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JCPRD Offers new Camps for 2003
POSTED: 01/27/2003
As it does each year, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District is offering several brand new summer day camps for 2003. This is in addition to the more than a dozen returning camp programs, many of which also feature fresh topics and subject matter. (For returning camps, please see the separate news release).

Here is a summary of new programs for 2003. For more specific information, including schedules, costs and locations, click on the links to the individual camps provided below or consult the printed version of the Spring ACTIVITIES catalog, available now.

Extreme Adventures Camp for ages 14 to 16 is a new camp for 2003. In this intensive camp meant to test physical and mental endurance and develop leadership skills, participants will experience outdoor challenges and learn new skills. This camp will be offered once beginning July 14.

Also being offered for the first time are three different dance camps for youth, which all require tap and ballet shoes. Dancing with Disney is for ages 3-6 and will involve tap, ballet, and tumbling to the beat of various Disney songs. This camp consists of four 60-minute sessions and is offered beginning June 16 and 30. Dancing and Dreaming Camp is for ages 7-11 and ages 12-16. Each energetic day will focus on a different discipline - tap, ballet, jazz, and tumbling. This camp consists of four 90-minute sessions and is offered beginning June 16. Urban Beat Rhythm and Funk is an exploration of rhythm in hip-hop/funk/jazz and tap for ages 12-16. Students will learn two routines to perform for their parents at the end of the camp

Another new offering is Camp Imaginary travel for ages 7-12. Through this program, participants will experience creative arts, crafts, music, and dance as they explore different cultures. Camp themes include Aloha Hawaii beginning June 9, The British Isles starting July 14, and Sunny Mexico starting July 21.

All JCPRD camp programs fully comply with Kansas Department of Health & Environment requirements. Camp directors possess extensive experience with children and in their specialized areas of expertise.
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