June 2019
Woodbury Parks and Recreation Newsletter
Summer is JUST around the corner! School is almost out, and our minds are looking forward to warmer temperatures, staying active and trying new things! Our Summer Brochure is ready to browse, and  Summer Camp and  Summer Programs are all available for registration!  Please see to register, or click on the brochure cover below to see what we are offering!

Please note: Early Bird pricing (saving $30 per week of Summer Camp) ends on May 31st!

SpringBrochure Cover 2019

If you have questions regarding this newsletter, please feel free to call 203-263-3113 or email

Woodbury Parks & Recreation
W.O.W. (What's On in Woodbury)  is continuing to bring you events, offered completely  FREE of charge! It is a collaboration of the Woodbury Library, Parks and Recreation and the Woodbury Senior Center.
For updates about all things WOW, please visit WOW's website,

If you would like to receive the WOW newsletter, please email
Important Information regarding your Woodbury Parks and Rec online account!*
We have just been informed by our software company that as you log on to your online account, you will be asked to change your account password if it does not have all the necessary requirements. PLEASE do NOT set up another account. Call or email the WP&R office and we will help you! If you have multiple accounts it will become difficult to find you in our system and give you the best possible help you need. 

*Before your next registration, we ask that you take a moment to update your password. Please include at least 8 characters, an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, a number, and a symbol (ex. ~!@#\$%\^&\*<>?). Beginning 2/22, the site will prompt you to update your password when you log in if you haven't updated it yet. 

Thank you for your help! 
Woodbury Parks and Rec staff
203-266-3113 x 197
NEW Basketball Program!

Woodbury & Southbury P&R  Summer Basketball Clinic and Tournament
July 13th and July 19-21st
7th & 8th Grade Girls
Community House Park, 200 Community House Rd, Southbury
Bring your team and keep the season going through the summer!   
Coach Al Sokaitis, who is a member of 8 Basketball Hall of Fames, has had over 500 victories and brought 3 different teams to the NCAA tournament, will be the coach for this program.
First weekend will be an instructional clinic, times would be allocated either Saturday morning or afternoon, four teams at a time, covering:   Shooting - technique, how to practice, how to create space for your shot.  Team skills:   Offensive and Defensive Transition,  Attacking different defenses and  Team defense, half court and full court
Flag Football Information & Registration
Ages as of 9/01/19
Instructional Division: 5-6 years of age
Division 1: 7-9 years of age
Division 2: 10-13 years of age

To register for Flag Football go to:

The program provides your players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork. The Flag Football program teaches the fundamental skills children will need for future athletic programs while having a great time.  Coaches are needed at all levels, please indicate if you can coach or assist on the registration form. 
Tiny Tot Programs

Wilderness Explorers
June 24 - July 29th
Mondays 9:30 - 10:15 am
2-5 years old with a grown up!
Hollow Park, Hollow Road

Join us in Hollow Park for this great class in the outdoors! With Mom and Dad, or a grown up 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!
Summer Youth Programs!
Summer Camp may be ending, but we have LOTS of programs to keep your younger and older children BUSY and active this summer!

Hobby Quest's Airplane and Magic Camp
9:00 - 12:00 Noon and 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Ages 6-12 years old
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Full and Half Day, August 5-9th
Airplane and Magic Camp

AIRPLANE ENGINEERS: Soar through the summer with your own hand made aircraft! You will learn how to build helicopters, gliders and even motorized planes! Children learn fundamental STEM concepts of aviation and valuable skills like following step-by-step instructions, measuring and sand. All materials are included in the fee, and children take home every plane they build!

MAGIC WIZARDS: Learn how to build astounding tricks this summer! You'll make objects disappear, reappear and float in midair. Mystify your audience with your mastery of mind-reading! At the end of the week, you'll perform in a real magic show! Camp is designed to enhance communication and performance skills in a supportive, creative atmosphere. All program materials are included in the fee

CHESS Wizards Camp 
Half Day & Full Day 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON or 9:00 - 3:00 PM
Ages 6-12 years old
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Week of August 19 - 23

Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes! You'll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle, your brain!  Camp includes fun team chess games, recess time, snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. Each camper receives a t shirt, trophy and puzzle folder. 

Wicked Cool LEGO Engineering
9:00 - 12:00 Noon or 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Entering Grades 1 - 5
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Half and Full Day available. Week of August 26 - 30
Our LEGO Engineering program includes STEM-based challenges and free-building. We will build mechanisms that incorporate gears, flywheels, and cams to build amazing contraptions! We'll also build with LEGO's in problem solving challenges. Design a spinning egg beater or create a car to carry LEGO bricks! Full and Half Day camp available. 

Speech and Language Enrichment Groups
3:00 - 4:00 PM
K-2 or Grades 3-5
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd
Social Skills or Literacy Skills One Week Sessions
June 24 - July 26th 
Speech & Language
Are you concerned with your child's speech and language skills? Do you have questions about how your child processes and learns language? Are you looking for your child to participate in an interactive, research based program that strengthens social interaction and language? Is your child a struggling reader or pre-reader? Try a speech and language enrichment group with a licensed and certified speech and language therapist!
For more information, and to register for the groups, please click below!

Tennis Lessons - Beginner & Intermediate
Ages 5-10 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Ages 11-17 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Woodbury Middle School Courts (or Middlebury Raqcuet Club for rain)
August 5-9 and August 12-16

Sign up for Tennis Camp and Tennis Lessons here!

