| 2023 Camper Packet & Forms
Discovery, Sizzlers, & Leadership in Training Camps
at the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area
Dear Camp Families,
A big welcome back to returning families and a warm welcome to new families that are considering our camp for the first time! The Greenfield Recreation Department is committed to providing a fun, safe, and memorable experience for all campers. We look forward to another unforgettable summer with memories that will be sure to last a lifetime.
We welcome your family to join us for one or all eight of our one-week sessions. Please review this parent handbook for complete details of session dates, times, themes, field trips, special guests, registration information, policies, and procedures.
Registration will open on Monday, April 3rd. See the packet for all the forms needed to register. Please note, we are unable to offer online registration for camp at this time and registrations will not be accepted without ALL required paperwork and deposit fee!
Sincerely, The Greenfield Recreation Team
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. All of our camps comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health along with Massachusetts COVID-19 Health and Safety Standards. All camps 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. In the event of rain, camp will be held indoors at the Greenfield Middle School.
Additional forms are required for registration including a Child Information Form, camper survey, immunization records, 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 - H
Regular Program: $175 Residents, $185 Non-Residents
Early Care: $25 per child per session
Late Care: $25 per child per session
Session B: (Pro-rated for no camp July 3rd & 4th)
Regular Program: $105 Residents, $115 Non-Residents
Early Care: $15 per child per session
Late Care: $15 per child per session
Second Sibling Discount: $10 off second sibling when registering for same week
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, field trips, and special guests. Please see our descriptions below for the different themes and activities planned for each session.
Session A: June 26 - June 30
Ships Ahoy: Yo ho, yo ho, and a bottle of...water! Calling all scoundrels and scallywags as we set sail on the high seas on a swashbuckling adventure in the search of the legendary hidden treasure of the Green River. Do you have what it takes to find the gold, or will you end up walking the plank?
Special Guest: Dan the Pirate Man
Session B: July 5 - July 7 (No Camp July 3rd & 4th, Special Pro-rated Rate)
Blizzard Beach: Brrrrr...It’s cold out there! Bundle up for the beachiest blizzard you have ever seen! Sun bathing snowmen? Sand angels? What else does this wacky weather week have in store? Prepare to chill during the coolest week of the summer.
Session C: July 10 - July 14
It's Showtime: Everyone take your seats and grab your popcorn because it’s show time! Lights, campers, action! Campers will create their own skits, musical acts, dance routines, or comedy shows to perform in a camp-wide performance showcase. We will be rolling out the red carpet for this extravaganza.
Field Trip: Garden Cinema, $25 Field Trip Fee
Session D: July 17 - July 21
Gross Out:The week that will make you want to yak is back! 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, fake blood, and mud to smelly feet and gross things we ear, camp goes all out for Gross Out!
Special Guest: Michelle Adams, Expert Grossologist
Session E: July 24 - July 28
Splish Splash Water Bash: Get ready, get set, get wet! Join us for a week-long pool party filled with wacky water games. It is sure to be a wonderfully wet week of water. This will be an action-packed week sure to cool us off in the summer heat!
Field Trip: Mystic Aquarium, $25 Field Trip Fee
Session F: July 31 - August 4
Enchanted Forest: Let the magic surround you on this adventurous week of fantasy fun! Create a potion, cast a spell, or throw some coins in a wishing well. The forest is a place full of mystical wonder, and you never know what toadstool a fairy or gnome may be hiding under.
Special Guest: Ed the Wizard, $25 Field Trip Fee
Session G: August 7 - August 11
Animal Planet: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Things are about to get wild at camp as we discover all sorts of furry, feathered and four-legged friends and their habitats. It’s sure to be a roaring good time!
Special Guest: Animal Adventures
Session H: August 14 - August 18
Summer Send Off: It may be a bummer that it’s the end of summer, but we have one last week with more adventures to seek. This is the session where all of the summer favorites are re-played, creating lasting memories that are unlikely to fade.
Field Trip: Fun Hub, $25 Field Trip Fee
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!
Discovery Camp Director: Sarah DeCarlo is back for a third year as the Discovery Camp Director. During the school year, she serves as the Site Coordinator at the Greenfield Recreation After School Program at Four Corners. Sarah loves working with kids and has a passion for theater. She is excited to spend another summer getting to know your kiddos!
Sizzlers 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 Ben Hernandez as our Leadership in Training Director this year. This is his 2nd year working with the LIT program, and first year as its Director. Throughout the school year, Ben has served as Site Coordinator to our After School Program at Federal Street School. He is looking forward to working with all of our young leaders.