Tree House Summer Day Camp


    It is the mission of the Tree House to provide high-quality, affordable care for all participating children.  Our definition of high-quality reflects our aim to provide enriching, age-appropriate program options that benefit children academically, physically and emotionally.  In addition, the Tree House Program provides a safe, caring and positive environment that offers peace-of-mind to our working parents.   
    The summer start date is based on the final day for Groton Public Schools and is currently anticipated to be Tuesday, June 26th.  Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM.  We are able to accommodate the needs of students in grades K (must have completed kindergarten) through 6 from Groton and surrounding towns.   
    The summer program is located at Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School, a beautiful facility inside and out.  The campers will have access to two playgrounds, a full-size ball field and nature trails.  When the weather keeps us indoors, there are many options available including a fully equipped gymnasium, library and music room.  Our media center is complete with our own mobile smart board and iPads loaded with educational apps.  Breakfast and lunch are prepared daily by trained professionals in the on-site kitchen and served free of charge in the cafeteria.   

    The program activities are designed to give campers the freedom and fresh air that they need while helping them to retain the knowledge that they worked so hard to acquire during the school year.  We offer a wide variety of activities to ensure that each child has some experiences that offer a level of comfort and others that encourage them to try the unfamiliar.  This will include field trips, presenters, physical games, crafts, experiments and construction challenges.  Daily centers and weekly clubs will give campers the chance to choose their own activities.  Centers include topics such as sensory play, art projects and puzzles.  Planned clubs include gardening, floor hockey, and lego challenges.


    New to this year's program are Maker Mondays and Club Fridays. 


    About Maker Mondays - Have you heard of makerspaces? If not, here's a loose definition: a makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Tree House will have its very own this year, complete with a wide variety of tools, an iPad for each student, robots, Legos, and so much more!


    About Club Fridays - In an effort to give children more control over their days with us, we will be offering three clubs for students to choose from. Each Friday we'll visit a local gem where students can focus on their favorite type of activity! Here are the chocies: 


    1. Explorer's Club: This group will build nature forts with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, challenge themselves at Junior Ninja Warriors in Westerly, and hike the trails at Bluff Point and Devil's Hopyard. 


    2. Creator's Club: This group will explore different forms of art including photography, painting, drawing, and creating with found materials. They'll visit TDP Art Studio in New London, the Barn for Artistic Youth in Niantic, and Get Fired Up in Westerly. 


    3. Discoverer's Club: This group will focus on science, tinkering, and finding out more about the world around them. They'll have extra time in our makerspace, go pond dipping with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, explore with Project Oceanology, and work with New England Science and Sailing in Westerly!



    We are currently registering members - families who attend our before/after school program. Non-member registration will begin on Tuesday, April 3rd. We will continue to register until the program fills, but early registration is recommended as we typically have a waitlist. 


    Due at registration:


    1. Completed registration form. Print a copy here or complete it on-line here.  

    2. Check or Money Order for Registration Fee & Final Week’s Tuition OR Completed Tuition Express Packet


    Two weeks prior to your child’s start date, please provide:


    1. Health Form & Immunization Record
    2. Medication Administration Form (if applicable)

    Forms can be sent via e-mail to treehouse@groton.k12.ct.us or mailed with the deposit to:


    The Tree House

    500 Poquonnock Road

    Groton, CT  06340 



    We will contact you within 2 business days to confirm that we have availability and to set up a registration meeting and tour date with you and you child.


    The registration fee and the FINAL week of tuition are required upon submission of the registration form.  This secures your child's spot in the program and will be applied to cover tuition for the final week of the program.  Our preferred method of payment is through our secure, automated system, Tuition Express. We also accept money orders and checks made payable to "KSACC."  Please include your child's name on the payment so that it is applied promptly and correctly.  Tuition for your child's first week is due by the Friday prior to his/her start date and every Friday thereafter. 


    We will happily issue a refund, less registration and $50 administrative fees, if a written cancellation notice is submitted by June 4, 2018 (email is accepted).    




    Member (currently attending Tree House Before/After School Program), resident and non-resident rates are listed below. If you sign up for at least 7 weeks, you'll receive a 10% discount. Sign up for all 8 weeks and enjoy a 15% discount!
       Weekly Tuition  Reg Fee   Due at Sign-Up
     Member Rate                 $145  - $145
           With 10% Discount  $130  -  $135
           With 15% Discount   $123  -  $123
     Groton Resident Rate  $150  $15  $165
           With 10% Discount  $135   $15  $150
           With 15% Discount  $128  $15  $143
     Non-Resident Rate  $175  $20  $195
           With 10% Discount  $158  $20  $178
           With 15% Discount  $149  $20  $169


    Care 4 Kids is accepted and may reduce tuition rates for qualifying families. Please note that this is an outside organization and is not under the authority of the Groton Board of Education.  Click on the logo to the right to visit their website and find more information.


    Care 4 Kids Link  


Last Modified on July 13, 2018