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Sunday June 20, 2021
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Monday June 21, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Sports and Games Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 02
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 2
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
Tuesday June 22, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Sports and Games Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 02
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 2
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Private Lake Event
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 3-4)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 5-6)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
Wednesday June 23, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Sports and Games Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 02
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 2
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis Lessons - Jr Summer Clinic - Tennis Summer Clinic, Age 5-7
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Beginner: Player has either never held a racquet or has played sparingly without having formal instruction.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on regular basis.Low Intermediate: Player is starting to keep the ball in play, learning ot serve, can volley, and is learning court positioning.Intermediate: Player can keep ball in play consistently, can hit with some spin, can serve and rally consistently.All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Tennis Lessons - Jr Summer Clinic - Tennis Summer Clinic, Age 8-13
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Beginner: Player has either never held a racquet or has played sparingly without having formal instruction.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on regular basis.Low Intermediate: Player is starting to keep the ball in play, learning ot serve, can volley, and is learning court positioning.Intermediate: Player can keep ball in play consistently, can hit with some spin, can serve and rally consistently.All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
Thursday June 24, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Sports and Games Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 02
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 2
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 02 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date June 25Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet.  Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Rotary Pavilion booked
 
Friday June 25, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Sports and Games Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 02
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 2
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, & 5 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, & 5 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, & 5 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, & 5 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 6 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    camp sites 8-11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    camp sites 8-11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    camp sites 8-11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    camp sites 8-11 booked
 
Saturday June 26, 2021
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM    Rotary Pavilion booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 1 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 booked
 
Sunday June 27, 2021
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM    Rotary Pavilion booked
 
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Pond View booked
 
Monday June 28, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 1
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 03
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 3
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
Tuesday June 29, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 1
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 03
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 3
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 3-4)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 5-6)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
Wednesday June 30, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 1
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 03
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 3
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Rotary Pavilion booked
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis Lessons - Jr Summer Clinic - Tennis Summer Clinic, Age 5-7
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Beginner: Player has either never held a racquet or has played sparingly without having formal instruction.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on regular basis.Low Intermediate: Player is starting to keep the ball in play, learning ot serve, can volley, and is learning court positioning.Intermediate: Player can keep ball in play consistently, can hit with some spin, can serve and rally consistently.All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Tennis Lessons - Jr Summer Clinic - Tennis Summer Clinic, Age 8-13
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Beginner: Player has either never held a racquet or has played sparingly without having formal instruction.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on regular basis.Low Intermediate: Player is starting to keep the ball in play, learning ot serve, can volley, and is learning court positioning.Intermediate: Player can keep ball in play consistently, can hit with some spin, can serve and rally consistently.All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
Thursday July 1, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 1
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 03
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 3
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 03 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 2Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Private Lake Event
 
Friday July 2, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 1
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 03
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 3
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 5 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
Saturday July 3, 2021
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM    Rotary Pavilion reserved
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Site 4 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 5 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
Sunday July 4, 2021
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 5 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp Sites 8,9,10,11 Booked
 
Monday July 5, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 04
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 4
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
Tuesday July 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Boys Lacrosse Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Girls Lacrosse Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 04
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 4
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 3-4)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 5-6)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
Wednesday July 7, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Boys Lacrosse Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Girls Lacrosse Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 04
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 4
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM    Pond View booked
 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Private Lake Event
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis Lessons - Jr Summer Clinic - Tennis Summer Clinic, Age 5-7
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Beginner: Player has either never held a racquet or has played sparingly without having formal instruction.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on regular basis.Low Intermediate: Player is starting to keep the ball in play, learning ot serve, can volley, and is learning court positioning.Intermediate: Player can keep ball in play consistently, can hit with some spin, can serve and rally consistently.All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Tennis Lessons - Jr Summer Clinic - Tennis Summer Clinic, Age 8-13
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Beginner: Player has either never held a racquet or has played sparingly without having formal instruction.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on regular basis.Low Intermediate: Player is starting to keep the ball in play, learning ot serve, can volley, and is learning court positioning.Intermediate: Player can keep ball in play consistently, can hit with some spin, can serve and rally consistently.All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
Thursday July 8, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Boys Lacrosse Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Girls Lacrosse Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 04
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 4
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 04 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 9Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. USTA  10 and under tennis Match Play is also offered. Designed for the junior player, Match Play utilizes a modified court with tennis balls specially designed for skill levels. It provides players with an opportunity to play "real" tennis and learn the rules of the game. Match Play for juniors with green dot and adult ball will also be played.  Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
Friday July 9, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Boys Lacrosse Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Girls Lacrosse Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 04
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 4
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 9 booked
 
