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IMPORTANT NEW PROGRAM REGISTRATION POLICIES: Winding Trails is now producing two newsletters per year. The Winter-Spring edition promotes programs from January through May and the Summer-Fall edition has programs from June through December. The opening of registration for these programs will occur roughly the first of each month before the month the program is running. Check the program description for specific dates for registration openings. Also please be sure to check our website and emails for the promotion of new programs or additional program offerings.

Acoustic Festival

Plans are underway for the 9th Annual Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival. This event features national acts along with some of the best regional talent. Upgrades to the venue are being done right now to include a new main stage, pavilion, concession, and sidewalks.
Take advantage of the early bird special and buy your tickets at last year's pricing. This special expires on July 1st. Event features include over 6 hours of live music on two different stages, a beer garden with dozens of Connecticut's craft breweries, food trucks, and more.
Saturday, October 19
11:00am to 6:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Dunning Lake
Ages:All
Max:1000

Fees

Member Adult: $25.00
Member Child: $5.00
Nonmember Adult: $30.00
Nonmember Child: $10.00

Acoustic Nights

Come and enjoy some great local music in a variety of different venues at Winding Trails. The music is always excellent, and it is a great time to enjoy the park and friends. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. March Acoustic Night will be held in Garmany Hall.

Session 1

Friday, March 22
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Garmany Hall
Ages:Adults
Max:80

Fees

Member Individual: $0.00
Nonmember Individual: $7.00

Adult Nature Walks: Walk, Talk and Gawk

Come join Miss Judy, Winding Trails' naturalist, for a casual exploration as we walk along some of our many trails to observe monthly seasonal changes. We'll talk about what we see or some of the current nature topics in the news. Sometimes we'll stop to gawk at an interesting find alongside the trail. A different route and seasonal topic are planned for each date. Always dress for the weather, wear a good pair of walking shoes, and bring your curiosity.

Session 1

Sunday, March 3
9:00am to 11:00am
Open

Session 2

Thursday, March 7
9:00am to 11:00am
Open

Details

Where:Roosens Roost
Ages:Adult
Max:16

Fees

Member Individual: $0.00
Nonmember Individual: $10.00

Afternoon Explorers

Here is an exciting option to add to your morning sports/half day programs for parents that would like their children to experience all aspects of camp. Campers may sign up for this afternoon program if they are signed up for any Winding Trails Half Day camp that ends at noon. This will include all the best from our sports/half day camps in the morning combined with an afternoon filled with fun and adventure at Archery, Boating, Nature, and more. The fun and excitement is here for you! Transportation can be provided from our summer day camp buses ($15.00 per week for AM or PM) and campers can attend early and late program ($30.00 per week for either). This program will be run as part of our ACA accredited day camp and CT State Licensed Day Camp.

Session 1

Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Open

Session 2

Monday, July 1 to Friday, July 5
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Open

Session 3

Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Open

Session 4

Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Open

Session 5

Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Open

Session 6

Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Open

Session 7

Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Open

Session 8

Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Open

Details

Where:Camp
Ages:6-10
Max:20

Fees

Member Individual: $120.00
Nonmember Individual: $140.00

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Training

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years This is a blended learning class, with an online requirement before the class starts. A processing fee to the Red Cross is required when registering for the online portion.

Session II is for anyone holding the certification and needs to be recertified

Session 1

Tuesday, March 12
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Open

Session 2

Tuesday, March 19
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Open

Details

Where:Garmany Hall
Ages:13 and up
Max:10

Fees

Member Individual: $80.00
Nonmember Individual: $100.00

Baseball Camp

Strike-in with this great summer program! Participants will learn the fundamentals of baseball including game rules, proper battling technique, pitching, and the various field positions. What to bring: appropriate clothing, water bottle, sneakers, baseball glove, and sunscreen. We will provide gloves for those that need them.
Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportsplex
Ages:6-10
Max:20

