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Monday July 4, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session I, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
Tuesday July 5, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 2
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session I, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 2
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Lots of Legos & More! - Lots of Legos!
Come and explore the world of engineering, architecture and fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 6-8 - Session 1
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Fun With Fabrics - Fun With Fabrics Session 2
In Fun with Fabrics, participants will design and make their own pillow, tee shirt and wall decoration.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 1
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Drama Fun for Kids - Drama Fun For Kids
In this workshop, it’s okay to be loud and silly!
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Running - Fun with Running Games (Gr. K-3) - Fun With Running Games (Grades 1-3)
This month long camp is designed for young runners who are between Kindergarten and 3rd grade. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (K-2)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (3-6)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Basketball for Boys & Girls - Basketball for Boys & Girls
This camp is designed to introduce and teach young boys and girls the fun that comes from playing basketball. Ask around, kids love this camp!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Running - Distance Running - Distance Running
This summer long camp is designed for runners who are in seventh grade and older. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
Wednesday July 6, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 2
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session I, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 2
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Lots of Legos & More! - Lots of Legos!
Come and explore the world of engineering, architecture and fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 6-8 - Session 1
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Fun With Fabrics - Fun With Fabrics Session 2
In Fun with Fabrics, participants will design and make their own pillow, tee shirt and wall decoration.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 1
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Drama Fun for Kids - Drama Fun For Kids
In this workshop, it’s okay to be loud and silly!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Basketball for Boys & Girls - Basketball for Boys & Girls
This camp is designed to introduce and teach young boys and girls the fun that comes from playing basketball. Ask around, kids love this camp!
 
Thursday July 7, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 2
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session I, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 2
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Lots of Legos & More! - Lots of Legos!
Come and explore the world of engineering, architecture and fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 6-8 - Session 1
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Fun With Fabrics - Fun With Fabrics Session 2
In Fun with Fabrics, participants will design and make their own pillow, tee shirt and wall decoration.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 1
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Drama Fun for Kids - Drama Fun For Kids
In this workshop, it’s okay to be loud and silly!
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Running - Fun With Running Games (Gr. 4-7) - Fun With Running Games (Grades 4-7)
This month long camp is designed for young runners who are between 4th and 7th grade.  Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (K-2)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (3-6)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Basketball for Boys & Girls - Basketball for Boys & Girls
This camp is designed to introduce and teach young boys and girls the fun that comes from playing basketball. Ask around, kids love this camp!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Running - Distance Running - Distance Running
This summer long camp is designed for runners who are in seventh grade and older. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
Friday July 8, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 2
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session I, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 2
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Lots of Legos & More! - Lots of Legos!
Come and explore the world of engineering, architecture and fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 6-8 - Session 1
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Fun With Fabrics - Fun With Fabrics Session 2
In Fun with Fabrics, participants will design and make their own pillow, tee shirt and wall decoration.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 1 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills. LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Drama Fun for Kids - Drama Fun For Kids
In this workshop, it’s okay to be loud and silly!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Basketball for Boys & Girls - Basketball for Boys & Girls
This camp is designed to introduce and teach young boys and girls the fun that comes from playing basketball. Ask around, kids love this camp!
 
Monday July 11, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 3
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 3
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Creative Cupcake Wars - Creative Cupcake Wars
Get ready to be creative and have fun with a theme each day!  We will get crazy and make amazing cupcakes to eat and bring home.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session I
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Rock Guitar - Rock Guitar Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Explore the world of playing guitar in various styles of rock music.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Basketball, Guilderland Boys Camp (Grades 9-12) - Boys Basketball (Gr 9-12)
This camp is designed specifically for offensive skill development. This will be an opportunity to work on the fundamentals within our offensive structure. The camp is designed for the serious player.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 1
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Games Galore - Games Galore Elementary (2-6)
This camp features non-stop play, games and fun. We'll provide lots of opportunities for kids to explore movement, play games, and meet new friends!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled - Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled
What are you favorite Dr. Seuss Tales? Hop on Pop, The Cat in the Hat, or one of the other 60 colorful tales he published?
