The following information was provided by the Watertown Recreation Department:
The Watertown Recreation Department is pleased to announce that registration for our 54th year of our Pequossette Summer Program will begin on Wednesday, April 5th at 6 p.m.
PEQUOSSETTE SUMMER PROGRAM
The Pequossette Summer Program to children who are entering grades 1-8 in September 2023. The program consists of eight individual weeks from June 26 through August 18, 2023, at the Cunniff School, 246 Warren Street in Watertown. The program will operate Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., except for Week 2 which will run Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, July 7th.
We offer an early drop off from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and an extended day program from 2:30 pm to 5:30 p.m.
The Cunniff School, with two playground areas and an indoor gym, has allowed the Recreation Department the opportunity to offer a wide range of activities to entertain the children. Basketball, hockey, wiffleball, four square, and street hockey are just some of the sport activities offered for the children. The playground areas with swings, slides, and other amenities challenge the physical and imaginative skills of the children. There are also indoor activities, such as
assemblies, arts & crafts, games, movies, music, talent shows, sports, and more. Additionally, campers will go to the Dealtry Pool, located about one and one-half miles from the Cunniff School, or utilize the sprinkler pads at Arsenal and Filippello parks, for swimming or cooling off.
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 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 26 through August 18, 2023, 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 2023.
The online registration and payment system will be available beginning Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Go to www.recreation.watertown-ma.gov 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 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 June 26 – June 30, payment is due by June 15, 2023.
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 ‘City of Watertown’ and are not refundable after the start of the week your child is registered.
A current physical is also required with immunization records.
For information and the registration packet, click here to Pequossette Summer Recreation Program Packet.
In addition, these forms must be filled out and returned to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The forms are fillable.