|2020 Camper Packet & Forms
Discovery, Sizzlers, & Leadership in Training Camps
at the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area
All 2020 Camp Programs are Cancelled
Dear Greenfield Recreation Parents, Campers, and Friends >>
Camp Open HouseJoin us on Friday, June 19th from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm for our camp open house. Meet your counselors, play games, and pick up your free camp goodie bag for registered campers!
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 Program: 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 - I
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 Celebrated Holiday July 3rd)
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.
9 Week Special Discount: Planning to sign up for all 9 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.
Session A: June 22 - June 26
Messtival: Prepare for one of the wildest weeks of the summer. It’s like a festival, only messier. It is sure to be a week full of muddled messes and goopy goo, don’t be surprised if you even go home blue! Obstacle courses and challenges galore will be sure to make our very first messtival week one you will adore!
Special Guest: Foam Party with DJ Bobby C
Session B: June 29 - July 2 (No Camp July 3rd, Special Pro-rated Rate)
Holiday Hoopla: It’s a week full of special celebrations! Tricksters will love our April Fools and our Halloween celebration may bring out some ghouls! We will sing Happy Birthday to the whole group and celebrate America’s Independence by thanking the troops. A year of celebrations in just a few days, there is fun to be had in so many ways.
Session C: July 6 - July 10
Reality TV: Camp Edition: As seen on TV! We will be bringing your favorite Reality TV competitions to life! Sing with a mask, make a dress out of rags, or create us a dish that won’t make us gag! We can’t wait to see how this goes, we are sure our campers are hiding talents that not everyone knows.
Field Trip: Garden Cinema to see Minions: The Rise of Gru
Session D: July 13 - July 17
Shipwrecked: Our pirate ship just crashed in the high seas, and with it we lost all of our treasure chest keys! Luckily, we were able to make it ashore, but in order to get back the keys, we must compete in water games galore. All we need is for you to do your best and together we can unlock all of those treasure chests.
Special Guest: Pirate Man Dan
Session E*: July 20 - July 24
Storybook Summer: At a legendary camp located on the shores of the Green River, a group of campers will revisit some classic tales while creating new stories of their own. In a week full of fairytale fun, you never know what may happen. Can we save Humpty Dumpty from his great fall? Will our structures withstand the huffing and puffing of the Big Bad Wolf? Join us to see how our story ends!
Field Trip: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston (*$30 Additional Field Trip Coach Bus Fee)
Session F: July 27 - July 31
Gross Out: Back by popular demand! If you like YUCK, then you are certainly in luck!! 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 boogers, blood, and mud to smelly feet and gross things we eat, Camp goes all out with Gross Out.
Session G: August 3 - August 7
Olympic Games: Celebrate the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics camp style! Work with your team to create your own fictional country complete with national flag and anthem. Then compete head to head in Olympic style competitions throughout the week to see who will take home the gold. You better get your game face on if you want to get on the podium!
Field Trip: Flight Fit N Fun Holyoke
Session H: August 10 - August 14
Advance to Go: Roll the dice as your favorite board games are brought to life! Giant versions of classic fun will be so awesome to play out in the sun. Gather your pieces, shuffle the decks, and prepare for excitement u to your necks!
Session I: August 17 - August 21
Best of the Best: With summer ending and school soon to start, we’ll have the best week ever, sure to be full of heart! The best of the best is where all of the summer favorites are played and where we will create lasting memories that are unlikely to fade.
Special Guest: Hamster Works
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 fifteen years. She is easily identified by her fun hair and accent as she is originally from Wales. In her off camp time, she is educator at Hawlemont School. Tracey can’t wait to spend another summer with your kids!
LIT Director: We are happy to have Michelle Adams return as our Leadership in Training Director. This is Michelle’s fourth 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