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Park & Recreation Department

Pre-School and Youth Programs
This page was updated on August 28, 2017

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

Youth Programs
Karate
Tennis
Amity Regional Aquatic Club
Youth Basketball League
Fun Sportz Flag Football
Floor Hockey
Ski Bums

 

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.
Mondays
September 18-October 23 (no class October 9)
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Activity #216800-B
H.P.C.C. Gym
$90.00
Residents
$100.00 Nonresidents


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.
Monday-Friday
September 18-December 8

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm
H.P.C.C. Rooms 7 & 9
Activity # 213600-A
Residents: $30.00 first child, $15.00 each additional child
Non-Residents: $40.00 first child, $20.00 each additional child

Nerfkins
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.
Wednesdays
September 27-November 1
10:00am-10:45am

Activity # 212600-A
Thursdays
September 28-November 2

11:00am-11:45 am

Activity #212600-B
H.P.C.C. Gym
$25.00 Residents
$35.00 Non-Residents

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.
Mondays
September 18-October 23 (no class October 9)
10:45-11:30 AM
Activity #217300-A
Tuesdays
September 19-October 24 (no class October 10)
10:45 am-11:30am
Activity #217300-B
H.P.C.C. Room 5
$40.00 Residents
$50.00 Nonresidents

Fun Sportz Hoops
Grades 1-6 (Girls and Boys)
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 funsportz@sbcglobal.net.
Mondays
September 18-October 30 (no class October 9)
5:15-6:00pm
Activity #216800-A
H.P.C.C. Gym
$90.00 Residents
$100.00 Nonresidents

SoccerTikes
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.
Saturdays
September 9-October 21 (no class September 16)

3-4 year olds -- 9:00am-10:00am -- Activity #217700-A
5-6 year olds -- 10:00am-11:00am -- Activity #217700-B
H.P.C.C., behind the pool
$75.00 Residents (includes a SoccerTikes t-shirt)
$85.00 Nonresidents (includes a SoccerTikes t-shirt)


Youth Programs

Karate
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
Thursdays
September 21-October 26

5:15-5:45pm
Activity #212400-A
Karate Kids
Ages 6-12
Thursdays
September 21-October 26

6:00-6:45pm
Activity #212400-B
$75.00 Residents
$85.00 Nonresidents
H.P.C.C. Gym (Room 15)

Tennis
Fall tennis is scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 20. The session has a level for every child's ability. 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 www.fairfieldcountytennis.net.
Wednesdays
September 20-October 18 (rain date: October 25)

3:30-4:00 p.m. Pee Wee (ages 4-5)
213300-B
$65.00 Residents
$75.00 Nonresidents
4:00-5:00 p.m. Beginner/Advanced Beginner Juniors (ages 6-8)
213301-B
$105.00 Residents
$115.00 Nonresidents
5:00-6:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner Juniors (ages 9-12)
213302-B
$105.00 Residents
$115.00 Nonresidents

 

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

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 draft 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, 2017.
Registration begins Monday, August 28, 2017 for residents of Orange and Tuesday, September 5, 2017 for nonresidents.
$115.00 Residents
$125.00 Nonresidents
(After October 13 $125.00 for Residents and $135.00 for Nonresidents)
7-8 boys and girls divisions and 13-15 boys division: $105.00 Residents, $115.00 Nonresidents
Age brackets may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
Click here for the registration form.
Click here for FAQ about youth basketball.

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 Flag Football
Grades 3-8 (Girls and Boys)
Flag Football, the Fun Sportz way. This exciting 6 week program will focus on the fundamentals of football,
specifically designed for children grades 3-8. Specific areas such as running, passing, blocking and team play will be part of the fun filled sessions. Highly qualified coaches will be there to assist all participants, making sure each player has fun and improves each session. Please contact Jason Kirck at funsportz@sbcglobal.net with any questions about this exciting program.
Wednesdays
September 20-October 25B
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Activity #216800-D
H.P.C.C. Fairgrounds -- by the pavilion
$90.00 Residents
$100.00 Nonresidents

Floor Hockey
Ages 6-11
Here's an excellent chance for your child to master their floor hockey skills and hang out with friends. Each class startswith some ball handling drills to warm up the players. The players are then divided into teams and enjoy a game with a taste of competition.
Fridays
October 13-December 13 (no class November 10 and November 24)

4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Activity #211700-A
H.P.C.C. Gym
$30.00 Residents
$40.00 Nonresidents

Ski Bums
Boys and girls in grades 5-8
Dates: Ski Bums is a multiweek program held for five consecutive Fridays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2. In case of cancellations, make-ups will be added to the end of the program.
Time: The bus will leave High Plains Community Center at 4:00 p.m. All participants must be at the Center at 3:45 p.m. for check-in. The bus will leave Mr. Southington at 9:15 p.m. and return to High Plains Community Center at approximately 10:00 p.m.
Important: If inclement weather occurs and the trip is cancelled, you will receive an email from OPR (your email has to be on file). You may also check here or our Facebook page.
Location: Mt. Southington Ski Area, Southington, CT
Resident registration begins Monday, November 13.
Nonresident registration begins November 20.
For more info, please call 203-891-4790.
Register early, space is limited!

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