Bartow Rec plans summer day camp
by Staff Report
Apr 07, 2011 | 3463 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bartow County Recreation Department is offering a summer day camp at Hamilton Crossing Park for children ages 5 to 12.

The camp, which will emphasize leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship and character, is from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for seven weeks during the summer.

Campers will customize their camp experience by choosing from activities like arts and crafts, outdoor explorations, hiking, drama and dance, team sports and field games.

Each week will be sport specific and activities will take place in the morning with special instruction and focused coaching on the fundamentals.

Camp cost is $100 per camper, per week and includes one camp T-shirt. Parents may register online at or in person at the BCRD offices, 31 Beavers Drive.

Campers may attend one week or all seven weeks, and registration closes Friday, April 29, or until full. An option also exists for early drop off beginning at 7 a.m. and extended pick up until 6 p.m. for an additional $15 a week. Campers will pack their own snack and lunch daily.

Leslie McMillan, program coordinator, said the program is aimed at enriching the lives of Bartow County youngsters.

"This is another opportunity for parents to provide their child with a good quality and affordable experience during the summer months," McMillan said. "The camp is designed to be fun, interactive and a time for growth for each camper."

Organizers plan to incorporate off-campus field trips as part of the camp offerings as well.

Over the summer, community leaders will participate as guest speakers on topics like the environment, public speaking, public service, nutrition and exercise, leadership, community awareness and money management.

"We want to make this a learning experience for the youth of Bartow County, a camp that will provide games and daily activities for the campers, and teach them more about our community as well," stated Greg Hight, recreation department director.

Students ages 15-17 are encouraged to apply for the Counselor in Training program.

Students may gain work experience and enhance leadership skills while supervised by counselors and administrative staff members. Interested parties should contact These positions are on a volunteer basis.

Camp Sessions dates, sport and them include, session one, June 6 - June 10, soccer, survivor; session two, June 13- June 17, team sports, beach party; session three, June 20- June 24, baseball/softball, go green; session four, June 27-July 1, volleyball, wild west; session five, July 11- July 15; basketball, secret agent; session six, July 18-July 22, tennis, public service/leadership; session seven, July 25- July 29, field sports, summer bash.