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Sunday July 25, 2021
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM    Grace Church Outdoor Service
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    North Shore Merchants Softball League
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Men's Soccer
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Adult Women's Soccer Scrimmage
 
Monday July 26, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Going the Distance Training
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 1A
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 1: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 2: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 5
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 5. Tiny Tanners Feathered Friends
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 5: Olympics Week
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Movie Makers Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PTLL -SB
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League: Boston College @ North Carolina
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Youth Golf Lessons - Jr. Golf- July/Aug Mondays
Learn to golf or touch up on your skills with Peter Cronan. Now that the good weather is here, its time to move outside and get to the golf course. Peter will be offering 4-week sessions for both kids and adults this spring and summer. If you have your own clubs, please bring them. If not, clubs will be available for use during the class. All classes will be held at the Peabody Meadows Golf Course.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Adult Tennis Lessons - Adult Tennis: July 2021
Adult Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our adult tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Tanner Track & Field - Tanners Track Club
On your mark, get set, GO!Join Coach Braz and the PVMHS Track team to learn what track and field is all about.  Learn proper ways to train for sprinting, hurdling, long distance running, relays and other events. Bring at least 32 oz. of water.Click HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League: Duke @ Vermont
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League: Providence @ Notre Dame
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Tuesday July 27, 2021
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 1
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 2
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Youth Baseball Clinic (PWLL)
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 1A
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 1: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 2: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 5
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 5. Tiny Tanners Feathered Friends
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 5: Olympics Week
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Movie Makers Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    Tiny Tanners Tennis Lessons - Tiny Tennis: Tuesdays
Tiny Tanners Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Following the USTA's Net Generation curriculum, this program uses low compression tennis balls, smaller racquets, and a smaller court.  Concentration is on the ABC’s of Red Ball Tennis: Agility, Balance, and Coordination. Welcome to the game of tennis and let’s have FUN!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring/wear:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)-SneakersCOVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program.   
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Red Ball - Gr 1-2
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Orange Ball - Gr 3-5
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Pickleball in the Park - Beginners Pickle Ball- July/Aug
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tanner City Fencers Club - Summer Fencers Club
Tanner City Fencers ClubCome learn to fence with the best in a positive, energetic,   and casual atmosphere!  Founded in 1958 by Maître Joe Pechinsky, TCFC is led by Jane Hall Carter and James Carter, a team of highly accomplished fencers and coaches who donate their time each week to advance the sport of fencing.  Fencing promotes physical fitness, the ability to develop strategy and concentration, and builds comradery and respect.  TCFC is open to fencers ages 7 and up, kids and adults, from beginners to competitive fencers- no experience necessary: all skill levels are welcome.  Membership with TCFC includes group and private lessons, as well as open fencing in foil, sabre, and épée.  In addition, informal instruction is always available from other members.  The club provides all necessary fencing equipment.  There is no floor fee; a nominal yearly membership helps defray equipment costs.Ages: 7+Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings. *Some exclusion dates apply. Register with Tanner City Fencing to join their notification list!Hours: -School Year: 7-9pm-Summer: 5:30-7:30pmLocation:-Club House at Peabody Meadows Golf Course (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960)-Starting Tuesday February 23, Higgins Middle School GymCost: Free two-week introduction; nominal annual membershipRegister: Registration is ongoing. Tanner City Fencers Club: (781) 275-0864Equipment: Please bring your own equipment if you own it. If not, the club will lend you theirs!Click HERE for COVID Precautions.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Tuesdays: Boys Premier Basketball League: Celtics @ Bulls
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Youth Golf Lessons - Jr. Golf- July/Aug Tuesdays
Learn to golf or touch up on your skills with Peter Cronan. Now that the good weather is here, its time to move outside and get to the golf course. Peter will be offering 4-week sessions for both kids and adults this spring and summer. If you have your own clubs, please bring them. If not, clubs will be available for use during the class. All classes will be held at the Peabody Meadows Golf Course.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    CCA Summer Soccer
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Green Ball - Gr 6-8
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Everett coed softball practice
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Tuesdays: Boys Premier Basketball League: Knicks @ Lakers
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Wednesday July 28, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Going the Distance Training
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Youth Baseball Clinic (PWLL)
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 1A
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 1: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 2: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 5
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 5. Tiny Tanners Feathered Friends
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 5: Olympics Week
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Movie Makers Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Teen Tanners Tennis Lessons - Teen Tennis- Beginners
Teen Tanners Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our teen tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Tiny Tanners Tennis Lessons - Tiny Tennis, Wednesdays
Tiny Tanners Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Following the USTA's Net Generation curriculum, this program uses low compression tennis balls, smaller racquets, and a smaller court.  Concentration is on the ABC’s of Red Ball Tennis: Agility, Balance, and Coordination. Welcome to the game of tennis and let’s have FUN!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring/wear:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)-SneakersCOVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program.   
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Golfing for Adults - Adult Golf- July/August
Learn to golf or touch up on your skills with Peter Cronan. Now that the good weather is almost here, its time to move outside and get to the golf course. Peter will be offering 4-week sessions for both kids and adults this spring and summer. If you have your own clubs, please bring them. If not, clubs will be available for use during the class. All classes will be held at the Peabody Meadows Golf Course.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Liberty @ Dream
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Adult Tennis Lessons - Adult Tennis: July 2021
Adult Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our adult tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Sparks @ Storm
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Mercury @ Sky
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Thursday July 29, 2021
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 1
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 2
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Summer Jr. Golf Club - Summer Jr. Golf Club
Join Peter Cronan and the Meadow staff for this 6-week program that is designed for beginner to intermediate golfers. Golfers will receive hands on instruction to develop skills, including full swing, short game, rules, and etiquette. The last week of the program includes a 9-holes tournament at the Meadow of Peabody Golf Course. Bring your own clubs or borrow ours.
