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Saturday June 10, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer I: Intro to Pickleball
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    MamaBear Organics: Nature Based Sensory & Art Class - Saturdays Spring Session
MamaBear Organics: Nature Based Sensory & Art ClassExplore the senses through a variety of play and sensory opportunities each week. Explore both dry sensory and wet sensory! Incorporating natural materials throughout each class and encouraging children to make inquiries and discoveries about the world around them. Can get a little messy!Sensory play encourages learning through exploration, curiosity, problem solving and creativity. It helps to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills. By socializing, improve language skills, discover the concepts of sharing and teamwork, grow more confident and get prepared for school!Saturdays Spring SessionDates Saturdays 5/27-6/17Time 10:00am-11:00amLocation Mills Pond Park - Stage Area Fee $90 per Participant for 4 Week SessionMondays Spring SessionDates Mondays 5/15-6/12 (No Class 5/29)Time 10:00am-11:00amLocation Mills Pond Park - Stage AreaFee $90 per Participant for 4 Week SessionTuesdays Spring SessionDates Tuesdays 5/16-6/6Time 10:00am-11:00amLocation Mills Pond Park - Stage AreaFee $90 per Participant for 4 Week Session*The rain location for both classes will be either at MamaBear Organics or the Parks & Recreation Room in the Canton Community Center depending on class size. The rain location will be communicated to all participants prior to any class location being changed.
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer I: Advanced Beginner Pickleball (Round Robin Play)
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
Sunday June 11, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Tennis Clinic (Ages 5-10) - Tennis Clinic (Ages 5-7)
Skyhawks: Tennis Clinics (Ages 5-10)Whether your child is a beginning or intermediate player, this program will improve their game and help them get more enjoyment from tennis. Our tennis programs focus on skill refinement as well as practice and match play to develop consistent, well-rounded tennis players.No class: 5/14 (Mother's Day); 5/28 (Memorial Day Weekend)Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/23, the CT DPH has not released COVID-19 safety guidelines for sports. If posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will coordinate with Skyhawks to adopt the DPH policies for the 2023 spring programming. The policies to be posted should be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on state and local guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  Please review concussion and CT Safe Sport Policy guidelines prior to registering. 
 
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM    Tennis Clinic (Ages 5-10) - Tennis Clinic (Ages 8-10)
Skyhawks: Tennis Clinics (Ages 5-10)Whether your child is a beginning or intermediate player, this program will improve their game and help them get more enjoyment from tennis. Our tennis programs focus on skill refinement as well as practice and match play to develop consistent, well-rounded tennis players.No class: 5/14 (Mother's Day); 5/28 (Memorial Day Weekend)Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/23, the CT DPH has not released COVID-19 safety guidelines for sports. If posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will coordinate with Skyhawks to adopt the DPH policies for the 2023 spring programming. The policies to be posted should be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on state and local guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  Please review concussion and CT Safe Sport Policy guidelines prior to registering. 
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Tennis Clinic (Ages 5-10) - Tennis Clinic (Ages 5-7)
Skyhawks: Tennis Clinics (Ages 5-10)Whether your child is a beginning or intermediate player, this program will improve their game and help them get more enjoyment from tennis. Our tennis programs focus on skill refinement as well as practice and match play to develop consistent, well-rounded tennis players.No class: 5/14 (Mother's Day); 5/28 (Memorial Day Weekend)Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/23, the CT DPH has not released COVID-19 safety guidelines for sports. If posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will coordinate with Skyhawks to adopt the DPH policies for the 2023 spring programming. The policies to be posted should be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on state and local guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  Please review concussion and CT Safe Sport Policy guidelines prior to registering. 
 
Monday June 12, 2023
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    CIS 6th Grade Outing
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    MamaBear Organics: Nature Based Sensory & Art Class - Mondays Spring Session
MamaBear Organics: Nature Based Sensory & Art ClassExplore the senses through a variety of play and sensory opportunities each week. Explore both dry sensory and wet sensory! Incorporating natural materials throughout each class and encouraging children to make inquiries and discoveries about the world around them. Can get a little messy!Sensory play encourages learning through exploration, curiosity, problem solving and creativity. It helps to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills. By socializing, improve language skills, discover the concepts of sharing and teamwork, grow more confident and get prepared for school!Saturdays Spring SessionDates Saturdays 5/27-6/17Time 10:00am-11:00amLocation Mills Pond Park - Stage Area Fee $90 per Participant for 4 Week SessionMondays Spring SessionDates Mondays 5/15-6/12 (No Class 5/29)Time 10:00am-11:00amLocation Mills Pond Park - Stage AreaFee $90 per Participant for 4 Week SessionTuesdays Spring SessionDates Tuesdays 5/16-6/6Time 10:00am-11:00amLocation Mills Pond Park - Stage AreaFee $90 per Participant for 4 Week Session*The rain location for both classes will be either at MamaBear Organics or the Parks & Recreation Room in the Canton Community Center depending on class size. The rain location will be communicated to all participants prior to any class location being changed.
 
