Spring/Summer 2021 PROGRAMS


As of 6/1/21

**  We do require masks for ALL CLASSES, just in case a class needs to be held indoors and social distancing is not possible.  Classes are for participants only!  If parents choose to remain on site you must do so outside of the building so we can conduct the classes with social distancing measures in place.


** To register, for any of the programs, please download a registration form (under the form link) and mail it it, fax it or drop it off.


Spring/Summer Programs:

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course


WHO: Boys and girls 11-15 years old

WHEN :  Saturday, September 25

TIME: 7:45am-1:00pm

WHERE: Van Buren Park, pavilion B

FEE: $70.00/participant (Town of Van Buren Residents);   $80.00/participant (Non-Residents)

(Min. for class= 3; 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.

POUND Rockout Workout

WHO: Anyone 10 and up

WHEN:  Session IV:  Thursdays, September 16-October 21

TIME:   6:00pm-6:45pm

WHERE:  Basketball Court

FEE:   $41.00/participant  (Minimum for class=10;  Max for class=30)

POUND is a full body drumming workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates inspired moves. What is so great about POUND is that it keeps your body in constant motion with drumming while using slightly weighted (1/4lb) drumsticks called Ripstix. POUND produces continual instability throughout the entire body, causing you to activate and engage muscles that you may not necessarily use every day! Not only does it improve your rhythm, timing, coordination, speed, agility, endurance, and musicality, but the engagement of the core, mixed with the drumming thoroughly targets and works all of the large muscle groups in the body! In addition, you can burn up to 900 calories per hour while rocking out to your favorite music!
**  You will need to bring a yoga mat and water!
Youth Pickleball Camp

Painting Cafe Presents Painting in the Park

Scarecrow Making Contest

Fall Family Fun Pictures

Carving the Night Away

Spooktacular Trick or Treat Drive Thru

Monster Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

**We will continue to update this page as more programs become available.  Please check back!


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.

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.

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!