2017-12-07 / Upcoming Events

JAMESTOWN PARKS & RECREATION

Youth and Teen Programs — Winter Schedule

JAMESTOWN TEEN CENTER

Nothing to do after school … join us at the Jamestown Teen Center! Our afterschool program is located at the Recreation Center, Monday through Friday between 2-7pm.

We have plenty to do to keep youth busy and engaged. We offer a variety of scheduled programs, such as cooking classes, tumbling lessons, BoxFit classes and more for both middle school and high school youth. The Teen Center is home to a basketball court, pool table, ping pong and bumper pool. It has a television with age-appropriate video games, as well as a room for crafts and homework. Mondays and Wednesdays are our “Middle School Only” days for 5th-8th graders. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday are designated “High School Student Only” Days for 9th-12th graders.

Transportation provided on Middle School days for Lawn Avenue School students. The recreation bus will pick up youth outside of Lawn School and bring them to the Recreation Center. For any questions on how to sign up for transportation please call Molly Conlon at 401-423-7261 or e-mail mconlon@jamestownri.net.

SPORTS & FITNESS

Youth Basketball League
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Lawn Avenue Gymnasium
When: Saturdays 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Dates: 12/23-2/24
Costs: Resident: $30, Family: $50
This basketball program is designed for boys and girls
who want to learn to play basketball in a organized setting. Focus will be on fundamentals, skill building and
player development. Players are provided opportunity to
develop in a structured but fun environment. Organized
practices and games make this a great opportunity for
youth grades 5-7!

Youth Instructional Basketball
Who: Grades 2-4
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
When: Wednesdays 5:00PM-6:30PM
Dates: 1/10 – 2/28
Costs: Resident: $30, Family: $50
This program is designed for boys and girls who want to
learn to play basketball in an organized setting. Focus will
be on fundamentals, skill building and player development. Players are provided opportunity to develop in a
structured but fun environment. Organized practices and
games make this a great opportunity for youth grades 2-4!

High School BoxFit
Who: Grades 9-12
Where: Recreation Center
When: Mondays 4:00PM -5:00PM
Dates: 1/8 - 2/26
Costs: Teen Center Member $100, Non-Member $110
Boxing is the hottest new trend! Classes are 1 hour long
including a full body workout that incorporates all the
fundamentals of a boxer’s workout. You’ll jump rope,
shadow box, practice pad work, heavy bag work, and
lots of heart pumping exercises in a fun and motivating
environment. This would be altered to meet the appropriate work out for high school aged youth. These classes
are taught by trained professionals from Newport Boxfit.
Please wear athletic clothing and sneakers. Gloves are not
required and will be provided to participants.

Middle School BoxFit
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Recreation Center
When: Mondays 3:00-4:00PM
Dates: 1/8 - 2/26
Costs: Teen Center Member $100, Non-Member $110
Boxing is the hottest new trend! Classes are 1 hour long
including a full body workout that incorporates all the
fundamentals of a boxer’s workout. You’ll jump rope,
shadow box, practice pad work, heavy bag work, and
lots of heart pumping exercises in a fun and motivating
environment. This would be altered to meet the appropriate work out for middle school aged youth. These classes
are taught by trained professionals from Newport Boxfit.
Please wear athletic clothing and sneakers. Gloves are not
required and will be provided to participants.

Karate 1
Who: Ages 3-5
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
When: Tuesdays 3:30PM-4:00PM
Dates: 1/9 - 2/27
Costs: Resident: $50, Non-Resident: $60
Allow your child to grow physically and mentally by
practicing Karate. Karate offers many different benefits to
youth such as, improved concentration, stress reduction,
improved positive mental focus and discipline as well
as flexibility and balance. Children will learn to respect
themselves and others. Please wear athletic attire.

Karate 2
Who: Ages 6-12
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
When: Tuesdays 4:00PM-4:45PM
Dates: 1/9 - 2/27
Costs: Resident: $50, Non-Resident: $60
Allow your child to grow physically and mentally by
practicing Karate. Karate offers many different benefits to
youth such as, improved concentration, stress reduction,
improved positive mental focus and discipline as well
as flexibility and balance. Children will learn to respect
themselves and others. Please wear athletic attire.

Ice Skating Lessons
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Boss Arena (URI) Transportation from Recreation
Center
When: Saturdays 11:00AM -12:00PM
Dates: 1/6 - 2/24
Costs: Teen Center Member $155, Non-Member $160
Interested in learning how to ice skate? We will provide
transportation on our 14 passenger bus to the Boss
Arena located at the University of Rhode Island in South

Kingstown, RI. Each session is eight (8) weeks, and one
hour class includes a 25-minute group lesson, and 25
minutes of practice time. Designed by the United States
Figure Skating Association, the Basic Skills Program is
a beginning ice skating program that is fun, challenging
and rewarding. Participation in the program will enable
beginning skaters of all ages, the abilities to learn the
fundamentals of the sport and begin a lifetime commitment to health and wellness. South County Skating School
customizes their instruction to every level of skater from
beginner to advanced including adults.

