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. School year- class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Summer- class Mondays and Wednesdays
Date Information: M & W July 2- Sept 5; T & Th Sept. 11-Nov 1; Nov 13-Jan 17; 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. Program is now in the Senior Center Dance Room located off the bottom of the Senior Center.
Date Information: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Sept 11- Nov 1; Nov 6-Jan 8; 6:30-7:30 PM
Cost: $40 residents/ $45 nonresidents for 8 wks 2 x week
Age Requirements: 4-15 yrs old
Location: Senior Center Dance Room
REGISTRATION ENDS 01/08/2019
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, Sept 11- Nov 1; Nov 6-Jan 8; 5:30-6:15 PM
Cost: $40 residents/ $45 nonresidents for 8 wks
Age Requirements: 4-13 yrs old
Location: Senior Center Dance Room
REGISTRATION ENDS 11/06/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

2018-2019 MYFI
Afterschool program to train for the Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon, and 5K races. Harbor, Nathan Hale, Winthrop, and Jennings school sites.
Tuesday- Winthrop: 4:00-5:30 PM
Wednesdays-Harbor: 3:00-4:30 PM
Thursdays- Jennings: (Grades K-2) 3:00-4:30 PM (Grades 3-5) 4:00-5:30 PM
Friday- Nathan Hale: 3:00-4:30 PM
Fall MYFI fee includes race fee of $15 for 1K/5K on the first weekend in November.
Date Information: September 10-November 4 (day/time varies based on school) afterschool
Cost: $15- includes 8 weeks and race fee into 5K/1K race
Age Requirements: K-5 grades
Location: Nathan Hale, Harbor, Jennings, Winthrop
REGISTRATION ENDS 06/01/2019
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet 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: Wed., June 27-Aug 8; 6:00 PM; Sundays- 9/23-11/11; 1/13-3/3; 3/24-5/12 2:30 PM
Cost: $40 Residents/$45 Non-residents
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Location: Ocean Beach Pool in Summer/ UCONN Avery Point School Year
REGISTRATION ENDS 03/24/2019
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Baby and Me Swim
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: Mondays, July 2-Aug 6; 5:00 PM; Sundays, 9/23-11/11; 1/13-3/3; 3/24-5/12; 1:30 PM
Cost: $40 residents/$45 nonresident for 8 weeks
Age Requirements: Birth to age 3 with parent in water
Location: UCONN Avery Point (school year); Ocean Beach Pool (summer)
REGISTRATION ENDS 03/24/2019
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

2018 Fall Youth Swim Lessons
Youth classes are in 6 levels Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Please designate your level and times of choice during registration. Baby and Me and adult offered under separate heading.
Date Information: Sundays, Spetember 23-Nov 11; 1:30-2:30 or 2:30-3:30 PM Lessons
Cost: $40 residents/$45 nonresidents
Age Requirements: Youth Lessons ages 4-14
Location: Avery Point Campus Pool
REGISTRATION ENDS 09/23/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

2019 Spring Youth Swim Lessons
Youth classes are in 6 levels Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Please designate your level and times of choice during registration. Baby and Me and adult offered under separate heading.
Date Information: Sundays, Mar 24-May 12; 1:30-2:30 PM or 2:30-3:30 PM
Cost: $40 residents/$45 nonresidents
Age Requirements: Youth Lessons ages 4-14
Location: Avery Point Campus Pool
REGISTRATION ENDS 03/24/2019
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Preschool Sports
Parent and child class which will focus on sport specific skills. Dribbling, passing, shooting, catching, etc will be the different skills each parent will do with their child. The class is set up in stations so that each child/parent rotates around. A beginning warm up and ending activity will be done with the lead instructors as a group. We will not be playing a soccer/basketball “game” however fun games associated with the sport will be played at the end of each night. Please bring water.
Date Information: Tuesdays, Sept. 18-Oct 23; Nov 6-Dec 11; 5:30-6:30 PM
Cost: $25 for 6 weeks residents/$30 for nonresidents
Age Requirements: 3-5 Years Old with parent
Location: Nathan Hale Field- soccer/Gym- indoor soccer
REGISTRATION ENDS 12/31/2018
For questions contact SHARON BOUSQUET at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

B-boy (Break dancing)
The students will be participating in light workouts before getting into the actual exercise, such as running, jumping jacks etc. The students will be learning one of the four key elements of hip hop, bboy. The students will also be learning the four elements of what makes a bboy (break dancer) toprock, footwork, and power moves.
Date Information: Mon & Wed, Sept 24-Nov 26; 5:30-7:00PM; Fridays, Sept 21- Nov 9; 5:30-7:00PM
Cost: $50.00 Residents/ $55.00 Nonresidents for M & W; $40 Residents/$45 Nonresidents for F
Age Requirements: 10-16yrs Mon & Wed; 4-9yrs Fridays
Location: Winthrop School Gym
REGISTRATION ENDS 09/24/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

2019 Munchkin Basketball
Great program for children to learn the basics of basketball while having fun. Participants will rotate around from station to station with fun games and warm ups done as a group. The USCG Academy has partnered with us for this program in the past and the cadets teach the children directly. We hope to continue that tradition this year.
Date Information: Fridays, January 4-February 8, 2019; 5:30-6:30 PM
Cost: $25 resident / $30 nonresident
Age Requirements: 5- 6 years old
Location: Jennings Elem School gym
REGISTRATION ENDS 01/04/2019
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Fall 2018 Korean Family Karate & Lil Ninja
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. Fall class 2018 registers here.
Date Information: Tues &/or Thurs, Oct 2-Dec 20; evening times vary based on division
Cost: $50 res/ $55 nonres 2 x wk for 3 months; $40 res/$45 nonres 1 x wk for 3 months
Age Requirements: 5-6, 7-8 yrs and 9 yrs and up
Location: Jennings Elem School Gym
REGISTRATION ENDS 10/04/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Winter 2019 Korean Family Karate & lil Ninja
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. Winter class 2019 registers here.
Date Information: Tues &/or Thurs, Jan 3-Mar 28; evening times vary based on level
Cost: $50 res/ $55 nonres 2 x wk for 3 months; $40 res/$45 nonres 1 x wk for 3 months
Age Requirements: 5-6, 7-8 yrs and 9 yrs and up
Location: Jennings Elem School Gym
REGISTRATION ENDS 01/08/2019
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.