Pavilion B is full.  Field trips are also full.

   The lodge location is open for the next 30 kids.


Registration will begin Monday, February 26, 2024  for Residents and Thursday, February 29, 2024  for Non-Residents


DATES:          Mondays – Fridays, June 27 – August 2 (except, Thursday, July 4)

**  We will begin the Playground Program on Thursday, as we follow the Baldwinsville School District calendar **



                        Van Buren Park Pav. B:   First 100 kids will be based at the large pavilion

                         Van Buren Park Lodge (Connors Road):  The last 30 kids registered will be based out of the lodge.

  (Please note there will be no playground or playground extension on Tuesday, July 4.  Please plan accordingly!)


AGES:           Children and youth, ages 6-14



Summer Playground Program (only): 9:00am.-2:00pm.

Summer Playground Program plus extension I:  8:30am – 5:00pm

Summer Playground Program plus extension II:  7:30am – 6:00pm


** There is a maximum of 100 participants at Van Buren Park Pav. B and 30 at the Van Buren Park lodge, so please register EARLY!


FEES:     See below


DETAILS: The 2024 Summer Playground program will run for 5 1/2 weeks this year.  The Summer Playground Program offers a variety of daily activities at each site including games, arts & crafts, sports, special events, and more!  Participation is run on a come-and-go-as-you-please basis, meaning children may attend as frequently or as seldom as they wish.  Parents will fill out a form the first day their child attends stating whether the child can leave on their own, needs to be picked up from the program by a parent, etc.  There are absolutely no early drop offs before the time you have paid for (please choose your options based upon what you will need)!  We will also be charging for late pick-ups this yearFor every 15 minutes late, a $10 fee will be incurred, per child.  Please realize that our staff have other jobs.





Playground Program Only (9am-2pm program):

Town of Van Buren Residents -$200.00 for each child registered ; Non-residents  —  $240.00 per child registered


Playground Program plus Daycare Extension :

        8:30am-5:00pm or 7:30am-6:00pm


8:30am-5:00pm:   Town Residents:  $600.00 per child / Non-residents: $625.00 per child  (POOL PASS  INCLUDED)                     


7:30am-6:00pm:    Town Residents:  $660.00 per child / Non-residents: $685.00 per child  (POOL PASS INCLUDED)


**   Field trips will also be added to the list by February 15th.   They are an added fee and will include trips to the movie theatre, Sky Zone, etc.   We only take the first 65 kids registered, all other kids will still be able to attend the playground program that day, but will remain on site with the rest of the playground staff.


This fee is not “per week” – it covers the FULL program!  We do not pro-rate based on how often your child can attend.  Please realize that there was a huge increase in minimum wage this year and the price reflects that change.


RESIDENCY is determined by where a child legally resides throughout the year, not where he or she may be staying for the summer.  Children whose parents own property in the Town of Van Buren will also be granted residency status (proof required).


All registrations must take place by mail or in-person at the Parks and Recreation Office prior to participation at the playground sites.  No registration is taken by telephone, nor can spots be “held”.


  • We will accept registration in-person, by mail or by fax.  ALL paperwork MUST be included to be processed, no exceptions.  We will not hold spots.
  • You will need to have updated vaccine records from your child’s primary care doctor at the time of registration.  We will not accept any paperwork without these, nor will we hold your spot.


**  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!






Session I: Monday-Friday, August 5 – August 9

Session II:  Monday-Friday, August 12 – August 16


LOCATION:  Van Buren Park, Pavilion B  

AGES:  6 – 14

TIME:       9:00am – 2:00pm  (regular hours)

8:30am – 5:00pm (extended hours I)

7:30am – 6:00pm (extended hours II)


CLASS SIZE:  Max: 40

FEE: $80.00 for each participant (regular hours) /session- Pool fees included

$100.00 for each participant (extended hours: 8:30am-5:00pm)/session – Pool fees included

$110.00 for each participant (extended hours: 7:30am-6:00pm)/session – Pool fees included


***  Please note price is per week***


DETAILS:  This camp will offer a variety of daily activities at each site including games, arts & crafts, sports and more!  Children must remain on site unless picked up by an adult.  The camp will be held rain or shine.  Participants must pack a bag lunch and a drink each day.    ALL kids go to the pool from 12:30-2:00/5:00/6:00pm on days that are nice.  Please realize there is very limited shade at the pool.  Please pack sunscreen with the children!


Forms will be available February 22, 2024


****  Starting May 22:

Before you can register for the Summer Playground Program you must create a new user account to register for an account through our online platform, Civic Rec.   The Parent/Guardian must establish an account first. You must complete all questions, in order to be registered. You may add additional household members for anyone that may also want to register for classes, activities or memberships.


Playground Program Registration Sheet 

Parent Permission (must be turned in by June 1st)


Medication Guidelines

***  Please read this over if you plan on leaving medication, including epi-pens, at the park site.

Parent Letter 2024  – Will be available late May.   A copy will be emailed out to everyone registered.   Please make sure to give us a working email.


**  Refunds:   Participants can cancel out of the program up until 6/20/2024 (you will receive half of the original price back).  We will not issue any refunds after 6/20/2024.


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