Super Fun Summer Program
Don’t miss out on our amazing 8 week or 4 week full-day summer program options! This exciting summer program offers your child a variety of super cool activities. Join our experienced staff for days filled with fun games, special events, arts & crafts, sports, swimming instruction, hiking, nature, team building, leadership instruction, social activities and so much more! We promise that no two days will ever be the same! Your child will have the opportunity to utilize the entire campus while they spend the day at the cabins at Oak Crest Cove located on the beautiful Peter’s Pond! The Sandwich Recreation Department adheres to the Mass Camp Regulations for counselor and participant ratios.
Who: Children of Sandwich Taxpayers (entering grades k-8 in the Fall 2019) Please note: all kindergartners must be 5- before September 1,2019
*Non-residents may register for double the cost if there is space starting April 2, 2019
Location: Oak Crest Cove - 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Forestdale , MA
Program Day/Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
After Care Hours: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (optional at added cost)
8- Week Session: July 1st - August 23rd for $1,500.00
4- week Session 1: July 1st -July 26th for $775.00
4- week Session 2: July 29th - August 23rd for $775.00
Once you have received confirmation that your child is registered for the Super Fun Program , you will be responsible for completing the following forms and returning them to the Sandwich Recreation Department before JUNE 7th (all these forms were attached to your receipt and email confirmation -or printed copies maybe found in the Recreation Office and may also be completed by clicking on them here, complete them , saved the completed version to your computer and then upload and email the file directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Provide a copy of your child’s most recent physical and an updated immunization chart. -REQUIRED
- Discipline Policy & Rules Form- REQUIRED
- Alternative Pick Up Form- REQUIRED
- Medical Form- REQUIRED
- Release of Confidential Information- REQUIRED
- Written Consent for Medication Administration- REQUIRED
- Additional Information Form- Optional
Camper checklist for a day of Super Fun
All children must arrive at Oak Crest Cove with the following items: Please mark your child’s name on all personal items.
A back pack
Lunch and snack (2 snacks if participating in the aftercare program. Lunches are stored in your child’s cabin’s refrigerator.)
Swim suit, towel and an additional change of clothes
Sweatshirt or jacket
Extra bottle of sunscreen & bug spray
Dismissal or health concern notes, if relevant for the day.
Please note:**Children should not bring valuables such as ipods, gaming devices, cell phones, money, etc.** Sneakers must be worn by all participants; sandals or water shoes may be worn only to and from swimming.**
What to wear?
Our goal is to send your child home happy, tired and wanting to come back every day! Sometimes to accomplish that goal your child will be getting messy….very messy! Please read the following suggestions!
- Comfortable shorts and t-shirts! We ask that clothing be appropriate- no crop tops and please be sure shorts are an appropriate length for active play!
- Sneakers are preferred foot wear. All sandals should have back straps and allow for running. Sandals, flip flops or water shoes may be worn only to and from swimming.
- Children should wear play clothes. They will get dirty and dusty and possibly wet! Some of activities will include messy art supplies! Although , we try our best to use washable materials some project do require non-washable supplies that may stain clothing!
- Please make sure your child has adequate sunscreen on each morning before being dropped-off to the program. Counselors are not permitted to apply sunscreen on your child. However, they will remind campers to reapply their own sunscreen so please provide an extra (labeled) bottle in your child’s backpack! We recommend spray bottles!
- Please make sure your child has bug-spray. Again, Counselors may not apply bug spray on your child but can remind the children when hiking or at the big field for activities.
- NOTE: PLEASE TAKE TIME TO CLEARLY LABEL EVERYTHING! Including towels, backpacks, lunch boxes and containers. Most importantly WATER BOTTLES!
Kids should come to the Super Fun Program with a LABELED refillable water bottle every day! Days tend to be long, hot and extremely busy! We recommend filling your child’s water bottle with ice water at the start of each day. We will provide several large water jugs for the children to refill their water bottles throughout the day. We suggest throwing in a frozen water bottle for an ice pack in their lunch box- it makes a great lunchtime drink, keeps things in the bag cool and another chance to hydrate!
