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Monday December 17, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
1:50 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Middle School REC Club at Stony Brook - REC Club
Online registration for the WPC REC Club After School Enrichment Program for middle school students is now available at:CommunityRootParticipants can register for and begin the program at any point during the school year, but registrations must be received by 4 p.m., one week prior to their start date, or you will incur a $25 late fee. If your child(ren) attend(s) the program without being registered for the current session, you will incur a $15 fee per day (in addition to daily block fees) attended until registered, in addition to the $25 late fee.PROGRAM INFORMATIONThe program runs at the Stony Brook Middle School (our central location is the library and this is where students should report for sign-in) Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Blanchard students are bussed to Stony upon dismissal for no additional fee.Just like our K-5 programs, each day is broken down into three blocks (Block 1: 1:55-3:10, Block 2: 3:10-4:30, Block 3: 4:30-5:45 p.m.). The fee per block is $12 (the fee for blocks added after initial registration are $13/block), or $36 per day for all three blocks. We offer a discounted full-time (Mon.-Fri. until 5:45 p.m.) rate of $1100 per session, or $550 per month. REC Club also offers a 4:30 p.m. Late Bus, Monday through Friday, that transports participants home at the end of Block 2 (4:30 p.m.) for an additional registration/fee (currently $7 per day). Registration for the 4:30 Late Bus is available via the CommunityRoot website. For drop-off locations, please contact Dee Bus Co. The 4:30 Late Bus will only run with sufficient enrollment and should you register for the 4:30 Late Bus, your bus payment will not be processed until we have secured the bus for the session. (No news is good news! If you do not hear from us, the 4:30 Late Bus will run as scheduled.) PLEASE NOTE: The 4:30 Late Bus, if secured, will not begin running until Tuesday, September 5, 2017.If your child(ren) will be absent from the program, you must inform the Recreation Department at (978) 692-5532 or the REC Club staff on the site cell: (978) 265-2063. Failure to notify will result in a $10 Finder's Fee. After three occurrences, the fee will increase to $15. We recommend storing the site cell # in your phone, as the Stony Brook building is locked during WPC hours and that is the number you must call upon arrival to pick up your child(ren).
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Abbot After School Program - WPC Abbot
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Crisafulli After School Program - WPC Crisafulli
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Day After School Program - WPC Day
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Miller After School Program - WPC Miller
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Nabnasset After School Program - WPC Nabnasset
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Robinson After School Program - WPC Robinson
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM    Cardio and Fitness Fun - Session 2
Work out regularly? Work out occasionally? Never work out? Why not spend one hour, twice a week, working out and having fun! The hour is split between cardio and large muscle training – simply put, sweating and toning.  Check out the first class at no charge; if it feels right, register for the following weeks.  Bring sneakers, exercise mat, hand weights and water.
 
Tuesday December 18, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
1:50 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Middle School REC Club at Stony Brook - REC Club
Online registration for the WPC REC Club After School Enrichment Program for middle school students is now available at:CommunityRootParticipants can register for and begin the program at any point during the school year, but registrations must be received by 4 p.m., one week prior to their start date, or you will incur a $25 late fee. If your child(ren) attend(s) the program without being registered for the current session, you will incur a $15 fee per day (in addition to daily block fees) attended until registered, in addition to the $25 late fee.PROGRAM INFORMATIONThe program runs at the Stony Brook Middle School (our central location is the library and this is where students should report for sign-in) Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Blanchard students are bussed to Stony upon dismissal for no additional fee.Just like our K-5 programs, each day is broken down into three blocks (Block 1: 1:55-3:10, Block 2: 3:10-4:30, Block 3: 4:30-5:45 p.m.). The fee per block is $12 (the fee for blocks added after initial registration are $13/block), or $36 per day for all three blocks. We offer a discounted full-time (Mon.-Fri. until 5:45 p.m.) rate of $1100 per session, or $550 per month. REC Club also offers a 4:30 p.m. Late Bus, Monday through Friday, that transports participants home at the end of Block 2 (4:30 p.m.) for an additional registration/fee (currently $7 per day). Registration for the 4:30 Late Bus is available via the CommunityRoot website. For drop-off locations, please contact Dee Bus Co. The 4:30 Late Bus will only run with sufficient enrollment and should you register for the 4:30 Late Bus, your bus payment will not be processed until we have secured the bus for the session. (No news is good news! If you do not hear from us, the 4:30 Late Bus will run as scheduled.) PLEASE NOTE: The 4:30 Late Bus, if secured, will not begin running until Tuesday, September 5, 2017.If your child(ren) will be absent from the program, you must inform the Recreation Department at (978) 692-5532 or the REC Club staff on the site cell: (978) 265-2063. Failure to notify will result in a $10 Finder's Fee. After three occurrences, the fee will increase to $15. We recommend storing the site cell # in your phone, as the Stony Brook building is locked during WPC hours and that is the number you must call upon arrival to pick up your child(ren).
