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Summer Recreation Camp Program

Summer Recreation Camp Program

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The six-and-a-half-week program serves children who have completed kindergarten to youth entering 8th grade, operating weekdays 8:30am to 2:45pm from July 5, 2023 – August 18, 2023, at the Staffordville Beach & Rec Area (21 Lyons Road). The Camp’s mission is to provide a safe, affordable, and engaging summer program for elementary-age children in the community with activities that promote creative play, cooperation, physical fitness, leadership, water safety, and summer fun. A typical day consists of several planned activity periods with classic camp offerings like fun & games, sports, swimming, arts & crafts, gardening, fishing, theme days, scavenger hunts, special events, guests, and more. The day’s activity options are also presented with weekly themes to help kids explore, discover, and grow. Free transportation options are available from multiple locations throughout town (schedule currently being finalized) Breakfast and lunch are provided, free of charge, through the Summer Food Service Program.

Summer Recreation Camp Program Information:
Location: Staffordville Beach & Recreation Area, 21 Lyons Road
Dates: Weekdays, Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, August 18, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Red Cross Certified Swim Lessons:
Families may opt-in for Red Cross Certified Swim Lessons, registration is an additional $50 fee. Children are NOT required to attend the Summer Recreation Program to register for swim lessons. All Swim lessons operate in half-hour increments from 9:00am – 11:00am.
Session 1: Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 21
Session 2: Monday, July 24 – Friday, August 4

Bus Schedule
: The bus transportation option is offered to guarantee safe, convenient, and reliable access to camp:

Bus #1
Historical Society Museum (5 Spring Street) & along driveways East Street & Route 19

Morning Departure - 8:20 am
Afternoon Return - 2:15pm

Bus #2:
West Stafford School (153 W Stafford Rd)                                                             
Morning Departure - 8:45am
Afternoon Return - 2:50pm

Registration Forms:         
Camp Program Information
Registration Dates
All registrations take place in the Veterans Meeting Room at Town Hall, located at 1 Main Street. Please bring all forms and payment to registration. The in-person camp registration events also serve as an opportunity for specific program-related questions.
  • Thursday, June 8, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 9, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 10, from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Camp Fees:
The camp fees reflect the entire 6.5-week camp session:         

  • $400, Recreation Camp Fee                                                 
  • $200, Additional Sibling                                                                    
  • $100, Campership Eligible
  • $50, Red Cross Certified Swim Lessons, per session
Campership Eligible: households/child receiving TANF or SNAP benefits, Medicaid eligible, meets Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) to qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Meals, under a foster arrangement, or homeless/runaway youth.
Forms of Payment Accepted:
Check, Cash, Debit/CC

Camp Director:
Jacquie Schors

Visit to register for these notifications. Program information and updates will also be posted at Email with specific program inquiries.

The 2023 Summer Recreation Camp is funded in part by a set-aside allocation from the Town’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding. Long-term financial and program planning is currently underway, with consideration of a new Town Commission to help oversee operations and fundraising initiatives to ensure annual sustainability.