Frequently Asked Questions
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 at www.erfc.us 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 $5.00 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 helmet is encouraged.
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 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 order to participate in Summer Escape.