FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Prepared by: Andrew Ruszczyk, (785) 832-3458
Enrollment in Spring Break Camp programming on-going
(Lawrence, Kan.) – Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of camps for children and teens this Spring Break.
All camps run from Monday through Friday, March 18 - 22, unless otherwise noted.
The Nature Division is holding Wildlife Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Children 7-years-old to 12-years-old will be provided the opportunity to learn about snakes and tortoises, play games, hike and participate in other nature activities. Cost is $90 per child. For additional information, contact Marty Birrell, nature interpretive supervisor, at (785) 832-7980.
Spring Break Camp is offered by the Special Events Division from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holcom Park, 2700 W. 27th St., and Edgewood Park, which is adjacent to East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. Children 5-years-old to 12-years-old will participate in a structured program, which involves field trips, special events, swimming, arts and crafts and games. In the event of inclement weather, events will be moved to recreation centers in the park area. Cost is $62 per child and the deadline to register is Friday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Duane Peterson, special events supervisor, at (785) 832-7949.
The Special Populations Division is offering Integrated Spring Break Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. The camp is fully integrated for those with and without disabilities. The camp is open to children 5-years-old to 12-years-old. Participants will swim at the Indoor Aquatic Center, go on field trips, listen to speakers, see nature presentations, and participate in games, activities and arts and crafts. Participants need to bring a sack lunch and drink. Parents are encouraged to send attendants for children who need additional assistance. Cost is $62 per child. Deadline to register is Monday, March 11. For additional information, contact Annette Deghand, special populations supervisor, at (785) 832-7908.
Spring Break Fun is also held by the Special Populations Division and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Young adults, ages 13-years-old and older, will be provided a week filled with field trips, games, activities and fun times with old and new friends. Parents are encouraged to send attendants for those who need additional assistance. Cost is $62 per participant, and the deadline to register is Monday, March 12. For additional information, contact Annette Deghand, special populations supervisor, at (785) 832-7908.
Register for any of the camps online at www.lprd.org or by visiting any Parks and Recreation facility including: the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.; or the Administrative Offices in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.
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