STRATFORD RECREATION SUMMER 2022

Registration will begin Monday, April 4th

Sign up and pay online: https://townofstratford.recdesk.com
If you are not able to sign up online please email [email protected]

Playground Camps
DATES: June 27th – August 11TH (no camp July 4TH)
TIMES: 8am – 3pm
AGES: Co-ed ages 5-12
COST: $75 for summer
Locations:
• Short Beach
• Johnson Academy/Victoria Soto School
• Nichols School
• Longbrook Park
• Eli Whitney School
Information:
A. Campers will be split into groups by age (5-7; 8-10; 11-12)
B. Free Lunch will be provided by Sodexo
C. This is not a licensed Day Camp. Camp is 1 counselor to 15 children
D. Trips off site- additional fee and separate sign up required. Ages 8 and older.
Trips include: Sports Center of Connecticut, Movies, Dave and Busters, Six Flags, Bowlero Milford.
E. Drop off and Pick up protocol will be the same:
• Children may be dropped off or picked up any time between 8am and 3pm. Pick up needs to be by a parent/guardian or person designated by the parent/guardian. Photo ID will be required at time of pick up.

Teen-Squad Camp
DATES: June 27th-August 5th
TIMES: 8am-3pm
AGES: Co-ed. Ages 12-15
COST: $75 for summer
Teens can hangout at our all NEW camp just for TEENS! Play video games, air hockey, Listen to music, go on the computer, hang out at the beach, play laser tag, shoot some hoops, go hiking at the forest and meet new friends at The Stratford Recreation’s Teen-Squad Camp!
• Camp will be held at Birdseye Complex. Each week there will be off-site trips. Each trip will be an additional fee. You will need to sign up separately for each trip. If you are not signed up for a trip there will be no camp that day. Trips include: Sports Center of Connecticut, Movies, Dave and Busters, Six Flags, Bowlero Milford. From sports to computers, gaming or hiking, this camp is great for all teens with various interests. This is not a licensed Day Camp.

Sports Camps
TIMES: 9am-12n
AGES: Co-ed. Ages 6-13 (6 yr old must be entering 1st grade)
COST: $75 per week ($60- week of July 5 & Aug 8)
Camp is 1 counselor to 15 children
Start Date Type of Camp    Location   
June 27 Soccer Short Beach

Learn juggling, passing, shooting, throw-ins and defense skills. Enjoy games like Steal the Bacon and World Cup! Group team scrimmages and games.
July 5 Nature Roosevelt Forest/Long Beach

Explore the outdoors while hiking in the forest or exploring the beaches for sea life! Enjoy fishing as an option!
July 11 Volleyball Short Beach

Learn bumping, passing, setting and serving skills. Enjoy games like King of the Court and Spider! Group team games.
July 18 Football Longbrook Fields

Learn skills related to passing, receiving, rushing, blocking and defense. Enjoy skills like Punt Pass Kick and the 40 yard dash! Group team flag football games. Non-contact.
July 18 Girls Basketball (girls only) Short Beach

Learn dribbling, passing, rebounding and scoring skills. Enjoy games such as hot-shot and knock-out! Group team games.
July 25 Baseball Longbrook Fields

Learn throwing, fielding, hitting and base running skills. Enjoy skills like bucket drill and pickle! Group team games.
August 1 Track & Field Bunnell Track

Learn skills used in jumping, throwing and running events. We will have a multi-team track event at the end of the week!
August 8 Co-Ed Basketball Short Beach

Learn dribbling, passing, rebounding and scoring skills. Enjoy games such as hot-shot and knock-out! Group team games.
August 8 School yard games Lordship school

Play your favorite schoolyard games! Capture the Flag, Sharks and Minnows, Wall Ball, Kickball and more!

“The Arts” Camps
TIMES: 9am-12n
AGES: Co-ed. Ages 6-13
COST: $75 per week ($60- week of July 5)
Camp is 1 counselor to 15 children
Start Date Type of Camp    Location   
June 27 Theater Boothe Park
July 5 Theater Boothe Park
July 25 Theater Boothe Park
  Learn the BASICS & FUNDAMENTALS of acting through improvisation, scene work and fun group exercises! Each week students will engage in exciting, interactive games and learn just what it means to be an actor!
July 11 Cheer & Dance Boothe Park

Students will learn to put their rhythm to good use. These young dancers and cheerleaders will hone their skills and technique while practicing new routines. Perfect for anyone that can’t stop tapping their foot to the beat!
July 18 Film/ Acting for Camera Boothe Park

Take a seat in the director’s chair in this new, one-week camp. Students will learn to compose a shot, write a script and act for the big screen as they work together to create their OWN SHORT FILM.

Short Beach Golf Academy
TIMES: 9am-12n
LOCATION: Short Beach Golf Course
AGES: Co-ed. Intro ages 7-11; Intermediate ages 12-14
COST: $100 per week
Start Date Type of Camp    Location   
June 27 Intro to Golf Short Beach Golf Course
July 11 Intro & Intermediate Golf Short Beach Golf Course
July 25 Intro to Golf Short Beach Golf Course

Short beach golf academy Director of Camp: Peter Pulaski PGA. With over 35 years of golf teaching and coaching experience, Peter spent the last 27 years on the golf professional staff at Yale University. While at Yale, Peter directed Nike Junior Golf Camps and Yale golf programs for students and alumni. The 2007 Connecticut PGA Teacher of the Year has given private instruction to both top amateur and professional golfers.
The five- day program will include:
• Fundamental golf rules
• Golf course etiquette
• Short game instruction on putting and chipping
• Full swing instruction and video review
• Course management
• SBGA tee shirt

