There will be guided nature walks and pond science demos, as well as a toy solar-car building activity at Earthplace’s 62-acre nature sanctuary at 10 Woodside Lane in the Old Hill section of Westport.
If you missed the Mahackeno-Earthplace Summer Camp 2013 Open House at Earthplace last weekend, stop by Earthplace on Sunday to tour our campers’ wonderful new locale for summer fun.
“It was great to see so many Mahackeno faces and meet some new Earthplace families,” says Camp and Youth Director Meg George of the day. “Some of our camp sessions are already starting to fill up,” she adds. “Our Grade 1 and 3 as well as our LIT/CIT and Trackers groups already have some weeks will less than 5 spots left, so don’t wait on registering if you need specific weeks.”
“We have been able to add a few spaces to our 3rd Grade group, but only by borrowing some spots from other grades,” Meg continues. “We currently have less than 10 spots left in all the sessions for Grades 5, 6 and 7. And many of our sessions for Grades 1, 2 and 3 are more than half full. Unlike previous summers at Mahackeno, once these sessions and grades are full, we won’t be able to add any groups at the last minute.
Please keep this in mind as you make your summer plans. We don’t want to see anyone miss out on a chance to be a part of Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2013!”
May is National Water Safety Month, and as swim season approaches, the Family Y encourages local children and parents to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. In the Y’s swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety skills that can save lives.
What’s more, registration for the Y’s Summer Session begins Monday, May 6, with new classes starting on June 24. There are a variety of programs to choose, including parent-child swim classes, pre-school and youth swim lessons, as well as semi- and private swim lessons, at any age, with or without a parent. Click here to view our 28-page online brochure.