Day Camp


Below you will find information that pertains to most of our camps. Camp specific information can be found by following the tabs to the left. If you have any questions or need more information, don't hesitate to call the Recreation Office at (860) 537-7297.

Registration Information: Registration is available online at our website ( or in person at the Recreation office. Registration requires a 50% deposit. All balances must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the session. All costs associated with camp, with the exception of extended care, are covered in the weekly fee.

Camp Registration Form

Health Assessment Records are required for all campers. Health Assessments are considered valid if they are dated within 2 years of the date of the health exam. Health Assessment records must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your child attending Camp. Please email them to, mail or drop them off at the Recreation Office. 

Health Assessment Record

Camp Medications: If your child will need medication while they are at camp, please bring it to the Recreation Office at least one week prior to camp attendance. Medications must be prescribed to the camper and be in the original packaging with the correct patient information attached. An signed authorization form must accompany all medications. 

Registration deadline is 4:30PM on Monday the week before. After 4:30PM on Monday, registrations will only be accepted in person at the Parks & Recreation office, which is located in Town Hall. If space is available, a $25 late fee, per child, will apply. No registration paperwork will be accepted on-site at Camp.

(Example: Deadline for Camp starting on Monday July 1, 2019 is 4:30PM Monday June 24, 2019. Registering after June 24, 2019 will incur the $25 late fee)

Administrative Fees: One-time administrative fee of $15 per child will be charged upon his/her initial registration and must be paid with the deposit.

Extended Care: Extended Care is available at an additional cost and is open to all campers. Games, sports, arts & crafts and other activities will be available for children. Extended Care AM opens at 7:00 AM. Extended Care PM closes at 6:00P PM. A minimum of 10 participants are required to offer this program.

Financial/Payment Information: Parks & Recreation believes in making our camp affordable for all. There are several ways to pay for your summer camp. 

Payment Plans- Payment plans are available to any family registering for camp. Payment Plans must be set up with a credit card and payments occur automatically. Please register and plan ahead so that your camp fees are paid 2 weeks prior to the start of each session.

Care4Kids Assistance Program- Visit the Care4Kids website for more information. Please allow plenty of time to submit your paperwork to Care4Kids. Families with new accounts must provide proof of acceptance into the program prior to registering for camp- please plan ahead and submit your forms to Care4Kids early!

Financial Assistance- An application for financial assistance is available by calling (860) 537-7297. Financial Assistance determination is based on need and is made available on a first come, first serve basis. Funds are limited. A complete application is required prior to an award offer being made. Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your notification of assistance.

Cancellation/Refunds: Refunds or cancellations requests must be made in writing. If a refund/cancelation request is received prior to the start of camp, in writing, and is due to an illness or injury (accompanied by a doctors note), a refund or credit will be issued. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis with written documentation. No other refunds will be given.

Lost and Found: We will do our best to return marked items, but we cannot guarantee the return of unidentified articles. All unclaimed items will be kept for one week. All unclaimed items will be donated. Your child's name should be on everything that he or she brings to camp. The Lost & Found is located outside of the Camp Director’s office.

Photo Permission: Participants permit the taking of photographs and video of themselves and their children during recreation activities for publication and use by the Recreation Department for promotional purposes unless otherwise stated.

Insurance Information: Colchester Recreation is unable to assume responsibility for injuries/accidents occurring at programs or on park facilities.