By Michelle Armstead
Williamston Post staff writer
At Williamston’s Spring Break Day Camp April 1-5, children swam, played sports, games and enjoyed other activities.
Children attended full days all week for $125 or half days for $69. A single full day was $30 and a half day was $15. Drop-in children paid an additional $15 at the door.
Patti Marston, community programming director, said that the day camp, which averages about 20 children a day, is a healthy alternative for students. They would have had to stay inside during break because of the cold weather instead of being active.
“They’re able to get a lot of exercise, they’ve got a craft to work out, they’ve got board games we play, they have a movie that we watch,” Marston said. “So it’s good to be around other kids and be active.”
Kathryn Kufahl, swim lessons coordinator, said that children benefited from being fully engaged and active during the week.
“For them coming here, they get a more active, fun regime. We go play in the gym and learn different games, like basketball…then they get to swim in the pool,” she said. “So, they’re fully active the whole time.”
Rachel Restun, Kufahl’s assistant and a teacher, shared their love for working with the children. Both women played games with the children and supervised them while watching movies and while in the pool.
“I love working with the kids. The kids are my favorite part,” said Kufahl. “It’s fun watching them grow up.”
Lisa Bennet had two daughters enrolled in the Spring Break Day Camp.
“It keeps them content,” said Bennet. “It keeps them happy.”
She said the program keeps her children occupied at all times, and they love it.
The money raised through the day camp program goes toward community programming including swim lessons and enrichment programs, such as zumba, full-body fitness, babysitting classes, and other courses.
The Williamston Community Pool hosts a Splash Camp during the summer that will provide swim lessons and open swim.