Re: 2018 Watertown Parks & Recreation Department Summer Brochure
Attached please find the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department’s 2018 Summer Brochure for inclusion in the May 3, 2018 edition of the Town Times.
For publication, please use the "Registration Rules" on the front cover, along with our logo, address, phone number and info-line number. Also, please use this department's phone number throughout the brochure.
If you need further information, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you in advance for your continued support of our programs.
INSIDE GUIDE TO SUMMER FUNMISSION STATEMENT The Watertown Parks and Recreation Commission, cognizant of the significant financial investment of the community in Parks and Recreational facilities, encourages their fullest possible use for recreational, cultural and educational purposes.
WALK-IN REGISTRATION BEGINS THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. We will be accepting registrations until 4:00 pm on the Thursday before the program begins but only if the program is not filled to capacity before that time. NON-RESIDENTS There will be an additional charge for non-resident registrations unless otherwise specified.
PHONE REGISTRATIONS Phone registrations will be accepted with Credit Card purchase. We accept VISA & Master Card & Discover (credit and debit cards).
ONLINE REGISTRATIONS We do not accept online registrations but you can print out a registration to mail to us. Log onto the Town’s website at www.watertownctrecreation.com.
REGISTRATION EXCEPTIONS Children must be the proper age before the program begins. We try our best to try and accommodate everyone. Programs are designed according to an age level that will best benefit the student and to have an appropriate instructor/student ratio.
REGISTRANTS ARE NOTIFIEDwhen a course is cancelled. If a desired class is full you will be put on a waiting list. Additional classes may be opened if facility and instructor are available. The Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to set a minimum and maximum for each program and to cancel any program due to low enrollment.
REGISTER EARLY Nothing cancels a good class quicker than everyone waiting until the last minute to register. If there are not enough registrations by a certain date, the course may be cancelled. Coming in on the day the course begins won’t resurrect it, so PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!!
PAYMENT POLICY Payment, along with proof of age, is due with registration for all programs. We will accept cash, credit card (Master Card, Visa, & debit cards), money order or check made out to “Watertown Parks & Recreation”. No pre/post dated checks. A $20.00 fee will be charged for any returned checks. Instructors will not accept registration at the class site. Fees must be paid at the office prior to participation unless otherwise specified.
REFUND POLICY Refunds must be requested prior to the Friday before the program begins. No refunds will be given once class begins. Medical refunds will be approved on a case-by-case basis when the request is submitted in a timely manner. A $10.00 processing fee will be charged for all refunds; unless the Watertown Parks & Recreation is forced to cancel a program.
PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS The Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel, postpone or combine classes or change instructors. If insufficient enrollment causes a class to be canceled, full tuition is refunded. The playgrounds, sports camps, and waterfront areas may close at any time in case of inclement weather. In the event of inclement weather, program cancellations will be made on the INFO-Line at (860) 945-5272 by 7:30 am. Fees will not be pro-rated in the event of rain. We make our best effort to provide the class and instructor advertised in the brochure. In the event an instructor can no longer teach a class we will provide another instructor, if one is available, to finish the session. A credit may be issued for the amount of remaining classes. Materials and supplies purchased by you are excluded from refunds and credits.
PROGRAM SCHEDULING The Park & Recreation Staff has made every effort to prepare this brochure as accurately as possible, however due to publication deadlines program listings/information may require that adjustments be made to programs, fees, schedules, etc. We apologize in advance should you find an error or for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please call the INFO-Line or sign up on our website to receive cancellations or adjustments to the schedule.
PHOTOGRAPHS Participants may be photographed for the purpose of promotion or advertising in the future brochures, in newspapers or in other Watertown Parks & Recreation Department media.
SECURITY PRECAUTIONS When the playgrounds/summer camps are in session all persons attending must be registered in the program. We are responsible for the children registered and the facilities being used. Persons not registered entering the facility or playground area will be asked to leave. Please understand the taxpayers own these facilities, and we are responsible. Also, we are protecting and caring for someone’s most precious commodity, their children. Please respect these rules and understand why we cannot have "outsiders" entering our playgrounds and facilities. Please check with your child’s camp director regarding the pick-up of your child by someone other than yourself. There are procedures in place at every camp and they will be enforced. There will be no exceptions.
CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS are available to qualified applicants (for Watertown/Oakville residents only). Please contact the Social Services Department at (860) 945-5252 for more information. Care 4 Kids: The Watertown Parks & Recreation Department participates in the Care 4 Kids program. Parents are responsible to make all weekly payments until a certificate is issued from Care 4 Kids and a parent share fee has been determined.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!!Looking for a last minute gift idea for a family member? Friends? Gift certificates are available at The Watertown Parks & Recreation Department. It’s a perfect way to give someone the opportunity to become involved in one of our many program offerings. Gift certificates can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Department during the business hours of 8am to 5pm.
INSTRUCTORS WANTED! The Watertown Parks & Recreation is looking for a few good teachers! Do you have a skill to share with preschool or youth students? We’d love to have you on team. Schedules are flexible and it’s a great way to make money and help your community! Contact the P&R for more information at (860)945-5246.
NEW TO THE AREA? The Watertown Parks & Recreation Department invites you to come in and find out what we have to offer. We have programs, classes and facilities for all ages. Want to learn more? Give us a call at 860-945-5246. We will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience to show you around and explain any program that is of interest to you. We want to meet you and talk with you and your family.
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION Meets 1st Thurs. each month at 61 Echo Lake Road, W. – 7:00 p.m. William Donston, Chairman; Ken LaRosa, V. Chair; Ivan Cyr, Secy.; Donald Stepanek; Pat Rinaldi and Christopher Martin
SWIM LESSONSLEARN TO SWIM – AGES 6 & UP
Learn to swim through the Red Cross Swimming Program. Lessons for all abilities are available. A variety of levels are available as seen below. Participants must be 4 feet tall and in first grade. Read the following for more information. If you are unsure what level to put your child in, please read all descriptions below. A child placed in the wrong level will be moved to the correct level at the discretion of the instructor. Maximum of 12 students per level.
RED CROSS SWIMMING LEVELS
Level 1 (Water Exploration)
The most basic of swimming skills to help the participants become comfortable in the water.
Level 2 (Fundamental Aquatic Skills)
Gives students success with fundamental skills. Floating without support, simultaneous and alternating arm & leg motions on front and back. Also includes self-help and basic rescue skills.
Level 3 (Stroke Development)
Students learn to coordinate front & back crawl strokes. Introduction to butterfly and treading water and basic diving rules are covered.
Level 4 (Stroke Improvement)
Students will increase their endurance by swimming greater distances. Practice on butterfly continues. Elementary backstroke, breaststroke and elements of sidestroke are introduced along with basic turns at the walls.
Level 5 (Stroke Refinement)
Students refine front & back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke and increase their distances. Front and back flip turns are learned in this level.
Level 6 (Swimming and Skill Proficiency)
Refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Other aquatic activities such as Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer, Fundamentals of Diving and Lifeguard Readiness may also be introduced
WATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL SWIM LESSONS
Swim lessons are being held at Watertown High School pool for children.
LOCATION: WATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL POOL
Session 1 Level 1 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
Session 1 Level 2 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Session 1 Level 3 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Session 1 Level 4-6 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Session 2 Level 1 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Session 2 Level 2 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Session 2 Level 3 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Session 2 Level 4-6 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Session 3 Level 1 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM