WHERE IN THE WORLD IS MR. DAVE?
July 1 to July 3
Where in the world is... Mr. Dave? Visit crime scenes around the world and arrest Mr. Dave’s accomplices. As you make each arrest, you will be given clues that will lead you to Mr. Dave’s lair. Some of the evidence will clue you into the animals, weather, and customs of this mystery place. Hopefully your detective skills are sharp so you can decipher the clues and arrest Mr. Dave before it’s too late.
SPECIAL GUEST: CT Science Center with the 'Science of Suds'!
WEEK 1 FULL, ENROLLMENT CLOSED!
July 8 to July 12
Swing through the jungle rain forest, climb snowy mountains, survive the desert, and so much more just like the animals that live there. In the science lab, you’ll discover how animals survive and adapt to different climates so they can keep their species alive. Create vibrant watercolors in Crafty Creations to capture an animal’s strength and beauty. Make healthy treats inspired by animals around the world in Kidz Kitchen. You won’t want to miss it.
SPECIAL GUEST: The Forest Park Traveling Zoo!
WEEK 2 FULL, ENROLLMENT CLOSED!
July 15 to July 19
Calling all humans and superheroes! Summer Escape City is under attack and we need YOUR help! Fend off enemies with super strength, strike from above, and use your magical shields. In the science lab, build indestructible armor, practice with flight, and explore materials of super strength. Design your own superhero and document their adventures in your self-published comic book! Summer Escape City depends on you. Will you help us?
SPECIAL GUEST: Discovery Museum with "Superhero Science"!
WEEK 3 FULL, ENROLLMENT CLOSED!
July 22 to July 26
Light the torch and lead the way through the halls of Summer Escape! Master Olympic sports in Kidz Sports. Train to secure the gold, silver, and bronze medals and stand on the pedestal to claim your victory. Six countries will be represented and only one will take the title of most gold medals. Will it be you?
WEEK 4 FULL, ENROLLMENT CLOSED!
PURSUE THE CLUE
July 29 to August 2
Geocache your way through Summer Escape by designing puzzle rooms and escape from them! Become sleuths and follow scavenger hunt maps to find the prize at the end. Work together and solve problems as a team, explore the beauty of the outdoors, and send others on a quest to find hidden objects. Break codes and solve problems to unlock new adventures at Summer Escape! The options are endless.
WEEK 5 FULL, ENROLLMENT CLOSED!
SUMMER ESCAPE’S GOT TALENT
August 5 to August 9
Take the stage and wow the crowd with your unique talents! Are you Summer Escape’s next big magician, singer, dancer, or mime? Stand up to the celebrity judges and you’ll find out if you make the cut. During this week, you will learn and enhance your talents by learning new card tricks, how to harmonize, and choreograph your own performance. Not a performer? No problem! Be part of the stage crew and watch talents come to life.
SPECIAL GUEST: The Children's Museum!
WEEK 6 FULL, ENROLLMENT CLOSED!
SUMMER ESCAPE CARNIVAL
August 12 to August 16
Come one, come all! Experience a week of excitement and laughter as the Summer Escape Carnival Spectacular rolls into town. Learn how to balance on a ball, build a functional model carnival ride, and measure the odds of winning a carnival game. No carnival is complete without the staple carnival snacks – funnel cakes, candy apples, corn dogs, and kettle corn. Put on a magical dance and gymnastics performance that will make you the most flexible person on Earth! Don’t forget Friday Funday! As a camper, you’ll experience the thrills of the carnival games you design and develop your skills to win carnival prizes.
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!!
Learn more and how to apply HERE
Donate to the ERfC Summer Camp Scholarship Fund!
The following documents must be completed and submitted to ERfC in addition to the application in order to participate in Summer Escape.
(if requesting subsidized rate)