Thanks for making youth fishing camp possible
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:16 am

To the Editor:

We are so very fortunate to live in the town of Norwood!

Two of our children participated in the Norwood-Norfolk Central School District After School Enrichment Program this summer - they went to the 4H Fishing Camp at Brasher Falls Central School during the week of July 21-24.

What fun they had, learning about the proper techniques for fishing, and then taking a final fishing field trip to put their skills to use. They both came home with new backpacks, and my son even won a fishing pole! This program has helped them appreciate fishing as a sport and leisure activity.

There were several other opportunities for summer learning - Robotics camp and SUNY Potsdam Arts Summer Program - among others, that our children were accepted into, but our schedule did not permit their attendance.

What a gift to have such great opportunities available to local schoolchildren during the summer!

I would like to thank Laura Gutenmann, Program Leader, and every single person involved in making these programs possible. Your time and concern is much appreciated, and I hope these types of programs are available for many summers to come.

Ginger Sweeney