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Ellington Recreation Department Program Guide
April 2022 Edition
The Ellington Recreation Department team is pleased to present its slate of spring and upcoming summer offerings that contain a variety of new and exciting programs, events, and activities. A program that I'd like to take a moment to highlight in particular is our first ever Teen Adventure Camp. This camp targets the traditionally underserved middle school population and I know its an offering that our middle schoolers will enjoy immensely. If your child is interested please be sure to register quickly as I expect the camp will reach capacity very quickly. Additionally, further toward the bottom of this guide you will find information on our increasingly popular summer day camp for our elementary aged community members. This camp did reach maximum capacity numerous times last summer so please register at your earliest convenience for all of the weeks you desire to avoid any disappointment. As always please do reach out to our team at any point with any questions, comments or suggestions on any of our offerings.

Thanks again for supporting your Recreation Department and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

Dustin Huguenin
Ellington Recreation Director
*NEW* Teen Adventure Camp!
Give your middle schoolers the freedom they crave by joining this fun and supervised travel based camp! Participants will be transported to the most sought after destinations in southern New England under the watchful eye of our most experienced counselors, Erin Breen & Lesley VanDeventer. This camp is offered in two separate weeks (Mon thru Thurs, July 18 - July 29). This camp will fill quickly so don't delay! To register or get more info click the links directly below.
Zumba

Join one of the best programs our dept. has to offer. Our charismatic instructors hold class Tuesday & Thursday nights at the Senior Center.
Stop in to register on site!
Jukido

Jukido has blended techniques from jujitsu, judo, aikido and karate. Jukido is perfect for children ages 5 and over. Our program is led by the experienced and knowledgeable Jacob Ward and begins May 2.
Earth Day
Join the Ellington Recreation Department on April 23 at the Town Green to celebrate Earth Day! There will be music, fun games, free giveaways and much more at this Town of Ellington coordinated event. Festivities kick off at 10AM. We look forward to seeing you there!
Introduction to Lacrosse
Our fun clinic is designed to introduce our young athletes to lacrosse. Basic fundamentals of throwing, catching, cradling and shooting will be covered. All equipment is provided. Registration closes Wednesday, April 20 so don't delay!
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Pee Wee Tennis
Ages 6 & 7
Peewee Tennis is a soft introduction to tennis. We introduce a variety of activities using scaled-down equipment that are easily handled by children at this age level.
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Tiny Tot Tennis
Ages 4 & 5
The Philosophy for Tiny Tots s is to provide a fun atmosphere for learning tennis fundamentals. Emphasis will be made on hand-eye coordination, body movements, and ball skills.
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Youth Tennis
Ages 8-13
designed to build a solid foundation for athletic development. Focus is on developing the ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination) while forming skills necessary to serve, rally, & score.
EHS Softball Alumni Game
June 15 @ 5:30PM
The first annual alumni game is open to any former EHS player. The cost is $40 & includes a
t-shirt and food. Anyone Interested in registering should click the link to contact the coordinator.
Adult Ultimate Frisbee - FREE
May 16 @ 6:00PM
This pick up game for adults ages 18 and older is a great way to exercise and enjoy the benefits of community while playing ultimate! The program is held at 6PM every Monday and Friday.
Summer Break Basketball Camps
For players entering grades 2-4 and 5-8 these camps are led by longtime head coach Phil Fleury and his staff of current and former EHS players. Campers will be taught the basic skills of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding and defense through fun games and activities. Camp runs from July 11 - July 15 from 8:30AM - 11:30 AM for grades 2-4 and 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM for grades 5 - 8 at the Ellington Middle School Gymansium.
ART VENTURES CAMPS
ART VENTURES OOPSY GOOPSY MESSY ART FUN
August 1-5 for ages 5-12

The works of art that come from making a mess are quite amazing! Think splatter and blow painting. Make slime and flubber. Create with shaving cream and glue and much more.
ART VENTURES SPLISH SPLASH ART BLAST
June 27 - July 1 for ages 5-12

Learn about the fascinating underwater world of seahorses, sea turtles and other wonderful creatures while exploring original art forms and techniques.
Wiffle Ball Camp
Everyone's favorite backyard game! The sight of the white plastic ball knuckling through the air. The sound of the yellow plastic bat as it makes contact with the ball. Participants will participate in games, home run derby's, and playoffs!
Ages 9-16; July 18-22; 9AM - 11AM; at EHS
Skyhawks Summer Sport Camps
Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp

This program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun.
Ages 7-10
Skyhawks Volleyball Camps

Skyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on game skills. Camps are offered for 9-11 year olds and for Grades 6-9.
Skyhawks Flag Football Camp

This is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Ages 7-12
Skyhawks Track & Field Camp

This program introduces young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamentals with a major focus on fun! Ages 7-12
Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Camp

Our games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Staff are trained in needs of young athletes. Ages 4-7
BEACH PASSES COMING SOON!!!
Resident season passes go on sale for one of Ellington's most popular destinations beginning
May 2. The beach will open full time on 6/17 and on weekends starting 5/28. Weather and Staff permitting. Visit our site for more info.
Summer Soccer Camps
Everton FC Soccer Camps
Learn to play the Everton way! Everton FC is one of the most storied soccer teams in all of England and their professional staff are coming back to Ellington again! All curriculum is designed by Everton FC club coaches.
NJD Soccer Camps
NJD has enthusiastic, and empathetic coaches who can relate to players which will accelerate their overall development. NJD equips players with the skills they need to succeed, and also ensures players stay engaged.
CAS Soccer Camps
CAS Community Camps focus on creating a fun learning environment while fostering a love for the game through skill acquisition, conditioned practices small-sided games.
Camps are offered for children ages 3-14.
If you're soccer player is looking for a change of scenery, check out Eastern Connecticut State University Summer Soccer Camps. These camps are led by the 17 time champion ECSU coaching staff and current and former players. For more information visit www.easternyouthsoccercamps.com.
ELLINGTON'S ULTIMATE SUMMER DAY CAMP
REGISTER BY WEEK DIRECTLY BELOW
Football Registration is Open Now! Learn to play the ROADRUNNER way. Register online at ellingtonroadrunners.com
Please visit the websites below for information on other Ellington Youth Sports Programs
Ellington Recreation Department I Website I 860-870-3118