Lost and Found
Children are responsible for their own personal possessions. Please mark all of your child’s possessions with their name. We will have a lost and found box in the Staff cabin, that comes out every morning. This box will be periodically cleaned and unclaimed items donated. If you notice something didn’t come please check with your child’s counselors .REMINDER:**Children should not bring toys and / or valuables such as ipods, gaming devices, cell phones, money, etc.** - the Super Fun Program is not responsible for any lost or broken items.
Our Super Hero’s
It takes a special kind of person to be a Super Fun Super Hero! Please know we take great pride in our amazing team! Our Counselors must be 18 years old and our Junior Counselor staff must be at least 16 years old. Our Junior Counselors will act as assistants to the Counselors. Staff is recruited with specific qualifications, experience and talents relevant to our program. All of the staff must attend a week long staff training on the Town of Sandwich Policies and Procedures, water safety procedures, developmental stages, team building, activity facilitation and so much more. All our staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Also, ALL staff and volunteers undergo an extensive CORI background check before being employed.
The Super Fun Program runs rain or shine!! Sometimes rain days are the best days- dance parties in the rain, puddle jumping, and mud pies!!Children are asked to bring jackets/ponchos to be prepared to be outside during inclement weather; the Super Fun Program at OCC will run as scheduled even if it is raining. If there is any sign of thunder or lightning, the children will be brought inside the buildings. No children will be allowed to leave the building for any reason until at least twenty minutes have passed since the last sign of thunder or lightning.
Our #1 job here at the Super Fun Summer Program is to assure your child’s safety and provide them with a fun and safe environment! Therefore, to ensure the safety , health and happiness of all our participants it is important we maintain the guidelines of our discipline policy and procedures. All parents are required to sign our Discipline Policy and Rules Form prior to the start of the program. On the first day of the Super Fun Program your child will review the program rules and sign their own copy.
A Typical Day
When your child arrives he/she will be greeted by his/her counselor and will be signed in by an adult. The program begins at 8:30 AM; participants may not be dropped off before the start time. All children will then participate in a morning assembly, which will include announcements of upcoming events, games, etc. Your child’s daily schedule will vary according to their age group. Each day your child will go swimming (weather permitting), participate in arts and crafts, play games and much more. All children will have a snack at mid-morning; please pack a healthy snack and extra drink for your child. At mid-day children will have lunch. Because the children are so busy throughout the day , they do get hungry -please pack a substantial amount of snacks and lunch items! At the end of the day, the children will meet back in the main cabin area to prepare for pick up. Any announcements regarding future events will be made at this time. Pick up is at 3:00 PM; any child picked up after 3:15 PM will be charged the aftercare fee. The aftercare program will begin at 3:00 PM. If your child is participating in the aftercare program, please pack them an additional healthy snack. Aftercare dismissal is before or at 5 PM.
We understand that many parents work and need additional hours of care, therefore aftercare will be provided from 3:00-5:00 for an additional fee of $60.00/per child per week. Due to staffing purposes we do not offer a daily sign up option and we ask that you please per-register the week before. Registration and payments may all be made on our website. Pick up for the aftercare program will be up at the cabins unless otherwise noted.* All after care participants must pack an additional drink and snack.
Drop –off & Pick –up
There is no supervision provided before 8:30a.m. and participants should not be dropped off before this time. Our staff needs this time for staff meetings or preparing for the day ahead. All children will be dropped off up at the cabin area. Parents are asked to park safely along the left hand side of the road area. (Please shut off your vehicle.) Children must be accompanied by an adult to their assigned picnic table where parents/guardians are asked to sign your child in. Pick up is at 3:00 and the same procedure is to be followed. Drop off and pick up is a great time to let our staff know of any changes or concerns you have. Please be sure you have filled out an alternative pick up form for anyone else that you have pick-up your child. Our counselors will ask for a photo ID from anyone before they will let a child leave with the person. If you are running late we ask that you please call the Recreation office immediately so that they may notify our staff and your child. Any child picked up after 3:15 PM on the first offense will be notified with a written warning and on the second offense charged the aftercare fee of $60.
First Aid and Medication
The Super Fun program does have a registered nurse onsite during regular program hours. We also require all our Counselors and Junior Counselors be 1st Aid and CPR trained. If you child requires medication during the hours of the program you must fill out a Medical Administration Consent Form and drop it to the nurses cabin along with the originally labeled medication.
