Alpha Krav Maga
Self Defense Classes for Youth and Kids Programs
Canal Street, email@example.com
Web Site: http://kravct.com/southington/
Self Defense Classes for Youth and Kids Programs
Canal Street, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://kravct.com/southington/
Mommy and Me program, Dance lessons for ages 3+, half day summer camp programs, 122 Spring Street, Unit D-2
Web Site: http://www.apogeedanceacademy.com
Art Studio of Connecticut offers adult and children art classes, summer programs, field trips, birthday parties, paint and sip nights, family paint time and more.
Their summer kid's camp runs four days a week in the afternoon through the summer.
1850 West Street, Rear of Building
Web Site: http://www.ctartstudio.com
The Arts at Angeloria's, LLC is an eclectic, Victorian-era venue for events, entertainment, and instruction in the arts in a rustic, park-like setting. They offer a variety of group and individual opportunities in the arts as well as seasonal performances and events of all genres. The Arts at Angeloria’s is also available for private functions having played host to a multitude of weddings, graduation, birthday, and holiday parties, and fundraisers.
Their licensed summer day camp focuses on STEAM or fine arts for students entering grades 4 to 9.
Full Day Summer Camp 2023 theme is Wizard World. Half Day sessions TBD.
Visit https://www.theartsatangelorias.com/summer-camps.html for camp forms and registration.
223 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Web Site: https://www.theartsatangelorias.com/
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center in Bristol, part of the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc., offers exhibits and activities, an extensive collection of reptiles and amphibians, live birds of prey, interactive exhibits, and hiking trails. 68 acres.
175 Shrub Road
Web Site: http://elcct.org/harry-c-barnes-memorial-nature-center/harry-barnes-nature-center/
A variety of sports camps and clinics are held in the summer for ages 6 through 12th grade, depending on the sport.
Sessions are typically 90 minutes to 1/2 day for one to two weeks.
These programs focus on fundamentals and skill development.
Web Site: http://southingtonsports.com/Sports-Camps.html
The Boys and Girls Club of Bristols' Mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Summer Camp enables and empowers youth entering grades 1-8 in the fall to discover and develop their individual intellectual, social and physical potential in a safe and structured setting. They provide a variety of activities that are age-appropriate and designed to offer children and early teens a full day of learning and fun during the summer. They are an OEC licensed Camp.
255 West Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Web Site: http://www.bbgc.org/
The Boys & Girls Club of Meriden, Connecticut is a safe, positive place for kids to learn and grow while having fun. Their programs are made available to and affordable for all children in the community, and are designed to offer recreation, companionship, and a sense of belonging.
15 Lincoln Street
Phone: (203) 235-8185
Web Site: https://www.bgcmeriden.org/
Bradley Mountain Farm is located on a 200-year-old dairy farm, next to Crescent Lake, that is on the registry of National Historical Places. They offer opportunities to visit the farm, Goat Walks and Hikes, Goat Yoga, Soap Making Classes, Birthday Parties, Team Building activities, Farm Weddings and More.
For children in grades 2 to 12 there is a Junior Farmers 1/2 day drop off summer camp program.
Age 7-17 can participate in the Farm Explorers Membership evening program.
Goat Milk Soap is available for sale.
537 Shuttle Meadow Rd
Phone: (860) 385-4628
Web Site: https://bradleymountainfarm.com/
447 N Main St
Phone: (860) 426-9655
Music and movement for adult with child ages 0-6. Schedule changes depending on the season.
Special classes are sometimes scheduled at the Southington Public Library or in a senior community.
Felice Danielson, Owner/Director.
447 North Main Street
Phone: (860) 919-5135
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/Circle-of-Friends-Music-offering-Music-Together-202984949721230
Join a Cub Scout Pack (co-ed for girls and boys in grades K-5), a Scout BSA Troop (single sex troops for youth age 11 to 18) or a Venture Crew (co-ed for young adults age 14 to 21).
There are several packs, troops and crews in town or nearby.
Here is the general contact information for the Packs in town, including the schools they recruit from and sponsoring organization.
Pack 19 ( Flanders, Hatton, Thalberg, Kelly, Oshana, and Strong)
Pack 8 (Derynoski, South End, Southington Catholic)
Additional contacts are on the BeAScout website.
CT Yankee Council, which covers the Southington area, offers a Cub Scout summer daycamp - http://www.ctyankee.org/camping/cubdaycamp.
