Camp Discovery (Ages 5-11)

2019 Information 

 Camp Discovery will be held at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility


Camp Discovery

ACA Accredited. Welcome to Camp Discovery! Join us this summer for fun, friendships, and exploration! Camp Discovery is perfect for the child who wants to act loud & silly, stay active, and enjoys seeing as many friends as possible each day.

Our camp fills the week with active games, sports, arts & crafts, teamwork, and group interaction. Campers will generally swim at the VMP Pool twice a week, plus go on exciting weekly field trips, and see spectacular entertainers. Add to that a first-rate staff focused on safety and ensuring campers make the most of each day, and you have a recipe for one amazing summer!

Register Here

This camp is open to residents of South Windsor only.  Camp fills quickly, so be sure to register early.

​Age Requirements

To ensure safety and appropriateness of all programs, we maintain strict age guidelines for all camps. If your child is turning 5 during a camp week, they can sign up for Camp Discovery starting that session. If your child is turning 12 during a camp week, they can attend Camp Discovery until that session is over. 


Cost of camp is $245 per week, based on a 5-day week. Session B is $150 as there is no camp on 7/4. Payment plans are available during registration.

Contact Information

  • Camp Email:
  • Camp Phone (as of June 24): 860-462-7219
  • Recreation Office (Billing and Registration): 860-648-6355

Accreditation & Training

Though state accreditation of our camps is unavailable, this camp is currently pursuing an ACA accreditation. This will be confirmed after the organization's visit to our camps in July. Three of our five day camps are already accredited and this camp follows the same guidelines!


The director of Camp Discovery this summer with will Taylor Zitkus. Taylor has been involved at South Windsor Parks & Recreation since 2015. She has worked as a Camp Discovery counselors, Trailblazers counselor & teambuilding specialist, and Trailblazers LEAD. She is currently studying at the University of Hartford. Some of her hobbies include yoga and her online radio show. She is looking forward to another summer full of fun at camp!

Typically, staff are college students ages 18 or older pursuing a degree in education or a related field.


All camp personnel are trained in Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescue. They also attend training sessions for the following:

  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
  • Child Development
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Games
  • Leadership
  • Positive Disciplining


Location & Time

 Camp will be held at Wapping Parks & Recreation Facility
  • Classrooms for activities
  • Gymnasium
  • Outdoor basketball hoops
  • Playground
  • Soccer fields
Camp is scheduled in one week sessions to better meet you and your child's needs and meets daily Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended Hours

Need to get to work early or extend your child's time at the camp? Check out our Clubhouse Care!

About the Director

The director of Camp Discovery this summer will be Jackie Kenefick. Jackie has been involved with South Windsor Parks & Recreation since the summer of 2015. She has worked as an Inclusion Counselor, Inclusion Specialist, and has worked as a director at the 4th R Before & After School Program for the past two years. Jackie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. In her free time Jackie enjoys crossword puzzles, photography, and spending time with friends and family. Jackie is very excited for another fun summer at camp!

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2019 Schedule

Session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


June 24 - 28

On site Safari Day Movies & Pool Pajama Day VMP


July 1 - July 5 (No Camp 4&5)

On Site Stars & Stripes Day Pool No Camp No Camp


July 9 - 13

On Site Superhero Day Mystic Aquarium Neon Day Pool


July 15 - 19

On site Favorite Color Day/Yardgoats Jump On In & Pool Halloween Day Pool


July 22 - 26

On site Disney Day CT Science Center & Pool Sports Day Pool


July 29 - August 2

On site Tie Dye Day Camp Carnival Dream Job Day



​August 5 - 9
On Site Out of this World Day Lake Compounce Wacky Sock Day Pool

​August 12 - 16
On Site Decades Day Bowling & Pool School Spirit Day Pool
Schedule and trips are tentative and may be subject to change.