Day Camp Treadwell and Dickinson Information

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 Our main goal for Summer Day Camp is that our campers have the Best Summer Ever! Daily activities are designed to enhance each camper’s competence, connections, character, confidence and in the long term, their individual contribution to our community. One of the ways in which we achieve these goals is by providing challenging activities in both small and large group settings. In addition to swimming, sports and other traditional outdoor camp activities, we provide experiences that connect campers to the natural environment of our town parks.

Camp staff is chosen carefully and trained to provide campers with a fun and supportive atmosphere. Our staff members facilitate an environment where campers can learn new skills, make friends, and most importantly develop self-confidence. Newtown Parks and Recreation’s Summer Day Camps provide the opportunity for your child to feel safe, run, sing, laugh and grow.

THE FACILITIES
Camp is held at Treadwell Park, 47 Philo Curtis Road, Sandy Hook, CT and
at Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive, Newtown, CT. The facilities offer a variety of amenities, which include playground areas, a picnic pavilion, tennis & basketball courts, ball fields, skate park (Dickinson Park only), Pool (Treadwell Park only), and restrooms.
 

THE STAFF
Camp directors and counselors are teachers and college students who have been camp participants themselves. We invest in advanced skill training for all of our staff, making them even more child-centered and skilled so as to positively impact the campers. We have returning staff each year, which is a wonderful indication of how much our team loves working at camp and with your children.

Dickinson Day Camp Returning, Stephen Panza, Molly, Layda and Alez Chatzikonstantinou as our Site Directors along with Richard Beck our skateboard instructor.

Treadwell Day Camp Returing, Lauren Wilcox and Ryan Truchess as our Site Directors

David Cribbins Jr, our Social Worker is also excited to be returning for his second summer. David is a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience delivering a variety of in-patience and out-patient mental health services to children and families across varies settings and degrees of acuity.

DAY CAMP HOURS
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with drop off time beginning at 8:50 AM and pick up promptly at 3:00 PM. Please respect the camp hours and make every effort to drop off and pick up your child on time.

Camp Dates: Weekly Sessions from June 20 to August 5 at each site; Week of August 8 - 12 will be held at Dickinson Park only
 
EXTENDED DAY
Early Drop Off is available starting at 8:00 am and Extended Stay until 6:00 pm sharp! If a parent/guardian is extremely late picking up their child, they will be charged a late fee of $15.00 per day. This fee must be paid in the office the next day. If a parent/guardian is consistently late picking up their child, they will be asked not to bring their child/children back to camp.  NO refunds are given for Early Drop Off or Extended Stay, therefore it is requested that careful consideration be given prior to registering. If you are registering for Extended Day, please register online before the Monday on which camp starts. If you are picking your child up early, it is extremely important to send a note to the counselor. A child must have a note from a parent/guardian to be allowed to walk or bike home.
 

A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP
Every morning all counselors and campers come together for “opening circle” which starts the positive energy flowing. During opening circle, our camp director welcomes everyone and shares plans for the exciting day to come. Camp ends with “closing circle” which is presented by either the camp director or a counselor and is a review of the fun day that campers experienced.

Throughout the day, campers will participate in a variety of activities. Activities include the following:

  • Sports
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Skateboard Lessons (Dickinson only)
  • Swimming (Treadwell only)
  • Water Slide (Dickinson only)
  • Tuesday Tunes Live Summer Concerts on select weeks (Dickinson only, 2-3pm)
  • General games
  • Camp-wide activities
  • Fun theme days such as Pirates Day, Hawaiian Day, Wacky Day and Carnival Day.
  • As part of our innovative curriculum, we have special guests and presentations which are included in select event activities.

We culminate with an entertaining season-end talent show to which all parents, grandparents and guardians are invited.
 

Additional Polices and Rules

FAQ's

DAY CAMP SPECIAL EVENTS AND FIELD TRIPS
All campers must be registered online by 7AM on the day of the field trip to avoid disappointment. No registrations will be taken at camp! To find trips please search online under activity number 77777 and all trips will show up below. Camp will be held for those children not attending field trips. Field trips are an additional fee and are not included in day camp registration.
 