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 2
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Songwriting - Songwriting Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Learn the elements of writing a memorable melody, lyrics and chord.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Cheerleading - Cheerleading Camp
Cheerleading has become one of the fastest growing sports in our country!
 
Tuesday July 12, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 3
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 3
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Creative Cupcake Wars - Creative Cupcake Wars
Get ready to be creative and have fun with a theme each day!  We will get crazy and make amazing cupcakes to eat and bring home.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session I
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Rock Guitar - Rock Guitar Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Explore the world of playing guitar in various styles of rock music.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Basketball, Guilderland Boys Camp (Grades 9-12) - Boys Basketball (Gr 9-12)
This camp is designed specifically for offensive skill development. This will be an opportunity to work on the fundamentals within our offensive structure. The camp is designed for the serious player.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 1
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Games Galore - Games Galore Elementary (2-6)
This camp features non-stop play, games and fun. We'll provide lots of opportunities for kids to explore movement, play games, and meet new friends!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled - Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled
What are you favorite Dr. Seuss Tales? Hop on Pop, The Cat in the Hat, or one of the other 60 colorful tales he published?
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 2
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Songwriting - Songwriting Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Learn the elements of writing a memorable melody, lyrics and chord.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr.
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Running - Fun with Running Games (Gr. K-3) - Fun With Running Games (Grades 1-3)
This month long camp is designed for young runners who are between Kindergarten and 3rd grade. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (K-2)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Cheerleading - Cheerleading Camp
Cheerleading has become one of the fastest growing sports in our country!
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (3-6)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Running - Distance Running - Distance Running
This summer long camp is designed for runners who are in seventh grade and older. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
Wednesday July 13, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 3
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 3
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Creative Cupcake Wars - Creative Cupcake Wars
Get ready to be creative and have fun with a theme each day!  We will get crazy and make amazing cupcakes to eat and bring home.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session I
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Rock Guitar - Rock Guitar Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Explore the world of playing guitar in various styles of rock music.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Basketball, Guilderland Boys Camp (Grades 9-12) - Boys Basketball (Gr 9-12)
This camp is designed specifically for offensive skill development. This will be an opportunity to work on the fundamentals within our offensive structure. The camp is designed for the serious player.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 1
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Games Galore - Games Galore Elementary (2-6)
This camp features non-stop play, games and fun. We'll provide lots of opportunities for kids to explore movement, play games, and meet new friends!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled - Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled
What are you favorite Dr. Seuss Tales? Hop on Pop, The Cat in the Hat, or one of the other 60 colorful tales he published?
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 2
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Songwriting - Songwriting Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Learn the elements of writing a memorable melody, lyrics and chord.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Cheerleading - Cheerleading Camp
Cheerleading has become one of the fastest growing sports in our country!
 
Thursday July 14, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 3
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 3
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Creative Cupcake Wars - Creative Cupcake Wars
Get ready to be creative and have fun with a theme each day!  We will get crazy and make amazing cupcakes to eat and bring home.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session I
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Rock Guitar - Rock Guitar Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Explore the world of playing guitar in various styles of rock music.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Basketball, Guilderland Boys Camp (Grades 9-12) - Boys Basketball (Gr 9-12)
This camp is designed specifically for offensive skill development. This will be an opportunity to work on the fundamentals within our offensive structure. The camp is designed for the serious player.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 1
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Games Galore - Games Galore Elementary (2-6)
This camp features non-stop play, games and fun. We'll provide lots of opportunities for kids to explore movement, play games, and meet new friends!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled - Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled
What are you favorite Dr. Seuss Tales? Hop on Pop, The Cat in the Hat, or one of the other 60 colorful tales he published?
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 2
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Songwriting - Songwriting Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Learn the elements of writing a memorable melody, lyrics and chord.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr.
