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It has been such a long wait but FINALLY! SITP 2021!!! It’s that time of year when the Town of Washington Grove announces plans for yet another exciting July full of fun and adventure! For decades, Washington Grove’s SITP program has been a unique, unparalleled camp for children to spend their summer in a healthy, wholesome, outdoor environment. Come play games, make arts and crafts, spend time at Maple Lake, and best of all, make new friends. It all happens in the bucolic setting of Washington Grove, known best as the Town within a Forest.

Of course, this year will look different than past years, we will be following a Covid-19 plan for the camp this year, and MASKS will be required for all activities during camp. We have also changed the ages for those in camp this year to K-7. If you are a rising 8th grader, we encourage you to apply for a volunteer position. You will be able to earn SSL hours.

Summer In The Parks is a comprehensive program for children entering Kindergarten up to children entering 7th Grade by September 2021. Many of the camp participants are children that live within the Town limits, but each summer children from outside the Grove also attend and share the magic. When the Grove children become too old to attend the camp, they often continue as volunteers or counselors to help teach the younger generation what they’ve been lucky enough to experience in previous summers.

Summer In The Parks is staffed by paid directors and camp counselors, as well as volunteers. This year the camp will take place from June 28 to July 23 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. IF we are able to hold a Campout, it will be held on July 23, but we do not anticipate that we will be able to this year . Campers begin each day at McCathran Hall. We ask that every camper bring a cleaning bucket with their name on the bucket. This bucket will hold their belongings and water. We will not have snack time or popsicles at camp this year. If you feel your child will need to eat a snack while they are at camp, please contact Em Cavey at 240-838-1840. Temperatures will be taken daily when the campers arrive at the Hall. All campers must have a completed registration form, waiver, and payment mailed to address on the registration form. Registration forms are on the Town website under Summer in the Parks. We have limited space this year and will only be accepting 25 campers. Please contact Emily Cavey with any questions, 240-838-1840. Or Jenn Hix at (301) 825-3790.

If you would like to apply for employment or to be a volunteer, please visit the Town website. The application is listed under the Summer in the Parks page.

Application: 2021 SITP Volunteer & Job Application

Emily Cavey

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