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Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at for program registration.
Telephone: 860-653-8947
Website: Accepting MasterCard/Visa/Discover. Register for programs at any time of the day or night, find out right away if a program still has space available, check your account to see what activities your family members are signed up for, and print out a year-end receipt for tax purposes.
Program/Trip Registration: All programs/trips are based on a first come basis and space availability and require advance registration; payment must accompany registration. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
Scholarships: Financial assistance for programs may be available for Granby residents, but please apply early. Contact the Granby Social Services Department at 860-844-5350; all inquiries are kept in the strictest confidence.
Event Planning: Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or Holcomb Farm. The SBP House is a beautiful facility accommodating up to 99, featuring a gas fireplace and central air.. Holcomb Farm’s North Barn Pavilion is built to look like a barn but this gorgeous new building has all of the modern amenities to make your event special; accommodates up to 125. Make an appointment today to tour the facilities and see if they are right for your next event.
Bus Trips
Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Monday, April 17, for the annual Patriot’s Day Game at Fenway Park. This is always one of the most popular home games of the season with the Boston Marathon being run through the city during the game and lots pre-game holiday pageantry and ceremonies. Seating is in Right Field Box 88 for this game (under the retired numbers). Bus will leave Granby Town Hall at 7:30 a.m. (for the 11:05 a.m. game start time) and we should be home around 4:30 p.m. Tickets can only be reserved with full payment. $110pp.
Yankees vs. Red Sox: Friday, Aug. 11, 7:05 p.m. Join us as two of baseball biggest rivals meet in Yankee Stadium for what is sure to be a battle for the top of baseball’s toughest division. Both teams have their sights set on a Championship this year so the game should have a playoff atmosphere. Seating is in section 233B (straightaway left field, 2nd level). Full payment must be made at time of purchase. $115pp.
Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles: Friday, Aug. 25, at Fenway Park. Seating is in right field box #88 for this game (under the retired numbers in right field). Bus will leave Granby Town Hall at 3 p.m. (for the 7:10 p.m. game start time). Tickets can only be reserved with full payment. $125pp.
Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My! Monday, Aug. 21. Take your family on an exciting trip to the world famous Bronx Zoo, with its award-winning, cutting-edge exhibits featuring over 4,000 animals. Depart Salmon Brook Park at 7 a.m. and leave the Bronx Zoo at 4:30 p.m. The Total Experience Deluxe package is $59pp and includes zoo shuttles, Wild Asia Monorail, Bug Carousel, Children’s Zoo, the new 4-D Theater, and the Congo Gorilla Forest.
NYC On Your Own: These Saturdays in the city are on your own to enjoy the Big Apple. See Chinatown, Little Italy, Central Park, a museum, the zoo, a Broadway show, shop–just use your imagination. Depart Town Hall at 7 a.m. Drop off points in the City are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Plaza Hotel, and Rockefeller Center. Pickup is 7 p.m. in front of Stage Coach Tavern, 7th Ave between 53rd and 54th Streets. Trip dates: May 6 or Oct. 7 for $40pp, Dec. 2 for $45pp.
Youth Activities
April 11 – 14 Tennis Camp
Lessons are geared to the beginner and intermediate youth player, instructed by Kevin Imbt, GMHS tennis team coach. Participants should bring an appropriately sized racquet, lots of water, a towel and sneakers. Lessons are held at SBP tennis courts Monday to Thursday, Friday will be used to make up lessons if cancelled due to heavy rain, etc. Register early as program fills quickly. Ages 3 – 6 at 10 – 10:55 a.m.; ages 6 – 9 at 11 – 11:55; ages 9 – 16 at 12 – 12:55 p.m. $35pp.
April Vacation
For grades K to 5, at Holcomb Farm Workshop, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $39pp per day. Sign up for one or more days.
April 10, It’s Raining, It’s Pouring: But nobody’s snoring in this exciting springtime art-venture. Decorate real umbrellas with colorful, waterproof inks, sculpt birds out of neon clay and create cool umbrella collages with decorative papers. Rain or shine, everyone will have a blast!
April 11, Silly Cities and Wiggly Waves: In this cross-country art-venture, don’t just admire the scenery, create it. Travel to the countryside to design model houses with a mosaic roofs. Then grab oil pastels and build 3D cityscape collages. Finally, paint ocean waves that crash right over the edge of the stretched canvases.
April 12, Clowning Around, Silly Circus Art-ventures: Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls…welcome to our quirky art circus. Step right up! Paint and decorate shimmering carousel horses, design goofy clown or acrobat toys with long, bendy legs, and draw colorful balancing acts complete with jugglers and elephants, tightropes and unicycles!
