We are so excited to announce the new tennis and pickleball courts at the East Haddam Municipal Building are open! Many thanks to the Municipal Building Committee for the many tireless hours dedicated to this project. Windscreens will be added shortly. In the meantime, the courts are open daily dawn until dusk. Enjoy!
Upcoming Fall Programs! Please click here to view our Fall 2022 Newsletter.
18+ Pick-up Basketball: Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. September 5, 12, 19, 26 and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Municipal Gym, $30 for all 9 days or $5 drop-in. October Dates: Mondays, October 3, 17, 24 (No October 31) and Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27. November Dates: Mondays, November 14, 21, 28 (No November 7) and Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17 (No November 23)
18+ Pickleball: Mondays, 9:30-11:30 p.m., September 5, 12, 19, 26, $16 for session. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. September 7, 14, 21, 28, $20 for session. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, $12 for session. October Session, Mondays October 3, 17, 24, (No October 10 and 31), $12 for session. Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19, 26, $16 for session. Fridays October 7, 14, 21, 28, $16 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.).Municipal Gym. 3 Purchasing options: Register for full session online, $5 drop-in, or purchase pickleball club card $40 for 10 days of play.
Pickleball Instructional Clinic for Novices and Beginners: Our instructional session will help you learn the game of pickleball and improve basic skills, doubles strategies, rules, and scoring.
Fridays, October 7,14,21, & 28Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $15 for full session.
16+ Volleyball: Tuesdays, September 20 - October 25, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Municipal Gym, $20 for six-day session, $5 drop-in.
Boot Camp: For Ages 16+. Ready to invest in your health and fitness and see real change, but don’t want to deal with crowds at the gym? 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. Upcoming sessions: September 20 – November 10, 2022 and November 22 – January 12, 2023. 1x/week $64, 2x/week $96, or $10 drop-in. Classes will be held in the Old Town Hall on Town Street on Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. and in the Municipal Gym on Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m.
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 a virtual option via Facebook on Wednesday and a new in person class on Sundays.
Virtual Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m., $40 (4 classes) or $15 for a single class. Next session begins September 14 – October 5.
In-Person Sunday class at the Senior Center! Next session is September 4 - September 25. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 4 weeks for $40. Please call the office (860) 873-5058 if you need financial assistance.
Fall Basketball Clinics with Sarah Anderson for Grades 3-5: SESSION ONE BOYS: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
September 21, 28 (3:30-4:40 p.m.), October 12, 19, & 26. No October 5. SESSION ONE GIRLS: Fridays, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., September 23, 30, October 14, 21 (1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.) & 28. No October 7. $100 for 5 days.
SESSION TWO BOYS: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., November 2, 9, 16 & 30. No November 23. SESSION TWO GIRLS: Fridays, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., November 4, 11, 18 & December 2 (1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.) No November 25, $80 for 4 days. Session 1&2 Combo: $160 for all 9 days. 4th and 5th graders will be transported to the elementary school via transfer school bus.
Fall Cheerleading Club for Grades K-5: The Hale-Ray High School Cheerleaders, along with their Coach, Tracy Gibb, will provide a fun and safe environment for students to learn basic cheer skills. Activities will include stretches, jumps, motions, cheers, and dance. At the end of the session, students will have the opportunity to perform during our Nathan Hale-Ray/Coginchaug High School Football game at Coginchaug High School, November 5th (participation in performance is optional). Saturday, October 1-22, K-Grade 2: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Grades 3-5: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 29: All participants will practice together 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School, $55 per child.
American Red Cross Babysitting Class: Participants will learn the basic skills needed to be a safe babysitter. Attendees will receive a certificate if they take the entire class and successfully demonstrate their skills to the American Red Cross instructor. Must be at least 11 years old to take the class. Parks & Rec Activity Room, Municipal Office Complex October 17, 24 & November 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $65.
American Red Cross CPR for Babysitters: This is an extension of our ARC Babysitting Course and is open to all those who have previously taken our babysitting class. This class will certify babysitters in Basic First Aid as well as Infant and Child CPR. Ages 11-18. December 5 & 7. Municipal Office Complex, 5:30-7:00 p.m., $72.
Activity to Go Kits: Each activity kit includes supplies, ingredients, and instructions for 2 craft projects and 2 treats! It also includes season-themed puzzles and coloring pages. October kit will be Fall and Halloween theme. Registration deadline: October 9, kit pick-up is October 26, $12.
Play-Well Lego Programs: Minecraft Engineering for Grades 1-3. Venture into the world of Minecraft. Build your base, craft your tools, and use your minecart. Come explore the possibilities with a trained Play-Well instructor. East Haddam Elementary School. Mondays- October 3-November 21. *No class Oct. 10th, Nov. 7th, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., $130.00.
Minecraft Master Engineering for grades 4-5: Bring your Minecraft adventures to life with a trained Play-Well instructor. Build shelters, craft mystical items, and perfect crossbow skills. Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School. Grades 4-5: Wednesdays- October 5-November 16. *No class Oct. 19th, 3:15-4:45 p.m., $130.00.