The purpose of a recreation program is to provide extracurricular services for kids and adults alike. Whether it is team sports, a painting class, afterschool enrichment programs, etc., having access to activities that are pure fun is critical to the well-being of everyone.
Unfortunately the reality is that tight budgetary constraints are typically a part of the municipal fabric. Recreation services can often be an area where it is felt. During difficult times, either services are decreased or monies from the communal tax-base need to be infused into the department. Either way, this type of a scenario is not ideal nor should it be the norm.
CRAFT was created to assist communities that struggle with the costs of providing recreational services for their residents and ease the headaches that often accompany overseeing those departments. The CRAFT model is one of exceptional efficiencies that have been used in a number of other programs and provide the services that residents want along with the savings they would expect.
In the 21st century, many recreation departments struggle to raise enough revenue through user fees to offset their expenses. This can be addressed through our system of innovative ways to keep overhead low without sacrificing services.
With over 20 years of experience in building recreational programs from the ground up, the team of CRAFT can likely do the same for any town or community that is in need of help.
If you are looking for information on a specific community, please use the drop-down menu at the top of the page under “Communities” and take a look at what we are currently offering with our partner towns!
CRAFT is an incorporated organization that is part of the Marcus Lewis network of enterprises (www.marcuslewisenterprises.com).