Scout BSA members can attend a summer resident camp with their troop or as a provisional camper with other youth who are attending independently - http://www.ctyankee.org/camping/residentcamp/boyscout.
Connecticut Yankee Council, P.O. Box 32 • 60 Wellington Road
Phone: (203) 876-6868
Web Site: http://www.BeAScout.org
37 W Center St,
Phone: (860) 628-4433
Web Site: http://dancecityandthearts.com/
The Family Resource Center of Southington offers fun and free family programs for children ages birth to 5 years.
Contact Shannon Fitzsimons at email@example.com to receive their program newsletter or send them a message through their Facebook page.
Strong School, 820 Marion Avenue
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/FRCSouthington
Fit by Nature class guides kids to a connection with nature, promotes healthy bodies and minds, encourages social engagement, and inspires resilience and mindfulness.
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100071314659772
Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2755166158061136
17 Grieb Trail
Phone: (475) 251-6754
Web Site: https://marysfitbynature.com/
Cooking classes for ages 5-17, summer programs, spring break workshops, stories sweets and snacks (adult & me 3-5 yrs), parties and adult workshops., 991 S. Main Street
Web Site: http://www.foodologylab.com
Frootie Tooties Candy & More is a retail shop, which sells candy, books and kids item. It also offers craft activities and a party space.
88 Center Street
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/FrootieTootiesCandy/
Southington has several Girl Scout units for girls in grade K to 12. You need to contact the GS service center to find the unit near you.
Phone: (800) 922-2770
Web Site: http://gsofct.org/
Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Since 1919 Girls Incorporated of Meriden has provided vital educational programs to more than 1,500 young girls, guiding them toward self-discovery in a safe, stable, all-girl environment. Our innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.
Girls Inc of Meriden provides afterschool care, gymnastics, dance, summer programs and more!
130 Lincoln Street
Web Site: https://www.girlsincmeriden.org/
The Hungerford Park Nature Center in Kensington is home to many domestic animals and native wild birds. There is a farm-yard, indoor exhibits, walking trails, and a picnic and play area. They offer preschool programs, summer programs, a 4-H club and rentals for birthday parties.
191 Farmington Ave
Web Site: http://www.newbritainyouthmuseum.org/home.aspx
Imagine Nation is a NAEYC accredited, state licensed Early Learning School offers an affordable, quality School Readiness Preschool Program and a mixed age infant and toddler program. Their highly qualified, degreed teachers implement developmentally appropriate curriculum utilizing the State of CT Early Learning and Development Standards along with tangible learning experiences throughout our Museum Studios.
A free family membership to our Museum Studios is included upon enrollment.
The mixed age classroom is open to all children ages 6 weeks up to 3 years of age. The mixed age infant toddler classroom is a full-time program,
The preschool program is open to Bristol and out of town residents. Children entering the preschool program must be ages 3 to 5 years old.
At the beginning of the school year in September they accept children aged 2 years 9 months, turning 3 before December 31,
per State of Connecticut Licensing Requirements.
Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale according to you family’s gross income and size. They are open year round to working and accept Care4Kids child care subsidies for those families that qualify.
1 Pleasant St
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 314-1400
Web Site: https://www.imaginenation.org/
Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc. offers educational programs, birthday parties and a summer day camp, with optional extended day hours, for grades K to 12 at Indian Rock Nature Preserve.
501 Wolcott Road
Bristol, CT 06010
Web Site: http://elcct.org
Infinity Music Therapy Services offers high-quality, client-centered music therapy, music lessons, and early childhood music services at their location, in home or at your child's school or childcare. We also offer dance and movement therapy as well as dance lessons.
Infinity Music Therapy Services is the only perinatal music therapy services provider in the state of Connecticut. We work with expecting families from the second trimester on providing assistance with child birth education through the creative arts, original womb song/ lullaby creation, music therapy assisted childbirth, early childhood/family bonding through music, early intervention through music therapy, and more.
We offer in-person services, sessions in the home, virtual and telehealth services, depending on the type of service.
We have experience treating children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, neurological disorders, and more.
