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Albert Core, of Syosset, Andrew Montoni, of Searingtown, (Credit: Erin Geismar)

Albert Core, of Syosset, Andrew Montoni, of Searingtown, and Jaclyn McKenna, of Huntington, work on a sandcastle in a weekly contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. (Aug. 18, 2011)

Sandcastle contest

Kids participate in the weekly contest to build sandcastles at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk.

Albert Core, of Syosset, Andrew Montoni, of Searingtown,
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Albert Core, of Syosset, Andrew Montoni, of Searingtown, and Jaclyn McKenna, of Huntington, work on a sandcastle in a weekly contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. (Aug. 18, 2011)

Campers at Hither Hills State Park compete in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Campers at Hither Hills State Park compete in the camp's weekly sandcastle contest on the beach. (Aug. 18, 2011)

Kyra and Evelyn McCreery, of Sea Cliff, and
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Kyra and Evelyn McCreery, of Sea Cliff, and Elise Franck and Grace Sawyko, of Canton, N.Y., won a round of the Hither Hills State Park Sandcastle contest. (Aug. 18, 2011)

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Campers at Hither Hills State Park compete in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Campers at Hither Hills State Park compete in the camp's weekly sandcastle contest on the beach. (Aug. 18, 2011)

Campers at Hither Hills State Park compete in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Campers at Hither Hills State Park compete in the camp's weekly sandcastle contest on the beach. (Aug. 18, 2011)

Chris Barry, 14, of Dix Hills, was buried
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Chris Barry, 14, of Dix Hills, was buried in the sand as part of his cousins' sandcastle creation in the Hither Hills State Park weekly competition. (Aug. 18, 2011)

Chris Barry, 14, of Dix Hills, becomes part
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Chris Barry, 14, of Dix Hills, becomes part of the sandcastle creation. (Aug. 18, 2011)

Elise and Sean Brogan, of Manorville, won one
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Elise and Sean Brogan, of Manorville, won one of the Hither Hills State Park's weekly sandcastle contests with their creation "Poseidon's Hamptons Home." (Aug. 18, 2011)

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Kaelin Martin, Bridget Batignani, Marina Martin and Jason
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Kaelin Martin, Bridget Batignani, Marina Martin and Jason Zielinski, of Garrison, N.Y., have been camping at Hither Hills State Park and entering its sandcastle contest for four years. (Aug. 18, 2011)

Hannah Felske, of Nesconset, and Frankie and Chloe
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Hannah Felske, of Nesconset, and Frankie and Chloe Porcaro, of Bellport, pose with the "Hither Hills Hershey Bar," their entry in the camp's weekly sandcastle contest. (Aug. 18, 2011)

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