Camp Registration Kicks Off February 1
It’s that time! Believe it or not, it’s not too early to start thinking about the summer – Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s summer camp sign-ups are here. Summer camp is such an integral part of the growth and development of kids. It’s an opportunity to explore, learn new skills, develop new friendships, and more. And, what better way to do that than explore all the great things available through Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation! Here you’ll find no shortage of camp opportunities, ranging from aquatics and lifeguarding, to nature, therapeutic and traditional day camps. There really is something for every “kid,” whether they are 6 or 16.
Sure, the camps are for kids, but parents have plenty of great things to say about the experience. Anna Martin’s daughter grabbed some air at Grayson Skate Park and the summer skate camp. It’s now one of her summer “must do’s!”
“My daughter started skating at Grayson Skate Park four years ago and we were thrilled to learn there about the summer skate camp. Since she was a beginner, she needed some direction and encouragement. I signed her up that summer for skate camp and she has been going ever since! The staff is amazing, the activities keep kids engaged and entertained, and she loves the weekly field trips to other skate parks around the city. I am confident that she is well taken care of and having the time of her life when she is at skate camp, which means everything to me!”
If there’s anything that shows our summer programming is on point, it’s when campers return year after year to participate. Jennifer Ware’s children are repeat campers, too!
“The first time my children participated in a Park and Rec camp was through the half day nature camp at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve the summer of 2010. She loved the camp! There were hikes, crafts, animal interactions and games, and the two counselors were great at keeping the kids engaged. We continued to sign up after that great experience.”
The goal of summer camp programming through Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation goes way beyond just having fun. Summer camp also allows kids to be creative, adventurous, and continue to develop new skills they might not learn in the traditional classroom. We enjoyed a recent article that seemed to go viral about summer camp giving kids a competitive advantage in life. In it, Harvard’s dean of admissions suggests parents reevaluate their downtime and to, “bring back summer.” We couldn’t agree more!
Many of the camps fill up in a matter of minutes, so don’t delay! Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 1 at 9 a.m. when summer camp registration officially opens.
There are three easy ways to register for camps with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation:
- Click on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com,
- Call the location where the program is offered, or
- Come into a recreation, nature or aquatics facility.
To view a list of camps, visit www.parkandrec.com, click on Eparks, select the “Activities” tab at the top of the page and click “Summer Camps.” We’ll see you outside this summer!