Youth Summer Programs

  • Fishing Workshop
    (Ages 7-14) We will provide a fishing rod (if you don’t have one), bait, and some learn to fish instructions followed by casting practice and a healthy dose of fishing. Novice anglers are welcomed. Parents are encouraged to help bait the line!
  • REC Golf School
    (Entering Grades 4-8) This program is for beginner through advanced golfers. Golfers will be grouped by age and ability. Morning sessions are held at Sarkisian Driving Range. Full day golfers are then bussed to Tewksbury Country Club to play 9 holes of golf. Appropriate dress is required. Bring a snack and beverage. Full day also bring a lunch. Golf clubs will be provided, however, participants can bring their own clubs if they choose. Friday will be used as a rain date. For weather related cancelations call Sarkisian after 8:30 am at 978-688-5522.
  • SPORTACULAR
    (Grades K-5) This program caters to kids who are on the move! Join us during February vacation for a fun filled morning of gym games, arts & crafts, and outside play. Sign up by the day or for the whole week.
  • NEAA Grand Slam Tennis (NEW!)
    (Ages 6-14) New England Athletic Academy's Grand Slam Tennis programs will teach a variety of shot techniques along with an introduction to match play, strategy and the rules of Tennis! All lessons are conducted using a variety of high energy games and drills, designed to improve the game of your future tennis star! Players will be broken up by age and skill level. All equipment is provided by NEAA although players are welcome to bring their own racket if they would like!
  • Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)
    (Ages 7-15) Join East Coast Style Stand Up Paddle for a half day stand up paddle boarding program! In this program, kids will be given the opportunity to explore and experience a new world on the water via stand up paddling. Activities will include SUP instruction & safety, swimming, treasure hunting, water & beach games, SUP fitness, eco-awareness, contests, and arts and crafts projects. Every day will be a new adventure! Please wear a bathing suit and bring a towel, sunscreen, and a snack. Weekly program schedule will be passed out to parents/guardians at the first class.
  • Warrior Boys Soccer School
    (Boys, Grades 9 - 12) Here is your chance to check your fitness level, sharpen your technical ball skills, perfect your goal keeping skills, play small and full side matches. Please bring water, soccer ball, shin pads, cleats and bug spray.
  • NEAA Mini Tennis (NEW!)
    (Ages 3-5) New England Athletic Academy's Tennis program for ages 3 - 5 is conducted on a smaller court, using a red, low compression ball, which is slower and lower bouncing than a traditional tennis ball. This adaptation allows players to develop their game in a safe and successful way, whilst ensuring fun for all! This program will teach the basic shot mechanics along with developing children's coordination and fundamentals of movement. All lessons are conducted using a variety of high energy, fast paced, fun games, designed to capture the attention of children this age ensuring maximum fun for your budding Tennis champ! All equipment is provided by NEAA although players are welcome to bring their own racket if they would like!
  • Little Bumpers Week Long Volleyball Clinic (NEW)
    (Co-ed, grades K-2) This five day introductory clinic is designed to teach the smallest of volleyball players the fundamentals of volleyball including serving, passing, setting, and hitting. All skills will be taught through fun, age appropriate drills and games. Players will not only learn basic skills, but they will learn how to be good teammates.
  • Warrior Girls Soccer
    Girls, Entering Grades 9-12 This preseason clinic prepares female high school soccer players for the start of the upcoming fall season. Players will focus on technical skill, team tactics, and preparation fitness.
  • Introduction to Filmmaking
    (Ages 10-14) In this class, students can bring their creative ideas to fruition in a fun, collaborative and exciting environment. Students will learn skills in scriptwriting, storyboard sketching, character development, improvisation, and camera skills. Together, the group will write, shoot, and edit a film in a genre of their choosing. Students will learn to edit their films using professional editing software like Final Cut Pro. All films will also be made eligible to be screened at the Boston International Kids Film Festival at the Somerville Theater in November 2018. Please bring a snack, drink and a lunch.