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Youth Baseball Clinic (PWLL)
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 1A
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 1: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 2: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 5
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Pickleball in the Park - Senior Pickle Ball- Mornings July/August
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 5. Tiny Tanners Feathered Friends
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 5: Olympics Week
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Movie Makers Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    PVMHS Captains Practice
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    middle essex softball (Shapiro)
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Pickleball in the Park - Advanced Beginner Pickle Ball- July/Aug
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tanner City Fencers Club - Summer Fencers Club
Tanner City Fencers ClubCome learn to fence with the best in a positive, energetic,   and casual atmosphere!  Founded in 1958 by Maître Joe Pechinsky, TCFC is led by Jane Hall Carter and James Carter, a team of highly accomplished fencers and coaches who donate their time each week to advance the sport of fencing.  Fencing promotes physical fitness, the ability to develop strategy and concentration, and builds comradery and respect.  TCFC is open to fencers ages 7 and up, kids and adults, from beginners to competitive fencers- no experience necessary: all skill levels are welcome.  Membership with TCFC includes group and private lessons, as well as open fencing in foil, sabre, and épée.  In addition, informal instruction is always available from other members.  The club provides all necessary fencing equipment.  There is no floor fee; a nominal yearly membership helps defray equipment costs.Ages: 7+Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings. *Some exclusion dates apply. Register with Tanner City Fencing to join their notification list!Hours: -School Year: 7-9pm-Summer: 5:30-7:30pmLocation:-Club House at Peabody Meadows Golf Course (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960)-Starting Tuesday February 23, Higgins Middle School GymCost: Free two-week introduction; nominal annual membershipRegister: Registration is ongoing. Tanner City Fencers Club: (781) 275-0864Equipment: Please bring your own equipment if you own it. If not, the club will lend you theirs!Click HERE for COVID Precautions.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Thursdays: Girls Premier Basketball League : Storm @ Mystics
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    CCA Summer Soccer
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Thursdays: Girls Premier Basketball League : Aces @ Wings
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Friday July 30, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Going the Distance Training
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 1: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 5, Group 2: Luau Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 5: Luau Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 5
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 5: Olympics Week
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Movie Makers Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
Saturday July 31, 2021
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PLL Spring 2021
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    PVMHS Captains Practice
 
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Idanis Men's Softball
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Softball practice
 
Sunday August 1, 2021
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM    Grace Church Outdoor Service
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    North Shore Merchants Softball League
 
Monday August 2, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Going the Distance Training
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 1: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 2: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 6
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Basketball Clinic - Basketball Clinic
Athletes will learn and practice fundamental skill development while applying the best drills to target all aspects of the game. Each session will include coaches guiding and teaching players to gain basketball knowledge on the court. This clinic will also provide athletes with the opportunity to scrimmage and compete in full court games while coaches give instant feedback to increase defensive and offensive strategy. Tawny Palmieri along with former and present college basketball players will be conducting the program. Don't miss out!!Please be sure to bring your own basketball and water if possible. Each player will receive a drawstring bag to keep the first day of the clinic. Don't miss out on the opportunity to practice and play in live situations!
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Basketball Clinic - Basketball Clinic
Athletes will learn and practice fundamental skill development while applying the best drills to target all aspects of the game. Each session will include coaches guiding and teaching players to gain basketball knowledge on the court. This clinic will also provide athletes with the opportunity to scrimmage and compete in full court games while coaches give instant feedback to increase defensive and offensive strategy. Tawny Palmieri along with former and present college basketball players will be conducting the program. Don't miss out!!Please be sure to bring your own basketball and water if possible. Each player will receive a drawstring bag to keep the first day of the clinic. Don't miss out on the opportunity to practice and play in live situations!
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 6. Tiny Tanners Staying Cool
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 6: Bugging Out
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Flag Football Clinic - Flag Football
Athletes will be taken through various flag football drills and skills to improve in all areas of the game. Tawny Palmieri and other coaches will bring players through offensive and defensive strategies and concepts of flag football. During the second half of each session players will be separated into teams and participate in a full flag football game. Don't miss out on the fun this clinic will bring! Please be sure to bring your own water if possible. All players will receive a drawstring bag at the start of the clinic.  Click HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League: North Carolina @ Vermont
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Youth Golf Lessons - Jr. Golf- July/Aug Mondays
Learn to golf or touch up on your skills with Peter Cronan. Now that the good weather is here, its time to move outside and get to the golf course. Peter will be offering 4-week sessions for both kids and adults this spring and summer. If you have your own clubs, please bring them. If not, clubs will be available for use during the class. All classes will be held at the Peabody Meadows Golf Course.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Adult Tennis Lessons - Adult Tennis: July 2021
Adult Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our adult tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    CCA Summer Soccer
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Tanner Track & Field - Tanners Track Club
On your mark, get set, GO!Join Coach Braz and the PVMHS Track team to learn what track and field is all about.  Learn proper ways to train for sprinting, hurdling, long distance running, relays and other events. Bring at least 32 oz. of water.Click HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League: Boston College @ Providence
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League: Duke @ Notre Dame
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Tuesday August 3, 2021
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 1
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 2
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 1: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 2: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 6
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Basketball Clinic - Basketball Clinic
Athletes will learn and practice fundamental skill development while applying the best drills to target all aspects of the game. Each session will include coaches guiding and teaching players to gain basketball knowledge on the court. This clinic will also provide athletes with the opportunity to scrimmage and compete in full court games while coaches give instant feedback to increase defensive and offensive strategy. Tawny Palmieri along with former and present college basketball players will be conducting the program. Don't miss out!!Please be sure to bring your own basketball and water if possible. Each player will receive a drawstring bag to keep the first day of the clinic. Don't miss out on the opportunity to practice and play in live situations!
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Basketball Clinic - Basketball Clinic
Athletes will learn and practice fundamental skill development while applying the best drills to target all aspects of the game. Each session will include coaches guiding and teaching players to gain basketball knowledge on the court. This clinic will also provide athletes with the opportunity to scrimmage and compete in full court games while coaches give instant feedback to increase defensive and offensive strategy. Tawny Palmieri along with former and present college basketball players will be conducting the program. Don't miss out!!Please be sure to bring your own basketball and water if possible. Each player will receive a drawstring bag to keep the first day of the clinic. Don't miss out on the opportunity to practice and play in live situations!
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 6. Tiny Tanners Staying Cool
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 6: Bugging Out
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    Tiny Tanners Tennis Lessons - Tiny Tennis: Tuesdays
Tiny Tanners Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Following the USTA's Net Generation curriculum, this program uses low compression tennis balls, smaller racquets, and a smaller court.  Concentration is on the ABC’s of Red Ball Tennis: Agility, Balance, and Coordination. Welcome to the game of tennis and let’s have FUN!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring/wear:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)-SneakersCOVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program.   
 
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Red Ball - Gr 1-2
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Flag Football Clinic - Flag Football
Athletes will be taken through various flag football drills and skills to improve in all areas of the game. Tawny Palmieri and other coaches will bring players through offensive and defensive strategies and concepts of flag football. During the second half of each session players will be separated into teams and participate in a full flag football game. Don't miss out on the fun this clinic will bring! Please be sure to bring your own water if possible. All players will receive a drawstring bag at the start of the clinic.  Click HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Orange Ball - Gr 3-5
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Pickleball in the Park - Beginners Pickle Ball- July/Aug
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tanner City Fencers Club - Summer Fencers Club
Tanner City Fencers ClubCome learn to fence with the best in a positive, energetic,   and casual atmosphere!  Founded in 1958 by Maître Joe Pechinsky, TCFC is led by Jane Hall Carter and James Carter, a team of highly accomplished fencers and coaches who donate their time each week to advance the sport of fencing.  Fencing promotes physical fitness, the ability to develop strategy and concentration, and builds comradery and respect.  TCFC is open to fencers ages 7 and up, kids and adults, from beginners to competitive fencers- no experience necessary: all skill levels are welcome.  Membership with TCFC includes group and private lessons, as well as open fencing in foil, sabre, and épée.  In addition, informal instruction is always available from other members.  The club provides all necessary fencing equipment.  There is no floor fee; a nominal yearly membership helps defray equipment costs.Ages: 7+Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings. *Some exclusion dates apply. Register with Tanner City Fencing to join their notification list!Hours: -School Year: 7-9pm-Summer: 5:30-7:30pmLocation:-Club House at Peabody Meadows Golf Course (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960)-Starting Tuesday February 23, Higgins Middle School GymCost: Free two-week introduction; nominal annual membershipRegister: Registration is ongoing. Tanner City Fencers Club: (781) 275-0864Equipment: Please bring your own equipment if you own it. If not, the club will lend you theirs!Click HERE for COVID Precautions.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Tuesdays: Boys Premier Basketball League: Celtics @ Lakers
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Youth Golf Lessons - Jr. Golf- July/Aug Tuesdays
Learn to golf or touch up on your skills with Peter Cronan. Now that the good weather is here, its time to move outside and get to the golf course. Peter will be offering 4-week sessions for both kids and adults this spring and summer. If you have your own clubs, please bring them. If not, clubs will be available for use during the class. All classes will be held at the Peabody Meadows Golf Course.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Green Ball - Gr 6-8
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Tuesdays: Boys Premier Basketball League: Bulls @ Knicks
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Wednesday August 4, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Going the Distance Training
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 1: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 2: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 6
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Basketball Clinic - Basketball Clinic
Athletes will learn and practice fundamental skill development while applying the best drills to target all aspects of the game. Each session will include coaches guiding and teaching players to gain basketball knowledge on the court. This clinic will also provide athletes with the opportunity to scrimmage and compete in full court games while coaches give instant feedback to increase defensive and offensive strategy. Tawny Palmieri along with former and present college basketball players will be conducting the program. Don't miss out!!Please be sure to bring your own basketball and water if possible. Each player will receive a drawstring bag to keep the first day of the clinic. Don't miss out on the opportunity to practice and play in live situations!
