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Milford Adaptive Programs
Milford Recreation Department has collaborated with Marlene Sanchez and the Camp Happiness staff to develop programs for children and young adults with special needs. These programs have been developed to provide children with special needs a fun, supportive and caring environment where they can socialize and participate in age appropriate activities. The Leadership team at Camp Happiness have put a lot of brainstorming to secure a good environment for all the participants. We have tried to keep each program as affordable as possible to the families so they can participate without financial hardships.

Check out the program descriptions below!!

If you need additional financial assistance, please email 

Program Director: Marlene Sanchez at camphappiness203@gmail.com
Recreation Director: Bill Garfield at bgarfield@milfordct.gov
Recreation Supervisor: Rich Minnix at rminnix@milfordct.gov

M.A.P.s is
H.A.P.P.Y
Having
Awesome Adaptive
Programs
Planned
Year Round

JUST FUN CRAFTS, JUNIOR
  • Eight-week craft workshop led by Michelle Vitelli & Emily Nolan
  • Each week, participants will use their creativity and leave with a masterpiece! We will be using various materials to create something unique each session.
  • Participants will build teamwork, social skills, fine motor skills and have lots of good old-fashioned FUN!
  • The workshop is $150 per child
  • Ages 5 - 10
  • Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Fannie Beach Center Community Room (16 Dixon Street)
  • DATES: January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Limited to the first 10 participants

JUST FUN CRAFT FOR TEENS
  • Eight-week craft workshop led by Michelle Vitelli & Emily Nolan
  • Each week, participants will use their creativity and leave with a masterpiece! We will be using various materials to create something unique each session.
  • Participants will build teamwork, social skills, fine motor skills and have lots of good old-fashioned FUN!
  • The workshop is $150 per child
  • Open to Middle and High Schoolers
  • Thursday from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Fannie Beach Center Community Room (16 Dixon Street)
  • DATES: January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Limited to the first 12 participants

BAKING WITH BRIDGET
  • A four-week baking class with Bridget Sanchez and Miss Marlene
  • Participants will take part in learning how to read a recipe, measure ingredients and decorate delicious desserts.
  • Bakers will leave with recipes, an apron and delicious treats to share with family and friends.
  • The class is $100 per child
  • Ages 10 and up
  • Saturday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • DATES: January 8 and 22; February 5 and 19
  • LOCATION: The Academy (140 Gulf Street)
  • Limited to the first 10 participants

INSANELY FUN BOARD GAME CLUB
  • Four-week craft workshop led by Miss. Phyllis & Miss. Marlene
  • Do you like playing games? UNO, Skip-bo, Phase 10, Blokus, Othello, The Game of LIFE! We will introduce old and new games to play. A fun time to hang out with friends and play some insanely fun games!
  • Please bring your enthusiasm to play games and if you want to share/teach a game to your peers, please bring it.
  • Participants will have a chance to win a new game that will be raffled off during each session.
  • The club is $100 per child
  • Ages 6 - Up
  • Saturday from 9:30 - 11:00 am at Fannie Beach Center Community Room (16 Dixon Street)
  • DATES: January 15 and 29; February 12 and 26
  • Limited to the first 12 participants

MAPs BASKETBALL
  • Eight-week basketball clinic with Mr. Jeff
  • Learn about the basics of basketball this winter! Players will learn how to dribble, shoot a basket, and learn how to play the game. Participants leave with a better understanding of the game and a chance to try something new with their friends!
  • Please bring your own water bottle, clearly labeled.
  • All participants will receive a MAP's water bottle and get their own basketball!!!
  • The clinic is $125 per child
  • Ages 6 - 18
  • Saturday from 8:00 - 9:00 am at Fannie Beach Center Gymnasium (16 Dixon Street)
  • DATES: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Limited to the first 10 participants

Tuesday Night Book Club for Teens
  • Eight-week club with Michelle Vitelli
  • Each week, participants will read and discuss sections from the novel, The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris. We will also partake in a craft, art, or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) activity that connects ideas and themes from the novel in a hands-on way.
  • Participants will also learn magic tricks each week and keep a weekly journal to draw connections.
  • This program is designed by a certified special education teacher with teenagers in mind; the novel will be adapted and accessible to all participants in the club.
  • Participants will get a copy of the novel, journal, a personalized canvas tote to transport the journal and book each session, an art/craft/STEAM activity made during each club session.
  • Ages 11 - 18
  • The club is $200 per participant
  • Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Fannie Beach Center Community Room (16 Dixon Street)
  • DATES: January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Limited to the first 12 participants

MAPs FITNESS 5
  • Eight-week club with Miss. Laurel (PT) and Miss. Marlene
  • Fitness fun for Everyone! Learn different ways to up your fitness for the new year. We will exercise, learn healthy habits and have fun while doing it with friends!! Based on the Unified Special Olympics Fit 5 program.
  • Please bring your own towel and water bottle, clearly labeled.
  • All participants will receive a MAP's water bottle!!!
  • The club is $125 per child
  • Ages 8 - 18
  • Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Fannie Beach Center Community Room (16 Dixon Street)
  • DATES: January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Limited to the first 10 participants

MAPs YOGA
  • Eight-week class with Miss. Avery
  • Yoga class is a fun environment where we learn how to listen to our bodies and use our breaths as a tool to calm ourselves when needed. We will stretch out all our stress and worries from the day. The club is a safe place to come and be ourselves.
  • We will listen to songs that can be used at home to continue to practice our yoga skills. We will work together to learn more about Yoga and to learn some partner yoga poses. All this while we laugh and have fun!!!
  • Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle, clearly labeled.
  • All participants will receive a MAP's water bottle!!!
  • The club is $120 per child
  • Ages 12 - 18
  • Tuesday from 7:15 - 8:15 pm at Fannie Beach Center Community Room (16 Dixon Street)
  • DATES: January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Limited to the first 10 participants

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Baking with Bridget 
10 - 18 N/A Sa  01/08/2022 - 02/19/2022
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Academy
$100.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
 
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Just Fun Crafts for Teens 
11 - 18 N/A Th  01/06/2022 - 02/24/2022
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Fannie Beach Neighborhood Center
$150.00 Res, $155.00 Non-Res
 
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Just Fun Crafts - JRS. 
5 - 10 N/A Th  01/06/2022 - 02/24/2022
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Fannie Beach Neighborhood Center
$150.00 Res, $155.00 Non-Res
 
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Insanely Fun Board Game Club 
6 - 18 N/A Sa  01/15/2022 - 02/26/2022
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Fannie Beach Neighborhood Center
$100.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
 
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MAPs Basketball 
6 - 18 N/A Sa  01/08/2022 - 02/26/2022
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Fannie Beach Neighborhood Center
$125.00 Res, $130.00 Non-Res
 
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MAPs Fitness 5 
8 - 18 N/A 01/05/2022 - 02/23/2022
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Fannie Beach Neighborhood Center
$125.00 Res, $130.00 Non-Res
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