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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. The online registration system and website allow you to register for programs at any time of the day or night. Find out right away if a program has space available, check your account to see what activities 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 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 the Holcomb Farm is built to look like a barn but this gorgeous new building has all of the modern amenities to make an event for up to 125 people a day to remember. Dates fill fast. Contact the Rec Office or for more information. 

Summer Camp

Please visit for the latest information and registration for all of the Summer 2018 programs including youth sport and enrichment camps. 

Salmon Brook Park Day Camp: 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 once in a while, too. 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 the 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, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to better meet your family’s needs. All of our staff is first aid and CPR certified. They are all carefully selected to ensure that your child will have a fun and safe summer at Salmon Brook Park. Sue Olechna, our Camp Director, is an experienced educator and mother of 5. Sue treats each camper as a special individual and she is ready to answer your questions all summer long. Need to get to work early or extend your child’s time at SBP? Check out the Extended Day Program run by David Olechna, the Mission Adventure Camp Director.

We love to see as many smiling faces each week as possible, but late sign ups make it difficult 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 $15 per camper late fee for any session signed up for with less than 5 weekdays remaining before the start date. For example, registration for the session that begins on Monday, June 25 is due before June 18 and a late fee will apply for registration on June 18 or later.

Campers are asked to bring a lunch, snack and water bottle to camp each day, as well as to 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 web site for dates, field trips, themes and fees.

Mission: Adventure, a Camp for Teens and Tweens: The area’s most popular day camp for students in grades 6–9. Campers will kayak down the Farmington River, play paintball in the setting of a western boomtown, play underwater Frisbee while wearing a scuba tank 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 where campers will be on site all day they 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. Please visit the website for dates, themes, field trips and fees.

Get a free Seasons Pass to Six Flags. Register for two or more full 2-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.

Summer Enrichment and Sports Camps

Incrediflix Summer Filmmaking Programs These camps are focused on expanding imagination and creativity using hands on activities. Kids age 7–13 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. At Holcomb Farm Workshop, July 30–Aug. 3. 

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. 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $185pp.

Minecraft Movie Flix: We know you can create incredible LEGO worlds; now it’s time to bring those worlds to life in LEGO Stop-Motion Animated Flix. We provide the material, and you provide the imagination. Students will create a 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. 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. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $355pp. 

Wicks Sticks Field Hockey Camp: Come join the fun and the tradition of Granby field hockey! This camp focuses on the basics of field hockey through small games, player challenges and lots of playing time. The goal of this camp is to share our passion for the game, improve everyone’s skill and knowledge of the game and have loads of fun doing it. The typical day starts with warm up games, instruction on 2–3 skills, drills to practice skills, question of the day and friendly competition. Accepting 9th graders to prepare for preseason and regular season; this group will work together exclusively at the camp. Led by six time state champion coaches Sandy Wickman Mason and Jody Bascetta, and counselors who are current and former Granby elite level high school and college players. For grades 4–9. July 30–Aug. 2, 5–7:30 p.m., at GMHS. $135pp.

Kangaroo Clinic, Field Hockey Skills Camp: Highly skilled and experienced coaches provide a tailored program to meet the needs of teams, both high school and college, as well as individual players. This is done after consultation with team coaches regarding the special needs of the teams involved. Additionally the camp is held in the team’s home region, significantly reducing costs and travel time for players involved. There will be individual skills sessions as well as group skills, set play development and strategy sessions to involve as many skills as possible each day. Team coaches will also be able to consult with Kangaroo Clinic staff and access a wide range of field hockey resources. Goalkeepers will also receive specialized one-on-one instruction on skills and techniques necessary to play this vital position, as well as involvement in small games situations to develop these skills. For grades 6–12. Aug. 13–16, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., at GMHS. $270pp.

P3 With AJB: This program is designed for field hockey players to enhance their preseason conditioning preparation. The daily program will work on agility, stability, flexibility, strength and fitness. This program promises to educate athletes on proper training, challenge them, provide for friendly competition and most of all have some FUN! Instructor Ashley Bascetta is well qualified for this program, a former two-time state champion with Granby Field Hockey as well as successful Division 1 athlete from Northeastern University. An athlete for life, Ashley trains daily by running, yoga, boot camp workouts and weight room workouts. Participants should attend with water, sneakers and cleats. For grades 6–12. Aug. 19–22, 5–6:30 p.m., at GMHS. $60pp.

Art-Ventures With Pigasso And Mootisse: Art explorers learn about real artists, their vision of the world and the materials and techniques they use or used. Think about famous artists like Picasso, Matisse, van Gogh, Modigliani, Homer and more. Included are fun and funky 3-D projects using unconventional and sometimes kooky, artist’s techniques and materials. During this art-packed week create vibrant tie dyed t-shirts, decoupage jumbo peace signs, design leather wristbands and celestial stained glass, and experiment with emotion collages, mosaic art and so much more. Bring an over-sized old T-shirt to use as a smock, a nut-free snack and a drink each day. For ages 5–12. Aug. 13–17, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., at Holcomb Farm Workshop. $165pp.

S.T.E.A.M. Works Using LEGO®: Children ages 7–9 work with standard LEGO materials to problem solve pre-engineering challenges involving structure, levers, gears, pulleys and other elements of simple machines. Your child will have the opportunity to work with and bring home evidence based lab sheets to share with family to continue the learning process outside of camp. Aug. 20–24, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., at Holcomb Farm Workshop. $150pp.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Using LEGO®: Children ages 10–12 learn and strengthen building technique and problem-solving skills while working with more complex LEGO mechanisms that reinforce skills learned in the younger age programs. Most challenges are open ended and individualized for your child’s ability and interest. Your child will have the opportunity to work with and bring home evidence based lab sheets to share with family to continue the learning process outside of camp. Aug. 20–24, 1–4 p.m., at Holcomb Farm Workshop. $150pp.

What’s Cookin’ Jr. Chef? Cooking is a life skill that incorporates health and nutrition, with math, literacy, geography and creativity. Participants age 5–8 will learn how to work together to create delicious meals that can be easily replicated at home. Aug. 20–24, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m., at Holcomb Farm Main Barn. $155pp.

Super Sports Camp With F.A.S.T. Athletics: This program offers a variety of sports each day such as soccer, basketball, flag football, dodge ball and kick ball. Participants in grades K–5 will learn proper stretching and warm-up as well as learning the basic skills of each sport. Each day will end with a high-energy game with the sport played that day. Please remember to have your child wear sneakers, bring a water bottle and snack; bring lunch if staying for the full day. Aug. 6–10, at Wells Road School. Half-day is 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m., $155pp. Full-day is 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., $225pp.

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 we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. Aug. 20–24 at SBP.

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

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

Full Day Camp, age 7–16: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. A more advanced camp for serious players that focuses on game related techniques, tactical development and coached match play. $245pp.

Summer Youth Tennis: The 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, Fridays will be used to make up lessons that are cancelled due to heavy rain, etc. Lessons are held at the SBP Tennis Courts. Don’t wait to register as lessons tend to fill quickly. Please visit the website for dates, times and fees.