  • Mixed Media Art
    (Entering Grades K-5) One week of pure fun! We will paint 4 pieces of readymade pottery along with 2 Fused Glass pieces, 2 clay pieces, and 1 canvas painting class. Total of 9 projects in 5 days. They will be busy with art work. Class will consist of projects that will be easy and fun for the kids to do. Please bring a snack/lunch we will take a break and go outside to snack/eat lunch. We will teach step by step directions with several different mediums and techniques. Pottery, clay, and the fused glass pieces need to be fired. Kids will take their canvas home with them on Thursday. Any pieces that are not returned during the class week will be dropped off at the Recreation Department within 2 weeks after the class ends. Recreation will send an email when pieces are ready for pickup.
  • Youth Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop
    (Entering Grades 4-6) This workshop was created with the mindset of promoting overall youth wellness. The class incorporates yoga both active and restorative, mindfulness, aromatherapy and games that bring about peer interaction and friendship. Activities are also led and guided on a daily basis to increase emotional self-awareness and self-confidence. Please bring water, a mat or blanket as well as a notebook and pen.
  • Paddle Tuesdays - Introductory SUP Lessons
    (Ages 7 & up) Join East Coast SUP for an hour introduction lesson where you will be guided through balance techniques to get you from land to water! Either pre-register with Andover Recreation online or by phone or feel free to register on-site (first come first serve with on-site registrations). Times: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm Price: $25/hour People can pre-register, or register onsite. Max: 20 people These Tuesdays only: July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31 Aug 7
  • Goals for Girls Soccer Academy
    (Ages 6-14 & incoming HS Freshman) This soccer program is designed specifically for girls. Each day athletes will develop technical and tactical skills through well organized training sessions, small-sided games, and individual goal setting. The last hour of each day is “Game Time!”
  • Elementary Cheerleading & Cheerleading Intern Program
    (Ages 3-5, Grades K-5) Get ready for fall cheerleading! Learn the most current routines! Girls and boys will be introduced to the fundamental skills of cheerleading. Wear sneakers, and bring a snack and water bottle each day.
  • Warrior Track Clinic
    (Ages 6-11) Learn the fundamentals of running track & field events. Some of the skills that will be taught are hurdles, sprints, relays, discus throwing, and long jump. A track meet will be held the last day of the program. Bring a water bottle.
  • Summer Private Lessons (NEW)
    (Ages 7 & Up) Try a few lessons while you have some time off! Choose any number of lessons you would like. Schedule to be arranged with the instructor. We also coach ensembles. Let us know what you are looking for. Instruments: Guitar, ukulele, bass, voice, saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, piano, violin, cello, percussion and more. After registering with Andover Rec, a Merrimack Valley Community Music School representative will contact you to schedule your lessons.
  • Beach Buddies
    (Ages 4-7) Looking for a fun-filled morning or full day at the beach? Does your child enjoy small group activities? If so, Beach Buddies, held at Pomps Pond, is the perfect place to be this summer. Children will enjoy swimming lessons, along with boating, beach activities, arts and crafts, nature walks, and a weekly pancake breakfast. A special event will be scheduled for each Wednesday! Please bring a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, water bottle, and snack each day. Full day, please also bring a lunch.
  • SAT Math Prep
    Take this course for practice and tactics to increase your math score. Review basic math, algebra, geometry, and other topics covered on the test. This course provides an opportunity to improve your basic test-taking skills and learn methods for speed, accuracy, and comprehension. Learn problem solving techniques and the truth about guessing during practice exams. Bring #2 pencils, an SAT approved scientific calculator, and paperback book: Barron’s SAT, 29th Edition by Ira K. Wolf Ph.D. and Sharon Weiner Green M.A. •  ISBN-10:1438009984 •  ISBN-13:978-1438009988
  • Kaplan
    Flexible schedules and expert teachers make this program your top choice. Sessions held at Andover High. Need-based financial aid available. Visit kaptest.com or call 1-800-KAP-TEST today!
  • Online College & Advanced Studies Prep
    The classroom is open 24/7! Our online courses are available at the above website. Classes are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.