10:15 AM - 1:15 PM    CIS 6th Grade Outing
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer II: Intro to Pickleball
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer II: Session II - Intro to Pickleball
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
Tuesday June 13, 2023
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    CIS 6th Grade Outing
 
10:15 AM - 1:15 PM    CIS 6th Grade Outing
 
Wednesday June 14, 2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM    CMS Field Day 2023
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    CMS Field Day 2023
 
Friday June 16, 2023
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM    YSB End of School Party
 
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM    YSB End of School Party
 
7:45 PM - 9:45 PM    YSB End of School Party
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    CYSB: School is Out Teen Pool Party! - School is Out Teen Pool Party
The Canton Youth Services Bureau presents...School is Out Teen Pool Party!Date: Friday, June 16thTime: 8:00pm-9:30pmLocation: Mills Pond PoolFree Admission to Canton Teens Ages 13-19- Food & Beverages- Kona Ice Truck- 50' Inflatable Obstacle Course- 4 Person Hydro Blaster- Contests & PrizesRegistration required to secure your Kona Ice Truck ticket!
 
Saturday June 17, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer I: Intro to Pickleball
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    MamaBear Organics: Nature Based Sensory & Art Class - Saturdays Spring Session
MamaBear Organics: Nature Based Sensory & Art ClassExplore the senses through a variety of play and sensory opportunities each week. Explore both dry sensory and wet sensory! Incorporating natural materials throughout each class and encouraging children to make inquiries and discoveries about the world around them. Can get a little messy!Sensory play encourages learning through exploration, curiosity, problem solving and creativity. It helps to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills. By socializing, improve language skills, discover the concepts of sharing and teamwork, grow more confident and get prepared for school!Saturdays Spring SessionDates Saturdays 5/27-6/17Time 10:00am-11:00amLocation Mills Pond Park - Stage Area Fee $90 per Participant for 4 Week SessionMondays Spring SessionDates Mondays 5/15-6/12 (No Class 5/29)Time 10:00am-11:00amLocation Mills Pond Park - Stage AreaFee $90 per Participant for 4 Week SessionTuesdays Spring SessionDates Tuesdays 5/16-6/6Time 10:00am-11:00amLocation Mills Pond Park - Stage AreaFee $90 per Participant for 4 Week Session*The rain location for both classes will be either at MamaBear Organics or the Parks & Recreation Room in the Canton Community Center depending on class size. The rain location will be communicated to all participants prior to any class location being changed.
 
10:25 AM - 11:10 AM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer I: Advanced Beginner Pickleball (Round Robin Play)
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Gabriella's Birthday Party
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Gabriella's Birthday Party
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Gabriella's Birthday Party
 
Sunday June 18, 2023
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Swim Lesson Instructor Aides (Ages 12-15) - Water Safety Instructor Aide
Canton Parks and Recreation Department is seeking responsible, outgoing, 12-15 year olds interested in working with swim lesson instructors and children at Mills Pond Pool. Water Safety Instructor Aides will assist certified instructors with planning and leading swim lessons throughout the summer. Interested individuals are required to register for the WSI Aide course scheduled for Sunday, June 18th. This class is designed to give participants a sneak peek into what it takes to become a great WSI. All participants will learn how to plan a lesson, tips, and techniques that it takes to be a hold a successful swim lesson. Students that are successful in the WSI Aide class will be invited to be scheduled for swim lesson sessions to assist in teaching. A great volunteer experience, good for resume and a lot of fun!  
 
