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Mangano: Registration For Nassau County’s Successful Summer Recreation Program Begins February 1st

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that registration for Nassau County’s successful Summer Recreation Program for 2014 will begin Saturday, February 1st. The 2014 Summer Recreation Program will run from June 30th – August 7th.

Nassau County’s Summer Recreation Program, operates in four County Parks: Cantiague Park in Hicksville; Eisenhower Park in East Meadow; Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach; and Wantagh Park in Wantagh. The program is for children ages 5 to 12, separated in the following categories: early childhood (5-6); juniors (7-8); intermediate (9-10); and seniors (11-12). Parents can choose between two sessions for their children: either 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fees for the program range from $700 for one child for the shorter session to $850 for the full-day session, with discounts available for both sessions for additional children from the same family. The registration deadline is June 1, 2014. There is a registration fee of $25 for returning campers (from 2013) who register by March 1, 2014, and a registration fee of $50 for new campers (regardless of registration date) and returning campers who apply after March 1, 2014. Registration fees are not refundable. If all final payments are not received by June 1, 2014, your spot in the program may be lost and the registration fee will not be refunded.

In addition to 45 minutes of open swim time at three of the parks, other activities include: arts and crafts, board and recreational games, Quick Start Tennis, 1st Tee Golf, and sports such as baseball, basketball, flag football, golf, Kan Jam, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and wiffle ball.

For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Parks website at: