SUMMER RECREATION - 7/8/24-7/26/24 - 9am-Noon

History of the Recreation Program

It is believed the recreation program was first officially run (Organized) in 1947 by Bill Hoeppel. In 1948 the program was run by the Men’s Club. There is little information or documentation on its early years.

However, one event which is well documented was the second annual Pet Show held July 22, 1949. The Central Square recreation commission had a good turnout of children and pets at the second annual pet show, held in the auditorium of the high school. Prizes were awarded to the boys and girls plus special awards. Steve Glenn took first place with a 69 year old parrot, William Glenn second place with his turtle and Millard Murphy took third with his duck (Quack Quack). For the girls, Dorothy Goldsmith took first with a beagle dog, Patty Kimberly second with a toy bull and third to Mary McMahon and Susy Newman for their baby chicks.

Special awards went to the following pets and owners; Smartest Linda Dunham’s Water Spaniel, Largest was William Hegarty’s Chow, Smallest to Mary Coville’s mud turtle, Prettiest to Betty Frank’s cat and Dumbest to Priscilla Hoeppel’s Cocker Spaniel.

Director:  Rebekah Springer


Download: Rec Advertisement.pdf

Download: Summer Rec Sign Up Form-Fillable.pdf

Download: Photo Release.pdf

Download: Safety Plan 2022 summer recreation.pdf

Download: 2022 parent handbook summer recreation.pdf

The Village of Central Square and Town of Hastings are proud to present our 2024 Summer Recreation Program July 8th - 26th, weekdays, 9am - noon daily.

Rebekah McGraw will be serving as the director for the fourth year and she is excited to grow the program! Campers will make endless crafts, play a multitude of games, and enjoy events and presentations from people in our community. This program is free of charge. Check our facebook page "Summer Recreation - Central Square/Hastings" for upcoming registrations and employment opportunities! Please email [email protected] with any questions.  

Themes - Marvelous Music, Farm Fun, & Natural Nature  

2024 Summer Rec Sign Up Form

Counselor In Training (C.I.T.) Application