Summer Recreation Program

Summer 2022 Registration now closed for this year

Summer Recreation Program 2022

We are Back! We are happy to announce that the Plainville Park Department Summer Rec Program will be offered again this summer 2022. The guidelines/orders have been directly influenced by the state of Massachusetts as well as the Town of Plainville Board of Health to ensure we are following all regulations properly. All youth sports and summer rec programs face masks/coverings have been rescinded. Right now, we are able to run a full summer rec program for the children as we have done in the past prior to 2020. Also, please be mindful that things are changing daily, so everything is subject to change at any time if directed by the state of MA or Plainville Board of Health Department.

The Plainville Park and Rec Summer Recreation Program is open to children entering 1st through 8th grade in September 2022. Our summer program runs Mondays through Fridays at the Plainville Town Park (142 South Street) for the duration of 8 weeks. This year we will be offering full days, half days as well as full weeks or Daily registrations. Our Full Day summer program runs Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Plainville Town Park.

Each week will feature a field trip (see weekly field trip locations on this page) as well as daily activities including sports, field games, court games, playground, swimming in the town pool, board games, arts and crafts, table games, and more!

2022 Dates

The Summer Recreation Program will begin the week of June 27th and run for eight weekly sessions ending on Friday, August 19th. On rainy days, the program will be held at the Wood School (Plainville Elementary School). Space is limited, and filled on a first-come basis! Sign up early!

Important: Due to the school's summer hours (8:30 am to 3:30 pm), we cannot offer extended care hours on rainy days when the program will be held at the Wood school! We will do our best to inform those families as soon as possible, but the weather is out of our control! Families will be notified by 7 am the morning of in case of inclement weather. We appreciate your understanding in this situation.

Please Note: The school hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, so our program will end 30 minutes earlier! We cannot control these hours and appreciate your cooperation with the pick-up time. No extended care hours on inclement weather days!

  • Week One: June 27th to July 1st. EcoTarium. Full - registration closed
    • 1st through 3rd grade, Wednesday, June 29
    • 4th through 8th grade, Thursday. June 30 
  • Week Two: July 5th to 8th. USA Skates 
    • 1st through 3rd grade, Wednesday, July 6
    • 4th through 8th grade, Thursday, July 7
  • Week Three: July 11th to 15th. 
    • Monster Mini-Golf, 1st through 3rd grade, Wednesday, July 13
    • Xtreme Craze Laser Tag, 4th through 8th grade, Thursday, July 14
  • Week Four: July 18th to  22nd. Pat's Hall of Fame
    • 1st through 3rd grade, Wednesday, July 20
    • 4th through 8th grade, Thursday, July 21
  • Week Five: July 25th to 29th. Altitude
    • 1st through 3rd grade, Wednesday, July 27
    • 4th through 8th grade, Thursday, July 28
  • Week Six: August 1st to 5th. Pinz Bowling - Full
    • 1st through 3rd grade, Wednesday, August 3
    • 4th through 8th grade, Thursday, August 4
  • Week Seven: August 8th to 12th  - Full
    • Monster Mini-Golf, 1st through 3rd grade, Wednesday, August 10
    • Xtreme Craze Laser Tag, 4th through 8th grade, Thursday, August 11
  • Week Eight: August 15th to August 19th. Altitude
    • 1st through 3rd Grade, Wednesday, August 17
    • 4th through 8th grade, Thursday, August 18

2022 Rates

The registration fee for a full one-week session (Monday through Friday) is $200. Weekly cookouts, Field Trips and special events, along with daily pool time are included in the registration fee! A non-refundable deposit of $50 per week per child is due at registration to hold their spot.

Discounted rates for families signing up with three or more children. Third child in a family is Free (1st through 8th grade)!

Please contact the Park Department with any financial concerns! Limited scholarships available on first-come basis. Payment plans available for those in need.

Cancelation Policy

Cancelation of any week(s) must be done one-week minimum in advance. Any late cancellation will be subject to full payment for the week(s) missed. Due to the extremely limited capacity, you cannot hold a spot for your child. You must commit to the week(s) you register for and a non-refundable deposit of $50 per week per child is required to finalize registration.

