Registration will begin Monday, April 10, 2023 for Residents and Monday, April 17, 2023 for Non-Residents
DATES: Mondays – Fridays, June 26 – August 4 (for kids in 8:30am-5:00pm or 7:30am-6:00m program only)
Mondays –Fridays, July 3-August 11 (for kids in the 9:00am-2:00pm program)
LOCATION: Van Buren Park Pav. B: Monday, June 26 – Friday, August 4
Van Buren Park New Pavilion (first building as you enter park on right) Monday, July 3 – Friday, August 11
(Please note there will be no playground or playground extension on Tuesday, July 4. Please plan accordingly!)
AGES: Children and youth, ages 6-14
TIME: Summer Playground Program (only): 9:00am.-2:00pm. (Van Buren Park New Pavilion– first building on right as you enter the main park)
Summer Playground Program plus extension I: 8:30am – 5:00pm (Pavilion B)
Summer Playground Program plus extension II: 7:30am – 6:00pm (Pavilion B)
** There is a maximum of 125 participants at Van Buren Park Pav. B and 100 at Van Buren Park in our new pavilion, so please register EARLY!
FEES: See below
DETAILS: 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 year. For every 15 minutes late, a $10 fee will be incurred, per child. Please realize that our staff have other jobs.
MATERIALS & SUPPLIES FEE:
Playground Program Only (9am-2pm program):
Town of Van Buren Residents -$140.00 for each child registered ; Non-residents — $165.00 per child registered
Playground Program plus Daycare Extension (Van Buren Park site – pavilion B only) 8:30am-5:00pm and 7:30am-6:00pm
8:30am-5:00pm: Town Residents: $575.00 per child / Non-residents: $600.00 per child (POOL PASS INCLUDED)
7:30am-6:00pm: Town Residents: $645.00 per child / Non-residents: $670.00 per child (POOL PASS INCLUDED)
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!
*DAY CAMP EXTENSIONS*
Session I: Monday-Friday, August 7 – August 11
Session II: Monday-Friday, August 14 – August 18
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 12:30-5:00/6:00pm on days that are nice. Please realize there is very limited shade at the pool. Please pack sunscreen with the children!
The following will be updated in early June:
Current parent guidelines for COVID-19 (will be updated as we hear more from the Health Dept)
*** Please read this over if you plan on leaving medication, including epi-pens, at the park site.
Parent Letter 2023
** Refunds: Participants can cancel out of the program up until 6/19/2023 (you will receive half of the original price back). We will not issue any refunds after 6/19/2023.