Wednesday, April 25, 2012

BCRD Summer Youth Program/Day Camp

Now in its 18th 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 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!


l Open registration started Monday, April 2, 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, 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


l On Wednesday, April 25 from 4-7 p.m. at the Community Campus, Hailey.


Offered for kids ages 5-11 are supervised sports, arts and creativity, drama and talent shows, archery, biking, cooking, nature hikes, basketball, kids garden area, soccer and field trips. The staff is supervised by a camp director.

Days—Mondays through Fridays.

Dates—June 11 through Aug. 31.

Weekly sessions—If you choose the weekly option, sessions over 12 weeks are June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10, Aug. 13-17, Aug. 20-24 and Aug. 27-31.

Monthly sessions—June 11-July 6; July 9-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-31.

Times—7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Optional field trips—Each Friday.

Location—Community Campus, Hailey.

Eligibility—Boys and girls ages 5-11. You must have completed one year of kindergarten. Activities are divided into boys and girls ages 5-6 (Explorer Camp); ages 7-8 (Discovery Camp); and ages 9-11 (Challenger Camp).

Activities—In addition to the wide array of sports and crafts activities, there are specialty programs.

BCRD Drama Camp—Directed by Brita Gaeddert, runs July 9-Aug. 2 and features a performance of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Community Campus. Rehearsals are Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performers need to commit to attend rehearsals and the Drama Camp participants won't be able to attend BCRD swim lessons during July. There is an additional $30 fee for participation. Space is limited.

Friday Fun Days field trips—Here is the schedule: June 15, color carnival; June 22, swimming at YMCA; June 29, Galena Lodge; July 6, Pixar movie "Brave"; July 13, Fire Fight Day; July 20, Cooking up a Storm with the Sun Valley Cooking School at the Community Campus; July 27, caving adventure; Aug. 3, water extravaganza; Aug. 10, Blaine County Fair; Aug. 17, Craters of the Moon; Aug. 24, Redfish Lake; and Aug. 31, talent show.

Optional Sunrise programs (additional cost): From 8:45-9:45 a.m., morning tennis, bike skills at the Pump Park and kids' fitness.

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 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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