Raymond Recreation Programs & News

For more information about any of the programs, contact the Recreation Dept. Hours and phone number at bottom of page.

Kids Clay Creations

Join To Your Art's Content as we teach kids how to create a different seasonal project each month! Each student will learn how to sculpt, mold & paint their own masterpiece. Ceramic art will then be fired in To Your Art's Content kiln and returned to Raymond Recreation for pick up about 14 days later. To Your Art's Content is a mobile Art Studio bringing you fired Ceramics, Glass Fusing, Clay and more!

This class will be held for students in grades 1-4 on Thursdays starting October 10th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm where they will create a Monster! We will hold a different class on the 2nd Thursday of each month all school year. (Upcoming classes: Nov. 7 early week this month, Dec. 12). The cost for each class is $20.00 which includes all materials. Class size is limited; sign up at Raymond Rec today!

Letters to Santa

Soon Santa Claus will be busy making his list (and checking it twice). Any child who would like to receive a letter from Santa at the North Pole can do so by writing a letter to Santa. Please remember to include the child's name and address in the letter.

Letters can be mailed to Santa Claus in care of Raymond Recreation, 4 Epping Street, Raymond, NH 03077, or may be dropped off at the Express North Pole Mailbox inside the Town Office. The Express North Pole Mailbox will be in place at the town office beginning November 18th. To make sure Santa's reply arrives before Christmas, the last day Santa Letters will be mailed is Thursday, December 19th.

Christmas on the Common

Raymond Recreation opens the holiday season with the 32nd annual Christmas on the Common. Festivities will begin at 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 8th with the tree lighting ceremony. Following the lighting of the tree, children can decorate the tree with homemade ornaments. To complete the merriment, we'll have Christmas caroling and refreshments with the Raymond Historical Society at the depot. Come join us for a wonderful family evening. We wish you and yours a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

December Break Camp

Raymond Recreation will offer Vacation Camp on Thur & Fri, Dec 26 & 27 and Mon., Dec 30, 2019. Camp is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. We will have a variety of activities at the school in addition to some special events. Camp is open to all students in 1st through 8th grade. Look for more info in school, Facebook and on our website! We will begin registrations on November 19th. We must have a minimum of 15 participants to hold camp. Don't miss all the fun with your friends & favorite rec counselors!

Gentle Yoga

Good for beginner to intermediate. Class will offer modifications as well as more advanced poses to suit your needs for that day. You will be encouraged to use your breath to move in and out of poses and at your own pace. The certified yoga instructor is Monica Cyr.

Classes are Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:00 pm & Saturdays at 8:00 am from September 25 - December 23. You can sign up for 6 weeks, 12 weeks or walk-in sessons.

[Want to make a little extra spending money? We are looking for instructors Holiday Crafts / Projects Karate / Tai Chi PreSchool Tumbling Youth Dance Early Morning Fitness Adult Crafts We are always looking to add new programs to our schedule. Please let us know if you have a skill or hobby you would like to teach. Contact Tammy @ 895-7030 or treardon@raymondnh.gov]


The next Aerobics session will start on Monday, September 16. This program is offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. One-hour classes are combined aerobics & toning. This is an active coed exercise program led by NDEITA trained volunteers. The cost for the seven-week session is $25. Look for the next session to begin in November.


Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness cardio-based workout that with incorporated sculpting exercises tones the entire body top to bottom.

The instructor for this class is Marissa Olivier. There will be a free class on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Classes will be every Tuesday in October. The 4-week session (Oct 8 - Oct 29) fee is $28.


Raymond Recreation is offering a 6-week session of pickleball for adults & seniors. Pickleball will be held from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday evenings until October 17.

What is pickleball you ask?? It's like a combination of tennis and ping pong. An added bonus! you'll have so much fun you won't notice you're getting a great workout. Beginners are welcome.

You can bring your own paddle, or we will have some for people to use. The fee for this program is $25. Pre-registration is required.

