Troy Parks and Rec set to open annual Day Camp

Published 11:36 am Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer can be a boring time for children after school comes to an end, which is where the Troy Parks and Recreation center comes in with its annual Day Camp.

Starting on June 11 children ages 5-12 can participate in the summer long camp, which will give them a whole host of daily activities to take part in during the week.

The camp will feature both indoor and outdoor activities at the Rec Center, including arts and crafts, kickball, swimming, nature walks and other games.

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“Kids get out of school and get bored and this is going to be so well planned out that they won’t have time to get bored,” Pam Nix, director of the camp for 2012, said. “We’ll have indoor games in case it rains and parents can go to work and not worry. The kids will have fun I would have loved to have had something like this when I was a kid.”

In addition to the regular camp activities on Friday the camp attendees will get to take part in “Fantastic Friday,” which will feature a special activity or project outside the norms of the schedule.

Last year, one of the Friday activities included a homemade water slide set up by the counselors that kids were able to play on.

“I’m really excited for all of it,” Nix said. “I’m excited to see the kids come in because they’re always full of life and it’s fun to see them interact with the counselors and each other. Personally my favorite thing is the arts and crafts because it lets everyone be really creative.”

All counselors for the camp have to be highly qualified to work with the kids that attend, and every counselor has gone through a background check to ensure complete safety for the kids.

Also, parents will have to sign in and sign out their kids every day to make sure that no problems occur.

“It’s going to be very exciting having them all here,” Nix said. “They’re going to be a part of our family for the summer and everyone will be very well taken care of, I’m sure the kids will have a blast.”

The camp will begin on June 11 and run until July 20, with a $40 fee per child, per week which can be paid weekly or all at once.

For more information about the Rec Center or the day camp, contact the Rec Center at 334-566-4031.