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Parks and Rec Summer Notes!

East Haddam Town Beach Parking Permit Regulations

As of Saturday, May 25, 2024 all vehicles must have a Town of East Haddam permit or visitor’s daily pass to park at the Town Beach through September 2 (Labor Day). The Town Beach is open daily from dawn until dusk. Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10am-5pm, beginning June 15. All visitors must adhere to the beach regulations (below) or will be asked to leave.

Town permits may be obtained at no cost from the East Haddam Public Works Department. If you do not have a current permit, we will accept a driver’s license with current East Haddam/Moodus/Lake Hayward address noted. If driver’s license does not include an East Haddam/Moodus/Lake Hayward address, a suitable proof of residency such as tax bill or utility bill must also be presented. Driver’s license or photo ID will be matched with either the tax bill or utility bill.
Note: Registered motorcycles require a parking pass.

Non-resident daily passes may be obtained in person from the Town Beach parking attendant. Parking pass must be placed on the car dashboard, so it is visible to beach attendant. Please note, there is no parking on the street and there is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ALLOWED.

A non-resident season pass may be purchased at our Parks and Rec Office (1 Plains Road, Moodus, CT 06469) or on our website www.easthaddamrec.com (must create an account). Season passes are not available for purchase at the beach. A completed application must accompany payment. If paying by check, please make payable to: EHPR, P.O. Box 385, Moodus, CT  06469. All season passes will be mailed to the address provided or may be picked up in person at the Parks and Rec Office. Season passes must be hung from rear-view mirror so they are visible to beach attendant. Please note parking on the street  and OVERNIGHT PARKING ARE NOT ALLOWED.
$120 PER CAR

East Haddam Town Beach Rules and Regulations
291 East Haddam Colchester Turnpike, Moodus, Connecticut
BEACHES- Chapter 162
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 154. Boating — See Ch. 171.
162-1. Hours.
The area shall be open from sunrise to sunset, with exceptions by
permission of the Recreation Director.
162-2. Parking regulations.
Vehicles are not allowed across the pond causeway to the swimming
and picnic area without staff permission.
Parking cars and boat trailers shall be limited to designated areas only.
162-3. Beach regulations.
Swimming is allowed in the designated area only.
When no lifeguards are on duty, swim at your own risk.
No glassware or bottles are allowed.
Refuse shall be placed in designated containers.
No animals or pets are allowed.
Only United States Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed.
Athletic equipment is allowed in designated areas only.
No smoking.
No open flames (including bonfires and grills) unless prior written
approval is obtained from the Recreation Director.
162-4. Boat regulations.
All boats must be launched and stored in the designated area.
No boats or water skiers are allowed within 100 feet of the swimming
Boats, cars or trailers may not be left in the area after closing time.
162-5. Alcoholic beverages.
The consumption of alcoholic beverages shall not be permitted on Town
beach property, including the parking lot and fields, and no alcoholic
beverages, whether in open or sealed containers, are permitted on Town
beach property, including the parking lot and fields, without prior
permission from the Board of Selectmen.
162-6. Penalties for offenses.
Anyone violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not more
than $250 and be subject to loss of park privileges.

We are excited to offer kayak rack storage rental at the East Haddam Town Beach. Many thanks to Aaron Allen who constructed the kayak racks as part of his Eagle Scout Project.
Kayak Rack Storage Application

Meet our Summer 2024 Team

Summer Camps 2024 - Grades are as of Fall 2024.
Noises Sports Academy – June 17-21 pending last day of school (Volleyball, Cheerleading, Basketball) and June 24-28 (Baseball, Softball, and Soccer)
Grades 1-9 (varies by sport)

Pokemon Engineering using LEGO Materials – July 1-3, Grades K-5

Abrakadoodle Kick, Catch, and Splash Art Camp – July 1-3, Ages 6-10

Summer Day Camp – July 8-August 16, Grades 1-8

Skyhawks Mini-Hawk and Multi-Sport Tots
Wednesday evenings, July 10-August 14, Ages 2-7

