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.
Cost: 60.00
Age Requirements: Under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
Location: Park and Rec Activity Room - East Haddam Municipal Office Complex
Sessions
December 10, 2019 - Tuesday, December 10, 2019
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org.

Adult Men's Basketball 18+
Still got game? Bring it to the Municipal Gym Wednesday nights from 6-8. For men ages 18+. Pay by session or $2 drop-in/evening.
Age Requirements: 18+
Location: Municipal Gym
Sessions
October 9-Dec 18, 2019 (No 10/30) - Wednesdays, 6-8pm
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org.

Youth Open Gym

Youth Open Gym for Grades 7-12

The purpose of this open gym is for kids to get some exercise and have fun with their friends in a safe environment. Majority rules when deciding what to play and they are encouraged to work it out together. Kids who are registered may go to the main office of the middle school or Mrs. Chamberlain's office at the high school to get a bus pass. The transfer bus will drop them off at the front of the Municipal Building. I will provide both schools with the roster of registered kids. A bus pass will only be issued if you are registered and on the roster. All kids must be picked up promptly at the end of the session.

 

Dates: October 9 – December 31, 2019

November 13th 2-4pm

19th 2-4pm

26th 2-4pm

27th 12-2pm (no bus transportation as there’s no school)

 

December dates TBA

Location: Municipal Gym

Cost: $15



Cost: 15
Age Requirements: 7th-12th grade
Location: Municipal Office Complex Gym
Sessions
October 9-March 31, 2020
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddamschools.org.

When I'm in Charge
 This class that is designed for ages 9-11 will briefly cover topics that are important for kids to know when staying home alone. Classes are taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor. 
Cost: $40
Age Requirements: ages 9-11
Location: East Haddam Elementary School
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
December 9, 11, 16, 2019 - December 9, 11, 16, 2019
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 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-October 30-December 11,2019 - Wednesdays-October 30-December 11, 2019
Gentle Yoga Fridays-November 1-December 13, 2019 - November 1-December 13, 2019/10:30-11:30am
Gentle Yoga Sundays-November 3-December 15, 2019 - Sundays, November 3-December 15, 2019/6:30-7:30pm
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org.

Introduction to Cooking

Basic measuring and safety skills will be explored. Students will learn to cook and bring home a delicious treat each week!

Location: Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School Consumer Science Room
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org.

Cheerleading Club

The Hale-Ray High School Cheerleaders, along with their Coach, Tracy Gibb, will provide a fun and safe environment for students to learn basic cheer skills. Activities will include stretches, jumps, motions, cheers, and dance.  At the end of 6 weeks, students will put on a small performance for their parents.

Minimum 10 students; first come, first served

Location: EHES
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddamschools.org.

Guitar Lessons

Group Guitar Lessons

Group lessons are one of the best ways to get started learning music! This course is specifically designed for the beginning guitar player. Students will learn how to read music, play scales, use a pick, position both left and right hands, play songs, read chord charts, strumming and more. Charles, the owner of Charles’ Music Center of Old Lyme and resident of Moodus, has been playing guitar for 31 years and teaching for more than 18 years. He is a fun, energetic teacher who believes that learning music should be fun. Students must bring a guitar (acoustic or electric guitars are acceptable) and a guitar pick. If you don’t have a guitar, you may purchase one as part of the registration package. Please see below.  A music book will be provided. 


Instructor: Charles Domler, Charles Music School

Age Requirements: Grade 2 and older (Fall 2019)
Sessions
Group Guitar Lessons Grades 2-5 with own guitar - Wednesdays, Dec 11,18, Jan 8,15,22,&29/3:30-4:30pm (1:30-2:30pm on 1/15)
Group Guitar Lessons Grades 2-5 w/guitar purchase - Wednesdays, Dec 11,18, Jan 8,15,22,&29/3:30-4:30pm (1:30-2:30pm on 1/15)
Group Guitar Lessons Grades 6-12 with own guitar - Wednesdays, Dec 11,18, Jan 8,15,22,&29/2:15-3:15pm (12:15-1:15pm on 1/15)
Group Guitar Lessons Grades 6-12 w/guitar purchase - Wednesdays, Dec 11,18, Jan 8,15,22,&29/2:15-3:15pm (12:15-1:15pm on 1/15)
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddamschools.org.