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Abbot After School Program - WPC Abbot
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Crisafulli After School Program - WPC Crisafulli
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Day After School Program - WPC Day
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Miller After School Program - WPC Miller
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Nabnasset After School Program - WPC Nabnasset
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Robinson After School Program - WPC Robinson
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - Session 1/Full Session
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - December 18
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
Wednesday December 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
1:50 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Middle School REC Club at Stony Brook - REC Club
Online registration for the WPC REC Club After School Enrichment Program for middle school students is now available at:CommunityRootParticipants can register for and begin the program at any point during the school year, but registrations must be received by 4 p.m., one week prior to their start date, or you will incur a $25 late fee. If your child(ren) attend(s) the program without being registered for the current session, you will incur a $15 fee per day (in addition to daily block fees) attended until registered, in addition to the $25 late fee.PROGRAM INFORMATIONThe program runs at the Stony Brook Middle School (our central location is the library and this is where students should report for sign-in) Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Blanchard students are bussed to Stony upon dismissal for no additional fee.Just like our K-5 programs, each day is broken down into three blocks (Block 1: 1:55-3:10, Block 2: 3:10-4:30, Block 3: 4:30-5:45 p.m.). The fee per block is $12 (the fee for blocks added after initial registration are $13/block), or $36 per day for all three blocks. We offer a discounted full-time (Mon.-Fri. until 5:45 p.m.) rate of $1100 per session, or $550 per month. REC Club also offers a 4:30 p.m. Late Bus, Monday through Friday, that transports participants home at the end of Block 2 (4:30 p.m.) for an additional registration/fee (currently $7 per day). Registration for the 4:30 Late Bus is available via the CommunityRoot website. For drop-off locations, please contact Dee Bus Co. The 4:30 Late Bus will only run with sufficient enrollment and should you register for the 4:30 Late Bus, your bus payment will not be processed until we have secured the bus for the session. (No news is good news! If you do not hear from us, the 4:30 Late Bus will run as scheduled.) PLEASE NOTE: The 4:30 Late Bus, if secured, will not begin running until Tuesday, September 5, 2017.If your child(ren) will be absent from the program, you must inform the Recreation Department at (978) 692-5532 or the REC Club staff on the site cell: (978) 265-2063. Failure to notify will result in a $10 Finder's Fee. After three occurrences, the fee will increase to $15. We recommend storing the site cell # in your phone, as the Stony Brook building is locked during WPC hours and that is the number you must call upon arrival to pick up your child(ren).
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Abbot After School Program - WPC Abbot
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Crisafulli After School Program - WPC Crisafulli
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Day After School Program - WPC Day
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Miller After School Program - WPC Miller
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Nabnasset After School Program - WPC Nabnasset
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Robinson After School Program - WPC Robinson
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM    Cardio and Fitness Fun - Session 2
Work out regularly? Work out occasionally? Never work out? Why not spend one hour, twice a week, working out and having fun! The hour is split between cardio and large muscle training – simply put, sweating and toning.  Check out the first class at no charge; if it feels right, register for the following weeks.  Bring sneakers, exercise mat, hand weights and water.
 
Thursday December 20, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
1:50 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Middle School REC Club at Stony Brook - REC Club
Online registration for the WPC REC Club After School Enrichment Program for middle school students is now available at:CommunityRootParticipants can register for and begin the program at any point during the school year, but registrations must be received by 4 p.m., one week prior to their start date, or you will incur a $25 late fee. If your child(ren) attend(s) the program without being registered for the current session, you will incur a $15 fee per day (in addition to daily block fees) attended until registered, in addition to the $25 late fee.PROGRAM INFORMATIONThe program runs at the Stony Brook Middle School (our central location is the library and this is where students should report for sign-in) Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Blanchard students are bussed to Stony upon dismissal for no additional fee.Just like our K-5 programs, each day is broken down into three blocks (Block 1: 1:55-3:10, Block 2: 3:10-4:30, Block 3: 4:30-5:45 p.m.). The fee per block is $12 (the fee for blocks added after initial registration are $13/block), or $36 per day for all three blocks. We offer a discounted full-time (Mon.-Fri. until 5:45 p.m.) rate of $1100 per session, or $550 per month. REC Club also offers a 4:30 p.m. Late Bus, Monday through Friday, that transports participants home at the end of Block 2 (4:30 p.m.) for an additional registration/fee (currently $7 per day). Registration for the 4:30 Late Bus is available via the CommunityRoot website. For drop-off locations, please contact Dee Bus Co. The 4:30 Late Bus will only run with sufficient enrollment and should you register for the 4:30 Late Bus, your bus payment will not be processed until we have secured the bus for the session. (No news is good news! If you do not hear from us, the 4:30 Late Bus will run as scheduled.) PLEASE NOTE: The 4:30 Late Bus, if secured, will not begin running until Tuesday, September 5, 2017.If your child(ren) will be absent from the program, you must inform the Recreation Department at (978) 692-5532 or the REC Club staff on the site cell: (978) 265-2063. Failure to notify will result in a $10 Finder's Fee. After three occurrences, the fee will increase to $15. We recommend storing the site cell # in your phone, as the Stony Brook building is locked during WPC hours and that is the number you must call upon arrival to pick up your child(ren).
