August 2017
With school just around the corner, around here we're soaking up the last rays of sunshine! Woodbury Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a wide selection of engaging programs to keep everybody active and having fun this summer! Check out the listings on what's going on below or see an overview of the summer's calendar.

As weather can be unpredictable, please check our website  for all of the up-to-date information regarding all of our programs.  In the event of any changes to programs (including rain dates), our website will have the current class make-up and cancellation information!  If you're not sure, you can always call our office or email us at the information below. 

WOW (What's On in Woodbury) is continuing to bring you events, offered completely FREE of charge! For updates about all things WOW, please visit WOW's website, If you would like to receive the WOW newsletter, please email

Thank you for your continued support in keeping Woodbury a clean, happy and beautiful place to live and play! If you have questions regarding this newsletter, please feel free to call 203-263-3113 or email

Woodbury Parks & Recreation
Community Listings:  
We love to include information about as many community 'happenings' as we can, but space is limited in this newsletter.

 For a complete listing of what is happening in Woodbury please visit the town's calendar .
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Ready to help transform Hollow Park? Now, when you sign up for programs you'll be asked if you'd like to donate $5 to the Playground Fund. Simply enter the code found on the program's page for which you are registering  at checkout. Questions? Let us know
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How Cool Is That? Hands On Science
Monday - Friday
July 31 - August 4
9 AM - 12 PM
Emergency Services Building

How Cool Is That?! (Hands-On Science) returns with hands-on/minds-on science activities taught by certified Connecticut teacher, Velya Jancz-Urban. Students will not be glued to their chairs doing worksheets - instead, they will be active participants in their science learning. Active investigations nurture curiosity and develop positive attitudes toward science which will last a lifetime. Classes may include: 

Solar Ovens

Bath Fizzies

Marshmallow Toothpick Bridges

Marbled Milk Paper

Gelatin Streaking

Lemon Volcano

Owl or Nothing!(dissecting owl pellets)

Diaper Derby(diapers and sodium polyacrylate)

Bungee Jump Barbie

Gotta Brain? Getta Helmet!


Tennis Camp
Monday - Friday
Week 5: July 31 - August 4 
Week 6: August 7 - August 11
9 AM - 12 PM 
Middlebury Racquet Club

Brush up on your skills or learn the game for the first time! All levels of experience welcome. Included in camp is a video tape analysis of your tennis game! 


Skyhawks Beginning Golf
Monday - Friday
August 7 - August 11
9 AM - 12 PM 
Shepardson Center, Middlebury

Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting and body positioning. Using the SNAGĀ® (Starting New At Golf) system, we have simplified instruction so that young players can make an effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided.

Tennis Lessons
Monday - Friday
Week 1: August 7 - August 11
Week 2: August 14 - August 18
Times Vary
Ages 5 - 7 years: 1-2 PM
Ages 8 - 10 years: 1-2 PM
Ages 11 - 17 years: 2-3 PM
Woodbury Middle School Courts (Rain space: Middlebury Racquet Club)

Learn the game for the first time or brush up on your skills, beginner, intermediate, all are welcome for these one hour lessons.

Skyhawks Multi Sport
Monday - Friday
August 14 - August 18
9 AM - 3 PM
Meadowview Park, Middlebury

Our multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. BY the end of the week, your child will walk away with the knowledge of multiple sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. For ages 7 - 12 years old.

Flag Football Registration Deadline
Friday , August 25

The Nonnewaug Flag Football youth program is for boys and girls ages 5-13.  This program is offered by the Woodbury Parks And Recreation Department and is currently open to Woodbury and Bethlehem residents.  This program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork.  The Nonnewaug Flag Football program teaches the fundamental skills children will need for future athletic programs while having a great time.  The season runs from September to early November with 1-2 practices per week and one game on weekends.

U.S. Military History Timeline
Saturday, August 5
9:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Hollow Park 
Civil war one


This is a free event. Please come and interact with the many participants that will be onsite.
All veterans are welcomed and encouraged to bring memorabilia and share memories.
For more information contact Ray Manzi, or 203-233-3976
You Gotta Believe Basketball Camp
Monday - Friday
July 31 - August 4
8 AM - 12 PM or 8 AM - 2 PM
Woodbury Middle School Gym

Campers will be competitively split up into age, gender and ability groups to challenge their potential.  The camp will provide: development of basketball fundamentals and competitive games, daily contests, prizes and give-aways for each camper, award ceremony on final day of camp and a fun filled week where each camper goes home with something. With strategies to develop the all-around player, the staff works hard to be sure there is a positive, upbeat and energetic climate for making the most out of the camp experience. Fundamentals are the focus. All aspects of game are explored including offense, defense and foul shooting. Campers will leave with learned moves from the triple threat position, off the dribble, the low post and much more!  Feel free to email, call (203) 725-6186 or is it for any questions.  You may register up until the first day of camp but please sign up early so we can be set to meet the needs of all campers.

Skyhawks Track and Field
Monday - Friday
July 31 - August 4
9 AM - 12 PM 
Nonnewaug High School Track

Skyhawks Track & Field combines technical development, fundamental techniques and safety with a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, boys and girls learn the fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching and cool-down techniques.


Fairy Tales Summer Art Camp
Monday - Thursday
August 7 - August 10
9 AM - 1 PM 
Mitchell Elementary School

Come have fun exploring the magical world of castles, dragons, kings, queens, magic wands and so much more!  This is a class to let your imagination run and discover your creativity! Students' work may include: drawing, painting, collage, bookmaking, sculpture, or creative projects using recycled materials.  Bring a lunch, a snack, and a smock!  All other materials will be provided.  This will definitely be a fun time for all!  Hope to see you!


Skyhawks Mini Hawks
Monday - Friday
August 14 - August 18
9 AM - 12 PM
Meadowview Park, Middlebury

This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of each sport are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. All games and activities are designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace. For ages 4 - 7 years old.

Field Hockey Camp
Wednesday - Friday
August 23 - August 25
9 AM - 11 AM
Hollow Park, Upper Field

For elementary school players:
Have you thought about giving this ever growing sport a try? Maybe you played before and would like to play again? This is your chance to join Kathy Brenner and Sally Smith for 3 days to learn the skills of the game and have some fun! Field hockey sticks and goggles will be provided. However bring your own if you have them. Everyone must bring their own water bottle, mouth guard and shin guards.

For middle school players:
Timing couldn't be better for this 3 day clinic. Join Kathy Brenner and Sally Smith for an introduction of skills needed to play field hockey or help you master skills before the middle school season begins. All players will focus on learning or mastering basic stick skills, offensive and defensive strategy, game play, rules, and field positioning. Field Hockey sticks and goggles will be provided. However, bring your own if you have them. Everyone must bring their own water bottle, mouth guard and shin guards.

Summer Concert Series
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Hollow Park 

WOW (What's On in Woodbury) is proud to present another summer of the Newtown Savings Bank Summer Concert Series.

Bring a blanket down to Hollow Park, with a picnic and enjoy a summer evening with your neighbors and friends. 

Enjoy the music, let the children dance and play, a perfect way to relax and enjoy the summer!