NONPROFIT PLANS MOUNTAIN GETAWAY
FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTHS, ADULTS
The nonprofit Torino Foundation invites hundreds of disadvantaged children each summer to its Torino Ranch, where kids can experience summer camp through specialized programs under medical supervision, ensuring that each person gets the chance to have fun and make friends while gaining lifelong memories. Torino Foundation now offers camp experiences to teens and adults who were not able to have the chance in their youth. Every camp is residential, coed and free to the participants.
The camps planned for 2013 are:
n Camp I Am: June 20-23: a summer camp program designed specifically for children ages 6 to 17 with a primary diagnosis of autism.
n Camp Imagine: July 5-7: a camp that provides children and adults (8 or older) who are blind or visually impaired with a natural and private environment to develop self-esteem, build independence and fully experience the joys of the outdoors.
n Camp Heart & Sole: July 11-14: a camp designed for children ages 6 to 17 who are at risk of developing heart problems and would benefit from connecting with other young people who may share similar health, emotional and physical challenges.
n Camp Cartwheel: July 17-20 (Session 1) July 24-27 (Session 2): an outdoor four-night camp experience designed to help children ages 5 to 17 with cancer or other critical illnesses as well as their siblings overcome the physical, mental and emotional obstacles posed by childhood disease.
n Camp TLC: Aug. 1-4: A residential summer camp program designed specifically for children ages 6 to 17 with a primary diagnosis of autism.
n Camp Some More: Aug. 9-11: a camp designed for the mothers and children of the Shade Tree, an organization helping those affected by domestic violence.
For more information on volunteering or donating to the Torino Foundation, visit torinofoundation.org.
RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGN-UPS UNDER WAY
Rainbow Youth Soccer League sign-ups are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 and 22 and July 11, 13, 20 and 27 at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive. The cost to sign up is $120. The league office is at 9360 W. Flamingo Road.
Participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate, a wallet-size photo and cash, check or money order. For more information, call 702-522-1441 or visit ryslsoccerleague.com.
HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA PLANNING
GOLF EVENT at spanish trail
HELP of Southern Nevada is planning its 19th annual Golfers’ Roundup on June 17 at Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane.
Registration is set to begin at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
The event is a competitive golf tournament and luncheon benefiting the nonprofit. Golfers can receive awards, a tournament cap and gift bag.
The cost is $300 per person or $1,200 for a group of four. For tickets or more information, contact Abby Quinn at 702-836-2130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR CITY, COUNTY POOL SWIM LESSONS
Clark County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for summer swim lessons at pools and community centers. The county’s aquatics facilities offer swimming lessons in two-week sessions throughout the summer. The sessions fill up quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. The public is encouraged to register as early as possible in the season to reserve spots in the classes. Clark County has 14 pools and water parks, including facilities in Laughlin, Overton and Indian Springs.
Registration for the Lifeguard Education Awareness Program is open through June 12, as space permits. The program is offered at the Sunrise, Walnut, Parkdale and Paradise pools with funding from a justice assistance grant. The eight-week program starts June 18 and is limited to 10 participants per site. Applicants must be 12 to 18 years old. For information about each location and class, visit clarkcountynv.gov.
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteer counselors and medical professionals to care for youngsters with muscular dystrophy and related diseases at the Southern Nevada MDA Summer Camp, from Aug. 4-10 at Apple Canyon Center in Mountain Center, Calif.
Volunteer counselors must be at least 16 years old. Campers’ ages range from 6 to 17. Each counselor is a companion to an MDA camper, helping with camp activities (sports, horseback riding, arts and crafts, etc.) and day-to-day activities (eating, bathing and dressing).
The association also is seeking physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals to volunteer for the camp’s medical staff. Medical staff members supervise and maintain the health and well-being of all camp participants.
To volunteer at a camp, contact the local MDA office by visiting mda.org/locate.
SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMPS
The city of Las Vegas invites parents to enroll children in summer day camp programs at six area community centers. Open registration is ongoing at several locations until the camps are full.
Registration must be done in person. All locations will have limited enrollment. Contact each location for details.
Summer camps are scheduled for 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be no camp July 4.
Age-appropriate activities, including field trips, sports, special events, physical fitness and games, arts and crafts and nutrition training are planned under the supervision of trained staff members.