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Abbot After School Program - WPC Abbot
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Crisafulli After School Program - WPC Crisafulli
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Day After School Program - WPC Day
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Miller After School Program - WPC Miller
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Nabnasset After School Program - WPC Nabnasset
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Robinson After School Program - WPC Robinson
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - Session 1/Full Session
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - December 20
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
Friday December 21, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
1:50 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Middle School REC Club at Stony Brook - REC Club
Online registration for the WPC REC Club After School Enrichment Program for middle school students is now available at:CommunityRootParticipants can register for and begin the program at any point during the school year, but registrations must be received by 4 p.m., one week prior to their start date, or you will incur a $25 late fee. If your child(ren) attend(s) the program without being registered for the current session, you will incur a $15 fee per day (in addition to daily block fees) attended until registered, in addition to the $25 late fee.PROGRAM INFORMATIONThe program runs at the Stony Brook Middle School (our central location is the library and this is where students should report for sign-in) Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Blanchard students are bussed to Stony upon dismissal for no additional fee.Just like our K-5 programs, each day is broken down into three blocks (Block 1: 1:55-3:10, Block 2: 3:10-4:30, Block 3: 4:30-5:45 p.m.). The fee per block is $12 (the fee for blocks added after initial registration are $13/block), or $36 per day for all three blocks. We offer a discounted full-time (Mon.-Fri. until 5:45 p.m.) rate of $1100 per session, or $550 per month. REC Club also offers a 4:30 p.m. Late Bus, Monday through Friday, that transports participants home at the end of Block 2 (4:30 p.m.) for an additional registration/fee (currently $7 per day). Registration for the 4:30 Late Bus is available via the CommunityRoot website. For drop-off locations, please contact Dee Bus Co. The 4:30 Late Bus will only run with sufficient enrollment and should you register for the 4:30 Late Bus, your bus payment will not be processed until we have secured the bus for the session. (No news is good news! If you do not hear from us, the 4:30 Late Bus will run as scheduled.) PLEASE NOTE: The 4:30 Late Bus, if secured, will not begin running until Tuesday, September 5, 2017.If your child(ren) will be absent from the program, you must inform the Recreation Department at (978) 692-5532 or the REC Club staff on the site cell: (978) 265-2063. Failure to notify will result in a $10 Finder's Fee. After three occurrences, the fee will increase to $15. We recommend storing the site cell # in your phone, as the Stony Brook building is locked during WPC hours and that is the number you must call upon arrival to pick up your child(ren).
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Abbot After School Program - WPC Abbot
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Crisafulli After School Program - WPC Crisafulli
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
2:30 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Day After School Program - WPC Day
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Miller After School Program - WPC Miller
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Nabnasset After School Program - WPC Nabnasset
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
3:10 PM - 5:45 PM    WPC Robinson After School Program - WPC Robinson
About our After School ProgramWestford Partnership for Children (WPC) After School Enrichment Program was created in 2004 to provide a safe, constructive, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford elementary and middle school children during the high-risk after school hours. We offer homework help, science exploration, math enrichment, reading and storytelling, language, music and theater, visual arts, sports and games, civic engagement and involvement, as well as other activities to support and promote healthy social and emotional development. There is a separate curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-5. Our activities reinforce and enrich concepts and skills your children learn in school, through simple tasks as well as more complex, challenging interdisciplinary projects. We also provide time during the program for your child(ren) to work on their school homework assignments, as well as time for play and gross motor development. At our program, your child(ren) can learn about topics and interests they may not necessarily have time to explore during school hours. Our staff members maintain a dedicated, positive attitude toward learning, and develop meaningful relationships with each individual child. The staff also promotes three critical concepts in our program: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. WPC is a collaboration with Westford Public Schools. WPC is located at your child’s school to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. This allows WPC to have excellent communication between the WPC team and school staff, supporting your child's academic, social, and emotional development. Our program provides safe, structured programs with a range of supervised activities intentionally designed to encourage learning and development, outside of the school day. There are many opportunities for creativity and choice within these structured activities, and we strongly encourage socialization with peers and staff.
 
Saturday December 22, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    EBC Campsite Rentals - EBC Campsite Facilities Rental
East Boston Camps Campsite Facilities RentalEBC campsite facilities can be rented by individuals and groups on weekends during the spring and fall seasons. The facilities are available to both residents and nonresidents, and include a kitchen, dining hall, and recreation hall, as well as cabins, bath houses, and fire pits.The Westford Conservation Commission is entrusted with the care, custody, management, and use of the East Boston Camps property, including the campsite facilities. In collaboration with the Commission, Westford Parks & Recreation handles the entire rental process for the EBC campsite facilities, from scheduling, and issuing permits, to the collection of fees. Please direct all rental inquiries and requests to EBCRental@westfordma.gov or call Parks & Recreation at 978-692-5532.Renting EBC Campsite Facilities – Step-by-Step Learn about EBC: Take a moment to learn more about EBC Campsite Facilities. Review the Policies (PDF) established by the Conservation Commission. Propose Dates and Confirm Date Availability: Submit preferred weekend rental dates to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. Consider providing back-up dates as EBC slots fill quickly. Parks & Recreation will contact you within three days regarding site availability. EBC facilities can only be rented in the spring (2nd weekend of April through 3rd weekend in June) and fall (1st weekend of September through the last weekend in October). Complete the Licensing Rate Sheet and the License Application forms: Once the rental date availability is confirmed, complete BOTH fillable pdf forms linked above. Please check for thoroughness and accuracy before submitting. Submit License Application Fee Deposit with Completed Forms: Mail or deliver BOTH forms (Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application) with the license application fee deposit (20% of the total fee) to: Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. Or email BOTH forms to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. The license application fee deposit must be mailed or delivered to Westford Parks & Recreation within a week of the email submittal. Make checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Submit Final Contractual Package (License Agreement Contract, Balance of Fees, and Certificate of Liability Insurance - Large Groups only): Parks & Recreation will forward a License Agreement Contract to your email address once the Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application are approved and the license application fee deposit is received. The contract can also be picked up at the Parks & Recreation office. Please let us know your preference.-Print, complete, and sign the License Agreement Contract.-Include a check for the License Application Fee Balance (80% of the total fee).-For groups renting the kitchen: include a separate check for $150. This fee is refundable.-For Large Group rentals only: include a signed Certificate of Liability Insurance form.The final contractual package must be submitted to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 0188630 days prior to the event start date. Make all checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Youth service organizations, such as boy scouts and girl scouts, that perform an approved Community Service Project, will be charged a flat event rate of $30. For project approval, contact Jeff Mount at 978-697-0712, or mountjeff94@yahoo.com.
