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Park & Recreation Department

Pre-School and Youth Programs
This page was updated on June 1, 2017

Pre-School Programs
Fun Sportz Lil' Sportz
Toddler Playgroup
Storytime Creations
Fun Sportz Hoops Clinic

Youth Programs
Amity Regional Aquatic Club
Youth Basketball League
Fun Sportz Summer Festival

Preschool Programs

Fun Sportz Lil' Sportz
Ages 3, 4 and 5, boys and girls
The perfect way to introduce your toddler to a variety of sports. Sports teach socialization, listening skills, and teamwork.
April 24-June 5 (No class May 29)
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Activity #416800-C
H.P.C.C. Gym

Toddler Playgroup 
Ages 6 months to 4 years
The Toddler Playgroup is an unstructured play area where your little ones can enjoy an environment made just for them. The facility features two rooms with supplies for arts and crafts projects, imaginative play, games, ride-on toys, and much more. There is a child size bathroom and a changing station located in the playroom area. This is a great way to meet other moms or dads, and for your children to make new friends.
There will also be special events and parties throughout the season. Please note, on holidays and during Vacation Camps, the Toddler Playgroup will be closed.
June 9
Open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm
H.P.C.C. Rooms 7 & 9
Activity # 413600-A
Fees after April 3
Residents: $24.00 first child, $12.00 each additional child
Non-Residents: $30.00 first child, $15.00 each additional child

Ages 3 - 5 years
Nerfkins is a class for your energetic three to five year olds. Using nerfballs and other soft equipment, your child will be introduced to sports while learning basic ball handling skills and developing hand-eye coordination. They will play and develop skills in basketball, soccer, baseball and other gym games. Parents must stay in the gym during the class.
May 10-June 7 (No class May 24)

Activity # 612600-A
May 11-June 1

11:00am-11:45 am

Activity #612600-B
H.P.C.C. Gym

Storytime Creations
Ages 3-5
Join us for storytime with creative arts and crafts projects or edible creations. Each week will be a different story with a project that follows the theme of the book. Parent participation is required for this class.
April 17-May 22
10:45-11:30 AM
Activity #617300-A
April 18-May 23
10:45 am-11:30am
Activity #617300-B
H.P.C.C. Room 5

Fun Sportz Hoops Clinic
Ages 4-7, boys and girls
This introductory basketball session is specifically designed to help your child learn basketball skills in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere. Skills introduced will include dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and basic rules of the game. For any questions about this program, please contact Jason Kirck at
April 24-June 5 (No class May 29)
Activity #416800-A
H.P.C.C. Gym

SoccerTikes is a physical development program for children between the ages of 3 and 6. This program uses a variety of fun games to delight and engage kids in physical activity. We stress a noncompetitive environment and promote fun above all else. We mix in fun and skill development activities with small-sided games.
April 29-June 3

3-4 year olds -- 9:00am-10:00am -- Activity #617700-A
5-6 year olds -- 10:00am-11:00am -- Activity #617700-B
H.P.C.C., behind the pool
$75.00 (includes a SoccerTikes t-shirt)

Youth Programs

This class is for students to build confidence, focus, discipline, and self-control. Students will also increase their coordination, strength, and flexibility while having fun. This dynamic and energetic program benefits children in a number of ways. They will engage in various Martial Arts techniques and activities, while learning important skills.
Little Dragons
Ages 3-5
June 22-July 27

Activity #112400-A
Karate Kids
Ages 6-12
June 22-July 27

Activity #112400-B
H.P.C.C. Gym (Room 15)

Junior Tennis
Summer tennis is scheduled to begin the week of June 13. There will be lots of hard work, but tons of fun too! Lessons will be held at the High Plains Community Center tennis courts. Program co-directors David Kardas and Greg Sansonetti bring a combined 25+ years' worth of tennis teaching experience as well as an exciting, experienced, and certified staff.
For tennis-related questions, call 203-640-1724. For more information visit
June 15-July 6 (rain dates: July 13 and 20)

5:00-6:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner Juniors (ages6-9)


Tennis Camp
The Summer Tennis Camp Program for children meets Monday through Thursday (Friday is the make-up day for any class canceled due to inclement weather), in weekly sessions. This concentrated format helps to improve skills by providing daily practice and reinforcement. All campers receive a free t-shirt; repeat sign-ups receive a free water bottle. There will also be a prize day held each week.

For more information visit:
or call (203) 640-1724.

July 24th—July 27th
9:45a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Level Activity #
Ages 5-7 113301-AA
Ages 8-11 113301-A

Class Fees
$165.00 (per week)

Each day of camp, players are introduced to a different stroke of the day including the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. These strokes will be incorporated into game situations. Footwork, grips, and tennis etiquette will also be covered. This camp also offers a cross-training component to enhance player’s coordination and
endurance. Games such as soccer, hockey, and dodge ball will be played. Campers will play a minimum of ninety minutes of tennis. Campers should bring a nut-free snack each day.
Players will be grouped by ability level.
In the event of rain, call the Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line at (203) 283-5629. Cancellation information will be posted 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Amity Regional Aquatic Club
This is an age group swim team. Information is available on the team's website,

Youth Basketball League
Boys ages 7-15
Girls ages 7-13
This is a competitive league that includes all levels of ability. The players are evaluated by the Park and Recreation basketball supervisors at the placement clinic. Teams are drafted by the coaches using evaluations and practice schedule availability to create the league. Teams have one evening practice scheduled each week at one of the schools in Orange.
Games are played on Saturdays. Practice will begin the week of November 7 and the games will begin Saturday, December 3.
The 7-8 Boys and Girls divisions will play games Saturdays at the H.P.C.C. Gym.
The 9-10 Boys and Girls divisions will play games Saturdays at the Mary L. Tracy Gym.
The 11-12 and 13-15 boys and the 11-13 girls division will play games Saturdays at the Amity Middle School.
The 13-15 boys division will have a placement clinic in December. Practice for this league will begin after the draft is completed and the games will begin in January.
No participants will be added to any team after their league drafat has occurred and the teams have been made, or when maximum enrollment has been reached. There are no exceptions to the registration deadline or age brackets.
Players' league is determined by age as of December 31, 2016.
Registration begins Monday, August 29, 2016 for residents of Orange and Tuesday, September 6, 2016 for nonresidents.
7-8 boys and girls divisions and 13-15 boys division $105.00
Nonresidents add $10.00
($125.00 after October 14)
Click here to download the registration form.
Age brackets may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

7-8 Boys: Activity #310200-A 7-8 Girls: Activity #310200-E
9-10 Boys: Activity #310200-B 9-10 Girls: Activity #310200-F
11-12 Boys: Activity #310200-C 11-13 Girls: Activity #310200-G
13-15 Boys: Activity #310200-D


Fun Sportz Summer Festival
Grades K-6th (Grouped by Age and Ability)
These camps will be filled with a variety of different sports. We offer the children the chance to be athletic while encouraging sportsmanship, friendly competition, team work and listening skills. Qualified instructors and educators will be there every step of the way, as your child gains confidence and self-esteem.

Session 1 Monday-Friday, August 14-August 18
Activity # 116801–A
9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. $125.00
Activity # 116801–B
9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. $200.00

Session 2 Monday-Friday, August 21 –August 25
Activity # 116802–A
9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. $125.00
Activity # 116802–B
9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. $200.00

Please bring water and a snack for the 9-12 camps and water, a snack and lunch for the 9-3 camps.

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