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Tuesday May 21, 2019
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM    TinkerGarten (Ages 18 months-5 years) - Tinkergarten- Spring Session
Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun! Though it just feels like fun, a season of Tinkergarten lessons are engineered to help kids develop a range of school readiness and lifelong-learning skills. We make learning irresistible by inspiring wonder, leveraging brain science, and even sprinkling in some best practices in game mechanics.Classes are held at Mills Pond Park: 14 East Hill Road Canton, CT 06019 with instructor Jody Long. Class cost is $180 per child for 8 sessions, and $126 for an additional sibling. A parent or guardian must be present with their child during the program. Free trial session: Tuesday April 5th, 9:45-11:00am.Please visit TinkerGarten's Website to Register today. Click here to register.
 
Tuesday May 28, 2019
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM    TinkerGarten (Ages 18 months-5 years) - Tinkergarten- Spring Session
Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun! Though it just feels like fun, a season of Tinkergarten lessons are engineered to help kids develop a range of school readiness and lifelong-learning skills. We make learning irresistible by inspiring wonder, leveraging brain science, and even sprinkling in some best practices in game mechanics.Classes are held at Mills Pond Park: 14 East Hill Road Canton, CT 06019 with instructor Jody Long. Class cost is $180 per child for 8 sessions, and $126 for an additional sibling. A parent or guardian must be present with their child during the program. Free trial session: Tuesday April 5th, 9:45-11:00am.Please visit TinkerGarten's Website to Register today. Click here to register.
 
Friday May 31, 2019
7:45 PM - 9:45 PM    Spring Family Movie Night - Family Movie Night
Movie Night has been rescheduled to Friday, May 31! Bring a lawn chair, some blankets and snacks to Mills Pond Park on Friday, May 31 to watch the movie classic The Rookie. Get in the summer spirit with this family favorite movie. Movie will be shown by the stage where the summer concerts are held. This event is completely FREE!Movie Rating: G
 
Saturday June 1, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Spring T-Ball & Coach Pitch (Ages 4-7) - T-Ball
Children learn the basics of baseball including how to throw, catch, hit correctly, and the positions of America’s favorite pastime; all while having fun in a safe environment. T-ball and Coach Pitch take place on Saturdays spread over 5 weeks in April - June at Mills Pond Park. Participants get a cool team T-shirt to keep. Registration deadline is April 3rd. Parent volunteer coaches are needed, if you are interested in volunteering please call 860-693-5808 or email Kellie Faust, Recreation Supervisor at kfaust@townofcantonct.org. Make-up date: Saturday, June 15No T-Ball or Coach Pitch: May 25
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Spring T-Ball & Coach Pitch (Ages 4-7) - Coach Pitch
Children learn the basics of baseball including how to throw, catch, hit correctly, and the positions of America’s favorite pastime; all while having fun in a safe environment. T-ball and Coach Pitch take place on Saturdays spread over 5 weeks in April - June at Mills Pond Park. Participants get a cool team T-shirt to keep. Registration deadline is April 3rd. Parent volunteer coaches are needed, if you are interested in volunteering please call 860-693-5808 or email Kellie Faust, Recreation Supervisor at kfaust@townofcantonct.org. Make-up date: Saturday, June 15No T-Ball or Coach Pitch: May 25
 
Sunday June 2, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification - Lifeguard Re-cert
This course is an official re-certification class for existing lifeguards that are expiring. All students must present proof of current certification (not having been expired over 6 months). To be re-certified students must pass all sections of this review course including written exams.
 
Monday June 3, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Lifeguard Training (Ages 15 & up) - Red Cross Lifeguard Training
This course is an official certification class where students will learn the fundamentals of water safety, CPR/First Aid and lifeguard skills for responding to emergency situations in and around the water. The course will include both classroom style lectures, video and in water skill training. Students are required to demonstrate the following abilities on day one: 1.) Treading water for 2 minutes (no hands) 2.) Swimming 300 yards non-stop using front crawl and breaststroke 3.) retrieve a 10lb brick from the bottom of the pool at 10 ft deep, and then swimming it back to the wall in under 90 seconds. Students must be 15 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class and become certified students must pass pre-testing on day one and attend all sessions, scoring 80% or better on both written exams and passing the final in water testing day. Please note: Lifeguard training is an intensive course with physical demands and significant independent reading. Anyone that does not pass the pre-testing or any sections of the course will not be refunded. This program does not include the waterfront certification!
 
