Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week – June 17, 2022

The Summer of Awesomeness Has Begun!

Parks and Recreation summer camps began on June 13 and the kids and counselors are wasting no time getting into the outdoors on bikes, at the fields, on the trails and at the pool! Staff have been working hard to increase inventory and reduce waitlists. We NOW have availability in the following camps:

Crafters Art Camp: This camp is now open to 4th graders and older. It is an art/adventure hybrid camp with an emphasis on creating keepsake crafts such as lip balm, journal binding, flower pots, etc.  Crafters Art Camp Registration

Mountain Bike Camp, Nature Camp, Park ‘n’ Play Adventure Camp and Wave Rave Camp: We only have a couple spots left in each of these camps. This is a unique opportunity to register for one of our stellar camps if you are a bit late to the game. Click here to register!

UK International Soccer Camps: AM Half Day (6-14 years), Full Day and PM Half Day (7-14 years) and Mini Camps (5-6 years) available for the following camps: June 27-July 1 and July 25-29. Click here to register.

Challenger Sports Soccer Camps: AM Half Day (6-14 years), Full Day and PM Half Day (8-14 years) and Tiny Tykes Camps (3-5 years) available for the following camps: July 11-15 and August 1-5. Click here to register.

Playwell TEKnologie STEM LEGO® Camps: Pokemon STEM with LEGO® (July 5-8) and Minecraft STEM with LEGO® (August 8-12) for ages 6-11 years. Click here to register.

All our camps, including our soccer and LEGO® partner camps, are supported by the Tony Colasardo Scholarship Fund. If you need financial assistance to participate in one of our great programs, we are delighted to help you. Please don’t allow financial restrictions to be a barrier that keeps you from joining us this summer. For questions, please contact Doug Gebhart at (760) 965-3699.

Help Keep Our Kids Safe & Our Parks Clean this Summer! 

For this summer camp season, Parks and Recreation is staging all of their camps at Shady Rest Park. Parks and Recreation have previously utilized the Mammoth RecZone for staging summer camps, so this is a big change for the department and the many parents who will be dropping-off and collecting their children from the park. Please help us keep our kids safe this summer at Shady Rest Park by observing the following:

  • Obey all speed signs
  • Slow down in the parking lot
  • Watch for children on bicycles, skateboards, scooters, etc.
  • Keep your dog on a leash
  • Pick-up and dispose of your dog’s waste

Thank you for your commitment in keeping Shady Rest Park safe for our kids to enjoy!

The Adult Softball Season is at Bat!

The Coed and Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League is underway at Shady Rest Park! Please email or call the Parks and Recreation Department at (760) 965-3690 for information on our most popular adult summer program.

Beat the Heat at the Whitmore Pool!

The Whitmore Pool is now OPEN for public swim 7-days a week through August 28, 2022. Please visit the Whitmore Pool website, follow us on Facebook or call the Parks and Recreation Department at (760) 965-3690 for the complete summer schedule, fees and lesson programs, including the AM/PM lap swim schedule.

Parks and Recreation is Hiring!

Are you passionate about recreation? If you’re looking for an opportunity that would allow you to play a crucial role in the oversight and development of recreation programs at the Town of Mammoth Lakes Community Recreation Center, apply now! We’re looking for a dedicated Recreation Supervisor to join our growing Parks & Recreation Department, with a primary focus on delivering year-round programming and supervision of operations of our facilities.  Apply online.

Park, Facilities and Trails Update

Please click here to view the status of our parks, facilities, MUP’s and sidewalks. The Community Tennis Courts (1-4) and restrooms are now OPEN! Please respect our parks and facilities by taking care of your trash, pick-up after your pet and keep your dog on a leash. Thank you! 

Community Recreation Center (CRC) Update

The crews are back on site and more beams are scheduled to go vertical next week (weather permitting). Work resumed on the mobility hub, including the transit stop and pedestrian access. Look for the weekly #crcupdate on the Town’s Facebook pageTemporary park closure: For the duration of construction for the new Community Recreation Center, the Mammoth Creek Park playground, restrooms and parking lot will be CLOSED to the public. The Town will maintain public restrooms on the eastside of Mammoth Creek Park accessible from the multi-use path.  We invite you to enjoy one of our many playgrounds at Trails End Park, Shady Rest Park and the Community Center. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we work towards enhancing our community recreation amenities.

Trashy Thursdays are Back! 

Trashy Thursdays are back for a second year, brought to you by MLT, MMSA, TOML/MLTS and Waste Connections. Join us every Thursday from June 2 – September 29 from 5 – 6pm at various locations. Two $50 gift cards will be raffled off each week for adult volunteers, with giveaways for any children participating.

The State of the Inyo: June 16, 2022

Mammoth Ranger District
Roads OPEN: HWY 203 is open to the Minaret Vista Entrance Station/Lookout, Mammoth Scenic Loop, Lakes Basin Road and Old Mammoth Road to the Lakes Basin.
Roads CLOSED: Reds Meadow Road from Minaret Vista Entrance Station. Scheduled to open June 17, 2022.

Campgrounds OPEN: Lake Mary, Lake George, Coldwater, Twin Lakes, Old Shady Rest, Pine Glen Group, Sherwin Creek, New Shady Rest, Mammoth Mtn. RV Park (private), Crowley (BLM
Campgrounds CLOSED: Pine City, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group, Pumice Flat Group. Target opening date of June 17 (date subject to change): Minaret Falls, Upper Soda Springs, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows Family, Pumice Flat Family.
Devils Postpile Ranger Station: CLOSED
Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center: open 7 days a week from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Please Leash Your Dog!

