Recreation department offering plethora of summer activities

Summer Driver’s Education
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
June 7-July 13
The Charlotte Recreation Department will be offering a driver’s education program this summer by the 802 Driving school. The six-week driver’s ed program will be taught at Charlotte Central School and costs $725.

Tim Serrell Tennis Clinic
Grades: 1-8; Date: June 13-16
Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m. & 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Tim Serrell was a summer resident of Charlotte who loved to play tennis. When he died, he left money in a trust fund to provide free tennis lessons to the children of Charlotte at the Town Beach tennis courts. The program began in 1989 and has become a Charlotte summer tradition. Your child will be assigned a time once registration for the clinic is complete. It’s free, but donations are appreciated.

Champlain Valley Track and Field
Mondays and Wednesdays, June 15-July 20, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Charlotte is part of a three-town track and field program, which includes Charlotte, Hinesburg and Williston. Children learn the basics of running, jumping, throwing and relays with this program. There will be opportunities to compete in events with other local track and field programs, along with a state meet that will be in person or virtual. At Champlain Valley Union High, for ages 7-14, as of this December 31, and it costs $50.

Golf Camp
9 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays-Fridays
June 21-24, July 19-22, Aug. 16-19
Cedar Knoll Golf Course pro Mike Slayton has a non-technical teaching philosophy but stresses the fundamentals of grip, stance, posture, balance and tempo. Although understanding that variations in swing techniques can all work, golf ball flight comes down to five basic laws, including club head path, angle of attack, centeredness of contact, club face angle and speed. The golf swing is a series of movements that must be executed in the proper sequence for optimal results. For ages 6-13. Cost: $300.

Charlotte Central School girls basketball camp
9 a.m.-noon, July 11-15
The objective of this camp is to teach and develop the fundamentals of basketball while showing your child how fun basketball can be. It is our goal to improve each camper’s individual skills while developing team concepts. Every camper will be put in learning situations in which she will have the chance to excel. We want your child to love the game of basketball when she leaves our camp. Directors: Ute Otley and Sy Koerner Staff: Varsity girls’ basketball coaches at Champlain Valley Union High, former Division I guards and Charlotte residents. Cost: $135 residents, $150 non-residents.

International Soccer Camp
Week of July 18
The international soccer camp will be held at Charlotte Central School. The camp staff is selected and trained in the U.K. to work in these camps.
Tiny Tykes, ages 3-5, 8-9 a.m., resident: $90
Half-Day Program, ages 6-14, 9 a.m.-noon, resident: $170
Full-Day Program, ages 7-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., resident: $222
Host a coach and receive an $80 rebate on your registration.


Pick-up Basketball
Join the basketball fanatics on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Central School. All levels and ages are welcome to join.

Outdoor Pickleball
The summer season of pickleball in Charlotte begins April 4 at the Town Beach on Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. through the summer. Register online to be placed on an email distribution list.

Intro to Pickleball
Join recreation commissioner Greg Smith for free pickleball instruction on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Charlotte Beach courts. The outdoor season will begin the week of April 4, depending on weather. Register online to be placed on an email distribution list.

Full and partial scholarships are available for all youth recreation activities/camps. You can find additional information on all of our programs on our website. Questions? Contact Nicole Conley by email.