The Guilderland Parks and Recreation Department offers a half-day Summer Camp program located at Tawasentha Park, starting at 8:30 am and ending at 11:45 am for children 5 to 13 years of age. There is transportation available with pickups starting at 8 am The campers arrive at home around noontime. Campers may take swimming lessons as part of camp. Enrollment is limited on a first come first served basis for Guilderland residents. Students who are 14 or 15 years old may participate in the Junior Volunteer Counselor (JVC) program.
We also have a Students With Disabilities Day Camp, which operates in conjunction with the Guilderland Central School District. The camp's theme is to promote fun, physical fitness, social enrichment, outdoor life, and artistic creation. Bus transportation is provided for the 6 weeks of the summer day camp.
In addition to the Day Camp, we offer Sports Camps for every imaginable sports activity. From archery to football, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, cross-country running, golf, tennis, gymnastics, and volleyball. Many of our own Guilderland teachers direct these specialty camps at our community and school facilities.
The Town offers a wide variety of Enrichment Camps during the summer. From baking camps such as our very popular "Creative Cupcake Wars!" and "Books & Cooks" to exploratory programs such as "Archaeology - Roman Empire", "Under the Sea Camp" and "Zoology". There are several offerings for children interested in music, arts & crafts and video gaming. Many of our own Guilderland teachers and teachers aides instruct these specialty programs.
Summer Camp brochures, which include information about the Tawasentha Day Camp and the Sports and Enrichment Camps, are sent via backpack mail through the schools to Guilderland residents at the end of March and/or early April each year. Brochures are also available for pick up at the local libraries and at the Parks and Recreation office.
Brochures are also available online at our Recreation Website beginning in April.