 
Sunday December 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    EBC Campsite Rentals - EBC Campsite Facilities Rental
East Boston Camps Campsite Facilities RentalEBC campsite facilities can be rented by individuals and groups on weekends during the spring and fall seasons. The facilities are available to both residents and nonresidents, and include a kitchen, dining hall, and recreation hall, as well as cabins, bath houses, and fire pits.The Westford Conservation Commission is entrusted with the care, custody, management, and use of the East Boston Camps property, including the campsite facilities. In collaboration with the Commission, Westford Parks & Recreation handles the entire rental process for the EBC campsite facilities, from scheduling, and issuing permits, to the collection of fees. Please direct all rental inquiries and requests to EBCRental@westfordma.gov or call Parks & Recreation at 978-692-5532.Renting EBC Campsite Facilities – Step-by-Step Learn about EBC: Take a moment to learn more about EBC Campsite Facilities. Review the Policies (PDF) established by the Conservation Commission. Propose Dates and Confirm Date Availability: Submit preferred weekend rental dates to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. Consider providing back-up dates as EBC slots fill quickly. Parks & Recreation will contact you within three days regarding site availability. EBC facilities can only be rented in the spring (2nd weekend of April through 3rd weekend in June) and fall (1st weekend of September through the last weekend in October). Complete the Licensing Rate Sheet and the License Application forms: Once the rental date availability is confirmed, complete BOTH fillable pdf forms linked above. Please check for thoroughness and accuracy before submitting. Submit License Application Fee Deposit with Completed Forms: Mail or deliver BOTH forms (Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application) with the license application fee deposit (20% of the total fee) to: Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. Or email BOTH forms to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. The license application fee deposit must be mailed or delivered to Westford Parks & Recreation within a week of the email submittal. Make checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Submit Final Contractual Package (License Agreement Contract, Balance of Fees, and Certificate of Liability Insurance - Large Groups only): Parks & Recreation will forward a License Agreement Contract to your email address once the Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application are approved and the license application fee deposit is received. The contract can also be picked up at the Parks & Recreation office. Please let us know your preference.-Print, complete, and sign the License Agreement Contract.-Include a check for the License Application Fee Balance (80% of the total fee).-For groups renting the kitchen: include a separate check for $150. This fee is refundable.-For Large Group rentals only: include a signed Certificate of Liability Insurance form.The final contractual package must be submitted to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 0188630 days prior to the event start date. Make all checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Youth service organizations, such as boy scouts and girl scouts, that perform an approved Community Service Project, will be charged a flat event rate of $30. For project approval, contact Jeff Mount at 978-697-0712, or mountjeff94@yahoo.com.
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Concert on the Common - Concert on the Common
Come enjoy local music talent for FREE!Westford Town CommonSundays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to Westford Common and enjoy great music from some of our community’s most talented performers.2019 lineup to be announced.2018 lineup:July 15: Nashoba Valley Concert BandAugust 5: The Lookouts August 12: John FitzsimmonsConcerts on the Common is supported by a grant from the The Westford Cultural Council (WCC). Thank you!  
