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Fostering a Love for the Outdoors / Creating a Sense of Community / Developing Leadership and Life Skills!!


860.677.8458


50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Find us on facebook

Fostering a Love for the Outdoors / Creating a Sense of Community / Developing Leadership and Life Skills


860.677.8458


50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Programs

 

With the ever-changing environment around COVID-19, we are unsure at this time what programs will be able to safely run. We are hoping to be able to offer all of these programs in some form, but will keep these pages updated with changes as needed.

2022 Boat Rental Pass- $20

PLEASE DO NOT SELECT EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY WHEN REGISTERING. The system charges per person. Just select one person- ALL members of household may use pass under that name. Purchase $20 worth of boat rentals for only $15!


2022 Boat Rental Pass- $50

PLEASE DO NOT SELECT EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY WHEN REGISTERING. The system charges per person. Just select one person- ALL members of household may use pass under that name. Purchase $50 worth of boat rentals for only $40!


75th Camp Celebration-Full Table Registration

Camp is for kids, but it wouldn't happen without the support of many adults. This event is just for the adults and is a fundraiser celebrating our 75th Camp season. Join us for a night of laughs, trivia, raffles, drinks, and appetizers. Grab your friends, get a babysitter, and enjoy a night at Winding Trails. All proceeds will go to the Winding Trails Summer Day Camp.

This is an adult only event. Space is limited so register early! Registration will close on September 6th. **Please email Kim a list of guests who will be completing your table of eight: kim@windingtrails.org**


75th Camp Celebration-Individual Registration

Camp is for kids, but it wouldn't happen without the support of many adults. This event is just for the adults and is a fundraiser celebrating our 75th Camp season. Join us for a night of laughs, trivia, raffles, drinks, and appetizers. Grab your friends, get a babysitter, and enjoy a night at Winding Trails. All proceeds will go to the Winding Trails Summer Day Camp.

This is an adult only event. Space is limited so register early! Registration will close on September 6th. **Please email Kim a list of guests who will be completing your table of eight: kim@windingtrails.org**


Acoustic Festival

For the past 7 years Winding Trails has been the home of the Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival highlighting national and local acts on the colorful grounds along Dunning Lake each fall. This year's festival will feature Fireside Collective, Twisted Pine, Mari Black, and more local talented musicians to round out the bill. Our boathouse stage will feature some of Connecticut's Best Upcoming Young performers. Come and support tomorrow's superstars as they get a chance to play on the shores of Dunning Lake in front of family and friends! Kids price tickets are for ages 10-15, kids under 10 are free.


Acoustic Festival - Mari Black Fiddle Workshop

Get Jammin'!: Fiddling for Classical and Other Note-Reading Players

Always wanted to fiddle? Here's your chance! This workshop will be a fun and engaging introduction to fiddling for classical musicians and anyone else who is used to reading notes to make music. Mari will teach several tunes and introduce strategies for bowing, fiddle ornamentation, and learning by ear. Even if you've never tried fiddling before, this workshop will have you hooked and equipped with tunes and skills to keep on jammin'!

The price of the workshop includes a ticket to the festival.


Acoustic Nights

Come and enjoy some great local music at Winding Trails overlooking beautiful Dunning Lake. This series will highlight some of the great local musical talent we have in the area. Each evening will showcase three performers. These programs will be held rain or shine. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the program.


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.


Animal Adventure Programs

Presented through the Trails Fund. Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and animal facts and meet them up close. Each program session will highlight a different group of animals. This is a fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all. This programs is for members only. Registration closes three days prior to the program date.
Session One: Living Dragons by Riverside Reptiles
Session Two: Animal Athletes by Animal Embassy


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.


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.


Leszek Wrona Soccer Academy Camp

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.


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.


Play & Stay Overnight

Who's ready to go camping? You bring the tent, sleeping bags and toiletries and we will do the rest! This program provides you and your family the opportunity to spend some quality time together and make memories your kids will cherish forever while enjoying many activities and camping out at Winding Trails. Activities available will include soccer, basketball, baseball, boating, archery, and a special night hike ending with a campfire and s'mores. A BBQ on Friday night (6:00pm - 7:30pm) and a continental breakfast on Saturday morning (7:30am - 8:30am) are also included.
Please note: the availability of archery and boating are based on certified staff availability and cannot be guaranteed. This is a very popular program so early registration is advised. Registration is required by three days prior to the session date. This is a members only program.


Tiny Triathlon Series Weekly Registration

Our truly beginner Tri, consists of 1/8th mile swim, 3-mile ride (hybrid bikes are OK but mountain bike recommended) and a 1+ mile run. It is a great confidence booster for young and old alike. You CAN do this one and work up to the sprint distance. Registration will be required this year; registration will close at 12:00pm each Tuesday.


Tiny Triathlon Series- Series Pass

A Triathlon for beginners! The course has 1/8 mile swim, a 3 mile bike and a 1 mile run. A mountain bike and helmet are required for this race. This pass includes all ten races in the series.


Trail Running Series- Series Pass

Do you love our weekly Tri Series? Why not continue Tuesday evenings with our popular trail running series which is returning for a fifth year! For 5 weeks on Tuesday nights, there will be a 5K course a longer 10K course. This course meanders through our trails system with a combination of single track, hills, and open trails. Awards will be given out at the series finale. The top three overall in each age group (male and female), on each course will be recognized.


Triathlon Series - Mini Pass (5 Races)

Our weekly triathlon series races consist of a 1/4 mile swim, 4.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile trail run. A mountain bike and helmet are required for the race. This pass includes ANY FIVE races in the series.


Triathlon Series Weekly Registration

The weekly triathlon series runs on Tuesday evenings at Winding Trails. This year's SPRINT distance series will again consist of a 1/4-mile swim in Dunning Lake, a 5-mile mountain bike ride (you must use a mountain bike ~ no hybrids), and a 3 mile trail-run through our beautiful woods. All ability levels are encouraged to come out and train in this friendly and fun environment. Registration will be required this year, registration will close at 12:00pm each Tuesday.


Triathlon Series- Series Pass

Our weekly triathlon series races consist of a 1/4 mile swim, 4.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile trail run. A mountain bike and helmet are required for the race. This pass includes all ten races in the series.


Youth Adventures Camp

Your camper will spend 2.5 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.

 

 

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Winding Trails

50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Phone 860.677.8458

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Winding Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving people from Farmington and surrounding communities, providing year round recreational and educational activities for the enjoyment and growth of families and individuals of all ages. Winding Trails is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of the natural woodlands and waterways that allow outdoor programming, character development, and other activities that strengthen the lives of those we serve.