RecCare 2023-2024

Pursuant to Public Act No. 21-64  (Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children in Connecticut – GTF), we sending a copy of the Governor’s Child Abuse Prevention Information.

Here are the links to the documents:
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DCF/GTF-CJA/HB-6113/Grooming_Connecticut-Safe-Sport-Policy-Child-Abuse-Prevention_Digital.pdf

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DCF/GTF-CJA/HB-6113/Connecticut-Safe-Sport-Policy-Child-Abuse-Prevention-Final.pdf

Registration for September will open up in August.
Please remember you must register for the HK RecCare Before and After-School Processing (one time fee) in addition to the full-time or part-time dates.  This is where the on-line forms are found.

 

 

 

 

How to register for HK RecCare:

On our website, www.hkrec.com, you can pay the annual processing fee of $20 and complete all forms.  Health records for any new students or 6th graders are required.

The Registration Packet includes:

 


Important Phone Numbers:

HK Recreation Office:
860-345-8334 (call this number for registration questions/concerns)

BES Before/After School:
860-345-4692 (call this number to reach staff directly during before/after school hours)

KES Before/After School:
860-301-2263 (call this number to reach staff directly during before/after school hours)

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.

Before School operates M-F 7:30 – 8:45 am.  After-School operates M-F 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 full-time basis. A special vacation child care program may be 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, games, free play (indoor and outdoor), homework assistance and special rainy day activities.  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.

*** Food and Allergy Policy*** 

The fee structure is as follows:

Full-time: Fees are calculated each month, based on the number of school days. For Before School (only the full-time option), the fee would be $140 per month per child based on 20 days of school.  For After-School, if you register full-time, the fee would be $340 per month per child based on 20 days of school.

Part-time:  $20 per regular school day / $40 per minimum day of school for each child for After-School only.

Payment notices will be available on RecDesk each month.

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/registration fee of $20 per child. You must complete the required forms in the Registration Packet.

2024 April Vacation Camp

 

The HK Recreation Department will be offering a vacation program during April break at the Burr Elementary School. The vacation program will provide care for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and will be held Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

The program’s activities are both active and passive in nature. Types of activities offered include: Arts & Crafts, Sports/Games, Free Play, and Special Themed Days/Activities.

Schedule of activities:

Monday 4/8: A’Maze’ing Mondayhave an amazing time with maze puzzle worksheets, obstacle course maze, make your own maze challenge, human maze & outdoor nature maze!

Tuesday 4/9: Tech Tuesdayget inventive with binary code bracelets, paper circuitry, emoji coding, DIY carboard arcade and STEM activities.

Wednesday 4/10: Wacky Wednesdaya day of fun with silly Simon says, wacky musical chairs, human knot, obstacle course extravaganza, crazy straw race, balloon pop surprise and more!

Thursday 4/11: Throwback Thursday step back into time with classic board game tournament, hopscotch, tin can telephone, marbles, old school recess games, classic card games & sock puppets.

Friday 4/12: Fun with Food Fridaymake fruit kabobs, edible sculptures, taste test, cookie decorating, donut-on-a-string challenge and more yummy fun!

 

Daily Full-Time (8:00 – 4:30 pm)
You may register your child for individual days. The fee is $50 per day ($52 for non-residents)

All Inclusive (M-F, 8:00 – 4:30)
If you register your child all week, the fees are $225 ($235 for non-residents)

Late Fee: There is a late pick-up fee of $5 for every 5 minutes a parent is late past 4:30 PM, paid directly to the program staff on the day of late pick-up.

What to bring: Children should bring a bag lunch daily, 2 snacks and water bottle. Children should wear sneakers and dress for active play.

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.

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

HK RecCare Summer Camp

2024 Registration will open up on April 15th

Pursuant to Public Act No. 21-64  (Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children in Connecticut – GTF), we sending a copy of the Governor’s Child Abuse Prevention Information.

Here are the links to the documents:
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DCF/GTF-CJA/HB-6113/Grooming_Connecticut-Safe-Sport-Policy-Child-Abuse-Prevention_Digital.pdf

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DCF/GTF-CJA/HB-6113/Connecticut-Safe-Sport-Policy-Child-Abuse-Prevention-Final.pdf

 

 

MondayFriday, June 24th – August 9th (No 7/4) at the HK HS Complex.  Camp will be mainly outdoors (we will have use of space inside as well).
There are 7 weekly sessions with 4 options:

  • CAMP ONLY (9:00 – 3:30 pm)
  • EXTENDED AM (7:30 – 3:30 pm)
  • EXTENDED PM (9:00 – 5:00 pm)
  • FULL-DAY CAMP (7:30 – 5:00 pm)

The program meets rain or shine. Activities include: sports, games, arts & crafts, field trips, on-site entertainment, special events, wacky Wednesdays, ice cream truck, & weekly themes.  Please send your child with a water bottle, lunch and snacks.

