Youth Activities

Here you will find programs and activities for youth. Browse the offerings to find a program that meets your needs! Our seasonal brochures can be found on the Home page. Click on the brochure to review all of our offerings.
2018 Hip Hop Dance
Children will learn basic exercise based dance moves to clean edited hip-hop music in a fun upbeat environment. Lessons are open to anyone in this age group. Each student will be required to bring a water bottle, comfortable athletic clothing and shoes. Tryouts for team are on the 1st night; call 860-447-5230 to register for tryouts. Uniforms for team additional cost- fundraising possible.
Date Information: April 24- June 14, June 24- Aug 20; Mon & Wed; 5:30-6:30 Lessons; 6:30-7:30 PM TEAM
Cost: $50 res/$55 non res Dance Lessons and $40/$45 Dance Team
Age Requirements: 5-12 yrs old- lessons; Dance team 7+ and up
Location: Nathan Hale Dance Room (school year)/ Martin Center (summer)
REGISTRATION ENDS 12/31/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Rhythm and Sync Tap Dance
Beginner & intermediate tap dance lessons. Program runs throughout the year & meets 2 times per week. Tap shoes required. Please also bring a water bottle each day.
Date Information: Tuesdays and Thursdays; May 8th- June 28(Tenative on floor completion, July 3- Aug 23; 6:30-7:30 PM
Cost: $40 residents/ $45 nonresidents for 8 wks 2 x week
Age Requirements: 4-6, 7-10, 11-15
Location: Martin Center Dance Room
REGISTRATION ENDS 06/26/2018
For questions contact SHARON BOUSQUET at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Ballet
Beginner/intermediate ballet lessons. Program runs throughout the year. Class meets 2 times per week for each age group. Ballet shoes required. Please bring a water bottle.
Date Information: Tues & Thurs, May 8- June 28(tenative on completion of dance floor), July 3- Aug 23; 5:30-6:15 PM
Cost: $40 residents/ $45 nonresidents for 8 wks
Age Requirements: (4-6) and (7-13) yrs old
Location: Martin Center Dance Room
REGISTRATION ENDS 06/26/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

2018 Summer Playground Program
Come have fun with your friends over the summer! Breakfast & lunch are provided. Includes swim lessons at Ocean Beach pool. Please send your child dressed in their swim suit with a towel on swim days. Activities include daily arts and crafts, playing on the playground, board games, group games, and trips to the beach. Choice of Jennings, Winthrop or Nathan Hale. Before and after care available for additional fee. RAIN or SHINE. Proof of residency is required for New London rate. Nonresidents welcome. Choose Jennings for all 4-5 year olds. Choose Nathan Hale OR Winthrop for all 6-10 year olds. Optional Before and after care can be selected when you register. 4-5 year olds program after care ends at 3PM at Jennings. 6-10 year old after care ends at 5PM at the Martin Center. All before care takes place at the Martin Center- drop off in the gym. Bus transportation can be selected when you register for BEFORE CARE ONLY participants. No CAMP JULY 4. The registration deadline is the Wednesday before the camp week begins OR when filled.
Date Information: Mon-Fri, July 2-Aug 10; 4-5 yrs 9AM-1 PM; 6-10 yrs 9AM-3PM; Before and After Care avail.
Cost: $45/res; $70 nonres; OR $50/75 after 6/27; $20/wk Before or After Care
Age Requirements: 4-5 and 6-10 years old as of July 2, 2018
Location: Jennings (4-5), Winthrop (6-10), Nathan Hale (6-10)
REGISTRATION ENDS 08/01/2018
For questions contact New London Recreation Dept. at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Adult Swim Lessons
This class will focus on basic swim strokes to make all adults comfortable in the water and improve your strokes based on the level you are at. Beginner & intermediate swimmers welcome
Date Information: Sundays, Jan 14-Mar 4; 3:30 PM Sundays, Mar 18-May 13; 3:30 PM Wed., June 27-Aug 8; 6:00 PM
Cost: $40 Residents/$45 Non-residents
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Location: UCONN Avery Point
REGISTRATION ENDS 07/04/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Baby and Me Swim 2018
The goal of the class is to help make the child comfortable in the water. Parents will be in the water with their child 1:1. Children will participate in activities with songs, jumping into the water as able, using toys to have fun in the water, etc. 45 min class at Avery Point for 8 weeks; 1 hour class at Ocean Beach for 6 weeks.
Date Information: Sundays, Jan 14-Mar 4; 1:30 PM; Mar 18-May 13; 1:30 PM; Mondays, July 2-Aug 6; 5:00 PM
Cost: $40 residents/$45 nonresident for 8 weeks
Age Requirements: Birth to age 3 with parent in water
Location: UCONN Avery Point (spring); Ocean Beach Pool (summer)
REGISTRATION ENDS 07/02/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

2018 Summer Swim Lessons
Classes are in 6 levels. Please designate your level and time of choice during registration. Summer Lessons are held at Ocean Beach outdoor pool. Choice of Monday or Wednesday classes. No class July 4. Baby and Me (ages brith to 3) and adult classes (age 15 and older) are offered under separate headings.
Date Information: Mondays and Wednesday, June 27-Aug 8; 5:00/6:00/7:00 PM classes
Cost: $40 residents/$45 nonresidents
Age Requirements: 4-14 years old
Location: Ocean Beach Pool
REGISTRATION ENDS 07/02/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Korean Family Karate & Lil Ninja 2018
The goal of Tang Soo Do is to teach self-respect and respect for others. This class will teach the Korean art of Tang Soo Do. Training is traditional encompasing the refinement of technique, hyung (forms) and dae ryan (sparring). There will be 3 months of class. Additional $25 at end of class to be tested for belt.
Date Information: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3- June 28, July 3- Sept 27; Times vary based on level
Cost: $49 res/$57 nonres 2 x wk for 3 months; $39 res/$47 nonres 1 x wk for 3 months
Age Requirements: 5-6, 7-8 yrs and 9 yrs and up
Location: Jennings Elem School Gym (spring); Martin Center (summer)
REGISTRATION ENDS 07/03/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

2018 Youth Triathlon Training
This class will be a fun program for youth to get together over the summer, train for the upcoming triathlon, and learn about the sport. We will cover 1 day focusing on swim, bike, and run each week. During those days fun games and nutrition will also be done. This is not a competitive program but an effort to make the lifelong sport of triathlon, duathlon and overall fitness fun for children so they continue to be fit as adults. All three days of participation not required. Mon- Caulkins Park- bike/run; Wed. Ocean Beach swim/run; Friday-Caulkins Park- run/transition/nutrition; Bring water! Registration fee does not include triathlon race fee. Program is 8 weeks with a few "rain dates" built in.
Date Information: Mon, Wed, Fri, July 16-Sept 14; 5:30-6:30 PM
Cost: $25 resident/ $30 nonresident
Age Requirements: Age 5-17 years
Location: Caulkins Park on Mon/Fri and Ocean Beach on Wed
REGISTRATION ENDS 07/16/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

2018 Youth Tennis
Beginner and Intermediate tennis instruction. Learn about the game of tennis including forehand, backhand, serve, and match rules. Bring your racket if you have one; rackets available for use for those who do not have one.
Date Information: (Saturdays, May 26-June 23; 1-2:00PM) (Tuesdays, July 10-Aug 7; 5:30-6:30 PM)
Cost: $30 resident/ $35 nonresident for 5 wks
Age Requirements: 8-14 years old boys and girls
Location: Toby May Park Tennis Courts
REGISTRATION ENDS 07/10/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.