Registration for YMCA Camp Sloper’s 71st Season began on Saturday, Feb. 1, with a record number of families taking advantage of online registration which opened at 8 a.m. that morning.
Alexa Kielbowicz was first camper to register for the 2020 camp season. A tradition rooted in the days when families would line up at the camp office bright and early on the first morning of registration to ensure their child had a spot in the camp of their choice, [each year The Y recognizes the first camper with a certificate and a victory lap of The Y]. With registration having gone almost completely online the tradition lives on in online form. Alexa’s family registered her online at 8:03 a.m. on Saturday morning.
YMCA Camp Sloper, serves the towns of Southington, Cheshire, Berlin, Kensington and more.
Registration is on-going at either the Southington or Cheshire YMCAs during business hours or online at www.ymcacampsloper.org . There is space available in most of the specialty camps and all of the traditional camps; registering early is encouraged so children can select the program of their choice before it fills up.
YMCA Camp Sloper has four, two-week sessions running June 29 - Aug. 21. There is also a one week preview the week before the regular camp season begins, June 22 – 26. The day camp program runs Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended camp care available if needed. YMCA Camp Sloper serves children ages 3 to 15 years old. Bus transportation is provided for residents of Southington, Cheshire, and Berlin/Kensington, for campers entering kindergarten through grade 10. The Wanderers program for preschoolers runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with parents transporting their children. Financial assistance is available for families that qualify. Extended payment plans can also be arranged.
Any questions can be directed to the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center at 860- 621-8194 or visit their website at www.ymcacampsloper.org .