Summer programs at GPRD

Thursday, May 20, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- The parks and recreation department has announced additional upcoming summer events for youth.

Summer Gardening Club will let children ages 11 to 18 years learn about preparing soil, planting seed, transplanting, harvesting and clean up.

They will also gain knowledge of chemical versus natural fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides. Composting will be discussed, too.

The first meeting will be at Robe-Ann Park and followed by going to several park properties.

Police Boot Camp is a new program from the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department and Greencastle Police Department, along with other agencies, to give youth an inside look at police training and equipment.

Summer Science Club: Why do planes fly, why did Newton's apple fall, what is "goo?" Sign up and find out.

My First Day Camp is for preschoolers and their caregivers to get a little taste of what the future summers will be like, as they get older. There will be crafts, games, swimming and fun.

To sign up for these summer programs, call the parks department at 653-3395 or e-mail Troy Scott at

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