Camp Mansfield

CAMP MANSFIELD 2021

Do you have questions about Camp Mansfield this summer? 

Virtual meet and greet Q & A with camp director. Go to gotomeeting.com and type in the access code.

Contact Parks & Recreation with any questions, parks&rec@mansfieldct.org.  

Tuesday, March 16th at 6pm (access code: 572-594-517). 

Monday, June 7th at 6pm (access code: 333-817-061).

We make happy campers!

Camp Mansfield will look a little different this summer. Staff are working hard to be able to provide a safe and fun environment for campers. Due to COVID-19, pick up and drop off will look different as well as daily activities. 

Due to roof construction at Mansfield Middle School, we will not be able to use indoor space this summer. Goodwin Elementary School will be our inclement weather location. Camp Mansfield will take place at Mansfield Middle School fields and Bicentennial Pond. 


Registration opens on March 26th. Space is limited.


Dear Camp Mansfield Families,

Our staff have been working hard on our developing procedures, guidelines and lesson plans to include additional health and safety precautions that are required by the state and local health officials, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC).

We are keeping up to date with recent updates from OEC and CDC. As we gather more information we will update the website. 

As a result, Camp Mansfield will look a little different this year but we are pleased to offer children an opportunity to spend time outdoors and engage in a healthy social, recreational, and educational experience! As we continue to adjust our schedules, camps, and program flow to support the new rules and guidelines, we are happy to announce a modified version of our traditional camp experience for children Grades K -9 starting Wednesday, June 23. 

In an effort to ensure the safest environment for our children and staff, and to meet mandates passed down by the OEC, there will be several changes to the camp experience. Please see our “Staying Safe at Camp: What to Expect” Handout and a summary of the camp changes as well as basic care information to be implemented below:

Changes to the Program

Specialty Camps 

As we draw closer to specialty camp dates, please check HERE for a full list of canceled and/or modified specialty camps. 

Some of the same health and safety changes will be implemented at our specialty camps also. Please visit www.mansfieldcc.com for continued updates.

Camper Sign-in & Sign-Out

All mandatory health screening will be conducted in vehicle, then the camper will exit the vehicle on the bus path at the middle school. 

On a inclement weather days camp will be held at Vinton Elementary School. Parents and guardians will be notified about the location change. 

If we are at the middle school and the weather becomes rainy/inclement during the day, we will have busses pick up the campers and staff and bring them to Vinton. 

Check your emails for updates regarding camps or you can call the community center 860-429-3015 ext. 0 for updates. 

Only staff, members, registered participants and guardians (if deemed necessary by staff) will be permitted into the camp facility

Campers will not come in contact with other groups at sign-in/sign-out, or during the day

Camp Registrations

All campers must be preregistered and have completed registration, covid-19 waiver form and health forms on file

No walk up registrations will be permitted. No rolling registrations during the camp season will be permitted. Registrations for each session must be completed by the Wednesday in advance of the next session

Capacity Limitations

Camp groups will be limited to no more than 14 campers. When indoors, groups/pods of 14 will be assigned their own room space.

Health Screenings

Before being permitted into the camp area for the day, all staff and children will be screened using a touchless thermometer for any observable illness and to confirm a temperature below 100.4 Fahrenheit prior to entry every day as well as completing a quick and easy verbal questionnaire

Temperature checks for the campers will take place while the child is in the vehicle. 

A Camp Nurse, LPN or EMT will be employed during all camp hours

Physical/Social Distancing

Staff and campers will be required to maintain physical/social distancing within their group/pod of 14 as much as feasible. Each group/pod of 14 will be considered as one but social distancing will be encouraged as feasible. Campers will not be able to be in less than 14’ of contact with other pods

Wearing of a face mask will be required for all camp staff and campers

Campers will only be permitted to come in contact with other campers in their group/pod of 14 campers and their counselor and/or specialist

Intensified Cleaning & Disinfecting 

Intensified and frequent cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces and shared spaces (restrooms) will occur multiple times per day and between each use for shared objects.

In addition to on-site bathrooms at the pond, outdoor portable hand sanitizing stations and/or soap and water will be readily available to campers and staff. All camper hand sanitizing and hand washing will be encouraged and supervised

Camp staff will carry a supply of hand sanitizer in their waist pack for easy access and use for campers and self during the day

Staff 

In addition to our traditional orientation and training, all camp staff will be required to attend a training specific to COVID-19 health and safety regulations mandated by local, state and national health agencies before working at camp.

Camp Activities 

Archery

Arts & Crafts

Canoeing & Kayaking

Sports & Games

Nature & Science Experiments

Free swim & Swim Education Program

Campers will also participate in camp songs and creative games!

