youthPrograms2021-2022Keene Parks &RecreationBRAND NEW
Keene Parks & Recreation offers various special events throughout theschool year. Most events require pre-registration and space is limited.Below you'll find a preview of some of the events we have planned forthe 2021-2022 school year. Make sure to check our website and follow uson social media to obtain the most up to date info! 2021-2022 EventsFriday Fun NightsHalloween Glow PartyNERF Nights Esports Tournaments Movie Nights Field Trips Sports NightsMiddle School NightsMake sure to purchase your youth recreation center membership forthe 2021-2022 school year! The cost to purchase a youth recreationcenter membership is $20. A youth membership has many benefitsincluding access to open gym on the weekends, early access to registerfor special events, as well as discounted admission. Members will also beinvited to participate in free member only events throughout the year!The Recreation Center offers specialized programs during schoolvacation weeks. Programs may include sports camps and vacationcamps, as well as open gym and open game room hours. All programsduring school vacation weeks will require registration. Keene Parks & Recreation is excited to be launching brand newafternoon program offerings for the 2021-2022 school year, includingafter school intramural leagues, Esports programming, and drop inprogramming in the gym and the game room. These programs aredescribed in detail on the following pages.
Afternoon Game Room Passes are available for youth ages 8 andup. A Game Room Pass gives youth access to our drop inprogramming in the Game Room on SAU29 school days from3:00PM-5:30PM. The Game Room offers activities like pool, pingpong, board games, card games, and arts and crafts. It will besupervised by Recreation Assistants and a snack will be offeredeach afternoon. When weather permits, staff will supervisegames outside as well as time on the playground. *This is a drop in program, meaning youth with a Game Roompass may utilize the Game Room anywhere from one day a weekup to all 5 days a week! Cost to participate is $150.00 for the school year.Afternoon Gym Passes are available for youth ages 10 and up. AGym pass gives youth access to open gym from 3:00PM-5:00PMon Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the SAU29 schoolyear. Open gym is a drop in program supervised by RecreationAssistants. This is a good option for those looking to come playpick up basketball or work on their shot. The gym divider will beused to separate youth by age when necessary. An afternoonsnack is included with a Gym Pass. Cost to participate is $20.00 for the school year. Afternoon Game Room & Gym Passes cannot be used on holidays, duringschool vacations, or on snow days. Please pay attention to the game room &gym calendar as dates are subject to change. *A limited number of Passes will be offered. If you are interested, sign upearly! Once we sell out, these programs will be considered full.*
Keene Parks & Recreation will be offering 6 week intramuralsports leagues in two age divisions, 3rd-5th grade and 6th-8thgrade. Leagues will take place twice per week, on Mondays &Wednesdays, from 3:00PM-4:00PM for 3rd-5th grade and4:00PM-5:00PM for 6th-8th grade. The first week will include instruction, skills & drills, andscrimmages. At the start of week two, each participant will beassigned a team, receive a game shirt, and for the remaining 4weeks will have two games per week. Week 6 will consist ofplayoffs and an intramural league champion will be crowned! All participants will be offered a snack each day. For those whoneed to be picked up after 4:00PM, our Game Room will be openand supervised from 3:00PM-5:30PM. While enrolled in anintramural session you do not need a game room pass to accessthis late pick up option and it is offered at no extra cost. Does your child love to game? Sign them up to participate in ournew Esports program. Esports will be offered in six week sessionsfrom 3:00PM-5:00PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 8-12.We are aiming to bring gamers together in a positiveenvironment where they can practice and test their skills, makenew friends, and participate in friendly competition. Games offered will include Rocket League, Smash Bro's, Fortnite,Mario Kart, and sports games such as Madden and 2k. There will be weekly tournaments and challenges, participantstats will be recorded, and prizes will be awarded accordingly.Every Friday from 3:00 - 4:00pm we will offer Skills & Drillssessions to 1st and 2nd graders. This program will teach the rulesand fundamentals of the game. There will be an option to addlate pick up, which will go until 5:00PM, for $15.00 extra persession.
