Youth Programs

Youth Programs
Shotokan Karate
​For adults & kids ages 8 and up. Improve your fitness level, challenge yourself and have fun! Karate is a weaponless means of self-defense, consisting of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques, using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. This program will help students develop physical skills such as eye hand coordination, mental focus, leadership and partnership skills while building self-confidence and character through basic Shotokan Karate Techniques. (Fee does not include required uniform.) 
Days/ Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $40.00 / session
Ages: 8 years old through adult
Location: Shelburne Town Gym
Session Dates / Registration Deadline:
Early Spring: March 7 though April 11 (No class March 21, make up class on March 26
Late Spring: May 2 through June 6
​​Instructor: Brandon Hier
GPS Juniors Soccer
​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: May 1, 2019
Dates: May 3 – June 14 (no soccer May 24)
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
Safe Sitter Babysitters Course
​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.
​Instructor:
Kacey Greene, Williston Recreation  Program Coordinator.
Registration Deadline: 7 days prior to each session date
Grades: 6th through 8th
Time: 9:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $60.00 Resident/$65.00 Non-Resident
Minimum 4, Maximum. 8
Location/Dates:
​Williston - Thursday, February 28
​Hinesburg - Thursday, April 25 Full, wait list only
​Shelburne - Friday, March 22 Full, wait list only
​Charlotte - Saturday, May 18
Boater Safety Course
​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 get the certification you need. Participants must be present at all 4 classes to be eligible for certification.
Maximum 5, Ages 12+
Registration Deadline: April 29, 2019
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Dates: May 6, 8, 13, 15
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 Resident/$20 Non-resident
Instructor: Jon Fick
Location: Williston Central School
Youth Swimming Lessons
​Boost your child’s comfort and skills in the water and give them the ability to enjoy this lifelong sport and past time! A certified instructor will lead each 1/2 hour lesson for 8 days. Please call for more information on each level.
Minimum 2, Maximum 6 per class.
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
Dates: Monday through Thursday, July 8 -19 (8 days). Friday July 12 & 19 will be used as make up days for bad weather.
Cost: $50.00
Ages: 3-4 yrs 10:00 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m.
Ages: 5-7 yrs 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m.
Basketball Camp
​Campers will learn and practice basic fundamental skills each day. They will have fun with friendly games and competitions with an emphasis on teamwork and general knowledge of the game. Participants will receive a t-shirt.
Minimum 8.
Directed by: Nick Elderton
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
Ages: 7 to 11 
Dates: July 22 through 26
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $105.00
Field Hockey Camp
​This camp is the perfect summer introduction to field hockey for beginners or a chance to practice skills for those who already play. Players must provide mouth guard, shin guards, and a full water bottle. Sticks are available if needed.
Registration Deadline: June 24, 2019
Dates: July 8 through July 12
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $105.00
Ages: 7 to 14 
Location: Harbor Road Fields
Director: Megan Maynard-Jacob
Junior Lacrosse Camp
Grab your stick and get ready for a fun week of lacrosse! Participants will practice their basic stick skills and learn about game strategy. Fun games will be utilized to reinforce skills that have been taught. Beginners are welcome! Water bottles and mini-sticks are required. We have a limited amount of loaner sticks available if needed. Mouth guards are recommended. Minimum 10, Maximum 30.
​Location: Harbor Road Fields, Athletic Drive. Registration Deadline:
June 10, 2019
Dates: June 24 through 28
Grades: For kids entering 1st-4th grade in Fall ‘ 19 Cost: $120.00
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
​Director:
Andrew Everett
GPS Vermont Soccer Camp
​Global Premier Soccer Vermont provides young soccer enthusiasts an opportunity to learn, love and live the game of soccer this summer! For U6 Juniors (ages 4-6 years) we will introduce children to the fundamentals of soccer and our expert staff will take the players through games and exercises, providing players basic soccer skills in a fun and exciting environment. Our half day vacation program is designed around individual development and ball mastery through age appropriate curriculum which will enhance the game of players aged 7-14 years, who are looking to take the next step in their soccer development. Campers are grouped by age and ability. All campers will also receive a GPS VT T-Shirt. Shinguards are encouraged for ages 4-6 years old. Shin guards and cleats are required for ages 7-14. Also, please bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack.