 Additional Information

Detailed information regarding drop off/pickups, camp activities, and health and safety will be made available in a revised parent handbook. 

General Camp Information 

  • Camp Mansfield is a traditional outdoor summer day camp with a wide variety of activities for campers in grades K - 9th grade.
  • Camp Mansfield is held on the grounds of Mansfield Middle School, Schoolhouse Brook Park and Bicentennial Pond.
  • On a inclement weather day camp will be held at Vinton Elementary School. Parents and guardians will be notified as soon as possible. 
  • Activities include archery, arts and crafts, canoeing/kayaking, creative games, nature/environmental activities, sports, science, free swim and camp songs. 
  • Weekly themes, wacky Wednesdays. An example of a Wacky Wednesday would be dress up like your favorite pirate or princess during Pirates and Princess’s week. 
  • Campers are separated into groups based on the grade they will be entering in the fall. 
  • Camp runs Monday – Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine.
  • 4 daily lunch choices are included in the camp fee for full day campers.

Staff

  • Our staff are former campers, high school students, college students and recreational professionals.
  • We have a camp nurse on site daily from 9am - 3pm. 
  • Camp staff are certified in First Aid, CPR and AED through the American Red Cross.
  • Camp staff are certified in Blood Borne Pathogens and epipen and inhaler administration. 
  • Camp staff is also required to attend pre-camp trainings on topics including child development, safety, positive disciplining, leadership and teamwork.
  • Camp staff is required to attend General Covid Training.

Ratios

  • Our camper to staff ratio varies by age group and specific group needs or dynamics. Ratios begin at 1:5 and do not exceed 1:10.
  • At camp our counselors rotate their groups between the different specialists. The specialists are an additional staff member per group during their activity. While campers are swimming and canoeing/kayaking  there are lifeguards on duty at Bicentennial Pond

Session/Themes

Camp Mansfield will be 8, one week sessions and one, 3 day session. Dates for camp are June 23-August 20, 2021.

  • Session 1: June 23-25, Fun & Fitness Week! 
  • Session 2: June 28-July 2, Buggin Out Week!
  • Session 3: July 5-July 9, Stars and Stripes Week!
  • Session 4: July 12-July 16, Pirates and Princesses Week! 
  • Session 5: July 19-July 23, Shark Week! 
  • Session 6: July 26-July 30, Superhero Week!
  • Session 7: August 2-August 6, Jurassic Park Week! 
  • Session 8: August 9-August 13, Olympics Week!
  • Session 9: August 16-August 20, Carnival Week!    

Description and Fees       

KinderCamp (Grade K, 1/2 day and full day) - Special 1/2 day camp for children entering Kindergarten. Camp meets Monday - Friday from 9 a.m.-Noon. Activities include games, sports, nature, swimming and more. Daily lunch is provided. Half day campers may not participate in all camp activities due to the structure of the day. 

Week 1 

Resident Rate: $68     Non-Resident Rate: $78

Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Resident Rate: $111      Non-Resident Rate: $121                     

Explorers (Grades K-6)   -  Our main camp group runs Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for children entering grades 1-6. Activities include sports and games, nature, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, archery and arts & crafts.    

Week 1

Resident Rate: $133     Non-Resident Rate: $142

Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Resident Rate: $218     Non-Resident Rate: $229 

Adventurers (Grades 7-9)

Children entering grades 7–9Campers participate in the same activities listed under “Explorers." Daily lunch is provided. Field trips will include the Adventure Park, Mansfield Hollow State Park, Ocean Beach, river tubing and more. 

Week 1

Resident Rate: $163     Non-Resident Rate: $173

Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Resident Rate: $270     Non-Resident Rate: $280    

Counselor-In-Training- This leadership training program meets Monday - Friday. The C.I.T. program is designed to teach leadership skills in the area of child development, actively planning and group management. Maximum age is 15 and space in this program is limited. 

Week 1

Resident Rate: $64     Non-Resident Rate: $74

Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Resident Rate: $104     Non-Resident Rate: $114 

Camp Care - Specially designed for the working parents who require additional care for their child beyond the regular camp day. Camp care hours are 7:30-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. It includes a supervised and partially structured time before and after the camp day. PM camp care is not available on the last day of camp. 

Camp care may be held at Bicentennial Pond or Goodwin Elementary School. 

Campers with Special Needs—campers who require additional support or adaptations will participate inclusively within their same age/grade.  Special assistance forms must be completed a minimum of 15 working days prior to the start of a new session (forms available online).