UPDATE:  As hard as it is to do this, the decision has been made to cancel the Summer Playground program for 2020.  The Town cannot meet the requirements that have to be met in order for us to open and stay running.  We do hope to see everyone next Summer! 

**  The decision to close the Summer Playground Program remains the same, even after Governor Cuomo’s announcement to open in June.  





*****UPDATE (4/30/2020):  http://townofvanburen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/summer-2020.docx

(If you cannot open the link please let us know and we will email you the letter)


**  IMMUNIZATION RECORDS:  Immunization records MUST accompany the playground registration form for each child.  We will not accept registration without them.  Please contact your doctor’s office now so you are not waiting for them later on!



**REGISTRATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  WE WILL NOT BEGIN REGISTRATION UNTIL MONDAY, MAY 4TH** (registration will only be done by mail, email or fax at this time – we will not be accepting cash).  Forms will be posted by 4pm on April 30th. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions, as the office is closed : 315-638-4727 or vbpark@townofvanburen.com


Registration sheets will not be posted the week before.


 Pricing for the Summer Playground Program are as follows:

(please note that these prices are for the FULL 5 weeks of the program, not per week)


Extended Day Camp I (8:30am-5:00pm):

 Town Residents:  $440.00 per child / Non-residents: $465.00 per child  


Extended Day Camp II (7:30am-6:00pm):

Town Residents:  $500.00 per child / Non-residents: $525.00 per child  



The 2020 Playground Program will be held at Van Buren Park only this year.  We will be putting the first 30 in the large pavilion (B) and the other 30 over at the lodge, no exceptions.

Van Buren’s Playground Program will run from Monday, June 29- Friday, July 31 this year (with the exception of Friday, July 3, so plan accordingly). 

The only extension program will be offered at Van Buren Park and will run from 8:30am-5:00pm or 7:30am-6:00pm for those interested. We will only take a maximum of 60 participants for this extended program (30 at both locations)  Prices are listed above and under the link below.

We will also be offering two weeks of day camp extension this summer. The first will run from August 3rd-7th  and the second will run from August 10th-August 14th. We will offer a 8:30am-5:00pm drop off and a 7:30am-6:00pm drop off schedule (prices listed under the link below).  Registration for these weeks won’t be until after the five week program has started.

 Please realize the price for the extension weeks is per week.



Playground Program Registration Sheet –  will be available on April 30th at 4pm;  will not be accepted until Monday, May 4th (any that come by fax or email ahead of time will be processed last on Monday, so please wait until Monday to do this).  Please remember the office is closed, at this point so registration must me mailed, emailed or faxed and must have payment and immunization records with it in order to be taken.  We will email you once we have received your complete registration.


Parent Permission Sheet (PDF DOCUMENT) – included in the registration form this year.

Parent Letter 2020 – will be available late June (we need more info from the Health Dept first)

Extension Week Sheet – will be available after the five week program has started