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Summer assignment: Camps offered to Huntsville City Schools students

HUNTSVILLE – With all due respect to late songwriter and singer Eddie Cochran, it turns out there is a cure for the summertime blues.

At least there is for Huntsville City Schools students in grades 1-6 as Huntsville Parks & Recreation is offering summer camps for that group. Led by highly trained staff, the camps offer a blend of educational and recreational activities.

According to a city news release, the camps provide children with more than just a place to spend their days through opportunities for growth, learning, friendship-building and exploration of new interests.

“We’ve had overwhelming community interest in our camp offerings,” Parks & Recreation Director James Gossett said. “We’re proud to offer something truly unique and affordable that also provides educational and physical fitness opportunities for students during summer months.”

HCS students are eligible for full-day camps, which run June 3 to July 27. Full-day camps will be at Cavalry Hills and Dr. Richard Showers Sr., Fern Bell and Mark Russell recreation centers.

The cost is $50 per week per student and $30 per week for each sibling. Half-day specialty camps are age-specific and cost $25 per week per student and $10 per week for each sibling.

Half-day camp offerings are:

  • Art Camp: Optimist Recreation Center – Ages 6-8, June 10-14, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Art Camp: Optimist Recreation Center – Ages 9-12, July 15-19, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Fit & Fun Camp: Johnson Legacy Center – Ages 6-7, June 10-14, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Fit & Fun Camp: Johnson Legacy Center – Ages 8-9, June 24-28, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Fit & Fun Camp: Johnson Legacy Center – Ages 10-11, July 15-19, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Sports Camp: Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center – Ages 6-12, June 10-14, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Basketball Camp: Challenger Gymnasium – Ages 6-12, June 10-14, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Pickleball Camp: Challenger Gymnasium – Ages 6-12, July 8-12, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Exploring HSV Special Needs Camp – June 10-14.

Space is limited for each camp, and parents and guardians are encouraged to register early. For more information, visit Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s Summer Camp page to learn more.

For more information on the Special Needs Camp, email Special Populations Recreation Supervisor Tia Clayton at [email protected].

 

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