Partnership Camps & Programs

Hamden is proud to partner with various local groups which provide specialized and focused summer day camps and other activities and programming for kids. Partnership Camps & Programs offered through the Recreation Department include....

Mad Science Summer Camp

2022 Summer Programming includes: 

The Galactic NASA Journey!
June 20-24, 2022

Join us on our space adventure through the galaxy to infinity and beyond! Campers will experience the life of NASA astronaut’s journey before, during, and after a space mission! They will use real astronaut equipment such as memory metal, robots, and lasers plus create many spin-off innovations like a mars shelter! Campers will create a comet from household experiments and experience what the atmosphere is like in space. Finally, they will witness a rocket launch that will blast out of this world! Campers will receive a Mad Science Lab coat, goggles, and specially designed take homes to help extend learning at home!

Cool Booming Reactions!
August 8-12, 2022

Let’s bring chemistry to life with hands on and mind-blowing experiments to discover the wonderful world of chemical reactions. Campers will create crazy concoctions daily that will make their hearts explode with passion for science! Mixing mysterious substances we will create fizzing elephant toothpaste, sticky putty, quicksand, squiggly worms, cool snow, and tons of booming explosions! Campers will receive a Mad Science Lab coat, goggles, and specially designed take homes to help extend learning at home!

For a detailed description of programming, visit www.connecticut.madscience.org

Whitney Players Program

This camp at HMS explores all aspects of theater including music, dance, acting, theater games, costuming, set design and it closes with two performances of Into the Woods Jr on July 16th at 2:00pm & 7:00 pm. Visit: www.thewhitneyplayers.org or call 203-281-6007

Into the Woods Jr.

Creative Kids Art Program

Creative Kids Summer is a program in which kids get to be kids! We will explore many art forms, read fiction and non-fiction books about the themes listed and create original art based on the theme of the week. There will even be some science and math! Students will have the opportunity to interact with kids from across Hamden and across grade levels and simply have fun!

Themes:

Week #1 = Medieval Times; #2 Nature; #3 Fairy Tales

  • K-6 (including incoming K's and outgoing 6's)
  • July 11-29, 2022
  • $225.00 Per Week (includes tuition and supplies)

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Skyhawks

Skyhawks is a multi-sport camp designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of multiple sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. 

  • Mini-Hawk Camp (Baseball, Basketball & Soccer) Ages 4-7 @ Bassett Park
  • Multi-Sport Camp (Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, & Soccer) Ages 7-10 @ Bassett Park 
  • Beginning Golf Camp Ages 5-8 @ Bassett Park
  • Stem & Play: Flag Football Camp Ages 8-12 @ Bassett Park
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Spring Tennis & Pickleball Programs 2022

Spring Tennis & Pickleball Fitness Clinics for youngster’s ages 5 – 16 of all levels is now available!! The programs will consist of stroke development to drills and fitness. This experience will help the player become a more inspired athlete, as they gain new skills and make new friends!!

Contact: Director Nils LeBlang : Email: nilslebalng@yahoo.com for additional info

  • Session I – Ages 5-13 ($65)
    •  Saturday Clinic – April 9, 16, 23, 30....Time: 9:30 –10:30 am
  • Session 2 – Ages 5-13 ($65)
    • Saturday Clinic – May 7, 14, 21, 28....Time: 9:30 –10:30 am
  • Session 3 – All Age Groups ($65)
    • After School Clinic – June 13, 14, 15, 16...Time: 3:30 –4:30 pm

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Summer Tennis / Pickleball / Jr. Summer Team USTA/CTA

Director, Nils LeBlang, focuses on instruction of basic strokes, fundamentals of the game and fitness. The summer clinics are for boys & girls of all levels. The clinics are 60 minutes long and held on Mondays & Wednesdays. Rain dates will be made up. 

Contact: Director Nils LeBlang : Email: nilslebalng@yahoo.com for additional info

  • Session 1: June 20 - July 13
  • Session 2: July 18 - August 10

Jr. Summer TEAM USTA/CTA is an intensive intermediate level player clinic that is for boys and girls ages: 10-18. This clinic is hosted by Nils LeBlang and the Sacred Heart Girls Tennis Coach & USTA Development Coach.

Contact Nils Leblang: nilsleblang@yahoo.com for any additional information.

  • Clinic is held: June 20 - August 2, 10:30-11:30am
  • Cost: $125

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Slamma-Jamma BB 

This basketball clinic is taking place at Hamden Middle School this summer for Boys/Girls grades 3rd-9th. To register and pay by credit card visit: www.slamma-jamma.com or complete, sign, and mail the registration form below! 

NOTE: $20 DISCOUNT IF ATTENDING TWO SESSIONS

For more information, contact: Art Leary 203-676-1314 or Al Carfora 203-627-8399 or Recreation Dept. Laura Luzzi 203-287-2584

  • Session I: June 20th – June 24th
  • Session II: August 1st - August 5th
  • Boys/Girls grades 3rd-9th, 9:00am –noon $150; 9:00am-2:00pm $195

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Track Conditioning

2022 Programming Information Coming Soon!

A running, conditioning, track & mindful yoga program designed to develop skills and techniques in fitness and health.   Topics include training in running, competition, nutrition, relaxation, cardio- exercises and proper equipment. Conditioning will be held by Coach Hawk (Aaron Hawkins) and he can be reached by email: ahawkins@hamden.org or by phone: 203-823-8999

  • Ages 8-16
  • $150 (Scholarships available on case by case basis)
  • May 18th - Aug 26th
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30

Build With Ricky

CALLING ALL YOUNG LEGO FANATICS!!!  August 1-5 2022

Lego® Star Wars (8:30-11:30am):

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” a Lego® Star Wars camp is coming to our school! Kids will play all Lego® models from this movie’s theme: Yoda Master; Dark Side Fighter; Rocket…… this is the most popular camp with full enrollment, don’t let your kid’s name on the waiting list, register as soon as possible!

Lego® Remote Control Fun (12:00-3:00pm)

Most Lego® models are built with bricks only, at this camp, kids will build the Lego® models not only use bricks but also adding the motors, battery boxes, receivers, and remote controls. Kids will learn how to integrate bricks with motors, together with their imaginations and make the models move! Have fun with remote controlling the models like: race car, bulldozer, airplane, helicopter and more… Let your kids have this Lego® Remote Control Fun camp, and hurry to enroll into this camp!

  • Kindergarten - 5th grade
  • Half day: $149
  • All day: $280
  • Hamden Middle School

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Everson Soccer Academy

2022 Programming Information Coming Soon!

ESA Summer camps are designed to helps players of all ages develop athletically my mastering fundamental skills or improving your current skill set. Enjoy plenty of game/scrimmage time and make new friends. Learn from our amazing qualified coaching staff. It will definitely be an unforgettable summer!  We teach the Brazilian way where players are encouraged to play a fast, creative, and beautiful style that is recognized  and enjoyed around the world. Our staff will teach and expose our players to work and improve numerous skills such as: ball handling techniques (shooting, passing, first touch,) athleticism (speed, agility, and quickness), 1v1 skills and tactical concepts. Choose between our half-day or full-day programs!

  1. Session 1: June 28th to July 2nd @ Westwoods School
  2. Session 2: August 2nd to August 6th @ Westwoods School
  • TIGER Kixx: Ages 2 - 5 10am to 10:45 - $85
  • Half Day: Ages 5 to 14 - 9am to 12pm - $135
  • Full Day: Ages 5 to 14 - 9am to 4pm - $195