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ARTS & CRAFTS REGISTRATION FORM Cranston Adopt A Spot LIVING ARTS THEATER REGISTRATION FORM PLAYGROUND PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM SUMMER TENNIS PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION FORM

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BUS SCHEDULE FOR PLAYGROUND PROGRAM 2019 PLAYGROUND PROGRAM ACTIVITY SCHEDULE 2019

The Department of Parks & Recreation maintains several recreational facilities for school sports, youth athletics, and resident usage. Permits, which may be obtained at the Recreation Office located at the Peter Pastore Youth Center, 155 Gansett Avenue, are available to residents and groups to guarantee the use of ball fields and tennis courts. Each and every other recreational facility is available to Cranston residents. Special rules and regulations are posted at each site to ensure a safe and fun environment for all.


WHAT'S GOING ON IN RECREATION?

CRANSTON PARKS AND RECREATION HAS MOVED

Parks and Recreation Department has moved into its new offices at the Peter Pastore Youth Center, 155 Gansett Avenue. The PPYC is located between the YMCA and Hugh B Bain Middle School. While our location has changed, the way to contact us has not. However, we currently do not have voicemail so please use the email addresses found HERE if we are unable to answer your call.

REGISTRATION
information for Playground Program, Tennis, Arts & Crafts, Living Arts, Bud long Pool Swim Lessons:

Parks and Recreation Department will hold registration at the Pastore Youth Center on April 22 & 25 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Beginning Monday, April 29, registration will be taken in the Recreation Office, 155 Gansett Avenue between 9am – 4pm Monday thru Friday. Deadline to register is June 14, 2019.

Forms will be available for download on this page

Please bring the following when registering your child(Ren): Child’s Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency (Driver’s License or Utility Bill), Health Insurance card. Payment MUST be by check or money order. No cash or credit cards. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE. For Playground Program, please bring a 50% deposit at time of registration with payment due in full by June 14. For all other summer programs, payment is due in full at time of registration. NO REFUNDS.


PLAYGROUND PROGRAM

June 24 — August 16
Monday — Friday
8:30am — 4:00pm

This 8-week day camp program takes place rain or shine and is for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Fee includes all admissions. Busing provided to and from all camp sites by Cranston School Department buses. Participants MUST bring their own lunch and beverages. Participants MUST BE picked up by 4:00pm. Space is limited. Enrollment is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

A 50% deposit is expected at time of registration with payment due in full by June 14, 2019

Four playground sites: Doric Playground, Garden City Playground, Glen Hills Playground, Orchard Farms Playground (Hope Highlands is under construction for summer 2019).

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED BY APRIL 1. BUS SCHEDULE POSTED NOW

PRICING - Fees for the Summer Playground Program are the following:

*Attending All Summer (8 weeks): $650 for 1st Child, $425 for each additional
*Attending Weekly: $100 per week for 1st Child, $85 per week for each additional
*Attending Same Day all summer (i.e. Every Monday) $160 for 8 same days for 1st Child, $105 for 8 same days for each additional child

Please note, the Recreation Department staffs according to registration numbers. There will be strict enforcing of the registration format presented above. No exceptions, no substitutions.

Participant will receive on red camp shirt at registration. Additional shirts may be purchased for $5 each. Campers should wear camp shirt or another red shirt to camp each day.

NOTE: Fee does not qualify for Federal Child Tax Credit. The Tax ID number will not be given out for tax purposes.


SUMMER TENNIS
June 24 — August 2
Beginner Lessons: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Advanced Lessons: 10:00 am - 11:00

Build your skill set or improve on the basics. Lessons take place weekday mornings for ages 6 to 18. The fee is $125 per person. Participants should report to the Cranston High School West Tennis Courts. Participants need to bring their own racket. NO LESSONS JULY 4



LIVING ARTS THEATER
August 5 – 9; Performances August 9 & 10
9:00am — 2:45pm

This unique week-long theater program teaches students Grades 3 through 12 the fundamentals of the theater - acting, dance, vocal work, scenery and costume design. This summer’s show is “WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”! There will be a full production in the auditorium at the end of the week - please indicate Friday or Saturday night performance when registering. Fee is $100. Program and performances will be held at Orchard Farms Elementary School. Participants must bring lunch each day.