 
Monday December 24, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Tuesday December 25, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Wednesday December 26, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Thursday December 27, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Friday December 28, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Saturday December 29, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    EBC Campsite Rentals - EBC Campsite Facilities Rental
East Boston Camps Campsite Facilities RentalEBC campsite facilities can be rented by individuals and groups on weekends during the spring and fall seasons. The facilities are available to both residents and nonresidents, and include a kitchen, dining hall, and recreation hall, as well as cabins, bath houses, and fire pits.The Westford Conservation Commission is entrusted with the care, custody, management, and use of the East Boston Camps property, including the campsite facilities. In collaboration with the Commission, Westford Parks & Recreation handles the entire rental process for the EBC campsite facilities, from scheduling, and issuing permits, to the collection of fees. Please direct all rental inquiries and requests to EBCRental@westfordma.gov or call Parks & Recreation at 978-692-5532.Renting EBC Campsite Facilities – Step-by-Step Learn about EBC: Take a moment to learn more about EBC Campsite Facilities. Review the Policies (PDF) established by the Conservation Commission. Propose Dates and Confirm Date Availability: Submit preferred weekend rental dates to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. Consider providing back-up dates as EBC slots fill quickly. Parks & Recreation will contact you within three days regarding site availability. EBC facilities can only be rented in the spring (2nd weekend of April through 3rd weekend in June) and fall (1st weekend of September through the last weekend in October). Complete the Licensing Rate Sheet and the License Application forms: Once the rental date availability is confirmed, complete BOTH fillable pdf forms linked above. Please check for thoroughness and accuracy before submitting. Submit License Application Fee Deposit with Completed Forms: Mail or deliver BOTH forms (Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application) with the license application fee deposit (20% of the total fee) to: Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. Or email BOTH forms to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. The license application fee deposit must be mailed or delivered to Westford Parks & Recreation within a week of the email submittal. Make checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Submit Final Contractual Package (License Agreement Contract, Balance of Fees, and Certificate of Liability Insurance - Large Groups only): Parks & Recreation will forward a License Agreement Contract to your email address once the Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application are approved and the license application fee deposit is received. The contract can also be picked up at the Parks & Recreation office. Please let us know your preference.-Print, complete, and sign the License Agreement Contract.-Include a check for the License Application Fee Balance (80% of the total fee).-For groups renting the kitchen: include a separate check for $150. This fee is refundable.-For Large Group rentals only: include a signed Certificate of Liability Insurance form.The final contractual package must be submitted to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 0188630 days prior to the event start date. Make all checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Youth service organizations, such as boy scouts and girl scouts, that perform an approved Community Service Project, will be charged a flat event rate of $30. For project approval, contact Jeff Mount at 978-697-0712, or mountjeff94@yahoo.com.
 
Sunday December 30, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    EBC Campsite Rentals - EBC Campsite Facilities Rental
East Boston Camps Campsite Facilities RentalEBC campsite facilities can be rented by individuals and groups on weekends during the spring and fall seasons. The facilities are available to both residents and nonresidents, and include a kitchen, dining hall, and recreation hall, as well as cabins, bath houses, and fire pits.The Westford Conservation Commission is entrusted with the care, custody, management, and use of the East Boston Camps property, including the campsite facilities. In collaboration with the Commission, Westford Parks & Recreation handles the entire rental process for the EBC campsite facilities, from scheduling, and issuing permits, to the collection of fees. Please direct all rental inquiries and requests to EBCRental@westfordma.gov or call Parks & Recreation at 978-692-5532.Renting EBC Campsite Facilities – Step-by-Step Learn about EBC: Take a moment to learn more about EBC Campsite Facilities. Review the Policies (PDF) established by the Conservation Commission. Propose Dates and Confirm Date Availability: Submit preferred weekend rental dates to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. Consider providing back-up dates as EBC slots fill quickly. Parks & Recreation will contact you within three days regarding site availability. EBC facilities can only be rented in the spring (2nd weekend of April through 3rd weekend in June) and fall (1st weekend of September through the last weekend in October). Complete the Licensing Rate Sheet and the License Application forms: Once the rental date availability is confirmed, complete BOTH fillable pdf forms linked above. Please check for thoroughness and accuracy before submitting. Submit License Application Fee Deposit with Completed Forms: Mail or deliver BOTH forms (Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application) with the license application fee deposit (20% of the total fee) to: Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. Or email BOTH forms to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. The license application fee deposit must be mailed or delivered to Westford Parks & Recreation within a week of the email submittal. Make checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Submit Final Contractual Package (License Agreement Contract, Balance of Fees, and Certificate of Liability Insurance - Large Groups only): Parks & Recreation will forward a License Agreement Contract to your email address once the Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application are approved and the license application fee deposit is received. The contract can also be picked up at the Parks & Recreation office. Please let us know your preference.-Print, complete, and sign the License Agreement Contract.-Include a check for the License Application Fee Balance (80% of the total fee).-For groups renting the kitchen: include a separate check for $150. This fee is refundable.-For Large Group rentals only: include a signed Certificate of Liability Insurance form.The final contractual package must be submitted to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 0188630 days prior to the event start date. Make all checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Youth service organizations, such as boy scouts and girl scouts, that perform an approved Community Service Project, will be charged a flat event rate of $30. For project approval, contact Jeff Mount at 978-697-0712, or mountjeff94@yahoo.com.
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Concert on the Common - Concert on the Common
Come enjoy local music talent for FREE!Westford Town CommonSundays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to Westford Common and enjoy great music from some of our community’s most talented performers.2019 lineup to be announced.2018 lineup:July 15: Nashoba Valley Concert BandAugust 5: The Lookouts August 12: John FitzsimmonsConcerts on the Common is supported by a grant from the The Westford Cultural Council (WCC). Thank you!  