Daily Sign-Ups / Extended Care

Daily Sign-Ups

Daily signups will be allowed at a fee of $65 per full day or $35 per half day. Half-day hours either 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or noon to 4 pm. Any child attending a half day does not attend any scheduled field trips! Please note daily sign-ups in your registration form. If not specified for daily sign-ups, then the child will be registered for a full-week program.

Before & After Care

Due to the high volume of requests, the Park Department has decided to offer before and after care this summer for families who need extended hours in the morning and/or afternoon.

  • Before Care: 7:30 to 8:30 am.
  • After Care: 4 to 6 pm.

Flat rate of $20 for Before Care and Flat rate of $25 for After Care, per day per child! Any family looking to take advantage of these extended hours must register for extended care for staffing purposes! One week minimum notice required for any extended care hours!

Important: Due to the school's summer hours we cannot offer extended care hours on rainy days when the program will be held at the Wood school! We will do our best to inform those families as soon as possible, but the weather is out of our control! Families will be notified by 7 am the morning of in case of inclement weather. We appreciate your understanding in this situation.

Inclement Weather Policy

On any day there will be inclement weather (heavy rain, extended rain, thunderstorms, etc.) the Summer Recreation Program will be held at the Wood School (72 Messenger street). Drop-Off/Pick-Up will take place at the side entrance toward the back of the school. Do not go through the front or side door by the office.

The Park Department will notify all Families by 8 am the morning of if we will be holding our program at the Wood School. In the case of unexpected inclement weather, after drop-off we will bus the children to the Wood School and notify all parents that pick-up will be at the Wood School. If we get passing showers, we will stay under the pavilion.

Please Note: The school hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, so our program will end 30 minutes earlier! We cannot control these hours and appreciate your cooperation with the pick-up time. No extended care hours on inclement weather days!

Late Sign-Ups Policy

One week minimum notice required for any registration, weekly or daily. Registration must be received by the Wednesday prior to the week you are signing up for! (No Exceptions.) All programs are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Park Department will do our best to fulfill any request that is received within a timely manner. Registrations received outside of these time restraints are subject to dismissal due to staffing preparation, safety concerns, etc. Please plan ahead and sign-up your child(ren) as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

COVID-19 Requirements / Info

Please Note: Due to the contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus, the Summer Recreation Program is subject to shut-down at any time if stated by the Plainville Board of Health Department or the state of MA!

Payment

Payments can be made at the Plainville Park Department office (metal lock box located outside our office building) or mailed to:
Plainville Park Department
142 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762

Due to the different fees for each family, we are unable to offer online payments for the Summer Recreation Program. Payments can also be dropped off at Plainville Town Hall or given to the Park Director (John Teiner).

A non-refundable deposit of $50 per week/per child is due at registration! Registration is not complete until deposit is received!

Payment Due Dates

Full payment will be due by the Monday for any week your child is signed up for. The balance for weeks 1 through 4 is due by July 18th. The balance for weeks 5 through 8 is due by August 15th.

Registration

Opens Sunday, May 1st

Any registration received prior to the opening date/time will not be valid!

If possible, Summer Recreation sign-ups should be done online. If need be, you can sign up in person at the Plainville Park Department office. Please email the Park Department Office to confirm office hours.

Register for the Summer Rec Program online.

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

The CIT program is for boys and girls entering 9th and 10th grade in September 2022. The CIT program is best suited for students who are interested in working with children in the future, who want to gain leadership experience and desire to work alongside Recreation Staff.

Returning CITs must register with the Park Department and list their top 3 week preferences. Each CIT will receive 4 to 5 weeks max for the Summer Program. Returning CITs will have first priority.

New CIT Candidates need to fill out a town application and will be interviewed (in-person interviews are back). Applications will be accepted May 1st until spots are full. Selections are made based on individual qualifications, as well as the needs of our program. Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee every week that is requested.

Cost per week for the CIT program is $80 per child.