Photos: A summer camp version of the Olympics

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Summer Recreation camp directors Rosie Horton and Kyle Stephenson with the children and counselors in the George G. Young Community Center this week.

The ‘Olympics’ arrived in Jamesport Wednesday.

Instead of swimming and gymnastics, there was a water cup relay, bocce ball, soccer polo and a game called Madagascar — a hula hoop team-building race.

The Town of Riverhead Recreation Department’s first summer camp kicked off Monday with about 200 children in grades first through sixth registered for the program.

Kyle Stephenson of Jamesport, 26, has been the camp director for grades four to six at the George G. Young Community Center in Jamesport for the past five summers.

He described the summer camp program as “the ultimate way for kids to pass their time in the summer because of all the diversions you can imagine.”

Mr. Stephenson is joined this year by camp director Rosie Horton, 23, of Manorville who oversees the kids from first to third grade. Mr. Stephenson and Ms. Horton are both substitute teachers in Riverhead.

The camps also take place at the Pulaski Street Elementary School in Riverhead and Henry Pfeifer Community Center in Calverton.

The camps feature a four-week session and a three-week session from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parents can leave their children earlier for a supervised drop-off at 7:30 a.m. in Jamesport and Riverhead for an extra fee.

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