HARRISON — Harrison Parks and Rec summer staff is gearing up for a most exciting and fun summer program which they call “Educational Recess,” where children learn life skills from trained, energetic, caring, talented and knowledgeable counselors and swim instructors in a safe, fun and positive outdoor environment.

The program is for Harrison girls and boys entering grades 1 through 7 in the fall.

Registrations for the Fun, Friends, & Fitness eight-week Summer Recreation Day Camp and six-week American Red Cross Swim Program will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15, at the Harrison Town Office for Harrison residents.

The summer day camp program will kick-off on Monday, June 24, and close on Thursday, Aug. 15. It will operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crystal Lake Park and Beach. On rainy days the program will be held at the Harrison School.

The Red Cross Swim program will begin Monday, July 1, and also end on Thursday, Aug. 15. Lessons will be offered from the infant level to level 6 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lessons are offered in two three-week sessions and are 30 minutes in length. Take advantage of rainy days as age appropriate videos are shown in the swim building.

Swim lessons will not be offered during the week of July 8-12 due to Old Home Days celebration at the park. The day camp program will be at the Harrison School during Old Home Days.

Weekly field trips will be offered on Tuesdays. Harrison Recreation will be closed on Monday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.

During registration parents will receive a detailed schedule of fees and daily activities as well as information about special programs and events such as tie dyeing T-shirts during spirit week, field trips, arts and crafts workshops, summer reading program, book club, kayak/canoe lessons, nutrition education workshops, the swim across the lake and the British Challenger Soccer Camp returning to the RADR Sports Complex during the week of Aug. 5-9.

The Friendly Village Times Summer Day Camp Newsletter and summer activity calendar will also be available to answer all parental questions and concerns.

For more information contact Paula J. Holt at 583-2241 or [email protected] or stop in at the Town Office. Visit www.harrisonmaine.org and click on recreation or on Facebook search for Town of Harrison Parks and Recreation.

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