Last week, when I alerted readers that Rec’s summer camp registration was about to open*, I listed alternative options in town. Now, I’m following up to cover the newest one in more detail.
This summer, St. Mark’s School is launching “St. Mark’s Summer”. The full day camp for 4-14 year olds will be held on the private school campus. Options include enrichment programs and sports camps.
The school promotes:
Choose from a variety of summer options that all take advantage of St. Mark’s state-of-the-art facilities and experienced leadership. All programs focus on developing now-and-future skills in a developmentally appropriate setting. Campers engage in meaningful activities and experiences that will nurture them as they grow alongside each other. Your child will make friends, learn new skills, spend time outside, and have fun.
Although the program is brand new, the Director and Associate Director for the program tout over 50 years of combined experience in running summer camps.
One of the features they were excited to promote is a new ropes course that has been installed on campus.
The website touts:
Campers will have the opportunity to experience challenge by choice as they develop gross motor skills, focus, and persistence.
Both the traditional camps and the sport/enrichment camps include swimming (daily when whether cooperates) in their pool on campus. The website assures:
Our swim instruction is delivered by our certified aquatics staff and overseen by our Aquatics Director. . . our swim program prioritizes water safety, a love of water, and a lifetime enjoyment of swimming. Small instructional groups help children learn water safety and build swim skills in a safe, supervised, and positive setting.
While activities take advantage of its large outdoor campus, the school has substantial capacity for indoor activities during stormy weather or excessive heat (multiple gyms, an indoor turf space, full-size auditorium, and large gathering spaces).
Except for the first week (June 20-23), campers are registered in two week sessions (through August 18).
Morning snack and a cafeteria lunch are covered by the registration fee. (The general camp cost is $790 for 10 weekdays of traditional camp or $950 for enrichment camp. Morning/Evening extended hours are also available for an extra fee.)
For more details, and to register, click here. For my other coverage of other summer camps in Southborough, click here.**
*On Friday, I warned that the Town’s camp could fill up quickly once registration opened on Monday. Most weeks did for 7-12 year olds. (As of this morning, only the 3-day Fourth of July week is still available for that age group.) But the other age options are still mostly available (for 4-6 year olds and CITs).
**Other camps in Southborough I’m aware of for this summer are options through Southborough Recreation, Southborough Extended Day Camp, FaySummer, and Chestnut Hill Farm.