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

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

Registration

 


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! So what are you waiting for? Get out and PLAY! Transportation provided from our summer day camp buses (no additional cost) and campers can attend early and late program ($22.00 per week for either) if needed. This program will be run as part of our ACA accredited day camp and CT State Licensed Day Camp.


BASEBALL CAMP

Baseball takes the rich history of the game from Cooperstown to your town. Our staff uses our progressionnal curriculum to teach the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and base running, all in a fun, positive environment. Specifically designed for beginner and intermediate players, this camp teaches all athletes new baseball skills along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and responsibility. Participants come away with new friends, new skills, and a love for the game! Participant-to-coach ratio: 12:1.


BASKETBALL CAMP

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed with the beginning to intermediate player in mind. Using our progression curriculum, our basketball staff focus on the whole player, teaching your child the skills needed both on and off the court to be a better athlete. Each day will start with a "skill of the day" and progress into drills and games. After a week of passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding, your child will show you why this is one of our most popular programs.


CITIZEN'S SKATE SKI RACE

After a short hiatus, this event is back on the calendar. Novice to expert, young or old, all ski enthusiasts are encouraged to join us. This will be a great culmination to our Wednesday evening race series. This is a 10K skating event. This event is weather dependent. Registration begins at 7am, race starts at 8am. Day of Registration is $30.00.


DISCOVER ADVENTURE

Your camper will participate in a variety of outdoor adventure activities from learning the basics of rock climbing on our 40' climbing tower, to soaring through the air on our High Ropes Course, to splashing around in the lake through lake orienteering and raft building, as well a Discover SCUBA program. 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. Friday we will go to Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park in Portland, CT. This trip will be a full day and will run until 4:30pm.


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 gather the 1st Friday of the month 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) Registration is required by noon, Thursday prior to the event.


EXPLORE THE NIGHT WALKS

Miss Judy invites you to bring your friends and family for a fun night of learning about the great outdoors. The general format includes an inside introduction to the evening program, an outside walk, a warm fire with S’mores or something baked in the fire, a short walk outside to check the night sky, and of course family socializing with other night explorers. Dress in layers for the weather conditions that day – it can get very cold on these winter nights.
Because of unknown winter conditions, the Winter Exploration outside walk format will vary based on snow and ice conditions during January and February. Hopefully we can include some snowshoeing and ice skating each evening. The Welcoming Spring program in March will have us exploring the wetlands and forest for the sounds of spring peepers and wood frogs along with glimpses of early spring plants. Registration is required 3 days before the date of the event.


FAMILY SKATE NIGHT AT WALTON POND

Join us on Walton Pond for an evening of family fun under the lights. There will be a hockey shoot out and skating games for all ages. Or just come out to enjoy a night on the ice with music, a roaring fire, hot chocolate, hotdogs, and more. This program will be held weather permitting. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start of the program.


FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP

Flag Football is the perfect introduction to "America's Game" or a great refresher for those who want to brush up on their skills preparing for league play. Through our "skill of the day" exercises, campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and deflagging or defensive positioning- all presented in a fun and positive environment. The week ends with the Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron!


GOLF CAMP

This program breaks down the fundamental skills of golf through easily understood and applicable games and exercises that increase the athlete's abilities. Each athlete will learn proper grips, footwork, and swing mechanics to help develop the total player. Each day will start with a "skill of the day" and progress into drills and games.


KAYAKING & CANOEING

Come along on this adventure as we enjoy the weather out on our lake. In the beginning of the week we will be canoeing, the second half of the week we will be kayaking. This camp will cover paddle strokes, rescue techniques, and whitewater basics. On Tuesday we will canoe and Friday we will kayak down the Farmington River. Both of these trips will be full days and will run until 4:30pm.


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. Registration is required by 3 days prior.


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. Our staff helps campers learn not only the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Designed for ages 7 to 12, this camp ensures that every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.


LEGO CAMP FOR 5-7 YEAR OLDS

Create, Play, and Learn. Build a town, city, or star base with houses, buildings, pyramids, bridges, tunnels, towers,
and more. Build motorized cars, trains, buses, and trucks; race them; crash them; repair them. Explore the many possibilities of LEGO building systems while learning useful construction techniques.



LEGO CAMP FOR 8-10 YEAR OLDS

Design and build motorized machines, catapults, pyramids, demolition derby cars, truss and suspension bridges, buildings,
and other constructions. Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. This is a hands-on and minds on class suitable for LEGO novices to "maniacs." Returning students will work on new projects and challenges.




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.


LITTLE ADVENTURERS

Join the fun! Each day your camper will spend time learning and practicing their skills on the Outdoor Bouldering Wall, the Climbing Tower and participating in adventure activities. Skills such as balance and coordination will be presented with the emphasis on FUN!



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.


