Register for Fun Summer Programs with the Barkhamsted Recreation Department
Paddle the Farmington River with Barkhamsted Recreation and The FRCC River Stewards (2023 River and Recreation Events) (New) (Two separate Friday event evenings)
Experience the beautiful vistas of the scenic Farmington River during an evening of fun while paddling with Collinsville Canoe and Kayak, FRCC Summer River Stewards and the Barkhamsted Recreation Department for our River and Recreation Family Event. Spend an enjoyable evening while getting in some great exercise. You can choose whether you would like to kayak or Paddle Board. Whatever your preference, you're sure to have a great time. The cost is $25.00 per person, per event night and the price includes a paddleboard, or kayak, paddle and life vest. Lots of smiles and laughs are sure to be had by all. The program is open to adults and families. Children should be ages 8 or over and should be able to swim.
The cost is $10 if you have your own supplies. Collinsville Canoe charges $5 for Parking and boat launch and then $5.00 for Barkhamsted Recreation. (Payment must be received one week prior to the program)
Date-Friday, June 30 -Event Night 1
and Friday, July 15.-Event Night 2
Time-4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Collinsville Canoe and Kayak- 41 Bridge Street, Route 179, Collinsville, CT
Back up Rain date for both events is Friday, August 11th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Please register at https://forms.gle/yqpjTjXhamKS8Ly79
by Tuesday, June 27 for Event 1 and Tuesday, July 11 for Event 2 so we can have the proper equipment and supervision in place. Mail your check to Barkhamsted Recreation Department, Barkhamsted Town Hall-67 Ripley Hill Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06078 or drop it off in the white mailbox outside town hall in the upper level by the deadline for each event. Once you are registered there are no refunds as we have to give a headcount to Collinsville Canoe and Kayak the head count three days before the event.
Family Fun Day at Peoples State Forest 2023-River and Recreation Series Summer Event
Family Fun Day at Peoples State Forest that will be held on Sunday, July 9 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Attention all families! Join us for the new River and Recreation Series Summer Event- Family Fun Day at Peoples State Forest- (in front of Squires Tavern-The Barkhamsted Historical Society.) Crafts, games, corn hole competitions and activities are for adults, families and children from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and the event will be led by the Barkhamsted Recreation Camp staff and the 2023 FRCC Assistant River Steward Team. You will have a blast while making new friends and learning more about the Wild and Scenic Farmington River, area hiking and recreational programs, meet the 2023 FRCC River Steward Team and members of the Barkhamsted Recreation staff and play a variety of games, make crafts and even have the opportunity to go on a Nature Scavenger hunt! Meet at the picnic tables at Squires Tavern/Bakrhamsted Historical Society. Please register by Wed, July 5 so that we can plan for the necessary supplies and craft items. Small snacks will also be served. This event is free!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
When-Sunday July 9
Location-Squires Tavern/Barkhamsted Historical Society Red Barn-100 East River Road, Barkhamsted, CT
Fee-FREE (This is a FREE community event for all ages)
Please register by Wed. July 5 so we can have the headcount for snacks and craft supplies
Recreation Summer Camp- “Flying Into the Future” (July 17-21, 2023)
Get ready for loads of fun at the annual week long Barkhamsted Recreation Camp and our new futuristic camp theme “Flying into the Future!” There are new special events, crafts and water fun planned for each day. We hope your child will be a part of the 2023 camp! Barkhamsted Recreation Summer camp will be held July 17-21. 2023. The registration for Camp will be held March 31-June 2, 2023 or when program is full. Be sure to register early. Spots are limited.
Summer Help Wanted!
Applications are being accepted for Counselors, Junior Counselors and staff for Summer Camp.
Please complete the application from this link- https://forms.gle/E65uMN2ZUHETPD9NA
Deadline is-Monday, May 15 or when positions are full (completed applications must be received by this date.)
Please mail or drop off summer payments or required forms to Barkhamsted Parks and Recreation Department -67 Ripley Hill Road Pleasant Valley, CT 06063 and also in the white drop box in front of town hall. Please sign up before the deadlines to reserve your spot for programs and ensure your spot and “like” the town of Barkhamsted on Facebook to stay up to date with current events and programs.