As a city founded on community, the City of Canton offers many summer recreation activities!

Summer 2018 Program Guide

2018 Baseball Skills Camp

Registrations are due by Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Summer Night Ball

Teams are coached and supervised by volunteers. The teams will play games in Canton as well as travel to other nearby towns to play games.

Form available here or at City Hall.

Registration Fees: $75
Max: $150/family
Late fee: $10 for all registrations received after April 13th

Participant Ages: Girls ages 7-14 with a cut off date of January 1, 2018; Boys ages 7-12 with a cut off date of April 30, 2018

2018 Summer Day Recreation

Form available here or at City Hall.

Registration Fees: $25
Each additional child: $20
Max: $65/family

Participant Ages: 5-12, children must be 5 by September 1, 2018

The Summer Day Recreation program is held in Kennedy Park at the corner of Kidder and 2nd Street. The children meet at the ball fields near the swimming pool. We kickoff our program Tuesday, May 29 and keep kids busy through Friday, July 27.

Times:

  • 5-6 year olds – 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday & Wednesday
  • 7-8 year olds or 1st-2nd graders – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday & Wednesday
  • 9-10 year olds or 3rd-4th graders – 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday & Thursday
  • 11-12 year olds or 5th-6th graders – 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday & Thursday

Fridays’s will alternate between 5-6 and 7-8 year olds and 9-10 and 11-12 year olds from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and will consist of Field Trips. Additional fee’s and waivers may be required.

Inclement Weather Policy:

If a severe weather warning is issued, day recreation is cancelled. Alternative indoor activities may be scheduled when it is raining or wet. Cancellations will be posted on the City’s website, Facebook page and an email will be sent out as soon as they are announced.

 

The City of Canton Recreation Board has been busy making new and exciting changes to our Summer Recreation Program.

There are many benefits to summer recreation including, but not limited to, increasing activity, building self-esteem, socializing with others, and learning new skills.  These are just some of the reasons the Canton Recreation Board believes it is important to make changes to the 2018 summer program. Based on a survey of community members, we are implementing the following changes to the Summer Day Recreation Program:

  1. Dividing age groups
    • There will be four age groups compared to three last year. The new age groups will be 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds, and 11-12 year olds.
  2. Decreasing the number of days and increasing the number of hours
    • The 5-6 year olds and 7-8 years olds will be 1 ½ hour in length on Mondays and Wednesdays. The 9-10 year olds and 11-12 year olds will be for 1 ¾ hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  3. Reducing fees
    • Fees have been reduced from $40 per individual to $25 per individual with each additional child in the same family costing $20. There will be a maximum fee of $65 per family.
  4. Increasing activities
    • Our goal is to add soccer, track and field events, flag football, and some water activities.
  5. Adding field trips
    • One of the biggest additions to the 2018 summer recreation program will be field trips.  Field trips will occur on alternate Fridays, with the younger two age groups going on the 1st and 3rd and the older two age groups going on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.  Field trips will include Newton Hills, Inspiration Hills, Butterfly House, and Lake Pahoja.  There will be a need for volunteers to help during the field trips.  There also may be an additional fee and waiver depending on the destination.

Research shows that programs held during out-of-school hours give youth a safe, supervised place to spend time, along with the opportunity to learn new skills, develop their interests and spend meaningful time with peers and adults.  In addition, youth who attend these programs have demonstrated improved academic achievement and social skills.  We encourage you to sign up your kids for this year’s program so that we can continue to make enhancements to the program and grow the program year after year.