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Sunday July 21, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park - The Island Castaways
Concerts will be held at Memorial Park this year.  There is street parking on Charles Street and Harrison Street and there is a small parking lot off of Salem Street.  Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy these free summer concerts.There are no rain dates for our summer concerts.  For information regarding weather cancellations, please visit the home page of our website at www.readingrec.com after 5:00PM on the day of  the concert.  We will try to post the cancellation notice as close to 5:00PM as possible but please understand that a last-minute cancellation could happen. 
 
Monday July 22, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 5 Before Daycation - (July 22-July 26)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baseball Clinic - Summer (Ages 7-12) - Baseball Clinic
Join the RMHS Varsity Baseball Coach, Dave Blanchard, and his staff for this 4-day baseball clinic.  This clinic will offer players (boys and girls) the opportunity to get instruction in the fundamentals of baseball.  There will be hitting, fielding and pitching instruction as well as team games and competitions.  Participants may bring a light non-refrigerated snack each day, including water.
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Lacrosse Clinics (Ages 5-14) - SNL Girls Lacrosse Clinic
These clinics will be led by Coach Kevin Tobin (UMASS) and former Division 1 UMASS players.  The focus of the clinic is on skill development.  There will be consistent work on ground balls, passing, catching, shooting and footwork.  Also, there will be mini-games and competitions throughout the sessions.  Younger players will work on basic skill development such as rules to play by, passing, catching, scooping and shooting properly.  Older players will work on skill development in all categories of the game as well as some competitive small field competitions.All participants will need to bring turf or running shoes (no metal spikes), helmet, lacrosse stick and water. 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 4 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surfs Up!
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Mindfulness Mondays
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - MONDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - MONDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee (Ages 10-14) - Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee
This program is designed for children who want to learn the game of ultimate frisbee in a fun, inclusive environment. Coaches will lead players in drills, games, and activities that prioritize throwing, catching, agility, and rules. Open to all students ages 10-14. No past experience necessary.Program instructors will be Kevin Leete and Tara Gregory! Please note, the location of this program will be Birch Meadow Stadium Field each week except July 22nd. July 22nd this program will be located on the Birch Meadow Multi-Purpose grass field.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Elite Football Clinics (Grades 6-10) - Elite Football Clinic (Grades 6-10)
Join Endicott College Head Football Coach and Reading resident, Paul McGonagle, for the 5th annual specialized youth football clinic.  Coach McGonagle along with other talented collegiate coaches and players, will give each athlete the fundamentals and skills needed to help them advance in their current position and to explore other positions.  At the same time having some much needed outdoor fun and playing games.  
 
6:35 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Evening - MONDAYS (7 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks.  If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 12-18) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.  This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.If there is any question, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.  
 
Tuesday July 23, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 5 Before Daycation - (July 22-July 26)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baseball Clinic - Summer (Ages 7-12) - Baseball Clinic
Join the RMHS Varsity Baseball Coach, Dave Blanchard, and his staff for this 4-day baseball clinic.  This clinic will offer players (boys and girls) the opportunity to get instruction in the fundamentals of baseball.  There will be hitting, fielding and pitching instruction as well as team games and competitions.  Participants may bring a light non-refrigerated snack each day, including water.
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Lacrosse Clinics (Ages 5-14) - SNL Girls Lacrosse Clinic
These clinics will be led by Coach Kevin Tobin (UMASS) and former Division 1 UMASS players.  The focus of the clinic is on skill development.  There will be consistent work on ground balls, passing, catching, shooting and footwork.  Also, there will be mini-games and competitions throughout the sessions.  Younger players will work on basic skill development such as rules to play by, passing, catching, scooping and shooting properly.  Older players will work on skill development in all categories of the game as well as some competitive small field competitions.All participants will need to bring turf or running shoes (no metal spikes), helmet, lacrosse stick and water. 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 4 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surfs Up!
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Parent & Me - Summer Session I (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3 - Young 4 - Summer Session I (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-5) - Summer Session I (TUESDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - TUESDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - TUESDAYS (7 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Elite Football Clinics (Grades 6-10) - Elite Football Clinic (Grades 6-10)
Join Endicott College Head Football Coach and Reading resident, Paul McGonagle, for the 5th annual specialized youth football clinic.  Coach McGonagle along with other talented collegiate coaches and players, will give each athlete the fundamentals and skills needed to help them advance in their current position and to explore other positions.  At the same time having some much needed outdoor fun and playing games.  
 
Wednesday July 24, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 5 Before Daycation - (July 22-July 26)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baseball Clinic - Summer (Ages 7-12) - Baseball Clinic
Join the RMHS Varsity Baseball Coach, Dave Blanchard, and his staff for this 4-day baseball clinic.  This clinic will offer players (boys and girls) the opportunity to get instruction in the fundamentals of baseball.  There will be hitting, fielding and pitching instruction as well as team games and competitions.  Participants may bring a light non-refrigerated snack each day, including water.
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Pickleball - Beginners (Ages 18+) - Beginner Pickleball - Summer Session
Welcome to the fastest growing sport in America.  Pickleball is a game for all ages and skill levels and is not only fun but is great exercise too! Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis (ping pong).  Beginners will learn fundamentals and strategies of the game as well as player health and safety.  Beginners will concentrate on the rules, regulations, and etiquette of pickleball.  Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles, and games will be of the non-competitive nature. THE BEGINNER CLASS IS FOR BEGINNERS ONLY!  DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS UNLESS YOU ARE A BEGINNER.  PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION TO GIVE MORE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY PICKLEBALL!  Space is very limited. Due to the limited amount of space, registration is open to READING RESIDENTS ONLY.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Lacrosse Clinics (Ages 5-14) - SNL Girls Lacrosse Clinic
These clinics will be led by Coach Kevin Tobin (UMASS) and former Division 1 UMASS players.  The focus of the clinic is on skill development.  There will be consistent work on ground balls, passing, catching, shooting and footwork.  Also, there will be mini-games and competitions throughout the sessions.  Younger players will work on basic skill development such as rules to play by, passing, catching, scooping and shooting properly.  Older players will work on skill development in all categories of the game as well as some competitive small field competitions.All participants will need to bring turf or running shoes (no metal spikes), helmet, lacrosse stick and water. 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 4 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surfs Up!
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Summer Children's Performances at Memorial Park - Yo-Yo People
These children's performances will be held on Wednesday mornings at Memorial Park. Please park on Charles Street or Harrison Street for these free Wednesday performances. There are no rain dates for these performances. For information regarding weather cancellations, please call the Recreation Division at (781) 942-9075 after 9:00AM on the day of the performance or visit the home page of our website at www.readingrec.com.  We will try to post the cancellation notice as close to 9:00AM as possible but please understand that a last-minute cancellation could happen.
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Pickleball - Intermediate (Ages 18+) - Intermediate Pickleball - Summer Session
Continue your pickleball journey with this Intermediate course!  This class is not intended for people wanting to learn how to play pickleball, but for people who have already taken the beginner class or know how to play and keep score.  This class is intended to advance your game to the next level by reducing unforced errors, practicing and putting it all together while playing games.Due to the limited amount of space, registration is open to READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - WEDNESDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - WEDNESDAYS (7 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Nutrition 101: Laying the Groundwork for Wellness (Ages 18+) - Nutrition 101: Laying the Groundwork for Wellness
Calling all health-conscious individuals! Join us for an engaging Nutrition 101 workshop that's designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to empower you to make informed choices for a healthier lifestyle. Whether you're a weekend warrior, a busy parent, juggling work, just starting your journey towards a healthier lifestyle, or simply curious about improving your diet, this workshop is for you.Through hands-on cooking demonstrations and engaging discussions exploring the fundamental concepts of nutrition, you'll gain valuable insights into the role nutrition plays in supporting optimal wellness and an active lifestyle.Why Attend:- Learn the basics of nutrition and its impact on well-being in a fun and interactive setting- Explore practical strategies for incorporating nutrient-rich foods into your everyday meals- Engage your senses while you taste and enjoy nutrient-packed recipes. - Gain practical cooking skills to create balanced meals, even on your busiest days- Sharpen your skills in selecting and shopping for health-supporting foods- Transform your kitchen into a hub that encourages the enjoyment of nutritious nutrient-rich meals and snacksTake advantage of this opportunity to lay the foundation for your well-being. Walk away feeling empowered, equipped with valuable knowledge, and prepared to embrace healthier choices that nurture your overall wellness.*Please clearly disclose all food allergies and/or dietary restrictions upon registration!
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis, Adult Beginner Class (Ages 19+) - Beginner - WEDNESDAYS
The Beginner class is designed to introduce the game of tennis to a new adult player and to build upon stroke technique for beginners. Focus over the course of the session will be to develop skills towards live ball hitting and knowledge of all aspects of the game. This program will run for 7 consecutive weeks beginning the last week in June.About the Instructor: Gregg Luongo has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading High School and The University Of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly, MA.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Elite Football Clinics (Grades 6-10) - Elite Football Clinic (Grades 6-10)
Join Endicott College Head Football Coach and Reading resident, Paul McGonagle, for the 5th annual specialized youth football clinic.  Coach McGonagle along with other talented collegiate coaches and players, will give each athlete the fundamentals and skills needed to help them advance in their current position and to explore other positions.  At the same time having some much needed outdoor fun and playing games.  
 
