Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BCRD Day Camp ready for 20th summer

Kindercamp is new this year

    Now in its 20th year, the Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) Youth Summer Day Camp is offering a variety of recreation-based activities for youth ages 6 to 12 years old.
    The well supervised program is open to children entering grades 1-7. And new this year is Kindercamp for those kids just going into kindergarten.
    Organizers like BCRD Youth Coordinator Ashton Wilson want kids to “unplug and play.”
    Based out of the Community Campus in Hailey, the 12-week program runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. each day, from June 9-Aug. 29. It serves hundreds of children each summer.
    Activities at BCRD Day Camp include swimming, archery, biking, outdoor adventures, gardening and so much more. Arts and crafts are part of the camp experience.  
    Campers are placed in age-appropriate camper groups. They are Explorer Camp for youth going into grades 1-2, Discovery Camp for youth in grades 3-4 and Challenger Camp for grades 5-7.
    Challenger Camp will incorporate leadership training that is great for kids looking for more responsibility and duties.
    The 10-week Kindercamp begins Monday, June 23 and continues to Aug. 29. This camp has its own age- appropriate activities and dedicated space. It should be a great mix of learning, activity, fun and recreation for the young ones.
    Also new this year is the addition of the ERC EcoCamp happening three weeks out of the summer. The BCRD is looking forward to partnering with the ERC to offer kids another opportunity to learn about the their natural world.
    BCRD Drama Camp will take place again this summer for youth 7 years and older. Participants will take part in putting on a theater production that culminates with a public performance at the end of the four-week program.
On most Fridays, campers have the option to enroll in field trips to area destinations like Galena Lodge, Redfish Lake and Craters of the Moon.
Register online at or by visiting the BCRD offices at the Community Campus in Hailey. Space is limited, so register early. Financial assistance is available.
    Payment options available for Explorer, Discovery and Challenger are for the full summer, by the month, by the week, or by the day.
    Contact the BCRD for prices, schedules and details at 578-2273 or by visiting the Web site at

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