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Town of Hamburg sets Summer Day Camps

Boys and girls ages 6 through 14 (by July 1) will have two summer day camp options to choose from when school is out in the Town of Hamburg with activities scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Day Camp Friendship at the Nike Base and Woodlawn Adventure Camp at Woodlawn Beach State Park. (Extended supervision is available at both camps from 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.)

Day Camp Friendship has seven one-week sessions with a different sports theme for each week. Sessions run from Monday, June 24 to Friday, Aug. 9, with an added option for roundtrip transportation. Pickup sites are: Hamburg Town Hall, Blasdell Elementary School, Woodlawn Elementary School, Cloverbank Elementary School, Pinehurst Elementary School and Lake View Fire Hall.

Weekly themes at Day Camp Friendship are: Session I, June 24 – June 28, Introduction; Session II, July 1 – July 5, Hockey and Lacrosse (no camp on Thursday, July 4); Session III, July 8 – July 12, Football; Session IV, July 15 – July 19, Soccer, Session V, July 22 – July 26, Baseball/Softball, with a Buffalo Bisons Game on Thursday; Session VI, July 29 – Aug. 2, Day Camp Olympics; VII, Aug. 5 – Aug. 9, End of Camp Competitions and End of Camp Party.

All sessions at Day Camp Friendship will include a trip to Hamburg Beach on Friday. Campers will also enjoy activities run by staff with an emphasis on participation and fun for all. Campers are asked to bring their own packed daily lunches and snacks, along with energy and enthusiasm.

Woodlawn Adventure Camp takes place at Woodlawn Beach State Park for 10 one-week sessions from June 24 to Friday, Aug. 30. Weekly field trips at Woodlawn Adventure Camp are to a variety of interesting local places, such as: the Buffalo Zoo and Chuck-E-Cheese, Week 1; TGI Friday’s and Buffalo Museum of Science, Week 2; Holland Motorsports Complex, Week 3; Tifft Nature Preserve and Sky Zone, Week 4; Buffalo Bisons Baseball Game, Week 5; Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Week 6 ; Martin’s Fantasy Island, Week 7; Cave of the Winds & Aquarium of Niagara, Week 8; Regal Cinema & Striker’s Bowling, Week 9 and Firstwind Energy, Penn Dixie & Hamburg Village Pool, Week 10. Weekly special event and theme days include Hawaii Day and Buffalo Bills Day and campers will also have the opportunity to explore science, nature and art through weekly science activity and crafts projects.

Campers spend most of the day in smaller groups of boys and girls their age. Woodlawn’s trained counselors work to plan age-appropriate sports games and nature walks through the park. Beach activities are scheduled for both mornings and afternoons. Canoeing, paddle boating, fishing, bounce houses and swimming are available on most days. In the event of rainy weather, campers enjoy games of Four Square, Xbox 360 Kinect, board games, movies and arts and crafts time in the air-conditioned lodge, where they also eat their lunches together as a large group each day. “Drop Everything and Read” is also a part of group daily activities. For more details, visit Woodlawn Adventure Camp’s own website at www.woodlawnadventurecamp.com

Attendance costs for Day Camp Friendship, 2982 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, start at $130 for residents and $150 for neighbors for a full week without extended supervision or transportation and are pro-rated during the week of the Fourth of July holiday. Cost at Woodlawn Adventure Camp, 3580 Lakeshore Road, Woodlawn, start at $170 per child without extended supervision. Families must provide their own transportation to and from Woodlawn. Additional children in a family may attend at a discounted rate at either camp.

For more information or to register, contact the Recreation Office at 646-5145, visit in person at 2982 Lakeview Road, Hamburg or register online at www.townofhamburgny.com (transactions fees are applied to online registration).
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