Mansfield Parks and Recreation

6/11/2018 - At Mansfield Parks & Recreation, “We Make Happy Campers!”



At Mansfield Parks & Recreation, “We Make Happy Campers!”

MANSFIELD, CT – The end of school year countdown is on, and at Mansfield Parks & Recreation we’re counting down as well - to summer camp kick-off! Camp programs with Mansfield Parks & Recreation (MPRD) are open to residents of any town, and whether you have an aspiring athlete, a budding artist, an insightful engineer, a curious scientist, or a child with many interests, Mansfield Parks & Recreation has something to offer!

            Summer officially starts at MPRD with the opening of Bicentennial Pond (BCP) on Saturday, June 23rd. Don’t wait to join the fun, as the pond and park will soon be buzzing with Camp Mansfield campers for “Goin’ Green” week beginning June 25th. Camp Mansfield carries on for eight weeks of themed fun for children entering kindergarten through 10th grade. Kindercampers and Explorers (grades K-6) spend their days canoeing and kayaking, swimming, exploring nature, playing sports, learning archery, becoming creative scientists, and constructing lasting relationships with their peers and counselors. Adventurers (grades 7-9) get to experience all that and more, with two weekly “adventures” to off-site field-trips, and a weekly overnight campout at BCP! Our oldest campers in grades 9 and 10 come to camp as Counselors-In-Training (C.I.T.), spending their days alongside counselors, learning leadership, planning, and group management skills. Sign up for one week or several, for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. days. Extended camp-care is offered from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – that’s up to a full 10 hour day! Lunch is provided.

            For those looking for even more enrichment, MPRD has an array of specialty sports camps, science and engineering camps, and art camps available as well. Let us make learning fun this summer!

STAY ACTIVE! MPRD sports camps offer the exciting opportunity to work with local high school and college coaches. “Kickoff” the summer with (non-contact) Youth Football Camp, or slide your way into some baseball skills at For the Love of the Game Baseball Camp. Jump with excitement at the ever-popular Co-ed and Girls Basketball camps, and score some soccer skills at Ray Reid’s Soccer Camp. Not sure which sport to try? No problem – USSI’s MultiSports Camp gives you a taste of world-wide field sports, and offers an evening Sports Squirts program for little ones too (ages 2-5)! All camps offer daily game play, where passion and smiles are in no short supply!

CHALLENGE YOUR MIND as you become a Secret Agent or Rockin’ Rocket scientist at this summer’s MadScience camps, or enter a Lego-lovers dream in Intro to STEM, STEM Challenge, or Robotics with PlayWell Teks engineering Lego camps!

BE CREATIVE and let your inner-artist shine at MPRD’s four weeks of art camps! Experience multi-media, painting, drawing, even printmaking and sewing with wacky and fun teaching artists from the Community School of the Arts!

Still haven’t found the camp that’s just right? TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT like Horseback Riding or Nutrication – a fun, hands on camp filled with creating kid-friendly nutritious recipes and sports play.

At Mansfield Parks & Recreation, summer fun is in no short supply! Registration is open now at the Mansfield Community Center or online at Give your kids a summer to remember, and let us show you just how “We Make Happy Campers!”

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