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.
Camp is held at Treadwell Park, 47 Philo Curtis Road, Sandy Hook, CT and
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.
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:
- 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.