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Registration Is Now Open For Charlottesville Summer Camps

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Kids will get to go on field trips, go swimming, play sports and do arts and crafts, among other things. Kids will get to go on field trips, go swimming, play sports and do arts and crafts, among other things.

It's hard to believe, but school is out for summer in about a month and for some parents it's time to start thinking about what to do with the kids during summer break.

Charlottesville's Parks and Recreation Department is once again offering a variety of summer camps to hundreds of kids in central Virginia. It's a way to help parents and make sure kids have a good time this summer, all while still learning and staying sharp.

There are a series of six-week camps being offered for kids in Pre-K through 10th grade. They're being held from June 17 to July 26 at six different sites.

Thanks to the USDA Summer Food Service Program breakfast, lunch and a snack are all included.

Kids will get to go on field trips, go swimming, play sports and do arts and crafts, as well as take part in science projects, nature excursions and learn to cook. They will also go on out-of-town field trips.

"It's kind of like an extension of the school year. We like to call it 'experiential education' so the kids are actually learning but they don't realize it, so they're doing a lot of fun stuff but they're learning at the same time," said Erica Goode, a recreation program manager.

There will also be a smaller camp called Playground Camp for three weeks in August to get kids through the entire summer.

Scholarships are available for the camps on a sliding scale. Right now registration is open to Charlottesville residents. On Monday it opens for non-residents. The camps can fill up, so it's recommended those who are interested don't wait to sign up.

Click here for more information.

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