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CURRENT ACTIVITIES
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   Listed Below are the current Belleville Parks and Recreation Department Programs

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ALPHABET ACADEMY
Cost:   $110.00 per month (3 year olds)
            $120.00 per month (4 year olds)
Days:  3 year olds - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm
            4 year olds - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9:15am - 12:30pm
Site:    Nichols Community Center
            515 E. "D" Street
            Belleville, IL  62220 


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Please call the Nichols Community Center for more information and to start registration 618-277-9785

The Belleville Parks & Recreation Department sponsors a quality early childhood experience for your child, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually at the Nichols Community Center. Children are involved in hands-on learning through fine and large motor skill activities, dramatic play and creative arts, science, math and language experiences, cooking, and more. The program provides a stimulating learning atmosphere in large, well-equipped rooms and focuses on age-appropriate development of social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills. Child must be potty trained. We accept CHASI approved participants. Must have a pre-approval letter at the time of registration.





3 on 3 Basketball League City of Belleville Parks and Recreation Nichols Community Center
3 on 3 Co-Ed Basketball League
Grades: 1st - 8th
Cost:     $95.00 per player
Dates:   Sunday Games starting October 1st
              Week night practices begin 1st week of October
Site:      Nichols Community Center
              515 E. "D" Street
              Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:  618-277-9785

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Register for 1st & 2nd Grade

Register for 3rd & 4th Grade

Register for 5th & 6th Grade

Register for 7th & 8th Grade

We think 3 on 3 basketball is awesome for skill development at all age levels because…You get MORE touches on the ball (you're only sharing it with 3 players instead of 5). Six passes is an average possession in 3 on 3, meaning each player will have the ball at least TWICE every possession. You have more space to try new moves and practice new skills. Your defensive footwork and agility gets challenged because you have to cover more distance with fewer players on the court. You IMPROVE passing, dribbling, shooting, cutting, spacing, rebounding and defense. All players have equal opportunity to make plays and help their team win. Recreation Program Coordinator: Lyndsey Younger.


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Belleville Parks and Recreation Basketball Skills Camp
BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP
Grades: 2nd - 6th
Cost:  $75.00 per session
Days: Sundays
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785


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The BPRD and Southern Illinois Storm have teamed up for a skills camp. Players will build basketball IQ, understand and develop proper footwork, increase hand and foot speed, instill ball handling skills, learn proper shooting mechanics, and establish skills to further advance playing ability.

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 2nd & 3rd Grades
4th - 6th Grades
Summer Session 3
August 6 - 27
6pm - 7pm

August 6 - 27
7pm - 8pm

 




Belleville Parks and Recreation Nichols Community Center Basketball Open Gym
FREE OPEN GYM - BASKETBALL
Ages:    8 to 13 years
Cost:     FREE
Day:      Fridays
Dates:   July 28 and August 25
Site:      Nichols Community Center
              515 E. "D" Street
              Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:  618-277-9785


REGISTER NOW FOR THIS FREE PROGRAM

We are offering a free, unstructured youth basketball program in our Gym at the Nichols Community Center. This will be supervised by the NCC Staff. All participants must be dropped off by a parent/guardian and are not allowed to participate without a signed waiver form.






Belleville Parks and Recreation City of Belleville Day
CAMP QUACKERS
Grades: K - 6th Grade

Cost:   $90.00 per week for regular hours (9am - 3pm)
            $110.00 per week for extended hours (7am - 6pm)
Days:   Monday - Friday
Dates:  Starts June 5th, Ends August 11th
Site:     Bellevue Park
            401 Bellevue Park Dr.
            Belleville, IL  62226


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Registration can be done in person at Camp, 401 Bellevue Park Drive - Bellevue Park
and at the Main Office - 510 W Main Street, Belleville, IL 62220

The
Belleville Parks & Recreation Department’s Day Camp Program, “Camp Quackers” has begin its 30th annual season on June 5, 2017 at our Stone Lodge in Bellevue Park. Camp Quackers is a 10 week program with available hours from 7:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. for children grades Kindergarten through 6th grade in an organized summer program. We keep our camper/staff with a ratio of 10-1 with additional assistance from our Jr. Counselors. Through the required in-service staff training experience prior to camp, we emphasize the importance of camper safety and team approach. All staff are specifically selected for their maturity, love for children, good moral character, experience, education, and expertise. Our Counselors provide recreational activities designed for the abilities and gender of each group. Come check out camp and see what its all about!




