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Town of Bolton offers array of activities for all ages, interests

Children navigate the waters of Lake George during a 2012 kayaking session offered though the Bolton Recreation Department’s 'Adventure Wednesdays' series. The town agency annually offers dozens of special events, concerts, performances, field trips, sports  lessons, plus fitness and craft instruction sessions as well as week-long camps focusing on soccer, basketball, dancing and the theater arts.

Children navigate the waters of Lake George during a 2012 kayaking session offered though the Bolton Recreation Department’s 'Adventure Wednesdays' series. The town agency annually offers dozens of special events, concerts, performances, field trips, sports lessons, plus fitness and craft instruction sessions as well as week-long camps focusing on soccer, basketball, dancing and the theater arts.

— While town recreation programs in the region routinely consist of only swimming and a few sports games for youth, the town of Bolton is offering far more.

Through their recreation department, Bolton government offers a full range of special events, camps and programs for all ages that are intended to build life skills, boost wellness and spark people’s imaginations — while providing a lot of fun.

Almost all the activities and programs are offered for visitors and residents of nearby communities, as well as Bolton folks.

In the upcoming weeks, these activities hit high gear with lots of special events, concerts, performances, field trips, sports lessons, plus fitness and craft instruction sessions.

But that’s not all.

The recreation department is also offering various camps for youth that focus on developing athletic skills as well as creative expression through theater and dance.

In addition, there’s an ongoing series of classes for crafts and fitness, for both adults and youth.

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In a special event arranged by the town of Bolton Recreation Department, area children and adults learn techniques of African drumming at an open house held in 2012 at The Sembrich studio and museum. Under the direction of Michelle Huck, the town agency annually plans a varied lineup of intriguing field trips, events, concerts and other activities for citizens of the region.

Town Supervisor Ron Conover said July 15 that a full schedule of stimulating activities for all ages was a long-standing tradition locally.

“In Bolton, there’s a real interest in recreational programs and keeping youth interested,” he said. “Offering these programs for all ages is an important part of what we are as a community.”

Full information on events and activities is available at the town of Bolton’s website at: www.boltonnewyork.com/recreation. For schedules and details, click on the “Printable Documents” links on the right hand side of the page.

Special events for varied ages

The upcoming weeks offer an impressive array of activities. One top attraction for youth seeking active recreation is a stand-up paddle-boarding session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.on July 24. An installment of the Adventure Wednesdays series, the paddleboard session offers an introduction to the sport for ages 10 through 18. See the town recreation department website for details.

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