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A Pirate's Life For Campers

Published: August 05, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Treadwell Memorial Park day camper Sophia Recio, 7, shows how strong she is after completing physical exercises during Pirate Day. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Treadwell Memorial Park day camper Sophia Recio, 7, shows how strong she is after completing physical exercises during Pirate Day. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Treadwell Memorial Park day campers Brysce Pacuk, 6, left, and Ryan Larkin, 7, came prepared for Pirate Day on July 12.  (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Treadwell Memorial Park day campers Brysce Pacuk, 6, left, and Ryan Larkin, 7, came prepared for Pirate Day on July 12. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Campers at Newtown Parks & Recreation's Treadwell Memorial Park Day Camp put on eye patches; shirts with skull and cross bones; and red, white, and black striped clothes as festivities for Pirate Day began on July 12.

The pirate-themed day included activities like creating team posters and searching for buried treasure. Most of the campers brought pirate costumes for the day.

Site Director Chris Browne called his pirates to attention just before 2 pm to challenge them to find treasure buried at the park. The pirate Red Beard, he claimed, had hidden treasure in the hills of Newtown. Campers broke into groups to complete tasks. The tasks earned the teams gold coins, and the coins earned the teams information on how to find the treasure. One team had to complete physical exercises - another had to find Mr Browne's hidden hat.

The treasure chest, once found, was filled with candy.

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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 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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