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Summer camps
Five great components make up the Summer of 2019 Programming. Each has a different focus. By coordinating times and programs you can build a complete summer program for your child(ren).

Here is a quick summary of the five camp components and what they offer.
Before & After Camp Program (7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.)
The Before & After Camp Program provides both morning (Before-Camp Program) and afternoon (After-Camp Program) opportunities during the entire summer. The morning portion of the program is 7-9 a.m. and the afternoon program is from 4-6 p.m. You can mix and match the coverage that you require for your child(ren). Registration for the Before & After Program is by the week only. BEFORE AND AFTER CAMP CARE FOR GRADES 1-8 IS ONLY AT Totoket Valley Elementary School.

Enrichment Camp Program (9 a.m. – 12 noon)
The Enrichment Camp Program operates for five weeks of the summer. All programs are one week in duration. Some programs are offered more than once during the summer. Most Enrichment Programs operate from 9 a.m.-12 noon five days a week. Some have extended day trips. Each opportunity builds around a central theme. Consult the individual summaries for details on each camp. Most programs are located at TVES. Please check the brochure for locations.

Afternoon Recreation (12 noon – 4 p.m.)
Afternoon Recreation is the perfect complement to Enrichment Programs to make all day programming. The Afternoon Recreation Program runs from 12 noon (when Enrichment is over) to 4 p.m. Register by the week for great fun. We have taken the best arts and crafts, nature crafts, and recreational activities and combined them with some trips and many in house activities. All Afternoon Recreation Programs are at Totoket Valley Elementary School.

Camp Fun (June 17-June 21: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) (August 5-9: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
This all-day camp program is the week before and after Enrichment Programming. The intent is to provide cost-effective, fun experiences for early summer.
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North Branford Summer Camp
May 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Another school year has almost passed and it is hard to believe it is time to prepare and plan for summer camp! The summer of 2019 marks the 18th year of the North Branford Summer Camp Program!

We are excited to announce this summer’s theme “Shark Tank Kids!” Several new camps have been added as we continue to offer popular camps, all designed to entertain, enrich and inspire our summer campers!

This year we are pleased to welcome Miss Amber Lake as the new Co-Director with Nick Shamp. Amber is a Grade 2 science teacher at Jerome Harrison Elementary School, and Nick is a science teacher at North Branford High School. They both have been employed by the summer camp for many years and are very excited to lead campers through a fun-filled, exciting summer!

The North Branford Summer Camp Program employs many certified teachers as enrichment camp instructors. The staff also includes many returning camp counselors who are always excited to be a part of your child’s summer experience and memories! The goal of the North Branford Summer Camp program and staff is to help campers develop life-long friendships and a passion for learning!

Thank you for your continued support of our summer camp program!


Scott Schoonmaker
Superintendent of Schools
Terms and Conditions
Please note:

Only registrations for complete weeks are accepted. Registration by day or on a pro-rated basis is not allowed. Refunds are not issued for partial weeks attended.

Confirmation for camp registration is provided through an email receipt once you have competed the registration process.

Trips are subject to change at the sole discretion of camp administration.

While most camp programs begin and end at Totoket Valley Elementary School, other school sites may be utilized.

Sign-off on the North Branford Summer Camp Discipline Policy and Field Trip Policy are requirements of our program to ensure that all campers have a safe, fun summer experience.
Sign-off on the North Branford Summer Camp Late Pick-Up and Returned Check Fees Policy are requirements of our program.
Cell phones and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited. They may not be brought to summer camp.

Refunds for unused lunch tickets will not be made; however unused lunch tickets may be used the following summer.
Camps may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
Registrations will not be accepted from individuals who have a past-due balance with the Family Resource Program.

Refund Policy
All registrations must be paid in full. Due to staffing requirements and planning, no refunds will be issued.
Discipline Policy
Summer Camp is a privilege for children. The goal of the North Branford Summer Camp Program is to provide a safe, fun summer experience for all campers. So that each child can have a memorable summer experience, all Campers are expected to respect themselves, each other, the staff and the Program’s facilities. The North Branford Summer Camp Program stresses the need for each child to take personal responsibility for her or his own actions.

Problem Management Procedure:
Parent/Caregiver cooperation is vital to the successful implementation of our discipline policy. In the event when a child is having trouble adhering to the rules of the program, the Camp Director will talk with the parent/caregiver to decide how best to deal with the problem. Notification will be given in the form of an Incident Report describing what occurred. Both the Summer Camp staff member who witnessed the incident and the Parent/Caregiver must sign the Report. One copy will go home with the family and a copy will remain in our office file.

Examples of unacceptable behavior that would warrant a report are:

Being rude or disrespectful to staff and other children, including the use of put downs and offensive language or gestures.
Refusing to follow basic rules of safety.
Bringing or using illegal substances, such as alcohol and cigarettes.
Stealing or defacing property.
Physically harming another student or Summer Camp staff member.
A family will be required to withdraw their child/children from the program if their actions are disruptive to the Summer Camp Program and it is in the professional judgment of the Camp Director that this is the only alternative.

Depending on the severity and frequency of behavioral issues one or more of the following actions to be taken:

An incident report as described earlier, will be considered a warning, which depending on the severity of the offense, may be the only action taken. However, the actions below may accompany this report.

A two day suspension from the program. These days do not include holidays or weekends or days when the child is not scheduled to attend the program.

Expulsion from the program.