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SUMMER PROGRAM FLYER 2016 2016 PLAYGROUND PROGRAM ACTIVITY SCHEDULE 2016 PLAYGROUND PROGRAM BUS SCHEDULE BUDLONG POOL RULES BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSON CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

The Department of Parks & Recreation maintains several recreational facilities for school sports, youth athletics, and resident usage. Permits, which may be obtained at the Recreation Office, 1090 Cranston Street, Hamilton Building, are available to residents and groups to guarantee the use of ball fields and tennis courts. Each and every other recreational facility is available to Cranston residents. Special rules and regulations are posted at each site to ensure a safe and fun environment for all.


WHAT'S GOING ON IN RECREATION?

SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Registration for Playground Program, Tennis, Arts & Crafts, Living Arts, Soccer Camp

May 11 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Park View M.S
May 17 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Hope Highlands

Please bring the following to registration: Child's Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency (Driver's License or Utility Bill), Health Insurance card

At the conclusion of the two registration sessions, the Parks and Recreation Department will take registration for its programs in the office, 1090 Cranston Street, from 9am to 4pm from MAY 18 to JUNE 22.

Payment MUST be by check or money order. No cash or credit cards. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE.

For Playground Program, please bring a 50% deposit at time of registration with payment due in full by June 22. For all other summer programs, payment is due in full at time of registration. NO REFUNDS.


SUMMER JOB APPLICATION PERIOD IS APRIL 1 to MAY 6, 2016
The Parks and Recreation Department will make summer job applications available in the office and online from April 1 to May 6, 2016. Completed applications can be delivered to the Recreation Office, 1090 Cranston Street, 2nd Floor, during normal business hours.

Applicants must be 15 years old at the time of employment and be a Cranston resident.

Positions available include Playground Counselor, Lifeguard, Pool Attendant, and Pool Maintenance.

All applicants will be notified by mail around the end of May/beginning of June as to whether they were hired or not.

BUDLONG POOL - OPENING JUNE 27, 2016
POOL CLOSED JULY 4

Pool hours are 12:00pm to 6:00pm seven days a week. Seasonal Pool Passes can be bought at the pool house beginning June 20 from 12:00pm?4:00pm and during regular pool hours starting June 24. The pool will close for the season on August 12.

Family Season Pass $50 (Cranston Residents Only)
Individual Season Pass (Age 16+) $25 (Cranston Residents Only)
Senior Season Pass (Age 55+) $20 (Cranston Residents Only)
Day Pass $3 (Cranston Resident) $10 (Non-resident)

Children 2 and under admitted free with paid adult.

No food or beverages allowed on the pool deck. Only water in a plastic container is allowed.

Family Pass includes both parents and all kids living at the same address.
For all season passes, proof of residency and a Photo I.D. MUST be provided at the time of registration.


BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSONS
$50 per child
Cranston Residents Only
REGISTRATION on June 1 from 9:00am to 10:30am at the Budlong Pool House. After that, registration will be in the Recreation Office during normal office hours.

Lessons run Mondays/Fridays or Wednesdays/Saturdays from July 6 to August 6

Space is limited to 10 participants per session.
If there is not a minimum of 10 participants, your session could be subject to change.

Beginner 1: Ages 3 - 5 (No previous experience and needs floatation device)
Session 1 (10:00am - 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am - 11:45am)
Beginner 2: Ages 3 - 5 (Swims with assistance of floatation device)
Session 1 (10:00am - 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am - 11:45am)
Intermediate 1: Ages 6 and older (Swims independently - no stroke knowledge)
Session 1 (10:00am - 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am - 11:45am)
Intermediate 2: Ages 6 and older (Swims independently with basic strokes)
Session 1 (10:00am - 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am - 11:45am)
Advanced: Ages 6 and older (Can perform a variety of strokes)
Session 1 (10:00am - 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am - 11:45am)

More detailed information about swim lesson classes is available as a downloadable PDF on the Parks and Recreation website.

SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM - JUNE 27 - AUGUST 19

This 8-week day camp program takes place rain or shine and is for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Fee includes all admissions. Busing provided to and from all camp sites. Participants MUST bring their own lunch and beverages. Camp starts at 8:30am. Participants must be picked up by 4:00pm.

Register to attend one of four playground sites: Doric Playground, Garden City Playground, Glen Hills Playground, Hope Highlands Playground

Space is limited. Enrollment is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Fees for the Summer Playground Program are the following:
One Child Additional Children
All 8 weeks $650 $425 each
Per Week $100 $85 each
Block of 8 Same Days $160 $105 each
(i.e. All Mondays, All Tuesdays, etc.)