Saturday July 10, 2021
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 9 booked
 
Sunday July 11, 2021
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    SuperTots - SuperTots MultiSport Rookies
HOOPSTERTOTS:Learning basketball has never been more fun! These classes focus on dribbling, shot technique, passing and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately-sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge. Registration deadline July 13 MULTI-SPORT TOTS:Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This baseball, basketball, and soccer class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development.Registration deadline June 27
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    SuperTots - SuperTots MultiSport All-Stars
HOOPSTERTOTS:Learning basketball has never been more fun! These classes focus on dribbling, shot technique, passing and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately-sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge. Registration deadline July 13 MULTI-SPORT TOTS:Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This baseball, basketball, and soccer class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development.Registration deadline June 27
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    SuperTots - SuperTots MultiSport Legends
HOOPSTERTOTS:Learning basketball has never been more fun! These classes focus on dribbling, shot technique, passing and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately-sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge. Registration deadline July 13 MULTI-SPORT TOTS:Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This baseball, basketball, and soccer class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development.Registration deadline June 27
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    camp site 1 booked
 
Monday July 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Mini Hawk Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 2
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Flag Football Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 05
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 5
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
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Tuesday July 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Mini Hawk Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 2
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Flag Football Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 05
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 5
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 3-4)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 5-6)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
Wednesday July 14, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Mini Hawk Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 2
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Flag Football Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 05
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 5
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 7 booked
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Tennis Lessons - Jr Summer Clinic - Tennis Summer Clinic, Age 5-7
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Beginner: Player has either never held a racquet or has played sparingly without having formal instruction.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on regular basis.Low Intermediate: Player is starting to keep the ball in play, learning ot serve, can volley, and is learning court positioning.Intermediate: Player can keep ball in play consistently, can hit with some spin, can serve and rally consistently.All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Tennis Lessons - Jr Summer Clinic - Tennis Summer Clinic, Age 8-13
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Beginner: Player has either never held a racquet or has played sparingly without having formal instruction.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on regular basis.Low Intermediate: Player is starting to keep the ball in play, learning ot serve, can volley, and is learning court positioning.Intermediate: Player can keep ball in play consistently, can hit with some spin, can serve and rally consistently.All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
Thursday July 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Mini Hawk Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 2
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Flag Football Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 05
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 5
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 05 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 16Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 7 booked
 
Friday July 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Mini Hawk Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Studio On The Move - Creative Expressions Fine Art Camp - SOTM - Session 2
Celebrating over eight years with Monroe Parks and Recreation, Studio on the Move Creative Art Camp has been developing children's "unique individuality" through pure imagination, creative expression, and the pure love of art. We feature fine arts lessons through the exploration of several different art medias. Such lessons consist of clay creations, canvas mix paint, bisque, authentic watercolors, and charcoal still life/quick draw. Our friendly and up-beat atmosphere will provide your child with a fun filled camp experience that our talented staff will ensure. In addition, Creative Expression Camp will explore daily physical activity, games, and musical expression.All themes and art projects are never repeated throughout all three weeks. All supplies are included.This is a peanut free camp. Snacks and lunches will be checked daily to ensure your child's safety.  For more information about this class please contact Kim@StudioOnTheMove.com or call 516-606-4244. Check us out online www.StudioOnTheMove.com and on Facebook.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Flag Football Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 05
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 5
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Private Lake Event
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 5 booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 7 booked
 
Saturday July 17, 2021
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Rotary Pavilion booked
 