Thursday July 25, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 5 Before Daycation - (July 22-July 26)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baseball Clinic - Summer (Ages 7-12) - Baseball Clinic
Join the RMHS Varsity Baseball Coach, Dave Blanchard, and his staff for this 4-day baseball clinic.  This clinic will offer players (boys and girls) the opportunity to get instruction in the fundamentals of baseball.  There will be hitting, fielding and pitching instruction as well as team games and competitions.  Participants may bring a light non-refrigerated snack each day, including water.
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Lacrosse Clinics (Ages 5-14) - SNL Girls Lacrosse Clinic
These clinics will be led by Coach Kevin Tobin (UMASS) and former Division 1 UMASS players.  The focus of the clinic is on skill development.  There will be consistent work on ground balls, passing, catching, shooting and footwork.  Also, there will be mini-games and competitions throughout the sessions.  Younger players will work on basic skill development such as rules to play by, passing, catching, scooping and shooting properly.  Older players will work on skill development in all categories of the game as well as some competitive small field competitions.All participants will need to bring turf or running shoes (no metal spikes), helmet, lacrosse stick and water. 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 4 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surfs Up!
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - THURSDAYS [6 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - THURSDAYS (6 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Friends of Reading Recreation (FORR) Men's Pick-Up Soccer (Ages 18+) - FORR Men's Pick-Up Soccer - Summer Session
This program is recreational pick-up soccer for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by Friends of Reading Recreation volunteer, George Katsoufis.  All abilities are welcome.
 
Friday July 26, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 5 Before Daycation - (July 22-July 26)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surfs Up!
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 5 (July 22-July 26)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session E
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
Saturday July 27, 2024
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM    Sports Zone 101: Birdie Putt & Chip - Intro to Golf (Ages 2.9-5) - Birdie Putt & Chip - Summer Session
Golf is a lifelong sport. The smell of the fresh-cut grass, the crisp morning air, the feeling of the perfect tee shot – it’s hard not to love a few hours on the greens. But what makes golf even better is playing with friends and loved ones. We can’t promise that we will produce the next pro golfer in our program, but we can guarantee that your children will have lots of fun, be introduced to traditional golf grips and hitting stances, and get a little practice with putting and chipping. Using the U.S. Kids Golf Early Start program, each class will consist of short lessons followed by small group activities. Our goal is to introduce the children to the game of golf in a fun and interactive way so they can join you on the greens one day!
 
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Parent & Me - Summer Session I (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Sports Zone 101: Hi-Five Sports (Ages 2.9-5) - Hi-Five Sports - Summer
Come join the Sports Zone 101 coaches as we get our bodies moving with exciting learning activities and teach the basics of a few of our favorite sports. We will spend time getting to know each other, learn more about the way our bodies move, and explore new ways to stay active and have fun doing it! We will introduce five core sports: Soccer, T-Ball, Touch Football, Frisbee, and Dodgeball, and help develop your child’s sensory and gross motor skills in our exciting Preschool program!
 
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3 - Young 4 - Summer Session I (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages Older 4 - 5: Summer Session I (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 5 - 7: Summer Session I (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
Sunday July 28, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park - Jumpin' Juba
Concerts will be held at Memorial Park this year.  There is street parking on Charles Street and Harrison Street and there is a small parking lot off of Salem Street.  Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy these free summer concerts.There are no rain dates for our summer concerts.  For information regarding weather cancellations, please visit the home page of our website at www.readingrec.com after 5:00PM on the day of  the concert.  We will try to post the cancellation notice as close to 5:00PM as possible but please understand that a last-minute cancellation could happen. 
 
Monday July 29, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 6 Before Daycation - (July 29-August 2)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Rocket Lacrosse Clinic (Boys) - Rocket Lacrosse Clinic
Rocket Lacrosse Clinic is a lacrosse program for players of all skill levels from grades 3rd -10th. Run by Brendan Murphy, Birch Meadow teacher, former Assistant Coach of the Year, and Offensive Coordinator for Reading High, along with Martin Bowes. Martin is a professional coach, former D1 college player at the University of Hartford and played professionally with the Boston Cannons & Florida Launch. Both Brendan and Martin have extensive experience running lacrosse programs, including Nike camps and coaching all positions.  The clinic will be staffed with high level college players, and current/former Reading Memorial High School players. The focus will be on skills development, fun and social & emotional development using a curriculum that develops skills and concepts with both drills and game play. Prizes will be provided at the end of the week and players will end the week with a personal development plan to take home. It is open to players from Reading and all surrounding communities.Players need to bring a non peanut snack as well as lunch each day with water.  Additional water will be provided to refill. Equipment Needed:Field Players - Helmet, certified chest protector, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoesGoalies: - Helmet w/ throat guard, certified chest protector, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoes
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy (Ages 5-12) - Beautiful Game (Ages 5-7)
This program will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small-sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  In addition we will empower each player to think creatively and outside the box.  We want players to problem solve and come up with solutions without being shouted at by a coach or parent.  We will provide a playing environment where games and activities take the place of lines and lectures.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of Reading's very own, Paul Orlando and a tremendous coaching staff led by John Barata (USSF A License, NSCAA Premier, US National Youth License).  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  Please join us for age-appropriate FUN!! 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 5 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Summer Clinics (Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-9) - Rocket Power Volleyball
Join Coach Hopkinson of the RMHS Volleyball program and the athletes for four days of fun!  Each day, athletes will learn the basic skills of the game in a fun setting at Reading Memorial High School Field House.  This youth volleyball program is appropriate for all abilities.  Our elementary-age participants (Grades 1-5) will be able to participate in our junior program where the skills and equipment are modified for age-appropriate play.  Participants in Grades 6-9 can participate in our Rocket program.  This programming is unique as it is a clinic program.  All participants will receive a Rocket Volleyball T-Shirt.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy (Ages 5-12) - Beautiful Game (Ages 8-12)
This program will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small-sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  In addition we will empower each player to think creatively and outside the box.  We want players to problem solve and come up with solutions without being shouted at by a coach or parent.  We will provide a playing environment where games and activities take the place of lines and lectures.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of Reading's very own, Paul Orlando and a tremendous coaching staff led by John Barata (USSF A License, NSCAA Premier, US National Youth License).  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  Please join us for age-appropriate FUN!! 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Mindfulness Mondays
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Volleyball, Youth Summer Clinics (Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-9) - Jr. Rocket Volleyball
Join Coach Hopkinson of the RMHS Volleyball program and the athletes for four days of fun!  Each day, athletes will learn the basic skills of the game in a fun setting at Reading Memorial High School Field House.  This youth volleyball program is appropriate for all abilities.  Our elementary-age participants (Grades 1-5) will be able to participate in our junior program where the skills and equipment are modified for age-appropriate play.  Participants in Grades 6-9 can participate in our Rocket program.  This programming is unique as it is a clinic program.  All participants will receive a Rocket Volleyball T-Shirt.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - MONDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - MONDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee (Ages 10-14) - Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee
This program is designed for children who want to learn the game of ultimate frisbee in a fun, inclusive environment. Coaches will lead players in drills, games, and activities that prioritize throwing, catching, agility, and rules. Open to all students ages 10-14. No past experience necessary.Program instructors will be Kevin Leete and Tara Gregory! Please note, the location of this program will be Birch Meadow Stadium Field each week except July 22nd. July 22nd this program will be located on the Birch Meadow Multi-Purpose grass field.
 
6:35 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Evening - MONDAYS (7 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks.  If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 12-18) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.  This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.If there is any question, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.  
 
