Teen Programs

Academy Teen Center
The Academy Teen Center (ATC) is excited to begin its 18th year! We are located in the Academy Building, 2143 Main Street. The staff at the ATC inspires youth to be kind and take time to unwind after a long day of learning. A variety of supervised, unstructured adventures await them. The Teen Center is furnished with a game lounge and arts and crafts center. Kids also have opportunities to help with gardening and participate in walking trips downtown. Come be part of the GOOD VIBES TRIBE!

Transportation is provided. Sign up at the main office at Gideon or Smith. Daily admission fees will be collected at the Teen Center for those who do not have passes. 

Teen Center
School Year Pass 6-8               208005-03

FEE:                    School Year Pass (Grades 6-8): $59 
                            Daily Admission: $5/person
LOCATION:         Academy Building (2143 Main St.)
GRADES 6-8:     Beginning Thursday, August 29
                           Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
                           3:00-6:00 p.m. 

Teen Center will be closed October 9; November 28,29; December 25, 26, 27.

Teen Center Welcome Back Bash
Join us on Friday, September 27th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to celebrate the start of the new school year - ATC Style! The Teen Center game lounge will be open along with karaoke and other fun activities. Entrance is included with your school year Teen Center pass or is $10 for those that do not have a pass. Pizza and lemonade will be served and additional concessions will be available for sale. 

Pennies for Puppies
The ATC is collecting pennies for the North Star Foundation during the 2019-2020 school year. Pennies for Puppies/Change for Children helps provide assistance to children whose challenges range from autism to serious medical conditions as well as grief and trauma. Having the children gather up loose change for this cause creates a valuable learning opportunity for them and also allows us to help more children who face challenges. Ask a staff member for more information.

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. Call the Parks and Recreation office (860)652-7679 or Academy Teen Center (860)652-7838 with any questions.

Teen Trip Series
(Youth in grades 6-9) 
Enjoy a night out one Friday night per month to hang out with your friends! 6-8 graders can take the bus to the Teen Center (sign up in the main office at school)and stay until the trip departs. Supervision by Teen Center staff. All trips include dinner, drinks, admissions, and transportation.

Teen Activities
Lake Compounce &                       208004-02
Haunted Graveyard 10/25
AM Parkour 11/22                          208004-17
Mall & Movie 12/13                        208004-04

FEE:                        $35/Person
LOCATION:             Depart Academy at 5:00 p.m. Please arrive for check in at 4:30 p.m.
MEETS:                   Friday Nights specified above

American Red Cross Babysitting Course 
(Ages 11-15) 
Gain the confidence to handle most babysitting situations, like what to do in an emergency and how to keep yourself and the kids safe. You’ll also learn the basics of child care, feeding and changing diapers. Class DOES NOT include CPR and First Aid certification, but does include exposure to the basic methods. Plus, you’ll get tips on talking with parents and how to get your business started. An American Red Cross certificate will be e-mailed upon completion of the course. Be sure to provide a valid e-mail address during registration. Open to both residents and non-residents. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle to class. 

Teen Activities
Babysitter 9/28                208004-A2

FEE:                        $65/Person (Includes Course Book)
MEETS:                  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:            Academy Cafeteria
DATE:                     Saturday, September 28