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Town of Oyster Bay Summer Recreation Program Registration Under Way

Registration by mail for the Town of Oyster Bay Summer Recreation Program is currently under way, according to Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia.

“Now entering its 44th year, the Town of Oyster Bay Summer Recreation Program offers an exciting and affordable summer option,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “Children between the ages of 4 and 12 are eligible to join this age-grouped program, which provides a safe, clean and stimulating atmosphere where they can enjoy themselves. Children are grouped into early childhood, 4-6; juniors, 7-8; and intermediates, 9-10 and seniors, 11-12. Depending upon the children’s ages, the program offers trips, tournaments, shows and athletic events, including the 33rd Annual Tobay Games.”

“Families with children who participated in last year’s Summer Recreation Program will receive a registration packet for this year’s program,” Alesia said. “For all others, just call the Recreation Division of the Town’s Department of Parks at 433-7465, ext. 232 and you will be sent a registration packet.”

The fee for the Summer Recreation Program is $125 for one child, $175 for two children, and $25 for each additional child within a family of more than two. The registration deadline is June 18, 2010.

The Summer Recreation Program will be held at Marjorie R. Post (Massapequa), Plainview-Old Bethpage and Syosset-Woodbury Community Parks, Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park in Farmingdale, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach in Oyster Bay, and Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing. The program begins Tuesday, July 6, and runs through Friday, August 13. There are both morning and afternoon sessions each day and children may attend both. However, no supervision is provided between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Parents must make arrangements for their children during this time.

“The Town’s Summer Recreation Program is an excellent opportunity for children to participate in wholesome activities right in their own communities,” Alesia said. “Both parents and kids love the program. We’ve watched many kids begin as participants in Summer Recreation and return later to spend summers working as counselors in the same program.”

For more information about the Town of Oyster Bay Summer Recreation Program, contact the Town Parks Department Summer Recreation Office at 433-7465, ext. 232.