Registration Open March 1 for Summer Camps
Clark County Parks and Recreation’s summer overnight camps are open for registration and another fun-filled summer! Each one-week camp is geared toward a specific age group and interests. Camps are available for ages 8 to 15 and take place at Camp Lee Canyon located 45 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Valley. Tuition for each camp is $400 per child and includes all meals, snacks, activities, supplies and official camp T-shirt. Camps begin on Sunday afternoon and end on Friday evening.
Camp Registration begins on Friday, March 1. Registration is available online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks, in person at four recreation centers in all areas of the Las Vegas Valley, and by mail-in. Space is limited and on a first come first served basis.
There will be a Camp Open House and Early-Bird Registration Event from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center, 4701 N. Durango Drive. Parents and potential campers can meet the friendly camp staff and enjoy free hot dogs and s’mores. You must register in person only at Mountain Crest to receive the Early-Bird Camp Tuition fee of $375. A deposit of $100 is required to register.
Omni Discovery Camp, for children ages 8 to 12, will take place July 14-19. During this popular interactive learning camp, campers will participate in fun classes in art, science, nature, music, outdoor recreation and our high ropes challenge course. Classes include sculpture, sign language, geo-caching and more. This year’s guest instructors include Sign Design Theatre, Airborne Raptors, Roos N More and Mad Science. Campers will be invited to dress up for dinner Monday through Thursday in costume such as, but not limited to, super heroes, Halloween, pajamas and silly hats. Traditional camp activities include hikes, archery, campfires, crafts, sing-a-longs and cabin-skits.
On the Edge Camp, for teens ages 13 to 15, will take place July 21-26. This fun and challenging outdoor adventure camp features recreation activities such as our high ropes challenge course, mountain biking, hiking, a one-night tent camp out under the stars and a dance with live deejay. Traditional camp activities such as hikes, archery, campfires, sing-a-longs and cabin skits also are included.
Campers stay in dormitory-style cabins supervised by trained counselors. Other resident staff members include a camp director, professional caterer, registered nurse, class instructors and a camp manager. Campers are required to complete a camp physical exam prior to attending camp.
Parents or guardians are responsible for campers’ transportation to and from camp. Parents can register their children in person at Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center, 4701 N. Durango Drive in northwest Las Vegas; Sunset Park Administration Building, 2601 E. Sunset Road near Henderson; Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road in southwest Las Vegas; and Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Boulevard in northeast Las Vegas. Additional information can be found online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks or by calling (702) 455-1905.
Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
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 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-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.