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The Recreation Department will again offer a Pre-School Activities Camp for boys and girls 3 1/2 years to five years of age who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This camp will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Cluett Hall at St. Paul's. This camp will be offered in two one-week sessions, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. according to the following schedule:

Session I: August 7-11

Session II: August 14-17

This camp will be under the direction of Patricia Leonenko, who has been the director of this program for the past several years. Children will participate in activities such as craftwork, science, and music.

The cost of this camp will be $75 per child, per session. A birth certificate must be presented at the first class for each child registered. Due to the popular nature of this program, combined with the limited number of openings, requests for children who are not in the appropriate age range cannot be considered.

REGISTRATION: By mail, immediately- the recreation department can not be responsible for delays of the mail. In-person registration will be accepted beginning on Monday, June 19. Please make checks payable to Inc. Village of Garden City, and mail to Recreation Department, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY 11530.

No telephone registrations will be accepted.

The Garden City Pool opened for the season on Saturday, June 10. All residents have been mailed an application package for membership in the pool.

A full schedule of activities has been planned for the summer, and details are available in the pool brochure.

The pool will be open on a limited schedule until the close of the school year, as follows:

June 10-22: seven days per week, noon-8 p.m.

Effective June 23 and continuing until Labor Day, Sept. 4, the pool will be open according to the following schedule:

Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Mondays: noon-8 p.m.

The pool will be open on a full 10 a.m.-9 p.m. schedule on Labor Day, Sept. 4.

For information about pool memberships or activities, call the pool office at 483-1714.

The Recreation Department began accepting Roster Packages for the upcoming Women's Softball League on Tuesday, June 6. Rosters will be accepted from teams meeting the following eligibility requirements:

1. Teams comprised of current residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City

2. Teams comprised of players who resided in the Inc. Village of Garden City during their high school years.

3. Teams comprised of employees of the Inc. Village of Garden City.

The fee for this league will be $350, which includes games, balls, umpires, and trophies for the winning teams at the end of the season. Applications will not be accepted without a completed roster package, which includes: roster (name, address, phone number for each player), a check for the full league fee, and a copy of a current, valid driver's license for each player rostered. Roster Packages will be available in the recreation office on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline for submitting completed roster packages will be 4 p.m. on Friday, June 16. The league will be formatted to begin play during the week of June 26. For further information, call the recreation office at 465-4075.

The Recreation Department began accepting Roster Packages for the upcoming Men's Softball League on Tuesday, June 6. Rosters will be accepted from teams meeting the following eligibility requirements:

1. Teams comprised of current residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City

2. Teams comprised of players who resided in the Inc. Village of Garden City during their high school years.

3. Teams comprised of employees of the Inc. Village of Garden City.

The fee for this league will be $375, which includes games, balls, umpires, and trophies for the winning teams at the end of the season. Applications will not be accepted without a completed roster package, which includes: roster (name, address, phone number for each player), a check for the full league fee, and a copy of a current, valid driver's license for each player rostered. Roster Packages will be available in the recreation office on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline for submitting completed roster packages will be 4 p.m. on Friday, June 16. The league will be formatted to begin play during the week of June 26. For further information, call the recreation office at 465-4075.

The recreation department will again offer a Pre-School Arts and Crafts Camp for boys and girls ages 3 1/2 to 5 years of age, who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This camp will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Cluett Hall, at Saint Paul's. This camp will be offered in three, two-week sessions, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, according to the following schedule:

Session I June 26- July 7

Session II July 10-July 21

Session III July 24-August 4

Cost of this program will be $50 per child, per session. A birth certificate must be presented at the first class for each child registered. Due to the popular nature of this program, combined with the limited number of openings, requests for children who are not in the appropriate age range cannot be considered.

REGISTRATION: By mail, immediately- the recreation department can not be responsible fors delays of the mail. In-person registration will be accepted beginning on Monday, May 22. Please make checks payable to Inc. Village of Garden City, and mail to Recreation Department, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY 11530.

No telephone registrations will be accepted.

Please note that all sections for the Youth Tennis Camp are full.

The Recreation Department will again conduct a Youth Soccer Camp for boys and girls ages 6 through 12, who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This camp will be held at the Community Park Fields, in two one-week sessions, July 31 through August 4 and August 7 through August 11. Youngsters must be entering first grade in September 2000. Proof of age will be required.

This program will be offered in either half-day (two hour) or full day (five hour) sessions, and children may attend for either one week or two weeks. The two-hour session will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at a cost of $50 for one week or $100 for two weeks. The two-hour session concentrates on individual skill development. The five hour session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at a cost of $100 for one week or $200 for two weeks. The five-hour session includes an hour lunch and swim session which is supervised by the Soccer Camp staff, and will include full field games after lunch.

This program is in its 22nd year of operation, and is under the direct supervision of Paul LeSueur, who has had extensive experience as a player, coach, teacher and administrator.

