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Registration Begins Monday for Cville Parks and Rec Summer Camp

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There may still be some snow on the ground, but on the first day of spring it's time to start thinking warmer thoughts - and start signing up your kids for summer camp.

Registration begins Monday for the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Summer Camp. It fills up fast, so coordinators recommend you get ready to sign up as soon as possible.

The camp is a popular and affordable option for city residents. There is a sliding pay scale with reduced rates based on a family's income.

Originally, there was concern from parents that the camp wouldn't be offered as long throughout the summer as it has in the past. But the Parks and Recreation director, Brian Daly, said that's not the case. He said the department was able to find enough money in its budget to make sure the camp will go on as usual, for the same amount of time it did last year.

The pre-k through 10th-grade students who sign up for the Charlottesville Parks and Rec Summer Camp will take part in all types of activities.

"We like to do experience education. We will do gardening, we will work with Peanut Butter and Jelly Fund, we will do hikes. We'll do all kinds of stuff…swimming lessons," said Erica Goode, the recreation program manager. "We like to extend the school year so that kids are learning, but also having lots of fun," she said.

The camp runs for nine weeks, from June 16 through July 25. Parents can sign their students up week by week.

Registration for city residents starts Monday. Registration will open to non-residents in May. To register, click here.

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