Recreation Programs & Events

Beacon Hoops 2017


The program needs volunteers to help in the following areas:  Coaching, Score Keepers, Timers, Team Parents, and Helpers with Pee Wee Instruction. Sign up below.

Pee Wee      6-7 years old           July through August
Intermediate 8-9 years old           July through August
Rookie          10-12 years old       July through August
Junior           13-16 years old       July through August

Registration is open to youth ages 6 to 16. Each Division has a limited amount of spaces available and registration will be closed when the spaces are filled. Registration forms will only be accepted at City Hall.

Program Fees
Beacon Residents:     $50.00\ each additional child in family $45.00
Non Residents $65.00\ each additional child in family $60.00

Please Note- Program Fees are Non-Refundable
No refunds for any processed applications.

Held at Beacon Recreation Center and City Hall between 9am and 3pm Monday – Friday until June 23rd. Extra Registration will be held at Memorial Park Saturday June 17, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Applications must be paid for at the time of registration. Proof of payment is necessary to participate in evaluations. Players not evaluated are not guaranteed a spot in the program.

Proof of age and residency may be required for all who register.
All players will receive a summer league T-Shirt.
Players in the instructional Pee-Wee & Intermediate Division will also receive a basketball.
Applications can be found online at

Player Draft Evaluations-Are held in Looper’s Court. At the corner of South Ave. and 9D, River Front Park, down near the train station, & Memorial Park where listed. In order to ensure your spot in the program you must attend at least one evaluation session. Players not evaluated will not be in the draft and will not play. Rain dates if necessary will be posted on Beacon Hoops face book page and the City of Beacon Website.

Tennis Camp 2017

Our Tennis Camp with Coach Ryley returns this summer. Classes will be designed to meet the needs of the individual group. Groups will be determined based on age and experience. Instruction will include everything from basic strokes and rules for beginners, to match play and strategy for more advanced players. No experience is necessary. Register today.
Week 1 June 26-30
Week 2 July 10-14

Multi Sport Camp 2017

Multi Sport Camp 2017

A multi-sport camp for grades 4th to 8th, designed to provide children an opportunity to develop good character, learn valuable life skills, discover new interests, and make new friends. 

South Ave Park Days

South Ave Summer Park Days
A traditional free drop-in park program for children to participate in activities throughout the day. Summer Park Days staff provide quality recreational experiences that promote creativity, teamwork and healthy lifestyles. Activities include organized sports, arts and crafts, games, team building and nutrition lessons. We would be working in partnership with the Kids R Kids Feeding Program that currently offers a free lunch program at the center in the summer months.

    • 7 weeks- July 3 to August 18
    • 3 Days, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
    • 10:00am to 2:00pm break for lunch with Kids R Kids Feeding Program
    • Sports-Games-Crafts
    • No pre-registration

This is a drop in program, supervision limited to equipment use and activity scheduled.

Camp at the Camp 2017

Beacon Recreation is offering five weeks of camp designed to deepen children's relationship to our local ecology, nourish their own creativity, build community, and simply play outdoors. The rich legacy of the Settlement Camp lives on and provides the backdrop for a fun filled summer! Join us! Rain or shine, children ages 5-11 will play outside and get creative! Every week, regardless of the theme, we will;

  • Swim/ swim instruction
  • Play field games
  • Sing, write songs, perform
  • Design, make art
  • Explore The Camp
  • Tell stories and grow camp community spirit.

The Camp is located at the Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave. Camp day runs Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m- 3:15p.m. Daily snacks will be served, and children will bring their lunch from home. Our group size will be about 8 children, with at least one grown-up per group, so we can provide individual attention and opportunities for collaboration between campers. The children will be placed in age-appropriate activity groups. Registration is required and space is limited. Tuition for a full week is $175 per child, including materials and snacks, until April 30. Beginning May 1, weekly tuition is $195. Extended Day program is available until 5:00 pm for an additional $50 per week. Tuition assistance is available. Contact the Recreation Department to discuss your needs.

