Adult Programs

Free Senior Walking Program
​Stay active and healthy during the icy and cold winter months by walking in a safe and warm environment. Please bring a pair of clean, dry soft-soled shoes with you and change before entering the gym. No registration is required. Shelburne Residents only. Schedule is subject to change.
​Call 802-985-9551 for updated schedule information or check calendar on gymnasium door.
Days: Monday through Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Dates: October 22, 2018 through March 29, 2019
Due to higher demand for gym time this year with the Town Hall closed, we are only able to offer this for a 1 hour time slot this year.
Gentle Yoga: Breathe • Relax • Stretch
​Join Kay Boyce, Certified Yoga instructor, for this Gentle Yoga Class, with attention to correct alignment, breath work, and stretches. You will build strength, tone muscle and find new flexibility. This class is great for those new to yoga, or who simply want to enhance their personal yoga practice. Bring your own yoga mat and a cotton blanket or large beach towel. 
Minimum 6, Maximum 12 participants.
Days/ Dates: March 14 through April 18
Registration Deadline: March 12
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $55.00
Location:Town Gym
Adult Pickleball Lessons
​“The fastest growing sport in America”. Join IPTPA Certified Pickleball instructor, Lisa Hadley, for an introduction to this wonderful lifetime sport. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The court is smaller than the tennis court so not as much ground to cover and easier on the body. Tuesday's will be for first time players or beginners and Thursdays will be for advanced beginner/ intermediate instruction. Bring a paddle, water, sunscreen and a snack. Come join Lisa to see what all the “craze” is about!
​Location: Davis Park Courts.
​3 people minimum, 8 people maximum.
Registration Deadline: May 14
Cost: $75.00
Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Beginners: Tuesdays, May 21 - June 18 Beginner/Intermediate: Thursdays, May 23 - June 20
Early Morning Boot Camp
​As a group you will work with your neighbors, supporting and being supported to obtain your fitness goals. Each workout is a mix of cardio and strength training, using your own body weight as well as some small equipment. All levels of fitness are welcome! This is a fun, motivating way to get fit and a great way to kick start your day!
Minimum: 10 participants
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Session Dates:
​​Session A: March 11 through April 17
Registration Deadline: March 8
​Session B: April 29 through June 5
Registration Deadline: April 26
Time: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Fee: $120.00/ session
Location: SCS Gym
Instructor: Kristin Hartley ​
Woof! Dog Communication in the Human World Presented by Deb Helfrich of Gold Star Dog Training, this popular, long-running dog communication and safety lecture is a multi-media extravaganza of fun where the audience also gets to test their "dog reading" skills. We’ll demystify dog communication, reveal some common doghuman misunderstandings, and explore how we can all live safely and happily together. Shelburne Dog Park Committee is sponsoring this free workshop! No need to register in advance. Please, no dogs, just humans!
​For more information, please contact Kay Boyce
Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room 1, ​Shelburne Town Office Building
Table Tennis
​All ages and abilities are welcome. There will be informal instruction and organized play, matches.
Days/Date: Fridays, June 7 through August 30
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00 for summer session
Location: Shelburne Town Gym
Ukulele Lessons
​Have you been wanting to try something new? Join the fun and learn how to play the Ukulele! Instructor, Clare Innes, will teach beginners how to play, even if you have no musical background. Learn to make chords, strum smoothly, and gain confidence in playing along with others. Bring a ukulele, an electronic clip-on tuner, and an adventurous spirit. For those with left-hand, baritone, or low-G ukuleles, the ability to translate chords yourself is needed. Participants must be 18 years or older. Please inquire if you need to purchase a clip-on tuner.
Minimum 5, Maximum 12.
Registration Deadline: 7 days prior to each session start date
Days: Tuesdays 
Cost: $45.00/ 4 week session ($90 for both)
Session A Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Session A- Level 1
Dates: March 19 - April 9
Session A- Level 2
Dates: April 30 - May 21
Session B Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Session B- Level 1
Dates: April 30 - May 21
Session B- Level 2
Dates: May 28 - June 18
Forest Bathing
​“Forest Bathing” and “taking in the atmosphere of the forest” are both direct translations of Shinrin-Yoku. Shinrin-Yoku is the scientifically-backed Japanese tradition of nature immersion for wellness that began in 1982 and is just now catching on in the United States. Occurring throughout the different seasons of Vermont, this series will introduce you to this practice of nature mindfulness and will give you the techniques to develop a deeper and more meaningful relationship to the natural world.
Maximum 15 participants/walk.
Certified Guide: Duncan Murdoch
Cost: $25/walk.
Ages: 16+
More info at: Location: LaPlatte Nature Park - please meet at Community Garden parking lot. Please reference our website for detailed descriptions of each Forest Bathing theme below.
A: Winter Saturday, March 30th
​10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register by: Thursday, March 28.
B: Mother’s Day Forest Bathing, May 12th
​10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register by: Thursday, May 9.
C: Summer Saturday, July 13th
​10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register by:  Thursday, July 11
Shotokan Karate
​For adults & kids ages 8 and up. Improve your fitness level, challenge yourself and have fun! Karate is a weaponless means of self-defense, consisting of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques, using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. This program will help students develop physical skills such as eye hand coordination, mental focus, leadership and partnership skills while building self-confidence and character through basic Shotokan Karate Techniques. (Fee does not include required uniform.) 
Days/ Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $40.00 / session
Ages: 8 years old through adult
Location: Shelburne Town Gym
Session Dates:
Early Spring: March 7 through April 11 (no class March 21, make up class March 26)
Late Spring: May 2 through June 6
​​Instructor: Brandon Hier
Shelburne Community Gardens
​Located at the LaPlatte Nature Center off LaPlatte Circle, the gardens offer tilled plots with water access. A limited number of plots are available for 2019 on a first come, first serve basis. Gardening agreement forms are available at the Recreation Office or call for more information. New gardeners may sign up beginning April 2nd. Plots will be ready by Memorial Day weekend.
Plot size: (Large) Approximately 600 square feet
Cost: $40.00
Plot size: (Small) Approximately 300 square feet
Cost: $25.00
​Sorry, online registration is not available for this program due to limited space. Please register at the Recreation Office or call the office to request a Garden Registration Form.

Registration Form