Youngsters will be placed in age appropriate groups, with the instructor/camper ratio not to exceed 1-10. Safe playing techniques and team cooperation will also be stressed. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and certificate of completion at the end of the camp.

REGISTRATION: By mail, immediately-the recreation department cannot be responsible for delays of the mail. In-person registration will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, May 30. Please make checks payable to Inc. Village of Garden City, and mail to Recreation Department, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY 11530.

No telephone registrations will be accepted.

The Recreation Department will again offer a Boy's Lacrosse Camp for boys in grades 3-6 who are residents of the village. This camp will be held at the Saint Paul's athletic fields, and will be under the direction of Bob Defliese and Wally Cook, of the Garden City Schools. This camp will be offered in two one-week sessions during the weeks of July 3 to 6, and July 10 to 13. Youngsters may choose to attend either one or both of the sessions.

This camp will teach boys the basic techniques of catching, throwing and scooping and will then move on to drills and rules of the game. At the end of each week, the boys will play intergroup games on a modified lacrosse field. All necessary equipment will be provided, and no previous experience is needed. All youngsters will receive a T-shirt and certificate of completion at the conclusion of the camp.

REGISTRATION: By mail, immediately-the recreation department can not be responsible for delays of the mail. In-person registration will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, May 30. Please make checks payable to Inc. Village of Garden City, and mail to Recreation Department, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY 11530.

No telephone registrations will be accepted.

The Recreation Department is now accepting Roster Packages for the upcoming Men's Over 35 Softball League. Rosters will be accepted from teams meeting the eligibility requirements:

1. Teams comprised of current residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City.

The fee for this league will be $350, which includes games, balls, umpires, and end of the season trophies for winning teams.

Applications will not be accepted without a completed Roster Package, which includes Roster (name, address, telephone number for each player), a copy of a current, valid driver license for each player rostered, and a check for the full amount of the league fee.

Roster Packages will be available in the Recreation Office on a first come, first serve basis beginning on Tuesday, May 23. The deadline for submitting completed Roster Packages will be Friday, June 2. The league plays games on Sunday evenings at Community Park, and will begin play June 11.

For further information about the league, please call the Recreation Department at 465-4075.

The Recreation Department will again offer a Summer Baseball Camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 13, who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This camp will be held at the Community Park Fields. This camp will be offered in two, one-week sessions, which will be held according to the following schedule:

Session I July 17-20

Session II July 24-27

Youngsters ages 6 to 8 will attend from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Youngsters ages 9-13 will attend from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The camp will focus on individual skill development, and on the importance of playing together as a team.

Cost of this camp will be $50 per child, per one-week session, and will include a T-shirt and a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the camp. A birth certificate must be presented at the first class for each child registered. Due to the popular nature of this program, combined with the limited number of openings, requests for children who are not in the appropriate age range cannot be considered. There is a limit of 50 participants in each session.

REGISTRATION: By mail, immediately- the recreation department cannot be responsible for delays of the mail. In-person registration will be accepted beginning on Monday, June 5. Please make checks payable to Inc. Village of Garden City, and mail to Recreation Department, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY 11530.

No telephone registrations will be accepted.

Once again, the recreation department will offer a selection of Youth Sports Camps for residents this coming summer. Held at Community Park and St. Paul's, these camps provide an enjoyable, instructional experience for village youngsters.

Registration for these camps will be done primarily through the mail, with registration for each camp beginning when the camp is announced in the newspaper, and fliers distributed through the schools. In-person registration will only be accepted after the dates indicated for each camp in the news release and on the fliers.

Additional camp announcements will be made as dates and staffs are confirmed with the recreation department.

The recreation department will again conduct a youth basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 3 to 6. This camp will be held at the St. Paul's Field House, and will be under the direction of Tom Gleeson, former basketball coach at the Merchant Marine Academy.

The instructional camp for boys and girls entering grades 3 and 4 in September 2000 will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m., and the camp for boys and girls entering grades 5 and 6 will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a limit of 40 children per session.

The purpose of this program is to provide instruction in self-improvement, basketball fundamentals, team play, group cooperation, and fun. The cost of this camp will be $50 per child, which includes a T-shirt and a certificate of completion at the end of camp.

Each participant should dress in shorts, T-shirt, and sneakers, and should bring a towel with them to the camp.

REGISTRATION: By mail, immediately- the recreation department can not be responsible for delays of the mail. In-person registration will be accepted beginning on Monday, May 22. Please make checks payable to Inc. Village of Garden City, and mail to Recreation Department, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY 11530.

No telephone registrations will be accepted.

In an effort to ensure that the village playgrounds are being used by Garden City residents and their guests only, the recreation staff in the village playgrounds will be recording names and addresses of people entering the playgrounds. The recreation staff may ask residents to show proof of residency as part of this census process. Your help and cooperation in this endeavor is greatly appreciated.

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