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Basketball Clinic - Basketball Clinic
Athletes will learn and practice fundamental skill development while applying the best drills to target all aspects of the game. Each session will include coaches guiding and teaching players to gain basketball knowledge on the court. This clinic will also provide athletes with the opportunity to scrimmage and compete in full court games while coaches give instant feedback to increase defensive and offensive strategy. Tawny Palmieri along with former and present college basketball players will be conducting the program. Don't miss out!!Please be sure to bring your own basketball and water if possible. Each player will receive a drawstring bag to keep the first day of the clinic. Don't miss out on the opportunity to practice and play in live situations!
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 6. Tiny Tanners Staying Cool
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 6: Bugging Out
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Teen Tanners Tennis Lessons - Teen Tennis- Beginners
Teen Tanners Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our teen tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Tiny Tanners Tennis Lessons - Tiny Tennis, Wednesdays
Tiny Tanners Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Following the USTA's Net Generation curriculum, this program uses low compression tennis balls, smaller racquets, and a smaller court.  Concentration is on the ABC’s of Red Ball Tennis: Agility, Balance, and Coordination. Welcome to the game of tennis and let’s have FUN!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring/wear:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)-SneakersCOVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program.   
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Flag Football Clinic - Flag Football
Athletes will be taken through various flag football drills and skills to improve in all areas of the game. Tawny Palmieri and other coaches will bring players through offensive and defensive strategies and concepts of flag football. During the second half of each session players will be separated into teams and participate in a full flag football game. Don't miss out on the fun this clinic will bring! Please be sure to bring your own water if possible. All players will receive a drawstring bag at the start of the clinic.  Click HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Golfing for Adults - Adult Golf- July/August
Learn to golf or touch up on your skills with Peter Cronan. Now that the good weather is almost here, its time to move outside and get to the golf course. Peter will be offering 4-week sessions for both kids and adults this spring and summer. If you have your own clubs, please bring them. If not, clubs will be available for use during the class. All classes will be held at the Peabody Meadows Golf Course.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Sky @ Dream
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Adult Tennis Lessons - Adult Tennis: July 2021
Adult Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our adult tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Sparks @ Mercury
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Storm @ Liberty
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Thursday August 5, 2021
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 1
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 2
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Summer Jr. Golf Club - Summer Jr. Golf Club
Join Peter Cronan and the Meadow staff for this 6-week program that is designed for beginner to intermediate golfers. Golfers will receive hands on instruction to develop skills, including full swing, short game, rules, and etiquette. The last week of the program includes a 9-holes tournament at the Meadow of Peabody Golf Course. Bring your own clubs or borrow ours.
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 1: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 2: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 6
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Pickleball in the Park - Senior Pickle Ball- Mornings July/August
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Basketball Clinic - Basketball Clinic
Athletes will learn and practice fundamental skill development while applying the best drills to target all aspects of the game. Each session will include coaches guiding and teaching players to gain basketball knowledge on the court. This clinic will also provide athletes with the opportunity to scrimmage and compete in full court games while coaches give instant feedback to increase defensive and offensive strategy. Tawny Palmieri along with former and present college basketball players will be conducting the program. Don't miss out!!Please be sure to bring your own basketball and water if possible. Each player will receive a drawstring bag to keep the first day of the clinic. Don't miss out on the opportunity to practice and play in live situations!
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Basketball Clinic - Basketball Clinic
Athletes will learn and practice fundamental skill development while applying the best drills to target all aspects of the game. Each session will include coaches guiding and teaching players to gain basketball knowledge on the court. This clinic will also provide athletes with the opportunity to scrimmage and compete in full court games while coaches give instant feedback to increase defensive and offensive strategy. Tawny Palmieri along with former and present college basketball players will be conducting the program. Don't miss out!!Please be sure to bring your own basketball and water if possible. Each player will receive a drawstring bag to keep the first day of the clinic. Don't miss out on the opportunity to practice and play in live situations!
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 6. Tiny Tanners Staying Cool
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 6: Bugging Out
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    PVMHS Captains Practice
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Flag Football Clinic - Flag Football
Athletes will be taken through various flag football drills and skills to improve in all areas of the game. Tawny Palmieri and other coaches will bring players through offensive and defensive strategies and concepts of flag football. During the second half of each session players will be separated into teams and participate in a full flag football game. Don't miss out on the fun this clinic will bring! Please be sure to bring your own water if possible. All players will receive a drawstring bag at the start of the clinic.  Click HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    middle essex softball (Shapiro)
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Pickleball in the Park - Advanced Beginner Pickle Ball- July/Aug
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tanner City Fencers Club - Summer Fencers Club
Tanner City Fencers ClubCome learn to fence with the best in a positive, energetic,   and casual atmosphere!  Founded in 1958 by Maître Joe Pechinsky, TCFC is led by Jane Hall Carter and James Carter, a team of highly accomplished fencers and coaches who donate their time each week to advance the sport of fencing.  Fencing promotes physical fitness, the ability to develop strategy and concentration, and builds comradery and respect.  TCFC is open to fencers ages 7 and up, kids and adults, from beginners to competitive fencers- no experience necessary: all skill levels are welcome.  Membership with TCFC includes group and private lessons, as well as open fencing in foil, sabre, and épée.  In addition, informal instruction is always available from other members.  The club provides all necessary fencing equipment.  There is no floor fee; a nominal yearly membership helps defray equipment costs.Ages: 7+Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings. *Some exclusion dates apply. Register with Tanner City Fencing to join their notification list!Hours: -School Year: 7-9pm-Summer: 5:30-7:30pmLocation:-Club House at Peabody Meadows Golf Course (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960)-Starting Tuesday February 23, Higgins Middle School GymCost: Free two-week introduction; nominal annual membershipRegister: Registration is ongoing. Tanner City Fencers Club: (781) 275-0864Equipment: Please bring your own equipment if you own it. If not, the club will lend you theirs!Click HERE for COVID Precautions.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Thursdays: Girls Premier Basketball League : Wings @ Storm
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    CCA Summer Soccer
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Thursdays: Girls Premier Basketball League : Aces @ Mystics
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Friday August 6, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Going the Distance Training
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - C. Playground LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 1: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 6, Group 2: Circus Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 6: Circus Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 6
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 3. Brooksby LIT Sessions 5 & 6
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 6: Bugging Out
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
Saturday August 7, 2021
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    PVMHS Captains Practice
 
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Idanis Men's Softball
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Softball practice
 
Sunday August 8, 2021
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM    Grace Church Outdoor Service
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    North Shore Merchants Softball League
 
Monday August 9, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Going the Distance Training
