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Register for Spring Programs and Save the Date for Summer Camp 2023!

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February 1, 2023
Recreation Department
SIGN UP FOR FUN SPRING 2023 PROGRAMS WITH   THE BARKHAMSTED RECREATION DEPARTMENT Please mail or drop off the 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.  
Spring Karate 2023 
Thursdays, March 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 18, 25, June 1.  (No program on April 13 or May 11 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)
Family/Teen and Adult Karate
Thursdays, March 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 18, 25, June1.  (No program on April 13 or May 11 in the Barkhamsted Elementary School in the Gym from 6:00-6:45 p.m. 
Location:  Barkhamsted Elementary School in the Gym the Barkhamsted School in the Gym from 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-https://forms.gle/1vJbwbLV6553WH5U8 

Registration Deadline for both Karate programs is Thursday, March 23  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 2023 Session!  
Spring Pickleball Free Demo Night will be held on Wednesday, March 15 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 15  (Free Night)
Spring PickleBall Program dates-March 15, 29, April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17.  (No program on April 12 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 15 at the Demo/Registration night
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-  https://forms.gle/tEXPxoMGmo4LxX9SA
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.  
Egg Hunt and Visit with the Easter Bunny with Photos 
When:  Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Where:   (The egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit will be on the lawn next to the Peter Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio and Orchard Hill Bakery)
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. April 5  this link-https://forms.gle/mvmtnhHDRrVsbXL37
Recreation Summer Camp-Save the Date! 
  (July 17-21, 2023)
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 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.  Please sign up for the Town’s mailing list and like the Town of Barkhamsted on Facebook to stay up to date on programs.   www.barkhamsted.us
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, April 3 or when positions are full (completed applications must be received by this date.)