R.E.A.C.H. Summer Day Camp is a community-based summer camp collaboration between Oyster River Cooperative School District and Durham Parks & Recreation. It meets Monday- Thursday, July 8 through August 9 at the Oyster River Middle School. Campers can participate in a morning ORCSD program, and then have the option to transition to afternoon camp with Durham Parks & Recreation. Since Oyster River is providing lunch for all school-aged kids, there is no need to pack one! To complete the week, Durham Parks and Recreation is also offering Friday Field Trips.
Monday-Thursday- ½ Day (8:30am-11:30am or 11:30-5:00pm)- $100.00
Monday-Thursday- Full Day (8:30am-5:00pm) - $200.00
Monday-Friday- Full Day, including Friday Field Trip (8:30am-5:00pm)- $250.00
To Register for ORCSD Offerings:
Look over the weekly catalogs. Once you have decided on selections, you can register online at sendmoneytoschool.com/Dashboard/Login.aspx This is the same site used for your child's lunch account. If you have not created an account, you will need your child's lunch account ID #. If you don't know the account number, you will need to contact your child's school.
Once you have logged on, click on the school store tab. Next, click on REACH 2019, and you will see the camp selections. Choose your camps and proceed to the checkout. Credit cards or electronic check are accepted. All camp payments must be made online.
Prior to the end of the school year, you will be sent a confirmation email. Since offerings require a minimum of six participants, final camp determinations will be made on May 31st. If your selection does not run, you will be contacted and give an alternative REACH Camp option. We do offer full refunds if a request is made two weeks prior to the start of your child's camp.
All campers are required to provide a parent permission and release form. Please fill out these forms and bring it to the first day of camp. All campers must provide them to participate.
One of the Oyster River School Districts goals is to provide opportunities for all children. We offer a limited number of need-based scholarships. From more information, please contact Todd Allen at 603868-5100x2007 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are are interested in helping a child attend REACH, you can send donations to ORCSD at 36 Coe Drive, Durham NH Attn Todd Allen.
To Register For Durham Parks & Recreation Afternoon and Friday Field Trip offerings:
Registration is available online at the Durham Parks & Recreation website.
A few weeks before the start of camp, you will be sent an email containing the parent permission and release forms. Fill them out and bring them to the first day of camp.
Since the last day of school at Oyster River School District is June 19, and the R.E.A.C.H program does not begin until July 8th, Durham Parks and Recreation is offering "Mad Science Makers of the Future" and "Dinos vs Robots & Optional Afternoon Splash" beginning June 24. Here is the official flyer.
ORCSD Morning R.E.A.C.H Catalog
Over the five week R.E.A.C.H program, each offering runs four days. Here are the weekly offerings.
Afternoon Durham Parks and Recreation R.E.A.C.H. Catalog
Afternoon Parks and Recreation weekly offerings run Monday through Thursday, and there is also an optional Friday field trip. Here is the official flyer Afternoon R.E.A.C.H Catalog.
End of the Summer Camps
While that may be a painful header, there are are a couple of great options in August. Two Oyster River Middle School teachers are leading a multi-day hike in the White Mountains. It includes two nights in AMC huts.
Durham Parks and Recreation is taking advantage of the Oyster River and is offering a paddle camp. Seven River Paddles will provide instruction on kayaking basics.
Enjoy the camps and have a great Summer!