The Community Education Department will once again be offering a Summer Day Camp for children from kindergarten through sixth grade and a Counselor in Training (CIT) and Junior Staff program for seventh through ninth grade. The Day Camp will be divided into two distinct units (or Camps), which will be determined using the age and grade of the campers. The units will all share the same themes and run concurrently, however, each unit will have age appropriate activities deliberately intended to meet the interests and abilities of its participants. Our mission for this summer is to provide a safe, exciting and supportive camp environment; where children are able to take part in a variety of age appropriate activities which encourage exploration, creativity, teamwork, fair play and most of all FUN!
Summer Day Camp 2012 is broken up into eight, one week Sessions. Each of the eight Sessions of camp will have a different theme and the daily activities will revolve around that theme. Parents are welcome to sign their campers up for any number of sessions. Our goal is to create a unified camp environment that your child is eager to return to each morning, and one in which s/he feels comfortable enough to accept new challenges and make new friends.
To register and pay online, go to http://westborough.ma.schoolwebpages.com (click Programs, then Community Education). The members of the Community Education staff are looking forward to a fabulous, fun-filled summer with your child.
Very Sincerely Yours,
Summer Camp Director
Camp Themes and Dates
Adventure Week ……………. June 25th - June 29th
Contender Week……………...July 2nd - July 6th*
Off The Wall Week……………July 9th - July 13th
Performance Week………… July 16th - July 20th
Mystery Week………………….July 23rd - July 27th
Tournament Week……………July 30th - August 3rd
Enchanted Week………………August 6th - August 10th
Festival Week…………………..August 13th - August 17th
*Four Day Week due to Fourth of July Holiday
Summer Program Hours
Extended Morning Hours: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Regular Camp Drop-Off: 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Camp Day: 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Extended Afternoon Hours: 4:00 AM – 6:00 PM
“BENNY” UNIT: DAY CAMP
Grade Range: K - 3rd
Group #: 1, 2, and 3
Enrollment Max: 75 per week
Details: Campers will embrace creativity and design our daily activities using a fun, hands-on, child centered approach. Each camp day will be broken up into specific activities based upon the theme of the week. Our Benny Unit will be encouraged to explore individual choice and group play, while simply having fun in a safe and controlled environment. They will participate in all Day Camp activities and experience the world of a traditional summer camp environment. Groups 2 and 3 will be traveling to Armstrong Elementary School twice a week, while Group 1 will go once a week.
“ALSO” UNIT: DAY CAMP
Grade Range: 4th - 6th
Group #: 4 and 5
Enrollment Max: 50 per week
Details: The Also Unit is designed for our middle to oldest campers who are looking to expand their camp experience to include adventure based, highly active, mind stimulating activities. Our Also Unit will be leaving once a week for a walking field trip to Dairy Queen, and end each Session with a Friday destination Field Trip. Please note there are no “drop ins” on Fridays for the Also Unit. Field Trips Include: Breezy Waterslides, Roller Kingdom, Kimball’s Farm, IMAX or AMC, Museum of Science, Hopkinton State Park, Southwick Zoo, and Canobie Lake Park.
CIT & JR. STAFF PROGRAM
Grade Range: 7th - 9th
Enrollment Max: 15 per week
Details: The CIT Program is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to become future Camp Counselors. The program will be held at the Westborough High School in conjunction with the Westborough Community Education Summer Day Camp. The Program is divided into Section A and Section B. Participants must complete one week from each Section in order to be certified. You may choose any week from Section A and any week from Section B.
You do not need to take Section A before taking Section B. Each section covers specific material and is not sequential in nature. Once a participant has completed both Sections A and B, s/he is welcome to gain additional experience by joining the Junior Staff Program, for a fee. The Junior Staff Program is designed to be the next step after the completion of the CIT Program. CITs from last year are welcome to join the Jr. Staff Program this year.
(Please note completion of this course does not guarantee future employment with WCEP)
CIT PROGRAM DATES
A): June 25th – June 29th B): July 2nd – July 6th
A): July 9th – July 13th B): July 16th – July 20th
A):: July 23rd – July 27th B): July 30th – August 3rd
A): August 6th – August 10th B): August 13th – August 17th
Summer Camp Contact Information
2012 Summer Programs Office Location:
Westborough High School, 90 West Main Street
Entrance: Doors D6 & D7 (located opposite faculty & student parking lot at side entrance of high school)
Office Hours: M—F 8:00 - 4:00 pm
Summer Camp Director: Brian Bacon
Community Education Administrative Assistant: Dawn Carlo
Office: 508-836-7765 or 508-836-7766
Community Education Enrollment Coordinator: Brittany Martin
District Billing Coordinator: Jessica DiPietro
Phone: 508-836-7700 x1019
All summer programs are offered at the Westborough High School and Armstrong Elementary School , unless otherwise noted with program descriptions.
Registration forms may be dropped off at any of the Westborough Public Schools.
Westborough Public Schools
Community Education Department
90 West Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
(click Programs, then Community Education)