11:59 AM - 12:00 PM    Camp site 5 booked
 
Sunday July 18, 2021
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    SuperTots - SuperTots MultiSport Rookies
HOOPSTERTOTS:Learning basketball has never been more fun! These classes focus on dribbling, shot technique, passing and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately-sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge. Registration deadline July 13 MULTI-SPORT TOTS:Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This baseball, basketball, and soccer class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development.Registration deadline June 27
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    SuperTots - SuperTots MultiSport All-Stars
HOOPSTERTOTS:Learning basketball has never been more fun! These classes focus on dribbling, shot technique, passing and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately-sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge. Registration deadline July 13 MULTI-SPORT TOTS:Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This baseball, basketball, and soccer class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development.Registration deadline June 27
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    SuperTots - SuperTots MultiSport Legends
HOOPSTERTOTS:Learning basketball has never been more fun! These classes focus on dribbling, shot technique, passing and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately-sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge. Registration deadline July 13 MULTI-SPORT TOTS:Introduce your little superstar to sports in our most popular program! This baseball, basketball, and soccer class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand/eye coordination, fitness, sport skills and child development.Registration deadline June 27
 
Monday July 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Food Explorers - Food Explorers Camp
Join a registered dietitian from Food Explorers and make treats for the family! You’ll learn how to make cinnamon rolls and homemade fudge (2 ways). You’ll be guided through the steps and learn some facts about food and nutrition as you cook. All recipes use simple and easy to find ingredients (an ingredients list will be provided before each class with ample time for grocery shopping). Class will be conducted over Zoom.Weekly Dinner SeriesYou will make dinner for your family each week and learn new cooking and kitchen skills along the way. You will make: pizza from scratch, loaded veggie tot nachos, sweet potato gnocchi, and broccoli cheddar soup. These recipes are nut free and many ingredients can be substituted.Food Explorers CampJoin for a week of coking and learning about food from all around the world! Each day you'll learn about a different country and the different foods that they eat, then, you'll make two of those recipes! Get ready to try some new recipes and have fun! You'll be making things like Greek quesadillas, Tiramisu cups, and summer spring rolls. All recipes are nut free and each child will make their own individual portion while following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Sand Volleyball Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 06
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 6
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Private Lake Event
 
