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News: Saco Parks and Recreation Summer Programs for 2022: Summer Camp and Twin City Theater Academy

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Welcome to the Saco Parks and Recreation Summer 2022 Information Page! This page will be used for updates for K-8 camps and Twin City Theater Academy throughout the winter and spring.
Enrollment timeline for SPR K-8 Summer Camps
Enrollment Phase 1: Opens April 5-22, 2022 for Saco and Dayton Residents
Enrollment Phase 2: Opens April 25, 2022 to everyone for remaining weeks

Grades 3-5 Camp and Teen Camp has reached enrollment capacity (Updated 6/10/22)
Enrollment timeline for Twin City Theater Academy
Enrollment Phase 1:
Opens April 12, 2022 to students in grades 7-10 for 2022-2023 school year
Enrollment Phase 2:
Opens April 25, 2022 to students in grades 2-10 for 2022-2023 school year

Questions on the enrollment process?
  We have created guides with details on the enrollment process for both K-8 camps and Twin City Theater Academy.

Click here for details on the SPR K-8 Summer Camp Enrollment Process
Click here for details on the Twin City Theater Academy Enrollment Process
*Looking for registration forms? Used for camp and theater programs:
Click here for the Participant Contact Form
Click here for the Waiver
Click here for the Fee Waiver application for 2022-2023
Click here for the Twin City Theater Academy scholarship process for summer 2022

SPR K-8 Summer Camp Info
Dates: June 20**-August 19, 2022
**Start date for SPR Camps is subject to change pending updates to the Saco School calendar as determined by snow day use.
Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday
Who: programs for students entering grades K-8 in the 2022-2023 school year
Pricing Options:
Weekly: $175.00 resident/$195.00 non-resident
Full: $1375.00 resident/$1495.00 non-resident – requires a deposit based on weekly pricing as noted above.
Note: we are only offering weekly and full summer payment options this year.  We do not anticipate offering a daily rate option this season.  For any questions, please email Thank you!
Camp locations: Community Center: Kinder and Grades 6-8; Fairfield School: Grades 1-2; C.K. Burns School: Grades 3-5

SPR is celebrating our 50 year anniversary of summer day camps this season!
  Current Advisory Board President and former SPR Director Sue Spath recently shared with us history about SPR camp origins: looking back over the decades, small programs, sports camps and swimming lessons were offered through the parks and recreation department in Saco.  When Sue joined as Director in 1972, this was when the day camp program started to develop, turning into the essential program we offer today to so many families in the community and the surrounding greater Saco area.  We are thrilled to be a part of SPR history and look forward to celebrating 50 years of summer camp in 2022!

This summer, we will continue the creative and fun on-camp activities along with community outings/local field trips and on-camp entertainment events from summer 2021. As we have in years past, we will be collaborating with the Saco School Department to support the learning initiatives offered for the upcoming summer.  Camp schedules will be finalized mid-June and information will be sent out the week before camp and throughout the summer.

Twin City Theater Academy Info
Dates: June 20-August 12, 2022
Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
Who: for students entering grades 2-10 in the 2022-2023 school year
Location: Biddeford Middle School Performing Arts Center

  • Camp Format: four 2-week productions.
    SHOW 1 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.: June 20-July 1, 2022
  • SHOW 2 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: Youth Edition: July 5- 15, 2022
  • SHOW 3 The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition: July 18-29, 2022
  • SHOW 4 Disney’s Newsies Jr.: August 1-12, 2022
Tech Camp: we plan to offer a small tech camp option for each show.
Registration Fee: $470.00 for each two-week performance production; 50% deposit due to register.  Tech Camp registration is $320.00 for each two-week production; 50% deposit due to register.
Performances: held the final Friday of a production at 4:30PM.  Spectator/audience participation will follow group gathering requirements at the time of programs.

Additional Details for all summer programs:
Emergency medications:
for campers who require emergency medications such as inhalers or EpiPens, these can be turned in to the SPR Office during the weeks of June 13th.  Deadline is Thursday, June 16th.

COVID-19 Prevention Processes:
will be in place following CDC recommendations at the time of programs. 
Masks: we will be following all guidelines and recommendations during camp.  Because our programs operate in municipal and school buildings, our program policies follow required guidelines for these organizations.  Please click here for the current mask ordinance effective March 9, 2022.