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Summer Day Camp 2020 -- Registration Information

posted Jan 22, 2020, 10:29 AM by Nicole Hall

We know many families are beginning to think about their summer plans, and while we would love to get you all of the details now, we are working hard to line
everything up to make for a wicked fun summer!

Here are the details we can provide . . .
  • Summer Camp 2020 will run June 22 through August 14 (subject to change based on school's final end date). Please note that there will not be additional care available between August 14 and when school begins in late August – early September.
  • The Summer 2020 brochure with basic camp information will be available online at the beginning of March. Printed copies will be available in our office shortly thereafter.
  • Detailed schedule with trips will be available no later than Friday, May 1.
  • Summer day camp registration will begin Tuesday, April 7. Online registration will be open for those paying in full for all 8 weeks (K-5: 3-day or 5-day; Middle School: 5-day only) or for individual weeks (5-day option only all grades). Prices will be available in the Brochure. 
  • If you are planning to register with a payment plan (available for all 8 weeks only), you will be required to register in the Community Services Office, pay the $150 deposit, and set up the payments with a chosen debit or credit card.

Just Added! Pickleball Drop-In

posted Jan 15, 2020, 9:30 AM by Nicole Hall


Get out of the cold and come indoors to enjoy pickleball! We will be offering a twice-weekly pickleball drop-in for all ages and abilities. Pickleball is often
described as a cross somewhere between badminton, ping-pong, and tennis. It is fast paced, never dull, and so much fun you won’t even realize you are exercising! You may purchase 7-day punch passes in the Community Services Office at Town Hall or register online and pick up your pass at the Middle School Gym on your first drop-in session. Please bring a paddle if you have one but there will be ones to borrow for beginners. 

2/4 to 3/26/2020
(No sessions 2/18 or 2/20)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Middle School Gym
$15 resident, $20 non-resident (7-day punch card)
Activity #830001

Just Added! February Vacation Theater Camp -- Ages 7-12

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:26 AM by Nicole Hall

Mr. Reagan's Theater Camp is back by popular demand! The camp will teach theatrical skills and provide a fun, safe, and creative environment for students
during their February school break. The camp will conclude with a short performance for parents and friends. No theater experience necessary -- just an open mind and willingness to try. Register soon as space is limited to 25 students! For more information about the program, you may contact Pat Reagan at preagan@scarboroughschools.org. 

02/18 through 02/21/2020
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Middle School Cafeteria
$200 per child
Min 10, Max 25
Activity #324768

 


Just Added! Youth Wrestling -- Grades K-6

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:23 AM by Nicole Hall

The goal of the youth wrestling is to teach the basics and fundamentals of folkstyle/collegiate wrestling. The practices will consist of warm up, technical
sessions, practicing the techniques with a partner, 1 on 1 wrestling and review of the techniques. The coaches (High School Varsity & current college wrestlers) will also emphasize discipline, work ethic, integrity and good sportsmanship. The practices will be challenging and fun for every level of wrestler. The coaches look forward to teaching the future High School Varsity wrestlers.

02/04 through 03/19/2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 to 7:00 pm
High School Wrestling Mat Room
$85 per child
($10 discount for siblings)
Min 10, Max 30
Activity #311736

 

New Event! Winter Celebration Series

posted Jan 7, 2020, 10:05 AM by Nicole Hall

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In years past, Scarborough Community Services has held a one-day or two-day Winterfest event, where ice and snow competitions are held throughout the weekend. For several years now, the Winterfest attendance has been dwindling, whether it was due to extra cold temperatures or possibly competing weekend commitments for local families. In hopes of reinvigorating this once-popular event, Community Services has decided to switch things up. This year it will not be a one-day event BUT four separate dates where families can enjoy the ice rink, activities and music while helping us celebrate the winter season! Named the Winter Celebration Series, our hope is that with four dates, families will be able to make it to at least one date. Check out all of the fun Friday nights planned this year:

  • January 24: Bonfire Night -- Join us for a night of fire and ice! We will have color-changing fire pits, a bonfire, and free hot cocoa and s’mores courtesy of Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. The Scarborough Fire Department will also be around with a truck to explore.
  • January 31: Winter Games -- Like the traditional Winterfest event, we will be running ice competitions like Score-O, Obstacle Course, and Ice Bullseye games.
  • February 7: Magic on Ice -- Join us in welcoming a few of your favorite “snow sisters” to the ice rink! Feel free to dress up in your best princess (or prince) wares and partake in a magical craft. In case of poor weather or ice conditions, this particular event will be moved to the Wentworth Cafeteria.
  • February 14: Flashback Friday -- Get your glow on! We will celebrate the final event in the series in true 80’s style. Come dressed in your retro best and snag a prize in the 80’s costume contest (categories to be announced online and on Facebook).

