A Message from the Director

Dear Family and Friends of the Community,

We are excited to announce that Amherst Recreation (formally LSSE) will be returning this summer with a New and Improved Summer Day Camp!

"Fun in the Sun Summer Day Camp" will run for 7 weeks, June 28th-August 13th.

Time Travelers, Around The World, and Welcome to The Jungle are just a few of the themes we will be anticipating this summer. Once the themes and dates of the program are revealed in detail you may notice a few changes, these were made in accordance with CDC, government, and local health official guidelines.

Group sizes will be smaller to ensure safety, social distancing, and possible contact tracing precautions. Due to these group size restrictions, we will be unable to run our anticipated CIT (Counselor in Training Program ) this summer. However, we do plan on running that program in the summer of 2022. So stay tuned!

Some of our beloved camp events where parents/guardians had been invited in the past will be revamped in the interest of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. All parents/ guardians will be notified if they will be allowed to attend these events per our local Health department’s recommendations. We are anticipating that we will be spending the majority of the time outdoors with new fun and exciting games and activities!

Please know that the Camp Program Directors are continuously working on staying up to date on guidance from the CDC, local and state government.

All camp staff will be trained extensively in Covid-19 preparedness and general camp safety procedures. We realize that in our ever-changing environment our programming has the potential to be modified in the interest of safety.

At Amherst Recreation "Fun in the Sun Summer Day Camp", we appreciate your cooperation and patience as we delve into this “new normal”. Camp Directors and staff will continue to strive to maintain excellence in contributing to a fun and fantastic camp experience!

We greatly look forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones as we enter the 2021 camp season!


Nicole Abelli