Offering a diversity of programs for every interest
A diverse and varied slate of summer recreation programs are on the horizon for Plainsboro’s Recreation and Community Services Department with something that should satisfy every child in town.
“Our program offerings are as diverse as the community that we serve,” said Lenny Celluro, Plainsboro Recreation & Community Services Director. “We are a very diverse community, so we like to think our program offerings match our community.”
Lenape Day camp is run for the convenience of families, providing a safe and fun place for children of single parents and dual-working families. The summer program provides a full day program with before and after care.
“It’s a well thought out program. The kids are learning, it’s supervised, and it is very safe. We follow all the safety guidelines for childcare,” Celluro said.
The Lenape Day Camp runs from 9:00 to 3:00 daily in two-week sessions for a total of eight weeks. There is a supervised lunch period (children bring their own lunches) with early drop off beginning at 7 a.m. and late pickup extending until 6 p.m.
Karin Poveromo, Program Coordinator, said “Each of the two-week day camp sessions will have the same structure, but there is a different theme for each session. We also offer a different field trip for each two-week session. One thing that is different in our day camp is that we have an emphasis on multi-cultural games. These games have become a fast favorite with children asking to play them.”
There is a half-day pre-K camp from 9:15 until 12:30 which has the same structure as the Lenape Day Camp, offering daily two-week sessions for a total of eight weeks.
Themed theater camps, for specific age groups, also run 9:00 to 3:00 and are offered on different weeks throughout the summer. On Friday afternoons, the campers put on a show for their parents.
A unique and extremely popular offering at Plainsboro is a camp for cricket, a game which began in England and spread throughout the British empire.
There are multi-sports camps, as well as camps focused on basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and fencing. Academic camp offerings include debate and mock trial, junior and senior science Olympiad, and a math and problem-solving academy. The very popular Drobot camp is back for a third year, offering children a chance to learn about and then build and fly a drone.
An open house for the 2018 Plainsboro summer camps will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Plainsboro Recreation and Cultural Center at 641 Plainsboro Road. Representatives will be available to discuss programs and register your children.
Registration for a two-week session of the Lenape day camp is $260 by May 15th and $290 after May 15th. The pre-K camp is $160 by May 15th and $190 after that date. Additional information is at. plainsboronj.com/603/Parks-and-Recreation.
Plainsboro Recreation Summer Program
641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536