Winter/Spring 2020 Programs

Winter/Spring Brochure

Winter/Spring Brochure Programs:

Kids Cake/Cupcake Decorating Classes

In these classes you will learn to make buttercream and use different piping tips to frost and stuff 6 cupcakes .  Cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles and all of the tools you need to decorate with will be provided for you to use in the classes.  Containers will also be provided for kids to take their cupcakes home in.

 

CUPCAKE DECORATING - RAINBOW STUFFED

WHO:  Ages 8 and up

WHEN:  Saturday, February 8

TIME:  9:00-10:30am.

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $14.00/participant - Town of Van Buren Residents

$16.00/participant - Non-Residents

(Min. for class = 3; Max. for class= 7)

 

 

CUPCAKE DECORATING - COOKIES AND CREAM

Moist double chocolate cookies and cream cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

 WHO:  Ages 8 and up

WHEN:  Saturday, February 28

TIME:  1:00-2:30pm.

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $14.00/participant - Town of Van Buren Residents

$16.00/participant - Non-Residents

(Min. for class = 3; Max. for class= 7)

 

 

CUPCAKE DECORATING - M&M'S STUFFED

 WHO:  Ages 10 and up

WHEN:  Saturday, April 25

TIME:  9:00-10:30am

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $14.00/participant - Town of Van Buren Residents

$16.00/participant - Non-Residents

(Min. for class = 3; Max. for class= 7)

 

 

CUPCAKE DECORATING - SUNFLOWERS

Sunflower Cupcakes- since that bitch Katie loves sunflowers #cupcakes

 WHO:  Ages 8 and up

WHEN:  Saturday, April 25

TIME:  1:00-2:30pm

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $14.00/participant - Town of Van Buren Residents

$16.00/participant - Non-Residents

(Min. for class = 3; Max. for class= 7)

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

SAFE SITTER® BABYSITTING COURSE 

 

WHO: Boys and girls 11-15 years old

WHENTuesday, February 18 (Date change)** or

Monday, April 6

TIME: 9:00am-2:30pm

WHERE: Van Buren Park Lodge

FEE: $70/participant (Town of Van Buren Residents);   $80/participant (Non-Residents)

(Min. for class= 4; Max. # in class = 8)

Safe Sitter® teaches young teens everything they need to know to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Participants will learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who's choking, basic first aid, how to handle situations that may occur, how to prevent injuries, how to seek help when serious issues arise and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather.

Students will need to remain on site for the entire time so each participant will need to bring the following items to class: a lunch, drink, snack, notebook and a pen/pencil.

Pee Wee Wrestling - Winter/Spring Class

BALDWINSVILLE PEE WEE WRESTLING

WHO:  Boys and girls, grades 1-6

WHEN Session I:Mondays and Wednesdays, January 6-February 24   (except 1/20, 2/17 &2/19)

Session II:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, January 7-February 13

TIME:    6:30-8:30p.m.

WHERE:  Baker High School, Wrestling Room

FEE:        $40/participant  (no shirt); $45/participant (with shirt)

(Min. for class= 15; Max. # in class = 35)

 Pee Wee Wrestling has returned to the Town of Van Buren with coaches Dan Allen,Todd Webb and Jim Schanzenbach.  This program will be held in a safe and fun environment where wrestlers will learn the basic fundamentals of the sport.  With this they will learn respect for self and others, as well as discipline and self confidence.

 

 

Dog Obedience (Beginners and Manners classes) - Winter/Spring

DOG OBEDIENCE - BEGINNER CLASS

 WHO:     Dogs (at least 4 mos. old) and their handler (at least 14 years old)

WHAT:  A beginner dog obedience class

WHEN:    Mondays, March 27-April 27

TIME:     6:45pm-7:30pm                

WHERE:  Van Buren Park Lodge

FEE:        Beginner - $50.00/participant (Town of Van Buren Residents) ;  $55.00/participant (Non-Residents)  (Min. in class = 3,  Max. in class = 8)

BeginnerThis class will cover basic obedience training, so handlers can have fun with their dogs!  Includes: heeling, stand, come, sit-stay and down-stay.

