Rec Basketball Youth Leagues

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PreK & K Co-Ed

Saturdays, December 2 - January 20 (no games December 23 & 30)

$45 residents | $65 nonresident

All practices and games take place at the Connie Bean Center.

PreK Rosters

PreK Schedule

K Rosters

K Schedule

 

Youth Girls & Boys Divisions

December 2 - January 20 (No games December 23 & 30)

$50 residents | $70 nonresident

Practices take place at the Community Campus, games take place at the Connie Bean Center.

  • Boys Grade 1 & 2

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  • Girls Grade 1 & 2

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  • Boys Grade 3 & 4

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  • Girls Grade 3 & 4

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Rec Basketball (Jr & Sr Leagues)

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Teen Girls & Boys Divisions

December - February (no games week of school vacation). Detailed schedules will be released after teams are made.

$55 residents | $75 nonresident

Practices take place at the Community Campus, games take place at the Connie Bean Center

  • Boys Grade 7 & 8: Practice Saturday, Game Wednesday | Tryouts November 29

Boys 7-8 Rosters

  • Girls Grade 7 & 8: Practice Saturday, Game Wednesday | Tryouts November 29 Cancelled
  • Boys Grade 9 & 10: Practice Saturday, Game Tuesday | Tryouts December 5 Tryouts moved to December 12 @ 4:00pm
  • Boys Grade 11 & 12: Practice Saturday, Game Monday or Thursday | Tryouts December 5 Tryouts moved to December 12 @ 6:00pm

Boys 9-12 Rosters

  • Girls Grade 9 - 12: Practice Saturday, Game Wednesday | No tryouts, just register

Volunteer coaches needed for this program which includes a free pre-season coaching clinic.

 

Tumble and Play Zone

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Parent supervised play time. Bring your toddler to run, play and tumble on the mats.
Location: Community Campus.
Saturdays through spring, 8:30-11:00am
FREE; no registration needed

Preschool Art Start

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Art Start is a new Preschool Offering

Ages 3 and 4 with caregiver
One Saturday morning per month 10:00-10:45am
Preschoolers will create projects using a variety of art materials and have a
story time that is related to the seasonal theme. They will build self-esteem through experience with problem solving, fine motor activities and language skills. Must sign up for each month. $15 resident / $20 non resident per month

At Community Campus

  • Saturday, February 10: Valentines
  • Saturday, April 13: Earth Day
  • Saturday, May 11: Tiny Seeds
  • Saturday, June 1: Butterflies (New Date!)

REGISTER HERE

February & April Vacation FunStuff Camps

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Fun-filled week of activities and field trips for grades K-5. 

February Vacation

Location: Connie Bean Center
Grades: K-5
Dates: 02/26/2024 - 03/01/2024
Day/Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Fee: Res: $225.00 Non-Res: $250.00

April Vacation

Location: Community Campus
Grades: K-5
Dates: 04/22/2024 - 04/26/2024
Day/Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Fee: Res: $225.00 Non-Res: $250.00

REGISTER HERE

ForestKids Winter & Spring Break Adventure Camps

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Get your kids off their screens and into the woods this winter with ForestKids nature immersion. ForestKids complements in-classroom learning with regular nature-based forest experiences in a dependable and safe way. Open to all children grades K-5, these all-outdoor classes will be held in local Seacoast Forests.

ForestKids Winter Break Adventure Camp
Looking for fun, educational outdoor activities for your kids during the winter school vacation week? Join ForestKids for 4-days of snowy nature immersion in some of Seacoast's most diverse and beautiful forests! These all-outdoor nature immersion classes include engaging interactive lessons on wildlife, trees, mushroom and plants, hiking, forest exploration, fort-building, science with a nature focus, tree climbing, confidence and collaboration-building games and more! Learn more at www.ForestKidsSeacoast.com

If class fills, please join the wait list. We review this closely and make adjustments.

