Registration Open for Watertown Rec’s Pequossette Summer Program

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The Watertown Recreation Department provided the following information:

The Watertown Recreation Department is offering the Pequossette Summer Program to children who are entering grades one through eight in September 2019.

The program consists of eight individual weeks from June 24 through August 16, 2019 at the Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverley Avenue in Watertown. The program will operate Monday through Friday from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm, except for Week 2 which will run Monday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 3rd. We offer an early drop off from 7:30 am to 8:45 am and an extended day program from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

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 about one-half mile from the Watertown Middle School, for swimming and cooling off. The Boys and Girls Club is another facility used occasionally 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.

Kindergarten Summer Program

The Kindergarten Summer Program will be conducted in conjunction with the Pequossette Summer Program. The program runs eight individual weeks from June 24 through August 16, 2019 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 am to 2:30 pm. 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 2019.

Registration Information

The online registration and payment system will be available beginning Monday, March 18, 2019. 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 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. Get the forms by clicking here.

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 6/24-6/28, payment is due by 6/14/19.

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.

Program Fees & Schedule

General Information:

Dates of Program: June 24 to August 16, 2019

Pequossette Summer Program: Entering Grades 1 – 8 in September 2019

Kindergarten Summer Program: Entering Kindergarten in September 2019

Schedule of Weeks:

Week 1: June 24 – June 28 Week 5: July 22 – July 26
Week 2: July 1 – July 3 Week 6: July 29 – August 2
Week 3: July 8 – July 12 Week 7: August 5 – August 9
Week 4: July 15 – July 19 Week 8: August 12 – August 16


Weeks 1, 3-8: Duration Resident Non Resident

Regular Session: 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. $125.00 $170.00
Early Drop Off: 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. $35.00 $45.00
Extended Day: 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $85.00 $95.00

Week 2: Duration Resident Non Resident

Regular Session: 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. $75.00 $100.00
Early Drop Off: 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. $20.00 $25.00
Extended Day: 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $50.00 $55.00

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.

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Facebook address: WatertownRecreationDepartment
Twitter address: @Watertownrec
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