NOTE: Fee does not qualify for Federal Child Tax Credit and the Tax ID number will not be given out to have this program claimed on your taxes.


SUMMER TENNIS - JUNE 27 - AUGUST 5

Monday - Friday

Build your skill set or improve on the basics. Lessons take place weekday mornings for ages 6 to 18. The fee is $125 per person. Participants should report to the Cranston High School West Tennis Courts. Participants need to bring their own racket.

Beginner Lessons:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Advanced Lessons:
10:00 am - 11:00 am


ARTS & CRAFTS - JUNE 27 - AUGUST 5

Monday - Friday 9:30am ?11:30am

Join Parks and Recreation as we explore a wide variety of art forms and materials. New projects made every day and a different theme each week ? All about Me, Under the Sea, Animal Planet, among others. In addition, we are working to bring in a couple of special guest artists to guide the children through a handmade project.

This program will be held in the Hope Highlands Elementary School Cafeteria. Classes are for boys and girls ages 6-11. Fee is $50 for a two-week session, $100 for a four-week session, and $150 for all 6 weeks.


LIVING ARTS THEATER CAMP - AUGUST 1-5
9:00am ? 2:45pm

This unique week-long theater program teaches students Grades 3 through 12 the fundamentals of the theater - acting, dance, vocal work, scenery and costume design. This summer's show is "Little Mermaid". There will be a full production in the auditorium at the end of the week - please indicate Friday or Saturday night performance when registering. Fee is $100. Program held at Hope Highlands Elementary. Participants must bring lunch.

Challenger British Soccer Camp - JUNE 27 - JULY 1

Register now online at www.challengersport.com or through Parks and Recreation starting May 11

This program is offered in cooperation with Challenger Sports. Camps takes place at the field behind Hope Highlands Elementary School on Hope Road. Young players receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, and coached scrimmages.

9am-10.30am Mini Soccer: ages 4-5yrs $108
9am-12pm Half Day: ages 6-10yrs $144
1pm-4pm Half Day: ages 11-14yrs $144
9am - 4pm Full Day: ages 7-14yrs $200

You must register online before May 13th to receive your FREE British Soccer Jersey. For more information, contact Steven Hughes at 401-213-0463 or email: shughes@challengersports.com


WOMEN"S FITNESS PROGRAM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Women's Fitness Program will begins on September 24 at the George Peters on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Cost is $40 per session ($20 if only attending one class per week).

Session dates are as follows:

Session 1: September 24 - December 3, 2015
*No Class on October 12, November 26*

Session 2: December 7, 2015 - March 3, 2016
*No Class on December 24, 28 & 31, January 18, February 15 & 18*

Session 3: March 7 - May 26, 2016
*No Class on April 18 & 21*

Monday night class, "Cardiocore" will focus on cardio while Thursday night will be "Latin Dance" concentrating on toning through the uses of weights. Participants should bring weights and a mat to BOTH classes.


ADULT YOGA BEGINS OCTOBER 15, 2015
Adult Yoga will take place at the Edgewood Highlands Elementary School Cafetorium on Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Cost is $35 per session.

Sessions dates are as follows:

Session 1: October 15, 2015 - January 7, 2016
*No Class on November 26, December 24 & 31*

Session 2: January 14 - March 24, 2016
*No Class on February 18*

Session 3: March 31 - June 9, 2016
*No Class on April 21*


A WORD ABOUT TAX ID # REQUESTS

It is coming up on tax filing time and The Parks and Recreation Department will be receiving numerous requests from Playground Program participants for the City's Tax ID number to apply for the Child and Dependent Care Credit. As stated on our application, our program does not qualify for the credit under the tax code.

On Page 6 of IRS Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses, under "Care of a Qualifying Person" it states, "Expenses are for the care of a qualifying person only if the main purpose is the person' well-being and protection." It further states, "Expenses for care DO NOT include amounts you pay for food, lodging, clothing, education, and entertainment." (Emphasis added)

Our Playground Program is field-trip and activity based. The majority of the fee for the summer PROGRAM (not a camp) is to cover the cost of the trips, performers, and clothing provided to the participants. Therefore the fee paid falls under the category of entertainment and clothing, not well-being and protection.

FOLLOW CRANSTON PARKS & RECREATION ON FACEBOOK
The Cranston Parks and Recreation Department is now on Facebook. We can now post real time updates on program information, cancelations, and up coming events. Follow us by clicking the link HERE.

CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY AS THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW PROGRAMMING INFORMATION.

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