Explorers Day Camp- Summer 2021
Explorers Day Camp is the perfect opportunity for youth to make new friends, participate in a variety of activities and create memories that last a lifetime! The program includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park including team games, sports, arts & crafts and more. Campers swim daily at Mills Pond Pool; and they enjoy weekly visits from the Rolling Videogames Truck and stations of speciality projects and/or crafts.
*Activities are subject to change*
Explorers Day Camp will have different stations throughout the day, and can change each week. Some of these stations include: Arts & Crafts Station, Memory/Sensory Game Station, Wilderness Station, Sports Station, Gardening Station and more!
Camp is held Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. (4-5:30pm for aftercare with the exception of Fridays IF camp is inside at the Community Center then aftercare wil end at 5:00pm)
In the event of bad weather the program may be relocated to the Canton Community Center. Parents will be notified of the new pick up location via e-mail or updates through the Remind Application.
The class code to get in the Remind Education Application is: @expdaycamp.
Explorers Price Per Week:
-Regular price starting 5/1: $215 R | $225 NR
COVID-19 Updates: Due to COVID19 Explorer's Summer Camp will average around 20 children per group and in total there will be 3 groups or be split into smaller groups of an average of 10 campers per 1 counselor.
Campers are required to bring a face mask with them every day and will only be worn when indoors, walking through the Mills Pond Pool House and inside the Rolling Video Games truck. Campers will have longer pool swim time during select weeks.
Explorer's Day Camp is now offering Aftercare ONLY from 4-5:30pm daily! In the event that there is a rain date on a Friday (we are inside the Canton Community Center), aftercare will end at 5:00pm and no refunds will be given. Aftercare numbers must be 5 campers per group (groups 1-3 of camp). In the event that numbers are not meant 1 week prior to the start of camp, aftercare will be cancelled for that week with refunds issues ONLY to families who are registered to attend aftercare.
In order to ensure the success of running aftercare this summer- We will not be given refunds for aftercare 10 business days before the start of aftercare.
Week 1: Jungle Adventures
Week 2: Around the World in 5 Days
Week 3: Survivor Week
Week 4: Color Wars
Week 5: Winter in July (NOTE: 7/5- camp will outside strictly. If there is bad weather, camp may be cancelled)
Week 6: Space Explorer
Week 7: I Spy... Mysteries!
Week 8: Summer Olympics Week
Week 9: Lights, Camera, Action!
Week 10: Campology
Group request deadlines
Please follow the list below for when requests will not be taken under consideration by the ending date:
Week 2- 6/14
Week 3- 6/21
Week 4- 6/28
Week 5- 7/6
Week 6- 7/12
Week 7- 7/19
Week 8- 7/26
Week 9- 8/2
Week 10- 8/9
*Please keep in mind that even with requests sent in before the above deadlines, requests are still not guaranteed.
Groups will be e-mailed out 1-3 days before the start of the camp week.
Explorers Day Camp's general enrollment and aftercare now has deadlines to register for camp. Please view the deadlines below for Weekly Camp enrollment, aftercare enrollment and group requests to be sent in.
Camp Enrollment and Aftercare Deadlines:
Aftercare deadlines will will now match the general camp enrollment deadline on the Friday by 4:30pm before that week of camp starts. Example for Week 3 (that runs 6/28-7/2) of camp then enrollment will be 6/25. There will be no exceptions for general camp enrollment for late registrations. Refunds will not be issued for aftercare within 10 business days to the start of camp for that week.
Dates for Signing up for Camp/Aftercare:
Week 3- 6/25
Week 4- 7/2
Week 5- 7/9
Week 6- 7/16
Week 7- 7/23
Week 8- 7/30
Week 9- 8/6
Week 10- 8/13
Refund deadlines for aftercare (no refunds will be issued on the date below and all dates after):
Week 4- 6/21
Week 5- 6/28
Week 6- 7/5
Week 7- 7/12
Week 8- 7/19
Week 9- 7/26
Week 10- 8/2
Monday July 5th, town buildings will be closed for the holiday. In the event of rain/bad weather, Explorers Day Camp will be cancelled as camp will not be able to move into the Community Center. No refunds will be given.
Please keep in mind that our Parent Handbook, policies, protocols (especially pertaining to COVID-19), scheduling and activities are subject to change in order to provide the best atmosphere for your child while following what the State of Connecticut and the Farmington Valley Health Department release.
Additional Forms and Files: