PLYMOUTH – The town's summer camp will see expanded offerings this year with the easing of pandemic restrictions.
Mayor David Merchant said that the town's summer camp, which will be held at Eli Terry Jr. Middle School at 21 N. Main St., will be starting in a few weeks. Registration is currently underway, with residents able to sign-up for a summer pass, multiple weeks or individual weeks or days.
"Last year, summer camp was really restricted because of covid - we had under 20 kids with masks and everything else," said Merchant. "This year, we're back in business again. We've got about 40 kids signed up already and it's looking like we'll be getting back to a more normal summer. In past years we've had as many as 80 to 100 kids come out - it's usually a very big turnout."
Merchant said that the summer camp will include both indoor and outdoor activities.
"There will be a water slide and different activities every day including fire department visits," he said.
To register for the town's summer camp, visit plymouthct.myrec.com. Merchant encouraged anyone who is having difficulty signing up online to call his office at 860-585-4001.
Merchant added that the town is working to bring back summer concerts. However, there are some hurdles to overcome.
"The Baldwin Park Association will not let us use Baldwin Park because of covid, so we're trying to find an alternative place at this point," said Merchant. "The Rotary Club had taken the ball on that one. I know they've been talking about maybe having them on the Plymouth Green or at the Lion's Club but nothing is definitive as of yet. The concerts probably won't be every Wednesday night like in the past, but we're looking forward to having a few concerts this summer."
Meanwhile, Merchant said, the town's parks remain open for residents to enjoy. At the North Street Reservoir people can often be seen kayaking, fishing or canoeing. Lake Winfield is also a popular spot to enjoy the outdoors.
On the municipal side of things, Merchant said, the town will see a lot of road repaving this summer. One major project includes the repaving of Harwinton Ave. from Seymour Road to Route 6. Shultz Corporation, a local company, was awarded the bid for this $2 million project two days ago.
"That project will take all summer and go into the fall," said Merchant.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.