4 Things for Tweens to Do

How tweens can stay active, challenge themselves, and have fun this summer



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While tweens may be too old for many day camps and too young to work, Greenwich offers a multitude of activities and camps aimed at this age group to help them make the most of these sweet summer days. Instead of lazing around the house, here are five ways tweens with a variety of interests can stay active, challenge themselves, and have fun this summer:

1. Sign up for Greenwich Community Sailing

Hands on learning while having fun aptly defines this two-week instructional sailing program. Greenwich Community Sailing offers four different levels, each dictating a slightly different daily agenda. Level 1 splits their time between sailing, kayaking, and shore side learning, while more advanced levels focus solely on sailing, incorporate a little classroom instruction, and conclude with an evaluative test. The program even offers a state certification course for juniors, in which instructors guide students through all requirements needed to obtain the Safe Boating Certification. Tweens are prepared for this test in the most hands-on and exciting ways possible, as the classroom teaching is accompanied by fun water excursions.

For more information visit greenwichsailing.com

 

2. Participate in Allegra Summer Dance Camp 2014

Two two-week camps during the month of July are offered for those aged 7 through teenage from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Involving all types of dance, including hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and tap, this program offers variation for beginning as well as more experienced dancers.  After each two-week session, the dancers put on a recital in front of family and friends to showcase their talents and achievements.

For more information visit allegradancegreenwich.com

 

3. Row at Greenwich Crew Summer Rowing Program

Perfect for both beginners and experienced rowers, these one and two-week sessions for those aged 12-18 are lots of fun and keep tweens active, outside, and in shape!  It is great for getting people involved in crew in a more casual summer setting and also for competitive rowers gearing up for the fall season. The beautiful Greenwich Water Club setting of this program allows tweens to enjoy summer to the fullest!

For more information visit greenwichwaterclub.com

 

4. Participate in the Middlebury Language Immersion at Greenwich Academy

This program is perfect for tweens looking to be intellectually stimulated without the pressure of school and grades and start the new school year with a very significant jumpstart in language classes. This immersion program runs from July 7-18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is offered in French, Mandarin and Spanish. Tweens will get to practice conversational skills focused on real life situations, such as greetings, introductions, favorite pastimes, the daily routine, going shopping, going to a party, sports, and much more.  Instructors have tweens participate in a variety of activities that involve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Some favorites are group projects such as videotaping a story written by the group, writing an enacting a play, and making ethnic dishes to share with peers.

For more information visit greenwichacademy.org

 

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