January 21, 2020

Exciting Summer Programs From Deep River Park & Rec.

Summer Camp is underway!  Deep River Park & Rec are offering morning programs that run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the elementary school with field trip days on Wednesdays,  a trip to Plattwood Park on Fridays and a quest entertainer on Tuesdays.  The field trip for week 5 of the camp, which runs August 1-5, is to bowling in Old Saybrook.  There is a magic show on Tuesday of that week.  Week six of camp, from August 8-12 features a trip to Laser Tag and a visit by Mad Science of Southeastern Connecticut.

New this summer are afternoon workshops that are taught by professionals in their field. The classes are held at the elementary school  from 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.   Workshop #4 runs from August 1-4 and is a nature experience called Barking Frog Farm.  It is taught by Ann Courey.  Workshop #5 is a class by the Valley Shore Martial Arts staff.  This workshop runs from August 8-11.

Cost of the morning program is $35-$45 per child; while the cost of the afternoon program is $45-$55 depending on the week.  A discount is given for siblings registering for the same class.  There is still space available in the remaining sessions.

Parks and Recreation is also sponsoring a Safe Boating Class on Sunday, August 14th at the Deep River library located on Main Street.  This DEP approved, one day class, is a single session, 8-hour course taught by Professional Marine Education. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to apply for their Certificate of Personal Watercraft operation  which allows operation of motorized recreational vessels up to 65’ and sailboats 19 ½ feet in length and longer.  The class runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a cost of $65 per person.

The annual Deep River Run, is a 5K race that is held on Saturday morning during Deep River Family Day.  The date of the 5K Run and 1 mile fun run/walk is Saturday,  September 17th.  This is the 17th year of this event here in Deep River.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Town of Deep River web site or by calling Deep River Parks and Recreation @ 860-526-6036.