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Explorers Day Camp
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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.
This summer, we are bringing back entertainers and field trips for all our campers to experience and enjoy!
Explorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. Before Care will be offered for an additional fee from Week 4 through Week 9 and will run from 8:00am to the beginning of camp (9:00am). Aftercare will be offered for an additional fee from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily.
In the event of bad weather or extreme heat, camp is held indoors at the Canton Community Center at 40 Dyer Ave. To remain updated on any changes in the location of camp, please download the Remind App. That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.
Regular Price (Starting May 1st): $250 R / $260 NR per week
Full Summer Package:
Regular Package Price (Starting May 1st): $2,160 R / $2,250 NR
Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout
Aftercare Price: $45 R / $50 NR per Week
Aftercare Package Price: $360 R / $405 NR
Explorers Day Camp will only register a maximum of 60 campers a week, so make sure to register early in order to secure your spot on the roster! Masks will only be required when campers are indoors.
Note: Camp requirements are subject to change based on health and safety guidance.
Explorers Day Camp 2022 Themes!
Week One: Magic & Myths
June 20 - June 24
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 15
Time to take a trip into a storybook! Explorers will learn all about myths and experience magic first hand during the fun-filled week.
Week Two: Safari Adventure
June 27 - July 1
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 22
Our Explorers will be going on an adventure in the safari at Mills Pond Park. They will be learning all about the wild animals from around the world and putting their knowledge to the test with a camp wide trivia game! Who knows, they may even be able to see an exotic animal or two!
Week Three: "Seasons" Greetings
July 5 - July 8
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 29
No camp Monday, July 4th. In this special 4-day camp week, Explorers will be experiencing all 4 seasons within 4 days! From 9:00am-4:00pm each day, we will be experiencing autumn, winter, spring and summer (That's a lot of 4s)!
Week Four: Color Wars
July 11 - July 15
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 6
Explorers Day Camp is getting shaken up for this true camp classic: Color Wars! All ages groups will be mixed together to make up three teams: the Red Team, the Blue Team and the Yellow Team to participate in a week of colorful competitions!
Week Five: Under the Sea
July 18 - July 22
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 13
The Explorers are growing gills this week and taking a trip under the sea! Make sure to pack a swimsuit and extra towel for this week!
Week Six: Blast to the Past!
July 25 - July 29
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 20
Explorers? Try Time Travelers! This week we will be taking a trip to the past when dinosaurs roamed the Earth!
Week Seven: Shipwrecked
August 1 - August 5
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 27
Uh oh! The Explorers Day Camp crew have found themselves trapped on a deserted island! Looks like they will have to team up and find a way to survive a series of competitions, ending in a raft race off the island!
Week Eight: Sportsmania
August 8 - August 12
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 3
Batters up! It's game day at Explorers Day Camp, or rather game week! Our Explorers will get to participate in some camp game classics and even compete against their favorite counselors!
Week Nine: Mad Science
August 15 - August 19
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 10
Time to put your goggles on! Explorers will be participating in tons of fun experiments and learning all about space and reactions. They may even get the chance to meet a real mad scientist!
Because of the sizes of the groups, group requests will not be guaranteed this summer. Groups will be divided up by age/grade for the majority of the summer with the exception of the Color Wars and Shipwrecked weeks. If you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email email@example.com no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.
Groups will be emailed out by no later than 4:30pm on the Friday prior to the week your child is attending.
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