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JCPRD's 2012 summer camp information now available, registrations begin Feb. 6
POSTED: 02/06/2012
Hard copies of the agency's new 20-page Summer Camps & Clinics Guide are now available at all JCPRD facilities as well as at all branches of the Johnson County Library. In addition, online listings will be available to preview beginning Friday, Feb. 3. Registrations for camp programs will be taken online beginning Monday at 12:01 a.m. and in-person at 8:30 a.m. at the JCPRD registration offices, Building D, Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam.

Camp registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and many camps fill quickly. Patrons are urged to register early to assure their best choice of programs!

In all, more than 45 camp programs are offered this year, including camps for ages three through 17. Camps range from full-day programs which offer supervision from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to partial-day programs serving a variety of interests. Most full-day camps offer weekly sessions from May 29 through July 30, while other camps begin throughout the summer. For the convenience of working parents, most full-day programs provide supervision and self-directed activities from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For kids, JCPRD camps offer an opportunity to learn about topics of interest to them. Areas of emphasis include recreation, arts and crafts, nature and environment, computers, sports, leadership development, science, community service, field trips, theater, art, dance, and special needs.

Completely new camps this year include two computer design camps, a Go Green Camp for future eco warriors, and Camp Courage for special needs students. Plus, for the first time, JCPRD camp listings include sports camp listings for programs which last at least three hours per day on multiple days of the same week. Sports offerings include three fencing camps and one volleyball camp. Be sure to look for additional sports camps under the sports subheadings in the April through August issue of the Activities catalog, which will be available after Feb. 27.

All District 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.

For specific information on JCPRD summer camps, including schedules, costs and locations, please consult the District's website at or the District's current Activities catalog, available now at all Johnson County Library locations. Keep in mind that camp fees are nonrefundable and most camps do not accept registrations by phone. For more information, call (913) 831-3359.

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