Kristine Vincent, CPRP: Director of Recreation and Leisure Services
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Salmon Brook Park; Open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com
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. Registration for all programs available online.
Now Hiring Summer Lifeguards and Camp Counselors
Accepting applications for summer staff. Applicants must be 16 years of age (or older) by June 30. Applications available on the website.
Summer Program Registration Open
Summer Day Camp at Salmon Brook Park, Mission Adventure and a ton of other awesome adventures await you with Granby Recreation’s lineup of summer programs. From baseball, basketball and volleyball to softball, field hockey and tennis—there’s something for everyone. See programs and register on the website.
Simsbury Farms Golf
Season passes are available to Granby residents, visit the website to purchase.
After School Programs
Programs begin early April, now taking registrations. Visit website to register. Includes: After School Fit and Fun Running Club at Wells Road School, Lego Enrichment, Art-Ventures, F.A.S.T. Athletics, Food Explorers, Soccer Shots, String Instruments.
Mondays, April 1 to June 17, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., for ages 0 to 5 with a caregiver. Join this international, research-based music and movement program. Around the globe, families enrolled in the program playfully share in songs, rhymes, movement and instrument play, both in class and throughout daily life. Designed as a multi-semester program to grow with your little one over the course of early childhood, a beautifully illustrated songbook and CD is included each semester. Held in the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. $220 first child, $115 second child, $90 third child. Infant siblings under 8 months on first day are free.
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Wednesday, April 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) is designed to train professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, child and infant victims. Consistent with the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, BLS is the foundation CPR/AED program typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals. $90pp.
SPRING VACATION WEEK, APRIL 8–12
Art-Ventures For Kids: Sign up for one, two, three, four or five days. Monday, Fun Times with Famous Artists; Tuesday, Cupcakes and Pizza Party Art-ventures; Wednesday, Puppies, Bunnies and Kittens, Oh My!; Thursday, Out of this World: Outer Space Art-ventures; Friday, Backyard Fun with Squirrels and Snakes and Cats. Each class is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $39 per class, or $195 for all five classes.
F.A.S.T. Athletics Super Sports Camp: Super Sports offers a variety of sports each day including soccer, basketball, flag football, dodge ball and kick ball. Includes 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 with the sport played that day. For kids in grades K–5. Choose Half Day (8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) for $155, or Full Day (8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) for $225.
Parent and Me: Thursday, April 11, 5–6:30 p.m. Make your own canvas Easter tote at Joy & Wit. Gather with other children and families for this festive class where you will create a customized canvas bag. $24pp.
On Thursday, April 18, Jack, the Spring Bunny will visit Salmon Brook Park as local organizations put together an egg-citing evening for children ages 2–11. The event is free. The SBP Concession Stand will be open. All children doing the egg hunt should bring their own basket or sack to collect the hidden eggs. Ages 6–11 will need to bring a flashlight for their hunt. Egg hunt for ages 1 and 2 begins at 6 p.m. Hunt for ages 3–5 begins at 6:45 p.m. Flashlight hunt for ages 6–11 begins at 7:45 p.m.
Lunchtime Walkers Club
Meet at the SBP Park and Recreation Building Gathering Room each Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. Being active is the secret to staying healthy, and walking is an easy and inexpensive way to get moving. Join the walking club every Tuesday in beautiful Salmon Brook Park. We will stay on the pavement and walk around the park for 45 minutes of fitness, conversation and fun. Dogs and strollers are welcome. Dress for the weather. This free program will run through spring months. Registration is required.
Super Soccer Sundays April 28–June 9
Granby Recreation is excited to bring this parent/child program to town for children ages 3–5. Start early and learn from the pros and have fun participating in soccer related drills and games. Choose 9, 10 or 11 a.m. $95 per child.
Playgroup with Sheri Litchfield
Playgroup at Holcomb Farm on Wednesdays through June is a great chance for you and your child to meet other families from surrounding areas. Your child will explore and play with educational toys and games while caregivers have a chance to chat. 9:30–11 a.m. $5 per day, or pay $20 for 4 visits and get a 5th for free, or pay $40 for 8 visits and get 9th free.
Plan your Party or Special Event
Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or Holcomb Farm. The Park House is a beautiful facility accommodating 99 people, with a gas fireplace and central air. The North Barn Pavilion at the Holcomb Farm is built to look like a barn, but has modern amenities to make your event for up to 125 people special. Dates fill fast, so call to get more information or visit GranbyRec.com to see pictures and rental info.