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Hamptons Recreation..Things to do this summer 2013..There are so many recreational things to enjoy in the Hamptons during the course of the summer…over 14 fun activities…Windsurfing, kayaking, swimming, horseback riding, soccer, stand-up paddle boarding, golf, tennis, sailing, baseball, volleyball, basketball, rowing, lifeguarding, biking and much much more…. There are many camps for kids to take part in, some expensive and a couple very inexpensive camps. There are several clinic’s in each town, like soccer, baseball, golf, basketball, field hockey & volleyball. There are lessons, classes, tours for most recreational sports that you want.

BEACHbikeOne of my favorite hidden secrets in the Hamptons is Amagansett Beach & Bicycle…in Amagansett, NY…I love this business because they offer rentals for Bikes*Kayaks*Surf boards/paddle boards*Boogie boards. They deliver and pick-up and that is VERY COOL. Basically you can have any of these items delivered right to your home and waiting for you when you get to your house. If you are having guest for 1 day or 1 week, you can arrange for a rental and have the bikes or any other item delivered and this way your guest can have a fun-filled week to explore the Hamptons. Amagansett Beach & Bicycle is the connoisseur of recreational equipment in the Hamptons with that added touch of delivering. They will also pick-up and deliver if your bike needs repair, they have on staff technicians and therefore they have the added value of experienced staff in-house to help with all of your biking needs. Amagansett Beach & Bicycle

Check out their schedule of classes*lessons & tours for Kayaking* Biking & Stand-up Paddling http://www.amagansettbeachco.comlee oldak

The Town of Southampton has many activities for children, there is no need for your kids to complain about being bored and you do not need to spend a fortune to entertain them…Did you know that the town of Southampton offers a month-long camp for $50 for the month? Did you know that this camp is offered in 3 locations throughout the Hamptons.

Summer fun Playground program

cost: $50 for one child, $125 for family 3 or more
Time: M-F 9a-12n
ages k-6
  1. East Quogue..East Quogue School Registration date 6/21 12n-130pm, dates for camp are 6/24-7/19
  2. Sag harbor, Mashashimuet Park, Registration date 7/3 8a-10am, dates for camp are 7/8-8/12
  3. Hampton Bays, Red Creek Park, Registration date 7/18/13 8-10am, dates for camp are 7/22-8/16

The town of Southampton offers many programs for kids to participate in during the summer: Kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, lifesaving, lifeguarding programs, stand-up paddle boarding, rowing, surfing, golf, tennis,clinics

Side view of young windsurferFor more information on the Youth camp click on link…Southampton Summer 2013

East Hampton offers many programs as well at affordable fee’s click here for more information on Parks & Recreation 2013

What about having an experience in the Hamptons…Looking to do something different with friends…here are a few suggestions: Something for adults

  • Take a bike tour through Springs or even to Montauk…
  • Kayak tour for 4 with your friends…explore the Hamptons in a fun recreational experience… price $79 contact Amagansett Beach & bicycle for more information for both these events

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SV DOVE CHARTERS.…in Sag Harbor provides an amazing experience…can seat up to 6 people and the rate is very affordable…HURRY and BOOK your charter to watch the Fireworks in Sag Harbor on Saturday, July 6th 2013…

  • Have a tasteful but fun bachelorette party
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Romantic Cruise
  • afternoon of fun on a Sailboat, (you have lunch and go swimming) 

stop by next week…for more recreational things to do in the Hamptons this summer…Hamptons Recreation

Haven's Beach, Sag HarborHamptons Recreation.Out for an early morning walk, my attention was caught by loud music coming from Havens Beach on Saturday, May 18th,people were Paddle Boarding at Haven Beach.  I tried to do my yoga and focus on peace and tranquility, but the activity distracted me so I jogged along the water to see what was happening.  It was a nice surprise to find groups of people lining up their paddle boards for the Paddle Race for the Baykeeper.  I couldn’t resist hanging around until the start, as paddle boarding is a new found hobby of mine.  Some were embarking on a 3 mile recreation race; others would loop around twice for a 6 mile elite race set on a course marked by orange buoys around beautiful Northwest Harbor.  It is also great to know that after 27 years of talking about it, Sag Harbor Village has agreed to finally complete the clean up of the Havens Beach drainage ditch.  The Peconic Baykeeper has been leading this fight for a long time.  Work should be done this summer.

