Summer Camps Combat Boredom, Relieve Parents
With year round schools a thing of the past, many parents find summer a stressful time as leave their children to go to work. Clark County Parks and Recreation hosts summer day camps for every youth interest. All day camps are presented beginning Monday, June 13 through Friday, Aug. 26 and are closed weekends and holidays.
In northeast Las Vegas, Robert E. “Bob” Price Recreation Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane near Lake Mead Boulevard, offers the Bob Stay and Play Day Camp daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children ages 6 to 12 can take part in activities, programs and planned field trips to local destinations. Cost is $9 per day or $40 per week, and breakfast and lunch are included.
Children ages 3 to 5 can enjoy summer, too, with Camp Sunrise from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. also at Price Recreation Center. Children will enjoy arts and crafts, water play, sports, guest speakers, playground fun and other educational activities. Cost is $50 per week, per child, and breakfast and lunch are included. Children must be toilet trained and perform their own personal hygiene.
Those interested in either Bob Stay and Play or Camp Sunrise can call (702) 455-7600.
In east Las Vegas, the Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd. near Las Vegas High School, hosts summer days full of supervised activities, field trips, crafts, sports, movies and games from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per day, per child with a discount for a third child from the same family. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
Near North Las Vegas, Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Road, presents School’s Out Summer Day Camp from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Youth ages 6 to 12 will participate in arts and crafts and computer activities along with field trips, swimming, outdoor play, guest speakers, group games and team building exercises. Cost is $15 per day, per child or $70 per week, and the Urban League Discount Program is accepted. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of the camp. Those interested can call the center at (702) 455-8402.
Other similar day camps also can be found at Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive (455-8334); Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St. near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road (455-7169); Helen Meyer Community Center, 4525 New Forest Drive near Flamingo Road and Tenaya Way (455-7723); Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 E. Missouri Ave. near East Tropicana Avenue and Boulder Highway (455-7576); Paradise Recreation Center, 4775 McLeod Drive at Tropicana Avenue (455-7513); and Parkdale Community Center, 3200 Ferndale St. near Desert Inn Road and Boulder Highway.
Clark County Safekey also hosts summer camp activities at Cannon and Silvestri middle schools as well as Cartwright, Marion Earl, Fine and Rowe elementary schools and South West Career and Technical Academy High School through Aug. 12. Prices are $15 per day and $70 for the week. Pre-payment is required. Once participants are registered in person, parents can pre-pay at the Clark County Parks and Recreation website. Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, sports and games, field trips, movies, skits and performances and more. Registration at all sites is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For additional information on summer day camps and registration applications, visit the Clark County Parks and Recreation website or call the individual center associated with the camp of interest.
Additional information for Safekey Summer Camps can be found by calling the Clark County Safekey Administration Office at (702) 455-8251. Additional Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 40 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.