• SUMMER CAMP KEEPS KIDS ACTIVE IN EVERY WAY

    For Immediate Release Contact: Katie Hughes, 847/639.6100
    Date: April 16, 2019 Director of Communications & Marketing
     

    SUMMER CAMP KEEPS KIDS ACTIVE IN EVERY WAY
    It’s summertime!! Time to unplug, go outside, explore, be active and make new
    friends. Cary Park District’s summer camp programs offer kids of all ages an
    opportunity to do all of that and so much more!

    Tiny Tots Camp
    Tiny Tots Camp is perfect for children ages 2-3 who want a camp experience but are
    too young for Sunshine Camp. This three day camp offers two hours of hands-on
    games, crafts, activities that will fill your child’s morning with fun! Young campers
    gain independence and develop important social and motor skills in a safe and
    encouraging indoor environment. Children must be two by the first day of camp.
    Camp is held from 9:00–11:00 am. Sessions are held May 28-30, July 30-August 1,
    and August 6–8. Cost is $45 for residents and $68 for non-residents.

    Sunshine Camp
    For children ages 3-5, Camp Sunshine is a fun-packed camp that encourages
    youngsters to maintain social, mental and physical activity during the summer
    months through arts and crafts, music, outdoor exploration, water fun, friendship
    building and more. Activities are based around a weekly theme to ensure a variety of
    activities for campers all summer long.
    Sunshine Camp is located at the Cary Park District’s Preschool, 1180 Silver Lake
    Road in the beautiful wooded surroundings of Lions Park which provides wonderful
    areas for outdoor exploration and play. Weekly two day or five day sessions from 9
    am to 1 pm are available all summer. Each camper must bring a sack lunch, a towel
    and come to camp with their swimsuit on under their clothes for daily outdoor water
    play. Children must be three years old by the first day of camp and completely toilet
    trained – no pull ups.
    Until May 24, cost for Sunshine Camp’s five day session is $78 for residents and
    $122 for non-residents. After May 24, cost for Sunshine Camp’s two day session is
    $48 for residents and $72 for non-residents; and cost for the five day session is $88
    for residents and $132 for non-residents.

    Camp ECHO
    For kids in grades K-8, Camp ECHO is Cary Park District’s solution to the
    summertime boredom blues. Sign up now to give your child a summer vacation
    loaded with rich outdoor interactive experiences. Each week-long session offers a
    variety of daily activities including fishing, hiking, creating crafts, swimming at the
    Park District pool, playing sports and exploring on field trips. Located in the beautiful
    Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area at 1520 Crystal Lake Avenue, Camp ECHO is the
    perfect environment to ensure your child has a daily dose of fresh air, social
    interaction, physical activity and mental stimulation all summer long.
    Camp ECHO is held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday – Friday with extended time
    options from 7:00 to 8:30 am before camp and 3:30 to 6:00 pm after camp to
    accommodate working parents. A two day flex camp option is also available to allow
    your child to attend camp on Monday and Wednesday only. Cost of Camp ECHO
    ranges from $85 to $215 per week depending on residency, camp session and date
    of registration. Early bird discount costs are available if you register before 5 pm on
    May 24.
    Annual survey responses show parents love the outdoor based program directed by
    Camp ECHO counselors who are mature, enthusiastic college students and adults
    who provide a safe environment for campers to develop life skills while having a
    summer full of fun. Don’t wait – register online before May 24 for reduced fees!

    Registration for Tiny Tots Camp, Sunshine Camp and Camp ECHO is available online
    at carypark.com and at the Community Center, 255 Briargate Rd., Cary.
    For more information, contact the Cary Park District at (847) 639-6100 or visit
    www.carypark.com.
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