Monday is the last day of Southborough Public Schools. Are you freaking out yet about what to do with your kids this summer?
Don’t worry. Southborough Recreation has a lot of options to offer.
[Editor’s Note: I just got three big updates on this summer’s camps. So I need to make major changes. You should just scrap this whole post and check out my updated one!]
The main offering is the annual morning camps at Finn and Woodward School, along with a CIT (Counselor in Training) program at both.
Kids ages 2.9 to 1st grade will have camp at Finn School and the 2nd – 6th graders return to the Woodward School campus*. Both camps have weekly themes and special visiting guests. Plus, Woodward campers get to swim at St. Mark’s School’s pool once a week, go on a field trip, and make occasional use of Fay School equipment across the way.
For details on the weekly themes, click on the flyers below:
The CIT program allows 7th-9th graders to be involved in the fun, from the other side:
Too 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.
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)
- Tennis Clinics – Ages 7-13, options June 24th through mid-August ($90)
- Horseback riding and jr. animal farming – Ages 4-16, June 24 to August 23rd ($280 – $370)
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)
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. (For details, click thumbnails below):
- Chemical Creations – Ages 6-12, June 24-28 ($150)
- Roller Coaster & Amusement Park Rides – Ages 7-12, June 24-28 ($165)
- 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)
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. If you have questions, you can check out the the Recreation Department’s website or call 508-229-4452.
(Top images cropped from Facebook and flickr posts by Paradise Island Kids, K.M. Klemencic, Mind in Motion, and Aberdeen Proving Ground; Images above right from Southborough Rec Facebook page)
*Last summer, “Woodward Camp” was held at Trottier Middle School.
Updated (6/14/19 12:45 pm): Editor’s Note: I just got three big updates on this summer’s camps. So I need to make major changes. You should just scrap this whole post and check out my updated one! Click here for the correct info.
The main changes are – Woodward is moving to the Trottier campus, which means the private school facilities won’t be available but other opportunities are. The Tennis classes won’t be available and the June 24th programs at the South Union Building have been cancelled.