Fredericton rec programs to run with COVID-19 spin

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The City of Fredericton says some summer programs for children and youth will operate within COVID-19 requirements this year.

A release says outdoor swim lessons, the Northside Youth Centre and Skateboard Day Camps, along with the Zig Zag Summer Playground program will all go ahead.

City staff have added a Nature Day Camp in the final two weeks of the summer, to be hosted at Odell Lodge and Killarney Lake Rotary Centennial Lodge.

Outdoor Swim Lessons
- will be based on time slot, not levels, and children will be divided into teachable groups
- participants in Swimmer 2 and under will need someone in the water with them to offer physical support
- only 12 children (plus guardians if needed) will be permitted in any one time slot
- instruction will be facilitated from the pool deck and individual feedback will be provided

Northside Youth Centre and Skateboard Day Camps
- open June 30 to September 7
- reduced hours to 1-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
- no rentals or overnight camps will occur this summer
- maximum of 16 kids per skateboard camp
- 6 weeks of full-day and 4 weeks of half-day camps will be offered

Zig Zag Summer Playground Program
- begins July 6
- children will attend per park time slot either morning or afternoon (not both)
- on-line program pre-registration is required (no on-site registrations)

Nature Day Camps
- program  starts August 24 and runs for two, one week sessions at each of Odell Lodge and Killarney Lake Rotary Centennial Lodge
- day camps offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
- 15 youth per camp maximum
- online registration required

More details on these summer offerings is available on the City of Fredericton website.