June 22 - Treadwell Camp - Day Rock Workshop on site, 9:30 to 2:30 pm
Learn to play popular songs on different instruments, hands on educational. Get to play a couple different instruments and sing paced. Desire to have fun.
June 23 - Dickinson Camp - Day Rock Workshop on site, 9:30 to 2:30 pm
Learn to play popular songs on different instruments, hands on educational. Get to play a couple different instruments and sing paced. Desire to have fun.
June 24 - Treadwell Camp Only - Sports Day - wear your favorite team jersey or sports team.
              - Dickinson Camp Only - Super Hero Day
 
June 27 - Treadwell Camp - Bring the Hoopla on site, 9:30 - 11:00 am
              - Dickinson Camp - Bring the Hoopla on site, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Fun with a hoop - they will teach basic instruction, a variety of age appropriate hoop games and more. This is a high energy, unique program.
June 28 - Dickinson Camp only - Booth Library Enrichment Program
Library staff will bring a wide selection of library materials to camp each week, representing varying reading levels, genres and formats for children.
June 29 - Quassy Amusement Trip - Treadwell Activity 77777 B and Dickinson Activity 77777 A   Bus pick up at 9:30 am (raindate July 1st)
PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER BY 7AM DAY OF TRIP NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT CAMP!! register here
This is an all day pass for rides and saturationstation. Fun Filled day. Lunch will be provided from 12 - 1pm under the Fieldside Pavilaion, one hour of unlimited hamburgers, hotdogs, french fries and beverages. Fee for trip is $50. Will leaving Quassy park around 4 pm, therefore pick from camp will be around 4:30 - 5 pm
July 1 - Treadwell Camp and Dickinson Camp- Red, White and Blue day
 
July 5 - Dickinson Camp only - Booth Library Enrichment Program
Library staff will bring a wide selection of library materials to camp each week, representing varying reading levels, genres and formats for children.
July 6 -  Treadwell Camp  - Mad Science Rocket Show on site, 10:00 am
              Dickinson Camp - Mad Science Rocket Show on site, 12:00 pm
Take to the skies as this introduction to rocketry explains how and why rockets fly.  Mad Science will demonstrate how gast moving gas allows a sphere to float.  Learn how propellers push air to create currents for flight life off,  You will learn why rockets don't glide but create enough thrust to defy gravity,  You'll witness real model rocket launches that soar several hundreds fo feet into the air and deploy parachutes for their return.
July 8 - Treadwell Camp Only - Pirates Day -  ahoy mattey!
July 8 - Dickinson Camp Only - Sports/Jersey Day wear your favorite team or jersey!
 
July 12 - Dickinson Camp only - Booth Library Enrichment Program
Library staff will bring a wide selection of library materials to camp each week, representing varying reading levels, genres and formats for children.
July 13 - Dickinson Camp Only - Wacky Wednesday
July 14 - Rockin' Jump Trip, 25 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull, CT - Treadwell Acitivity 77777 D and Dickinson Activity 77777 C Bus pick up at 9:45 am
 PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER BY 7AM DAY OF TRIP NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT CAMP!!  register here
Rockin' Jump is truly the ultimate trampoline park!  Enjoy 2 hours experience the joy of jumping off walls, somersaulting and leaping into a pool of foam cubes. Rockin' Jump socks included in price.
After jumping lunch will be available for purchase or pack your own. Will be departing Rockin' Jump around 1:30 pm. Fee for trip is $40.
All participants will need to sign a waiver before you can go. Quick and easy online waiver
July 15 - Treadwell Camp Only - Disney Day
July 15 - Dickinson Damp Only - Character Day
 
July 19 - Dickinson Camp only - Booth Library Enrichment Program
Library staff will bring a wide selection of library materials to camp each week, representing varying reading levels, genres and formats for children.
July 20 - Hartford Yard Goats, Dunkin Donut Park, 1214 Main St, Hartford, CT Treadwell Acitivity 77777 F and Dickinson Activity 77777 E Bus pick up at 9:00 am
 PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER BY 7AM DAY OF TRIP NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT CAMP!! register here
Enjoy a day a the MILB baseball game. Hyannis Harbor Hawks and YD Redsox of the Cape Cod baseball league. Game is at 11 am and gates open at 10 am.There will be a lunch package of hot dog, chips and water included in price. Register early limited seats. Fee for trip is $30.
Take me out to the Ball game!
July 22 - Treadwell and Dickinson Camp - Tye Dye - Please bring something to tye dye. Example: white shirt, pillow case, socks, etc.
 
