Youth Programs

Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego®
(Boys and Girls grades K-2)
Learn from a customized, unique, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) based curriculum while having FUN! The primary medium used for these classes is LEGO® TECHNIC. From the creativity and enjoyment encouraged by LEGO®, kids always enjoy themselves while learning engineering terms and concepts along the way!

Youth Programs
Engineering-Spring           412204-E1

Fee:                 $105/Spring; $85/Winter
Winter:             Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Spring:             Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
Location:          Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Spring:             April 23-May 28 (No Class 5/7)
Instructor:        Engineering Imagination

Hydroelectric Waterwheels Workshop - NEW 
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
“Go Green” in this inspirational class and focus on a specific source of renewable energy-hydroelectricity! Learn about, plan, design and build fully functioning hydroelectric waterwheels! Using recycled and salvaged materials, work individually and in a group in an effort to generate as much electricity as possible!

Youth Programs
Waterwheels                  412204-HW

Fee:                     $22
Meets:                 Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:              Academy Multipurpose Room
Dates:                  May 15
Instructor:            Engineering Imagination

Sticky, Shrinky, Shiny Art-Ventures
(Boys & Girls Grade K-4)
The amazingly imaginative 2 and 3 dimensional projects in this program will inspire children’s creativity as they experiment with a variety of unique art forms, tools, and techniques. Art explorers create Shrinky Dink Animal Pendants and Sequined Mexican      Mirrors. Make Funny Felt Monsters, paint Ceramic Butterfly Pots, and sculpt Sweet Treat Clay Desserts. Paint Goofy Animals on Canvases and sculpt Flying Pigs. These projects and more introduce children to a world of artistic wonder while we encourage their own original ideas and unique perception and interpretation of art. 
Kids Crafts
S,S,S Art-Ventures                312003-SS

Fee:                   $114/Person 
                         (All Materials Included in the Fee)
Meets:              Mondays 3:45-4:45 p.m. 
Location:          Buttonball School Art Room
Dates:              April 1-June 3 (No Class 4/15; 5/27)
                        Class on 5/6 will be held in the Academy Teen Center
Instructor:        Art-Ventures for Kids

Mini Camp
(Child must be age 5 by 1/1/20 NO EXCEPTIONS)
Half day program specifically for children eligible to enter kindergarten in the Fall. Not a school readiness program. A nurturing atmosphere where children will meet new friends and learn listening and socialization skills. Activities focus around a weekly theme with crafts, games, stories and special events. Registration is limited to 2 sessions per child so that we may accommodate as many children as possible. You may sign up for additional sessions on a space available basis beginning Tuesday, April 19. Please note, some activities will repeat. Supervision is at an 6:1 child to staff ratio. Meets rain or shine. 

Mini Camp
Mini Camp 1              121008-S1
Mini Camp 2              121008-S2
Mini Camp 3              121008-S3
Mini Camp 4              121008-S4

FEE:                      $75/Child
MEETS:                Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
LOCATION:          Buttonball Room #5
SESSION 1:         June 24-28
SESSION 2:         July 1-5 (No Camp 7/4)
SESSION 3:         July 8-12
SESSION 4:         July 15-19

Skyhawks Mini Hawk Sports Program
(Boys & Girls ages 4-7 by the start of the session)
Promotes a philosophy of fun while teaching soccer, baseball and basketball. Non-competitive atmosphere provides individual attention while teaching basic skills and team strategies. 

Mini-Hawk 1                 104109-A1
Mini-Hawk 2                 104109-A2
Mini-Hawk 3                 104109-A3
Mini-Hawk 4                 104109-A4

FEE:                   $135/Person
MEETS:             Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-Noon
SESSION 1:      June 17-21 @ Buttonball School
SESSION 2:      June 24-28 @ Academy Building
SESSION 3:      July 22-26 @ Hebron Avenue School
SESSION 4:      August 5-9 @ Hebron Avenue School

Farm Fresh Kids - NEW
At Wind Hill Farm, kids will help with planting, tending and harvesting the garden. They learn about plants, soil, seeds and healthy foods. Full of garden explorations, games and activities, program ends with kids preparing and eating farm fresh food snacks.  

Gardening Classes
Farm Fresh                         207234-FF

FEE:                  $30/Person
MEETS:            Tuesday & Thursday; 9:30-11:30 a.m. DATES: August 6, 8, 13
LOCATION:       Wind Hill Community Farm, 3006 Hebron Avenue

Summer Playground Program
(Children who have completed grades K-5)
Child must have completed kindergarten! Includes sports, games, arts & crafts, special events, field trips and swimming! Meets rain or shine. Supervision is 9:1 child to staff ratio. 

Buttonball Session 1             104002-S1
Buttonball Session 2             104002-S2
Buttonball Session 3             104002-S3
Hopewell Session 1              104003-S1
Hopewell Session 2              104003-S2
Hopewell Session 3              104003-S3

FEE:                    $275/Session
MEETS:               Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
LOCATION:         Buttonball, Hopewell 
SESSION 1:        June 24-July 5 (No Camp 7/4)
SESSION 2:       July 8-19
SESSION 3:       July 22-August 2

Camp Discovery
A traditional day camp program designed to meet the needs of working parents while providing a fun filled day. Campers participate in six program areas, swim lessons, free swim, special events and field trips.  Campers will be split into three age groups: Explorers, Pathfinders and Trailblazers. All meet at the same location and campers see each other during the day but field trips and activities differ. This is not a drop in program and campers should plan on being there for the entire day. Session 4 no swim lessons.

