Youth Programs

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Start Smart Multi-Sport

Norwich Recreation is now offering a chance for our youngest athletes to experience a wide range of different sports! Each week will focus on a new sport giving our youngsters a chance to see what interests them! 

Session 1
Activity #:     320421-1
Ages:            3 - 7
Dates:          January 17 - February 21
Day:             Thursday's
Time:            6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Moriarty School

Session 2
Activity #:     320421-2
Ages:            3 - 7
Dates:          March 7 - April 11
Day:             Thursday's
Time:            6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Moriarty School

Magic Lessons

Magician Aaron Hughes will be offering a magical experience this fall. Learn how to do your very own magic and card tricks. He will teach you tricks of misdirection, timing and choices of props. This is a great class for the beginner who is interested in learning the skills. 6 weeks. Instructor: Aaron Hughes

Session 1
Activity #:     320220-1
Ages:           10+
Dates:          January 16 - February 20
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Session 2
Activity #:     320220-2
Ages:           10+
Dates:          March 6 - April 10
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Beginner Karate

Come learn traditional Karate values such as Focus, Respect, Self- Confidence, Self- Control, and Self defense along with learning to kick, strike, and defensive blocking. 6 weeks. Instructor: Cliff Cochran

Session 1
Activity #:     320420-1
Ages:            8+
Dates:          January 17 - February 21
Day:             Friday's
Time:           5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Session 2
Activity #:     320420-2
Ages:            8+
Dates:          March 7 - April 11
Day:             Friday's
Time:           5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Beginner Fencing

Fencing is a modern and exciting sport which relies on the use of tactics and strategy as well as speed and skill while facing your opponent. This course is designed to teach participants the basics all while meeting new people and having a ton of fun! Equipment will be provided6 weeks. Instructor: Aaron Hughes

Session 1
Activity #:     320423-1
Ages:           10+
Dates:          January 16 - February 20
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:           5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

elementary school kids on yoga mat striking a pose

Session 2
Activity #:     320423-2
Ages:           10+
Dates:          March 6 - April 10
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:           5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Beginner Dance

Students will develop rhythm and musicality through focus on fundamental techniques in tap, and flexibility, strength, and grace through ballet. Following exercises and choreography, students will also get to express themselves at the end of class with a creative movement segment. Taught in a nurturing environment with fun, games, and age appropriate music.  6 weeks. Instructor: Dance Express

Session 1
Activity #:     320821-1
Ages:           4 - 7
Dates:          January 15 - February 19
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
                     Walk-ins welcome: $8 Res; $10 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Session 2
Activity #:     320821-2
Ages:           7 - 10
Dates:          March 5 - April 9
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
                    Walk-ins welcome: $8 Res; $10 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

lego building blocks in the form of a tower

S.T.E.A.M using Lego

Children explore simple machines using LEGO Education early childhood materials. In Steam works, children will work with pre-engineering challenges involving structure, levers, gears, pulleys, and other elements of simple machines. Your child will have the opportunity to work with and bring home evidence-based lab sheets to share with family to continue the learning process outside of the program. 6 weeks. Instructor: E.Y.E.S.

Activity #:     320120-1
Ages:           6 - 8
Dates:          January 14 - March 4 *No class on January 21 & February 18
Day:             Monday's
Time:           4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Fee:             $100 Res; $110 Non-Res
Location:      Huntington School

Activity #:     320120-2
Ages:           9 - 11
Dates:          January 16 - February 20
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:           4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee:             $100 Res; $110 Non-Res
Location:      Huntington School

Children's Yoga

Improve strength, flexibility, and coordination.  Enhance focus and reduce stress through breathing and mindfulness exercises.  Build confidence and awareness as we move through fun yoga poses designed for all levels of ability! 6 weeks. Instructor: Michelle Vanse-Frawley

Session 1
Activity #:     320820-1
Ages:           8 - 12
Dates:          January 15 - February 19
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Session 2
Activity #:     320820-2
Ages:           8 - 12
Dates:          March 5 - April 9
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

Learn the necessary skills to care for children of all ages. A certified instructor will teach you how to handle the messy situations of feeding and diapering, managing scrapes and minor bruises to life threatening situations. This is a fun, hand’s on course! Complete the course and become a trained Safe Sitter.  Handbook is included. Bring snack and lunch. Instructor: Angelica Martinez

Activity #:     321202-1
Ages:           11 - 14
Dates:          January 19
Day:             Saturday
Time:            9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Fee:             $60 Res; $70 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Activity #:     321202-2
Ages:           11 - 14
Dates:          March 2
Day:             Saturday
Time:            9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Fee:             $60 Res; $70 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Youth Instructional Basketball League

The league is geared towards teaching and improving basketball skills through developmental drills and game play. Instruction and coaching will focus on teaching children the basic fundamentals of basketball as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play. Day/time TBD once registration process has been completed. Registration fee includes instruction, coaching, games and T-shirt.

Jr. Coed Division 
Activity #:     324010-B1
Ages:           8 - 10
Dates:          December 10 - March 6
Day:             Monday's or Wednesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Huntington School Gym

Sr. Coed Division 
Activity #:     324010-B1
Ages:           11 - 13
Dates:          December 10 - March 6
Day:             Monday's or Wednesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Huntington School Gym

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High School Recreational Basketball

This will be geared towards improving basketball skills through instruction and game play. Each week your child will participate in recreational games while getting fit, making new friends, and working on basketball skill. Registration fee includes coaching, games and T-Shirt! Day/ time TBD once registration process has been completed.

Boys Division 
Activity #:     324010-B4
Ages:           14 - 18
Dates:          December 10 - March 6
Day:             Tuesday's or Thursday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Teachers School Gym

Girls Division 
Activity #:     324010-G3
Ages:           14 - 18
Dates:          December 10 - March 6
Day:             Tuesday's or Thursday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Teachers School Gym

Small and Tall Tumblers

Parents/Guardian participate in the world of the toddler with movement, music, parachute, bubbles, balls and obstacle courses, combined with instruction, while learning about their child's development. The stage is set to enhance key areas of motor development, while stimulating the mind through highly creative activity.

Session 1
Activity #:     310420-A1
Ages:           12 mo. - 3 yr.
Dates:          January 14 - March 4 *No class on 1/21 & 2/18
Day:             Monday's
Time:            9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Activity #:     310420-A2
Ages:           12 mo. - 3 yr.
Dates:          January 16 - February 20
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:            9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Session 2
Activity #:     320820-B1
Ages:           8 - 12
Dates:          March 11 - April 15
Day:             Monday's
Time:            9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Activity #:     320820-B1
Ages:           8 - 12
Dates:          March 6 - April 10
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:            9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Elementary School Children Gymnastics
Teenagers on Couch Playing Video Games

Teen Game Night

Everyone knows that kids and video games go hand in hand now a days. Norwich Recreation is now offering a chance for those teens to do what they love while also socializing with peers. Video game tournaments on our huge projection TV, fun with friends, prizes for winners, and pizza! What more could a teen ask for?

Ages:           13+
Dates:          1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12
Day:             Friday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:             $15 Res; $20 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Parent Night Out

Enjoy a night out on the town without the hassle of hiring a babysitter! Norwich Recreation is excited to offer a chance for parents to get a much deserved night out while the kids enjoy a night with our fantastic staff! The night will include games, crafts, food, movies, and tons of fun!

Ages:           5 - 12
Dates:          1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26
Day:             Friday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:             $15 Res; $20 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department