Preschool Camps
TIMES: 9am -1130am
AGES: Co-ed. Ages 3-5 *must be potty trained
COST: $75 per week ($60- week of July 5)

Start Date Type of Camp    Location   
June 27 T-ball Birdseye Complex

Learn throwing, fielding, hitting and base running skills. Enjoy skills like bucket drill and pickle! Group team games.
July 5 Cheer & Dance Birdseye Complex

Students will learn to put their rhythm to good use. These young dancers and cheerleaders will hone their skills and technique while practicing new routines. Perfect for anyone that can’t stop tapping their foot to the beat!
July 11 Nature Roosevelt/Long Beach

Explore the outdoors while hiking in the forest or exploring the beaches for sea life! Enjoy fishing as an option
July 18 Soccer Birdseye Complex

Learn juggling, passing, shooting, throw-ins and defense skills. Enjoy games like Steal the Bacon and World Cup! Group team scrimmages and games.
July 25 Track Birdseye Complex

Learn juggling, passing, shooting, throw-ins and defense skills. Enjoy games like Steal the Bacon and World Cup! Group team scrimmages and games.
August 1 Basketball Birdseye Complex

Learn dribbling, passing, rebounding and scoring skills. Enjoy timeless games such as hot-shot and knock-out! Group team games. Hoops are lower.

Fairfield County Tennis Camp
Each day of camp players are introduced to a different stroke of the day including the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. This camp also offers an optional cross-training component to enhance players’ coordination and endurance. Off-court games include soccer, and dodge ball. Camp will be run by a certified adult instructor. Children should bring a nut-free snack from home each day. Beginner/Advanced Beginner Low Intermediate/Intermediate. Ratio 4 – 6 students per instructor.
CAMP: 9:30a – 12pm     $165/week (ages 5 – 7, 8 – 15)
• June 20 – June 23   Bunnell High School Courts
• June 27– June 30    Bunnell High School Courts
• July 11 – July 14      Bunnell High School Courts
• July 18– July 21       Bunnell High School Courts
• Aug 1- Aug 4           Bunnell High School Courts

Mad Science Camps
TIMES: 9am-12n
AGES: Co-ed. Ages 6-11
COST: $185 (Includes Mad Science Lab coat, goggles, and specially designed take homes to help extend learning at home)
Start Date Type of Camp    Location   
June 27 Cool Booming Reaction Boothe Park
Aug 1 Cool Booming Reaction Boothe Park
Let’s bring chemistry to life with hands on and mind blowing experiments to discover the wonderful world of chemical reactions. Campers will create crazy concoctions daily that will make their hearts explode with passion for science! Mixing mysterious substances we will create fizzing elephant toothpaste, sticky putty, quick sand, squiggly worms, cool snow, and tons of booming explosions.
July 11 Mad Transformers Boothe Park
Using the power of science, we will take simple, everyday items and transform them into life hacks that can be useful in everyday life! Students will be testing and experimenting items that they have seen trending all over social media! Don’t let the clock “tick-tock” without signing up your child for our hands on and open ended program! Students gain the basic understanding of chemistry, engineering, and physics!
July 18 Gross Science Boothe Park
Get ready to learn the science behind all GROSS THINGS! Are you interested in smelly, gooey, icky and creepy things? If so, this is the program for you! Did you know most stinky things are chemical reactions? Or that most stinky or gross things help us in everyday life and our earth? Such as bugs, burps, and waste! We have tons of crazy, gross chemical reactions that you won’t want to miss!
Aug 15 Galactic NASA Journey Boothe Park
Join us on our space adventure through the galaxy to infinity and beyond! Campers will experience the life of NASA astronaut’s journey before, during, and after a space mission! They will use real astronaut equipment such as memory metal, robots, and lasers plus create many spin off innovations like a mars shelter! Campers will create a comet from household experiments and experience what the atmosphere is like in space. Finally, they will witness a rocket launch that will blast out of this world!

Archery Competition
This is to teach the students how a simple competition works. Barebow competition, 20yards, total of 36 arrows. The first 2 weeks will be practice, Competition is on the 3rd week. Anyone under 18 needs to have completed Archery beginner class or equivalent. Anyone over 18 who knows how to shoot can participate. Competition on June 26th will be 10am for all participants.
• June 12th, June 19 and June 26th. 3 weeks
• Saturdays at Roosevelt Forest
• 10am ages 10-99, 12 students max
• 11am ages 10-99, 12 students max
• $35 per participant

Track & Field
Youth will learn the fundamentals of individual events in track and field. Various throwing events, baton handling, jumping, and running events will be instructed.
• Wednesdays June 29th- Aug 3rd
• 6pm-7:30pm
• Bunnell HS Track
• Co-ed ages 8-15
• $65 per player

Acting Improv Workshop
Join us as we learn to “not think” and to say “yes, and” – here you’ll be thrown into fun games and exercises to ease you into the art of improvisation. Before you know it, you will be performing scenes and learning to heighten and explore your ideas. This workshop is designed to help beginners improve their acting skills and foster spontaneity.
• Wednesdays June 29th to Aug 3rd
• 5pm-630pm
• Boothe Park
• Co-ed ages 13- 18
• $65 per person

Registration will begin Monday, April 4th online at https://townofstratford.recdesk.com/Community/Home
If you are not able to sign up online please email recr[email protected]

All camps will be closed July4