Monday, April 5, 2010

York County Parks Summer Camps

Summer camps are just around the corner, can you believe it?! I will be posting the local summer camps as they are announced and I'm sure within the next two weeks you will be getting a lot of information. Many of the "big" camps and sleepover camps are already posted, YMCA, YWCA, JCC and Church camps can be found on their websites, but the library, parks and local townships wait until Spring to get everything online. Keep in mind that Vacation Bible Schools will also start popping up soon, if that was a priority for your family you might want to see if your church has already set aside the week they will be running VBS so you don't miss it. Here is the York County Parks and Recreation schedule, space is limited so make sure you register ASAP.

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced its popular summer youth Nature Discovery Programs summer schedule. The specialty weeks combine recreation and education. The following classes are available:

For ages 3-4: Small Wonders Series, 10-11:15 a.m. June 16 and 30, July 14 and 28 and Aug. 18 at Nixon County Park. This series is a time for young learners and their parents to spend time learning about nature together. In this indoor-outdoor class, children will role play, imitate, experiment, question and imagine with the help of an adult. Each class will have a different topic. Cost: $20.

For ages 5-6: Nature Discovery Program 1, 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. June 22-25 at Nixon County Park. Program includes hikes, hands-on and project activities and guest presenters. Cost: $60.

For ages 7-8: Nature Discovery Program 2, 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 3-6 at Nixon County Park. Program includes hikes, hands-on and project activities and guest presenters. Cost: $60.

For ages 9-12: Nature Discovery Program 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-23 at Nixon and Kain parks, the Rail Trail and Shank's Mare Outfitters. Program includes biking, boating and hiking. Cost: $130.

For ages 9-12: Archaeology Week I, July 5-9, and Archaeology Week II, Aug. 9-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Nixon County Park and an archaeological site. Co-sponsored with York County Heritage Trust, students conduct a real archaeological excavation, learn to identify artifacts and interperate the history. Cost: $135

For more information or to register, call the parks department at 840-7440 or visit Space is limited; early registration is suggested.

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