Sign-ups for day camps, playground programs mark start of summer

NEIGHBORS

May 27, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

This weekend signals the unofficial kickoff of summer. All too soon the last school bell will ring, and many parents again will be presented with the problem of keeping the kids busy over the summer.

Hot-off-the-presses for your soon-to-be-bored brood is the summer program guide from the county Department of Recreation and Parks, listing loads of programs for children in the Pasadena area. Registration forms for camps and other programs are included in the guide.

* Downs Park will be a site for the countywide day camp program for youngsters, ages 5 1/2 through 12. Three two-week sessions will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, June 27 through Aug. 5.

Activities include drama, music, nature programs, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, guest performers, cookouts, field trips and theme days.

Session One will run from June 27 to July 8, with no camp on July 4. The fee is $120 per child. The deadline for registering is June 13.

Session Two will be from July 11-22. Session Three is scheduled from July 25 to Aug. 5. The fees for sessions two and three is $130 per session. Discounts are available for children attending all three sessions. Family discounts also are offered.

Bus transportation from selected sites around the county is included in the fee.

Contact Tim Chesnutt at 222-7300 for more details.

* Summer playgrounds for children ages 5 1/2 through 12 will be offered at Bodkin, Fort Smallwood, Jacobsville, Lake Shore, Pasadena, Sunset, High Point and Riviera Beach elementary schools and Freetown Recreation Center.

Playground hours will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays, June 27 through Aug. 5. No sessions will be scheduled July 4.

Activities vary by site, but will include sports, arts and crafts and indoor and outdoor games. Parents must provide transportation and lunch.

The cost for the six-week program is $70. Family discounts are available.

* Preschoolers, ages 3-5, can attend a morning or afternoon playground program offered at Sunset Elementary School, weekdays from June 27 through Aug. 5.

L Children must be 3 years old by June 27, and toilet-trained.

The morning session will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session will operate from noon to 2:30 p.m.

L The fee for the half-day, six-week program is $75 per child.

* Tennis anyone? Recreation and Parks will offer tennis lessons for kids ages 7-12 at two local sites this summer. Lessons are given twice a week for six weeks, starting June 27.

Lessons will be given at Northeast High School on Mondays and Wednesdays. Lake Shore Elementary will be the site for lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Lessons are scheduled on the hour, beginning at 8:15 a.m. The last lesson of the day will start at 12:15 p.m. Class size for each 50-minute lesson is limited to 18. Early registration is encouraged. The fee is $20 per child.

Beginning through advanced players can benefit from evening clinics at Lake Waterford Park from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 28 and June 30.

Directed by tennis coordinator Keith Murphy, the clinics help players improve strokes and build individual talents.

The fee is $25 for players ages 11-14, $30 for those 15 and older.

Contact Ron Mox at 222-7300 for more details about tennis programming.

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Keep yourself in shape with summer exercise programs with your choice of Bio-Aerobics or Tone and Firm classes starting the week of June 20 at Northeast High School.

Bio-Aerobics classes will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Tone and Firm classes will meet from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

The fee for the eight-week, 16-class program is $45.50.

Information: 222-7300.

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The 1994 Bayside Concert Series will open Sunday at Downs Park. A variety of musical entertainment is scheduled with a little something for everyone in the family, from rock to country, to barbershop, to big band music. This year's series is co-sponsored by North Arundel Cable, Cookie's Kitchen and Johnny's Restaurant.

The pop-rock sounds of the U. S. Naval Academy's Electric Brigade will open the concert season at 5 p.m. at the Bayside Amphitheatre.

Regular entrance fees will apply.

Pets, bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates are prohibited in the concert area. Alcohol is prohibited throughout the park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.

Information: 222-6230 or the 24-hour Event Hotline at 222-6239.

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