Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 BCRD Summer Youth Program/Day Camp

Now in its 17th year, the fun and affordable day camp for Blaine County youth is located at the Community Campus in Hailey. The Blaine County Recreation District and generous donors from the community have offered the program since 1995. The Neighborhood Adventure program provides activities to keep children ages 5-12 busy from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Hundreds of children participated in last year's Day Camp. Unplug and play at this year's BCRD Day Camp!


Open registration started Monday, April 4, at the Recreation District offices located at the Community Campus in Hailey. Registration forms are available there weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and also online at Financial assistance is available. By enrolling for the "Full Summer" you save money. Not only do you get a substantial cost break in the program, but you will have the confidence that your child is being well cared for each day while enjoying a wide variety of positive activities and experiences in age-appropriate camper groups. Contact 578-2273 or


Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at the BCRD HUB Youth Center at the Community Campus, Hailey.



Offered for kids ages 5-12 are supervised sports, arts and creativity, drama and talent shows, archery, biking, cooking, nature hikes, basketball, kids garden area, soccer, outdoor living skills and field trips. The staff includes counselors supervised by a camp director.

Days—Mondays through Fridays.

Dates—June 13 through Sept. 2.

Weekly sessions—If you choose the weekly option, sessions over 12 weeks are June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5, Aug. 8-12, Aug. 15-19, Aug. 22-26 and Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

Monthly sessions—June 13-July 8, July 11-Aug. 5 and Aug. 8-Sept. 2.

Times—8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Optional field trips—Each Friday.

Location—The Community Campus, Hailey.

Eligibility—Boys and girls ages 5-12. You must have completed one year of kindergarten. Activities are divided into boys and girls ages 5-6 (Explorer Camp); ages 7-9 (Discovery Camp); and ages 10-12 (Challenger Camp).

Activities—In addition to the wide array of sports and arts and crafts activities, there are specialty programs such as supervised biking trips to local destinations like Quigley Canyon and Heagle Park (wear helmet) and a bike safety training course; use of the Pump Park BMX-style track and teaching clinics; climbing trips with trained counselors and staff; the fundamentals of archery; gardening supervised by a volunteer from the Sawtooth Botanical Garden; tennis on the high school courts; and drama class with performances in the Community Campus auditorium.

Optional programs (additional cost): Morning tennis twice a week ($10 per week), morning bike park twice a week ($10 per week), Zumba once a week ($5) and drama (July only) for $30 per child.

Simplified fee schedule—Weekly rate is $132.50 per child. Daily drop-in rate is $31.80, paid at the office. If you're paying for a full month, the rate is $477 per child. If you're paying for the entire summer, the discounted cost is $1,351.50. You can register for the full summer, by the month or on a week-to-week basis. All prices include tax. Discounted "additional child" rates are available for each payment choice.

Lunch and other necessities—Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch and drink. Be sure to provide a water bottle, sunscreen, good shoes and a hat.

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