Summer programs are typically held through June / July / August each year, although some programs or program sessions may vary, starting earlier or running later in the season.
For general summer program and activity descriptions, please browse through the program tabs, below. However all specific, annual program details can be found on our online registration portal.
We are always looking for new programming ideas and suggestions! If you have an idea for a new Dover Parks and Recreation program, or have ideas/ input on how to improve existing programs, please e-mail our Assistant Director, Nicole Wainwright.
- Summer Club @ the Connors Center
- Apply to be a Summer Club COUNSELOR
- Apply to be a Summer Club VOLUNTEER
- Tennis Clinics @ Caryl Park Tennis Courts
- Summer T-Ball with Coach Pete
SUMMER CLUB at the Connors Center
We will be back at The Connors Center for another year of giving you all the summer fun you can imagine... From arts & crafts to field games, group challenges and activities to walks along the Charles River bank and along beautiful wooded trails - at #DoverRec Summer Club, your child is sure to love every creative and unique day as they make forever memories with friends and our amazing summer staff!
SESSION 1: MONDAY, JUNE 26 - FRIDAY, JUNE 30
SESSION 2: WEDNESDAY*, JULY 5 - FRIDAY, JULY 7
*CLOSED on Monday 7/3 and Tuesday 7/4
SESSION 3: MONDAY, JULY 10 - FRIDAY, JULY 14
SESSION 4: MONDAY, JULY 17 - FRIDAY, JULY 21
SESSION 5: MONDAY, JULY 24 - FRIDAY, JULY 28
SESSION 6: MONDAY, JULY 31 - THURSDAY*, AUGUST 3
*CLOSED on Friday 8/4
- Rising Kindergarteners
- Rising 1st graders
- Rising 2nd graders
- Rising 3rd graders
- Rising 4th and 5th graders
Rising grade = grade AFTER summer!
Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: The Connors Center (20 Glen Street, Dover)
Led By: Parks & Recreation Summer Staff
Costs: $150/ participant/ 5-day session (Sessions 1, 3, 4 and 5)
$120/ participant/ 4-day session (Session 6)
$90/ participant/ 3-day session (Session 2)
Summer Club EXTENDED DAY
All the fun of Summer Club, for a few extra hours when you need it!
EXTENDED Times: 12:00 - 3:00pm
In order to attend Extended Day, participants MUST be registered for, and attending, the coinciding, regular day session. NOTE: EXTENDED DAY IS NEVER OFFERED ON FRIDAYS.
EXTENDED Session 1: MONDAY, JUNE 26 - THURSDAY, JUNE 29
EXTENDED Session 2: WEDNESDAY*, JULY 5 & THURSDAY , JULY 6
*CLOSED on Monday 7/3 AND Tuesday 7/4
EXTENDED Session 3: MONDAY, JULY 10 - THURSDAY , JULY 13
EXTENDED Session 4: MONDAY, JULY 17 - THURSDAY , JULY 20
EXTENDED Session 5: MONDAY, JULY 24 - THURSDAY , JULY 27
EXTENDED Session 6: MONDAY, JULY 31 - WEDNESDAY*, AUGUST 2
*CLOSED on Thursday 8/3
THERE IS NO EXTENDED DAY ON FRIDAYS!
Cost: $25/ participant/ individual day
Register for any full session of Extended Day and receive a 10% discount! (per child)
Summer Club Counselor (paid position) Mandatory Requirements:
- Must be a current resident of Dover, MA
- Must be at least 16 years old by first training session (usually in the week prior to the first week of camp)
- Requires a commitment to work on all weekdays from 8:40am-12:40pm, forall six, consecutive weeks of camp. (which will be held from Monday, June 26 - Friday, August 4, 2023. (closed on Monday 7/3 and Tuesday 7/4, in observance of the holiday)
In order to be considered for a paid counselor position in summer 2023, your fully completed application packet must be submitted to Nicole Wainwright PRIOR TO MONDAY APRIL 3, 2023 at 5:00PM.
Students ages 14+ who are interested in volunteering for school credit (ie. unpaid), should visit our Volunteer Opportunities page
There you will find details on our various community service opportunities, including our Summer 2023 Leadership Training Program, which is a volunteer opportunity available exclusively as part of our annual summer program season!
Leadership Training Program Volunteer (unpaid position) Mandatory Requirements:
- Must be a current resident of Dover, MA
- Must be at least 14 years old by first training session (usually in the week prior to the first week of camp)
- Requires a two-week minimum commitment, on weekdays from 8:45am-12:15pm, during the Summer Club season - held from Monday, June 26 - Friday, August 4, 2023. (closed on Monday 7/3 and Tuesday 7/4, in observance of Independance Day)
In order to be considered for our LTP during summer 2023, your fully completed application packet must be submitted to Nicole Wainwright PRIOR TO FRIDAY MAY 5, 2023 at 5:00PM.
Students ages 16+ who are interested in paid positions, should visit our Seasonal Job Opportunities page.
There you will find various job opportunities offered by Parks & Recreation throughout the summer and during each school year. You can visit this page either by clicking the link above, or by manually copying doverma.gov/507/Seasonal-Job-Opportunities into your browser URL!
These instructional clinics are available to all ages, abilities & levels of tennis experience, with a focus on comprehensive, all-around tennis skill advancement to help players grow their game throughout each session!
Please Note: Tennis Clinics are held Mondays-Thursdays only* with Fridays used as an inclement weather make-up day if required, as there is no indoor program location.
* except for the Pre-Summer Mini Session, which will meet Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday due to the Juneteenth observance on Monday 6/19 AND Session 2, which will meet Wednesday-Friday due to Independence Day observance on Monday 7/3 and Tuesday 7/4
4 - 6 YEAR OLDS 7 YEARS OLD and UP
8:30 - 9:30am 9:30am - 12:30pm
$125/ participant/ 4-day session $255/ participant/ 4-day session
$95/ participant/ 3-day session $195/ participant/ 3-day session
SCHOOL'S OUT SESSION: TUESDAY* JUNE 20 - THURSDAY, JUNE 23
* CLOSED Monday 6/19 (Juneteenth observed)
SESSION 1: MONDAY, JUNE 26 - THURSDAY, JUNE 29
SESSION 2: WEDNESDAY, JULY 5* - FRIDAY, JULY 6
* CLOSED Monday 7/3 and Tuesday 7/4 (Independance Day observed)
SESSION 3: MONDAY, JULY 10 - THURSDAY, JULY 13
SESSION 4: MONDAY, JULY 17 - THURSDAY, JULY 20
SESSION 5: MONDAY, JULY 24 - THURSDAY, JULY 27
SESSION 6: MONDAY, JULY 31 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
SESSION 7: MONDAY, AUGUST 7 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
SESSION 8: MONDAY, AUGUST 14 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
SESSION 9: MONDAY, AUGUST 21 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
Location: Caryl Park Tennis Courts
Led By: Dover P&R Tennis Pro, Peter Cooper
In this introduction to Baseball, players will initially practice proper swing off a 'T', but will then move onto coach-pitched balls to prepare them for future league play. Additional focus will be on learning proper catching and fielding technique of both thrown and hit balls, base-running strategy and applying good sportsmanship on and off the field!
Program includes varied amounts of practice and game play each week, depending on the current lesson.
Ages: rising Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Location: Chickering Playfields - Baseball Diamond
Led By: Coach Pete Sylvester
For 2023 session details for ALL COACH PETE SPORTS PROGRAMS, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
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