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Lower Southampton Township offering summer day camp program

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic health emergency, Lower Southampton Township will once again be offering its summer day camp program in 2021, it was recently announced by Walt Mulholland, newly appointed director of the Lower Southampton Parks and Recreation Department.

“We are already gearing up for an exciting, enriching and energetic eight-week camp experience for area youngsters running from June 21st through August 13th,” Walt says. “This year’s summer day camp will feature a full share of recreational and fun activities, crafts, instructional enrichment and entertaining and exciting cultural excursions,” he relates. “Our programs have been meticulously designed to allow every camper the opportunity to grow and mature through a series of professionally supervised programs and activities embracing physical development, socialization, teamwork and camaraderie.”

Camp will be divided into two age-segmented groups starting with the Pioneer Camp for children ages three- to five-years, which will be located at Russell Elliott Memorial Park on Buck Road. The second group of campers for ages six- to 13-years will be offered at the Dolphin Swim Club located at 260 West Bristol Road. There also will be a paid Counselor-In-Training program for teens 14 and 15 years of age, which will be operated at both camp locations. “We have immediate job openings for CIT’s,” Walt states.

“We’ll have a terrific and genuinely enriching program for the enjoyment of all of our youngsters, however, I encourage parents, grandparents and guardians to register early to assure that their child will have a place in our program,” Walt notes. “Please do not delay because our 2021 camp space is limited.”

In 2021 special Summer Day Camp resident rates will be offered to all people residing in Lower Southampton Township. Residences will need to be verified. The cost for a youngster residing in the township is $975 for the season with a $100 first installment. The non-resident rate is $1,240 per child with a $100 first installment. A digital online family registration system is being used for the 2021 camping season.

Parents should go to the Lower Southampton Township website at www.lowersouthamptontownship.org and click on parks and recreation.

For additional information about summer camp people may call 215-357-7300, extension 316. The Lower Southampton Parks and Recreation Department is headquartered at 1500 Desire Avenue, Feasterville.

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