There is a limit of 20 participants for each performance.



ARTS & CRAFTS

June 24 — August 2
Monday — Friday
9:30am — 11:30am
No class on July 4

Join Parks and Recreation as we explore a wide variety of art forms and materials. Projects worked on daily – some can be finished in one day, others worked on throughout the week. In addition, we are working to bring in a couple of special guest artists to guide the children through a hand-made project. Blue Door Studio will be on hand every Wednesday to guide children through a project.

This program will be held in the Orchard Farms Elementary School Cafeteria. Classes are for boys and girls ages 6-11.

Fee is $40 for a two week session, $80 for a four week session, and $120 for all 6 weeks.



BUDLONG POOL
OPENING JUNE 24, 2019
POOL CLOSES AUGUST 16, 2019

Pool hours are 12:00pm to 6:00pm seven days a week.

Seasonal Pool Passes can be bought at the pool house beginning June 17 from 12:00pm—4:00pm and during regular pool hours starting June 24. The pool will close for the season on August 16. POOL CLOSED JULY 4

BUDLONG POOL PASS FEES
*Family Season Pass $50 for Cranston residents (Family pass includes parents and children living at the same address. Extended family cannot be added to Family Pass)
*Individual Season Pass (Age 16+) $25 for Cranston residents
*Senior Season Pass (Age 55+) $20 for Cranston residents

Season Passes are only available to Cranston residents
*Day Pass - $3 per person (Cranston Resident) and $10 per person (Non-resident)

For all passes, proof of residency and a Photo I.D. MUST be provided at the time of registration to qualify for the resident rate.



BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSONS
$50 per child

Lessons run Mondays/Fridays or Wednesdays/Saturdays from July 1 to August 3. Choose from Session 1 (10:00am – 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am – 11:45am).

Space is limited to 10 participants per session. If there is not a minimum of 10 participants, your session could be changed. Lessons offered for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced; when deciding what class to register, please go by skill level over age. See REGISTRATION above for sign-up details.

Swim Class Descriptions

Beginner 1: Ages 3 – 5 (No previous experience and needs floatation device)
-No previous experience and needs the help of the instructor along with a bubble/flotation device to swim.
-Skills taught: help students feel comfortable in water, entering and exiting water safety, swimming on front and back, submerging mouth, nose, and eyes, floating on back, exploring arm and leg movements under water
-The goal is to have student be comfortable swimming by themselves with a bubble, without the instructor.

Beginner 2: Ages 3 – 5 (Swims with assistance of floatation device)
-The student is more comfortable in the water and is able to get face wet and kick their legs properly. Student is able to swim on their own or with the help of a bubble.
-Skills taught: pool safety, swimming on front and back, submerging body into water, gliding on side, breathing, jumping into pool on their own, using legs/arms properly with breathing, floating on back, sit dives
-The goal is to get students comfortable going under water, teach basic strokes, and swim without a bubble.

Intermediate 1: Ages 6 and older (Swims independently— no stroke knowledge)
-The student can swim independently without a bubble but has no stroke knowledge.
-Skills taught: pool safety, techniques associated with freestyle swim and breast stroke, butterfly kicks, diving skills, submerge into water, rotary breathing, treading water
-The goal is to get the students comfortable with going under water, learning how to tread water and bob, and learn basic strokes with proper breathing.

Intermediate 2: Ages 6 and older (Swims independently with basic strokes)
-The student can swim independently without a bubble and has only minimal, basic stroke knowledge.
-Skills taught: pool safety, all strokes with breathing, diving, treading water, flip turns
-The goal is to get the students swimming great free style and breast stroke and good butterfly and back stroke, to perform rotary breathing effectively, and to learn how to turn at wall/flip turns.

Advanced: Ages 6 and older (Can perform a variety of strokes)
-The child can swim all strokes independently.
-Skills taught: all strokes and proper breathing for each stroke, how to turn at wall, flip turns, streamlining, pullouts, diving, treading water, bobbing in deep water
-The goal is for students to learn all the strokes and the breathing and wall turns associated with the stroke and to build the endurance to swim laps.
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SUMMER JOB APPLICATION AVAILABLE STARTING APRIL 1, 2019

Summer Job Applications will be available for download from the Parks and Recreation website from April 1 - May 3, 2019. Applicants must be 16 years old by the time of employment and be a Cranston resident. We will accept applications from 15 year olds as long as they will be 16 years old by June 24, when all programs and facilities open.

We are accepting applications for Lifeguards (must provide certification or proof of class/recertification if not yet certified), Pool Attendant, Pool Maintenance, and Playground counselor. Summer Job Applications will be available for download from the Parks and Recreation website from April 1 - May 3, 2019. Applicants must be 16 years old by the time of employment and be a Cranston resident. We will accept applications from 15 year old's as long as they will be 16 years old by June 24, when all programs and facilities open.

We are accepting applications for Lifeguards (must provide certification or proof of class/recertification if not yet certified), Pool Attendant, Pool Maintenance, and Playground counselor.

WOMEN'S FITNESS CLASS RUNS MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

The Women's Fitness Class takes place Mondays and Wednesdays at the Pastore Youth Center. The sessions will run as follows:

Session 1: September 4 (Tuesday start b/c of Holiday) – November 14, 2018
*Class on October 9 and November 13 due to Holidays*

Session 2: November 26 – February 6, 2019
*No Class Christmas week; Class on January 22 due to Holiday*

Session 3: February 11 – April 10, 2018
*Class on February 19 due to Holiday*

Session 4: April 15 – June 19, 2018
*Class on May 28 due to Holiday*

The session fee will remain at $40; if you choose to attend one night per week, the fee will be $20.

Classes will still run on Mondays & Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the fitness room at Peter Pastore Youth Center. The session fee is $40; if you choose to attend one night per week, the fee will be $20.

Participants can sign up prior to the start of class. Registration forms can be found on the Fall and Winter Programs page and will be available on site.


PETER PASTORE YOUTH CENTER RENTAL
If you or your organization are interested in using the PPYC for an event, practice, try-outs, etc, please fill out the building request form by clicking HERE. Submit the completed form to the Parks and Recreation Department and your request will be reviewed and responded to in approximately 5 - 7 business days. Rental fee for use of any part of the PPYC is $50 per hour.

A WORD ABOUT TAX ID # REQUESTS

It is coming up on tax filing time and The Parks and Recreation Department will be receiving numerous requests from Playground Program participants for the City's Tax ID number to apply for the Child and Dependent Care Credit. As stated on our application, our program does not qualify for the credit under the tax code.

On Page 6 of IRS Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses, under "Care of a Qualifying Person" it states, "Expenses are for the care of a qualifying person only if the main purpose is the person' well-being and protection." It further states, "Expenses for care DO NOT include amounts you pay for food, lodging, clothing, education, and entertainment." (Emphasis added)

Our Playground Program is field-trip and activity based. The majority of the fee for the summer PROGRAM (not a camp) is to cover the cost of the trips, performers, and clothing provided to the participants. Therefore the fee paid falls under the category of entertainment and clothing, not well-being and protection.

FOLLOW CRANSTON PARKS & RECREATION ON FACEBOOK
The Cranston Parks and Recreation Department is now on Facebook. We can now post real time updates on program information, cancelations, and up coming events. Follow us by clicking the link HERE.

CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY AS THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW PROGRAMMING INFORMATION.

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