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 2A
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 1: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 2: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 7
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Field Hockey Clinic - Field Hockey
Coaches of the Peabody High School Field Hockey program will bring beginners or advanced players to the next level. This clinic will include the latest skills, drills, and rule knowledge of the game. Players will work on individual skill sets as well as team offensive and defensive strategies during scrimmages. Don't miss out on this opportunity!Please bring your own water, stick, shin guards, mouth guard, and goggles if you have them! There will be plenty of extra sticks if needed. Players will receive a drawstring bag on the first day of the clinic. 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 7. Tiny Tanners Summer Fun
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 4. Brooksby LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 7: Under the Sea
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Newscast Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 2B
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Youth Golf Lessons - Jr. Golf- July/Aug Mondays
Learn to golf or touch up on your skills with Peter Cronan. Now that the good weather is here, its time to move outside and get to the golf course. Peter will be offering 4-week sessions for both kids and adults this spring and summer. If you have your own clubs, please bring them. If not, clubs will be available for use during the class. All classes will be held at the Peabody Meadows Golf Course.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Adult Tennis Lessons - Adult Tennis: August 2021
Adult Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our adult tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Tanner Track & Field - Tanners Track Club
On your mark, get set, GO!Join Coach Braz and the PVMHS Track team to learn what track and field is all about.  Learn proper ways to train for sprinting, hurdling, long distance running, relays and other events. Bring at least 32 oz. of water.Click HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Tuesday August 10, 2021
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 1
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 2
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 2A
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 1: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 2: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 7
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Field Hockey Clinic - Field Hockey
Coaches of the Peabody High School Field Hockey program will bring beginners or advanced players to the next level. This clinic will include the latest skills, drills, and rule knowledge of the game. Players will work on individual skill sets as well as team offensive and defensive strategies during scrimmages. Don't miss out on this opportunity!Please bring your own water, stick, shin guards, mouth guard, and goggles if you have them! There will be plenty of extra sticks if needed. Players will receive a drawstring bag on the first day of the clinic. 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 7. Tiny Tanners Summer Fun
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 4. Brooksby LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 7: Under the Sea
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Newscast Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 2B
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    Tiny Tanners Tennis Lessons - Tiny Tennis: Tuesdays
Tiny Tanners Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Following the USTA's Net Generation curriculum, this program uses low compression tennis balls, smaller racquets, and a smaller court.  Concentration is on the ABC’s of Red Ball Tennis: Agility, Balance, and Coordination. Welcome to the game of tennis and let’s have FUN!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring/wear:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)-SneakersCOVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program.   
 
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Red Ball - Gr 1-2
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    middle essex softball (Shapiro)
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Orange Ball - Gr 3-5
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Pickleball in the Park - Beginners Pickle Ball- July/Aug
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tanner City Fencers Club - Summer Fencers Club
Tanner City Fencers ClubCome learn to fence with the best in a positive, energetic,   and casual atmosphere!  Founded in 1958 by Maître Joe Pechinsky, TCFC is led by Jane Hall Carter and James Carter, a team of highly accomplished fencers and coaches who donate their time each week to advance the sport of fencing.  Fencing promotes physical fitness, the ability to develop strategy and concentration, and builds comradery and respect.  TCFC is open to fencers ages 7 and up, kids and adults, from beginners to competitive fencers- no experience necessary: all skill levels are welcome.  Membership with TCFC includes group and private lessons, as well as open fencing in foil, sabre, and épée.  In addition, informal instruction is always available from other members.  The club provides all necessary fencing equipment.  There is no floor fee; a nominal yearly membership helps defray equipment costs.Ages: 7+Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings. *Some exclusion dates apply. Register with Tanner City Fencing to join their notification list!Hours: -School Year: 7-9pm-Summer: 5:30-7:30pmLocation:-Club House at Peabody Meadows Golf Course (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960)-Starting Tuesday February 23, Higgins Middle School GymCost: Free two-week introduction; nominal annual membershipRegister: Registration is ongoing. Tanner City Fencers Club: (781) 275-0864Equipment: Please bring your own equipment if you own it. If not, the club will lend you theirs!Click HERE for COVID Precautions.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Tuesdays: Boys Premier Basketball League: Celtics @ Bulls
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Green Ball - Gr 6-8
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Tuesdays: Boys Premier Basketball League: Knicks @ Lakers
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Wednesday August 11, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Going the Distance Training
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 2A
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 1: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 2: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 7
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Field Hockey Clinic - Field Hockey
Coaches of the Peabody High School Field Hockey program will bring beginners or advanced players to the next level. This clinic will include the latest skills, drills, and rule knowledge of the game. Players will work on individual skill sets as well as team offensive and defensive strategies during scrimmages. Don't miss out on this opportunity!Please bring your own water, stick, shin guards, mouth guard, and goggles if you have them! There will be plenty of extra sticks if needed. Players will receive a drawstring bag on the first day of the clinic. 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 7. Tiny Tanners Summer Fun
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 4. Brooksby LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 7: Under the Sea
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Newscast Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 2B
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Teen Tanners Tennis Lessons - Teen Tennis- Beginners
Teen Tanners Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our teen tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Tiny Tanners Tennis Lessons - Tiny Tennis, Wednesdays
Tiny Tanners Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Following the USTA's Net Generation curriculum, this program uses low compression tennis balls, smaller racquets, and a smaller court.  Concentration is on the ABC’s of Red Ball Tennis: Agility, Balance, and Coordination. Welcome to the game of tennis and let’s have FUN!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring/wear:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)-SneakersCOVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program.   
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Golfing for Adults - Adult Golf- July/August
Learn to golf or touch up on your skills with Peter Cronan. Now that the good weather is almost here, its time to move outside and get to the golf course. Peter will be offering 4-week sessions for both kids and adults this spring and summer. If you have your own clubs, please bring them. If not, clubs will be available for use during the class. All classes will be held at the Peabody Meadows Golf Course.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Dream @ Sparks
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Adult Tennis Lessons - Adult Tennis: August 2021
Adult Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our adult tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Liberty @ Sky
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Storm @ Mercury
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Thursday August 12, 2021
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 1
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 2
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Summer Jr. Golf Club - Summer Jr. Golf Club
Join Peter Cronan and the Meadow staff for this 6-week program that is designed for beginner to intermediate golfers. Golfers will receive hands on instruction to develop skills, including full swing, short game, rules, and etiquette. The last week of the program includes a 9-holes tournament at the Meadow of Peabody Golf Course. Bring your own clubs or borrow ours.
