Youth Camps & Vacation Programs

All Pro Sports Multi-Sport Vacation Programs
(Grades K-5)
Play dodge ball, tag, basketball, kick ball, soccer, floor hockey and more! Learn skills in a cooperative environment that stresses FUN over competition. Please bring a lunch/snack and water bottle.

Holiday Vacation Sports Camp
April Full                         404109-AE
April Half                        404109-AC

FEES:                      $185/Full Day; $130/Half Day
DATES:                    Monday-Thursday April 9-12
TIMES:                      9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Full Day)
                                 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Half Day)
Location:                  December: Gideon Welles Gym
                                 February: Gideon Welles Gym
                                  April: Smith Gym

April Vacation Art-Ventures for Kids ART-Rageous Animals Fun Week
(Boys & Girls Grade K-4)
Monday: According to pre-Columbian legend, each person shares a common destiny with an animal, called a “Tona”, that matches his or her personality. Sculpt awesome “Tona” masks out of clay, then bring them to life with paint, feathers, and more!, Design and decorate ceramic dinosaur banks, and create detailed drawings of brightly colored owls. Tuesday: Explore pattern and color while painting bright, exciting zebras on canvases! Create totally wild neon geometric designs on tote bags using a special resist technique. Then make a rainbow mandala with a variety of vibrant embellishments! Wednesday: Paint and decorate shimmering carousel horses; design goofy clown or acrobat toys with long, bendy legs; and draw colorful balancing acts complete with jugglers and elephants, tightropes and unicycles! Thursday: Color ceramic bunny banks with special paint markers and design wacky stained glass animals with wiggly eyes! Plus create animal clip bookmarks using watercolor paints and draw some surprisingly ferocious fish!

Kids Crafts
April Vacation Art                 312003-AV

Fee:              $140/Session
Meets:          Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:       Academy Multi-Purpose Room 1
Dates:           April 9-12
Instructor:     Art-Ventures for Kids

Spread your Wings and ROAR! Art-Ventures
(Boys & Girls Grade K-4)
Design stuffed teddy bears, create cool owl paintings on canvas, and sculpt clay peacocks with zany feathers. Color real rubber duckies, make wooden animal puzzles in the style of oaxacan alebrijes, and even travel back in time to paint dancing dinosaurs with watercolors. We’ll also stop at the zoo food court to create mixed media sandwich collages, and visit the gift shop to design sticker resist t-shirts, make cardboard mustache masks, and build wacky mix-and-match character blocks. Art-explorers experience painting, drawing, sculpting, fabric design, collage, and more. A trip to the zoo that you’ll never forget!

Kids Crafts
Roar Art-Ventures                    312003-RA

Fee:                    $114/Person
                          (All Materials Included in the Fee)
Meets:               Mondays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Location:           Buttonball School Art Room
Dates:               April 2-June 4 (No Class 4/9; 5/28)
Instructor:         Art-Ventures for Kids

Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego®
(Boys and Girls grades K-2)
In this engineering “fundamentals” program, students will 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. We find that with kids of all ages, especially the younger ones, LEGO® is an attractive, efficient teaching medium. From the creativity and enjoyment encouraged by LEGO®, kids always enjoy themselves while learning essential engineering terms and concepts along the way!

Youth Programs
Engineering-Spring                   412204-E1

Fee:                      $105
Meets:                  Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:               Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Spring:                 April 18-May 16
Instructor:            Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

Roller Coaster Engineering
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
Design, Build, and Test Customized Model Roller Coasters! Participants will use a variety of materials to fabricate customized, functioning model roller coasters. Students will not only enjoy building model roller coasters, but they will also learn about the pertinent engineering, planning, and mechanics!

Youth Programs
Roller Coaster                        412204-RC

Fee:                 $22
Meets:             Monday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:          Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Dates:              May 14
Instructor:        Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
Students will learn about and apply real-world engineering concepts in hopes of avoiding an egg-splosion! Using specific supplies, students will design and build contraptions capable of protecting raw eggs during various collisions. Students have so much fun with this timeless engineering challenge that they arrive to class eager and excited to explore their unique solutions!

Youth Programs
Egg-gineering                         412204-EG

Fee:                  $22
Meets:               Monday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:           Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Dates:               May 21
Instructor:          Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

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 18-22 @ Gideon Welles School
Session 1 Canceled Due to Extended School Year
SESSION 2:      June 25-29 @ Gideon Welles School
SESSION 3:      July 23-27 @ Gideon Welles School
SESSION 4:      August 6-10 @ Smith School

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. 

Magnet Session 1             104002-S1
Magnet Session 2             104002-S2
Magnet Session 3             104002-S3
Playground-Gideon Welles
Gideon Welles Session 1  104006-S1
Gideon Welles Session 2  104006-S2
Gideon Welles Session 3  104006-S3
Nayaug Session 1              104009-S1
Nayaug Session 2              104009-S2
Nayaug Session 3              104009-S3

FEE:                 $125/Session 1; $250/Session 2,3
MEETS:            Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
LOCATION:      Magnet, Gideon, Nayaug
SESSION 1:     June 25-29
                        Session 1 Changed to a 1 Week Session due to extended school year.

