Summer camp sign-ups sought in Millerton; Amenia cancels
John Coston

Summer camp sign-ups sought in Millerton; Amenia cancels

MILLERTON — The Village of Millerton is looking for children to sign up for its six-week summer program at Eddie Collins Memorial Park.

With the help from the Town of North East, the program is available to children from ages 5-13 years old, including both residents and non-residents. This year’s summer camp is planned to run from July 1 to Aug. 9.

Sebastian Bauer, the summer camp director, has said that so far they have had no sign-ups for the program. However, with the Amenia summer camp recently shutting down for the second year in a row due to low enrollment, Bauer is hopeful that those kids will make their way over.

The Village of Millerton is excited to show and use the park to its fullest potential for the first time since Covid-19. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, games, sports and field trips.

Parents are able to choose from full-time or part-time when registering their child for the program.

For residents, full time campers will be able to attend 4-5 days per week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $100. Part-time campers can attend 1-3 days per week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or five days a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $75. Non-residents have the same guidelines, however the cost varies, full-time is $150 and part-time is $100. After June 17 there is a $10 late fee for any child being registered.

Bauer is holding open enrollment hours to answer questions about this year’s summer camp, and to assist with applications and payments. Bauer’s next, and final meeting is Saturday, June 15 at the Village Hall from 9 a. m. to 12 p.m.

Applications can be returned by email to: camp-summercamp@villageofmillerton-ny.gov or dropped off at: Village Hall 5933 N. Elm Avenue, Millerton NY 12546, their hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Amenia Cancels Summer Camp Program

After months of planning, the Parks and Recreation Department announced that its summer camp program has been canceled for this summer due to low enrollment.

The camp would have run from July 1 to Aug. 9. Refunds will be sent within the next four weeks to those who registered. Questions may be directed to the Recreation office at 845-373-8860, Ext. 124, or by email to recdirector@ameniany.gov.

In making the announcement, Park and Recreation Director Katie Sterk-Grassi indicated that the department welcomes suggestions from residents for program ideas going forward.

As an alternative, Sterk-Grassi noted that the Amenia Wassaic Community Organization (AWCO) is offering a summer camp program during the same dates. Information is available at awcosummercamp@gmail.com.

Leila Hawken contributed to this article.

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