NATURE ON FOOT

Discover the wonder of observing nature in real time. We get to experience a partial eclipse of the sun on our first day. Get wet as you capture frogs and turtles at Walton Pond. Explore the shore of Dunning Lake for crayfish and more. We'll explore how Poplar Swamp Brook creates its path as you look for who lives within its waters and along its edge. Each day involves hands-on activities and experiments. On our walks, we will explore, collect, and observe animals and different environments. Dress for the weather, bring your imagination, and plan to have fun as we discover what’s out there!


NATURE'S SECRETS ON THE WEEKEND

This winter join Miss Judy for a fun weekend afternoon of learning something new about the great outdoors. The program format is an indoor introduction about the day's topic followed by a hands-on outdoor activity to try out what you learned. Dress in layers so you can be comfortable for the indoor introduction and be warm enough for the outdoor activity.
Saturday programs include Just Sleeping Winter Away in January for those curious about the animals that hibernate; Winter Twigs & Bark in February to learn how to identify common trees during the winter; and Early Spring Discovery in March to explore what signs of spring are appearing. Sunday programs include Wood Ducks at Winding Trails in January to discover the history of wood ducks in Connecticut, their mating displays, and how we monitor them; Who’s Out and About During Winter in February to learn about the active winter animals; and Maple Sugaring Season in March to learn about the traditional maple sugaring season, which extends from late February into March, with a tasting of some local syrup. Registration is required 3 days before the date of the event.


ROCK CLIMBING & CAVING

Scale new heights and explore the subterranean wonders. Learn and practice technical skills and movement on our 40-foot outdoor climbing tower. We will cover the description and use of basic hardware, belaying and rappelling, as well as discuss the formation of caves, structures and wildlife. On Tuesday we will be caving in Clarksville, New York and Friday we will go to Rattlesnake Mountain here in Farmington. Both of these trips will be full days and will run until 4:30pm.


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!


SPRING CAMP

Back by popular demand! Come join us for this exciting week of camp activities just like you would in the summer. We are excited to offer this chance for kids to get out to camp during the school vacation week. Activities will range from Arts and Crafts to Outdoor Adventure and everything in between. The schedule will change daily and campers will be grouped according to age. Camp will run rain or shine so please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activities. Lunch will not be provided so your camper must bring lunch and a snack for the day as time will be built into the schedule. We look forward to seeing you at this unique opportunity to experience all that our camp has to offer.


SPRING LUNCHEON

Join us for an early spring luncheon and enjoy the company of your fellow members. We will begin with a presentation on bears by our very own Park Naturalist, Judy Witzke. Bears have made a huge comeback right here in the Farmington Valley. Learn some interesting facts about these animals. A delicious lunch will be provided that you will surely enjoy. Registration is required by 3 days prior.


TENNIS CAMP

Sports Tennis breaks down the fundamental skills of tennis through easily understood and applicable games and exercises that increase the athlete's abilities. Each athlete will learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys, and serves to help develop the total player. Participant-to-coach ratio: 8:1.


TINY FEET SPORTS

This program is designed for children 3-4 years old. The one hour program will focus on teaching the very basic beginner skills of sports, balance, coordination, and ball handling with a big emphasis on having fun.


WALTON POND TRAIL HALF MARATHON

This year Winding Trails will host it's first trail half marathon.The race will take place solely on Winding Trails property.With 380 acres of prime woodland, Winding Trails has some of the most beautiful scenery in the Farmington Valley.The trails are not technical which makes it a good first half marathon trail course. It will be a fast race for more experienced trail runners. There are some climbs and single tracks. It's the perfect race to prepare yourself for the upcoming season! Registration begins at 7am, race starts at 8am. PLEASE BE SURE TO ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE!!
Pre-registration at the reduced fee will close on Friday, May 19th. Day of race registration fees are $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT CROSS COUNTRY SKIING FOR ADULTS

Novice to expert, young or old, all ski enthusiasts are encouraged to join us on Wednesday evenings, weather permitting, for an evening of skiing. You have the option of racing others, racing for personal time, or simply skiing for your own fitness. The ski center will be open for your convenience. Rentals will also be available. Registration is required
by noon on Tuesday. Please pay at ski center.


WINTER LITTLE ADVENTURERS

Join the fun! This 5-session program is designed for your 4 - 5 year olds. Each week your child will spend 45 minutes doing a variety of activities such as the outdoor bouldering wall, snow fort building, cross country skiing, ice skating or tubing as well as participating in team building activities and other winter themed programs. (Activity choice will depend on weather). Registration is required by 3 days prior to start of session.


WINTER SNOWBALL FOR ADULTS

The holidays are over and the rushing and stressing are behind us. Come join Winding Trails with your friends and loved ones to celebrate the annual Winter Snowball. We will supply the music and atmosphere. You just need to supply your own food and beverages. Reserve your spot today! Registration is required by 3 days prior.


YOUTH ADVENTURERS

Your camper will spend 2.5 hours a day participating in a variety of outdoor adventure activities from learning the basics of rock climbing on our 40' climbing tower (consists of a 15' beginner wall, a 35' intermediate wall, a 35' advanced wall, a 60' x 35' cargo net and a zipline). 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    Fax 860.676.9407

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.