Fees

Member Individual: $150.00
Nonmember Individual: $175.00

Basketball Camp

Participants will have a great time as they work on their passing, ball handling, shooting, and dribbling skills. Newly acquired basketball skills will be put to the test at an end of the week tournament. What to bring: appropriate clothing, water bottle, snack, sneakers and sunscreen.
Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportsplex
Ages:6-10
Max:20

Fees

Member Individual: $150.00
Nonmember Individual: $175.00

Chell's Charcuterie Class

Learn tips and tricks to create your very own charcuterie board! You will make a Salami flower, kiwi star, Provolone rose and more. This program includes a 9" bamboo board and all ingredients needed to leave with a full board of cheese, meat, and fruits! This program will be run by Chell's Charcuterie!
Friday, February 23
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Complete

Details

Where:Garmany Hall
Max:40

Fees

Member Individual: $59.00
Nonmember Individual: $69.00

Climbing Tower Days

This 2-hour program allows you to get onto the climbing tower and enjoy the vertical realm. The climbing tower is 40' high consisting of 4 sides: a 15' beginner wall with incline, a 40' intermediate vertical wall, a 40' advanced wall with incline and over hangs and a 60' x 35' cargo net for the quickest way to the top. Once on top, it's time for the ride, a 300' long zip line down Main Street.

Session 7

Saturday, February 24
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Complete

Session 8

Saturday, March 9
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Climbing Tower
Ages:4 yrs and up
Max:30

Fees

Member Individual: $30.00
Nonmember Individual: $45.00

Evening Ski Tours for Adults

Skiing under the stars! Does this atmosphere sound good to you? If you answered yes, then you'll want to join us for this unique program. Weather permitting, fellow skiers will for a special guided ski tour of our trail system. The warmth of a roaring fire, light fare and conversation will follow this nocturnal trek. This program is not for beginner skiers. (Weather permitting)

Session 3

Friday, March 8
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Garmany Ski Center
Max:40

Fees

Member Individual: $20.00
Nonmember Individual: $30.00

Families Exploring Nature

This winter and spring older children with their families will join Miss Judy for a fun Saturday afternoon of learning something new about the great outdoors. The program format is an introduction about the day's topic followed by a hands-on outdoor activity to try out what you learned. Each month, we will be exploring various locations and topics as we discover the many animals and plants that make up Winding Trails' fields, forests, and waterbodies. Since the weather is always fluid, the experience changes from year to year.
The January and February programs will have activities based on the weather on that day -- checking out ice on the pond, building a snow fort, or taking a hike. In March, we will be experiencing the entire maple sugaring process from tapping the trees to boiling down the sap into syrup. Dress for the weather with layers, snow pants (when appropriate), and boots so everyone is warm in the cold.
With April, we have hopes for the early spring season as we look for skunk cabbage and early spring flowers while listening to frogs calling at the vernal pools and looking for egg masses in the water. For May, look for animal nests and young, watch parents bringing food, and learn how these new families stay safe. Dress for the weather with good walking shoes. Bring along water boots or shoes for exploring the vernal pool areas up close.

Session 3

Saturday, March 2
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Full

Details

Where:Lodge
Ages:All
Max:35

Fees

Member Family: $15.00
Nonmember Family: $25.00

Family Egg Hunt With Peter Rabbit

THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM! All participants must be current Winding Trails members.
Join Peter Rabbit and your entire family as they scramble for all the holiday goodies scattered about on the trail! We have plenty of treasures and treats for all. In addition to the candy and toys, every family will receive one golden egg with a special prize inside! Don't forget your goodie bag/basket to hold all your findings. The Egg Hunt will take place in a short loop on the trails ending with a continental breakfast at the Owl Pavilion. Space is limited, register early- this program fills up fast! Please register all members who will be attending, children and adults, so we have accurate headcounts.

