraBrazil Soccer Camp
The TetraBrazil Camp combines traditional Brazilian technical practices with the flair, passion and creativity of South American soccer. Its curriculum, designed by professional soccer educators in Brazil, provides teams, coaches and players here with the same expert level of training received by the professional Brazilian clubs. July 17–21 at CCS. Half Day, ages 6-14, 9 a.m–noon. Fee: $150; nonresident $160. Full Day, ages 7-15, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Fee: $190; nonresident $200. You must register for this camp online on the challenger sport website. The direct link can be found on our website. Host a coach! It’s a great experience for your family and there is an $80 rebate on your registration!

Charlotte Green Thumbs Summer Camp
Have fun, make friends, grow outside. Come play in the school garden with friends: explore flowers, vegetables, fruits, seeds, pollination, compost and ecosystems. Visit farm animals at Philo Ridge Farm and hike Pease Mountain. Cook yummy snacks from fresh garden ingredients, try yoga, play on the playground, make music, nature crafts and new friends! Week 1: July 24–28. Week 2: Aug. 14–18. Grades:  rising 1–4 , 9 a.m.–3 p.m., at CCS Garden. Fee: $250 each session. Multi-week discounts available. Instructors:  Deirdre Holmes and Rachel Stein. Register at Charlotte Town Office or on our town website under “recreation.”

Voltage Soccer Camp
Professional soccer academy invites soccer enthusiasts, ages 5-18, to be a part of a challenging educational experience that offers an opportunity to learn and enjoy many aspects of the game of soccer in a competitive environment from current professional players. Emphasis is on the developmental, improvement and refinement of basic playing skills, with attention to good ball control habits and movement techniques in challenging drills and simulated match situations. Participants receive a ball, T-shirt and tickets to a Voltage game. July 31–Aug. 4, 9 a.m.–noon, at CCS. Fee: $115. You must register online on the Voltage sport website. The direct link can be found on the town website.

Junior Golf Camp
The Junior Golf Mini-Camps at the Ultimate Golf-School are the best around—kids play on the course every day! Camps are limited to 4 players; a 2:1 student-teacher ratio allows us to provide the best learning environment for young golfers. Rules, safety, etiquette, and fitness are taught in a fun and interesting manner. Players receive a Ball Mark Repair Tool, Jr. golf instruction book, achievement golf towel and a golf hat. Aug. 14–17, ages 8–15, noon–3 p.m., at Cedar Knoll Country Club. Fee: $220.