WEST HARTFORD — The spread of COVID-19 has had a profound effect on our country and our community. In this unpredictable landscape, life just isn’t the same. The Town — staff and government officials — share a primary goal: to keep our community safe, said an email from town officials.

Unfortunately, to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Town has made the difficult decision to close many typical summer camp opportunities. Two locations will offer full-day camps — Westmoor Park and Elmwood Community Center. Go to www.westhartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home to sign-up. These camps have been modified to comply with federal, state and local health regulations. We feel confident that we can operate camps in these locations in a safe manner.

Beginning Monday, June 22, a Leisure Services Drop-In Tent will offer daily recreation activities for families, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. — 2 p.m., in each major park: Kennedy, Eisenhower, Beachland, Fernridge and Wolcott. Seasoned Camp Funtastic counselors will provide a variety of passive and active games, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and special events — at no cost as a service to our community.

In addition, we will offer virtual programs through the West Hartford Leisure Services Facebook page. Special events will also be coordinated with various community partners, such as Bike West Hartford, West Hartford Public Library and West Hartford Yoga.

West Hartford Leisure Services prides itself on offering excellent recreation programs for people of all ages. Due to COVID-19, we have had to curtail programs and change our approach, but we have not abandoned our mission.

We hope you can take part in some of our programs and activities this summer.

Connecticut Media Group