Game RoomMultipurposeMonday Tuesday WednesdayThursdayGymFridaySession 1 (September 13th- October 20th): Basketball Session 2 (November 1st- December 15th): SoccerSession 3 (January 3rd- February 9th): Multi Sport Session 4 (February 28th-April 6th): Floor HockeySession 5 (April 11th-May 25th): Flag Football Monday's & Wednesday's 3:00PM-4:00PM 3rd-5th grade4:00PM-5:00PM 6th-8th gradeSession 1-September 14th - October 21stSession 2-November 2nd - December 16thSession 3-January 4th - February 10thSession 4-March 1st -April 7thSession 5 April 12th-May 26thTuesday's & Thursday's 3:00PM-5:00PM Ages 8-12Session 1-September 17th - October 22nd Flag FootballSession 2-November 5th - December 17th BasketballSession 3-January 7th - February 11th SoccerSession 4-March 4th -April 8th BasketballSession 5 April 15th-May 27th SoccerFridays3:00PM-4:00PM 1st-2nd gradeRecap
Youth Soccer Divisions: K-1, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8thFlag Football Divisions: 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th, High SchoolEarly Bird Basketball Divisions 4th-5th grade, 6th-8th gradeBasketball Divisions: K-1, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th, High SchoolIndoor Soccer Divisions: 3rd-5th, 6th-8th Rugby 3rd-8th grade September/OctoberNovember/DecemberJanuary/FebruaryMarch/AprilMay/June *Sign your youth up for sports all year long for only $300!*Keene Parks & Recreation offers youth sports programs fromSeptember through June. We are proud to have been awarded theBetter Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation from theNational Alliance for Youth Sports. This designation recognizes thatour youth sports programs meet the most critical standards for safetyand quality. Below you will find a list of the youth sports leagues weoffer. The cost of registration is $50 per league.
Youth Membership$20 for the yearAfternoon Gym Pass (10+) $20 for the school yearAfternoon Game Room Pass (8+) $150 for the school yearIntramural Leagues (3rd-5th + 6th-8th) $50 per session / $250 for the yearEsports(ages 8-12) $50 per session/ $250 for the year Skills & Drills (1st-2nd grade) $25 per session/ $125 for the yearYouth Sports $50 per league/$300 for the yearFall program registration will open July 12th for Keene residents andJuly 19th for non-Keene residents. This will include Flag Football andSoccer. *Registration for all other youth sports leagues will openSeptember 1st.* Online registration will take place at www.KeeneParks.com under theprograms tab. In person registration will take place at the RecreationCenter located at 312 Washington Street. Interested in sponsoring a program or event? Visit the sponsorship tabat www.KeeneParks.com or contact Bri Rafford-Varley to request a copyof our sponsorship guide.
Is transportation available?Symonds, Fuller, Wheelock, and Keene Middle School provide an afternoonbus to the Recreation Center. There is also an option to walk from Franklinwith a Recreation Center staff member. Is there an option for my child to attend the Recreation Centerevery day after school? For youth 8 years and up, the game room pass offers 5 day a weekprogramming from 3:00 - 5:30pm. For ages 10 years and up, intramuralsgrouped with a gym pass offers programming 5 days per week, with pickup until 5:30pm. If my child has an afternoon Game Room Pass do they have tocome to the recreation center every day?Our game room and gym passes provide access to drop in programming.Youth may use them to access these programs in a way that best works forthem. They do not need to attend every day. What is the difference between a Youth Membership and the GameRoom & Gym Passes? The game room and gym passes provided drop in access to each locationduring the week in the afternoon hours. Youth membership providesaccess to the gym on weekends, as well as early access to register forspecial events and often discounted admission. *If you think your child will enjoy a game room pass AND a gym pass,purchase both and they will have access to go back and forth between thetwo while here in the afternoons! *~ T H E K E E N E P A R K S & R E C R E A T I O ND E P A R T M E N T T E A M ~