February 6, 2023

Summer Camp at Essex Park & Recreation Dept.

Correction: Please note that this program will be run by the Essex Park & Rec. Dept., not the Essex Elementary School as previously announced.

Essex Park & Recreation Dept. will be running a Summer Day Camp & new Summer Squirts Camp this year. The Summer Day Camp will be open to ages 6-12 (only campers entering 1st to 7th grade in the fall are eligible to attend). However the Summer Squirts Camp program will be available for those campers entering kindergarten.

Both camps will be held at Essex Park & Rec. and are planned to run for 8 sessions: June 27-Aug. 19. Early Care will be available from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. In addition, Extended Care will be available from 3 p.m.-4 p.m.  for full day campers.

Kindergarten campers will meet Monday—Friday 9 a.m.-12 noon. There is no early drop off/late pickup available for this program.

Mail in registrations from residents will be accepted starting April 1.   Non –Resident registration will begin May 1. Space is limited so please register early.  Please note online registration is not available  for Summer Camps at EES.

Full Day Cost: $115.00 per session (Resident), $125.00 per session (Non-Resident).  Field tripsare  included in the session fees for Full Day Only Camp.

Early Care: $15.00 per session– Extended Care:$15.00 per session. Summer Squirts are not eligible for Early/After Care.

Squirts Summer Camp Cost: $75.00 per session;  85.00 (Non-Resident).  Summer Squirts will not attend field trips & are not eligible for before or after care.

Please visit their web site www.essexct.gov  and then click on the Summer Camp link on the left.  Weekly Theme, registration forms and general information can be found there.

In addition to the Traditional Day Camp they have many specialty camps available this summer, including:

  • Slamma Jamma – Basetball
  • Between the Lines-Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Running Rams Track & Field
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Sport Squirts-(specifically for pre-schoolers)

Information in also available online along with online registration.

Editor’s Note:  Please note that this program will be run by the Essex Park & Recreation Dept., not Essex Elementary School as previously stated.