Granby Youth Service Bureau Summer Offerings

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For Kids

Registration forms available for all programs on our website. Programs held at the YSB unless otherwise noted.

Open Rec

Open to any child of middle school age next school year. Thursdays 6-8 p.m. beginning July 18. Fridays 7-9 p.m. Fridays beginning July 19. Foosball, air hockey, arts, four square and ga-ga. Grab a friend and check it out.

Friendship Circle week

Open to Girls in grades 4 and 5 next school year. July 22-26, 4-5:30 p.m. Explore friendships and being a girl today through fun, games, guided discussion and art. Snack included. Cost: $20

Adventures In Living week

Open to kids in grades 4 and 5 next school year. Aug. 5-9, 10-12:30.  Holcomb Farm Kitchen. Experience intergenerational fun and exploration with seniors from Granby. Making connections and exploring what has changed and what is the same in Granby as a kid and as a senior. Days include some gentle hikes and exploration of Holcomb Farm creek and trails. 

Rock Painting

All ages drop-in on Aug. 14 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.Bring a rock and we will supply the paint.

For HS Students

Community Service Options

Open Rec Helpers

Earn community service credit by helping the adult chaperones at the Thursday and Friday evening Summer Open Rec program listed above. 

Peer Education participants

Earn community service credits for attending any of the summer educational programs listed below. By learning about these public health topics, you take the information back to your peers, hopefully sharing accurate information with them if the topic ever arises. This is a classic public health approach to prevention.

Program Assistant

Looking for a high school helper interested in assisting at Adventures In Living week listed at left. Earn 13 hours of community service helping run the hiking and outdoor play component of this program.

Parents, Community Members and Teens: Community Education Understanding the Adolescent Brain

July 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn what makes the adolescent brain tick, and why these years are especially vulnerable to substance use. Understand the science behind the link between underage substance use and later life addiction.

Community Suicide Prevention

July 24, 7-8:15 p.m. It doesn’t take an expert to identify the signs of suicidal friends, family or co-workers. Come learn how to recognize the signs and link those in trouble to the resources that can help them.

Understanding the ABC’s of LGBT/GNC

Aug. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn the current terms and vocabulary that can help us better understand and support our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender non-conforming (LGBT/GNC)community members. 

Safe Dates

Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m. Learn to differentiate between health and abusive dating relationships. Explore and understand the laws regarding consent and sexual assault in Connecticut. 

For Parents

Love and Logic Parenting Workshop

Mondays 6:30-8 p.m. for six weeks beginning July 15. Learn how to put the love back into parenting. Reduce aggravation and frustration while raising accountable and responsible children. Suitable for parents of toddlers thru teens. It really works! Cost: $10 for the course.