Submitted by Josselyn Salafia, HK Rec. Dept.
For more information about any of these programs, please call the HK Recreation Department at 860-345-8334 or visit us on-line at www.hkrec.com.
Nature Class Experience
Fuzzy, Scaley, & Sticky –Learn about bunnies, snakes, and frogs in this interactive class with live animals. Visit with each critter and take a closer look into what makes them so unique.
This program is for children ages 1 – 4 and meets on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the HK Central Office A-117. The fee is $22 / $17 2nd child and HK Cubs.
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering gymnastics this fall for students in grades K – 5. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, September 24 – October 15 as well as October 29 – November 26 (No 11/5) at Burr Elementary School and on Fridays, October 4 – October 25 and November 8 – December 6 (No 11/29) at Killingworth Elementary School. Class will be from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. The fee is $77. Non-residents please add $10.
Students will be introduced to basic floor tumbling as well as some apparatus use. They will work on front rolls, back rolls, cartwheels, handstands and bridges. They will learn to walk front and back on the balance beam as well as hops, skips, and little jumps.
This beginner program will include the proper form, vocabulary, and techniques of utilizing and performing Archery. Also included is some historical information toward archery and the different styles of archery throughout various cultures. Learn background information towards creating and shaping your own bows. Individual Equipment will be provided. A second session will be offered October 30 – December 4 (No 11/27) at the HK High School Auxiliary Gym/Outside. The fee is $65 each session (non-residents add $10) and meets from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Young Chefs of HK
The HK Recreation Department is offering some fun cooking classes this fall. Young Chefs is for boys and girls in grades 1 – 5. It meets from 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. at the HKHS B-112. The fee is $28 each class (non-residents add $5). It is a unique culinary experience which will offer cooking classes to children in a safe environment that will encourage discovery and creativity. Each visit will be a new experience with fresh monthly themes and exciting new programs. Students sharpen their skills by employing the mantra, “Mise en Place” which, in the cooking world, translates into “Everything in its place.” Young chefs will learn basics in kitchen safety, proper food handling, food preparation, cooking and baking techniques, presentation, and so much more! At the end of each workshop the young chef will leave with a packet of info on how to recreate what we made in class and tasty treats for their family to try.
- November 6 – gear up for Thanksgiving this month and make turkey cookie treats. We will start the class by making pumpkin muffins and while they bake we will create delicious edible turkeys.
- December 4 – learn how to make snowman cupcakes and a stuffed shells for the family. This time of year is very busy so let’s learn how to make an entree and dessert we can serve for a holiday meal.
Babysitter’s Training Course
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering the American Red Cross Babysitting Course. Class will meet Wednesdays, October 16 – 30 and Mondays, November 18 – December 2 from 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. Both will be held in the HK Lower Media Center. The fee is $75 and includes a Red Cross Babysitting Manual and Certificate. Non-residents please add $10.
There will be a CPR for Babysitters session on Monday and Wednesday, November 4 & 6 from 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. at the HK Lower Media Center. The fee is $55 (non-residents add $10). Must have taken the Babysitter’s Training class in order to take the CPR section. The course is for students ages 10 – 15, and is designed to prepare them for babysitting.
This American Red Cross Program has been updated to include Basic Child Care, First Aid for breathing and bleeding emergencies, and injury prevention as well as covering other important topics to prepare young adults for babysitting. Students will not become certified in CPR or 1st Aid, but will gain knowledge. This class is an excellent opportunity to help students build self-confidence as well as job leadership, and decision-making skills.
Wizard’s School of Magic
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering a Magic Workshop for boys and girls grades K – 5 on Friday, October 18 at Burr Elementary School Library from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The fee is $22 each. Non-Residents please add $5. Children will have fun learning basic introductory magic while building self-confidence and dexterity. Five different tricks will be taught in each session. Each child will receive a magic kit which includes 5 tricks, an instruction sheet describing each trick, and a magic wand. Kids will also be entertained by Tom O’Brien’s own act. Tom is a master at his craft and is a wonderful and entertaining teacher as well. New tricks this session!
The HK Recreation Department is offering Skyscraper Engineering this Fall. Participants will work individually and as a group to build a massive LEGO® skyscraper at least 6 ft tall! Students will learn about real-world construction techniques and vocabulary and even test the structural integrity through simulating an earthquake and hurricane! The program meets from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. The fee is $22 each session.
