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Summer Full Day Camps

Registration Information

EJRP has updated the Summer Day Camp registration system this year. Please carefully review the details below.


We will utilize an online registration format and will continue to honor participation credits for current families. Registration dates will be rolled out in a tiered system according to participation credits, which are awarded as follows:

  • ONE participation credit for each week of Camp Maple Street, Camp REACH (Fleming and EES), Camp Discovery, and Camp STAR attended last summer (maximum of 9 credits).
  • TWO participation credits for each day of the week regularly scheduled for Rec Kids afterschool (maximum of 10 credits).

Households with multiple children will be assigned a tier based on the child with the greatest number of credits in the household.

Household residency determines which camps are available for registration:

  • City of Essex Junction residents receive priority registration for Camp Maple Street and Camp REACH at Fleming.
  • Town of Essex residents receive priority registration for Camp Discovery and Camp REACH at EES.
  • Camp STAR registration is available for both City and Town residents.

Families will receive an email on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 which will include the date your household will be eligible to enroll in Summer Camps and instructions for the registration process. Registration will open at 9AM on the date indicated and should be completed online. Registration dates are between FEBRUARY 7-19.

If an online registration format will be a challenge for your family, please let us know in advance and we will support your child’s registration.

In the registration date email, we will ask families to sign in to their online account to ensure everything is accurate and updated so that there are no barriers when registration opens. Please note: Prior to registration, EJRP staff will be automatically updating each child’s grade to reflect their grade for the 2024-2025 school year.

Essex Junction and Essex Town residents without participation credits will not receive an email. Registration for these households opens at 9AM on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 and should also be completed online. 


(The following information does not apply to families who receive subsidy through Child Care Resource - more information below).

Families will need to select a payment option at the time of registration. The first option is to pay-in-full. The second is a payment plan option which will require a minimum down payment of $40 per week to secure registration ($60 per week for non-Essex residents). The card used for this down payment will be automatically charged for the remaining balance for each week as follows:

  • MARCH 15: Weeks A and B
  • APRIL 15: Weeks C and D
  • MAY 15: Weeks E and F
  • JUNE 14: Weeks G, H, and I  


Please carefully review your registration date email for specific registration instructions to ensure you do not pay anything up front.

Certificates must be in place by MAY 3. Families should send the receipt they are emailed after registration to their case manager at Child Care Resource. Any questions should be directed to 

Your copay will be calculated once certificates are received and must be paid in full by JUNE 14.

If you are not currently receiving subsidy payments for EJRP licensed childcare programs but plan to for the 2024 summer, please contact


All cancellation requests must be made in writing at least three weeks prior to the first day of camp in order to receive a refund (minus an administrative fee). If less than three weeks’ notice is provided, a refund will only be provided if ALL of the following are true

  1. The program is full and your cancellation opens up a spot that was not previously available, and
  2. There is an existing waitlist, and 
  3. EJRP is able to offer, and another family accepts the open spot, bringing camp back to capacity. 
Date of CancellationAdministrative Fee
Before April 15


From April 15 up to 3 weeks prior to start of camp         10%
2 weeks prior to start of camp*15%
1 week prior to start of camp*20%
Less than one week prior to start of camp*25%

*The three criteria above MUST be met.

Note: The Administrative fee is NOT covered by Child Care Resource.


If you would like to enroll your child in other EJRP specialty camps that take place during the week that your child is enrolled in one of our full day summer camps, you will receive a 25% discount for these specialty camps. You must register and pay for these camps separately and in person/over the phone to receive the discount. For on-site programs at Maple Street Park/ADL, our staff will escort your child to and from camp if they are attending Camp Maple Street or Camp STAR. For on-site programs at the Founders/Essex Middle School locations, our staff will escort your child to and from camp if they are attending Camp Discovery. For off-site programs, parents/guardians will be responsible for getting their child to and from the camp. Exception: Camp Maple Street and Camp Discovery participants may not enroll in an additional swim lesson outside of their camp lesson during the day. Summer Camp and Swim brochure will be released in early March.


Registration opens at 9AM on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 and should be completed online.