While enjoying beautiful Shady Rest Park or the sensational views at the Sherwins Trailhead, please leash your dog and leave no trace! Trash bins are provided, along with complimentary doggie bags so please keep your dog on a leash, pick up your dogs waste AND put it in the trash bin. It is unlawful for any dog owner to allow their dog to run at large within the Town of Mammoth Lakes Municipal Boundary. All dogs shall be kept securely fastened by a chain, rope, or leash unless securely confined within private property legally controlled by the owner of the dog. We encourage responsible dog ownership while visiting these high-use areas by adhering to the Town Municipal Code below. Thank you for your commitment in keeping Mammoth Lakes safe and beautiful for all to enjoy! Learn more about Dog Resources, Licensing, Education and Enforcement.

Zumba Classes

Zumba classes are back at the Mammoth Lakes Community Center every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday night, from 7-8pm. Join Coach Denisse, and get you burn and dance on at the same time! Only $10 per class.

Latin Night at Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl

DJs, dancing and discount bowling every Thursday night. 10pm until close. Must be 18+.

Kids Karaoke at the Village

A family-orientated sing-a-long every Thursday evening in The Village from 5:30 – 8:30pm, this event provides a great venue for kids to show off their singing talent.

Open Mic Mondays

Distant Brewing hosts an Open Mic night every Monday! They have guitars, amps, drums, mics, keyboards and anything else to get yourself up on stage! For more information, click here.

Mindful Movement Sessions at the Hayden Cabin

Mindful Movement sessions are a creative blend of breath, yoga, core qi gong, meditation and so much more, held every Tuesday from 3pm-4pm in the beautiful outdoor space of the Hayden Cabin. FREE to the community.

Mono County Wellness Program Schedule

Click here for information about the Mammoth Lakes program schedule for May – Mental Health Awareness Month.

Clubhouse Live

  • Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Free afterschool program for middle and high school students. Snacks, activities, and help with homework are provided.

Yoga and Guided Meditation

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-2:45pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Bring a towel or yoga mat and relax your mind and body.

Sunday Senior Doughnut Drop-In

  • Sundays 8:00-9:30am
  • Various Locations Join us for coffee, a light breakfast, community, and conversation on Sunday mornings.

Open Space Hang

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Join us for a sober evening of games, music, and community.

LBGTQIA+ Potluck – 2nd Tuesday of each month

  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Gather, meet, support, and eat!

Parents of LBGTQIA+ Support Group – 3rd Tuesday of each month 

  • June 21, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Parents of LBGTQIA+ children gather for support, community, and learning.

CSA#1 – FREE Community Summer Classes! 

The community of Crowley Lake is now offering complimentary summer community recreation classes at the Crowley Lake Community Center. For more information, please visit the Crowley Lake Neighborhood Facebook pageor contact Isabel at (760) 935-4089 to be added to the mailing list.

Mammoth Hospital

Mammoth Hospital CARES – And We Care About Your Input!

Mammoth Hospital has launched “Join the Conversation” – to get YOUR feedback on local healthcare needs and priorities. Join the Conversation today by clicking here.

Elevate Mammoth

Elevate is Mammoth Hospital’s community prevention, wellness, and performance institute focused on improving the health of our community through facilitating positive lifestyle choices and providing the necessary knowledge, resources, and skills. Elevate was launched in the Spring of 2021 by Mammoth Hospital. Join a variety of virtual and in-person wellness programs including Pilates, Tai Chi, and Mom Strong: Perinatal Core & Pelvic Health, support groups, prenatal classes, and education series on nutrition and mindfulness. Check out all of their classes and schedule here

Mono Arts Council

Photography Camp 

Explore the scenic views of local destinations around Mammoth Lakes with Megan Guffey.
Date: June 27-July 1
Register: Mammoth Parks and Recreation

Mosaic Camp 

Come create colorful mosaic artwork with Kristi Day.
Date: July 11-13
Price: $75
Register/information: https://www.monoarts.org/summer-camps

Dancing through the Decades

Explore different genres of dance, music and props as we go through the decades. Hosted by Allyson Tapley
Date: July 18-22
Price: $75
Register/information: https://www.monoarts.org/summer-camps 

Adventures in Art

Swim, paddle, bike, hike and create! Every day will be a different outdoor art project in a new location. Hosted by Kristi Day.

Date: July 25-29
Register: Mammoth Parks and Recreation

Mammoth Lakes Library

Storytime and Reading Challenge

In addition to our weekly Facebook Live Storytimes on Wednesdays at 10:30am and in Spanish alternate Fridays at 10:30am on Mammoth Lakes Library’s Facebook page.

Makerspace and MonoBookBox Program

The library continues to offer free all-ages seasonal Makerspace Kits and Activity Zines for pick up at the front desk, along with Storytime To Go bags for young families at Mammoth Lakes Library. School age kids can still sign up for a few remaining slots in our winter MonoBookBox Program and high school age teens can participate in our Evolution of Storytelling Project  which includes free journaling boxes and zine-making kits and this season adds in-house use of iPads for digital story creation and recording equipment for oral history/podcast style storytelling.  Adults can take advantage of our Drop-In Sewing Machine Time at the 2nd floor Makerspace every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30pm

Additional information: monocolibraries.org

June 16-19: Mammoth Yoga Festival
June 17-26: Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross
June 24-26: Flash Foxy Trailfest
June 24-25: Village Summer Jam
June 29-July 17: Mammoth Shakespeare Festival
July 4: Independence Day Festivities

(From Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation)

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