The following locations will offer summer camps, priced at $75 per child for the week and $70 for additional children in the family:
n Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 702-229-1607, ages 6 to 11. Camp ends Aug. 23.
n Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374, ages 6 to 15. Camp ends Aug. 16.
n East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515, ages 6 to 15. Camp ends Aug. 16.
n Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., 702-229-2488, ages 6 to 15. Camp ends Aug. 16.
Two community centers plan to offer themed weeklong specialty camps with additional activities, cooking and/or field trips. The cost will be $115 per child for the week and $110 for additional children, for most camps. A few specialty camps have higher prices. Both centers have a separate camp list with more details: Mirabelli, 702-229-6359, ages 6 to 15. Camps end Aug. 16; and Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 702-229-1100, ages 6 to 15. Camps end Aug. 16.
A separate Lorenzi Adaptive summer program for participants 7 to 22 with disabilities is slated to be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 16, only at the East Las Vegas Community Center. Participants will enjoy a new recreation experience every week, community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and movies. The cost is $75 per person for the week and $70 for each additional person in the family. To register, contact Andrea Anzalone at 702-229-4903 or 702-229-6358.
For more information on summer camps, call 702-229-6175.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS SUMMER CLINICS PLANNED this week
The Harlem Globetrotters comedy basketball team plan to bring its Summer Skills Clinics to 24 Hour Fitness clubs in the Las Vegas area through June 15.
During the six days in Las Vegas, Globetrotters players are slated to lead 18 two-hour clinics at two locations:
n 9 to 11 a.m., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 11 and 12 at 24 Hour Fitness Agassi Super Sport, 2090 Village Center Circle.
n 9 to 11 a.m., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 13-15 at 24 Hour Fitness Ann Road Super Sport, 5651 Centennial Center Blvd.
The Globetrotters are to be on court for each two-hour session coaching, motivating, inspiring and entertaining participating kids. The stars of the team make clinics inclusive and fun for boys and girls, ages 6 to 12, of all skill and experience levels.
Registration is $59 per session. For more information, visit harlemglobetrotters.com/clinics.
SHRINERS golf tournament
PLANNED FOR OCTOBER AT TPC summerlin
The 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament is planned for Oct. 14-20 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is an official PGA Tour event. The 2013 tournament is set to feature more than 130 PGA Tour professionals competing for a $6 million purse, with a winner’s share of $1,080,000. All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The event’s fourth annual Women’s Day luncheon, Kick Off Your Heels, is planned for Oct. 15. It will be catered and feature a guest speaker. Tickets are $125 per guest. The luncheon sold out in 2012, so early purchases are encouraged.
Daily and weekly tickets and ticket packages for the 2013 tournament can be purchased online at shrinershospitalsopen.com or by calling 702-873-1010.
HUMANA GUIDANCE CENTERS SPONSOR WALKING GROUPS
Humana Guidance Centers are offering free walking groups led by a certified personal trainer. The program aims to positively affect seniors’ health by motivating and engaging them to take action and improve their fitness level and mental outlook by learning the proper walking and stretching techniques.
Participants will receive a free pedometer and at the end of each outing can upload their steps at a Guidance Center computer kiosk or at home to tracks steps taken, distance and calories burned.
In Summerlin, the walking group is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Locations vary. For more information, call the Summerlin Guidance Center at 702-380-6170.
LEISURE CONNECTION SOCIAL GROUP OUTINGS PLANNED EACH MONTH
Leisure Connection for those 22 or older with developmental disabilities is a social group planned each month. The outings are geared to assist high-functioning adults with social skills and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, lunch/dinner, sports events and leisure education classes. Call 702-229-5177 to be placed on the activity schedule mailing list or email jwinder@lasvegas
FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING BASKETBALL CAMPS
Foothill Falcon Basketball is planning its annual summer basketball camp in the Foothill High School gym for boys and girls entering third through ninth grade, from 9 a.m. to noon through June 13 at the school, 800 College Drive, Henderson. The $100 registration will include a personal evaluation, camp T-shirt, skills instruction and competition. Email email@example.com or call 702-301-0394 for a registration form or print one at betruetotheblue.com.
REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR SPORTS
AND RECREATION PROGRAMS
The North Las Vegas recreation division’s activity schedule of classes, sports and recreation programs is available.
