CONWAY — The Conway Parks & Recreation Department is offering a seven-and-a-half-week summer program geared for boys and girls ages 6-14, beginning on Monday, June 24 and concluding on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from its new home on the campus of Kennett Middle School in Conway Village.
The program, which runs Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (early drop-off and late pick-up are available), is open to children who are residents of Conway and Albany.
The cost for the full summer program is $250 or $85 for one week.
Scholarships are available. If interested or you would like to learn more, contact Lynore Wagner at (603) 447-5680.
This all-day program offers arts and crafts, games, sports, special activities and weekly trips to enhance children’s summer recreation experiences.
Children will be separated into two groups by age with ages 6-9 in one group and 10-14 in another.
John Eastman, director of Conway Parks and Recreation, said children will be onsite at the recreation department in Conway Village Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
“On Tuesdays,” Eastman said, “we will offer a 6-9 trip and on Thursday we will offer a 10-14 trip. Trips are not included in your child’s registration fee. On occasion some trip days will fall on a different day. Please pay close attention to our schedule.”
Eastman said trips include Story Land, Aquaboggan, Funtown USA, Clark’s Trading Post, Whale’s Tale, the Cog Railway, Portland Sea Dogs, N.H. Fishercats, the ocean and more.
All participants must bring a lunch, swim suit, towel, drink (water bottle), sunscreen and dry socks with them everyday “as we tend to get wet on days that it becomes hot,” Eastman said.
Officials will hand out a full summer schedule on the first day of camp which lists daily activities.
Eastman and his staff will host an open house for all parents and campers on Thursday, June 20, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
“We will be offering tours of the facility, going over procedures such as drop off/pick up, trip sign-ups etc.,” he said. “We highly encourage all campers and their parents to attend.”
For further questions, contact the recreation department at (603) 447-5680.