Don’t fret. Summer isn’t almost over. But summer camps will be over sooner than you may think. There are only two full weeks of the Rec Department’s annual half day camps. And other programs wrap up soon after.
Here is a reminder before the opportunities slip away.
Rec’s main offering is the Finn camp for kids ages 2.9 to 1st grade and “Woodward” camp (at Trottier again this summer) for 2nd – 6th graders, along with a CIT (Counselor in Training) program at both. The remaining weeks are:
Week 6: July 29 to August 2
Circus up! Come join the greatest circus show on earth! You will learn how to juggle, clown, trapeze, tumble, and jump. Diamond Family Circus will join us again with circus performances and workshops for campers to build skills and create their own circus act.
Woodward at Trottier campers will also have a field trip to Boundless Adventure zipline and aerial park.
Week 7: August 5 to August 9
Barn Yard Fun! This week will be full of animal interactions as well as animal theme activities, games, and crafts! Animal Affair will bring their favorite animals for campers to pet up close. Campers will also get to ride ponies and learn horse grooming brought in by Ridge Valley Stables.
Woodward at Trottier campers will also go tubing at Ski Ward.
For either week the older campers might also get a chance to enjoy activities at Fay or swimming at St Mark’s pool.
The CIT program allows 7th-9th graders to be involved in the fun, from the other side:
Too old to be a camper but too young to be a counselor? Get ahead on developing important job skills during an active week of learning games and leadership skills. CIT’s will assist counselors in our Recreational Summer Camps. Participants should be interested in working with children and possess maturity, flexibility, a strong work ethic, and the ability to have fun. The CIT program is an educational program, with a curriculum designed to develop the technical skills necessary to be an effective camp counselor. Your participation in a CIT program can lead to leadership opportunities at school, in extracurricular activities and at future jobs.
Click the following links for the registration forms: Finn Camp, Woodward Camp, and CIT. For the campers, you can also click here for online registration. (CITs don’t have that option.)
Also on offer this summer are specialized one week camps and ongoing sports clinics and camps.
Below are the specialty camps that are available this summer through Rec.
For tots to teens looking to burn some energy, below are some choices – For details, click on the thumbnails below the lists. (Note: Some of these are based out-of-town.)
Camps/clinics throughout the summer:
- Golf Camps – The option for the youngest group (ages 5 & 6) ends on August 8th, for older students it continues longer.
- Horseback riding and jr. animal farming – Ages 4-16, weekly through August 23rd
Special one week offerings:
- Kangaroo Field Hockey Clinic – Grades 6 to 12, August 5-8
- Soccer Camps – Ages 3 and up, August 12-16
The South Union Building will again host the specialized one-week offerings to engage kids minds and imaginations again this summer.
For details on the following classes, click thumbnails below:
- Rocket Science – Grades K to 3, August 12-16
- Fairy House/Pirate Cove & Baking – Grades K to 3, August 12-16
- Baking Extravaganza-Advanced Bakers – Ages 8-14, August 12-16
- KIKO.893 Robot Workshop – Ages 7-12, August 19-23
- Electricity Magnetmania, and more! – Ages 7-12, August 19-23
You can find all of the camp offerings – and sign up for most – here. You can also find the Registration form at the back of the spring/summer brochure – just note that the details in the brochure are out of date. If you have questions, you can check out the the Recreation Department’s website or call 508-229-4452.