Winter/Spring 2020 Program Information

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross certified lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written skills. The certification, which includs First Aid, CPRand AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide. The American Red Cross is the most respected source for training and certification of this kind. Sign up early! Maximum number of 15 participants for the session.
Pre-requisites include the following:
- Participants MUST be 15 years old by the last day of class in order to enroll;
- Pre-test will be conducted to ensure strength and safety in the water;
- All dates during the session are mandatory to pass the class.
Dates: April 21 - April 24
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (every day)
Cost: $250.00/participant
Ages: 15 and older
Location: East Longmeadow High School Pool

Babysitting Course

This is an entry level course designed to teach age appropriate skills necessary to care for children of all ages using team babysitting, mother's helper and individual babysitting concepts. The course focuses on safety with emphasis on prevention.
* NEW: All student s will receive CPR/First Aid training and certifications upon completion.* Sign up early! Maximum number is 15 participants per session. Certifications will be received after taking one class.
Session 1: February 15
Session 2: April 21 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $75.00/participant
Ages: 10-15 years old
Location: Recreation Department (Activity Room)

Kids Night Out

Send your child for a night out! These events are designed for parents who want a night out for dinner, shopping, or relaxation with their significant other or friends.
Date: May 29
Rain Date: June 5
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30.00/child Ages: 4-12 year old
Location: Pine Knoll Recreation Area

XTAC Extended

Enjoy a Friday night out a month with XTAC Extended! In Summer 2019, the East Longmeadow Recreation Department introduced a brand new travel camp that takes teens on trips Monday-Thursday. Now, we want to extend the fun with a trip one Friday night per month through the school year!
January 10: Springfield Thunderbirds Game
February 21: Powder Ridge Ski Area- Tubing
March 27: Pinz Bowling
May 29: Hartford Yard Goats Game Time: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00/child Ages: 5-11 graders
Location: Recreation Department (Activity Room)

Safe@Home Course

The Safe@Home by SafeSitter is a program designed to prepare kids to be safe when they are home alone. This program teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the SafeSitter First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
Session 1: February 18
Session 2: March 14
Session 3: May 23 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $20.00/child Ages: 4-6 grade
Location: Recreation Department (Activity Room)

Minds in Motion: Forklift Robots

Experience the best of robotic technology by assembling and taking home your very own Forklift Robot! Using a wired controller, you can command the robot to move forward, backward, turn, grip, lift, and lower. This amazing robot is like a mini industrial forklift, with the ability to life up to 100 grams in weight! Just like a real engineer, you will put your mind in motion with intelligent thinking. You will also compete in our Minds in Motion robotic battles, free building with hundreds of robotic parts!
Days: Tuesdays
Dates: February 25 - March 24
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $160.00/child Ages: 9-14 year olds
Location: Recreation Department (Activity Room)

Mommy & Me Yoga

Join certified Children's Yoga Instructor, Beth Haller, for six weekly sessions of Yoga & Mindfullness for Preschoolers! Each week of this evidence-based program, we will learn new yoga poses and breathing tools to make ourselves happy and healthy in a fun environment. This is a parent/caregiver and child class, so wear your comfy clothes as we explore balance, strength and focus!
Days: Tuesdays
Session 1: February 4 - March 10
Session 2: April 7 - May 12
Time: 0-3 years old: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 4-5 years old: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $45.00/child Ages: 0-5 year olds
Location: Little Red Schoolhouse

Mini Preschool

Explore the world of Mini Preschool! This program is a child's first introduction into the world of school. Children can socialize with peers and separate from caregivers in a comfortable environment. It allows your child to ease into routines of school with short sessions for family friendly flexibility. The class will focus on beginning social interactions, sensory motor exploration, and play experiences to promote language, motor and cognitive skills while nurturing and supporting their emotional development. Sign up quick! Maximum number of 10 kids per session.
Days: Mondays
Session 1: January 6 - February 24
Session 2: April 6 - May 11
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $89.00/child
Ages: 18 months - 3 years old
Location: Little Red Schoolhouse

Adult Open Swim

During February Vacation, take advantage of an empty pool! Pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event. Registration can be done at
Dates: Februry 19 & February 21
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $15/participant
Location: East Longmeadow High School Pool

Adult Fitness Classes

Cardio Strength
Test your heart, muscles and have fun together with our certified instructors! For any ability and for 18+. Sign up now and start your path to better health!
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Session 1: January 6 - March 11
Session 2: March 30 - June 1
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Cost: $50/person, $45 for senior discount
Location: Birchland Park Middle School Cafeteria
Days: Wednesdays
Session 1: January 8 - March 4
Session 2: April 1 - May 27
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
Cost: $40/person, $35 for senior discount
Location: Birchland Park Middle School Cafeteria

Adult Basketball

Grab your friends and play a game of pickup! This program is for adults over the age of 18 that are looking to get on the court for a relaxed few hours of shooting around!
Days: Saturdays
Session 1: March 21 - April 18
Session 2: April 25 - May 23
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $5 at the door or pre-pay for all 5 for $20 online at!
Location: Birchland Park Middle School Gymnasium