Middlesex Camp 2020 Season: Begins June 17th
Middlesex Camp is divided into a Senior Camp and Junior / Pee-Wee Camp. Each group has its own tent on the field which serves as a home base during the day. The camp features recreational activities including arts and crafts, science and nature, sports and other organized games, weekly theme-related activities, and special events. Pee-Wee campers will have swim lessons. Junior campers will have swim, paddle and tennis lessons. Senior Campers will have tennis lessons twice a week and paddle once a week and a free swim daily. On rainy days, camp is held in the clubhouse (with pit-stops in the mud puddles).
The philosophy of the camp remains low key summer fun, giving the children a taste of the many different activities the club has to offer, but also a time to simply play and build friendships. Middlesex tennis, paddle and swim programs offer clinics for children of all ages and abilities. You may contact the pros directly for further information.
Pee-Wee Camp: Camper must have completed a 3’s program and be 4 years old by December 31st 2020 and entering either a 4’s or a pre-K program in September 2020.
Junior Camp: Camper must be entering Kindergarten or 1st grade as of September 2020.
Senior Camp: Camper must be entering 2nd through 5th grade as of September 2020.
The camp runs for seven consecutive weeks, from June 17th – July 31* (*start date may change due to DPS snow days). Registration is for week-long sessions. Each session is a five-day program. The camp size is limited and a lottery system may be used.
If there is availability, your child may drop in for a day or two in any given week. However, you must already be enrolled in camp for a minimum of one week. The daily rate will be $60 a day and you will be billed by the club. To inquire about availability, please email Sarah the week before or day before. You can also call or text the same morning at (203) 554-3225. PLEASE DO NOT STOP BY without asking first to ensure we have availability.
If you sign up your child for a week, but take a few days off, you cannot become a drop-in. You will still be billed for the entire week.
Pee-Wee Camp: Daily 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Optional Extended Day for Pee-Wee Campers: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm *Additional charge* $10 a day
Junior Camp: Daily 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Senior Camp: Daily 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Early drop off: Daily 8:30 am – 9:00 am *Additional charge* $5 a day
Late pick up: Daily 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm *Additional Charge* $5 a day
Sign up required. Email Sarah a week or day before to confirm availability.
This information is for children with life threatening allergies that require an epi-pen/Benadryl.
Please have your Doctor fill out the required Doctors prescriber form, sign and date and send in with your camp forms.
Plan to meet with the Camp Director and First Aid Director prior to your child starting camp to go over their management plan. We will meet before camp starts.
The epi-pen and Benadryl need to be their original boxes. Please check expiration dates. Please provide a manila envelope with your child’s photo and instructions of your child’s specific management plan. The envelope will be kept in the main office in a drawer with a large red cross on it. You may keep your child’s medication there throughout the summer.
We do not a have nurse on site but we have qualified staff who are CPR/First Aid trained and who are also trained in the application of the epi-pen and oral medications.
In the event your child has an allergic reaction your child will be cared for by the appropriate staff in the office until the emergency services arrive. We will also contact you immediately.
All snacks provided by camp and the lunches prepared by the snack bar for camp are all nut free. We require that any parent that sends in a packed lunch which contains peanut butter/nuts must label it. Those children will be seated away from any children with serious allergies.
ONLINE CAMP REGISTRATION
Camp registration begins February 10 and ends June 1st on the ActiveWorks website. Once a group is full, you will be placed onto a waiting list. Please be respectful and only register for the weeks you really want. If your plans change, please take your child off that week.
Once camp begins, we are happy to add additional weeks for your child throughout the summer. Please understand that camp enrollment fills up quickly. If you would like to sign your child up for a week that is filled, you will be put on a waiting list.
Any changes to a week you have registered for after June 1st will be subject to 50% of your child’s week’s cost.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover will be accepted. At the time of registration, 100% of the registration fee will be collected. Note that American Express is accepted even though the logo does not appear.
Pee Wee campers: You can sign up for Pee Wee Campers – Extended Day when camp begins. Feel free to leave that blank in the online registration system.
Drop in fee: $60 a day
ADDITIONAL CAMP FORMS
Please complete the following:
1 – Emergency Form
2 – A copy of your child’s medical form – completed, signed and dated by your pediatrician
3 – Permission for sunscreen form
Once registered, click on “My Programs” to complete forms online. Medical forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp – NO child will be admitted to the camp without a current medical form. This is a health and safety issue for the well-being of your child and the other children in camp. We will not compromise the staff’s ability to deal with a medical emergency without proper records on each child. There is absolutely no exception to this rule.
If you would like to mail your forms, please send them NO LATER THAN June 1st to Katie Briggs – 6 Georgian Lane Darien, CT 06820.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Sarah Grant Ludwig – Camp Director: sarahMSXcamp@gmail.com
Jessica DeMaio – Assistant Camp Director: jessicaMSXcamp@gmail.com
Katie Briggs – Camp Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Brisbane – Camp Coordinator: email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you this summer!