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SUMMER ESCAPE
PRICING INFORMATION

DATES & TIMES
July 5 - August 18, 2017
Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

ALL RATES ARE WEEKLY

Full Weekly Rate: $175.00
Multi-Week Signup: $170.00
Multi-Child Signup: $170.00
Both Multi-Week & Multi-Child: $165.00

Financial Assistance Rate: $70.00
Must qualify for Federal Free or Reduced Meal Program. This rate is only available to residents of Enfield.

Week 1 Rate: $110.00
Week 1 With Multi-week sign-up: $107.00
Week 1 Multi-child sign-up: $107.00
Week 1 Both Multi-child/week sign-up: $103.00
Week 1 Financial Assistance Rate: $50.00

We accept Care 4 Kids
Camp Scholarships Available
Call 860-253-9935 for more information

EXTENDED HOURS RATES

Before Camp: 7AM - 8AM
Rate: $25 per week

After Camp: 3PM - 6PM
Rate: $60.00 per week
$50.00 per week for mulit-child enrollment

No financial assistance available for Extended Day rates.
No bus transportation available for Extended Day.

Summer Escape Bus Schedule Information

We provide limited bus service for Enfield residents along Route 5 and Brainard Road only.

Bus Stop location and times.

Enfield Street School - 1318 Enfield Street (7:17 AM & 3:41 PM)
Alcorn School - 1010 Enfield Street (7:23 AM & 3:34 PM)
St. Adalbert Parish - 90 Alden Avenue ( 7:30 AM & 3:27 PM)
St. Martha Church & School - 214 Brainard Rd. (7:38 AM & 3:19 PM)

A camp for kids entering grades 1 - 8 in September

Meet new friends and check out the fantastic fun adventures offered at Summer Escape Camp!
We have lots of activities planned that will entertain and excite children. ERfC's Summer Escape Camp, licensed by the Summer Youth Camp division of the CT Office of Early Childhood, ensures your kids are in a safe and supportive environment filled with boredom-busting and challenging activities.


Summer Escape Camp is loaded with exciting activities and adventures like Imagination Station, Crafty Creations, KidZ Sports, sewing, special theme days, events, Curtain Call (theater, dance, and music), and of course no session would be complete without a weekly field trip to the beach for swimming, building sand castles, and sand volleyball.

Summer Escape is a seven-week day camp open from July through August, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Summer Escape is open to all children from Enfield and surrounding communities who are entering grade 1 to 8 in September.

Included with each weekly enrollment is:

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • An afternoon snack is provided to campers enrolled in extended day programming
  • Limited morning and afternoon bus service available (along Route 5)
  • Field trips and special guests

REGISTRATION IS OPENING SOON!

EMAIL DEBBIE AT DLENN@ERFC.US TO LEARN MORE

We accept Care 4 Kids! 

Summer 2020

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!

Winter Wonderland

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!

Reel Stories

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??

SPECIAL GUEST:TBA!

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

New Families, register online HERE

Returning Families, please email ERfC Registrar at dlenn@erfc.us 

 

Additional Information About Activities

Each week campers will be able to participate in a variety of activities including:

KIDZ SPORTS
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.

CRAFTY CREATIONS
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.

IMAGINATION STATION
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.

KIDZ KITCHEN
Kids Can Cook!
Campers will create, prepare, and cook a variety of different foods!

PERFORMING ARTS
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.

Summer Escape Bus Stops & Times (times subject to change without notice by Smyth Bus Company):
Enfield Street School - 1318 Enfield Street - 7:23 AM & 3:32 PM
Alcorn School - 1010 Enfield St. -  7:28 AM & 3:27 PM
St. Adalbert Church Parking Lot - 90 Alden Ave. - 7:35 AM & 3:20 PM
St. Martha Church/School - 214 Brainard Rd. 7:43 AM - & 3:12 PM
All students using the bus service must be signed up to do so. Please contact dlenn@erfc.us with any questions.

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! 

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