Registration will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Camp is offered to children entering grades 1-6 in the fall.
The camp runs daily from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm for all campers at the Chester Carpenter Fields.
We MUST have 80 campers registered per session by April 1, 2021 in order for camp to be held. NO EXCEPTIONS
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER CAMP WILL NOT BE HELD FOR THE DAY OR CLOSE EARLY!
Campers not picked up by 2:30 will be charged additional at 10 minute increments at the rate of $15/per camper per 15 minute increment.
Each two-week session will be
$275.00 per child/per session for Chester Residents (Town of Chester Property Tax Payee)
$300.00 per child/per session for Non-Residents.
In order for your child to be registered for camp, Immunization documentation must be immediately sent to:
The Town of Chester
1786 Kings Hwy.
Full payment amount must be submitted at the time of registration.
NO CHILD WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTRATION WITHOUT THIS PAPERWORK.
For further information, please contact the Recreation Department at 469-7000 ext. 337
At the completion of registration, April 1, 2021, refund requests will not be granted.
Everything you need to know about our summer day camp!
Summer Recreation Day Camp
Grades 1 - 6
2021 Information Sheet
The summer day camp is a program run by the Town of Chester Recreation. The Town of Chester Recreation summer day camp is all about having fun. Campers have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities and make lasting friendships and memories.
As a participant in our camp, your child will be positively impacted by great programs and caring staff. Our counselors are dedicated to ensuring a safe atmosphere while making sure your child enjoys themselves to the fullest extent. The campers are grouped by grade (1-6) and stay with their group as they rotate through the daily activities.
Under the new COVID guidelines, POD size of campers is 15, we will limit to 12 per POD
POD's are required to stay together at all times, and not mingle, socialize, or approach others. This holds for lunch times also. Unfortunately children of the same family may not join siblings of other POD's.
There will be NO toys, electronics, stuffed animals, etc., allowed to be brought in from home. This is also stated in CDC COVID guidelines.
Frequent and thorough hand hygiene for campers is required. We will have stations throughout for this.
The daily itinerary is split into activities including lunch.
The campers will have fun playing various games, participating in water fun, and shows that we bring to the camp.
The schedule for each day is the same but we incorporate specialty days into the program to keep the campers interested, entertained and having fun. Some of our specialty days include Halloween in July, summer birthday party, 80’s day, Patriotic Day, silly hair day, tie dye Tuesday, wet & wild Wednesday, you get the picture.
Active Variety – This is when campers can play at the playground, take nature walks, play group games.
Group Sports – All the favorites – capture the flag, relay races, volleyball, pickleball, noodle hockey, camp Olympics, as well as variations on the basics. Crab walk soccer, beanbag basketball, Frisbee golf and lots more. On those really hot days we’ll incorporate water into our sports!
Quiet Variety – A little downtime is a good thing. This is where campers can play board games, read, play with Legos, make lanyards and color.
Camp Games –This is where the dance parties happen and other games like charades, seven up and hide and seek are played.
New York State requires 1 counselor for every 12 children. To keep our camp safe we have a 1:10 counselor to camper ratio. With "POD" size not to exceed 15 campers.
No Bully Zone:
Our camp has a strict No Bullying Policy that is explained to the campers during orientation. Bullying of any sort will not be tolerated at our camp. If any of the counselors witness or are told about a bullying situation the campers involved will be spoken to immediately by the Camp Director. The Camp Director will hear both sides and decide how best to handle the situation. Sometimes just a warning is needed. Parents will be informed at the end of the day if their child was involved in any situation.
All children entering grades 1 through 6 in September 2021 may participate. Children may be enrolled for more than one session. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. However, if enrollment exceeds capacity Chester residents will be given priority. If necessary, a waiting list will be created for each session.
Session 1 June 26 – July 9
Session 2 July 12 – July 23
Session 3 July 26 – August 6
CAMP WEATHER POLICY:
We will have the pavilion and other shelter available to us.
In the case where inclement weather is predicted for the day camp will be canceled. In case of severe weather, parents/guardians will be notified that campers must be picked up immediately. If you will not be in the area during camp hours please be sure to have someone available to pick up your child in case of an early closing. A plan B is always a good idea!
DROP OFF: Drop off procedure will be different this year due to COVID and that information will be forthcoming in an email to parents/guardians. Campers may NOT be signed in before 8:25 am. Our counselors will be busy setting up activities for the day and will not be available to be responsible for campers before 8:25 am. For camper safety we will put up barricades at 9:00 am at the entrance to the park. If you need to drop your camper off after 9:00 please proceed as far as you can and walk down to camp. Please do not try to move the barricades or try to drive around them. Some activities take place in the parking area and we cannot have cars in that area.
PICK UP: Campers may NOT be picked up late. There is a fee of $15.00 for any child picked up later than 15 minutes past the end of the session.
*To be eligible for the Chester Resident rate you (or your landlord) must pay PROPERTY TAX to the Village or Town of Chester.
NOT SCHOOL TAX
Online registration can be found at www.chesterrecreation.com
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING REGISTRATION**
Camp registration must be completed
no later than April 1, 2021.
If we DO NOT have 80 campers registered per session by that time camp will be canceled!
There will be NO EXCEPTIONS so please plan accordingly!
Payment can be made on line using a credit card (preferred method) or by check payable to TOC Recreation within 24 hours of registration or your registration canceled.
NO refunds will be issued after the April 1, 2021 registration date, unless we do not reach the necessary number of campers.
Chester Carpenter Fields
Food and Drinks:
All campers must bring their lunch and snacks with name and grade clearly marked on the outside. Refrigeration is not available for camper lunches so please make sure ice packs are included if needed.
NO glass containers are allowed.
All campers need a refillable water bottle for drinking during the day. Many campers have similar water bottles so please be sure your child’s name is clearly and permanently marked.
All campers must wear socks and sneakers at all times. They may not be able to participate in certain activities if they are not wearing the proper footwear.
It is recommended that all campers arrive each day wearing sunscreen. Since our camp is primarily outside sunscreen is especially important. Older campers are able to reapply as needed. We will help the little ones!
All campers must be signed in and out each day by a parent or guardian.
Notes from parents or guardians are required for the following:
- Early dismissal
- Pick up by anyone other than a parent or guardian (ID will be checked)
- Permission for a child to walk or bike to and from camp
As mandated by the NYS Board of Health the camp has a Health Director present who is certified in CPR and First Aid.
As mandated by the State of New York a copy of your child’s immunization record must be faxed to 469-1852 or mailed to the address above, prior to your child attending camp.
- Please make sure you have filled out/updated the medical portion of your child's household's account with information concerning any allergies or medical issues.
As per the New York State Health Department-
- Administration of medicines - All campers' medication (prescription or non-prescription) must be accompanied by a patient-specific written order from a licensed prescriber. Pharmacy labeling on the medication is NOT sufficient for this purpose as the medication, dosage and or regimen may have changed since the pharmacy filled the prescription.
- Medications will be transported daily to and from camp. Parents/guardians should request that the pharmacy provide two containers, one to remain at home and one to bring to camp just in case the camper forgets to bring the medication home.
- Repackaging or relabeling of prescription medications is prohibited. All prescription medication must be in their original container with labeling that includes but is not limited to 1) complete name of patient, 2) date prescription filled, 3) expiration date, 4)directions for use, precautions and storage, 5) dispensing pharmacy name and address, 6) name of physician prescribing medication.
Please be advised that in the event your child's "POD" has a COVID exposure they will be required to quarantine as per CDC guidelines at the time and NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED for the time they are required to quarantine.