Youth Recreation

Welcome to AYR

Come be a part of growing our AYR scholarship fund tree! Each year we count on families like yours to help us raise money for our #scholarship fund. This fund helps provide AYR services for families in your community who would not otherwise be able to afford them. Last summer we raised $907 from families donating right on their summer registration forms!

Check out this post: to see where on your form the scholarship donation box is:

This year we've set out to raise more than double last year's amount with a goal of raising $2,000 from registration form donations alone. We know we can count on our #Amesbury #community to help us out with this #fundraising venture!

All donations are applied directly to funding AYR programs for families in Amesbury. Financial aid is only available for Amesbury residents and you are welcomed to sponsor a specific family or remain anonymous.

We will be updating this tree regularly as donations "bloom", so keep checking in to see how we're doing on our goal of $2,000!

For more information regarding our scholarship program, please contact our office at (978) 388-8137 or via email through

Thank you so much for your support! We are so excited to spend the summer with you!

Amesbury Youth Recreation Online Payments

Please ensure that an application is filled out and submitted to the Youth Recreation Director before online payments are made.


Apply to seasonal positions here:

Current positions available:

- Beach Director/Head Lifeguard -- Lake Gardner Beach

-Full time/Part time Lifeguard -- Lake Gardner Beach

General Application

-Summer and School Year CIT -- Application

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Our mission

To provide social, physical, recreational, educational and cultural programs and opportunities to Amesbury’s youth at an affordable cost. The Youth Department consists of the Youth Director, Kathy Crowley, Assistant Director, Nicole Spirito and part time seasonal program counselors/instructors.

What we do: Before and After School

We offer Before and After School programs for Elementary and Middle School aged students at Cashman Elementary, Amesbury Elementary, and Amesbury Middle School*.Forms, flyers, and additional information about the elementary & middle school programs is available here.

*Amesbury Middle School offers After School programs only.


Youth programs are subsidized by program fees and grants. No taxpayer dollars are spent on these programs.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kathy Crowley Youth Recreation Director (978) 388-8137
Nicole Spirito Assistant Director (978) 388-8137