Barre Intensity

Barre Intensity combines pilates, dance and functional fitness training. We incorporate small isolated movement to fatigue the muscles, large motion to elevate the heart rate, all in a fun sequence to music. Every minute of this class keeps you moving, resulting in a total body workout that leaves you mentally strong and accomplished as you build core strength. Barre intensity is for all fitness levels offering modifications or intensifications that will suit your fitness level.

The instructor for this course is Linda J. Richards. The next 10-week session will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 8:00 am beginning Sept 4 - Nov 16. Full session or class packs are available.

Raymond Youth Basketball

Kindergarten Program

NEW THIS YEAR!! This instructional program will begin on November 16th and run until January 11 (no sessions on 11/30 or 12/28). This program will be 1-hour sessions on Saturdays from 9 - 10:00 am. Coaches and team helpers are needed!

1st & 2nd Grade Program

This instructional program will begin on November 9th and run until January 11 (no sessions on 11/30 or 12/28). This program will be held in 1.5-hour sessions on Saturdays from 10:15 - 11:45 am. Coaches are needed, players from the high school teams may assist.

3rd & 4th Grade Program

New this year the 3&4 program will begin "Academy Style" where all of the players practice together with all coaches and instructors! Academy practices will be held on both Saturdays and Sundays. The first practice session will be November 16. We will then organize teams in December. Season games will begin in January. Most games will be held on Saturdays. Games will be played at the Gove Middle School or away at gyms in local towns.

5th & 6th And 7th & 8th

This, competitive program, will hold evaluations at RHS on Saturday, November 9th. They will begin practicing following evaluations and games will be held on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in December. The season wraps up with a fantastic February Frenzee Tourament.

Deadline to register is November 6, 2019 Registration Information

Registration fees per child are:

Kindergarten program $30.00
1st & 2nd grade program $40.00
3rd & 4th grade program $55.00
5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade $80.00

*Take $10 off each additional child per family

Registrations begin on Monday, September 9th. You may register at Raymond Recreation during office hours.

Anyone registering after November 6th will be placed on a waiting list and an additional fee of $10 per child will be charged if there is space available on a team.


All players in grades 5 through 8 are required to attend evaluations. Evaluations will be held at Raymond High School. Below is a complete schedule of the evaluations.

Saturday, November 9th
5&6 Grade Girls 12:00 pm
5&6 Grade Boys 12:45 pm
7&8 Grade Boys 2:00 pm
7&8 Grade Girls 2:45 pm

[Follow Raymond Youth Basketball Association on Facebook for more information]


Weekly Programs

Again for 2019, Raymond Recreation will be offering weekly programs for skiers & riders. We offer two fantastic after-school programs to Gunstock & McIntyre Ski Area!

Students grades 5 - 12

[j0232190]The Gunstock program is a night skiing/riding program on Wednesday afternoon and early evening. The 5-week program will begin on January 8th for students in grades 5 through 12. We will be leaving school a little early and returning to the High School at 8:30 pm. The fee for Gunstock includes lift ticket, transportation, season pass, and/or rentals/lessons if needed. The deadline to register is in November, look for information in October.

Students grades K - 4

Raymond Recreation sponsors a 5-week Ski/Board Program at McIntyre in Manchester. This program will be held on Tuesday afternoons beginning the second week in January. Students in Kindergarten through grade 4 are encouraged to register. McIntyre requires participants be at least 8 years old (or have previous experience) to snowboard. McIntyre is especially committed to providing individual attention and instruction.

The bus will leave at 2:40 pm and will return at 6:30 pm. The deadline to register is in early December. Be on the look out for info in school, on our website and our facebook page.

We will begin registrations for all ski & snowboard programs in October! Look for more info in school.

Recreation Department Hours:
Monday - 8 am to 6 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday and Thursday 8 am to 3 pm
Friday - 8 am to 5 pm

Michelle Weaver, Recreation Director - 895-7029
Tammy Reardon, Assistant Director - 895-7030
Rec. Office 895-7031,
4 Epping St. Raymond, NH.
email: mweaver@raymondnh.gov
website: www.raymondnh.gov/recreation