Programs and Events

There's a Program for Everyone in Colonie!

There's something for everyone to do in Colonie during each season, especially during the spring and summer months. As the weather warms up, the Colonie Parks & Recreation Department is excited for you to discover and indulge in all of the wonderful things the Town of Colonie has to offer. Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation department offers several programs listed below.

Learn to Swim

The Parks and Recreation Department offers two aquatic programs, an American Red Cross six level Learn–to–Swim Program and Guard Start & Water Safety Program. Skills are taught based on levels established by the American Red Cross. All swimmers will be evaluated during their first class and groups may be adjusted as necessary. The program at the town pool is a two-week program that begins at the end of June through the beginning of July.

Learn to Swim

See flyer for registration and more information. You can also apply online using the link below.

Download Registration Form

Learn to Swim

This program is open to Town of Colonie children who are 6 years or older. All swimmers will be evaluated during their first class and groups may be adjusted as necessary. Both programs are taught by our pool lifeguard staff at the Colonie Mohawk River Park Pool. Your child will learn new aquatic skills or reinforce skills that they may already possess, while having a fun and enjoyable experience!

Dates

June 27th – July 8th, 2022; Monday through Friday (no classes July 4th)

Times

The Learn to Swim program is FULL for this season. No more spots available.

Fee

$75 per session

Registration

Registration will be accepted online, in person or by mail at the Parks and Recreation Office

Eligibility

Children must be a Town of Colonie resident and 6 years or older by June 27, 2022


Summer Enrichment Program

Summer Enrichment Tennis Camp (Daytime Program)

Beginner and Advanced Tennis Lessons are offered.
Beginner Lessons are designed for children with 0 to 5 years of tennis experience and will include:

  • basic hand eye coordination
  • beginning tennis skills
  • warm up exercises
  • tennis games and skills to reinforce tennis skills
  • rules of the game and court etiquette

Advanced Lessons will provide more advanced instruction for students looking to improve their tennis skills. Students will participate in both doubles and singles matches while reinforcing each students' skills and abilities.

Summer Enrichment Tennis Camp 2022

See flyer for registration and additional information. You can also apply online using the link below.

Download registration form
Dates

The Summer Enrichment Tennis Camp program is FULL for this season. No more spots available.

July 5th - July 8th, 2022 (**4 days)
Program FULL
July 11th - July 15th, 2022
Program FULL
July 18th - July 22nd, 2022
Program FULL
July 25th - July 29th, 2022
Program FULL

Times

9:00am – 12:00pm (Ages 5-18)
9:00am - 4:00pm (Full Day Sessions Ages 9-18)

Ages

Children age 5-18

Fee (Resident/Non-Resident)

Sessions July 5-8
Morning Session: $96/$120
Full Day Session: $160/$184)
All other session dates
Morning Session: $120/$150
Full Day Session: $200/$230
Late pick up fees: $10.00/child for the first 15 minutes
$1.00/child for each additional minute
Late fee due upon pick up

Requisites

Campers should wear sneakers, bring a tennis racquet and a bottle of water. Full day campers need to bring extra water and a lunch.


Junior Golf Classes (Enrichment Program)

Juniors will be introduced to all facets of the game including the golf swing, short game, putting, rules and etiquette in a fun atmosphere. For sign up information, visit JuniorGolf NY.


Tennis Program (Evening)

The Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation department is offering a five-week (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Intermediate) Tennis Instructional Program for children and families at various tennis court locations in North and South Colonie.

Tennis Program

See flyer for registration and additional information. You can also apply online using the link below.

Download Registration form
Dates

Beginning July 12th, 2022
The Tennis Program (Evening) Program is FULL for this season. No more spots available.

Times

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fee

$20.00 - Colonie Resident Child (Ages 5-18 years)
$30.00 - Nonresident Child (Ages 5-18 years)
$30.00 - Colonie Resident Adult
$40.00 - Nonresident Adult


Musical Groups

The Colonie Town Band and the Colonie Centennial Brass Choir, in their 50th and 19th year of operation, respectively, consists of groups of volunteer musicians who perform at various sites throughout the Capital District throughout the year. The Parks and Recreation Department also sponsors The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie. The band plays concerts in the Mark Cornell Auditorium at Colonie Central High School. For more information about joining either band or choir, or for concert schedules, please call the Parks and Recreation Office at (518) 783-2760.