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A Family Feeling At Dickinson Day Camp

Published: July 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Dickinson Memorial Park day camper Ava Link paints a bird house on July 12.       (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Dickinson Memorial Park day camper Ava Link paints a bird house on July 12. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Dickinson Memorial Park Day Camp staff member Jonah Santiana plays hockey with campers Spencer Hull, center, and Jack Cartolano on July 12 under the park's pavilion.   (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Dickinson Memorial Park Day Camp staff member Jonah Santiana plays hockey with campers Spencer Hull, center, and Jack Cartolano on July 12 under the park's pavilion. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
So far this summer, as Newtown Parks & Recreation Dickinson Memorial Park Day Camp Director Leah Pizighelli said on July 12, campers are participating in arts and crafts, enjoying activities, and having fun.

"It's like a big a family here, which is really nice to see," said Ms Pizighelli.

Campers have been particularly enjoying floor hockey under the park's pavilion and rolling around on scooters as another activity, Ms Pizighelli observed.

As she spoke, a lively floor hockey match was underway, with camp staff members and campers scrambling to hit a ball, used in place of a puck.

Nearby, campers painted bird houses. Camper Ava Link, 4, said she wanted to paint a bird house, "because I have a bird house at home."

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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