Fort Kent town pool will open, summer rec program a go
FORT KENT, Maine — The Town of Fort Kent recreation department is seeking workers to staff summer rec programs as well as the local swimming pool.
The outdoor pool did not open last year due to COVID-19 and the town held a limited summer recreation program.
Fort Kent parks and recreation director Jason Nadeau said the town plans to reopen the pool this year, and he is working out the logistics regarding COVID-19 guidelines. Swimming lessons will also be available.
“The town pool offers a great, inexpensive way for the kids to cool off during hot summer days, especially after participating in fun summer program activities,” Nadeau said.
Rec program and lifeguard positions are usually held by high school students, and since the town pool was not open last year some of those students have since graduated.
Nadeau is seeking individuals ages 14 and up to supervise the rec activities and serve as lifeguards.
The town is willing to pay for qualified applicants to obtain lifeguard certification.
Dutch Soccer Academy will also return to Fort Kent this summer, after it too was canceled last year due to COVID-19. The popular program enhances soccer skills for kindergarten through ninth-grade students and will take place the week of June 21-25.
Registration is available online at www.mainepitch.com/summer-camps or by filling out a registration form at the Fort Kent Town Office, located at 416 West Main St.
Employment applications for the summer rec program and town pool positions are also available at the town office.