Derry Parks and Rec Offers Summer Programs for All

The Town of Derry Parks and Recreation has a full schedule of programs open this summer to both residents and nonresidents. There are activities scheduled for all ages and interests!

Youth Summer Programs

Grasshopper Baseball
This fun, instructional program introduces the fundamentals of baseball in a non-competitive atmosphere. Games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at various locations in Derry.
Runs for 6 weeks: July and August
Ages 5 to 9 years old (birth certificate required for children 5 years of age)
Registration ends June 22, 2012
Derry Residents: $25; Nonresidents: $45; Additional players: $15

Pollywog Swim Lessons
Children are introduced to the water in a fun and interactive manner in this program. Adult participation is mandatory. Class times run Monday through Friday from 10 AM until 3:30 PM and 10:45 AM until 4:15 PM.
Runs for 5 days: June 25 – 29; August 6 – 10
Ages 2 and 3 (birth certificates required for all participants)
Derry Residents: $15; Nonresidents: $30

Instructional Swim Lessons
Various skill leveled classes are offered during each session, ranging from basic water exploration to advanced swimming skills. Sessions run Monday through Friday for two weeks with classes starting from 10 AM until 12 PM and 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM.
Runs for two weeks: July 9 – 20; July 23 – August 3
Ages 4 and up (birth certificates required for 4 and 5 year olds)
Derry Residents: $25; Nonresidents: $45; Additional swimmers: $10

Guard Start
This program is ideal for children with advanced swimming skills who are interested in pursuing lifeguard certification in the future. Participants must be able to pass a swim test with a level 5 or 6 at of the screening dates.
Runs same schedule as Instructional Swim Lessons
Ages 11 to 14
Derry Residents: $40; Nonresidents: $65; Additional swimmers: $15

For more children’s programs and a full list of adult programs, click Read More!

Kayak Lessons
Participants will learn safe kayak practices, various paddle strokes, proper techniques and much more. All participants under the age of 18 must pass a swim test before the start of the class. There is a maximum of nine participants per session. Classes are two days a week from 9:30 until 11 AM or 11 AM until 12:30 PM.
Runs two day: July 10 – 11; July 17 – 18; July 24 – 24; July 31 – August 1; August 7 – 8
Ages 9 and up
Derry Residents: $10; Nonresidents: $15

Summer Tennis Camps
Certified instructor John Pelkey will teach the fundamentals of tennis. Session run Monday through Thursday for 45 minutes to an hour each day.
Runs four days: June 25- 28; July 9 – 12; July 16 – 19; July 23 – 26
Ages 4 to 18 (birth certificate required for children 4 and 5 years old)
Ages 4 – 6: $45; Ages 7 – 18: $55; Additional players: $35

Summer Fun Runs
These fun runs are held on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer at the Londonderry High School track. Registration begins at 6 PM and the races begin at 6:30. Watermelon, Gatorade and water will be supplied and children will receive participatory ribbons each week. No preregistration required!
Runs each Tuesday: June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7
Ages: All
No fee: bring a nonperishable food item

Judo Club and Lil’ Samurai
Students are taught conditioning exercises, how to roll and fall, throws, ground techniques, struggles, arm bars, and much more. Roger Lenfest is the certified instructor. Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 7 until 8:30 PM for ages 10 and up and Wednesdays only from 5:30 until 6:30 PM for ages 5 to 9.
Runs one or two days: June 25 – August 1
Ages 5 and up (birth certificate required for 5 year olds)
Ages 5 – 9: $26; Ages 10 – 16: $30; Ages 17 and up: $40; Seniors 65 and up: $30; Additional students: $20

Adult Summer Programs

Adult Yoga
This Hatha yoga program is designed for all ability and experience levels and introduces students to the many benefits of yoga. Sessions are held Thursdays each week from 5:30 PM until 6:45 PM and 7 PM until 8:15 PM.
Runs one day: June 7 – 28; July 12 – August 2 (7 – 8:15 PM only)
Ages 18 and up
Derry Residents: $32; Nonresidents: $48; Additional students: $25

Gentle Yoga for All
This class consists of specifically designed stretches and poses using a chair, stretch  bands, wall, and standing positions as appropriate to increase strength, flexibility, balance and comfort. Runs Wednesdays from 9 until 9:50 AM.
Runs one day: June 6 – June 27
Ages 18 and up
$28 per person

Adult Tennis League
Join other local tennis players to get practice. This is one of the busiest programs, so the pairings are endless.
Dates to be announced
Ages 18 and up
Registration fees to be announced

Adult Tennis Clinics
Clinics designed for beginners and those interested in fine tuning their skills.
Dates to be announced
Ages 18 and up
Registration fees to be announced

Adult Volleyball
A fun, recreational activity will be a delight for all. Sessions are Mondays starting at 6 PM.
Runs one day: May 7 – October 8
Ages 18 and up
No registration fee

For questions, comments and concerns, please contact the Derry Parks and Recreation office at 603-432-6136 or visit their website.

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