Crochet Club Gathering with Sabrina
Are you interested in crochet and all of the wonderful things you can make with this heritage craft? Please join us as we gather with others who love to crochet. Bring your hooks and some yarn. Together we will learn, enhance your knowledge and share in the enjoyment of the creative process. Everyone is welcome! Free!
Cost: Free
Age Requirements: 0-99
Location: Parks and Rec Activity Room
Sessions
November 7, 2019 - Thursday, November 7, 6-8pm
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-810-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddamschools.org.

Kidscapades- Sensory Science,Art,&Sizzling Science
Toddler Sensory and Science - Squish, pop, mix, and fizz with Toddler Sensory Science! Toddlers will discover the fun and fascinating world of sensory and science through hands-on science experiments and messy sensory explorations. For Ages 3-4. Thursdays, 11am-12pm, Parks and Rec Activity Room

Toddler Time Art - Does your child like to glue, paint, and use glitter - but you don't want the mess at home? In this class we explore different materials and the mess stays here! Creativity is encouraged and unique art projects are made based on season, holidays, books, and characters. For ages 3-4. Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm, Parks and Rec Activity Room

Sizzling Science - Come fizz, pop, and boom with Sizzling Science! Each week children will discover the fun and fascinating world of science through amazing hands-on experiements - some with an eruption component. Future scientists will be engaged and inspired! Ages 4-8. Thursdays, 3:15-4:15pm, East Haddam Elementary School 
Sessions
Kidscapades Sensory and Science - November 14, 21, December 5, 12 (no class Nov 28)/11am-12pm
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddamschools.org.

Tai Chi/Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong with Amalia

Qigong is an umbrella term that covers movement, meditations, visualizations and breathing exercises that help us sense and train our life energy (Qi). When there is an abundant flow of Qi we are vital and harmonious and can navigate the continuous changes in our life with grace. We are coming into Autumn, the phase of Metal in the Qigong system. The Metal phase is a time of condensing - extracting what we can from the earth energy of late summer and letting go of what cannot be kept. We will explore the many aspects of the Metal Phase in meditation, visualization and movement Qigongs.
Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult

Cost: 45
Age Requirements: All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Parks and Rec Activity Room
Sessions
Qigong Workshop — Preparing for the Cold Season - Saturday, November 23, 2019/2:00-5:00 PM
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddamschools.org.

American Red Cross: CPR/First Aid for Babysitters

This is an extension of our ARC Babysitting Course and is open to all those who have previously taken our babysitting class. This class will certify babysitters in Basic First Aid as well as Infant and Child CPR.

Cost: 55
Age Requirements: 11+
Location: Parks and Rec Activity Room
Sessions
January 27 & 29, 2020 - January 27 and 29, 2020
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddam.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
November 19, 2019 - January 4, 2020 1x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am (No class 11/28,12/24,12/26&12/31)
November 19, 2019 - January 4, 2020 2x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am (No class 11/28,12/24,12/26&12/31)
November 19, 2019 - January 4, 2020 3x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am (No class 11/28,12/24,12/26&12/31)
January 14 - February 22, 2020 1x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am
January 14 - February 22, 2020 2x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am
January 14 - February 22, 2020 3x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am
March 3- April 4, 2020 1x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am
March 3- April 4, 2020 2x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am
March 3- April 4, 2020 3x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am
April 14 - May 23, 2020 1x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am
April 14 - May 23, 2020 2x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am
April 14 - May 23, 2020 3x/week - Tuesday/Thursday 6pm or Saturday 8:30am
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 6:30-6:30pm and Sundays 4-6pm. 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!

Cost: Drop in fee of $5/day
Age Requirements: varies
Location: Municipal Gym
Sessions
Pickleball Club Card 4 - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Pickleball - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am, Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, and Sunday 4-6pm
Pickleball Club Card 2 - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Pickleball Club Card 3 - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Pickleball Club Card 5 - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Pickleball Club Card 6 - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Pickleball Club Card 7 - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Pickleball Club Card 8 - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Pickleball Club Card 9 - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Pickleball Club Card 10 - Tues and Fr 9:30-11:30am
Pickleball Club Card 11 - Tues and Fri 9:30-11:30am and Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
For questions contact Lisa Conroy at 860-873-5058 or email at lisa.conroy@easthaddamschools.org.