Registration Now Open For Nassau’s Summer Recreation Program

Registration for Nassau’s 2016 summer recreation program, which will run from June 27-Aug. 4, is now open.

The summer recreation program operates in four Nassau Parks, Cantiague Park in Hicksville; Eisenhower Park in East Meadow; Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach; and Wantagh Park in Wantagh. The program is for children ages 5-12 and is separated into the following categories: early childhood (ages 5-6); juniors (7-8); intermediate (9-10); and seniors (11-12).  Parents can choose between two sessions for their children, either 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Fees for the program range from $700 for one child for the 9 a.m-3 p.m. session, to $900 for the 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. session, with discounts available for both sessions for additional children from the same family.

The registration deadline is May 27. There is a registration fee of $25 for campers returning from 2015 who register by March 18, and a registration fee of $50 for new campers regardless of registration date and returning campers who apply after March 18. Registration fees are not refundable. If all final payments are not received by May 27, spots in the program may be lost and the registration fee will not be refunded.

In addition to 45 minutes of open swim time at Cantiague, Nickerson, and Wantagh Park and 45 minutes at the Spray Water Park in Eisenhower Park, other activities include arts and crafts, board and recreational games, Quick Start Tennis, 1st Tee Golf, and sports like baseball, basketball, flag football, golf, Kan Jam, soccer, tennis, volleyball and wiffle ball.

For more information, call: 516-572-0245 or e-mail

For information on county’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, call: 516-572-0200, or visit