WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: 7 Youth Programs Announced For January, Including Babysitting Lessons & eSports

Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Recreation Department:

WILMINGTON, MA — The holiday rush is coming to an end, but our Youth Programs are starting up soon! Join us in January for some fun events listed below!

BLAST! Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training

Instructor: Juanita Allen Kingsley
Grades: 6 – 8
Tuesday, January 11
1:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Wilmington Middle School

This workshop includes:
* House safety
* Activities for different ages
* Choking prevention and relief
* What to consider before you take a job
* Communication – with parents, children and your parents
* How and when to call for help; how to call 911
* How to build your babysitting business


Instructor: Juanita Allen Kingsley
Grades: 4 – 5
Tuesday, January 11
3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Wilmington Middle School

This workshop includes:
* Telephone and door answering techniques
* Internet safety
* Accident and fire protection
* How to call 911
* First Aid techniques
* How to prevent and relieve choking
* Time management tips


Instructor: Christopher Walters
Grades 6 – 8
Wednesdays, January 12 – February 9, 5 Weeks
2 – 4 p.m.
Wilmington Middle School

Become a hero and embark on a daring adventure in the world’s oldest and best roleplaying game! Over the course of five days, players will play through the entire adventure as a team. Players select from an assortment of pre-generated characters so they can jump in and start playing! This program is great for both beginners and those with playing experience.


Fridays, January 14 – February 18, 6 Weeks
Grades: 3 & 4
1 – 1:45 p.m.
Legacy Studios, 1 Burlington Ave.

A creative movement class for our youngest movers and shakers. A great way to introduce music and movement into your child’s life. They will be twirling, skipping, dancing and hopping their way through this program!


Instructor: Vanta Development Group
January 17 – April 3, 11 Weeks
$180 per league

If you love gaming, or just want to give it a try, this league is for you! Get ready for an action-packed three months of virtual gaming and development! Expert coaching with player development programming focused on in-game skill and teamwork. There are ongoing community events including a one-week development camp, tournament, and “open gym” game nights. Parent/guardian permission is required.

Rocket League

A 3v3 competitive game of soccer, but you’re a car with a rocket booster!
Ages: 9 – 15
Practice: Mon./Wed. OR Tue./Thu., 5:30 – 7 OR 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Games: Saturdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

League of Legends

A 5v5 multiplayer Online Battle Arena game where teams work together to destroy the enemy base.
Ages: 13 – 15
Practice: Mon./Wed. OR Tue./Thu., 5:30 – 7 OR 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Games: Saturdays, 4 – 6 p.m.


Instructor: Wicked Cool for Kids
Grades: 2 – 5
Tuesdays, January 25 – March 8, (no 2/22), 6 Weeks
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Town Hall Auditorium

Attention future doctors! In this new program, we will explore the human body’s fascinating system of cells, tissues, and organs. Create models of blood and skin, and tour the digestive system. Build a working representation of the lungs and make a creepy cool model of the eye! You will learn you are smarter than you think when we learn all about the brain and how it works.

To register, please visit our website https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation and log into your account. You can also call the Rec. Office at 978-658-4270 to register, or if you have any questions, we would be glad to help! We are open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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