Youth Activities

American Heart Association CPR/First Aid
Learn how to be a life-saver! Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to administer an EPIpen, manage bleeding, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches Adult Child CPR AED & Infant CPR. Includes Heartsaver Card valid for 2 years. The course completes the requirement for childcare workers, athletic coaches, camp counselors, babysitters and gym workers.
Age Requirements: Under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
Location: Park and Rec Activity Room - East Haddam Municipal Office Complex
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org.

Gentle Yoga
Gentle Yoga - All Levels: This Gentle Yoga class is appropriate for all levels of fitness or yoga experience, and all ages 16 and up. Increase your strength and flexibility while decreasing stress. Enjoy moving your body and breathing mindfully! Sunday and Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Senior Center. Friday 10:30am at the Grange. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat and water to drink. Call the office for financial aid.
Cost: $75/session 1x/week
Age Requirements: Ages 16 and older
Sessions
Gentle Yoga Wednesdays Nov 14- Dec 19, 2018 - Gentle Yoga - November 14-December 19, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm
Gentle Yoga Fridays Nov 16-Dec 21, 2018 - November 16 - December 21, 2018, 10:30-11:30am
Gentle Yoga Sundays Nov 18-Dec 23, 2018 - November 18 - December 23, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org.

Pickleball

Pickleball has arrived in East Haddam! You may ask, what in the world is pickleball? It is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. It combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. It is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes that looks similar to a wiffleball. Come check it out and play in our gym on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am-11:30am. Thursday evenings 6-8pm. We provide all equipment. Ages 18 and older. Drop in fee is $5/day. Or you can purchase a Pickleball Club Card - 10 games for $40. Bring you card with you instead of cash and save money! WE ARE HOLDING A FREE PICKLEBALL CLINIC NOVEMBER 28, DECEMBER 1, AND DECEMBER 13TH. LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE FASTEST GROWING GAME IN THE UNITED STATES!

Cost: Drop in fee of $5/day
Age Requirements: varies
Location: Municipal Gym
Sessions
Club Card Players - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6-8pm
Free Pickleball Clinic - Thursday, December 13th, 6-8pm (18+)
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddamschools.org.

Youth Open Gym
Open Gym -  Does your kid need to burn off some energy? Time for unstructured play with friends? Time in our gym may be the answer! Open gym times will be posted on our facebook  page East Haddam Parks and Recreation and on our website, www.easthaddamrec.com. This is a new concept so it will be a bit of an experiment to begin with! There will be a sign in/out sheet and rules will be expected to be followed. Times will be irregular and will be set to work around scheduled parks and rec activities. 
Age Requirements: 6th-12th grade
Location: Municipal Office Complex Gym
Sessions
Open Gym 6th-12th grade,November-December 31, 2018 - 11/7, 11/8, 11/14, 11/15, 11/19, 11/21, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, TImes vary
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddamschools.org.

Fitness-Bootcamp
Get back to basics with a fitness BOOT CAMP class! These group sessions will focus on exercises and functional movements like push ups, squats, sprints and sit ups. They provide a killer workout and a chance to sweat outside the gym.  This program is designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over a 1-hour period of time.
The class frequently gathers outdoors and during bad weather moves inside. Our fun group dynamic will help motivate you while you improve your cardio, core strength, agility and balance.  Participants have used our class for weight loss, fitness and race training.
Cost: 1x week- $45, 2x week-$69, 3x week- $87, $10 drop in fee
Age Requirements: Ages 16 and older
Location: Old Town Hall, Town St., East Haddam
Sessions
Bootcamp Fitness-1x/week- Dec 11-22, Jan 8-Feb 2 - December 11-22, Jan 8-Feb 2, 2019 Tue, Thur at 6:00pm or Saturday at 8:30am
Bootcamp Fitness-2x/week- Dec 11-22, Jan 8-Feb 2 - Dec 11-22, Jan 8-Feb 2, 2019. Tues, Thurs @6pm or Sat @ 8:30am.
Bootcamp Fitness-3x/week- Dec 11-22, Jan 8-Feb 2 - Dec 11-22, Jan 8-Feb 2, 2019. Tues, Thurs @6pm or Sat @8:30am
Bootcamp Fitness-1x/week July 10-August 18, 2018 - Tue, Thur at 6:00 or Sat. at 8:30 am
Bootcamp Fitness-2x/week July 10-August 18, 2018 - Tue, Thur at 6:00 or Sat. at 8:30 am
Bootcamp Fitness-3x/week July 10-August 18, 2018 - Tue, Thur at 6:00 or Sat. at 8:30 am
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org.

When I'm in Charge
 This class will briefly cover topics that are important for kids to know when staying home alone and is designed for ages 9-11. Classes are taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor. 
Cost: $40
Age Requirements: ages 9-11
Location: East Haddam Elementary School
Sessions
When I'm in Charge, November 1, 2018 - 5:45-7:30 pm
When I'm in Charge January 24, 2019 - January 24, 2019, 5:45-7:30pm
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org.

American Red Cross Babysitting Course
This course will teach you all of skills required to be a fun, safe babysitter. You must be 11 years old to take the class. You must take all classes/dates listed for each class. If the time of the class requires that you bring a snack or lunch- please do not bring any food with nuts!
Cost: $65
Age Requirements: Ages 11 and older
Location: Park and Rec Activity Room
Sessions
Babysitting Certification Class - February 6, 13, and 27
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org.