1 (248) Together we create community through people, parks, and programs! School s Out! Come to the beach to celebrate! June 13, 2008 Deer Lake Beach FREE entrance for those 18 & younger. As soon as school lets out, come and celebrate the start of summer vacation at Deer Lake Beach! There will be music, games, and other fun activities. The Lifeguard Lunch Special will be available for $3. Beach will be open until 7:30 pm! Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult.
2 Back by popular demand, this program teaches strong swimmers the ins and outs of being a lifeguard. This hands-on course will teach life saving techniques, how to be a stronger swimmer, basic first aid and CPR. After completing the course, participants will have the option to volunteer at the Beach and assist a Swim Instructor with a swim lesson. Deadline to register is 7/2. Use form on pgs. 7 & 8 to register. Ages 14 & up (or those who have completed Advanced Level) * Monday-Thursday, 7/7-7/17 * 11:30am- 1:30pm $50 res/$60 non-res The triathlon club will prepare members who are participating in a three sport competition. The Club is open to both beginning and experienced tri-athletes. Members of all fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to join. Whether you are looking for a way to get back in shape or to set a new triathlon record, the club will provide you with the support and structured workout regimen to achieve your goal. It will also be a fun way to get in shape and meet new people with a common interest. Come as often as your schedule permits. Club members also receive a Beach Punch Pass. Download a registration form online at Ages 15 & Over * Starting 6/2-8/3 * Deer Lake Beach 6:30-8pm * $40 per person * Mondays: Running; Wednesdays: Swimming; Fridays: Biking Want to spend some time with your toddler or pre-schooler outside of the house? Come to Deer Lake Beach s new Tot Time! Only the shallow end will be open. The competitive swim club is designed for swim lesson students who desire a more challenging swim class. It can be used to prepare students for a competitive swim program or to simply strengthen their swimming abilities and endurance. Instructors have been involved with competitive swim teams will provide instruction to help students refine competitive strokes and swimming techniques. Students must provide their own swim goggles. Deadline for 7/7: 7/2 and for 7/28: 7/23. Use form on pgs. 7 & 8 to register. Ages (or those who have completed Level 7 Advanced Swim Class or have participated in a competitive swimming program) * Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays * 7/7-7/17 or 7/28-8/7 * 6-8pm * $50 res/$60 non-res You won t want to miss out on this fun evening for families at the Beach. Ticket includes cost of grilled dinner, music, games and lots of fun. Guaranteed to be one of your most memorable nights of the summer! Wednesday, August 12, 2008 from 5pm-8pm $11/family of 4; each additional person is $1 Free for swim lesson participants and their families. Tickets go on sale July 7. Purchase at Deer Lake Beach, at the Parks and Recreation office, or over the phone. Limited tickets sold on site the day of the event, so buy early!. For questions or tickets, call (248) Ages 5 & under (siblings 2 nd Grade and younger may accompany) * Monday-Friday * 6/16-8/15 * Deer Lake Beach * 10-11am Regular beach fees apply see pg. 3 for costs.
