Kids love to play and engage is creative stuff to do.
So the RP Lee Youth Center has created some enjoyable Summer Open Rec and Summer Sports Camps for our youth to choose from.
Experiment. Have fun.
OPEN REC & YOUTH SPORTS SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS
Registration is open for these camps until they fill. Because space is limited, we encourage you to sign up as soon as you decide which camp(s) you want to attend. Each camp is limited to 24 youths.
Open Rec Summer Camp and Youth Sports Summer Camp is open to children ages 9-13 whose parents are Active Duty, Retiree, Coast Guard, DoD Civilians, Contractors and Surviving Dependents.
- Week 1 – May 25-29 – GAME SHOW, $130. Come on Dooooown! You’re the next contestant for Game Show week. Youth will participate in some of our very own staff-created game shows, as well as create their own.
- Week 2 – June 1-5 – FOOD & CULTURE, $130. We’re not in Kansas any more! Throughout the week, youth will research culture and cuisine from around the world. On Thursday, we invite all our camper parents to join us for a feat around the world.
- Week 2 June 1-5 – **NON-TRADITIONAL SPORTS, $50. Learn the fundamental concepts of how to play team handball, lacrosse, water polo and lawn games, such as badminton and ultimate Frisbee. The goal of the Sideline Sports Camp is to expand and assist youth (ages 9 to 18) in understanding different sports and provide team building activities. Whether they are playing team handball, water polo, lawn games or involved in the team building obstacle course, a hands-on learning experience and pure fun is had by all. Monday through Friday from 8-11 a.m.
- Week 3 – June 8-12 – OUTDOOR SPORTS & CAMPING, $160. This week, youth will experience the Great Outdoors. Monday and Tuesday, youth will learn outdoor skills and then Wednesday through Friday, we will be camping in the Pikes Peak region.
- Week 3 – June 8-12 – **BASKETBALL, $125. This basketball camp will be instructed by two-time Olympian Chryssandra Hires. The camp is geared towards learning the basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defense, with an emphasis on team play, overall gameplay and additional basketball concepts. Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 7 and older.
- Week 4 – June 15-19 – ANIMAL PLANET, $130. Youth and staff will explore animals and microorganisms in many ecosystems around the world.
- Week 5 – June 22-26 – THEME PARK: “TECH & STEM”, $145. Here we Goooooooo! During this week, youth will learn about what it takes to build a theme park and the rides in it. Youth will learn about creating a business and the physics of creating a roller coaster people can ride.
- Week 6 – June 29 – July 3 – NATURE ADVENTURE, $110. What does it take to make this world a better place to live? Youth will explore ideas and implement plans on how to help the global fight for climate change and helping make this planet livable for generations to come.
- Week 7 – July 6-10 – LEGO MANIA, $130. Brick by brick, youth will engineer different challenges this week to include coding the Mindstorm Lego kits. Challenges throughout the week culminate in individual and group challenges at the end of the week.
- Week 8 – July 13-17 –H20 ADVENTURE, $150. This week is all things water! We hope this comes as a relief as we begin the Dog Days of Summer.
- Week 8 – July 13-17 – **PAINTBALL, $50. Paintball Camp provides youth ages 9-18 years of age an introduction to the sport of paintball. Activities will include, but are not limited to: firearm safety, targeting accuracy, tactical analysis, risk management, teamwork, problem solving, communication, and physical fitness. Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8-11 a.m.
- Week 9 – July 20-24 – STAR WARS, $120. May the Force be with you as youth explore the world of moviemaking. Using Star Wars as inspiration, youth will learn about what it takes to be a producer, director and, perhaps, even an actor.
- Week 9 – July 20-24 – **SOCCER, $50. This camp will expand and provide youth ages years of age with an understanding of the various techniques and skills used in soccer. Participants will receive instruction on targeting accuracy, strategy, tactical analysis, physical fitness, and rules of the game. Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8-11 a.m. for ages 9 and older.
- Week 10 – July 27-31 – OUTDOOR REC ADVENTURE, $180. There is a great big world out there, and this week we plan on exploring some of the best parts of it. During the Outdoor Adventure week, youth will learn outdoor adventure skills through different activities such as hiking, rock climbing, biking, stand-up paddleboarding, and rafting.
- Week 10 – July 27 -31 – **ARCHERY, $50. Archery is one of the fastest growing and safest sports. Archery can be enjoyed year round and teaches, focus, self-discipline, confidence, goal setting and life skills. Learn range safety and fundamental archery skills, work with knowledgeable coaches, and do nothing but learn about bows, arrows and targets. Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8-11 a.m. for ages 9 and older.
- Week 11 – August 3-7 – OLYMPIC, $110. Tokyo, Japan, here we come! During this week, youth will have the opportunity to explore some of the lesser known athletic events, visit the new Olympic Museum, and even learn about Japanese and Olympic culture and tradition.
- Week 12 – August 10-14 – PHOTOGRAPHY, $130. Say, “Cheese!” to the end of summer. Capping off the summer with a shutter click, Youth will learn all about cameras and taking great and lasting photos with point and click, SLR and event their phones (or iPads).
- Registration is at the RP Lee Youth Center. Immunizations must be current and turned in at the time or registration.
- A $25 deposit for each camp must be made at the time of registration. The deposit is non-refundable if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the week youth is registered for.
- Specialty camps – those marked with ** – are supported by the Air Force Services Activity, which allows us to offer these opportunities at a deeply discounted rate.
For more information, call the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555, 719-556-7220.