Tennis Camp
Ages 5-7 years old
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon 
Middlebury Raqcuet Club 
5 1-week camps sign up for as many as you like!
July 8 - August 12th

You Gotta Believe Basketball Program for Boys & Girls
Entering Grades 1-9
Half Day & Full Day Programs 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon and 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Woodbury Middle School Gym
July 29 - August 2nd

Basketball Camp for Girls Grades 3-5
Girl's entering grades 3 - 5th 
July 22 - 26th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Woodbury Middle School

This basketball camp is designed to develop basketball fundamentals, compete in multiple basketball challenges, play in competitive team competitions and have fun while doing it.  Athletes will get an array of learning opportunities; from whole group, to small group, to one on one.  It will be a great opportunity for all girls to grow as a player, an athlete and a team mate.  The director of the camp will be Nonnewaug Chiefs Girls' Basketball Coach Adam Brutting.

Skyhawks Sports Camp!
Skyhawks Sports Camps are a great way to introduce, reinforce and have fun playing sports this summer! Learn more and register today! 
For ages 3 - 12!
Skyhawks Sports Academy provides sports programs where children discover and develop athletic skills and social values, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. We offer children a positive sports experience while promoting a healthy active lifestyle.

TINY HAWKS: Soccer & Basketball
Ages 3 -4 years old
Meadowview Park Middlebury
12:15 - 1:00 PM
Week of August 12 - 16

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.

MINI HAWKS:  Soccer, Baseball & Basketball
4 - 7 year olds
Meadowview Park, Middlebury
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Week of August 12 - 16th

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.

MULTI SPORT (Soccer, Baseball, Basketball & Flag Football)
7-12 year olds
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Meadowview Park, Middlebury
Week of August 12 - 16th

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.
5 - 8 year olds
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Shepardson Center, Middlebury RTE 188
August 5 - 9th

Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting and body positioning.  Using the SNAG ®  (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.

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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, or to contribute your event, please visit the town's calendar.

Summer Camp
Summer Programs

Registration for Summer Camp and 
Summer Programs has begun! 
The $30 Early Bird fee ends on May 31st.

For more information you may visit:
"Goodies" Concession Stand now OPEN!

Now open on Saturdays 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, and 
Sundays from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 
Just in time for practices and games in the Hollow! 
Expanded hours will begin in July!

Back for its second season, New Morning Market's healthy options are now even more convenient for families on-the-go. Open seasonally 
April through October, Goodies by New Morning Market is your go-to for New Morning's signature house-made baked goods and snacks. Whether you're looking for a hot cup of coffee on your morning walk with Fido, to refuel post-workout, or to treat the kids after practice, Goodies by New Morning Market offers healthy and sustainable options for breakfast, snack, or a park picnic. Vegan, gluten-free,
and nut-free choices available!
Upcoming Community Events

CT Trails Day Weekend
June 1st & 2nd
Woodbury Hike is on Saturday, June 1st 
 (Rain Date June 2nd)
10:00 - 12:00 Noon at  Orenaug Park
2:30 - 4:00 PM at Three Rivers Park
Woodbury Lion's Antique Car Show
Sunday, June 9th
10:00 AM - 3:00 Pm
Hollow Park

W.O.W. Presents:
Make Music Day - Woodbury
June 21st, 2019

This is a free celebration of music around the world, open to anyone who wishes to take part, young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion.
Woodbury is joining over 1,000 cities worldwide! We need MUSICIANS and GROUPS to perform! Please register below.
For more information, go to:

Save the Dates for the Summer Concert Series!

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Saturday, July 13th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wolcott Recycling Center
48 Todd Rd, Wolcott CT
Private Violin and Viola Lessons
7 years to adult
30 minute time slots on Mondays or Tuesdays
Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd for Summer Session

Violin and Viola lessons are available for children and adults! Students will learn classical technique on their own or rented instrument. 30 minute sessions on Mondays or Tuesdays, for 6 weeks!

Register for violin or viola lessons here. 

Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball
Age 16 - older
Hollow Park Sand Volleyball Courts
Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Now until August 22nd
Haven't played volleyball for a while but would like to get back into it? Maybe you have never played, but would like to give it a try? This program is for everyone who would like to get some exercise while having fun playing volleyball. 

Register for Co-Ed Drop In Volleyball here.
Adult FITNESS, Yoga & Pilates Classes

Ages 14 - active older adult
Wednesdays, 9:15 - 10:15 AM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
July 3 - August 14th  FREE CLASS on June 26th!

A cardio and muscle endurance class designed to challenge the entire body.  
All levels are welcome as modifications will be given.  
Bring a MAT and Water bottle and a desire to commit to fitness!

ZUMBA Fitness 
18 years and up
Mondays, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hollow Park Pavilion, Hollow Rd in case of rain, Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
July 8 - August 12th  FREE CLASS on July 1st!

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That's exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. We take the "work" out of workout by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie burning dance fitness party!

Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® FITNESS classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. The benefits are a total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious does of awesome each time you leave class! 

Come join us in this FEEL HAPPY Workout! No experience necessary. You'll burn hundreds of calories and not even know it! Burn Up to 1,000 CALORIES in 1-HOUR!!!!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, and restorative postures while strengthening and stretching muscles, increasing bone density, releasing tension, and centering body-mind.  


YOGA Classes
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, and restorative postures while strengthening and stretching muscles, increasing bone density, releasing tension, and centering body-mind. 

6:15 - 7:15 pm
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Summer Session begins on July 1st

Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Summer Session begins on June 18th

Thursdays, 9:45 - 10:45 AM
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd
Summer Session begins on August 1st
Pilates Mat class  works to balance all muscle groups strength and flexibility with an emphasis with an emphasis on challenging the core with each movement. This class is designed to sculpt your body and to help feel increased agility in your everyday movements.

*Please bring your own mat to class.