Winter is coming! Inside, learn about Nature’s Porch beginning construction... the Hockey Clinic with the Connecticut Whale (page ), and...

Winter is coming! Inside, learn about Nature’s Porch beginning construction (page ),
the Hockey Clinic with the Connecticut Whale (page ), and our
Winter Carnival (page )…
Winter at Winding Trails
means a variety of “cool”
things to do: ski, ice fi sh,
sledding and much more.
Also, check out the progress
of Narture’s Porch!
WINTER 2013
Winding Trails
Newsletter
Fostering a Love for the Outdoors • Developing Leadership and Life Skills • Creating a Sense of Community
DIRECTOR’S CHAIR
Dear Friends,
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting Rev. Joan Phelps. She was born in the cabin that used to
stand on Chimney Island. She lived there with her two older brothers and her father who was a groundsman
for Avon Old Farms School. She attended Winding Trails Summer Day Camp the first year it opened in 1947.
She can remember campers being dropped off on Farmington Ave and walking down Walton Way past her
cabin on the way to camp. Rev. Phelps attended camp every year moving her way up to CIT and eventually to
Assistant Waterfront Director back in 1961. Walton Pond was her second home. She told me stories of swimming with black snakes and getting the treat to swim to the island in the pond. She remembers the counselors
and all the fun things they use to do. She also remembers eating game meals out on the island in Walton Pond
with Vern Priest. He was the forester from Avon Old Farms who would hunt and fish all the property around
the school. It was wonderful to hear the joy in her voice as she talked about how her experiences “here in the
woods” shaped her life.
It was also interesting to hear her describe the struggles the Board of Directors had keeping Walton Pond
free of algae and vegetation. I had always thought our problems with Walton Pond were somewhat recent, but
it had been an issue for over 50 years. I was just thrilled to have the opportunity to show Rev. Phelps the newly
renovated Walton Pond. Needless to say she was very excited and pleased to see the pristine new pond.
It is stories like this one that remind me how lucky we are to have a facility like Winding Trails in our community. It was the vision and foresight of some wonderful people 65 years ago that made this possible. With
their wisdom and the help of many Boards and staff since then, literally thousands of children and families
have memories, such as Rev. Phelps does, that are not only heartwarming and interesting but also life changing.
As 2012 comes to a close, I hope you take the time to reflect on the past year and I hope those reflections are
positive and they involve fond memories of time spent at Winding Trails.
As the weather turns colder our thoughts move to the winter season. Mother Nature played a trick on us
last year dumping a nasty snowfall in October and never giving us much more after that. For the fourth time
in 40 years we never opened for cross country skiing. We also did not skate and that has never happened either.
We are optimistic that we will get a winter this year. With 230 sets of brand new Fisher skis in our rental shop
and new lights on Walton Pond, our skiing and skating programs are ready to go. As you look through this
newsletter you will see a variety of programs available to you and your family. Many of the programs are not
weather dependent. Winding Trails is open all year, your sort of enjoyment may change based on the season,
but the opportunities are there.
As we move into the holiday season, on behalf of the entire Board and staff, I would like to wish each of
you and your families a safe and joyous holiday. If you have any suggestions or questions, please do not hesitate
to call.
Sincerely,
Scott Brown, CPRP
Executive Director
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WINTER NEWSLETTER
GENERAL INFORMATION
Winding Trails 2012
Board of Directors
Dan Escajeda, President
Scott Zenke, Vice President
Betsy Sargent, Secretary
Jill Best, Treasurer
Kerry Callahan
Enrico Chiarillo
MEMBERSHIP REMINDER
Chris Chisholm
Sal Corio
Shaun Delaney
Geri Hogan
Michael Sacks
Julie Tacinelli
Winding Trails 2012
Committee Member Volunteers
Paul Amato
Mike Cenci
Brian Cunningham
Mike Daly
Laura Faga
Paul Ficks
Rick Flagg
Steve Jeurs
John LaForest-Roys
Craig Matava
Paul Meehan
Jim Platosh
Jamie Sullivan
Louise Teodosio
Colleen Walsh
By now you should have received your renewal form for 2013
membership. If you have not received your renewal, please
contact the office as soon as possible. Memberships will not
be renewed without a signed form. Your 2012 membership
expires on December 31, 2012. As our wait list is extensive,
we will only be able to guarantee your membership spot until
December 31st.
If you would like to view the handbook you can find it on
our website www.windingtrails.org. Your membership is based
on your acceptance of the membership policies and procedures
listed in the handbook. With our new barcode system, new
stickers will only be issued if you change vehicles. Barcode
stickers will remain your sticker as long as your membership
is valid. There is a $25 processing fee for lost stickers. If you sell
a vehicle or have the windshield replaced you should remove
your sticker and return it to the office to avoid the replacement
sticker fee. We hope to see you next year!
Please Remember - Pets Are Prohibited
In The Park Year Round
HOLIDAY Hours
WINDING TRAILS ANNUAL MEETING
Winding Trails will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday,
January 17th, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Lodge. This meeting
is open to the general membership. Anyone interested in
attending or putting an item on the agenda should contact
Scott Brown, Executive Director, at (860) 677-8458 or email
at [email protected] by Thursday, January 10th.
The Main Office will be closed on Monday, December 24th
and Tuesday December 25th, for the Christmas Holiday and
Tuesday, January 1st for the New Year’s Holiday. In the event
we have snow, the Cross Country Ski Center will be open,
except for Christmas Day.
OFFICE HOURS/DROP BOX
The Main office is open 8:30am–4:00pm, Monday through
Friday. If you miss the official office hours, you can always use
the convenient Drop Box slot at the office door.
Winding Trails Staff • (860) 677-8458
Executive Director
Education Director
Financial Manager
Camp Director
Camp Administrator Membership/Programs Administrator
Outdoor Adventure Director
Recreation/Rental Coordinator
Park Naturalist
Park Director
Park Maintainer II Park Maintainer I Park Maintainer I
Scott Brown, CPRP Mark Dale
Pat Schnee Keith Garbart
Renee Felter Kim Cavallari Robb Armstrong Bailey Dailey
Judy Witzke
Bryan Martin Bill Francis
Gary Guimond
Dave Mancini
Online registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
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TRAILS TALK
Dunning Lake
Walton Pond
LAST YEAR’S WINTER ANOMALIES
In the fall of last year, AccuWeather predicted on October
11th, 2011 that the northeast winter weather would have average
to slightly above normal snowfall depths east of the mountains
from Virginia to Maine with the interior northeast being
colder than the coast. Did anyone experience that forecast
here in Connecticut?
Many spent last winter commenting on the spring-like
weather that we experienced between a few short cold snaps.
With a cloudy sky on the morning of February 2nd, Chuckles,
the Manchester Lutz Museum groundhog, cancelled the
rest of winter for 2012 and predicted an early spring. Well, it
sure appeared that it was true given the photographs above
showing no snow along the shoreline and the thin ice cover
on Dunning Lake and Walton Pond that same day. What a
contrast between our experiences that occurred during the
prior winter of 2010/11!
Looking back through the ski seasons at the Winding Trails
Cross Country Ski Center, which was established in 1972, one
does notice that it does not always snow enough in Connecticut
for us to open. We need a minimum of 6 to 8 inches of snow,
which usually falls between December and early March, in
order to groom the trails so people can enjoy the experience.
