More Detail Information about Summer Escape
Summer Escape 2018
WEEKLY CAMP THEMES
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
July 2 to July 6
Happy Birthday America! Celebrate the 4th of July by experimenting with firework science in the lab (Don’t worry! No open flames!), sing the songs of Yankee Doodle, and build a patriotic pinwheel for the parades! Learn all about Independence Day, the flag, and all it means to celebrate America!
July 9 to July 13
Board the Millennium Falcon and assist the Summer Escape staff in defeating Kylo Ren and his storm trooper army. Under the guidance of Luke Skywalker, learn the tricks of being a Jedi. Play a friendly game of lightsaber tag, bake cinnamon buns inspired by Princess Leia, and explore the wonders of space. Before you know it, the First Order will fall and it will all be because of YOU!
ADVENTURES OF MOUNT OLYMPUS
July 16 to July 20
Let’s take an epic voyage to the top of Mount Olympus! Start by making and tasting homemade hummus in the kitchen and follow it up by exploring volcanoes. Do like the Grecians did and build vases and mosaics. Learn stories of mythical creatures and legends to share with families during Friday’s showcase!
WE WILL ROCK YOU
July 23 to July 27
Rock the stage with the King Elvis Presley and learn what it takes to be a true rock star. Learn to play guitar, build your own drum kit, and write your own lyrics to the next #1 single on the billboard charts. Make your own microphone and design concert posters to get people to your next big gig at the House of Blues. Rehearse and record to score the front cover of Rolling Stone Magazine with rockers like The Beatles, Queen, and more. We are rooting for a sold out show!
MASTERS OF TECHNOLOGY
July 30 to August 3
The greatest inventors of the world engineered the technology we cannot live without—electricity, smartphones, computers, calculators and more. Learn what it takes to patent the next best thing in the field of STEM and create prototypes in the science lab. Construct robots from recycled materials in Crafty Creations and share the stories of behind the scene scientists.
August 6 to August 10
Hop in the Safari Park jeep and ride through the African plains. Construct safari binoculars and take a close look at the wildlife thriving in the Sahara Desert. Do hippos stand a chance against lions? How did the giraffe’s neck get so long? Learn the answers to all these questions while eating Croc-a-mole in KidZ Kitchen!
August 13 to August 17
Slip on your chaps, jump on your horse, and come down to the Saddlebag Saloon! Word on the street is the outlaws have rolled into town and everyone is off to Cowboy Boot Camp. Get familiar with camp by relaying around the ranch, square up for tin can target practice, and prep your horse and wagon. Circle around the KidZ Kitchen “campfire” and make some dogs and beans. Wrap up the camp day with songs of the Wild West.
Additional Information About Activities
Each week campers will be able to participate in a variety of activities including:
Perfection of Play
Fun indoor and outdoor play incorporates fitness, coordination/agility drills, team and individual games. Experience new adventures including flipping tires, running through agility ladders, and weaving around obstacles. Participate in a variety of sports including basketball, soccer, flag football, floor hockey, tennis, volleyball and of course the popular GaGa Ball game. In addition, twice every week campers will travel over to Enfield Twin Rinks to lace up their skates. Campers will enjoy the opportunity to work on their ice skating skills, and socialize with their friends.
Creativity is Key with Art
Not your ordinary arts and crafts! Crafty Creations gives kids the opportunity to experience different art mediums such as painting, sculpting, and creating their own personalized works of art. Build sand castles, learn to make prehistoric paint, and explore art by using painting to tell a story. Campers will let their artistic flair flow as they make imaginative crafts.
Super Summer Science!
Campers will unlock a world of exploration and discovery! They will build a pirate ship, investigate the tools of the detective trade, and build their very own water rocket. There is so much to explore in these great engineering, science and technology activities.
Kids Can Cook!
Partnering with local chefs and a nutritionist, campers will create, prepare and cook a variety of different foods, AND learn about community gardening. Some of the treats will include learning to make astrounaut icecream, ocean water punch, carnival kettle corn and constellation cupcakes.
Let the Stars Shine
It takes a team to create a performance! Campers will work together to create performances that will include dancing, skits based on popular children movies, musical concerts and much, much more. On Fridays, final performances will be held for friends and family.
KIDZ CHOICE FRIDAYS
Build Your Own Funday
Every Friday morning campers design their own camp schedule by choosing their favorite activities with friends. Will it be sports? Painting? How about exploring deeper into a summer science activity?
WEEKLY BEACH TRIPS
Every Thursday campers will travel to Southwick Town Beach at Lake Congamond in Massachusetts to swim, play in the sand, and enjoy beach volleyball games. Nothing more fun than having lunch at the beach!
Will my child be able to swim at Summer Escape?
Answer: Absolutely! On Thursdays, we travel to Southwick Town Beach at Lake Congamond in Massachusetts to swim, play in the sand and have beach volley ball games.
What about lunch and snacks?
Answer: All children are provided a nutritious box lunch every day
as part of their enrollment. A menu will be posted here before the start of camp. You may provide your own lunch but note that there is no refrigeration. Please do not pack soda or candy.
Will my child get a Summer Escape T-shirt?
Answer: If you register for Summer Escape by May 1, your shirt is free!
T-shirts will be available through our website for $8.00 each. Once purchased, shirts can be picked up at our office or at camp.
Can my child bring a phone, tablet or MP3 player to camp?
Answer: Campers are kept active and engaged all day long. They should not bring in any electronics such as mobile phones, tablets or other gaming or music devices.
Will my child be in the sun all day?
Answer: No. Our activities have a balance of both indoor and outdoor fun. Tents will be set up outdoors for activities and water will always be available at each tent. Other activities will be inside, either in classrooms, the auditorium, or cafeteria.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
Answer: All children need to wear socks and sneakers every day. Kids are active at camp, no dresses or skirts please. Every child should bring in a reusable water bottle clearly labeled with their name in permanent ink. Parents are also encouraged to send in sunscreen in a clearly labeled Zip-Lock-type bag and include directions for use.
Can my child choose any of the activities?
Answer: Yes. Every Friday is Kids Choice Friday. Not only do kids get to choose their activities, but they get to invite their camp friends to join them!
What should my child wear for ice skating?
Answer: Kids should bring a pair of long pants and a sweat shirt to put on over their summer clothes. Socks are required by Twin Rinks. A bike-type helmet is required.
What should my child wear and bring for beach day?
Answer: Kids should wear their bathing suit under their clothes and bring a change of
clothes. They should bring a towel and hat and sunscreen is advisable. Only Red Cross certified lifejackets will be allowed. No “swimmies”, inflatables or beach toys are permitted.
Is Summer Escape a licensed camp?
Answer: Yes. Summer Escape Camp is licensed by the Camp Division of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
Does my child qualify for a camp scholarship?
Answer: Only Enfield residents who qualify for the school Free or Reduced Lunch Program may request scholarship assistance and you must submit a Financial Assistance Form with your enrollment. This form is available on our web site and in our office.
The following documents must be completed and submitted to ERfC in addition to the application, in order to participate in Summer Escape. Follow the on-line instructions for registering your child or you may print out a paper application .
(if requesting subsidized rate)