Summer camp sees another successful year

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Kids and staff at Harrington Community Centre after a successful Day Camp program.Peter L. Smith

L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES —The Chapeau Recreation Association hosted another successful summer day camp at Harrington Community Centre. Thanks to federal funding, the Association was able to hire 6 secondary/post-secondary students this year to work with the children. Camp coordinator Madison Pilon did a great job organizing all the activities and setting up a schedule of events for the kids to enjoy. The program ran from July 4 until August 26 for kids age 4–12 years. Over the 7 weeks, children had the opportunity to tour the municipal library located in Dr. Wilbert Keon School, visit Ecole Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur in Chapeau to play indoor sports, do bowling in the 2-lane alley at Harrington Community Centre, visit Éducazoo where they got to see and learn about all types of animals and visit the fire hall for Pontiac Ouest Fire Safety Services. The kids even took part in a learning session about growing gardens through the Chapeau Agricultural Society’s program and practised it on Thursdays at the public market on site.

Thanks to Caroline’s Aviator Gourmet and a donation from DC Grocery and Bar, the kids enjoyed pizza and hot dog lunches on Fridays. The Municipality of Isle-aux-Allumettes, Chichester and Waltham, along with the Caisse Desjardins des Rivières de Pontiac also donated funds to cover activities mentioned above and snacks for special events such as ice cream and carnival days. Their donation also helped to help cover the costs of cleaning supplies and the implementation of policies to adhere to current health regulation.