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Register for Spring 2024 Programs with the Barkhamsted Recreation Deparment

Posted on
January 6, 2024
Recreation Department
Spring Karate 2024 
Thursdays, March 28, April 11, 25, May 2, 16, 23, 30, June 6  (No program on April  4, 18 or May 9) program will be held in the Barkhamsted Elementary School in the Gym from 6:00-6:45 p.m. 
White Belts (Beginners ages 5 to 12) 
Little Dragons-(ages 5 & 6)-Basic Karate skills, Basic Kata, target drills and exercise, simple self defense
Mighty Tigers (ages 7 & 8)-Stronger Karate basics and Kata, Stretching, exercise, target drills and self defense
Karate Rangers (ages 9-12)-Karate Basics, including kicking, kata, self-defense, exercise to level, target drills
Fee:  $75.00 per 8 week session (New-$5.00 discount for each additional family member that signs up)  ***Note***New students are white belts and receive uniform
Fee includes: Belt and/or Stripe, Belt or Stripe Test and Certificate (Note: Promotion to higher belt levels will require multiple sessions)
Please pre-register through this link-

Family/Teen and Adult Karate 
Thursdays, March 28, April 11, 25, May 2, 16, 23, 30, June 6  No program on April  4, 18 or May 9)
Program will be held in the Barkhamsted Elementary School in the Gym 7:00-7:45 p.m. 
White Belts (Beginners ages 13 and up)-7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Teen/Adults-(Ages 13 and up)-Kenpo Karate Forms and Self Defense Techniques, Basic kicking drills.
This is a great opportunity to learn karate with family members or solo.
$85.00  per 8 week sessions   New-$5.00 discount for each additional family member that signs up for Karate!  
***Note***New students are white belts and receive uniform
Please pre-register through this link-

Registration Deadline for both Karate programs is Thursday, March 21  You can pay the first night of the program or mail or drop off checks to Barkhamsted Recreation Department-Attention:  Donna Bastrzycki-Barkhamsted Recreation Director  Barkhamsted Town Hall- 67 Ripley Hill Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06063  (there is also a white mailbox out in front that you can leave payment in)  

New Pickleball Spring 2024 Session!   
Spring Pickleball Free Demo Night will be held on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Barkhamsted Elementary School gym.  Come down and check out what the fun is all about!  Please wear sneakers and bring a Paddle if you have one.  Players from the past sessions are encouraged to come and help the new players enjoy the sport that night and also get some play time on the courts before our Spring Session begins.  Participants can also register that night for the spring program.  The demo night is FREE!      It is time to get off the couch and join us for the very fun and new Pickleball Spring Session. All levels and abilities are welcome. This fun sport combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. You will get great exercise and have a blast. 
Day- Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Spring-Free Pickleball/Into/Registration Night- March 13 (Free Night)

Spring PickleBall Program dates-March 13, 27, April 3, 10,  24, May 1, 8  (No program on  March 20, April 17 due to the school vacation week.) (These are all Wednesday’s from 6-9:00 p.m.)   (If the Barkhamsted Elementary school is cancelled due to snow/bad weather there will be no program)  We will try to add on a week if possible at the end of the session.    
Payment Registration Deadline-Wednesday, March 13  at the first night of Pickleball
Location-Barkhamsted Elementary School Gym Time-6:00-9:00 p.m. (this program is for adults and high school students are also welcome) 
Please register through this link-
Fee: $20.00 for residents, $25.00 for non-residents (no pro-rations) Pre-registration is required. Please bring your own paddle and wear sneakers. Please mail your registration to The Barkhamsted Recreation Department- Attention Donna Bastrzycki-Recreation Director 67 Ripley Hill Road, Pleasant Valley, CT 06063 
Egg Hunt and Visit with the Easter Bunny with Photos 
When:  Saturday, March 30
Where:  (The Riverton Fair Grounds)
Time:    2:00-4:00 p.m.
What to Bring:  Your Easter Basket to join in on the Easter Egg Hunt, a smile and a camera!  The children will be divided into two separate age groups for a toy and candy filled Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Recreation Commission.   The Event will be held rain, snow or shine!!! 
Please register for the Easter Egg Hunt before Wed. March 27  this link-
Recreation Summer Camp-Save the Date!  
 (July 15-19, 2024)
Get ready for loads of fun at the annual week long Barkhamsted Recreation Camp.  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 15-19, 2024.  The registration for Camp will be held April 1-June 3 or when program is full.  Be sure to register early.  Spots are limited.                                   Register at:

Summer Help Wanted!  
Applications are being accepted for Counselors, Junior Counselors and staff for Summer Camp.      Please complete the application from this link-
Deadline is-Monday, April 8 or when positions are full (completed applications must be received by this date.) 
Pound Fitness Blast  (New)
Release your Inner Rockstar!  POUND is a full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training. POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out using lightly weighted exercise drumsticks. Designed for all fitness levels and easily modifiable. POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin' out! Participants need to bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 

Tuesdays-May 14, 21, 28, June 4, June 11  

Time:  6:30-7:30

Location:  Barkhamsted Elementary School

Ages:  14 and over 

Fee $40.00

Registration Deadline is May 7th.  You can either pay with cash or check the first night of the program on May 14th but please pre-register through this link-

Please mail or drop off summer payments or required forms to Barkhamsted Recreation Department -67 Ripley Hill Road Pleasant Valley, CT 06063 or also in the white drop box in front of town hall.  Karate, Pound Fitness and Pickleball payments can be brought on the first night of the program.  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.