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Running - Fun With Running Games (Gr. 4-7) - Fun With Running Games (Grades 4-7)
This month long camp is designed for young runners who are between 4th and 7th grade.  Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (K-2)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Cheerleading - Cheerleading Camp
Cheerleading has become one of the fastest growing sports in our country!
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (3-6)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Running - Distance Running - Distance Running
This summer long camp is designed for runners who are in seventh grade and older. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
Friday July 15, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 3
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 3
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Creative Cupcake Wars - Creative Cupcake Wars
Get ready to be creative and have fun with a theme each day!  We will get crazy and make amazing cupcakes to eat and bring home.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session I
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Rock Guitar - Rock Guitar Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Explore the world of playing guitar in various styles of rock music.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Basketball, Guilderland Boys Camp (Grades 9-12) - Boys Basketball (Gr 9-12)
This camp is designed specifically for offensive skill development. This will be an opportunity to work on the fundamentals within our offensive structure. The camp is designed for the serious player.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 1
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Games Galore - Games Galore Elementary (2-6)
This camp features non-stop play, games and fun. We'll provide lots of opportunities for kids to explore movement, play games, and meet new friends!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled - Silly Dr. Seuss- Cancelled
What are you favorite Dr. Seuss Tales? Hop on Pop, The Cat in the Hat, or one of the other 60 colorful tales he published?
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Songwriting - Songwriting Intermediate - Session 1 - Cancelled
Learn the elements of writing a memorable melody, lyrics and chord.
 
Monday July 18, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 4
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 4
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 1
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Chess for Beginners - Chess for Beginners
This a Chess Camp for beginning chess players with little or no experience.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session 2
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Soccer Camp - Guilderland Youth - AM - Soccer Camp - Guilderland Youth
Guilderland Youth Soccer Camp is designed to teach children the technical skills they will need to play the game of soccer.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Sweet Treats & Games - Sweet Treats & Games Session 2
It’s going to be a sweet summer!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 9-12 - Session 1
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    The Alternative Art Room - The Alternative Art Room
Campers will participate in alternative approaches to creating Art. Through exploration of alternative materials, methods and results campers will leave camp having explored many new ways to create.  Exploration into unconventional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Animal Adventure - Animal Adventure
How would you like to travel around the world to each continent and meet some amazing animals along the way? Then this is the camp for you!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 2
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled - Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled
What makes an insect an insect? Are insects harmful or helpful? Come discover the answers to these questions and more as we investigate the world of creepy crawlies!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Track & Field & More! - Track & Field & More
Did you watch the Olympics  and dream of being a track star? Then this camp is for you!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 2
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Draw Strong Workshop - Cancelled - Draw Strong Workshop
Campers will participate in fundamental drawing practice to strengthen skills and styles. Through exploration of drawing fundamentals and methods will leave camp having explored many new strategies to draw.  Exploration of traditional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
Tuesday July 19, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 4
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 4
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 1
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Chess for Beginners - Chess for Beginners
This a Chess Camp for beginning chess players with little or no experience.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session 2
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Soccer Camp - Guilderland Youth - AM - Soccer Camp - Guilderland Youth
Guilderland Youth Soccer Camp is designed to teach children the technical skills they will need to play the game of soccer.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Sweet Treats & Games - Sweet Treats & Games Session 2
It’s going to be a sweet summer!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 9-12 - Session 1
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    The Alternative Art Room - The Alternative Art Room
Campers will participate in alternative approaches to creating Art. Through exploration of alternative materials, methods and results campers will leave camp having explored many new ways to create.  Exploration into unconventional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Animal Adventure - Animal Adventure
How would you like to travel around the world to each continent and meet some amazing animals along the way? Then this is the camp for you!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 2
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled - Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled
What makes an insect an insect? Are insects harmful or helpful? Come discover the answers to these questions and more as we investigate the world of creepy crawlies!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Track & Field & More! - Track & Field & More
Did you watch the Olympics  and dream of being a track star? Then this camp is for you!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 2
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Draw Strong Workshop - Cancelled - Draw Strong Workshop
Campers will participate in fundamental drawing practice to strengthen skills and styles. Through exploration of drawing fundamentals and methods will leave camp having explored many new strategies to draw.  Exploration of traditional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr.
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Running - Fun with Running Games (Gr. K-3) - Fun With Running Games (Grades 1-3)
This month long camp is designed for young runners who are between Kindergarten and 3rd grade. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (K-2)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (3-6)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Running - Distance Running - Distance Running
This summer long camp is designed for runners who are in seventh grade and older. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
Wednesday July 20, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 4
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 4
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 1
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Chess for Beginners - Chess for Beginners
This a Chess Camp for beginning chess players with little or no experience.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session 2
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Soccer Camp - Guilderland Youth - AM - Soccer Camp - Guilderland Youth
Guilderland Youth Soccer Camp is designed to teach children the technical skills they will need to play the game of soccer.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Sweet Treats & Games - Sweet Treats & Games Session 2
It’s going to be a sweet summer!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 9-12 - Session 1
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    The Alternative Art Room - The Alternative Art Room
Campers will participate in alternative approaches to creating Art. Through exploration of alternative materials, methods and results campers will leave camp having explored many new ways to create.  Exploration into unconventional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Animal Adventure - Animal Adventure
How would you like to travel around the world to each continent and meet some amazing animals along the way? Then this is the camp for you!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 2
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled - Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled
What makes an insect an insect? Are insects harmful or helpful? Come discover the answers to these questions and more as we investigate the world of creepy crawlies!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Track & Field & More! - Track & Field & More
Did you watch the Olympics  and dream of being a track star? Then this camp is for you!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 2
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Draw Strong Workshop - Cancelled - Draw Strong Workshop
Campers will participate in fundamental drawing practice to strengthen skills and styles. Through exploration of drawing fundamentals and methods will leave camp having explored many new strategies to draw.  Exploration of traditional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
Thursday July 21, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 4
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 4
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 1
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Chess for Beginners - Chess for Beginners
This a Chess Camp for beginning chess players with little or no experience.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session 2
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Soccer Camp - Guilderland Youth - AM - Soccer Camp - Guilderland Youth
Guilderland Youth Soccer Camp is designed to teach children the technical skills they will need to play the game of soccer.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Sweet Treats & Games - Sweet Treats & Games Session 2
It’s going to be a sweet summer!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 9-12 - Session 1
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    The Alternative Art Room - The Alternative Art Room
Campers will participate in alternative approaches to creating Art. Through exploration of alternative materials, methods and results campers will leave camp having explored many new ways to create.  Exploration into unconventional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Animal Adventure - Animal Adventure
How would you like to travel around the world to each continent and meet some amazing animals along the way? Then this is the camp for you!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 2
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled - Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled
What makes an insect an insect? Are insects harmful or helpful? Come discover the answers to these questions and more as we investigate the world of creepy crawlies!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Track & Field & More! - Track & Field & More
Did you watch the Olympics  and dream of being a track star? Then this camp is for you!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 2
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Draw Strong Workshop - Cancelled - Draw Strong Workshop
Campers will participate in fundamental drawing practice to strengthen skills and styles. Through exploration of drawing fundamentals and methods will leave camp having explored many new strategies to draw.  Exploration of traditional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr.