The average days that the Center has opened works out to 27.7
days each season. The most days open for skiing surprisingly
did not include the winter of 2010/11… records show the best
was 1993/94 followed by 2002/03 with 73 and 72 days respectively.
There were four years, 1991/92, 1997/98, 1998/99, and 2011/12 that
the Center did not open because the minimum was not met.
Not sure why we experienced that weather? The word
was out that unlike the winter of 2011, the jet stream, that
upper-atmosphere air flow across the country, stayed far to
the north which allowed the warmer air from the south to
invade the northern states.
We adjusted quite well to those weather changes but what
happens with the wildlife and plants during a season like that?
Many might think that it would be easier on them. The deer
do adjust much like we do and take advantage of easy travel
and access to their food sources without the deep snow. Yet,
is it an advantage for all? The constant cold with a snow cover
that acts like a blanket over the ground is what the wildlife
and trees of Connecticut are best adapted to.
For trees, the snow protects the roots with the constant
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cold air keeping the sap underground. This year’s temperature
changes from the 20’s at night warming to the mild 40’s, 50’s,
and even 60’s during the day trick the trees into thinking that
spring had arrived. The sap travels up into the trees during
the day triggering the buds, both flower and leaf, to open
prematurely. A hard freeze kills these opening buds. Trees are
resilient and can produce new leaf buds but the seed production,
from the flowers, is lost. Also, the true spring will be missing
the nectar supplies needed by emerging insects. What impact
will that cause for pollination later in the spring and during
the summer season?
And what of those living within the brooks and streams?
With normal cold temperatures, the ice cover provides a lowturbulence habitat which allows fish to rest during a period of
lower metabolism and any food scarcity. The open water and
the extra water flow from the rain can cause them to be more
active and can push certain species of fish into a stressed state
and even to death. Also, without a good snow pack, there will
not be the usual combined snow melt and spring rain flooding,
which is needed to move the accumulated sediment and provide
gravel areas that the fish need to spawn.
Looking forward, what does the forecast for the Northeast
in 2013 look like? The AccuWeather forecast on October 17th,
2012 predicted that temperatures may start out slightly above
to near normal, but as the season progresses and some snow
accumulates, it will turn colder than normal in February. “I-95
this year in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic will have more snow
than they did last year. However, as far as above-normal snowfall goes, from New York City on south and west has a better
shot with more mixed rain and snow systems in New England,”
AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said.
A couple of larger storms could unleash above-normal snowfall
in the major cities, as the winter setup should allow big storms
to form off the East Coast. This setup we saw in October with
Storm Sandy and Winter Storm Athena. The best chance for
the big snowstorms will arrive during the middle to latter part
of the season, including January and February. The Farmers’
Almanac forecast for the Northeast is cold and snowy with
“red-flagging” of the February 12th to 15th and March 20th
to 23rd for major coastal storms along the Atlantic seaboard.
These storms will bring strong winds and heavy precipitation.
So, after all this information, what’s your guess?
WINTER NEWSLETTER
NEWS AND Views
FROST AND RIME ICE
During the winter, frozen water can take on many forms
that affect how we travel – slippery ice covered roads and frost
heaves; what home tasks we perform – sanding a walkway
and chipping away frozen snow on a driveway; or the winter
activities that we participate in – a fast game of ice hockey and
catching some fish through the ice. There are other forms of
winter frozen water that can take us to a place of wonder.
When I hear the word ‘frost’, I remember listening to a
childhood story about Jack Frost, as a tiny elf, painting delicate
crystal patterns on the storm windows of my room. I would
wake up to gaze at them as I tried to figure out how it was
done. As I got older, I discovered that Nature was the true artist.
The delicate patterns occur from a process called sublimation.
This occurs when a layer of air that is filled with water vapor,
which is a gas, changes directly into a solid without forming
a liquid. It happens when the glass of a window has a surface
temperature below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the freezing
temperature of water.
Rime ice is a dramatic image to view
up close. It happens
from supercooled
water droplets in
the air which freeze
instantly upon contact with a cold surface. The quantity
of water droplets
in the air, the air
temperature, and
the type of wind
determines which
kind of rime ice will
form.
Hard rime, as
observed in the
photograph of the
Mount Washington
Observatory in New
Hampshire, forms
Top to bottom: Hard rime at the
when low clouds
Mt. Washington Observatory
cover mountain
© Joe Dodge, soft rime
tops or high ridges
© AccWeather.com and frost
in winter combined
on glass © Tim Stone.
with a strong wind
and temperatures
between 17 and 29 degrees Fahrenheit. It has the least water
droplets in the air, which mix with ice crystals, so it forms a
thick white comb-like appearance that is difficult to remove
from objects because it is very dense.
Soft rime is often seen near brooks, streams, and rivers in
Connecticut. It is a coating of ice that forms on the grass, rocks,
and trees close to a waterway. It is not formed by the water that
splashes up over rocks onto the banks or by glaze ice which
occurs from a freezing rain or drizzle. It is milky white in color
with a feathery or spiky appearance on objects which is caused
when the moist water droplets in the air combine with a light
wind. It is easily shaken off of objects.
Sources: www.education.com, redOrbit (http://s.tt.16AbM & http://s.tt/15Zn0 )
This photo: Red fox scent post.
Inset photo: Mouse tracks.
Photos © Mary Holland
STORIES IN THE SNOW
While wandering through the
trails on property during winter, one
encounters stories written in the snow.
These stories give us a brief glimpse of
an event that happened just an hour
before or a few days prior. The event
might be a single creature passing by
or an interaction between many. Maybe, you’ll see a similar
one in your travels and be able to recognize it.
Sometimes tiny footprints with a thin line between leave
a trail from a small hole coming out of the snow to a nearby
fallen log. Looking closely, the track is just a tenth of an
inch in length with larger footprints of five toes in front of
smaller prints having only four. A small line is between the
pair of prints. Who is that small and would be on the top of
the snow? There’s a good chance it’s a white-footed or deer
mouse. When they feel safe, they often travel atop the snow
when collecting food or moving from place to place. It’s hard
to tell which kind it might be by just looking at the tracks. The
habitat around you will help in trying to decide. If you’re in
a coniferous forest, there’s a good chance it’s the deer mouse.
The white-footed mouse likes the deciduous forests. When
you have a mixed forest, it’s a guess unless you actually see
the mouse. Because mice hop like a rabbit, the hind feet land
in front as you can see in the photograph. Their tail dragging
on the snow makes the thin line. When the line is absent,
they’ve held their tails high in the air.
Occasionally, we run across a busy location around a central
point. That is true with the second photograph. Notice the tracks
coming from all directions to the tree stump. Upon looking at
the tracks, one notices four oval pads with some claw marks
above them and a single mounded pad behind. Some of you
might recognize the track as a small version of dog tracks that
are common in most neighborhoods. Many red fox, a member
of the dog family, have visited this stump and marked it much
like your dog would. Believe it or not, this is like writing you a
reminder note or posting a message to Facebook. The reminder
note would let you know that you had already searched this
area for food or stashed a caught prey nearby. The posting to
Facebook might let other fox know your gender, age, if you’re
available, plus much more. Bet you didn’t realize how much
can be sent with a smell.
So, if this has caught your interest, come to the Winter
Carnival on February 9th and participate in the family walk
about animal tracks and scat. I’m sure there will be lots of
stories for us to find and follow.
Source: http://naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com
Online registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
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TRAILS TALK
TRAILS fuND PROgRAM
zOO ON THE gO
NATuRE’S PORCH
CONSTRuCTION HAS BEguN!
After a year of planning, Nature’s Porch has begun to take
shape. The permits and paperwork have been submitted. The
site work has been completed. The foundation has been poured
and the subfloor is in place. The post and beams are being set
and the roof should be on by the time you receive this newsletter. We are very excited about a new building dedicated to
environmental exploration and education. We look forward
to people gathering as one big family for conversation and
friendship, celebrating a love of the outdoors with a sense of
wonder and appreciation.
Nature’s Porch will be a new three-season nature building
with a giant front porch, chairs and benches overlooking the
southern end of Walton Pond. Nature’s Porch will have a main
room that boasts a stone fireplace, post and beam construction,
picture windows with window seats and oak floors milled from
fallen Winding Trails trees salvaged from the October 2011
storm. The walls will be tongue and groove milled white pine,
again salvaged from Winding Trails during the same storm.
Nature’s Porch will have a nature library, microscopes and wall
displays with storage and restrooms in the back.
We would like to thank those who have generously donated
to Nature’s Porch. We are still short of our goal and would
welcome all of you who have not donated to join in on this
wonderful project. We have a generous matching gift opportunity of 2 for 1 that triples your support. You can use the mailed
donation form sent in Spetember or go to www.windingtrails.
org and make your donation on-line. Every gift counts, thank
you for your support.
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The families who attended the free Trails Fund program
“Zoo on the Go”, presented by The Zoo at Forest Park from
Springfield, MA on November 2nd, enjoyed a variety of
animals with great information about each one. The animals
included a baby alligator, an albino corn snake, a chinchilla,
a three-banded armadillo, a very large black and white tegu,
a sulcata tortoise, and a cockatoo that talked and danced
for attention during the entire presentation. The armadillo,
chinchilla, and the tail of the tegu were available for touching at the end of the presentation. The next free Trails Fund
Family program will be Meet the North American Porcupine
on February 6th at 7:00 p.m. Details are found in the Free
Programs section of this Newsletter. Our thanks go to everyone who contributed to the Trails Fund, which makes these
free programs possible.
WINTER NEWSLETTER
NEWS AND VIEWS
CAMP CORNER
As we approach a new year it is always
great to reflect on where you came from
and then look at where you are going.
As I look back at 2012 at Winding Trails
Summer Day Camp, I cannot help but
think of the wonderful camp experience our campers and staff enjoyed this
summer. While many people may look
at camp as another means to child care I like to look at camp
as a gift. It is a gift that your child will truly appreciate and
as a parent you will see the outcomes over the course of many
years to come.
Experts agree that participation in programs, like camp,
go a long way toward developing essential skills needed to
succeed in life. Where you may see a group of campers laughing and building a fort in the woods, the youth development
professional sees problem-solving and teamwork skills being
enhanced. Through activities and games, campers are growing
by leaps and bounds. A camp experience truly is a classroom
without walls, providing fun designed around intentional
programming. At camp we focus on the whole child by providing physical, social, and developmental growth. Camp is
also an equal opportunity life changer and provides hands-on
experiences that allow all children to feel successful and have
a sense of accomplishment.
Finally, perhaps one of the greatest gains that children
get from a camp experience is the opportunity to just relax,
have fun, and be kids. Through positive camp experiences,
children will make lasting memories and life-long friends.
At camp, children are surrounded by friends and are part of
a community that will take care of each other and always be
a part of their lives. They will also feel safe enough to try
new things and are proud of who they really are. By giving
the special child in your life the gift of camp, you are giving
them the ultimate gift — independence, self-confidence, and
friendship.
Enrollment for summer of 2013 is taking place now. Don’t
miss out on this popular program! We look forward to seeing
your child at camp in 2013.
online registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
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FREE PROGRAMS
ICE FISHING
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Each winter dozens of members enjoy the solitude of
the season by ice fishing on Dunning Lake. This activity is
permitted at your own risk. Winding Trails does not check
Dunning Lake for thickness and safe ice conditions. Ice fishing
is allowed during normal park hours. No ice fishing is allowed
on Walton Pond.
Winding Trails operates the only full service cross country
ski center in the state. Weather permitting, Winding Trails
machines groom all 12.5 miles of trails for both traditional skiing
and ski skating. As a member of Winding Trails, you always
ski free. If you need to rent skis or take a lesson there is a fee.
Winding Trails has a brand new fleet of Fisher rental skis. We
also have a retail shop if you are interested in purchasing. The
ski center is open to the public and will attract cross country
enthusiasts from throughout southern New England. Current
conditions are posted on our website.
SLEDDING
Our Sportsplex hill is located adjacent to our soccer field
and provides some great sledding. It is big, long and free of
any obstacles. Interested sliders can park in the Sportsplex
parking lot and walk across
the soccer field to get to the hill. Sledding will be permitted
during our regular park hours. Parental supervision is required
for children 12 and under. Sledding is at your own risk. Please
be sure to sled in designated sledding areas only. There is no
sledding permitted on cross-country ski trails. Non-Members
fee: $6.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Children to use sledding areas.
Check the website for current conditions. Bring your own sled
or rent one of our tubes (when the ski center is open).
ICE SKATING
Once the ice reaches a safe
thickness, the pond will be
open daily until 9pm. Thanks
to the CT Whale Community
Foundation we have some great
new lights on Walton Pond.
There will be a button for the lights located inside the warming hut. The lights can be lit until 9pm, weather permitting.
Skating conditions will be posted on our website, or call (860)
677-8458. There is no skating on Dunning Lake.
Non-Members fee: $6.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Children
to skate on Walton Pond. Skate rentals are available when
ski center is open.
I’M A NEW MEMBER … NOW WHAT?
Join us for an evening of exploration about everything that
Winding Trails has to offer you. Learn how to get the most
out of your membership and find out about all of the great
opportunities that await you. You will learn about our history,
our future, where your money goes, program registration, guest
policies, special events and programs, summer day camp, our
cross country ski center, and much more. Meet some of the
park’s key staff members and ask any questions you may have.
This is a great orientation event for any new member or just a
great opportunity for returning members to learn more about
the facility. There is no fee for this event and light refreshments
will be served. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the
start of the program.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, January 24th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Place: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free
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ADULT DROP-IN HOCKEY
Why let the kids have all the fun? If
you have played hockey before or have
an interest in playing hockey, join us for
this recreational “pond” hockey under
the lights on Walton Pond. Interested
participants are recommended to wear
protective gear. This is definitely no-contact. We want this to
be a safe and fun activity. Winding Trails is not responsible
for any injuries incurred during this activity.
Dates: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays, January 7th - February 18th
(weather permitting)
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walton Pond
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free, Non Members – $5.00 per evening
MEET THE NORTH
AMERICAN PORCUPINE
Join Gerri Griswold, a state
Department of Energy and Wildlife
Protection licensed wildlife rehabilitator to learn about the world
of the North American Porcupine.