Monday June 19, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1 After Care: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer II: Intro to Pickleball
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer II: Session II - Intro to Pickleball
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
Tuesday June 20, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1 After Care: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Canton Little League End of Year party
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Canton Little League End of Year party
 
Wednesday June 21, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1 After Care: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Thursday June 22, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1 After Care: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Friday June 23, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 1 After Care: Ahoy Matey!
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Saturday June 24, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer I: Intro to Pickleball
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
10:25 AM - 11:10 AM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer I: Advanced Beginner Pickleball (Round Robin Play)
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Dae'Ja Graduation Party
 
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Dae'Ja Graduation Party
 
Sunday June 25, 2023
10:35 AM - 11:20 AM    Swim Lesson: Stroke Clinic - Stroke Clinic
This clinic provides swimmers who have passed level 4 lessons the chance to work on their stroke technique and overall swim safety skills. This is a great program for kids who are looking to continue to develop their swimming, but aren't quite ready for the swim team commitment. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). This class is open to participants who have successfully passed level 4 swim lessons. Participants will need to swim approximately 25 yards independently (width of Mills Pond Pool). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*
 
11:30 AM - 12:05 PM    Adaptive Swim Lessons - Adaptive Swim Lesson: Session I
Adaptive Swim LessonsThis course is meant for individuals with special needs, and is designed to help them reach personal goals in a safe and small learning environment. These lessons will focus on water safety, mobility, and comfort in and around the water and be catered to the students' strengths and abilities. Program information: - Each lesson is 35 minutes long and will be taught in a small group setting. An aide or guardian is permitted to be in the water with the participant. - Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled. Cancellation notifications will be done via email. Please check your CantonRec account to ensure the correct contact information. - Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. - An information form will be sent to all guardians to complete prior to the start of lessons. Registration for this program starts 3/14. The registration deadline is 6/16. 
 
12:15 PM - 12:50 PM    Adaptive Swim Lessons - Adaptive Swim Lesson: Session II
Adaptive Swim LessonsThis course is meant for individuals with special needs, and is designed to help them reach personal goals in a safe and small learning environment. These lessons will focus on water safety, mobility, and comfort in and around the water and be catered to the students' strengths and abilities. Program information: - Each lesson is 35 minutes long and will be taught in a small group setting. An aide or guardian is permitted to be in the water with the participant. - Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled. Cancellation notifications will be done via email. Please check your CantonRec account to ensure the correct contact information. - Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. - An information form will be sent to all guardians to complete prior to the start of lessons. Registration for this program starts 3/14. The registration deadline is 6/16. 
 
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Luke's Graduation Party
 
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Luke's Graduation Party
 
Monday June 26, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flyers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flippers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2 After Care: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer II: Intro to Pickleball
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Clinics - Summer II: Session II - Intro to Pickleball
Summer Sessions Added! Space is limited; if class is full, please make sure to join the waiting list. If any openings become available, we will offer those spaces to wait list registrants in the order they are listed on the wait list. There is no charge to join the wait list; you will need to add the program to your cart & checkout as normal, but no payment will be required at processing. Intro to PickleballGet started in the fastest growing sport in the US – pickleball! In this introduction to the game, you will learn how to play pickleball, including safety, proper grip, positioning, ground strokes, serves, returns, lobs, dinking, scoring and game strategy. This course is geared to beginners to the sport.Advanced Beginner Pickleball/ Round Robin PlayWant to build on your beginner pickleball skills and get some games in too? Then sign up for Beginner Pickleball – Part II/Round Robin Play. The first 20-30 minutes we will work on some skills and the rest of the session will be coached round robin play. Stay longer on your own to continue your games, if you’d like. People who sign up for this session should have already taken a beginner pickleball class or have equivalent skills. It is not meant for people who have never played or are above an Advanced Beginner level. About the Instructors Cindy Jaworski has been playing pickleball for the past four years, both recreationally and in tournament play. She is certified as an instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is very interested in growing the game in Connecticut by introducing new people to the sport.Jim is 6 year veteran of playing  pickleball and enjoys it’s competitive and social aspects. He is certified to teach by the Professional Pickleball Registry and Pickleball USA.Participants will need to bring their own paddle. Summer Session III: No class 7/17NEW! Youth Pickleball: Click HERE to view this class. Looking to play more? Download App: Team Reach Use group name CantonCTPB and code CantonPB to find those in the area looking play.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 12/1/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for any sport offerings. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
Tuesday June 27, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flyers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flippers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2 After Care: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Wednesday June 28, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flyers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flippers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2 After Care: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Thursday June 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flyers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flippers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2 After Care: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Dough Bowl Candle Workshop - Candle Workshop #1
Join Kelly for a Dane Good Candle Workshop! We'll be making triple-wick dough bowl candles that you'll learn how to prep, pour and decorate. Dane Good is based in Collinsville and we donate a portion of all sales to a pet rescue organization.Canton Parks and Recreation is proud to present the Local Artisan Series where we highlight artisans from the area and host workshops where they share their talent and teach the community their craft.
 