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Running - Fun With Running Games (Gr. 4-7) - Fun With Running Games (Grades 4-7)
This month long camp is designed for young runners who are between 4th and 7th grade.  Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (K-2)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (3-6)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Running - Distance Running - Distance Running
This summer long camp is designed for runners who are in seventh grade and older. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
Friday July 22, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 4
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session II, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 4
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 1
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Chess for Beginners - Chess for Beginners
This a Chess Camp for beginning chess players with little or no experience.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Gymnastics - Gymnastics Camp - Session 2
Join us for a week of gymnastics fun!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Sweet Treats & Games - Sweet Treats & Games Session 2
It’s going to be a sweet summer!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 9-12 - Session 1
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    The Alternative Art Room - The Alternative Art Room
Campers will participate in alternative approaches to creating Art. Through exploration of alternative materials, methods and results campers will leave camp having explored many new ways to create.  Exploration into unconventional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Animal Adventure - Animal Adventure
How would you like to travel around the world to each continent and meet some amazing animals along the way? Then this is the camp for you!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Art in a Box - Art In A Box - Session 2
Does your child have a love of art? Each child will receive a box of art supplies that we will use to explore clay, pencil, decoupage, water color and paint.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled - Creepy Crawly Camp- Cancelled
What makes an insect an insect? Are insects harmful or helpful? Come discover the answers to these questions and more as we investigate the world of creepy crawlies!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Track & Field & More! - Track & Field & More
Did you watch the Olympics  and dream of being a track star? Then this camp is for you!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 2 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.   LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Draw Strong Workshop - Cancelled - Draw Strong Workshop
Campers will participate in fundamental drawing practice to strengthen skills and styles. Through exploration of drawing fundamentals and methods will leave camp having explored many new strategies to draw.  Exploration of traditional art making will allow campers the freedom to create new and exciting pieces of art.
 
Monday July 25, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 5
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session III, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 5
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 2
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition - Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
It’s Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Fun with Sports & Games - Fun With Sports & Games
This camp is designed to have fun with sports and games. Each day will have an individual theme; basketball, soccer, baseball, variety of games like Capture the Flag, Bombardment, tag games, etc. This camp will be non-stop fun and games! Campers will receive quality instruction and supervision in an enjoyable, exciting atmosphere.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Improvisation - Improvisation - Session 1
Explore the world of performing music where you can create variations of melodies, rhythms, and style.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Junior Dutchmen Football Camp - Junior Dutchmen Football Camp
Interested in playing football? Whether you are a young veteran of the game or have an interest in trying for the first time, the Junior Dutchmen Football Camp is designed for you. This camp is set up to give newcomers a taste of the game in a safe, supportive environment while giving experienced players techniques to refine and advance their skill set.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Wacky Contraptions! - Wacky Contraptions
Make your own Wacky Contraptions using household materials.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled - Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled
You’ve heard traditional fairy tales - but what happens when we give them a twist?!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Guilderland Ninja Warrior - Guilderland Ninja Warrior
Do you watch American Ninja Warrior and dream of someday competing?  Come join the fun and see if you can become the next Guilderland Ninja Warrior!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 3
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Digital You! - Digital You!
Do you love technology? Have a passion for games and coding? This camp is perfect for you!
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Jazz Performance - Wind Players Only - Jazz Performance - Session 1
Explore the world of Jazz performance on your wind instrument.
 
Tuesday July 26, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 5
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session III, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 5
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 2
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition - Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
It’s Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Fun with Sports & Games - Fun With Sports & Games
This camp is designed to have fun with sports and games. Each day will have an individual theme; basketball, soccer, baseball, variety of games like Capture the Flag, Bombardment, tag games, etc. This camp will be non-stop fun and games! Campers will receive quality instruction and supervision in an enjoyable, exciting atmosphere.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Improvisation - Improvisation - Session 1
Explore the world of performing music where you can create variations of melodies, rhythms, and style.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Junior Dutchmen Football Camp - Junior Dutchmen Football Camp
Interested in playing football? Whether you are a young veteran of the game or have an interest in trying for the first time, the Junior Dutchmen Football Camp is designed for you. This camp is set up to give newcomers a taste of the game in a safe, supportive environment while giving experienced players techniques to refine and advance their skill set.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Wacky Contraptions! - Wacky Contraptions
Make your own Wacky Contraptions using household materials.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled - Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled
You’ve heard traditional fairy tales - but what happens when we give them a twist?!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Guilderland Ninja Warrior - Guilderland Ninja Warrior
Do you watch American Ninja Warrior and dream of someday competing?  Come join the fun and see if you can become the next Guilderland Ninja Warrior!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 3
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Digital You! - Digital You!
