Youth Activities

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: Nathan Hale Ray Middle School
Sessions
Babysitting Certification Class Winter 2018 - Jan 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 2018
For questions contact Tiffany Quinn at 860-873-5058 or email at tquinn@easthaddam.org.

Fitness-Bootcamp
Just showing up is the hardest part- but once you start you will love this class! This class uses short distance running, body weight exercises and free weight workouts. The class frequently gathers outdoors and during bad weather moves inside. Our fun group dynamic will help motivate and 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
For questions contact Tiffany Quinn at 860-873-5058 or email at tquinn@easthaddam.org.

Indoor Sports Fun

A time for preschoolers and toddlers to use  the gym, run around, meet new friends, and use up that winter energy. 
Of course, their parents are welcome to meet new friends too!
We provide the equipment, toys and gym– you bring the kids and their energy.
An adult must stay with and supervise all children.
Open to toddlers, preschoolers and their families.

 

 

 

Cost: $30 per family, per 6 week session
Age Requirements: toddlers and preschoolers
Location: East Haddam Elementary School
Sessions
Indoor Sports Fun - Sat., Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 2018 from 9-10 am
For questions contact Tiffany Quinn at 860-873-5058 or email at tquinn@easthaddam.org.

Second Time Around

A time for grandparents who are raising grand kids to network in a positive, social environment where the kids can play and the adults can relax.  Do you need to connect and share schedules, play dates, carpooling for your active grandchild ? Finding ways to meet others the second time around may be challenging– but here is a place to start!

“Open Gym” setting for all activities and interests

We provide the equipment and gym– you bring the 
grand kids

Cost: $30 per family, per 6 week session
Age Requirements: Grades K-4
Location: East Haddam Elementary School
For questions contact Tiffany Quinn at 860-873-5058 or email at tquinn@easthaddam.org.

FREE Adult CPR/AED Heartsafe Community Class
Thanks to the Evelyn Comer Alumni fund, the East Haddam Ambulance Association is committed to offering a free CPR/AED class every year to the residents of East Haddam. Join your community, help keep each other safe. Every participant will be instructed in basic CPR/AED training and will receive a certification card at no cost. Registration is required. Participants must be 13 years of age and older, those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no fee but pre-registration is required so we can plan to have enough instructors and teaching materials.  For questions, please call the Recreation office at (860) 873-5058.  
Cost: Free!
Age Requirements: Ages 13 and older, anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Sessions
Free Adult CPR/AED Heartsafe Community Class - Sat., Feb. 17, 2018 at 10 am
For questions contact Tiffany Quinn at 860-873-5058 or email at tquinn@easthaddam.org.

EMT Certification Class
Become a certified Emergency Medical Technician or Emergency Medical Responder-the curriculum will prepare you to take the State of CT and National Registry exams by providing lectures, discussions, demonstrations and hands on training. There are no prerequisites, but you must be 16 years old.  The fee includes 2017 edition textbook, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, pocket mask and AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification.  Many colleges will offer 3-4 elective credits upon certification. Register early, payment plans are available (a $200 deposit is required to register, final payment will be due 2 weeks prior to the end of class). Please email the recreation department for the payment plan paperwork. Registration deadline is Feb. 16, 2018
Cost: $899 per person
Age Requirements: Ages 16 and older
Location: East Haddam, New Town Hall (March 10, April 14 and May 12 in Middletown)
Sessions
Spring 2018 EMT Certification Class - March 1-June 14, 2018 (T/TH from 6-10 pm and Sat. from 8 am-4 pm)
For questions contact Tiffany Quinn at 860-873-5058 or email at tquinn@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 2/21/18 - Feb. 21, 2018 from 5:45-7:30 pm
For questions contact Tiffany Quinn at 860-873-5058 or email at tquinn@easthaddam.org.

