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High School Programs
Community Sports and Games (Winter)
Who:  Children and Families and Adults
When:  Sundays afternoons, January 3rd-April 10th
Time:  2:00-7:00pm
Where:  Watertown High School Gymnasium
Cost:  $10 for youth 17 and under  $25 for adults 18 and older
Description: Bring a friend or family member to shoot hoops, play a game of volleyball or just get in shape for the next baseball/softball season in our batting cages. This is a great option for those cold winter Sundays.

Cops & Rec Street Hockey Grades: 9-12 (Summer)
Who:  Grades 2-12 
When:  Sundays: Summer
Time:  Grades 9-12 Girls: 8:00-9:00pm
Grades 9-12 Boys: 9:00-10:00pm
Where:  Casey Park Rink
Cost:  $20
Description: The Watertown Recreation and Police Department are collaborating to offer a summer street hockey program. The general objectives of the program are to promote sportsmanship and teamwork in a fun and positive setting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the rules and fundamentals of street hockey such as stick handling and shooting. Registration is on first come first serve basis and all participants must sign up in advance not at the day of the program.

High School Basketball (Summer)
Who:  Grades 9-12
When:  Sunday Evenings
Time:  6:30 -10:00 pm 
Where:  Saltonstall Basketball Courts 
Cost:  $60 for residents 
Description: 

The Recreation Department sponsors an outdoor high school league on summer Sunday evenings. The first week of this program will consist of clinics and drills. Teams will be organized by gender with separate league for girls and boys. The focus of this program is to provide fun, positive atmosphere while teaching the sport of basketball and the excitement of being a part of a team.  

Musical Instrument Lessons Grades: All
Who:  Grades: K-12
When:  Classes Offered Monday-Friday September 19-June 16th
Time:  2:30-7:00pm
Where:  Watertown Middle School
Cost:  30 minutes for 10 classes, $250.00 
45 minutes for 10 classes, $375.00 
60 minutes for 10 classes, $500.00
Description: Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians.
Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of the child. Parents must contact the teacher in advance of registration to determine an appropriate lesson length and schedule.Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians.
Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of the child. Parents must contact the teacher in advance of registration to determine an appropriate lesson length and schedule.
Program Documentation  

High School Gym Hockey (Winter)
Who:  Grades 9-12
When:  Thursdays, Winter
Time:  6:30-8:30pm
Where:  Watertown Boys & Girls Club
Cost:  $25 for residents     $40 for non-residents
Description:

The Watertown Recreation and Watertown Boys and Girls Club will be offering this high school floor hockey program that will consist of scrimmages and games for the first week. Consistent teams will be selected for a tournament league format. After the teams are made, a schedule of games will be played beginning the following week. The focus of the program is to provide a fun, positive atmosphere while teaching the sport of floor hockey and the excitement of being a part of a team. All high school players must be a member of the Watertown Boys and Girls Club to participate in the program.


Red Sox Tickets
Who:  All Ages
When:  Spring
Time:  Various
Where:  Fenway Park
Cost:  $32 per ticket depending on the game
Description:

Enjoy some great family events with the "Boys of Summer" at historic Fenway Park.


Trampoline Dodge Ball
Who:  Grades 9-12
When:  Tuesday Nights: November 22 - January 24, 2017                   
Time:  7:30-8:30pm
Where:  Launch Watertown
625 Pleasant Street
Cost:  $50 residents only   
Description:

Launch is offering a safe, reliable and affordable facility for dodge ball program on Tuesday nights. Teams will consist of six members with the number of teams will be determined by enrollment. Games are played for the first seven weeks and the eighth week we will have playoffs and a championship game. 
Launch requires a waiver to participate. 

Program Documentation  

Youth Summer Tennis Lessons
Who:  Ages 6 -17
When:  Monday - Friday: Summer
           
Time:  Ages 6-7 8:30-9:20am
Ages 8-10 9:30-10:20am
Ages 11-13 10:30-11:20am
Ages 14-17 11:30am-12:20pm
Where:  Victory Field Mary Williams Shea Tennis Courts
Cost:  $150 residents   $175 non-residents
Description:

Lessons are held daily from Monday through Friday for 50 minutes. Our lessons include forehand and overhead shots, serving and scoring. July 6th and July 7th are set aside for placing the students in their proper skills classes.     


Wachusett Ski/Board Program (Winter)
Who:  Grades 6-12 
When:  Saturday evenings, January 7 - February 11, 2017
Time:  4:00 -11:00 pm  
Where:  Wachusett Mountain
Cost:  several options
Description: This program consists of lessons, lift tickets, and equipment rentals for six Saturday evenings during the winter. The bus leaves the Watertown High School parking lot at 4:00 pm and returns at approximately 11:00 pm.
This is the sixth winter we have offered this program. The students have had a great time while learning to board and ski. Many youngsters have purchased their own equipment and have become quite accomplished skiers / riders.
Registration for bus
                       
Wachusett Mountain has only online registration this season. Please go to: www.wachusett.com/schoolgroup
The school group code for Watertown Recreation is WREC
Select season pass or lift badge for $140 (this price includes the $20 weekend evening charge) $150 after 12/1/2016. Watertown Recreation has online payments also for the transportation. Please go to: https://www.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t1.wcs?clientid=WATERT&siteid=1