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Mecklenburg County Parks Offers Day Camps

(February 22, 2002) Do you have plans for this summer? Don't be bored! Come to Summer Day Camp! Or have fun with your friends at the All Sports Camp. Learn and improve your skills in soccer, golf, tennis, disc golf, and mountain biking.

The Southwest Park District of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is offering summer day camps at Winget Park (12205 Winget Road, which is off Sledge Road) and an all sports camp at the Renaissance Athletic Complex (1200 West Tyvola Road).

The summer day camp is for children aged 6 to 12. Six one-week sessions will be offered from June 17 to July 26. The theme this year will be "Encountering the Elements." Weekly themes include Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Eco-Challenge, and Energy. Activities include organized games, field trips, arts and crafts, and more!

The cost is $65 per week (trips included) and $55 per week for an additional child. Daily sessions last from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mail registration begins March 1 and ends March 15. Walk-in registration begins April 2 at the Southwest Park District Office at 1200 West Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28217-4513.

The all sports camp is for 10 to 14 year olds. It runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the week of June 10 to June 14 at the Renaissance Athletic Complex on Tyvola Road. The cost is $50, and registration is April 1 to May 31 at the Jeff Adams Tennis Center.

For more information on these camps, call the Southwest Park District at 704-529-1827.

The Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Department offers a variety of camps at its facilities throughout the county. For information on other camps, visit the Park and Rec web site at www.parkandrec.com.