April 13, My Animal, Me and the Clay Safari: According to pre-Columbian legend, each person shares a common destiny with an animal—called a Tona—that matches his or her personality. Sculpt awesome Tona masks out of clay then bring them to life with paint, feathers and more. Plus, design and decorate ceramic dinosaur banks, and create detailed drawings of brightly colored owls.
Spring Youth Programs
Music Time with Miss Carrie: Through April 20, 10 – 10:50 a.m. at Salmon Brook Park. Children ages 6 months to 4 years (with a caregiver) will enjoy learning basic melody, finger play, rhythm skills, dancing and music and movement in this entertaining atmosphere. Join Carrie Johnson and start your toddler’s day with singing, dancing, laughter and especially fun! $125pp.
Indoor Field Hockey League, for grades 5–8: March 27 – April 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Four teams will be created to play 6v6. Each night there will be two 25-minute games, each team is guaranteed two games; maximum eight players on each team. Games will be played in GMHS Main Gym using modified indoor rules. $55pp.
Super Soccer Saturdays, for ages 3–5: April 22 – May 27, 9 – 9:50 a.m. or 10 – 10:50 a.m., at Ahrens Park. Soccer Shots is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. $95pp.
After School Program at Kelly Lane
Mad Science, grades K–2: March 6 – May 8, 3:20–4:20 p.m. Eight weeks of Crazy Chemistry, learning about what scientists study in their laboratories: atoms, molecules, and reactions; acids and bases; and fluorescence and phosphorescence. Examine and investigate super sticky things by exploring suction, hydrogen bonding, and static cling and see some very cool dry ice demonstrations. The best part is that each day we’ll be able to continue the science fun at home with our very own labware take-homes. $129pp.
All Ages
Yoga for all levels with MaryEllen Mullins: April 18 – May 23, 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Holcomb Farm Workshop. Stretch, strengthen and restore. Class begins with a gentle warmup, builds to an invigorating flow and ends with deep stretch and peaceful relaxation. Perfect to help gain flexibility, balance and strength. It will be a great way to start the day! $65pp.
Spring Cookie Decorating Class: Sunday, April 9, 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. Learn how to beautifully decorate spring-themed cookies with friends. Decorate sugar cookies that are shaped like baskets, eggs, butterflies, bunnies, and flowers. Great fun for both kids and adults. Includes instruction, cookies, icing and decorating candies/sprinkles. All participants will take home their drying cookies in a bakery box. $27pp.
Summer Camp Programming
Visit for the latest information and registration for all summer 2017 programs including youth sport and enrichment camps.
Salmon Brook Park
Day Camp
This traditional day camp for children in grades 1 to 5 fills each day with active games, special events, sports, arts and crafts, teamwork, group interaction and the wonders of nature. SBP has a playground, soccer fields, baseball fields, outdoor basketball hoops, picnic pavilions and tennis courts. Your child will have the opportunity to swim daily in SBP Pond, plus go on exciting field trips and see spectacular entertainers. Children are grouped by age/grade and all activities are age-appropriate. Camp is scheduled in one week sessions from June 19 through Aug. 18 to better meet your family’s needs. Each day’s program is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Need to get to work early or extend your child’s time at the camp? Check out our Extended Day Program run by our Camp Director. Save $10 a week by registering your child by Friday, April 14. The discount will show up during online checkout.
All of the staff is first aid and CPR certified. They are carefully selected to ensure that your child will have a fun and safe summer at SBP. Camp Director Sue Olechna is an experienced educator and mother of five who treats each camper as a special individual and is ready to answer questions all summer long. Full Day Campers are asked to bring a lunch, snack and water bottle to camp each day. Campers should also bring sunscreen and bug spray each day. Important note: All campers must purchase an individual ($35) or family membership ($80) to SBP in order to register for camp. Camp is $175pp per week.
Mission: Adventure, Camp
for Teens and Tweens
Students in grades 6 to 9 now have a camp of their own. Prior years’ campers have gone scuba diving, played dodgeball on a trampoline, made their way through an aerial maze; we have had campers playing in a waterfall, some of our campers even zip lined across a water-filled quarry. There have been so many fun and exciting trips! This summer there will be some new experiences mixed in with the best ones from the past four summers. Each two-week session has at least six off-site field trips to a variety of locations. Each day’s program is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On days where campers will be on-site all day they will be participating in scavenger hunts, team building activities, sports, swimming and more. There is also a one-week session in late August, with a field trip every day. Important note: All campers must purchase an individual ($35) or family membership ($80) to SBP in order to register for camp. Register for two or more sessions of Mission: Adventure Camp and get a free 2017 Seasons Pass to Six Flags. The pass is for the registered camper only and must be brought to camp on the Six Flags trip days during the child’s camp sessions. Passes for registered participants are available for pickup beginning in April. The two-week sessions are $435pp: June 19-30, July 3-14, July 17-28 and July 31-Aug. 11. The one-week session is $335: Aug. 14-18.