 
July 26 - Dickinson Camp only - Booth Library Enrichment Program
Library staff will bring a wide selection of library materials to camp each week, representing varying reading levels, genres and formats for children.
July 26 - Dickinson Camp Only - PJ Day
July 27 - Quassy Amusement Trip - Treadwell Activity 77777 H and Dickinson Activity 77777 G   Bus pick up at 9:30 am (raindate July 29)
PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER BY 7AM DAY OF TRIP NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT CAMP!! register here
This is an all day pass for rides and saturationstation. Fun Filled day. Lunch will be provided from 12 - 1pm under the Fieldside Pavilaion, one hour of unlimited hamburgers, hotdogs, french fries and beverages. Fee for trip is $50. Will leaving Quassy park around 4 pm, therefore pick from camp will be around 4:30 - 5 pm.
July 28 - Connecticut Humane Society Program - On Site
PaCK: Pets and Caring Kids ages 4 - 7 Pets are a ton of fun, but they can be a lot of work!  This engaging program explores what different types of pets need to be happy and healthy and how these needs compare with our own; Safety PAWtrol ages 5 - 12 This interactive program will teach children how to be safe around dogs.  Participants will learn how to ready dog body language and how to safely approach, greet and interact with dogs.  Dickinson Camp 9:30 - 10:30 am; Treadwell Camp 11:15 - 12:15 pm and 12:45 - 1:15 pm. Campers will be in groups of around 35.  Schedule may change once we see attendance of campers.
July 29  - Treadwell Camp and Dickinson Camp- Color Wars: Your child's group will be given a color to wear. Example 5 year old's wear purple, 10 - 12 boys wear green.
 
August 2 - Dickinson Camp only - Booth Library Enrichment Program
Library staff will bring a wide selection of library materials to camp each week, representing varying reading levels, genres and formats for children.
August 3 - Sports Center of Connecticut, 784 River Road, Shelton, CTTreadwell Activity 77777 J and Dickinson Activity 77777 I   Bus pick up at 9:00 am 
PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER BY 7AM DAY OF TRIP NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT CAMP!! register here
Come have fun at Sports Center of Connecticut with Fun Bowl. Mini Golf and Lazer Tag. There are also arcades available for use for additional fee.  Included in the fee is the rinks gril and beverage, choice of hamburger, hot dog, chicken tenders or grilled cheese, all come with fries and a beverage. Fee for trip is $50. Will be leaving Sports Center around 2 pm.
August 5 - Treadwell Camp only - Hawaiian Day
August 5 - Dickinson Camp only - Fiesta Day or Luau
 
DICKINSON DAY CAMP ONLY THIS WEEK!
August 9 - Foam Party on site  10 am - 12 pm - Foam Party will blanket an outdoor area with mountains of hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly, party foam! Blast kid friendly dance music and let the kids get wet and take it form there! Bathing suits are recommended.
August 10 - SplashDown Beach, 16 Old Route 9 W, Fishkill, NY - Dickinson Activity 77777 K BUS PICK UP AT 8:30 AM
PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER BY 7AM DAY OF TRIP NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT CAMP!! register here
America's Biggest Little Water Park!  Enjoy the pirate's plunge, monster wave pool, artctic plunge, croc creek wavy lazy river and more. Included in fee is one slice of pizza, bag of chips, bottle of water and ice cream. Lunch is also available for purchaser. There is also a gift shop. Will be leaving SplashDown beach around 2 pm.  Fee for trip is $50.