TPR Day Camp opens despite wet weather

Published 10:56 pm Monday, June 11, 2012

Rain could not dampen the energy or excitement of over 125 kids participating in the Troy Parks and Recreation Day Camp on Monday.

The camp, designed to give kids a venue for continued learning and fun during summer months, opened with the help of more than 30 councilors, two Troy University cheerleaders, and the biggest star of them all, Troy mascot T-Roy.

“Sasha Tuck, our Day Camp director, and our instructors have done a great job with this year’s camp,” said Programs Director Pam Nix. “We’ve got a waiting list this year and have extended the camp from four weeks last year to six weeks this year.”

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Campers will participate in a variety of activities from art classes to swimming to science experiments.

“The curriculum has really been upped this year,” Nix said. “They do have some down time but for the most part we keep them pretty tight.”

The camp, which begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, is just $40 per week.

“Compared to day care, the camp is extremely affordable,” said Nix. “The kids have a good time, learn, and stay active.”

With the rain coming down on Monday, T-Roy and Troy cheerleaders led the campers in several cheers before mingling with the kids.

Camper were then led into their first set of activities by the trained councilors on staff.

“We started out last year with around 75 campers and it has just grown from there,” Nix said. “This first week there are a lot of vacation Bible schools but we expect to reach 150 kids before its over.”

Troy Parks and Recreation Day Camp runs through July.

For more information about the camp or to inquire on how to get a child signed up, contact Pam Nix at the Troy Parks and Recreation Department at 334-566-4031.