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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 for payments. The online registration system allows you to 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: Program scholarship information is available upon request. All inquiries are kept in the strictest confidence; apply early.

Event Planning

Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or the Holcomb Farm. The SB Park House is a beautiful facility that can accommodate up to 99 people, featuring a gas fireplace and central air. The North Barn Pavilion at Holcomb Farm is built to look like a barn but this gorgeous new building has all of the modern amenities to make your event for up to 125 people a day to remember. Dates fill fast, visit website to see pictures and rental info and reserve.


Bronx Zoo Bus Trip: On Monday, Aug. 20, you and your family can take an exciting trip to the world famous Bronx Zoo. With award-winning, cutting-edge exhibits featuring over 4,000 animals, there is no other zoo in the world that offers the diversity, superb viewing and world-renowned expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that visitors can make a difference in the world around them. Whether you’re nose-to-nose with Western Lowland Gorillas in their famous Congo Gorilla Forest, spotting snow leopards in their naturalistic Himalayan Highlands Habitat, or experiencing almost an acre of an indoor Asian rain forest, you’re always within roaring distance of the world’s most amazing wildlife. In the end, you’ll know that your admission fees went to a conservation organization that has more expert researchers in the field than any other. The deluxe motor coach will leave Granby Town Hall at 7 a.m. and leave the Bronx Zoo at 4:30 p.m. The Total Experience Deluxe package includes zoo shuttles, Wild Asia Monorail, Bug Carousel, Children’s Zoo, the 4-D Theater and the Congo Gorilla Forest. $65pp.

Summer Camp Programming

Please visit the website for the latest information and registration for all of this summer’s programs including youth sport and enrichment camps.

Salmon Brook Park Day Camp

A summer day camp for children in grades 1–5, the program fills each day with active games, lots of silliness, special events, sports, arts and crafts, teamwork, crazy contests and we even sprinkle in a little adventure. Salmon Brook Park 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 Salmon Brook Park Pond, use our kayaks and paddleboards, go on exciting field trips, and see spectacular entertainers. All children are grouped by age/grade and all activities are age-appropriate. Camp is scheduled in one-week sessions to better meet your family’s needs, each day is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Need to get to work early or extend your child’s time at SBP? Check out the Extended Day Program run by David Olechna our mission adventure camp director.

Help us better plan for your camper. We love to see as many smiling faces each week as possible, but late sign ups make it difficult to for our staff to plan activities, to make sure we have enough supplies for crafts projects and special events, and to adequately plan for tickets and transportation for field trips. Starting this summer there will be a late fee of $15 per camper for registration for any session with less than 5 weekdays remaining before the start date. For example, for the camp session beginning June 25, a late fee will be charged for registrations on or after June 18.

All of our staff is first aid and CPR certified, and all are carefully selected to ensure that your child will have a fun and safe summer at Salmon Brook Park. Camp director Sue Olechna is an experienced educator and mother of five. Day campers are asked to bring a lunch, snack and water bottle to camp each day. Campers should also bring sunscreen and bug spray to camp each day. All campers must purchase an individual ($35) or family ($80) membership to Salmon Brook Park in order to register for camp.

Please visit the website for weekly themes, dates and fees.

Mission: Adventure, A Camp For Teens and Tweens

The area’s most popular day camp for students in grades 6–9. Mission: Adventure will have campers kayaking down the Farmington River, playing paintball with their friends in the setting of a western boomtown, playing underwater Frisbee while wearing a scuba tank on their back and so much more. Each two-week session of camp has at least six off site field trips to a variety of locations. On days with no field trip, campers will participate in scavenger hunts, team building activities, sports, swimming and more. All campers must purchase an individual ($35) or family ($80) membership to Salmon Brook Park in order to register for camp.

Get A Free Seasons Pass To Six Flags. Register for two or more full two-week sessions of Mission: Adventure Camp or two or more single week sessions that have a Six Flags Trip and get a free 2018 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 are available for pickup in early April.

Please visit the website for session dates, field trips and fees.

Summer Enrichment and Sports Camps

Incrediflix Summer Filmaking Programs

Come make movies with us! Our camps, for ages 7–13, are focused on expanding imagination and creativity using hands on activities. Kids will learn brainstorming, story structure and story-boarding in all camps. In animation camps, kids will create characters, backgrounds, film and do voice-overs. In live action camps, kids will location scout, act, film and learn filmmaking strategies. Held at Holcomb Farm Workshop.

