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Summer Program

Our summer program is available for children aged five years old through

children entering the 6th grade. Children must also live in the Brookings

community or have parents that work in Brookings. It is expected that

children will attend full days.

 

Hours of operation during the summer are 5:45 AM - 6 PM at the Camelot

location and 7:30 AM - 6 PM at all other sites. 

 

Summer 2024 will have four sites; Kindergarten, Dakota Praire, Camelot,

and Peace Lutheran Church each has its own special personality.

 

An updated fees schedule is available on the registration form as well as

under the Register tab. Swim days occur every week and the children are bussed to Hillcrest Pool. Once they are at the pool, the children spend the day swimming and playing in the park until their parents pick them up at Hillcrest park. 


Kindergarten Site 605-692-4399 kristirystrom@gmail.com:

Held in the First United Methodist Church, located at the corner of 5th St and 7th Ave., this site is for any child that will be entering Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten in the upcoming school year. Children must be five years old at the time of attendance. 

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The Methodist Church rooms are air conditioned and designed for the smaller child.  This downtown location is convenient for library visits and is close to the Children’s Museum playground as well as the downtown eating establishments. Children from this location will be bussed to Safety Town and swimming lessons at the Brookings High School, but transportation for other park and recreation activities will be the parent’s responsibility. G.A.P. will communicate to the families the swimming lesson and Safety Town sessions and times that bussing will be provided. G.A.P. partners with BATA for bussing needs during the summer.

 

Camelot Site 605-696-4447 nicolecovrig6@gmail.com:

This site is open to children who will be entering the 1st through 3rd grades in the upcoming school year.  The multi purpose room at Camelot is air conditioned there is access to a fun playground. Children from this location can participate in Safety Town and will be bussed to swimming lessons, but transportation for other park and recreation activities will be the parent’s responsibility. G.A.P. will communicate to the families the swimming lesson and Safety Town sessions and times that bussing will be provided. G.A.P. partners with BATA for bussing needs during the summer. 

Dakota Prairie 605-696-4909 dakotaprairiegap@gmail.com:

This site is open to children who will be entering the 1st through 3rd grades in the upcoming school year.  The multi purpose room at Dakota Prairie is air conditioned, and the children make good use of the school playgrounds. Children from this location will be bussed to Safety Town and swimming lessons, but transportation for other park and recreation activities will be the parent’s responsibility. G.A.P. will communicate to the families the swimming lesson and Safety Town sessions and times that bussing will be provided. G.A.P. partners with BATA for bussing needs during the summer. 

 

Peace Lutheran Church Site camelotgap22@gmail.com:

This site is for children that will be going into 4th through 6th grade in the upcoming school year. The multi purpose room at Peace Lutheran Church is air conditioned. A number of activities and lawn games will be set up for the children's enjoyment in the green area. Programs will be developmentally appropriate for this age group, and activities may take them off site more than the other locations. Children from this location will be bussed to swimming lessons, but transportation for other park and recreation activities will be the parent’s responsibility. G.A.P. will communicate to the families the swimming lesson sessions and times that bussing will be provided. G.A.P. partners with BATA for bussing needs during the summer.  

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