3 For questions about Deer Lake Beach, call (248) Deer Lake Beach is a beautiful sandy beach with a wonderful shoreline. The beach is located within the Village of Clarkston City limits, between Holcomb and Dixie Hwy. There are swimming areas for the little tykes and the big kids too, including an area with a few simple play toys. SORRY, NO PETS ARE ALLOWED at the beach. Portable toilets are on site, including ADA units. Handicap Parking available. Lifeguards are on duty during operating hours. The inclement weather number is COSTS: Independence Twp/Clarkston Schools residents: $2 per person; Non-Residents: $4 per person 10, 20, 30 punch and Unlimited Family Beach Passes are also available. Call (248) for price information. Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) 10am 7:30pm Weekdays: May 27-June 13 Monday-Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm Shallow End Only 2:00pm - 6:00pm Both Shallow and Deep End Weekdays: June 16-August 15 Monday-Friday 10:00-11:00 Tot Time Shallow End Only 5 and under (Siblings 2 nd grade and under may accompany) For more information, please see pg :00am - 7:00pm Shallow and Deep End Open Open Swim and Swim Lessons 7:00pm - 8:00pm Special programs time Deep End Open to Triathlon Club & Competitive Swim Club Weekdays: August 18-August 29 Monday-Friday 2:00pm - 6:00pm Both Shallow and Deep End For more information on pricing and using the Deer Lake Beach boat launch, download our Summer Magazine from our website, Click on Township Services, then Parks and Rec, and then Magazine. Built in memory of Renee, one of the best Day Camp Counselors in the history of Independence Township Parks and Recreation. Read the story at COSTS: YOUTH: $1 resident/clarkston Schools; $4 non-resident; 18 & up are free. All users will need to show ID, sign in and wear a wristband. Bathroom facilities are limited, so come in your suit & don t forget a towel. All users need to shower before entering the Spraypark. Please note, on days where user capacity is at its maximum, users will take turns in 15 minute intervals so that everyone gets a chance to be on it. Temperatures must maintain 70 degrees for the Spraypark to open. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. The Spraypark is open Monday-Friday, Noon-7pm; weekends 10am-7pm, weather permitting, for all ages. Toddler Time, ages 6 and under, is from 10am-11am, Monday-Friday. Also, users should be aware that the Clintonwood Park Day Camp will be using the facility twice a week, Tuesday and Thursdays, between 12:30-2pm. Be a partner for life! Brick pavers are still one sale for $100, $200 or $500. Visit the website above to download a form or call (248)
4 The Parks and Recreation Department offer swimming classes during the summer months, for youth 6 months and older, of all abilities. Lessons are offered at Deer Lake Beach, 350 White Lake Road, Clarkston. In case of inclement weather, make-up classes will be held on Friday and/or Saturday of the same week in which the class was canceled. For more information, please call (248) TO REGISTER: Independence Township Residents and Clarkston School District Members: Registration begins on Thursday, May 1st at the Parks and Recreation office from 6-8pm, and continues at 8am on May 2 until classes are full. Non-Residents: Open registration begins on May 15th at 8 am. Registration deadline for sessions is the Wednesday prior to the start of the session at 5pm. NO EXCEPTIONS. Registration form is on pgs. 7&8. More forms can be picked up at the P&R Office or downloaded online at Register early space is limited to 6 swimmers per class! Please read class information carefully some course names and content has changed! Ages listed for each class are merely suggestions. Parents should select which class is most appropriate for their child based on ability and skill level. Class information below (and on p. 5) represents what will be taught and the criteria on which swimmers will be evaluated at the end of each swim session. Water Babies (6-12 mos with parent) Social time for parents and children Infant in-water support positions Water adjustment Games and songs Parent-oriented water safety Infant CPR taught by Independence Twp. Fire Dept. Please note: All parent CPR classes taught at the beach without children present. Babysitting services may be available for children aged 2+ in these classes only. Exploration (9-24 mos with parent) Independent water entry Water adjustment Water games Independent water exit Parent and child water safety Introduce in-water independence Infant/Child CPR taught by Independence Twp. Fire Dept. Frogs (3-4 yrs with parent) Face in water Hold breath under water Supported front and back float Supported bobbing Introduce kicking, arm motions Supported kicking front and back Supported arm motions Experiment with opening eyes underwater Child CPR taught by Independence Twp. Fire Dept. Tadpoles (2-3 yrs with parent) Independent water entry Water balance Bubble blowing Supported bobbing Water crawling Supported front float Supported back float Water games Child CPR taught by Independence Twp. Fire Dept. Minnows (formerly Adventure B; 3-4 yrs without parent) Face under water Hold breath under water Blow bubbles with nose 5 bobs Experiment with opening eyes underwater Stomach float Supported front glide Back float Supported back glide Arm actions & alt kicks
