Summer Playground Program

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2017 Summer Playground

*Registration opens Early March, 2018*

Last summer the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department’ s summer playground program reached new heights! We had record attendance each week, brought in some great entertainers to include an animal show, a balloon artists and carnival, and introduced some great new games. This year we plan to make the program even more exciting with new field trip locations, special events, arts & crafts and athletic contests. Our goal is to create lasting memories for our participants and this will be a summer your child won’t want to miss!

The program runs Monday-Friday and gives kids a chance to be active, build friendships and most importantly HAVE FUN!

** This is an active, outdoor based summer program. Please dress kids appropriately for the summer weather, send them with plenty of water, and apply sunscreen before the program begins**

This program is for children grades 1st-5th (as of Fall 2017)

Camp operates Monday through Friday, rain or shine.

Drop off and pick up location is at the Clinton Middle School for 2017.

Time: 8:30 am/3:00pm

Early Arrival Time: 7:30am-8:30am

Late Care: 3:00pm-4:00pm *pick up location is at the state pool

**Registration for both early care and late care must be done by the Friday prior to the week you are attending so that we may provide the proper supervision**

Returning this Year!

Additional Field Trips: Last summer we saw a successful introduction of an additional field trip option. This summer we have increased the options and those participants who will be joining us during weeks 3, 4, 5, & 6 will have the opportunity to go on an additional field trip this summer. The additional field trip options are: DAVE AND BUSTERS, LOWELL SPINNERS GAME, SKYZONE, & JAY GEES FUN CENTER. If you wish to join us on any or all of these trips please select that option on the registration form. *Children must be 9 years of age or older*

Lunch Program: Back again this summer is our free lunch program for all summer playground participants. Each day during lunch children will get a complete meal to ensure that they have the energy needed to play all day! Meals will feature a variety of entrees foods and cold foods. The menu will be posted here each week and also sent home through our weekly newsletter.

Summer Playground Food Menu

Summer Playground Calendar

Summer Playground Calendar 2017

 Calendar is subject to change based on activity availability.

2017 COST:

First Child
  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
Individual Week Cost $115.00 $165.00 $115.00 $115.00 $115.00 $115.00 $115.00
Full Summer Cost (Weeks 1,3,4,5,6,7)
$820.00 w/ WK2
Early Care (per child) $20.00 per week 
Late Care (per child) $20.00 per week 
Additional Field Trip $30.00/field trip (Ages 9+Only)

**Families enrolling multiple children in the program will receive a $10.00 (weekly) discount off the original price, except trip week

Additional Children in Family
  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
Individual Week Cost $105.00 $165.00 $105.00 $105.00 $105.00 $105.00 $105.00
Full Summer Cost (Weeks 1,3,4,5,6,7)
$795.00 w/ WK2
Early Care (per child) $20.00 per week 
Late Care (per child) $20.00 per week 
Additional Field Trip $30.00/field trip (Ages 9+Only)

 Register by May 12th to avoid the late fee! 

** registrations are accepted after May 12th, with a one time $20.00 late fee added to the total cost. 

*NEW* Just added:

Beginning this summer, in our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our participants and staff, Summer Playground is partnering with offers online registration and an electronic health record system for camps.  Their system will help us consolidate and integrate camper registration and health information into a centralized and secure location.

The security, confidentiality and privacy of your participant’s personal health information will always be protected.  Only Summer Playground’s senior staff will have access to camper health information, and the site is secure, encrypted and password protected.

Once you sign up for a account, you will be able to register your particpant, select a session and pay your deposit online.  You will then receive additional information about how to complete your camper’s health profile.  You will receive periodic notifications from if you have an outstanding balance or have not completed required health information.

We are excited to continually evolve, building safer, more productive and more efficient systems to create the best experience for you and your family!

Registration is limited; at least 50% of payment is due at time of registration to hold your spot.

Full payment must be complete before June 23rd otherwise registration is cancelled.


Registration Forms Coming Soon!

Discount Codes:

Please enter the following applicable codes during your registration process to receive the valid discount:

Full Summer Discount (only is registering for all weeks except Week 2): FULLSUMMER

Additional Sibling Discount (1st child is full price, additional children $10/week off, except week 2): SIBLING10

 Financial Aid:

For those looking for financial aid opportunities please click here for more information.

2017 Camp and Trip/Event Schedule

WEEK 1: June 26th-June 30th  

WEEK 2- Trip Week: July 5th– July 7th (no camp on July 3rd & 4th) *This week is limited to only 40 registrations* Must be 9 or older


WEEK 3: July 10th– July 14th 

WEEK 4: July 17th – July 21st 


WEEK 5: July 24th – July 28th


WEEK 6: July 31st – Aug 4th      

WEEK 7: Aug 7th – Aug 11th





Thank you to our sponsor Dunkin Donuts for funding the costs of this season’s Summer Playground shirts!



 Cancellation Policy:

The Clinton Parks and Recreation Summer Playground Program will adhere to the following cancellation policy: Refunds will be issued if a cancellation is requested 2 weeks prior to the week the participant is withdrawing from the program. Exceptions will be made for extreme situations and approval from camp director is needed. No partial refunds will be issued if a child withdraws once the program week has started.

Refunds will be made in full less the cost of prepaid field trips by the department. For the 2017 season the following field trips are prepaid, therefore refunds will be $25.00 less than the total tuition cost paid for that week.

  • All 2017 Summer Playground field trips are prepaid


 If you do not fit into this age group, we do have a Teen Adventure Program that may interest you.

Please click here to learn more!