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 2A
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 1: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 2: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 7
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Pickleball in the Park - Senior Pickle Ball- Mornings July/August
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Field Hockey Clinic - Field Hockey
Coaches of the Peabody High School Field Hockey program will bring beginners or advanced players to the next level. This clinic will include the latest skills, drills, and rule knowledge of the game. Players will work on individual skill sets as well as team offensive and defensive strategies during scrimmages. Don't miss out on this opportunity!Please bring your own water, stick, shin guards, mouth guard, and goggles if you have them! There will be plenty of extra sticks if needed. Players will receive a drawstring bag on the first day of the clinic. 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tiny Tanners Playground @ Burke School - 7. Tiny Tanners Summer Fun
Welcome to theTiny Tanners Playground Program!This half-day program introduces preschoolers to a summer "camp" experience. Activities include: daily crafts, singing, story time, games, and more! Each week includes a special guest or activity.What to bring: A peanut free snack, water, & sunscreen. Inclusion SupportThis program is inclusive for people with diverse abilities! If you think your child would benefit from additional support, please register for Summer Inclusion Support and fill out the intake questionnaire. We are excited to best support every child this summer!Rainy Day InformationWe will try to stay outside as much as possible. If it starts to rain during the day, we will bring children inside to the school gym. If it is raining in the morning, staff will meet you in the front of the school for drop off, and escort your child into the gym.Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle SchoolAdditional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department InfoFor the parent letter, please click HERE.For payment information, please click HERE.For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 4. Brooksby LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 7: Under the Sea
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Newscast Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    All Around Athletics - AAA Session 2B
Get away from sport specialization and introduce your child to all different sports! This all inclusive athletic program will have kids playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and more!Please wear sneakers and your bathing suit under athletic clothes!What to bring: Plenty of water, a snack, and a mask! There is no indoor access at this program. -Porta potties will be on site. -If it rains, we will postpone until Friday or cancel. 
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    PVMHS Captains Practice
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    middle essex softball (Shapiro)
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Pickleball in the Park - Advanced Beginner Pickle Ball- July/Aug
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tanner City Fencers Club - Summer Fencers Club
Tanner City Fencers ClubCome learn to fence with the best in a positive, energetic,   and casual atmosphere!  Founded in 1958 by Maître Joe Pechinsky, TCFC is led by Jane Hall Carter and James Carter, a team of highly accomplished fencers and coaches who donate their time each week to advance the sport of fencing.  Fencing promotes physical fitness, the ability to develop strategy and concentration, and builds comradery and respect.  TCFC is open to fencers ages 7 and up, kids and adults, from beginners to competitive fencers- no experience necessary: all skill levels are welcome.  Membership with TCFC includes group and private lessons, as well as open fencing in foil, sabre, and épée.  In addition, informal instruction is always available from other members.  The club provides all necessary fencing equipment.  There is no floor fee; a nominal yearly membership helps defray equipment costs.Ages: 7+Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings. *Some exclusion dates apply. Register with Tanner City Fencing to join their notification list!Hours: -School Year: 7-9pm-Summer: 5:30-7:30pmLocation:-Club House at Peabody Meadows Golf Course (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960)-Starting Tuesday February 23, Higgins Middle School GymCost: Free two-week introduction; nominal annual membershipRegister: Registration is ongoing. Tanner City Fencers Club: (781) 275-0864Equipment: Please bring your own equipment if you own it. If not, the club will lend you theirs!Click HERE for COVID Precautions.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Thursdays: Girls Premier Basketball League : Storm @ Mystics
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Thursdays: Girls Premier Basketball League : Aces @ Wings
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Friday August 13, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Going the Distance Training
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 1: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 7, Group 2: Pirate Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 7: Pirate Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 7
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 4. Brooksby LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 7: Under the Sea
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    PYTV (Peabody Youth Television) - PYTV Newscast Program
PYTV Movie Makers Program (ages 12-14): Let your imagination be heard, do you want to create your own movie based on your story ideas? Participants will learn how to write scripts, capture great shots with professional equipment, and edit the final product!Dates: July 26-30Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Newscast Program (ages 9-14): Have you ever wanted to make it on the news?Participants will script/produce their own newscast, become an on-air personality (anchor,reporter, citizen) and work behind the scenes as a camera operator, audio technician, or in the control room.Dates: August 9-13Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)PYTV Music Video Program (ages 12-14): Have you ever wanted to star in or shoot a music video? Participants will learn how to create stories and videos that make music come to life on screen! You will conceptualize, design, shoot, and edit all within one high-energy week.Dates: August 23-27Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Peabody TV (81 Main Street, Peabody, MA)*In addition to each project participants will create a variety of other small projects including commercials, top five programs, and game shows!Each program will take place at our new state-of-the-art facility, 81 Main St, and will include trips to nearby park (East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park) where participants will record scenes to include in their projects.Participants will need to bring lunch four days during the week. Peabody TV will provide lunch to participants on Wednesdays of each week.Please note, details are subject to change due to COVID-19 and participants will be updated accordingly.Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
Saturday August 14, 2021
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    PVMHS Captains Practice
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Special Olympics vs Law Enforcement Cornhole Tournament
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Gardening in Newhall Fields Herb Garden - Herbal Infusions-Part 2
Join Herbalist Rebecca Ingalls in the Herb Garden at Tillies Farm for an enlightening offering of herb classes!Spring Greens: Join Rebecca for a foray into the herb garden where each participant will find and create a fabulous spring salad from wild and cultivated greens.  Learn to identify the nutrient rich plants and how to harvest and use them for maximum nourishment and enjoyment. Please bring a plate & utensils.*This session is sponsored by the Peabody Public Library and is free! Registration through the Peabody Recreation Department website is required. Farm to Face: Herbalist Rebecca Ingalls will lead you through a sequence of 5 luxurious treatments that will leave your skin soft and glowing, and your spirit soothed. Each step will be plant based, easy, and accessible so participants can replicate their own herbal spa treatments at home. Please bring a headband or hair tie, face cloth and towel. All other materials are suppliedCulinary Herbs:  Explore the realm of kitchen herb gardens past and present. Learn how to cultivate, harvest and dry these treasured herbs for year-long use. Each participant will design and prepare their own Culinary Herb Planter. Please bring your own container/pot.*This session is sponsored by the Peabody Public Library and is free! Registration through the Peabody Recreation Department website is required. Farm to Foot (a/k/a ‘happy feet’): Step into a plant-based treatment that will restore your feet as well as your spirits. Discover the amazing benefits of herbal foot soaks, scrubs, and more! Herbalist Rebecca Ingalls will lead youthrough a sequence of 4 foot spa steps that will be plant based, easy, and accessible. Please You may wish to bring your own towel and basin.Herbal Infusion- part 1: Learn the art of preparing for culinary and medicinal herbs at the height of freshness to preserve their vibrant aromatic, nourishing and flavorful properties. We will be harvesting fresh herbs and infusing them to create herbal oils, vinegars and honeys (to be continued)Herbal Infusions– part 2: We will continue our exploration of herbal preparations in oil, vinegar, and honey and learn some practical applications for each. Participants will create and take home a beautiful assortment of herbal goods.Marvelous Mints: Explore the world of the Lamiaceae Family in the herb garden with Rebecca. Discover botanical folklore and the wonderful advantages of incorporating plants from this family into your garden. Herbal Teas, Steams, and Scrubs: Identify and harvest beautiful aromatic herbs and learn how to dry and process them to make tea blends and other applications for you, your family, and your friends. Participants will take home the custom blends they have prepared.Nurturing Health with Plants Through the SeasonsA lively and informative series, led by Herbalist Rebecca Ingalls, focuses on reconnecting with plants each season to increase health, immunity and vitality. Bring your curiosity, questions and friends for a fun, enlightening discovery of practical herbal wisdom you can apply to your life simply and effectively. Classes can be delivered individually or as 4 parts of a seasonal series. Each class delves into at least 7 ways to prepare for each season using locally growing plants
 
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Idanis Men's Softball
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Softball practice
 
Sunday August 15, 2021
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM    Grace Church Outdoor Service
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    North Shore Merchants Softball League
 
Monday August 16, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 8: Olympic Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 8, Group 1: Olympic Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 8, Group 2: Olympic Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 8: Olympic Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 8
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 4. Brooksby LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 8: Symphony of the Five Senses
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Top Secret Science - Amazing 100 Make & Take Home Science Experiments!
