|2019 Camper Packet & Forms
Discovery, Sizzlers, & Leadership in Training Camps
at the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area
|Camper Registration Opens on April 1, 2019|
Camp Open HouseJoin us on Friday, June 21st 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 Program: $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 Program: $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 24 - June 28
Under Construction Week: Come build lasting memories during our construction week. Where will your imagination take you? Each day will feature new building and engineering challenges to encourage campers to think outside of the box!
Special Spirit Day: Hat Day
Special Guest: Playful Engineers
Session B: July 1 - July 5 (No Camp July 4th, Special Pro-rated Rate)
Mission Impossible Week: Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to join us for a week of thrilling adventures as we sharpen our critical thinking skills while working in teams to solve puzzles, unlock the box, and hunt for hidden treasures.
Special Spirit Day: Camo Day
Session C: July 8 - July 12
Disney Days Week : Grab your fastpass and put on your Mickey ears as we travel to the magical world of Disney! Each day will feature various crafts, games, and activities based on different Disney movies. With just a little bit of pixie dust and some Bippity Boppity Boo, the week is sure to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Special Spirit Day: Character Day
Field Trip: Garden Cinema to see Toy Story 4
Session D: July 15 - July 19
Magical Mayhem Week: Abracadabra! Prepare to be amazed! Calling all witches, wizards, warlocks, and sorcerers, join us as we celebrate everything magic. Together we will learn some magic tricks of our own and even perform in our very own magic show!
Special Spirit Day: Wizard Day
Special Guest: Mike Bent's AbraKidabra
Session E*: July 22 - July 26 - Coach Bus
Shark Week: Duunnn dunnn... duuuunnnn duun...Sharks have swam off the TV right into our Summer Camp! Join us for a jam packed week of water and shark fun, but beware of dorsal fins lurking in the Green River…
Special Spirit Day: Fins & Flippers Day
Field Trip: Mystic Aquarium (*$30 Additional Field Trip Coach Bus Fee)
Session F: July 29 - August 2
Mash-Up Week: Join us as we smush together two unrelated camp activities to make all new wacky ones! Pudding Pictionary…Slip and Slide Kick Ball…the possibilities and pairings are endless! You won’t want to miss this silliness!
Special Spirit Day: Backwards Clash Day
Field Trip: Retreat Farm
Session G: August 5 - August 9
Gross Out Week : Back by popular demand! Pull up your sleeves and get ready for a disgustingly fun week at camp. If you like eww and goo, then this week is certainly for you! From smelly feet to gross things we eat, Camp goes all out with Gross Out.
Special Spirit Day: Zombie Day
Special Guest: Animal Adventures
Session H: August 12 - August 16
Turn The Last Hurrah Week: Join us for the last hurrah of the summer with a jam-packed week of camp favorites! Celebrate one last week with your counselors and camp friends as we share our favorite camp moments and say a final farewell. This summer finale is sure to send you away counting the days till next 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 during their first scheduled session. Only those truly committed to being a positive role model and developing their leadership skills should register for this program.
Meet the Staff! Camp Director: Tracey Kelleher has been with the Greenfield Recreation Camp for over ten years. Originally from Wales, she now resides in Western Mass. In her off camp time, she is an educator at Hawlemont School. The kids just love Tracey and she can’t wait to spend another Summer with them!
LIT Director: We are happy to have Michelle Adams return as our Leadership in Training Director. This is Michelle’s third year with our camp, but she has extensive camp experience and is the brains behind the camp favorite, Gross Out Week! In her off camp time, she is an educator at Four Corners School