Youth Programs

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

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

Activity #:     121019-3 (June 2)     124019-4(July 14)
Ages:           11 to 14
Time:            9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Dates:          June 2 or July 14
Day:             Saturday
Fee:             $45.00 Norwich Residents, $55.00 Non-Residents
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department; 75 Mohegan Road, Norwich
Deadline:     May 30 (for June 2 class)
                    July 11 (for July 14 class)

Youth & Family Fishing Program

We will cover the basics about fish and fishing. Spend time learning from experienced Instructors in the classroom, and then fish at Spaulding Pond at Mohegan Park.  You will learn about fishing tackle, how to cast, knot tying, safety, regulations and how to identify your catch. You can even use our fishing gear during the field experience!  Bring bait and a fishing license if over 16. If under 16, a free license can be obtained at the Clerk's Office at City Hall.

Ages:           9 years and up
Time:           2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date:           May 19
Day:            Saturday
Fee:            FREE
Location:     Lakeside Pavilion, Mohegan Park
Parking:      Lot 3 Upper Lot
Deadline:    Pre-register by May 17

Youth Track Meet

Come run your heart out in this Southern CT Regional track meet. Youth can choose up to 3 races from the 50 meter to the 1600 meter and/or the long jump and softball throw. Towns of East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Montville, New London, Norwich & Waterford will also be participating. Sign up onsite at Fitch High School.

Ages:          6 - 14
Dates:        May 18, 2018
Day:           Friday
Time:          5:00PM – 5:45PM Registration on-site
                   6:00PM Meet Begins
Fee:            FREE
Location:     Fitch High School Track- Groton

Proud to ‘DU’ It: Youth Duathlon 

Everyone will run and bike on a closed road/trail. Training wheels and be used; helmets are required. All abilities welcome.
Ages:              5-6 Run .3 miles – Bike 1 mile – Run .3 miles
                        7-8 Run .7 miles – Bike 1 mile – Run .7 miles
                        9-10 Run .7 miles – Bike 2 miles – .7 miles
                        11-14 Run 1 mile – Bike 2 miles – Run 1 mile
                        15-17 Run 1 mile – Bike 4 miles – Run 1 mile
Date:               Sunday, April 29
Time:              Check-in opens 7:30am; Race begins 9:00 am
Location:        New London High School, New London CT
Fee:                $15 before April 14; $20 on April 14
                        $10/ year USA Triathlon Membership

https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/NewLondon/ProudtoDUIt

Norwich Splash and Dash: Youth Aquathlon 

A Run, Swim, Run event. All levels welcome. This is a family friendly event followed by a brunch for all race families. Bring a blanket and/or chairs. Children can discover what it’s like to have competing in an Aquathlon event. Medals to all children that finish the race. *Limited life jackets available upon request.
Ages:              5-6 Run .5 miles – Swim 50 meters – Run .5 miles
                        7-10 Run .5 miles – Swim 100 meters – Run .7 miles
                        11-17 Run .5 miles – Swim 200 meters – Run 1.5 miles
Date:               Saturday, June 16
Time:              Check-in opens 7:30am; Race begins 9:00am
Location:        Mohegan Park, Norwich CT
Fee:                $20 before June 1st; $25 on June 1st
                        $10/ year USA Triathlon Membership

 https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Norwich/NorwichSplashandDash

Proud to TRI: Youth Triathlon 

A Swim, Bike, Run event. The grand finale of the “Triple Crown”. Life jackets can be worn in the water and training wheels can be used; helmets required.
Ages:              5-6 Swim 50 yards – Bike 1 mile – Run .5 miles
                        7-8 Swim 100 yards – Bike 2 miles – Run .75 miles
                        9-10 Swim 100 yards – Bike 2 miles – Run .75 miles
                        11-13 Swim 200 yards – Bike 3 miles – Run 1.5 miles
                        14-17 Swim 200 yards – Bike 3 miles – Rune 1.5 miles
Date:               Saturday, September 9
Time:              8:00 am
Location:        Harkness State Park, Waterford CT

https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Waterford/ProudtoTRI


Otis Library Programs Sponsored by Norwich Recreation Department


Kids Imagine Book Club: Grades 3 – 5

This is an Otis Library Program sponsored by the Norwich Recreation Department. Read and discuss a featured book each month! Food and related activities provided. Registration required (register prior month and pick up copy of book at the Front Desk). Program takes place in the Story Hour Room.

Dates:         5/14
Time:           6:00pm – 7:00pm
Day:             Monday’s
Location:    Otis Library
                    261 Main St.
                    Norwich, CT
Fee:             Free

Tween Book Club: Grades 6 – 8

This is an Otis Library Program sponsored by the Norwich Recreation Department. A fun book club for the tween set: read and discuss featured book each month. Pizza and related activities provided. Registration required (register prior month and pick up copy of book at the Front Desk) Program takes place in the Meeting Room.

Dates:         5/21
Time:           6:00pm – 7:00pm
Day:             Monday’s
Location:     Otis Library
                     261 Main St.
                     Norwich, CT
Fee:             Free

Recipes for Success: Ages 8 - 11

This is an Otis Library Program sponsored by the Norwich Recreation Department. Enjoy making and eating a delicious treat each month. Related activities provided. Registration required; register prior month and pick-up copy of book at the Front Desk of Otis Library. In the Story Hour Room.

Dates:          5/12, 6/9
Time:           11:00am – 12:00pm
Day:             Saturday’s
Location:     Otis Library
                     261 Main St.
                     Norwich, CT
Fee:              Free