Summer Camp

It might be chilly outside but it’s almost Summer here at the Rec.

We are hard at work at work getting ready for another fantastic Summer here at the Rec!  While we are still working on many details for 2018, here are a few key points: 

  • We are now accepting applications for Summer Camp Aides, Junior Counselors and Counselors.  for interested candidates in 9th grade or above.  Interviews will begin in the middle of March.  Follow this link for application: Newmarket Rec Summer Camp Job Application 2018
  • We excited to announce the rollout of online registration including ONLINE CAMP FORMS this year!   Camp forms will be completed at the time of online registration so please note you will need to allow for extra time during the registration process.   As always, you may also come into the Rec to register for camp.  Call us if you have any questions regarding registration at 659-8581.

  • Full details regarding camp dates and rates will be make available by 2/23/2018.  Registration begins on 3/1 for Residents and 3/8 for Non-residents.

See below for last year’s information for a reference: 


CLICK HERE for a PDF Summer Camp 2017 Brochure

PDF Summer Camp 2017 Brochure - coverGENERAL CAMP INFORMATION BELOW

We now offer online registration for Camp Wanna Iguana!  Registration for residents starts March 1st and March 15th for Non-Residents.  Note to pay online you must pay in full.  To set up and for installment payment, you must register in person anytime we are open  M-F 8:30pm – 4:30pm.


Our World Famous Camp Wanna Iguana Summer Program has camps available for kids 3 years right up to 9th grade.  All our amazing summer programs are located at the Community Center and Leo Landroche Field.  Check out all the information below on each camp including other miscellaneous information you may need to know before registering your child/ren.  We just can’t wait for summer and we hope your child/ren will be joining us for our Camp Wanna Iguana!



10403205_892826190732932_3794039557719858169_nLittle “Rec”tiles Kiddie Kamp (ages 3-5 years or going into Kindergarten)
Our Little “Rec”tiles Kiddie Kamp program is tailored to fit your little ones summer needs.  From creative arts and crafts projects to good ole summer time outdoor play…they’ll do it all!  Themes every week make our Kiddie Kamp so much fun! Also, the Little “Rec”tiles Kiddie Kamp is a great way to expose your child to some summer preschool fun with kids their own age!  Its also a get step-up program for our Fall Preschool Playgroup classes.


10403330_898646366817581_8810640384339609094_nCamp Wanna Iguana: Adventure Camp (going into grades 1-6)
Rex, our very “hip” green iguana mascot, says he’s ready to “wanna iguana” when planning this year’s fun of wet & wild, crazy & silly, unbelievable special events for the Summer of 2017 Adventure campers participate in a number of cool activities that will encourage their spirit and self confidence to get up and get going.  So kids, get ready to learn some new hobbies on our Iguana Wanna Mondays, play your favorite sports, games, get creative with arts & crafts and, of course, go on lots of very fun field trips including some additional outdoor adventure based excursions like kayaking & rock climbing!


10505291_903294203019464_3707503851150867073_nCamp Wanna Iguana:Teen TURF (going into grades 7-9)
Teens, this camp is the perfect opportunity to hang out with friends while participating in some great activities suited just for you!  “Teen Turf” also incorporated adventure base field trips like kayaking and surfing!  There will also be additional impromptu field trips and their regular field trip line-up.  Teen Turf is a great summer hang out fest while participating in fun, wet and creative recreation activities!

If you are not sure what Rec Group you should be registering you child/ren for camp… our current Camp Policy Age versus Grade Placement – is as follows: Camp placement i.e. Rec 1, Rec 2, Rec 3 and Teen Turf will be based on what grade the child will be going into in the fall.  This will remain the case in situations where a child has been held back a grade, but is of the age of grade higher.  This is also the case if a child is going to be held back in school the next year, the child will be placed again where the child will be going into in the fall.

Introducing 2  Specialty One Week Camps for Kids offered the week after Camp Wanna Iguana is over on August  21 – 25

Newmarket Rec’s on-site specialty camps will be offer for kids grades 1st – 6th only. These one week camps will offered M-F 8:30am – 3pm to allow campers to focus on areas of interest for half of each day. The remainder of the day will be filled with traditional camp activities and water play (weather permitting). To break up the week we plan to offer one Field Trip which is included in the price (field trip is yet to be announced.)  The two Specialty Camps that we are currently planning are:

Sports Camp Flyer 2017_Page_1Sports Zone Week August 21 – 25:  $139/camper (3rd – 6th)  Featuring trained instruction and play in Soccer, Street Hockey, Basketball, & Flag Football.  The week will also include water games and free play time on the playground, as will as, an afternoon trip to the NEW Durham Pool and a say long field trip to Fort Foster.

Into the Woods Week August 21 – 25:  $139/camper (1st – 6th)  Using the book “Into the Woods” as an inspiration, campers will spend the week creating a small village using all natural materials.  Campers will have creative fun in this nature based learning camp using their imagination!  At the end of camp week parents will be invited to explore the village the campers have created.   Included in this one week camp is an afternoon trip to the Durham pool and a full day trip to Fort Foster.

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