Registration for Watertown Rec’s Pequossette Summer & Kindergarten Programs Open

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Courtesy of Watertown Recreaion

The following information was provided by the Watertown Recreation Department:

The Pequossette Summer Recreation Program will begin registration for our 55th season on Tuesday, February 13.


The Watertown Recreation Department is offering the Pequossette Summer Program to children who are entering grades one through eight in September 2024.

The program consists of eight individual weeks from June 24 through August 16, 2024, at the Cunniff School, 246 Warren Street 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 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 new sprinkler pad at Filippello Park, 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, specialists, and food service personnel.

Children can bring lunch or purchase one in the cafeteria. 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 24 through August 16, 2024, 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 2024.


The online registration and payment system will be available beginning Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 12:00 pm. 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 June 24 – June 28, payment is due by June 13, 2024.

A permission form, a health form, and your child’s current physical exam report from the pediatrician, 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.

Pequossette Summer Recreation Program Brochure Packet

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