Town of Abington Town of Abington

Island Grove Park - Day Camp

Eager Beaver - Eight Weeks of Summer Fun

Eager Beaver Sign photo courtesy of the Abington Mariner The Eager Beaver Program is designed to provide a wide range of recreational experiences for the youth of Abington at a minimum cost. Each two-week session provides various activities that will culminate on the second Friday of each session, so in essence each session will be somewhat different than the others.

The Eager Beaver Program will be based at Island Grove, but will utilize many of the various facilities around the town, in order to provide a broad scope of experiences.

Girls Jumping in Water photo courtesy of Jack Porcello

Boy with Boat photo courtesy of Jack Porcello Eager Beavers must bring each day:

  1. Morning Snack
  2. Lunch (including a drink)
  3. Swim suit (may be worn under clothes)
  4. Towel

Each Eager Beaver will be provided with an Eager Beaver T-shirt. Everything Eager Beavers bring should be labeled with a full name.

Girls On Dock photo courtesy of Nancy Murphy Each Two Week Session Will Provide:
  • A Theme for the Session
  • Swimming Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Free Swim Period
  • Organized Sports and Activities
  • Cookout and Fun Day
There may be one field trip per program session. (A calendar of events will go home at the beginning of each session.)

Typical Day (Actual Times and Activities Will Vary)

Boy Playing in Sand photo courtesy of Jack Porcello
  • 9:00 - 11:00 Track and Field Activities, Outdoor Games
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Swimming Activities
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch, Organized Games
  • 1:00 - 3:00 Arts and Crafts, Activities based on theme
  • 3:00 - 3:45 Free Swim
  • 3:45 - 4:00 Prepare for Dismissal

Children should be dropped off and picked up at the Park Avenue entrance to camp. Park Avenue runs between Centre Avenue and Central Street in Abington. (Map)

Eager Beaver Counselors photo courtesy of Jack Porcello