Summer Camps


Summer Playground in the Parks

We are excited to offer this new summer program in the park- but we need to know if you are as excited as we are! No commitment necessary, register by the day.  Open to Colchester residents only. Please bring a snack, sunscreen, a water bottle and wear sneakers! We are planning on staffing 6 weeks of playground in the parks, but we may re-evaluate throughout the summer depending on registration numbers. 

  • Day/Time: Mon-Thur  7/13/20-8/20/20  8am-12pm
  • Location: RecPlex Pavilion
  • Ages: Grades 1-6
  • Cost: $20 per day
  • Max: 20 kids, first come first serve


Championship Wiffle Ball Week

Everyone’s favorite backyard game!!!  The sight of the white plastic ball knuckling through the air.  The sound of the yellow plastic bat as it makes contact with the ball.  The celebration of a game winning hit!  Games, Games, Games!  A playoff tournament to decide the champion and Home Run Derby!!!  All players will be divided into teams of 4. Games will be played on Monday, Tuesday and part of Wednesday.  Wednesday and Thursday will feature the Home Run Derby and the start of the Playoffs. The Championship for the Home Run Derby and Playoffs will be held on Friday night!

  • Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7/13/20-7/17/20   5:30-7:30 pm
  • Location: Colchester RecPlex, 215 Old Hebron Rd., Colchester Ct
  • Ages: Grades 5-10
  • Cost: $65 registration fee per person
  • Min:16 participants


Martial Arts in the Parks

Join 360 Defense and learn the basics of martial arts. This program teaches a special character-based system of Martial Arts to kids in a fun and interactive way. Your child will learn to kick, punch, and defend him/herself-and will build on goal-setting, confidence, and the lifelong benefits of self-discipline, focus and respect. This special introductory class is for new students only.  All participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

  • Ages: 5-11
  • Location: RecPlex
  • Day/Times: Monday- Thursday, July 20-July 23, 2020 from 4-5 pm
  • Min: Max:
  • Cost: $20 per person ($25 non-resident)


Skyhawks Tennis Camp

Beginner: This class provides a relaxed environment where fundamental tennis skills are taught along with a wide range of fun activities that help develop agility, balance, movement, sending, receiving and gross motor skills on a 36 foot court. In addition to expanding tennis skills, players improve their movement and rallying skills. We help each player to develop better tennis mechanics and more consistent shots. A variety of fun activities are used to improve player athleticism through agility, balance, coordination and movement development.

  • Day/Time: Monday-Friday 7/20/20-7/25/20 from 9am- 12pm
  • Location: RecPlex Tennis Courts
  • Ages: 6-9
  • Cost: $119 per person
  • Instructor: Skyhawk staff
  • Min: 6   Max 20

Intermediate-Advanced: This class emphasizes all aspects of the game and helps improve proper shot technique. Focus is placed on live ball drills that develop rallying and decision-making skills along with proper movement and recovery. Point playing games are used to reinforce the skills learned and to improve the player’s competitive skills. Using teaching progressions that lead to live-ball play is a key element in this program.

  • Day/Time: Monday-Friday 7/20/20-7/25/20 from 9am- 12pm
  • Location: RecPlex Tennis Courts
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Cost: $119 per person
  • Instructor: Skyhawk staff
  • Min: 6   Max 20


Challenger Soccer In the Parks

Complete technical player development featuring practices from around the world in our new international camp curriculum.  Includes access to our TopYa! App.

  • Day/Times: Mon. - Fri., 7/27/20-7/31/ 20                                                                  
  • Ages 6-10    9am-12pm   $159/Half Day                                                                                                                            
  • Ages 8-16    9am-4pm     $209 Full Day         
  • To Register, please go to the Challenger website:


Wins 4 Life Basketball in the Parks

Wins4Life offers the highest level of skills and drills to elevate every players skills, self-esteem, and confidence.  Taught by coaches with decades of experience. For more information, please go to their website:

  • Day/Time: Mon.- Fri., 8/3/20-8/6/20 6-7:30 pm   
  • Location: RecPlex Basketball Courts                                                               
  • Ages: Girls and Boys in Grades 4-7    
  • Cost: $90 pp                           
  • Max: 16


Food Explorers

Join Food Explorers for a fun week of cooking and learning all about food! You’ll explore the five food groups of MyPlate through activities, games and trying new recipes such as: Greek Grain Bowls, Rainbow Spring Rolls, Avocado Fries and Energy bites. Each day you’ll create your own snack and lunch! You’ll learn about things like added sugar, grocery shopping and nutrition. This camp will be nut and meat free, and held at the RecPlex Pavilion.

  • Day/Time: Monday- Friday, 8/17/20-8/21/20
  • Grades 2-4: 9am-12pm
  • Grades 5-8: 1-4pm
  • Location: RecPlex Pavilion, 215 Old Hebron Rd., Colchester CT
  • Cost: $135 per person ($140 non-resident)
  • Minimum of 4 kids, with a max of 10.
  • Instructor: Food Explorer Staff