Junior Art Class

Local artist and educator, James Eric Rogers, invites students ages 6-12 to 4 weeks of art classes.  One large final painting composition will be completed as well as several smaller pieces.  Techniques will include acrylic, watercolors, stenciling and 3D sculpture.

Ages: 6-12
Dates: Thursdays, October 12th, October 19th, October 26th  and November 2nd
Time: 5:00-6:16 pm
Location: Salem Community Center, 5 Broad St.
Cost: $50.00 per person
Instructor: James Eric Rogers


Teen Yoga & Meditation


Learn the art of Yoga and Meditation to calm your mind and relax your body.  Breathing and stress reduction exercises will be taught.

Ages: 12-15
Date: Tuesdays, September 26th – October 17th
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Salem Community Center, 5 Broad St.
Cost: $45.00 for the 4 week session
Instructor: Kelly Annese


Family Tennis

A wonderful opportunity for the whole family to come and learn/play tennis. Families will be  introduced to the game of tennis at all levels.  Different age groups will be on each of the 4 courts and games will be presented according to abilities and interests.  Come to one session or all three! We can only register 12 families for each Sunday. Children must be at least 5 years of age. When you register, please just register one parent’s name for the program.

Dates:  Sundays, September 10th, 17th and 24th.
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Salem High Tennis Courts
Fee: $12.00 per family
Instructor: Barbara Maitland


Kids can Cook – “Cook & Share”

A fun interactive class where kids will learn to make a full meal on the first day and then will recreate it and serve it to their families on the second!
On Tuesday, November 7th, the students will learn to make a chicken entree with roasted potatoes and vegetables, as well as a dessert.  On Thursday, November 9th, the students will work together to recreate the meal in order to serve and share it with their families.  Students may invite 3 family members as their dinner guests at 7:00pm on November 9th.   Bon Appetite!

Ages: 8 -17
Date: Tuesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 9th
Time: Tuesday, November 7th 5:00-7:00pm and Thursday, November 9th 5:00-8:00pm
Location: Ferreira Foods, 211 Bridge St.
Instructor: Mary Ferreira
Price: $75.00 for the 2 classes.  This includes all food, recipes, equipment and dinner for the students and three guests.  $15.00 for each additional dinner guest.


Kids Paddle Program

Coast to Coast Paddle will be offering a Kids Stand Up Paddle Program designed for young paddlers of all ages.

Ages: 7-12

Date: 5 different sessions to choose from

Time: 9:00 am -12:00pm

Place: Salem Willows Beach

Instructors: Coast to Coast Paddle


Kids Can Cook – Summer Series

This 3 night program, offers a fun interactive way to learn about different meals.  On Monday, the theme is breakfast. Participants will learn how to work with eggs, cook bacon and prepare breakfast potatoes.  Tuesday is lunch, where they will make grilled cheese, a basic pasta and tacos.  On Wednesday, we will finish the program with a 3 course dinner.

Ages: 8-17

Date: Monday – Wednesday, August 14th – 16th, 2017

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Place: Ferreira Foods, 211 Bridge St.


Summer Basketball League

Age: Boys and Girls, ages 9-15

Date: Clinics will taker place June 26-29. The season will run from July 10 to August 17 and playoffs will take place the week of August 21.

Boys ages 12-15 meet Monday nights

Girls ages 9-15 will meet Tuesday nights

Boys ages 9-11 will meet Thursday

Time: Games are scheduled each hour, at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm

Place: Memorial Park


Updated information on team schedules and rosters will be available late June


Enrichment Programs at Palmer Cove Park

We will be offering a series of enrichment programs at the Palmer Cove Park during July and August.  All programs are free to Salem Children.  Space is limited, so sign up early.  Each program will run Monday – Thursday, with Friday serving as a make up day due to inclement weather.

Yoga and Meditation: Ages: 9-12

Date: Monday – Thursday, July 10th – 13th      9:30-10:30 am

Art Workshop: Ages 9-12

Dates: Monday – Thursday, July 17th – 20th  9:30-11:00am

Monday – Thursday, July 31st – August 3rd   9:30-11:00am

Beginners Guitar: Ages 10-14

Date: Monday – Thursday, August 7th – 10th   9:30-10:30 am

Hip Hop Dance Class: Ages 6-12

Date: Monday – Thursday, August 14th – 17th   9;30-10:30 am

These programs are being funded by the City of Salem Department of Planning and Community Development and the U.S. Department of housing and Urban Development. teamwork

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Forest River Adventure Day Program

Salem Park, Recreation and Community Services will be running a day program at the Forest River park this summer.  Join us for crafts, exploration, science and nature, sports and games, swimming and lots more!


Ages: 6-12

Time: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Dates: 8 sessions to choose from

Fees: $130.00 for the first child, $85.00 for additional child.