|2017 Camper Packet & Forms
||2017 Leadership In Training Application
Discovery, Sizzlers, & Leadership in Training Camps
at the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area
Camp Open HouseJoin us on Friday, June 23rd from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm for our camp open house. Meet your counselors, play games, and pick up your free camp goodie bag for registered campers! Then be sure to stick around for our Movie in the Park.
A Summer to Remember
Create memories that will last a lifetime at the Greenfield Recreation Department Summer Camps. Our experienced staff will create a safe, welcoming, and fun environment for both you and your children. Playground time, swim time, games, and arts and crafts daily. Fieldtrips and special guests are planned to coincide with each theme week. All of our camps comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and are licensed by the local board of health.
Daily lunch and morning snack is provided. Make sure to pack a swim suit, towel, sunscreen and afternoon snack. Wear sneakers and clothes for lots of activity. Age groups will participate in both separate and joint activities during the day! In the event of rain, camp is held at the Greenfield Community Youth Center on Sanderson Street.
Additional forms are required for registration including an emergency contact form, a copy of the camper’s immunizations, and a physical record completed within the last two years. Information and registration packets are available on our website and at our office.
Camp Hours:Regular Camp Day: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Early Care: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Late Care: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Camp Fees:Session A-H
Regular Day: $140 Residents, $150 Non-Residents
Early Care: $20 per child per session
Late Care: $20 per child per session
Session B: (Pro-rated for July 4th)
Regular Day: $112 Residents, $120 Non-Residents
Early Care: $16 per child per session
Late Care: $16 per child per session
Session E: $30 Field Trip Coach Bus Fee
Second Sibling Discount: $10 off second sibling when registering for same week
Swim Lessons: $25 per child (optional) Available during sessions C & D. See Swim Lessons under Summer Programs
Registration Deposit:A non-refundable $25 deposit per child per week is due at the time of registration.
8 Week Special Discount: Planning to sign up for all 8 weeks of our summer camp? Then register and pay in full by June 1st and receive one week free! Registration must be done by mail or in the office to receive discount.
Summer Camp Theme Weeks:Each themed session helps to guide the week’s activities, games, arts & crafts, special guests and fieldtrips. Please see our descriptions below for the different themes and activities planned for each session. Special spirit days will also be held in conjunction with each week.
Session A: June 26 - June 30
Are You Game Week: Come on down, you are the next contestant to participate in some serious fun! Campers will enjoy some of their favorite game shows brought to life including Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Minute to Win It, and Let’s Make a Deal! Do you have what it takes to win it all?
Special Spirit Day: Costume Day
Session B: July 3 - July 7 (No Camp July 4th, Special Pro-rated Rate)
American Spirit Week: Celebrate Independence Day and the Spirit of our country with community minded activities including our popular Kids for Kindness Campaign! We will also be hosting a picnic for our Police Officers and Fire Fighters and will go on a field trip to visit and tour our local Fire Department, Library, and Post Office!
Special Spirit Day: Red, White, & Blue Day
Session C: July 10 - July 14
Gross Out Week: Get slimy and get silly during Gross Out Week! Campers will participate in Fear Factor challenges where they will be challenged to try gross foods like broccoli! They will also make their own oobleck, burping bags, and more! Don’t tell the kids they will secretly be learning about science! A field trip to the Connecticut Science Center is planned.
Special Spirit Days: Crazy Hair Day
Session D: July 17 - July 21
Beach Bash Week: Have some fun in the sun and join us for the biggest beach bash around! What would summer be without sandcastles, swimming, water balloons, and a slip n’ slide? The week long bash wouldn’t be complete without the Hawaiian Day Luau on Friday held in conjunction with the Swim Area Special Theme Day. Learn to hula, play limbo, make your own leis and more! Friday evening will feature a showing of Moana that all campers are invited to attend!
Special Spirit Day: Hawaiian Day
Session E*: July 24 - July 28
Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits Week:Calling all inventors! Join us as we get the creative juices flowing and create some one of a kind thingamajigs and whatchamacallits! Campers will be encouraged to upcycle, think outside the box, and let their imaginations run wild! You also won’t want to miss the summer’s big field trip to LegoLand in Boston!
Special Spirit Day: Invention Day (*$30 Additional Field Trip Coach Bus Fee)
Session F: July 31 - August 4
Our Camp’s Got Talent Week: Show us your secret talents! Can you sing, can you dance, or can you juggle and sing at the same time? Whatever your talent may be, we want to see it! Throughout the week campers will have the opportunity to work with their friends to choreograph and plan their own performances for a Camp Talent Show on Friday! It is sure to be a week all about the arts!
Special Spirit Day: Celebrity Day
Session G: August 7 - August 11
Sportstacular Week: Get up, get out, and get active during Sportstacular week. Whether your camper is a seasoned athlete or a rookie, they will enjoy this action packed week of fun. A special sports day is also planned in conjunction with the Swim Area and will feature learn to play sports stations and a performance by the Yo-Yo Show as seen on David Letterman and the Discovery Channel! The day will also include a visit from the one and only Wally, the official mascot of the Boston Red Sox! All campers are invited to stay for our Movie in the Park featuring The Sandlot later in the evening.
Special Spirit Day: Sports Attire Day
Session H: August 14 - August 18
There’s No Place Like Camp Week: Another summer is ending way too soon and as we reflect on the summer, we realize their truly is No Place Like Camp- The fun, the friendships, the memories that will last for a lifetime! Join us for all the camp favorites as we get ready to say goodbye to another amazing summer.
Special Spirit Day: Pajama Day
DISCOVERY CAMP (Grades K-2)Every day is an adventure for our Discovery campers! These young kids have a very active imagination, are full of creativity, and love to play. Your child will meet new friends, play interactive games, create arts and crafts projects, swim, explore, and participate in imaginative play. A 1:5 staff to camper ratio will ensure your little discoverers will get the attention they need. Through specially trained staff, age-specific safety precautions, and a well rounded curriculum, we create a nurturing environment that will aid in the physical, social, and emotional development of your child.
SIZZLERS CAMP (Grades 3-6)Sizzlers aged campers are learning more independence and responsibility every day. Your child will be introduced to new activities designed to allow them to challenge themselves and work as a team. Your child will meet new friends, develop new relationships, participate in fun and interactive games, create arts and crafts projects, swim, and more. A 1:10 staff to camper ratio will ensure your children will get the attention they need. Through specially trained staff, age-specific safety precautions, and a well rounded curriculum, we create a nurturing environment that will aid in the physical, social, and emotional development of your child.
LEADERSHIP IN TRAINING PROGRAM (Grades 7-10)Our oldest campers will work to develop their leadership, teamwork, and decision making skills through this camp based training program. This program also helps your young leaders prepare for future work as camp counselors. Leaders will work closely with our experienced staff who will guide them in their journey. Your child will serve as a role model for the entire camp, and is thus required to submit an application and participate in an interview to be accepted into the program. Only those truly committed to being a positive role model and developing their leadership skills should apply.
Meet the Staff! Camp Director: Tracey Kelleher has been with our summer camp for over ten years. She is easilt identified by her distinct accent as she is originally from Wales. In her off camp time, she is an educator at Hawlemont School. Tracey cannot wait for another fun filled summer with your kids!
LIT Director: Alex Morin has been involved in our summer camp program for over ten years as a camper, leader in training, camp counselor, and now in his second year as LIT Director. Alex will be a junior at Bryant University in the fall majoring in actuarial mathematics. He is looking forward to working with our young leaders to help them reach their leadership potential!