The day after school closes for the summer until the day before the new school year begins again, the Hamlin Recreation Department offers its Summer Playground Camp to children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Days usually begin at 7:00am and end at 5:00pm, although an extra option regarding earlier drop-offs , or later pick-ups is available at an extra cost ($5.00 additional per 1 hour early drop-off at 6:00 am or late pick-up by 6:00 pm) and must be pre-arranged prior to actual day attending.
Daily Rates – Beach trips are included in price, but other field trips are charged extra and are added automatically to the daily fee in the registration system. Campers are required to purchase a T-shirt which must be worn on all off-site field trips.
$25.00 if registered by the Monday prior to week attending
$27.00 if registered Tuesday – Friday prior to week attending
$30.00 if registered week attending (if registering for the actual week attending, please note that we may not always have space available)
Weekly Rates – includes both weekly field trips and free T-shirt when registering for the first full week of camp.
$115.00 if registered by the Monday prior to week attending
$130.00 if registered Tuesday – Friday prior to week attending
$145.00 if registered week attending (if registering for the actual week attending, please note that we may not always have space available)
Parents are required to pack these items with their children every day:
- Water bottle
- Sneakers or closed toe shoes (in addition to flip-flops or sandals)
- Bathing suit & towel
A Typical Day at Playground Camp
Drop-off to 9:00 am; free choice, games, and socializing
9:00 – 9:30am; morning snack (included registration fee)
9:30 – noon ; programmed activities (stations in the park, crafts, guest presentations, trips to the library, water games on the lawn, team sports, etc)
noon – 12:30pm: lunch break (children must bring their own lunches*)
12:30 – 1:00pm: reading or quiet time
1:00 – 3:00pm: programmed activities
3:00 – 3:30pm: afternoon snack (included in registration fee)
3:30 – Pick-up: free choice, games, and socializing
*Due to time limitations, we ask that parents do not pack lunch items that require any preparation by staff including microwave cooking. Thank you!
One day a week is designated to off-site field trips using the Brockport School system buses for transportation. Bus schedules are listed below. Every Friday is beach day (weather permitting) and the whole camp goes to Hamlin Beach State Park for swimming instruction and free swim time. Lunches are eaten at the park.
Electronics including cell phones are not allowed at camp. If brought to camp, they will be kept in a locked area until the end of the day. This also helps avoid lost and stolen items. The Hamlin Recreation Department will not be responsible for electronics brought to camp.
Camp Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Regular camp hours are 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Early drop-off and/or late pick-up is available only with advance notice and an additional fee.
Parents are asked to bring their child into the lodge and sign them in and out.
Parents are required to complete an “Authorized Pick-Up Form” which details who is authorized to pick up their child. Only persons listed on this form will be allowed to take the child at the end of the camp day. We check identification to assure that campers are picked up by the appropriate adult.
You can download that form here: Playground Camp Emergency-Authorization Form –
Parents will be asked to provide contacts to be called in the event there is an emergency. Please remember to continue to update this information as needed.
Camp Site Communication
For minor injuries, behavior issues, and other important information we have Staff-To Parent communication sheets that are given at the end of the camp day. Staff will, of course, contact parents immediately in significant situations.
- Respect everyone and everything. Remember the words we have all been taught: “Treat people how you wanted to be treated!”
- Let an adult know whenever you need to leave an area or need help with anything – use of bathrooms, get a drink, etc.
- During the first week the campers will be coming up with their own rules. These rules will be posted at camp and all campers will be expected to follow them.
We focus on positive behaviors to promote a positive environment at camp. Communications may be necessary about behavior issues, however campers will be recognized and rewarded for positive behavior.
Hamlin Summer Camp Field Trip & Bus Schedule (& Fees for Daily Campers) 2017:
|Week 1 (6/26 – 6/30||Wed June 28th||Minnehan’s Fun Center
|Wed July 5th||Rochester Airport Tour
|Tues July 11th||Brockport Bowl
(7/17 – 7/21)
|Thurs July 20th||Lockport Caves
(7/24 – 7/28)
|Wed July 26th||Seabreeze
(7/31 – 8/4)
|Wed Aug 1st||Regal Movie Theater
8/7 – 8/11)
|Wed Aug 8th||Olcott Beach & Krull Park
(8/14 – 8/18)
|Thurs Aug 17th||Lollypop Farms
(8/21 – 8/25)
|Wed Aug 23rd||Camp Adventure Day
(8/28 – 9/1)
|Mon Aug 28th||Seneca Park Zoo
*Hamlin Beach Every Friday Starting June 30th:
Leave: 10:45am Return: 3:15pm (free!)
IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK: