Ellington Recreation Department Program Guide
May 2022 Edition
The Ellington Recreation Department is pleased to announce that resident season beach passes are on sale now! Our aquatics team has worked diligently to ensure Sandy Beach opens on time and in good order despite the myriad of challenges including the now well documented nationwide staffing shortages and COVID related disruptions. Accordingly, please be sure to thank our lifeguards and aquatics staff as many of them are Ellington community members themselves and operation truly would not be possible without them. Our season beach passes, as well our very popular summer camps and programs are all available for purchase online at the links directly below. As always please feel free to contact our team with any interests or suggestions for any upcoming programs.

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

Dustin Huguenin
Ellington Recreation Director
2022 Sandy Beach - Crystal Lake Beach Passes
Beach passes go on sale starting May 2 and the beach will be open (weather permitting) on weekends beginning May 28. The beach will open full time on the last day of school (June 16). Beach Hours are as follows....

Weekends only, May 28 - June 16: 12:00 - 5:00
Weekdays, June 16 - August 21: 11:30 - 5:30
Weekends, June 16 - August 21: 10:30 - 6:00

Season passes (Ellington Residents Only) cost just $70.00 and grant you access to all members of your household for the entire summer! Buy your pass online and save time! Once purchased online your pass will be mailed to your address within 5 business days.
Visit our website to find full information on the fee structure of our day passes for residents and non-residents.
*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.
Register by Week Directly Below

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 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.
Summer Tennis Programs - Coming Soon!
Pee Wee & Tiny Tot 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.
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.
USTA Junior Tennis
U10, U14, U18
Teams in three age groups work on development and play and compete against teams from Western Mass. and Northern CT in officially sponsored USTA leagues.
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 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM for grades 2-4 and 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM for grades 5 - 8 at the Ellington Middle School Gymnasium.
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.
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
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
Football Registration is Open Now! Learn to play the ROADRUNNER way. Register online at
Please visit the websites below for information on other Ellington Youth Sports Programs
Ellington Recreation Department I Website I 860-870-3118