CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. The New Castle Recreation and Parks Department has prepared several President's week events for parents looking to keep their kids active during the February break.
A week-long basketball camp will be held for elementary and middle school students. Camp for kindergarten though second grade students will be held at Douglas G. Grafflin Elementary School and camp for third grade to eighth grade students will be held at Robert E. Bell Middle School. Both will run from Tuesday to Friday. The Grafflin camp costs $160 per student and will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the Bell camp costs $200 per student and will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For those looking to get some fresh air, the department will also be holding snowtubing and ice skating events. Snowtubing for fifth to eighth grade students will be held at Tuxedo Hill on Tuesday from 9:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per student.
Ice skating for fifth to eighth grade students will be held at Bear Mountain from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. The cost is $35 per student.
Fifth to eighth grade students are also invited to take a trip to IMAX and Dave & Busters at the Palisades Mall on Wednesday. The trip lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $45 per student.
For serious athletes looking to get ready for spring sports, the Kombine Sports & Fitness Center is holding a training clinic for fifth to eighth grade students. The clinic, which focuses on speed and agility, is designed for baseball, lacrosse and soccer players. The clinic runs from Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. . The cost is $100 per student.
Town Supervisor Susan Carpenter recommends contacting the rec department at (914) 238-3909 to register for any of the events.
She also said registration has begun summer arts camp at the New Castle Community Center. The camp is for children aged four to seven. Space is still available but spots are going fast and they always do for that, said Carpenter.
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