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Sunshine Applications Now Available – Summer Is on Its Way!

Hello Sunshine Families!

Child applications are now available for the summer 2022 session!

Download the 2022 Child Application and Waiver

**Please note that instead of a deadline for applications, we have noted on the application that registration will close when we hit capacity. Capacity is determined based on staff recruitment and with consideration of any review of updated restrictions from the Board of Health. Please return applications ASAP to ensure your child’s place in the program.

A few updates:

  • Field trips have been planned with the hopes that restrictions will remain minimal. Below is our schedule for the summer including weekly themes, field trips and special events such as the talent show and end of year carnival.
  • We will be swimming at Hopkinton State Park on Fridays since Fino pool is being renovated.


July 6-8 – Fun in the Sun Week
Friday 7/8 – Hopkinton State Park beach for swimming

July 12-15 – Characters Week
Thursday 7/14 – Bellingham Movie Theater
Friday 7/15 – Hopkinton State Park beach for swimming

July 19-22 Community Helpers / Occupations
Thursday 7/21 – Hopkinton State Park ( Note that swimming is Thursday this week! )
Friday 7/22 – Walpole Children’s Theater

July 26-29 – Science Week
Thursday 7/28 – Urban Air Bellingham
Friday 7/29 – Hopkinton State Park beach for swimming

August 2-5 – Mystery Week (Theme(s) for the week will be a surprise!)
Thursday 8/4 – Sunshine Talent Show – FAMILIES WELCOME!
Friday 8/5 – Kayaking Field Trip at Hopkinton State Park (swimming also an option)

August 8-12 Fun and Fitness Week
Thursday 8/11 – Southwick’s Zoo
Friday 8/12 – Sunshine Group End of Summer Carnival

As a reminder, summer 2022 program dates will be July 6 – August 12th. As mentioned in our previous blog, we are hopeful for a return to normalcy but will be planning with safety in mind until we receive further guidance on summer programs from the state. We will provide updates as soon as we can. Please subscribe to this blog to receive emails when we have new information to share with you.

Best Regards,

The Sunshine Group

(Some) News For Now! Sunshine Summer 2022

Hello Sunshine Families!

We are happy to begin thinking about summer and warmer days! Please note that our program dates will be July 6 – August 12th for Summer 2022. Weekly themes and trips will be posted once finalized.

As you all know, state and local guidelines are still evolving. We are hopeful for a return to normalcy, but will be planning with restrictions in mind until we receive further guidance on summer programs from the state. Thank you for your patience! We will provide updates as soon as possible! Please subscribe to this blog if you would like to receive emails when new information is posted.

Here is what we know so far:

  • We will follow local guidance on mask wearing, cohort grouping, and capacity for our program
  • Field trips will be planned for the summer if restrictions allow
  • Fino pool in Milford is being renovated, so we are looking into other options for Friday swimming

For now, we just wanted to give you this quick update on program dates and share what we know so far. Additionally, we have posted the Summer 2022 Staff Application and Volunteer Application!

Student applications will be posted following staff recruitment and after review of updated restrictions which will determine the number of students we will be able to host this summer.

When student applications are available, we will post on our blog! Subscribing to our blog is the best way to stay up to date by receiving emails when we post applications, provide updates on restrictions and share new information.

The Sunshine Group

2021 End of Summer Message

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Another summer is behind us – and as always, it flew by!

It was a special summer for us as we returned to some normalcy after being virtual for the 2020 summer session. We were glad to be back at Oakland Park and so happy to see all the smiling faces again – in person! Thank you for your support as we made some changes due to protocols, and your flexibility as we added pool days and field trips as soon as we were able to! 

It was another summer filled with warm weather, activities, games and new friendships. The 2021 Sunshine Summer ended with our talent show in week 5 and our yearly carnival on the last day of our program. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help – these events are made more special through your support! Thank you for sharing your children with us, and we hope to see you all again next summer!

In the meantime, a few counselors are available to babysit throughout the school year. Use this link to access our 2021 Babysitters list

Take Care, 

The Sunshine Group