POTTSTOWN PA – Your kids’ summer vacation is almost here. How will you keep them both entertained and safe without breaking the bank?
The Pottsgrove Recreation Board‘s Summer Playground program may be the answer. It’s open to any children who live within the Pottsgrove School District and who have completed kindergarten through 8th grade.
The playground opens Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning July 1 (2013; Monday), and runs through Aug 2 (Friday) at both
- Ringing Rocks Elementary School, 1401 Kauffman Rd., Pottstown PA, and
- West Pottsgrove Elementary, 25 Grosstown Rd., Stowe PA.
The program costs $50 per child, with a maximum family fee of $125 covering the registration of three or more children. Reservations should be made quickly, as the program has filled up fast in past years. Children who are registered by Wednesday (June 12) will receive a free T-shirt.
- Download a registration form here; one form will be needed for each child. Forms and payments can be mailed to Pottsgrove Recreation, 1301 Kauffman Rd., Pottstown PA 19464.
During each week, kids have the opportunity to play games and sports, participate in arts and crafts activities, and be with their friends. They’ll be supervised by program staff members both inside and out. Children who attend on Thursdays beginning July 11 will enjoy special programs provided by the Pottstown Regional Public Library. Although there is no scheduled snack time daily, juice drinks and bottled water will be available for purchase.
Tuesdays and Fridays are travel days at the playgrounds, and will involve a trip of some kind for an additional fee. Planned trips so far include bowling, swimming, and a playground meet day at Heather Place Park. Permission slips and trip payments will be due on the day before travel.
The Summer Playground program and other Pottsgrove Recreation Board activities throughout the year are funded by the school district and Lower, Upper, and West Pottsgrove Townships. For more information, call 484-300-9637, or send an e-mail here.
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