Teen and Tween Activities
Off-Point Activities, 2017
At the request of parents and participants in these age groups, we have put together a special set of off-Point activities. Please note that you can sign up for these activities as part of membership and program registration starting in May. Participants must be Yacht Club members in order to participate. For the most part, we will be using Yacht Club staff members as chaperones, but we will also require some parent volunteers and drivers. Any required waivers or permission slips will be provided with your confirmation email and must be completed before the trip.
To sign-up as a chaperone, please visit Sign-Up Genius here.
We will be visiting Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park in Portland, Connecticut, on July 7th. We will depart by bus from the Esker Point parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and arrive in plenty of time for participants to swim and explore what Brownstone has to offer. We will arrive back at Esker Point at 4:00 p.m. Cost is $60 and includes transportation. Participants must be at least eleven years old. For more information on Brownstone, go to www.brownstonepark.com. Parent chaperones will be needed. While chaperones can either drive themselves or take the bus, participants must take the bus. This trip requires a waiver. Please click the button below to fill out Brownstone's online waiver.
Elm Ridge Golf Outing
In addition to the outings that are part of our regular golf classes, we will be offering two outings to Elmridge Golf Course in Pawcatuck, one on July 12th and one on August 21st. We will leave the Point at 12:30 and return at 5:00. This outing is for those aged thirteen and up who have played on a full sized course. Cost is $20 for nine holes and $40 for eighteen. You must sign up for the appropriate number of holes in advance. Volunteer drivers are needed. For more information on Elmridge, go to www.elmridgegolf.com.
On July 21st, we will be off to the Nascart Indoor Kart Racing and Trampoline Park in Montville for an afternoon of karting, trampolining, and dodgeball. We will meet at Esker Point Beach at 1:00 p.m. and return at 5:00 p.m. Cost is $85 and includes bus transportation. You must be at least eleven to participate (and 58" tall to drive). For more information, see www.naskartracing.com. NASKART requires a waiver. Please open the form below, print, fill it out, and bring to the Yacht Club office.
Enjoy a two-hour Kayaking or Paddle Board trip along the Mystic River with Blue Heaven Kayak and Paddle Board (www.seemystic.com) on either July 26th or August 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Choice of Kayak or Paddle Board is on a first come basis. This trip is for those aged eleven and up; parent drivers will be needed. This trip requires a waiver. Please open the form below, print, fill it out, and bring to the Yacht Club office.
Six Flags New England
Our first August trip will be to Six Flags in Agawam, Massachusetts, on the 4th. We will leave Esker Point by bus at 9:00 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. Cost is $60 per person and you must be eleven to participate. Parent chaperones will be needed. While chaperones can either drive themselves or take the bus, participants must take the bus. See https://www.sixflags.com/newengland for more information.
Fields of Fire Aerial Adventure Park
Our last outing of the summer will be to Fields of Fire’s brand new, state-of-the-art aerial adventure park in Mystic on August 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. We will leave Esker Point parking lot by bus at 5:00 and return at 8:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per person including transportation. You must be at least eleven to participate. For more information see www.fieldsoffiremystic.com.
NEW On-Point Activities
We have also added some fun for right on GLP in addition to the regular sports evenings on our calendar. On-Point activities will require the appropriate colored bracelet to verify participants’ ages. (Bracelets will be available in the Yacht Club office at the start of classes each month. Members can only participate in activities corresponding to the bracelet color designating their age group. Bracelets are non-transferable.)
We will be offering two teen dances (ages thirteen and up), complete with DJ, popcorn, and beverages. They will be on July 14th and August 12th from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for guests. Tickets will be available at the door.
Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament
Join us at the basketball courts for a fun three-on-three tournament. The July tournament will be held on the 17th for players ages ten to twelve, and the 18th for those ages thirteen to seventeen. August’s will be held on the 7th for ages ten to twelve and the 8th for ages thirteen to seventeen. Teams will be determined by blind draw to make the tournament as fun and fair as can be. This tournament is for members only; no prior sign-up required.
Our tweens (ages nine to twelve) will enjoy a special night of line dancing on July 24th starting at 8:15. There is no cost for this event and it is limited to members only (bracelets must be worn).