BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, in conjunction with US Sports Institute, will be offering a Multi-Sports Camp and Sports Squirts July 11-15 at Living Memorial Park. The Multi-Sports Camp provides the ultimate sporting experience for every age and ability, where children have the opportunity to play up to 16 different sports from around the world. Sports Squirts Camp is ideal for the younger sports enthusiast who wants to try their hand at a little of everything. Participants will have the opportunity to try lacrosse, soccer, basketball, t-ball, floor hockey, parachute games and more.

The fees for Brattleboro residents attending the Multi-Sports Camp are: $195 for ages 5-11 that are going Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, $165 for ages 5-11 that are going Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day, $115 for ages 5-11 that are going Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. each day, and $95 for ages 3-5 that are going Monday-Friday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Add $15 for non residents.

For more information, or if there are special needs required for this program, call the Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808. You can also visit their website for a complete listing/description of events at www.brattleboro.org.

Pool Party


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The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will be sponsoring a Family Pool Party to be held on Wednesday, July 13, from 4:30-8 p.m., at the Living Memorial Park pool. This event is for all ages. The cost is $5 per person for Brattleboro residents. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, salads, ice cream and drinks will be served. There will be fun water games and races to enjoy. There will be a DJ, clown and more. Prizes will be awarded. This year's theme is "Winter in July." Have some fun and dress for the occasion. For more information, call the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Office at 802-254-5808 or visit their website for a complete listing/description of events at www.brattleboro.org.

Sewing Camp

The Battleboro Recreation & Parks Department will be offering a Sewing Camp at the Gibson-Aiken Center, at 207 Main Street, beginning July 11, taught by Michele Lucy. The camps are offered for a variety of skill levels and each level of the sewing camp is offered twice throughout the summer for one week.

Beginning Sewing will take place July 11-15 and Aug. 1-5. Must be 7-years-old and older, and must pre-register. Learn basic sewing machine use and sewing skills while creating fun and practical projects. All material and equipment provided. The cost is $175 for Brattleboro residents and $190 for non residents.

The Using a Pattern camp will be held July 18-22 and Aug. 8-12. Must be 7-years-old and older, and must pre-register. Material for several style blankets will be available from no sew fleece to quilted squares. The blankets are for the Linus Project, which is an organization that makes blankets and donates them to children in need. It is also a good opportunity for anyone needing to do a community service project. The cost is $175 for Brattleboro residents and $190 for non residents.

Intermediate Sewing is scheduled for July 25-29 and Aug. 15-19. Participants will supply the pattern and fabric of their choice and be guided through the process of pinning, cutting and sewing their item. Basic sewing notions provided (pins, tape measures, etc.). The cost is $175 for Brattleboro residents and $190 for non residents.

You can call the Rec office at 802-254-5808 with questions or stop by the office to register today.

Mad Science Camp

The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will be sponsoring a "Mad Science — Brixology Week" for children in grades 1-6. This camp will run from July 18-22, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Gibson-Aiken Center. Brixology Camp sets the foundation for our next generation of makers. Kids learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a different engineering–themed project using LEGO bricks. They learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station. They explore mechanical engineering as they build boats and vehicles. That's not all, from carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss bridges, your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills. Let the tinkering begin. The cost of the program is $120 for Brattleboro residents and $135 for non residents. If special needs are required or more information is needed, call the Rec office at 802-254-5808 or visit their website at www.brattleboro.org.