Friday June 30, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 1 (6/19-6/30) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long• Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 2 After Care: Safari Adventure
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Saturday July 1, 2023
10:25 AM - 11:10 AM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
Sunday July 2, 2023
10:35 AM - 11:20 AM    Swim Lesson: Stroke Clinic - Stroke Clinic
This clinic provides swimmers who have passed level 4 lessons the chance to work on their stroke technique and overall swim safety skills. This is a great program for kids who are looking to continue to develop their swimming, but aren't quite ready for the swim team commitment. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). This class is open to participants who have successfully passed level 4 swim lessons. Participants will need to swim approximately 25 yards independently (width of Mills Pond Pool). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*
 
Monday July 3, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flyers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flippers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Single Date: Monday, July 3rd
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:25 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
9:25 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Tuesday July 4, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flyers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flippers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Wednesday July 5, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flyers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flippers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Mini-Hawk: Multisport Camp (Ages 4-6) - Mini-Hawks: Multisport camp
Space is limited! Don't wait, register today! This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. The Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace.  Covid-19 safety guidelines are subject to change. Please continue to check website for updates. 
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:25 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
9:25 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 3 After Care: Mad Science Mayhem
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Thursday July 6, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flyers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flippers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Mini-Hawk: Multisport Camp (Ages 4-6) - Mini-Hawks: Multisport camp
Space is limited! Don't wait, register today! This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. The Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace.  Covid-19 safety guidelines are subject to change. Please continue to check website for updates. 
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:25 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
9:25 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 3 After Care: Mad Science Mayhem
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Friday July 7, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Mini-Hawk: Multisport Camp (Ages 4-6) - Mini-Hawks: Multisport camp
Space is limited! Don't wait, register today! This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. The Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace.  Covid-19 safety guidelines are subject to change. Please continue to check website for updates. 
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:25 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
9:25 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 3 After Care: Mad Science Mayhem
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
Saturday July 8, 2023
10:25 AM - 11:10 AM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM    Swim Lessons- Saturdays (6/17-8/5) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Session is 8 weeks long meeting on Saturdays• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
Sunday July 9, 2023
10:35 AM - 11:20 AM    Swim Lesson: Stroke Clinic - Stroke Clinic
This clinic provides swimmers who have passed level 4 lessons the chance to work on their stroke technique and overall swim safety skills. This is a great program for kids who are looking to continue to develop their swimming, but aren't quite ready for the swim team commitment. • All lessons are 45 minutes long• Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). This class is open to participants who have successfully passed level 4 swim lessons. Participants will need to swim approximately 25 yards independently (width of Mills Pond Pool). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*
 
11:30 AM - 12:05 PM    Adaptive Swim Lessons - Adaptive Swim Lesson: Session I
Adaptive Swim LessonsThis course is meant for individuals with special needs, and is designed to help them reach personal goals in a safe and small learning environment. These lessons will focus on water safety, mobility, and comfort in and around the water and be catered to the students' strengths and abilities. Program information: - Each lesson is 35 minutes long and will be taught in a small group setting. An aide or guardian is permitted to be in the water with the participant. - Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled. Cancellation notifications will be done via email. Please check your CantonRec account to ensure the correct contact information. - Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. - An information form will be sent to all guardians to complete prior to the start of lessons. Registration for this program starts 3/14. The registration deadline is 6/16. 
 
12:15 PM - 12:50 PM    Adaptive Swim Lessons - Adaptive Swim Lesson: Session II
Adaptive Swim LessonsThis course is meant for individuals with special needs, and is designed to help them reach personal goals in a safe and small learning environment. These lessons will focus on water safety, mobility, and comfort in and around the water and be catered to the students' strengths and abilities. Program information: - Each lesson is 35 minutes long and will be taught in a small group setting. An aide or guardian is permitted to be in the water with the participant. - Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled. Cancellation notifications will be done via email. Please check your CantonRec account to ensure the correct contact information. - Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. - An information form will be sent to all guardians to complete prior to the start of lessons. Registration for this program starts 3/14. The registration deadline is 6/16. 
 
