CAMP COUNCIL DECIDES ON THE DATES FOR COLONY CAMP 2019
ML Colony Camp will be held from Mon., July 1, 2019 - Fri., July 26, 2019 (with NO camp on Thurs., July 4, 2019) for children entering grades 1-9 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday
**Grades 1-4: start day behind Nokomis School
**Grades 5-8: start day at Brooks Field
**Grade 9/10: start day with assigned group; a mandatory BSR meeting has been
scheduled for Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 pm in Vaughan Hall to assign groups and
to go over other important information - reminder letters will be mailed home by 5/10
"Extended Hours" (EH) Program will be held from Mon., July 1, 2019 - Thurs., July 25, 2019 (with NO EH on Thurs., July 4, 2019) for children entering grades 1-8 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday If camp is cancelled for the day, EH will run from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm If camp has an early dismissal, EH will run from camp’s dismissal to 6:00 pm
**In order to participate in the EH Program, eligible camper(s) must be enrolled in our Summer Camp Program
“Extended Hours” for August will be held from Mon., July 29 – Fri., August 30, 2019 for children entering grades 1-8 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday Parents will be able to pick and choose which week(s) they would like their child(ren) to attend – 5 weeks (or sessions) in total
**In order to participate in the EH Program (August), eligible camper(s) must be enrolled in our Summer Camp Program
Preschool Camp will be held from Mon., July 8, 2019 - Fri., July 19, 2019 for potty-trained children ages 3, 4, and 5 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Monday – Friday, at Neeta School
Five-Year-Old Swim (FYO) will be held from Mon., July 1, 2019 - Fri., July 26, 2019, at Beach #3 (with NO FYO on Thurs., July 4, 2019)
All children are to arrive by 1:45 pm on Monday, July 1, 2019, at Beach #3
Children will then be assessed and divided into 3 groups based on their swimming ability,
and sessions will be held at either 1:45 pm, 2:15 pm, or 2:45 pm
If registering your child(ren) for BOTH Preschool Camp and Five-Year-Old Swim, you may need to differentiate between the two registrations by typing either your child's name in CAPS (eg. CAITLIN) or including their middle name WITH their first name!
Mile Swim – 7/15 (raindate: 7/16) - starts at 9:15 am @ Beach #1
Triathlon – 7/22 (raindate: 7/23) - starts at 9:15 am @ Beach #1
Endurance Swim – 7/18 (raindate: 7/19) - starts at 9:15 am @ Beach #1
Cardboard Boat Races – 7/12 (raindate: 7/16) - starts at 9:00 am @ Beach #1
8th Grade Canoe Trip – 7/17 (raindate: TBD)
Tennis Round Robin (Singles & Doubles) – Last Week of Camp (7/22 - 7/25)
Canoe Races (Singles & Doubles) – Last Week of Camp (7/22 - 7/25)
Archery Shootout – Last Week of Camp (7/22 - 7/25)
BRONZE SHIELD PROGRESSION
If a camper does NOT miss more than 6 days, they will be able to paint their shield!
Year 1 = Basic Wooden Shield with decal and Name
Year 2 = Upper right quadrant painted white
Year 3 = Upper left quadrant painted orange
Year 4 = Lower left quadrant painted yellow
Year 5 = Lower right quadrant painted green
Year 6 = Upper right quadrant decorated with 4 stars
Year 7 = Upper left quadrant decorated with 4 stars
Year 8 = Lower left quadrant decorated with 4 stars
Year 9 = Lower right quadrant decorated with 4 stars; the parameter of the shield is painted in black and a bronze cover is ordered for the camper and placed in the middle of the shield. The shield is then presented to the camper at a special ceremony in the Fall. Dates are arranged by the Camp Directors.
NJ STATE CODE REQUIRES YOUTH CAMPS TO HAVE EVERY
REGISTERED CAMPER’S IMMUNIZATION RECORD ON FILE (N.J.A.C. 8:25-5.5 (g))
The New Jersey Department of Health also allows us to accept valid medical and religious exemptions as per the “NJ Immunization of Pupils in School” regulations (N.J.A.C. 8:57-4).
At your earliest convenience, please drop off, email, or mail a current copy of your camper’s immunization records to the Colony Office - (609) 654-7747 with questions!
To sign up for the classes, please contact Medford Fitness at (609) 654-1440. Payment is processed through the club, either in person or over the phone, at the time of registration (see picture for all times & dates).
If interested in becoming a lifeguard for the Medford Lakes Colony (or any other lake community), please register for the Waterfront Certification ("dark water cert"), and please remember to complete an Employment Application!
If you have any questions or concerns in regards to lifeguard certification, etc., please contact Medford Fitness at (609) 654-1440 or Sam Andryca at email@example.com.