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Summer programs available at Milford Parks and Recreation

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Pickleball camps and leagues are just a few of the programs offered through Milford Parks and Recreation

Milford Parks and Recreation has announced their popular summer programs which will return starting in June. The Summer Fun Club, soccer camps and pickleball are just a few of the programs planned this summer.

“Our Summer Fun Club is extremely popular,” Brad Dennehy, Director of Parks and Recreation, said. “The program is held at Mispillion Elementary Monday through Friday, except the week of July 4th. Breakfast and lunch are provided by Milford School District Monday through Thursday. Participants should bring lunch on Friday.”

Summer Fun Club runs from June 24 through August 2 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. An events calendar is provided to families and all children must wear tennis shoes. No open toe shoes are permitted as they are a safety hazard. Because activities are held outside each day, every child should bring sunscreen. There are water-themed days, so parents should dress their child in appropriate swimwear those days. Parents must check their child in each day and if the child must be dismissed early, a note from the parent must be provided.

“The Summer Fun Club provides kids with the chance to do fun projects,” Dennehy said. “They play games, go on awesome adventures and more.”

Once registered, parents are asked to print out their receipt. A liability and registration form will be sent via email that must be filled out, printed and returned to the Parks and Recreation office located at 207 Franklin Street in Milford. It can also be emailed to Doreen Wrightsman at dwrightsman@milford-de-gov. To learn more about costs and registration, visit https://cityofmilford.com/127/Parks-Recreation.

Field hockey camp for ages 7 through 12 is also planned this summer, starting June 30 and running until July 3 from 4:30 to 6 PM at Milford High School. The cost for the camp is $65. There are also three soccer camps planned for the summer.

“Ages five and six will be held from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM from June 17 to June 20,” Dennehy said. “Ages seven to ten will be held June 24 through June 27 from 4:30 to 6 PM and the 11 to 14 year old group will be from June 24 to June 27 from 6 to 7:30 PM. This year’s camp consists of current coaches, not only from Parks and Rec, but also local soccer enthusiasts. The camp is designed to give children an opportunity to improve their skills using creative and thought-provoking drills and games.”

The cost for all age groups is $65 per child and all are held at Milford High School.

“Pickleball is one of the most popular sports we have in Milford right now, with both children and adults,” Dennehy said. “We are offering a Pickleball Camp from August 5 through August 8 at the Memorial Park pickleball courts. The camp is Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6 PM. We have quality instructors to conduct the clinics and the cost of registration, $75, includes a paddle.”

Milford Parks and Recreation also offers a Pickleball League which is a coed mixed doubles league. It is possible to sign up as an individual but will be added to the waitlist and an opposing gender partner will be assigned. Partners must consist of one male and one female partner with one game played each week. It is not a USAPA sanctioned program so will not be operated under those same constraints. The cost of the league is $30 for individuals and $60 per team. Games are played on Monday from 6 to 8 PM.

Finally, Milford Parks and Recreation is offering a Tennis Camp for children ages 7 to 10 from July 8 through 11 at the Milford High School tennis courts. Camp runs from 4:30 to 6 PM Monday through Thursday and lessons are taught by quality tennis instructors. Camp includes a t-shirt and participants may borrow a Parks and Recreation racquet if they do not have one of their own.


To register for any summer program at Milford Parks and Recreation, visit https://cityofmilford.com/127/Parks-Recreation.



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