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RECREATION AND LEISURE

PROGRAM BROCHURES AND REGISTRATION

 

These brochures list the current programs and classes for Parks and Recreation, the Community Pool and Artsplace.  Registration forms are found on the last page of each brochure.  While most registration forms must be submitted in person or by mail, the Town is now offering online registration for most Recreation and Pool Programs.  You can browse our online program catalog by clicking here.  The first time you log in your username and password will be your ten-digit phone number; we recommend that you change this to something that will be easy for you to remember for future registrations.

 

Download the brochure you want by clicking below: 

Recreation Programs - Winter 2016

Community Pool Programs - Winter 2016

Therapeutic Recreation Programs -Winter 2016

Cheshire Youth Theatre Programs - Winter 2016

Artsplace Programs - Fall 2015

 

Jump to program specific information by clicking below:

Therapeutic Recreation

Cheshire Youth Theatre

Summer Camps

Sport Camps & Clinics

Youth Soccer

Youth Basketball

 

 


  

Soccer Banner

Soccer is held at Quinnipiac Recreation Area.  

Beginning with the spring 2014 program, soccer will be coordinated by the Cheshire Soccer Club. Please click here to be redirected to their website. 

 

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Basketball starts Saturday, December 5, 2015!  

~ Register NOW to avoid Late Fee ~ Late Fee begins Nov. 17.

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Click Here to Register Online

**Plese note beginning Friday, December 4, no registrations will be accepted between noon on Fridays and 8:30am on Mondays.**  

Introduction and Fundamentals: 

This is a fun introduction to basketball with a strong focus on learning the fundamentals of the sport. An instructor will lead the drills and introduce the "skill of the day". The first 45 minutes will be spent learning and practicing skills and the last half hour will be a game. Parents who volunteer to coach will help the children work on the skills, ensure even rotation of players during the games and guide the players during the games. For these leagues schedules and team assignments are mailed after Thanksgiving and will also be posted online. Teams are formed at random with an attempt to keep players with others from the same school. One buddy request per player is allowed before November 17. Both buddies must make the request for the pair to be placed on the same team. Times may shift slightly to accomodate enrollments at each level. Shirts will be distributed on the first day when the children meet their coaches. Parents are encouraged to coach their child’s team and at least one parent from each team will be designated as the "coach"!

Kindergarten (Coed)

Saturdays, December 5 - March 5

No Basketball December 26, January 2 and February 13

Norton School

Click here for schedule.

Click here for team listing

 

Grades 1 & 2 (Girls)

Saturdays, December 5 - March 5

No Basketball December 26, January 2 and February 13

Norton School

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Click here for team listing.

 

Grades 1 & 2 (Boys)

Saturdays, December 5 - March 5

No Basketball December 26, January 2 and February 13

Norton School

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Click here for team listing.

 

Fundamentals & Skill Development: 

Players will work on mastering the fundamentals of the sport and learning more advanced skills. An instructor will lead the drills and introduce the new skills as the players advance. The first half hour will be spent learning and practicing skills and the last half hour will be a game. As the season progresses, games may be extended and practice time reduced to keep everyone engaged. Parents who volunteer to coach will help the children work on the skills, ensure even rotation of players during the games and guide the players during the games. For these leagues schedules and team assignments are mailed after Thanksgiving and will also be posted online. Teams are formed at random with an attempt to keep players with others from the same school. One buddy request per player is allowed before November 17. Both buddies must make the request for the pair to be placed on the same team. Times may shift slightly to accomodate enrollments at each level. Shirts will be distributed on the first day when the children meet their coaches. Parents are encouraged to coach their child’s team and at least one parent from each team will be designated as the "coach"!

Grades 3 & 4 (Girls)

Saturdays, December 5 - March 5

No Basketball December 26, January 2 and February 13

Highland School

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Click here for team listing.

 

Grades 3 & 4 (Boys)

Saturdays, December 5 - March 5

No Basketball December 26, January 2 and February 13

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Click here for team listing.

 

Skill Development and Introduction to League Play: 

Teams are formed after player evaluations which will be held on Saturday, December 5. Buddy and carpool requests are not allowed in these levels. Evaluation times are listed below and will be indicated on the email receipt you receive. Players will only be evaluated on this first day so attendance is crucial for both players and volunteer coaches. During team formation (draft) every effort is made to keep the teams balanced. Drafts are for coaches only and are held at the Youth Center; draft times will be announced on December 5. Players will be contacted by their coaches in the days after the draft and will receive a schedule on December 12. Once teams are formed, players will have a one hour timeslot for a game and warmup on Saturdays and a one hour practice during the week. Parents are encouraged to coach their child’s team and at least one parent from each team will be designated as the "coach"!

 

Grades 5 & 6 (Girls)

Program has been combined with Grades 7 & 8. See below for information.

