Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com for program registration.
Website: www.GranbyRec.com Accepting MasterCard/Visa/Discover for payments. The registration system and website allow registration at any time of the day or night. Find out right away 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: All 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: Financial assistance for recreational and leisure opportunities may be available for residents of Granby. Please contact the Granby Social Services Department at 860-844-5350 for program scholarship. All inquiries are kept in the strictest confidence; apply early.
Event Planning: Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or 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 is built to look like a barn, but this gorgeous new building has all of the modern amenities to make your event for up to 125 people special. Dates fill fast. Call for more information or visit www.GranbyRec.com to see pictures and rental info.
After School Programs at Kelly Lane (grades K–2)
Soccer Shots: May 3 – June 7, 3:20–4:20 p.m. Kids will learn the fundamentals of soccer while focusing on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship. Children will be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner. $100pp.
All Pro Sports: May 16 – June 6, 3:20–4:20 p.m. Children will be introduced to dodge ball, tag games, basketball, soccer, floor hockey, baseball, and more. Children will be taught skills in a cooperative environment that stresses fun over competition. Children will have a great time learning new skills while making new friends. $55pp.
After School Programs at Wells Road (grades 3–5)
STEM Challenge with LEGO®: May 2 – June 6, 3:20–4:50 p.m. Master engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Gear Cars, Gondolas, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. $114pp.
All Pro Sports: May 8 – June 5, 3:20-4:20 p.m. Children will be introduced to dodge ball, tag games, basketball, soccer, floor hockey, baseball, and more. Children will be taught skills in a cooperative environment that stresses fun over competition, and have a great time learning new skills while making new friends. $55pp.
June Sport and Enrichment Camp
Performing Arts Summer Program, ages 6-12: June 20 – June 23, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m., at East Granby Farms. Exciting acting and dance classes will start each day, with creative theater games, concentration exercises, voice and speech work and structured improvisation to improve performance. Other topics include: monologue work, acting terminology, sense memory, sub-text, stage skills and script work. The dance classes include high-energy jazz dance and movement. Rehearsals each afternoon will culminate with an end-of-the-week performance for family and friends on Friday at 1:30 p.m. $196pp.
Chris Corkum Baseball Camp, ages 7–12: June 20 – June 23, 8 a.m.–12 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park.
Children are carefully guided through selected skill activities and drills culminating in team play. Each child’s strengths and weaknesses are evaluated so growth is an on-going process. Lecture and demonstrations by qualified instructors enhance this process to its fullest. Videotaping is used where appropriate. Program includes individual and small group instruction in fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching, base running, physical conditioning and game strategy, with discussion of rules and regulations. $135pp.
Mini Hawk, ages 4–7, June 20 – June 23, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., at Ahrens Park. This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. The Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. $99pp.
Tiny Hawk, ages 3–4: June 20 – June 23, 12–1 p.m., at Ahrens Park. The essentials of soccer and basketball are introduced in a fun and safe environment with lots of encouragement. Children will learn balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sport-specific games tailored to their attention spans. $60pp.
Bears Girls Basketball Camp, grades 1–9: June 20 – June 23, 8:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. at GMHS. This camp will concentrate on fundamentals and individual and team development as well as help foster self-confidence in a fun atmosphere. Curriculum includes conditioning, drills, stations, plus team and individual competitions that will help players improve their ball handling, shooting, defense and rebounding. $120pp.
Bears Boys Basketball, grades 1–9: June 26 – June 30, grades 1 to 4 at 8 a.m., and grades 5–9 at 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., at GMHS. This camp will concentrate on fundamentals and individual and team development as well as foster self-confidence in a fun atmosphere. Conditioning, drills, stations, team and individual competitions will stress the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, defense and rebounding. $120pp.
Tennis Lessons, ages 6–16: Our youth tennis lessons are geared to the beginner and intermediate youth player. Summer youth tennis lessons are instructed by Kevin Imbt, GMHS tennis team coach, at Salmon Brook Park. Participants should bring an appropriately sized racquet, lots of water, towel and sneakers. The two-week sessions are lessons Monday thru Thursday, with Friday used to make-up lessons cancelled due to bad weather. See website for dates and times. $35pp.
