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2021 Summer Kids Club Information

Send your child to one of our kids clubs 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 Programs
Please note: Camp is based on the grade your child will enter in Fall 2021.
Discover: Grades 1-2
Voyager: Grades 3-4
Ranger: Grades 5-6
Adventure: Grades 7-8 + Senior Campers (Age 14)

All Summer Kids Club programs will be located at one of the Windham schools;
final locations for 2021 are TBD in cooperation with the school district.

DAYS and DATES:   Monday – Friday
June 21 – August 6 (Dates could change based on school calendar)
No camp on Monday, July 5th in observance of 4th of July holiday
 
TIMES:     8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.:   Regular Camp Day  
                 (Reduced rate for those campers not needing extended day hours)
 
                 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.:  Extended Camp Day 
                 (Extended hours provide supervised, unstructured play)
 
RATES:                      2021 Camp Fees       
 
                                    Regular Day                          Extended Day
  
Full Time (7 weeks)    $123 per week                        $178 per week
6 weeks                       $140 per week                        $195 per week
5 weeks                       $164 per week                        $219 per week
1-4 weeks                    $200 per week                        $255 per week
Daily Rate Options:    
            M-W-F             $118 per week                        $148 per week
            T-Th                $97 per week                          $112 per week
(Prices will be adjusted for Week 3 to reflect the 4th of July holiday)

 
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
 
Monday, March 29thRegistration Opens

Monday, April 27th
Community Outings & Additional Program Information Available
       (Outings and Additional Programming contingent upon CDC guidelines)

Friday, May 14th
Deadline to contact Social Services to be considered for Scholarship Funds

Friday, May 28th
Registration Deadline
       If space allows, there will be a $30.00/child late fee charged after this date.

Friday, June 4th
- Final Payments Due

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FAQs

 
Why are there two different starting/ending times for camp?
 
Regular Camp Day runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Campers will arrive just in time for all of the programs, special events and any outings (which depart at 9:00) and will need to be picked up between 4:00 – 4:15 p.m. This option is offered at a reduced rate.
 
Extended Day allows campers to arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. and remain at Kids Club as late as 5:30 p.m., 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 the 7 weeks. There will be a discount for those who register for more than 4 weeks per child.
 
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.
 
Do you offer any financial aid to help cover the cost of camp attendance?
 
Once Kids Club 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 Friday, May 14th.
 
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 4th. If you wish to spread your summer camp payments over a longer period of time, you may register beginning on Monday, March 29th 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 Kids Club.
 
What are the community outings that may be offered this summer? Are they included with my child’s Kids Club registration?
 
If transportation guidelines permit, it is our plan to offer weekly outings to local destinations. Outings will vary based on camper ages, but may include a day of swimming at Dundee Park, a picnic lunch and playground visit at Lippman Park, hiking local trails at Lowell or Black Brook Preserve, and more. The cost for any community outings is paid for with your child’s Kids Club registration fees. The proposed community outing schedule for Summer 2021 will be available on Monday, April 26th.
 
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 $10 per shirt. Camp t-shirts are required for ALL community outings. Any extra t-shirts must be ordered by Friday, May 28th; no additional shirts will be available after the program has begun.
 
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 29th.  We strongly encourage you to read the information in the Handbook in order to help your child have a successful summer.
 
How are you addressing camper and staff safety in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?
 
Our Summer Kids Club program will adhere to all State of Maine and municipal guidelines intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We have worked with the Town of Windham Health Officer to develop a protocol for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 illness at summer kids club, as well as to put into place policies such as mask-wearing that will help to mitigate the spread of illness. More detailed information, including camper readiness skills and parent information will be available with our Parent & Camper Handbook on Monday, March 29th.
 

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.
 
2021 Senior Camper Fees

                                   Regular Day                           Extended Day                                   
  
Full Time (7 weeks)   $500 total                                $745 total
Weekly                       $75 per week                          $110 per week
M-W-F                        $53 per week                        $88 per week
            Please note: There is no T-Th option for Senior Campers.
 
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 14th. 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.