PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING-
A summer Safe Haven parent/child meeting will be held on Monday, June 21st. Come meet our staff with an ice cream social meet and greet at 6:30, pick up summer shirts, and ask questions!
If your child will be attending Safe Haven for the entire summer please pre-register so that we know how many children we will be having consistently throughout the summer. The pre-registration fee will be credited to your account and be used cover payment for one full week of your choosing. We are charging a pre-registration fee to insure that the child who is registered does intend to come. If you pre-register for the entire summer you must let us know if your plans change no later than two weeks prior to the summer program starting on June 24th (by June 10th) in order to be refunded. (Do not worry about the dates being shown of 6/14-6/18. We aren't open those dates for summer program, but had to enter a date to add the activity online.)
By registering your child, you are hereby swearing that you will not send your child to Safe Haven if they are not feeling well or have a fever; nor will you enter the facilities if you do not feel well or have a fever. You are hereby swearing that you will not send your child to Safe Haven after giving them a fever reducer such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen within 24 hours of drop-off.
You or an emergency contact must be available to pickup your child immediately if your child begins to feel ill or if they are suspected of being ill.
The Field Trips- Whale's Tale, Clark's Trading Post, and Santa's Village require bus transportation. We are only able to secure one bus therefore, the first 40 children who sign up will be permitted to attend these field trips. Whale's Tale is for red and yellow groupers only.
COVID-19 Protocol 2021:
The Protocol for this season has not been determined. We expect to update the protocol for the 2021 summer program the first week in June. Please check back here for updates. No one should enter the Colonel Town facilities if they are not feeling well.
Safe Haven is a recreation program for children ages 4-12. Fun activities will be planned each week to provide children with opportunities to learn and enjoy themselves. We will be scheduling weekly visits to the library in addition to a variety of other local trips. Each week our crafts and activities will be geared toward the weekly theme. Make this summer a memorable one by joining us!!
In trying to create a fun day camp for children, our program has weekly themes. The daily games, crafts, and various activities usually center on those themes. Campers will be divided into three age groups: blue group (ages 4-5), yellow group (ages 6-8), and the red group (ages 9-12). Children go to the pool each afternoon, weather permitting. We have Safe Haven staff members who remain at the pool with them to ensure each child’s safety. The days end with “Camper of the Day” awards for each group.There are many local field trips that we take in the summer. For example, we go to the library each week, attend the free family movies at the Rialto Theatre, enjoy Impact’s live performances at the Rialto Theatre, take walking trips, etc.
We’re also very fortunate to be able to offer free lunches to our campers again this summer. The NH Department of Education partners with the NH Food Bank the White Mountains Regional High School to prepare well-balanced, nutritious cold lunches each day. They create two-week menus so that parents have advanced notice of what the meals will be, just in case a child may not like what’s going to be prepared. Parents do not have to fill out any paperwork for this service. Please let us know if you would like your child to receive free lunches.
Our staff is currently working hard to finish scheduling all the summer field trips, activities, games, crafts, etc. The theme weeks could change.
The following is a list of items that should be packed in your child’s backpack each day:
- Two snacks
- Cold lunch (if you don’t want your child to have the free cold lunch provided at Safe Haven)
- Water bottle
- Flip flops or sandals
- Bathing suit
- One Safe Haven shirt (which is worn whenever your child leaves Colonel Town property or when there are a lot of children on Colonel Town property – as a safety precaution)
- Bottle of sunscreen labeled with your child’s name (this is only brought on the first day and is left at Safe Haven – our staff is very good at ensuring each child wears sunscreen throughout the day)
Many of our campers are enrolled in other Colonel Town programs, such as swim lessons, gymnastics camp, tennis, etc. If your child is enrolled in any of the summer Colonel Town programs, our staff will walk your child to and from those programs.