Youth & Vacation Programs


All Pro Sports Multi-Sport Vacation Programs
(Grades K-5)
Play dodge ball, tag, basketball, kick ball, soccer, floor hockey and more! Learn skills in a cooperative environment that stresses FUN over competition. Please bring a lunch/snack and water bottle.

Holiday Vacation Sports Camp
December Full                  404109-DF
December Half                 404109-DH
February Full                    404109-FF
February Half                   404109-FH
April Full                           404109-AE
April Half                          404109-AC

December:                  $139/Full Day; $99/Half Day
February:                    $50 Full Day; $35/Half Day
April:                           $139/Full Day; $99/Half Day
December:                 Tuesday-Thursday December 27-29
February:                   Tuesday February 21
April:                           Monday-Wednesday April 10-12
Times:                         9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Full Day)
                                    9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Half Day)
Location:                     December: Gideon Welles Gym
                                   February: Smith Gym
                                  April: Smith Gym

Can you Dig it - Fossil Hunt - Do you Dig Dinosaurs?
(Boys and Girls ages 6-11)
Archaeology and Paleontology seem like big words to kids. Now Sciensational Workshops for Kids makes them come alive. Each child will partake in a simulated fossil excavation, uncovering the different bones of a dinosaur. Each child will then assemble the bones to form a completed 3-dimensional dinosaur to be taken home. We will bring the excavation tools, labels and specimen bags. You will make a plaster fossil replica of an ammonite, Tyrannosaurus rex tooth or choose from other molds. See and work with our rock and mineral collection. Be a rock hound and identify different rocks and minerals. Come join Sciensational Workshops for Kids. It’ll be fun and educational.

Youth Programs
Can You Dig It                412501-CD

Fee:             $152
Meets:          Monday & Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location:      GHS Cafeteria
Dates:           April 10th & 11th

April Vacation Let’s Gogh Art-Treasure Island & the Magical Kingdom Art-Ventures
(Boys & Girls Grade K-4)
Pirate and Princess art explorers sail the high seas and discover magical kingdoms while creating fantastical masterpieces. Get into character, donning handcrafted pirate flags or princess fluttering wings. Make your own stenciled t-shirts, sculpt cupcakes, and build super cool castles. Draw treasure maps, design wooden rowboats, and set out on a hunt for buried treasure. Then create gem-studded chests to hide the riches! Artists explore sculpting, stenciling, drawing, painting, beading, building, stained glass, fabric art, and more. Humorous story-telling is included. Please bring an over-sized old shirt as a smock, nut-free snack and drink each day.

Kids Crafts
April Vacation Art              312003-AV

Fee:              $140/Session
Meets:          Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:      Academy Multi-Purpose Room 1
Dates:          April 10-13

Monsters & Mermaids Art-Ventures
(Boys & Girls Grade K-4)
Wielding paintbrushes, brave art explorers journey into a fairytale kingdom, where fairies flit through rainbow skies and zany zombies roam the streets. Encounter fantastical creatures, both spooky and sweet, while conjuring up bedazzling art. Decorate wearable witch or wizard hats and sculpt clay witches or wizards on broomsticks! Design colorful ceramic skulls inspired by Dia De Los Muertos and paint unicorn or dragon banks. Craft monster t-shirts and create sparkling castles on canvases. Make hand puppet mermaids, vampires, fairies, werewolves, or any creature you can imagine. Using some very magical potions and spells (i.e. materials and techniques), art-venturers experience painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, stained glass, ceramics, fabric art, and more. Enchanting two and three dimensional masterpieces are brought home each week.

Kids Crafts
Magical Art               312003-MA

Fee:             $114/Person (All Materials Included in the Fee)
Meets:         Mondays 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Location:     Hebron Avenue School Art Room
Dates:         January 23-March 20 (No Class 2/20)

Acting Classes
(Kindergarten - 8th Grade)
A progressive program designed for participants of all skill levels dedicated to creating a comfortable, fun, safe environment to cultivate and affirm each person’s own unique creativity. Theater skills and games, basic mime work, stage confidence, basic voice and speech, improvisational exercise, script work, acting terminology and more will be covered! New topics will be covered for past participants! Classes taught by Performing Arts Programs staff.