Meet the world’s third largest rodent,
a young unreleasable ‘Quill Pig’
named Skitur, in this program which
addresses the natural history of one
of Connecticut’s most mysterious mammals!
Gerri Griswold is director of administration and development
at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield. She
has handled wildlife for 20 years as a wildlife rehabilitator and
educator and is licensed by the state and the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to keep and exhibit non-releasable bats and,
more recently, porcupines, for education.
This is a free program provided by monies donated through
the Winding Trails’ Trails Fund.
Registration is required 3 days prior to the event.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, February 6th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All Ages
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free
Minimum: 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 125
WINTER NEWSLETTER
fAMILY PROgRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
DINNER AND A MOVIE
Join us for this wintry mix on our summer movie series.
Bring the whole family out for a great dinner served up in
front of our big screen movie. A dinner of ziti with red or
alfredo sauce, meatballs, cheesy garlic bread, and salad will be
served up family style. Dessert and beverages are also included.
Reserve your seats today as seating is limited to only 80 persons.
Tables of six will be filled from front to rear of theatre in order
of registration. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the
start of the program.
Have as much
fun as the
Winding Trails
staff did when
they took the
Plunge for
Special
Olympics!
Movie: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brave
Description: . . . . From Disney and Pixar, a new tale joins the lore
when the courageous Merida confronts tradition and
challenges destiny to change her fate . 95 minutes, Rated PG
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, January 11th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Garmany Hall
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 .00 per family
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 .00 per family
Minimum: 30 people . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 80 people
HOCKEY CLINIC WITH
THE AHL – CT WHALE
He Shoots! He Scores!
Learn some basics of hockey with professional players from our own CT Whale.
Everything from skating
and shooting to passing and
positioning will be touched
upon. Players will be on hand to work with kids and
sign autographs. Protective gear is recommended.
Registration is required by 3 days prior
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, February 13th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All ages
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walton Pond
Members: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free
Non Members: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 .00
Minimum: 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 50
PENguIN PLuNgE
Plunge for Special Olympics! Are you ready to take the
Plunge? Brave souls with warm hearts will run, jump and dive
into Dunning Lakes' chilly waters donning only a swimsuit,
and their courage to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.
Penguins solicit donations from family, friends and local business to “Take the Plunge.” Incentive prizes for different levels
of money raised and awards will be given for creativity in a
number of categories.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, January 27th
Registration Opens: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:00am
Plunge: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:00am
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dunning Lake
Plunge Contact: . . . . . . Sharon Pelkey, Phone: (860) 484–9283 or
email [email protected] .org
online registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
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fAMILY PROgRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
WINTER CARNIVAL
Winding Trails invites you to celebrate and embrace the
winter season with our Winter Carnival. Throughout the
weekend there will be numerous special events where you and
your family can get out and enjoy the snow and fun of winter.
Below is a list of the scheduled events. Many events are free,
yet we still ask for registration so we can plan accordingly.
The winter season can be just beautiful. You and your family
can enjoy skating under the lights on Walton Pond, tubing,
music, winter games and events. Also, come and enjoy some
hot chocolate, hot dogs, and popcorn. This program will be
held weather permitting.
Date: . . . . . . . .Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th
Snow Date: . . .Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th
Times: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vary depending on the event (see the
following descriptions on this page)
SNOWBuILDINg AND SLEDDINg CONTEST
Join us on the sportsplex as we build some old fashion
snowmen and slide down the giant hill. Prizes will be awarded
in a variety of categories for snowbuilding such as largest,
most original, etc. We will also give prizes for sledding such
as longest run, fastest, most decorated (bring your own to
participate) and many more. This program will be held weather
permitting. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start
of the program.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 9th
Snow Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 16th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walton Pond
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free
Minimum: 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 250
fREE MEMBER CROSS COuNTRY
SKI LESSON
There are still members who have never been out on skis,
so for those of you who have never tried, but would like to, we
invite you to come out for a 1 hour free group lesson. The is a
fee for rental equipment. Space is limited. This program will
be held weather permitting. Registration is required at least 3
days prior to the start of the program.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 9th
Snow Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 16th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ski Center (Garmany Hall)
Fee: . . . . . . Free (ski rentals are $17 for adults and $12 for kids)
Minimum: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 25
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fAMILY SKATE NIgHT AT WALTON POND
WITH CT WHALE MASCOT PuCKY
Join us on Walton Pond for an evening of fun under the
lights. CT Whale Mascot Pucky will be on hand to greet
the kids. There will be music, a roaring fire, hot chocolate,
hotdogs, and more. This program will be held weather permitting. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start
of the program.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 9th
Snow Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 16th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walton Pond
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free
Minimum: 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 250
fAMILY WALK:
ANIMAL TRACKS AND SCAT
Come out to explore for animal activity by looking at animal
tracks and scat along snow covered trails and wandering off some
trails into the forest. Miss Judy invites you to bring your friends
and/or family for a great afternoon of learning something new
about the great outdoors. Dress in layers for the weather – it
gets very cold during these winter days. Registration is required
3 days before the date of the event.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 9th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 pm – 3:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dunning Bath House
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free
Minimum: 2 Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 8 Families
WINTER NEWSLETTER
FAMILY PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Bob Sobleski Memorial
Citizens Ski Race
This annual race is named in memory of Bob Soboleski, an
avid racer and ambassador of this sport. Bob was an individual
who touched countless lives through his involvement in the sport
of cross country skiing. He was a friend and coach to many in
the skiing community and will always be remembered for his
passion, knowledge, and love for skiing and life. Anyone from
beginner to expert is encouraged to take part in this annual
cross-country ski race. Distances of 2K, 5K and 10K will be available. Awards will be given in several age groups. This program
is held weather permitting. Pre-Registration is appreciated.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, February 17th
Make-up Snow Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, February 24th
Times:
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00am
Skate Race Starts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00am
Traditional Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30am
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center
Fee:
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00
Children ages 12 and under . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
Member Discount Fees:
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00
Children ages 12 and under . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free
WINDING TRAILS 2013
WINTER VACATION CAMP
Our very popular American Camp Association Accredited
Day Camp is proud to present a special one-week camp during February vacation. A limited number of children ages 6–13
will have a week full of fun and activities. All activities will be
dependent on weather and enrollment. All programs will run
daily from 9:00am to 3:30pm. For those people who need an
extended day you will be able to drop your child off at 7:30am
and pick him/her up at 5:30pm. Sorry, bus transportation is
not provided for these camps. Space is limited to the first 75
campers. Call our main office to get more information.
