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Find full and half day camp programs in Marlborough, Northborough, and Southborough in this week's Frugal Family.

Marlborough families are talking about summer camp. If your kids wish to attend a fun camp with a variety of activities, either half or full day, take a look at the recreation department camps in Marlborough, Northborough, and Southborough.   The programs are affordable camp options with great activities and counselors.  Northborough and Southborough don’t charge fees for out-of-town campers, so that is a plus. Some also have openings for April spring vacation programs. Below are the camp programs, the hours covered, and the fees for the camps.

1. Marlborough: Marlborough Recreation has a great summer camp program called Marlborough’s Project Summer Adventure (PSA). Camp starts the week of June 25. Kids ages six through 13 can enjoy day trips to area destinations, such as local beaches, state parks, zoos, amusement parks, and even the Paw Sox. The price for most weeks is $160. The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The registration date for PSA is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7 at Jericho Lodge, 496 Brigham St. Click here for a form and schedule that you should print and bring to registration. There is also a program for kids ages six through 13 during April vacation called Project Spring Adventure. Register now for this program that runs daily 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 16 through 20. 

2. Northborough: Marlborough families can sign up for some great programs with the Northborough Recreation Department. Early bird rates are available when you register and pay-in-full on or before April 30. Club Assabet is for kids ages three, four and five and runs 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday. Kid’s Discovery is a half-day program for kids entering grade K-5. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday and has an early bird rate of $90. Kids going into grades six through eight can try  “Teen Scene,” a full day program that runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and has an early bird rate of $190. There are also other programs including archery, kayaking and science. Click here for the spring and summer brochure.

3. Southborough: Southborough Recreation has camps for kids ages two years, nine months to ninth grade. Early Bird rates are available if you register and pay in full on or before April 30. Camps start the week of June 25. Kids two years, nine months to grade one go the Kids Camp at the Finn Elementary School; kids going into grades two through five go to the Kid’s Club at the Woodward School. These programs run from 9 a.m. to noon with an option to stay for lunch until 1 p.m. The CIT program is for kids entering grades six through nine and helps prepare kids for future employment as a camp counselor, babysitter, etc. The CIT program hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The early bird rate for these programs is $99. Not sure about your summer schedule? You can still take advantage of the early bird rate, and if you need to move your child to a different week, you can do so with no penalty. Interested in sports? Try the Southborough Super Sports Camps with “Coach Rudd.” Click here for the Southborough Spring and Summer brochure.

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