New Britain opens registration for summer camps; here's how to sign your child up

Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021 13:19
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – It’s time again for outdoor recreation and summer camps children look forward to and the city is offering a wide-variety of activities.

“The summer camps offered through the city provide our young residents with a wide-variety of activities to keep them engaged, safe and active throughout the entire summer,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “Those who attend these camps are bound to have a fun-filled summer and make memories that will last a lifetime.”

Camp TotalRec, Leaders in Training and Downtown Players Youth Theatre Camp offer an array of activities and something different for youth in each grade level.

“The main goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide fun, safe activities for the residents of New Britain to enjoy,” said Parks and Recreation Department Director Erik Barbieri. “The programs at these summer camps are specifically created to ensure those who register have an exciting, engaging summer that won’t soon be forgotten.”

From June 21 to August 6 youth that have completed grades 1-5 can attend Camp TotalRec. The camp is offered at three different locations: AW Stanley Park, Chesley Park and Beehive at Willow Brook Park. Campers will be provided morning and afternoon bus transportation along with breakfast and lunch. Campers at AW and Willow Brook will have access to the pool facility and campers at Chesley Park will have access to the splash pad each day. Each week of camp is $40 or $250 for all seven weeks.

From June 21 to August 6 youth that have completed grades 6-8 can attend Leaders in Training (L.I.T.). During the program at AW Stanley Park, they are taught skills to help strengthen their leadership and active participation is a requirement. A character reference letter (from a non-relative) must be submitted along with registration by all participants. Bus transportation is offered as an additional activity registration. Each week of camp is $45 or $275 for all seven weeks.

From June 21 to July 30 youth ages 7-14 can attend the Downtown Players Youth Theatre Camp. Group members will engage in show rehearsals, theatre workshops and recreational activities at the Darius Miller Band Shell at Walnut Hill Park. They will be working toward a performance of Disney’s “Moana Jr.” on Thursday, July 29. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Registration is $85 a week or $475 for all six weeks.

To register a child for one of the camps, visit the Parks and Recreation Office or go online at

For more information on camps and other summer programs, including pools, sports leagues and special events, visit

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday, 10 June 2021 13:19. Updated: Thursday, 10 June 2021 13:22.