Summer Daycation Program (Grades K-7)
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February 7th at 8am for Reading Residents
February 14th at 8am for Non-Residents
Children entering Grades K-7th will be provided fun experiences in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Sports & Games, and Cooperative Games. Reading Recreation also plans fun events throughout the summer with performers, inflatable water slides, and MORE!
The participant to staff ratio is 10:1. Children must bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, snack and drink each day to the daycation program. If registering a child with special needs, please contact the Recreation Division for more information.
SUMMER 2023 THEME WEEKS
Theme weeks are subject to change without notice. Weeks will not be entirely based upon themes. Daycation staff will typically plan a theme event on each day during the week.
Week 1 (Wednesday, July 5 - Friday, July 7): Reading, White, and Blue!
Join us as we kick off our summer celebrating all things red, white, and blue! This short week will be packed with endless fun including Fireworks Salt Art, Flag Tag Relay, Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks, Statue (of Liberty) Tag, and so much more! ***Due to maintenance at the schools - the gymnasium will be off limits this week and activities will occur primarily outdoors***
Week 2 (July 10-July 14): The Greatest Show on Earth!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys! Gather round for the greatest show Reading has ever seen! We're taking you under the big top to witness all your favorite acts with our Reading Daycation Talent Show week! We'll spend the week herding elephants, walking the tight rope, and putting on the greatest show on earth as kids and counselors show off their favorite hidden talents on Talent Show Friday!
Week 3 (July 17-July 21): Mad Scientist Week!
Lab coat? Check. Goggles? Check. It's time to suit up for a week of wacky wild science experiments! In our laboratory we'll conduct experiments, test theories, and bust myths all week long as we become scientists! Get ready to get messy!
Week 4 (July 24-July 28): Lost in Space
Attention earthlings! We're heading to a galaxy far, far, away this week where we'll explore space slime, moon rocks, make UFO's and discover constellations! So buckle up for a week that will be out of this world! 3...2...1...BLAST OFF!
Week 5 (July 31-August 4): Surf's Up!
Surf's Up, Reading! Ride the wave through this week of fun in the sun where we'll have water slides, dunk tanks, and water games galore!! Get ready for water balloon tosses, sponge tag, water relays and more! Be prepared to get wet this week!
Week 6 (August 7-August 11): Reading's Olympic Games
Let the games begin! Welcome to the Summer Olympics! This week will be action packed with a variety of sports and challenges each day including the ever famous DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT! Groups will compete as countries and we'll even have medal ceremonies! Light the torch and prepare for another gold medal week at our Olympics in Reading!
**NEW** REFUND POLICY ~ PLEASE READ!!! ~
In an effort to better accommodate families' ever changing summer schedules, we've adjusted our deadlines to withdraw from Daycation 2023. Please note that all refunds by check will have a $10 processing fee withheld from the total refund. Account credits will be placed on your MyRec account for 100% of the enrollment fee. There will be no exceptions made to the deadlines below for refunds/credits. Cancellation requests after the deadlines listed below will only be granted with proof of a doctor's note.
Week 1 (July 5 – 7) Refund/Credit Deadline: Monday, June 19th by Noon
Week 2 (July 10 – 14) Refund/Credit Deadline: Monday, June 26th by Noon
Week 3 (July 17 – 21) Refund/Credit Deadline: Monday, July 3rd by Noon
Week 4 (July 24 – 28) Refund/Credit Deadline: Monday, July 10th by Noon
Week 5 (July 31 – August 4) Refund/Credit Deadline: Monday, July 17th by Noon
Week 6 (August 7 – 11) Refund/Credit Deadline: Monday, July 24th by Noon