Tuesday June 4, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Lifeguard Training (Ages 15 & up) - Red Cross Lifeguard Training
This course is an official certification class where students will learn the fundamentals of water safety, CPR/First Aid and lifeguard skills for responding to emergency situations in and around the water. The course will include both classroom style lectures, video and in water skill training. Students are required to demonstrate the following abilities on day one: 1.) Treading water for 2 minutes (no hands) 2.) Swimming 300 yards non-stop using front crawl and breaststroke 3.) retrieve a 10lb brick from the bottom of the pool at 10 ft deep, and then swimming it back to the wall in under 90 seconds. Students must be 15 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class and become certified students must pass pre-testing on day one and attend all sessions, scoring 80% or better on both written exams and passing the final in water testing day. Please note: Lifeguard training is an intensive course with physical demands and significant independent reading. Anyone that does not pass the pre-testing or any sections of the course will not be refunded. This program does not include the waterfront certification!
 
Wednesday June 5, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Lifeguard Training (Ages 15 & up) - Red Cross Lifeguard Training
This course is an official certification class where students will learn the fundamentals of water safety, CPR/First Aid and lifeguard skills for responding to emergency situations in and around the water. The course will include both classroom style lectures, video and in water skill training. Students are required to demonstrate the following abilities on day one: 1.) Treading water for 2 minutes (no hands) 2.) Swimming 300 yards non-stop using front crawl and breaststroke 3.) retrieve a 10lb brick from the bottom of the pool at 10 ft deep, and then swimming it back to the wall in under 90 seconds. Students must be 15 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class and become certified students must pass pre-testing on day one and attend all sessions, scoring 80% or better on both written exams and passing the final in water testing day. Please note: Lifeguard training is an intensive course with physical demands and significant independent reading. Anyone that does not pass the pre-testing or any sections of the course will not be refunded. This program does not include the waterfront certification!
 
Friday June 7, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Lifeguard Training (Ages 15 & up) - Red Cross Lifeguard Training
This course is an official certification class where students will learn the fundamentals of water safety, CPR/First Aid and lifeguard skills for responding to emergency situations in and around the water. The course will include both classroom style lectures, video and in water skill training. Students are required to demonstrate the following abilities on day one: 1.) Treading water for 2 minutes (no hands) 2.) Swimming 300 yards non-stop using front crawl and breaststroke 3.) retrieve a 10lb brick from the bottom of the pool at 10 ft deep, and then swimming it back to the wall in under 90 seconds. Students must be 15 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class and become certified students must pass pre-testing on day one and attend all sessions, scoring 80% or better on both written exams and passing the final in water testing day. Please note: Lifeguard training is an intensive course with physical demands and significant independent reading. Anyone that does not pass the pre-testing or any sections of the course will not be refunded. This program does not include the waterfront certification!
 
Saturday June 8, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Spring T-Ball & Coach Pitch (Ages 4-7) - T-Ball
Children learn the basics of baseball including how to throw, catch, hit correctly, and the positions of America’s favorite pastime; all while having fun in a safe environment. T-ball and Coach Pitch take place on Saturdays spread over 5 weeks in April - June at Mills Pond Park. Participants get a cool team T-shirt to keep. Registration deadline is April 3rd. Parent volunteer coaches are needed, if you are interested in volunteering please call 860-693-5808 or email Kellie Faust, Recreation Supervisor at kfaust@townofcantonct.org. Make-up date: Saturday, June 15No T-Ball or Coach Pitch: May 25
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Spring T-Ball & Coach Pitch (Ages 4-7) - Coach Pitch
Children learn the basics of baseball including how to throw, catch, hit correctly, and the positions of America’s favorite pastime; all while having fun in a safe environment. T-ball and Coach Pitch take place on Saturdays spread over 5 weeks in April - June at Mills Pond Park. Participants get a cool team T-shirt to keep. Registration deadline is April 3rd. Parent volunteer coaches are needed, if you are interested in volunteering please call 860-693-5808 or email Kellie Faust, Recreation Supervisor at kfaust@townofcantonct.org. Make-up date: Saturday, June 15No T-Ball or Coach Pitch: May 25
 
Sunday June 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Red Cross Water Safety Aide (Ages 12-15) - Water Safety Instructor Aide
Canton Parks and Recreation Department is seeking responsible, outgoing, 12-15 year olds interested in working with swim lesson instructors and children at Mills Pond Pool. WSI Aides will assist certified instructors with planning and leading swim lessons throughout the summer. Interested individuals are required to register for the WSI Aide course scheduled for Sunday, June 9th. This class is designed to give participants a sneak peek into what it takes to become a great WSI. All participants will learn how to plan a lesson, tips, and techniques that it takes to be a hold a successful swim lesson. Students that are successful in the WSI Aide class will be invited to be scheduled for swim lesson sessions to assist in teaching. A great volunteer experience, good for resume and a lot of fun!  
 
