Recreational camps offered for ages 6 though 12

June 19, 2015 Campus Community, News Print Print
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Collin and Austin, both 10, watch as their fellow camper Danny, 12, kicks a soccer ball downfield in OCCC’s gym on June 10. Jake McMahon/Pioneer

Collin and Austin, both 10, watch as their fellow camper Danny, 12, kicks a soccer ball downfield in OCCC’s gym on June 10. Jake McMahon/Pioneer

Through Aug. 6, OCCC will host weekly summer recreational camps for children ages 6 through 12.

The purpose of the camps is to teach the campers new skills and help them make new friends. This is done in the form of indoor and outdoor group activities, said Sports Assistant Matthew Wright.

“If they’re not here, they’re going to be spending their summers at home, and they’re not really going to get that much interaction,” he said. “It’s just interaction with other kids.”

When asked what his favorite part of camp is, Eric, 12, said, “Playing capture the flag.”

He said his favorite sport is track.

Morgan, 8, said her favorite part of camp is an activity called scatterball.

“You can catch the ball or you can run away from the ball, and if you get hit, you just have to sit down but you’re still in the game,” she said.

“If you’re sitting down, you can throw the ball at them or roll it to them.”

Parents can sign their kids up for either all-day or half-day sessions. All-day sessions last from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and cost $110 per week. Half-day sessions are broken up into morning and afternoon sections.

Morning sections are from 8 a.m. until noon, while afternoon sections are from 1 to 5 p.m. Half-day sessions cost $65 per week.

To learn more about the camps and other recreational opportunities, visit the Recreation and Fitness office on the first floor of the Main Building or call 405-682-7860.

 

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