Session 1

Saturday, March 30
8:00am to 8:45am
Open

Session 2

Saturday, March 30
8:45am to 9:30am
Open

Session 3

Saturday, March 30
9:30am to 10:15am
Open

Session 4

Saturday, March 30
10:15am to 11:00am
Open

Session 5

Saturday, March 30
11:00am to 11:45am
Full

Session 6

Saturday, March 30
11:45am to 12:30pm
Open

Details

Where:Amphitheater
Ages:10 and under
Max:150

Fees

Member Family: $25.00

Family Movie Night

Bring the whole family out for a great dinner served up in front of our big screen movie. A dinner of ziti with red sauce, meatballs, cheesy garlic bread, and salad will be served up family style. Dessert and beverages are also included. Reserve your seats today as seating is limited. Movie will be Disney's Wish.
Friday, March 1
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Garmany Hall
Ages:All
Max:85

Fees

Member Family: $25.00
Nonmember Family: $35.00

Flag Football Camp

Participants will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning, all presented in a fun and positive environment. The week will end with a fun skills showcase to show their newly acquired talents. What to bring: appropriate clothing, water bottle, snack, sneakers and sunscreen.
Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportsplex
Ages:6-10
Max:20

Fees

Member Individual: $150.00
Nonmember Individual: $175.00

Golf Camp

Our golf program focuses on the fundamental skills needed to participate in this sport. Participants learn the proper techniques in holding the clubs as well as footwork and swing mechanics. Players will also learn the basic rules and etiquette of the game. What to bring: golf clubs if you have them, appropriate clothing, water bottle, snack, sneakers and sunscreen. We will provide clubs if needed.
Monday, July 1 to Friday, July 5
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportsplex
Ages:6-10
Max:20

Fees

Member Individual: $150.00
Nonmember Individual: $175.00

Kid's Night Out

This is the ultimate night out for any kid! Tons of games, pizza, an ice cream sundae bar, a big screen movie, and endless amounts of fun await you here at the Trails. This program has evolved into a very popular kid's event and space fills up quickly. So, parents plan your night out and send the kids here for theirs. Head on over to the Trails for a night out that you will never forget. Sorry, parents not allowed! Please bring clothing that is appropriate for outdoor (weather dependent) and indoor play as well as provide a sleeping bag/blanket and pillow for the movie.

Session 1

Friday, March 15
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Garmany Hall
Ages:6-12
Max:25

Fees

Member Individual: $20.00
Nonmember Individual: $30.00

Lacrosse Camp

Suit up and find out why lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball and hockey into one fast-paced, high-scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting in a fun, non-checking environment. What to bring: appropriate clothing, water bottle, snack, sneakers, mouthpiece, protective gloves, helmet with full mask (or goggles for girls), lacrosse stick and sunscreen. We will provide equipment for those who need it.
Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportsplex
Ages:6-10
Max:20

Fees

Member Individual: $150.00
Nonmember Individual: $175.00

Learn, Ski, Lunch

Come for a cross country ski program and stay for lunch. If you have never cross country skied or need a refresher this is a great program for you. This program includes rental equipment, a lesson, and lunch. Space is limited, and the program is held weather permitting. Lunch will be provided from our snack bar. This is a member only program.

Session 3

Thursday, March 7
11:00am to 12:30pm
Full

Details

Where:Garmany Hall
Ages:Adults only
Max:8

Fees

Member Individual: $15.00

Leszek Wrona Soccer Academy

Wrona Soccer is proud to be working with Winding Trails to be able to offer opportunities for players of all ages with our camp this summer. Our experienced staff excels at knowing how to get the best out of players through demonstrating techniques and inspiring players to reach higher. Our players learn the fundamentals of the game, ball control, passing, defending, and scoring. We will teach every child at their own pace. What to bring: appropriate clothing, water bottle, snack, sneakers, shin guards, and sunscreen. Each child will receive a camp t-shirt.
Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportsplex
Ages:6-14 years old
Max:75

Fees

Member Individual: $200.00
Nonmember Individual: $220.00

Little Feet Sports

This program is designed for children ages 5-6 years old. Basketball, soccer, tee-ball and tennis will all be included in this 5 day, 1 1/2 hour program. The program will focus on teaching the very basic beginner skills of each sport and will have a big emphasis on having fun.