Do you love technology? Have a passion for games and coding? This camp is perfect for you!
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Jazz Performance - Wind Players Only - Jazz Performance - Session 1
Explore the world of Jazz performance on your wind instrument.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr.
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Running - Fun with Running Games (Gr. K-3) - Fun With Running Games (Grades 1-3)
This month long camp is designed for young runners who are between Kindergarten and 3rd grade. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (K-2)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (3-6)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Running - Distance Running - Distance Running
This summer long camp is designed for runners who are in seventh grade and older. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
Wednesday July 27, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 5
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session III, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 5
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 2
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition - Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
It’s Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Fun with Sports & Games - Fun With Sports & Games
This camp is designed to have fun with sports and games. Each day will have an individual theme; basketball, soccer, baseball, variety of games like Capture the Flag, Bombardment, tag games, etc. This camp will be non-stop fun and games! Campers will receive quality instruction and supervision in an enjoyable, exciting atmosphere.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Improvisation - Improvisation - Session 1
Explore the world of performing music where you can create variations of melodies, rhythms, and style.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Junior Dutchmen Football Camp - Junior Dutchmen Football Camp
Interested in playing football? Whether you are a young veteran of the game or have an interest in trying for the first time, the Junior Dutchmen Football Camp is designed for you. This camp is set up to give newcomers a taste of the game in a safe, supportive environment while giving experienced players techniques to refine and advance their skill set.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Wacky Contraptions! - Wacky Contraptions
Make your own Wacky Contraptions using household materials.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled - Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled
You’ve heard traditional fairy tales - but what happens when we give them a twist?!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Guilderland Ninja Warrior - Guilderland Ninja Warrior
Do you watch American Ninja Warrior and dream of someday competing?  Come join the fun and see if you can become the next Guilderland Ninja Warrior!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 3
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Digital You! - Digital You!
Do you love technology? Have a passion for games and coding? This camp is perfect for you!
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Jazz Performance - Wind Players Only - Jazz Performance - Session 1
Explore the world of Jazz performance on your wind instrument.
 
Thursday July 28, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 5
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session III, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 5
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 2
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition - Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
It’s Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Fun with Sports & Games - Fun With Sports & Games
This camp is designed to have fun with sports and games. Each day will have an individual theme; basketball, soccer, baseball, variety of games like Capture the Flag, Bombardment, tag games, etc. This camp will be non-stop fun and games! Campers will receive quality instruction and supervision in an enjoyable, exciting atmosphere.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Improvisation - Improvisation - Session 1
Explore the world of performing music where you can create variations of melodies, rhythms, and style.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Junior Dutchmen Football Camp - Junior Dutchmen Football Camp
Interested in playing football? Whether you are a young veteran of the game or have an interest in trying for the first time, the Junior Dutchmen Football Camp is designed for you. This camp is set up to give newcomers a taste of the game in a safe, supportive environment while giving experienced players techniques to refine and advance their skill set.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Wacky Contraptions! - Wacky Contraptions
Make your own Wacky Contraptions using household materials.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled - Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled
You’ve heard traditional fairy tales - but what happens when we give them a twist?!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Guilderland Ninja Warrior - Guilderland Ninja Warrior
Do you watch American Ninja Warrior and dream of someday competing?  Come join the fun and see if you can become the next Guilderland Ninja Warrior!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 3
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Digital You! - Digital You!
Do you love technology? Have a passion for games and coding? This camp is perfect for you!
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Jazz Performance - Wind Players Only - Jazz Performance - Session 1
Explore the world of Jazz performance on your wind instrument.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr.
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Running - Fun With Running Games (Gr. 4-7) - Fun With Running Games (Grades 4-7)
This month long camp is designed for young runners who are between 4th and 7th grade.  Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (K-2)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis for Young Beginners - Tennis for Young Beginners (3-6)
This camp is for the new player interested in developing the skills for the lifetime sport of tennis!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Running - Distance Running - Distance Running
This summer long camp is designed for runners who are in seventh grade and older. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.
