A city of Charlottesville-sponsored summer camp kicked off Monday. The city's "CLASS" program got underway Monday morning at several city schools.
Monday was mostly a time for campers to get to know each other, but soon the kids will go on field trips to places all around the state.
“We like to offer experiential education, and fun programs, and trips, and just to keep the kids active and engaged and just having fun all summer long,” said Erica Goode, recreation program manager.
The program runs six weeks. It's sponsored by Charlottesville City Schools and Charlottesville Parks & Recreation.
To learn more or to register, click here.
City of Charlottesville Press Release
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Beginning Monday, June 16, 2014 Charlottesville Parks and Recreation and the City Schools CLASS Program will run a six week Summer Camp Program for city children.
The summer program will offer children a variety of enriching activities; including arts and crafts, sports, science and nature, swimming, field trips, and much more.
Youth currently in PreK-3rd grades may attend Camp ExL at one of these City elementary schools; Venable, Johnson, or Burnley-Moran from 9am-4pm, with wraparound care from 7:30am-6pm. Youth in 4th-6th grades may attend the Pre-Teen Camp at Walker Upper Elementary or Carver Recreation Center from 9am-4pm, with wraparound care from 7:30am-5:30pm. Youth in 7th-10th grades may attend camp at Herman Key Recreation Center from 7:30am-4pm. These sites are enrolled sites, with tuition based on household income. These sites will be operating Monday-Friday from June 16-July 25 and will be closed on July 4th
In addition to the camps listed above, Herman Key Recreation Center and Carver Recreation Center will be operating an extended three week program beginning July 28-August 15, Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-5:30 pm.
To register for camp, visit www.charlottesville.org/parksandrec and click on "registration."
Camps will be participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. All sites will provide a free USDA Certified breakfast and lunch daily. These meals will be served at the seven different sites during scheduled times. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.