Amazing 100 Make & Take Home Science Experiments!Come join this very cool and fun elementary school summer program!   Over the past 25 years, Top Secret Science (www.TopSecretScience.org) has worked hands-on with over 1,200,000 local children.  Each day the kids will explore 20 weird and wacky hands-on science experiments and will make and take home all the projects.  The scientists are fast paced and funny and your kids will be thoroughly entertained (they’ll even learn some interesting things too).  We will explore weird motions and flying things, air and water pressure; crazy chemistry, light and sound, science magic, electricity, magnets, astronomy and more.  Be prepared for lots of fun stuff.  A wonderful 6 hours of science each day.  Hope to see you there!!
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    middle essex softball (Shapiro)
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League: Notre Dame @ North Carolina
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Adult Tennis Lessons - Adult Tennis: August 2021
Adult Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our adult tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Tanner Track & Field - Tanners Track Club
On your mark, get set, GO!Join Coach Braz and the PVMHS Track team to learn what track and field is all about.  Learn proper ways to train for sprinting, hurdling, long distance running, relays and other events. Bring at least 32 oz. of water.Click HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League: Providence @ Duke
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Mondays: Boys United Basketball League: Boston College @ Vermont
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Tuesday August 17, 2021
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 1
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 2
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 8: Olympic Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 8, Group 1: Olympic Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 8, Group 2: Olympic Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 8: Olympic Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 8
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 4. Brooksby LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 8: Symphony of the Five Senses
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Top Secret Science - Amazing 100 Make & Take Home Science Experiments!
Amazing 100 Make & Take Home Science Experiments!Come join this very cool and fun elementary school summer program!   Over the past 25 years, Top Secret Science (www.TopSecretScience.org) has worked hands-on with over 1,200,000 local children.  Each day the kids will explore 20 weird and wacky hands-on science experiments and will make and take home all the projects.  The scientists are fast paced and funny and your kids will be thoroughly entertained (they’ll even learn some interesting things too).  We will explore weird motions and flying things, air and water pressure; crazy chemistry, light and sound, science magic, electricity, magnets, astronomy and more.  Be prepared for lots of fun stuff.  A wonderful 6 hours of science each day.  Hope to see you there!!
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    middle essex softball (Shapiro)
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Pickleball in the Park - Beginners Pickle Ball- July/Aug
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tanner City Fencers Club - Summer Fencers Club
Tanner City Fencers ClubCome learn to fence with the best in a positive, energetic,   and casual atmosphere!  Founded in 1958 by Maître Joe Pechinsky, TCFC is led by Jane Hall Carter and James Carter, a team of highly accomplished fencers and coaches who donate their time each week to advance the sport of fencing.  Fencing promotes physical fitness, the ability to develop strategy and concentration, and builds comradery and respect.  TCFC is open to fencers ages 7 and up, kids and adults, from beginners to competitive fencers- no experience necessary: all skill levels are welcome.  Membership with TCFC includes group and private lessons, as well as open fencing in foil, sabre, and épée.  In addition, informal instruction is always available from other members.  The club provides all necessary fencing equipment.  There is no floor fee; a nominal yearly membership helps defray equipment costs.Ages: 7+Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings. *Some exclusion dates apply. Register with Tanner City Fencing to join their notification list!Hours: -School Year: 7-9pm-Summer: 5:30-7:30pmLocation:-Club House at Peabody Meadows Golf Course (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960)-Starting Tuesday February 23, Higgins Middle School GymCost: Free two-week introduction; nominal annual membershipRegister: Registration is ongoing. Tanner City Fencers Club: (781) 275-0864Equipment: Please bring your own equipment if you own it. If not, the club will lend you theirs!Click HERE for COVID Precautions.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis in the Parks - Summer TIP - Green Ball - Gr 6-8
Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!What's Included?All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, tennis ball, and a program tee shirt! Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
Wednesday August 18, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 8: Olympic Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 8, Group 1: Olympic Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 8, Group 2: Olympic Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 8: Olympic Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 8
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 4. Brooksby LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 8: Symphony of the Five Senses
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Top Secret Science - Amazing 100 Make & Take Home Science Experiments!
Amazing 100 Make & Take Home Science Experiments!Come join this very cool and fun elementary school summer program!   Over the past 25 years, Top Secret Science (www.TopSecretScience.org) has worked hands-on with over 1,200,000 local children.  Each day the kids will explore 20 weird and wacky hands-on science experiments and will make and take home all the projects.  The scientists are fast paced and funny and your kids will be thoroughly entertained (they’ll even learn some interesting things too).  We will explore weird motions and flying things, air and water pressure; crazy chemistry, light and sound, science magic, electricity, magnets, astronomy and more.  Be prepared for lots of fun stuff.  A wonderful 6 hours of science each day.  Hope to see you there!!
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Sky @ Dream
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Adult Tennis Lessons - Adult Tennis: August 2021
Adult Tennis Lessons- Come Play!Our adult tennis program is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis and for players looking to improve their game! Each night, players work on their tennis skills, hand-eye skills, basic tennis stroke technique, ball & racket control, and have lots of fun! All abilities are welcome. Meet the instructor:New this year, Peabody Recreation welcomes Maria Schena to the courts! Maria is a creative and engaging teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages!Inclement Weather:If inclement weather is in the forecast, we will aim to make up lessons on Thursday's that same week, when possible. If not, we will make it up at the end of the season. Be sure to check your email for potential postponement notifications. What to bring:-Water-A mask (or two!)-A tennis racket (the instructor has extras for those who do not have one or forget theirs)COVID:-ClickHERE to review the COVID precautions we are taking.-Staff and participants must complete either the online or printed at home wellness screen before arriving to this program. 
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Sparks @ Mercury
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Wednesdays: Girls United Basketball League : Storm @ Liberty
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Thursday August 19, 2021
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 1
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM    Body by Holly - Total Body Conditioning- July/August 2
Total body training with Holly Smith, a personal trainer who has been in the business for almost 30 years! She works on it all from strength, cardio, balance, core, coordination, and flexibility. The class style changes to keep the body guessing and to have tons of fun! It’s been a tough year and we need to take care of ourselves! Join us and take the time to commit to your heath and have a few laughs in the process! All levels are welcome, as modifications are always an option! Please bring a set of dumbbells, water, and wear sneakersClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a rest room on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Summer Jr. Golf Club - Summer Jr. Golf Club
Join Peter Cronan and the Meadow staff for this 6-week program that is designed for beginner to intermediate golfers. Golfers will receive hands on instruction to develop skills, including full swing, short game, rules, and etiquette. The last week of the program includes a 9-holes tournament at the Meadow of Peabody Golf Course. Bring your own clubs or borrow ours.
