AMESBURY — The city will again be offering summer programs for Amesbury youth, ages 3 to 15 years old. Last year, Amesbury's Youth Programs served over 1,300 youth. This year, there will be 10 new programs offered in addition to the 35 programs offered last summer.
New this year will be a Cheer Camp and a Dance camp. DeAngelis Studio of Music will offer Voice Camp, Rock Camp, Create a Music Video Camp, Guitar Camp and Songwriting Camp. As for Building, Digging and Engineering, Hyper Peppy Robotics, Building Rubber-Powered Model Airplanes, Can U Dig It-Discovering Dinosaurs, Rocket building, Engineering with Legos, Crime Scene Investigation, Computer Game Design, Making a Pirate Movie and an Amazing Art Program have been added.
The Preschool Program for 4- and 5-year-olds will be held in three, two-week sessions. It will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon under the new shade structure at the Town Park. It will include arts and crafts, playground games, fun co-operative games and more.
The Park and Teen programs have been redesigned. The Youth Park Program, located at the Town Park on Friend Street, serves 6- to 11-year-olds Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is also extended day component (hours extended from 2 to 5 p.m.) and early start (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.). This will be offered on Fridays as well. The park program will have three, two-week sessions and one, one-week session. Field trips will be on every Thursday and may include trips to a water park, zoo, beach trips and more. Every Friday will have entertainment such as jugglers, magicians and animal shows. Tuesdays are special theme days.
The Tween Program, formerly the Teen Program, will now serve ages 11 to 14 and parents will have a choice of the Park or Tween for age 11. This program has also been redesigned to hold seven, one-week sessions. It will meet at the middle school cafeteria on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays will be theme days and Tuesdays and Thursdays will be field trips. Teen enrollment will be limited to 50, while the youth program will have unlimited enrollment.