Summer camp activities offered by city; registration begins May 27

BristolParks and Recreation will be offering its highly popular Summer FUN Day The camp program as well as two brand new summer camps, Little Explorers for children ages 3 to 5 and Teen Adventure Quest for ages 12 to 15. Registration for these camps opens on Tuesday, May 27 online at, over the phone at (860)584-6160, or in person at the Parks and Recreation Office Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For any questions on the summer camps please contact Joshua Medeiros, Recreation Coordinator at


Summer FUN The camp (6 to 13 years): Day camp is available for Bristol youth ages 6 to 13 years. Summer camp is the perfect opportunity for youth to participate in a variety of activities, learn new skills, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime. The camp is held at StaffordSchool with camper’s ages 6 to 9 years meeting in the cafeteria and ages 10 to 13 years meeting in the gym. Program is held rain or shine Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30 to Aug. 15 (no program on July 4). The fee is $65 per week.


Each week your camper will have the opportunity to participate in various activities including organized games, sports, and arts and crafts. The campers go swimming daily (6 to 9 years at Rockwell Park Pool and (10 to 13 years at Page Park Pool). Each week, campers will go to Spare Time for bowling/laser tag, there will also be special fieldtrips and entertainers.

Week 1: Here Comes The Circus Week

Week 2: Soaring High Up In The Sky Week

Week 3: Ultimate Sports Spectacular Week

Week 4: Show Off Your Talent: Super Star Week

Week 5: Keeping It Cool Arctic Waters Week

Week 6: The Wonderfully Whacky Science-tastic Week

Week 7: The Great Adventure Week


Little Explorers The Camp (3 to 5 years): Little Explorers is available to Bristol youth ages 3 to 5 years. The program provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment in which children can make new friends, enjoy new activities, create works of art, learn new things, and experience age-appropriate independence. The camp is held at Mountain ViewSchool Monday through Fridays June 30 to Aug. 15 (no program on July 4). The program is available in either morning session (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or afternoon session (12:30 to 3:30 p.m.). The fee is $45 per week.

Week 1: Red, White and Blue Stars Forever Week

Week 2: Up, Up, and Away Week

Week 3: Creation, Creation, Spectacular Imagination Week

Week 4: Magical Mystery Week

Week 5: Let’s Get Wet- Water Week

Week 6: Picasso Painting Party Week

Week 7: Creatures of the Great Outdoors Week


Teen Adventure Quest: Travel The camp (12 to 15 years): Teen Quest is available for Bristol youth ages 12 to 15 years. This travel camp will get your teens engaged this summer with weekly excursions and entertainment. Teens are dropped off at StaffordSchool at 9 a.m. and will be transported to a new trip each day. Program meets three times a week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the month of July. Participants may register for the entire summer or by the week. Spaces are limited and fill quickly. The fee is $85/per week.


Week 1: Ticket 2 Ride Week (FarmingtonRiver Tubing, QuassyAmusement Park)

Week 2: Soaring Week (New EnglandAirMuseum, Flight Trampoline)

Week 3: Empower Week (Empower Zip Lining and TeamBuilding, SportsCenter of CT)

Week 4: Discover Week (ConnecticutScienceCenter, BrownstonePark)

Week 5: Last Splash Water Week (HammonassettBeach, Coco Key Water Resort)

Additional information may be found at Be sure to download the “Parent Packets” to view full details on all the trips and entertainment planned for the summer.