Summer programs at the YSB

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For Tweens and young teens: 

Too old for day camp but still bored? Try four-week Circle programs.

Boys: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., and Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m., beginning July 17

Girls: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning July 16

For Boys: Ages 9-14 Blending outside play, hiking and games with some guided self-exploration participants will examine competition, bullying, emotions and being a boy, the unspoken rules of being a boy, the expectations of being a boy vs. being a girl and how to make and maintain healthy connections with peers. To be held at Holcomb Farm, each meeting will include a healthy and tasty snack, time outside and some time inside getting to know each other. Cost $28 for the eight sessions.

For Girls: Ages 11-14 It’s all about expressing individuality. Amidst hiking and playing games outside, we will explore our own individuality, celebrate diversity, figure out what is important to us as individuals, take time to relax, explore our goals and dreams, look at what it takes to get along with others and let ourselves feel good about ourselves.

Cost: $30 for the 8 sessions

Both groups will follow curriculums from the One Circle Foundation expanded to include the games and outdoor explorations.  Location for both circle groups is Holcomb Farm (wear clothing that can get wet).

Open Rec: For boys and girls entering grades 7-9 the Rec Room at the Granby Senior Center/Youth Service Building will be open on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning July 19 the room will be closed June 28 through July 13. First time participants must bring a signed parental permission form available on the website

Call AnneMarie at 860-844-5355 or email her at to register your child for these programs.