June 2018
Summer officially arrives this month, and boy, are we ready!! Take advantage of the nicer weather and enjoy the trails and nature in Woodbury on CT Trails Day. New programs start this month, and summer camp kicks off near the end. Plus, coming soon next month are the Summer Concerts. 

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

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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 .

Summer Camp Registration

Grades K-6

Come and spend the day with your friends while enjoying games, crafts, sport, drama, theme days, talent shows, and much more.  

All children are grouped by grade and all activities are age appropriate. Camp is for children entering Kindergarten to grade 6 in the fall. Camp will be held at the Mitchell School from 8:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays we are at Hollow Park for five weeks. You may choose any number of weeks you like. 

Grades 7-9

Monday through Thursday, a different trip every day!

Meet in the Middle School Parking lot and board a bus at 9:00am for a different destination each day. Return around 3pm depending on the trip, sometimes later. Some of those destinations are: Escape 101, Lake Compounce, Brownstone Discovery Park, and more! Please note: Week Two: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no Wednesday - July 4)

Connecticut Trails Weekend

Trolley Bed Preserve

Saturday, June 2
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Trolley Bed Preserve

Try something new this CT Trails. Explore the world of orienteering in one of Woodbury's newest parks. This program is being led by an Eagle Scout, Jared Niedermeyer from BSA Troop 54, and his fellow scouts. They will lead you through the fundamentals of orienteering on a course they set out in this preserve. Or if you just feel like taking a hike, come and enjoy the natural beauty of this preserve, explore new trails and catch a glimpse of its natural wildlife!

Flanders Nature Center

Saturday, June 2
10:00am - 12:00pm
Whittemore Sanctuary

Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust's 700+ acre property includes 8 miles of diverse, interlocking trails. This loop hike will begin west on White Trail and climbs some hills. Hikers will have options to return by a shorter or longer self-guided loop. The leader will point out appropriate intersections for either choice. Maps will be available. Hiking boots recommended for wet spots near the Bog. Heavy rain, stormy conditions cancel (Last minute updates at

Woodbury Lions Club Antique Car Show

The Woodbury Lions Club is presenting their 40thAnnual Car Show on June 10, 2018 at Hollow Park in Woodbury, CT.
The daylong event is expected to attract over three hundred of the best classic cars in the Northeast and over a thousand spectators. Along with automobile classes, there will be judging for motorcycles, trucks, 'rat rods' and military vehicles.
Cars can begin to enter for judging at 9 am, with the first three hundred entries receiving a free dashboard plaque. General admission begins at 10 am. Admission price is $15 per car, $5 per person, and children under ten, $1. Judging begins at noon, with trophies presented at 3 pm.
The event will contain all the fun and excitement for the whole family that has made past shows a success, with food and beverages, raffles, music and, this year, an expanded vendor area. There's a free touch-a-truck, and the Monster Truck appears again this year, with rides available for $10.

The Lions use the proceeds from the car show, as well as from their Haunted Hayride, to award scholarships to graduating Nonnewaug high school seniors. This year, local students going on to college received twenty-thousand dollars in financial aid from the Lions. 
For more information about the car show and the Woodbury Lions, visit their webpage,

Vision Board Workshop
Saturday, June 2
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Rec. House (7 Mountain Road, Woodbury)

Do you have a goal? A dream or perhaps a vision you would like to see come to life? Did you know you have the power to create all things you desire? Come join me as I teach you a fun creative and easy way to manifest all your wants and needs. During this class you will learn an exciting technique that will bring you closer to the things you desire. Join the party! You don't want to miss this!

Pilates Mat
Tuesdays, starting 6/12
9:00 AM
Old Town Hall

Pilates Mat  focuses on strengthening and lengthening key muscles of the pelvis, ribcage, shoulder girdle, spine, back and abdominals.  Its benefits include a healthier back, stronger pelvic floor, increased bone density, greater postural awareness, better breathing, stronger core and greater flexibility.

Let Your Yoga Dance
Wednesdays, starting 6/20 and 6/27
7:15 - 8:15 AM or 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Old Town Hall

Let Your Yoga Dance ®  i s an amazing Chakra Fusion! A joy-filled power dance combining yoga, the breath, and user-friendly dance with fabulous music from all around the world. It is a funky, sacred, inspirational dance of the multi-dimensional self, bringing tons of fun and healing to body, mind, spirit. Let Your Yoga Dance ®  is for every single body and wonderful for all ages. 

Thursdays, starting 6/14
9:15 - 10:15 AM
Mondays, starting 6/25
6:15 - 7:15 PM
Old Town Hall

Kripalu Vinyasa  moves through active, breath guided, flowing postures, allowing students to fully embody alignment and movement both energetically and physically. The sequences integrate standing, hip openers, forward bends, twists, back bends, arm balances, inversions and restorative postures. The benefits include strengthening and stretching muscles, increasing bone density, releasing tension, and centering body-mind.

Wilderness Explorers
Tuesdays, Starting 6/26
9:30 - 10:15 AM
Hollow Park Pavilion

Join us in Hollow Park for a brand new class in the great outdoors. With Mom and Dad in tow kids will enjoy hands on play based learning in nature while painting with twigs and berries, making mud pies, and even going on a bear hunt! Come dressed for play and ready for fun! 
Skyhawks Camp

Tiny Hawks:
Age: 3 - 4 years
June 18 - 21 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Rain Date is Friday

The essentials of soccer and basketball are introduced in a fun and safe environment with lots of encouragement. Children will learn balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sport-specific games tailored to their attention spans.

Miny Hawks:
Age: 4 - 5 years
June 18 - 21 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Rain Date is Friday

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 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.
There are many great programs happening all summer long to keep your children active and engaged.