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Town of Hoosick Summer Day Camp
Kaila Matatt (Camp Director) at 518-265-2038

KLMatatt@gmail.com


UPDATE


During Hollywood Week, campers were visited by local celebrities, Tuffy and
Tucker!

Session six, which begins August 11th will be titled Throwback Week and is the last session of camp.


Each day will focus on one of the themes from the previous sessions of summer, which included Sports, Nature, Hollywood, Hawaiian, and Olympic Week.


Campers will enjoy a variety of new activities that pertain to each day's theme.



The importance of communication and working together will be reinforced throughout the week, as well as the importance of creativity.

On Wednesday, the campers will be able to enjoy a fun-filled day at Grafton Lakes State Park, which will include hiking, swimming, and a sand castle building contest.

Throughout the week, the campers will enjoy different water activities and on Friday, the Hoosick Falls Fire Department has volunteered their time and equipment to set up an afternoon of water fun under a sprinkler set-up.

Throwback Week will conclude with an ice cream trip, as well as an end of camp awards ceremony!

Be sure to not miss out on the last session of the Town of Hoosick Summer Day Camp!


Applications can be found at the Town Offices located at the Armory on Church St or Online. For more information, contact Kaila Matatt, Camp Director, at 518-265-2038 or klmatatt@gmail.com.






Campers relaxing on their hike at Grafton Lakes
State Park during Nature Week.

Session five, which begins August 4th, will be titled Olympic Week.

Camp will begin with an Opening Ceremony. The campers will be divided into teams in which they will compete in different activities with the finals being held on Friday.

They will learn different aspects of teamwork and how to work together efficiently.

On Wednesday, the campers will be able to enjoy a fun-filled day at Grafton Lakes State Park, which will include hiking and swimming.

Throughout the week, the campers will enjoy different water activities and on Friday, the Hoosick Falls Fire Department has volunteered their time and equipment to set up an afternoon of water fun under a sprinkler set-up.

Olympic Week will conclude with medal ceremonies, as well as a Closing Ceremony!

Applications can be found at the Town Offices located at the Armory on Church St or Online. For more information, contact Kaila Matatt, Camp Director, at 518-265-2038 or klmatatt@gmail.com.






Aloha! The Town of Hoosick Summer Day Campers had a blast as they completed Session 2, Hawaiian Week.

The campers have enjoyed daily arts and crafts, which have included volcano constructing, grass-skirt making, tiki-hut building, and pasta-jewelry painting. The campers learned Hawaiian words and their meanings, such as aloha (hello, goodbye, and love) mahalo (thank you), and o'hana (family).

They were taught different aspects of Hawaiian culture throughout the week and finished with their very own luau (Hawaiian party). Festivities at the luau included hula dancing, volcano erupting, fresh-fruit eating, and limbo contesting.

Also, the Hoosick Falls Fire Department set up a "misting waterfall system" with their equipment for the kids to enjoy! Wednesday was spent at Grafton Lakes State Park, where the kids enjoyed a beautiful day of swimming, hiking, and a thrilling sand castle building contest.

Next week is Nature Week and the campers will enjoy several nature themed arts-and-crafts projects, games, and walks. They will also learn the importance of recycling and what it means to treat nature well!


Session 4, which begins July 28th will be titled Hollywood Week.





The Town of Hoosick Summer Day Camp kicked off the summer season with Sports Week! The campers have enjoyed daily tennis lessons, conducted by John and Loyce Youngmann, and are still improving.

The campers were also visited by varsity athletes from basketball, baseball/softball, football, and soccer. They were taught different aspects of each sport and played mini-games alongside the athletes. Each day was completed with games that included water, such as water balloon fights and slip-and-slides.

Wednesday was spent at Grafton Lakes State Park, where the kids enjoyed a beautiful day of swimming, kick-ball, and a nature walk.

Next week, Session Two, is Hawaiian Week and the campers will enjoy several Hawaiian themed arts-and-crafts projects, games, a volcano experiment, and a sand-castle building contest at Grafton Lakes State Park. On Friday, the campers will use everything they've created to set-up for and enjoy their very own Luau!

Session Three, is Nature Week and begins July 21st.






The Town of Hoosick Summer Day Camp will conduct six sessions during the summer of 2014. Each session will feature a theme; Session 1 will begin July 7th and is titled "Sports Week".

Hoosick Falls Central School varsity athletes have volunteered their time to teach campers certain aspects of basketball, soccer, softball/baseball, and football.

Each day will focus on one sport, in which the campers will learn a skill, practice that skill, and then apply that skill in a mini-game alongside the varsity athletes. The athletes have been invited to stay for the remainder of the day, in which they will participate in water games with the campers.

And that is not all! Campers of age (7-12) will partake in daily tennis lessons, in which they will learn the basics of the game of tennis.

DOWNLOAD an application or pick one up from the Town Offices located in the Armory on Church St. For more information, contact Kaila Matatt (Camp Director) at 518-265-2038 or KLMatatt@gmail.com.

Stay tuned for the theme for Session 2, which begins July 14th!

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin