Mini Programs

The Ellington Parks and Recreation Department offers many different activities that will keep your family entertained.

Always wanted to go to a concert in the park or a trip out of town? The Parks & Rec Department funds several types of activities that will appeal to anyone.
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Programs


  

Special Needs Social Club

This proposed new social activity program, if interest warrants, will be designed for those ages 10+ with developmental/cognitive disabilities. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities and field trips while meeting new friends in this informal, drop-in program. An adult guardian must accompany each participant, unless waived by the activity leader.  For more information, contact Bob Tedford at (860) 870-3118 or email rtedford@ellington-ct.gov.

Unified Basketball 


The unified basketball program is available for those that are emotionally and/or physically challenged. Limited space is available for non-residents; see contact below.
Program Contact: Allison Breen – abreen@ellington-ct.gov
Code: UNIFIED.BBK618   
Session 1   5:45 pm -6:30 pm   Grades K-6th 
Code: UNIFIED.BB71218   
Session 2   6:30 pm -7:15 pm   Grades 7th–12th 
Day: Mondays
Dates: March 19, 26; April 2, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
Fee: $25
Location: Ellington Middle School


 Jukido - All skill levels welcome


Instructor: Paul Ward
Days: Thursdays 
AGES: 6 YEARS AND UP
Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Fee: $49 per session
Session 8: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12
Code: 2018.JUKS111
Code: 2018.JUKS318
Location: 375 Hartford Turnpike RT 30 Vernon


YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS (Outdoors)


Instructor: Gary Marquez
Tiny Tot Tennis
Day: Mondays 
Session 4: April 16, 23, 30; May 7
Session 5: May 14, 21; June 4, 11
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Ages: 3-5 years old
Location: Brookside Park
Fee: $40 per session
Code: TINY.TTT174a
Code: TINY.TTT175m


Pee Wee Tennis


Instructor: Gary Marquez
Day: Mondays 
Session 4: April 16, 23, 30; May 7
Session 5: May 14, 21; June 4, 11
Time: 6:15 pm-7:00 pm
Ages: 5-7 years old
Location: Brookside Park
Fee: $40 per session
Code: PEE.PWE174a
Code: PEE.PWE175m


Youth Tennis Lessons


Instructor: Gary Marquez
Day: Mondays 
Session 4: April 16, 23, 30; May 7
Session 5: May 14, 21; June 4, 11
Ages: 8-13 years old
Location: Brookside Park
Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fee: $40 per session
Code: YOTH.TN174a
Code: YOTH.TN175m

Youth Coed Informal Volleyball


Instructor: Mike Martin
Day: Wednesday
Grades: 5-8
Location: Ellington Middle School
Start: March 14, 21, 28; April 4
Time: 6:00 pm-7:15 pm
Code: YOUTH. COEDVB18
Fee: $20
Min: 8   Max: 16


Youth Track & Field


Program Coordinator: Dan Dryburgh
Boys and Girls 
Grades 1-8
Wednesdays:  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, April 18– June 7
Saturdays: 9:00 am-10:30 am, April 21 – June 9
Fee: $25
Code: 1212.track18
Location: Ellington High School Track
Parent/ High School Students welcomed as volunteers. Please contact the Recreation Department at recreationstaff@ellington-ct.gov


Children’s Garden:

The Ellington Recreation Department has implemented a Children’s Garden at Batz Community Garden. We hope to provide a place to learn about the joys and benefits of gardening, with hands-on opportunities – and to have fun! The Children’s Garden will provide a safe place to experience nature, discover the cycles of life and provide motivation to try fresh fruits and vegetables while encouraging a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Please check the Recreation Department website for further details.

Outdoor (park) Educational offerings


@Batz Property 97 Shenipsit Street
Encourage your child to learn about the joys and benefits of gardening, with “hands-on” opportunities while promoting healthy eating habits. Program will utilize gardening, stories and arts & crafts, to allow your child to experience nature while discovering the cycles of life. Age appropriate “cooking” skills will be introduced in order to provide children motivation to try fresh fruits and vegetables while encouraging a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Preschool (3-5years) 
75 minute sessions for 6 weeks
Saturday mornings 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Dates: April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26
School Age (6 – 10 years)
1 hour sessions, Saturday morning 6 weeks at the Recreation Office @ 31 Arbor Way 
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Fee: $20.00

“Learning to Cook”


Encourage your child to learn about the joys and benefits of gardening, with “hands-on” opportunities. Program will focus on what to do in the garden in late spring and summer. Age appropriate “cooking “skills will be introduced while learning about how to utilize produce available. 
1 hour sessions for 6 weeks
Ages: 9-12 
Location: 31 Arbor Way with field trips to the Batz Community Garden at 97 Shenipsit Street in Ellington TBD, Schedule will be determined based on interest level.
Fee: $20.00


Summer Art VentURES


Ages 5-12 June 25-29, Ages 5-10 July 30-August 3rd.  9-noon at Ellington Middle School.  Click Here for more details

























 

 


  


 


 

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