5 SPECIAL NOTES: Individuals may register only for immediate family members within their household. A BIRTH CERTIFICATE must be presented at the time of registration unless previously verified by the Parks and Recreation Office Staff. SWIM LESSON FEES: Water Babies, Exploration, Tadpoles, Frogs, Minnows: $38 Resident/$48 Non-Resident Level 1 through Advanced Lessons: $48 Resident/$58 Non-Resident REGISTRATION DEADLINES: Session 1: 6/11/08, 5pm Session 2: 7/2/08, 5pm Session 3: 7/23/08, 5pm NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Level 1 (formerly Adventure C; 5-6 yr olds) Fully submerge head, 2 seconds Breath in mouth, blow out nose underwater Open eyes underwater Front float and glide Back float and glide Flutter kick (front and back) Beginning strokes Beginning under water swimming Experiment with rhythmic breathing Safety Skills Level 2 (formerly Adventure D; 7-8 yr olds) Fully submerge head, 3 seconds Retrieve object with eyes open Front glide and kick 10 consecutive bobs Turning over & around w/strokes Front crawl 5 Beginning breaststroke Back crawl 5 Practice rhythmic breathing Underwater swimming Deep water exploration Survival swimming Safety Skills Level 3 (8-9 yr olds) Retrieve object from bottom in chest deep water 15 consecutive bobs Front glide (two body lengths) Back glide (two body lengths) Front crawl 10 Back crawl 10 Elementary Backstroke kick 10, with or without kickboard Reverse direction, front and back Level 4 (9-10 yr olds) Deep water bobbing Rotary breathing in chest deep water Elementary backstroke 10 Front crawl 25 Back crawl 25 Breaststroke kick 10 with or without kickboard Scissors kick 10 with or without kickboard Swim underwater 2 body lengths Tread water 2 minutes Level 5 (10 yrs and up) Breaststroke 10 Sidestroke 10 Swim under water 3 body lengths Elementary backstroke 25 Dolphin kick 10 Front crawl 50 Back crawl 50 Tread water 2 minutes Alternate breathing Level 6 (11 yrs and up) Front crawl 100 Back crawl 100 Breaststroke 25 Sidestroke 25 Butterfly 10 Swim underwater 10 Tread water 3 minutes Surface dives Level 7 (Passed Level 6) Swim continuously 500 Front crawl 200 Back crawl 100 Breaststroke 50 Sidestroke 50 Butterfly 25 Swim underwater 15 Tread water 5 minutes Surface dives Advanced (Passed Level 7) Front crawl Back crawl Breaststroke Sidestroke Trudgen crawl Over-arm Sidestroke Butterfly Approach & emergency rescue skills Tread water 7-9 min.
7 Independence Township Parks & Recreation 2008 Swim Lesson Registration Form GENERAL LESSON INFORMATION All lessons are held at Deer Lake Beach, 350 White Lake Road, Clarkston. The SWIM LESSON HOT LINE number in case of inclement weather is (248) It is your responsibility to call the hotline number if weather is questionable. Students will not enter the water at the beach when the air temperature is below 67 degrees. All classes are held MONDAY through THURSDAY for two consecutive weeks at Deer Lake Beach. Make-up classes will be held on Fridays and/or Saturdays of the same week as the missed class. The instructors will be ready for your children 5 minutes prior to class. Please bring warm clothing and dry towels for immediately after class. Instructors will release children only to their parents. Please inform your child s instructor if someone other than a parent will be picking up your child. For all swim programs, children not completely potty-trained must wear swim diapers. Disposable swim diapers are available for purchase at the beach. A few weeks after class, you will receive a status report from the instructor indicating your child s progress and the suggested next level of classes. Any other questions can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Office, (248) REGISTRATION INFORMATION: For Independence Twp Residents/Clarkston School District Homeowners, registration begins on Thursday, May 1 st at the Parks and Recreation Office from 6-8pm and continues May 2 at 8am until classes are full. Open registration for Non-Residents begins on May 15 th. The deadline for sessions is the Wednesday, 