Youth Programs

Start Smart Multi-Sport

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 #:     410410-1
Ages:            3 - 7
Dates:          April 25 - May 30
Day:             Thursday's
Time:            6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Moriarty School

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.

Wednesday's

Activity #:     410420-1
Ages:           12 mo. - 3 yr.
Dates:          April 24 - May 29
Time:            9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Thursday's

Activity #:     410420-2
Ages:           12 mo. - 3 yr.
Dates:          March 6 - April 10
Time:            5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Elementary School Children Gymnastics

Mini Star Tumblers

At ages 3 & 5, children refine basic skills that reinforce a heightened aptitude for all physical sport activities. This class offers greater challenges to the older preschooler on scaled down gymnastics inspired equipment.

Wednesday's

Activity #:     410421-1
Ages:           3 - 5
Dates:          April 24 - May 29
Time:           10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Thursday's

Activity #:     410421-2
Ages:           3 - 5
Dates:          March 6 - April 10
Time:            6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 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


Activity #:     420820-1
Ages:           4 - 7
Dates:          April 23 - May 28
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 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

Activity #:     420420-1
Ages:            8+
Dates:          April 26 - May 31
Day:             Friday's
Time:           4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Youth Flag Football

This league is aimed to create a dynamic, fun, safe and competitive game for children ages 5-12. Philly’s Phlag Phootball will give players the excitement along with the look and feel of a real football game. An 8-week competition between age groups. Aimed to give your child leadership, sportsmanship, and team work skills while giving them a sense of stardom in the community.

Activity #:     420430-1
Ages:            8+
Dates:          April 13 - June 1
Day:             Saturday's
Time:           TBD
Fee:             $80 Res.before March 13;  $90 Res; $105 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department Fields

elementary school kids on yoga mat striking a pose

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, Certified Yoga Teacher, CYT 200

Activity #:     420821-1
Ages:            8 - 12
Dates:          April 23 - May 28
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee:              $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:       Norwich Recreation Department

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: Magician Aaron Hughes

Activity #:     420220-1
Ages:           10+
Dates:          April 24 - May 29
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

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. Instructor: DEEP Staff

Activity #:     520610-1
Ages:           9+
Dates:          May 18
Day:             Saturday
Time:           2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee:             FREE
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department & Spaulding Pond

S.T.E.A.M. LEGO 

In partnership with Stanton Elementary School’s ELP program children will explore simple machines using LEGOS. 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. Registrations process is on site only with the Extended Learning Program at Stanton Elementary School. This program is for Stanton students only. For Stanton students ONLY. Instructor: E.Y.E.S.

Session 1

Ages:           6 - 8
Dates:          March 13 - April 10
Time:           3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee:             FREE
Location:     Stanton Elementary School

Session 2

Ages:           9 - 12
Dates:          April 24 - May 29
Time:            3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee:             FREE
Location:      Stanton Elementary School

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, 5/10
Day:             Friday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:             $15 Res; $20 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Teenagers on Couch Playing Video Games

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, 5/24
Day:             Friday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:             $15 Res; $20 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department