Albion summer park program offers lots of activities for children

Posted 14 July 2014 at 12:00 am

From the Parks:

By John Grillo, Albion recreation director

ALBION – In the third week of the Summer Parks Program in the Village of Albion, July 7-11, we had very nice weather for the parks.

The attendance was very good and the children had a great time. Arts and crafts are an important part of the summer program as our Arts and Crafts specialist Caitlin Francis was busy preparing crafts for the upcoming weeks. Caitlin did a wonderful job last week with all parks doing arts and crafts relating to the July 4th celebration.

The baseball camp was a success as over 20 youngsters each day enjoyed learning the fundamentals of baseball along with baseball lead-up games and activities.

On Monday the children enjoyed team games and activities. Tuesday was the same along with recreational games and activities. On Wednesday and Thursday the Orleans Health Department visited Bullard Park and Veterans Park to talk about friendship and proper nutrition. The Health Department conducted group games that brought out that message.

On Friday the ever popular Children’s Carnival took place at Bullard Park. Several hundred youngsters gathered at Bullard Park and were on hand to enjoy all the activities, food, games and prizes. Orleans Community Action and their staff did a great job of preparing a wonderful day for the children.

Each day the children arrive at their chosen park for a fun-filled day. Many activities such as kickball, dodge ball, whiffleball, table tennis, rubber quoits, carom pool, capture the flag, tag games, card and board games, playground apparatus, football, soccer, four square, parachute games, and many others take place during the week.
This will be full of several scheduled activities. GCASA will visit each park with fun activities and sending a great message to the children concerning making good choices.

On Tuesday the parks will be transported to the Albion Sportsman’s Club for a picnic, games, rowing, hiking and other activities. Arts and crafts will be offered all week as well.

On Friday, the parks will be transported to Brown’s Berry Patch to enjoy the many activities that they have to offer. Of course the children will have a chance to purchase their favorite ice cream.

We had several new registrations this week. There is still time to sign up. Just visit one of the three area parks and ask for the park supervisors in attendance for a registration sheet. Come and register your child so they will not miss out on the fun activities planned, including sports camps.