Flax Pond Adventure Program
About the Program...
Flax Pond is an “Adventure Program” where the children learn new skills and teamwork while facing exciting challenges. Each year the Adventure Program evolves to meet the needs of the community and the participants of the program.
The children participate in a variety of daily activities such as kayaking, canoeing, archery, swimming in the fresh water kettle pond, sports, arts & crafts, wellness programs, a low elements initiatives area, and a nature program with live animals. The program operates every day rain or shine.
Click here for the Flax Pond registration forms.
Director of Flax Pond Summer Program, Maria Cobill, holds a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Boston University, a B.A. in Psychology from Curry College and over a decade of experience working with youth and children on the cape in recreational, academic, and therapeutic settings. During her time at Flax Maria has worked as a Counselor, Flaxtivities Program Director, and is now serving in her 7th summer as the Flax Pond Director. When not at Flax, Maria enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their dog, Nala, at the beach or hiking in the woods and of course planning for all of the special events for next year at Flax!
Click here for the Welcome Letter from Maria and Staff!
A TYPICAL DAY AT FLAX POND SUMMER PROGRAM!
Your child will arrive at either 7:30 AM (Before Care) or at the regular drop off time of 8:00 AM. He/she will be greeted by counselors and escorted safely across the parking lot. All of the children will participate in morning assembly, which includes announcements of upcoming events, skits and songs. The children are then broken up into their Nations (whole age group) and asked to follow their counselors to their meeting place. Once there, they will be introduced to his or her counselor for the week. Your child’s counselor will change weekly. After your child meets their counselor, they will be given the opportunity to put their lunches away.
The schedules will vary by age group. Each child will go swimming, to a program area (Arts & Crafts, Archery etc.), or play games on the fields. All children will have a 2 snack times a day, so please pack accordingly. In the afternoon they will repeat a similar schedule as they did in the morning, going to a different program area.
At the end of the day, the children all meet around the parking lot to prepare for pick up. Announcements and permission slips will be passed out. Those children signed up for the After Care program will be dismissed, then the cars for pickup will be allowed to enter.
Children are grouped together by similar school grade level and
what grade they are going into in the Fall and it grade level has a group name:
Pioneers are first and second graders
Trail Blazers are third and fourth graders
Quest Seekers are fifth and sixth graders
Explorers are seventh and eighth graders and ninth graders
*These are based on what grade they will be entering in September
Week 1: June 28 - 30 - prorated for a 3 day program
Week 2: July 3 - 7
Week 3: July 10 - 14
Week 4: July 17 - 21
Week 5: July 24 - 28
Week 6: July 31 - August 4
Week 7: August 7 - 11
Week 8: August 14 - 18
Week 9: August 21 - 25
Kid's Care: August 28 - Sept 1 (1st-6th grade only)
Click here for a calendar of events!
Hours and Fees
Monday – Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
at Flax Pond Recreation Area, 31 Dupont Avenue, South Yarmouth
Telephone: 508-760-4815 (during camp season)
Cost $125.00 per week for Resident (1st-6th grade)
Cost $155.00 per week for Non-resident
Cost $140 per week for Resident (7th-9th grade)
Cost $170 per week for Non-Resident (7th-9th grade)
We offer an early drop off and late pick up option for an additional fee to registered children in grades 1-9. Pre-registration is required for extended care. Children must be pre-registered by Thursday of the preceding week in order to participate in the extended day option by cash or credit card only.
Rates are as follows:
7:30am-4:00pm is an additional $12.00 per week
7:30am-4:30pm is an additional $24.00 per week
7:30am-5:00pm is an additional $36.00 per week
7:30am-5:30pm is an additional $48.00 per week
8:00am-4:30pm is an additional $12.00 per week
8:00am-5:00pm is an additional $24.00 per week
8:00am-5:30pm is an additional $36.00 per week
To Register click here or visit the Yarmouth Parks and Recreation Office
at 424 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673