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There’s nothing quite like a summer camp, with packed lunches, games, and trips to nearby a community pool to cool off in the heat of the summer day.
Williamsport Recreation Department’s summer camp begins today at Brandon and Memorial Parks, with approximately 35 campers ages 6 to 12 in attendance Monday through Friday, each chaired by camp counselors, Kayla Drummond said , city recreation coordinator.
With Memorial Park Splash Cove pool closed due to a leak and repair needs, the city has partnered with Loyalsock Township and River Valley Transit, as buses transport campers and staff to the Loyalsock township community pool Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Drummond said.
The canton offers the city a reduced group rate and a global summer rate depending on the weather. As long as there are more than 15 swimmers, the city enjoys a 10 percent reduction on daily admission. For the entire summer, the city has a summer discount based on the average number of swimmers per day, Drummond said.
In addition, the city has partnered with STEP AmeriCorp for camp counselors. Seven AmeriCorps employees and five city employees make up the counselors staff, Drummond said, adding that she had contacted Lycoming College, Pennsylvania College of Technology and Lock Haven University for interns, but failed to do so this year.
Additional ways for campers and city kids to get wet will be available with three Community Splash Days, each scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park.
Community Splash Days are scheduled for June 19, July 10 and August 13. The event will take place near the playground in the grassy area and will feature water features such as sprinklers, a slide, a slide, a dunk tank and the city’s fire truck is expected to be available.
The final Community Splash Day coincides with Joel Garrison Day, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., a day and night for children’s games.