Discovery Camp

Once again the Thornden Park Association and The New School will host its highly popular summer Discovery Camp for children. This year we will be sponsoring five weeks of camp.

Children will explore Thornden Park’s many features, enjoying outdoor activities, which integrate, art, science and language art, swimming and the sprinkler.

Please note there are TWO registration forms. Please use the Thornden Park Association form for Camps 1 – 3 and The New School form for Camp 4 and 5. Registration forms will soon be available on-line.

Thornden Park Association full day camps (from 9 am until 3 pm)

Please note the Thornden Park Association registration form needs to be used for these camps.

Registration Fee is $130. Enrollment is limited to 20. Staffing will include one teacher and two junior assistants. Since we can’t predict the status of the Covid Pandemic in July, we are going to confirm the first 12 registered children. The remaining 8 will be put on the waiting list until we determine that we can safely register that many children in the camp. We anticipate the wearing of masks and social distancing, but that may not be necessary.

  • Camp 1: Week of July 19 for children entering grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in September
  • Camp 2: Week of July 26 for children entering grades Pre-K, K and 1 in September.
  • Camp 3: Week of August 2 for children entering grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in September.

The New School full day camps (from 9 am until 3 pm)

Please note The New School registration form needs to be used for these camps. Registration Fee $180. Enrollment is limited to 20. Staffing will include one teacher and two junior assistants. Since we can’t predict the status of the Covid Pandemic in July, we are going to confirm the first 12 registered children. The remaining 8 will be put on the waiting list until we determine that we can safely register that many children in the camp. We anticipate the wearing of masks and social distancing, but that may not be necessary.

  • Camp 4: Week of Aug 9 for children entering grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in September.
  • Camp 5: Week of Aug 30 for children entering grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in September.

 

Thornden Park Association underwrites part of the cost of Camps 1 - 3. The camp is co-sponsored by The New School and the Department of Parks & Recreation & Youth Programs.
 

Payment:

Your registration form/fee will secure your child’s place in the camp. There will be no refunds of registration fees.

Registration for Camp 1 – 3: make check payable to Thornden Park Association.

Registration for Camp 4 and 5: make check payable to The New School.