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Summer

CHILL OUT AT LYSB – This program is full
Monday through Thursday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. June 27- August 2, 2018
Chill out at the LYSB after park and rec!  Children will be walked from park and rec day camp to the LYSB where they can hang out with their friends, play basketball, watch movies, games, art and crafts and much more.  Snacks will be provided.   Fee: $240 per child for the six week session. (you must register for all six weeks). Registration opens on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. by phone only 860-434-7208.
Click here to register for the WAIT LIST.
 
BEACH DANCES 2018
Every Tuesday 7:00-9:00 p.m., starting July 10th through August 14th
At White Sands Beach for middle schoolers in Lyme and Old Lyme. $5/admission – music, food, fun, friends!!
Weather permitting, please check our website or facebook page for possible cancellations due to weather by 5:00 p.m. on Dance nights.  LYSB requires registration for the beach dances.  REGISTER

BEACH BLANKET BINGO at White Sands Beach
Monday, July 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 per person.  Pizza dinner is included. Join us at the beach for an evening of family fun and bingo!  Prizes will be awarded to winners. Make sure to bring your beach blanket, bug spray and your appetite!  Please check our website www.lysb.org by 5:00 p.m for possible weather postponement.  Open to all families in Lyme and Old Lyme, no registration necessary.

SUMMER KINDERPLAY – Meet & Greet!
Monday, July 30 11:00-12:30 at Lyme School
Wednesday, August 1, 11:00-12:30 at Mile Creek School
Monday, August 20, 4:00-5:30 at Mile Creek School
Tuesday, August 21, 4:00-5:30 at Lyme School
LYSB invites incoming Kindergarteners and their families to two summer events to meet their new classmates and school.  Activitites include games, crafts, snacks, stories, meet the principal, free play and lots of fun!!  No registration is necessary.
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SITTER / SAFETY CLASS
Monday, July 30 through Thursday, August 2, 2018,  12:00-2:00 p.m.
For grades 6 and up.  Fee: $55 includes supplies, snacks, guest speakers.
This is an intense sitter safety training course that is appropriate for babysitters, big brothers and sisters, and children staying at home alone for the first time.  This course will teach a variety of safety issues, basic first aid, fire safety, 911 skills. REGISTER

CPR FOR BABYSITTERS
Friday, August 3, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Add this valuable class to your LYSB babysitter’s course and learn how to save a life!  Learn CPR and how to clear a blocked airway in children and infants.  Parents want to hire babysitters who know CPR and can help kids who are choking! This class is a must for anyone who cares for children…parents, grandparents & babysitters.  Local AHA instructors, EMTs and EMSIs Doug Lo Presti and Colleen Atkinson will teach you everything you need to know to provide lifesaving care during a cardiac or choking emergency in this class.   Class fee is $50 and awards a Certificate of Completion. (If you are registered for the Sitter Class, bring your lunch) REGISTER

BOLD: BOYS OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT – this program is full
Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
For adventurous L/OL middle school boys to learn leadership,  respect, listening, teamwork.  We will participate in activities such as ROPES, mini police academy, open space hike, and more adventures on land and sea. Fee $50.  REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

ENGINEERING CAMP 2018
Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17, 2018
Ages 5-8:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Ages 9-14: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Discover the marvelous and spectacular world of engineering through the hands-on, minds on summer camps offered by Engineering Imagination, LLC! In these exciting, educational summer camps, participants will use a variety of mediums such as LEGO, recycled materials, salvaged motors and gears, balsa wood, and more to explore the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum.  Using the different mediums, participants will learn about and build projects such as hydroelectric waterwheels, model rockets, and scale bridges! With activities focused on green engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and architecture, your child is sure to have a blast while learning along the way!  Fee: $150.  REGISTER

AMERICAN GIRL CRAFTY CAMP
Monday, August 20 to Friday, August 24, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Age 6 and older, Fee:  $160.00
Calling all American Girl fans!  Join your friends for a fun and crafty week designing Samantha’s floral crowns, writing with Felicity’s feather pen, sewing Molly’s apron, and more!  We’ll have a traditional tea party and cook yummy jam. REGISTER

SPA WEEK FOR KIDS
Monday, August 20 to Friday, August 24, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 and older, Fee: $160
Spend a relaxing week designing traditional Mala beaded jewelry, sewing lavender filled eye pillows, practicing yoga, cooking healthy foods, and journaling.  Have fun with your friends and learn something new!  REGISTER

BACK TO SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Monday, August 26th, 1:00 -2:30 p.m.
For middle schoolers.  After you visit the middle school and your new teachers, stop by the LYSB for ice cream! Free. No Registration Necessary.