5pm, before the start of the session. Sorry, no additional registrations will be taken after this time. PLEASE REFER TO RECEIPT GIVEN AT TIME OF REGISTRATION FOR YOUR CHILD S CLASS INFORMATION Please complete the form below and return to Independence Township Parks and Recreation with payment. ADDRESS: 90 N. Main St, P. O. Box 69, Clarkston, MI * FAX: (248) If faxing, please call to confirm we received your registration if you do not receive an ed receipt. PARTICIPANT S NAME *BIRTHDATE * Do we have your child s birth certificate on file? If no, we need to see it to verify the child s age. AGE Male/Female (Please Circle One) GRADE (in Fall 08 ) SCHOOL ADDRESS/CITY/ZIP HOME PHONE WORK PHONE ADDRESS (For receipt purposes only) If there are specific ways your child learns best, please let us know here: Any known medical problems/special information your child s instructor should know? NOTE: If you are signing up your child for more than one lesson, ask the staff to make a photocopy of this form prior to completing the below information or download an additional form online at PLEASE CHECK ONE: Session One (June 16-19, June 23-26) Session Two (July 7-10, July 14-17) Session Three (July 28-31, Aug 4-7) PLEASE COMPLETE INFO: LESSON NUMBER CLASS NAME CLASS TIME **Please complete payment information on the reverse and sign the waiver.**
8 Refunds: After the registration deadline, absolutely no refunds or credits will be given. For patron-requested refunds prior to the registration deadline, there will be a $5 service fee. Refunds will be issued in the form of an Account Credit (formerly Gold Certificates), check, or your VISA or MC will be credited. No cash refunds will be given. Check refunds will be issued according to Township Finance Department s bill-paying schedule, which may take 4-6 weeks. If the refund is less than $10, a credit will be posted to your account. Transfers: All patron-requested transfers must be done prior to the registration deadline. In addition to any difference in fees, a $5 administrative fee will be charged to transfer between any activities. All transfers must be done in person unless payment is made by VISA or MC. Transfers are only authorized if space is available in the new activity, and in some cases, may need instructor approval. Call to have a transfer form mailed or faxed, or download online. COST PER SESSION: Water Babies, Exploration, Tadpoles, Frogs, Minnows: $38 Resident/ $48 Non-Resident Level 1 through Advanced Lessons: $48 Resident/ $58 Non-Resident Jr. Lifeguard Camp, Competitive Swim Club: $50 Resident/ $60 Non-Resident Payment Method: Cash Check (Make Payable To Independence Township) Credit Card (Complete Information Below) Please circle: VISA MC Credit Card # Expiration Date Security Code Name of Card Cardholder Signature PLEASE READ WAIVER AND SIGN FORM The undersigned, on behalf of himself or herself, or as parent or guardian of such individual, assumes all responsibility for the above participant while enrolled in the activities sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department of Independence Township and with the respect to any actions taken in pursuance of such activities either before or after the activity. Moreover, it is agreed that the Township of Independence and its several departments, officers, and employees shall not be liable nor responsible for any property damage and/or personal injury and/or other loss or damage suffered by the participant, on his or her own behalf, or as parent or guardian of participant, release and forever discharge each of such entities and persons from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands with respect to any and all such damage, injury or loss. In the event of any injury, permission is hereby given to the Parks and Recreation Department, and to the Director of such department to see that first aid and medical attention are given to the participant, at the discretion of the Director of the Department, or his or her agent or employee in connection with the activity in question. The participant represents that he or she is in good physical condition and able to participate in the activity for which he or she is enrolling and the participant shall be responsible for his or her own health and acknowledges that the activity in which the participant is enrolling may be injurious, and participant accepts his or her risk with full knowledge that some athletic programs require the assistance of unscreened volunteer coaches. Photographs may be taken at certain Recreation Department activities, and, unless the department receives signed, written objections, photos may be reproduced for publication. SIGNATURE (of PARENT or GUARDIAN if under 18) DATE