PHOTOS: Adventure Camp at Lake Waushkaum

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Parks & Recreation closed Waushakum Beach on Friday, August 12, for its second adventure camp of the summer.

The program – which costs $120 for the day – give participants a chance to do archery, fishing, kayaking & canoeing and more. The 6-hour program is for boys & girls ages 9-14.

The night before the camp Framingham Parks & Recreation announced the water at the beach (along with the water at Learned’s Pond) tested for e coli bacteria and that swimming was prohibited.

It was the first time that beach had failed a water quality test all season. Parks & Recreation said the water was safe for the water activities for the camp, despite the signs posted about the bacteria at the beach on Friday.

Ironically, fishing and launching of kayaks and canoes are prohibited at Lake Waushakum beach but are allowed during the city’s adventure camp.

The participants even fished behind the conservation fence, that the department erected earlier this season.

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Photos by Framingham SOURCE summer intern Harrison Lawton, a Framingham High student

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