Lace up your boots and get ready to ski, skate, and sled. This
is winter camp! We are looking forward to getting outside and
enjoying all the activities that winter brings. Activities include;
ice skating, sledding, skiing, nature with Miss. Judy, arts and
crafts, and much more. (Please note that some activities will
be weather dependent.) Please check our website www.windingtrails.org for registration information.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday—Friday, February 18th – 22nd
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00am - 3:30pm
(extended day possible from 7:30am - 5:30pm)
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 13 year olds
FAMILY BREAKFAST AND EGG HUNT
FEATURING PETER RABBIT
Join us and Peter Rabbit for a scrumptious breakfast of
pancakes, bacon, sausage, cereal, juice and other assorted
breakfast goodies. After you have enjoyed your wonderful
breakfast, your entire family will be delighted as they scramble
for all the holiday goodies scattered about in the egg hunt! We
have plenty of treasures and treats for all. In addition to the
candy and toys, every family will receive one golden egg with
a special prize inside! Don't forget your goodie bag/basket to
hold all your findings. Space is limited. Registration is required
by 3 days prior.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 30th
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 and under
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25.00 per family
Session I
Breakfast: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00am
Egg Hunt: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:45am
Minimum: 30 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 80 People
Session II
Breakfast: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00am
Egg Hunt: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45am
Minimum: 30 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 80 People
Session III
Breakfast: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am
Egg Hunt: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:45am
Minimum: 30 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 80 People
Weekly Rate:
Member: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200.00
Nonmember: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225.00
Early/Late Program: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00
Please Be Kind To Mother
Nature And Help Winding
Trails Recycle. Thank You!
Daily Rate:
Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Nonmember: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00
Early/Late Program: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00
Online registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
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Indoor Cycling Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ongoing
Strength & Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ongoing
Martial Arts for Children & Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ongoing
Evening Ski Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, January 4th, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Little Gliders, Session I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays/Wednesdays, January 7th – 23rd, 10:00am-10:45am
Little Gliders, Session II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays/Wednesdays, January 7th – 23rd, 12:30pm-1:15pm
Little Blade Runners, Session I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays/Wednesdays, January 7th – 23rd, 10:00am-11:00am
Little Blade Runners, Session V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays ONLY, January 7th – February 11th, 11:00am-Noon
Adult Drop-In Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays, January 7th – February 18th, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Little Blade Runners, Session II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 8th - 22nd, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Little Blade Runners, Session VI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays ONLY, January 8th – February 5th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Afterschool Gliders, Session I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 8th –22nd, 4:30pm-5:15pm
Skating Clinic, Session I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursdays, January 10th – February 7th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Arts & Crafts for Preschoolers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursdays, January 10th - February 7th, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Dinner and a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, January 11th, 6:00pm
Family Walks, Session I: Snow Caves & Forts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, January 12th, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Night Walks, Session I: Ice & Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, January 12th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Annual Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, January 17th, 7:00pm
C.A.R.E. Ice Fishing Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, January 19th, 9:30am-11:30am
C.A.R.E. Ice Fishing Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, January 19th, 12:00pm-3:00pm
I’m a New Member Now What? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, January 24th, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Penguin Plunge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, January 27th, registration - 10:00am, plunge 12:00pm
Winter Little Adventures, Session I . . . . Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 29th – February 12th, 10:00am-10:45am
Winter Little Adventures, Session II . . . . . Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 29th – February 12th, 12:30pm-1:15pm
Afterschool Gliders, Session II . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 29th – February 12th, 4:30pm-5:15pm
JANUARY PROGRAMS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Evening Ski Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, February 1st 7:00pm-10:00pm
Little Blade Runners, Session III . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays/Wednesdays, February 4th – 25th, 10:00am-11:00am
Little Blade Runners, Session IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays/Thursdays, February 5th – 26th, 1:00pm-2:00pm
FEBRUARY PROGRAMS
FEVENTS
Trails Fund Program – Meet the North American Porcupine . . . . . . . Wednesday, February 6th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Winter Carnival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 9th, times vary depending on event
Family Walk, Animal Tracks and Scat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 9th, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Members Ski Lesson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 9th 2:30pm-3:30pm
Snow Building and Sledding Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 9th, 4:00pm–5:00pm
Family Skate Night at Walton Pond w/CT Whale mascot Pucky . . . . . . Saturday, February 9th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Bob Soboleski Memorial Citizens Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, February 10th, Registration at 8:00am
Hockey Clinic with CT Whale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, February 13th, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Family Walks, Session II - Whitetail Deer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 16th, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Night Walks, Session II - Winter in the Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 16th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Winter Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 18th-22nd
Online Registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
Children’s Fishing Derby
C.A.R.E. Family Fishing Class & Practice
Fat Tire Classic
Spring Camp
Coming in April…
Evening Ski Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, March 1st, 7:00-10:00pm
Kids Night Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, March 8th, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Citizen Science Training I - Vernal Pool Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 9th, 9:30am-10:30am
Citizen Science Training II - Bluebird Box Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 9th, 10:45am-11:45am
Family Walks, Session III: Maple Sugaring Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 9th, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Night Walks, Session III: Spring is Coming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 9th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Citizen Science Training III - Vernal Pool Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, March 13th, 6:45pm-7:45pm
Citizen Science Training IV - Bluebird Box Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, March 13th, 8:00pm-9:00pm
Senior Luncheon and Nature Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, March 13th, 11:30am
Winter Snowball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, March 15th, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt, Session I . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 30th, 8:00am-9:00am
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt, Session II . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 30th, 9:00am-10:00am
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt, Session III . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 30th, 10:00am-11:00am
MARCH PROGRAMS
CALENDAR
WINTER NEWSLET TER
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SuMMER DAY CAMP
WINDINg TRAILS SuMMER SPECIALITY
CAMP PROgRAMS 2013
This summer Winding Trails will once again run its popular
sports camps and adventure programs. We will also partner with
Play-Well Teknologies LEGO again to offer these unique programs. Look for more detailed information on these programs
coming out in January but here is a sample of the scheduled
dates we will be offering:
lEgO CamP (agEs 5-6 and 7-10)
Session I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/24 – 6/28
Session II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/19 – 8/23
WINDINg TRAILS 2013 SuMMER DAY CAMP
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Our American Camp Association
Accredited Summer Day Camp
returns for its 66th season next
summer. Look in your mailbox
or online in early January for our
updated camp information and
registration. The regular day camp
will run from June 24th through
August 16th. During this eight-week
period, there will be four two-week
sessions available. You will also be able to get this information
online at www.windingtrails.org after January 1, 2013. We had
a tremendous summer in 2012 and camp session filled very
quickly. We look forward to continuing with new programs
and expanded schedules. Don’t miss out, register today! The
summer of 2013 is already looking spectacular!
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Session I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/24/13 – 7/5/13
Session II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/8/13 – 7/19/13
Session III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/22/13 – 8/2/13
Session IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/5/13 – 8/16/13
WINDINg TRAILS SPORTS CAMPS
(agEs 6-10)
Tennis: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/24 – 6/28
Golf: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/1 – 7/5
Basketball: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/8 -7/12
Lacrosse: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/15 – 7/19
Soccer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/22 – 7/26
Flag Football: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/29 – 8/2
Tennis: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/5 – 8/9
Baseball: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/12 – 8/16
Soccer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/19 – 8/23
NEW fOR 2013!
Winding Trails EXPlOrErs CamPs (agEs 6-10)
This will be an afternoon program that can be added to
our Half Day Camps. Program may include activities such
as Archery, Boating, Nature, Hiking, Outdoor Adventure,
Swimming, and more. Details will be provided in the spring
newsletter.
