Your Time: Spring vacation, Hampshire County
How did you spend your spring vacation? Addie Mager,7, and Ella Hayes,7, at Amherst Ballet camp.
Taylor Story, 8, at Amherst Ballet camp.
(From left) Olivia Holcomb, Ben Sackrey, 7, Oliver Sackrey, 7, Kai Nieto-Gonzalez, 11 and Emma Ayres play a game at the theater day camp held at Jones Library, in Amherst, on Wednesday, April 23rd.
Daniella Sherman,6, at Amherst Ballet camp.
Owen Wong, left, Ben Carpenter and Anna Cuthbert-Laidlaw at Nature Camp
Children from left, Eden Berry, Ben Carpenter, Ava Richardson, Anna Cuthbert-Laidlaw, Jasper Butler-Kurth, Mesfin McManamy and Owen Wong at Nature Camp
Zach Holt, left, Rowan Hodgson at Baseball Clinic
Jasper Butler-Kurth, left, Mesfin McManamy and Kyle Rodd at Nature Camp
Audrey Messina at Farm Camp
Jake DeLisle, center, at Baseball Clinic
Parent Betsy Young, left, Farm Camp director Nicki Robb, center
Ava Richardson points to a salamander at Nature Day Camp
The fourth week of April was spring vacation for students in Hampshire County’s public schools. Among the options for kids were vacation camps offering activities ranging from recreation, to farming, to ballet.
Gazette photographers visited several of the week-long camps, where they found children exploring nature, learning to dance, taking care of animals, playing baseball, acting and generally having a good time.
The same seemed to be true for parents.
“He comes home raving about it,” said Kathy Foley, of Amherst, whose son, Tai Ly, 7, was at The Hartsbrook School Farm Camp in Hadley. “I like how tired he is at the end of the day, and I like that he spends all day outside.”
In addition to the farm camp, the photos on these pages were taken at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature camp in Easthampton, the Northampton Recreation Department’s baseball clinic, at Amherst Ballet, and at the Village Theatre Company’s sessions at Jones Library in Amherst.
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