196 Queen Street, Southington
Phone: (860) 518-5557
Web Site: http://www.infinitymusictherapy.com/
Programs at the farm or your group's location. Summer day camp., 9 Spring Road
Web Site: http://www.kellyskids.org
Kidcity is a children's museum with three floors of imagination play, where kids ages 1 to 7 play pretend with their favorite grown-ups. Their exhibits are handmade and one-of-a-kind, built by in-house artists who love inspiring playfulness in visitors of all ages.
119 Washington St
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 347-0495
Web Site: http://www.kidcitymuseum.com/
In addition to martial arts classes, Leadership Martial Arts offers an exciting and safe Summer Camp and a before/after school program specializing in unique fun games designed to motivate and challenge children ages 5-12. Campers will get to enjoy dodge ball, Ninja Warrior courses, NERF Battles, arts & crafts, and Martial Arts lessons in a huge 7,000 air-conditioned indoor space as well as play outdoor sports such as kickball, catch, and water balloon fun in our large fields. 8 Weeks of camp are offered with hours as early as 7:30 am - 5:30 pm being offered. Each week offers a unique theme as its focus with discounts available for enrolling for multiple weeks.
There are limited after-school transportation spots for Oshana, South End, and Derynoski Elementary schools.
971 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Phone: (860) 426-3198
Web Site: http://www.leadershipmartialartsct.com/
The Meriden YMCA is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.
a 6-lane, 25-yard indoor heated pool
sauna; air-conditioned fitness center with a complete array of Precor Cardio, Cybex Strength Training Equipment & Free Weights
two racquetball courts
an indoor track
a gym with 6 basketball hoops
aerobics studio with free unlimited drop-in aerobics classes for full members
free spinning classes for full members
free water aerobics classes for full members
The Meriden YMCA also has the following child care facilities:
Infant & Toddler Learning Center at 95/99 Main Street in South Meriden.
Meriden YMCA Little Rascals Daycare Center at 43 Swain Ave.
Meriden YMCA Head Start at 398 Liberty Street.
Meriden YMCA Martin A. Gaffey Child Care Center at 66 Crown Street.
Meriden YMCA Early Learning Center at 12 Johnson Avenue.
110 West Main Street
Phone: (203) 235-6386
Web Site: https://www.meridenymca.org/
Ski and snowboard lessons starting at age 4, 396 Mt Vernon Rd
Phone: (860) 628-0954
Web Site: http://mountsouthington.com/lessons-kids/
The Music Shop sells new and used guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, PA equipment, sheet music, accessories, and much more.
They offer an extensive music lesson program for students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to very advanced students. They offer every style of lessons from classical to jazz and pop for voice, drum, violin, guitar, mandolin ukulele, piano, woodwinds, brass and more.
The summer Rock Band Camp allows a group of school-age students meet every morning for a week and learn to play in a live-band setting. During the school year there is a similar Weekend Rock Band program.
405 Queen St
Phone: (860) 628-7878
Web Site: http://musicshopct.com/
The New Britain-Berlin YMCA has five locations throughout our community including a full Health and Wellness Facility and a preschool at 50 High Street in New Britain, two infant, toddler and preschool centers (one in New Britain and one in Berlin), a program center in Berlin and a fitness studio in Berlin.
One membership gives you access to three YMCAs. The Meriden, New Britain and Berlin YMCAs have joined together to better serve our three communities. This means more membership privileges for those with full memberships:
Access to more facilities
More group exercise classes (take them at any of the three locations)
More program choices
Save on programs. Sign up for any program held at the New Britain, Berlin and Meriden YMCAs at the lower full member rate.
50 High Street
New Britain, 06051
Phone: (860) 229-3787
Web Site: https://www.nbbymca.org/
Mission: Fostering children’s development by providing them with opportunities to connect within a community of peers and mentors, discover and hone their individual talents, achieve success in a collaborative environment, and celebrate diversity.
Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. (QANC) emphasizes artistic expression and collaborative interaction to enhance the growth of program participants. QANC is named for a 15th Century African queen who protected her people from being sold into slavery. The name symbolizes the organization's aim to empower young people with skills and experiences to thrive.
QANC strives to serve youth and our community at large by encouraging our youth to develop their confidence and talent and then highlighting their talents in a community-focused art-infused production for the greater community to enjoy.
