Hudson Recreation Summer Program Opens with 260 Campers

July 1, 2016


by Len Lathrop

Monday afternoon was hot, but you would not know it at the Hudson Community Center as both inside and outside of the center were smiling, although a little sweaty, faces of 260 children ages 8 to 14.  And for all those parents reading this, there was a light blue-shirted staff member with every group of children, whether it was a one-on-one activity such as bracelet making or basketball games inside and out.  You could also see a lot of drinks for everyone.  In one corner Legos where everywhere – the table, the chairs and the floor.  It was amazing that coloring does calm everyone, which could only be measured by the lack of conversation around that table.

Summer Program Director Frank Girginis mentioned that his was the largest first-day attendance for a long time; both he and Recreation Director Dave Yates did have a strong statement of what brought so many children to the program’s first day.  Speculation was that the early date of school closing this year might have played into the number.  Hudson schools’ last day was the 15th, over 10 days ago.  But both guys smiling mentioned that the year-after-year success of the program was the reason.

This first week had a modified schedule, without skating on Tuesday but a field trip on Thursday to Pawtuckaway State Park, and on Friday the campers will be testing the waters at Robinson Pond.

There is still time to get your children involved with the program.  Just check with the staff at the Community Center.