Youth Enrichment Programs

Safe @ Home by Safe Sitter

Safe @ Home by Safe Sitter is a program designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. This course teaches young kids how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Handbook is included.

Ages:        8 - 10 
Dates:      10/17 & 12/12
Day:         Saturdays
Time:        8:00 - 9:30 am
Fee:         $30 Res. / $40 Non-Res.
Location:  Norwich Recreation Department

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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, hands on course! Complete the course and become a trained Safe Sitter. Handbook is included. Bring a snack and lunch. 

Ages:        11 - 14
Dates:      10/17 & 12/12
Day:         Saturdays
Time:        10:00 - 2:30 pm
Fee:         $60 Res. / $70 Non-Res.
Location:  Norwich Recreation Department

P.L.A.N.  (Promoting Leadership Around Numbers) 

The program is designed to help students navigate life with a positive P.L.A.N.  Students will focus on a 3-part process; self-worth and resume building. Business plans and financial literacy. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and prepare for your future. 6 weeks. 

Ages:        10 and Up
Dates:       9/18 - 10/23
Day:          Fridays
Time:        6:00 - 7:00 pm
Fee:         $30 Res. / $40 Non-Res.
Location:  Virtual Via Zoom

Weather Exploration - VIRTUAL Program

Just because we are social distancing doesn't mean that we cant go outside! Track the weather daily from your own backyard or favorite park. Document your weather findings with photos, drawings or descriptions and share with the Norwich Recreation Department to have them featured on our Facebook and Instagram! 6 weeks.

Ages:        All Ages
Dates:      9/16 - 10/21
Day:         Anyday
Time:        Anytime
Fee:         FREE
Location:  Virtual / Remove Program

Learn Sign Language - VIRTUAL Program

Explore the provided website, which is full of videos and links to help you learn sign language and about the deaf culture. Please share videos of yourself signing so we can post them on our social media page. This is a great chance to learn something new! Once you are registered, we will share link and any other materials with you.  6 weeks.

Ages:        All Ages
Dates:      9/16 - 10/21
Day:         Anyday
Time:        Anytime
Fee:         FREE
Location:  Virtual / Remove Program

Learn to Draw with Mo Willems - VIRTUAL Program

Check out of one of Mo Willem's books from your local library, then go "Live" with him (or recorded) to learn to draw and write like Mo! He does live drawing demonstrations every day at 1:00 pm and also has recordings available. Don't forget to share your art with our department so we can feature your masterpiece on Facebook and Instagram. Once your are registered, we will share links and any other materials with you.  6 weeks.

Ages:        All Ages
Dates:      9/16 - 10/21
Day:         Anyday
Time:        Anytime
Fee:         FREE
Location:  Virtual / Remove Program

Scavenger Hunts - VIRTUAL Program

Join the Norwich Recreation Department as we host 2 awesome scavenger hunts this Fall! Participate with your families, friends or challenge yourself and compete in on your own! These scavenger hunts will feature the amazing parks and field throughout the community. Make sure you share all your finds and do not miss the fun!

Ages:        All Ages
Dates:      9/28 - 10/2 & 10/19 - 10/23
Day:         Anyday
Time:        Anytime
Fee:         FREE
Location:  Virtual / Remove Program