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Family Nights

Here are the dates for our 2019 Family Nights.

  • Session 1: There will be no family night for Session 1 since it falls on July 4. If you are not enrolled in another session but would like to join us for a family night please give our office a call and let us know. 
  • Session 2: Thursday, July 18
  • Session 3: Thursday, August 1
  • Session 4: Thursday, August 15

 

Family Night Details

This is an evening for families to get a glimpse into what their child(ren) have been doing for the past two weeks. Families are asked to bring their own dinner and enjoy it while the talent show featuring counselors and campers singing their favorite songs kicks off the evening. Following the songs, the program areas will be open and a campfire will be lit for marshmallows and s'mores for families to enjoy. It all ends in time to return home for a good night's sleep before one last day of the camp session.

During this evening, we park at the Child Development Center as well as East Campus and operate shuttles for our guests. Please plan to drive to East Campus and our staff will redirect you to the Child Development Center parking lot if necessary. 

Campers may not participate in the evening activities without adult supervision. This means we are encouraging and requesting that all campers enjoy the evening's activities as a family. 

In the event of inclement weather, Family Night will be canceled and will not be rescheduled. Cancellation information will be posted on the Camp Massasoit Facebook page. You are more than welcome to join us for any remaining scheduled Family Night by calling the camp office.

Tentative schedule of evening events:

  • 4:45 p.m. Families arrive as regular pick-up occurs
  • 5 p.m. Familes and campers enjoy the meals brought from home
  • 5:30 p.m. Staff introductions and group songs
  • 6:00 p.m. Ropes courses, boats, archery, and a campfire will be open for families

 

Theme Day

On the first Friday of each session, campers have the opportunity to dress according to a predetermined theme. The camp schedule for theme day follows the typical schedule; the only difference is the anticipation of campers dressed in a different wardrobe. We look forward to seeing your camper's creativity. Check back during the first week of camp to see what the summer's session themes will be!

 

All Camp Day

On the Tuesday of the second week of each session, the camp adjusts its programming to allow all the campers to come together as a large group in celebration of a common tehem. This day is split in half with the morning programming typically allowing for a "carnival" type atmosphere. The afternoon portion is an "All Camp" swim followed by an option to purchase a frozen ice cream treat at the end of the day. Check back during the first week of camp to see what this summer's session All Camp themes will be!

 

     

    Family Fun Night Details

    Program areas will be staffed, natural crafts planned, and the BBQ will be fired up for hot dogs and hamburgers. Don’t forget about the talent show featuring counselors and campers, an old-fashioned bonfire, and camp songs. It all ends in time to return home for a good night’s sleep to finish up one last day after two weeks of camp fun.

    In an effort to provide a quality and relaxing experience for parents on a busy Thursday, we offer a BBQ dinner catered by Springfield College dining services, enhancing the Family Night experience for our customers. Families will need to RSVP by the end of the first week and payments can be made anytime prior to Thursday evening. Families are also invited to bring their own dinner from home if they wish.

    During this evening, we park at the Child Development Center as well as East Campus and operate shuttles for our guests. Please plan to drive to East Campus and our staff will redirect you to the Child Development Center parking lot if necessary.

    Campers may not participate in the evening activities without adult supervision. This means we are encouraging and requesting that all campers enjoy the evening’s activities as a family. For those campers not staying for Family Night, child pick-up will be the usual procedure. Campers must be either picked up or met by a parent or guardian by 5:15 p.m. We do not operate the Springfield College shuttle on Family Night. If campers are not picked up by 5:15 p.m., we will handle the situation as we would any other camp day, calling the emergency contacts. If no one is reached at the emergency numbers, we will then contact the Department of Social Services.

    In the event of inclement or an inclement weather forecast, Family Night will be canceled and not rescheduled. Cancellation information will be posted here on the Camp Massasoit Web page. You are more than welcome to join us for any remaining scheduled Family Night. Please RSVP to the camp office by Tuesday of that week's scheduled Family Night.

    Tentative schedule of evening events:

    • 4:15 p.m. Families arrive and regular pick-up occurs
    • 5 p.m. Families and campers enjoy the BBQ or meals brought from home
    • 5:30 p.m. Staff introductions and group skits and songs
    • 6 p.m. Ropes courses, boats, archery, camp fire, slide show, and crafts will be open for families