QANC accomplishes its mission through multi-dimensional programming including:
Facilitating Children's Mentoring and Enrichment Programs
Storytelling and Performing Sacred Music (spirituals) of the African American Experience in American History
Collaborating in musical performances showcasing program participants and regional musicians
19 Chestnut St
New Britain, 06051
Web Site: https://www.qanc.org/
Riverbound Farm Sanctuary, on the Quinnipiac River in Cheshire CT includes a house built in 1814 and 23.4 acres of diverse habitat preserved permanently as open space.
The grounds, which include hiking trails, an outdoor amphitheater and bird viewing blinds, are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. The nature museum is open the third Sunday each month from April to November. It is owned by the Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society.
1881 Cheshire Street
Web Site: http://quinnipiacvalleyaudubon.org/riverbound-farm-sanctuary.html
Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area focuses on conservation education, offering educational programs, demonstrations, and workshops pertaining to wildlife and natural resource management. These facilities include an education center with an exhibit area and a large meeting room, as well as interpretive trails, and habitat management demonstration sites. 771-acre state preserve.
341 Milford Street (Rte 69)
Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326220&deepNav_GID=1655%20
Music, art and pottery classes for ages 3 to adult; exhibits and performances; and creative and vocational artisan training for those with disabilities.
A variety of summer programs are offered.
93 Main Street, Corner of Main Street and Berlin Avenue
Web Site: http://www.southingtonarts.org
The Southington Public Library has more than just books. You can also check out videos, CDs, games, backpacks of educational materials, shaped cake pans and more.
The Children's department has a puppet theater, computers with educational programs, train table, blocks and other toys.
Their children's programs are free to attend; though the more popular programs do require you to sign up beforehand and to put down a refundable deposit (which you get back when you attend the program! It just saves your spot!).
Programs are promoted at the Children's circulation desk and on their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SouthingtonKidsPlace/ (but not on the Library's Calendar of Events).
Southington Library, 255 Main St
Phone: (860) 628-0947
Web Site: http://www.southingtonlibrary.org
The Southington Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for youth and adults including baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis lessons, swimming lessons, Music on the Green Concert series, summer playground program (aka as camp), summer theater and more.
Registration the Summer Theater and Summer Playground programs usually opens in March.
The Playground Program is open to Southington resident children, ages 5-12. The program is held rain or shine, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, at South End Elementary School & Recreation Park. There are three two-week sessions.
Southington Town pools and the splash pad at Memorial Park are open seasonally to Southington residents only; however, each resident with proper ID may bring one (1) non-resident guest. Registration for swimming lessons at Recreation and Memorial Parks usually opens in May and June.
The Town of Southington Recreation Department is a proud sponsor of several youth sport leagues.
Their Kid's Entertainment Series is held on Tuesday evenings in the summer from 6-8 PM at the Community Pavilion on the Southington Drive-In property, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free entertainment. All ages are welcome!
Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/recreation/index.php
The Southington-Cheshire YMCAs offer a variety of programs for children and adults - enrichment, swimming lessons, sports programs and more.
Nursery school, preschool and afterschool childcare programs
Summer camp programs
Dedicated babysitting (Amazing Kids Club) room - for when parents are using the facilities.
Spirit, Mind & Body Center featuring our Women's Health & Wellness Center, Studio 130 (classroom for Yoga, Pilates and other fitness classes)
Sports Performance Center
Separate locker room facilities for Men, Women, Boys, Girls and Families
Southington’s only 6 lane, 25 yd. indoor heated pool. (Elevator and handicap accessible)
Over 15,000 square feet of Fitness space
Functional training area for personal training
State of the art Group Cycling Studio
Studio 29 - large aerobics studio with suspended wood floor
Full gymnasium with 6 basketball hoops and/or volleyball set-up
2 Racquetball Courts
143 acre YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center.
Cheshire Community YMCA Health & Wellness Center
29 High Street
Phone: (860) 628-5597
Web Site: http://www.sccymca.org/
STEM Career Connections is a comprehensive new initiative designed to inspire students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), setting them on a path to careers in today’s economy.
The STEM Career Connections is designed to:
● Inspire and equip students to pursue the many STEM career opportunities across Connecticut
● Introduce students to opportunities in STEM and deepen their knowledge of STEM-related careers by grade 8
● Encourage and enhance partnerships and collaborations with STEM-based businesses that will benefit the region’s diverse population of young people
Connecticut Science Center , 250 Columbus Blvd.
