Friday, August 30, 2002
Another great summer for Carlisle summer camp
This summer marked the twelfth year of the Carlisle Recreation summer camp. The camp served 195 children this summer. A visit to the summer camp would find children engaged in many different activities. Younger campers participated in tennis, swim lessons, yoga, arts and crafts, drama, dance and games. Special activities were enjoyed on Fun Fridays such as Spin Art, an obstacle course, and the ever-popular Kastle Bouncer.
Older campers participated in daily games, arts and crafts and specially chosen morning and afternoon activities that were different for each session of summer camp. Choices included swimming, tennis, video production, pottery, archery, fly-fishing, horseback riding, babysitting and pet care training, golf, canoeing and rock climbing.
Other programs for campers were Counselor-in-Training (CIT) and Water Safety Aid training (WSA). WSA campers received Red Cross certification. Although enrollments were down 20% this summer from prior years, similar reductions in enrollments were experienced by neighboring towns' programs. To try to offset the decline, one-week registrations were accepted and employment hours were adjusted for the summer employees.
Carlisle Recreation employed 40 teens to staff the summer program. Most teens were returning employees. Several provided community service totaling 157 hours. Most were Carlisle residents and many had been campers themselves at one time. Red Cross first aid and CPR training is provided for all summer employees.
Carlisle Recreation would like to thank the following, who provided a combined total of 157 community service hours: Caleb Hsieh, Tad Patterson, Stephanie Abend, and Adam Tambone. Carlisle Recreation would like to extend a special thank you to the pool owners who provided their pools for swim lessons. Without the Bohn, Brennan, Chiotelis, Forsberg, and Hughes families, Carlisle would not be able to offer swim instruction.
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