Busti-Lakewood Rec Center To Offer Summer Programs

The Busti-Lakewood Rec Center will be having summer programs starting in June. The Summer Playground program kicks off this year with eight weeks of fun, crafts, games, activities and field trips starting Monday, June 30, and ending Aug. 22. The program is staffed with instructors ready to give children a summer experience they will never forget. The child drop off and pick up locations are at Hartley Park or the Rec Center depending on the weather.

This program is for children ages 5-12 years old. Sports, games, crafts, swimming, field trips and story time will keep the children busy.

There will be field trips every Wednesday; these trips will have an additional bus/admission fee. Weekly themes and field trips are as follows:

Week 1: June 30-July 3 “The Stars Are Out/Movies and Ice Cream”

Week 2: July 7-11 “Get Your Gils On/Youngsville Pool”

Week 3: July 14-18 “Let’s Explore/Farm/Park/Fire Dept.”

Week 4: July 21-25 “Putt Your Way Along/Lakewood Golf Center”

Week 5: July 28-Aug. 1 “The Pins Have It/Jamestown Bowling Co.”

Week 6: Aug. 4-8 “Wet N Wild/Warren Pool”

Week 7: Aug.11-15 “Hands On/Children’s Museum”

Week 8: Aug. 18-22 “Mystery/Loomis Park-Gateway Center”

Registration is broken down into different groups: three or five days, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. time slots and number of weeks attending, fees start at $60 for one week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – and go to $525 for all eight weeks – Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two and four-week options are also offered. The single-day rate is $30. Each child needs to bring the following: backpack with lunch, drinks, swimsuit, towel, water shoes and sunscreen. Cellphones and all other electronic devices are strongly discouraged; they will be left in backpacks for the day unless special arrangements are made.

Swimming classes will be offered at Southwestern Elementary School pool by Johneen Hoose. Call Hoose at 763-1311 to register for these sessions. Space is limited.

Competitive Swim Camp for swimmers who are interested in developing speed, technique and endurance will be held July 7 through Aug. 7, from 8-9:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday. Cost is $150. Participants must be able to swim the length of pool.

Swim Lessons for children 3-12 years of age will be held July 7-17, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday. Cost is $100 per session. An additional session will be held if warranted.

There are also some adult classes going on: Pinochle on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Cribbage on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and Line Dancing on Tuesday and Thursdays 9-10 a.m.

If you are interested in any of these programs, call 763-1861 or stop by the Town of Busti Office, 125 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood or the Rec Center, 9 W. Summit Ave. in Lakewood to register. The Rec Center is also rented out for events.