Monday June 10, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Lifeguard Training (Ages 15 & up) - Red Cross Lifeguard Training
This course is an official certification class where students will learn the fundamentals of water safety, CPR/First Aid and lifeguard skills for responding to emergency situations in and around the water. The course will include both classroom style lectures, video and in water skill training. Students are required to demonstrate the following abilities on day one: 1.) Treading water for 2 minutes (no hands) 2.) Swimming 300 yards non-stop using front crawl and breaststroke 3.) retrieve a 10lb brick from the bottom of the pool at 10 ft deep, and then swimming it back to the wall in under 90 seconds. Students must be 15 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class and become certified students must pass pre-testing on day one and attend all sessions, scoring 80% or better on both written exams and passing the final in water testing day. Please note: Lifeguard training is an intensive course with physical demands and significant independent reading. Anyone that does not pass the pre-testing or any sections of the course will not be refunded. This program does not include the waterfront certification!
 
Tuesday June 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Lifeguard Training (Ages 15 & up) - Red Cross Lifeguard Training
This course is an official certification class where students will learn the fundamentals of water safety, CPR/First Aid and lifeguard skills for responding to emergency situations in and around the water. The course will include both classroom style lectures, video and in water skill training. Students are required to demonstrate the following abilities on day one: 1.) Treading water for 2 minutes (no hands) 2.) Swimming 300 yards non-stop using front crawl and breaststroke 3.) retrieve a 10lb brick from the bottom of the pool at 10 ft deep, and then swimming it back to the wall in under 90 seconds. Students must be 15 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class and become certified students must pass pre-testing on day one and attend all sessions, scoring 80% or better on both written exams and passing the final in water testing day. Please note: Lifeguard training is an intensive course with physical demands and significant independent reading. Anyone that does not pass the pre-testing or any sections of the course will not be refunded. This program does not include the waterfront certification!
 
Wednesday June 12, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16&Up) - Water Safety Instructor Training
Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16+) Are you passionate about swimming and interested in becoming a certified instructor? This course will help develop core principles for swimming and water safety instruction. Methods of instruction will include online course work, lecture, video, in water skill demo, teach backs, peer critique and actual assisting in real classes alongside certified WSI. Students must be 16 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class students must demonstrate a lap of front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, backstroke, butterfly and tread water for 2 minutes on the first day of class. Students must also attend all class sessions and score an 80% or better on the final written exam and consistently demonstrate the maturity and responsibility needed to be a WSI. Dates/Times: 6/12-6/14 and 6/17 4:00-9:00pmLocation: Mills Pond Pool  Fee: $285.00 ($310.00 NR)
 
Thursday June 13, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16&Up) - Water Safety Instructor Training
Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16+) Are you passionate about swimming and interested in becoming a certified instructor? This course will help develop core principles for swimming and water safety instruction. Methods of instruction will include online course work, lecture, video, in water skill demo, teach backs, peer critique and actual assisting in real classes alongside certified WSI. Students must be 16 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class students must demonstrate a lap of front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, backstroke, butterfly and tread water for 2 minutes on the first day of class. Students must also attend all class sessions and score an 80% or better on the final written exam and consistently demonstrate the maturity and responsibility needed to be a WSI. Dates/Times: 6/12-6/14 and 6/17 4:00-9:00pmLocation: Mills Pond Pool  Fee: $285.00 ($310.00 NR)
 
Friday June 14, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16&Up) - Water Safety Instructor Training
Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16+) Are you passionate about swimming and interested in becoming a certified instructor? This course will help develop core principles for swimming and water safety instruction. Methods of instruction will include online course work, lecture, video, in water skill demo, teach backs, peer critique and actual assisting in real classes alongside certified WSI. Students must be 16 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class students must demonstrate a lap of front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, backstroke, butterfly and tread water for 2 minutes on the first day of class. Students must also attend all class sessions and score an 80% or better on the final written exam and consistently demonstrate the maturity and responsibility needed to be a WSI. Dates/Times: 6/12-6/14 and 6/17 4:00-9:00pmLocation: Mills Pond Pool  Fee: $285.00 ($310.00 NR)
 
