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Elizabethtown-Lewis Youth Commission set for summer

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Added hours and programs will be part of an expanded summer program offered by the Elizabethtown and Lewis Youth Commissions.

“It’s the same old program, but with some twists,” said director Paul Pulsifer. “The hours have expanded to 4 p.m. in the afternoon to help with parent pickup, and there will be lots of new activities and that’s exciting for us.”

Pulsifer said that there will be a science component to the summer program which will look at rockets and volcanoes, among other things. Other interactive programs will include a digital photography course which was funded through a Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match grant.

“We have had this program before, but this year we are adding an advance program for those who have already taken it,” Pulsifer said.

Students will also have the chance to participate in arts and crafts, with a year-end art show for parents. They will also have the chance to create their own newsletter, which will be sent home to families.

There will be weekly field trips to places like the Wild Center in Tupper Lake and Willsborough Lanes for bowling. Students will also have the chance to be involved with sports, including golf, tennis, baseball, soccer and basketball.

The youth commission is holding two registration days in the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Conference Room, on Tuesday, June 5 and Monday, June 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Registration materials will be available that evening and anyone interested should bring a copy of their child’s immunization record. A $25 activity fee (per child) payable to the ELYC will also be collected upon registration to help cover the costs of out-of-camp trips. The program, open to children currently in Kindergarten to sixth grade, will run from July 2 to Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at ELCS.

Please contact Pulsifer at 873-2682 or via email at psunyking@hotmail.com with any questions or for more information.

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