Recreation Announcements & News
Welcome to the Somers Recreation Department official website! The mission of the Somers Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life of our residents and strengthen the bonds of community by offering diverse and affordable recreational and cultural programs in welcoming and safe parks and recreation facilities. We strive to make fitness, health, and wellness a priority for people of all ages. We aim to create a happy and healthy community where residents come together to play, learn, and live.
Macie's Place Splash Pad
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2023-24 BASES Programs at SES
Recreation Subsidy Program
Applicants should contact Social Services at 860-265-7551 to inquire about the Recreation Subsidy Program or to complete an application. You can view a Recreation Subsidy application HERE.
For complete information on the Recreation Subsidy Program, including the Somers Recreation Department camps eligible for the program, please click the Policy Page link HERE.
The Recreation Department has Pickleball equipment available for your use. If you are interested in getting a great work out while having some friendly competition, come try Pickleball. It is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Pickleball is FUN for all ages and all abilities.
Somers Sports Organizations
Somers Sports Organizations
Youth play sports for a variety of reasons. It encourages a healthy lifestyle, builds self-confidence, and teaches essential life lessons about teamwork and discipline. Athletes learn goal-setting, teamwork, and time management skills; they are less likely to use cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; they have higher graduation rates and are more likely to attend college.
Unfortunately, youth sports can also be a high-risk environment for misconduct, including child physical and sexual abuse.
Misconduct may damage an athlete’s psychological well-being. Athletes who have been mistreated often experience social embarrassment, emotional turmoil, psychological scars, loss of self-esteem. This trauma negatively impacts their relationships with family, friends, and sports.
This is a project of the Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children in Connecticut (GTF) in response to An Act Concerning the Provision of Information Concerning Child Sexual Abuse. The GTF working group compiled resources from national organizations that support adult survivors and address child sexual abuse awareness including, the Zero Abuse Project, the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, Adult Survivors of Child Abuse -- The Norma J. Morris Center, The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), Stop It Now. This guideline was developed through the collaborative work of staff from the CT Children’s Alliance, the Office of the Child Advocate, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and The Village for Families & Children, Inc. This guideline was modified by the Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children. It is closely patterned after the USA Football Youth Model Safe Sport Policy - 2-20-2015 and adapted from the US Olympic Committee “SafeSport” program, a guide to prevent misconduct in sport. United States Olympic Committee, Recognizing, Reducing, and Responding to Misconduct in Sport: Creating Your Strategy.
Send a Kid to Camp!
Somers Recreation & Leisure Services in conjunction with the Somers Human Services Department is committed to providing accessible and affordable summer camp and youth programs for the families of Somers.
We are currently looking for donations to provide scholarships for youth and families who may not be able to participate due to financial limitations. We believe strongly in the value of the youth experiences we offer and we want to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend. If you are able to donate to the Recreation Subsidy Program and help a family in need, please mail your donation to Somers Recreation & Leisure Services Department, 619 Main Street, Somers CT 06071.
Thank you in advance to all donors who help keep our programs affordable and accessible to all!
**The Recreation Subsidy Program is available to Somers residents and is income based.
The Somers Recreation Department will provide a full refund when a program is cancelled. All refund requests for a program that has not been cancelled must be submitted at least 7-days prior to the start of the program.