Time to register for kids summer program
Wesley Hubbard will be leading all of the parks summer programs this year. A summer employee at Lighthouse Park who led the kayak program last year, said that program is unlikely to see any changes, but the summer children’s program might lean more towards sports and outdoor activities. “It’s just getting fleshed out now,” said Hubbard, recently home from college.
The summer program is split into two age groups six to eight-year-olds and nine to 12-year-olds. While participation is free pre-registration is necessary and will be held June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from July 10 to August 2.
The kayak program has two components: the Sea Otter paddling club for teens 13 to 17-years-old, and a less structured training and equipment loan program for adults. Sign-up for the program is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 at the community center. Hubbard said the parks board has approved instructor training for him so he will be able to provide the eight-hour training in boat handling, equipment care and safety required of all participants.
Once they have completed training adult participants may use the kayaks any time the teen group is not using them, and the Sea Otters participate in guided paddles. Participation in the adult program is $50 and $25 for the Sea Otters.