Skyhawks Beginning Golf - July 15-19, Ages 5-9

Skyhawks Tennis Camp- July 22-26, Ages 7-12

Abrakadoodle Mini Doodlers Let’s Go Camping - July 29-August 2,
Ages 3-5

Abrakadoodle World Travel and Extreme STEM Art Camp - August 5-9,
Ages 6-10

Skyhawks Track and Field Camp
- August 12-16, Ages 7-12

CAS Soccer Camp – August 19-23, Ages 4-14

Transportation Engineering using LEGO Materials - August 19-23
Grades K-2

MARVELous Engineering Using LEGO Materials, August 19-23,
Grades 3-5

June Programs

18+ Pick-up Basketball: Monday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., June 3, 10, 17, 24 and Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. June 6, 13, 20, 27. $32 for session or $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.

18+ Open Gym Soccer: Sunday 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. June 2, 9, 16, 30 (no June 23)  $16 session. $5 Drop-in. Municipal Gym.

16+ Volleyball: Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. June 4, 11, 18, 25. $16 for session or $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.

Boot Camp: Ages 16+. Boot Camp Fitness offers custom small group training sessions offered by a Certified Personal Trainer.  Our sessions focus on exercises and functional training.  A 60-minute workout with a 15-minute ending stretch will improve your core strength and balance.  New dates will be posted online. 1x/week $64 or $10 drop-in. Classes will be held in the Old Town Hall on Town Street on Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. and in the Municipal Gym on Thursday, 5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Session 1: June 18- August 8. Session 2: August 20- October 10.

Gentle Yoga: This class is appropriate for all levels of fitness or yoga experience. Ages 16 and up. Improve your strength and flexibility while decreasing stress. Enjoy moving your body and breathing mindfully! We have in person class on Sundays and Wednesdays and a virtual option via Facebook on Wednesday. Sunday: June 16- July 21. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Senior Center. Wednesday: May 29-July 3, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Municipal Building, Parks & Rec Activity Room. $60 for a 6 week session or $15 for a single class.

18+ Pickleball Sessions:  Beginner: (Must have participated in beginner clinic or have previous pickleball experience/knowledge of rules). Monday 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. June 3, 10, 17, 24. $24.  Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. June 6, 13, 20 (no June 27) $18. Intermediate: Monday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. June 3, 10, 17, 24. $24.  Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. June 5, 12, 19, 26. $24 Friday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. June 7, 14, 28 (no June 21) $18. Open Play: Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. June 2, 9, 16, 30 (no June 23) $36.  Wednesday 5:50 - 7:30 p.m. June 5, 12, 19, 26. $24. Municipal Gym. $8 drop-in.

18+ Pickleball: Pickleball Small Group Lessons:  Presented by a certified IPTPA pickleball instructor who is also a CT certified health, physical education, and science teacher who volunteers her time for our programs. You will need a minimum of 2 participants to sign up for any session. You will be given contact information for our instructor to arrange a date and time which works for your group. 1. Introduction to Pickleball (one hour session, 2-4 participants maximum- cost $20 for the group) 2. Improving Skills for Pickleball (one-hour sessions, 2-4 player maximum, $20 for the group, two-hour sessions $40 for the group). 3. Pickleball Drills for Skills (one-hour sessions, 2-4 player maximum, $20 for the group, two-hour sessions $40 per group). 4. Learn to Play Pickleball Safely (3-day clinic, 2-4 player maximum- cost $60 for the group, groups of 8 maximum are $120). Current open times 6/26 12:00-1:30 p.m. or 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Stop the Bleed Course: Next class-Monday June 17TH! 7:00 P.M. This is a FREE 60-90 minute class presented by STOP THE BLEED, American College of Surgeons. Learn how to stop bleeding until the First Responders arrive. 7:00 P.M. on the third Monday of every month beginning May 20, 2024. Municipal Building, Meeting Room 3. Space limited. Register online at easthaddamrec.com.

Abrakadoodle- Kick, Catch, Splash: Ages 6-10. Abrakadoodle Kick, Catch, Splash Art Camp: July 1-3, Ages 6-10. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and /or 1:00-4:00 p.m. Kickstart your summer with art inspired by the summer games. Learn about athletes who are artists and have striking artwork. Design whimsical basketball courts that invite us to make up our own games. Create visual effects that show the teamwork of an equestrian and their horse jumping over an obstacle. Design fashion sneakers and gymnast sculptures while you learn sports can be a form of art! July 1-3, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m and/or 1:00-4:00 p.m. Municipal Building, Parks & Rec Activity Room. Cost $108 for each session.

