by Rob Morris
May 04, 2012
When: Throughout the summer months
Where: Various locations in the Moore area
What to Expect: Lots of interactive camps covering a variety of interests for kids
Summer time is a great time to let kids explore new things, and numerous businesses and organizations in Moore are offering plenty of opportunities. Here’s a list of Moore area camps for kids.
There are many sport camps taking place through the Community Center in Moore. Enroll for any of the six summer sport camps online. All camps are from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Camps are for kids 7 to 18 years old (boys and girls). Camp fees are $75.00 (except for Tennis Camp). SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 50 PAID CAMPERS.
Available sports camps include
Tennis Camp: May 29th–June 1st (4-DAY CAMP) $60
At Fairmoore Park with Jim Lawson (MHS tennis coach).
Golf Camp: June 4th–8th
At Earlywine Golf Course with Mike McConville (SHS golf head coach).
Basketball Camp: June 13th–17th
At Moore Community Center with Scott Hodges (WHS men’s basketball head coach).
Volleyball Camp: June 20th–24th
At Moore Community Center with Jerod Donahue (Hillsdale College volleyball head coach).
Soccer Camp: July 18th–22nd
At Fairmoore Park with Brian Harvey (University of Central Oklahoma soccer head coach).
Softball Camp: June 27th–July 1st
At Fairmoore Park with Phil McPhadden (University of Central Oklahoma softball head coach).
City of Moore Summer Camps
Mad Science Camp: July 16th–20th, ages 7–14, $125
A fun journey into the world of detection, spy science and forensics.
Extreme Animals: July 23rd–27th, ages 7–14, $125
A wildly entertaining experience where you can get up close and personal with endangered species, creepy crawly critters and much more.
Discovery Camp: July 30th–August 3rd, ages 7–14, $125
Things are really moving as we explore model rockets, pinewood cars, arts & crafts and much more in this action-packed camp.
For more information and to register for camps, contact the Moore Community Center at 793-5090 or go online to www.cityofmoore.com.
Play in the Park
This new concept for families kicks off this summer. It’s a chance to join the Parks Department every Friday from 10–11:30 a.m., starting on June 8th. You’ll find free games and activities designed to help you meet your neighbors and make new friends over the summer months. Participants will meet Moore city staff at the pavilions of each park, except Little River Park, where you will meet at the playground.
June 8th—Veteran’s Park
June 15th—Kiwanis Park
June 22nd—Buck Thomas Park
June 29th—Fairmoore Park
July 6th—Westmoore Park
July 13th—Little River Park
Scavenger Hunt at the Park
Another new concept—this one is a five-week adventure in the form of a scavenger hunt led by the Parks and Recreation staff. Teams will register online and then visit various parks each week looking for clues. Once your team finds the clue, you just snap a photo and keep it until July 23rd. On that day your team will submit your photos, and prizes will be awarded to the three teams with the best photos. Register your team at www.cityofmoore.com
YMCA Summer Camp
Earlywine Park YMCA offers Summer Day Camps for children and teens at multiple locations. Traditional day campers will be divided into small groups based on age. This allows your child to experience camp while making strong connections with other children and staff. Some camp activities will combine more than one age group, such as swimming, lunch, and field trips, giving siblings and friends the opportunity to interact during the day. Each week of camp will feature themes that include Great Outdoors, Super Hero, Go Green and Make It Go Boom! Costs range from $95 to $15 a week for Y Family Members, $105–$20 a week for Y Youth Members and $125–$25 a week for Non-Y Members.
Dates: May 28th—Aug. 3rd, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Locations: Earlywine Park YMCA, 11801 S. May Ave, OKC, Greenbriar YMCA Program Center, 1500 Kingsridge Dr., OKC.
Contact the Earlywine YMCA for more information at 378-0420.
Orr Family Farm Summer Camp
For kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, the Orr Family Farm offers a fun and educational summer camp program that includes fishing, train rides, farm animals, milking a life-size fiberglass cow, mining for gemstones, crafts, nature hunts, pony rides and a finale hayride and wiener roast on the last day. Each camp is four days long from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Cost for camp is $160.00 per camper and includes lunch each day and a special T-shirt. Available camp dates are: June 19th–22nd and July 17th–20th.
For more information contact the Orr Family Farm at 799-3276 or find them on the web at www.orrfamilyfarm.com.
Blazer’s Ice Center Day Camp
The Blazer’s Ice Center offers kids ages five to twelve years old a camp where they keep moving all day with ice skating, Olympic-style games, mad scientists, Wet & Wild week, animals, music and a whole lot more. The camp runs from May 28th to August 17th, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday Call Cindy at 631-3307 for more information and to register.
Artworks Academy Summer Camps
Summer is an exciting time at ArtWorks Academy, now located at the corner of I-35 and Indian Hills inside the Star Sports Center. They have camps and classes available for students from kindergarten to18 years old. For younger students, summer is a great time to attend dance classes or musical theatre camps. The short-term commitment provides an opportunity to see your children's passions grow and their talents develop before enrolling them for the school year. For older students, summer is a time to further broaden their performing arts training by taking classes not normally offered year round. New camps for the summer of 2012 include Pom/Cheer camps and a Hair and Makeup for the Stage camp. For a complete listing of available camps, contact Artworks Academy at 397-1824 or go to their website at www.artworksacademy.com.