Specialty Summer Camps Offered at Whitney Center
Whitney Recreation Center will host a series of specialty camps this summer for ages 6 to 17. The camps, which range from sports to leadership, are meant to appeal to specific audiences and give youth a concentrated experience in one interest. Camps range from $55 to $95 and last for one week. All camps take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., except Football Conditioning camp, which will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and take place at Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 E. Missouri Ave., near Tropicana Avenue and Boulder Highway. The deadline for registration for each camp is 5 p.m. the Wednesday before each start date.
Basketball camp, which runs from June 10-14 for ages 13 to 17 and July 22-26 for ages 8 to 12, will introduce basic basketball skills while building fundamentals and conditioning and providing game play experience. Cost is $85 per camp. Dance camp will run from June 17-21 and July 29-Aug. 2 for ages 6 to 17. The two camps will include many genres of dance including hip hop, line dance, modern and more. Cost is $90 per camp.
Leadership camp, offered from July 8-12 for ages 8 to 12 and Aug. 12-16 for ages 13 to 17, will teach communication skills, how to make informed decisions, solve problems, team building and social skills. Cost is $95 per camp.
The Fun and Games camp will run from July 1-3 for ages 6 to 12 and from July 15-19 and Aug. 19-23 for ages 8 to 13. The camps will consist of obstacles courses, bounce houses and arts and crafts. Participants in the two full-week camps will also have the opportunity to take a field trip to Wet n’ Wild. Cost is $55 for the July 1-3 camp and $75 for each of the full-week camps. The field trip is an extra $25.
Cheer camp will teach youth the motions, leaps, moves, voice projection, basic stunts and vocabulary it takes to be a cheerleader. Future cheerleaders ages 8 to 12 can attend camp June 24-28 or Aug. 5-9, and those ages 11 to 16 can attend July 22-26. Cost is $85 per camp.
Football Conditioning camp will prepare players ages 13 to 17 for the upcoming football season with two hours of conditioning and a one-month membership to the fitness room and indoor gym at Whitney Recreation Center. Cost is $80 per camp.
An open recreation program for ages 6 to 17 is available at the center following each camp day from 3 to 5:45 p.m., during which leaders will conduct games and children will be able to log computer and gym play time and more. Breakfast and/or lunch is provided during all camps.
To register, or for questions regarding Whitney Recreation Center’s specialty camps, call the center at (702) 455-7576 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. 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 12th-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.