Little Explorers (Ages 3-5)

2019 Information Available Now!

ACA Accredited. Welcome to Little Explorers! The best place to keep your little ones active this summer. Our eight, one-week sessions offer three camp choices: 3 half days, 5 half days, or 5 full days. Sign up for one or all eight!


Camp fills quickly, so be sure to register early.

Contact Information

  • Camp Phone (as of June 24th): 860-221-9645
  • Recreation Office (for billing and registration): 860-648-6355

Accreditation & Training

Though state accreditation of our camps is unavailable, this camp is ACA Accredited. Be sure to check out our staff that helps makes this program great!

Age Requirements

To ensure safety and appropriateness of all programs, we maintain strict age guidelines for all camps. If your child is turning 3 during a camp week, they can sign up for Little Explorers starting that session. If your child is turning 6 during a camp week, they can attend Little Explorers until that session is over. 



Choose from any of the following options for each week of camp.

3 Half-Day

Your little camper will enjoy three mornings of camp - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - and enjoy activities with their new friends.

Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Session A, C - H: $135
Session B will run Monday – Wednesday, 8:30a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for: $135

5 Half-Day

For campers who want to enjoy camp all week long! These children will participate in Little Explorers activities every weekday morning.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Session A, C-H: $170
This option will NOT be offered for Session B (7/2 - 7/6)

5 Full-Day

Full day campers will be involved in great camp activities all day Monday - Friday! Campers bring their own lunch each day (please no nut products). Full-Day campers also enjoy additional crafts, activities, games, free play, and much more! Afternoons will also include a "rest time" so please bring a pillow and blanket. 

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Session: A, C-H: $265
Session B will run Monday – Wednesday, 8:30a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for: $160

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Staff & Activities

The director of Little Explorers this summer will be Lauren DeMartino. Lauren has been involved with South Windsor Parks & Recreation since 2011. She has worked as a counselor at Little Explorers and Camp Discovery, spent a summer as the Camp Discovery FAR, and has worked in Assistant Director and Director Roles at Little Explorers. Lauren received a Bachlors of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Endicott College and recently received her Masters in Reading and Literacy from the University of Saint Joseph. During the school year, Lauren works at the Preschool Outreach Program at Timothy Edwards as a para in the POP and IPOP classrooms. IN her free time, she loves to bake and play with her two golden retrievers, Cooper and Bo. Lauren is excited to be back at Little Explorers for another fun-filled summer!
Lauren, as well as her energetic staff, will guide your children through fun filled days involving:

- Arts and Crafts
- Games
- Silly Songs & Stories
- Weekly Themes & Spirit Days
- And so much more!

Location & Transportation

Camp is regularly held at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility. Parking will be in the SWHS back lot, and sign-in will be located in the rear of the building.

On Wednesday mornings, camp is held at Veteran's Memorial Park. Drop off for all campers and pick up for half day campers will be at Veterans Memorial Park. Transportation will be provided from VMP pool to Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility for 4 and 5-year-olds. Full day 3-year-olds must be picked up from VMP and transported back to Wapping Parks & Recreation.

Potty Training

All campers must be potty trained.


Camp 2019 Information

Theme Theme Thursday
A June 24 - 28
Nursery Rhymes
Pajama Day
B July 1 - 3
Party in the USA!
Red, White and Blue
C July 8 - 12
Color, Create, Explore
Favorite Color Day
D July 15 - 19 Let's Go Camping!
Teddy Bear Picnic
E July 22 - 26
Welcome to the Jungle Safari Day
F July 29 - Aug 2
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Sports Day
G August 5 - 9 Out of this World!
Space Day
August 12 - 16
Beach Bash
Beach Day
Schedule is tentative and may be subject to change