Tuesday July 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Food Explorers - Food Explorers Camp
Join a registered dietitian from Food Explorers and make treats for the family! You’ll learn how to make cinnamon rolls and homemade fudge (2 ways). You’ll be guided through the steps and learn some facts about food and nutrition as you cook. All recipes use simple and easy to find ingredients (an ingredients list will be provided before each class with ample time for grocery shopping). Class will be conducted over Zoom.Weekly Dinner SeriesYou will make dinner for your family each week and learn new cooking and kitchen skills along the way. You will make: pizza from scratch, loaded veggie tot nachos, sweet potato gnocchi, and broccoli cheddar soup. These recipes are nut free and many ingredients can be substituted.Food Explorers CampJoin for a week of coking and learning about food from all around the world! Each day you'll learn about a different country and the different foods that they eat, then, you'll make two of those recipes! Get ready to try some new recipes and have fun! You'll be making things like Greek quesadillas, Tiramisu cups, and summer spring rolls. All recipes are nut free and each child will make their own individual portion while following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps - Skyhawks Sand Volleyball Camp
Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12. They offer different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow.  Track & FieldSkyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet!Additional gear to bring: running shoes Sports & GamesSkyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. For this camp, our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games. Sports and games include capture the flag, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Beginning GolfSkyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes by teaching proper technique to refine essential skills of the game. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the ShortGolf® system as its curriculum. ShortGolf® utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and "mini tennis balls" to help build confidence and to have fun. Developed by PGA professionals, Short-Golf is specifically designed for the entry-level player; ShortGolf® simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs--all equipment is provided. We keep the instructor-to-camper ratio low, resulting in limited availability. These programs fill up quickly.‍Additional gear to bring: golf shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes)  Girls LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Boys LacrosseLacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find our why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. Additional gear to bring: lacrosse shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) gloves, helmet with face mask, stick, gloves Flag FootballSkyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Additional gear to bring: football shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) VolleyballSkyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Additional gear to bring: volleyball shoes, (or comfortable athletic shoes) knee pads Multi SportOur Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.Mini HawkThis multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball, and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance,movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Food to Bring:Lunch, snack & water bottle (for programs over four hours), two snacks & water bottle (for programs four hours or less) ‍Gear to Bring:Appropriate clothing, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days Camp - Fun Days, Session 06
As of June 17, 2021 Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 are FULL. COVID-19 Camp Restrictions Update as of May 24, 2021 Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID-19 conditions and federal, state, and local mandates, regulations and guidelines. Campers will be in groups of no more than 20 with two staff assigned to them. They would remain in that group for the entire week.  The groups will rotate through activities during the day with sanitizing protocols taking place in between group rotation.“Requirements As of May 20, 2021, mask guidance is changed. Staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to wear masks outdoors. The requirement for staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in child care and youth camps will continue in accordance with OEC memos. Children 3 years of age and older in child care and youth camps must continue to wear masks indoors, with exceptions provided for children including those with documented medical conditions, disability or special education needs; who are eating, sleeping or resting; are newly enrolled and working toward mask wearing; and those who have just turned 3 years old and provided up to 2 months to acclimate to mask wearing. Children in Residential Camps who sleep together in a cabin, bunkhouse, or other quarters may be defined as a “household cohort” and do not need to wear masks when they are together, whether indoors or outdoors, provided no non-household cohort members are nearby. As infection rates decline, and vaccine eligibility expands, a decision regarding when to lift remaining mask requirements will be made in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Department of Public Health.” Due the above statement from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)- The Summer Fun Days Camp when operating outdoors and the children/staff do not have to wear masks unless they are going indoors for any reason, such as to use the bathroom or for our inclement weather days at Fawn Hallow Elementary School. Drop off and pick up will be curbside. Campers (along with their parents/guardian) will have to answer a set of questions prior to exiting the vehicle. If they have a temperature that is above 100 they will not be allowed into camp that day nor able to return until they are fever free without any medicine for 72 hours.Children exhibiting other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, rash etc. may be denied entrance to camp for the safety of other campers and our staff.There will be no field trips this year.We are bringing in outside entertainment to go along with our theme weeks. We reserve the right to modify these restrictions/requirements and plans as deemed necessary or as mandated by the State. If families do not follow these restrictions/requirements we will not be able to allow the camper to continue to attend.On days where there is inclement weather camp will be held at Fawn Hollow Elementary SchoolYou can see how many spaces are available in each session below. If a session is full please be sure to add your child to the wait list as registration restrictions can change at any time. We will contact those on the wait list in the order in which they were placed there.PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES AND ACTIVITIES CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME: Session 1: Aloha SummerWe will kick off camp with Aloha Summer week. Campers will create their own lei's and celebrate the start of summer with a Popsicle party! In addition to swimming at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake, campers will get to experience a high energy hula hoop show with comedy, hoop performances, and a chance to try it our yourself! Session 2: Summer SafariJoin us during Summer Safari week for an exploration of all things WILD! We will have an animal ambassador come to camp with a variety of exotic animals. Young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun and experiencing the amazing world of animals. Summer Safari week will end with a day of swimming and relaxing