Youth Programs

Youth Programs
​Safe Sitter Babysitters Course
Cancelled due to COVID-19
​ Safe Sitter® prepares teens to be safe when they’re home alone, watching siblings or babysitting. The course offers four main content areas: Safety Skills, Child Care Skills, First Aid & Rescue Skills & Life & Business Skills. Lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Teens will practice choking rescue and diapering. Register for one date that works best for your child. Please register with the town offering the program on your preferred date. Minimum 4, Maximum 8 per class.
Registration Deadline: 7 days prior to each session date
Grades: 6th - 8th 
Time: 9:00 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Williston Recreation Staff
Cost: $60.00 Res/$65.00 Non Res
​Williston-March 20th
​Shelburne-April 11th
​Hinesburg-April 23rd
​Charlotte-May 16th
​Introduction to Horsemanship
Cancelled due to COVID-19
​Would you like to learn about horses in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere? We will safely introduce grooming and caring for a horse, natural horsemanship groundwork, first aid and safety, as well as provide time riding. The farm houses rescue horses, chickens, rabbits, cats and Lilly the piggy! Participants should wear long pants and boots with a heel. Bring an afterschool snack and water. Helmets are provided. Contact Shelburne Recreation for full program information. Maximum 5 students (wait list available)
Registration Deadline: April 17
Day/ Dates: Thursdays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, and June 4
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $285.00 Grades: 2nd grade and up
Location: Merrymac Farm, 490 Lime Kiln Road, Charlotte
GPS Juniors Soccer
Cancelled due to COVID-19
​Designed especially for children 3-5 years of age with the idea that children naturally want to have FUN! We’ll include age appropriate games that will let them enjoy the game and learn basic skills without putting pressure on winning or competition. They’ll also learn to work cooperatively with other children. A great first experience!!
Registration Deadline: April 28
Dates: May 1 through June 12 (no soccer May 22)
Days/Time: Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Cost: $75.00
Location: Baseball field behind Town Offices
Instructors: Global Premier Soccer Vermont
Boater Safety Course
​Cancelled due to COVID-19

​Boating safety education is required for any motor boat operator, 12 years of age or older, born after January 1, 1974. The Boat Vermont, 8 hour classroom course, provides the opportunity to take, pass and be officially certified. Participants must be present at all 4 classes to be eligible for certification. Maximum 5, Ages 12+
Registration Deadline: April 27
Days: Monday & Wednesdays
Dates: May 4, 6, 11, 13
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 ($20 Non-res)
Instructor: Jon Fick
Location: REI Store, Williston
​Let's Go Fishing
​Cancelled due to COVID-19

​The program teaches families how to have fun fishing while using proper skills, ethics and respect for resources and rules. Families learn water ecology, fish identification, habitat needs and how to find fish. There is hands-on casting and making your own lure. There will also be time to practice new skills with live fishing. This is a parent/child program. All materials supplied.
Registration Deadline: May 12
Cost: Free! Pre-registration is required.
Date/Time: Saturday, May 16
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00pm
Instructor: Chuck Goller
Location: Lake Iroquois Beach
Ages: 6-14 years old with accompanying adult
* Youth Lacrosse Information for Spring is on the Youth Lacrosse page. Use tab on left.

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