Monday July 10, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flyers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM    Dusky Dolphins Swim Team (Ages 7-15) - Flippers
This five week program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 26 through the end of July, with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. Pool members receive a $10 discount! Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Make sure to register for membership first, then register for swim team. Registration deadline: 6/17Update: Flyers will practice from 8-8:30am, then will be joined by the Flippers from 8:30-9:20am. Flyers swimmers will be able to swim from 8-9:20am.  FLIPPERS: Swimmers 7-9/10 years old with little to no competitive experience. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim a complete lap (width/25 yards) without assistance. All four competitive strokes will be taught as well as the corresponding starts, finishes and/or turns. This group will have a ton of fun gaining strength, skill endurance, speed and confidence! Swimmers will swim pool widths for the program. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:20am & Friday as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. FLYERS: Swimmers 10-15 with some competitive experience and/or the ability to swim 25 yard laps with a knowledge of at least 2-3 of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Swimmers will gain knowledge, stroke technique, strength and speed in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes all while having fun. Coaches will work on refining strokes and assisting swimmers develop speed and confidence to become competitive swimmers. Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:20am & Fridays as scheduled by coaches. No practice July 4. Coaches recommend swimmers try to attend at least three practices a week. Meet & Greet - June 15 @ 5pmNot sure about swim team? Join us at Mills Pond Pool for our meet & greet where you will be able to talk with the coaches about the season. The session will feature a small swim session to see how comfortable your child is in a competitive swim environment. Equipment/Swimsuits Parents/Guardians will receive information with provided websites to purchase suits. Swim cap and goggles are also needed for swim team. Suits for swim team should be solid black if you choose to purchase elsewhere.  COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/23, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for summer sports. If  posted Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2023. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2023 sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program.  
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 4: Color Wars
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 3
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 2
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Parent & Child
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 1
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Level 4
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Swim Lessons Session 2 (7/3-7/14) - Pre-School
Swim LessonsIt is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. • All lessons are 40 minutes long* • Each session is 2 weeks long meeting Monday-Friday**Session II: There will be no class 7/4. • Lessons are held rain or shine; in the event of a lighting or thunder storm class will be cancelled• Please review all swim lesson guidelines, swim level information and pool rules prior to registering for the class (listed in the "Additional Forms" section below). • Note: There are no make-up classes and students may not attend other classes; we do not pro-rate swimming lessons. •Pool members: Receive a $10 discount*Be sure to register for a pool membership first to get a discount*Class descriptions (Detailed description provided inSwim Lesson Levels Information)Parent & Child: For children 6 months old through 4 years old and their parent(s). Class is a mix of songs and instruction to get your child comfortable in the water.Pre-School: For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Teaches elementary aquatic skills and builds on the fundamentals needed for level 1.Level 1: For children ages 5 & up. Teaches basic water safety and skills to help children feel comfortable in the water.Level 2: For children ages 5 & up. Participants build on fundamental skills and will learn to float without support and to recover in a vertical position. Students begin working on the foundation for stroke development.Level 3: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will learn survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks.Level 4: For children ages 6 & up. Participants will improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke). Start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly.Participants who have successfully completed level 4 are recommended to register for the Stroke Clinic. 
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Full Summer After Care Package
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Explorers Day Camp 2023 - Week 4 After Care: Color Wars
Welcome to Explorers Day Camp 2023!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! This summer camp includes a variety of outdoor activities at the park, weekly entertainer visits and daily swim time in Mills Pond Pool (weather permitting). General InformationExplorers Day Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Mills Pond Park. After care is offered from 4:00pm to 5:30pm daily for an additional fee. 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 and join the Explorers Day Camp 2023 class (class code: @expcamp23) That is the quickest and easiest form of communication between our staff and parents/guardians.For more information about Explorers Day Camp, including operations and rules of conduct, please see the "Explorers Day Camp Parent Handbook 2023" linked below. All parents will have to sign and submit the acknowledgement page either via email to cboughton@townofcantonct.org or by dropping it off in person at the Parks & Recreation office prior to the first day of camp. Important DeadlinesWeekly Registration Deadline4:00pm each Wednesday for following week    Ex. Registration for Week 3 closes on the Wednesday of Week 2 at 4:00pmGroup Request DeadlineIf you would like to make a group request for your child(ren), please email cboughton@townofcantonct.org no later than 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the week your child is attending.     