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JCPRD Summer Camps - Part II
POSTED: 02/23/2004
 
Editor's Note: because of the number of summer camps being offered this year, we've listed this summary of 2004 summer camps in two parts. Please be sure to see Part I as well.

Summer Preschool Camp is for ages 3 -5. Each week, children will enjoy a variety of learning opportunities such as dramatic play, creative arts, cooking, socialization, field trips, and water/pool play. Camp sessions begin weekly from June 7 through Aug. 2. The cost for five 3-hour sessions is $45 for Johnson County residents or $50 for nonresidents.

Theatre Camp for ages 10-15 is designed to touch on the many aspects of theater, including the basics of movement, voice, diction, script work, and staging. Participants will perform in an end-of-the-session production of "Charlotte's Web." This camp consists of four 2.5-hour sessions weekly for five weeks beginning June 14. The cost is $185 for Johnson County residents or $204 for nonresidents. New for 2004 is a Theatre Mini Camp for ages 5-8. This beginning camp will involve games, playacting, and just plain fun ending with a short performance for family and friends. Mini camp consists of four 1-hour sessions beginning June 7. The cost is $45 for Johnson County residents or $50 for nonresidents.

Discovery ART CAMP provides imaginative fun for children ages 9 - 12 and encourages exploration of individual creativity through drawing, painting, design, clay, and crafts. This camp consists of four 2.5-hour sessions and is offered beginning June 14 and June 21. The cost is $70 for Johnson County residents or $77 for nonresidents.

Also offered are three different dance camps for ages 3-6 and which require tap and ballet shoes. Dancing with Disney CAMP I 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 14, July 5, and Aug. 2. The per-child cost is $30 for Johnson County residents or $33 for nonresidents. Dancing with Disney CAMP II is new for 2004. This program is for those who have completed Dancing With Disney I and will involve learning routines to more great Disney songs. This camp consists of four 60-minute sessions and is offered beginning July 5, July 12, July 19, and Aug. 2. The per-child cost is $35 for Johnson County residents or $39 for nonresidents. Little Princess Ballet Camp is also new and will let participants learn basic ballet steps and use costumes while they dance out characters from classic ballet fairy tales. The cost for four 50-minute sessions is $35 for Johnson County residents or $39 for nonresidents.

Aimed at slightly older youth, Tumbling & Jazz Camp offers four energetic days of fun tumbling for ages 7-11. Participants will receive lots of individual attention while learning the basics of tumbling to the great sounds of jazz. This program begins June 28. The cost for four 90-minute sessions is $45 for Johnson County residents or $50 for nonresidents.

Another camp that is new for 2004 is American Girl Camp for ages 7-9. Participants will explore the past and find out what life was like during the times of American Girls characters from the popular book and doll series. Participants will enjoy stories and craft projects from each time period and other hands-on projects. This program is offered once beginning July 19. The cost for four 90-minute sessions is $45 for Johnson County residents or $50 for nonresidents.

NEW HORIZONS CAMP FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS is designed for special needs students between the ages of 6 and 18. Now in its 35th year, this program provides quality summer day camp experiences including daily instructional swims, weekly field trips, sports, games, fitness, creative arts, cooking, and special events. Nine weeks of 8-hour daily programs begin May 31. The cost is $810 for Johnson County residents or $891 for nonresidents.

CAMP CARAVAN is for current Shawnee Mission Special Olympics participants ages 8 - 21. The program's goal is to provide a safe travel environment while encouraging personal independence, friendships, and positive self-esteem. Participants have the opportunity to visit various outdoor areas and tourist sites in the metro area while learning skills associated with the outdoors and recreation. A total of five one- and two-day trips are offered between June 22 and Sept. 13 and are individually priced.

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 more specific information on JCPRD summer camps, including schedules, costs and locations, please consult the District's Spring ACTIVITIES catalog, available now at all Johnson County Library locations, or visit the District's website at www.jcprd.com. Keep in mind that camp fees are nonrefundable and most camps do not accept registrations by phone. For more information, call (913) 831-3355.

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