Camp STAR Angelina Summer Camp


Camp STAR Angelina Information

Camp STAR Angelina prices have been changed

Camp Application and Other Information

2017 Camp STAR Angelina Instructions
2017 Camp STAR Angelina Application
2017 Camp STAR Angelina Frequently Asked Questions
2017 Camp STAR Angelina Family Handbook

The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Inc. (AFWM), a non-profit public foundation that provides financial assistance to people and their families and/or significant others who have been diagnosed with HIV and AIDS, has campership financial assistance available to campers who meet their requirements. Click on this link for more information:  http://aidsfoundationwm.org/programs/camperships

AID Foundation of Western Massachusetts Campership Application

Applications are due by June 15, 2017.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is required with each application in order to be registered.  Applications can be dropped off in person or mailed to the Recreation Office.  We will also be holding a Camp STAR Angelina Registration Night on Thursday May 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Forest Park Administration Office (brick building by the Monkey House).

Camp Hours, Dates & Location

Camp STAR Angelina is an inclusive program for youth and young adults, ages 5-22, with and without
disabilities.  The program is offered for 6 weeks in July and August with three 2-week sessions:
Session 1: July 5th – July 14th; Session 2: July 17th – 25th; and Session 3: July 31st -August 11th
Campers can register for more than one session.

Camp STAR Angelina program hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Camp STAR Angelina is located in Forest Park at:
300 Trafton Road, Springfield, MA 01108.

Application Information

Each camper is required to have their own individual camp application and health/medical forms
completed and returned to the Recreation Office: 200 Trafton Road, Springfield MA 01108.

Applications are due by June 15, 2017  

Camp Fees and Payment Schedule

Camp STAR Angelina fees include daily activities, lunch, snack, & transportation for Springfield
residents if needed.  The rates for Camp are kept as low as possible and therefore we will not be
offering sibling discounts or scholarships for the 2017 summer program.

A $50 deposit per camper is due at the time of Registration & the remaining fees are to be paid in full
BEFORE each session your camper(s) attends: 

SessionSession DatesSpfld Resident FeesNon-Spfld Resident FeesFee Paid in Full Due Dates
Session 1 only:Wed July 5th – Fri July 14th$200$400Fees due by Mon 6/26
Session 2 only:

Mon July 17th – Fri July 28th$200$400Fees due by Mon 7/10
Session 3 only:Mon July 31st – Fri August 11th$200$400Fees due by Mon 7/24
All 3 sessions
(6 weeks):
Wed July 5th – Fri August 11th$600$1,200Same as above

Camp fees may be paid in installments using Cash, Check or Money Order by the due dates. Checks and money orders must be made payable to:

City of Springfield/CSA

Fee Example:

CamperSession AttendingTotal Camp FeesPayment Schedule
Camper ASession 1 OnlyTotal Fees:  $200

-$50 Due with application

-$150 due by Monday, June 26, 2017

Camper BSession 2 OnlyTotal Fees:  $200

-$50 Due with application

-$150 due by Monday July 10, 2017

Camper CSession 3 OnlyTotal Fees:  $200

-$50 Due with application

-$150 due by Monday July 24, 2017

Camper DAttending All Sessions (1, 2 & 3)Total Fees:  $600

-$50 Due with application

-$150 Due by Monday, June 26, 2017

-$200 Due by Monday, July 10, 2017

-$200 Due by Monday, July 24, 2017


Transportation can be provided to and from camp for Springfield residents if needed.  Camp STAR
Angelina contracts with a bus company to provide busing to camp.  Camper Bus assignments and
routes will be determined 1 week before a camp session begins.  Please be mindful that bus times are
tentative and can be altered due to traffic or other pick-ups. We ask that you are patient with us and
the buses for the first week of each session. Your camper should return home between 3:15-4:00pm.
The bus stop for your camper must remain the same for both pick up and drop off at the address
provided on the camp application. A parent/guardian must be present at bus stop for pick up and drop
off.  If a camper is not met at the bus drop off by a parent or guardian and then returns to Camp STAR
Angelina - a $15 late fee will be charged.

Parents and guardians are welcome to provide their own daily transportation if preferred.  Non-
Springfield resident campers will need to provide their own daily transportation.  Campers should
arrive at 9:00 am and be picked up at 3:00 pm at Camp STAR Angelina (300 Trafton Rd, Spfld, 01108). 

