Tom Kearns, a member of the Culver Park Board, addressed school board members on Monday night. The aim was to improve communication between the two bodies, especially in the areas of youth offerings.
Kearns says Culver students are considered primary users of Lake Maxinkuckee and the Town Park during the summer months.
“We wanted to involve the school more with the park,” says Kearns.
Among the activities being planned for the summer is sailing and paddle board opportunities.
Sail22, the company helping to develop the program, has previously been working with the Town of Culver to set-up a site where the sailboats and paddleboards can be rented. Now the company requested the Culver School Board assist them finding youth to participate.
Owner Ed Furry says programs will start June 20th.
“The goal was: let’s get these new boats, let’s start this program off right, and let’s get water based activities for the kids,” says Furry.
No action was taken by the school board.
Board members, however, expressed an interest in passing out information to students who may express an interest in learning more about sailing and other water activities.