Monday June 17, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16&Up) - Water Safety Instructor Training
Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16+) Are you passionate about swimming and interested in becoming a certified instructor? This course will help develop core principles for swimming and water safety instruction. Methods of instruction will include online course work, lecture, video, in water skill demo, teach backs, peer critique and actual assisting in real classes alongside certified WSI. Students must be 16 years of age by the completion of the course. In order to pass the class students must demonstrate a lap of front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, backstroke, butterfly and tread water for 2 minutes on the first day of class. Students must also attend all class sessions and score an 80% or better on the final written exam and consistently demonstrate the maturity and responsibility needed to be a WSI. Dates/Times: 6/12-6/14 and 6/17 4:00-9:00pmLocation: Mills Pond Pool  Fee: $285.00 ($310.00 NR)
 
Wednesday June 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp: Pre-Camp! - Explorers Pre-Camp
Explorers Day Camp is now offering "Pre-Camp"! We will have three days of Explorers Day Camp the day after school ends starting June 19th-June 21st, 9am-3pm ONLY (there will not be before or after care). This package is not included in the pricing for the "Explorer's Summer Package Deals". Register soon, we have a maximum capacity of 50 spots for pre-camp!Explorers Day Camp is the perfect opportunity for youth to make new friends, participate in a variety of activities and create memories that last a lifetime! The program includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park including team games, sports, arts & crafts and more. Campers swim daily at Mills Pond Pool; and they enjoy weekly visits from the Rolling Videogames Truck and special guest entertainers throughout the summer! There will also be weekly field trips to new and exciting locations! *Activities are subject to change* Camp is held Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm (Before Care 7:00-9:00am and After Care 3:00-5:30pm is available for additional fees) at Mills Pond Park. In the event of bad weather the program may be relocated to the Canton Community center or CIS. Parents will be notified of the new pick up location via e-mail or updates through the Remind Application.
 
Thursday June 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp: Pre-Camp! - Explorers Pre-Camp
Explorers Day Camp is now offering "Pre-Camp"! We will have three days of Explorers Day Camp the day after school ends starting June 19th-June 21st, 9am-3pm ONLY (there will not be before or after care). This package is not included in the pricing for the "Explorer's Summer Package Deals". Register soon, we have a maximum capacity of 50 spots for pre-camp!Explorers Day Camp is the perfect opportunity for youth to make new friends, participate in a variety of activities and create memories that last a lifetime! The program includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park including team games, sports, arts & crafts and more. Campers swim daily at Mills Pond Pool; and they enjoy weekly visits from the Rolling Videogames Truck and special guest entertainers throughout the summer! There will also be weekly field trips to new and exciting locations! *Activities are subject to change* Camp is held Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm (Before Care 7:00-9:00am and After Care 3:00-5:30pm is available for additional fees) at Mills Pond Park. In the event of bad weather the program may be relocated to the Canton Community center or CIS. Parents will be notified of the new pick up location via e-mail or updates through the Remind Application.
 
Friday June 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp: Pre-Camp! - Explorers Pre-Camp
Explorers Day Camp is now offering "Pre-Camp"! We will have three days of Explorers Day Camp the day after school ends starting June 19th-June 21st, 9am-3pm ONLY (there will not be before or after care). This package is not included in the pricing for the "Explorer's Summer Package Deals". Register soon, we have a maximum capacity of 50 spots for pre-camp!Explorers Day Camp is the perfect opportunity for youth to make new friends, participate in a variety of activities and create memories that last a lifetime! The program includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park including team games, sports, arts & crafts and more. Campers swim daily at Mills Pond Pool; and they enjoy weekly visits from the Rolling Videogames Truck and special guest entertainers throughout the summer! There will also be weekly field trips to new and exciting locations! *Activities are subject to change* Camp is held Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm (Before Care 7:00-9:00am and After Care 3:00-5:30pm is available for additional fees) at Mills Pond Park. In the event of bad weather the program may be relocated to the Canton Community center or CIS. Parents will be notified of the new pick up location via e-mail or updates through the Remind Application.