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FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Ages:  ALL
Cost:  FREE
Day:   Monday on the Square
          Thursdays at the Park (Bellevue)
Time:  Entertainment begins at 7pm


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Looking for something to do on these beautiful Summer nights? Grab your lawn chairs and head on down to the Public Square (Courthouse Quad) on Monday nights or Bellevue Park on Thursday nights for some FREE good ole' live entertainment! The band will begin at 7pm both nights.








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Dodgeball Night Belleville Parks and Recreation Department City of Belleville
DODGEBALL NIGHT
Ages: 8 to 13 years

Cost: $15.00 per child
Day:   Fridays
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220


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Click Date to Register:

Friday, August 4

Friday, September 8
 

Lace up your sneakers, stretch out those muscles, grab some friends and head to the Nichols Community Center for some good old fashioned dodgeball! We know playing hard will work up an appetite so we'll have pizza and soda for you too! Participants must be pre-registered! Call today to get in on all the fun!



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DRAWING CLASS
Ages: 8+
Cost:  $45.00 per session
Day:   Mondays
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 East D Street
           Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785

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REGISTER NOW (click Session)
*Sessions are 4 Mondays
            

Summer Session 3: August 7, 14, 21, 28


Come test your hand at beginner cartoon drawing! Our instructor will demonstrate how to make your favorite characters while also adding their knowledge to help perfect your love of drawing. Must sign up at least 4 days prior to the class.








NFL Fall Flag Football League City of Belleville Parks and Recreation
NFL FALL CO-REC FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Ages: 6 - 11 years
Cost: $70.00 per player
Date: Starts Saturday, September 16 (6 weeks)
Site:  Laderman Park
          1105 Mascoutah Ave
          Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-233-1416

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REGISTER NOW FOR AGES 6 - 8


REGISTER NOW FOR AGES 9 - 11


Flag football is a growing alternative to full contact football that teaches basic skills and concepts of the game without the risk of injury. Our flag football program is designed to introduce young athletes to the game while providing a safe environment for growing in the sport. Patterned after regular football, teams run or pass the ball down the field in order to score a touchdown. The primary difference in flag football is that it is a “no contact” game. Instead of tackling the ball carrier, defensive players try to pull the flags off the ball carrier’s belt. It’s the perfect game for boys and girls ages 6 to 11. If your child wants to play football, why risk the injury? Make it flag football instead!



Nichols Community Center City of Belleville Parks
FREE MOMMY PLAY DATES
Ages:    Children 1 - 3 years old
Dates:   June 6 - August 29
Day:      Tuesdays
Time:     9:00am to 11:00am
Site:      Nichols Community Center
              515 East D Street
              Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:  618-277-9785

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This program is for Moms and children ages 1 to 3 years old to be able to utilize the Nichols Community Center for a safe and fun play date. The NCC has opened two rooms to allow parent's an kids to socially interact and make new friends. Please contact Lyndsey for more details.





City of Belleville Parks and Recreation Summer Walking Club
FREE INDOOR SUMMER WALKING CLUB
Ages:     ALL
Days:     Mondays
Dates:    June 5 - August 28
Time:     9:00am to 11:00am
Site:       Nichols Community Center
               515 East D Street
               Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:  618-277-9785


Is it too hot outside for you walk? Come try our FREE Summer Walking Club! This program is to provide gym space for people to get exercise while walking indoors. Bring a friend!!

