Medina joint recreation program reports many activities so far this summer

Provided photos: Pictured enjoying the swim program from front to back include Kennedy Hosmer, Kaylin Gannon, Braydon Benedict, Lucius Boyle, Levon Fuller, Henry Fuller and Thomas Haist. At right include Jade Schaal, left, and Carrigan Martindale.

Posted 20 July 2022 at 1:10 pm

Information submitted by Michelle Capstick, director of Joint Recreation Commission summer program

MEDINA – Director’s notes: The Joint Recreation Commission – Mary Woodruff, Jeff Toussaint, Ed Zelazny, Jada Burgess, Jess Marciano, John Pratt and Marguerite Sherman – are pleased that children are enjoying all the activities at the park and pool.

They would like to thank Case-Nic Cookies for showing the kids how they make cookies, Marguerite Sherman for the donation of peanut butter, jelly and bread, Mackenzie Sullivan for snacks, the Stalker family for cupcakes, the Taylor family for snacks, Genesee-Orleans County Youth Bureau for tennis equipment, John Grillo from the Albion Recreation program for inviting us to their carnival and an anonymous donor for sponsoring the purchase of wristbands at the carnival for 17 children.

If your child is enrolled in our program be sure to sign up for Remind (click here) to keep informed as to what is happening.

These kids enjoy playing Gaga Ball at Bullard Park in Albion.

Peek at Pool from last week submitted by Hannah Kenward: The 2nd week of swimming has been a splashing time for everyone. It’s hard to believe that the first session will be winding down next week. Kids have been improving their kick and strokes, as well as having fun jumping in the pool and being with their friends. Second session schedule can be found on the Joint Recreation Commission Summer Recreation Program Facebook page or in person at the pool beginning Tuesday. Sign up will be at the pool from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the remainder of the week.

Playing at the Park from last week submitted by Hayden Woodroe: Monday we set up a big game of kickball for all of the kids and got to play the board games Sorry and Trouble. Tuesday 15 of the kids went to Case-Nic to tour the bakery as well as made their own special M&M cookies. At Case-Nic we learned all about the history of the business and how they have made their cookies throughout the years.

On Wednesday we went on our first field trip crossing out of Medina. The Albion Recreation group set up a beautiful carnival with countless games, activities and food for all of the kids to enjoy. Thursday we walked up to the tennis courts and the kids got to learn how to play tennis with each other. The kids also played many of their own fun made-up games at the park.

After many kids talked about the Splash Pad at Albion’s Bullard Park from the day before, we took everyone up to Pine Street Park on Friday. Everyone enjoyed cooling off after playing in the park at the Splash Pad.

This week we have special trips planned to Mark’s Pizzeria, the Medina Fire Department, and the Iroquois Wildlife Refuge.