The Carlisle Mosquito Online

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.

Pictured left to right: Instructors: Meaghan Kilian and Robert Morgan work with swim students Caroline Crouse, Samantha Redmond, Cyrus Dastangoo at the Chiotelis Pool on Timothy Lane. (Photo by Cindy Nock)
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.
Arts and crafts instructors Amy Parker and Erin Dow engage second graders in all sorts of interesting activities. (Ph oto by Cindy Nock)

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.
The Grade K/1 group performs the dance routine from their Lion King production. (Photo by Mike Quayle)

RecCom news

Fall 2002 brochures have been mailed to all Carlisle residents.
Tennis alert: register now. Tennis lessons begin September 9.
The following fall 2002 classes are full:

•Adult Monday 9:15 a.m. Yoga class

•all pottery classes

Please remember to register early. Brochures are available at the Gleason Library and at the Town Hall RecCom office.

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