|2018 Camper Packet & Forms
||2018 Leadership In Training Application
Discovery, Sizzlers, & Leadership in Training Camps
at the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area
|All sessions are now full. Please contact the office to add your camper to the waitlist!|
Camp Open HouseJoin us on Friday, June 22nd 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 the Recreation Department 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: $150 Residents, $160 Non-Residents
Early Care: $25 per child per session
Late Care: $25 per child per session
Session B: (Pro-rated for July 4th)
Regular Day: $120 Residents, $130 Non-Residents
Early Care: $20 per child per session
Late Care: $20 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 25 - June 29
Superhero Academy Week: Grab your capes and get ready to fly up, up, and away into a week of adventure as we celebrate comic book and real life superheroes! Just remember, with great power comes great responsibility! Avengers, assemble. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, too! Whichever is your favorite, we need you!
Special Spirit Day: Dress like a Superhero Day
Field Trip: Garden Cinema to see Incredibles 2
Session B: July 2 - July 6 (No Camp July 4th, Special Pro-rated Rate)
Going for the Gold Week: Help your team reach the podium! Light the torch and celebrate culture, friendship, unity, and peace as we come together to compete in our very own Olympic games. Teams representing different countries will participate in various athletic challenges throughout the week. Do you have what it takes? If so, let the games begin!
Special Spirit Day: Red, White, & Blue Day
Session C: July 9 - July 13
Color Wars Week : 1,2,3,4…we want a Color War! Campers and staff will be broken down into teams, where they will compete for points in a variety of wild and wacky competitions. Be sure to show your camp spirit because extra points are added for enthusiasm! Which team will win and have their color painted on the inaugural Color War Cup?
Special Spirit Day: Wear Your Color Day
Field Trip: Look Park
Session D: July 16 - July 20
Mad Science Week: Join us for an explosion of fun! Unlock your inner mad scientist as we create crazy concoctions, experiment using gadgets and gizmos, play with goop, and explore the wide world of science. Evil laugh required for admission.
Special Spirit Day: Star Wars Day
Special Guest: Boston Science Museum - Science Magic!
Session E*: July 23 - July 27 - Coach Bus
Under the Sea Week: Dive in and discover the many wonders of the ocean from sharks and seashells, to minnows and mermaids! Of course, no Under the Sea Week would be complete without lots of wet and wild water activities sure to make a splash!
Special Spirit Day: Fins & Flippers Day
Field Trip: Seacoast Science Center (*$30 Additional Field Trip Coach Bus Fee)
Session F: July 30 - August 3
Gross Out Week: If you like YUCK, then you are certainly in luck!! Prepare to be grossed out during Gross Out Week, back for a second year by popular demand! Who knew boogers and blood could be so much fun? Or having stinky feet could be so neat? We have a whole week of “eww” planned just for you!
Special Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day
Session G: August 6 - August 10
Super Sneaky Spy Week : We are looking for some new recruits! Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to assist counselors in solving mind boggling mysteries. You will need to be clever as you learn to decode messages, use ciphers, and more! Do you have what it takes? Memorize this message as it will self-destruct in ten seconds. Nine... eight... seven...
Special Spirit Day: Disguise Day
Session H: August 13 - August 17
Turn Back Time Week: If only we could start summer all over again! Guess what? We can…but just for the week! Hop into our time travelling machine as we head back to the beginning of summer and relive all of this year’s favorite activities!
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: We are proud to introduce Michelle Adams as our new Leadership in Training Director. This is Michelle’s second year with our camp, but she has extensive camp experience and is the brains behind the new camp favorite, Gross Out Week! In her off camp time, she is an educator at Four Corners School