Tuesday July 30, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 6 Before Daycation - (July 29-August 2)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Rocket Lacrosse Clinic (Boys) - Rocket Lacrosse Clinic
Rocket Lacrosse Clinic is a lacrosse program for players of all skill levels from grades 3rd -10th. Run by Brendan Murphy, Birch Meadow teacher, former Assistant Coach of the Year, and Offensive Coordinator for Reading High, along with Martin Bowes. Martin is a professional coach, former D1 college player at the University of Hartford and played professionally with the Boston Cannons & Florida Launch. Both Brendan and Martin have extensive experience running lacrosse programs, including Nike camps and coaching all positions.  The clinic will be staffed with high level college players, and current/former Reading Memorial High School players. The focus will be on skills development, fun and social & emotional development using a curriculum that develops skills and concepts with both drills and game play. Prizes will be provided at the end of the week and players will end the week with a personal development plan to take home. It is open to players from Reading and all surrounding communities.Players need to bring a non peanut snack as well as lunch each day with water.  Additional water will be provided to refill. Equipment Needed:Field Players - Helmet, certified chest protector, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoesGoalies: - Helmet w/ throat guard, certified chest protector, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoes
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy (Ages 5-12) - Beautiful Game (Ages 5-7)
This program will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small-sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  In addition we will empower each player to think creatively and outside the box.  We want players to problem solve and come up with solutions without being shouted at by a coach or parent.  We will provide a playing environment where games and activities take the place of lines and lectures.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of Reading's very own, Paul Orlando and a tremendous coaching staff led by John Barata (USSF A License, NSCAA Premier, US National Youth License).  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  Please join us for age-appropriate FUN!! 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 5 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Summer Clinics (Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-9) - Rocket Power Volleyball
Join Coach Hopkinson of the RMHS Volleyball program and the athletes for four days of fun!  Each day, athletes will learn the basic skills of the game in a fun setting at Reading Memorial High School Field House.  This youth volleyball program is appropriate for all abilities.  Our elementary-age participants (Grades 1-5) will be able to participate in our junior program where the skills and equipment are modified for age-appropriate play.  Participants in Grades 6-9 can participate in our Rocket program.  This programming is unique as it is a clinic program.  All participants will receive a Rocket Volleyball T-Shirt.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy (Ages 5-12) - Beautiful Game (Ages 8-12)
This program will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small-sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  In addition we will empower each player to think creatively and outside the box.  We want players to problem solve and come up with solutions without being shouted at by a coach or parent.  We will provide a playing environment where games and activities take the place of lines and lectures.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of Reading's very own, Paul Orlando and a tremendous coaching staff led by John Barata (USSF A License, NSCAA Premier, US National Youth License).  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  Please join us for age-appropriate FUN!! 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Parent & Me - Summer Session I (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3 - Young 4 - Summer Session I (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-5) - Summer Session I (TUESDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Volleyball, Youth Summer Clinics (Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-9) - Jr. Rocket Volleyball
Join Coach Hopkinson of the RMHS Volleyball program and the athletes for four days of fun!  Each day, athletes will learn the basic skills of the game in a fun setting at Reading Memorial High School Field House.  This youth volleyball program is appropriate for all abilities.  Our elementary-age participants (Grades 1-5) will be able to participate in our junior program where the skills and equipment are modified for age-appropriate play.  Participants in Grades 6-9 can participate in our Rocket program.  This programming is unique as it is a clinic program.  All participants will receive a Rocket Volleyball T-Shirt.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - TUESDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - TUESDAYS (7 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    RPL - Outdoor Story Time
 
Wednesday July 31, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 6 Before Daycation - (July 29-August 2)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Rocket Lacrosse Clinic (Boys) - Rocket Lacrosse Clinic
Rocket Lacrosse Clinic is a lacrosse program for players of all skill levels from grades 3rd -10th. Run by Brendan Murphy, Birch Meadow teacher, former Assistant Coach of the Year, and Offensive Coordinator for Reading High, along with Martin Bowes. Martin is a professional coach, former D1 college player at the University of Hartford and played professionally with the Boston Cannons & Florida Launch. Both Brendan and Martin have extensive experience running lacrosse programs, including Nike camps and coaching all positions.  The clinic will be staffed with high level college players, and current/former Reading Memorial High School players. The focus will be on skills development, fun and social & emotional development using a curriculum that develops skills and concepts with both drills and game play. Prizes will be provided at the end of the week and players will end the week with a personal development plan to take home. It is open to players from Reading and all surrounding communities.Players need to bring a non peanut snack as well as lunch each day with water.  Additional water will be provided to refill. Equipment Needed:Field Players - Helmet, certified chest protector, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoesGoalies: - Helmet w/ throat guard, certified chest protector, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoes
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Pickleball - Beginners (Ages 18+) - Beginner Pickleball - Summer Session
Welcome to the fastest growing sport in America.  Pickleball is a game for all ages and skill levels and is not only fun but is great exercise too! Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis (ping pong).  Beginners will learn fundamentals and strategies of the game as well as player health and safety.  Beginners will concentrate on the rules, regulations, and etiquette of pickleball.  Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles, and games will be of the non-competitive nature. THE BEGINNER CLASS IS FOR BEGINNERS ONLY!  DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS UNLESS YOU ARE A BEGINNER.  PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION TO GIVE MORE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY PICKLEBALL!  Space is very limited. Due to the limited amount of space, registration is open to READING RESIDENTS ONLY.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy (Ages 5-12) - Beautiful Game (Ages 5-7)
This program will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small-sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  In addition we will empower each player to think creatively and outside the box.  We want players to problem solve and come up with solutions without being shouted at by a coach or parent.  We will provide a playing environment where games and activities take the place of lines and lectures.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of Reading's very own, Paul Orlando and a tremendous coaching staff led by John Barata (USSF A License, NSCAA Premier, US National Youth License).  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  Please join us for age-appropriate FUN!! 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 5 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Summer Clinics (Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-9) - Rocket Power Volleyball
Join Coach Hopkinson of the RMHS Volleyball program and the athletes for four days of fun!  Each day, athletes will learn the basic skills of the game in a fun setting at Reading Memorial High School Field House.  This youth volleyball program is appropriate for all abilities.  Our elementary-age participants (Grades 1-5) will be able to participate in our junior program where the skills and equipment are modified for age-appropriate play.  Participants in Grades 6-9 can participate in our Rocket program.  This programming is unique as it is a clinic program.  All participants will receive a Rocket Volleyball T-Shirt.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy (Ages 5-12) - Beautiful Game (Ages 8-12)
This program will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small-sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  In addition we will empower each player to think creatively and outside the box.  We want players to problem solve and come up with solutions without being shouted at by a coach or parent.  We will provide a playing environment where games and activities take the place of lines and lectures.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of Reading's very own, Paul Orlando and a tremendous coaching staff led by John Barata (USSF A License, NSCAA Premier, US National Youth License).  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  Please join us for age-appropriate FUN!! 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Summer Children's Performances at Memorial Park - Stacey Peasley Band
These children's performances will be held on Wednesday mornings at Memorial Park. Please park on Charles Street or Harrison Street for these free Wednesday performances. There are no rain dates for these performances. For information regarding weather cancellations, please call the Recreation Division at (781) 942-9075 after 9:00AM on the day of the performance or visit the home page of our website at www.readingrec.com.  We will try to post the cancellation notice as close to 9:00AM as possible but please understand that a last-minute cancellation could happen.
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Pickleball - Intermediate (Ages 18+) - Intermediate Pickleball - Summer Session
Continue your pickleball journey with this Intermediate course!  This class is not intended for people wanting to learn how to play pickleball, but for people who have already taken the beginner class or know how to play and keep score.  This class is intended to advance your game to the next level by reducing unforced errors, practicing and putting it all together while playing games.Due to the limited amount of space, registration is open to READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Volleyball, Youth Summer Clinics (Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-9) - Jr. Rocket Volleyball
Join Coach Hopkinson of the RMHS Volleyball program and the athletes for four days of fun!  Each day, athletes will learn the basic skills of the game in a fun setting at Reading Memorial High School Field House.  This youth volleyball program is appropriate for all abilities.  Our elementary-age participants (Grades 1-5) will be able to participate in our junior program where the skills and equipment are modified for age-appropriate play.  Participants in Grades 6-9 can participate in our Rocket program.  This programming is unique as it is a clinic program.  All participants will receive a Rocket Volleyball T-Shirt.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - WEDNESDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - WEDNESDAYS (7 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis, Adult Beginner Class (Ages 19+) - Beginner - WEDNESDAYS
The Beginner class is designed to introduce the game of tennis to a new adult player and to build upon stroke technique for beginners. Focus over the course of the session will be to develop skills towards live ball hitting and knowledge of all aspects of the game. This program will run for 7 consecutive weeks beginning the last week in June.About the Instructor: Gregg Luongo has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading High School and The University Of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly, MA.
 