For quick updates on the latest happening or changes check out our website or Facebook page- “The Sandwich Recreation Department” or “Oak Crest Cove Summer Fun Fun Program”!
We will also text and email information to the ell phone number and email address you provided when creating your household account on our website. If you are not sure whether or not you opted to receive texts or emails please call the office so that we may update your account!
Also, we are excited to announce that this year we are now on Instagram @SandwichRecreation and on Twitter @SandwichRecreation . Be sure to follow us for pictures and videos of your child's day!
If you choose to participate in the payment plan, you must adhere to the following payment schedule in order to secure your child’s spot in the Super Fun Summer Fun Program. Otherwise, your program spot will be forfeited. * If you were moved from our wait list and have not paid your deposit ;it must be applied to your balance before April 17th or your spot will be forfeited to the next person on our wait list. NO EXCEPTIONS. Due to the popularity of this program and our continued effort to keep the program affordable it is imperative that these funds be collected in a timely manner.
**Program fees must be paid in full by June 14th or your child(ren) will not be able to attend the program**
NO refunds will be granted after May 31st.- minus any service fee's accessed at check out.
- Payment Schedule:
Option 1 (8 weeks) Per Child
Option 2 (4 Weeks) Per Child
Registration- March 5th
- Payment may be made online by credit card at www.sandwichrec.com or must be made in the form of a check or money order payable to Town of Sandwich, please send payment to: Sandwich Recreation Department, PO Box 1336, Forestdale, MA 02644. ( Please note : our credit card processing compnay does not accept American Express )
- PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to utilize the Super Fun Payment Plan ,the payments will not be automatically charged to your credit card account, unless you choose to opt into the Auto Billing. It is your responsibility to manually login and make a payment on the follow dates
- A service fee of 2.75% is added to all credit/debit card transactions. The Service Fee is assessed by a third party payment technology company and the Town of Sandwich receives absolutely no additional revenue from the assessed service fee. This service fee is non-refundable, even if the payment to which it relates is refunded/credited.
- Please note the Sandwich Recreation Department is always willing to work with families to make the program accessible to everyone, please call the Recreation Department to discuss alternative payment plans is needed.
Calling all future Super Hero's! The Sandwich Recreation Department's Super Fun Summer Program is looking for some motivated recruits to join our HIT- Hero’s In Training team! This program is about to take off , do you want to be a part of our team?
Program Dates: 8- Week Session: July 1st – August 23th
4- Week Session 1: July 1 - July 26
4- Week session 2: July 29th - August 23
Monday - Friday- 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Super Fun Summer Program at Oak Crest Cove -34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Forestdale
Who: Eligible to Apply: Children of Sandwich Taxpayers (entering grades 9th –10th in the fall)
Non-Residents may apply on April 1,2019 .
If you are :
Entering 9th or 10th and seriously interested in becoming a camp counselor or working with children?
Seeking to gain valuable work experience in a supportive environment that foster friendships and leadership?
Eager to be active and engaged in your community?
Dreaming of doing something fun and rewarding this summer?
We want you to apply to be a part of our Super Fun Community!
Our counselor training program is back by popular demand! We are excited to offer this program to teens entering grades 9 & 10. Our applicants must be responsible, hardworking, and cooperative team members. Participants must be able to work with children and engage in both indoor and outdoor activities in varied weather conditions.
How to apply :
Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent along with a completed Hero In Training application and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach or community member to the Sandwich Recreation Department before May 1st. Completed application packets may be emailed. Qualified applicants will then be selected for interviews.
Click here to complete a HIT- Hero In Training Application
*Spots are limited and will be filled based on the overall best qualified applicants.
If selected participants would be responsible for $800.00** registration fee for an 8- week session , or $425.00 for a week session.
**Session fee’s cannot be altered and no refunds after May31st. All accounts must be paid in full two week prior to the start of the program.
Foundation of the HIT Program:
The Super Fun Hero In Training program will be centered on personal and group experiences that promote the creation of friendships and the development of personal responsibility, leadership skills, and positive work ethic through daily observation, discussion, participation and opportunity to practice while gaining work experience needed to become a “Super Hero” counselor.