on the beach at Great Hollow Lake.Session 3: Party in the USA!Oh say can you see...all the fun this week will bring as campers celebrate the great Red, While, and Blue! Join us for a week of celebration about all things AMERICA including special crafts, games, and live entertainment. Campers will swim at Wolfe Park pool and finish the week with our 3rd annual All-American barbeque at Great Hollow Lake.Session 4: Sportstastic!Be a part of our Summer Fun Days team for Sportstastic week! We will play traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, playground sports such as dodgeball and kickball, and even inflatable sports brought to camp! Campers will be able to cool down with a swim at Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake.Session 5: Going for the GoldThis week of camp you will not want to miss! Teams will compete against each other in a variety of games and sports for a change to win the gold medal! To add to the fun, mini golf will be coming to camp this week. Make sure to dress in your team colors.Session 6: Adventureland  A week full of surprises and exploration. Campers will be sent of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. In addition, campers will take a hike down to Great Hollow to learn how to make their own trail mix, and play some fun games. Of course not all adventures take place on land, campers will be able to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow Lake!Session 7: Under the SeaMake sure you bring your bathing suit to camp this week. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in Wolfe Park pool and Great Hollow lake. Be prepared for water balloon fights, sprinklers, and slip and slides. You're sure to beat the summer heat this week!Session 8: Lights, Camera, Action!Show off your special talents! In addition to swimming, games, and sports, campers will learn about the arts this week. Campers will be able to tie-dye a shirt, see a magic show at the park, and even participate in a camp talent show.Session 9: Game Show ManiaCome on down, you're the next contestant on Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Days Camp! You will put your skills to the test to see who can come out on top as the Game Show Camp Winner of the Week. We will participate in popular game show activities throughout the week and even have a real game show with a host at camp for everyone to play.Session 10: Ninja WarriorCampers will test their abilities in a series of challenging games and obstacle courses! We will also be playing some fun games like "Ninja Hide 'N Seek" and "Ninja Tag." To celebrate the last day of Summer Fun Days Camp, we will be having a pizza party.YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT (parksandrec@monroect.org) ALL PAPERWORK BELOW IN ADDITIONAL FILES. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THIS YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND CAMP. Please note that the credit card authorization form is not needed if you have already paid online.
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Summer Fun Days...CIT Program - CIT Program Session 6
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for kids entering grades 10 and 11 in the fall to learn what it takes to be a camp counselor.The goal of the CIT program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children and who may want to be considered for a counselor position in the future. Through hands-on experience, CITs will participate in planning, implementing activities, and oversight of campers. CITs will develop leadership skills, child safety, and conflict resolution skills. Each CIT will be assigned a counselor and at times, will be given a special event to help plan.A CIT is expected to work with their counselor to encourage campers to participate in activities in a safe, and fun environment. CIT participants will be evaluated at the conclusion of their camp service.To apply, click on the CIT activity link below. If your family does not already have a household account, one will need to be created. Applicants must pay upon registration, if not selected after the interview process, a full refund will be issued.Please check your email regularly. Applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.Deadline is May 26, 2021 and CITs must participate in a minimum of two weeks. Please register for all of the sessions you would like below (if not selected for all full refunds will be issued).Parents, we understand that you may have questions, please have your child advocate for themselves. We will be working and mentoring your child and need them to go about our process accordingly.Please note that the paperwork listed below needs to be filled out and returned to parksandrec@monroect.org to be considered for an interview.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 13-18 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 5-8 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Beg/Adv Beg
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Tennis Camp - Summer Week 06 - Tennis Jr Camp Age 9-12 Low Int/Int
We welcome back back Greg Sansonetti in his eleventh year along with his excellent adult staff.  Greg, based in Fairfield County, brings over 25 year's worth of tennis teaching experience.  For more information you can visit www.fairfieldcountytennis.com or contact Greg 203.414.9453.Rain date July 23Each participant will learn a different stroke each day.  This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.   The cross-training will include games such as hoccer, soccer and kickball to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance.  Match Play will be offered as an option in addition to field games.  USTA 10 and under tennis Match Play, designed for the junior player, will be played on a modified court with tennis balls designed for their specific skill level.  This will provide players with an opportunity to play 'real' tennis and learn the rules of the game! Children will receive a minimum of two hours on-court instruction each day and should bring a nut-free snack daily.  Wednesday is prize day!All participants need to bring their own racquet. Instructor has 19, 21, 23 and 25 inch racquets for sale ($30).Fairfield County Tennis cancellation line 203.283.5629 after hours.
 
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 3-4)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    CT Soccer Network Youth Soccer - CT Soccer Network (ages 5-6)
CT Soccer Network, a Monroe based company, led by UEFA A licensed ex Manchester United and Atletico Madrid Coach Rich Sutherland, will be running an eight week spring program for players ages 3-6. The spring program will be run by professional coaches adhering to an age specific curriculum that has been designed through many years of work in Europe, Asia, and the USA.Sessions include touches on the ball while encouraging the players to develop within a holistic environment. Using a ball each as often as possible, the players will evolve through repetition and FUN based sessions. We will run the sessions within a 'child's fantasy world' to help the players relate to the games, and skills taught each week. Skill taught through the eight-weeks will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Cross Country Clinics - Cross Country Clinics
CT Sports Network will be introducing Cross Country training to children this summer at Great Hollow Lake. The clinics are open to all runners with our training programs designed for beginners through experienced racers.The younger classes will focus on age appropriate running games and basic running techniques with the other clinics providing a strong concentration on running form and pacing while building endurance through running drills, games, and core exercises.All participants should have athletic shoes and water with them to each run.