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Killington Parks and Recreation Dept. announces new summer programs and events

Programs to include Superhero Camp, D&J Music Camp, Chili Cook-Off

KILLINGTON - The Killington Parks & Recreation Department (KPR) on May 9 announced several new summer programs and events upcoming for this summer.

KPR will offer three new youth camp programs: D&J Music Camp, Superhero Camp, and All About Learning Camps.

MUSIC
The D&J Music Camp is for students K - 6, beginner to experienced musicians, and will offer junior musicians the opportunity to try out a variety of musical instruments and acquire basic theoretical knowledge of music, including songwriting.The camp will culminate in a Project Showcase party for families and friends where campers can share their efforts with the ones they love! D&J Music Camp takes place on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12-noon, July 16 - August 13 at the Johnson Recreation Center. Cost: $65, plus an optional $5 materials fee (families may choose to bring items to waive the $5 materials fee.)

SUPERHERO
At Superhero Camp, your superhero-in-training will take part in games, arts and crafts projects to learn lessons in trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Participants will sling webs like Spiderman, create masks and shields for their costumes, and learn how to jump tall buildings and roll out of danger! The last day of camp will feature a ceremony in which participants will show off their new skills to their families and friends. Designed for ages 4 - 7. Superhero Camp takes place August 5-8 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Johnson Recreation Center. Camp is available for 3, 4, or 5 days, and the fee is $100, $120 f, and $140 respectively.

LEARNING
Does your child love to build? All About Learning Camps utilize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts and 21st Century educational skills of critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, agility and adaptability, curiosity and imagination. Killington will offer two such camps - Junior Engineering 1 and Collision Cars.

Junior Engineering 1 is designed for grade 1-3. During this course, students will creatively build and modify machines such as race cars, windmills, and merry-go-rounds, through basic engineering skills using LEGO kits.

The Collision Cars course is designed for grades 4-8. During this course, students will use LEGO kits to build a variety of battling machines such as Arm Bot, Blade Bot, Flipper Boy, Armored Bot, through exploration, problems solving and risk taking.
Both courses will take place August 12-16 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Sherburne Memorial Library. The fee for both courses is $120 for residents and $125 for non-residents.

BOOT CAMP
Also new this summer is Kids Boot Camp. This is a fun interval style class focused on teamwork, endurance, strength, speed and agility drills. The one-hour class includes a warm up, cool down and stretching. This camp takes place on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m., July 9 - Aug. 14 at the Johnson Recreation Center. Designed for ages 7 and over, the fee for the six sessions is $40; drop-in fee is $8.

CHILI COOK-OFF
Thursday, July 25, will be the 1st Annual Killington Chili Cook-Off. Join the competition and bring your finest chili to compete, or stop by the Cook-Off to taste the competitor's creations. Participant applications and tasting tickets are available at the Recreation Office. The Cook-Off will take place at the Sherburne Memorial Library from 5-8 p.m.

SWIM-A-THON
On Saturday, Aug. 10, a Swim-A-Thon will be hosted at the Johnson Recreation Center Pool. Participants will earn money by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers get pledges from family, friends, local businesses and neighbors to support their efforts. Proceeds benefit the Killington Aquatic Club and the USA Swimming Foundation.

POPULAR PROGRAMS
In addition to these new programs and events, KPR will continue its traditional summer programs and events such as Camp Loads of Fun, Rek & Trek Adventure Camp, Swim Team, Challenger Soccer Camp, Circus Camp, Top Spin Tennis Camp, and swim lessons. Splash Theater, the River Road Concert Series, and the annual 4th of July Celebration will return to River Road as well.
For more info. about these programs visit www.KillingtonRec.com, or contact Lyndsay at 802-422-3932 or Recreation@KillingtonTown.com.