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Hamburg day camps released

HAMBURG — The Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services has announced the schedule for its two summer day camps, along with the weekly sports themes for Day Camp Friendship and the field trip schedule for Woodlawn Adventure Camp. Both camps are for youth ages 6-14 by July 1 and run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with supervised extended hours available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for a fee.

Day Camp Friendship is held at the Hamburg Recreation Center, formerly the Nike Base, located at 2982 Lakeview Road, and Woodlawn Adventure Camp is held at Woodlawn Beach State Park, located at S-3580 Lakeshore Road. Both camps begin the week of June 30, with Camp Friendship running for seven weeks, ending Aug. 15, and Woodlawn Adventure Camp running for nine weeks, ending on Aug. 29. Campers are asked to bring their own packed daily lunches and snacks, along with energy and enthusiasm.

All sessions at Day Camp Friendship include basic camp activities and arts and crafts by group, along with rollerblading and swimming at Frontier Middle School and the Hamburg Town Park. Weeks two-seven also include clinics for a particular sport. Featured themes are: Week 1: Camp Introduction (no camp on July 4); Week 2: Sports Camp-Soccer, with World Cup days Tuesday and Wednesday; Week 3: Sports-Camp Hockey, with Sabres Day on Thursday; Week 4: Sports Camp-Baseball, with a Bisons Game on Thursday; Week 5:Sports Camp-Football and fishing and nature on Tuesday and Wednesday; Week 6: Sports Camp-Basketball, with Camp Olympics Thursday at Howe Field; Week 7:Camp Competitions, with a camp picnic on Thursday.

Weekly field trips scheduled for Woodlawn are: Week 1: Regal Cinema and bowling; Week 2: Chestnut Ridge and SkyZone; Week 3: Hidden Valley Nature Reserve; Week 4: Bisons Game; Week 5: Fantasy Island; Week 6: Chuck-E-Cheese; Week 7: Niagara Falls and aquarium; Week 8: TGIF and Buffalo Museum of Science and Week 9: Buffalo Zoo and First Niagara Center (subject to availability).

Campers at Woodlawn spend most of the day in smaller groups divided by age, playing sports games or taking nature walks through the wooded park. Beach activities are scheduled for some mornings and afternoons. Canoeing, paddle boating, fishing, bounce houses and swimming are available on most days. In the event of rainy weather, campers can play games of Four Square, Xbox 360 Kinect, board games, movies and arts and crafts in the air-conditioned lodge, where they also eat their lunches together, each day. Parents may register children for either camp at the recreation office, located at 4540 Southwestern Blvd., online at www.hamburg-youth-rec-seniors.com or by calling the recreation office at 646-5145.


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