Rainy Days
Camp is held rain or shine. If rain is expected, we will relocate to Cyr Arena in Forest Park. Camp
Directors will make this decision in the morning and the bus company will be notified. If you are
transporting your camper please call camp for more information about changes. (413-787-7779).

Camp STAR Angelina provides a lunch and snack daily for each camper. Campers may bring additional
snacks and water.  Campers are encouraged not to bring soda or energy drinks.  If your camper has specific diet or food allergies please inform the Camp Director, as a lunch from home may need to be
arranged.  If campers have allergies or dislikes, feel free to pack a lunch from home.

Medication Administration Policy
All medication must be administered by the camp nurse and can only be given if the proper forms are
completed by your Doctor.  Your camper will not be accepted if we do not have the completed
medication forms. Campers who are sick or infectious cannot be sent to camp. A parent or
guardian will be informed if a camper becomes sick while at camp and the camper will have to be picked up

Medications will only be administered under the following guidelines:

  • Prescription medication must be in its original container with the camper’s name,
    address, and dosage instructions listed.
  • All forms must be completely filled out including signature and date.
  • All medication is secured within a locked area. Medication that requires refrigeration will
    be placed on a labeled shelf in the staff refrigerator.

What to Bring to Camp
Your camper’s name should be on everything he/she brings to camp. Camp STAR Angelina is not
responsible for lost or stolen items. Please understand that we spend a lot of time outdoors and we
encourage our campers to play - your camper may not come home as clean as he or she left – Do not
dress your camper in clothes that cannot get dirty.

Items to bring to camp: Bathing suit, towel, water bottle, sunscreen, comfortable shoes with backs
(i.e. sneakers), flip flops/water shoes for pool area, weather appropriate clothes, and backpack.

Items that should stay home: Money, jewelry, expensive items, iPods, cell phones, toys, glass bottles,
soda, energy drinks, candy, electronic toys, and anything that could be considered a weapon.

ampers will be assigned to a group based on their age and will travel to all activities with their group. 
Activities include swimming*, arts & crafts, sports & games, nature and more!

*Note: All campers will complete a swim test on the first day of camp with the Camp STAR Angelina
lifeguards.  If your camper needs adaptive equipment or assisted swimming devices (personal floatation
device, swimmies, life-jacket) please bring to camp at the orientation day or the 1st day your camper
attends. Camp STAR Angelina has a zero-entry pool designed for swimmers of all abilities.

The Camp STAR Angelina daily schedule is:


9:00 amCampers Arrive at Camp STAR Angelina
9:00-9:20 amOpening Circle
9:20-10:25 amActivity Block 1
10:30-11:25 amActivity Block 2
11:30 am-12:15 pmLUNCH
12:20-1:20 pmActivity Block 3
1:25-2:25 pmActivity Block 4
2:30-3:00 pmClosing Circle
3:00 pmCamper Dismissal


Special Days: Every day at camp is filled with activities and excitement and some days are extra special!
Special Day programs are activities around a theme where the whole camp participates together!


Day of WeekSpecial DayDescription
Motivation MondayOpening CampfireIntro to each week's theme
2nd TuesdayCamp Photo Day2nd Tuesday of each session, campers where Camp shirts for group photo.
Theme ThursdaysEach Thursday of campSpecial Afternoon programs based on the theme of the week
Fun Fridays!

Each Friday of Camp:

1st Friday - Camp Spirit Day

2nd Friday - Closing Campfire & Camper Stage Show and Awards

Each Friday will be something special!

1st Friday - Camp Spirit Day:  cookout, s'more's, swimming and special activities

2nd Friday - Closing campfire with a camper talent show, camper awards and slideshow



Each week of camp will have a different theme with activities and programs that incorporate the
theme.  A camp calendar will be sent home before each session with theme and special days:


Session 1Week 1Patriotic Week
Session 1Week 2Superhero Week
Session 2Week 1Water Week
Session 2Week 2Disney Week
Session 3Week 1Sports & Games Week
Session 3Week 2Anything goes Week!


Visiting Camp:
Parents/guardians are always welcome to visit but must be accompanied by camp staff at all times. 
Please check-in with the Camp Directors on site.  Families are encouraged to attend the Closing
Campfire & Camper Talent Show each session - see the camp calendar for dates.


Please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Division with any questions:

Krista Stott
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
(413) 787-7779

Laura Walsh
Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator
(413) 886-5186



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