  • Winter Wolves @ Sagamore Creek Lands and Rogers Woods

Location: Sagamore Creek Lands and Rogers Woods
Age: 5 - 12
Dates: 02/26/2024 - 02/29/2024
Day/Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Fee: Res: $260.00 Non-Res: $260.00 (Additional Siblings $220)

  • Spring Sparrows @ Sagamore Creek Lands and Little Harbour Forest

Location: Sagamore Creek Lands and Little Harbour Forest
Age: 5 - 12
Dates: 04/22/2024 - 04/25/2024
Day/Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Fee: Res: $290.00 Non-Res: $290.00 (Additional Siblings $250)

REGISTER HERE

ForestKids Feb and April Vacation Camp flyer 2024

Kids' Night Out

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At Kids Night Out, your child will enjoy an evening of pizza and a movie. Other activities will include games, activities and crafts. Parents can enjoy a night out WITHOUT the kiddos! Let Portsmouth Rec be your babysitter.
Space is limited; early registration recommended.
Location: Community Campus
Grades: K-5
Dates: March 15 and May 10
Day/Time: Fri 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Fee: Res: $20.00 Non-Res: $25.00 (per date)

REGISTER HERE

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Intro to Skateboarding

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During this Get On Board clinic, participants in K-2nd grade will be practicing skateboard exploration. Using different methods of skateboarding “sitting, belly, and knee” participants will learn how the skateboard reacts underneath them. Kids will also try different skateboards, learn about the parts of a skateboard, and even stand a few times to experience skateboarding on their feet. All protective gear, skateboards, and equipment will be provided. Closed toed shoes required. 

Location: Community Campus
Grades: K-2
Four Sessions (Please only register for one):

  • March Session 1:
    • Dates: 03/19/2024 - 03/26/2024 
    • Day/Time: Tue 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • March Session 2:
    • Dates: 03/19/2024 - 03/26/2024
    • Day/Time: Tue 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  • April Session 1:
    • Dates: 04/30/2024 - 05/07/2024
    • Day/Time: Tue 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • April Session 2:
    • Dates: 04/30/2024 - 05/07/2024
    • Day/Time: Tue 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Fee: Res: $10.00 Non-Res: $15.00 

REGISTER HERE

After School Art (formerly Visual Art Adventures)

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Pet Party (Grades 1 & 2)

Learn new techniques through fun and creative topics! Create drawings, paintings and sculptures of animal pets.
Location: Community Campus
Grades: 1-2
Dates: 03/26/2024 - 04/16/2024
Day/Time: Tue 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Fee: Res: $105.00 Non-Res: $115.00 

Wet & Wild (Grades 3 - 5)

Learn new techniques through fun and creative topics! Explore collage and watercolor painting using a variety of materials and techniques.
Location: Community Campus
Grades: 3-5
Dates: 03/21/2024 - 04/18/2024
Day/Time: Thu 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Fee: Res: $130.00 Non-Res: $140.00 

Something Fishy (Grades K & 1)

Learn new techniques through fun and creative topics! Real and imaginary fish will be used as a theme to create prints, collages and a Japanese kite.
Location: Community Campus
Grades: K-1
Dates: 04/30/2024 - 06/04/2024
Day/Time: Tue 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Fee: Res: $160.00 Non-Res: $170.00 

Future Town (Grades 2 & 3)

Learn new techniques through fun and creative topics! Real and imaginary fish will be used as a theme to create prints, collages and a Japanese kite.
Location: Community Campus
Grades: 2-3
Dates: 05/02/2024 - 06/06/2024
Day/Time: Thu 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Fee: Res: $160.00 Non-Res: $170.00 

 

After School Bus to the Community Campus available for Portsmouth Elementary students.

REGISTER HERE

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program

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For children with and without disabilities, ages 3-7.
Led by: Bryan Rogers, Life Skills Case Manager, Portsmouth High School Phone: 603-436-7100, ex. 2137

Location: Portsmouth High School
Age: 3 - 7
Dates: 03/17/2024 - 05/12/2024 No Class 3/31, 4/21, 4/28
Day/Time: Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Fee: Res: $0.00 Non-Res: $0.00

REGISTER HERE

ForestKids Wild Wednesdays

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ForestKids seeks to bring regular nature-based forest experiences directly into your child’s life in a dependable and safe way. Instructor Sarah Brown leads students in collaborative, guided forest play. These all-outdoor nature immersion classes include engaging interactive lessons on wildlife, trees, mushroom and plants, hiking, forest exploration, fort-building, science with a nature focus, tree climbing, confidence and collaboration-building games and more!
Learn more at www.ForestKidsSeacoast.com. No class on 4/24 (April vacation). Class on early release days (4/10 & 5/8) is 12:00-3:00pm.

