QA’s Recre­ation Of­fice to of­fer sum­mer camps

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CENTREVILLE — It’s plan­ning time for sum­mer camps and Queen Anne’s County’s Recre­ation Depart­ment is again of­fer­ing tra­di­tional fa­vorites and has added new spe­cialty camps as well.

“Our new camps in­clude an Ad­ven­ture Camp, a coed Home Eco­nom­ics Camp, Cheer­lead­ing Camp along with the pop­u­lar camps from pre­vi­ous years,” Recre­ation Man­ager Joan Brooks said.

Sum­mer camps for 2017 are posted on the depart­ment’s web­site, www.park­, and lists all of the new and old camps for the year.

Books said be­cause camps can be a drain on fam­ily bud­gets, the depart­ment strives to of­fer af­ford­able pro­grams with­out sac­ri­fic­ing qual­ity. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is now ac­cepted with a pay­ment plan, which guar­an­tees a child a slot. Brooks said fam­i­lies don’t have to pay un­til the week be­fore the camp be­gins.

“What is re­ally fam­ily friend is the fact that if your plans change, you are not com­mit­ted,” brooks said. “You just no­tify us and we take your chil­dren off the reg­is­tra­tion list.”

Queen Anne’s County’s day-long Tra­di­tional Camps are geared to­ward kids ages five through 12 as of De­cem­ber 31, 2017. This camp is great for work­ing par­ents as the camp hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This unique out­door camp will pro­vide daily ac­tiv­i­ties that are de­signed to pro­vide en­rich­ing, struc­tured leisure ac­tiv­i­ties. These one week camps are staffed by ex­pe­ri­enced in­struc­tors, and recre­ation lead­ers sup­ply cre­ative and care­fully planned age ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tiv­i­ties in arts, crafts, sports, games, mu­sic an field trips.

Campers must bring a bag lunch, two snacks and drinks or a water bot­tle each day. Sun screen and bug spray are also rec­om­mended.

The cost is $100 per week for the first child and $75 for each ad­di­tional sib­ling.

The Tra­di­tional Camps are of­fered from June 19 to Aug. 11 and are of­fered at Mow­bray Park, Church Hill Park, Centreville El­e­men­tary School and Pinkey Park.

Queen Anne’s County’s Sum­mer Days Youth Dis­abil­ity Camp, for ages six through 21, is of­fered at Centreville Mid­dle School. Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cost $130 per week.

This camp is de­signed to pro­vide the campers with en­rich­ing and struc­tured leisure ac­tiv­i­ties. All campers will par­tic­i­pate in daily ac­tiv­i­ties, such as sports, games, arts and crafts, mu­sic, drama, na­ture and team building.

Weekly field trips will be of­fered with trans­porta­tion to and from the pro­gram site. Trans­porta­tion to and from camp is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the fam­ily.

Campers must bring a bag lunch, snacks and drinks each day.

The Health In­ven­tory and Spe­cial Sur­vey must be filled out and re­turned by Wed­nes­day, June 14.

Queen Anne’s County’s Spe­cialty Camps in­clude Kidzart Camp, Play Well Lego Camp, Ad­ven­ture Camp, Home Eco­nom­ics Camp, Lit­tle Chefs Camp, Madd Sci­en­tist Camp and Lit­tle Sci­en­tist Camp.

“Our sports camps are al­ways very pop­u­lar and well at­tended,” Brooks said.

Con­tact Brooks at 410-7580848, ext. 2709, to be­gin the reg­is­tra­tion process.

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