Teen Programs

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Teen Trip Series 
(Teens in grades 6-9)
Enjoy a Friday night out with your friends at the USA Ninja Facility in South Windsor! Plus, have dinner and beverages at the Teen Center before you depart! 6-8 graders can take the bus to the Teen Center and stay until the trip departs. Supervision by Teen Center staff. 

Teen Activities
USA Ninja Challenge     208004-16

Fee:                                   $35/Trip
Meets:                               Fridays
USA Ninja Challenge:       May 4, 2018
Location:                           Depart Academy Building 5:00 p.m.; Return at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Academy Teen Center-School Year
(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
  • Wii and PS2 Wednesdays
  • Friday 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:              April 10-12 (Tuesday-Thursday)
                                            (Open to Grades 6-9) 2:00-6:00 p.m. 

Academy Teen Center-Summer
(Teens that have completed grades 5-9)
Students that will be entering 6th grade in the fall can attend during summer hours. Come in, cool off, hang out! After Awesome Adventures camp spend more time with your friends! Enjoy pool, table tennis, air hockey and foosball or explore your creative side in our arts and crafts area. Challenge your friends in a variety of games on Wii and Playstation or join us every Thursday afternoon for a movie in the cafeteria...including a bottomless bag of popcorn! 

Teen Center 
Summer Pass 208005-05

FEE:                $29/Summer Pass; $5/Daily
LOCATION:     Academy Building (2143 Main Street)
MEETS:           June 26-August 2, 2018
                        Tuesday-Thursday 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Friday Night Club
Have fun and make new friends! Themed THURSDAY night activities are planned for special needs adults 16 and older from Glastonbury, Glastonbury Special Olympics participants and their guests during the month of July. 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 May. Call the Parks and Recreation office (860)652-7679 or Academy Teen Center (860)652-7838 with any questions.

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:              January 29-March 26

Spring Teen Vacation Camp
(Teens in Grades 6-10)
A shorter version of our popular summer program! All trips will be included in the fee. Tentatively scheduled trips are as follows:

Day 1: Dave & Busters
Day 2: Storrs Adventure Park
Day 3: Sonny’s Place

Vacation Activities-Spring
Vacation Camp                        412104 -02

Fee:                 $149/person
Meets:             Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location:         Academy Building
Dates:             April 10, 11, 12

Awesome Adventures Teen Camp
(Teens that have completed grades 6, 7, 8 or 9)
Features trips to theme parks, adventure programs, swimming and special events. Teens that have completed grades 6 & 7 should register for Gr 6-7 R or B. Teens that have completed grades 8 & 9 should register for Gr 8-9 G. Add a Teen Center Summer Pass for just $29 and attend the Teen Center after camp until 6:00 p.m. Daily admission to the Teen Center is $5/person. See page 16 for more Teen Center information! A tentative listing of trips is listed below: 

6-7 Red & Blue Groups

8-9 Green Group

Session 1
Six Flags
Ocean Beach

Session 1
Sonny’s Mini Golf
Six Flags
Ocean Beach

Session 2
Sonny’s Mini Golf
Lake Compounce
Adventure Park
Dave & Busters
Grange Pool
Six Flags

Session 2
Dave & Busters
Lake Compounce
Ninja Challenge
Grange Pool
Six Flags

Session 3
Ninja Challenge
Rock Climbing
Lake Compounce
Adventure Park
Six Flags

Session 3
Lake Compounce
Rock Climbing
Adventure Park
Six Flags

Awesome Adventures Session 1

Awsm Adv 1 Gr 6-7 R         104101-66
Awsm Adv 1 Gr 6-7 B          104101-67
Awsm Adv 1 Gr 8-9 G          104101-89
Awesome Adventures Session 2
Awsm Adv 2 Gr 6-7 R         104201-66
Awsm Adv 2 Gr 6-7 B         104201-67
Awsm Adv 2 Gr 8-9 G         104201-89
Awesome Adventures Session 3
Awsm Adv 3 Gr 6-7 R        104301-66
Awsm Adv 3 Gr 6-7 B        104301-67
Awsm Adv 3 Gr 8-9 G        104301-89

FEE:                    $105/Session 1; $209/Session 2,3 

MEETS:               Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
                            1st Week of Session 2 is Monday, Thursday & Friday
LOCATION:         Riverfront Park Boathouse Pavilion
SESSION 1:        June 26-June 28
                             Session 1 Changed to a 1 Week Session due to extended school year.

SESSION 2:         July 3, 5, 6 (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)& July 10-12
SESSION 3:         July 17-July 26

Summer Teen Theme Park Trips
(Boys & Girls that have completed grades 6-11)
Trips provide an opportunity to hang out and ride the bus with friends who are registered in the Awesome Adventures Camp. Teen Trip participants will be grouped with friends registered in the Awesome Adventures Camp (if applicable). 

Teen Trips
Lake Compounce 6/21            108004-01
Lake Comp 6/21 Pass             108004-10
(If you have a Season Pass)

Six Flags 6/28                          108004-02
Six Flags 6/28 Pass                 108004-03
(If you have a Season Pass)
Lake Compounce 7/5              108004-11
Lake Comp 7/5 Pass               108004-12
(If you have a Season Pass)
Six Flags 7/12                          108004-05
Six Flags 7/12 Pass                 108004-09
(If you have a Season Pass)
Lake Compounce 7/19              108004-13
Lake Comp 7/19 Pass               108004-14
(If you have a Season Pass)
Six Flags 7/26                            108004-07
Six Flags 7/26 Pass                   108004-08
(If you have a Season Pass) 

FEE:               Lake Compounce $45/Teen
                       Six Flags $55/Teen
                        Lake Compounce OR Six Flags $16/Teen (With Pass)
MEETS:          Thursdays
                        LAKE COMPOUNCE: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
                        SIX FLAGS: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:     Departs Riverfront Park Boathouse Pavilion

Leader-In-Training Program
(Teens that completed grades 7, 8 or 9)
The Leader-In-Training program provides an opportunity for teens to gain camp counselor experience and also enjoy the trips and activities of Awesome Adventures Camp with friends! On Mondays and Fridays (Except 7/6/18) during the session, teens will gain experience in leadership training, emergency procedures, job interviewing, and other skills necessary to work for a summer camp. This portion of the program will take place at the Gideon Welles Playground camp where teens will complete daily lessons and assist summer playground staff while being supervised by the LIT Director. Drop-off and pick-up on Mondays and Fridays (except 7/6/18) will be at Gideon Welles School. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, teens will participate in activities with the Awesome Adventures Gr 8-9 group. These days are intended as an opportunity for teens to hang out with their friends!

LIT Program 
LIT Program 1             104001-LT
LIT Program 2             104001-L2

FEE:               $309/teen
MEETS:          Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
LOCATION:    Monday & Friday @ Gideon Welles Playground Camp; Tuesday-Thursday @ Riverfront Park Boathouse Pavilion (Except 7/6)
SESSION 1:    June 29-July 13 (7/6 is an Awesome Adventures day, not an LIT Day)
SESSION 2:    July 16-July 27