Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
33 Mechanic Street
The Mohawk Summer Recreation Program
offers childcare before and after camp. The
additional hours will allow the program to match
parents’ work schedules. The hours run 7:00-9:00 AM
for $7.00 per morning and 3:30-5:30 PM for $7.00 per
afternoon. Supervised games and activities will be
available for the children. Snacks will be provided.
The Town of Buckland offers swim lessons in the morn-
ing at the pool on site. They usually run for 30 minutes.
You may sign up through the Buckland Town Office for
this program. Our staff delivers and picks
up campers who are participating in this
morning swim program.
Applications for camp are available at your
school office. There are early bird dis-
counts starting April 1st. If you have any
questions you can call Jeff Johansmeyer at
“This camp must comply with regula-
tions of the Massachusetts Depart-
ment of Public Health and be licensed
by the local board of health.”
This program complies with MDPH regulations
(105CMR430) and is licensed by the Buckland
board of health. Information on these regulations
can be obtained at (617) 983-6761.
Parents may request copies of health care and disci-
pline policies, as well as procedures for filing a griev-
We run a program that is active and promotes healthy 8:45-9:00 am
choices. Activities involve group interaction, coop- Campers begin to arrive. Informal games are
eration and decision-making skills. These activities supervised until camp begins.
are age appropriate and are organized by grade level 9:00-9:15 am
The Mohawk Summer Recreation Program is a or mixed grades. Counselor to camper ratio is one to Everyone meets at the center court for morning
five for younger campers, and one to ten for older announcements. Daily schedules are given out as well as
day program that is sponsored by the town of reminders of activities.
campers (as defined by state regulations).
Buckland for children of the community enter- 9:15-10:15 am
ing Kindergarten through students entering sixth Groups play age appropriate games or activities.
grade. There is a separate program for sixth Campers regroup and choose from a variety of ac-
grade graduates through ninth grade graduates, tivities to participate in. Options may include: Arts &
which is called the Junior Staff Program. The Crafts, board games, stories, hiking, drama, or active
Our Staff games.
Buckland Recreation area has been the home of 11:45-Noon
Our staff consists of local educators
this program for many years. Located on Route Noon meeting is held. Announcements are made.
and teens. The program director is a
112 just past the high school, it offers a variety Sometimes a group or staff may share a skit or song.
7th grade Science Teacher at Mohawk Half day campers are gathered and dismissed.
of environments from a wooded area, to ball Trail Regional School. The assistant director is an Noon-12:30 pm
field, to a swimming pool. A pavilion offers Elementary School Physical Education Teacher in Lunch time. Campers eat their lunches that they
shelter from the rain and hot sun. Local teens the Mohawk district. There is a camp nurse on site brought from home. There is no refrigeration available.
most days. Our counselors are high school and col- Campers eat in the same general supervised area. It is
are hired to supervise the children in a variety of generally a quieter time. Sometimes a story may be
lege students, many of whom are Mohawk graduates.
activities and games. All activities promote a Many of these staff members participated in our pro- told while the campers are eating.
healthy lifestyle, cooperation, and decision- gram as youngsters. 12:30-1:15 pm
Games and activities
making skills. Arts & Crafts and swimming are 1:15-2:00 pm
offered daily. Swim lessons are offered in the Swim time. All campers are given a swim time at
morning at the pool and are available to our the pool. Prior to the first swim time, each camper is
campers for an additional fee. Junior Staff Program given a swim test by the pool lifeguard to identify his or
her ability. Certified lifeguards as well as our staff super-
A Junior Staff program is offered for graduates of the vise the pool.
The Mohawk Summer Recreation Program is a
sixth grade through ninth grade. These students 2:00-3:15 pm
six week program. It runs from 9:00 am—3:30 combine working in the morning with our paid staff Games and activities
pm. The fee is $25.00 a day, if registered be- to supervise the campers and/or work on community 3:15-3:30 pm
based projects to help the recreation program and the Pick up equipment, gather personal things, and
fore May 1st. Fees increase after that. Half
local schools. Their afternoons are spent doing age afternoon announcements. Parents pick up their children
days are also an option and the fee is $15.00 per at the pavilion.
appropriate games and activities together. They also
day, if registered before May 1st. Fees increase
have the option of swimming and doing craft projects
after that. There is a 10% discount for siblings. daily. Recommendations for jobs are offered to them This schedule varies in terms of swim times and arts and
Scholarships may be available upon request. A at the completion of the program. Many of our Jun- crafts depending on the grade level. We also
snack is available for purchase during snack ior Staff go on to jobs with the help of our program occasionally have camp wide activities or special
as experience. The fee for the Junior Staff Program guests come in and entertain.
times. Lunches need to be brought from home.
is $16.00 per day if registered before May 1st. Fee
No refrigeration is increases after that. Their work is a valuable part of
available. You may the overall summer program.
sign up for as many
days or weeks as you