 

NOTEThose registered need to bring proof of Rabies, DHL and Parvo inoculations to first class.  You will also need to bring a six-foot lead and training collar to class (beginners) and a 10 foot lead to the advanced class.  Please bring treats for reinforcements.

 

DOG  TRAINING - BASIC MANNERS AND SOCIAL SKILLSCLASS

 WHO:  Dogs (at least 4 mos. old) and their handler (at least 14 years old)

WHAT:  A continuation of basic dog obedience

WHEN:      MondaysMarch 11-April 15

 TIME:    7:45pm-8:30pm

WHERE:  Van Buren Park Lodge

FEE:         $55.00/participant (Town of Van Buren Residents) ;  $60.00/participant (Non-Residents)

(Min. in class = 3, Max. in class =5)

 

This class covers body language, leash manners, setting boundaries, correcting unwanted behavior and defining socialization.

 

Training collar and 6' leash are required.  No flexi leads or choke collars allowed.  All dogs must have current vaccines.  Handlers should bring soft chewy treats.

 

Evaluations to ensure dogs have basic obedience skills, which are needed for the class, will be done the first night of class.

 

NOTEThose registered need to bring proof of Rabies, DHL and Parvo inoculations to first class.

 

 

Jr Scientist Class I

JR SCIENTIST CLASS I

WHO:  Children 8-12 years old

WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 10-19

TIME:   5:45-6:45PM

WHERE:   Van Buren Lodge (off of Connors Road)

FEE:  $55.00/child - Town of Van Buren Residents

$60.00/child - Non-Residents

(Min # of kids = 3, Max # of kids = 6)

   

If you're looking for some fun science experiments for kids then you've come to the right place.  Learn interesting science facts by experimenting with different materials that react in surprising ways. You'll find a lot of experiments can be done using simple ingredients found around your house (with adult supervision of course). Basic materials can help you perform experiments that are simple, safe and perfect for kids.

Some of the experiments that we will be doing will include geyser eruptions, elephant toothpaste, lumpy liquids/squishy solids and more!

** Kids will need to bring their own pair of goggles to the class! 

 

 

Jr Scientist Class II

JR SCIENTIST CLASS II

 

WHO:  Children 8-12 years old

WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays,  March 24-April 2

TIME:   5:45-6:45PM

WHERE:   Van Buren Lodge (off of Connors Road)

FEE: $55.00/child - Town of Van Buren Residents

$60.00/child - Non-residents

(Min # of kids = 3, Max # of kids = 7)

   

If you're looking for some fun science experiments for kids then you've come to the right place.  Learn interesting science facts by experimenting with different materials that react in surprising ways. You'll find a lot of experiments can be done using simple ingredients found around your house (with adult supervision of course). Basic materials can help you perform experiments that are simple, safe and perfect for kids.

This class is a continuation of the first science class.  You must have taken the first class in order to register for this one.

** Kids will need to bring their own pair of goggles to the class! 

 

 

 

 

Pee Wee Basketball

PEE WEE BASKETBALL

 

WHO:  4th & 5th grade children

WHAT:  A  beginner-level program to develop skills

WHEN: Wednesdays, November 13-January 29  (except 11/27, 12/25 & 1/1 )

WHERE:  Elden Elementary

TIME:  3:30-5:00pm

FEE:  $40.00/participant  - includes a t-shirt (please specify shirt size on registration form - adult sizes)

(Max. # participants = 28)

 

Participants will learn fundamental basketball skills and strategy, as well as experience intramural team play.  Come out and join us for an ACTION program!

