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Sunshine Group Summer 2024 Session Updates

Hello Sunshine Families,

We are planning for another amazing summer in Medway! We are processing applications and sent out an email to all registered families on Friday, April 19th. Please reach out if you did not get an email from us!

Updated information about the Summer 2024 Session is now posted on the website. One major update is that we are planning on going back to Fino Pool for swimming this summer. They are expected to be reopened for Summer 2024 and will have a renovated pool and splash pad for us to enjoy. We are excited to go back! More information, including our weekly themes and planned field trips are posted on the Programs and Activities page.

Another exciting announcement is that this spring, The Sunshine Group requested an increase in the Sunshine Budget. We are excited to announce that the Town of Medway has increased its contribution to our program, allowing us to continue providing low student-to-staff ratios and the trips and activities that we are proud to offer to your children! We continue to be grateful to the Town of Medway for their support of our program and the children we serve.

Looking for Help with Community Outreach

In addition to the updated information about the Summer 2024 Session, we are hoping that you can help us with some community outreach! We are looking for community support to fund scholarships for families who cannot afford our program. If your company matches donations, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our program! Or, if you have a connection with a local business, please consider printing and bringing our donation letter to your favorite Medway businesses. We appreciate your help to spread the word around the community. Every little bit helps!

Here is the donation letter that you can share with your company or with Medway businesses.

Thank you in advance for your help!
-The Sunshine Group

Sunshine Group Summer 2024 Applications Now Available! (Registration Will Close When Capacity is Reached)

The Sunshine Group is planning for another amazing summer!

Summer 2024 Session Dates

Tuesday, July 9th – Friday, August 16th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Tuesdays – Fridays

Oakland Park / Medway Senior Center
76 Oakland St, Medway, MA 02053

2024 Open House
Monday, July 8th 5:00pm – 5:30pm

Applications for Students and Staff are Now Available!

We will post information about the 2024 weekly themes and field trips once they have been finalized.

Take Care,
The Sunshine Group

2023 End of Year Message

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The Sunshine Group Summer 2023 Session is in the books! The summer always flies by for us as we work to provide a safe, inclusive, fun, and memorable summer for your kiddos! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. We have enjoyed their smiles, cheering on their successes, watching them try new things, and seeing them make new friends. We are also grateful for your support with a record turnout at our Sunshine Talent Show and Carnival. These special days are always a highlight of our program, and we are so glad that you enjoy them with us!

Planning for the Future

As we close for the summer, we are already thinking about next year and about the future of The Sunshine Group. As you may know, we are able to keep our prices low due to the support we receive from the Town of Medway. The town generously provides funds for staffing, transportation, and supplies. Due to increases in staffing needs and other impacts to our budget, we will be working with the town to increase some of these budgets, especially in the area of staffing. We will be working on this during our off-season this winter. We also have dreams of one day having an indoor space to stay out of the rain and provide additional resources for students.

As we work towards these goals (one of them being a short-term goal and one a long-term goal), we will need help from our Sunshine community. We need to provide the town with information about our numbers for next summer, so we are asking you to complete this short Sunshine Group Support Form that asks you to indicate whether your child(ren) will be returning next summer. This is not a binding agreement, but it will help us to provide an estimated number of students when projecting next year’s budget. The form also has other opportunities to help, including a space to leave a positive, anonymous quote about our program for use at a town meeting or on our website, and space to respond about your willingness to help in other ways. Thank you in advance for your support!

Please fill this out: Sunshine Group Support Form

The Babysitters List

To wrap things, up, we have a few resources to share with you. One is the highly anticipated babysitters list. A number of counselors have offered to babysit throughout the school year. Use this link to access our 2023 Sunshine Group Babysitters List!

Also, when visiting Urban Air Bellingham, we learned that they offer a monthly sensory-friendly jump session. See the Sensory Friendly Urban Air Flyer for more information.

Take Care,

The Sunshine Group