LITTLE fEET AND TINY fEET SPORTS
(agEs 3-4 & 5-6)
Session I: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/24 – 6/28
Session II: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/15 – 7/19
Session III: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/29 – 8/2
Session IV: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/5 – 8/9
OuTDOOR ADVENTuRE CAMPS
(agEs 10-13)
Kayaking/Canoeing: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/8 – 7/12
Rock Climbing/Caving: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/22 – 7/26
Discover Adventures: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 /12 – 8/16
LITTLE AND YOuTH ADVENTuRERS
(agEs 4-6 & 7-11)
Session I: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/24 – 7/28
Session II: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/15 – 7/19
Session III: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/5 – 8/9
Session IV: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/19 – 8/23
Check our website at windingtrails.org in January for registration information.
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WINTER NEWSLETTER
YOUTH PROGRAMS
WINTER LITTLE ADVENTURES
AFTER SCHOOL GLIDERS
Join the fun! This 5 day program is designed for your 4 - 5
year olds. Each week your child will spend 45 minutes doing a
variety of activities such as the outdoor bouldering wall, snow
fort building, cross country skiing, ice skating or tubing as well
as participating in team building activities and other winter
themed programs. (Activity choice will depend on weather).
Registration is required by 3 days prior to start of session.
Learn the sport of cross country skiing. This fun based
5-session class will be a group cross-country ski lesson specially
designed for kids. Your child will learn the basics of crosscountry skiing on level terrain and become familiar with the
snow. Skis, poles and boots will be provided. Classes meet at
Garmany Hall Ski Center weather permitting. Registration is
required by 3 days prior.
Session I
Date: . . . . . . . Tuesday /Thursday, January 29th – February 12th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am – 10:45am
Session I
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 8th –22nd
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Session II
Date: . . . . . . . . Tuesday /Thursday, January 29th – February 12th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30pm– 1:15pm
Session II
Date: . . . . . . . . Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 29th –February 12th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 – 5 years old (must be 4 by start of class)
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Minimum: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 12
Age: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 – 10 years old
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ski Center
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00
Members Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Minimum: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 15
LITTLE GLIDERS
Your 4 and 5 year olds can begin to learn the sport of cross
country skiing. This fun based 5-session class will be a group
cross-country ski lesson specially designed for kids. Your child
will learn the basics of cross-country skiing on level terrain and
become familiar with the snow. Skis, poles and boots will be
provided. Helmets must be worn. Classes meet at Garmany
Hall Ski Center. Weather permitting. Registration is required
by 3 days prior to start of session.
Session I
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays/Wednesdays, January 7th – 23rd
(no class Martin Luther King Day 1/21/13)
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am – 10:45am
Session II
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays/Wednesdays, January 7th – 23rd
(no class Martin Luther King Day 1//21/13)
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30pm– 1:15pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Minimum: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum 10
Online registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
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YOUTH PROGRAMS
Winding Trails Ice Skating
Instructor – Illene Lederman
IceIce Skating Instructor Ilene Lederman is a Winding
Trails member and a certified ice skating instructor. She is
very excited about teaching the ice skating lessons at Winding
Trails again this winter! Her qualifications include having
passed the USFSA Silver level of testing in figure skating
(6th Level Test), as well as the USFSA Silver dance test;
and she has been enjoying coaching for over 30 years. Ilene’s
experience includes coaching children and adults. She has
taught beginners through intermediate level skaters, group
classes and private lessons, as well as choreographing shows.
She has also assisted with teaching special needs children.
Ilene coached at several rinks in the Washington, D.C. area;
was head coach at Ohio University’s Byrd Arena where she
organized and coached University and community skating
classes; and has been coaching in the Hartford area for
the past 20 years. Ilene is looking forward to helping your
children learn the basics of this wonderful sport!
SKATING CLINIC
Learn the fundamentals of skating while having fun. Skating
skills to be covered include forward and backward skating,
stopping and turning. These skills will be introduced through
games and exercises. Classes meet at Walton Pond depending
on the weather. Helmets are recommended. Registration is
required by 3 days prior to start of session.
Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ilene Lederman
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesdays, January 10th – February 7th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 – 10 years old (Parents can register also)
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walton Pond
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00
Members Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Minimum: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 8
LITTLE BLADE RUNNERS
Your 4 and 5 year olds can begin to learn the sport of skating.
This fun based 5-session class will involve getting your children
up and around on skates. The basics of forward and backward
skating, turning, and stopping will be covered. Children must
have their own skates or rent. (If you need to rent skates please
call ahead to arrange for them.) Single blade skates only please,
and don’t forget to have them sharpened! Helmets must be worn.
Classes meet at Walton Pond warming hut. Weather permitting.
Registration is required by 3 days prior to start of session.
Classes will run as follows-10 minutes off-ice instruction
and stretching, 30 minutes on-ice instruction, and 20 minutes
of free skate.
Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ilene Lederman
2 Days a Week Option
Session I
Date: . . . . . . . . . . Mondays and Wednesdays, January 7th – 23rd
(*No class on Martin Luther King Day 1/21/13)
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am-11:00am
Session II
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 8th – 22nd
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00pm-2:00pm
Session III
Date: . . . . . . . . . . Mondays and Wednesdays, February 4th - 25th
(*No class Presidents Week 2/18 – 2/22/13)
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am-11:00am
Session IV
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 5th - 26th
(*No class Presidents Week 2/18 – 2/22/13
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00pm-2:00pm
1 Day a Week Option
Session V
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays, January 7th – February 11th
(*No class on Martin Luther King Day 1/21/13)
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00am - noon
Session VI
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays, January 8th – February 5th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 – 5 years old (Parents can register also)
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walton Pond
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00
Members Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Minimum: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 8
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WINTER NEWSLETTER
YOUTH PROGRAMS
ARTS & CRAFTS for PRESCHOOLERS
Come join us for a fun filled creative class that will stir
your preschooler’s imaginations. Every week your child will
enjoy an hour of creative arts and crafts projects that they will
be able to take home and show off to the entire family. Please
only register for one of the sessions because the same craft will
be done each week. Registration is required at least 3 days to the
start of the session
Dates: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursdays, January 10th to February 7th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5 years old
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Lodge Activity Room
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00
Minimum: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum 20
KID’S NIGHT OUT
This is the ultimate night out for any kid! Tons of games,
pizza, an ice cream sundae bar, a big screen movie, and endless
amounts of fun await you here at the Trails. This program has
evolved into a very popular kid’s event and space fills up quickly.
So parents plan your night out and send the kids here for theirs.
Head on over to the Trails for a night out that you will never
forget. Sorry, parents not allowed! Please bring clothing that
is appropriate for outdoor (weather dependant) and indoor play
as well as provide a sleeping bag/blanket and pillow for the
movie. Registration is required by 3 days prior.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, March 8th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Age: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st – 7th Grade (approximate ages 6-12)
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00
Members Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
Minimum: 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 50
MARTIAL ARTS
FOR CHILDREN
Taekwondo is a Korean martial
art of self-defense with emphasis
on kicking. Children enrolled in
the program have learned selfcontrol, self-defense, improved
their physical fitness, and learned
valuable life skills. The program is
run by master instructor, William
Clato-Day who is a world taekwondo federation, certified,
5th degree black belt. He has been running this program at
Winding Trails since 2004. Before enrolling you can have
your child take two free introductory classes. To get started
call Mr. Clato-Day at (860) 930-9098 or send him an email at
[email protected] For more information go to
www.clatodaystaekwondo.com.