Thursday August 1, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 6 Before Daycation - (July 29-August 2)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Rocket Lacrosse Clinic (Boys) - Rocket Lacrosse Clinic
Rocket Lacrosse Clinic is a lacrosse program for players of all skill levels from grades 3rd -10th. Run by Brendan Murphy, Birch Meadow teacher, former Assistant Coach of the Year, and Offensive Coordinator for Reading High, along with Martin Bowes. Martin is a professional coach, former D1 college player at the University of Hartford and played professionally with the Boston Cannons & Florida Launch. Both Brendan and Martin have extensive experience running lacrosse programs, including Nike camps and coaching all positions.  The clinic will be staffed with high level college players, and current/former Reading Memorial High School players. The focus will be on skills development, fun and social & emotional development using a curriculum that develops skills and concepts with both drills and game play. Prizes will be provided at the end of the week and players will end the week with a personal development plan to take home. It is open to players from Reading and all surrounding communities.Players need to bring a non peanut snack as well as lunch each day with water.  Additional water will be provided to refill. Equipment Needed:Field Players - Helmet, certified chest protector, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoesGoalies: - Helmet w/ throat guard, certified chest protector, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoes
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy (Ages 5-12) - Beautiful Game (Ages 5-7)
This program will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small-sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  In addition we will empower each player to think creatively and outside the box.  We want players to problem solve and come up with solutions without being shouted at by a coach or parent.  We will provide a playing environment where games and activities take the place of lines and lectures.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of Reading's very own, Paul Orlando and a tremendous coaching staff led by John Barata (USSF A License, NSCAA Premier, US National Youth License).  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  Please join us for age-appropriate FUN!! 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 5 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Summer Clinics (Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-9) - Rocket Power Volleyball
Join Coach Hopkinson of the RMHS Volleyball program and the athletes for four days of fun!  Each day, athletes will learn the basic skills of the game in a fun setting at Reading Memorial High School Field House.  This youth volleyball program is appropriate for all abilities.  Our elementary-age participants (Grades 1-5) will be able to participate in our junior program where the skills and equipment are modified for age-appropriate play.  Participants in Grades 6-9 can participate in our Rocket program.  This programming is unique as it is a clinic program.  All participants will receive a Rocket Volleyball T-Shirt.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy (Ages 5-12) - Beautiful Game (Ages 8-12)
This program will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small-sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  In addition we will empower each player to think creatively and outside the box.  We want players to problem solve and come up with solutions without being shouted at by a coach or parent.  We will provide a playing environment where games and activities take the place of lines and lectures.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of Reading's very own, Paul Orlando and a tremendous coaching staff led by John Barata (USSF A License, NSCAA Premier, US National Youth License).  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  Please join us for age-appropriate FUN!! 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Volleyball, Youth Summer Clinics (Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-9) - Jr. Rocket Volleyball
Join Coach Hopkinson of the RMHS Volleyball program and the athletes for four days of fun!  Each day, athletes will learn the basic skills of the game in a fun setting at Reading Memorial High School Field House.  This youth volleyball program is appropriate for all abilities.  Our elementary-age participants (Grades 1-5) will be able to participate in our junior program where the skills and equipment are modified for age-appropriate play.  Participants in Grades 6-9 can participate in our Rocket program.  This programming is unique as it is a clinic program.  All participants will receive a Rocket Volleyball T-Shirt.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - THURSDAYS [6 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - THURSDAYS (6 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Friends of Reading Recreation (FORR) Men's Pick-Up Soccer (Ages 18+) - FORR Men's Pick-Up Soccer - Summer Session
This program is recreational pick-up soccer for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by Friends of Reading Recreation volunteer, George Katsoufis.  All abilities are welcome.
 
Friday August 2, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 6 Before Daycation - (July 29-August 2)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Rocket Lacrosse Clinic (Boys) - Rocket Lacrosse Clinic
Rocket Lacrosse Clinic is a lacrosse program for players of all skill levels from grades 3rd -10th. Run by Brendan Murphy, Birch Meadow teacher, former Assistant Coach of the Year, and Offensive Coordinator for Reading High, along with Martin Bowes. Martin is a professional coach, former D1 college player at the University of Hartford and played professionally with the Boston Cannons & Florida Launch. Both Brendan and Martin have extensive experience running lacrosse programs, including Nike camps and coaching all positions.  The clinic will be staffed with high level college players, and current/former Reading Memorial High School players. The focus will be on skills development, fun and social & emotional development using a curriculum that develops skills and concepts with both drills and game play. Prizes will be provided at the end of the week and players will end the week with a personal development plan to take home. It is open to players from Reading and all surrounding communities.Players need to bring a non peanut snack as well as lunch each day with water.  Additional water will be provided to refill. Equipment Needed:Field Players - Helmet, certified chest protector, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoesGoalies: - Helmet w/ throat guard, certified chest protector, gloves, protective cup and cleats or turf shoes
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 6 (July 29-August 2)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session F
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
Saturday August 3, 2024
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM    Sports Zone 101: Birdie Putt & Chip - Intro to Golf (Ages 2.9-5) - Birdie Putt & Chip - Summer Session
Golf is a lifelong sport. The smell of the fresh-cut grass, the crisp morning air, the feeling of the perfect tee shot – it’s hard not to love a few hours on the greens. But what makes golf even better is playing with friends and loved ones. We can’t promise that we will produce the next pro golfer in our program, but we can guarantee that your children will have lots of fun, be introduced to traditional golf grips and hitting stances, and get a little practice with putting and chipping. Using the U.S. Kids Golf Early Start program, each class will consist of short lessons followed by small group activities. Our goal is to introduce the children to the game of golf in a fun and interactive way so they can join you on the greens one day!
 
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Parent & Me - Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Sports Zone 101: Hi-Five Sports (Ages 2.9-5) - Hi-Five Sports - Summer
Come join the Sports Zone 101 coaches as we get our bodies moving with exciting learning activities and teach the basics of a few of our favorite sports. We will spend time getting to know each other, learn more about the way our bodies move, and explore new ways to stay active and have fun doing it! We will introduce five core sports: Soccer, T-Ball, Touch Football, Frisbee, and Dodgeball, and help develop your child’s sensory and gross motor skills in our exciting Preschool program!
 
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3 - Young 4 - Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages Older 4 - 5: Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 5 - 7: Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
Sunday August 4, 2024
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-4) - Summer Session II (SUNDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 5-7) - Summer Session II (SUNDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park - Steve Savio
Concerts will be held at Memorial Park this year.  There is street parking on Charles Street and Harrison Street and there is a small parking lot off of Salem Street.  Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy these free summer concerts.There are no rain dates for our summer concerts.  For information regarding weather cancellations, please visit the home page of our website at www.readingrec.com after 5:00PM on the day of  the concert.  We will try to post the cancellation notice as close to 5:00PM as possible but please understand that a last-minute cancellation could happen. 
 
Monday August 5, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 7 Before Daycation - (August 5-August 9)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Field Hockey Clinic (Grades 3-8) - SNL Field Hockey Clinic
The SNL Field Hockey Clinic invites players entering grades 3-8 of all levels and abilities to enhance and learn new skills this summer.  Players will have the opportunity to grow their abilities and knowledge of the game in a fun and competitive environment.  They will learn and practice the core foundations of field hockey.  This will include trapping, passing and receiving, ball control, shooting and defensive tackling.All are welcome to come and learn from Julia Hand and her elite coaching staff.  Julia is one of the most decorated goalkeepers in Saint Anselm College history where she played for four years.  A key player in her team's NCAA Division II National Championship runner-up finish in 2019, Julia started 22 games and led all of the NCAA Division II and the Northeast-10 Conference with a goals-against average of 0.25 and a save percentage of 0.868, claiming the NCAA Division II statistical championships in both figures.  Recording 14 shutouts on the year, including nine straight to begin the 2019 season, Julia only allowed five goals on the season on the way to Second Team All-American honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association.  The NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year in 2019, Julia also earned First Team All-Conference honors and began her career with NE10 All-Rookie Team honors in 2017.  In 59 games played from Saint Anselm, Julia racked up a 46-13 record (.778) and logged a program-record 23 shutouts.  Upon graduation, her 46 wins as a backstop place her first among active NCAA Division II student-athletes.  After her successful career as a goalkeeper at Saint Anselm College, she was a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons where she helped teach the next generation of goalkeepers.Julia is ready to help all players bring their play to the next level!!Participants will need to bring goggles and a field hockey stick.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 6 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Sports Zone 101: LAX Skills, Drills & Mini Games (Grades K-5) - LAX Skills, Drills & Mini Games - Summer
This class will focus on the very basic skills of lacrosse. Through the use of fun and creative games, our coaches will introduce hand-eye coordination skills that will begin to build the foundation of necessary lacrosse skills of scooping, cradling, passing, catching, and shooting. As their skills begin to develop, our goal is to help each player increase their self-confidence and independence.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Mindfulness Mondays
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - MONDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - MONDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee (Ages 10-14) - Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee
This program is designed for children who want to learn the game of ultimate frisbee in a fun, inclusive environment. Coaches will lead players in drills, games, and activities that prioritize throwing, catching, agility, and rules. Open to all students ages 10-14. No past experience necessary.Program instructors will be Kevin Leete and Tara Gregory! Please note, the location of this program will be Birch Meadow Stadium Field each week except July 22nd. July 22nd this program will be located on the Birch Meadow Multi-Purpose grass field.
 
