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Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com for program registration!
Website: GranbyRec.com We accept Mastercard/Visa/Discover for payments. Our registration system and website allow you to register for programs at any time, find out if a program still has space available, check your account to see what activities your family members are signed up for, and print out a year end receipt for tax purposes.
Program/Trip Registration: programs/trips are based on a first come basis and space availability and require advance registration; payment must accompany registration. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
Scholarships: Recreational and leisure opportunities are not denied any resident because of lack of financial resources; program scholarship information is available upon request. All inquiries are kept in the strictest confidence; apply early.
Event Planning: Have your next family or other private event at SBP or the Holcomb Farm. The Salmon Brook Park House is a beautiful facility that can accommodate up to 99 people, featuring a gas fireplace and central air. The North Barn Pavilion at Holcomb Farm looks like a barn, but has all of the modern amenities to make your event for up to 125 people special. Make an appointment for tours to see if one is the right fit for your next event.
Summer Employment: We are seeking concession staff for spring and summer and lifeguards and day camp counselors for summer employment at Salmon Brook Park. Get our application at www.Granbyrec.com. Application deadline is Friday, March 24.
Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 17 for the annual Patriot’s Day Game at Fenway Park. This is always a special home games of the season with the Boston Marathon being run through the city during the game and lots pre-game holiday pageantry and ceremonies. We will be seated in Right Field Box 88 for this game (under the retired numbers). The bus will leave Granby Town Hall at 7:30 a.m. for the 11:05 a.m. game start time and we should be home around 4:30 p.m. Tickets can only be reserved with full payment. $110pp.
Yankees vs. Red Sox Friday, Aug. 11, 7:05 p.m. Two of baseball biggest rivals will meet in Yankee Stadium for what is sure to be a battle for the top of baseball’s toughest division. Both the Yankees and the Sox have their sights set on a Championship this year so this game should have a playoff like atmosphere. We have seats in section 233B (straightaway left field, 2nd level) for this Friday night, game. Full payment must be made at time of purchase. $115pp.
Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Friday, Aug. 25. The Red Sox will play defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. We are lucky to have seats in right field box #88 for this game (under the retired numbers in right field). Our bus will leave Granby Town Hall at 3:00 p.m. (for the 7:10 p.m. game start time). Tickets can only be reserved with full payment. $125pp.
Lions, & Tigers, and Bears – Oh My! Monday, Aug. 21. Take your family on an exciting trip to the Bronx Zoo. With award-winning, cutting-edge exhibits featuring over 4,000 animals. Depart Salmon Brook Park at 7:00 a.m. and leave the Bronx Zoo at 4:30 p.m. The Total Experience Deluxe package is $59pp and includes zoo shuttles, Wild Asia Monorail, Bug Carousel, Children’s Zoo, the New 4-D Theater, and the Congo Gorilla Forest.
NYC – On Your Own: Spend the day in the city on your own to enjoy the Big Apple. See Chinatown, Little Italy, Central Park, a museum, the zoo, a Broadway show or shop – use your imagination. Departs Town Hall at 7 a.m. Drop off points in the City: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Plaza Hotel, and Rockefeller Center. Our pickup time is 7:00 p.m. in front of Stage Coach Tavern, near the Ed Sullivan Theatre, 7th Ave between 53rd & 54th Streets. Trip dates: Saturdays, May 6, Oct. 7 - $40pp, Dec. 2 - $45pp.
April Vacation Tennis Camp
Youth tennis lessons are geared to the beginner and intermediate youth player. Instruction is by Kevin Imbt, GMHS Tennis team Coach. Participants should bring an appropriately sized racquet, lots of water, towel and sneakers. Lessons are held Mondays–Thurdays, April 11 to 14. Fridays will be used to make up cancelled lessons due to weather. Lessons are held at the Salmon Brook Park Tennis Courts. $35 pp. At SBP. We are also accepting registrations for summer tennis lessons. Ages 3-6, 10 – 10:55 a.m. Ages 6-9, 11 – 11:55 a.m. Ages 9-16, 12 – 12:55 p.m.
April Vacation Art-Ventures! You can sign up for one, two, three or four days!
4/10 It’s Raining, It’s Pouring. But nobody’s snoring at this exciting art-venture! Decorate umbrellas with waterproof inks, sculpt birds out of neon clay and create cool umbrella collages with decorative papers. Rain or shine! Grades K-5, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. $39pp. HFWS.
4/11 Silly Cities and Wiggly Waves. In this cross-country art-venture, travel to the countryside to design model houses with mosaic roofs. Then build 3D cityscape collages with oil pastels. Finally, paint ocean waves that crash right over the edge of the canvas. Grades K-5, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. $39pp. HFWS.
4/12 Clowning Around: Silly Circus Art-ventures. Welcome to quirky art circus. Step right up! Paint and decorate shimmering carousel horses; design goofy clown or acrobat toys and draw colorful balancing acts complete with jugglers, tightropes and unicycles! Grades K-5, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. $39pp. HFWS.
