Teen Programs

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 

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, 3/30/19 7:00-10:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, 5/18/19 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Spring Teen Trip Series - Nomads
(Teens in grades 6-9) 
Enjoy a Friday night out with your friends at Nomads AdventureQuest 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
Nomads                          208004-20  
FEE:                   $35/Person per trip which includes dinner and admissions
MEETS:              Friday, April 5, 2019
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
  • 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!)

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 25-August 1, 2019
                               Tuesday-Thursday 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Teen Center Community Garden
Teens will take part in planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting vegetables in their own community garden plot! Everyone who helps is welcome to take home produce. Extra produce will be donated to FOODSHARE to help those in need in the Hartford and Tolland counties. 

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.

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:

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:                    $219/Session
MEETS:              Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
LOCATION:         Riverfront Park Boathouse Pavilion
SESSION 1:       June 25-27 & July 2,3,5 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)
SESSION 2:       July 9-18
SESSION 3:       July 23-August 1

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 6/27              108004-01 
Lake Compounce 6/27              108004-10 
(If you have a Season Pass) 
Six Flags 7/5                              108004-02  
Six Flags 7/5 Pass                     108004-03
(If you have a Season Pass)   
Lake Compounce 7/11               108004-11
Lake Compounce 7/11 Pass      108004-12 
(If you have a Season Pass) 
Six Flags 7/18                             108004-05  
Six Flags 7/18 Pass                    108004-09
(If you have a Season Pass) 
Lake Compounce 7/25                108004-13
Lake Compounce 7/25 Pass       108004-14 
(If you have a Season Pass) 
Six Flags 8/1                               108004-07  
Six Flags 8/1 Pass                      108004-08  
(If you have a Season Pass)  

FEE:                   Lake Compounce $48/Teen
                          Six Flags $58/Teen
                           Lake Compounce & 
                           Six Flags $16/Teen (With Pass)
MEETS:              Thursdays
                           *Six Flags 7/5 is a Friday
                           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