Summer Camp Openings Still Available for Watertown Residents

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Space is still available for Watertown residents in summer programs run by the Watertown Recreation Department and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.

Watertown Recreation Camps

Parents can still sign up their children for summer programs run by the Watertown Recreation Department.

All paperwork is due by Tuesday, June 30 for all participants regardless of the week your child is attending. The Recreation Office in Town hall is open Monday until 5 p.m. and Tuesday until 7 p.m.

Full payment for week one is today and 10 days before the day your child starts the program. For more information and to register for the following programs click here.

Camp Pequosette

The Pequossette Summer program will be offering your children a variety of activities that will help promote physical well being as well as a good sense of self esteem. The children are separated into age appropriate groups and will follow a daily schedule. Each group receives a schedule consisting of 7 periods that include a mix of sports, music/drama, arts and crafts, etc. The diverse schedule is designed to keep the children engaged and helps encourage children to try and learn new things. The camp staff’s goal is to create a family atmosphere in which your child can create long lasting friendships with peers, as well as staff.

Summer Park Program

Come join the recreation park instructors for a summer filled of sports, games and activities. There will be a variety of sports offered such as wiffleball, kickball, soccer, baseball and badminton, as well as arts and crafts for those who need a break from the hot summer sun during the day. In addition to sports, games and arts and crafts, will also take various trips throughout the summer to Canobie Lake Park, Laser-Craze, Chunky’s Theater and Water Wizz just to name a few.

August Vacation Program

This special August offering is to bridge the three week gap between the end of the Pequossette Summer Program and the beginning of school. It will be a quasi Pequossette/Vacation program style program taking the best activities and fun from both programs. Activities could include swimming, arts and crafts, active and passive games, field events, drama and other related opportunities.

Street Hockey 

Description: The Watertown Recreation and Police Department are collaborating to offer a summer street hockey program. The general objectives of the program are to promote sportsmanship and teamwork in a fun and positive setting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the rules and fundamentals of street hockey such as stick handling and shooting. Registration is on first come first serve basis and all participants must sign up in advance not at the day of the program.

Youth Tennis

Lessons are held daily from Monday through Friday for 50 minutes. Our lessons include forehand, backhand and overhead shots, serving and scoring. July 6 and 7 are set aside for placing the students in their proper skills classes.

For more information call the Recreation Department at 617-972-6494 or email

Sheriff’s Youth Academy

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) is continuing to accept applications for youngsters from the communities of Belmont, Waltham and Watertown.

The first of this year’s YPSA program weeks will be held July 6-10, and is open to children ages 9-11, from the communities of Watertown, Burlington, Waltham, and Belmont.

“I am excited to once again be able to offer this program for youngsters from local communities,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “YPSA provides a fun-filled and educational environment for boys and girls to learn about public safety and engage with our officers, as well as with the police officers and firefighters from their own cities and towns.”

To learn more about the YPSA program and fill out an online application, please visit

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