08/04/12 1:05pm
08/04/2012 1:05 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Children ages six to eight years-old in the Riverhead Town Recreation Department’s seven-week long youth summer program at the George G. Young Community Center in Jamesport get started on making ice cream Friday afternoon.

The Riverhead Town Recreation Department’s seven-week long youth summer programs for children entering grades 1-6 in September is underway at the George G. Young Community Center in Jamesport, the Henry Pfeifer Community Center in Calverton and the Pulaski Street Elementary School in Riverhead.

Activities include arts & crafts, games, sports, field trips and special events. There are 180 children in attendance in the program at the three locations this summer. In Jamesport Friday afternoon, guided by camp director Jennifer Cook, the counselors and children made ‘Kooky Concoctions.. The learned to make vanilla ice cream, play dough and flubber. The ice cream was simply ice and salt in a large ziplock bag and milk, sugar and vanilla in a smaller bag set inside the large bag.

They’ll put on a talent show for family and friends during the last week of camp August 15.