Programs to include Superhero Camp, D&J Music Camp,
KILLINGTON - The Killington Parks & Recreation Department
(KPR) on May 9 announced several new summer programs and events
upcoming for this summer.
KPR will offer three new youth camp programs: D&J Music
Camp, Superhero Camp, and All About Learning Camps.
The D&J Music Camp is for students K - 6, beginner to
experienced musicians, and will offer junior musicians the
opportunity to try out a variety of musical instruments and acquire
basic theoretical knowledge of music, including songwriting.The
camp will culminate in a Project Showcase party for families and
friends where campers can share their efforts with the ones they
love! D&J Music Camp takes place on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to
12-noon, July 16 - August 13 at the Johnson Recreation Center.
Cost: $65, plus an optional $5 materials fee (families may choose
to bring items to waive the $5 materials fee.)
At Superhero Camp, your superhero-in-training will take part in
games, arts and crafts projects to learn lessons in
trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and
citizenship. Participants will sling webs like Spiderman, create
masks and shields for their costumes, and learn how to jump tall
buildings and roll out of danger! The last day of camp will feature
a ceremony in which participants will show off their new skills to
their families and friends. Designed for ages 4 - 7. Superhero Camp
takes place August 5-8 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Johnson
Recreation Center. Camp is available for 3, 4, or 5 days, and the
fee is $100, $120 f, and $140 respectively.
Does your child love to build? All About Learning Camps utilize
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts and 21st
Century educational skills of critical thinking, problem solving,
collaboration, agility and adaptability, curiosity and imagination.
Killington will offer two such camps - Junior Engineering 1 and
Junior Engineering 1 is designed for grade 1-3. During this
course, students will creatively build and modify machines such as
race cars, windmills, and merry-go-rounds, through basic
engineering skills using LEGO kits.
The Collision Cars course is designed for grades 4-8. During
this course, students will use LEGO kits to build a variety of
battling machines such as Arm Bot, Blade Bot, Flipper Boy, Armored
Bot, through exploration, problems solving and risk taking.
Both courses will take place August 12-16 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at
the Sherburne Memorial Library. The fee for both courses is $120
for residents and $125 for non-residents.
Also new this summer is Kids Boot Camp. This is a fun interval
style class focused on teamwork, endurance, strength, speed and
agility drills. The one-hour class includes a warm up, cool down
and stretching. This camp takes place on Wednesdays from 10-11
a.m., July 9 - Aug. 14 at the Johnson Recreation Center. Designed
for ages 7 and over, the fee for the six sessions is $40; drop-in
fee is $8.
Thursday, July 25, will be the 1st Annual Killington Chili
Cook-Off. Join the competition and bring your finest chili to
compete, or stop by the Cook-Off to taste the competitor's
creations. Participant applications and tasting tickets are
available at the Recreation Office. The Cook-Off will take place at
the Sherburne Memorial Library from 5-8 p.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 10, a Swim-A-Thon will be hosted at the Johnson
Recreation Center Pool. Participants will earn money by swimming
lengths of the pool. Swimmers get pledges from family, friends,
local businesses and neighbors to support their efforts. Proceeds
benefit the Killington Aquatic Club and the USA Swimming
In addition to these new programs and events, KPR will continue its
traditional summer programs and events such as Camp Loads of Fun,
Rek & Trek Adventure Camp, Swim Team, Challenger Soccer Camp,
Circus Camp, Top Spin Tennis Camp, and swim lessons. Splash
Theater, the River Road Concert Series, and the annual 4th of July
Celebration will return to River Road as well.
For more info. about these programs visit www.KillingtonRec.com, or
contact Lyndsay at 802-422-3932 or