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Summer Day Camp ready to kick off in Jim Thorpe

  • Victor Izzo/special to the times news Preparing for the Summer Day Camp at Memorial Park in Jim Thorpe are front : David (left) and Paul John; and standing, left to right : Oscar Santizo; Samantha Miller; Amber Vachon; Matt Yaich; Tom Ferguson, Camp…
    Victor Izzo/special to the times news Preparing for the Summer Day Camp at Memorial Park in Jim Thorpe are front : David (left) and Paul John; and standing, left to right : Oscar Santizo; Samantha Miller; Amber Vachon; Matt Yaich; Tom Ferguson, Camp Director; Brian O'Donnell; Janelle Scheckler; and Randy Smith, Camp Coordinator.
Published June 12. 2012 05:01PM

The Jim Thorpe Summer Recreation Program, a summer day camp at Memorial Park for children who reside in the Jim Thorpe Area School District, begins Monday, June 18.

Coordinated by the Jim Thorpe Rotary Club, the program is for children currently in grades second through sixth. There is no cost to the students.

This is the 15th year for this program which runs from June 18th to August 10th, Monday through Friday.

The morning session is from 9 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Children attending all day must bring a lunch which will be supervised.

All children must sign in and out daily and campers may attend any or all sessions.

The program features activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, and fun, plus weekly "specials."

Each Wednesday, there will be a trip to The Mauch Chunk Lake Park.

A bus will transport the campers from Memorial Park to the lake at 10 a.m.

There will be no program on July 4th, 5th, 6th, and 9th.

Sponsors include the Jim Thorpe Area School District; the Jim Thorpe Rotary Club; the Jim Thorpe National Bank; the Mauch Chunk Trust Company; the Borough of Jim Thorpe; Penn Forest Township; the Jim Thorpe Lions Club; and Charles Getz.

Anyone with questions or desiring more information can contact Randy Smith at (610) 390-9538.

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