E-Newsletter 2/8/17
Amp Opening Night Poster

Opening Night at The Amp this Friday

We are going "BIG" for Opening Night on Friday, April 20!  Join us for "Big Rig" Night starting at 6:30 p.m. featuring big trucks and equipment for the kiddos to check out! In addition, we'll have face painting, balloon art, a Coco-themed photo wall, games, and more! Coco will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m.

The Amp, located within J.R. Martin Park (300 E. Hines in Republic), features permanent seating for 500+, lawn and mulch viewing areas, a 20’ x 65’ performance stage, a 15’ tall on-stage truss system, a 16’ x 10’ movie screen, and much more. 

The full schedule of showings and activities for 2018 can be found at www.theamprepublic.com.

2018 Amp Movie Schedule

Summer Adult Softball Registration

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department will be offering an Adult Co-Ed Softball League this summer. Team registrations will be accepted through Friday, May 4 (or until the maximum of 16 teams has been reached). Games begin on May 16; all games will be played on Wednesday evenings at the Bervin White Memorial Baseball/Softball Complex located within Miller Park at 711 E. Miller Road. The league fee is $300 per team. Stop by the Republic Community Center to register! For more information, please contact us at (417) 732-3500.

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Republic Aquatic Center Program Registration Now Open

The Republic Aquatic Center is accepting registrations for Swimming Lessons along with reservations for Party Packages/Facility Rentals. All program registrations and facility reservations will be taken at the Republic Community Center, located at 711 E. Miller Road, until the Republic Aquatic Center opens on Saturday, May 26.  Payment is required at the time of all registrations. Those wishing to purchase Season Passes for the 2018 season can do so at the Season Pass Night on Friday, May 25 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Republic Aquatic Center.

Summer Rec.

Summer Recreation Day Camp Early Bird Registration Available

“Early Bird” registration for Republic Parks & Recreation's Summer Recreation Day Camp is open. Summer Recreation Day Camp is offered during the summer months for children ages 6 (or have completed kindergarten) – 12. Campers are given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities during the summer including many exciting field trips, gym games, various clubs, crafts, frequent visits to the Republic Aquatic Center, and more. Past field trips have included Incredible Pizza, Titanic Museum, Andy B’s, Castle Rock Waterpark, Discovery Center, Wild Animal Safari, Springfield Skateland, Fantastic Caverns, Village Pottery, Sunshine Lanes, and many more locations! 

The Summer Recreation Day Camp runs Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (there will be no camp on Monday, May 28 or Wednesday, July 4).  The cost for the program is $90.00 per child, per week ($10.00 discount for additional children in the family). If your child will be attending Summer School, the fee is $45.00 per child, per week ($5.00 discount for additional children in the family) during the four weeks of Summer School only. There are no discounted fees available for part-time. All field trips and activities are included in the weekly rates. Campers are required to bring a lunch and a snack to camp with them each day.

The first 120 people registered for the Summer Recreation Day Camp program are considered “Early Birds” and will receive priority when registering for each week of camp. “Early Birds” may choose to pay for the entire summer up front and receive a $5.00 discount per child, per week (all 12 weeks of camp MUST be paid for up front to receive the discount). “Early Birds” may also choose to pay for all weeks needed in advance, or follow the Payment Schedule if paying week by week. The Payment Schedule will be given out at the time of registration explaining the process in greater detail. At least one week of camp must be paid for at the time of registration. Enrollment forms are available at the Republic Community Center or online at www.republicmo.com.  

"Early Bird" spots are filling up. If you would like the perks of being an "Early Bird", be sure to register your child soon before these spots fill.

We're Hiring!

Summer Positions Still Available

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department is still hiring for a few positions during the summer months. Positions that need to be filled include Summer Recreation Day Camp Director & Counselors, Ballfield Supervisor, and Park Maintenance Utility Worker. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please pick up an application at the Republic Community Center located at 711 E. Miller Rd. or fill out an online application.

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Volunteers in Parks (VIP) Program

Did you know that the Republic Parks & Recreation Department offers a VIP Program? VIP is short for “Volunteers in Parks”. Individuals seeking volunteer opportunities with our department are encouraged to become VIP members! As a member, you can choose what types of events or beautification projects you would like to assist with and get some great perks along the way. Upon registration with the program, members will receive a VIP Program Member car decal and welcome letter in the mail. Members also receive an official VIP t-shirt at their first volunteer shift to wear for all future volunteer opportunities. In addition, volunteer hours will be tracked; those that volunteer for eight or more hours within the calendar year will be invited to an annual VIP Recognition Event.    

Local businesses and organizations are also encouraged to sign up as a VIP Community Partner and volunteer together as a team! As a VIP Community Partner, your business/organization will be recognized at any events in which you volunteer, announced at the annual VIP Recognition Event, and receive a VIP Community Partner decal for your door or window. Those volunteering through a business/organization will also receive the VIP t-shirt.

For more information or to join the program, stop by the Republic Community Center or visit the VIP Program section of the city website at www.republicmo.com.   Any questions should be directed to Chelsea Small, Recreation Supervisor, at 732-3500 or csmall@republicmo.com.

Want more information about a program?

For more information about any of our programs, call us at 732-3500, visit us online at www.republicmo.com, or like us on Facebook!

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