Amsterdam summer camp set

AMSTERDAM — The city’s 2017 summer camp will run for 6 1/2 weeks starting July 5 and ending Aug. 18.

The camp will be held at the youth center at Bacon School, 40 Henrietta Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday each week, with pickup ending at 3:30 p.m.

The camp will have team-building activities, sports fitness, nutrition education and weekly pool visits.

Free breakfast and lunch are included in the program.

The camp is held for children in kindergarten and up, and children will be put in age-appropriate groups led by certified camp counselors.

Thanks to sponsors, The Sentinel of Amsterdam, MCT Federal Credit Union, Hometown Health Centers of Amsterdam, Alpin Haus, Sticker Mule and Fidelis Care, day camp prices have been lowered.

The camp director this year is Stu Palczak. He has been a teacher at Amsterdam High School for almost 30 years and has coached track and field, indoor track and cross country as well as running sports camps over the years. He has received awards and honors for outstanding commitment and dedication to the community and youth.

For more information, to print registration forms or to register online, visit

By Patricia Older

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