Visit for more information. No refunds after June 1st. Please read the parent handbook online before registering to fully understand program and refund policy.  

Camp Discovery-Explorers
(Children who have completed grades K-1)
Session-1               104130-E1
Session-2               104130-E2
Session-3               104130-E3
Session-4               104130-E4
Camp Discovery-Pathfinders
(Children who have completed grades 2-3)
Session-1               104130-P1
Session-2               104130-P2
Session-3               104130-P3
Session-4               104130-P4
Camp Discovery-Trailblazers
(Children who have completed grades 4-6)
Session-1                104130-T1
Session-2                104130-T2
Session-3                104130-T3
Session-4                104130-T4

FEE:                 $210/Session 4; $399/Session 1,2,3
MEETS:           Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:     GHS Room F217
SESSION-1:    June 24-July 5 (No Camp 7/4) 
SESSION-2:    July 8-July 19
SESSION-3:   July 22-August 2
SESSION-4:   August 5-9

Camp Sunrise
(Special Needs Children ages 3-21)
A special needs camp that provides opportunities for achievement in a supportive environment. June 24-August 9 (Seven 1 week sessions), Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Naubuc School. $129/week (transportation provided at an additional cost). Special registration procedures are required - applications available at the Parks and Recreation office or online at

Music & Arts
(Children Entering Grades 3-9 in Fall)
Top notch instruction is provided to campers in the arts, dance, drama, instrumental and vocal music by certified teachers from local school districts. Camp culminates with an evening performance/art show.  Special registration procedures are required for this program-you may not register using this brochure. Program and registration information is online at Register online or print and mail the registration form. 

FEE:                $265/Child
MEETS:           Monday-Friday 8:30-11:55 a.m. 
LOCATION:     Hebron Avenue School
DATES:           June 24-July 18 (No Camp 7/4)

Camp After Camp-M&A Extended Day 
(Children Entering Grades 3-5)
Immediately following Music & Arts Camp to create a full day program. Afternoons will be structured as a traditional playground camp with sports, games, arts & crafts, special events, field trips and swimming! Open to campers enrolled in Music & Arts Camp only.

Music & Arts Extended Day
Camp After Camp                104105-AC

FEE:               $239/child
MEETS:          Monday-Friday 12:00-4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:     Hebron Avenue School
DATES:           June 24-July 18 (No Camp 7/4)

Teen Scene-M&A Extended Day
(Entering Grades 6-9) 
Immediately following Music & Arts Camp to create a full day program. Afternoons are less structured with more field trips and time to “hang out” with friends. Open to campers enrolled in Music & Arts Camp only.

Music & Arts Extended Day
Teen Scene                  104105-TS

FEE:                  $259
MEETS:            Monday-Friday 12:00-4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:      Hebron Avenue School
DATES:            June 24-July 18 (No Camp 7/4)

Programs taught by Incrediflix Staff. All flixs download-able within a month after program ends.  Children who sign up for morning and afternoon session may stay for supervised lunch at no additional charge.

Go Pro Flix - New
(Boys and Girls ages 7-13)
Traditional filmmaking has never been like this. No tripods in this class, it’s all about new and exciting ways to film and capture movement as the camera becomes part of the movie making process. Students work in groups to experiment with this amazing filmmaking tool and learn the techniques and tricks behind creating truly unique GoPro movies!

Youth Programs
Go Pro Flix                    112201-GP

FEE:           $174
Meets:        Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dates:        August 5-9
Location:    Hebron Ave School

Action Stop Motion Flix - New
(Boys and Girls ages 7-13)
Using stop motion tricks to create fires, explosions, and floods, student’s characters can battle it out or work together to save the day in this action packed stop motion class featuring Roblox characters. Students will work in small groups to storyboard, create the action, film, and voice-over these exciting movies.

Youth Programs
Action Stop Motion             112201-AS

Fee:                $156
Meets:            Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Dates:            August 5-9 
Location:        Hebron Ave School

Green Screen Lego Flix - New
(Boys and Girls ages 7-13)
Bring Lego stop-motion animation to the next level! Students design and build movie sets out of Legos, and transport them anywhere using green screen technology. Once students have their Lego world, they’ll bring it to life in movies students will storyboard, shoot, and voice-over in age appropriate groups.

Youth Programs
Green Screen                      112201-GS

Fee:                    $156
Meets:                 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dates:                 August 12-16  
Location:             Academy Teen Center

Animation Flix
(Boys and Girls ages 7-13)
All new animations for 2019! In this fast paced class, students will be creating up to 4 stop motion movies including dinosaurs, paper cartoons, white board, and a free choice day where students get to choose from playdoh, jewels, or items brought from home.

