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Playground Group
Join us for Playground Group 2022! 

A Hopkinton tradition for over 30 years!

Our mission this summer remains the same as always: to provide a safe place for kids to get outside and be active, to make some new friends and reconnect with old ones, and most importantly, have fun.

The majority of our enthusiastic and engaging counselors including our Director, Julia Thissell, attended Playground Group themselves and are eager to pass on the fun memories they have of their time at Playground Group.


Activities include:
Field Day Games

Team Sports
Arts & crafts, including the always popular tie dye!
Short nature walks
Playground time
Music & movies when the weather is not ideal for outdoor activities

Little Hillers, ages 5-7, will join us at Hopkins School for a fun-filled week of arts and crafts, sports, and games. Each week features a visit from a variety of entertainers such as Animal Adventures, the High Flying Frisbee Dogs, Magicians and more. Hopkinton Police K9 Titian and his handler may even stop by! The week ends with a pizza and Popsicle party! 

Junior Hillers, ages 8-12, will join us at Elmwood School for a week full of sports, Olympic events, and games like the always popular Pillow Polo! There will be two weekly trips to Sandy Beach, tie-dye, arts and crafts, water balloons and more. The week ends with an Olympic Ceremony, prizes, pizza and popsicles. And, the Wednesday trip to Water Whizz is back!!

Check out our extended day option! You've spoken, we listened. Our extended day program runs until 5:30pm.

Join us!
Session 1: July 5-8

Session 2: July 11-15
Session 3: July 18-22
Session 4: July 25-29
Session 5: August 1-5
Session 6: August 8-12

Registration for each session will close on Thursday at midnight the week prior. An informational email will be sent out on the Friday prior to each session.

Please ensure that your child's medical information in your Hopkintonrec.org account is up to date with any allergies or concerns we should be aware of.



Playground Group Policies
  • Participants may not be dropped off prior to 8:30am. Drop off runs from 8:30-9:00am.
  • You must sign in at the desk.
  • For families with children at BOTH LOCATIONS ONLY, there will be a 15 minute grace period pick up added to your pick up time.
  • Late pickup policy: Any child being picked up after hours will be charged $1.00 per minute late. This fee will be payable, in cash, before the next day. No child will be admitted without payment.
  • Prescription medicines will not be given by staff. You may come to the session and dispense medications to your child. Epi pens are exempt from this rule. On Monday, please bring an epi pen labeled with your child's name on it. Our head counselors will store the pens in a cooler for the week and return the pen to you at the end of the session. The cooler travels with the head counselors on field trips. Our head counselors and at least 2 staff members on site are CPR certificated and trained in the proper use of epi pen administration.
  • No child is permitted to leave the group unless accompanied by a counselor. No child will be released to anyone unless that person is on the authorized pickup list you provide. There will be a sign in and out sheet.
  • We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
  • Families will be charged for any malicious damage done to town property or equipment.
  • Children are expected to cooperate with the counselors. Any child who is considered disruptive may be asked to leave after a conference with parents. We reserve the right to cancel enrollment, with no refunds, at any time due to disruptive behavior.
  • All children need to bring a lunch and drink and snack in an insulated bag or box.

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a program at any time prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes place within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at any time with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program. The processing fee associated with all credit card transactions will not be refunded.

If a program is suspended due to a recommendation by the CDC or the State and local Dept. of Health, customers can elect to take a refund or a credit. Credits will have no expiration date and can be applied to any program and can be used for any member of your household.

Little Hillers
  • There will be a kid’s pool/sprinkler to cool off. Please send a bathing suit if you would like the children to participate.
  • Please pack snacks and a lunch every day. We have a no NUT policy as we can have participants with sever allergies. We appreciate your cooperation in providing a safe environment for all.
  • Please send water and/or drinks with your child. Please put your child’s name on the containers.
  • Little Hillers is held at Hopkins School from 8:30am-3:30pm. Extended day hours 8:30am-5:30pm. Drop off window is 8:30-9:00am
  • Hopkins School is not air conditioned.
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Little Hillers: Session 6 
5 - 7 N/A MTuWThF  08/08/2022 - 08/12/2022
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Hopkins School - Gym
$220.00 Res
 
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Little Hillers: Session 6 - Extended Day 
5 - 7 N/A MTuWThF  08/08/2022 - 08/12/2022
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Hopkins School - Gym
$270.00 Res

Junior Hillers
  • Trips to Sandy Beach twice a week to swim, with our staff and lifeguards on duty at all times.
  • Wednesday trip to Water Whizz. This trip is optional, if a participant chooses not to go to Water Whizz they are welcome to spend the day at Hopkins School with the Little Hillers. There is an additional charge for this trip.
  • Please pack snacks and a lunch every day. We have a no NUT policy as we can have participants with allergies. We appreciate your cooperation in providing a safe environment for all.
  • Please send water and/or drinks with the children. Please put the child’s name on the containers.
  • Junior Hillers is held at Elmwood School from 8:30am-5:30pm. Extended day hours 8:30am-5:30pm. Drop off window is 8:30-9:00am
  • Elmwood School is not air conditioned.
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Junior Hillers: Session 6 
8 - 12 N/A MTuWThF  08/08/2022 - 08/12/2022
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Elmwood School - Gym
$220.00 Res
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Junior Hillers: Session 6 - Extended Day 
8 - 12 N/A MTuWThF  08/08/2022 - 08/12/2022
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Elmwood School - Gym
$270.00 Res

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