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Carroll Savage Park - Carroll Savage Session 8: Olympic Week
Welcome to theCarroll Savage Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 8, Group 1: Olympic Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Forest St. Park - Forest St. Session 8, Group 2: Olympic Week
Welcome to theForest Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Tanners Playground Program @ Lake St. Park - Lake St. Session 8: Olympic Week
Welcome to theLake Street Playground Program! We are looking forward to another phenomenal summer of sports, field games, art and crafts, music, nature projects, and more! We have a great deal planned for our playground program participants, including special days and surprises! Our energetic and highly qualified staff members are looking forward to another summer with your child(ren) and have lots of new ideas and great activities planned for them this summer.  2020 ThemesSession 1: Red White & BlueSession 2: Get Wild!Session 3: Throwback WeekSession 4: Superhero WeekSession 5: Luau WeekSession 6: Circus WeekSession 7: Pirate WeekSession 8: Olympic Week Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible. If rain is expected for the entire day, we might relocate the program to a larger facility or make the best of the the gym provided on site! If a location change is going to happen, you will be emailed. Field TripsWednesday field trips are back! Due to the lifting of COVID guidelines, we will be taking participants on field trips this summer. The list of field trips and additional field trip information is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Field DaysEvery Friday is a field day! During the week, our staff will instruct participants on what to wear, based on the weekly theme! Please note, that due to COVID guidelines, we will not be transporting all playground programs to one site this summer, like we had in the past.Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support as well, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment, scholarship, and refund information, please click HERE.- For COVID information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School  
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Teen Tanners @ James St. Park - James St. Session 8
Welcome to Teen TannersJames Street Playground Program!Pre-Teens and Teens entering grades 6-8 need their own space to have fun, and James Street park is where it's at! This playground program keeps participants off their devices all summer long as they socialize and play with their peers! Participants can look forward to sports, games, crafts, and field trips! Rainy Day InformationIf there is inclement weather throughout the day, we will go inside the school until the inclement weather passes. We will try to stay outside as much as possible.Field Trips / Special EventsThe list of field trips is outlined in the parent letter, linked below. Swim TestFor all field trips to bodies of water, your child must complete a swim test ahead of time OR wear a life jacket the entire time. All participants in sessions 3-8 will need to complete a swim test prior to attending their water based field trips. Click HERE for additional swim test information and HERE for the form.To complete a FREE swim test, please show up to the Torigian Family YMCA (259 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960) during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is required. During the test, a parent needs to be present, with an ID, and you must bring a copy of your receipt for our program. Sunday, May 16th – 12pm – 2pm Wednesday, May 19th – 4pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 22nd – 4pm – 6pm Thursday, June 24th – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday, July 7th - 4pm - 6pm Tuesday, July 13th - 4pm - 6pm Miss all these sessions? Email Rob Lowell <rlowell@metronorthymca.org> to schedule a time! Inclusion SupportIf your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support in this program from an inclusion specialist, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services. We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Additional Information- This information is also available on our website under General Info/Department Info-For the parent letter, please click HERE.-For payment information, please click HERE.-For COVID-19 health and safety information, please click HERE. Find your Playground ProgramTiny Tanners, (Ages 3-5)-Burke Playground @ Burke SchoolTanners (Entering Grades K-5)-Forest Street Playground @ Center School-Carroll Savage Park @ South School-Lake Street Playground @ McCarthy School-Jubilee Playground @ West SchoolTeen Tanners (Entering Grades 6-8)-James Street Playground @ Higgins Middle School
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 4. Brooksby LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.  Although we always anticipate our programs be exciting and fun, we expect that there will be times when it will be hard. We also are confident that the life lessons learned from this program will only help to prepare you for future challenges. What will you learn? We strive to teach: Teamwork Communication skills Confidence building process Relationship development Critical thinking Creativity Conflict Resolution How to lead activities, games, sports, arts & craft Observe and contribute to the program planning We expect that our LITs will Approach the program with a ready-to-learn attitude Be respectful Come to ready each day to have fun and work hard Have an open mind toward information and others and listen actively Fully participate in the program and aim to make the most of it Look for leadership opportunities beyond those assigned Be open and honest in communicating their needs/wants Follow all program rules Tanners Playground Program Applicants:We will do our best to place all LITs in their preferred locations, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each site every session due to COVID guidelines. Placements will be offered based on the applicants application and interview strength with preferences considered.Outdoor Adventures Applicants please note: Due to COVID restrictions, at this time we have a max capacity of 3 LITS for each session. HOW TO BECOME A LEADER IN TRAINING?: Applicants must fill out the LIT application and submit it on or before MAY 15th. You can download the application by clicking HERE.  Email your COMPLETED application to: peabodyrecreation@gmail.com ORMail COMPLETED application to: Peabody Recreation Dept. Attn: LIT Application 50 Farm Ave. Peabody, MA 01960 Register for the LIT session you are applying for. Payment is not due until the applicant has been accepted into the program.  REGISTRATION DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15 Interviews will be conducted the last week of May.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby Farm - Session 8: Symphony of the Five Senses
A quality summer experience is much more than running around outdoors and going home tired...it's a chance for your child to discover new adventures, grow personally, make new friends and memories, in a fun and safe environment. We strive to give your child the best experience! With our nurturing and experienced staff, exciting activities like Gaga ball, arts & crafts, games, fishing, and so much more make our program one that your child will won't forget!2021 Summer Session Theme Weeks6/28- 7/2: Down on the FarmWelcome to Brooksby Farm! Get to know this amazing gem in the City of Peabody this week. Have a chance to feed the animals, hike the trails, fish at the pond, cross the two-line challenge, and much more! Try out some of our favorite games like Capture the Flag! Explore the farm while completing a scavenger hunt. There might even be some prizes at the end! Enjoy the best of Brooksby with some campfire entertainment and S'mores with an extended day on Thursday with a 6pm pick up. Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/6-7/9: Fear FactorWe invite you to challenge yourself in our version of Fear Factor! The challenges we will attempt this week should not be tried by anyone, anywhere! Can you make it across the two-line bridge challenge blindfolded? Do you have a fear of heights? Challenge yourself and try out the Flying Squirrel! Bob for worms (the gummy kind) in a pie tin filled with whipped cream! Can you handle the chill and grab marbles out of an ice-cold bucket of water using your toes? Push yourself and test your limits this week! You can do great things!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/12-7/16: Animal PlanetWoof! Meow! Squawk! Heehaw! We might have some cool animals at the farm that we will definitely get the chance to check out this week, but there’s so much more out there! Farm animals like alpacas, chickens, goats, and a donkey can be found at Brooksby Farm, but have you checked out the trails? Keep your eye out for animal tracks while we hike this week and if you’re quiet, you might even see a deer. Learn about all different kinds of animal adaptations and create your own unique animal to present at our campfire on Thursday until 6pm while you enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here7/19-7/23: Goin’ GreenReduce, reuse, recycle! Participants will learn cool ways to reuse household objects they might typically throw away. All crafts this week will include repurposed items in some way. Create a reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic use. Test your knowledge of which items can be recycled and which cannot by playing a fun bean bag toss game!Possible Field Trip: TBD7/26-7/30: Olympics WeekLet’s see those skills at our version of the Olympics! Work together in team events and find your niche for individual events. If you think the Olympics are only about sports, you’d be mistaken. Our Olympics allows for everyone to find something they enjoy competing in. Design and create your teams’ flag, build the best cabin out of pretzel sticks, or test out your arm in noodle javelin or frisbee discuss! On Thursday, we will have an awards ceremony at a campfire until 6pm, complete with a celebratory S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/2-8/6: Buggin’ OutCreepy Crawly! You don’t have to be scared of bugs, they are super cool! This week, participants will get to explore the world of bugs! Did you know some bugs live in the water? Did you know bees wings beat 11,400 times a minute? Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Learn more about this when we make our own butterfly feeders. Play some Dead Ant tag and make beeswax candles this week, too!Possible Field Trip: TBD8/9-8/13: Under the SeaSplash! Come learn about all things water this week! Learn about how we can test water and why, different aquatic habitats and creatures, and even a full day dedicated to sharks! Enjoy some fishing and exploring at the pond. Make sure you have a change of dry clothes for this week as many of our games will include getting wet. Who’s ready for water balloon tosses and sponge relays? Thursday will be an extended day until 6pm for those who would like to dry off around a warm campfire and enjoy some S'mores! Depending on COVID regulations, we may be able to cap our week off with a field trip to the beach!SWIM TEST REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSIONFind Swim Test Form Here8/16-8/20: Symphony of the Five SensesThis week, explore all of the cool things our five senses help us do! Test out how far away sharks can smell blood in an experiment using our smell. Blindly taste test some jelly beans and see if you can guess the flavor using only your taste. What can we observe using only our eyes? You’d be very surprised! Can you help a blindfolded partner navigate a maze using only your voice and can they listen to your instructions with their hearing? Investigate different materials using your sense of touch and why they might be used for different purposes. Can you feel heat through Styrofoam? What about aluminum foil or cloth? Engineer your own “mitten” design on Friday to show off to your group!Possible Field Trip: TBD
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Top Secret Science - Amazing 100 Make & Take Home Science Experiments!