Session 1

Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28
10:30am to 12:00pm
Open

Session 2

Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12
10:30am to 12:00pm
Open

Session 3

Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9
10:30am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportsplex
Ages:5-6
Max:12

Fees

Member Individual: $100.00
Nonmember Individual: $120.00

Little Kids Exploring Nature

This winter and spring young children 6 years old and under with their families will join Miss Judy for a fun Saturday morning of learning something new about the great outdoors. The program format is an introduction about the day's topic followed by a hands-on outdoor activity to try out what you learned. Each month, we will be exploring various locations and topics as we discover the many animals and plants that make up Winding Trails' fields, forests, and waterbodies. Since the weather is always fluid, the experience changes from year to year.
The January and February programs will have activities based on the weather on that day -- checking out ice on the pond, building a snow fort, or taking a hike. In March, we will be experiencing the entire maple sugaring process from tapping the trees to boiling down the sap into syrup. Dress for the weather with layers, snow pants (when appropriate), and boots so everyone is warm in the cold.
With April, we have hopes for the early spring season as we look for skunk cabbage and early spring flowers while listening to frogs calling at the vernal pools and looking for egg masses in the water. For May, look for animal nests and young, watch parents bringing food, and learn how these new families stay safe. Dress for the weather with good walking shoes. Bring along water boots or shoes for exploring the vernal pool areas up close.

Session 3

Saturday, March 2
9:30am to 11:30am
Full

Details

Where:Natures Porch
Ages:All
Max:35

Fees

Member Family: $15.00
Nonmember Family: $25.00

Mad Science: Eureka! Invention

NEW DATES!!!
Children overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and most importantly, their minds. With a bit of ingenuity, they create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks, and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs.
Tuesday, February 27 to Tuesday, April 2
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Full

Details

Where:Lodge
Ages:6-10
Max:21

Fees

Member Individual: $130.00
Nonmember Individual: $160.00

Skyhawks Mini-Hawks After School (ages 4-7)

This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Sports are taught in a safe, structured environment filled with encouragement and fun. Through exciting games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace. (Baseball, Basketball & Soccer)
Thursday, April 18 to Thursday, May 23
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportplex
Ages:4-7
Max:10

Fees

Member Individual: $100.00
Nonmember Individual: $130.00

Skyhawks Multi-Sport After School (ages 8-12)

Multi-Sport programs are designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. Athletes will learn the rules and essential skills of each sport, along with vital life lessons such as sportsmanship and teamwork. (Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football & Soccer)
Thursday, April 18 to Thursday, May 23
6:15pm to 7:15pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportplex
Ages:8-12
Max:10

Fees

Member Individual: $100.00
Nonmember Individual: $130.00

Skyhawks Multi-Sport Tots (ages 2-3)

Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development. PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED.
Wednesday, April 17 to Wednesday, May 22
9:00am to 9:45am
Open

Details

Where:Sportplex
Ages:2-3
Max:10

Fees

Member Individual: $100.00
Nonmember Individual: $130.00

Skyhawks Multi-Sport Tots (ages 4-5)

Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development.
Wednesday, April 17 to Wednesday, May 22
10:00am to 10:45am
Open

Details

Where:Sportplex
Ages:4-5
Max:10

Fees

Member Individual: $100.00
Nonmember Individual: $130.00

Skyhawks Sand Volleyball Clinic (age 10-14)

Skyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled program. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on bumping, setting, spiking, hitting and serving. This program is designed for the beginning to intermediate player.
Tuesday, April 16 to Tuesday, May 21
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportplex
Ages:10-14
Max:16

