South Berwick youth sporting leagues are run by independent volunteer organizations. Their links are provided here as a courtesy to these groups and for our resident's convenience. The Town of South Berwick does not manage these programs.
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION for all recreation programs. Payment may be made by mailing in a check or by credit card. Please give us your email address so we will be able to contact you easily if there is a change in the program or if we need additional information. We will not sell or otherwise distribute your email address. If you have questions please call Sharon Brassard at the Recreation Dept. at 384-3306.
Sign up now for the 4 week Fall Pee Wee Soccer Program beginning Mondays, September 10th and Wednesdays, September 12th, 2012.
Look for signups for our new 7 week program of Treetops Chorus with award winning children's musician, Sammie Haynes.
Please signup for programs early. We must contract adequate staff and busses to offer these programs. Each program has a minimum number of participants required to cover costs. If you wait to sign up, we may not have enough participants to offer the program.
The Recreation Department offers Friday evening skiing for students of Marshwood Middle School. This program travels to Gunstock ski areas on alternate Fridays. Information on this program is usually available during fall conferences. The department also offers a family ski program to Attitash. The bus for this program leaves from the Community Center early Sunday morning and returns in the early evening for a full day of family fun. Ride the bus, or drive separately; you can join us either way. Information on this program is usually available in early December in Town Hall, the Community Center and at the High School.
Pee Wee Soccer
The Pee Wee Soccer program is offered in the spring and fall for children aged 3 to 5. We encourage parents to volunteer as coaches for teams. Click on the online registration above for more information. If you are unable to signup online, you may do so in the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours or you may mail in the registration form found above to the Town Clerk's office, Recreation Programs 180 Main Street, So. Berwick, ME 03908.
This program is for teens ages 12 to 15. In 2011 we offered two trips each week to fun places such as Splash Town & Fun Town USA, tubing the Saco, Surf Lessons with Wheels & Waves and the Boston Museum of Science & the Omni Theatre. Home base for us is the Youth Center on Willow Drive in South Berwick. The center is open for a few minutes before and after each trip to assist with transportation delays. Check out the offerings for each week on our online registration system through the link above. Please signup by the Wednesday prior to each week of camp to insure we have adequate transportation for your child. Signups after Wednesday will need to be completed in person in the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours. Signups close on Friday at 3 pm. Please do
not "show-up" for camp on Tuesday. You must pre-register your child. Camp meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The cost is $95/wk/SAD 35 students and $110/wk/all others.
Our summer camp programs provide safe and fun activities for over 180 children each summer. Signups are available online for each week. You must signup by the Wednesday prior to the week of camp if you wish to use our online system. Signups after that date must be completed in person in the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours, no mail in registrations after Wednesday please. Please signup early so we will be able to plan for adequate transportation for your child to our field trips. Camp is held at Marshwood Great Works School on Academy Street (formerly called Marshwood Middle School). Please do not "show up" on Monday expecting to attend camp that week. You must pre-register your child. Camp hours are Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm except the last
day of camp will be from 9 am to 2 pm. There wil be no after camp care the last day. Resident fees are $135/wk, (week 1 $95), additional children $115/wk and non-residents are $150/wk (week 1 $110).
Tennis lessons are offered each summer for beginners and advanced players at the Berwick Academy Tennis Courts. Adult and childrens classes are available. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays this year.
Enrichment programs include:
Treetops Chorus, Mad Science, Wildlife Encounters, Happy Feet Starter Hikes, Archery, Preschool Adventures, Children's Yoga Class, Art in the Park, Adult Open Gym Basketball, Adult Coed Noncompetitive Soccer, Adult Coed Fun Field Hockey and Senior Center Line Dancing. For details on these and other programs, please contact Sharon Brassard at 384-3306.
Our annual 5 mile run is held each year on the last Saturday in June in conjunction with the Strawberry Festival, June 29, 2013. The Road Race begins at 8:00 am and the Fun Walk at 8:10 am (check in 6:30-7:30 am) at the South Berwick Marshwood Great Works School located on Academy St. just off Rte. 236. The cost is $18 pre-registration and $22 on race day. The fun walk is $8. The race director is Katherine MacDonald who can be reached at 207-676-2155, the announcer is Andy Schachat from WTSN and the timer is Granite State Race Services. An awards ceremony and raffle prizes will be held at the Marshwood Great Works School right after the race. Awards will not be mailed. You must be present to win raffle prizes. REGISTER EARLY!
Who We Are
Our Recreation Department has a full-time Director and many volunteers for each of their events and programs. This Department works to provide many fun and interesting activities to all age groups here in South Berwick. The Recreation Department works with the local schools, sports groups, and the senior citizens of South Berwick and surrounding towns.
Who Funds Us
It is very important to know that there is a budget from the Town for this Department to work with. However, WITHOUT VOLUNTEERS, very little could actually happen.
The Eastern Trail has the potential to be the most significant recreational project along the southern Maine coast! Imagine walking - or biking - mostly through off-road woodland trails from Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Bug Light Park on Casco Bay in South Portland. This is the vision of the Eastern Trail Alliance, whose members seek to reopen the former railroad corridor into Maine as a multi-use recreational greenway. Recreation Director Sharon Brassard and Anita Rosencrantz, resident of South Berwick, are on the committee for The Eastern Trail.