Students in grades 6–9 now have a day camp (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) all their own. Campers have gone scuba diving, played dodge ball on a trampoline, made their way through an aerial maze, played in a waterfall, even zip lined across a water-filled quarry. This summer there will be some new experiences mixed in with the best ones from prior summers. Each of the four two-week session has at least six field trips to a variety of locations. On days where campers will be on-site on all day, they will participate in scavenger hunts, team building activities, sports, swimming and more. The one-week session in late August features a field trip every day. Important note: All campers must purchase an individual ($35) or family membership ($80) to Salmon Brook Park in order to register for camp. Please see web site for dates and prices.
Register for two or more sessions of Mission: Adventure 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 in April.
Salmon Brook Park Day Camp
The traditional day camp fills each day (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) with active games, special events, sports, arts and crafts, teamwork, group interaction and the wonders of nature. Salmon Brook Park has a playground, soccer fields, baseball fields, outdoor basketball hoops, picnic pavilions, and tennis courts. Your child will have the opportunity to swim daily in Salmon Brook Park Pond, plus go on exciting field trips, and see spectacular entertainers. All children are grouped by age/grade and all activities are age-appropriate. Camp is scheduled in one-week sessions to better meet your family’s needs. Need to get to work early or extend your child’s time at the camp? Check out the Extended Day Program run by the Camp Director.
All of the staff is first aid and CPR certified. They are all carefully selected to ensure that your child will have a fun and safe summer at SBP. Sue Olechna, Camp Director, is an experienced educator and parent. Sue treats each camper as a special individual and she is ready to answer your questions all summer long. SBP Day Campers are asked to bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day, as well as sunscreen and bug spray. Important note: All campers must purchase an individual ($35) or family membership ($80) to Salmon Brook Park in order to register for camp. Please see web site for dates and prices.
Incredilix Film Making Programs
Come make movies with us. These camps are focused on expanding imagination and creativity using hands on activities. Kids will learn brainstorming, story structure, and story-boarding in all camps. In animation camps, kids will create characters, backgrounds, film, and do voice-overs. In live action camps, kids will location scout, act, film and learn film making strategies.
LEGO Flix, ages 7–13: June 26 – June 30, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., at Holcomb Farm Workshop.
We know you love LEGOs and can create incredible LEGO worlds—now it’s time to bring those worlds to life in LEGO Stop-Motion Animated Flix. We provide the materials and you provide your imagination. Students will create a set with LEGO characters for a movie they storyboard, write, shoot, and voice-over in age-appropriate groups. Flix available a month after camp ends. $185pp.
Live Action Flix, ages 7–13: June 26 – June 30, 1–4 p.m., Holcomb Farm Workshop. Do you want to have a blast making a movie? Let us take you from “Action” to “That’s a wrap!” We’ll guide you through the Hollywood process as you brainstorm, location scout, bring in props and costumes, act, and direct in a collaborative movie that is fun for the entire audience. Flix available a month after camp ends. $185pp.
LEGO and Live Action Flix, ages 7–13, June 26 – June 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holcomb Farm Workshop. Bring your Legos to life with Lego animation. You will create a LEGO set with characters for a movie you storyboard, write, shoot, and voice-over. In the afternoon we’ll guide students through the Hollywood process. Students will brainstorm, location scout, bring in props and costumes, act, and direct in a collaborative movie that will be fun for all. Lunch supervision included at no cost. Flix available a month after camp ends. $355pp.
Yankees vs. Red Sox: Friday, Aug. 11, 7:05 p.m. Join us as two of baseball biggest rivals 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 so this game should have a playoff-like atmosphere. Seats are 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 bus trip to Fenway Park. Seats in right field box #88 for this game (under the retired numbers in right field). Leave Granby Town Hall at 3 p.m. for the 7:10 p.m. game start time. Tickets can only be reserved with full payment. $125pp.
Lions, and Tigers, and Bears – Oh My! Monday, Aug. 21. Take your family on an exciting trip to the world famous Bronx Zoo with award-winning, cutting-edge exhibits featuring over 4,000 animals. Depart Salmon Brook Park at 7 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: These days in the city are on your own to enjoy the Big Apple. See Chinatown, Little Italy, Central Park, a museum, the zoo, a Broadway show or shop, just use your imagination. Depart Town Hall at 7 a.m. Drop off points in the City are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Plaza Hotel, and Rockefeller Center. Pickup is 7 p.m. in front of Stage Coach Tavern, 7th Ave between 53rd and 54th Streets. Saturdays, May 6 and Oct. 7 for $40pp, Dec. 2 for $45pp.
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