Paddle boarding is a fantastic sport, every morning you will see many out and about at Haven’s beach this summer on their paddle boards. Haven's Beach, Sag Harbor

For all your Paddle boards needs Amagansett Beach & Bicycle has a selection of boards for both sale and rental. Click on image for more information…Click here for more on Hamptons Recreation

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Hamptons Recreation (East Hampton, NY) . Hello there…Did you know that both the town of East Hampton and Southampton have Junior lifeguard programs for kids ages 9-14. Did you also know that in the town of East Hampton you could become a lifeguard at the age of 15 and 16 in the town of Southampton? My oldest took this program and became a Lifeguard at age 15, worked at a camp that summer and the following year took her certification to become an instructor to teach swim classes. It has served her well and she has made a nice income from her certifications as a lifeguard.2013 Junior Lifeguard Program

dsc_8433 copyHere is the Information for the Town of East Hampton: The Pool Program is also FREE…but you will want to ask them about the Ocean program that starts at the end of June.

Training, Evaluating & Testing Program for 2013 Summer Junior Lifeguard Program

Age 9(7/1/13)-Age 14 @ the YMCA East Hamptons ReCenter Pool

Sundays-130-230pm   March 10th-June 16 (except 3/31 (Easter) & April 21st (pool closed)

Sign-up at ReCenter and Sunday at 115pm (parents must be present to sign-up their child)

For more information on 2013 Junior Lifeguard Program click on this link http://www.town.east-hampton.ny.us/DocumentsPDF/Recreation/Programs/2013/2013JrLifeguardTrainingEvalTest.pdf

Unfortunately I do not have any information for the Town of Southampton...please click on this link for contact information.

Stop back next week, I will add the information for the Red Cross Lifeguard programs and the Town of East Hampton and Southampton Programs…or speak to the same people about the lifeguard programs. Hamptons recreation

pbk_3546Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers…the biggest advantage parents can give their kids each day is making sure they stay active at least 60 minutes each day. Studies show that physical activity can not only help the kids stay healthy, it can enhance important skills like concentration and problem solving which can improve academic performance. This means physical activity can help your kids in the most important game of all…LIFE.

see more on this topic http://www.fitness.gov/participate-in-programs/physical-activity-initiative/

Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece readers…WHO PLAYS SOCCER? If your child is between ages 8-12 and likes Soccer…check this out…
JoinBrook and Sean Hartnett this summer at the Children’s Soccer Academy sponsored by Hamptons Youth Sports which will be soccer clinics in Sag Harbor.
Location: Sag Harbor Elementary Field
Date: July 7th – August 5th, (Sat & Sun)
Time: 8:45-10AM
All kids ages 8-12 are welcome. For more information and registration contact Daniel Brook Hartnett  @ 631-965-9073 or Alison Scanlon at  631-834-2215. Cost $100 for the 10 sessions or $10 for a drop in
reserve a spot by emailing hamptonsyouthsports@gmail.com
Some background information about these brothers; 

Brook Hartnett has played soccer since he was 6 years old. He played throughout high school as a starting wing midfielder and was the captain of his senior varsity team at Pierson High School in 2010. That team went to the Suffolk County championship play-offs . He was recruited for college soccer and chose to play for Drew University in Madison New Jersey this past year. Drew ranked 13th in the nation last year. Brook continues to play soccer and plans to continue his college soccer career. 

Sean Hartnett has played soccer since he was 6 years old. He played three years of varsity soccer as a starting defensive wingman and was captain of the Pierson Varsity soccer team in 2011, his senior year. He was awarded all-conference for excellent performance. He continues to play soccer and plans to continue his soccer career at SUNY Geneseo. 

Brook and Sean are 2 fine young men and they are both equally talented in the game of soccer. Looking for somethings for your kids to do this summer, take advantage of the Children’s Soccer Academy . If you live in the Hamptons year-round or you are here only in the summer and your child likes to run, wants to improve on their soccer game or they are considering joining the team in the fall, get a head start now with these clinics. As always if you want to know what’s really happening in the Hamptons…read Hamptons Mouthpiece because we keep you in the know!!!!