Location: Harbor Road Fields, Athletic Drive.
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
Dates: July 22 through 26
Age                         Time                           Cost
4-6 years      9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.        $90.00
​7-14 years    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.      $120.00
Redhawk Soccer Camp
​Join CVU varsity coach Stan Williams and other CVU soccer coaches and players for a fun week focused on a variety of age appropriate technical skills. However, the number one emphasis of the camp is fostering a love of the game of soccer. Campers will be divided by age groups, and at times gender, in order to provide the best experience for everyone. All participants will receive a ball and a t-shirt. Participants who plan to attend Part 2 in the afternoon will be taken to the school by a counselor. Please inform staff at check in.
Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019
Dates: July 8 through 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grades: Entering K—9th, Fall 2019
Cost: $150.00
Horse Camp at Livery Stables, Hinesburg
​Our camp philosophy is “learning by doing” and is appropriate for all level riders, beginners through advanced. The campers are encouraged to do their very best while feeling comfortable in a safe and non-competitive environment. The camp is on a working horse farm where kids take part in all aspects of "horse". Youth will learn the basics of horse care including how to groom, feed, lead and manage on foot as well as how to ride during a lesson daily. Lessons are English style, but we also incorporate bare back riding and trails. The camp week ends with games on horseback day for ribbons and prizes, and a beauty contest where the kids decorate ponies for prizes! Bring a lunch, snack, water bottle and boots with a heel. Max 6 kids. Campers must provide own transportation. Camp is located at Livery Stables in Hinesburg.
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
Camp Dates: July 22-26
Director: Kim Johansen
Ages: 8 to 16 years old
A: Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $375.00
B: Time: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $500.00
Drone Racing Camp - Real-world STEM application.
​Learn how to fly a racing drone using FPV (First Person View) goggles. Campers will learn about drones, their uses, the components, and will learn how to fly and race drones as if they are sitting in the drone. Students will leave class with a drone, extra batteries, a multiport charger, and FPV goggles that may be used with other FPV drones. Students will learn about drone safety and the social responsibility of flying drones. Students will race drones through an obstacle course and be involved in search and rescue missions. Please bring a lunch, snack and drink each day.
Minimum 5, Maximum 15 
Registration deadline: June 10, 2019
Dates: July 1 to 3
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M/T,
​8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Cost: $256.00
Grades: Entering 4th-7th grade, Fall 2019
Location: Town Center Activity Room
Instructor: Bob Gurwicz
Camp GOTR
​Camp GOTR combines the best of Girls on the Run with all the fun of camp! During each week-long session, 3rd–5th grade girls will build friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through art & crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence, learn life skills they can use now and as they grow, and have fun with friends. A t-shirt, water bottle, camp bracelet and daily healthy snack are included! Minimum 8, Maximum 20 participants.
Location: Shelburne Town Gym
Cost: $150.00/ week (if you sign up for both weeks, the 2nd week is $135.00)
Time: 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Grades: Girls entering grades 3rd–5th, Fall 2019
Dates: Girls Have Power - July 8 to July 12
Registration deadline: June 17
​Girls Have Heart - July 15 to July 19
Registration deadline: June 24
Baseball Instruction
​This week long camp will focus on fundamentals in all aspects of the game of baseball, including drills and activities to better their skills in hitting, fielding and pitching. Both instructors are very knowledgeable about the sport of baseball and played 4 years of college baseball, and coached at both the middle school and high school levels the past 4 years.
Maximum 13 participants/session
Registration deadline: July 22, 2019
Instructors: Nick Elderton and Zac Poland
Dates: August 12 to August 16
Cost: $175.00
Ages: 9-11 years
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages: 12-15 years
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Youth Tennis Lessons
​Give your child an early start to a sport for a
​lifetime! Campers will receive instruction and play drills, matches and fun all-camp games. Bring racquets, sneakers, water and a snack.
Session Info: We are currently not accepting registrations as the lessons are tentative and dates and/ or instructor may change.
Please check back in April for updates.

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