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.


Drama Club

Come learn how to perform in front of an audience, experience the fun of acting with your friends and perform in a real show!

Age: Grade K- 5
Dates: Session One: Thursdays, September 22nd – October 27th
Session Two: Thursdays, November 10th – December 22nd
Session Three:  Thursdays, January 12th – February 16th

Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Location: Witchcraft Heights Elementary School
Fee: $75.00 per session
Instructor: Jape Payette


Winter Basketball

Recreational League

Games/Practices are  1 hour.

13-15 age Boys Games will be on Mondays
9-12 age Boys Games will be on Thursdays
All girls Games will be Tuesdays.

Age: Boys and Girls, 9-15
Fee: Free – Must complete registration to be guaranteed a spot on a team.


Travel League(Boys) -BOWDITCH Gymnasium

Boys Travel Basketball tryouts will be held on Nov 7th, 9th, and 10th from 5:00 –9:00pm. Tryouts are open to boys in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The league costs are $150 and runs from mid December to early March.

  • 5th Grade Boys Tryouts from 5-6pm
  • 6th Grade Boys Tryouts from 6-7pm
  • 7th Grade Boys Tryouts from 7-8pm
  • 8th Grade Boys Tryouts from 8-9pm

Travel League(Girls) -BOWDITCH Gymnasium

Girls Travel Basketball tryouts will be held on Nov 17th and 18th from 6:00–7:30pm. Tryouts are open to girls in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The league costs are $150 and runs from mid December to early March

*All practices and games are subject to change due to school cancellations and weather conditions.