Fees

Member Individual: $145.00
Nonmember Individual: $175.00

Soccer Camp

Shoot and score with our new soccer camp. Participants will learn the fundamentals of soccer including game rules, dribbling and shooting techniques, as well as the proper positions on the field. The program will be a mix of drills and fun games with the intent of getting ready for a full field game on the last day of camp. The main emphasis will be on having fun while playing the world's game! What to bring: appropriate clothing, water bottle, snack, sneakers, shin guards, and sunscreen.
Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Sportsplex
Ages:6-10
Max:20

Fees

Member Individual: $150.00
Nonmember Individual: $175.00

Soccer Shots Classic

Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork, and appreciation. Parent/guardian must be present during the entire class.
Tuesday, April 16 to Tuesday, June 4
10:15am to 11:00am
Open

Details

Where:Sportplex
Ages:4-6
Max:12

Fees

Member Individual: $120.00
Nonmember Individual: $150.00

Soccer Shots Minis

Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. Parent/guardian must be present during the entire class.
Tuesday, April 16 to Tuesday, June 4
9:30am to 10:00am
Open

Details

Where:Sportsplex
Ages:2-3
Max:12

Fees

Member Individual: $120.00
Nonmember Individual: $150.00

Spring Wood Floral Craft Workshop

Come enjoy a night of crafting with Wood Florals. Learn how to dye and assemble wood flowers. You will be able to make a seasonal inspired table center piece, hanging door sign or wreath with pre dyed flowers. We will supply all the materials for these projects.
Friday, March 15
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Lodge Activity Room
Ages:Adults
Max:20

Fees

Member Individual: $40.00
Nonmember Individual: $60.00

Tennis Camp

Our tennis program focuses on the fundamental skills needed to participate in this life long sport. Participants will learn the proper techniques of grips, footwork, ground strokes, volleys, overheads, and serves. Players will also learn the basic rules and etiquette of the game. What to bring: appropriate clothing, water bottle, snack, sneakers, sunscreen and tennis racquet. We will provide racquets for those who need them.

Session 1

Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Session 2

Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Tennis Courts
Ages:6-10
Max:14

Fees

Member Individual: $150.00
Nonmember Individual: $175.00

Winter Climbing Under the Stars

This new program gives participants the opportunity to explore the climbing tower after dark! The excitement grows as nighttime provides a new challenge. Special lights will be installed around the tower. Feel free to bring a headlamp or flashlight to help you when walking around the area and/or climbing. All four sides of the tower and our zip line will be open for this program.
Saturday, March 16
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Open

Details

Where:Climbing Tower
Ages:10-15
Max:30

Fees

Member Individual: $30.00
Nonmember Individual: $45.00

Winter Youth Explorers

Join the fun! This 4-session program is designed for your 7-12 year olds. Each week your child will spend 60 minutes doing a variety of activities related to winter. Depending on weather they may go ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing, or tubing. Alternative activities will be provided if Mother Nature does not cooperate.

Session 2

Wednesday, February 7 to Wednesday, February 28
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Full

Details

Where:Garmany Hall
Ages:7-12
Max:12

Fees

Member Individual: $50.00
Nonmember Individual: $70.00

Youth Adventurers

Your camper will spend 3 hours a day participating in a variety of outdoor adventure activities from learning team building skills on our low elements, to learning the basics of rock climbing on our 40' climbing tower. Your camper is sure to leave with lasting memories as well as the opportunity to overcome personal fears and develop new self-confidence and trust.

Session 1

Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Session 2

Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Session 3

Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Session 4

Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2
9:00pm to 12:00pm
Open

Session 5

Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9
9:00am to 12:00pm
Open

Details

Where:Tennis Court Gazebo
Ages:6-11
Max:15

Fees

Member Individual: $160.00
Nonmember Individual: $190.00