- Session 1: Tuesday, October 22 at Killingworth Elementary Rm. 14
- Session 2: Friday, October 25 at Burr Elementary School Library
STEM FUNdementals with LEGOtm
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering STEM Fundementals with LEGOTM for students in grades K – 5. The class will be offered on Mondays, October 21 – December 9 (No 11/11) at Burr Elementary School Library from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. The fee is $148 (non-residents add $10).
Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. There is no prerequisite for this course.
When I’m in Charge
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering the American Red Cross “When I’m in Charge” class this fall. Class will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 5:45 – 7:45 pm at the HK HS Lower Media Center. The fee is $26. Non-residents please add $5. The course is for students ages 9 and up, and is designed to teach kids how to be responsible when at home. Topics include internet safety, gun safety, family communications, sibling care, basic emergency care & confidence building.
Swim Lessons (Children)
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering Swim lessons this Fall for children. Classes are conducted at the HK High School Pool. Lessons meet Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. Session 1 & 2 is from October 3 – 29. Children’s Swim Lessons (ages 4 and up) is from 6:00 – 6:40 p.m. or 6:50 – 7:30 p.m. The fee is $75 / $60 with pool membership. Non resident please add $10. $5 Sibling discount.
Adult Semi-Private Swim Lessons
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering Adult Semi-Private Swim Lessons at the HK High School Pool. Learn the basics including treading water, floating and stroke development such as crawl, breast, side and back.
Session 2 will be from October 3 – 29. Session 3 will be November 12 – December 10 (No 11/28), 7:50-8:30 p.m. The fee is $75/$60 with a pool membership.
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering Aqua Aerobics at the HK High School Pool. Aqua Aerobics is a great cardio-vascular workout for all ages, all fitness levels, swimmers & non-swimmers. No equipment is required. This free-style class includes a variety of styles such as an active warm-up and aerobics, kickboxing, lunges, squats, abdominal work, training, water walking, and more.
Session 2 will be held October 28 – December 11 (No 11/11, 11/27) 6:45-7:45 p.m. The fee is $72/$60 (2x per week) or $42/$36 (1x per week) with a current pool membership and Sr. Citizens each session. Drop-in for $10 each class.
Men’s Fall Basketball
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering Men’s Fall Basketball on Sundays, October 6 – December 8, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the HK Central Office Gym. The fee is $45. Non-residents please add $10.
“Come Play in the Mud” Pottery
In this adult level introduction to pottery class, learn simple hand building techniques, allowing you to express yourself by making a wide variety of pottery forms. The first 4 classes will focus on construction techniques and creation of forms. On week 5 you will be glazing your work, and week 6 will bring us a critique of your finished projects and celebration. The program will meet Thursdays, October 3 – November 14 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Haddam-Killingworth High School Room B-114. The fee is $165. Non-residents please add $10.
Adult/Child CPR, AED & First Aid
This American Red Cross Program will teach you how to respond to a breathing or cardiac emergency for an Adult or Child. Participants will become certified in Adult and Child CPR as well as AED and First Aid upon completion of the class. This class also satisfies the requirements of CT Childcare providers.
This class meets on Monday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 2 from 5:45 -7:45 p.m. at the HKHS Lower Media Center. The Fee for this program is $55 (non-res. Add $10).
Active Adult Exercise
The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering an exciting new program this fall for Adults. Active Adult Exercise is an exercise and wellness program that is open to everyone. This program will be on-going through December 27, 2019 (No Holidays), Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9:00 -10:00 a.m., at St. Lawrence Church, Killingworth. The fee is $32 for a 16 class pass (good for 1 month) or $2.50 each class payable to the instructor.
Are you recovering from an injury, have a desire to improve your health and mobility? By offering both aerobic and weight training, with stretch and core strengthening, this program covers all sides of the exercise spectrum.
Mondays/Thursdays will be a fast paced standing aerobic exercise routine, using multiple muscle movements & hand weights. Promotes brain stimulation, muscle regeneration, improved strength, circulation and heart rate. Tuesdays will be strength training using free weights that will build core, arm and legs. Fridays will be a circuit interval class done is sets of three. Lots of stretching and slower movements.