9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Leaders in Training (LIT) (Formerly CIT Program) - 1. Brooksby LIT Sessions 1 & 2
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:
Confidence building process
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
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: email@example.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 2: Fear Factor
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