Happy Birthday, America!
June 29 to July 2
Explore America’s past and present! Jump back in time to Colonial America and check out how our wonderful country developed throughout the years. Try popular cuisine from 1776 such as porridge and pies in KidZ Kitchen. Recreate simple machines used in early America in Imagination Station and Digital Media. Crafty Creations will show you how to draw self-portraits like the early settlers did. Jump back in time to celebrate America’s Birthday this 4th of July!
SPECIAL GUEST: TBA!
Figure It Out
July 6 to July 10
Are you a super investigator who loves puzzles and solving mysteries? If you think you are a pro, join us for this puzzling week! We need your expertise to get us out of the locked escape room in Digital Media, solve the mystery of “Who Did It” in Imagination Station, and taste some mysterious recipes in KidZ Kitchen!
SPECIAL GUEST: TBA!
July 13 to July 17
We know that everyone loves the summer, but sometimes we need a break from the heat! Come enjoy our Winter Wonderland in July! Show us what you got on the ice skating rink at Twin Rinks in Enfield and make snow cones in Kidz Kitchen! Don’t forget to cool off and make your own snow in Imagination Station. Everyone wants to get out of the heat, so why not spend your time in our Winter Wonderland!
SPECIAL GUEST: TBA!
July 20 to July 24
Do you love to watch movies or would you rather read a book? You don’t have to choose this week at Summer Escape! We will be reading popular books and comic books that have been made into movies. Come with us to explore the book versus the movie debate all week long! Jump into the role of a superhero, a princess or a villain and make your own movie in Digital Media, create your story in Crafty Creations, and cook famous recipes in KidZ Kitchen! Don’t miss your chance to become your favorite character to show off in the Friday Curtain Call Performance!
Special Guest: TBA!
Challenge of Champions
July 27 to July 31
Light the torch and lead the way through the halls of Summer Escape! Master Olympic sports from different countries such as handball and basketball. In KidZ Sports, show off your skills against Summer Escape Staff in the Friday Showcase! Make a snack triathlon in KidZ Kitchen that will keep you strong and energized. Accept this invitation to Summer Escape Olympics and see which country comes out on top!
Special Guest: TBA
Lost in Space
August 3 to August 7
We are calling on all campers to join our space team! Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut? You can at Summer Escape! Explore the stars, moon, and planets from a galaxy far, far away as we blast-off into orbit! Summer Escape Astronauts will play Martian games in KidZ Sports, travel through space in Imagination Station, and cook space foods like an astronaut in KidZ Kitchen! Now is your chance to plant your flag on the moon…are you ready??
Fun in the Sun
August 10 to August 14
Summer is not over yet! Explore everything under the sea and on the land! Imagination Station will take you outside to see what is happening to the earth, KidZ Kitchen will show you how to make homemade ice cream to help you cool down. End the summer with a BBQ for the whole family! Enjoy all of your favorite summer activities, foods, and much more in Fun in the Sun!
More Detail Information about Summer Escape
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, during select camp sessions, 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!
Campers will create, prepare, and cook a variety of different foods!
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.
FREE CHOICE FRIDAYS
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 as soon as available. 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 gaming/music devices. If your camper is seen using electronics during the day, the camp director will take the device and store in a safe and secure location onsite. The device will be returned to the parent/guardian and camper at the time of departure.
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. No spray-on sunscreen, please!
Can my child choose any of the activities?
Answer: Yes. Every Friday is Free Choice Friday. Campers can choose which activities they would like to participate in with their friends!
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.
Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at Summer Escape are an integral part of our program. Each CIT will be placed with a team or activity to learn how to work with children. Under the guidance of our CIT Director, CITs will learn about team building, songs and games to play with students and have the opportunity to learn about working with students. CITs receive training, a t-shirt and experience. This three year program is designed to provide a progression in responsibility working at Summer Escape. Come join the fun!!