 

 

Boater Safety Courses 2020

U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY 

BOATER SAFETY COURSES  

BOATING LAW CHANGE:   After January 1, 2020 ALL motorboat operators MUST take a safe boating class

WHO:  Ages 10 and up

WHAT:  A course in boater safety

WHEN: 

Session I:  Sunday, March 1

Session II:  Sunday, March 15

Session III:  Sunday, April 5

Session IV:  Sunday, April 19

Session V:  Saturday, May 9

Session VI:  Saturday, May 30

TIME:   9:00am. - 5:30pm

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $35.00 per participant** (see below)

(Min. for class = 20; Max. for class= 30)

 

The Boating Safety Course is a comprehensive training class focusing on the importance of safety on the water. It presents an opportunity to learn from U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certified instructors.  The course is specifically designed for New York State Boaters and tailored to local boating waters for the safe operation of boats and personal watercraft.

This course satisfies  the boater education requirements for ALL STATES.

Instructors that have extensive knowledge and experience with local boating,  are certified by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, New York State Parks, and the National Safe Boating Council will provide professional instruction and answer your boating questions.

The number of students in each class is limited.  Advance registration is required.

Participants must pass the exam to receive their certification. 

*An additional $10/person must be brought to class.  The USCG will send in the money, to the state, and the state will provide the certificates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Tubing

SNOW TUBING

WHO:  Anyone!

WHAT:  An evening of tubing!

WHEN: 

Thursday, December 26, 2019:  4:30-9:30pm

Friday, December 27, 2019:   4:30-9:30pm

Thursday, January 2, 2020:        4:30-9:30pm

Friday, January 3, 2020:             4:30-9:30pm

Monday, January 20, 2020:       11am-5p.m.

Monday, February 17, 2020:      11am-5p.m.

Thursday, February 20, 2020:  4:30-9:30pm

Friday, February 21, 2020:        4:30-9:30pm

WHERE:  Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center, Fayetteville

FEE: 

   12/26, 12/27, 1/2, 1/3, 2/20 & 2/21:$17.00/participant

   1/20 & 2/17: $19.00/participant

 

How about a fun evening of tubing?  Four Seasons is offering a great deal - only $17.00 (paid to the Parks & Recreation Department) for five hours!  Those wishing to tube MUST use Four Season's equipment - you may not bring your own tubes.  Advance registration is a must! 

 

 

 

Mother's Day Project

MOTHER’S DAY PROJECT I: FLOWER POT

  

WHO:   Children  11 and under (parents with children under the age of 5 must remain on site with their children)

WHEN:  Thursday, May 7

TIME:  6:30-7:00p.m.

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:   $12.00/participant  (minimum #3; max #6)

Children will get a chance to personalize a large clay pot using ceramic paints and fill it with flowers.  This personalized pot will be transformed into a flower pot for their mothers or grandmothers for Mother’s Day.

 

    MOTHER’S DAY PROJECT II: PERSONALIZED PLATE

WHO: Children 11 and under (parents with children under
the age of 5 must remain on site with their children)

WHEN: Thursday, May 7

TIME: 5:45-6:15p.m.

WHERE: Van Buren Town Hall

FEE: $10.00/participant (minimum #3; max #6)

Children will get a chance to personalize a ceramic plate w/easel. Decorate this unglazed bisque fired plate with paint! Includes a 4” plastic easel plate stand. Plates are 6” diameter. This is meant for decorative use only

Fishing Derby

FISHING DERBY

 WHO:  Children, Teens and "tweens”, ages 4 to 15.  Those  ages 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

WHAT:  A fishing derby!

WHEN:  Saturday, April 18

TIME:  8:00 - 11:00am

WHERE:  Van Buren Park Pond, enter from Connors Rd.

FEEFREE!

 

Come see what fish can be caught at Van Buren Pond!  Prizes will be given for "longest fish" in two different age categories  Bring your own reels, bait, tackle, buckets, etc.  Rain or shine!

TO REGISTER:  Please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at   315-638-4727, weekdays from 8:30am.-4:00pm. to let us know if your child/children will be attending, so we have an idea of a number to expect. 

