Parks & Rec News

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Dig into Nature Series: Campers will scoop soil, turn over rocks, examine plants, hunt for insects, and test the water in the outdoor classroom of forest, fields and lakeshore. Bring a backpack with snack, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes. Camp will be on Thursdays from 9am-12pm, $20 per day for kids ages 8-11 years old. Instructors are Janet Franz, Peg Rosenau, and Susan Moegenburg. Choose one or all dates: Aug. 7: LaPlatte Nature Park; Aug. 14: Shelburne Beach; Aug. 21: Shelburne Pond. The location listed is for drop off and pick up. Pre-registration is required!
Junior Lacrosse Camp: Practice their basic stick skills and learn about game strategy. Open to boys and girls, and beginners are welcome! Mouth guards are recommended, water bottles and sticks are required. (No pads or helmets needed). For kids entering grades 1-3 in fall 2014.  Camp fee is $100 and will be held at the outdoor fields at the Field House. Camp Director will be Andrew Everett, Shelburne Youth Lacrosse co-chair and boys 7th/8th grade coach. Aug.11-15, 9:30am-12pm.
Off the Couch Camp: Triathlon based program designed to target endurance, strength, and agility to jump-start your fall sport season.  This camp is open to kids entering grades 6-8 for $100. Camp Director will be Maria Cimonetti. Aug.18-22 from 12-4pm at Shelburne Town Beach.
Fall Soccer Registration Reminder: This program for kids entering grades 1-8 will run from Aug. 25 to Oct 11.  Registration fee is $26 per child plus a $25 late fee until Aug. 15 when it increases to $50. No registrations will be taken after Aug. 22! Uniforms and shin guards are required. Please order a uniform shirt when registering if your child does not already have one. Uniform shirt fee is $22.
Great Escape Discounted Tickets: Discounted tickets to the outdoor park are available for purchase at the Shelburne Parks and Recreation Office and online and are good for any date during the 2014 season. Our discounted ticket price is $35 (for anyone 48” or taller) compared to the gate price of $52.99 plus tax. We will also be offering daily parking passes for $15 ($20 at the park). For those who can’t make it to the office during office hours or would rather pay by credit card, purchase discounted tickets online at and enter the promotional code VTREC using the link at the top, right corner of the page. There is no service charge to buy Great Escape tickets online. Call the Rec office for details at 985-9551.