Sheridan Youth Recreation kicks off June 25

Did you know that if you are a resident of the town of Sheridan with children or grandchildren between the ages of 5 years (or 4 and entering Kindergarten) and age 13 the town offers a half-day summer recreation program each summer?

This year the program will begin on Monday, June 25 and continues through Friday, Aug. 3. It runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and meets most days at the Sheridan Memorial Field on Center Road in Sheridan.

There are two long days for out-of-the-area field trips and there is no program on July 4 in observation of Independence Day. Activities include weekly swimming at the Dunkirk Conference Center, organized games, arts and crafts, Survivor Friday, a reading rewards program, Amazing Race Wednesdays, weekly field trips, cooking, team building activities, an end-of-the-year family picnic, and new this year, visits from teaching artists. Veteran Program Director Shannon Aures Karcz is passionate about providing an exciting, fun, creative and safe program for the children of Sheridan. Assisted by a team of four program assistants and several volunteer junior staff members, the program is very well supervised.

There is no cost to register for the program, but there are nominal fees associated with certain activities. A blue program T shirt also must be purchased and worn for all field trips.

In an effort to be considerate of family finances, the program wears the same color shirts from year to year so feel free to order a size or two larger for your child. Anyone who would like to register for the program can pick up a registration form at the Town Hall or Hamlet Farms.

Questions can be answered by contacting Shannon by text or phone at 672-2910 or via e-mail at