SUMMER PLAY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 2018

SENSORY MULTI AGE PLAYGROUP –
Thursdays in July, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., free
A multi age group for children ages 1ish to age 6. Each theme will focus on a variety of ways to have fun with child friendly ingredients. Register for one or all four!
July 12th En Plein Air Painting
July 19th Dinos & Volcanos
July 26th Pirates
August 2nd Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
REGISTER

LIBRARIES ROCK!
Kindness Rocks! – Tuesday, July 10th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, starting at Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library & journeying to LYSB after story hour to create Kindness Rocks. Free
Island Adventures – Monday, July 23rd, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, starting at Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library & journeying to LYSB after story hour for Island crafting.
A special collaboration between Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau and the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, toddlers and caregivers are invited to enjoy a series of two special events highlighting reading, playing and music! The fun will begin with a story time at the OL-PGN and end with a themed craft or activity at LYSB. Attendees will be treated to stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, crafts and visits from some very special guests.   REGISTER

HULA PARTY – Family Event
Wednesday, July 25th  5:30 pm, Free
Join us in the Meeting Room at the Old Lyme Town Hall for a family fun and learn about Hawaiian art of storytelling through song and dance.  Co-sponsored by LYSB & OLPGN.
REGISTER

FARM TO TABLE ADVENTURES for your Little Emerging Chefs
Educational cooking experiences that go beyond the kitchen with an emphases on fresh, local, healthily, and sustainable foods.
Ages 4 to 7, free.  Register for one or all four
**Tues. July 17th 10-11:30am Bees (at LYSB) 
Karen Parker, Community Herbalist and Bee Keeper will keep us buzzing around learning about the importance of bees, the hive, and honey. A special guest appearance by the Queen Bee is anticipated. Sticky fingers can be expected.
**Tues. July 24th 10-11:30am Fat Stone Farm (at LYSB)
Liz Farrell from Fat Stone Farm will share the magic of elderberries and maple syrup from her farm. Children will make elderberry gummies for a healthy treat to take home. 
**Tues. July 31st 10:30 a.m. New Mercies Farm Outing
A Berry-licious morning. New Mercies Farm is located at 256 Beaver Brook Rd. in Lyme Ct. and is now operated by Farmer Bailee Drown. Children and caretakers will meet at the farm at 10:30am. Bailee will treat us to a tour of her newest growing facility including a taste of her berry crops. If weather permits *pick-your-own strawberries may be available. *Fees apply.
**Tues. Aug 7th 10:30 a.m. White Gate Farm Outing
Tour, forage, and feast. Children and caretakers will meet at White Gate Farm located at 83 Upper Pattagansett Road in East Lyme. Meet at the farm at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy a guided tour of the farm’s abundant organic produce, poultry, and flowers. Children will harvest their own produce to take home. 
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THE DINOSAUR PLACE at Nature’s Art – This program is full
Thursday August 9th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$10.00* per person. Children under age 2 are free. At Nature’s Art in Montville, CT.
*Please note this is a special LYSB price by registration only. Admission to the Dinosaur Place is $23.99 per person at the door if you do not register with LYSB for this outing. Transportation is not included. Caretakers are expected to attend.  Space is very limited. Each person attending must register.  The Dinosaur Park Admission includes:
1.5 Miles of Dinosaur Trails
Monty’s DINO-Sized Playground
a”MAZE”asaurus
New England’s largest Splashpad
Jurassic Moon Bounce
T. Rex Tower Playscape
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SUMMER BABIES
Mondays, June 4th to 25th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Ages 0-2ish, Free
Open forum for parents and children to gather. 
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SENSORY SUMMER PLAYGROUP 
Tuesdays, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Ages 1-3, Free
June 5th Bubbles
June 12th  Father’s Day Crafting and Fun
June 19th  Water Play
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SENSORY FARM VISIT at LYSB – This program is full
Tuesday, June 26th, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 1 and up, free
The Waterford Country Day School will join us at LYSB with their Mobile Farm offering some hands on fun while children observe, learn, and touch  around 8-10 animals.  Stay, play, and picnic after the farm visit. Bring a bagged lunch.  REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

PARACHUTE PLAY
Thursdays, June 7th to 28th, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Ages 2-4, free
A morning of parachute activities. Using a parachute creates a fun atmosphere for exercise, building teamwork, and promotes the joy of playing together. Each session will include free play time, parachute activities including games, dance, and songs, and a snack.  REGISTER

FAIRY GARDEN PLAY WORKSHOP – this program is full
Mondays, June 4th – 25th, 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.
Ages 5-7, Fee: $35.00
Children will learn how to create their own Fairy Garden by designing, crafting & creating a work of art they will take home and be able to play with all summer. Parents or a care taker are encouraged to join the fun. All materials & snack provided. Children can ride the bus to LYSB from Mile Creek and Lyme Schools (June 4, 11, 18).  REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

SHOW CHOIR CAMP hosted by Amped Up
Monday June 25 to Friday, June 29, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
at Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Love to sing? Love to dance?  LOVE TO PERFORM?
Learn it all with us this summer!  Join us for an exciting week of singing and dancing.  No prior dance experience is required – we will teach you what you need to know. For students entering grades 5-9, Fee: $250 includes camp t-shirt, all materials, peanut-free snack.  
Click here for full Show Choir Camp details including daily schedule
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