Wednesday March 24, 2010
Registration begins Tuesday, March 30, for summer camps at 14 Metro Parks community centers across Louisville. The camps will feature safe, fun and educational programming allowing children to experience fitness, arts and nature in a wholesome environment. Camps begin on June 7 and continue through July 30.
Registration for camps at Sun Valley Community Center will begin on April 12 and Douglass Community Center on April 17, with all other registrations beginning Tuesday. This year’s theme is “Expand Your Horizons,” which reflects the broad-based nature of programming offered through the camps.
“Our staff has been hard at work preparing for this year’s summer camps, and it’s something they look forward to every year,” said Mike Heitz, director of Metro Parks. “It has always been our goal to give area families the best in the summer camp experience throughout the summer at a price that is affordable.”
The camps are geared towards children ages 6-12, except Baxter Community Center, which is hosting a camp for teens ages 13 to 15.
Camp prices do not exceed $95 per week for the 8-week period, and most are in the $45 to $70 range. Parents who believe their children may qualify for reduced fees are encouraged to apply for a reduced rate. A non-refundable $20 registration fee, to cover processing and t-shirt expense, is due at the time of registration, as well as the first week’s camp fee. Approximately 625 Louisville children attended Metro Parks summer camps at community centers last year.
For more information on summer camps, call 502/456-8186 or 502/456-8182 or contact the community center of your choice. You can also visit www.metro-parks.org to find locations and camp fees.
Other Metro Parks summer camp opportunities during June, July and August:
· Locust Grove – woodworking, archaeology, canvas painting and pioneer camps for ages 7 to 14. Weeklong camps are held in June and July and cost $75 - $110. Call 502/897-9845 or visit www.locustgrove.org.
· Louisville Tennis Center – beginner camps for ages 6-14. Weeklong camps are held in June, July and August and cost $150 - $195. Call 502/456-8140 or visit www.metro-parks.org/outdoors/louisvilletenniscenter.
· Jefferson Memorial Forest – nature and adventure camps for ages 7 to 12. Weeklong camps are held in June and July and range in price from $105 - $175. Call 502/368-5404 or visit www.memorialforest.com.