  • SAT Verbal Prep
    Gain confidence! Improve your score in the critical reading and writing sections by learning tips and tricks to answer multiple choice questions. Develop skills to write a high scoring essay and practice strategies to work under time pressure. Bring your enthusiasm, pencil, highlighter, and paperback book: Barron’s SAT, 29th Edition by Ira K. Wolf Ph.D. and Sharon Weiner Green M.A.: •  ISBN-10:1438009984 •  ISBN-13:978-1438009988
  • All Day Discovery
    (Entering Grades K-6) All Day Discovery will give children an experience that will last a lifetime by providing challenging activities under the guidance of caring, well-trained staff members. All Day Discovery maintains a staff-camper ratio of 1:5. This ratio allows counselors to build relationships and provide each child with the attention he or she needs. Children take part in arts & crafts, sports & games, swimming & boating, and tennis. A weekly field trip is the highlight of the weeks’ activities. Bring lunch, snack, drink, bathing suit, and towel each day.
  • Chemical Magic - Magical Microscopes - Rocks and Minerals
    Ages 6-11 Learn to make batteries from fruits or potatoes. Make a fantastic crystal tree. Work with invisible ink. Work with our powerful magnets. Look at our prepared slides using our microscopes. Learn about the different types of rocks and minerals from our interesting rock and mineral collection. Be a chemical detective. Make glob from glue. Use paper chromatography to separate colors. You’ll go home at the end of the workshop having learned some interesting science!
  • Club Invention
    (Entering Grades 1-5) Boys and girls are challenged to explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation in this hands-on adventure. Build original prototypes and create a personalized motor-powered vehicle, while designing, improving and analyzing inventions in a team setting. All new challenges are explored when you take apart electronics to construct an epic insect-themed pinball machine. Early and alumni registration discounts are available!
  • Creative Engineering Workshop
    (Ages 7-12) Work with an advanced three dimensional construction kit that is yours to keep and take home. Design and build simple or complex models of a vehicle, a robot or buildings. You will also get your own 3-volt geared motor to power up a moveable Radar Surveyor. Learn the many ways you can make your motor run. Hands on is the only way, so prepare to build from directions, and from your own imagination! Bring a beverage, snack, and a lunch.
  • Outer Limits
    (Entering Grades 7-9) OPEN TO ANDOVER RESIDENTS ONLY. Outer Limits is where it’s at this summer, with exciting Tuesday field trips geared towards the middle school age group, daily games and activities, and fun group projects and adventures! Enjoy daily trips to Pomps Pond along with an additional weekly trip to a local hot spot to enjoy activities like hiking, biking, local shows/events, and the great outdoors. Trips to the Cormier Youth Center for fun activities like tournaments, games, cooking and art projects will also take place as well as trips to downtown Andover. Participants will also have the chance to help plan, design and help execute community events weekly, and partner up with other local departments to work on fun projects like community gardening and painting. This program is definitely on the move, but also lends time for self-directed activity, free-choice sessions, and good old summer fun! Please bring a lunch, snack, drink, bathing suit, towel and sunscreen each day. A weekly schedule will be emailed out prior to each week with specifics on daily activities, trips and events.
  • Rec Park Playground (Multiple Registration Options Available)
    (Entering grades 1-6) Rec Park Playground brings to mind hot days, swimming at the Pond, cookouts, and the kind of special friendships that last far beyond Labor Day. Children will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of age-appropriate fun activities. Arts & crafts, swimming, boating, tennis, inline skating, and games are among the daily activities. T-shirt included. Bring a lunch, snack, drink, bathing suit, and towel each day.
  • John Smith Soccer School
    (Ages 5-12) This soccer program is designed to cater to each player’s individual development, with planned progression throughout the week. Excellent player/coach ratio for this program. Tuition includes a ball, t-shirt, and water bottle. All participants should bring a water bottle. Full day bring a lunch.
  • Tennis Academy
    (Ages 6-14) All aspects of the game are taught including fore and backhand, serve, volley, game strategy, and scoring. The Academy is divided by individual’s ability. Includes contests and competitions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own racquet, however racquets will be available. Bring a water bottle. T-shirt is included.
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