Sessions: . . . . . . . . Enrollment is continuous throughout the year
When: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays and Thursdays
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 6 year olds
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 – 11 year olds
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:15pm – 7:00pm
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 and up
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall or the Lodge Activity Room
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $78 per month
($68 for second registration in family, $58 for three and more)
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $68.00 per month
($58 for second registration in family, $48 for three and more)
Minimum: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 10
Online registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
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NATuRE PROgRAMS
Also see the free nature
program presented by the
Trails Funds on page 10.
Ice fishing class introduces you to
the wonders of water, fish and
fishing during the winter
SATuRDAY fAMILY WALKS –
NATuRE’S SECRETS
In January, discover how to build snow caves that can
provide shelter from the weather and sturdy snow forts for
fun snowball battles. Come out in February to explore for
white-tail deer, their tracks, and where they bed down at
night. Join us in March to learn about the traditional maple
sugaring season, which extends from early February until late
March, which depends greatly on the weather. Learn how
to identify sugar maple trees and how to select the correct
size trees to “tap”. If the weather is correct, try your hand at
learning the bucket and spout method. No matter what the
weather, some sampling of the syrup will occur.
Miss Judy invites you to bring your friends and/or family for
a great afternoon of learning something new about the great
outdoors. Dress in layers for the weather – it gets very cold
during these winter days.
Registration is required 3 days before the date of the event.
Snow Caves and Forts
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saturday, January 12th
Whitetail Deer
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 16th
Maple Sugaring Season
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 9th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 pm – 3:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dunning Bath House
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 .00 per Family
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 .00 per Family
Minimum: 2 Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 8 Families
EXPLORE THE NIgHT WALKS
In January, discover the many forms of water found around
Winding Trails with explorations along Poplar Swamp Brook
and around Dunning Lake. What is happening in the forest
during the winter will be the discussion in February with a
snowshoe walk to look through the forest near Dunning Lake.
Discover the many ways that we can tell that spring is coming
during the March discussion and explore outside with a walk
to see if it’s arrived or not.
Miss Judy invites you to bring your friends and/or family
for a great night of learning something new about the great
outdoors. Dress in layers for the weather – it gets very cold on
these winter nights. Bring your binoculars or telescope, enjoy
some marshmallows by the fire, and share the fellowship with
other night explorers. Registration is required 3 days before the
date of the event.
Ice and Snow
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saturday, January 12th
Winter in the Forest
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, February 16th
PLEASE REMEMBER
TO RECYCLE!
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Spring Is Coming
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 9th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lodge Fireplace Room
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 .00 per Family
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 .00 per Family
Minimum: 2 Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 8 Families
WINTER NEWSLETTER
Nature PROGRAMS
CALLING ALL NATURE VOLUNTEERS
In 2013, Miss Judy is looking for seasonal Citizen Scientist
volunteer teams to collect information that will be used to
assess the health and diversity of the ecosystems at Winding
Trails. Each volunteer team will be made up of families,
individuals, and your friends that enjoy the outdoors, have
fun catching and collecting organisms, and want to give
something back to the environment.
No prior experience is necessary because there will be a
training session before the start of each activity to teach you the
reason behind the collection, how to collect the data, and what
information needs to be reported. The level of involvement is
up to the family or individual and once trained, the field work
and collection times are set up to fit your schedule.
Vernal Pool Breeding Survey
This spring program will include
going out to the many vernal pools
on the property to collect data on
the number of frogs and salamanders that use the pools. Information
collected will include observing
the species or kinds of amphibians
involved, estimating the number of
adults by listening to mating calls,
counting actual mating pairs at
pools with easy access, looking for
egg masses, and following up for hatch success rates.
C.A.R.E. ICE FISHING CLASS
The Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE)
Program offers a free ice fishing class that introduces you
to the wonders of water, fish and fishing during the winter.
Miss Judy and other state certified volunteer instructors will
pass along the knowledge they have learned through years of
angling. Video, demonstrations and activities will teach and
entertain youths and adults alike. If ice conditions are safe,
some outside ice fishing will be offered as part of the class.
Remember to dress for the weather conditions. Please register
by Friday, January 11th.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, January 19th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30am – 11:30am
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lodge Conference Room
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 years old through adults
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free
Minimum: 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 30
C.A.R.E. ICE FISHING PRACTICE
Those who have participated in the CARE Ice Fishing
classes can practice their skills on the ice of Dunning Lake.
This practice is dependent on the ice conditions. Please register
by Friday, January 11th.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, January 19th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon – 3:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dunning Lake at Camp Beach
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 years old through adults
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free
Bluebird Box Nesting Count
This spring through summer
activity includes visiting a set of
bluebird boxes to collect information
on what kinds of birds are nesting
in the boxes. Information collected
would include the species that built
a nest, the number of eggs that were
laid, how many chicks hatched, and
if the chicks fledged. Other activities would include box maintenance,
cleaning out old nests, and the installing of new boxes.
Session I - Vernal Pool Training
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 9th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30am to 10:30am
Session II - Bluebird Box Training
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, March 9th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:45am to 11:45am
Session III - Vernal Pool Training
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, March 13th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Session IV - Bluebird Box Training
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, March 13th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lodge Conference Room
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Individuals and Families
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free
Online registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
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ADULT PROGRAMS
MARTIAL
ARTS FOR
ADULTS
WINTER SNOWBALL FOR ADULTS
The holidays are over and the rushing and stressing are
behind us. Now it’s time to chase the winter blues away. Come
join Winding Trails as we kick off a new year at the annual
Winter Snowball. We will supply the music and atmosphere.
You supply your own food and beverages. Reserve your spot
today, or call and complete someone else’s table. Registration
is required by 3 days prior.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, March 15th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00 per person
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 per person
Minimum: 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 100
INDOOR CYCLING/SPINNING
Looking for a great cardio workout? Spinning offers the
calorie burning, energy enhancing, stress decreasing overall
workout that is easy on the joints. Indoor cycling allows you
the opportunity to work hard and have fun while you spin to
your favorite tunes. You provide comfortable workout attire,
sneakers or SPD compatible shoes, H2O, towel and desire.
The Cycling Schedule will be ongoing through the winter.
Schedule follows the school calendar, (no school = no class).
Martial arts
training should not
be a program you just consider
for your children. The Taekwondo
program offers you a consistent
year round workout that will
keep you in shape all year,
and at the same time you
can learn to defend yourself. When you are fit and
confident this motivates
you to perform effectively
in any endeavor. The program is run by Master instructor is William Clato-Day who is a
World Taekwondo Federation, certified, 5th degree black belt. He has been
running this program at Winding Trails since 2004. Before
enrolling you can take two free introductory classes. To get
started, call Mr. Clato-Day at (860) 930-9098 or send him an
email at [email protected] For more information see www.clatodaystaekwondo.com .
Sessions: . . . . . . . Enrollment is continuous throughout the year
When: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesdays and Thursdays
Ages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 and up
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall or the Lodge Activity Room
Fee: . . . . . . $78 per month ($68 for second registration in family,
$58 for three and more)
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . $68.00 per month ($58 for second
registration in family, $48 for three and more)
Minimum: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 10
Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon McHale, MA Certified Instructor
Days: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays/Wednesdays /Fridays
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00am – 10:00am
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Lodge Basement
Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fitness Pass (see Fitness Pass info box)
STRENGTH and CONDITIONING
Schedule ongoing through the winter. Schedule follows the
school calendar, (no school = no class).
Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon McHale, MA Certified Instructor
Days: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15am – 9:00am
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Lodge Activity Room
Fees: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fitness Pass (see Fitness Pass info box)
Fitness Passes
Fitness Passes can be purchased at the Main Office and are
good for classes like Indoor Cycling/Spinning and/or Pilates
Plus/Cardio Sculpt.
Fee
Member Discounted Fee
4 Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00
8 Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72.00
12 Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . $108.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $96.00
25 Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . $200.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $188.00
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Senior Luncheon & Nature Program
Come for lunch and a program with Miss Judy, Winding
Trails Naturalist, and explore everything Winding Trails has
to offer. A lunch of pasta with red or alfredo sauce, meatballs,
cheesy garlic bread, and salad will be served up buffet style.
Dessert and beverages are also included. Registration is required
by 3 days prior.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 13th
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:30am – 1:00pm
Where: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garmany Hall
Member Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free
Non-Member Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
Minimum: 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 100
WINTER NEWSLETTER
Cross Country Ski Programs
CROSS COUNTRY RETAIL SHOP
Winding Trails is the place to purchase a beautiful new set of
Fisher skis or special order anything ski-related you may need.
You won’t find better prices or service. When the Ski Center is
open the retail shop will be open. Typical shop hours: Monday
through Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm. If there is no snow, call ahead
at (860) 674-4227 and a staff member will be happy to schedule
a time to show you our selection of ski equipment.
GENERAL SKI INFORMATION
Winding Trails operates the only full service cross country
ski center in the state of Connecticut. We offer ski rentals
,lessons, a retail shop, and lodge complete with roaring fire
and snack bar. Our rental fleet is brand new with state of art
Fisher cross country skis. The number of days of skiing is
dependent on Mother Nature, however last year was one of
our best seasons in our 39 years of operation. We are hopeful
for a banner year. As soon as Mother Nature unfolds her 6"
white blanket, our 20 km of trails will be groomed and tracked
for your skiing pleasure. Please no walking on ski trails – No
pets allowed on premises at any time.
Hours
EVENING SKI TOURS FOR ADULTS
Skiing under the stars! Does this atmosphere sound good
to you? If you answered yes, then you’ll want to join us for this
unique program. Weather permitting, fellow skiers will gather
the 1st Friday of the month for a special guided ski tour of our
trail system. The warmth of a roaring fire, light fare and conversation will follow this nocturnal trek. This program is not
for beginner skiers. Registration is required by 3 days prior.
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fridays, January 4th, February 1st, and
March 2nd (weather permitting)
Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00pm-10:00pm
Fee: . . . . . . . . $20.00 this includes trail guide and refreshments.
Member Discount Fee: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00
Rental: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
Minimum: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum: 40
Daily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00am – 5:00pm, weather permitting
Rates
Daily Ski Trail Pass
Full Day
Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14
Senior (62+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10
Child (3 to 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8
$2 discount off trail passes starting at 2pm
Winter Season Passes
Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125
Family (up to 4 members) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300
Each Additional Family Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50
Senior Pass (62+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
Rentals
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adults . . . . . . . . . . Children
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (12 & under)
Traditional Skis (skis, boots, poles) . . . . . $17 . . . . . . . . . $12
Skate Skis (skis, boots, poles) . . . . . . . . . $19 . . . . . . . . . . .
Pulk Sled (2 hour limit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12
Snow Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12 . . . . . . . . . $10
Snow Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6
Ice Skates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5
$2 discount off ski rentals starting at 2pm. All rentals must stay on
premises and be returned by 4:30pm
Lessons
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adults . . . . . . . . . . Children
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (12 & under)
Group Beginner Lessons (1 hour) . . . . . $20 . . . . . . . . . $15
Semi-Private Lessons (1 hour) . . . . . . . . . $25 . . . . . . . . . $20
Private Lessons (1 hour) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 . . . . . . . . . $25
Group lessons are offered weekdays at 10am & 1pm, weekends/
holidays at 9:30am, 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm. The semi-private
lessons are for 2 or more. Prices are per student. Private lessons are
scheduled by appointment.
Learn to Ski Package
(includes trail fee, ski rentals, and lesson)
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40
Children (12 &under) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
Online registration available for all programs at www.windingtrails.org
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POLICIES AND REguLATIONS
PROgRAM AND REgISTRATION POLICIES
PROgRAM REgISTRATION
■ Members will be given a two-week priority for program
registration. However, some programs may be opened to
non-members at a higher fee to support the class.
■ Participants will be notified only if class is filled or if the
class has been cancelled. Unless you are notified, assume
that you are enrolled in the class that you registered for.
Waiting Lists are kept for all programs.
PROgRAM CANCELLATION POLICY
■ Winding Trails reserves the right to cancel any program
due to low enrollment. Please register early!
■ Two working days prior to the start date for each program,
a decision will be made to cancel or run the program. If
cancelled, you will be notified by Winding Trails and
will receive a full refund.
■ Winding Trails reserves the right to combine or divide
classes, to change the time, date, and/or location and
to make other revisions in these offerings, which may
become necessary.
■ Every effort will be made to make up classes. However,
activities cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control
of Winding Trails will not be made up or refunded.
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REfuND POLICY
Since programs are self-supporting and commitments need
to be made to instructors and staff, the following is Winding
Trails refund policy:
■ Full refunds will be given when requested up to one (1)
week prior to the start of the program.
■ Once the decision has been made to run a particular program, no refund will be given unless Winding Trails can
find a substitute, or there is a medical emergency.
■ Absolutely no refunds will be given for any attended portion of a program.
■ All refunds will follow the Finance Department’s bill
paying schedule. There will be no cash refunds. Allow
two (2) to four (4) weeks to process a refund.
■ A $25.00 fee will be assessed for all bounced checks!
WINTER NEWSLETTER
Winding Trails, Inc.
50 Winding Trails Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 677-8458 FAX (860) 676-9407
www.windingtrails.org
Non-Profit
Organization
U .S . Postage
PAID
Hartford, CT
Permit #751
MISSION STATEMENT
Winding trails, inc. is an independent, non-profit, organization serving people from Farmington and surrounding communities,
providing year round recreational and educational activities for the enjoyment and growth of families and individuals of all
ages. Winding trails is dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of our natural woodlands and waterways that allow
outdoor programming, character development, and other activities that strengthen the lives of those we serve.
www.windingtrails.org
SuRfED OuR WAY LATELY?
Visit our web site to learn more about our facilities and programs. We encourage our members and non-members
alike to browse our site and send us feedback. Remember, online registration available for all programs.
fIND IT ONLINE
Misplace your newsletter and need
information fast? Not to worry, it is
on the web. In addition, you can find
program registration forms, medical
forms, summer camp bus schedules, ski
and skate conditions and much more…
© 2012 Winding Trails, Inc .
PLEASE REMEMBER
TO RECYCLE!
Fostering a Love for the Outdoors • Creating a Sense of Community • Developing Leadership and Lifeskills