Web Site: https://ctsciencecenter.org/stem/
STEM Scouts is focused on fun ways for girls and boys, grades 3 - 12, to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Using hands-on activities, STEM Scouts also encourages young minds’ natural curiosity and helps build interest in the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our future economy.
Web Site: https://stemscouts.org/hartford
Offering a high-quality music program specializing in Suzuki Method (for ages 3 and up) and Traditional lessons (for ages 9 and up). The Suzuki philosophy is, "Every Child Can" and is the foundation of the Method, which emphasizes parent involvement, early beginning, listening, repetition, encouragement, learning with other children, and character development through graded repertoire. Professional violinist and Suzuki teacher, Ariana Straznicky (M. Mus.) has lead this program since 2011.
Located in Southington Community Cultural Arts at 95 Main Street
Web Site: http://www.ctviolin.com
Talcott Mountain Science Center offers educational programs around science and technology on Saturday's (K-12), during school vacations (K-8) and in the summer (K-8).
324 Montevideo Road
Web Site: http://www.tmsc.org
Tapout Martial Arts teaches kids age 4 to 12 great life skills, including self-confidence, focus and self-defense, in a fun and engaging way.
235 Queen St
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 384-7981
Web Site: https://southington.tapoutfitness.com/
The Coder School is an in person coding school for kids ages 7 to 18. They offer small ratio classes and semi private lessons. The lessons are an hour long and they provide coding accounts where students are able to code from home. The weekly lessons are offered after school. The Coder School offers summer camps during the summer which are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. Languages taught range from: block coding, Python, Java, Minecraft, HTML/CSS, Roblox, Robotics, Virtual Reality and more.
Three locations in Connecticut:
The Coder School Cheshire
106 Elm St
Cheshire, CT 06410
The Coder School Farmington
1051 Farmington Ave, Suite D
Farmington, CT 06032
The Coder School Glastonbury
39 New London Turnpike, Suite 112
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Web Site: https://www.thecoderschool.com/locations/cheshire/
Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. They bring families together in a natural place in their community for classes where kids learn through play.
Each class becomes a tight-knit group of children and adults who learn together through well-designed, outdoor play-based activities. They help kids develop a host of important capabilities, including empathy, collaboration, creativity, persistence and problem solving. Their expert-designed classes and activities help kids ages 18 months—8 years develop core life skills while enjoying healthy, fun, engaging experiences in the physical freedom of local green spaces.
Free trial classes and paid summer classes will be offered at Recreation and Panthorn Park.
Put in 06489 or 06479 in the search of their website.
Web Site: http://www.tinkergarten.com
Tutoring You to Excellence LLC. was created with the students in mind. Creating a small 1:1 setting helps students thrive. Students are able to take risks and work toward a common goal. Tutoring You to Excellence LLC works hard to communicate with students, parents, and teachers to help students succeed.
Web Site: http://www.tutoringtoexcellence.com
Whippersnappers Play Gym offers extraordinary programs at their indoor play gym that help children develop confidence and self-esteem through unique and innovative activities. Their goal is to offer a clean and safe environment for children to explore through music, creative movement, fitness, games, and arts & crafts. Their programs focus on fine and gross motor development in a non-competitive environment
360 Sandbank Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: (203) 272-4386
Web Site: http://whippersnappersplaygym.com/
All classes meet in the mornings at the Wolcott Activities & Learning Center, 48 Todd Road (behind Frisbie School)
Mondays & Wednesdays
GETTING READY FOR PRESCHOOL
Children ages 2 and up are introduced to the elements of preschool. Children enjoy center time, circle time, snack and story. Parents stay for the 1.5 hour class.
*Single class available for Getting Ready for Preschool for either Tuesdays or Thursdays*
Music and Movement 9:30-11:00AM
Crawlers and walkers will enjoy getting some exercise and moving in fun new ways! Children will participate in free play using mats, tunnels, bicycles and other fun things. They will then engage in structured games, activities and dances to keep those muscles moving!! The other half of the class focusing on singing and dancing to some old and new favorites.
Terrific Time Tuesday
Come enjoy some free play to get through the winter and cabin fever.
ALL SESSIONS ARE 8 WEEKS LONG.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolcott Activity and Learning Center, 48 Todd Rd
Phone: (860) 384-3518
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/WolcottEarlyChildhoodClasses/
Music and movement for kids ages 5-12, with or without the adults who love them., 447 North Main Street
Phone: (860) 919-5135
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/zingalingz/