By Eliot Pelletier –

Hello Dublin Citizens,

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. It’s never too early to start thinking about how your kids can fill up those endless hours in the sunshine with fun and safe activities. The Dublin Playground is a 39-year tradition for the children of the town, and your family is invited to be a part of it. Once again the playground program, held atDublinConsolidated Schooleach day from 9 am until 3 pm, will run weekdays rain or shine from June 25th until August 10th. The program is intended forDublinchildren ages 5 to 12.

Campers at the Dublin Playground enjoy fun activities each day that engage both their brains and their bodies. In addition to taking part in age-appropriate games and crafts, children get to practice important social skills and build meaningful relationships with other kids in the community. We will be taking several field trips, hiking Mt. Monadnock, and weekly library trips. Many counselors on staff were campers themselves years ago. This year we will offer games, crafts, cooking and educational activities to go along with each topic. Themes include Sports Week, Art Week, Multicultural Week, Nature Week and more.

The Dublin Playground provides a fun place for kids to spend the summer. Daily attendance is not required, so families have plenty of freedom and flexibility to take trips and spend time together as well. Arrangements for early drop-off can be made for working parents. Fees will again be $150 per camper for Dublin residents, although scholarships may be available for those who qualify. If you are interested in reserving your child’s spot at the Dublin Playground for this summer, please take a moment to fill out a registration form (one per family) and send it in to:

Town ofDublin, Box 277, Dublin, NH 03444

This will help us to estimate attendance numbers so we can better meet your child’s needs. The playground calendar will be available this month at DCS and the Town Hall. Questions or suggestions may be directed to

Eliot Pelletier has been the director of the Dublin Summer Playground since 2003. He and Liz Lawler were co-directors in ’03 and ’04.

Dublin Summer Playground