4/13, My Animal, Me and the Clay Safari. Creating with clay! According to pre-Columbian legend, each person shares a common destiny with an animal—called a “Tona”— that matches his or her personality. Sculpt “Tona” masks out of clay, and bring them to life with paint, feathers, and more! Plus, design and decorate ceramic dinosaur banks, and create detailed drawings of brightly colored owls. Grades K-5, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. $39pp. HFWS.
SPRING YOUTH PROGRAMS
Music Time!!! With Miss Carrie, Thursdays, Mar. 9 – Apr. 20, 10-10:50 a.m. Children ages 6 months to 4 years (and their parents or caregivers) will learn basic melody, finger play, rhythm skills, dancing and music & movement. Come join Carrie Johnson. $125pp at SBP.
Indoor Field Hockey League for Grades 5-8, Mondays, Mar. 27 – Apr. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Four teams of 8 will be created to play 6v6 with modified indoor rules. There will be two 25-minute games per night, each team guaranteed 2 games. Games will be played in Granby High School’s Main Gym $55pp at GHS.
Super Soccer Saturdays – Soccer Shots Apr. 22 – May 27, 9:00-9:50 a.m. or 10-10:50 a.m. Soccer Shots is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will experience the joy of playing soccer. Ages 3-5, $95 at Ahrens Park.
AFTER SCHOOL AT KELLY LANE:
Mad Science, Grades K-2, Mondays, Mar. 6 -May 8, 3:20-4:20 p.m. 8 weeks of crazy chemistry learning about the tools scientists use in their laboratories. Examine and investigate super sticky things. The best part is, each day you’ll continue the science fun at home with lab-ware take-homes! $129pp at KL.
Yoga for all levels with MaryEllen Mullins, Tuesdays Apr. 18 – May 23, 8:15-9:15 a.m. Stretch, strengthen and restore with a gentle warmup, an invigorating flow and ends with deep stretch. Helps gain flexibility, balance and strength. $65pp at the HF Workshop.
Paint Night with Laura Eden, Thurs. Mar. 16, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Create a beautiful Stonewall masterpiece while enjoying the company of friends and fellow blossoming artists! Create a beautiful Stonewall scene under the tutelage of Laura Eden. All the materials will be provided and you’ll be delighted with your masterpiece! Bring your own snacks and beverage of choice. $40pp at HFNB.
Combination Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Course, Mon. – Wed., Mar. 6 - 8, 6-9 p.m. is an eight-hour course in time for the spring/summer boating season. Upon completion and passing the exam (given during the last class), participants will satisfiy the DEEP’s requirements and be able to apply for a certificate of personal watercraft operation (CPWO), which costs $50 and is NOT included in the class fee. This class and certificate is required by individuals 10 years of age and older to operate any recreational vessel registered in Conn. except a personal watercraft (“Jet Ski” operation requirement is 16 years of age.) on Conn. waters. $25pp at SBP
Spring Cookie Decorating Class, Sun., April 9, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Learn how to decorate spring-themed cookies that are shaped like baskets, eggs, butterflies, bunnies, and flowers. Great fun for kids and adults! Decorating instruction, cookies, icing and decorating candies/sprinkles will be provided. All participants will take home their drying cookies in a bakery box. $27pp at SBP.
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMMING
Please check our website, www.GranbyRec.com for the latest information and registration for all of our Summer 2017 programs including youth sport and enrichment camps.
Salmon Brook Park Day Camp
A traditional day camp filled with active games, sports, arts and crafts, group interaction and the wonders of nature. Your child may swim daily in the pond, go on exciting field trips, and see spectacular entertainers. Children are grouped by age/grade and all activities are age-appropriate. Camp is scheduled in one-week sessions. Also check out the Extended Day Program run by the Camp Director. Save $10 a week by registering by Friday, April 14. The discount shows up during online checkout.
All of our staff is first aid and CPR certified. Sue Olechna, the camp director, is an experienced educator. Salmon Brook Day Campers should bring a lunch, snack and water bottle to camp each day. They should also bring sunscreen and bug spray each day. All campers must purchase an individual ($35) or family membership ($80) to Salmon Brook Park in order to register for camp. Please visit the website for dates and prices and to register.
Mission: Adventure, a Camp for ‘Tweens and Teens
Students in grades 6-9 have a camp all their own. Campers experience scuba diving, trampoline dodgeball, an aerial maze, play in a waterfall, and zip-line across a water-filled quarry. This summer there will be some new experiences mixed in with the best ones from our first four summers. Each two-week session has at least 6 off-site field trips. When campers are on-site all day, they will participate in scavenger hunts, team building, sports, swimming and more.
We have added a 5th session of Adventure Camp! This late August session features a field trip every day. 5 Packed Days of fun. All campers must purchase an individual ($35) or family membership ($80) to Salmon Brook Park in order to register for camp. Please visit our website for date and prices and to register.
GET A FREE SEASONS PASS TO SIX FLAGS
Register for 2 or more sessions of Mission: Adventure Camp and get a free 2017 Seasons Pass to Six Flags! The pass is for the registered camper only and must be brought to camp on the Six Flags trip days during the child’s camp sessions. Passes are available for pickup beginning April.
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