 
Monday December 31, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Tuesday January 1, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Wednesday January 2, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Thursday January 3, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Friday January 4, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Saturday January 5, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    EBC Campsite Rentals - EBC Campsite Facilities Rental
East Boston Camps Campsite Facilities RentalEBC campsite facilities can be rented by individuals and groups on weekends during the spring and fall seasons. The facilities are available to both residents and nonresidents, and include a kitchen, dining hall, and recreation hall, as well as cabins, bath houses, and fire pits.The Westford Conservation Commission is entrusted with the care, custody, management, and use of the East Boston Camps property, including the campsite facilities. In collaboration with the Commission, Westford Parks & Recreation handles the entire rental process for the EBC campsite facilities, from scheduling, and issuing permits, to the collection of fees. Please direct all rental inquiries and requests to EBCRental@westfordma.gov or call Parks & Recreation at 978-692-5532.Renting EBC Campsite Facilities – Step-by-Step Learn about EBC: Take a moment to learn more about EBC Campsite Facilities. Review the Policies (PDF) established by the Conservation Commission. Propose Dates and Confirm Date Availability: Submit preferred weekend rental dates to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. Consider providing back-up dates as EBC slots fill quickly. Parks & Recreation will contact you within three days regarding site availability. EBC facilities can only be rented in the spring (2nd weekend of April through 3rd weekend in June) and fall (1st weekend of September through the last weekend in October). Complete the Licensing Rate Sheet and the License Application forms: Once the rental date availability is confirmed, complete BOTH fillable pdf forms linked above. Please check for thoroughness and accuracy before submitting. Submit License Application Fee Deposit with Completed Forms: Mail or deliver BOTH forms (Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application) with the license application fee deposit (20% of the total fee) to: Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. Or email BOTH forms to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. The license application fee deposit must be mailed or delivered to Westford Parks & Recreation within a week of the email submittal. Make checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Submit Final Contractual Package (License Agreement Contract, Balance of Fees, and Certificate of Liability Insurance - Large Groups only): Parks & Recreation will forward a License Agreement Contract to your email address once the Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application are approved and the license application fee deposit is received. The contract can also be picked up at the Parks & Recreation office. Please let us know your preference.-Print, complete, and sign the License Agreement Contract.-Include a check for the License Application Fee Balance (80% of the total fee).-For groups renting the kitchen: include a separate check for $150. This fee is refundable.-For Large Group rentals only: include a signed Certificate of Liability Insurance form.The final contractual package must be submitted to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 0188630 days prior to the event start date. Make all checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Youth service organizations, such as boy scouts and girl scouts, that perform an approved Community Service Project, will be charged a flat event rate of $30. For project approval, contact Jeff Mount at 978-697-0712, or mountjeff94@yahoo.com.
 
Sunday January 6, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    EBC Campsite Rentals - EBC Campsite Facilities Rental
East Boston Camps Campsite Facilities RentalEBC campsite facilities can be rented by individuals and groups on weekends during the spring and fall seasons. The facilities are available to both residents and nonresidents, and include a kitchen, dining hall, and recreation hall, as well as cabins, bath houses, and fire pits.The Westford Conservation Commission is entrusted with the care, custody, management, and use of the East Boston Camps property, including the campsite facilities. In collaboration with the Commission, Westford Parks & Recreation handles the entire rental process for the EBC campsite facilities, from scheduling, and issuing permits, to the collection of fees. Please direct all rental inquiries and requests to EBCRental@westfordma.gov or call Parks & Recreation at 978-692-5532.Renting EBC Campsite Facilities – Step-by-Step Learn about EBC: Take a moment to learn more about EBC Campsite Facilities. Review the Policies (PDF) established by the Conservation Commission. Propose Dates and Confirm Date Availability: Submit preferred weekend rental dates to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. Consider providing back-up dates as EBC slots fill quickly. Parks & Recreation will contact you within three days regarding site availability. EBC facilities can only be rented in the spring (2nd weekend of April through 3rd weekend in June) and fall (1st weekend of September through the last weekend in October). Complete the Licensing Rate Sheet and the License Application forms: Once the rental date availability is confirmed, complete BOTH fillable pdf forms linked above. Please check for thoroughness and accuracy before submitting. Submit License Application Fee Deposit with Completed Forms: Mail or deliver BOTH forms (Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application) with the license application fee deposit (20% of the total fee) to: Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. Or email BOTH forms to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. The license application fee deposit must be mailed or delivered to Westford Parks & Recreation within a week of the email submittal. Make checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Submit Final Contractual Package (License Agreement Contract, Balance of Fees, and Certificate of Liability Insurance - Large Groups only): Parks & Recreation will forward a License Agreement Contract to your email address once the Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application are approved and the license application fee deposit is received. The contract can also be picked up at the Parks & Recreation office. Please let us know your preference.-Print, complete, and sign the License Agreement Contract.-Include a check for the License Application Fee Balance (80% of the total fee).-For groups renting the kitchen: include a separate check for $150. This fee is refundable.-For Large Group rentals only: include a signed Certificate of Liability Insurance form.The final contractual package must be submitted to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 0188630 days prior to the event start date. Make all checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Youth service organizations, such as boy scouts and girl scouts, that perform an approved Community Service Project, will be charged a flat event rate of $30. For project approval, contact Jeff Mount at 978-697-0712, or mountjeff94@yahoo.com.
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Concert on the Common - Concert on the Common
Come enjoy local music talent for FREE!Westford Town CommonSundays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to Westford Common and enjoy great music from some of our community’s most talented performers.2019 lineup to be announced.2018 lineup:July 15: Nashoba Valley Concert BandAugust 5: The Lookouts August 12: John FitzsimmonsConcerts on the Common is supported by a grant from the The Westford Cultural Council (WCC). Thank you!  