Location: Community Campus
Ages: 5 - 12
Dates: 04/03/2024 - 06/05/2024 No class Apr 24
Day/Time: Wed 2:45PM - 5:30PM
Fee: Res: $370.00 Non-Res: $370.00 (Additional Siblings $330.00)

After School Bus to the Community Campus available for Portsmouth Elementary students.

REGISTER HERE

T-Ball: Portsmouth Rec

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Let Portsmouth Recreation teach your children the fundamentals of America's pastime! Program held at Campus Drive Athletic Field. Volunteer coaches needed.
Location: Recreation Athletic Field Complex
Ages: 4 - 5
Dates: 05/02/2024 - 06/06/2024
Day/Time: Thu 4:30PM - 5:15PM
Fee: Res: $40.00 Non-Res: $60.00

REGISTER HERE

Introduction to Disc Golf

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Disc Golf is a rapidly growing sport with many courses close to the Seacoast. This program is designed to teach the basics of the sport including body mechanics, rules and disc selection.

Location: Recreation Athletic Field Complex
Grades: 6-12
Dates: 05/06/2024 - 06/03/2024 No class May 27
Day/Time: Mon 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Fee: Res: $25.00 Non-Res: $35.00 Price includes a starter disc.

Mad Science: Energize it!

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Hop on board the Mad Science express for a high-speed, hands-on science experience guaranteed to energize your mind! Explore the many facets of energy forces, motion, potions, and yes….slime. Classes: Energy Burst, Optical Illusions, pH Phactor, The Glow Show, Harnessing Heat, Science of Magic, Fundamental Forces, and Slime Time.

Grades: K-2
Location: Community Campus
Dates: 04/02/2024 - 05/28/2024 No class Apr 23
Day/Time: Tue 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Fee: Res: $99.00 Non-Res: $99.00 

Grades 3-5
Location: Community Campus
Dates: 04/04/2024 - 05/30/2024 No class Apr 25
Day/Time: Thu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Fee: Res: $99.00 Non-Res: $99.00

After School Bus to the Community Campus available for Portsmouth Elementary students.

REGISTER HERE

Creative Drama with NH Theatre Project

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This fun, beginners program introduces children to the world of acting and theater. Each week NHTP Professional Teaching Artists will use new theater games, creative exercises, improvisation, storytelling and imagination exercises to guide the exploration and practice of acting, and learn basic acting techniques and stage directions.
At the end of the six-week program, children will also have experience building characters, working with environments and costumes, reading and writing scripts, and performing. Teaching artists will develop short scenes based on the students' interests, which will be rehearsed and performed on the final day for family and friends.
Location: Community Campus

Grades: K-2
Dates: 03/14/2024 - 04/18/2024
Day/Time: Thu 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Fee: Res: $180.00 Non-Res: $180.00

Grades: 3-5
Dates: 03/12/2024 - 04/16/2024
Day/Time: Tue 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Fee: Res: $180.00 Non-Res: $180.00 

After School Bus to the Community Campus available for Portsmouth Elementary students.

REGISTER HERE

Portsmouth Recreation's Kids Yoga

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Come and practice yoga! We'll connect with the outside world and our inside nature through poses, mini walks and quiet times. Sometimes the world feel too big to handle, so we'll learn some poses so we are calm, clear-eyed and ready to practice kindness. New Location this year! The class will be held outside at Lafayette Park. Bring a mat and a water bottle!
Location: Lafayette Playground Fields

Grades: K-2
Dates: 04/30/2024 - 05/28/2024
Day/Time: Tue 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fee: Res: $20.00 Non-Res: $25.00

Grades: 3-5
Dates: 05/02/2024 - 05/30/2024
Day/Time: Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fee: Res: $20.00 Non-Res: $25.00 

REGISTER HERE

USTA Tennis in the Parks

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Tennis in the Parks - The tennis program where kids play while they learn!

Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally, and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!
All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racquet, and tennis ball.

Location: South Mill Pond Tennis Courts
Dates: 05/04/2024 - 06/15/2024 No class May 25 (Rain Date 6/22)

Red Ball
Grades: 1-2
Day/Time: Saturdays 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Fee: Res: $65.00 Non-Res: $65.00

Orange Ball
Grades: 3-5
Day/Time: Saturdays 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Fee: Res: $65.00 Non-Res: $65.00

REGISTER HERE

Pre-K Music Together

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Early childhood music & movement helps little ones develop their innate musicality. Ages: Birth - Age 4. Located at the Community Campus. Visit the Music Together website for day, times prices and registration. 

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Snapology STEM Classes

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Learn about science, technology, engineering while doing awesome projects with cool themes. Create, interact with technology and explore the world through a hands-on and playful learning.
Location: Community Campus. After School Bus to the Community Campus available for Portsmouth Elementary students.

Superheroes: Thursdays; March 7 - April 11 from 3:00-4:30pm

$89

Ages 6-10

To the Batcave! In this program, your learner will create their very own superheroes, design secret hideouts, and build epic battle scenes with their classmates. Your little superhero is sure to have a blast creating a fantasy world full of their favorite characters and planets from both the DC and Marvel universes. Everyone is destined to unleash some of their own superpowers in this super program!

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American Red Cross Swim Lessons

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The Portsmouth Indoor Pool is proud to be a Gold Level Learn-to-Swim Provider with the American Red Cross. The pool offers lessons for infants through teens.

Swim lesson registration starts at 9:00am on the days listed below. 

REGISTER HERE

Indoor Lesson Dates

 

LIFEGUARD TRAINING - American Red Cross

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Blended Learning Lifeguard Training
Course length: 19 hours, 30 minutes in-person and 7 hours 30 minutes online. Total - 27 hours
Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.
Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age: 15 years;
  • Swim 300 yards continuously;
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs;
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

To successfully complete the Lifeguarding Blended Learning course, the participant must:

  • Attend the entire course and participate in all class sessions.
  • Actively participate in all course activities, including assuming various roles during scenarios.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
  • Pass the final skills scenarios.
  • Complete all eLearning content, including the eLearning written exam (CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers ;and First Aid).
  • Successfully pass final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.
Location: Indoor Pool
Ages: 15 and over

  • Session 1:
    • Dates: 02/26/2024 - 03/01/2024
    • Day/Time: Mon, Tue, Fri 10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Session 2:
    • Dates: 04/22/2024 - 04/26/2024
    • Day/Time: Mon, Tue, Fri 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Fee: Res: $350.00 Non-Res: $400.00

REGISTER HERE

Open Gym at the Connie Bean Center

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Time for kids or families to shoot hoops. Open to anyone in high school or younger.

See the current schedule HERE.

Open Gym at the Community Campus

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Time for kids and adults to shoot to use the basketball court. Open to everyone.

See the current schedule HERE

Open Swim at the Indoor Pool

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All ages welcome! Great place for families and children to swim and play. (Children under 48" tall must be accompanied in the water by an adult.)

See the current schedule HERE.

Rec Soccer - Fall 2024

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Sign ups start Monday, June 3, 2024 for Portsmouth Residents

Portsmouth Rec's fall soccer program is back with instructional soccer leagues for boys and girls from preschool through fourth grade. All youth soccer games take place at the Recreation Field Athletic Field Complex on Campus Drive. Players will receive a t-shirt, soccer socks and shin guards.  We need volunteer coaches for all ages groups! Coaches will have the opportunity to attend a coach's clinic at the beginning of the season and be given outlines of skills focus for the week. Thank you to our league sponsor, Marshall Rental

Questions: Recreation Supervisor, Jamie Schaaf 603-427-1548 | jeschaaf@cityofportsmouth.com 

American Red Cross Babysitter Training with Pediatric FA/CPR

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The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training program is designed to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic childcare. This class includes Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification.
Ages: 11 - 15