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Belleville Parks and recreation City of Belleville  Dan Polites Golf Lesson
FROM THE TEE TO THE GREEN GOLF CLINIC
Ages: 6 - 18 years
Cost:  $65.00 per session
Day:   Saturdays
Time:  1:00pm to 2:30pm
Site:   The Practice Tee
           5628 Old Collinsville Road
           Fairview Heights, IL  62208
Phone: 618-233-1416

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The Belleville Parks and Recreation Department, P.G.A. Professional, Dan Polites, and Dan Polites III, have teamed up for an instructional golf clinic! Lessons will cover irons, woods, pitching, driving, putting, rules and etiquette. Instruction given in a climate controlled facility. Participants can bring their own clubs or borrow if needed. Minimum participants per session is 6 and maximum is 20.



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Session 6: July 29 - August 19




Paint Party Belleville Parks and Recreation City of Belleville Paint Class
LADIES NIGHT OUT PAINT PARTY
Ages:  21+
Cost:   $25.00 per date

Time:   6:30pm - 9:00pm
Site:    Stone Lodge at Bellevue Park
            401 Bellevue Park Dr.
            Belleville, IL  62226
Phone: 618-233-1416

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Dates Offered: (click date to register)


August 18th

September 29th

December 1st

January 12th, 2018


Art with Allie Ladies Night Out Paint Party is a great way to spend the evening with friends and family to paint the night away!  We provide instruction and the supplies, including the 12”x12” canvas. Allie will be there to help you bring out your creative side and make your own or you can follow one of the designs! Participants may bring snacks and a beverage of their choice! Alcohol Permitted.





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LITTLE DRIBBLERS BASKETBALL
Ages: 4 to 6 Years Old
Cost:  $60.00 per session
Day:   Saturdays
Time:  8:00am to 9:00am
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785

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Sessions Offered:


Summer Session 3 - August 5, 12, 19, 26

A non-competitive, co-recreational approach to teaching safe basic basketball fundamentals. Players will learn how to dribble, pass, play defense, shoot, and box out. They will have 40 minutes of skills and drills then will have a 20 minute game to use them





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NERF NIGHT

Ages:  5 - 13 Years
Days:   Fridays
Cost:   $12.00 per participant
Times: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Site:     Nichols Community Center
Phone: 618-233-1416 or 618-277-978
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CLICK DATE BELOW TO REGISTER:        
      
July 21      August 18       September 22

This has become one of the most popular games in the area! Come see what all the fun is about! Participants must provide Nerf Gun and Nerf Ammunition. Please make sure your equipment and ammo is marked. Pizza, soda and water will be served. Eye wear will be provided.





Nichols Community Center Senior Aerobics
SENIOR AEROBICS
Ages:    55+
Days:    Tuesdays & Thursdays (10 week sessions)
Dates:   July 11th - September 14th
Times:   8:00am - 9:00am
Cost:     $30.00 per person/per session
Site:       Nichols Community Center
               515 East D Street
               Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: 618-277-9785


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CLICK TO REGISTER NOW FOR THE SEPTEMBER 21ST SESSION

Moderate exercise that gently raises the heart rate, is appropriate for seniors. It does not have to be a long strenuous workout. The sessions build endurance and strength while improving balance and flexibility to older adults. Program is designed for those 55 and older.






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ZUMBA
Ages: 14+
Cost:  $60.00 per participant for 12 class pass
           $6.00 per single walk-in fee
Day:   Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
Time:  5:30pm - 6:30pm (M & W)
            9:00am - 10:00am (S)
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220


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Perfect for everybody and every body! We take "work" out of the workout by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for a calorie burning dance fitness party. It's a total workout while learning popular dance moves and combining all elements of fitness. Call 618-277-9785 for more questions regarding class times.

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ZUMBA TONING
Cost: $60.00 per participant for 12 class pass
          $6.00 per single walk-in fee
Day:  Tuesdays
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220


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Combining targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba Moves to create a calorie-torching, strength training dance fitness-party!



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