What are your kids doing this summer? If you're searching for a way to keep them busy, consider the Newtown Township Parks and Recreation’s popular summer camps.
The six-week camps start June 25 and end Aug. 3. There’s no camp on July 4.
Camp is divided into three age groups.
Camp Beechtree is for children ages 4 to 6. It’s held at Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Extended care is available until 2:30 p.m. The camp features arts and crafts, organized activities, games and special events.
“It's priced very reasonably and offers so much fun. It's a great first camp experience,” said Kathy Pawlenko, director of Newtown Township Parks and Recreation.
The cost for children to attend all six weeks at Camp Beechtree is $411 for residents and $514 for nonresidents. Extended aftercare from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. is $332 for residents and $415 for nonresidents.
Camp Newtown is for children ages 6 to 12. It’s held at Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care is available before and after from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost to attend Camp Newtown is $831 for residents and $1,039 for nonresidents.
“This camp has many fun activities,” Pawlenko said, adding children swim, do art projects and take trips, including to the theatre, bowling alley and Chuck E Cheese. There is a talent show and special theme weeks. “Camp Newtown offers a balanced program of athletics and the arts. Kids love it,” she said.
Teen Camp is for children ages 10 to 14. It’s held at Goodnoe Elementary School Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $1,024 for residents and $1,280 for nonresidents. The fee includes special teen activities.
“Teen Camp is geared to the teen camper with many more off-site activities,” Pawlenko said. Last year, trips included Dorney Park, Camelbeach, Nifty Fifties, bowling, tubing on the Delaware, movies, Monster mini golf, Ozzie's fun sports and more, she said.
“Our dedicated teen staff are teachers and college students with education and sports backgrounds. Campers thrive and receive a lot of attention,” Pawlenko said.
For more information or to register, visit www.newtownfun.com or call 215-968-2800, ext. 239.
The township Parks and Rec also offers a variety of one-week camps including volleyball, soccer, art, making your own video game and more. For prices, dates and details, visit www.newtownfun.com.