6:35 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Evening - MONDAYS (7 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks.  If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 12-18) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.  This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.If there is any question, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.  
 
Tuesday August 6, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 7 Before Daycation - (August 5-August 9)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Field Hockey Clinic (Grades 3-8) - SNL Field Hockey Clinic
The SNL Field Hockey Clinic invites players entering grades 3-8 of all levels and abilities to enhance and learn new skills this summer.  Players will have the opportunity to grow their abilities and knowledge of the game in a fun and competitive environment.  They will learn and practice the core foundations of field hockey.  This will include trapping, passing and receiving, ball control, shooting and defensive tackling.All are welcome to come and learn from Julia Hand and her elite coaching staff.  Julia is one of the most decorated goalkeepers in Saint Anselm College history where she played for four years.  A key player in her team's NCAA Division II National Championship runner-up finish in 2019, Julia started 22 games and led all of the NCAA Division II and the Northeast-10 Conference with a goals-against average of 0.25 and a save percentage of 0.868, claiming the NCAA Division II statistical championships in both figures.  Recording 14 shutouts on the year, including nine straight to begin the 2019 season, Julia only allowed five goals on the season on the way to Second Team All-American honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association.  The NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year in 2019, Julia also earned First Team All-Conference honors and began her career with NE10 All-Rookie Team honors in 2017.  In 59 games played from Saint Anselm, Julia racked up a 46-13 record (.778) and logged a program-record 23 shutouts.  Upon graduation, her 46 wins as a backstop place her first among active NCAA Division II student-athletes.  After her successful career as a goalkeeper at Saint Anselm College, she was a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons where she helped teach the next generation of goalkeepers.Julia is ready to help all players bring their play to the next level!!Participants will need to bring goggles and a field hockey stick.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 6 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Sports Zone 101: LAX Skills, Drills & Mini Games (Grades K-5) - LAX Skills, Drills & Mini Games - Summer
This class will focus on the very basic skills of lacrosse. Through the use of fun and creative games, our coaches will introduce hand-eye coordination skills that will begin to build the foundation of necessary lacrosse skills of scooping, cradling, passing, catching, and shooting. As their skills begin to develop, our goal is to help each player increase their self-confidence and independence.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Parent & Me - Summer Session II (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3 - Young 4 - Summer Session II (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-5) - Summer Session II (TUESDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - TUESDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - TUESDAYS (7 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
Wednesday August 7, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 7 Before Daycation - (August 5-August 9)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Pickleball - Beginners (Ages 18+) - Beginner Pickleball - Summer Session
Welcome to the fastest growing sport in America.  Pickleball is a game for all ages and skill levels and is not only fun but is great exercise too! Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis (ping pong).  Beginners will learn fundamentals and strategies of the game as well as player health and safety.  Beginners will concentrate on the rules, regulations, and etiquette of pickleball.  Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles, and games will be of the non-competitive nature. THE BEGINNER CLASS IS FOR BEGINNERS ONLY!  DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS UNLESS YOU ARE A BEGINNER.  PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION TO GIVE MORE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY PICKLEBALL!  Space is very limited. Due to the limited amount of space, registration is open to READING RESIDENTS ONLY.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Field Hockey Clinic (Grades 3-8) - SNL Field Hockey Clinic
The SNL Field Hockey Clinic invites players entering grades 3-8 of all levels and abilities to enhance and learn new skills this summer.  Players will have the opportunity to grow their abilities and knowledge of the game in a fun and competitive environment.  They will learn and practice the core foundations of field hockey.  This will include trapping, passing and receiving, ball control, shooting and defensive tackling.All are welcome to come and learn from Julia Hand and her elite coaching staff.  Julia is one of the most decorated goalkeepers in Saint Anselm College history where she played for four years.  A key player in her team's NCAA Division II National Championship runner-up finish in 2019, Julia started 22 games and led all of the NCAA Division II and the Northeast-10 Conference with a goals-against average of 0.25 and a save percentage of 0.868, claiming the NCAA Division II statistical championships in both figures.  Recording 14 shutouts on the year, including nine straight to begin the 2019 season, Julia only allowed five goals on the season on the way to Second Team All-American honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association.  The NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year in 2019, Julia also earned First Team All-Conference honors and began her career with NE10 All-Rookie Team honors in 2017.  In 59 games played from Saint Anselm, Julia racked up a 46-13 record (.778) and logged a program-record 23 shutouts.  Upon graduation, her 46 wins as a backstop place her first among active NCAA Division II student-athletes.  After her successful career as a goalkeeper at Saint Anselm College, she was a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons where she helped teach the next generation of goalkeepers.Julia is ready to help all players bring their play to the next level!!Participants will need to bring goggles and a field hockey stick.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 6 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Sports Zone 101: LAX Skills, Drills & Mini Games (Grades K-5) - LAX Skills, Drills & Mini Games - Summer
This class will focus on the very basic skills of lacrosse. Through the use of fun and creative games, our coaches will introduce hand-eye coordination skills that will begin to build the foundation of necessary lacrosse skills of scooping, cradling, passing, catching, and shooting. As their skills begin to develop, our goal is to help each player increase their self-confidence and independence.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Summer Children's Performances at Memorial Park - Toe Jam Puppet Band
These children's performances will be held on Wednesday mornings at Memorial Park. Please park on Charles Street or Harrison Street for these free Wednesday performances. There are no rain dates for these performances. For information regarding weather cancellations, please call the Recreation Division at (781) 942-9075 after 9:00AM on the day of the performance or visit the home page of our website at www.readingrec.com.  We will try to post the cancellation notice as close to 9:00AM as possible but please understand that a last-minute cancellation could happen.
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Pickleball - Intermediate (Ages 18+) - Intermediate Pickleball - Summer Session
Continue your pickleball journey with this Intermediate course!  This class is not intended for people wanting to learn how to play pickleball, but for people who have already taken the beginner class or know how to play and keep score.  This class is intended to advance your game to the next level by reducing unforced errors, practicing and putting it all together while playing games.Due to the limited amount of space, registration is open to READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - WEDNESDAYS [7 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - WEDNESDAYS (7 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Tennis, Adult Beginner Class (Ages 19+) - Beginner - WEDNESDAYS
The Beginner class is designed to introduce the game of tennis to a new adult player and to build upon stroke technique for beginners. Focus over the course of the session will be to develop skills towards live ball hitting and knowledge of all aspects of the game. This program will run for 7 consecutive weeks beginning the last week in June.About the Instructor: Gregg Luongo has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading High School and The University Of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly, MA.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Trails Committee
 
