FLAX POND PROPERTY
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Sitting on over 100 acres of Conservation Land the facility features a fresh-water kettle pond, cedar swamp, gazebo, 2 pavilions, basketball, and pickleball courts, as well as the newly built Lorusso Lodge. The lodge boasts a patio surround, fully equipped kitchen, restrooms, ample storage space and conference rooms, and a venue hall. The property plays host to our Summer camp program which runs for 10 weeks during the summer with up to 300 children a week.
Located at 31 Dupont Ave in South Yarmouth (from Exit 8 onto Station Ave, left onto White's Path, Right onto Dupont Ave).
Flax Pond Recreation Area is utilized for the Flax Pond Adventure Program in the summer, and events, functions, and family gatherings year-round!
This property hosts many walkers, bikers and runners throughout the year!
About the Summer Program...
Flax Pond is an “Adventure Program” where the children learn new skills and teamwork while facing exciting challenges. Each year the Adventure Program evolves to meet the needs of the community and the participants of the program.
The children participate in a variety of daily activities such as kayaking, canoeing, archery, swimming in the fresh water kettle pond, sports, arts & crafts, wellness programs, a low elements initiatives area, and a nature program with live animals. The program operates every day rain or shine.
Click here for the 2019 Flax Pond Information Packet.
About the Director
For those that our new to our program and returning families here is a little bit of information about our Camp Director:
Director of Flax Pond Summer Program, Maria Cobill, holds a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Boston University, a B.A. in Psychology from Curry College and over a decade of experience working with youth and children on the cape in recreational, academic, and therapeutic settings. During her time at Flax Maria has worked as a Counselor, Flaxtivities Program Director, and is now serving in her 10th summer as the Flax Pond Director. When not at Flax, Maria enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter and their dog, Nala, at the beach or hiking in the woods and of course planning for all of the special events for next year at Flax!
A TYPICAL DAY AT FLAX POND SUMMER PROGRAM!
Your child will arrive at either 7:30 AM (Before Care$) or at the regular drop off time of 8:00 AM. He/she will be greeted by counselors and escorted safely across the parking lot. All of the children will participate in morning assembly, which includes announcements of upcoming events, skits and songs. The children are then broken up into their Nations (whole age group) and asked to follow their counselors to their meeting place. Once there, they will be introduced to his or her counselor for the week. Your child’s counselor will change weekly.
The schedules will vary by age group. Each child will go swimming, to a program area (Arts & Crafts, Archery etc.), or play games on the field. All children will have a 2 snack times a day, so please pack accordingly. In the afternoon they will repeat a similar schedule as they did in the morning, going to a different program area. A bag lunch is provided through DY Food Service and Project Bread
At the end of the day, the children all meet around the parking lot to prepare for pick up. Announcements and permission slips will be passed out. Those children signed up for the After Care program will be dismissed, then the cars for pickup will be allowed to enter.
Week 1: June 24 - 28
Week 2: July 1 - 5 - camp is open on the 4th
Week 3: July 8 - 12
Week 4: July 15 - 19
Week 5: July 22 - 26
Week 6: July 29 - August 2
Week 7: August 5 - 9
Week 8: August 12 - 16
School's out program - August 19 - 23 (1st-6th grade only)
August 26 - 30 (1st-6th grade only)
Click here 2019 Flax Event Calendar
Hours and Fees
Monday – Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
at Flax Pond Recreation Area, 31 Dupont Avenue, South Yarmouth
Telephone: 508-760-4815 (during camp season)
Cost $150.00 per week for Resident (1st-6th grade)
Cost $185.00 per week for Non-resident
Cost $168.00 per week for Resident (7th-9th grade)
Cost $205.00 per week for Non-Resident (7th-9th grade)
EXPLORERS - Grades 7 & 8 & 9
The Explorer Program has all of the daily activities of the Flax Pond Program, and then some! Not only does the program offer more "free choice" activities during the week days, but there will also be designated field trip days on a weekly basis; including trips to your favorite water/amusement parks, beach trips and overnights! These are exclusive activities available only to kids going into grades 7-9. THIS PROGRAM ONLY RUNS FOR 8 WEEKS
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $168/week (resident) $205/week (non-resident)
Click Here for Flax event and Field Trip Calendar
We offer an early drop off and late pick up option for an additional fee to registered children in grades 1-9. Pre-registration is required for extended care. Children must be pre-registered by Thursday of the preceding week in order to participate in the extended day option by cash or credit card only.
Rates are as follows:
7:30am-4:00pm is an additional $15.00 per week
7:30am-4:30pm is an additional $30.00 per week
7:30am-5:00pm is an additional $45.00 per week
7:30am-5:30pm is an additional $60.00 per week
8:00am-4:30pm is an additional $15.00 per week
8:00am-5:00pm is an additional $30.00 per week
8:00am-5:30pm is an additional $45.00 per week
To Register click here or visit the Yarmouth Recreation Office
at 424 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673