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2020 Summer Day Camp Information


Due to public health considerations, the program may need to be limited, restricted, postponed or delayed; full or partial refunds will be provided based on what we are able to offer. 

Send your child to one of our three camps this summer and give them a summer experience to remember!  Campers will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, physical fitness, sport skills, swimming, outdoor education and games.  We offer various enrollment options so parents can design a schedule that works best for their family.


Our Camps
Discover: Grades 1-3
(*NEW for 2020: Children must have completed Kindergarten before attending summer day camp*)
Ranger: Grades 4-5
Adventure: Grades 6-8 + Senior Campers (Age 14)
Please note: Camp is based on the grade your child will enter in Fall 2020.


2020 DATES 
June 22 – August 7 (Dates subject to change based on school calendar)
Monday – Friday
No camp on Friday, July 3rd in observance of 4th of July holiday


TIMES 
Regular Camp Day       8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Reduced rate for those campers not needing extended day hours)

Extended Camp Day    7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Extended hours provide supervised, unstructured play)


2020 Camp Fees
  

                         Regular Day               Extended Day
7 weeks 
         $118 per week             $173 per week
6 weeks           $135 per week             $190 per week
5 weeks           $159 per week             $214 per week
1-4 weeks       $195 per week              $250 per week

Part-Time Options
 
M-W-F             $115 per week              $145 per week
T-Th                $95 per week                $110 per week
(Prices will be adjusted for Week 2 to reflect the 4th of July holiday)


IMPORTANT DATES for 2020
Monday, March 23rd – Registration Opens 
Friday, May 15th – Deadline to contact Social Services to be considered for Scholarship Funds
Friday, May 22nd – Registration Deadline
     If space allows, there will be a $30.00/child late fee charged after this date.
Friday, June 5th - Final Payments Due 

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FAQs

Why are there two different starting/ending times for camp?
- Regular Camp Day runs from 8:30am – 4:00pm. Campers will arrive just in time for all of the programs, special events and field trips (which begin at 9:00) and will need to be picked up between 4:00 – 4:15pm. This option is offered at a reduced rate.
- Extended Day allows campers to arrive as early as 7:00am and remain at camp as late as 5:30pm, with supervised, unstructured activities during the extended hours.

Can I choose which weeks or days of the week my child will attend camp?
- Weekly Camp Rate is for campers who will attend Monday through Friday, and you may register for any or all of our 7 weeks. There is a discount for those who register for more than 4 weeks per child. (Weeks do not have to be consecutive to receive the discount.)
- Part-Time Camp Options allow children to attend either 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday) or 2 days per week (Tuesday & Thursday). Both part-time options include one field trip. Please note: we cannot make any adjustments to the days available for the part-time attendance options.

Why is there a waiting list for my child's camp?
We are currently limiting the number of registrations for each camp in order to comply with the current CDC recommendations regarding group sizes. These limits are based on our current model of 3 camps at 3 school locations. If you are unable to register for a desired program because it is full, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE WAITING LIST. It is our hope to offer a summer camp program that accommodates as many families as possible, and we will be working diligently to provide your children with safe and excellent care. If we are able to safely expand our program offerings, we will go through the waiting list registrations in order and contact you directly.

Do you offer any financial aid to help cover the cost of camp attendance?
Once summer camp registration is open, scholarships are available through the Town of Windham Social Services. You will need to complete an application (available online or at the Parks and Recreation office) and schedule an interview with Rene Daniel by calling 892-1906. All financial aid applications are due by Monday, May 11th.

Do I have to pay the entire registration fee at one time?
A non-refundable deposit of $50 per child is due at the time of registration; camp fees must be paid in full by Friday, June 5th. If you wish to spread your summer camp payments over a longer time period, you may register beginning on Monday, March 23rd and make payments on the schedule that best works for you. Payment plays may be available on a case-by-case basis; this requires approval through the Parks and Recreation Administrative Assistant, and all campers must be paid up to the date of their program attendance.

How can I pay my camp fees?
Camp payments can be made online, via postal mail, or in person at the Parks and Recreation office during regular business hours (M-F 8am-4pm). If you have questions regarding your balance, please call us at 892-1905.

Is there an additional fee for families who are not Windham residents?
There is an additional fee of $45 per child for any non-residents enrolling in summer day camp.

What field trips do you offer? Are they included with my child’s camp registration?
Field trips are offered every Tuesday and Friday for all of our campers; these fees are paid for with your camp registration. Field trips vary based on camper ages, but typically include visits to area amusement parks, beaches, museums, outdoor excursions, and more. In light of uncertainty regarding what the CDC guidelines will allow for large group activities this summer, we are unable to publish a definitive field trip and enrichment program schedule at this time. Many of our traditional field trip destinations have yet to establish opening dates or group guidelines for Summer 2020, and transportation capacity is also uncertain at this time. We are still planning to hold a quality summer camp program as long as health and safety permits, and we will be in communication with our camp families as soon we are able to confirm the summer schedule with certainty.

What are enrichment programs?
Programs that are offered in addition to the regular camp day will be available throughout the summer, including one-time excursions or weekly activities. Past enrichment programs have included swimming lessons, horsemanship, and movement workshops. All enrichment program fees are in addition to the registration fees for camp.

Will my child receive a camp t-shirt?
One t-shirt is included with the cost of camp registration; additional t-shirts may be ordered for $8 per shirt. Camp t-shirts are required for ALL field trips. Any extra t-shirts must be ordered by Friday, May 22nd; no additional shirts will be available after camp has begun.

Do you offer summer programs for children who have “aged out” of the traditional camp program?
The Senior Camper Program is designed for teens who will be 14 as of October 15th to develop leadership skills and gain hands-on experience as a leader. Senior Campers will pay discounted rates and will need to meet minimum program requirements (including at least 80 hours of participation with at least two in-camp days during Week One). Senior Campers and parents will sign a Senior Camper Contract recognizing the requirements of this program.

What is your CIT or Counselor in Training program?
The CIT (Counselor in Training) Program is a volunteer program designed for teens who will 15 as of June 15th. An application and two letters of recommendation are required for these positions; applications will be available during the registration process in the Parks and Recreation office or on our website. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 15th. Applicants will also be required to attend an interview prior to beginning the program. Anyone who is selected for a CIT position will be expected to provide 21 days (7 hrs/day) or 150 hours of service to the program for the summer. Regular progress in this position will be expected, and evaluations will be provided regularly throughout the summer. Involvement as a CIT does not guarantee future employment; however, successful participants are given first consideration for open positions.

Do you have a list of rules and policies for your summer camp program?
All of the Summer Camp Policies and Rules are described in detail in the Parent & Camper Handbook, which will be available on our website on Monday, March 23rd. We strongly encourage you to read the information in the Handbook in order to help your child have a successful summer.