Thursday August 8, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 7 Before Daycation - (August 5-August 9)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Field Hockey Clinic (Grades 3-8) - SNL Field Hockey Clinic
The SNL Field Hockey Clinic invites players entering grades 3-8 of all levels and abilities to enhance and learn new skills this summer.  Players will have the opportunity to grow their abilities and knowledge of the game in a fun and competitive environment.  They will learn and practice the core foundations of field hockey.  This will include trapping, passing and receiving, ball control, shooting and defensive tackling.All are welcome to come and learn from Julia Hand and her elite coaching staff.  Julia is one of the most decorated goalkeepers in Saint Anselm College history where she played for four years.  A key player in her team's NCAA Division II National Championship runner-up finish in 2019, Julia started 22 games and led all of the NCAA Division II and the Northeast-10 Conference with a goals-against average of 0.25 and a save percentage of 0.868, claiming the NCAA Division II statistical championships in both figures.  Recording 14 shutouts on the year, including nine straight to begin the 2019 season, Julia only allowed five goals on the season on the way to Second Team All-American honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association.  The NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year in 2019, Julia also earned First Team All-Conference honors and began her career with NE10 All-Rookie Team honors in 2017.  In 59 games played from Saint Anselm, Julia racked up a 46-13 record (.778) and logged a program-record 23 shutouts.  Upon graduation, her 46 wins as a backstop place her first among active NCAA Division II student-athletes.  After her successful career as a goalkeeper at Saint Anselm College, she was a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons where she helped teach the next generation of goalkeepers.Julia is ready to help all players bring their play to the next level!!Participants will need to bring goggles and a field hockey stick.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 6 (Full Week Option)
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Sports Zone 101: LAX Skills, Drills & Mini Games (Grades K-5) - LAX Skills, Drills & Mini Games - Summer
This class will focus on the very basic skills of lacrosse. Through the use of fun and creative games, our coaches will introduce hand-eye coordination skills that will begin to build the foundation of necessary lacrosse skills of scooping, cradling, passing, catching, and shooting. As their skills begin to develop, our goal is to help each player increase their self-confidence and independence.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening Clinic - Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Evening - THURSDAYS [6 weeks]
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except Thursday class is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).    Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.  If you know that you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.The Tiny Tot group is designed to introduce younger children to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to development movement skills, hand-eye coordination and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening Clinics - Quickstart (Ages 6-8) Summer Evening - THURSDAYS (6 weeks)
Once again we will be offering children tennis classes in the evening.  This program was put together with working parents in mind who were unable to register their children for morning classes, although the class is open to everyone.  Participants will attend the class  for 7 consecutive weeks (except the Thursday program which is 6 weeks due to July 4th holiday).  Participants are also welcome to choose more than one day per week.   If you know you may be going away for a week or so, you will be able to make the classes up during one of the many other class times.  All make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play.If there is any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation. LOCATION: Please note that all Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Friends of Reading Recreation (FORR) Men's Pick-Up Soccer (Ages 18+) - FORR Men's Pick-Up Soccer - Summer Session
This program is recreational pick-up soccer for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by Friends of Reading Recreation volunteer, George Katsoufis.  All abilities are welcome.
 
Friday August 9, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Before Daycation Club (Ages 4-14) - Week 7 Before Daycation - (August 5-August 9)
Child must attend the Reading Recreation Summer Daycation or Summer Junior Daycation to be eligible for the Before Daycation Club. The “Before Daycation Club” program is designed to help provide additional childcare coverage to those who are in need. The program will be from 7:30AM-9:00AM and children will be offered choices for free play with sports, arts & crafts and board/card games each day. Reading Recreation will maintain a 10:1 participant to counselor ratio for this program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated snack.REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM    Summer Daycation Counselor-in-Training [CIT] Program (Grades 8-9) - CIT Program Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsReading Recreation CITs will assist Daycation Counselors and Specialty Counselors and will move around as needed throughout the week. This program is designed to give youth entering the 8th and 9th grade a summertime experience that is fun but also teaches responsibility, leadership, and good communication skills. Please note that this program insists that its participants are assertive and self motivated. The success of this program depends on the willingness of the Counselors in Training to communicate with Daycation staff and participants effectively.  CITs may come for the Before Daycation program (7:30AM-9:00AM).  Counselors in Training are not guaranteed positions as Reading Recreation Counselors in future years. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsChildren entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE! The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the Daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.SUMMER 2024 THEME WEEKSTheme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.Week 1 (June 24-June 28): Mad Scientist Week!Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!Week 2 (Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3): Reading, White, and Blue!Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and a visit from Kona Ice! Week 3 (July 8-July 12): The Greatest Show on Earth!Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!Week 4 (July 15-July 19): Dodgeball Week!Duck, dip, dive and dodge your way into Reading's iconic Dodgeball Week! Teams will be split up to compete in a tournament style dodgeball day of fun along with other team games throughout the week! Bring your competitive spirit!Week 5 (July 22-July 26): Surf's Up!Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays, water slides and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!Week 6 (July 29-August 2): Reading's Olympic Games!Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading! Week 7 (August 5-August 9): Reading's Summer Send Off!A big Reading celebration to end another great year of Summer Daycation! This week will bring some of our favorite vendors and maybe even another visit from Reading Fire Department! Join us for one final week of summer fun! REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different Summer Daycation week, if space is available. 
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Summer Junior Daycation Program (Ages 4-5) - Week 7 (August 5-August 9)
Registration Opens:February 13th at 8am for Reading ResidentsFebruary 20th at 8am for Non-ResidentsParticipants will enjoy activities  in Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Music, and Free play! The child to staff ratio is 5:1. During the summer, children will enjoy special events such as model magic clay day, Pajama Day, and sports shirt/hat day. All children must be able to act independently and must be toilet trained in order to participate in this program.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink.  This program will be limited to 20 participants per week. REFUND POLICY  ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~On or before June 18th:Refund minus $10 in the form of a check or a full credit to your Reading Recreation account to use toward future Recreation programs.After June 18th:No refund checks will be given for cancellations. Account credits can be applied to your Reading Recreation account ONLY.*Please note that if you have a schedule change, you may transfer your child into a different summer camp week, if space is available. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session G
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
Saturday August 10, 2024
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM    Sports Zone 101: Birdie Putt & Chip - Intro to Golf (Ages 2.9-5) - Birdie Putt & Chip - Summer Session
Golf is a lifelong sport. The smell of the fresh-cut grass, the crisp morning air, the feeling of the perfect tee shot – it’s hard not to love a few hours on the greens. But what makes golf even better is playing with friends and loved ones. We can’t promise that we will produce the next pro golfer in our program, but we can guarantee that your children will have lots of fun, be introduced to traditional golf grips and hitting stances, and get a little practice with putting and chipping. Using the U.S. Kids Golf Early Start program, each class will consist of short lessons followed by small group activities. Our goal is to introduce the children to the game of golf in a fun and interactive way so they can join you on the greens one day!
 
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Parent & Me - Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Sports Zone 101: Hi-Five Sports (Ages 2.9-5) - Hi-Five Sports - Summer
Come join the Sports Zone 101 coaches as we get our bodies moving with exciting learning activities and teach the basics of a few of our favorite sports. We will spend time getting to know each other, learn more about the way our bodies move, and explore new ways to stay active and have fun doing it! We will introduce five core sports: Soccer, T-Ball, Touch Football, Frisbee, and Dodgeball, and help develop your child’s sensory and gross motor skills in our exciting Preschool program!
 
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3 - Young 4 - Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages Older 4 - 5: Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 5 - 7: Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
Sunday August 11, 2024
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-4) - Summer Session II (SUNDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 5-7) - Summer Session II (SUNDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park - The Reminisants
Concerts will be held at Memorial Park this year.  There is street parking on Charles Street and Harrison Street and there is a small parking lot off of Salem Street.  Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy these free summer concerts.There are no rain dates for our summer concerts.  For information regarding weather cancellations, please visit the home page of our website at www.readingrec.com after 5:00PM on the day of  the concert.  We will try to post the cancellation notice as close to 5:00PM as possible but please understand that a last-minute cancellation could happen. 
 
Monday August 12, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Advanced Player Clinic (Ages 9-13) - Advanced Player Clinic
Beautiful Game Soccer Academy presents the Advanced Player Clinic.  This co-ed clinic is designed for higher level players ages 9-13.  Most clinic participants have been playing soccer for at least 2-3 years.  This clinic's format is divided into two distinct categories.  The first part of the morning session will be centered around technical training and developing skills that will help a player perform at their next level.  The second part of the morning we will focus on strategies and tactical understanding of the game.  Our coaches will guide each player on a daily basis to reach new heights and strive for new goals.Our coaches are experienced, licensed, well trained and will provide a clinic atmosphere that is fun and challenging.  Coaches will monitor progress and provide all players an opportunity to get feedback both oral and written.  To ensure proper training, we strive to keep our coach to player ratio at no more than 1:15.Technique training includes:  advanced dribbling (change of direction moves/take on moves), passing, receiving, shooting in and around the box, crossing, heading, volleys, tackling, air balls and more.Tactical training includes:  attacking and defending in small groups, introduce and review the principles of play, set plays, team shape, movement of the ball, combination plays and more.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - Hands-On Electronics
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Basketball Clinic (Ages 5-14) - SNL Basketball Clinic (Half Day)
Camp Directors will be Lance Dottin, Carl McFadden and Jeff Nelson. Lance is a Massachusetts Hall of Fame coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 5 X Coach of the Year, 3 State Titles and 473 wins. Carl is the owner of SNL Sports Academy as well as Asst Coach at Reading for the past 20 years. During his time at Reading he helped lead teams to a D2 North State Title and 250+ wins. Jeff Nelson has nearly 20 years’ experience as an NBA scout. The clinic will focus on skill development, team contests and games.This clinic is for both boys and girls! 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 7
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL Basketball Clinic (Ages 5-14) - SNL Basketball Clinic (Full Day)
Camp Directors will be Lance Dottin, Carl McFadden and Jeff Nelson. Lance is a Massachusetts Hall of Fame coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 5 X Coach of the Year, 3 State Titles and 473 wins. Carl is the owner of SNL Sports Academy as well as Asst Coach at Reading for the past 20 years. During his time at Reading he helped lead teams to a D2 North State Title and 250+ wins. Jeff Nelson has nearly 20 years’ experience as an NBA scout. The clinic will focus on skill development, team contests and games.This clinic is for both boys and girls! 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - APP Inventors
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee (Ages 10-14) - Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee
This program is designed for children who want to learn the game of ultimate frisbee in a fun, inclusive environment. Coaches will lead players in drills, games, and activities that prioritize throwing, catching, agility, and rules. Open to all students ages 10-14. No past experience necessary.Program instructors will be Kevin Leete and Tara Gregory! Please note, the location of this program will be Birch Meadow Stadium Field each week except July 22nd. July 22nd this program will be located on the Birch Meadow Multi-Purpose grass field.
 