 
Monday January 7, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Tuesday January 8, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - Session 2/Full Session
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - January 8
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
Wednesday January 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    CPR, AED, and First Aid - January 9
Whether you need emergency training for home, the workplace, or your community, seasoned instructor Ken Brooks will provide you with comprehensive training that is easy to learn and easy to remember. This four-hour class, based on the ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute) training program for CPR, AED, and basic first aid skills, will build your confidence using real-life scenarios, videos, and easy to understand course materials.Call the office for the Promo Code for WPC and Parks & Recreation Summer Staff 
 
Thursday January 10, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - Session 2/Full Session
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - January 10
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
Friday January 11, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Saturday January 12, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    EBC Campsite Rentals - EBC Campsite Facilities Rental
East Boston Camps Campsite Facilities RentalEBC campsite facilities can be rented by individuals and groups on weekends during the spring and fall seasons. The facilities are available to both residents and nonresidents, and include a kitchen, dining hall, and recreation hall, as well as cabins, bath houses, and fire pits.The Westford Conservation Commission is entrusted with the care, custody, management, and use of the East Boston Camps property, including the campsite facilities. In collaboration with the Commission, Westford Parks & Recreation handles the entire rental process for the EBC campsite facilities, from scheduling, and issuing permits, to the collection of fees. Please direct all rental inquiries and requests to EBCRental@westfordma.gov or call Parks & Recreation at 978-692-5532.Renting EBC Campsite Facilities – Step-by-Step Learn about EBC: Take a moment to learn more about EBC Campsite Facilities. Review the Policies (PDF) established by the Conservation Commission. Propose Dates and Confirm Date Availability: Submit preferred weekend rental dates to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. Consider providing back-up dates as EBC slots fill quickly. Parks & Recreation will contact you within three days regarding site availability. EBC facilities can only be rented in the spring (2nd weekend of April through 3rd weekend in June) and fall (1st weekend of September through the last weekend in October). Complete the Licensing Rate Sheet and the License Application forms: Once the rental date availability is confirmed, complete BOTH fillable pdf forms linked above. Please check for thoroughness and accuracy before submitting. Submit License Application Fee Deposit with Completed Forms: Mail or deliver BOTH forms (Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application) with the license application fee deposit (20% of the total fee) to: Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. Or email BOTH forms to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. The license application fee deposit must be mailed or delivered to Westford Parks & Recreation within a week of the email submittal. Make checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Submit Final Contractual Package (License Agreement Contract, Balance of Fees, and Certificate of Liability Insurance - Large Groups only): Parks & Recreation will forward a License Agreement Contract to your email address once the Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application are approved and the license application fee deposit is received. The contract can also be picked up at the Parks & Recreation office. Please let us know your preference.-Print, complete, and sign the License Agreement Contract.-Include a check for the License Application Fee Balance (80% of the total fee).-For groups renting the kitchen: include a separate check for $150. This fee is refundable.-For Large Group rentals only: include a signed Certificate of Liability Insurance form.The final contractual package must be submitted to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 0188630 days prior to the event start date. Make all checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Youth service organizations, such as boy scouts and girl scouts, that perform an approved Community Service Project, will be charged a flat event rate of $30. For project approval, contact Jeff Mount at 978-697-0712, or mountjeff94@yahoo.com.
 
Sunday January 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    EBC Campsite Rentals - EBC Campsite Facilities Rental
East Boston Camps Campsite Facilities RentalEBC campsite facilities can be rented by individuals and groups on weekends during the spring and fall seasons. The facilities are available to both residents and nonresidents, and include a kitchen, dining hall, and recreation hall, as well as cabins, bath houses, and fire pits.The Westford Conservation Commission is entrusted with the care, custody, management, and use of the East Boston Camps property, including the campsite facilities. In collaboration with the Commission, Westford Parks & Recreation handles the entire rental process for the EBC campsite facilities, from scheduling, and issuing permits, to the collection of fees. Please direct all rental inquiries and requests to EBCRental@westfordma.gov or call Parks & Recreation at 978-692-5532.Renting EBC Campsite Facilities – Step-by-Step Learn about EBC: Take a moment to learn more about EBC Campsite Facilities. Review the Policies (PDF) established by the Conservation Commission. Propose Dates and Confirm Date Availability: Submit preferred weekend rental dates to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. Consider providing back-up dates as EBC slots fill quickly. Parks & Recreation will contact you within three days regarding site availability. EBC facilities can only be rented in the spring (2nd weekend of April through 3rd weekend in June) and fall (1st weekend of September through the last weekend in October). Complete the Licensing Rate Sheet and the License Application forms: Once the rental date availability is confirmed, complete BOTH fillable pdf forms linked above. Please check for thoroughness and accuracy before submitting. Submit License Application Fee Deposit with Completed Forms: Mail or deliver BOTH forms (Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application) with the license application fee deposit (20% of the total fee) to: Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. Or email BOTH forms to EBCRental@westfordma.gov. The license application fee deposit must be mailed or delivered to Westford Parks & Recreation within a week of the email submittal. Make checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Submit Final Contractual Package (License Agreement Contract, Balance of Fees, and Certificate of Liability Insurance - Large Groups only): Parks & Recreation will forward a License Agreement Contract to your email address once the Licensing Rate Sheet and License Application are approved and the license application fee deposit is received. The contract can also be picked up at the Parks & Recreation office. Please let us know your preference.-Print, complete, and sign the License Agreement Contract.-Include a check for the License Application Fee Balance (80% of the total fee).-For groups renting the kitchen: include a separate check for $150. This fee is refundable.-For Large Group rentals only: include a signed Certificate of Liability Insurance form.The final contractual package must be submitted to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 0188630 days prior to the event start date. Make all checks payable to: Town of Westford. No cash or credit cards accepted. Youth service organizations, such as boy scouts and girl scouts, that perform an approved Community Service Project, will be charged a flat event rate of $30. For project approval, contact Jeff Mount at 978-697-0712, or mountjeff94@yahoo.com.