SESSION 2:     July 2-13 (No Camp 7/4)
SESSION 3:     July 16-27

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. 

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 1; $399/Session 2,3,4
MEETS:          Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:    GHS Room F217
SESSION-1:   June 25-29
                        Session 1 Changed to a 1 Week Session due to extended school year.

SESSION-2:   July 2-July 13 (No Camp 7/4)
SESSION-3:   July 16-July 27
SESSION-4:   July 30-August 10

Camp Sunrise
(Special Needs Children ages 3-21)
A special needs camp that provides opportunities for achievement in a supportive environment. June 25-August 3 (Six 1 week sessions), Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Smith Middle School. $119/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 Camp
(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:                 $259/Child
MEETS:           Monday-Friday 8:30-11:55 a.m.
LOCATION:     Smith Middle School
DATES:           June 27-July 19 (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:                $229/child
MEETS:          Monday-Friday 12:00-4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:    Smith Middle School
DATES:          June 27-July 19 (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:                 $245
MEETS:            Monday-Friday 12:00-4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:      Smith Middle School
DATES:            June 27-July 19 (No Camp 7/4)

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

Animation Flix (New)
(Boys and Girls ages 7-13)
Learn how to bring everyday objects to life using the magic of stop-motion! Create multiple stop motion movies using everything from toy cars to white boards. It’s the ultimate arts and crafts camp where you create, direct, and film your movies in age-appropriate groups.

Youth Programs
Animation                 112201-N1

FEE:                 $174
MEETS:           Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
DATES:            August 6-10
LOCATION:     Smith Middle School Art Room #3

Minecraft Movie Flix
(Boys and Girls ages 7-13)
Turn the video game into an exciting Minecraft stop-motion movie! Working in age-appropriate groups, bring Steve, the creepers, and more to life, as you write, storyboard, shoot and add voice-overs to your favorite characters.

Youth Programs
Stop Motion                 112201-SS

FEE:                  $174
MEETS:            Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
DATES:            August 6-10
LOCATION:     Smith Middle School Art Room #3

Imagination Flix (New)
(Boys and Girls ages 7-13)
Take your characters underwater, to a volcano or even to outer space! In this exciting stop-motion animation movie camp, there are no limits to where your imagination can take you. You’ll brainstorm, create clay characters, choose the backgrounds, film your movies, and add voice-overs, while working in age-appropriate groups.

Youth Programs
Imagination                112201-IF

FEE:                $174
MEETS:           Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
DATES:            August 13-17
LOCATION:     Academy Teen Center

Action Movie Flix (New)
(Boys and Girls ages 7-13)
Use green screen, camera tricks, & special FX to create an action-packed live-action adventure movie! Collaborate with your group as you write, act, & direct in this INCREDIbly exciting camp where you’ll be taught Hollywood stunts to thrill the entire audience.

Youth Programs
Lego Flix                112201-LF

FEE:              $174
MEETS:        Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
DATES:         August 13-17
LOCATION:  Academy Teen Center

Art-ventures with Pigasso and Mootisse
(Boys and Girls Ages 5-10)
Art explorers learn about real artists, their vision of the world and the materials and techniques they use or used. Think about famous artists like Picasso, Matisse, van Gogh, Modigliani, Homer and more. Included are fun and funky 3-D projects using unconventional and sometimes kooky, artist’s techniques and materials. During this art-packed week create vibrant tie dyed t-shirts, large paper mache signs, design leather wristbands and celestial stained glass, and experiment with emotion collages, mosaic art and so much more. Discover how far your creativity can go! Includes Face Painting or Glitter Tattoos! Pair this with Aspiring Young Engineers, 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 6-10

Mad Science Gross-O-Rama
(Ages 5-10; Must have Completed Kindergarten; Glastonbury Residents Only)
Get ready for the science of grossness and ickiness. Discover how to extract DNA from various products, learn how germs spread, follow the human digestive process through hands on play, experiment with ooey, gooey polymers and more! Program is the same in the morning and afternoon. You may sign up for either the AM or PM session, not both! 

Mad Science-Gross-O-Rama
Gross-O-Rama 9:00-12:00             103133-01
Gross-O-Rama 1:00-4:00               103133-02

FEE:               $155/child
LOCATION:    Smith School Art Room #1
DATE:             July 30-August 3

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! Please register for one week only. Pair this with Art-ventures, morning or afternoon, for a FULL DAY PROGRAM. (If so, sign up for Supervised Lunch, brought from home as well). 

Youth Programs
Young Engineers AM-1       112204-AM
Young Engineers PM-1       112204-PM
Young Engineers AM-2       112204-A2
Young Engineers PM-2       112204-P2
Supervised Lunch               312003-CC

FEE:                     $155/Person; $12/Supervised Lunch
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 Room #1
SESSION 1:        August 6-10
SESSION 2:        August 20-24
INSTRUCTOR:   Engineering Imagination