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Tawasentha 1/2 Day Camp Program

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General theme of program is fun, social enrichment, outdoor life, physical fitness and arts.  Camp takes place over three two-week sessions (total of 6 weeks).

General Information
  • Program is half day starting on July 1, 2019 and ending on August 9, 2019. THERE WILL BE NO CAMPS ON THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019.
  • Summer Camp area is located at the Large Pavilion in Tawasentha Park (Camper drop off & check-in).
  • Some activities will require travel to school playgrounds or other areas, including at least one out of park trip per session.
  • Campers will stay with the same counselors and group throughout their session.
  • Children will be placed in groups upon arrival according to grade level (K-1, 2-3, 4-5 and Middle School). Campers are supervised by counselors at all times and every 45 minutes the group will change throughout their session.
  • A certified EMT or nurse is on duty at all times. Parents will be called if necessary. Please provide 2 current emergency contact names & telephone numbers.
  • Snacks are not provided but campers are allowed to bring their own (no peanuts).
  • Camp will remain open with alternate activities available. Inclement weather, call 518-456-3475. On rainy days, campers may be bused to the school gyms.
  • At the end of each two-week session, families are invited to watch the camp show at 10:30am at the Guilderland Performing Arts Center.
  • The camp is inspected by the Albany County Health Department located on South Ferry and Green Streets in Albany. Reports and plans may be obtained through the Health Department or at the Guilderland Town Hall.
  • The Town reserves the right to limit participation based on behavior of campers and will not provide a refund. A refund will also not be provided once the camper’s registered session begins.
  • **NOTICE** We will again provide busing for children attending morning camps this summer from July1st-August 9th. ALL BUS ROUTES HAVE CHANGED Please review each route carefully. Two of our very popular character routes (Shrek and Ariel) were consolidated with other routes. If you were previously on either of these routes, please know you will not be forgotten, you will just have a new character to remember. Many routes have adjusted to corner pickups pr central pickup locations. Buses will not go down every street, enter every development or apartment complex. Please contact the Bus Supervisor at 518-952-5490 or the Parks and Recreation Office at 518-456-3150 with any questions.

Registration Information
  • Open to children 5 to 13 years of age (children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2019).
  • Enrollment is limited to Guilderland residents only.
  • Pre-registration required by filling out the form and returning to Parks & Recreation office or registering on-line. IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION REQUIRED.
  • Pre-Registration is required by the Thursday before the camp session begins or bring your child to the Camp Office Monday morning before 8:00am.
  • Please sign your child in/out if you are dropping off or picking up. Drop-off starts at 8:15 am, at the camp office.
  • Registration includes a payment of $160 per camper per two week session.
  • A written note must explain any special medical or transportation needs. (Please fill out all immunization information.)

Swim Lessons
  • Campers may take a swimming lesson as part of camp at no extra charge but must indicate so on registration form.
  • Please indicate swimming level.
  • For a Levels Description CLICK HERE
  • Swim classes will be assigned by the camp directors and will take place during the 8:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.time periods.
  • IMPORTANT: If your child is taking swim lessons as part of camp, please send your child to the camp in a bathing suit underneath his or her clothing with a backpack containing a change of clothes and towel
  • There will be no camp on Thursday, July 4th.

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