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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Let the games begin at Merrick Woods Summer Day School!
Ron Manfredi/Herald
Steve Meltzer, center, accompanied by “camp mayors” Haley Hepworth, 7, and Andrew Shea, 10, carried in a torch at the start of the Olympics-themed competition.

Children at Merrick Woods, the day camp on Merrick Avenue in Merrick, took part in a cavalcade of games and competitions last week as part of the camp’s Olympics. In between the opening ceremonies on Wednesday and closing ceremonies on Friday, campers played sports, ran relays, jumped rope, climbed over obstacles, learned cheers, wrote sing-a-longs, made plaques and banners, and carried out a scavenger hunt.

Merrick Woods’ Olympics centered around four teams: Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, West Point Army and American University. The teams, which each comprised about 90 campers, wore white, blue, gold and red, respectively. Counselors got into the action too, participating in a water balloon toss, hot dog-eating contest, scooter race and belly flop competition while the campers cheered them on.


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