Summer Camp


2022 Camper Packet & Forms

Discovery, Sizzlers, & Leadership in Training Camps
at the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area


2022 Camp Update

Dear Camp Families,

A big welcome back to returning families and welcome to new families that are considering our camp for the first time! We at the Greenfield Recreation Department are committed to providing a fun, safe, and memorable experience for all campers. The world sure is different than it was two years ago and we understand it may be difficult to plan for summer during continued uncertainty. Although we still deal with the uncertainty of this virus, we are optimistic that better days are ahead and we are busy planning and preparing for summer 2022.

We are happy to report our camp was able to operate safely in 2021 through careful planning and the hard work of our staff who worked tirelessly to re-imagine and adjust many aspects of normal camp programming! Safety will always be our top priority and we will continue to adapt and implement policies and safety protocols as needed throughout the summer, based on local, state, and federal guidance. For you as a parent, we know deciding whether or not to send your child to camp is still not an easy decision. Choosing our Camp means trusting us to take care of your child, which is a responsibility we do not take lightly.

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, registration information, and policies and procedures.

Registration will open on Monday, April 4th. 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!

Sincerely, The Greenfield Recreation Team


A Summer to Remember
Summer Camp 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 a rain site TBA.

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 - 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 Holiday)
Regular Program:
$120 Residents, $130 Non-Residents
Early Care: $20 per child per session
Late Care: $20 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.

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Summer Camp Theme Weeks:

Each themed session helps to guide the week’s activities, games, arts & crafts, and special guests. Please see our descriptions below for the different themes and activities planned for each session.

Session A: June 27 - July 1
Just Camp:
School’s out and camp is in! Join us for a week of classic summer camp activities like tug of war, capture the flag, dodge ball, swimming, friendship bracelet making and more! Fill your days with nothing but friendship, fun, and the warmth of the sun!

Session B: July 5 - July 8 (No Camp July 4th, Special Pro-rated Rate)
Heroes & Legends:
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!

Session C: July 11 - July 15
In the Game:
It’s time to level up as we put down our controllers and turn virtual reality into actual reality. Campers will be tasked with completing quests and challenges inspired by favorite video games. Do you have what it takes to finish the task or will it be game over?

Session D: July 18 - July 22
CIA - Camp Intelligence Agency:
Calling all camp operatives for a week long top secret mission. The fate of Summer Camp is in your hands. You will have exactly five days to solve the mystery and protect camp from impending destruction. Use your surveillance and investigation skills to help uncover important secrets, crack the code, and save our beloved camp!

Session E: July 25 - July 29
H2Ohh Yeah:
Get ready to make a big splash with this jam-packed week of water fun! There is no better way to cool off in the summer heat than with H2O. We will be doubling the wackiness and quadrupling the wetness in this wet and wild week to remember!

Session F: August 1 - August 5
Gross Out:
If you like YUCK, then you are certainly in luck!! Prepare to be grossed out during Gross Out Week, back 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!

Session G: August 8 - August 12
Frontier Explorers:
Hitch your wagon and head west as we blaze new trails and discover the world around us. Will your team be able to ford the river in one piece and make it to the next outpost before running out of supplies? Join us on this one of kind expedition into the past.

Session H: August 15 - August 19
Greatest Hits:
All the favorites, all week long! Join us as we combine all of the chart topping camp hits of the summer into one jam packed week of fun. Nothing but the best of the best before we say so long to another epic summer.

Summer Camps:

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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.

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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.

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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!

Sarah DeCarlo Discovery Camp Director: Sarah DeCarlo is back for a second year as the Discovery Camp Director. Sarah loves working with kids and has a passion for theater. She is excited to spend another summer getting to know your kiddos!



Tracey Kelleher 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!


Michelle Adams 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.