 
Friday July 29, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 5
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session III, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 5
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Amazing Athletes - Amazing Athletes - Session 2
Amazing Athletes is a developmental sports and fitness program that teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 10 different sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition - Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
It’s Cupcake Wars: Holiday Party Edition!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Fun with Sports & Games - Fun With Sports & Games
This camp is designed to have fun with sports and games. Each day will have an individual theme; basketball, soccer, baseball, variety of games like Capture the Flag, Bombardment, tag games, etc. This camp will be non-stop fun and games! Campers will receive quality instruction and supervision in an enjoyable, exciting atmosphere.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Improvisation - Improvisation - Session 1
Explore the world of performing music where you can create variations of melodies, rhythms, and style.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Wacky Contraptions! - Wacky Contraptions
Make your own Wacky Contraptions using household materials.
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled - Fairy Tale Twist- Cancelled
You’ve heard traditional fairy tales - but what happens when we give them a twist?!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Guilderland Ninja Warrior - Guilderland Ninja Warrior
Do you watch American Ninja Warrior and dream of someday competing?  Come join the fun and see if you can become the next Guilderland Ninja Warrior!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Digital You! - Digital You!
Do you love technology? Have a passion for games and coding? This camp is perfect for you!
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Jazz Performance - Wind Players Only - Jazz Performance - Session 1
Explore the world of Jazz performance on your wind instrument.
 
Monday August 1, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 6
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session III, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 6
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Lacrosse for Boys & Girls - Lacrosse for Boys & Girls
This camp will emphasize traditional stick skills, individual offensive and defensive techniques as well as basic team concepts. Lacrosse skills and scrimmage games will be featured.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Songwriting - Songwriting Beginner - Session 2
Learn the elements of writing a memorable melody, lyrics and chord.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 6-8 - Session 2
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Dynamic Dogs - Dynamic Dogs
Do you have a fur-ever friend? Let’s have a doggone good time as we celebrate our darling dogs!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Games Galore - Games Galore The Prequel (K-1)
This camp features non-stop play, games and fun. We'll provide lots of opportunities for kids to explore movement, play games, and meet new friends!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 3
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Improvisation - Improvisation - Session 2
Explore the world of performing music where you can create variations of melodies, rhythms, and style.
 
Tuesday August 2, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Junior Volunteer Counselors (JVC) - JVC, Week 6
The JVC (formerly CIT) program is for students 14 and 15 years old who wish to assist our counselors in the Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp program.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Session III, with Swim Lessons
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program - Day Camp, Week 6
General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  We have made several modifications to our day camp programming - with the safety of campers and staff at the fore thought in every activity.  We have divided the camp sessions into six one-week sessions (total of 6 weeks starting June 27th through August 5th.)
 
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Water Safety Aide Volunteer Program - Water Safety Aides - Summer 2022 - PROGRAM FULL
Interested in working with children and teaching swim lessons?  Sign up today to be a Water Safety Aide (WSA)!Water Safety Aides assist the lifeguard teachers with swim lessons.  Teachers will have WSAs demonstrate skills, help enforce safety rules, help watch swimmers and encourage participants in the class.  Water Safety Aides may be age 12 to 15 and should have at least level 3 swim lesson experience. The Swim Lesson Director can sign community service hour sheets for volunteers - please bring  your sheet on the last day you volunteer for the summer!When you register your child, please list the weeks of swim lessons they plan on helping out with - please make sure they can make at least a full week when they plan on helping out.  Session 1, 2 and 3 lessons run from 8:45 - 10:45am Monday - Friday (NO LESSONS 7/4).  Session 4 (8/-8/12) lessons will run from 9:45 - 11:15am.Parents must drop off and pick up - WSAs should plan on being at the pool at 8:30am.  There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in being a Water Safety Aide on Saturday, June 25th from 9 - 9:30am at Tawasentha Pool.  Please plan on swimming!
