The Recreation Department staff is working full steam to come up with a fun-filled, yet meaningful camp experience, even if the in-person summer camp is canceled. “This is brand-new for us,” said Recreation Director John Adamovich. The program is scheduled to be up and running June 15 and run into August.
They are setting up two 3-week blocks of activities for kids to take part in, then possibly add some themed weeks, such as cooking and nutrition. There are three 40-minute periods every day, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., ranging from educational to exercise and creative arts and crafts. The program will have its own Facebook page and a Zoom link, where everyone can communicate live.
Some of the activities, such as kids’ yoga and arts and crafts are offered already through the Recreation website. There will be story times and drama, scavenger hunts in your backyard and more. The fee will be $30 per week for the first child, $20 for the second, and those who sign up for six weeks will get the last week free.
There will also be a blast from the past, with pictures of John Adamovich greeting campers at the Beecher Road School driveway every morning. “Guess what the first picture will be,” he said – “toilet paper man.” In the photo he sat on the island, with toilet paper “garlands” draped around him. Little did he know when that photo was taken how it would take on a special commentary.
By Bettina Thiel – Woodbridge Town News Correspondent