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Summer

FAMILY FUN CONCERT featuring “Sunny Train”
Friday, June 21, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at LYSB
For all ages, free
Woo! Woo! June 21st is Make Music Day in Connecticut and we’ll kick off the Old Lyme festivities with a family concert featuring the popular band Sunny Train.  Face Painting, Cotton candy, and oodles of fun in LYSB’s back yard.  Bring a chair or blanket.  After the concert explore Make Music Day activities up and down Lyme Street including food and lots and lots of music!  For more info about Make Music Day visit www.oldlymeartsdistrict.com 

CHILL OUT AT LYSB full, wait list only
Monday through Thursday, June 24- August 1, 2019, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
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).
This program is FULL – REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

SHOW CHOIR CAMP “Camped Up”, hosted by Amped Up
Monday June 24 to Friday, June 28, 2019, 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.  
For more information visit the Camped Up webpage
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TENNIS PALS CAMP
Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12
Session A: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – full, wait list
Session B: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Ages 8 and up, Fee: $25
The mission of Tennis PALS Foundation is to introduce the physical, mental, and social benefits of tennis to youth and young adults with physical, cognitive, or developmental challenges.  Tennis PALS provides a fun, supportive, and adaptive environment.  We will host our first session July 8-12 at the Lyme-Old Lyme High School tennis courts with local tennis pros and student volunteers.  All equipment will be provided by Tennis PALS. For more info visit www.tennispals.org
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BEACH DANCES 2019
Every Tuesday 7:00-9:00 p.m., starting July 2 through August 13, 2019
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.  
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BEACH BLANKET BINGO at White Sands Beach
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 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.

CHESS CAMP
Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Ages 9 and up, Fee: $60
In this camp, students will learn a basic understanding of fundamental chess strategy.  The camp includes lessons, practice against other members, and personalized feedback from the instructor.  Perfect for anyone who is interested in learning chess in a friendly environment!
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BOLD: BOYS OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT – full, wait list only|
Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9, 2019, 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 $65.
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ENGINEERING CAMP 2019
Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9, 2019
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.
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AMERICAN GIRL CRAFTS CAMP
Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ages 6 and older, Fee:$160.
Join your friends for a fun week of American Girl themed crafts, games and stories. create flower crowns, write with a feather pen, sew a felt animal and design beaded jewelry. Learn about the American Girls past and present. Tea party and jam making too!Bring your favorite doll.
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SPA WEEK FOR KIDS
Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 and older, Fee: $160
Spend a relaxing week making scented soaps and lavender sachets, beautiful Mala bead necklaces, spirited gods eyes and vision boards. We’ll also have time to cook healthy snacks and learn a little yoga too!!  Led by arts educator Claudia Mathison.
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BACK TO SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL
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onday, August 26, 2019, 1:30 -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.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS SUMMER 2019

MONDAYS

SUMMER BABIES
Mondays, June 10 to July 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, 6 weeks, Free
Ages 0-2ish
Open forum for parents and children to gather
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TUESDAYS

SAFARI PLAYGROUP
One Day: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 9:30-10:30, a.m., free
Multi age
Explore the grounds of LYSB while going on an animal hunt.  
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IT’S THEATRE TIME
Tuesdays, June 18 to July 9, 10:00-10:30 a.m., 4 weeks, $20
Ages 3-6 years 
Judy Potter will enchant this group with a story, guitar music, and songs.  Children will be encouraged to act out the story they have just heard.  Audience participation, pretend play, and music make this a very special interactive group for you and your child. 
June 18: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
June 25: Harry, The Dirty Dog
July 2: Too Much Noise
July 9: Goldilocks and The Three Bears
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WANDERING AND WONDERING
Six family events to explore our beautiful region.  Register for one or all six!
June 11 to July 16, 4:00 p.m., Free  
Each week families will meet up at a different park or preserve for a short, low impact hike through a variety of habitats. Your guide, Sarah, will bring her vast knowledge of field biology to supplement your experience. We can all get to know the beautiful places we call home by stopping, looking, and wondering. Many of the sites have additional trails, supplemental activities and picnic areas available for those wishing to spend some extra time out in nature with their families. Please bring your own water bottle and bug spray. Rain dates for these hikes will be the following Thursday with exception of 7/18.
June 11:  Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth
June 18:  Watch Rock and/or DEP dock, Old Lyme – full, wait list only
June 25:  Hammonasset State Park, Madison – full, wait list only
July 2:  Lohmann’s Preserve, Old Lyme – full, wait list only
July 9:  Bluff Point State Park, Groton – full, wait list only
July 16:  Hoffman-Matthresser-DeGerenday Preserve, Old Lyme – full,wait list only
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WEDNESDAYS

SENSORY EXPLORATION & FREE PLAY GROUP
Wednesdays June 5 & 12, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Free
Multi Ages
Open forum for parents and children to gather, explore fun sensory items and play.
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ARTS & CRAFTS DAYS 
Wednesdays, June 19 to July 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5 weeks, $25
Ages 1ish – 6 years
Need a break from the summer sun? Join us Wednesdays mornings for a relaxed arts & crafty morning. Each week there will be sensory play and a child-led craft based on the theme of the week. We will also make time for free play.
June 19: Ice Cream Cone 
June 26: Bubbles –  full, wait list only
July 3: Red, White, and Blue  full, wait list only
July 10: Ocean – full, wait list only
July 17: Luau  full, wait list only
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BACKYARD BASH
Wednesdays June 19 to July 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 5 weeks $25
Ages 1ish-6 years
Get on those bathing suits and join us out behind Mimi’s Place for some water fun and playground play. We will have water stations for the kids to explore, music playing, and time to burn some energy. Leave dinner to us to finish off the evening.
June 19: Pool Party-Pizza – full, wait list only
June 26: Camp LYSB- S’mores & Chicken/fries – full, wait list only
July 3: Backyard BBQ-Hot dogs & burgers
July 10: Luau- Tropical fruit and pasta – full, wait list only
July 17: Ice Cream Social ~ Please bring your own picnic dinner. We will provide the Ice Cream – full, wait list only
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THURSDAYS

SENSORY FARM VISIT AT LYSB – full, wait list only
Thursday, July 11, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., free
Ages 1 and up
The Waterford Country 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 your own bagged lunch.
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ROCKIN’ WITH PETE THE CAT FAMILY CONCERT
Thursday, July 18, 6:00 p.m., free
at Old Lyme Town Hall, 52 Lyme Street
Al Decant, known as the “Singing Principal” will treat us to a spirited performance packed with toe tapping music, great stories, and heaps of audience participation that celebrate the reading experience for children of all ages. A special appearance by Pete the Cat will also be included.  This program is free but please register. Space is limited.
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FRIDAYS

EXPLODING WATERMELONS – full, wait list only
Friday June 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Free
Multi age group
A yummy Volcanic experience!
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MAKE MUSIC DAY PLAYGROUP – full, wait list only
Friday, June 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Free
Multi age group.
Children will make and play musical instruments in celebration of Make Music Day in Old Lyme!  More info at www.oldlymeartsdistrict.com
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NOT YET SCHEDULE FOR 2019
SUMMER KINDERPLAY 2018 – 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.