 

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt - Morning

                                   EASTER EGG HUNT
WHO: For anyone 10 & under (Max of 100 kids so register
early)
WHAT: An Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 4
TIME: 10:30am.-11:00am
WHERE: Van Buren Central Park, Canton Street entrance
FEE: FREE

The Town of Van Buren’s Recreation Department will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt at Van Buren Central Park on Saturday, April 4 at 10:30am. sharp. We can only take a limited amount of children so please register early. There will be hunting for wrapped candy and plastic eggs, some of which may be redeemed for prizes. The eggs will be hidden around the park and it may be wet, so please dress appropriately! The Easter Bunny will be available before and after the hunt so bring your camera.

TO REGISTER: Please call the Parks and Recreation office at 315-638-4727 by Monday, March 30  so we have enough eggs for the children.  We will not accept drop-ins the day of the event

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

WHO: For anyone 5 and older (max of 35 children)
WHEN: Saturday, April 4
TIME: 8:00pm
WHERE: Van Buren Park, Pavilion B
FEE: $5.00/child
** must be pre-registered/no registration will be taken the day of the event

Bring your flashlight to find eggs filled with candy and prizes at Van Buren Park in this fun hunt! When the park gets dark your flashlight will be your guide to candy and other prizes! Please make sure to bring a bag or basket for the hunt and then stay for cookie decorating at pavilion B. Shine your light bright to find the special golden eggs that your can redeem for special prizes! Please meet us at pavilion B to check in about 20 minutes prior to the hunt.

** Children 5-8 years of age may be accompanied by only one adult.

String Art Classes

String Art Classes

WHO:  Children 7 and up

WHEN:  Dates, with projects, below

TIME:   6:00p.m.-6:45p.m.

WHERE:   Van Buren Lodge (off of Connors Road)

FEE:  $10.00/person/project - Residents

$12.00/person/project - Non-Residents

(Min # of kids = 4, Max # of kids = 8)

Using wood, nails and embroidery floss you will be able to create a themed string art design.  All material and instruction will be provided.

 

April 14

 

 

April 7

This cute purple butterfly string art is a perfect addition to your little girls room! String art measures 8 x 8. String art comes ready to hang. Each item is made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for completion and shipping of item. Will ship USPS along with a confirmation number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Town of Van Buren Parks and Recreation Department offers recreation programs for all ages! These change seasonally; all are listed in the Parks and Recreation Department program brochures. These are published 3 times per year (December, April and September) and distributed to schools in the Baldwinsville School District, the banks in the Baldwinsville area and the Baldwinsville Public Library. They can also be found at the Van Buren Town Hall, and at the Parks and Recreation Office.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE FOR PROGRAMS
Please do not wait to register for a program! There is a point – usually 5 business days prior to start date – when we need to make a decision whether to cancel a program due to lack of participation. Invariably, we get many telephone inquiries on a program after we’ve cancelled it!

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are accepted:

  • Until the business day prior to the program start date,
  • By a specified registration deadline (will be listed with the program, if applicable), OR
  • Until the program fills to capacity!

Fill out a registration form (one per person). These can either be downloaded from this website, or found in the Recreation Departments program brochures. Mail the form(s) with payment to the Parks and Recreation Department, or stop by during office hours (8:30am.-4:00pm., Monday-Friday).

Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check or credit cards (with a minimal fee)! Please do not send cash through the mail. Completed registration form and payment must be received by this office prior to participation in a program.

** Due to budgetary and time constraints, you will NOT be sent a confirmation of your registration, OR be contacted by telephone! You will ONLY be contacted if we are unable to fit you into the program requested, or in the event of a program cancellation. So, if you do not hear from us, simply report to the program the first day it meets. You are certainly welcome to contact this office to check on any registrations.

SUGGESTIONS
Most of the activities listed in our brochure are the result of interest on the part of an individual or group of people. If you would like our department to expand on any existing programs or create new ones, we would welcome your suggestions! Either mail or email your ideas, call us, or visit the Parks & Recreation office during business hours. We’d love to hear from you!