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Registration will open on Monday, April 30th, 2018
Walpole Woods is a Summer Day Program that encourages youth (entering grades 1 - 6 in fall 2018) from Walpole and the surrounding area to participate in active and healthy activities, learn about the natural environment around them, and develop skills to participate as responsible members of society.
***All registration discounts will be applied at the time of checkout. Sibling discounts can only be applied when signing up for the same program length on the same day (i.e. all kids for Full Day, or all kids for Half Day***
$280 / $305 NR per week (or $74 per day)
Half-Day (8:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.):
$143 / $168 NR per week (or $40 per day)
Extended Day (4:30p.m. - 6:00 p.m.):
$75 per week
Optional Swimming Lessons in Hershman Pond at Jarvis Farm:
$30/week (must be attending full day or half day mornings)
Families who register two children at Walpole Woods for the same full week will receive a 10% sibling discount.
Walpole Woods operates on a block schedule. With children grouped by age/grade and assigned a cabin - there will be activity sessions in sports, arts, crafts, academic smart programs, nature and science, technology, and more!8:30am - 9:00am : Drop-off and Morning Announcements
Below is an outline of what the typical day will look like at Walpole Woods:
9:00am - 10:00am : Morning Site Wide Game, Arts, Crafts, Sports, Free Choice
10:00am - 12:00pm : Special Event Block (Includes activities such as Swimming Lessons (if you choose to register your child for them; $30/week per child - you must be registered for full day, full week, or full week of half day mornings to participate in Swimming Lessons)
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm : Water Block - Inflatable Water Slides, Water Balloons, Kiddie Pool Kickball, Sprinklers, Kayaking
3:00pm - 4:30pm : Free Period/Pick-Up
4:30pm - 6:00pm : Extended Day Option ($75/week per child)
For activities that have a limit to the number of participants (such as archery) priority space will be given to those children who have Pre-Registered for the week. Day of drop-offs will be welcomed to do such activities on a space to space basis.
Walpole Woods is managed by qualified staff with an on-site Program Director, Aquatics Supervisor, and supporting counselors. The counselor to participant ratio is no more than 10:1
All members of our Walpole Woods staff are qualified and trained to provide quality care for our summer programs. All staff have completed screening processes that meet the requirements of employment with the Town of Walpole. Each employee is also CPR-certified.
LUNCH & SNACK
Snacks, Lunch, and Drinks are not provided. Please pack a lunch and a snack for your child each day. There is no refrigeration available. Please do not pack items that spoil in the heat unless you send them in an insulated lunch box with an ice pack. A sturdy lunch bag or box is best over a paper bag so lunch contents do not get crushed.
It is also important to pack enough for your child to drink. It is a good idea for your child to bring a reusable water bottle with them to stay hydrated throughout the day. Due to the high number of allergies, please remind your child at home, as we will at Walpole Woods, that there is no sharing of snacks or lunches.
PROPER ATTIRE & FOOTWEAR
We suggest sending your child in sneakers each day. At Walpole Woods, there will be many opportunities for running, playing, sports, and organized games that will require comfortable and safe footwear for participation.
In addition to proper footwear, comfortable play clothes are a must each day of camp. it is important that children dress weather appropriate and in clothing that they don’t have to worry about having fun or getting messy in.
Label everything you can with your child’s full name on it. There will be many of kids with similar items so it’s important to be able to distinguish one item from the next.
MEDICAL & HEALTH INFORMATION
Walpole Woods must have all Health Forms on file at the time of registration. For safety reasons, children who do not have completed health forms on the rst day of the program will not be able to attend until all necessary materials are provided.
All EPI-Pens must be labelled with your child’s name on it. EPI-Pens must be current, in their original container, and placed inside of a clearly labeled ziploc bag with your child’s picture on it.
WHAT TO BRING
- T-Shirt/Tank Top
- Bathing Suit
- Lunch & Snacks
- Water Bottle
ITEMS NOT PERMITTED
Please make sure your child(ren) do not bring electronic devices to Walpole Woods, including iPods, handheld gaming systems, or cellphones. There is access for children to call home and for parents to reach staff if the need presents itself. There are no weapons allowed at Walpole Woods, fake or otherwise. Electronic devices, toys or trading card games brought to Walpole Woods will be held until the end of the day and only returned to parents/guardians at pick-up.
Families who register multiple children at Walpole Woods for the same week and duration of time will recieve a 10% sibling discount.
You must withdraw from a session and/or an extended day registration 10 business days prior to the start of the program. There is a 20% processing fee for those who withdraw from a Walpole Woods session. The Walpole Recreation Department does not allow sharing or splitting the session with another person or family member’s child. Refunds take 10-14 days to process. You will receive a check issued from Town Hall. In lieu of an 80% check refund, you can elect to have your refund in the form of a Walpole Recreation account credit. Account credits are 100% of the registration fee and can be used towards future Walpole Recreation Department Programs and Activities.
The Recreation Department will at all times encourage participants and staff to reduce exposure to ultraviolet exposure from the sun. Such measures may include, but not be limited to, encouraging the use of wide-brim hats, long-sleeve shirts, long pants, screens with a solar protection of 25 or greater, and lip balm. Encouragements to this effect will be featured in the individual program packets.Application of Sunscreen
• Parents/guardians will be responsible for applying sun protection to their child prior to the start of a day’s program and for providing sunscreen and/or sun protection for their child for that day.
• Counselors will remind participants to apply sun protection at appropriate times during the day.
• Any sun protection provided from home will be delivered in a plastic bag with that child’s name clearly written on the bag. The plastic bag containing the sunscreen or sun protection should be kept in the participant’s backpack or among their personal items.
• Parents/guardians who wish for counselors or Recreation Department staff to assist their child apply sun protection must first submit a written authorization to the Recreation Department. Counselors will not apply protection to a child without written authorization beforehand (see below
). Counselors will only apply sun spray and are prohibited from applying lotion.
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