Performing Arts
Acting Grades K-2          404233-01
Acting Grades 3-6          404233-02

Fee:               Grades K-2: $109/Person
                      Grades 3-6: $119/Person
Meets:           Mondays
                      Grades K-2: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
                      Grades 3-6: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:       Academy Cafeteria
Dates:            February 27-April 17 (No Class 4/10)

Indoor Playground
(Ages 5-15)
Are you seeking an active and fun way for your child with special needs to spend Saturday afternoons this winter? Whether your child enjoys active movement and music activities or quieter crafts and board games, there will be something for everyone! Join the fun with other families and program staff as we include children of all abilities and their siblings. Parent or caregiver must attend with child (this is not a drop off). Typical siblings can sign up for a reduced price.

Indoor Playground
Indoor Playground           312102-IP
Siblings                            312102-SB

Fee:               $30/Person; $10/Typical Sibling
Meets:           Saturdays 1:30-3:00 p.m.
                     January 14-March 4 (No Program 1/21)
Location:      Academy Cafeteria

Zumba® Kids
Perfect for Zumba® fans ages 7-11 years old who would like be active and jam out to their favorite music. Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps and add games into the class structure. This class will help develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.

Fitness for Kids
Zumba Kids                 412202-ZK

Fee:             $49
Meets:         Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Dates:          February 28-April 4
Location:      Academy Multi-Purpose Room
Instructor:     Eliza’s Energy Source

Glastonbury Parks & Rec Today!
(Boys and Girls ages 7-13)
Bringing the fun and excitement of late night variety TV to afterschool! Kids will work together to create their own late night style variety show complete with hosts, special guests, interviews, musical guests, news, and many other fun and unique segments. Students will work in groups going through the entire show creation process from brainstorming and writing to acting and directing. Come and join the fun bringing Glastonbury Parks & Recreation into the spotlight!
*Show will be downloadable within 1 month after program.

Youth Programs
Today!              312201-TW

Fee:            $139
Meets:        Thursdays, 4:00-5:20 p.m.
Dates:         January 19-February 23
Location:     Academy Cafeteria
Instructor:    Incrediflix Staff

Rocket Science Workshop
(Boys and Girls grades K-2 & 3-5)
Blast off in this thrilling class full of young “aerospace engineers.” Students in this class will use a wide variety of mediums including, but not limited to, recycled plastic bottles, cardboard, newspaper, string, glue, tape, and Estes® model rocket components. Using the different materials, young engineers will design and build rockets while exploring different methods of propulsion and thrust. In addition, students will explore ground-based rockets such as “Rocket Cars!”

Youth Programs
Rocket Science K-2           412204-R1
Rocket Science 3-5           412204-R2

Fee:              $40
Meets:          Mondays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Location:      Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
K-2 Dates:    May 1 & May 8
3-5 Dates:    May 15 & May 22
Instructor:     Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

Engineering Essentials
(Boys and Girls Grades K-2)
Students will learn essential engineering terms and concepts while having FUN! The primary medium used for these classes is LEGO® TECHNIC. LEGO® is an attractive, efficient teaching medium. From the creativity and enjoyment encouraged by LEGO®, kids always enjoy themselves while learning fundamental engineering terms and concepts.

Youth Programs
Engineering Essentials          312204-EE

Fee:             $100
Meets:         Monday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:      Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Dates:          January 23-February 27 (No Class 2/20)
Instructor:     Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

Applied Engineering
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
Take a step up from the engineering essentials with this S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) based program! Continuing to use the versatility and ingenuity LEGO® brings, young engineers will use
LEGO® as well as other teaching
mediums to further expand their understanding and application of engineering concepts and terminology.

Youth Programs
Applied Engineering               312204-AE

Fee:              $100
Meets:          Monday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:       Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Dates:            March 13-April 17 (No class 4/10)
Instructor:       Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

Backyard Games

(Grades K-3)
Play all your favorite backyard games like capture the flag, sharks & minnows, freeze tag, basketball, soccer, flag football and others. A wonderful way to have fun and stay active during the winter months.

Fitness for Kids
Backyard Games-1              412202-BG

Fee:                       $50
Meets:                   Thursdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Date:                      January 19-February 16
Location:               Buttonball School Gym
Instructor:              Kavin Banks, Jr.

Youth Open Gym

(Youth 18 and under)
Activities include pick up basketball. Children under grade 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Students must bring their school ID.

