Playground Program (Summer 2024)

The Playground Program is open to Southington resident children, ages 5-12.

The program takes place rain or shine, Monday-Friday*, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, at South End Elementary School and Recreation Park (Maxwell Noble Drive, Plantsville).

*During Session One, there will be no program on Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5.

Registration for the 2024 program will open on Monday, March 18 at 10:00 AM. Click the "Registration" button below for further instructions.

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2024 Program Dates and FeesThe program is comprised of four separate sessions. Each child may be registered for a maximum of two out of the four sessions being offered.

  • SESSION ONE: June 24-July 3*
  • SESSION TWO: July 8-19
  • SESSION THREE: July 22-August 2
  • SESSION FOUR: August 5-9

The cost for each 2-week session (Sessions One, Two, and Three) is $150.00 per child. The cost for Session Four (1-week) is $75.00 per child. There are no sibling discounts available.

Financial aid (up to $150 max per child) may be available to those who qualify through Southington Community Services. Please make an appointment with the SCS office at 860-628-3761 to determine eligibility.

*No program on Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5 due to the Independence Day holiday.


Program Activities

Scheduled activities may vary daily and can include, but not be limited to:

  • Basketball
  • Board Games
  • Crafts
  • Field Trips*
  • Kickball
  • Knock Hockey
  • Lacing Projects
  • Painting
  • Playground Time
  • Relay Races
  • Soccer
  • Swimming/Splash Pad
  • Talent Show
  • Volleyball
  • Wiffle Ball

*A field trip to Apple Valley Bowl (Plantsville) will be scheduled on one day during each of the four sessions. Bus transportation will be provided to/from the bowling alley. Field trip fees are not included in the general registration fee. The associated fees will be announced at the beginning of each session and will be collected by program staff on the day of the trip (cash only). All children & program staff will be leaving the school premises on field trip days. Children who do not wish to participate in the field trip will not be able to attend the Playground Program on that day.


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