Join us at Lakeside Park for a few fun activities each month with Recreation Staff and Community Guests!
The main goal of all Rec Clubs at Lakeside Park is to encourage participants to socialize in a positive way with peers through shared interests.
During Rec Clubs, we will be offering a variety of activities for elementary and middle school students from the time they get off the bus until 5pm.
*NEW FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS - THIS EXTENDED TIME IN THE PARK IS A GREAT OPTION!
Please have your child bring a snack each day.
A transportation form must be on file with the Transportation Department in order to take the bus from school to Lakeside Park.
If you have checked "yes, my child will need transportation" upon registration, it is your responsibility to make those arrangements with the transportation office; however, we will follow up with the schools to cross-check their current bus list each month.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, our Rec Clubs are sure to make memories! This school year, we are incorporating some talented community guests on Tuesdays & Thursdays!
As our days are still warm, we are going to make the most of being active outside while at the same time, foster our creative spirit!
Our special guest this month is artist, Victoria Hayes!
Tuesdays - Creative Club* (1)
Tuesdays - Running Club
Wednesdays - Pickleball Club
Thursdays - Creative Club* (2)
Thursdays - Dodgeball Club
*You can sign up for EITHER or ALL of these clubs! See below for details.
Join our special guest and local artist, Victoria Hayes. Each Tuesday & Thursday Creative Club will build on an individual, continuous project and doing both ensures more time for genuine creativity. If you can't sign up for both, just doing either the Tuesday or Thursday Club is still a win! We are really looking forward to fantastic, unique creations with the help of our special community guest! This November the Creative Club will be making a "thankfulness" mobile to help celebrate the approaching Thanksgiving holiday. The completed project will reflect each child's appreciation of their life and surroundings and give them a finished work of art to share at home.
Each Tuesday Running Club will build on your child's endurance and speed. Take full advantage of some beautiful outdoor weather and keep your child active during the afternoon. Running Club will utilize different portions of the park and based on your child's interest and age will incorporate a variety of active games and challenges.
What is this game with a funny name? Pickleball Club is now an option. With the excitement around our indoor courts for adults we are bringing the fun to Wednesday afternoons. Learn to play this game that is a combination of many sports: like tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Pickleball is unique and can be adapted for any age.
For anyone that loves dodgeball, this is guaranteed to be a blast with friends! There are many ways to play dodgeball so all ages can enjoy moving around, being active, and using tons of energy. Variations of this game will be played like asteroids, battleship, doctor dodgeball, etc. We can't wait to see you in Dodgeball Club!
A Bit More About our Community Guest:
Victoria followed her early interest in art to the University of New Hampshire. While there she explored drawing and printmaking, inspired by organic form. After graduating with a BFA degree, Victoria continued her interest in printmaking working as a fine art edition printer at Solo Press in Manhattan producing lithograph editions for prominent artists.
Inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e woodcut relief prints, Victoria began a series of woodcuts based on the landscape. A surge of interest in the woodcut led to edition printing for many New York and European artists experimenting with the medium.
A continuing interest in the natural world led Victoria to explore more immediate and diverse media such as watercolor, pastel, collage and assemblage. Her studies led her to a masters degree program in Studio Art at The College of New Rochelle. While there she developed her imagery exploring mixed media to create objects reflecting a continuing connection to nature.
After completing her certificate in art education, Victoria has taught students in grades K-8 at many local schools, including Dutchess Day School, Mizzentop School and Dutchess Arts Camp, passing on to them her love and enjoyment of art.
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