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Metro Parks Newsroom 

Metro Parks summer camps

Friday April 1, 2005

Registration begins at community centers on April 4

LOUISVILLE (April 1, 2005) – Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that children ages 6-12 can spend summer vacation in structured Metro Parks day camps that provide safe, fun and educational enrichment opportunities. The camps - offered June 6 to July 29 at 21 Metro Parks community centers and outreach sites - allow children to experience sports, arts and the great outdoors in a wholesome environment.

Registration takes place beginning April 4 on a first-come, first-served basis at the community center of your choice. Registration dates will vary for outreach sites, such as schools and churches; call 502/456-8136 for information on those sites. Full non-refundable payment, by check or money order, is due at registration, along with a one-time registration and T-shirt fee of $15. Camp fees range from $15 to $75 weekly, depending on the activities offered at each site.

"Our high-quality, affordable camps are a terrific choice for parents who are seeking structured activities for their children during the summer school break," said Abramson. "Each summer, the Metro Parks camp program provides enriching activities and positive influences for children in our hometown. Brightside will also be providing its educational programming to help our young people learn about becoming good environmental stewards."

Camps begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. An early bird program, allowing drop-off between 7 and 8:30 a.m., is available for an extra $4 per day at some locations. Camps will not be in session on July 4 or 5. Partial tuition waivers are available to those who can demonstrate financial need. Additionally, discounts are available for multiple camp participants from the same family. Residents from outside Louisville Metro can attend Metro Parks camps for an additional $10 per child each week.

Metro Parks is hiring seasonal help for summer camp and swimming pool programs. Information is available by calling 456-8152. Additionally, those ages 13 and 14 -- who are too old for most camp programs but too young for summer camp employment -- can attend some camp locations as junior camp counselors. Contact the camp location of your choice for more information. Another option for older children this summer is Beechmont Community Center, which will host daily activities specifically for teens ages 13-17.

To register for a Metro Parks summer camp program, please contact the camp site of your choice. Summer Camp information is available by calling 502/456-8186 or visiting

All camps are for children ages 6-12

Baxter Community Center
1125 Cedar Ct, 40203 • 574-2670
Fee: $30/week

Beechmont Community Center
205 West Wellington Ave, 40214 • 361-5484
No camp; daily teen programs for ages 13-17; call for details

California Community Center
1600 West St. Catherine St, 40210 • 574-2658
Fee: $35/week

Coral Ridge Elementary School
10608 National Turnpike, 40118 • 456-8136
Fee: $55/week

Crums Lane Elementary School
3212 Crums Ln, 40216 • 456-8136
Fee: $45/week

Derby City Athletic Center
4101 Cadillac Ct, 40213 • 456-3261
Fee: $70/week

Douglass Community Center
2305 Douglass Blvd, 40205 • 456-8120
Fee: $75/week

Dumeyer Community Center
1644 Squires Dr, 40215 • 366-9206
Fee: $30/week

Eastern Star Baptist Church
824 S. 24th St, 40211 • 456-8136
Fee: $25/week

Farnsley Middle School
3400 Lees Ln, 40216 • 449-4371
Fee: $45/week

Meyzeek Middle School
828 South Jackson St, 40203 • 584-8613
Fee: $45/week

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
2707 Fleming Ave, 40206 • 456-8136
Fee: $25/week

Newburg Community Center
4810 Exeter Ave, 40218 • 456-8122
Fee: $40/week

Parkhill Community Center
1703 South 13th St • 637-3044
Fee: $35/week

Portland Community Center
640 North 27th St, 40212 • 776-0913
Fee: $40/week

Shawnee Community Center
607 South 37th St, 40211 • 775-5268
Fee: $30/week

Shawnnee High School
4018 West Market St, 40212 • 456-8136
Fee: $15/week

Shelby Park Community Center
600 East Oak St, 40203 • 574-1780
Fee: $40/week

South Louisville Community Center
2911 Taylor Blvd, 40208 • 574-3206
Fee: $55/week

Southwick Community Center
3621 Southern Ave, 40211 • 775-6598
Fee: $50/week

Sun Valley Community Center
6505 Bethany Ln, 40272 • 937-8802
Fee: $55/week

Sylvania Community Center
6650 Sylvania Rd, 40258 • 935-2619
Fee: $45/week