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York Creek summer program returns this month

Comstock Park — First- through 12th-graders in Comstock Park and neighboring areas are invited to participate in the York Creek summer program, which is back to full strength following the pandemic.

Programming will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday from June 19 until Aug. 3. The free program takes place at the York Creek Community Center, 3999 Alpenhorn Dr. NW in Comstock Park. Participants may check in when they arrive. 

Lunches are provided, followed by games, activities, lessons and field trips including performance artists and zoo animals. Outings to Craig’s Cruisers, movies and a trampoline park are also planned.

This is the first year back of programming four days a week since the pandemic, according to Gina Boscarino, Project SUCCESS coordinator at Mill Creek Middle School. Participants are divided into groups with age-appropriate activities. The program, funded by the Comstock Park Community Outreach Committee and community partners, is open to students in the district and neighboring districts, not just York Creek residents.

Boscarino said typically there have been 30 youths registered per age group. Wedgwood Christian Service staff members will lead the program and check kids in and out. 

“We always make it fun and bring in different and exciting activities,” Boscarino said. 

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Karen Gentry
Karen Gentry
Karen Gentry covers Comstock Park. She moved to the Grand Rapids area in the mid-1980s and has been a resident of Comstock Park since 2002. She understands the complexity, rewards and challenges of the teaching profession as she has five years of experience as a high school teacher at River Valley High School in Three Oaks, Mich. and St. Stephen High School in Saginaw. As a reporter for the Advance Newspapers and Mlive she covered Sparta, Kent City and Northview schools. She is happy to be a part of the great team of journalists at School News Network and writing about Comstock Park Public Schools. She is a graduate of Lake Michigan Catholic High School in St Joseph, Michigan and Central Michigan University. Read Karen's full bio


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