Fee:               FREE
Meets:          Wednesday 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00-6:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Location:      Wednesday at Smith Middle School Gym; Saturday and Sunday at Glastonbury High School Gym
Dates:           Wednesday ends June 7 Weekends end April 30

Skyhawks Volleyball Clinic
(Boys & Girls Grades 6-8)
All aspects of the game will be taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting, defense, offense and serving. Learn not only the core volleyball skills but also teamwork and sportsmanship. Skyhawks’ staff will assist each athlete in developing fundamental skills of the game through game-speed drills and scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Players will be grouped by age and ability.

Skyhawks Sports Programs
Spring Volleyball           304109-VB

Fee:                $97
Meets:            Tuesdays 5:15-7:15PM
Dates:             March 21-May 2 (No Class 4/11)
Location:         Smith Middle School Auxiliary Gym

X-Factor Training Camp for Children
(Ages 7-14)
Whether your child is an athlete getting ready for their next season or they just want to get active and have fun, X-Factor Training Camp is for them! Improve physical health and well being in an all inclusive, non-competitive camp. Utilize speed, quickness and agility drills to get active and improve performance. Non-competitive games and training exercises create a dynamic workout. Instructed by personal trainers with experience working with youth. Children will be grouped by age.

Fitness for Kids
X-Factor Winter             412202-MA
X-Factor Spring             412202-SX

Fee:                  $79/person
Meets:              Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Winter:              February 28-March 23
Spring:              April 18-May 11
Location:           Buttonball Gym
Instructor:          Coach Kavin Banks, Jr.

Girls in Stride Running
(Girls Grades K-8)
Imagine the thrill your daughter will feel as she crosses the finish line in her first race. This dynamite training program will prepare your daughter for the Celebrate West Hartford 5K on June 5th. Focus will be on using games and drills that make running fun, while also improving athletic performance for those who play other sports. Help your daughter gain confidence, build self-esteem, and lead her to a path of health and fitness. This non-competitive training program is offered for all levels of runners. As part of the program, the girls will be exposed to goal setting, journaling of training, nutrition, and mental preparation. Fee includes a t-shirt and training journal. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Academy Building. Race registration is not included in the program fee. Elementary and Middle school ages will be divided into groups with separate coaches.

Running Programs
Spring Girls in Stride (K-5)           203105-SP
Spring Girls in Stride (6-8)           203105-68

Fee:                $79/Person (Does not Include $15 Race Registration Fee)
Meets:             Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location:          Riverfront Park Gazebo
Dates:              April 19-June 7

Spring Children’s Tennis
(Ages 7-17)
Lessons are broken into groups. This allows instructors to provide emphasis on specific skills within those
groups. All lessons are taught at the high school tennis courts. You must provide your own racquet. Level 1 is for those with little or no tennis experience. Level 2 is for those who can hold a racquet properly, understand the basics of forehand and backhand groundstrokes and can hit at least 3 times from the center service line. Level 3 is for those who understand the basics of rallying, can hit forehand and backhand groundstrokes at least 3 times from the baseline with both, can perform the basics of a serve and know how to keep score. Level 4 is for those who consistently rally forehand and backhand 4-6 times from the baseline, can serve, can hit overhead and approach shots, and understand the rules of the game and tennis etiquette.

Spring Child Tennis Lessons
Level                             9:00 a.m.               10:00 a.m.
Level 1, 2, 3                  423281-AA
Level 2, 3, 4                                                 423281-BB
Students will be divided according to skill.

FEE:                $27/Session
MEETS:          Saturday 9:00-9:55 a.m. or 10:00-10:55 a.m.
LOCATION:    GHS Tennis Courts
DATES:           April 22-May 20

Youth Jukido
(Ages 6 & up by start of session)
Discover authentic martial arts. Jukido is based on centuries old Japanese Jujitsu and is a fun and safe way to learn to defend yourself. Parents who wish to participate with their child may also register.

Jukido Winter
Jukido Winter 6:15           312105-01
Jukido Spring
Jukido Spring 6:15           412105-01

Fee:                $46/Person
Meets:            Monday 6:15-7:15
Location:        Gideon Welles Aux. Gym
Winter:           8 Weeks December 12-February 27
Spring:           8 Weeks March 13-June 5
Instructor:      Rich Webster