We are all looking forward to being back together for Summer Escape Camp. Every day is filled with science explorations, arts & crafts, dance, music, sports and games, theatre, cooking and digital media. No two days are alike! Check out our awesome theme weeks.
This week we will celebrate all the amazing innovations and creations from America since the beginning. Let’s take a trip through the different eras of recorded sound and studio technology in Digital Warriors. Don’t miss your chance to learn some popular American dance moves in Curtain Call and try some American created tasty treats in Kidz Kitchen. We’ll have so much fun during Innovation Celebration Week!
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Do you love to watch movies or would you rather read a book? You don’t have to choose this week at Summer Escape as we step off the yellow brick road! Come with us to explore the book versus the movie debate all week long! We will be reading popular books and comic books that have been made into movies. Jump into the role of a superhero, a princess or a villain and make your own mini movie in Digital Warriors, 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!
This week will be filled with remarkable animals all around the globe whether they live on land or in the sea. Bring your favorite animals to life through the illusion of digital animation and virtual reality in Digital Warriors. Learn all about your favorite animals and their traits in Imagination Station. Don’t miss out on the chance to show your wild side!
Light the torch and lead the way through the halls of Summer Escape! Master Olympic sports from different countries such as handball and basketball during KidZ Sports. In Digital Warriors, you will code your way to gold status in the Sphero Robot Olympics. We can’t wait to see you show off your skills against Summer Escape Staff in the Friday Showcase, but first, make a snack triathlon in KidZ Kitchen that will keep you strong and energized. Accept this invitation to the Summer Escape Olympics and see which country comes out on top!
Think you have what it takes to find the hidden treasure around Summer Escape this week? Let’s find out… in Digital Warriors you will test your skills in geocaching, turn trash into treasure in Imagination Station, and design your own hidden treasure map in Crafty Creations. This is a week you would be sorry to miss!
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 Warriors, solve the mystery of “Who Did It” in Imagination Station, and taste some mysterious recipes in KidZ Kitchen! We need you to come help us solve the mysteries, See you there! Together let us celebrate all of the amazing things summer has to offer.
This week, Imagination Station will take you outside to see what is happening to the earth and 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 before the end of summer.
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!
Unlock Your Digital Creativity!
Join Mr. Evan and unlock your digital creativity and technological wizardry in Digital Warriors! Digital Warriors lets campers explore the digital media world including robotics, escape rooms, animation, Garageband, videography, and more!
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.
*Subsidized rates are available for Enfield Students who receive the free/reduced school meals.
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!! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!