Summer Adventures Camp at Choate Park – Summer 2016

Click on link above for all links and specific information.  This information has been added to the Friends of Choate site to let the community know about the camp.

We are very excited that we have merged our Summer Adventures program (formerly at Burke School) with Summer Adventures Camp at Choate Park. We will explore, create and play at Choate Park together. Great space, great fields, great program – now combining the best of both programs. Join us for Summer Adventures Camp at Choate Park!

Daily Fun

  • tennis & beach volleyball courts
  • basketball & wall ball games
  • fields for fun games, including soccer, kickball and dodgeball
  • enormous waterslide & other water activities
  • arts & crafts, science activities, cooking projects, games and so much more
  • weekly visits by professional entertainers to delight and amuse all
  • free frozen treats
  • rainy days are never a problem – simply drop-off/pick-up at the Thayer House, located on the Choate Park property
  • field trips at no additional fee

Special Events 

  • Mondays – Meet & Greet; Design a Camp T-Shirt; Wacky Waterslide
  • Tuesdays – Pool Time at the Franklin YMCA
  • Wednesdays – Fun & Games with F.A.S.T. Athletics; Wacky Waterslide
  • Thursdays – Pool Time at the Franklin YMCA
  • Fridays – Pizza Lunch; Wacky Waterslide

Ages – Children entering Kindergarten through Grade 8

Camp Options

  • 5 day program – Monday-Friday
  • 3 day program – Choose any three days of the week; must specify days when registering

Dates – We offer 8 weeks beginning Monday, June 27 through Friday, August 19

Time Options

  • Full Day 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Early Drop-Off 7:30am
  • Late Pick-Up 5:00pm


  • Full Day – 5 days – $150/week
  • Full Day – 3 days – $100/week
  • Early Drop-Off – $12/day
  • Late Pick-Up – $10/day
  • Both Early & Late Options – $18/day


  • Deadline – All registrations must be received no later than Thursday the week before attending camp. Registrations will not be accepted at camp check-in.


  • Summer Coordinator – Highly-trained and available to families to answer questions and address concerns.
  • Head Counselors – Energetic and highly-qualified teachers who bring with them years of experience, creative ideas and tons of enthusiasm.
  • Counselors – Experienced and able to lead group activities, games, programs and always ensure safety.
  • Leaders-in-Training – Always ready to lend a hand throughout the day.

What to Bring

  • Backpack with a water bottle, towel, hat, sunscreen, socks and sneakers. You may wear flip flops/sandals, but sneakers and socks are required for some games and activities.
  • Bathing suits should be worn under clothing every day.
  • Lunchbox with a healthy lunch, several snacks and an ice pack. Group snacks are often prepared throughout the day. Please indicate all food allergies when registering.
  • Sunscreen must be applied before drop-off.
  • Remember to label everything!

Special Requests

  • All children must be signed-in and out every morning and afternoon by a parent or guardian. Head staff must be notified if there are any changes to the person picking up at the end of the day. A driver’s license must be presented at pick-up.
  • Medications must be give to the Summer Coordinator on the first day of camp. If your child is on medication, please administer before leaving home. If medication is required during the day, a note from both the doctor and parent is required.

Directions to Choate Park – Click on the link in LOCATIONS

Volunteer & Paid Employment Opportunities 

  • Leader-in-Training (LIT) – The Community Education Department is offering a Summer Adventures Camp internship program for students ages 14-16. A minimum 4-week commitment is required. There is a $25 per week fee for all accepted interns. If interested, send an email to no later than Thursday, May 5th. A limited number of candidates will be selected and called for an interview by Monday, May 23rd.
  • Camp Counselor – The Community Education Department is offering a Summer Adventures Camp Counselor paid position for people ages 16 and up. The Camp runs from June 27th-August 19th. If interested, print the Summer Employment Application found on our website Mail your completed application to Community Ed, 16 Cassidy Lane, Medway, MA 02053 or scan and email to All applications must be received no later than Monday, April 25th. A limited number of candidates will be selected and called for an interview by Friday, May 6th.
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Town of Medway, MA Clean Sweep