LEGO Pokemon Engineering: Grades K-2. Calling all Pokémon trainers! With the Pokémon Championship approaching, join our enthusiastic Play-Well Instructors as we build and catch our favorite Pokémon, rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket, take a ride on the S.S. Anne to uncover rare and mystic Pokémon, and battle to see who will hold the title of Pokémon Master. Come along on our journey to catch 'em all!! July 1-3, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Municipal Gym. LEGO Pokemon Master Engineering: Grades 3-5. LEGO® Master, I choose you!! In the race to be crowned the Ultimate Pokémon Champion, we need your help! Learn to build your favorite Pokémon, level up by teaching them special moves, evolve them into more powerful versions, and come face to face with the current champion in an epic battle for the title. Learn from our Play-Well Pokémon Masters so you can make it to the top! July 1-3, 1:00-4:00p.m. Municipal Gym. Cost $97 for each session.

Noises Sports Academy: Grades 1-9 (varies by sport). Week 1- (June 17-21) -Basketball- Run by Hale-Ray’s Girls Basketball Coach John Leavitt, this basketball camp is open to boys and girls entering 3rd-9th grade. Players attending will work to improve on their overall basketball skills and foster enthusiasm for the game. Team games and competitions will be part of the experience! Individual shooting will be a priority for the players attending! Co-Ed Cheerleading- Cheer camp, open to those entering grades 1-9, will teach age appropriate fundamental cheerleading and dance skills including cheerleading motion technique, dances, jumps, tumbling and stunts presented in a safe environment. No experience necessary. Coach Gibb and her staff provide a welcoming and supportive environment for anyone who has ever been interested in trying cheerleading! Girls Volleyball- Coach Sweet and her staff are committed to providing a great camp experience to all athletes. Girls entering 3rd-9th grade can expect a fun and educational camp environment. Fundamental skills such as setting, passing, blocking, spiking, and positioning will be introduced throughout the week. The Noises Sports Academy volleyball camp promises to give campers the skills they need to take their game to the next level! 
Week 2- (June 24-28)- Baseball- The baseball camp offers personal and group instruction in all phases of the game. Coach Gable and his staff will provide proper instruction and drills to enhance the skill level of each individual. Campers will be instructed in the fundamentals of throwing and catching, hitting, fielding, baserunning, bunting, sliding, and much more. Participants must bring their own glove, bat, and helmet (if they have one), water bottle, and a snack. Baseball is for boys entering grades 3rd-7th. Softball- This week-long camp will focus on individual skills and team development. Athletes will learn appropriate skills through specific drills and activities. Skills taught will include: the mechanics of throwing, catching, base running, bunting, and hitting. In addition, softball concepts like playing infield and playing outfield will be taught. The Hale Ray staff will be represented by Coach Pernal, Cailey Botteon, and a variety of current Hale Ray HS players helping. Participants should bring their own glove, bat & helmet (if you have them), a water bottle, a snack & a good attitude. Soccer- Players entering grades 2-9 will receive technical & tactical training focusing on developing critical decision-making skills in individual and team scenarios along with games in a fun, competitive, and social environment. more information. Players ill train in games-based methodology incorporating grass, street soccer, & futsal. Coach Barber and the staff have one objective for players: Life-long love of the game!

Summer Day Camp: July 8-August 16. Grades 1-8. 8:00a.m.-3:00p.m. After Care available 3:00-5:00p.m. Attend all 6 weeks, or pick your favorite week. Week 1- (July 8-July 12): Weird Science. Week 2-(July 15-19): Game On! Week 3- (July 22-26): Animal Planet. Week 4- (July 29-August 2): Ninja Warriors. Week 5- (August 5-9): Adventure Land. Week 6- (August 12-16): Just Beachy! In addition to camp, there are 2 field trips available each week for an additional cost.