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Lacrosse for Boys & Girls - Lacrosse for Boys & Girls
This camp will emphasize traditional stick skills, individual offensive and defensive techniques as well as basic team concepts. Lacrosse skills and scrimmage games will be featured.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Songwriting - Songwriting Beginner - Session 2
Learn the elements of writing a memorable melody, lyrics and chord.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate - Tennis for Beginner to Intermediate Grades 6-8 - Session 2
Over the course of the week, Coach Montes plans to share his love of the game of tennis, which is a LIFETIME activity!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Dynamic Dogs - Dynamic Dogs
Do you have a fur-ever friend? Let’s have a doggone good time as we celebrate our darling dogs!
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Games Galore - Games Galore The Prequel (K-1)
This camp features non-stop play, games and fun. We'll provide lots of opportunities for kids to explore movement, play games, and meet new friends!
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM    Learn to Swim, Session 3 - LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE - 518-456-3150Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. LEVEL 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: For students who do not feel comfortable playing in shallow water and/or do not like to put their faces in the water. Skills learned: walking in chest deep water, supported front and back float, arm action with support, kicking on front and back using a kickboard, blowing bubbles, submerge face, safety skills.  LEVEL 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and are ready to learn the basics of water locomotion. Skills learned: submerge entire head, retrieve objects, explore deep water with support, unsupported back and front glide, bobbing, jump in from edge, front and back flutter kick, begin learning to swim on both front and back using arms and legs simultaneously safety skills. LEVEL 3 - Stroke Development: For students who are able to demonstrate skills from Level 2 and ready to further develop the front and back crawl. Skills learned: Bobbing from deep to shallow water, treading water, kneeling/sitting dive, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, changing directions, safety skills. LEVEL 4 - Stroke Improvement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 3 to increase their endurance with those strokes and ready to learn other basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Improve rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick, open turns at wall, improve front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly stroke, scissors kick, survival, safety skills. LEVEL 5 - Stroke Refinement: For students who are able to demonstrate the skills from Level 4 and to improve coordination and endurance in the basic swim strokes. Skills learned: Bi-lateral breathing, shallow dive from the side, flip turns, improve previously learned strokes, learn side stroke, safety skills.
 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim) - Parent & Child Aquatics (Tot Swim), Session 3
This program is designed for young children and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children ages 2 – 4 with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course also teaches techniques parents can use to help orient their children to the water. Taught in a group setting with certified lifeguards, this program is a great way to help your child learn to be comfortable in the water and introduce them to basic swimming skills using demonstrations, games, and songs! This lesson is modeled after the American Red Cross Parent & Child Swim Program.  One adult must accompany each child in the water in proper swim wear.Swim lessons are taught by department-trained swim lesson instructors and volunteer water safety aides.  All swim lessons are overseen by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Improvisation - Improvisation - Session 2
Explore the world of performing music where you can create variations of melodies, rhythms, and style.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr.
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Soccer League, Guilderland Girls - Guilderland Girls Soccer League
Guilderland Girls Soccer League Jr. (Grades 6-8) 5:00-6:00 PMThis camp is designed for girls going into 6 - 8th grade who have previously played soccer and want to continue to play into the summer, working on their skills, fitness and fun.  This camp will prepare girls for playing soccer in the fall.  We'll have friendly competitions, fun games and nightly prizes.  This is not for the first time soccer player.  Guilderland Girls Soccer League (Grades 9-12) 6:00-7:30 PMThis camp is designed specifically for girl soccer players. The campers will concentrate on small sided games, contests and ball control skills. This camp will help all levels of players maintain their technical and tactical skills throughout the summer.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Running - Distance Running - Distance Running
This summer long camp is designed for runners who are in seventh grade and older. Camp will be held in the beautiful setting of Tawasentha Park.