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Adventure Zone-Full Day Care
The Adventure Zone Program
A full day Summer camp for ages 5-12. Adventure Zone is designed for the working parent(s) who need affordable childcare during the summer. Activities include, but are not limited to: arts and crafts, sports, tournaments, field trips, swimming once a week (Agawam State Pool), and visits to the spray parks, environmental activities, guest speakers and much more. Participants are divided into groups by age. The benefits of a camp experience are endless, but some include a sense of adventure, building self esteem, socialization, interaction with peers, increasing creativity, and personal growth. Participants should bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. No refrigeration will be available, so lunches should be packed with in coolers or with ice packs if needed. Water will be available for campers.

Location
Westfield Technical Academy High School

Registration Form
This form is unique to the one in the Spring and Summer Brochure. Once registration is complete, parent(s) will receive a handbook. Full Child Care form Ages 5-12

Junior Leaders-Ages 13 to 15

To volunteer at Adventure Zone, please call the department for a volunteer packet.Deadline is May 31.

Adventure Zone hours
Adventure Zone hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Children may be dropped off any time after 7:30 a.m. and picked up anytime before 5:30 p.m.

Please be aware field trips and activities start promptly. Please be sure to see the newsletters for start times and a schedule of events.

Pricing and Dates
The cost of the camp is $110.00 per week, plus any additional fees from field trips. Payments are due the Friday before the start of the next week and must be paid at the Parks and Recreation Office.

The Parks and Recreation Office, located at 4 Holcomb Street, Westfield, MA 01085, is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For your convenience, the office has a drop off box for after hours payments. If payment is not made in full before the start of the new week, your child cannot attend the camp.


Daily Rates
Daily rates are available by request. Daily rates are $30.00 per day of attendance, plus any additional fees for field trips. Any day may be chosen. Please specify which days you would like to participate when payments are made. Payments are due the Friday before the start of the next week and must be paid at the Parks and Recreation Office. The Parks and Recreation Office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For your convenience, the office has a drop off box for after hours payments. 


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arent/Guardian Orientation Meeting
A parent or guardian orientation meeting will take place Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2016  Time: 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, room 315, located at 59 Court Street,  Westfield, MA

The meeting will serve to inform parents and guardians about the program before sending their children to Adventure Zone. Learn everything you need to know about the program, including activities being offered, field trip and swimming routine, volunteering roles, staff roles, and parent responsibilities. Everyone will receive the parent handbook at orientation. If you would like a handbook but cannot attend the meeting, they will be mailed out after registering a child. 

Field Trips
Expenses to all field trips are the responsibility of the participants and their parents or guardians. This summer's destinations will include Play Bousquet, Brownstown Park, Look Park, the movies, roller skating and ice skating rinks, and much more. We also  will go swimming once a week and visit the spray parks once a week.  Weekly newsletters regarding field trips, events, fees, and more will be made available. Field Trips must be paid in Cash in a envelope with permission slip and child's name.  Checks, debit card, and credit card transactions are not accepted for field trips. When submitting payments for a field trip, please place money in an envelope with the child's name and permission slip and give it to the two Directors of the Adventure Zone program.
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Additional Details
  • Camp staff have CPR training, are first aid certified, and have a CORI / SORI criminal background checks.
  • The program maintains a 1:10 staff / participant ratio.
  • Camp is intended for ages 5-12.
  • Medical forms are available along with permission slips. Example - Allergic to foods, inhaler for asthma, medication, etc. These will be printed in the parent/guardian handbook and given to Directors of program.