Animation Flix: Learn how to bring everyday objects to life using the magic of stop-motion. Create multiple stop motion movies using everything from toy cars to white boards. It’s the ultimate arts and crafts camp where you create, direct and film your movies in age-appropriate groups. *Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends. July 30–Aug 3, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $185pp.

Minecraft Movie Flix: We know you love LEGOs and can create incredible LEGO worlds. Now it’s time to bring those worlds to life in LEGO Stop-Motion Animated Flix. We provide the LEGOs, and you provide your imagination. Students will create a LEGO set with LEGO characters for a movie they storyboard, write, shoot and voice-over in age-appropriate groups. *All flix downloadable within a month after program ends. July 30–Aug. 3, 1–4 p.m. $185pp

Animation and Minecraft Movie Combo Flix: Each morning students will work on a new style of stop-motion animation in this ultimate arts and crafts animation program. In the afternoons, students will let their imagination be their guide as they create an exciting Minecraft world for a movie they create. Students will work in age appropriate groups. Lunch supervision included at no extra cost. July 30–Aug. 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $355pp

What’s Cookin’ Jr. Chef?

Cooking is a life skill that incorporates not only health and nutrition, but also math, literacy, geography and creativity. Participants will learn how to work together to create delicious meals that can be easily replicated at home. For grades 5–8, $155pp. July 16–20 or Aug. 20–24, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Held at Holcomb Farm Main Barn.

Super Sports Camp with F.A.S.T. Athletics

Super Sports will offer a variety of sports each day such as soccer, basketball, flag football, dodge ball and kick ball. Will include proper stretching and warm-up games as well as learning the basic skills of each sport. Each day will end with a high energy game of the sport played that day. Please have your child wear sneakers, bring a water bottle and snack. Bring a lunch if staying for the full day. For grades K–5. Held at Wells Road School Aug. 6–10. Half-day, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. for $155pp. Full-day, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. for $225pp.

Bears Volleyball Camp

Play it at the beach, on the grass or in the gym, play with as few as two or as many six players. Join the coaches and members of the GMHS team for a week or two or three of fun on the court. Whether learning for the first time or looking to make the high school team, this camp will move the young athlete toward their goals. Both individual and group instruction will be provided. Players will learn and refine their volleyball skills: passing, setting, hitting, blocking, serving and diving. Each session will be packed full of fast-paced drills and exciting games along with individual and group instruction—and lots of fun! Sessions held at GMHS, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Session 1 and 2 for grades 5–9; July 9–13 or July 16–20. Session 3 for grades 7–9, and participants must have attended either Session 1 or 2; July 23–27. $115pp, per session.

Softball Skills Camp

Attention aspiring softball players, girls ages 8–13. The off-season is the best time to build, improve and elevate your skills. Our summer camp seeks to help girls learn how to play softball the right way from hitting to defense to running, all while fostering a love for the game. Instructors have experience coaching and playing all levels of play from Little League, travel ball, high school and college. Spend a week with us and learn how to be that player who will make a difference on your team. Campers will need to bring their glove, a helmet, a snack and plenty of water. July 16–20, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. $115pp

Challenger British Soccer

British Soccer Camps provide players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily tournament. Equally important, the Challenger coaching staff provides your child with lessons in respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. The experienced staff study the game at all levels and have identified the key techniques and skills that players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. Aug. 20–24, held at Salmon Brook Park.

Mini Soccer, ages 3–5: Fundamental practices, skill-building activities and small sided games. 1–2:30 p.m., $119pp

Half Day Camp, ages 6–16: Emphasis is placed upon individual skill development, core techniques and small sided games. 9 a.m.–12 p.m., $165pp

Full Day Camp, ages 7–16: A more advanced camp for serious players which focuses on game related techniques, tactical development and coached match play. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $245pp

Summer Youth Tennis

Granby Rec’s youth tennis lessons are geared to the beginner and intermediate youth player. Youth tennis lessons are instructed by Kevin Imbt, GMHS tennis team coach. Participants should bring an appropriately sized racquet, lots of water, towel and sneakers. Lessons are held Mondays–Thursdays, with Fridays used to make up cancelled lessons due to heavy rain, etc. Held at the SBP Tennis Courts. Don’t wait to register as lessons tend to fill quickly. See website for dates, times, fees.

Reminder: Register for Fall Youth Soccer by July 6 to avoid the late fee of $25.