Kids summer camps planned

With summer fast approaching, OCCC’s Recreation and Fitness Department is beginning enrollment for Sports and Recreation Summer Camps for kids.

Sports and Recreation Specialist Eric Watson said children between the ages of 6 and 14 can be signed up for sports camps that focus on the fundamentals of various sports.

According to an online schedule, the camps are divided between the months of June and July with different camps being offered during one month or the other.

Basketball, baseball, T-ball and soccer are offered in June.

Karate, dance techniques, competitive swimming, cheer and dance, volleyball, flag football, multisport with basketball and soccer, and a new addition — wrestling, are all offered in July.

Rec and Half Day Fit Kids Camps that aren’t specifically sports also are offered.

Watson said they are more like physical education and group activity camps. Full Day Fit Kids Camp is offered during short weeks containing holidays like July 4, and the last week of the OCCC summer camp season.

He said full-day camps also are offered for teenagers ages 12 to 14 that will have an emphasis on career exploration, character development and community service.

Participating teens will receive volunteer/community hours and letters and take a few field trips to places like the Oklahoma City Zoo.

“[The camps] provide [the kids] with activities to do during the summertime while their parents are at work,” Watson said.

“This makes sure we have a good structure and a lesson plan so when they come, kids know what to expect. Plus, they can just enjoy the traditional stuff like swimming and summer games and things like that.”

Watson said all teachers are Oklahoma certified teachers.

A full schedule of classes, along with pricing and descriptions, can be accessed online at

For more information, contact the Recreation and Fitness office at 405-682-7860.

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