Rec News

By Nicole Conely 

Summer Job Opening Charlotte Beach Attendant

A part-time, seasonal position that begins Memorial Day weekend. The beach attendant will be responsible for the maintenance of the beach area and the facilities located near the beach (e.g. tennis court, playground, volleyball court and picnic area). Dependent on the shift, the beach attendant will be responsible for set-up or cleanup of the beach. During their shift the beach attendant will supervise the parking area and manage the sale of all parking passes. There will be daily responsibilities to help maintain the cleanliness of the beach and its facilities. Visit the recreation webpage for the full job description. If interested, please submit a job application with three references to the Charlotte Town Offices. Applications can be found on our town website or you can fill one out at the Town Offices. For more information contact the Rec Coordinator by email, Recreation@townofcharlotte.com, or by phone (802) 425-6129.

Youth Spring Programs

Mini Lacrosse

Mini lacrosse practices will be offered to 1st and 2nd graders on Saturday mornings at Charlotte Central School. Each participant will get a chance to learn more about the game while having fun, April 30 –May 28, 9-10 a.m. Registration fee: $35 by April 22. Equipment needed: lacrosse stick.

Coaches needed!

After-School Kindergarten Soccer

It’s time to lace up those cleats and enjoy a fun afternoon of outdoor soccer. This program will take place after school on Mondays at Charlotte Central School. May 2–May 23, 3 to 4 p.m. Cost: $20.

Spring Soccer (1st–2nd grade)

On Thursdays right after school there will be soccer practices and games for 1st and 2nd graders. Come join the fun with all your friends! May 5–June 2, 3 to 4 p.m. Cost: $35 by May 2.

After-School Tennis Lessons

The tennis program is open to 1st–8th graders, and age groups will be split into different time slots listed below. Tennis lessons will be held at the tennis courts at the Charlotte town beach. Student-to-instructor ratio will not exceed 6:1. Space is limited, and spots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. You may sign your child up for both sessions. Parent volunteers are welcome.

Session 1: Mondays & Tuesdays, May 2–May 17. Cost: $70 (6 lessons), deadline April 27.

Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, May 23–June 8. Cost: $70 (6 lessons), deadline: May 1. Make up/rain days the following Wednesday. Time slots: grades 1–5 at 3:30-4:30 p.m.; grades 4–8 at 4:30–5:30 p.m.

After-School Horseback Riding Lessons

Kim Johansen has been running horse camps and lessons for 22 years. Her philosophy while instructing youth is “learning by doing.” Participants are encouraged to do their very best while feeling comfortable in a safe and noncompetitive environment. You will learn the basics of horse care, including how to groom, feed and manage on foot as well as how to ride and show. All levels welcome. Grades K–8,

Thursdays afternoons, May 5–June 9, 3:30–5 p.m., at , . Cost: $120 by May 2. 

Full and partial scholarships are available for all youth recreation activities.

Adult Spring Programs

Fly Fishing Class

Have you ever been interested in fly fishing but didn’t know where to start? In this 3-hour session we’ll cover equipment and how to use it, basic fly-casting techniques, why fish take a fly and several important knots. Equipment for the session will be supplied, although if you have a fly rod, please bring it. Sheila Reid is the VT/NH Program Coordinator for Casting for Recovery™ and Rhey Plumley is an International Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor. Saturday, May 7 (rain date: May 8), 9 a.m.–12 noon at the Charlotte Beach. Cost: $70 by May 2.  

Boot Camp

Get fit with boot camp instructor Kristin on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6–7 a.m. at Charlotte Central School. We hope to see you there!

Pickle Ball

Adult pickle ball is held indoors until summer arrives. All levels are welcome on Wednesdays from 6–7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Central School.

 Pilates

Come flow through a series of dynamic movements that restore balance to core muscles of the lower back and abdominals. Class is held every Friday at Charlotte Central School from 6–7 a.m.

More info: charlottevt.org under the “Recreation” or contact Nicole Conley by email at recreation@townofcharlotte.com or by phone 425-6129 ext. 204.

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