Middle School

  1. Project Linus
  2. Summer Express: rock painting
  3. Summer express: bullet journal
  4. Summer express: design a mason jar
  5. Summer express: Layered shadow box
  6. summer express: create a soccer ball
  7. summer express: Magazine Mod Podge Bowl
  8. summer express: build a bird feeder
  9. Summer express: Magic card tricks
  10. summer express: beaded jewelry making
  11. Incoming 7th grade scavenger hunt
  12. Needle Felting at the Alpaca Farm
  13. Summer express: pottery smash
  14. Future scientist

Project Linus

Volunteer Blanket Making Club

This club, hosted by Ellington Girl Scouts, will be making blankets again to be donated to "Project Linus." The Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in  need. Their blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all  walks of life  and many different sources. These blankets provide love, a  sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously  ill,  traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new,  handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer  "blanketeers."

All ages and skill levels welcome.

We will be knitting, crocheting and  weaving. Participation can count towards community service hours.

WHEN: Mondays 6/4, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20

TIME: 6 pm to 7:30 pm

WHERE: Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way

FEE: Free

REGISTER: Email dpenti@ellington-ct.gov

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  1. Tressa Giordano

    Youth Program Coordinator/Rise Above Advisor
    Phone: 860-870-3130 Ext. 2200

  2. Diane Lasher-Penti

    LMFT, Youth Services Director
    Phone: 860-870-3130 Ext. 2210

  3. Deborah Stauffer

    Prevention Coordinator
    Phone: 860-870-3130 Ext. 2180

  4. Kayla Condron

    Program Supervisor
    Phone: 860-870-3130 Ext. 2123

  5. Youth Services

    Physical Address
    31 Arbor Way
    Ellington, CT 06029


    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 187
    Ellington, CT 06029

    Phone: 860-870-3130
    Fax: 860-870-3198

    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Tuesday - Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Evening appointments for counseling are available.