Tuesday August 13, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Advanced Player Clinic (Ages 9-13) - Advanced Player Clinic
Beautiful Game Soccer Academy presents the Advanced Player Clinic.  This co-ed clinic is designed for higher level players ages 9-13.  Most clinic participants have been playing soccer for at least 2-3 years.  This clinic's format is divided into two distinct categories.  The first part of the morning session will be centered around technical training and developing skills that will help a player perform at their next level.  The second part of the morning we will focus on strategies and tactical understanding of the game.  Our coaches will guide each player on a daily basis to reach new heights and strive for new goals.Our coaches are experienced, licensed, well trained and will provide a clinic atmosphere that is fun and challenging.  Coaches will monitor progress and provide all players an opportunity to get feedback both oral and written.  To ensure proper training, we strive to keep our coach to player ratio at no more than 1:15.Technique training includes:  advanced dribbling (change of direction moves/take on moves), passing, receiving, shooting in and around the box, crossing, heading, volleys, tackling, air balls and more.Tactical training includes:  attacking and defending in small groups, introduce and review the principles of play, set plays, team shape, movement of the ball, combination plays and more.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - Hands-On Electronics
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Basketball Clinic (Ages 5-14) - SNL Basketball Clinic (Half Day)
Camp Directors will be Lance Dottin, Carl McFadden and Jeff Nelson. Lance is a Massachusetts Hall of Fame coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 5 X Coach of the Year, 3 State Titles and 473 wins. Carl is the owner of SNL Sports Academy as well as Asst Coach at Reading for the past 20 years. During his time at Reading he helped lead teams to a D2 North State Title and 250+ wins. Jeff Nelson has nearly 20 years’ experience as an NBA scout. The clinic will focus on skill development, team contests and games.This clinic is for both boys and girls! 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 7
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL Basketball Clinic (Ages 5-14) - SNL Basketball Clinic (Full Day)
Camp Directors will be Lance Dottin, Carl McFadden and Jeff Nelson. Lance is a Massachusetts Hall of Fame coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 5 X Coach of the Year, 3 State Titles and 473 wins. Carl is the owner of SNL Sports Academy as well as Asst Coach at Reading for the past 20 years. During his time at Reading he helped lead teams to a D2 North State Title and 250+ wins. Jeff Nelson has nearly 20 years’ experience as an NBA scout. The clinic will focus on skill development, team contests and games.This clinic is for both boys and girls! 
 
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Parent & Me - Summer Session II (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3 - Young 4 - Summer Session II (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-5) - Summer Session II (TUESDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - APP Inventors
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
Wednesday August 14, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Pickleball - Beginners (Ages 18+) - Beginner Pickleball - Summer Session
Welcome to the fastest growing sport in America.  Pickleball is a game for all ages and skill levels and is not only fun but is great exercise too! Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis (ping pong).  Beginners will learn fundamentals and strategies of the game as well as player health and safety.  Beginners will concentrate on the rules, regulations, and etiquette of pickleball.  Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles, and games will be of the non-competitive nature. THE BEGINNER CLASS IS FOR BEGINNERS ONLY!  DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS UNLESS YOU ARE A BEGINNER.  PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION TO GIVE MORE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY PICKLEBALL!  Space is very limited. Due to the limited amount of space, registration is open to READING RESIDENTS ONLY.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Advanced Player Clinic (Ages 9-13) - Advanced Player Clinic
Beautiful Game Soccer Academy presents the Advanced Player Clinic.  This co-ed clinic is designed for higher level players ages 9-13.  Most clinic participants have been playing soccer for at least 2-3 years.  This clinic's format is divided into two distinct categories.  The first part of the morning session will be centered around technical training and developing skills that will help a player perform at their next level.  The second part of the morning we will focus on strategies and tactical understanding of the game.  Our coaches will guide each player on a daily basis to reach new heights and strive for new goals.Our coaches are experienced, licensed, well trained and will provide a clinic atmosphere that is fun and challenging.  Coaches will monitor progress and provide all players an opportunity to get feedback both oral and written.  To ensure proper training, we strive to keep our coach to player ratio at no more than 1:15.Technique training includes:  advanced dribbling (change of direction moves/take on moves), passing, receiving, shooting in and around the box, crossing, heading, volleys, tackling, air balls and more.Tactical training includes:  attacking and defending in small groups, introduce and review the principles of play, set plays, team shape, movement of the ball, combination plays and more.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - Hands-On Electronics
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Basketball Clinic (Ages 5-14) - SNL Basketball Clinic (Half Day)
Camp Directors will be Lance Dottin, Carl McFadden and Jeff Nelson. Lance is a Massachusetts Hall of Fame coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 5 X Coach of the Year, 3 State Titles and 473 wins. Carl is the owner of SNL Sports Academy as well as Asst Coach at Reading for the past 20 years. During his time at Reading he helped lead teams to a D2 North State Title and 250+ wins. Jeff Nelson has nearly 20 years’ experience as an NBA scout. The clinic will focus on skill development, team contests and games.This clinic is for both boys and girls! 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 7
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL Basketball Clinic (Ages 5-14) - SNL Basketball Clinic (Full Day)
Camp Directors will be Lance Dottin, Carl McFadden and Jeff Nelson. Lance is a Massachusetts Hall of Fame coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 5 X Coach of the Year, 3 State Titles and 473 wins. Carl is the owner of SNL Sports Academy as well as Asst Coach at Reading for the past 20 years. During his time at Reading he helped lead teams to a D2 North State Title and 250+ wins. Jeff Nelson has nearly 20 years’ experience as an NBA scout. The clinic will focus on skill development, team contests and games.This clinic is for both boys and girls! 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Summer Children's Performances at Memorial Park - Stevie Kidding, The Ridiculous Magician
These children's performances will be held on Wednesday mornings at Memorial Park. Please park on Charles Street or Harrison Street for these free Wednesday performances. There are no rain dates for these performances. For information regarding weather cancellations, please call the Recreation Division at (781) 942-9075 after 9:00AM on the day of the performance or visit the home page of our website at www.readingrec.com.  We will try to post the cancellation notice as close to 9:00AM as possible but please understand that a last-minute cancellation could happen.
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Pickleball - Intermediate (Ages 18+) - Intermediate Pickleball - Summer Session
Continue your pickleball journey with this Intermediate course!  This class is not intended for people wanting to learn how to play pickleball, but for people who have already taken the beginner class or know how to play and keep score.  This class is intended to advance your game to the next level by reducing unforced errors, practicing and putting it all together while playing games.Due to the limited amount of space, registration is open to READING RESIDENTS ONLY!
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - APP Inventors
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
Thursday August 15, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - Hands-On Electronics
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Basketball Clinic (Ages 5-14) - SNL Basketball Clinic (Half Day)
Camp Directors will be Lance Dottin, Carl McFadden and Jeff Nelson. Lance is a Massachusetts Hall of Fame coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 5 X Coach of the Year, 3 State Titles and 473 wins. Carl is the owner of SNL Sports Academy as well as Asst Coach at Reading for the past 20 years. During his time at Reading he helped lead teams to a D2 North State Title and 250+ wins. Jeff Nelson has nearly 20 years’ experience as an NBA scout. The clinic will focus on skill development, team contests and games.This clinic is for both boys and girls! 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 7
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL Basketball Clinic (Ages 5-14) - SNL Basketball Clinic (Full Day)
Camp Directors will be Lance Dottin, Carl McFadden and Jeff Nelson. Lance is a Massachusetts Hall of Fame coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 5 X Coach of the Year, 3 State Titles and 473 wins. Carl is the owner of SNL Sports Academy as well as Asst Coach at Reading for the past 20 years. During his time at Reading he helped lead teams to a D2 North State Title and 250+ wins. Jeff Nelson has nearly 20 years’ experience as an NBA scout. The clinic will focus on skill development, team contests and games.This clinic is for both boys and girls! 
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - APP Inventors
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Nourishing the Mind and Body: A Journey into Mindful and Intuitive Eating (Ages 18+) - Nourishing the Mind and Body: A Journey into Mindful and Intuitive Eating
Join us on a transformative journey to discover the joy of a more balanced and mindful approach to eating in our engaging workshop, where we'll blend interactive cooking demonstrations with the principles of intuitive eating. This workshop is perfect for those seeking a healthier, more balanced relationship with food. Whether that’s struggling with your dialogue around food, caught in diet traps, or simply curious about mindful and intuitive eating practices.Why Attend:- Shift your food mindset to one of balance and joy.- Cultivate holistic well-being by embracing mindful eating practices.- Explore food beyond weight loss and dieting norms.- Tune in to your body's hunger and fullness cues.- Learn practical techniques for incorporating mindfulness into your eating experience.- Craft fulfilling and balanced plates that nourish both body and soul.Step into this empowering opportunity to foster a healthier, more mindful relationship with food. Together, we'll embrace the pleasure of cooking and discover the joy of eating with intention, compassion, and awareness.*Please clearly disclose all food allergies and/or dietary restrictions upon registration!
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Friends of Reading Recreation (FORR) Men's Pick-Up Soccer (Ages 18+) - FORR Men's Pick-Up Soccer - Summer Session
This program is recreational pick-up soccer for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by Friends of Reading Recreation volunteer, George Katsoufis.  All abilities are welcome.
 
