Medina hosting summer rec signups on June 16, with program to start July 5

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 June 2022 at 10:50 am

MEDINA – The summer parks and swim program will be starting July 5 and run through Aug. 12, a free program for children ages 6 to 12 in the Medina school district.

There will be in-person signups o June 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Butts Park pavilion.

The program this year is being directed by Michelle Capstick, a Medina teacher the past 29 years. She stepped into the role for the first time after seeing a notice that the program would be cancelled if there wasn’t a director.

“I feel very strongly about the Medina community,” said Capstick.

Her father is the late Don Kennedy, a former Medina mayor and businessman who Capstick said instilled the importance of service.

Capstick said the program has good leaders in place with Hayden Woodroe serving as the park supervisor and Hannah Kenward the pool supervisor. Other swimming instructors and aides will be hired.

The parks program will be run at the Oak Orchard Elementary School campus with the pool program at the middle school.

The Village of Medina and towns of Ridgeway and Shelby all contribute to funding the program.

The parks program is for children ages 6 to 12. That program will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and until 3 p.m. on Fridays. Besides games, the program will include bowling, field trips, a carnival and other activities.

The swim program starts with a “mommy and me” class for children 6 months to age 2, classes for 3- and 4-year-olds, and then classes for levels 1 to 6. The full swim schedule will be available at registration.