FARMINGTON — A hot, humid afternoon, a garden hose, sheets of plastic and 56 children spells fun for participants in the University of Maine at Farmington’s Summer Daze Camp on Thursday.

The day camp sponsored by UMF Fitness and Recreation is having a Super Soakin Week, Director Leah Brackett said.
She wasn’t referring to the rain as children lined up to run and slide over large sheets of hosed down plastic on the hill behind the Olsen Student Center on campus.

The seven-week day camp for children ages 6 to 12 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with children signed up one week at a time, she said. Counselors are UMF students.

This summer, camp members have visited a state park each week. Friday the group will head for Damariscotta State Park.

The camp is also involved with a Leaders In Training Program that includes younger students who help supervise activities and work with the children.

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Children in Summer Daze Camp at the University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center spent Thursday afternoon taking a cool slide over hosed-down sheets of plastic on a hill behind Olsen Student Center.

Children in Summer Daze Camp at the University of Maine at
Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center spent Thursday afternoon
taking a cool slide over hosed-down sheets of plastic on a hill behind
Olsen Student Center.

Children in Summer Daze Camp at the University of Maine at
Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center spent Thursday afternoon
taking a cool slide over hosed-down sheets of plastic on a hill behind
Olsen Student Center.


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