All events will run 5:30 to 9:00 pm and will be held at the Municipal Ice Rink at 20 Municipal Drive. If poor ice or weather conditions occur, events will not be rescheduled (with the exception of the Magic on Ice night). As a reminder, the outdoor ice rink does not have a concession stand or warming hut but we will have plenty of benches around the rink for people to use to change in and out of skating or hockey gear and plenty of fire pits to warm up to. Rentals and skate sharpening are also not offered at the rink.

Thank you to Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution for once again sponsoring this winter event! We hope to see everyone there!

Just Added! Mix-It-Up Mondays Exercise Class

posted Dec 27, 2019, 9:43 AM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Jan 2, 2020, 5:45 AM ]

Have you tried a bootcamp fitness class? How about a POUND Fitness class? You will love this class either way! Join certified personal trainer Kristi O’Donnell on Monday evenings and start the week off right! This class will combine all of the best from both types of fitness classes – think of a mixture of weight training, cardiovascular and HIIT workouts, mixed with a sprinkle of the phenomenal POUND Rockout Workout, a workout unlike any other. All participants will need to bring their own yoga mat, a set of light dumbbells, and a water bottle. The instructor will provide Ripstix during POUND portions of the program.

01/27 through 3/2
(No class on 02/17)
Mondays
6:15 to 7:00 pm
Middle School Cafeteria
$75 per person

Just Added! Learn to LAX Spring Clinics -- Grades K-8

posted Nov 12, 2019, 11:55 AM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Jan 7, 2020, 9:43 AM ]

Engineered to teach youngsters the very basics of lacrosse, this program will prepare players for the upcoming spring season. It is also a great way to stay active
during the winter months. Participants will have a blast while competing in various lacrosse games like storm lacrosse, chumash, ultimate, and more. Older and more skilled players will play in small-field lacrosse games. Instructor: Dave St. Germain

Grades K-4 will have sticks and goggles available to use upon request. Grades 5-8 must bring own equipment.

02-02 to 03-01-2020
Sundays
Grades K-4: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Grades 5-8: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
High School Plummer Gym
$15 per child
Min 8, Max 125

Winter/Spring 2020 Brochure

posted Oct 21, 2019, 12:28 PM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Oct 21, 2019, 12:49 PM ]

The Winter/Spring 2020 brochure is now available to view and print! Check out all of the fun things we have planned for the upcoming seasons! We will have hard copies available in the Community Services Office beginning this Tuesday and copies will be distributed to the Library and Martin's Point later this week.


Registration Dates

  • Youth and Adult Programs: Begins Tuesday, November 5
  • Senior Residents: Begins Tuesday, November 12
  • Senior Non-Residents: Begins Tuesday, November 19
Please Note: Registration for the Shawnee Peak Snow Sports program MUST be completed in our office due to necessary paperwork and waivers. Please see Youth Recreation page for program details.

New Brochure Mailing List

posted Mar 18, 2019, 9:14 AM by Nicole Hall


When it comes to the brochures, Scarborough Community Services will continue to post new additions and changes to our programs on our website. This is also
where all of our digital brochures reside. Brochures are usually posted online and then available in print form in our office and at the Scarborough Public Library several weeks later. 

We realize some households like to have a physical copy of the brochure they can use as a reminder to register or to mark up with notes. It is always an option for anyone to stop by and pick up a copy at no cost but we have also started registration for the brochures to be mailed directly to you!

Beginning with the Fall 2019 Brochure (typically available in July), we will offer the opportunity for any household (regardless of residency) to subscribe to the annual brochures. For $10 per year, you will receive the printed brochures in the mail prior to registration periods so that you have an ample amount of time to make plans. If you are interested in this added service, you may register in the Community Services Office at 259 US Route One in Scarborough, or online using the provided link:  https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/mescarboroughwt.wsc/search.html?display=detail&module=AR&primarycode=mail

Changes to Spectrum Channels 2 and 3 -- Effective November 27

posted Nov 1, 2018, 5:45 AM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 12:21 PM ]

On November 27, 2018, Channel 2 and 3 new locations will be on channel 1301 and 1302. This will be carried in the basic service tier. Customers will be required to have a Spectrum Receiver on each TV. If you have an existing set-top-box, digital transport adapter (DTA), or retail device with a CableCARD on each TV, you will be unaffected by this change. Otherwise, to order your Spectrum Receiver(s), please go to Spectrum.com/digitalnow or call 1-844-278-3409 and Charter will ship a self-installation kit directly to your home at no additional cost. You can also visit the Windham, Saco, Lewiston or Portland Cable Stores to pick up your equipment. If you need equipment, customers are eligible to receive a converter at no additional charge for a limited period of time. Please note, if customers have TV(s) without equipment issued by Spectrum, you will lose the ability to view channels.

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