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Stafford Summer Recreation Camp Information

Stafford Summer Recreation Camp Information

The 2024 Summer Recreation Camp program is in session! To help families 

Camp Contact
Camp Office: 860-851-9178

2024 Camp Information
Camper registration for the 2024 Summer Recreation Camp is  closed. The deadline was Friday, June 21st, and we have reached our maximum capacity. We appreciate everyone's interest and enthusiasm, but we are no longer able to accept applications. 

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Bus Schedule:
The bus transportation option is offered to guarantee safe, convenient, and reliable access to camp:

Bus Route #1
Historical Society Museum (5 Spring Street) & along driveways East Street & Route 19
Morning Departure - 8:20 am
Afternoon Return - 2:15pm

Bus Route #2:
West Stafford School (153 W Stafford Rd)                                                             
Morning Departure - 8:45am
Afternoon Return - 2:50pm

Campers utilizing bus transportation must be outside in their driveways for morning pickups.

Dates & Schedule
Location: Staffordville Beach & Recreation Area, 21 Lyons Road
Dates: Weekdays, Monday, July 1 – Friday, August 9, 2024 (closed July 4)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Morning arrival is between 8:30am – 9:00am, where campers are greeted at check-in by counselors. Junior counselors oversee the lunch tally/choices during this time, campers then proceed to breakfast and the morning rally where they separate into squads based based on age/grade. These squads are designed to facilitate organization and offer activities suitable for varying levels of maturity and ability. Each counselor will oversee their respective squad during these designated times, such as during lunch lines, dismissal, or camp-wide activities. Outside of these scheduled events, campers choose self-selected activities, such as fishing club or gardening, and may interact with campers outside of their squad. Counselors are present at every activity spot to ensure appropriate behavior and discipline. 

Daily Schedule
  • Arrival, breakfast, morning rally
  • Morning Program 1
    9:30am - 10:15
  • Morning Program 2
    10:20am - 11:15am
  • Lunch
    11:30am - 12:00pm
  • Free Swim
  • Afternoon Program 1 & Free Swim
    12:00pm - 12:45pm
  • Afternoon Program 2
    12:50pm - 1:45pm
  • End of Day Cleanup & Departure
The day concludes with cleanup and pickup/transportation departure beginning at 1:45pm.  The camp maintains a 1:10 staff-to-students ratio on land and water. The facility/program falls under the purview of the current Local Emergency Operations Plan approved by the State of Connecticut.

Each week, Campers choose from a variety of programming options, generally rooted in timeless camp-themed activities. Athletics, fun and games, swimming, arts & crafts, theme days, and humanities-centered activities are a mainstay. The program provides both structured and free play. With self-selected activities, children connect with age-mate peers with similar interests. Group experiences are also facilitated to promote conversations with new friends and grow social-emotional learning opportunities.

Swim Lesson Update
Due to staffing shortages, at this time swim lessons will not be available this summer. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are working to address the situation promptly. Any updates regarding this issue will be posted promptly.

For complete information, please visit the Summer Recreation Camp webpage.