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Swim Team

The Annual Potato Blossom Festival will host a swim meet on Monday, July 11th at the Fort Fairfield outdoor pool. Meet will start at 9:00 a.m. This meet is for anyone 18 and under who can swim the length of the pool unassisted. Sign up during registration to choose the events. Transportation will not be provided. There is no fee for this meet. Parent/Child: 6 months to 3 years old

Ages 3–5

PRE 1: Child is fearful of the water/doesn’t get face wet.
PRE 2: Comfortable in water/non-swimming.
PRE 3: Child is swimming/comfortable in water.

Ages 6–12

Learn To Swim 1: Child is fearful of the water/doesn’t get face wet.
Learn To Swim 2: Comfortable in water/non-swimming.
Learn To Swim 3-4: Able to swim width of the pool on front/back and can float.
Learn To Swim 5-6: Basic knowledge of all strokes, working on improvement and endurance.

Swimming lessons will begin on June 27 and end on August 6 . The cost for this program is $25.00.

Swimming lessons at Gentile Hall focus on the basics of swimming and safety in and around the water. Lessons for children 6 months to 5 years old are 25 minutes long while lessons for 6 to 12 year olds are 50 minutes.

For children with physical or developmental disabilities including Autism.

Did you know that drowning is a leading cause of death for children with Autism and other disabilities? Why is this statistic so high? Children are naturally drawn to the water, especially those with Autism, Down Syndrome, and other sensory process disorders, but many children and parents underestimate the risk of an accident occurring. Adaptive swim lessons aims to provide students with special needs and their parents/caregiver with the knowledge and skills to safely enjoy the water.

The program will emphasize water safety and foundational swimming concepts.

Class meets for 50 minutes and each participant is required to have a parent/caregiver in the water with them.

Success in the program will depend on consistency of participation, swimming outside of class time, and whether the student is developmentally ready to swim.

Class open to students ages 4+

Come enjoy the great sport of archery in a safe and fun environment. Classes focus on range safety and
basic shooting techniques with a re-curve bow. All equipment is provided. Program is held at the William V. Haskell Community Center.

From the pond to a stream to a river, join us as we learn to paddle a touring kayak. Come and explore the many bodies of water all around us. Participants will also learn water safety procedures and work on swift water rescue. We even have an evening class for adults.

Classes begin July 5 and end August 11.

The cost is $25.00 for students and adults. All classes are offered to boys and girls in Grades 6-9. Classes are held once a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Participants will meet at the Riverside Building for all classes.

Adult classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. First class meets at the Riverside Building. All other classes will be determined.

This five week program is available to bikers with all abilities. You will learn to climb steep hills, bunny hop over a log and stop in a hurry and have a blast with your friends. We will explore the trails in Presque Isle, at the Maine Winter Sports Center’s Nordic Heritage Center, and Aroostook State Park. Rain or shine let's have fun on the trails!

Mountain biking is offered to boys and girls in Grades 6-9 and the cost is $25.00. The program is held on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am to 12:00 noon . Participants meet at the Riverside Building.

Classes begin July 5 and end August 11.

Let our instructors open your eyes to our beautiful trails with hiking/geocaching. Youth grades 6-9 will get a chance to ex- plore Mantle Lake Park, Haystack, Quoggy Jo, and many more trails in this new and exciting option to our Adventure style programs! We will meet Mondays at 9:00 am at River- side Park and recreate until 12:00 noon. This program is $25.

Mountain biking, orienteering, hiking, kayaking, team building, fire making, shelter building, and nature explor- ing are just a few of the activities that we will discover in this 3 day, 2 night adventure. On your first day of camp you will be dropped off at Aroostook State Park at 8:30 am with gear to last in all types of northern Maine weather for 2 nights. On arrival, all campers will receive a Survival Camp shirt and will start their 3 day adventure. Food and bever- ages will be provided starting at lunch time on day one and will be provided through pick up on day three at 4:00 pm. This style of Survival Camp is for youth with a positive- filled attitude and strong passion for the great outdoors.

Camp for Grades 4-6 will be held June 19 at 8:30 am to June 21 at 4:00 pm Camp for Grades 7-9 will be held June 23 at 8:30 am to June 25 at 4:00 pm

Cost for this program is $135.00

Come enjoy the outdoors and learn how to play disc golf at Maple Ridge Disc Golf in Westfield. Disc golf is similar to ball golf, except players use a disc or “frisbee” instead of traditional ball and clubs. The course runs through various terrains from grassy fields to forested fairways. Disc golf is easy to learn and lots of fun for children and adults of all ages and athletic ability. With the $25 resident fee for the program each participant will receive their own disc to keep at the end of the program! This program is for youth grades 4-6 and grades 7-9.

On Fridays beginning July 8 through August 12 from 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm. Pick up and drop off will be at the Rec Center.

Participants will learn and develop a wide range of softball skills, including fielding, hitting and team play through various age appropriate drills and games. After the Skills Assessment (see below) , players will be placed on teams and participate in practices and games. Practice and game times may vary. Schedules and uniforms may be picked up at the Rec Center on Thursday June 23 and Friday, June 24 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Players should bring glove and wear sneakers or cleats and team uniform to all practices and games. Program begins the week of June 27 and ends August 12 . Cost of the program is $25.00.

Participants will learn and develop a wide range of baseball skills, including fielding, hitting and team play through various age appropriate drills and games. After the Skills Assessment (see below) , players will be placed on teams and participate in practices and games. Practice and game times may vary. Schedules and uniforms may be picked up at the Rec Center on Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Players should bring baseball glove and wear sneakers or cleats and team uniform to all practices and games.

Program begins the week of June 27 and ends August 12.

Cost of the program is $25.00.

This program is for the more experienced and competi- tive tennis player. Players must be in Grades 5-12. The tennis team will compete with other county teams and participate in county tournaments. The tennis team meets at UMPI tennis court on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm. The cost is $25.00. Tennis Players participate in various games and activities that develop hand-eye coordination and other tennis skills. The focus is on having fun on the court, while learning the basic strokes of tennis. Lessons for youth are held at Mantle Lake Park and adult lessons are held at UMPI ten- nis courts. All players need to bring a tennis racket, sneakers and comfortable clothing. This seven week program begins June 27 and ends August 12 and costs $25.00.

This program is for the more experienced and competi- tive tennis player. Players must be in Grades 5-12. The tennis team will compete with other county teams and participate in county tournaments. The tennis team meets at UMPI tennis court on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm. The cost is $25.00.

Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Vision

The Presque Isle Recreation & Parks Department strives to provide the citizens of Presque Isle with programs, facilities and opportunities that encourage healthy lifestyles and foster a sense of community belonging now and in the future.

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Telephone: (207) 764-2545
Email: info@pirec.org
Website: www.pirec.org

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