Sign-ups for popular Summer Playground Program start May 1

The Milford Recreation Department has announced that registration for its Summer Playground Program will begin on Thursday, May 1.

The six-week program will begin on Monday, June 30, and continue through Friday, Aug. 8, and is available to Milford residents only and is open to boys and girls aged 5-12 or those children who have completed kindergarten.

The program will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting. No class will be held July 4.

The Summer Playground Program will be held at the following six locations: Live Oaks School, John F. Kennedy School, Mathewson School, Meadowside School, Orange Avenue and Orchard Hills.

Daily activities at the camp will include sports, games, arts and crafts as well as special event days. The children will also be bused to AMF Lanes in Milford for bowling days each week and have three trips to the Rave Movie Theatre at the Westfield Mall.

Campardy is being added to the Summer Playground Program for the first time. This program combines the look and feel of a real TV hit game show with all the bells and whistles. There will be some light physical challenges and music.

The Summer Playground Program will cost $45 per week per child and that includes all trips and games. Each child will also receive a Summer Playground Program tee-shirt, which is to be worn on travel days.

All registrations will be online at and payment can be mailed in or dropped off at the Recreation Department. For any other questions, contact Bill Garfield at 203-783-3388 or