 

Grades 5 & 6 (Boys)

Saturdays, December 12 - March 5

No Basketball December 26, January 2 and February 13

Doolittle School

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Practices on Thursday evenings at Norton as follows:

6:15 - 7:15  Gray and Gold

7:15 - 8:15  Black and Maroon

8:15 - 9:15  Green and Purple

No practice 12/24 or 12/31

 

 

 

League Play: 

Teams are formed after player evaluations which will be held on Saturday, December 5. Buddy and carpool requests are not allowed in these levels. Evaluation times are listed below and will be indicated on the email receipt you receive. Players will only be evaluated on this first day so attendance is crucial for both players and volunteer coaches. During team formation (draft) every effort is made to keep the teams balanced. Drafts are for coaches only and are held at the Youth Center; draft times will be announced on December 5. Players will be contacted by their coaches in the days after the draft and will receive a schedule on December 12. Once teams are formed, players will have a one hour timeslot for a game and warmup on Saturdays. Seventh and Eighth Graders will also have one hour practice during the week. Parents are encouraged to coach their child’s team and at least one parent from each team will be designated as the "coach"!

 

Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 (Girls)

Saturdays, December 12 - March 5

No Basketball December 26 and January 2

Dodd Middle School

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Click here for team listing

Practices on Wednesday evenings at Highland School.

Practice Schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 16:

6:15-7:15 Red, Royal Blue, and Gray

7:15-8:15 Purple, Orange, and Yellow

No practice on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30

 

Grades 7 & 8 (Boys)

Saturdays, December 12 - March 5

No Basketball December 26 and January 2

Dodd Middle School

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Practices on Wednesday evenings at Dodd Middle School as follows:

6:00-7:00  Orange & Navy

7:00-8:00  Red & Light Blue

8:00-9:00  Royal Blue & Yellow

No practice 12/30

 

George Welch High School League (Boys)

Saturdays, December 12 - March 5

No Basketball December 26 and January 2

Cheshire High School West Gym

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Click here for team listing 

 


 

This program is run by the coaches and players of the Cheshire High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams and is held for two mornings annually during the Winter Recess at Cheshire High School for boys and girls in grades 1 - 8. Proceeds benefit the Cheshire High School Basketball Teams. 

Click here to download registration form. 

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 29 & 30, 2015

9:00A-12:00P

Cheshire High School West Gym

$55 - payment must be cash or check made payable to Cheshire High Basketball 


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Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Click here to register online!

 

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To share your talents with CYT contact Kristy Chambrelli, Theatre Coordinator, at theatre@cheshirect.org.

 

Click here to register online.

 

 Follow Cheshire Youth Theatre on Twitter: @CYouthTheatre

 

 Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/CheshireYouthTheatre

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Summer Camps

Suntime Funtime, Camp Quinnetukit, Camp Sassacus, Camp Sachem and Afternoon Sizzler 

Apply to be a Counselor in Training (CIT) beginning December 1, 2015 for the summer of 2016! Application Deadline is 4:00PM on March 17, 2016.   Click here for CIT Application Packet

 

Click here for Summer 2015 Camp Brochure

Click here for listing of fees for 2015 camps.

Click here to register for Summer Camp!

PLEASE NOTE: All children will be required to have a health form on file before they attend camp. Also, if your child will be bringing any medication to camp including emergency medications such as a rescue inhaler or Epi-Pen, then a medication administration form must be completed and signed by a doctor and brought to camp. 

 

We offer traditional Summer Day Camps for children age four through entering grade 9.

Suntime Funtime - at Cheshire Park

This half day or full day camp is the perfect way for young children (age 4 to entering grade 1 in the fall)  to get an introduction to the camp experience, make friends and develop or enhance socialization skills. Our caring staff will offer opportunities for free play and self expression and organize story time, arts & crafts, games, sports and water activities. Themes and special guests make each day an adventure! Extended Care hours available before and after the camp day.

Camp Quinnetukit - at Mixville Recreation Area

Children who will enter grades 1 to 4 in the fall have a blast at Camp Quinnetukit! Engaging staff will closely supervise and participate with children in organized games, sports, arts & crafts, swimming, boating and other age appropriate activities for the campers. All campers will be required to complete a swim test before swimming and/or boating. There are themes and special activities/guests each week to add variety. The camp day runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm with options for before care from 7:00am to 9:00am and after care from 3:30pm to 6:00pm also available.

Camp Sassacus - at Mixville Recreation Area

The Mixville Tradition continues! Campers entering grades 5 & 6 in the fall go on one small trip each week. In addition to the trips, campers have plenty of fun playing games, completing arts & craft projects, swimming, boating and participating in sports. In the past few years campers have participated in "skill hours" in which they pick an activity to learn more about and practice daily for the week.  Past skill hours have included fort building, wilderness first aid, canoeing, quidditch, dodgeball, bracelet making and more! All campers complete a swim test before participating in water activities.For all trips campers will be transported by bus and return to Mixville in time for regular 3:30pm pickup.  The camp day runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm with options for before care from 7:00am to 9:00am and after care from 3:30pm to 6:00pm also available.

