Centre Acres

    Center Acres 2012

    Day camp for children 1st to 6th Grade

    Registration begins on Sunday January 29, 2012 for Newton Residents; March 1 for Non-Newton Residents
    One week sessions beginning July 2, 2012
    For more information contact: Stephanie Lapham, or call (617) 796-1500
    Mailing Address: Newton Parks and Recreation, 124 Vernon St. Newton, MA 02458

    The City of Newton has offered summer day camp programs since 1982 when the first four week pilot program was held at Albemarle Playground/Horace Mann
    School. The popularity of this program led to the formation of Centre Acres and more recently Acres in the Falls, Auburndale Station and T-Ville Trails.


    Centre Acres is held at the Jeanette West Recreation Centre on Tyler Terrace in Newton Centre. Additional facilities include Mason Rice School and daily swimming at Crystal Lake in Newton Highlands.


    To Jeanette West Recreation Center: From Newton Centre Square go North on Centre St. and Tyler Terrace is on the left. Just opposite the Newton Centre Fire


    Each week offers a different theme. Many of the activities revolve around the theme. Some popular themes include; Carnival Week, Show Week , Olympic Week & Entertainment Week, A newsletter is sent home with every child on Monday’s detailing the week’s events.

    Field Trips 

    Field Trips are scheduled throughout the summer. Parents will be notified prior to the trip. All campers will be required to wear their camp shirt on days of a trip.
    Trips will be determined closer to the summer.


    Daily, free swim will be held at Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake is located on Rogers Street in Newton Highlands. Bring bathing suit and towel daily.


    All activities are modified to meet the ages of those participating. Some of these activities include

    • Arts
    • Basketball
    • Crafts
    • Canoeing
    • Cooking
    • Drama
    • Field Trips
    • Gym Ball
    • Kickball
    • Nature
    • Quiet Games Soccer Swimming
    • Tournaments Themes Water games &
    • much more!

    The Centre Acres Staff are comprised of professional men and women, college and high school age students who met the qualifications required by the State and the Parks and Recreation Department. The staff is trained and certified in First Aid and CPR.