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Summer Begins For Day Campers

Published: July 07, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Parks & Recreation Day Camp staff member Brianna Baranowski carries camper Bernadette Biasetti as she sends a ball over the net to camper Brian Shepard during a volley ball game on June 29. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Parks & Recreation Day Camp staff member Brianna Baranowski carries camper Bernadette Biasetti as she sends a ball over the net to camper Brian Shepard during a volley ball game on June 29. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Newtown Parks & Recreation Assistant Director of Recreation Rose Ann Reggiano is excited for the upcoming summer weeks.

Parks & Recreation day camps at Dickinson Memorial Park and Treadwell Memorial Park started on June 27 rather than June 25, as planned prior to school cancellations, and Ms Reggiano said, "We hit the ground running."

Parents have shared positive responses with her since the day camps began, and the first half-week of the camps went well. Ms Reggiano said she hopes the summer is a safe and fun one for everyone involved in the camps.

At Treadwell Memorial Park, Camp Director Chris Browne spent a portion of his morning on June 29 playing volleyball with campers and camp counselors. This year, Mr Browne said there will be more themed days and more trips for campers. A new program is also offered this summer for 13-year-olds.

Ms Reggiano said parents can sign their children up for all seven weeks of camps or weekly. Dickinson Day Camp and the Treadwell Day Camp run through August 10.

More information about the day camps is available on the Newtown Parks & Recreation website, newtown-ct.gov.

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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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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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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 Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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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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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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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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Total votes: 2