Amazing 100 Make & Take Home Science Experiments!Come join this very cool and fun elementary school summer program!   Over the past 25 years, Top Secret Science (www.TopSecretScience.org) has worked hands-on with over 1,200,000 local children.  Each day the kids will explore 20 weird and wacky hands-on science experiments and will make and take home all the projects.  The scientists are fast paced and funny and your kids will be thoroughly entertained (they’ll even learn some interesting things too).  We will explore weird motions and flying things, air and water pressure; crazy chemistry, light and sound, science magic, electricity, magnets, astronomy and more.  Be prepared for lots of fun stuff.  A wonderful 6 hours of science each day.  Hope to see you there!!
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    PWLL
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    PVMHS Captains Practice
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    FC Padova Soccer Training
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peabody Youth Football
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Show Baseball
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Pickleball in the Park - Advanced Beginner Pickle Ball- July/Aug
The pickle ball courts in Peabody are calling all adults looking for an active socially distant hobby! Lead by certified instructor Sue Carnevale, participants will begin each lesson with some skills and drills and then end the lesson with live play.Find your session: Beginners: This lesson is perfect for players who may or may not have played a few games and plan to improve obvious weaknesses in their stroke! Participants will learn the rules and keep short rallies going.Advanced Beginners: This lesson is for you if the following apply: You are able to keep quite a few balls going with your forehand, make most easier volleys, are starting to make more back hands, but looking to develop your stroke. Touch up on your form while putting your skills to the test, playing other intermediate players. What to bring: -Racket- the instructor will have some loaners available if needed.-Water-Mask-Court sneakers, or sneakers with little tread, recommended-Hat/sun glasses, recommendedClick HERE for COVID Precautions.Before you arrive: There will not be a bathroom on site. Please plan accordingly Please be sure to complete all required COVID precautions
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tanner City Fencers Club - Summer Fencers Club
Tanner City Fencers ClubCome learn to fence with the best in a positive, energetic,   and casual atmosphere!  Founded in 1958 by Maître Joe Pechinsky, TCFC is led by Jane Hall Carter and James Carter, a team of highly accomplished fencers and coaches who donate their time each week to advance the sport of fencing.  Fencing promotes physical fitness, the ability to develop strategy and concentration, and builds comradery and respect.  TCFC is open to fencers ages 7 and up, kids and adults, from beginners to competitive fencers- no experience necessary: all skill levels are welcome.  Membership with TCFC includes group and private lessons, as well as open fencing in foil, sabre, and épée.  In addition, informal instruction is always available from other members.  The club provides all necessary fencing equipment.  There is no floor fee; a nominal yearly membership helps defray equipment costs.Ages: 7+Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings. *Some exclusion dates apply. Register with Tanner City Fencing to join their notification list!Hours: -School Year: 7-9pm-Summer: 5:30-7:30pmLocation:-Club House at Peabody Meadows Golf Course (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960)-Starting Tuesday February 23, Higgins Middle School GymCost: Free two-week introduction; nominal annual membershipRegister: Registration is ongoing. Tanner City Fencers Club: (781) 275-0864Equipment: Please bring your own equipment if you own it. If not, the club will lend you theirs!Click HERE for COVID Precautions.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Thursdays: Girls Premier Basketball League : Aces @ Mystics
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    James St. Men's Basketball ?? League
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Peabody Womens Softbal League
 
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball Spring
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Symphony Basketball Leagues - Thursdays: Girls Premier Basketball League : Storm @ Wings
SYMPHONY BASKETBALL LEAGUESTradition lives on, as our popular summer basketball league is back again! Teams and game schedules will be made before the season starts. Games will be weekly at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm.  All participants must be the required ages by the start of the program Register as early as possible... Some nights sell out! All players will receive a team shirt Requests for teams can be made but not guaranteed We will make every effort to ensure even & fair teams We are looking for volunteer coaches! Call 978-536-7131 to volunteer. All coaches & players are required to wear a mask at all times. 
 
Friday August 20, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Inclusion Support - Summer 2021- Inclusion Support Application
Peabody Recreation strives to be fully inclusive in as many programs as possible!If your child has diverse abilities, and you think your child would benefit from receiving support from an inclusion specialist in one of our programs, please register for inclusion support, filling out all forms in as much detail as possible. Please note, this registration is not a separate program, but it is your way of asking our department for support services within one of our other programs.  We will do our best to support as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis.Please note, you still need to register your child for the program(s) you wish to send your child to, if you have not already  Click HERE for the 2021 Inclusion Support Parent Letter
 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM    Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - D. Playground LIT Sessions 7 & 8
The LIT Program, Leaders in Training, is designed for teens ages 14-16 who would like to continue their summer experience while being exposed to new challenges and be presented with opportunities to improve their leadership skills in our summer recreation programs. Our leadership program offers a unique “camp” perspective. While LITs do get to participate in many of our activities, they don't experience them the same way a participant would. At the Outdoor Adventures at Brooksby program, instead of shooting at archery, they may help with setting up targets, putting arm guards on, and cheering on the participants that are on the range. While at the Tanners Playground Program or Tiny Tanners Playground Program, instead of playing kickball, they may assist with setting up and help facilitating the game, or instead of playing in the bouncy house, they may be on the outer edges ensuring the safety of those inside the bouncy house. This program will teach you to be a leader, a role model, and possibly a future Peabody Recreation Leader.&nbs