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!

** Camp Fees - May & June **

Lower Camp (Grades 1-4) – $260.00 (May) => $310.00 (June 1st-8th) => $335.00 (9th-23rd) => $360.00 (24th-30th)

Upper Camp (Grades 5-8) – $275.00 (May) => $325.00 (June 1st-8th) => $350.00 (9th-23rd) => $375.00 (24th-30th)

             BSR (Grades 9 & 10) – $275.00 (May) => $325.00 (June 1st-8th) => $350.00 (9th-23rd) => $375.00 (24th-30th)

“Extended Hours” (EH) Program (Grades 1-8) – $375.00 (May) => $425.00 (June)

EH Program for August (Grades 1-8) – $215.00/week (May) => $250.00/week (June)

Preschool Camp (ages 3, 4 & 5) – $95.00 (May) => $95.00 (June)

Five-Year-Old Swim – $105.00 (May) => $105.00 (June)

** Upper Camp - Tentative Dates **

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!

VISIT  MLAASPORTS.COM  (CLICK HERE)  TO  REGISTER

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 gobrindo17@aol.com.

 

"IMPORTANT 'Remind' update" UPDATE:

“Remind” has informed us that Verizon will reverse the fee.  As a result, “Remind” will continue to offer text notifications – there will be NO service disruption for Verizon Wireless customers.

 

“Remind” is used by the Medford Lakes Colony during the month of July to share important information, including: inclement weather days, early dismissals, and planned activities & events.

 

Looking for a job this summer?

Lifeguard Certifications are being held at Medford Fitness!

          -   Lower Camp Schedule* for Grades 1-4 - Click HERE!

          -   Upper Camp A & B Schedules* for Grades 5-8 - COMING SOON!

*tentative