Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department Summer Programs

Summer Camp at Ninigret Park
The Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department registration is currently open for Summer Camp at Ninigret Park. The camp runs from June 26 – July 28th from 9-4 for ages 5-12 and for a cost of $325. For residents and $350 for non-residents of Charlestown. There are two extended weeks from July 31 – August 4th and August 7 – August 11th for a cost of $100 per week for residents and $125 for non-residents.

There is also a CIT/Leadership program for youth ages 13-17 from 9-4 from 6/26 through 7/28 from 9-4 at a cost of $325 and $350 for non-residents. The program will provide leadership experience working without camp children and participating certification classes, speakers and getting constant feedback from our experienced CIT/Leadership staff. Participants will get CPR/First certification, have group discussions about working with children and the community, and go on leadership trips. All trips are not included in the initial fee. Registration is available online at www.charlestownri.org.

Summer Golf Program
Fore! This summer golf program is perfect for any child (1st through 9th grade) who has aspirations of becoming the next Arnold Palmer or Anika Sorenstam. The program includes 12 hours of instruction, full use of the driving range, and putting green, green fees at Winnapaug Golf Course, water, and snacks each day! The instructor is Lou Toscano, a teacher at Pine Point School and a certified teaching professional. The class will run July 3 – July 15 from 9-noon and the fees is $125 for the program.

Youth Swimming Lessons
Dive into summer with youth swimming lessons. Learn with our Life Guard certified swimming instructors at Little Nini Pond on Monday and Wednesdays July 10-August 16 from 9-10:45.. $60 per session. For ages 3 and older.

Youth Tennis Lessons
Summer Youth Tennis Lessons will begin on July 5- August 18 on Mon./Wed./ Fri. and the cost is $120 per student at the Ninigret Park Tennis Courts.

  • 6-8 year olds – 8-9am
  • 9-11 year olds – 9-10am, 12-17, 10-11am.

Junior Tournament play focused on tournament play for youth who understand the basics but want to play while honing their skills . For ages 8-17. Instructor is Don Fair. They will meet on July 5-August 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-10am for $50.

Hawaiin Luau
There is a Hawaiin Luau for Chariho 5th and 6th graders is scheduled for Friday, June 16th from 7-9 at the Charlestown Sr. Center in Ninigret Park . Cost is $8 per ticket and will be sold in the school lunches on June 14,15, and 16th or the tickets can be bought at the door.

Babysitting Training
Nurse Catherine Alexander will teach your 11-14 year old the ins and outs of babysitting. This class is on June 17th at the Sr. Community Center in Ninigret Park from 10-4:30am for ages 11-14 and the cost is $70 per student. There is lots of “hands on” practice using adult and infant manikins. The first 3 hours are focused on CPR, choking for the adult, child, and infant. Students will also learn how to use an AED. The second half is focused on learning element of first aid, child safety, changing and feeding a baby and getting your babysitting business started. Please bring a bagged lunch and drink.

Please call 364-1222 for further information or register online at www.charlestownri.org.