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2002 JCPRD Summer Day Camps Summarized
POSTED: 02/15/2002
 
Registrations are now being taken for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's summer day camps for children. A variety of camps are being offered this year, but first a word of warning - camp registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and many camps fill quickly. Please register early to assure your choice of programs!

Here's a brief overview of the JCPRD's twelve camp offerings for 2002:

Crossroads camp is designed for youth ages 11-13 who are strongly interested in learning the basic skills of outdoor recreational activities. Participants can choose one lesson or activity per week as part of a program that will also include swimming, field trips, and special projects. Camp sessions begin weekly from June 3 through Aug. 5. The cost for five 7.5-hour sessions is $95 for Johnson County residents or $105 for nonresidents.

SUMMER Escapades, for children 5 - 7 and 8 - 10 , offers exciting weekly activities. Qualified counseling staff gear camp programs to special interests of the school-age child. Each week will include crafts, group and individual activities, plus two scheduled field trips, and three days of swimming. Camp sessions begin weekly from June 3 through Aug. 5. The cost for five 7-hour sessions is $85 for Johnson County residents or $94 for nonresidents.

Outdoor Discovery camp for ages 6-12, offers kids a fun week of discovering the outdoors with park naturalists and rangers. Different weekly camp formats provide a variety of nature study fun. Activities include hikes, environmental games, nature crafts, storytelling sessions, field trips, swimming, archery, fishing, and boating. Camp sessions begin weekly from May 28 through July 29. The cost for five 8-hour sessions is $92 for Johnson County residents or $101 for nonresidents.

New for 2002 and aimed at ages 10 to 14 is Junior Naturalist Camp. This program allows young naturalists to explore like Lewis and Clark. Under the leadership of a naturalist, they will be among the first to explore the new Kill Creek Park and other parks. Activities will include hiking, canoeing, stream hikes, insect study, wildlife presentations, and much more. This camp will be offered once beginning July 8. The cost is $115 for Johnson County residents or $127 for nonresidents.

Also new is Amazing Adventures Camp for ages 11 to 14. This program will consist of three six-hour session and one nine-hour sessions and will give participants a chance to explore wild areas, find forgotten trails and learn secrets of survival. Many of the activities will take place at Kill Creek Park's Timber Ridge Adventure Center and will include rock climbing, belaying and repelling, mastering knots, canoeing, animal tracking, camp cooking and stargazing. This camp will be offered once beginning June 18. The cost is $115 for Johnson County residents or $127 for nonresidents.

Also offered are two half-day summer camps for younger children at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. SUMMER TOTS allows children ages 4 and 5 to explore the park's forest and fields. This camp consists of four 3-hour sessions and is offered beginning June 10, June 24, and July 15. The cost is $50 for Johnson County residents or $55 for nonresidents. SUMMER VACATION allows children 6 to 8 to hike the park and explore different habitats. This camp consists of four 3-hour sessions and is offered beginning June 17 and July 8. The cost is $50 for Johnson County residents or $55 for nonresidents.

Summer Preschool Camp is for ages 3 through 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 3 through July 29. The cost for five 3-hour sessions is $55 for Johnson County residents or $60 for nonresidents.

Theatre Camp for ages 10-15 is designed to touch on the many aspects of theater, including the basics of acting, choreography, technical aspects, an


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