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ECC Pitches Its Camp Programs

From sports to science to space exploration, the Easton Community Center has it this summer. The center is offering its usual camps and programs, with some changes.

The "Wanderers and Explorers" camp for children ages 4 through 6 was so popular in the past that an extra week will be added for the upcoming summer season, according to the center's facility director, Joel Silkoff. "We expanded a few of our camps," he said. "[Wanderers and Explorers has] been growing popular over the last few weeks, so we added an extra week."

The "Multi-Sports Camp" for second to seventh graders and the "Crazy Chemworks and "3-2-1 Blast Off" mad science camps for first through fifth graders also had to add an extra week because they were so popular.

According to Silkoff, the "Community Leadership Club," is one of other most popular programs at the center.. The camp, offered to those age 11 to 15 , centers around community service and mentoring to younger children with team building and adventure activities built in. During the week, campers travel to places like the Bronx Zoo, Six Flags New England and the Farmington River for tubing. During the session, Thursday is what Silkoff calls, "give back day" when campers complete community service activities.

For those looking play some hoops, coach Dave Danko will be running skills and scrimmages basketball clinics this summer. Danko, who has coached the Fairfield High and Fairfield Warde High School basketball teams, was named Coach of the Year in 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2009. As coach, he lead his Fairfield teams to qualify for the FCIAC and state tournaments every year.

Sherwood Farm in Easton will provide hot lunches for all the campers this summer.

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