Sign Ups Open for Watertown Recreation’s Pequossette Summer Program

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Summer is around the corner and now is the time to sign up for the Watertown Recreation Department’s Pequossette Summer Program and Kindergarten Program.

The Recreation Department sent out the following information:


June 25 – August 17, 2018
Kindergarten through Grade 8

This is our 50th year of providing a fun, energetic summer for your children with the very best in recreational activities. Activities are scheduled on a rotating basis with flexibility for special events. The children will participate in arts & crafts, drama, music, sports, physical education as well as active and quiet games.

The Watertown Recreation Department is offering the Pequossette Summer Program to children who are entering grades one through eight in September 2018.

The program consists of eight individual weeks from June 25 through August 17, 2018 at the Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverly Avenue in Watertown. The program will operate Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., except for Week 2. We offer an early drop off from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and an extended day program from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Watertown Middle School and Moxley Playground, which includes a large field space, playground area, basketball court, and tennis courts, has allowed the Recreation Department the opportunity to offer a wide range of activities to entertain the children. Basketball, softball, rag ball, kickball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, and street hockey are just some of the sport activities offered for the children. The playground area with swings, slides, and other amenities challenges the physical and imaginative skills of the children.

There are also indoor activities, such as assemblies, arts & crafts, drama, games, movies, music, talent shows, sports, and more. On hot weather days, campers will go to the Dealtry Pool, located one mile from the Hosmer School, for swimming and cooling off. The Boys and Girls Club is another facility used regularly by the Pequossette Program for various activities.

The children’s safety and welfare are always the top priority for our staff. The program will be under the direction of Mr. Brian Donato, Program Director. Supporting Mr. Donato is a qualified staff of educators, consisting of assistant directors, senior and junior counselors, and specialists.

Children can bring a lunch or purchase one at the snack shack. Children should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers to this program.

Children should also bring a towel, sunscreen, and bathing suit with them on the days they travel to the pool. Sunscreen will be available to youngsters who request it. For special events, youngsters will be given a list of the items they should bring with them to those programs. A calendar of events will be supplied for all participants.


The Kindergarten Summer Program will be conducted in conjunction with the Pequossette Summer Program. The program runs eight individual weeks from June 25 through August 17, 2018 and offers the same amenities as the Pequossette Program but in a smaller group setting and with a separate time structure. This program will operate Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We also
offer an early drop off and extended day options, but space is limited to 20 children per week. For this Kindergarten Summer Program, children must be entering kindergarten in September 2018.


The online registration and payment system will be available beginning Saturday, April 14, 2018. Go to and select “Online Registration.” Registration requires you to enroll on a weekly basis. We recommend this process! There is also a separate registration form (attached) that will be used for each program. Registration forms must be returned to the Watertown Recreation Department, Administration Building, 149 Main Street,
Watertown, MA 02472.

The Recreation Department requires a $25.00 non-refundable deposit for each week your child plans to attend and this includes early drop off and extended day. Full payment is required ten days before the start of each week. For example, if your child plans to attend the week of 6/25-6/29, payment is due by 6/15/18.

A health form and permission form must be returned and accepted before the child is allowed to participate. All checks must be payable to the ‘Town of Watertown’ and are not refundable after the start of the week your child is registered.


General Information:

Dates of Program: June 25 to August 17, 2018

Pequossette Summer Program: Entering Grades 1 – 8 in September 2018

Kindergarten Summer Program: Entering Kindergarten in September 2018

Schedule of Weeks:

Week 1: June 25 – June 29 Week 5: July 23 – July 27

*Week 2: July 2 – July 6 Week 6: July 30 – August 3

Week 3: July 9 – July 13 Week 7: August 6 – August 10

Week 4: July 16 – July 20 Week 8: August 13 – August 17

*Four day week, 20% off tuition.

Weeks 1-8: Duration Resident Non Resident

Regular Session: 8:45 – 2:30 $125.00 $170.00

Early Drop Off: 7:30 – 8:45 $35.00 $45.00

Extended Day: 2:30 – 5:30 $75.00 $85.00

The Kindergarten Summer Program is limited to 20 children per week. Enrollment for the Pequossette Summer Program and Kindergarten Summer Program is limited and based on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions, please contact the Watertown Recreation Department at 617-972-6494 or email

Please register your email on the “Notify Me” of the town’s website to receive future program information. The
Watertown Recreation Department has Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
pages. Facebook address:

Twitter address: @Watertownrec. Instagram address: watertownrecreation.

Below are the Pequossette Summer Program and Kindergarten Program registration documents, which can be downloaded and printed:

Pequossette – Approved for Pickup 2018 by Charlie Breitrose on Scribd

Pequossette – Permission Slip 2018 by Charlie Breitrose on Scribd

Pequossette and Kindergarten Registration Form 2018 by Charlie Breitrose on Scribd

Recreation Medical Forms 2018 by Charlie Breitrose on Scribd

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