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Parks and Rec offering many activities in June


May 30, 2019
Summer is starting for the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department, and the month of June is brnging hiking, Lego camp, sports, fun on the town beach, and so much more.

The Parks and Recreation Department put its summer program in the town website outlining the many different activities going on this summer.

Session II of the After School Sailing Program will run June 10, 12, 17, and 19. The cost is $99 per session. Participants must bring their own fitted life jacket and pass a swim test on the first day.

Session II for the Bolduc Park Golf program will run on June 6, 13, and 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. The fee of $70 covers three hour and a half long lessons and balls.

Parks and recreation will host two Babysitter's Classes at the Gilford Public Library.

On Monday, June 24, Cassidy Clairmont, a National Safety Council instructor, will lead instruction on the basics of CPR with a focus on infants and children though discussing CPR on adults as well. The class costs $40 and will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. Participants will receive a certification card and training booklet after the class.

Kids ages 11-16 can take the Babysitter's Training Course on Wednesday, June 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through the McGregor Institute of EMS. Kids can receive CPR and First Aid certification and learn about handling emergency situations, feeding infants and children, and the business of babysitting. The class is $60 and participants will receive a Babysitting Certification when they pass the course.

Participants can register for both of these classes by calling the Gilford Public Library at 524-6042 or the Parks and Rec office at 527-4722.

LetGoYourMind will be hosting two Lego Robotics camps the week of June 24-28.

Kids ages six through nine can take part in "Amusement Park Thrill Rides and Stop motion Animation" from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. In the morning kids will build small replicas of popular amusement park rides. In the afternoon they will make their own stop motion animation and learn how to edit their movies with professional Stop Animation.

Kids ages nine to 14 can participate in "EV3 Robotic Amusement Thrill Rides and Stop Animation/Minecraft." The older kids will also make their own amusement park, this time using Lego Mindstorms EV3 sensors, gears, and motors to complete a series of missions. Additionally, they will be using skills from "Minecraft" to create their own rides. They will also learn to create electrical circuits with Redstone and will create features like trap doors and functioning doors. In the afternoon kids will make their own mini-movie with legos and figures, also learning how to edit their movies.

Both camps will run at Gilford Middle School and both cost $325.

Gilford Beach will be open starting June 19 through late August from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

There will be an arts and crafts program at the beach Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon starting June 25 and running through Aug. 1. Activities are geared to kids 5 and up though younger kids are welcome. Registration will take place on the beach in June 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., though participants can sign up the day of the program. Registration is $3 per session on a daily basis or $30 for the whole six-week program.

Storytime at the Beach with staff from the Gilford Public Library will run on Wednesdays starting June 26 and run from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Session I for Red Cross Learn to Swim lessons starts on June 24 and run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. There will be no lesson on the Fourth of July. The program is open to kids age 3 and up ad is $35 for the first child, $20 for the second child in a family, and $15 for each additional child.

For more information on these and other programs going on through the summer, visit www.gilfordrec.com/parks-recreation.

Garnet Hill
Martin Lord Osman
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