Look no further than Weston’s own Parks and Recreation Department for excellent summer camp programs.
Registration for the camps is open now at westonct.gov/parksandrec. Programs often fill up quickly.
All camps are offered in one-week sessions from June 28 through July 30. You can sign up for one, more, or all weeks. Camps start at 8:30 in the morning and end at 1:00.
Everything is organized by age group.
3 year olds to Rising K: Jr. Eagles
Activities include one or more American Red Cross swim lessons each week, arts and crafts, water play, and a full day at Bisceglie Pond for swimming, sandcastles, outdoor play, and a picnic lunch.
Jr. Eagles is held at Hurlbutt Elementary School on the side near the Weston Library. The camp is run by school district staff and some terrific instructors.
1st and 2nd Grades: Soaring Eagles
Activities include one or more American Red Cross swim lessons each week, arts and crafts, time on Hurlbutt’s playgrounds and fields, and a full day at Bisceglie Pond for swimming, sandcastles, outdoor play, and a picnic lunch.
Soaring Eagles is held at Hurlbutt Elementary School on the side near the Weston Library. The camp is run by school teachers and staff with assistance from Weston students and graduates.
Grades 3–5: Stars
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Rising 6th, Rising 7th, and Rising 8th: All-Stars
For both camps, activities include games indoors and outdoors, group activities on Weston fields, and a full day at Bisceglie Pond or Park swimming, playing water games, fishing, or hiking. Special events are also held, and each week’s “Fun Friday” features pizza and lawn games.
Stars and All-Stars camps are held at Weston Middle School. At 1:00, after-camp programs will be offered. The camps are run by school teachers and staff.
$300 per week or $1,250 for all five weeks.
$350 per week or $1,350 for all five weeks.
$400 per week or $1,450 for all five weeks.
If space is available, you can register for a camp as late as the Friday before a session begins. But, after 1:30 pm that Friday, there will be a mandatory 15 percent late fee.
Those Fridays are June 18 and 25, and July 2, 9, 16, and 23.
As you would expect, Covid-19 protocols are in place for the camps.
Masks are required for indoor activities and outdoors when six feet of distance are not possible. There will be mask, water, and hand sanitizing breaks. Separate craft kits will be used, and surfaces and objects will be sanitized each day.
And, as things change with the pandemic and regulations are modified, there may be changes to how camps operate. Flexibility and patience will be helpful.