The registration dates for the Village of Central Square and Town Of Hastings Summer Recreation Program for 2019 will be announced soon!

To attend the program, children must reside in the Village of Central Square or Town of Hastings and be between the ages of 5-13 years old. The recreation program is five weeks of games, sports, crafts, entertainment, educational fun and so much more in a safe, friendly and secure environment!

If you missed the registration night or parents meeting you can still register if you meet the guidelines. Please bring to the village office or recreation a copy of current shot records, including doctors name/address/phone and a current photo (for each child registering for the program). Then you can fill out a registration form. All paperwork must be complete and on file before a child may participate.

We are also still looking for responsible, enthusiastic volunteer counselors. You must be at least 16 years old. A job application can be acquired at the village of central square or contact the recreation director.

Information is also available through the Village of Central Square Office. Questions? Please contact village at 315-668-2558

History of the Recreation Program

It is believed the recreation program was first officially run (Organized) in 1947 by Bill Hoeppel. In 1948 the program was run by the Men’s Club. There is little information or documentation on its early years.

However, one event which is well documented was the second annual Pet Show held July 22, 1949. The Central Square recreation commission had a good turnout of children and pets at the second annual pet show, held in the auditorium of the high school. Prizes were awarded to the boys and girls plus special awards. Steve Glenn took first place with a 69 year old parrot, William Glenn second place with his turtle and Millard Murphy took third with his duck (Quack Quack). For the girls, Dorothy Goldsmith took first with a beagle dog, Patty Kimberly second with a toy bull and third to Mary McMahon and Susy Newman for their baby chicks.

Special awards went to the following pets and owners; Smartest Linda Dunham’s Water Spaniel, Largest was William Hegarty’s Chow, Smallest to Mary Coville’s mud turtle, Prettiest to Betty Frank’s cat and Dumbest to Priscilla Hoeppel’s Cocker Spaniel.


Summer Recreation Registration Dates Coming Soon!

Documents & Info for Summer Recreation








Summer Recreation Missing Forms

Authorization to Walk or Bike to or from Rec

2018 Summer Rec Enrollment

Employee Handbook

Authorized Pick Up Form

2018 Parent Handbook

2018 Photo Release

Sunscreen & Insect Repellent Permission Form

2018 Safety Plan

Handbook Acknowledgement Form