Please Note: 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 Camp Olympics weeks.July 3rd Single Date Registration DeadlineThere will be no Explorers Day Camp held on Tuesday, July 4th, this summer. Because of this: Monday, July 3rd, will be treated as a single day camp that must be registered for separately (not included in Week 3 registration or full summer package). The registration deadline for this day is Sunday, June 11th, by 4:00pm. If the required minimum number of campers are not registered by this deadline, there will be no single day camp held on July 3rd. Please register right away if you will be sending your child on this day. PricingPer WeekEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $260 R / $270 NR per week*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Price: $275 R / $285 NR per weekFull Summer PackageEarly Bird Registration Price (Ending April 30th): $2,235 R / $2,325 NR*Early bird discounts will be applied at checkout Regular Package Price: $2,385 R / $2,475 NRAfter CareAfter Care Price: $55 R / $60 NR per WeekAfter Care Package Price: $405 R / $450 NR* Please check out our "Scholarship Opportunities" page to learn more about the Kids of Summer Foundation and our Canton Parks & Recreation Scholarship *Explorers Day Camp 2023 Themes!Week 1: Ahoy Matey!June 19 - June 23Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14Time to get on board the Explorers Pirate Ship and set off for a summer of fun! Our crewmates will track down gold using ancient treasure maps, create their own ships to captain and even compete on a Rockin' Pirates inflatable obstacle course. Be there or walk the plank!Week 2: Safari AdventureJune 26 - June 30Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21Explorers? More like Safari Adventurers! During this wild week, our campers will get to create their own uniforms fit for the outback and learn all out the wild life around us with a visit from Curious Creatures!Single Day CampMonday, July 3Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11*Program will not run if required minimum number of campers is not met by registration deadline*Come dressed in your red, white and blue and join the Explorers Day Camp staff for a single day chock-full of fun as we gear up for 4th of July! Week 3: Mad Science Mayhem!July 5 - July 7Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 28Who says science can only be taught in a classroom or a laboratory? Not at Explorers Day Camp! During this week, campers will be doing daily science experiments such making slime, oobleck and lava lamps, creating strong towers with marshmallows and toothpicks and so much more!Week 4: Color WarsJuly 10 - July 14Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5Time to get colorful in this traditional, spirited and fun week of camp! The red, blue and yellow teams will face off in a variety of competitions and games throughout the week, including the fan favorite: Cardboard Boat Race! This week will be jam-packed with crafts like team banner making and tie dying. We will also be bringing back our Color Wars Food Drive! Campers can bring in non-perishable food items from Tuesday to Thursday to earn points for their team! Campers will even get to enjoy a visit from the Rolling Video Games Truck and play laser tag!Please Note: On Friday, campers will participate in laser tag games hosted by Rolling Video Games. If you do not want your child to participate, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 5: Mission ImpossibleJuly 17 - July 21Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12Watch our campers transform into secret agents this week when they are tasked with solving daily mysteries like who stole the snack shack bins and which lifeguard was eating an ice cream cone on the pool deck? Campers will learn skills through games, activities and crafts and leave camp feeling like a true agent. Campers will even get the chance to watch an impossible juggling/variety show brought to them by Showtime Steve!Week 6: Under the Big TopJuly 24 - July 28Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19The Explorers Day Camp Circus is in town! Don't miss out on some crazy games, curious crafts and a chance for our campers to show their special talents in the Explorers Day Camp 2023 Talent Show! Camp will get a special visit from The Face Painting Mama, Jenna Rodriquez, who will give all the campers beautiful face paintings.Please Note: All face paint used is safe and made specifically for face and body art. All face paint is FDA Compliant. All face paint used is water based. If you would not like your child to have their faces painted, please let the Parks & Recreation Department know in advance.Week 7: Lost in SpaceJuly 31 - August 4Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 26Time for our Explorers to hope into the rocket ship and take off to outer space!Week 8: Under the SeaAugust 7 - August 11Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 2From a rocket ship in outer space to a submarine in the deep blue, our campers will now be exploring a mysterious part of our world in our Under the Sea week. Through daily water games, activities and crafts, campers will not only be having a blast, but will also be learning all about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that live in it. Make sure to pack an extra towel for this water-filled week!Week 9: Camp OlympicsAugust 14 - August 18Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9While the 2024 Summer Olympics are still a ways away, Explorers Day Camp will be hosting their own Olympics Games on our final week of summer camp!