There are no daily sign-ups.  Non-Residents may register for an additional fee! Register early as space will be limited.

Camp Discovery is for kids entering Grades 1 & 2.
Camp Adventure is for kids entering Grades 3 & 4.
Camp Explorers is for kids entering Grades 5, 6, 7, 8.

Pick-up and Drop-off Location for all camps is from 7:30 – 9:00 am and 3:30 – 5:00 pm in the field area by each camp (there will be signs).



Safety Protocols

1.  If your child has shown any symptoms or has been around anyone who has shown symptoms, please do not send them to camp.
Symptoms may include:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  1. All areas will be cleaned and disinfected each day.
  2. Good hygiene will be reinforced to staff and children with regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds throughout the day.
  3. There will be a designated “sick area” if any child becomes ill while at camp and that child must be picked up ASAP.

 

Weekly Themes:

  • Week 1 (6/24 – 6/29): Ooey Gooey Week
  • Week 2 (7/1 – 7/5, no 7/5):  Party in the USA
  • Week 3 (7/8 – 7/12): Beat the Heat
  • Week 4 (7/15 – 7/19):  Invention Convention
  • Week 5 (7/22 – 7/26): Animal Adventures
  • Week 6 (7/29 – 8/2):  Summer Olympics
  • Week 7 (8/5 – 8/9):  Let’s Take a Cruise

Wacky Wednesdays 

  • 6/26 – Crazy Hair Day
  • 7/3 – Stars & Stripes Day
  • 7/10 – Sunglasses and Hat Day
  • 7/17 – Inside Out/Clash Day
  • 7/24 – Animal Print Day
  • 7/31 –  Red, White and Blue Day
  • 8/7 –  Dress Like a Tourist Day

Field Trips & On-Site Entertainment:

Camp Discovery – Gr. 1 & 2  and Camp Adventure Gr. 3 & 4

6/25  BES Playgound
6/28  Foam Dance Party (on-site)
7/3    The Yo-Yo Guy Show and Workshop
7/9    Cedar Lake
7/11   Ice Cream Emergency (on-site)
7/16  Mad Science Show and Workshop (on-site)
7/18   KES Playground
7/23   Creative Creatures (on-site)
7/25   Gilbert and Meadow the Party Pigs (on-site)
7/30   Frisbee Show and Workshop (on-site)
8/1    Old Saybrook Mini-Golf
8/7    Dance Party with Austin & Frozen Fruit (on-site)
8/9  Giant Inflatable Water Slide (on-site)


Camp Explorers – Gr. 5, 6, 7 & 8  

6/25  Laser Tag
6/28  Foam Dance Party (on-site)
7/2    Fun In Trampoline
7/3    The Yo-Yo Guy Show and Workshop
7/9    Cedar Lake
7/11   Ice Cream Emergency (on-site)
7/16  Mad Science Show and Workshop (on-site)
7/18   Lake Comounce
7/23  Safari Mini-Golf
7/25   Gilbert and Meadow the Party Pigs (on-site)
7/30   Frisbee Show and Workshop (on-site)
8/1    Berlin Batting Cages and Bumper Boats
8/6   The Truck Bar and Dairy Barn
8/7    Dance Party with Austin & Frozen Fruit (on-site)
8/9   Giant Inflatable Water Slide (on-site)

 


FEES:

Due to minimum wage increase…we had to raise the fees.

Non-Residents: Please add $10.00 per week per child.  There is a $25 late fee if registering after the Wednesday preceding the week you want to attend
and $35 late fee if registering the 1st day of camp.  There will be no refunds 72 business hours before camp begins.

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

  • $155 per week
  • *Pro-Rated: 7/1 – 7/5 (No 7/4) is $124

Option 2: Extended AM or Extended PM (7:30 am – 3:30 pm or 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

  • $195 per week
  • *Pro-Rated: 7/1 – 7/5 (No 7/4) is $156

Option 3: Full-Day Camp (7:30 am-5:00 pm)

  • $215 per week
  • *Pro-Rated: 7/1 – 7/5 (No 7/4) is $172
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): 860-301-2263

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 Camp Leaders

All Day Childcare

September 25, October 6, November 7 & 10, 2023
February 19 & 20, 2024
March 8, 2024

 

 

Who: Any children in grades K – 6
Where: Burr Elementary School
When: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

 


Important Phone Numbers:

HK Recreation Office: 860-345-8334
BES After School: 860-345-4692
HES After School: 860-301-0146
KES After School: 860-301-9988

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.

RecCare Staff