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 GranbyRec.com
Swimming at Salmon Brook Park
Open for lifeguarded swimming every day through August. Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12–4 p.m.
Season Pass: $85 for family, $40 for individual
Daily Admittance: Adults $5, Youth (2-17) and Seniors $4
Granby Recreation Department will be following the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Health’s Guidelines for Recreational Areas and Beaches. Patrons are encouraged to maintain social distance and keep six feet of distance between groups, wear a mask when entering, exiting and walking around the facility, and continue with good hygiene practices. The locker rooms will not be open for changing so please come ready to swim. There will be public restrooms open outside the area of the beach.
Concession Stand at Salmon Brook Park
Open every day for pre-packaged goods including drinks, snacks and ice cream. Same hours as Swimming above.
Summer Sunset Family 5K Series
Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 6 p.m. Open to all ages.
Two-loop course (5K) in beautiful Salmon Brook Park, the course is mostly grass terrain around the soccer and baseball fields—run your best 5K ever on this mostly flat course with a no pressure, low key event. Park in the Dog Park parking area, races will begin at that end of the Park. Fee: $10 per night/$35 for all 5 races. Pre-Register online.
Summer Camp Programs
Bears Spike Volleyball
Monday–Friday, July 6–10, July 13–17, July 27–31, 9 a.m.–12 noon.
For grades 4–9. Join Coach Sprowson, Coach Cindy and the GMHS volleyball team for a week or two, even up to 6 weeks of fun in the sun! This year we are taking the game outside with new grass courts at Salmon Brook Park. Enjoy your summer while playing and learning all of the skills of volleyball outside. Whether learning to play for the first time or for those looking to make the high school team, our camps will move the young athletes toward their goals.
Both individual and small group instruction will be provided. Players will learn and refine their volleyball skills: passing, setting, hitting, blocking and serving. Each week will be packed full of fun and fast-paced drills, games, activities and prizes. Free shirt included, $115/week. *Advanced play is now available for 2 weeks and available to all grades 9-12 run by Coach Cindy in August. *Grade 9 camper must attend a week prior to attending Week 5 or 6. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the coach/instructor Dave Sprowson at Davesprows@hotmail.com
Summer Skyhawks Flag Football
Monday–Thursday, July 13–16, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Skyhawks Flag Football, held at East Granby Farms, is the perfect program for boys and girls ages 7–12 who want a complete introduction to “America’s Game” or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Campers will learn skills on both sides of football including the core components of passing, catching, and defense using a revised curriculum to encourage social distancing as well as minimizing contact with others— all presented in a fun and positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Super Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron. This is an active camp so campers should come dressed to play, mouth guard and cleats are highly recommended. A lunch, snack and lots of water are also needed. Fee: $139
Kara Wolters Dream Big Basketball
Monday–Thursday, July 20–23, 9 a.m.–12 noon, OR 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Our philosophy is simple. Give girls (grades 4–10) a basic understanding of the game of basketball while instilling in them life’s lessons and the qualities and characteristics that will enable them to be successful as young women in today’s world. We strive to create an atmosphere that is educational but at the same time one that embodies a social, friendly and entertaining atmosphere. Camps are held at SBP courts, and offer on-court drills and off court skills to not only make you a better basketball player but help develop confidence, character, and self-esteem. Learn from UConn great and Olympic Gold Medalist Kara Wolters. Fee: $200
Dodgers Boys and Girls Youth Lacrosse
Monday–Thursday, July 27–30, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
All levels welcome for this fun and instructional lacrosse camp with the staff from the highly recognized Dodgers Lacrosse program. For grades 3–8. Learn the fundamentals of the game by participating in motivating and exciting drills. Scrimmage play will be incorporated. Each camper will receive a t-shirt. Players will need a lacrosse stick, mouth guard, arm guards, shoulder pads and cleats. Helmets are also required (can be rented from Sartorious). Goalies will need their own equipment for any goalie training. Held at the high school field. Bring plenty of water and a healthy snack. Starter packages can be found at Sartorious Sports in Avon. Fee: $140, with a $20 sibling discount for each additional family member.
Soccer—U.K. International Soccer
Monday–Friday, July 27–31
U.K. International Soccer was established in 1990 and since that time we have become recognized for our professionalism and commitment to player development. With coaches from the United Kingdom, Europe and South America, we are recognized for our ability to recruit a dynamic and professional team of international soccer educators. Camp will be held at Salmon Brook Park. For ages 4–6, 9–10:30 a.m., for $115. For ages 7–14, half day camp (9 a.m.–12 noon) for $155, or full day camp (9 a.m.–3 p.m.) for $255.
One-week sessions beginning the Monday of each week, mornings.
Our youth tennis lessons are geared to the beginner and intermediate youth player, ages 6–16. Summer 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. Our lessons are held Monday–Thursday, Fridays will be used to make up cancelled lessons due to heavy rain, etc. Lessons are held at the SBP tennis courts. Don’t wait to register as lessons tend to fill quickly. Fee: $65
Amazing Art Adventures
July 6–10, 9 a.m.–12 noon.
Explore your creativity and join us at Holcomb Farm for lots of creative fun that results in astonishing art projects. Campers ages 5–12 will use an amazing variety of art techniques including painting, papier mâché, drawing, tie dye, sculptures, recycled projects, collages and more. Please send your campers in clothes that you don’t mind get a bit of paint, glue and more. Your artist will create several amazing masterpieces that will be ready to be put on display in your home. The instructor is Amanda O’Toole, the arts and craft director from the SBP day camp. Fee: $95