Tumbling (Youth)
Who: Grades 3 & 4
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
When: Thursdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Dates: 1/11-3/1
Costs: Resident: $120, Non-Resident: $125
Join us to learn more basic tumbling techniques and
movements that prepare you to pursue other groups,
teams down the road, or to just have some good ole fun.
This class is great for snowboarders, cheerleaders, those
who do martial arts and for anyone who wants to learn
and practice the art of tumbling. Space is limited!

Tumbling (Middle School)
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
When: Thursdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Dates: 1/11-3/1
Costs: Teen Center Member: $120, Non-Member: $125
Join us to learn more basic tumbling techniques and
movements that prepare you to pursue other groups,
teams down the road, or to just have some good ole fun.
This class is great for snowboarders, cheerleaders, those
who do martial arts and for anyone who wants to learn
and practice the art of tumbling. Space is limited!

ARTS & CULTURE

Creative Writing Workshop
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Teen Center
When: Thursday’s 6-7:30pm
Dates: 1/4 – 2/22
Costs: Residents $50 Non Residents $60
Everyone has a story to tell, and there are some people
who like to write it down. They may also want others to
hear them and let them know what they think.
In this workshop, writers will create a series of six assignments that demonstrate an understanding of how
to apply skills from writing short dialogues to inventing
memorable characters and setting them into motion.
Who knows, from the work we do together, we may
see the next finalist for The Write Rhode Island Fiction
Contest.

Culinary Kids
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Teen Center
When: Tuesdays, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Dates: 1/9 - 2/27
Costs: Teen Center Member $40, Non Member - $45
Cooking with kids is a great way to educate the youth
about nutrition and a fun way to encourage them to try
new and healthy foods that they might otherwise be
afraid to try! Step in to our kitchen and learn some good
basic cooking skills and explore more about seasonal,
healthy cooking and eating. Bon appetit! No prior cooking
experience necessary.

Kids Winter Crochet
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Teen Center
When: Tuesdays 3:30PM-5:00PM
Dates: 1/9 - 2/27
Costs: Resident: $40, Non-Resident: $45
One of our most popular arts and crafts classes is back
this winter! Come learn to crochet cozy creations for the
winter months! Whether you’re brand new to crocheting, or looking to expand your skills, all skill levels are
welcome! You may bring your own yarn and hooks if you
have them, but materials will be available at every class.

Fun with Felt
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Teen Center
When: Wednesdays, 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Dates: 1/10 - 2/28
Costs: Teen Center Member $40, Non Member - $45
Fun with Felt was a hit the first time around, so it’s back!
Come learn some basics of pattern making and hand sewing in this fun hands on craft class! Turn your imagination
into reality by making an adorable stuffed animal/object
of your choosing and design. All skill levels welcome.

Youth Book Club
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Teen Center
When: Mondays 3:00PM-4:00PM
Dates: 1/8 – 2/26
Costs: Resident: $5, Family: $10
Love to get lost in a good book? We have the club for you.
Join our youth book club for a lively discussion and fun
activities associated with our chosen book. It’s also a good
opportunity to get to know some of your fellow book loving peers.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Finding Lottie Scavenger Hunt
Who: Grades K-6
Dates: 6 Weeks Beginning 11/30
Costs: FREE
Two-person teams should scour The Jamestown Press for
ads with a picture of Lottie. Then go to that business, find
Lottie and post a photo from each location on Instagram
using the hashtags #FindingLottie and the name of the
business to earn your points.
To register your team name and Instagram account users,
go to the recreation department, 41 Conanicus Ave. or call
423- 7260. Registration is ongoing until the contest ends.

Parents Night Out
Who: Grades K-6
Where: Recreation Center
When: Select Friday Nights
Dates: 1/19, 2/2, 2/23, 3/9 from 5:30-9:30 pm
Costs: Individual: $20, Family: $40
Back by popular demand! Parents night out is back for 4
winter sessions. Drop your kids (grades K-6) off at the rec
center for a night of structured games and activities, and
we even feed them dinner! Pre-registration is a must as
there are a limited number of spots and these nights fill
up fast!

Red Cross Babysitting and Child Care Class:
Where: Jamestown Teen Center
Who: 11-15 year olds
When: Saturday, January 13th from 9 am-4:30 pm (please
pack a lunch)
Cost: $90 per child
The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training – and will prepare you
to become a capable, trusted and an in-demand sitter in
your neighborhood. 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they
would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red
Cross babysitting certifications. This is a good class to
start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn
how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. Space is
limited to 12 participants. Sign up now!

Winter Indoor Camp-Over
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
When: Friday 7:00PM – 7:00AM
Dates: 2/16/18
Costs: Teen Center Member: $25, Non-Member: $30
You’ve heard of a lock-in, but the Rec department is
excited to announce our first ever “Camp-in”. Bring your
tent, sleeping bag, flashlight and whatever else you might
need on an overnight camping trip to the rec. We’ll be
turning the gym into our campground and we’ll play fun
games and activities throughout the night. Kids may camp
two to a tent but boys must camp with boys and girls with
girls. Pre-register ASAP as we have limited space and we
expect this event to fill up fast.

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