Youth Spring & Vacation Programs

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April 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
April Full                           404109-AE
April Half                          404109-AC

April:                           $139/Full Day; $99/Half Day
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:                     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

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

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

Spring 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 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