Annual Kids Camps focuses on keeping learning process fun

June 4, 2010 Feature Print Print
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For children of working parents, we offer an Early Morning and After Camp Fun-Time. Participants enrolled in classes or camps that begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. may enroll in both to be held in the gymnasium. Fee: $20/weekly

Early Fun-Time: 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
After Fun-Time: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

June and July Schedules

{jcomments on}Children in first through eighth grades are expected to learn sports, and get fitter and smarter this summer by participating in OCCC’s Summer Kids Camps.

OCCC is offering an affordable series of camps for children June 7 through July 30.

The college is offering a Sports, Fit Kids, and Recreational camp, directed by Eric Watson, Recreation and Fitness Specialist.

“We will see about 25 to 30 kids a week,” Watson said.

Signup for both camps is the Thursday before the Monday the children are attending class, but exceptions can be made if class size is low that week.

“In the Sports camp we will teach basic fundamentals for basketball, tennis, golf and swimming,” he said.

“Our Rec camp will include fieldtrips to places like the Zoo and Earlywine Park, and our Fit Kids Camp offers Zumba and Pilates,” he said.

“But the most important thing is to keep the kids active.”

Watson said the Sports and Recreation camp will run 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

The Fit Kids camp is 1 to 5 p.m. Monday though Friday with lunch at noon to 1 p.m., he said.

However, the week of July 4 the camps will run Tuesday through Friday.

Athletic camps are $60 for a week of half-day participation .

Rec. camp is $35 to $40 for a week of half-day camp, Watson said.

He said he believes the impact is huge for the children participating because they will not just be sitting around this summer.

Prices for the academic classes are $39 for a single class, and $99 for a full day of classes or a week of one particular class, said Brannon Dresel, coordinator of Community Outreach Education.

Children also can choose from a variety of non-athletic classes offered at the new Family and Community Outreach Center . Classes such as computer, math, arts, and science, run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dresel said.

“Currently 1,500 spots are enrolled in 28 academic classes and children will take more than one class so we expect to see about 200 different kids,” Dresel said.

“The program is about providing experience, and building core values to be a leader in a safe environment,” Dresel said.

For more information contact Watson at ewatson@occc.edu or bdressel@occc.edu.

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