Full Day Summer Youth Programs

Our goal is to provide simplicity, flexibility, and safety for all our participants. Please read each program description carefully to decide with program best suits your child's needs.

Registration

All of our day programs run from 9 am to 3 pm, with the extended day option from 3 to 5:30 pm for an additional fee. At this time we offer our programs on a weekly basis, and are unable to offer a daily option. Registrations begin on April 1, 2022. You can register online, or directly at our office at 40 Barrett Parkway. Our office hours are:

  • Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

All registrations are first come, first served and are due each week no later than Wednesday at 4 pm prior to the week you are registering for, as long as there are spots available. You can register for multiple weeks in advance.

Once you have registered your child(ren) we will send more information to you via email the week before the program begins in regards to drop off procedures, lunch, what to bring and not bring, etc.

Non-residents wishing to register for a non-trip program will be allowed only if space permits, with a $10 increase in fee.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for City of Leominster residents only. Assistance is available for the Full Day Summer Programs. Financial Aid is funded through the City of Leominster/CDBG Program or the U.S. Department of HUD.

Applications for Financial Assistance begin immediately and the deadline to apply is Friday, May 13, 2022.

  • You must apply at the Recreation Department.
  • Income tax information, proof of residency for all family members are required.
  • Financial Aid payments must be paid at least two weeks in advance to assure a spot due to limited space. Children are not registered until payment is made for that week before the deadline and if space allows.

Extended Day Program

Extended care is offered each afternoon from 3 to 5:30 pm for an additional $25 per week, and is available to any child in the Preschool, Playground, Intermediate, Junior Sportsmania, Sportsmania, or Special Education Summer Day programs.

The extended care is held at the program location. Registration and payment is due no later than Wednesday at 4 pm prior to the week you are registering for, as space allows. We must staff to child ratio.

Your child must be picked up by 5:30 pm, or an additional charge of $1 per minute is applied until you arrive.

Sign-in/Sign-out Procedure

A mandatory sign-in, sign-out policy, where parents/guardians must physically sign their child in and out with a staff member is in place for our programs. Our pick-up procedure will continue again, where we bring your child to the car at dismissal where an ID is required; you never have to leave the car.

Programs

Preschool Program

This program is designed for ages 2.9 to 5. All preschoolers must be toilet trained. The children will interact with other children giving them a social experience and will take part in activities that include arts and crafts, sports, drama, reading, playtime, and more, giving them an educational experience too. We will have theme days with related activities, performers, and entertainers.

Limited to 30 participants!

  • Dates: July 5 to August 5, 2022
  • Ages: 2.9 to 5
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Site: Northwest School
  • Cost: $115 per participant / week. With extended pm the cost is $140.

Register

Playground Program

Our Playground Program is designed for grades 1st to 4th. All participants will take part in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, drama, singing, athletics, reading, and some educational programs. Children are grouped by ages allowing activities to be better designed and age appropriate. Children will rotate through the various activities throughout the day. A variety of entertainers will be brought in during the summer.

Limited to 60 participants!

  • Dates: July 5 to August 5, 2022
  • Grades Entering: 1st to 4th
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm.
  • Site: Northwest School
  • Cost: $115 per participant / week. With extended pm, the cost is $140.

Register

Junior Sportsmania Program

Our Junior Sportsmania Program is designed for grades 3 and 4. This program will be similar to the Sportsmania Program with a variety of age-appropriate activities.

Limited to 30 participants!

  • Dates: July 5 to August 5, 2022
  • Grades Entering: 3rd and 4th
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Site: Northwest School
  • Cost: $115 per participant / week. With extended pm the cost is $140.

Register

Sportsmania Program

Get up, get going, and get active this summer with Leominster Recreation Department in the Sportsmania program. A variety of sports and non-traditional games such as: soccer, basketball, capture the flag, dodgeball, and kickball, to name a few, will be offered daily for children entering grades 5 to 7. Each day will begin with proper stretching and other exciting warm up games. If you love having fun and staying active, this is the program for you.

All participants must be signed in each day, not just dropped off.

Limited to 12 participants!

  • Dates: July 5 to August 5, 2022
  • Grades Entering: 5th through 7th
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Site: Outside at Barrett Park and in the Program Building During Inclement Weather.
  • Cost: $115 per participant / week. With extended pm, the cost is $140.

Register

Intermediate Program

Our Intermediate Program will be for students entering grades 5th through 7th this year. Participants will have choices built into a structured day. Activities will be preplanned to a certain extent, allowing room for participant input once the summer begins. Activities will still include sports, arts and crafts, and adventure. Participants in this program will go to the State Pool once a week.

All participants must be signed in each day, not just dropped off.

Limited to 20 participants!

  • Dates: July 5 to August 5, 2022
  • Grades Entering: 5th through 7th
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Site: Barrett Park Program Building
  • Cost: $115 per participant / week. With extended pm the cost is $140.

Register

Special Education Summer Program

This program is for children who attend the Leominster Schools or live in Leominster and have special needs that would allow them to adapt better to a small group setting. All participants would need to be toilet trained to attend. We do NOT have 1:1 aides or administer medications, but we do provide the children with stimulating activities and lots of fun! This is a five-week program and you pick the weeks.

Children are bused to this program from summer school. Please contact the school department to arrange busing to the program.

Limited to 6 participants!

  • Dates: July 5 through August 5, 2022
  • Grades Entering: 2nd through 6th
  • Times: Monday Through Thursday 12 to 3 pm
    Friday 9 am to 3 pm
  • Site: Northwest School
  • Cost: $65 per participant / week. With extended PM the cost is $90.

Register