Camp Sachem - at Mixville Recreation Area

Come see what Mixville has to offer.  Campers who will enter grades 7 to 9 in the fall come for one week and end up wanting to come back for the rest of the summer! Enjoy kayaking and canoeing in our very own pond. On those really hot days, you can go for a swim or play water basketball. Join this camp on exciting field trips and take part in the weekly cookout and dodgeball tournament on Fridays. Campers go on one field trip per week. The trip is a full day affair at an amusement or adventure park. The camp day runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm with options for before care from 7:00am to 9:00am and after care from 3:30pm to 6:00pm also available.

Afternoon Sizzler - at Highland School

We offer an all-day collaborative program with the Department of Education, offering the best of both worlds: academic enrichment conducted by Summer School staff in the mornings and planned recreational activities conducted by Parks & Recreation camp staff in the afternoons. Children who complete grades K to 6 in the spring must be registered with Cheshire Summer School to be eligible fore Sizzler and Sizzler Extended Care. Recreational activities will consist of a variety of games, sports, sprinkler/water activities and arts & crafts. Weather permitting, children will be bussed to Mixville once per week.   The camp day runs from 11:30am to 4:00pm with options for before care from 7:00am to 8:30am and after care from 4:00pm to 6:00pm also available. Summer School meets from 8:30am to 11:30am. 

 

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SUMMER 2015 SPORT CAMP REGISTRATION FORMS

The following are posted as a sampling of the annual sport offerings in town. Summer 2016 brochures will be available in May 2016. 

 

        Dates: Mon. - Fri., June 22-26, 2015

        Times: 8:30am-11:30am

        Ages:  Boys & Girls 8-14 years old

        Fee:    $135 (nonresidents add $10)

        Location: Doolittle School

  • Cheshire Kids Beginner Triathlon Camp

        There will not be a Triathlon Camp for Summer 2015. For information about other triathlon opportunities for youth please call the office at 203-272-2743.

        Camp Dates: Mon., June 29 - Thu., July 2 

        Camp Times: 9:00am-12:00pm

        Camp Ages:  Girls entering grades 2 - 9

        Camp Fee:    $150 (nonresidents add $10)

        Camp Location: CHS Turf Field

        League Dates: Mondays, July 13 - August 10

        League Times: 5:00PM-7:00PM

        League Fee:    $50 (nonresidents add $10)

        League Location: CHS Turf Field

        Dates: Wed., July 8 - Fri., July 10

        Times: 9:00am-11:00am

        Ages:  Boys entering grades K - 5

        Fee:    $95 (nonresidents add $10)

        Location: CHS Turf Field

        Dates: Mon., July 13 - Fri., July 17

        Times: 9:00am-12:00pm

        Ages:  Girls entering grades 2 - 9

        Fee:    $160 (nonresidents add $10)

        Location: CHS Turf Field

        Dates: Mon., July 20 - Fri., July 24

        Times: Morning Only: 9:00am-12:00pm / Full Day: 9:00am-3:30pm

        Ages:  Boys & Girls 5 - 18 years old

        Fee:    Morning Only: $165 / Full Day: $190 (nonresidents add $10)

        Location: Quinnipiac Fields

        Dates: Mon., July 27 - Thu., July 30

        Times: Morning Only: 9:00am-12:00pm / Full Day: 9:00am-4:00pm

        Ages:  Boys & Girls 8 - 16 years old

        Fee:    Morning Only: $125/ Full Day: $200 (nonresidents add $10)

        Location: CHS Baseball Field

        Dates: Mon., July 20 - Thu., July 23

        Times: 6:00-8:00pm

        Ages:  Boys & Girls entering grades 6 - 9

        Fee:    $130 (nonresidents add $10)

        Location: Cheshire High School West Gym

        Dates: June 29 - Aug. 13

        Times: 8:00-10:00am

        Ages:  Boys & Girls entering grades 7 & 8 meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays

        Ages:  Boys & Girls entering grade 9 meet on Mondays & Wednesdays

        Fee:    $125 (nonresidents add $10)

        Location: Drop Off and Pick Up at CHS Weight Room

        Dates: Monday - Thursday June 29 - Aug. 13

        Times: 6:30-8:00am

        Ages:  Boys & Girls entering grades 10-12

        Fee:    $110 (nonresidents add $10)

        Location: Drop Off and Pick Up at CHS Weight Room

        Dates: Thursdays & Saturdays beginning May 30 (# of practices TBA)

        Times: Thursdays (6:30-8:00pm) & Saturdays (9:00-10:30am)

        Ages:  Boys & Girls in Grades 1 & 2 Fee: $60 (nonresidents add $10)

        Ages:  Boys & Girls in Grades 3 & 4 Fee: $60 (nonresidents add $10)

        Ages:  Boys in Grades 5 & 6 Fee: $65 (nonresidents add $10)

        Ages:  Boys  in Grades 7 & 8 Fee: $65 (nonresidents add $10)

 

 

 

 


If you have questions or need more information on programs, classes and registration, please contact:

Parks and Recreation at 203-272-2743

Community Pool at 203-271-3208

Artsplace at 203-272-2787


 

 

Last updated on Thursday, December 31, 2015