After School Program 2019-2020

How to register for the After School Child Care Program:

On our website,www.hkrec.com, you can pay and complete forms.  Health records for any new students or 6th graders are required.

Pick up a Registration Packet, to complete, from any of these locations:

  • 1) HK Recreation Department
  • 2) The BES or KES After School Programs
  • 3) The HK Recreation Summer Camp
  • 4) Download off our website

The Registration Packet includes:


Important Phone Numbers:

HK Recreation Office: 860-345-8334
BES After School: 860-345-4692
KES After School: 860-301-9988

On-line Registration / Membership

Register for most programs from the convenience of your home computer! Create a household membership for easy registration. Members will be able to view their program and payment history. It is very similar to internet shopping!

  • Step 1: Click here for our RecDesk page.
  • Step 2: Register as a new member. Create a login name and password. Fill in your family household information. (Make sure your cookies are enabled)
  • Step 3: Register for available programs, and pay by credit card.

Enrollment/General Information

* Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade Intermediate and Middle School Students will bused to the After School Program of your choice *

The Program provides care for children in Kindergarten through 6th grades. The program is designed to accommodate any children who are physically handicapped, providing they normally ride school buses.

The program operates daily 3:25 – 6:00 pm (KES & BES). On scheduled 1/2 days of school, the afternoon program begins at 1:05 PM and ends at 6:00 pm. Children may be registered to attend the afternoon sessions on a part-time or full-time basis. A special vacation child care program is offered on most school holidays and vacations (Veteran’s Day, President’s Day Break and April Vacations). The program does not meet on days when school is delayed, canceled or dismissed early due to weather or other circumstances.

The program curriculum is realistic and diversified. The types of activities offered include: arts and crafts, organized sports and games, free play (indoor and outdoor), homework assistance, computer education, dance, special rainy day activities, and periodic field trips. The curriculum strives to meet the varying needs of the different children and their respective ages.

Registration is restricted to those children attending District #17 Elementary Schools. Those who choose to register on a part-time basis must notify the HK Recreation Department a month in advance and specify what day of the week the child will be attending.

*** Food and Allergy Policy*** 

The fee structure is as follows: Click on the month to download a copy in pdf. format.

Full-time: Fees are calculated each month, based on the number of school days. If you register full-time (4 or 5 days/week), the fee (based on 20 school days) would be $300 per month (1st child), $240 (2nd child).

Part-time:
The Recreation Department must be notified a month in advance of specific days your child will attend. Adjustments in the days a part-time child attends may be made by contacting the Site Director! If you register part-time (1, 2, or 3 days per week) the fee is $17 per day (1st child)/ $14 per day (2nd child). Additional discounts available for additional siblings.

All payments are due towards the end of each month and will cover the following month.

There is a $25.00  late payment fee for any payments not received by the due date each month. Payment notices will be handed out by third Friday of each month and parents have at least seven days to submit payment.

There is a late pickup fee of $1.00 per minute (6:00-6:15) and .50 cents per minute thereafter, paid directly to the staff on the day of late pickup.

There is an annual processing fee of $20 per child.

Recreational Scholarships are available for families in need. For information to see if you qualify, please call 860-345-8334. All inquiries are strictly confidential

2019 April Vacation Camp

The HK Recreation Department will be offering a vacation program during April break at the H-K High School Cafeteria. The vacation program will provide care for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6.

We will be open all days of school vacation April 15 – 19. The program will begin at 7:00 AM and will end at 6:00 PM.

The program’s activities are both active and passive in nature. Types of activities offered include: Arts & Crafts, Sports/Games, Free Play, Videos, Swimming in the HK Pool, and a Field Trip. Each day at there will be an organized game in the gym.

Schedule of activities:

  • Swimming: Campers will have a choice to go swimming at the HK pool on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Lifeguards will be on duty along with camp staff.  Please note that children must be able to swim without a bubble. They will be tested.  There will be alternate activities for non-swimmers.
  • Field Trip: * Admission fee and busing is included with your registration. On Thursday, April 18th we will be going to Marquee Cinemas in Westbrook to see Missing Link from 9:00-1:00 PM.  Includes small popcorn and drink.
  • Special Event:  On Tuesday, April 16th we will have a Dinosaur Adventure!  Featuring fossils, dinosaur skulls, velociraptor claws, dinosaur skin and more dino artifacts that kids can touch as well as live animals such as monitor lizards, scorpions, alligators, birds, snapping turtles and a special guest – an armadillo!
  • Sports Day: On Friday, April 19th, there will be a sports/game jamboree. Sports will include: kickball, tennis baseball and knock-out. Other games like tennis court volleyball, capture the flag and dodgeball will also be played. Wear a team t-shirt or hat and receive a prize that day!

The Vacation fees are as follows:

Daily Full-Time (7:00 – 6:00 pm)
You may register your child for individual days. Payment is due by April 11th. Payments must be made in full.

  • If attending Monday (4/15) or Wednesday (4/17) the fee is $45/day for the first child and $40/day for the second child.
  • If attending on Tuesday (4/16)  the fee is $55 for the first child and $50 for the 2nd child. Includes special entertainment fee.
  • If attending on Thursday (4/18), the fee is $55 for the first child and $50 for the second child. Includes the field trip admission and bus.
  • If attending on Friday (4/20), the fee is $55 for the first child and $50 for the second child. Custodial  holiday fee included with registration.

All Inclusive (M-F, 7:00 – 6:00 pm)
If you register your child all week, the fees are $225 for the 1st child and $200 for the 2nd child. This is a $30 savings for each child.

Enrollment: If you do not register your child April 11th, enrollment will not be guaranteed.

Late Fee: There is a late pick-up fee of $5 for every 5 minutes a parent is late past 6:00 PM, paid directly to the program staff on the day of late pick-up.

What to bring: Children should bring a bag lunch daily. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Anyone swimming should bring a bathing suit and towel. Children should wear sneakers and dress for active play.

Important Phone Numbers:

HK Recreation Office: 860-345-8334
BES After School: 860-345-4692
HES After School: 860-301-0146
KES After School: 860-301-1050

On-line Registration / Membership

Register for most programs from the convenience of your home computer! Create a household membership for easy registration. Members will be able to view their program and payment history. It is very similar to internet shopping!

  • Step 1: Click here for our RecDesk page.
  • Step 2: Register as a new member. Create a login name and password. Fill in your family household information. (Make sure your cookies are enabled)
  • Step 3: Register for available programs, and pay by credit card.

Recreation Scholarships are available to families who need them. For further information please contact, Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department, 860-345-8334

HK Recreation Summer Camp

MondayFriday, June 24th – August 9th (No 7/4) at the HK HS Complex.  (7/5 will be a vacation day program with separate registration)
There are 7 weekly sessions with 4 options:

  • CAMP ONLY (9:00 – 3:30 pm)
  • EXTENDED AM (7:00 – 3:30 pm)
  • EXTENDED PM (9:00 – 6:00 pm)
  • FULL-DAY CAMP (7:00 – 6:00 pm)

The program meets rain or shine. Activities include: sports, games, arts & crafts, field trips, special events, wacky Wednesdays, ice cream truck, & weekly themes.  Please note that children must be able to swim without a bubble. They will be tested.  There will be alternate activities for non-swimmers.

There are no daily sign-ups.  Non-Residents may register for an additional fee!


Weekly Themes:

  • Week 1 (6/24 – 6/28): Happy Holidays
  • Week 2 (7/1 – 7/3, no 7/4): Patriotic Week (7/5 separate registration)
  • Week 3 (7/8 – 7/12):  Disney
  • Week 4 (7/15 – 7/19): Wacky Water Games
  • Week 5 (7/22 – 7/26):  Minute To Win It
  • Week 6 (7/29 – 8/2):  Fabulous Field Days
  • Week 7 (8/5 – 8/9):   Hip Hop & Hoops

Special Events

  • 7/16 – BES Playground (Gr. 1-5)
  • 7/17 – Bryson Lang – The Cure For The Common Show!
  • 7/23 – Rayna’s School of Dance (Gr. 1-5)
  • 7/24 – Magic By George
  • 7/30 – BES Playground (Gr. 1-5)
  • 7/31 – Animal Embassy
  • 8/8 – Hip Hop with Austin Dailey
  • 8/9 – Swimming at Cedar Lake (Gr. 1-5)


Wacky Wednesdays / Monday Funday

  • 6/26 – Trick-or-Treat (wear costumes)
  • 7/1 – Wear Red, White & Blue
  • 7/10 – Dress as Favorite Disney character
  • 7/17 – Silly Sunglasses
  • 7/24 – Crazy Socks
  • 7/31 –  Bandanna
  • 8/7 –  Tie Dye Shirt Day (bring in white shirt)

Field Trips:

Camp Discovery – Gr. 1 & 2  (Thursdays except for week 2)

  • Week 1: Bounce Fun Center * waiver required
  • Week 2: Kid City (Tues.)
  • Week 3: Ray of Light Farm
  • Week 4: Children’s Museum
  • Week 5: Dinosaur Crossings
  • Week 6: Bushy Hill (farm, hike, swimming)
  • Week 7: End of Camp Party

Camp Adventure – Gr. 3, 4 & 5  (Thursdays except for week 2)

  • Week 1: Silver Lanes Bowling/Laser Tag
  • Week 2: Bushy Hill (low ropes course, zip line, swimming)
  • Week 3: Quassy
  • Week 4: Ocean Beach
  • Week 5:  Rockin’ Jump  * waiver required
  • Week 6: Quassy
  • Week 7: End of Camp Party

Camp Explorers – Gr. 6, 7 & 8  (Tuesdays & Thursdays except for week 2 & 3)

  • Week 1: Putters Paradise (golf, bumper boats, go-carts, batting cages) / Indian River Marina (guided Kayaking) * waiver required
  • Week 2: Silver Lanes (bowling & laser tag) / Rockn’ Jump * waiver required
  • Week 3: Lake Compounce  / Cedar Lake
  • Week 4: Marquee Cinemas / Adventure Escapes (escape rooms) * waiver required
  • Week 5: Lake Compounce  / Ocean Beach
  • Week 6: Saybrook Point Mini-Golf & HK Dairy Barn / Brownstone * waiver required
  • Week 7: Empower (zip lining) * waiver required / End of Camp Party

 


Fees:

Additional $25 per week for GR. 6-8 camp for extra field trip

Option 1: Camp Only (9:00-3:30 pm)

  • Fees: $125 per week \ $115 each additional sibling.
  • *Pro-Rated: 7/1 – 7/3 is $85 \ $75 each additional sibling

Option 2: Extended AM or Extended PM (7:00 am – 3:30 pm or 9:00 am – 6:00 pm)

  • Fees: $155 per week \ $140 each additional sibling
  • *Pro-Rated: 7/1 – 7/3 is $105 \ $95 each additional sibling

Option 3: Full-Day Camp (7:00 am-6:00 pm)

  • Fees: $170 per week \ $155 each additional sibling
  • *Pro-Rated: 7/1 – 7/3 is $115 \ $105 each additional sibling

Option 4: All-Inclusive Camp Package (Weeks 1-7, 7:00-6:00 pm)

  • Fees: $1,100 \ $1,000 each additional sibling

Non-Residents: Please add $10.00 per week per child.

Important Phone Numbers:

HK Recreation Office:  860-345-8334
Camp Discovery (Gr. 1-2):  860-301-0146
Camp Adventure (Gr. 3-5): 860-301-9988
Explorers (Gr. 6-8): 860-345-8334
Extended Day: 860-301-0146

On-line Registration / Membership

Register for most programs from the convenience of your home computer! Create a household membership for easy registration. Members will be able to view their program and payment history. It is very similar to internet shopping!

  • Step 1: Click here for our RecDesk page.
  • Step 2: Register as a new member. Create a login name and password. Fill in your family household information. (Make sure your cookies are enabled)
  • Step 3: Register for available programs, and pay by credit card.

Meet our 2018 Camp Leaders

All Day Childcare

Who: Any children in grades K – 6
Where: HK HS Cafeteria
When: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

2019-20 Vacation Days

October 9th, Nov. 5th & 11th – Activities include swimming in the HK HS Pool from 10:00 – 12:000 pm, and arts and crafts. There will be a giant bounce/climb/slide inflatable from 9:00 – 3:30 pm on 11/5 only. Fun sports and games as well. Bring lunch, bathing suit, and towel. AM and PM snacks will be provided.   Please note that children must be able to swim without a bubble. They will be tested.  There will be alternate activities for non-swimmers.

Fees:

  • 10/9 and 11/11 – $45 (1st child) / $40 (each sibling) (non-residents add $10 each)
  • 11/5 – $55 (1st child) / $50 (each sibling) (non-residents add $10 each)


2020 February break – TBA
Feb. 17th & 18th –
Activities include swimming in the HK HS Pool from 10 – 12 pm, arts and crafts and fun sports and games as well. Bring lunch, bathing suit, and towel. AM and PM snacks will be provided.  

Feb. 18 and 19 child care registration form Please note that children must be able to swim without a bubble. They will be tested.  There will be alternate activities for non-swimmers.

 


Important Phone Numbers:

HK Recreation Office: 860-345-8334
BES After School: 860-345-4692
HES After School: 860-301-0146
KES After School: 860-301-1050

On-line Registration / Membership

Register for most programs from the convenience of your home computer! Create a household membership for easy registration. Members will be able to view their program and payment history. It is very similar to internet shopping!

  • Step 1: Click here for our RecDesk page.
  • Step 2: Register as a new member. Create a login name and password. Fill in your family household information. (Make sure your cookies are enabled)
  • Step 3: Register for available programs, and pay by credit card.

Come enjoy the morning with friends playing games, coloring, reading, etc. Program meets for one hour and ten minutes  before the start of school. Program follows the school calendar and does not meet when school
is delayed or cancelled due to weather or other emergencies.

Who: Children grades K- 3 who attend BES or HKIS students in grade 4 & 5. (HKIS students will take transfer bus)
Time: 7:30 – 8:40 am
Fees: $100 / $50 (2nd child) each month (September, October, November, January, February, March, May). $75 / $37.50 (2nd child) each month (December & April)  June TBD.

Register on-line or send in a registration form with a check each month.

Limit: Max. 25
Location: BES All-Purpose Room
Staff: Lisa Stankiewicz, BES Para Educator

2019 June Vacation Camp

The HK Recreation Department will be offering a vacation program during April break at the H-K High School Cafeteria. The vacation program will provide care for children in 1st through 8th grade.

We program will be conducted June 17th through June 21st. The program will begin at 7:00 AM and will end at 6:00 PM.

The program’s activities are both active and passive in nature. Types of activities offered include: Arts & Crafts, Sports/Games, Free Play, Swimming in the HK Pool, and a Field Trip. Each day at there will be an organized game in the gym.

Schedule of activities:

  • Swimming: Campers will have a choice to go swimming at the HK pool on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Lifeguards will be on duty along with camp staff.  Please note that children must be able to swim without a bubble. They will be tested.  There will be alternate activities for non-swimmers.
  • Field Trip: * Admission fee and busing is included with your registration. On Thursday, June 20th we will be going to Mystic Aquarium.  We will be departing at 9:30 am and returning by 3:00 pm.  Please pack a bag lunch.
  • Special Event:  On Tuesday, June 18th we will be renting a moonbounce for the day.  *Cost is included with your registration.
  • Ice Cream Truck: On Friday, June 21st, the ice cream truck is coming to camp after lunch.  Please send your child with no more than $3.

The Vacation fees are as follows:

All Inclusive (M-F, 7:00 – 6:00 pm)
If you register your child all week, the fees are $175 for the 1st child and $155 for siblings. (non-residents add $10)

Enrollment: If you do not register your child by  June 12th, enrollment will not be guaranteed.

Late Fee: There is a late pick-up fee of $5 for every 5 minutes a parent is late past 6:00 PM, paid directly to the program staff on the day of late pick-up.

What to bring: Children should bring a bag lunch daily. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Anyone swimming should bring a bathing suit and towel. Children should wear sneakers and dress for active play.

June Vacation Camp 2019 Registration

Counselor-In-Training

If you are interested in applying to be a CIT, please complete an application, which can be obtained at the HKMS main office or from the link at the bottom of this page.  Please mail completed applications to HK Recreation Dept., PO Box 569, Higganum, CT 06441 or email to jen@hkrec.com.

Interviews will be scheduled by the Director of Child Care, Jen Mislick, beginning in March.

If selected to be a CIT, you are required to: attend training, staff meetings; commit to volunteer for 4 weeks and pay $100.00.

For more information email Director of Child Care Jen Mislick: jen@hkrec.com

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