2008-06-26 / News


The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer a wide array of youth and adult programs, which will run throughout the summer.

Summer Playground

Summer Playground is back with a full schedule of themed weeks and activities sure to keeps the kids active this summer. Playground starts June 23 and will run weekly through Aug. 15. A halfday option is available from 9 a.m. to noon and a full-day option runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information call Jill at the Recreation Office at 42 3- 7260 or email jgoldstein@yahoo.com.

Save the Bay Camp

The popular Save the Bay Camp is back again for two weeks this year. Topics include sandy beach, salt marsh and rocky shore exploration, plus an estuary and eelgrass day where participants use nets to catch and observe animals that live in the estuary. Kids will also take a ride on Save The Bay's education vessel to explore Narragansett Bay more closely. Camp wraps up with the Bay Olympics, where the campers' knowledge of the Bay will be put to the test. Each day will also include bay-themed crafts and activities. The first ca mp se ssion wi ll ru n fr om Ju ly 7 t o 11 an d th e se cond from August 4 to 8. The camp will meet 9 a.m. to noon for children entering grades 1 to 3 and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for children entering grades 4 to 6.

The camp costs $60 per week, and meets at the Ft. Getty pavilion.

Baseball camp

Jamestown resident and Salve Regina baseball coach Steve Cirella will hold his annual baseball camp from July 7 to 11 at the Lawn Avenue fields. Th e ca mp is fo r ch ildren ag es 7 t o 12 an d wi ll ru n from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Cost is $80 and registration forms are available at the recreation center. Players are asked to bring a hat, glove and snacks.

Youth Tennis

Youth Tennis, with instructor Jordan Goldston, from July 14 to Aug. 29. Ages 4 to 7 will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and ages 8 to 12 will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

The cost per person is $60.

Basketball camp

The recreation department will hold its second annual basketball camp coached by Eric Bush for ages 6 to 13 at the Lawn Avenue School gym from July 14 to 18. Camp hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. and the cost is $30 per child. Registration forms are available at the recreation center or www.jamestownri.net/rec/rec.html.

Lacrosse camp

Lacrosse camp for girls will be held July 21 to 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no experience necessary for this three-day camp for ages 10 to 15. The camp fee is $50 and equipment rental is available through the camp.

Registration forms are available at the recreation center or www. jamestownri.net/rec/rec.html.

Soccer camp

British Challenger will hold a soccer camp at the Lawn Avenue fields in Ja mestown fr om Aug. 18 to 22.

Half-day camps for ages 4 to 14 are $120, and full day camps for 6 to 14 year olds are $170. Both sessions include a ball, T-shirt and parting gift. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to noon, afternoon sessions are 1 to 4 p.m. and full-day sessions are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from the camp will go to the Jamestown schools' athletic teams. For more information or to register, visit www.challengersports. com or call 560-0145. Host families are also needed for the coaches and host families will receive a credit towards camp.

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