fitness and Recreation
Saturdays: Grades 4th -12th
Our drop-in Saturday program provides a safe and fun atmosphere where the members can use the clubs facilities in a less structured way. Soccer and Basketball games are often running in the gym, and the game room is always open for pool, ping-pong, foosball, and carpet ball.
Drop-in hours for grades 4th-7th are between 4:00PM and 6:00PM.
Drop-in hours for grades 8th-12th are between 6:00PM and 8:00PM.
We had an amazing 2019 Summer! Summer camp registration for 2020 will begin in February and close early April. Camp acceptance letters will be sent out by May 1st. Please keep in mind that while it is important to get your paperwork in early, we are not a first-come first-serve program. We review every registration packet that comes through before sending out any acceptance letters. We try to enroll as many families as possible. This past summer we received applications for over 160 children. With only 90 available spots, we encourage families to have a back-up for their child in the event that their child will not make it into camp this year.
The Club's summer camp program is for children entering grades 1st-8th, and runs Monday through Friday between 9:00AM and 5:30PM. Teen drop-in hours are in the evenings between 5:30PM and 7:00PM on Monday through Friday.
Winter Ski Program
Led by Teen Director Jack Stackhouse club members take trips every Wednesday to Cochran’s Ski Area where they learn skiing fundamentals and gain experience on the mountain. During these trips our members have access to experienced teachers, a wide array of slopes with varying difficulty, and a free meal to cap off a hard day of skiing. We believe this program gives members a unique opportunity to participate in a sport that our area prides itself on, but is unfortunately too often an unaffordable luxury.
Summer Field Trips and Fitness
Outdoor Adventure Guide Jack Stackhouse spends several weeks scouting out hikes, climbs, swims, and even disc golfing outings for our summer program. Each age group has the opportunity to participate in one of these adventures every week. Building a sense of adventure, curiosity, and appreciation for the outdoors allows our members to feel connected to the nature of Vermont and take a break from the hustle and bustle of Burlington.
Like many of our programs, this is another initiative that addresses concerns regarding concerns regarding Club members' immediate and long-term health. We also have a Marathon Relay Training Program in which 10-12 Club members between the ages of 12 and 18 meet once every week for three months in order to participate in training runs, and eventually complete relay lengths ranging from 3.5 to 6.8 miles in the Burlington City Marathon.
On the Ball With Jake Agna
Jake Agna works with our members every week to get into tennis and get out of their comfort zones. He started Kids On the Ball in association with community organizations within Burlington to encourage children from diverse backgrounds to try out an unfamiliar sport, meet new people, and learn to work more effectively with their peers and with adults. It is one of our most popular programs and has given many of our members a passion for the sport.