Youth Basketball-Winter Basketball

Open to boys and girls in Grades K-8. No experience needed, all players will gain experience and basketball fundamentals.  Volunteer Coaches will receive a credit to their account of $50! 
This basketball info reflects the time changes to the K/1/2 program and accommodates the CCD program on Saturday mornings. Our goal is to make our programs accessible to as many people as possible. We sincerely hope this has helped. 
General Information for ALL GRADES:
Open to boys & girls in Grades K-8
$50 per player
Registration deadline for players and volunteers– Nov. 26, 2017
Practices will start the week of Jan. 2, 2018
Games will be held on Saturdays, Jan 13- March 3 2018       
K/1 & Gr. 2– one practice per week only, no teams and no games. The focus is on building teamwork and fundamental skills.  Players need to wear sneakers. If the ground is wet or snowy, please bring a dry pair of sneakers to change into for basketball so the floor stays dry and is less slippery. 
Gr. K/1–Sat., Jan. 6-Feb. 10 (make-up date, if needed, 2/24) @ Elem. School, 10:30-11:30 am
Gr. 2– Sat., Jan. 6-Feb. 10 (make-up date, if needed, Feb. 24) @ Elem. School, 11:30-12:30 pm
Gr. 3/4- one practice & one game per week. Teams are co-ed, and games are intramural, played at the Elementary School. Practices will be on a weeknight (of the volunteer coaches choosing- preferably from 5-6:30 pm). Games will be on Saturdays, beginning at 12:30 pm.
Grades 5/6 & 7/8- one or two practices per week, depending on gym availability, and one game per week (usually on Saturday).  Due to registration numbers, there will not be a girls only team. Teams will be co-ed to allow all registered players the opportunity to participate. We will play intramural games as well as other towns including Haddam, Portland and Cromwell. Parents must provide transportation to games, most of which will be at the Elementary School.
Team Placement Sessions (Gr. 3-8 only): Dec. 9 & 16-cancelled
ADULT OPPORTUNITIES
Coaches (Grades K-8):  Meeting- Sat., Dec. 16 from 12-2 pm at the Elementary School. We will pick teams at this meeting.  Register online at www.easthaddamrec.com under “Adult Programs”. Please try to attend placement sessions as well. Volunteer coaches will have $50 credited to their account at the end of the season. Coaches must be 16 years +. 
Referees:  Training will be on Sat., Dec. 16 from 12-2 pm at the Elementary School. Referees are paid $15 per game.  If you are interested in keeping the score Book or the clock, it pays $10.10/hour. You can apply for all positions online at www.easthaddamrec.com under “Forms”.   Deadline to register/apply- Nov. 18 2017
If your child needs an accommodation to participate, please call the office to make these arrangements by Nov. 18th.  (860) 873-5058, tquinn@easthaddam.org, fax: (860) 873-5025



Cost: $50 per player
Age Requirements: Grades K-8
Location: Elementary School
Sessions
Youth Basketball-Gr. K/1 (Winter 17-18) - Saturdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 2018 from 10:30-11:30 am
Youth Basketball-Gr 2 (Winter 17-18) - Saturdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 2018 from 11:30-12:30 pm
Youth Basketball-Grade 3/4 (Winter 17-18) - TBD
Youth Basketball-Grade 5/6 (Winter 17-18) - TBD
Youth Basketball-Grade 7/8 (Winter 17-18) - TBS
For questions contact Tiffany Quinn at 860-873-5058 or email at tquinn@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: $75-8 wk; (1x week); $135-8 week session, 2 classes per week
Age Requirements: Ages 16 and older
Sessions
Yoga (1x wk) 1/3-2/21/18 Wed. - Wednesdays, Jan. 3-Feb. 21, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Yoga (1x wk) 1/5-2/23/18-Fridays - Fridays, Jan. 5-Feb. 23, 2018 from 10:30-11:30 am
Yoga (1x wk) 1/7-2/25/18 Sundays - Sundays, Jan. 7-Feb. 25, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Yoga (2x wk) 1/3-2/25/18 - Any 2 classes per week, Jan. 3- Feb. 25, 2018
For questions contact Tiffany Quinn at 860-873-5058 or email at tquinn@easthaddam.org.