Creative Arts Program of East Meadow flourishes


Although the 2017-18 academic year is not yet here, the East Meadow Union Free School District continues to provide students with a variety of opportunities to explore their interests through its summer recreation program.

Held at McVey Elementary School from July 5-28, the CAPE program (Creative Arts Program of East Meadow) enrolled children ages 4-12 in one-hour classes from Tuesday through Thursday. Students created their schedules by selecting three classes that interest them. Children played games, created art, baked, built robots and improved their critical thinking skills in courses including American Girl Party, DIY (Do It Yourself) Crafts, Flag Football, Minecraft, Robotics, Cupcake Wars, Gymnastics, Tennis Time and, new this year, Ultimate Golf.

The program concluded on July 28 with a student performance showcase for families and friends made up of dances, skits and songs that demonstrated the children’s hard work over the summer.