Changes to Summer Camp offerings: Updated list (including Woodward Camp at Trottier Middle School)

by beth on June 14, 2019

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Above: Southborough Recreation’s camp for 2nd-6th graders will be at Trottier again this summer. That means some changes, but still lots of fun including field trips. (images cropped from Facebook)

Earlier this week, I posted about the camps offered through Southborough Recreation for the summer. I wish I had held for a few days – since it turns out there are three big changes. (One was one that I didn’t realize and the other two more recent decisions.)

Southborough Rec CampAs I previously posted, Rec’s main offering is the annual Finn and “Woodward” camps, along with a CIT (Counselor in Training) program at both. (Act quickly on CIT programs, most weeks are already full!)

It turns out that for the second summer, Woodward Camp 2nd – 6th graders is being relocated to Trottier Middle School. (The decision was made to accommodate work on the parking lot and driveway scheduled for this summer.)

The camp loses access to the private school facilities I referenced earlier this week. And the middle school doesn’t have a playground – but it does have access to the Neary playground down the hill. Plus, they’ll again be able to make use again of the Trottier running track, plus the tennis courts and volleyball courts on the shared campus.

Kids ages 2.9 to 1st grade will still be at Finn School as usual.

For details on the weekly themes for both camps, click on the flyers below :

Finn camp flyer Woodward camp flyer

The CIT program allows 7th-9th graders to be involved in the fun, from the other side:

CITs at Rec campsToo old to be a camper but too young to be a counselor? Get ahead on developing important job skills during an active week of learning games and leadership skills. CIT’s will assist counselors in our Recreational Summer Camps. Participants should be interested in working with children and possess maturity, flexibility, a strong work ethic, and the ability to have fun. The CIT program is an educational program, with a curriculum designed to develop the technical skills necessary to be an effective camp counselor. Your participation in a CIT program can lead to leadership opportunities at school, in extracurricular activities and at future jobs.

Click the following links for the registration forms: Finn Camp, Woodward Camp, and CIT. For the campers, you can also click here for online registration. (CITs don’t have that option.)

Also on offer this summer are specialized one week camps and ongoing sports clinics and camps.

Unfortunately, the Tennis Clinics that I promoted have been cancelled due to lack of an instructor. (If that changes and they are able offer classes, I’ll let you know.) Plus the camps offered at the South Union Building in June are being cancelled – though the August ones are still on offer.

Below are the specialty camps that are available this summer through Rec: (Scroll down for photo options.*)

Specialty camps (scroll down for credits)

For tots to teens looking to burn some energy, below are some choices – For details, click on the thumbnails below the lists. (Note: Some of these are based out-of-town.)

Camps/clinics throughout the summer:

  • Golf Camps – Options for ages 5 and up starting June 24th through mid-August ($120 – $260)
  • Horseback riding and jr. animal farming – Ages 4-16, June 24 to August 23rd ($280 – $370)

Junior Little Easy Golf at Juniper Hill Junior golf - options for ages 7 and up Willow Brook Farm riding and junior farmer programs

Special one week offerings:

  • Kangaroo Field Hockey Clinic – Grades 6 to 12, August 5-8 ($265)
  • Soccer Camps – Ages 3 and up, August 12-16 ($90 – $220)

Kangaroo Field Hockey Skills Camp Soccer Camps

The South Union Building will again host the specialized one-week offerings to engage kids minds and imaginations again this summer. Plus, two camps will be held Prices ranging from $150-$350 for the half day camps. Unfortunately, the June 24th camps were cancelled due to low registration.

For details on the following classes, click thumbnails below:

  • Rocket Science – Grades K to 3, August 12-16 ($200)
  • Fairy House/Pirate Cove & Baking – Grades K to 3, August 12-16 ($275)
  • Baking Extravaganza-Advanced Bakers – Ages 8-14, August 12-16 ($350)
  • KIKO.893 Robot Workshop – Ages 7-12, August 19-23 ($150)
  • Electricity Magnetmania, and more! – Ages 7-12, August 19-23 ($150)

camps wk of Aug 12th - Rocket science fairy house and baking camps wk of Aug 19th - Robot workshop and electricity magntemania

You can find all of the camp offerings – and sign up for most – here. You can also find the Registration form at the back of the spring/summer brochure – just note that the details in the brochure are out of date. If you have questions, you can check out the the Recreation Department’s website or call 508-229-4452.

*(Specialty camp images cropped from Facebook and flickr posts by Paradise Island Kids, K.M. Klemencic, Wicked Cool for Kids, and Aberdeen Proving Ground; Images above right from Southborough Rec Facebook page)

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