Our goal is to provide academic and social instruction in a play setting, where children can take a much-needed break from school, but still reap the benefits of structured activities and lessons.
The Sunshine Group is a six-week, four days/week “special needs and others” program
that includes arts and crafts, activities and games, swimming (at Fino Field in Milford),
music, and weekly field trips.
* No pool or field trips this summer (2021)
Ages 5 – 12: $500 (in town) – $700 (out of town)
Ages 13-15: (CIT program) – $300
Volunteers (Ages 16+): $100
1-2 children: no discount
3rd child: $400
4th child: $300
5th child: fee waived
NOTE: Check is due with the registration, but won’t be deposited until July 1st
We currently meet at the Senior Center on 76 Oakland Street. The Lions Club has graciously purchased a huge tent so that we can meet outdoors for most of the time. Adjacent to the property is Oakland Park playground and large open fields. The building is set back from the road, which makes it safe and secure.
Busing is available for Medway residents to and from the program every day. There are at least four counselors (monitors) on the bus each day so that every child can be safe, and also to use that travel time productively, with talking, singing, and appropriate socializing. We would be happy to speak with you about our program and/or put you in contact with current Sunshine Group families. Please visit our contact page for more information.
A Typical Day
The children spend a good amount of time within their age-based groups. Different groups get together for different activities.
All groups come together at the beginning of the day for the morning “Circle Time.” Circle time in the morning starts with the singing of the Sunshine Group anthem to develop a strong sense of pride, cohesiveness, and comradery.
During the day, the children are engaged in outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and music.
On Fridays, the Sunshine Group goes swimming at the Milford Town Pool, a favorite activity for many of the children.
At the end of the day, we call come together to review the activities of the day and share their experiences with each other.
Quotes from Past Campers:
“I had so much fun! The talent show was my favorite part!”
– 3rd Grader
“I don’t really have many friends at school, but I made so many friends this summer with Sunshine Group. I can’t wait to see them at school this year!”
– 5th Grader