Spring break ac­tiv­i­ties planned

Host of in-town op­tions for stu­dents

The Covington News - - School Beat - By Josh Briggs

For many, spring break is a time for fam­ily va­ca­tions. Trips to Florida or week-long jaunts to the beach are al­ways pop­u­lar.

But the price of gas and the over­all state of the econ­omy has put a strain on ev­ery­one’s pock­et­book, so stay­ing close to home may be on ev­ery­one’s mind.

If you plan to stay in town next week, there are plenty of in­ex­pen­sive and ful­fill­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­i­lies and kids of all ages.

The New­ton County Re­cre­ation De­part­ment is hold­ing their an­nual Spring Break Day Camp on for chil­dren ages 512 on April 7-11 at the Cony­ers Street Gym. Slated ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude fit­ness train­ing, na­ture walks, sports games and arts and crafts. The camp is from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and par­tic­i­pants are re­spon­si­ble for their food through­out the day. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact De­bra Banks at (770) 786-4373. The cost is $65 per child.

The New­ton County YMCA will be con­duct­ing the Hol­i­day Camp for chil­dren ages 5-12, also be­gin­ning Mon­day and cul­mi­nat­ing on Fri­day. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude arts and crafts, out­door games and a pos­si­ble field trip. Days will be long; from 6:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be pro­vided through­out the day, but all par­tic­i­pants must bring their own lunch. The cost is $25 per day if reg­is­tered be­fore Mon­day, or $35 per day if reg­is­ter­ing on the day of the camp. Par­ents wish­ing to send their child for the en­tire week can do so for $100 in ad­vance or $110 on the morn­ing of the first day. For reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion, call camp di­rec­tor Mandi Ben­son at (770) 787-3908.

Fi­nally, for those in­ter­ested in a fam­ily out­ing, the New­ton County li­brary is hold­ing a fam­ily movie mati­nee on Wed­nes­day at 2 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free and the li­brary will pro­vide com­pli­men­tary pop­corn and drinks. Ac­cord­ing to the chil­dren’s de­part­ment, the movie is a re­cent box of­fice fam­ily fa­vorite. If you are in­ter­ested, you can call (770) 385-6444 for the ti­tle and de­tails.

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