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Concert on the Common - Concert on the Common
Come enjoy local music talent for FREE!Westford Town CommonSundays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to Westford Common and enjoy great music from some of our community’s most talented performers.2019 lineup to be announced.2018 lineup:July 15: Nashoba Valley Concert BandAugust 5: The Lookouts August 12: John FitzsimmonsConcerts on the Common is supported by a grant from the The Westford Cultural Council (WCC). Thank you!  
 
Monday January 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM    Cardio and Fitness Fun - Session 3
Work out regularly? Work out occasionally? Never work out? Why not spend one hour, twice a week, working out and having fun! The hour is split between cardio and large muscle training – simply put, sweating and toning.  Check out the first class at no charge; if it feels right, register for the following weeks.  Bring sneakers, exercise mat, hand weights and water.
 
Tuesday January 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - Session 2/Full Session
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - January 15
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
Wednesday January 16, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM    Cardio and Fitness Fun - Session 3
Work out regularly? Work out occasionally? Never work out? Why not spend one hour, twice a week, working out and having fun! The hour is split between cardio and large muscle training – simply put, sweating and toning.  Check out the first class at no charge; if it feels right, register for the following weeks.  Bring sneakers, exercise mat, hand weights and water.
 
Thursday January 17, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    About D.J. Brock - About D.J. Brock
Coach D.J. Brock has counseled and coached Parks & Recreation programs for over five years. His expertise and enthusiasm have gained him results and respect from students and parents alike. While at Westford Parks & Recreation, Coach Brock has helped children and teenagers from ages 3 to 18 improve their individual athleticism, as well as strengthen their social and emotional growth and well-being. D.J. Brock: 2008 DCL All-Star, Captain for Track and Soccer at Acton Boxborough, 2x All New England, 2nd Team All NEWMAC, Captain for Track at Springfield College, USA Bobsled Developmental Athlete 2014, Acton Boxborough Varsity Track CoachVisit impactspeedandagility.com to learn more about D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    WPC Special Programs - WPC Special Programs
We've Got You Covered!Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs. NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.WPC 2018-2019 Early Release and Special Programs Dates: October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)November 19, 2018 -  Conferences for for K-8 (No School, full-day coverage), BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUMDecember 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage) June 14, 2019  - Tentative last student dayDates are based on the  2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar. Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.
 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Leadership Program - Leadership
We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.Leadership ProgramTeam building, creative thinking, innovation, and more (plus CPR and First Aid Certification!)Directors: Tristan Macdonald, Tamara DeMaio, Chelsea EwingEntering Grades 9-11Session 2: July 23-August 10Registration deadline: July 19 by 12 p.m.8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.mFor details see the Leadership Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below.The Leadership program is designed to give teenagers an opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn the basics of working with people, especially children, under the guidance of their own counselors. Participants will have the opportunity to intern at Kids Club or Destination Exploration during the program.The curriculum is created to develop the necessary skills to be an effective leader, a vital community member and a superior counselor. Program Includes: CPR/First Aid Certification; Swim Lessons and Testing; Boating Safety; Presentation Skills; People Skills;  Program Planning; Team Building Skills; Confidence Building; Creative Thinking and Innovation; Listening Skills; and Survival Skills. It’s not ALL work, there’s fun too with plenty of Boating, Swimming, Field Trips, Hiking, Art, Music, Archery, Games, Sports and more.Tristan Macdonald: Tristan is a lifelong native of Westford and was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Westford Academy. He studied English for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UMass Amherst. He now teaches English and Theology at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. This will be Tristan’s fifth summer directing the Leadership Program.Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to summer_recreation@westfordma.gov, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.Learn more about our Summer Weekly Programs>Learn more about our Seasonal programs for Squirts, Youth, and Adults>BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett. Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - Session 2/Full Session
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    Impact Speed and Agility with D.J. Brock - January 17
Impact Speed and Agility is dedicated to improving a young persons athletic experience and performance. The program focuses on enhancing the athlete’s speed, agility, coordination, and explosiveness by teaching the FUNdamental skills and drills. With Impact Speed and Agility, athletes train at a competitive level in a positive, motivating environment that promotes confidence and teamwork. All athletes will be separated into groups based on age and experience. Athletes will be tested weekly in the 40 Yard Dash, L Drill, llinois Test, and the Broad Jump. These tests focus on speed, agility, jumping ability, and endurance. Max 50 participants.Learn more about Coach D.J. Brock and his coaching philosophy.