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General Information
  • REGISTRATION IS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to COVID-19. Parent or guardian may REGISTER children starting April 21 - June 22 at the Painter Park office or online. There is NO WAIT-LIST available for this program- SITE REGISTRATION IS A FIRST COME BASIS. PROOF of AGE and RESIDENCY REQUIRED upon registration if you DO NOT currently have a W.H. Recreation Dept. HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNT. Playground counselors WILL NOT accept your child's registration at any playground camp in JULY.
  • Our six-week playground program is for West Haven youngsters ages 6-12 years of age. Child must be 6yrs. on or before July 6th to participate in the summer playground program. NO EXCEPTIONS -thank you for your cooperation!
  • SUMMER 6 week Playground program meets OUTDOORS on the Schools playground area - Mon-Fri, starting July 6 - Aug.14 from 9:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Children MUST BE PICKED-UP PROMPTLY at 1:45pm DISMISSAL TIME or has permission to walk home!
  • The program DOES NOT meet on RAIN DAYS and may close early in the event of rain, thunderstorms or excessive heat warnings. PLEASE check our website for "ALERTS" or your "TEXT Messaging" or "EMAIL"!
  • The City’s summer nutrition program provide through the W.H. Board of Education-TBA- please check with the site counselors.
  • Your child will be bused to Carrigan School's swimming pool during designated camp swim time and for any other camp activities requiring transportation.
  • PLEASE NOTE: WHPR reserves the right to deny participation in the playground program if it is determined any information regarding age or residency is falsified and you WILL NOT receive a registration refund.
  • For liability reasons and your child's safety, WHPR reserves the right to limit 50 youngsters in the pool per site on swim days. Also, children that DO NOT WANT TO GO SWIMMING will not be allowed to go and stay at the POOL due to SAFETY-we suggest that those children do not attend camp on SWIM DAYS. The Swimming schedule will begin on WEDNESDAY, July 10th. Please check with the counselor at your playground for scheduled day and swim time which may be subject to change without advance notice!

Swim Schedule begins Wed., July 8th
  • PLEASE NOTE for SAFETY REASONS: Campers who do not want to swim will not be able to go to the POOL on swim days and NO campers will be allowed to stay back at the playground during swim time! We suggest the camper not attend on scheduled swim day.
  • The Pool & Waterfront Supervisor and Playground Director have the authority to limit 50 children in the swimming pool per swim time. THIS IS FOR YOUR child's safety! ONLY WHPR LIFEGUARDS, PLAYGROUND STAFF and CAMPERS are allowed in the POOL FACILITY during camp hours of 9:15am - 1:30pm daily.
  • A "VOLUNTARY!" swim test is given to all children that wish to swim in the deep end which is 5ft-12ft deep.
  • Swimming suits only must be worn in the pool; cut off shorts or any other full body coverings are prohibited.
  • WHPR provides USA Coast Guard approved life jackets for children that need assistance.
  • NO SWIMMEES, MASKS that cover the nose or SNORKELS allowed.
  • Your child will be bused to Carrigan Intermediate school pool from their playground camp.
  • Carrigan Pool - Swim Schedule begins Wednesday, July 8th.
  • SWIM SCHEDULE-begins Wednesday, JULY 8th (SUBJECT TO CHANGE, please check with playground counselor)
  • 9:30-10:30a: Mon-Molloy; Tue- Forest; Wed-Molloy; Thu-Forest; Fri-TBA
  • 10:30-11:30a: Mon-Washington A; Tue-Washington B; Wed-Seth Haley; Thu-TBA ; Fri-Seth Haley
  • 11:30-12:30p: Mon-Pagels A; Tue-Pagels B; Wed-TBA; Thu-Pagels A; Fri-Pagels B
  • 12:30-130p: Mon-TBA; Tue-Savin Rock; Wed-Washington A; Thu-Washington B; Fri-Savin Rock

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