Join us at Choate Park or sign up for another spot in town to help clean!  See details about the event below!  12710972_999599246796880_4637564297172106726_o

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Medway Christmas Parade

A wonderful annual tradition in Medway!
Medway Christmas Parade, begins at Medway Middle School on Holliston Street at 5:30 p.m. following to Main Street, to Choate Park. Floats, fire apparatus, photos with Santa, refreshments and fireworks over Choate Pond!
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015 – 5:30pm
Brought to you by the Medway Parade Committee   (Donations welcome!)
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Pumpkin Walk 2015

We are very excited about our 10th Annual Pumpkin Walk at Choate Park.  For those of you that haven’t been before this is a fun and festive fall event where people walk around the path around the pond to view hundreds of pumpkins that have been carved into traditional, unique, and creative jack-o-lanterns.  It is very dark on the Choate path which makes the event fun and makes the pumpkins stand out against the dark night.  Don’t forget to bring a flashlight so you can see the path and your kids!   In terms of pumpkins- the more the merrier so please consider bringing a carved pumpkin to the Choate tennis courts by 5:00 that day.  It is fun for kids and adults alike to see their own pumpkins as part of this fun town event.
The event is typically very crowded from 7:00-8:00 so the little ones can come out before going to bed.   8:00-9:00 tends to be the quieter hour if you are looking to avoid the large crowds and so that you can better see the pumpkins.
There will be fires in Choate Pond to add to the festivities and the concession stand will be open selling cookies, warm cider and popcorn as in years past.  We also have pumpkin glow wands for sale.   All proceeds benefit Choate Park.
Please join us for this fun event to kick off Halloween weekend.  In order to collect your pumpkins to bring them home for Halloween night you can come back just before 9:00 to grab it off the path or help volunteers collect the 100’s of pumpkins to bring them to the picnic tables near the concession stands where you can collect yours later that night or the next morning.   For those of you that don’t come back for your pumpkin it will be donated to the Medway Community Farm’s compost pile.
If it rains on Friday the rain date will be Sunday November 1st from 7:00-9:00.
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***Movies in the Park***

Medway Cable Access is pleased to announce our summer 2015 movie schedule.

We hope you can join us Wednesdays this summer at the Thayer Homestead (2B Oak Street). Movies will start at dusk and concessions will be available.

June 24 – Penguins of Madagascar – Sponsor: Medway Cable
July 1 – The Wizard of Oz – Sponsor: The Medway Lions Club
July 8 – The Muppet Movie – Sponsor: The Pumpkin Farm
July 15 – Despicable Me – Sponsor: TC Scoops
July 22 – Back to the Future – Sponsor: Tim Rice Photo
July 29 – Planes: Fire & Rescue – Sponsor: Medway Fire Assoc.
August 5 – Wreck-It Ralph – Sponsor: Rodenhiser Plumbing
August 12 – Frozen – Sponsor: Curry Audio
August 19 – Cars 2 – Sponsor: John’s Autobody
August 26 – Big Hero 6 – Sponsor: Medway Police Association

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Medway Clean Sweep

Join Medway residents as we clean up our town. Some residents will be sent to help with cleaning up Choate Park. See details below.
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Medway Christmas Parade & Fireworks at Choate Park

Can’t believe it’s time to be thinking about the annual Medway Christmas Parade already! A fun Medway tradition that ends at Choate Park with fire works over the pond…

Medway Christmas Parade: The Medway Parade Committee is excited about a few changes to this years Medway Christmas Parade. As always the parade will be held the Saturday after Thanksgiving 11/29/2014! This year the parade kicks off at 530 as always but the concession stand and Santa will be located inside the Thayer house ! As always we are a 100% privately funded parade and keep the parade going with only donations . If you would like to donate this can be done online on the page below. As always thank you for your support !

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