Friday August 16, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Tennis, Tiny Tots (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Week B is 3 days (Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum of 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Tiny Tots Summer Tennis program is designed to introduce younger children (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) to the game of tennis and to have fun on a tennis court.  Games will be designed to promote fundamentals and interest in the sport.  Children will begin to develop movement skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic stroke production.  This is a great age for children to learn these skills which can help in all aspects of sports play.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com or Reading Recreation.LOCATION:  All Summer tennis programs are held at the Reading Community Tennis Courts at the Birch Meadow Complex at the High School.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - Hands-On Electronics
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 9-11) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday except Session B is 3 days (Monday-Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 9-11) is for children who are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys for practice drills and skill games.  Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control and point play.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM    Tennis, Quickstart (Ages 12-18) Summer Morning Clinics - Session H
In cooperation with Reading Recreation, Tennis Professional, Gregg Luongo, rejoins our summer team. Gregg has been a Professional Tennis Instructor for 34 years. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and played as the #1 singles player for Reading Memorial High School and the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Gregg is a Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly.  This program is a great way to get introduced to tennis and/or to build upon existing skills at all levels.  A session consists of 5 group lessons Monday through Friday (except for Week B which is 3 days Monday through Wednesday).  Average ratio of participants to instructors in a given session will be a minimum of 4:1 and maximum 8:1.  If a class is cancelled due to weather, all make-ups are scheduled directly with Gregg Luongo.The Quickstart Tennis Program (Ages 12-18) is for participants that are ready to learn and develop basic fundamentals of forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys for practice drills and skill games. Players at the higher level will be developing skills in rallying, control, and point play. This is a great class for those looking ahead to high school tennis.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregg Luongo at rectennisgregg@gmail.com.
 
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM    Hands-On Electronics and/or APP Inventors (Grades 4-7) - APP Inventors
Hands-On ElectronicsTinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming.  The program will begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where the class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable devices.  Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors and programming.  Each class gives participants a chance to design a hand-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.APP InventorsWant to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad?  Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it?  In this no-experience required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets.  Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own design with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.Location:  Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main Street, ReadingRegister for both programs for $330.  Discount will be applied upon checkout.  Full-day participants should bring a lunch.
 
Saturday August 17, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Parent & Me - Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3 - Young 4 - Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages Older 4 - 5: Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 5 - 7: Summer Session II (SATURDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
Sunday August 18, 2024
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-4) - Summer Session II (SUNDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 5-7) - Summer Session II (SUNDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park - Squeezebox Stompers
Concerts will be held at Memorial Park this year.  There is street parking on Charles Street and Harrison Street and there is a small parking lot off of Salem Street.  Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy these free summer concerts.There are no rain dates for our summer concerts.  For information regarding weather cancellations, please visit the home page of our website at www.readingrec.com after 5:00PM on the day of  the concert.  We will try to post the cancellation notice as close to 5:00PM as possible but please understand that a last-minute cancellation could happen. 
 
Monday August 19, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Rounding 1st Baseball Academy Summer Clinic (Grades K-7) - Rounding 1st Baseball Academy Summer Clinic
Come join Rounding 1st Baseball Academy for a fun 2-day baseball clinic. Their experienced coaching staff will run participants through daily games and drills. Highlights of the day will include: - Learning stations for pitching, infielding, outfielding, baserunning, cationgs and hitting  - Introductory drills for younger groups & advanced drills for older groups- Small group sizes equalling lots of reps - Games at the end of sessions to showcase what participants learned- Photographer every day capturing highlights- Giveaways throughout the dayDates: August 19th-20thTimes: 9AM-12PMLocation: Killam FieldRegistration Deadline: August 9th
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 8
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
Tuesday August 20, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Rounding 1st Baseball Academy Summer Clinic (Grades K-7) - Rounding 1st Baseball Academy Summer Clinic
Come join Rounding 1st Baseball Academy for a fun 2-day baseball clinic. Their experienced coaching staff will run participants through daily games and drills. Highlights of the day will include: - Learning stations for pitching, infielding, outfielding, baserunning, cationgs and hitting  - Introductory drills for younger groups & advanced drills for older groups- Small group sizes equalling lots of reps - Games at the end of sessions to showcase what participants learned- Photographer every day capturing highlights- Giveaways throughout the dayDates: August 19th-20thTimes: 9AM-12PMLocation: Killam FieldRegistration Deadline: August 9th
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 8
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.
 
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Parent & Me - Summer Session II (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3 - Young 4 - Summer Session II (TUESDAYS)
At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.  Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at this/her own rate while having endless fun.  Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two before the class starts), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Super Soccer Stars which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program. Please note that the program for children ages 2-3 years old is a Parent & Me program.
 
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-7) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-5) - Summer Session II (TUESDAYS)
At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.  Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 different motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking / BowlingOur non-competitive classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship.Prior to the start of the program (usually a day or two prior to the start of the program), all registered participants will receive an email from the staff at Amazing Athletes which will welcome you to the program and provide important information regarding the program.
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Confident Cooks, Healthy Kitchens: Building Healthy Habits with Ease From Pantry to Plate (Ages 18+) - Confident Cooks, Healthy Kitchens: Building Healthy Habits with Ease From Pantry to Plate
Ready to become the master of your kitchen? Join us for a fun and interactive workshop that will empower you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to cook like a pro, making healthy eating a seamless part of your everyday routine. Whether you're a busy parent, a working professional, or simply someone who wants to eat better, this is your opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in the kitchen and beyond.From mastering basic kitchen tools and cooking techniques to understanding how to make nourishing choices every day, you'll learn how to navigate the kitchen with confidence with interactive cooking demos, engaging discussions, and practical guidance.Why Attend?- Build the skills and knowledge necessary to feel confident in your ability to navigate and utilize your kitchen effectively to make healthy eating a breeze- Learn basic cooking techniques and nourishing recipes that are simple, delicious, and health-focused that support wellness- Develop strategies for storing, selecting, and preparing foods for optimal freshness and flavor that promote a healthy lifestyle- Craft personalized strategies for grocery shopping and meal planning that make healthy eating a joy, not a choreRediscover joy in the kitchen - transform cooking from a chore into a delightful adventure filled with flavor and fun. *Please clearly disclose all food allergies and/or dietary restrictions upon registration!
 
Wednesday August 21, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL Super Sports (Ages 5-12) - SNL Super Sports - Week 8
This program will group children into their age group to play the following sports:  Basketball, Flag Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodgeball and many more!  Multiple sports will be played daily with the focus of having fun!For children that don't want to do sports, the following will be offered:  Learn Dance Routine, Arts and Crafts, Trivia Contests, Water Games, Board Games and Learn Magic Tricks.PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program the week of July 1st.