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Academy Teen Center
(Teens in Grades 6-8)
A drop in center featuring pool, table tennis, air hockey, foosball, arts & crafts, homework room with computers that have monitored internet access, and special activities. Transportation is provided for after-school hours from Smith Middle and Gideon. At Smith, you must sign up at the main office before 7th period and at Gideon you must bring a note and sign up in the main office. Daily admission fees will be collected at the Teen Center for those who do not have passes. The Teen Center has many benefits including:
 
• Transportation during after-school hours
• Interactive Game Lounge
• Innovative Arts and Crafts Center
• HDTV Movies (Free popcorn)
• Staff Supervision (CPR and First Aid Certified)
• Special Events (Community Service Opportunities, 
   Theme Days, Holiday Celebrations, and Field Trips)
 
Teen Center
School Year Pass 6-8                            208005-03
 
School Year Pass:         $59/Person
Daily Admission:            $5/person
Location:                        Academy (2143 Main St.)
Hours:                           Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
                                     3:00-6:00 p.m. 
April Vacation:              CLOSED
                                     See Spring Teen Vacation Trips!

Friday Night Club

Have fun and make new friends! Themed Friday night activities are planned for special needs adults 16 and older from Glastonbury, Glastonbury Special Olympics participants and their guests. Program staff provides general supervision. Participants requiring more assistance to participate are welcome to bring a family member, friend, or personal assistant. Activities include off-site and on-site time for themed activities. Participants will also utilize the Teen Center for pool, air hockey, foosball and games. A schedule of activities is sent via e-mail in January. Call the Parks and Recreation office (860)652-7679 or Academy Teen Center (860)652-7838 with any questions.

Teen Trip Series
(Teens in Grades 6-9)  
Enjoy a Friday night out with your friends! Plus, have dinner and beverages at the Teen Center before you depart. All trips include pizza and beverages before departing. Revolutions Bowling on 2/9 will include food at the facility. Supervision by Teen Center staff. 6-8 graders can take the bus to the Teen Center and stay until it’s time to go. Limited to the first 15 people. Please arrive to the Teen Center by 4:30 p.m. for each trip.
 
Teen Activities
Puzzle Room                  208004-18
Tubing                             208004-19
Adaptive Parkour            208004-17
Nomads                          208004-20     
 
Fee:             $35/Trip
Meets:          Fridays
                     Puzzle Room: 1/18/19
                    Tubing at Powder Ridge: 2/1/19
                     Adaptive Parkour: 3/15/19
                     Nomads: 4/5/19
Location:      Depart Academy Building 5:00 p.m.; Return at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Spring Teen Vacation Trips
(Teens in Grades 6-10)
Join us for these 1 day trips during school vacation week with the Teen Center staff. Choose any/all days! Includes transportation, supervision and admission. Dave & Busters trip also includes lunch. 

Vacation Activities-Spring
Dave & Busters            412104 -04
Storrs Adventure          412104 -05
Sonny’s                        412104 -06

Fee:               $60/Day
Meets:           9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location:       Academy Building
4/16/19:        Dave & Busters and Buckland Mall
4/17/19:        Storrs Adventure Park
4/18/19:        Sonny’s Place 

Ski & Snowboard Series - NEW
(Teens in Grades 6-9)
Visit Mount Southington on Wednesdays in February & March! Take the bus from Smith or Gideon to the Teen Center and depart from there or get dropped off at the Teen Center in time for departure. All participants are required to bring and wear their own helmets. All packages include transportation to and from Mt. Southington, transportation and supervision. Participants can purchase food at the facility or bring a bag dinner.

Location:         Depart Academy Building 4:15 p.m. Return at approximately 9:00 p.m.
Dates:             Wednesdays
                        February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20

Choose from the following Options:

Option 1: Lift Only
Lift ticket ONLY. No rentals or lessons. Intended for the more experienced snowboarder/skier that has their own equipment.

Ski Trip Series
Series Lift Only             408104-19

Fee:          $270 (Includes all 5 Dates)

Option 2: Lift & Rental
Lift ticket and rentals. No lessons. Choose from Ski or Snowboard. Intended for any snowboarder/skier that needs equipment.

Ski Trip Series
Snowboard Lift & Rental           408104-20
Ski Lift & Rental                       408104-21

Fee:               $350 (Includes all 5 Dates)

Option 3: Lift, Lesson, Rental
Group lesson, lift ticket, and rental. Choose from Ski or Snowboard. Intended for any snowboarder/skier that needs equipment and a lesson.

Ski Trip Series
Combo Snowboard           408104-22
Combo Ski                        408104-23

Fee: $405 (Includes all 5 Dates)

American Red Cross Babysitting
(Ages 11-15) 
Gain the confidence to handle an emergency and learn how to keep yourself and the kids safe. Learn the basics of child care, feeding and changing diapers. Class DOES NOT include CPR and First Aid certification, but does include exposure to basic methods. Get tips on talking with parents and how to get your business started. An American Red Cross certificate will be e-mailed upon completion. Be sure to provide a valid e-mail address during registration. Open to both residents and non-residents. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. Choose between 2 Saturday options.

Teen Activities
Babysitter (1/26)            208004-A1
Babysitter (2/9)              208004-AB

Fee:               $65/Person (Includes Course Book)
Meets:           9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location:        Academy Teen Center
Date:             Saturday, January 26
                     Saturday, February 9

High School Open Gym
(Grades 9-12)
Activities include pick up basketball. Students must bring their school ID. 

Fee:            FREE
Meets:        Monday 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location:    Glastonbury/East Hartford Magnet School
Dates:        October 15-March 25

GCAP Coffeehouse Program
A fun activity for high school age students featuring live music, food and games in the Teen Center. Events are planned by Coffeehouse Teens! 

Fee:                  $5 Entry Fee
Location:          Academy Building
Dates:              Saturday, 12/15/18 7:00-10:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, 3/30/19 7:00-10:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, 5/18/19 6:00-10:00 p.m.