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2017 SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION BUS SCHEDULE - 2017 PLAYGROUND PROGRAM ACTIVITY SCHEDULE - 2017 PLAYGROUND PROGRAM BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSON INFORMATION 2017 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Related Files:

Playground Program Registration Form Arts and Crafts Program Registration Form Summer Tennis Registration Form Living Arts Theater Registration Form Budlong Pool Swim Lessons Registration Form

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 JOB APPLICATION PERIOD ENDS MAY 5, 2017
The Parks and Recreation Department will make summer job applications available in the office and online from April 3 to May 5, 2017. Completed applications can be delivered to the Recreation Office, 1090 Cranston Street, 2nd Floor, during normal business hours.

Applicants must be 16 years old at the time of employment and be a Cranston resident.

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


SUMMER PROGRAM & SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION

Registration Information for Summer Programs - Playground Program, Summer Tennis, Arts & Crafts, Living Arts Theater, Challenger Soccer Camp, Budlong Pool Swim Lessons

Sign-ups for all summer programs and swim lessons will take place on the following dates and times:

May 4 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Park View Cafeteria
May 9 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Hope Highlands Cafeteria

Beginning MAY 10, Parks and Recreation Department will start taking registration in the office, 1090 Cranston Street, from 9am to 4pm.

Registration will end on JUNE 20.

Forms will be available for download at the Parks and Recreation website beginning May 1.

Please bring the following when registering your child(ren):
*Child?s Birth Certificate
*Proof of Residency (Driver?s License or Utility Bill),
*Health Insurance card.

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 23. For all other summer programs, payment is due in full at time of registration.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.

SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION

PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
June 26 - August 18
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

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. NO CAMP JULY 4 or AUGUST 14.

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:

All 8 weeks - One Child $650, Each Additional Child $425 each

Per Week - One Child $100, Each Additional Child $85 each

Block of 8 Same Days (i.e. Every Monday) - One Child $160, Each Additional Child $105 each

BUS AND ACTIVITY SCHEDULE TO BE POSTED SOON

ARTS & CRAFTS
June 26 - August 4
9:30am - 11:30am
Monday - Friday

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. 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.

WEEK 1~ CELEBRATION WEEK!!! Celebrate Independence Day all week with 4th of July head & arm bands, flag puzzles, collages, more.
WEEK 2~ UNDER THE SEA - Learn to make Jelly Fish , Turtles, Lobsters as well as sea collage drawings and more fishy fun.
WEEK 3~ PAPER M?CH? - Please come every day for paper m?ch?. It's a lot of fun but a lot of work to be done.
WEEK 4~ ANIMAL PLANET - Animal collage drawings, Animal print patch drawings. We will also do some improvisation play like mime.
WEEK 5 ~ PAPER M?CH? - Remember please come every day for paper m?ch?.
WEEK 6 ~ WATER COLOR FUN - Use water color paint and water color pencils to explore different techniques (Ex waterfalls & mountains)


SUMMER TENNIS
June 26 - August 4

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. NO LESSONS JULY 4

Beginner Lessons: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Advanced Lessons: 10:00 am - 11:00 am


LIVING ARTS THEATER
July 31 - August 4
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 ?THE JUNGLE BOOK?! 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 M.S. Participants must bring lunch.


CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER CAMP
June 26 - 30

Register now online HERE or in person through Parks and Recreation.

This program is offered in cooperation with Challenger Sports. Camps takes place at the field behind Hope Highlands Middle School on Hope Road. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, and coached scrimmages.

Mini Soccer: Ages 4-5yrs $45* 9am?10.30am
Half Day: Ages 6-10yrs $147 9am?12pm
Half Day: Ages 11-14yrs $147 1pm?4pm
Full Day: Ages 7-14yrs $203 9am ? 4pm

*Mini Soccer runs Tuesday thru Friday

You must register online before May 12th to receive your FREE British Soccer Jersey. For more information, contact Steven Hughes at 401-213-0463 or email: shughes@challengersports.com


BUDLONG POOL OPENS JUNE 26

Pool hours are 12:00pm to 6:00pm seven days a week. Seasonal Pool Passes can be bought at the pool house beginning June 19 from 12:00pm?4:00pm and during regular pool hours starting June 26. The pool will close for the season on August 18.

Pool rates for Cranston Residents:
Family Season Pass $50
Individual Season Pass (Age 16+) $25
Senior Season Pass (Age 55+) $20
Day Pass $3

Non-residents cannot purchase season passes. Day passes are available for $10 per person. Age 2 and under are admitted free with an adult.

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.

Pool Rules:
*Patrons MUST wear a proper bathing suit with a liner (No board shorts, athletic shorts, etc). a clean t-shirt may be worn in the shallow end of the pool.
*No Food and beverages, other than water, are allowed on the pool deck.
*Only U.S Coastguard certified approved flotation devices are allowed. No other types of
flotation devices are permitted in the pool, including floaties.
*It is recommended patrons bring their own chairs
*Children 8 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent(s), guardian(s) or a competent person at least 16 years of age. The adult must be directly supervising the child at all times. Children 5 years of age and under (and any non-swimmers) must be within arm?s reach of an adult at all times.
*Spectators may accompany a person attired in a swimsuit into the pool area provided the spectators remain behind the white line. Spectators dressed in street clothes are not allowed in the water. Spectators must pay the regular admission fee.
*Swim diapers are required if the child enters the water. Please do not change diapers on the pool deck.

POOL CLOSED JULY 4


BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSONS
$50 per child

Lessons run Mondays/Fridays or Wednesdays/Saturdays from July 3 to August 4.

Choose from Session 1 (10:00am ? 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am ? 11:45am)

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

Lessons offered for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. When considering which class to place your child, please choose skill level over age.

Lesson Descriptions:
Beginner 1: Ages 3 ? 5 (No previous experience and needs floatation device)
- No previous experience and needs the help of the instructor along with a bubble/flotation device to swim.
- Skills taught: help students feel comfortable in water, entering and exiting water safety, swimming on front and back, submerging mouth, nose, and eyes, floating on back, exploring arm and leg movements under water

Beginner 2: Ages 3 ? 5 (Swims with assistance of floatation device)
- The student is more comfortable in the water and is able to get face wet and kick their legs properly. Student is able to swim on their own or with the help of a bubble.
- Skills taught: pool safety, swimming on front and back, submerging body into water, gliding on side, breathing, jumping into pool on their own, using legs/arms properly with breathing, floating on back, sit dives

Intermediate 1: Ages 6 and older (Swims independently? no stroke knowledge)
- The student can swim independently without a bubble but has no stroke knowledge.
- Skills taught: pool safety, techniques associated with freestyle swim and breast stroke, butterfly kicks, diving skills, submerge into water, rotary breathing, treading water

Intermediate 2: Ages 6 and older (Swims independently with basic strokes)
- The student can swim independently without a bubble and has only minimal, basic stroke knowledge.
- Skills taught: pool safety, all strokes with breathing, diving, treading water, flip turns

Advanced: Ages 6 and older (Can perform a variety of strokes)
- The child can swim all strokes independently.
- Skills taught: all strokes and proper breathing for each stroke, how to turn at wall, flip turns, streamlining, pullouts, diving, treading water, bobbing in deep water

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.

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

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