Youth Programs
Animation Flix                         112201-N1

Fee:                     $156
Meets:                 Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Dates:                 August 12-16  
Location:             Academy Teen Center

Aspiring Young Engineers
(Boys and Girls ages 5-12)
Explore the fascinating world of “S.T.E.A.M.” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) through these hands-on, minds-on, unique summer camps.  In these exciting and educational programs, participants use a wide variety of mediums such as LEGO®, ESTES®, KEVA® and recycled materials to learn about, plan, and build projects such as model rockets, bridges, and roller coasters!  With topics including mechanical, chemical, environmental, and reverse engineering, participants are sure to have a blast while learning along the way.  Students will also take home some of the projects they build! 

Youth Programs
Young Engineers June AM                 112204-J1
Young Engineers June PM                 112204-J2
Young Engineers AM-1                       112204-AM
Young Engineers PM-1                       112204-PM
Young Engineers AM-2                       112204-A2
Young Engineers PM-2                       112204-P2

FEE:                             $155/Person
MEETS:                        Monday-Friday
AGES 5-8:                     9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
AGES 8-12:                   1:00-4:00 p.m. 
LOCATION:                   Academy Multi-Purpose #1
JUNE SESSION:          June 17-21
AUG SESSION 1:         August 12-16
AUG SESSION 2:        August 19-23
INSTRUCTOR:             Engineering Imagination

Bouncy Bendy Art in Motion
(Boys and Girls Ages 5-10)
Make materpieces with real moving parts, create the illusion of movement, and discover art processes that use motion to get amazing results. Combine metal, wood, and paper to build Spinning Sculptures inspired by Calder, and design Stretchy Stained Glass art you can re-shape again and again. Sculpt goofy Clay Monsters, craft Bendy Paper Lizards, and paint   Seascapes like Monet. Create Matisse Watercolor Banners, Fireworks Flower Pots, and Textured Tissue Paper art. Design Kaleidoscopes, Dancing Pasta Sculptures, and Scribble T-shirts. Draw zany faces inspired by Silberzweig, and decorate Cupcake Boxes with fluffy frosting and sprinkles. Pair this with Hobby Quest, morning or afternoon, for a FULL DAY PROGRAM. (If so, sign up for Supervised Lunch, brought from home as well).

Kids Crafts
Let’s Gogh Art Ages 5-7             312003-AA
Let’s Gogh Art Ages 8-10           312003-BB
Supervised Lunch                       312003-CC

FEE:                         $149/Person; $12/Supervised Lunch
MEETS:                   Monday-Friday 
                                Ages 8-10: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
                                Ages 5-7: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
                                Supervised Lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
LOCATION:             Academy Teen Center
DATES:                   August 5-9

Airplane Adventures - NEW
(Boys and Girls grades K-5)
Soar through the summer with your own hand-made aircrafts! Your Hobby Quest flight captain will teach you everything you need to know about building and flying amazing helicopters, boomerang planes and even electric powered planes. You’ll even take your planes outside and see them fly! Children learn fundamental STEM concepts and valuable skills like following step-by-step instructions, sanding, measuring and gluing. Program fee includes all materials, and children take home every plane they build. Pair this with Art-ventures or the Magic Wizards in the afternoon, for a FULL DAY PROGRAM. (If so, sign up for Supervised Lunch, brought from home as well).     

Youth Programs
HQ Airplanes                  112203-AA
Supervised Lunch           312003-CC

FEE:                       $179/Person; $12/Supervised Lunch
MEETS:                  Monday-Friday, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
LOCATION:            Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
DATES:                  August 5-9 
INSTRUCTOR:      Hobby Quest

Magic Wizards - NEW
(Boys and Girls Grades K-5)
Astound and mystify your friends and family by making objects disappear, float in midair, and with mind-reading tricks! Every magician will get their chance to show off their new skills in a magic show for friends and family. By the end of the week, you will have enough tricks to put on a whole show of your own! Camp is designed to enhance communication and performance skills in a supportive, creative atmosphere. Fee includes all materials, and children take home every trick they learn. Pair this with Art-ventures or Airplane Adventures, in the morning, for a FULL DAY PROGRAM. (If so, sign up for Supervised Lunch, brought from home as well).     

Youth Programs
HQ Magic                        112203-MW
Supervised Lunch            312003-CC

FEE:                      $179/Person; $12/Supervised Lunch
MEETS:                Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:          Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
DATES:                August 5-9 
INSTRUCTOR:    Hobby Quest

Mad Science Rockin Rockets
(Entering Grades 1-5 (Child Must be 5 and Have Completed Kindergarten; Glastonbury Residents Only)
Learn the fundamentals of flight, propulsion and rocket design. Have fun exploring astronomy and trying out various flight designs from hot air balloons to hovercrafts and more! Rocketeers will build rockets as well as discover the fundamental concepts involved in launching and recovery. Make and take home two rockets during the week. You may sign up for either the AM or PM session, not both!
Mad Science-RockinRockets
Rockets 9:00-12:00                    103133-01
Rockets 1:00-4:00                       103133-02

FEE:                     $155/child
LOCATION:          Hebron Avenue 
DATE:                   August 5-9