Counselors In Training (CIT) Program: For youth ages 13 to 16. The Counselor-in-Training Program at Camp @ the Camp is designed to offer qualified young people an opportunity to prepare for positions as camp counselors or recreation leaders. Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and program skills. Participation in the CIT program is by selection. Those interested in the program must complete an application process, which includes an application, references, and an interview. Tuition is $75 per week with a one-time $30 First Aid/CPR fee. The CITs must also attend additional training days. Click here for CIT Application

Dates and Themes:
Waitlist Only Registration Full 4/6/17  *Week 1, July 10-14 ~ Great Group Games - Get out and play! Embrace the Olympic spirit through cooperative play. We will be travelling around the world and beyond, playing age-old games and new ones, too!
Waitlist Only Registration Full 4/6/17  *Week 2, July 17-21 ~ Can You Dig It? Archeology Then & Now: Who used The Settlement Camp property before us, who might use it in the future, and how will it be used? Become archaeologists and examine the treasures of the Settlement Camp by digging up the past and imagining the future!
Waitlist Only Registration Full 4/6/17*Week 3, July 24-28 ~ Home Sweet Tree ~ Woodland Dwelling: From root tips to branch tops, trees are homes, too. Together, they form an intricate life-sustaining system! Who calls them home? How can humans survive in the woods? We’ll investigate the mosses, fungi, and animals that call trees home, and we’ll build shelters from fallen branches. Let’s get to know the trees and tell the stories of the understory!
Waitlist Only Registration Full 4/6/17*Week 4, July 31-August 4 ~ Hidden Kingdoms - Get close: No, closer. CLOSER, STILL! What wonderful little worlds await when we zero in through proximity? What critters have their habitats there? What if there were worlds within worlds and the inhabitants needed help from their giant friends (us!)? We’ll recognize that regardless of size, everything has a place in this world!
Waitlist Only Registration Full 4/6/17*Week 5, August 7-11 ~ That’s Where Beacon Lives -Between the Mountain and the River: Our camp sits in the shadow of majestic mountains along the mighty Hudson River. We will let our imaginations soar on the wings of the turkey vultures and bounce along on the flood tide. Inspect the rocks and contours of the hills, create trails in the woods with a designer’s eye, hike, and discover the inhabitants of the Hudson Valley.

Registration begins Monday March 20th. Click here for forms

Help Wanted

Who: City of Beacon Recreation
What: Hiring Enthusiastic People
When: Ongoing
Where: 23 West Center Street, Beacon, NY
How: Stop by the Recreation Center or download one of the following applications;

After School Employment Application
After School hours of employment are 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday when school is in session. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age & pass a criminal background check. If you have any questions, please call: 845-765-2470.

Summer Staff Application
In addition to lifegurads for the Summer months Beacon Recreation is seeking responsible, nurturing, and enthusiastic counselors from July
10 until August 11, Monday-Friday, approximately 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Applicants should have experience working with groups of children and a passion for connecting with the great outdoors.
Excellent references are a must.

After School Program

After School Program

Program sessions will be 10 weeks. Each day of the week will have a different theme.

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Sargent Downing Garden

Sargent Downing Garden is located at the Settlement Camp Park, 724 Wolcott Ave.

This is an all-volunteer run Community Garden and Urban Planting project. Please join us, suggested membership: $25.00 if you would like a small plot to work in this summer. For more info contact volunteer coordinator Sarah

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Introducing Dance Xross Fitness

For Boomers & Beginners! With Licensed DXF Coach Meg! Come #MIXITUP for only $3
Wednesdays at 2:30PM Starting in November!
Beacon Community Center
23 W. Center Street Beacon, NY

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Zumba Gold with Meg Foster

For boomers, seniors & beginners!

Mondays 8:15 am to 9:00 am
Join us at the Recreation Center

23 West Center Street
$3 per class.

Perfect For Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba®class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. How It Works The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba®choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Benefits Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!
Call Meg 845-656-0530 for more information.

Children playing in the foam Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground Block Party

The large, foam Imagination Playground blocks encourage unstructured, child-directed free play while allowing children's imaginations to run wild.

Where: Beacon Recreation Center (Gym): 23 West Center Street
When: Please Note: We are taking a break for the Spring and Summer months.
Who: Children up to age 4, accompanied by an adult (older siblings welcome with the understanding this is a play time geard towards young children)

Wee Play: Lori Mehrige, Director of Events  -


Tao Chi movement

Community Tai-Chi

Sunday Classes
Beginners: 9:00-10:30am
Advanced/Principles: 10:30-noon

Wednesday Classes
Beginners: 7:00-8:30pm (same curriculum as Sunday mornings)
Advanced/Principles: 8:30-10:00pm

Beacon Recreation Center
23 West Center Street
Fee $25

This 8-week course teaches the first eight movements of the Yang family Tai Chi form. The class will cover warm-ups, stretching, silk reeling exercises, and energy work. Instructors Michael Sibilia and Marc Sabin.