Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Offers Affordable Options
The kids are out for summer vacation, and they may need to burn off some of that extra energy. Perhaps you want to make sure your child stays active over the next few months instead of spending the entire summer on the couch. Either way, Charlottesville Parks and Recreation is offering up affordable summer camp options to get your family up and moving.
The six-week programs start up June 18 at six different sites across the city. Children from pre-kindergarten to 11th grade can register for the camps which include education-based clubs, fitness and swimming opportunities, cooking classes, field trips, and more. Meals are also provided at a number of the locations.
The head of the camps says it's important to play into the community's active lifestyles, and to give every child the chance to participate.
"We just want to make sure that there's camps and activities available to kids who can't necessarily afford other camps," Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Supervisor Erica Goode said. "And so they're not just sitting at home hanging out or maybe getting in trouble. We want to engage them in the summer and keep them educated, but also have opportunities to do things they wouldn't necessarily do on their own."
Cost of camp works on a sliding scale based on a family's income. For teens and pre-teens, that could mean a full six weeks of camp for as little as $7.50. Younger kids could go for free.
There are also opportunities for a shorter two-week camp near the end of the summer.
If you're interested in having your child participate, click here for more information.
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