Registration can be conducted online at cityofnorthlasvegas.com or in person at the Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane, and the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St. A list of offerings is available on the website.
The city’s recreation division offers a variety of affordable activities for adults and children, including personal training at the gym, adult and child dance classes, gymnastics, ceramics and martial arts.
Each of the programs encourages healthy exercise and social activities.
NEW A.G.E. EVENTS FOR THOSE
WITH DISABILITIES PLANNED
New A.G.E. for those 22 or older with developmental disabilities is set from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The program offers a variety of activities and special events that promote individuality, self-esteem and independence. The cost is $21 for one to three days, $28 for four days and $35 for five days each week.
For more information, call 702-229-5177 or e-mail jwinder@lasvegas
PARALYMPICS SPORTS CLUB PLANS
SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS
Paralympics Sports Club Las Vegas’ Summer Sports Camps for grades kindergarten through 12 are planned in June at Rancho High School, 1900 E. Searles Ave.
Events are scheduled through June 14 for youths with physical disabilities and June 17-21 for youths with developmental disabilities.
The cost is $35 and includes the full five-day camp: all activities, daily lunches, snacks, camp T-shirt, activity insurance, Friday barbecue and awards.
The Paralympic Sports Club Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Clark County School District, is a program designed for children and adults with physical disabilities that offers sports training and competitions throughout Southern Nevada. Camp activities include track and field, basketball, tennis, cycling, soccer, rugby, goal ball, table tennis, swimming, ice skating, sled hockey, weight training, bocce, archery, self-defense, softball, arts and crafts. Advance registration is recommended and is open until full; space is limited to the first 40 campers. For more information, call 702-229-4796 or the school district adapted physical education office at 702-799-0104.
SUMMER SPLASH PARTY SCHEDULED
A School’s Out Summer Splash Party is planned from noon to 6 p.m. June 15 at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. The cost is $1 for ages 4-17, $2 for ages 18-49 and $1.50 for those 50 or older. It is free for children 3 or younger. Participants can enjoy swimming, games, dancing, treats, prizes, music and all the splash toys in the pool.
For more information, call 702-229-6309.
SUMMER RECREATION EVENTS OPEN
FOR youths AND TEENS
The Dula Gym’s Summer Open Recreation for youths and teens ages 10-18 is set to be open noon to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at 441 E. Bonanza Road. Youths can attend Fridays and Saturdays when the gym is available. The recreation periods include open gym and weekly competitions in games and sports and are free with RecPass for participants 18 or younger with parent/guardian approval.
Strength training for ages 13-18 is planned from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Registration for strength training is limited. For more information, call 702-229-6307.
YOUTH SPORTS EVENTS PLANNED
Youth sports skills events for ages 4-10 are planned for June at the Dula Gym, 441 E. Bonanza Road. The schedule of events are:
n Biddy Ball basketball for ages 7-10, 9 a.m. Saturdays
n T-shirt basketball for ages 4-6, 10 a.m. Saturdays
n T-shirt soccer for ages 4-6, noon Saturdays
The cost is $15 per youth. Advance registration is required. One hour of sports skills and drills, conditioning, footwork, team building, passing, dribbling and offensive/defensive tactics is planned for each class.
For more information, call 702-229-6307.
ADAPTIVE RECREATION PROGRAM PLANNED FOR THOSE 7 TO 21
The Lorenzi Adaptive Recreation Program for those ages 7 to 21 with disabilities is set from 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Participants can enjoy a new recreation experience every week, community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and movies. The cost is $27 for one to three days, $36 for four days and $45 for five days, per person.
For more information, call Andrea Anzalone at 702-229-4903 or 702-229-6358.
WHEELCHAIR ACTIVITIES OFFERED
AT FREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Wheelchair athletes open gym and wheelchair basketball practice for those ages 14 to adult is available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Fremont Middle School, 1100 E.
St. Louis Ave. The fee for open gym is $2, and the fee for basketball is $20. For more information, call 702-229-4796.
QUAD RUGBY PRACTICE OFFERED WEEKLY
Quad rugby practice for players ages 14 to adult is available from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road. There is a $20 monthly fee. For more information, call 702-229-4796.
PAVILION CENTER POOL SET TO HAVE
OPEN SWIM TIMES
The city of Las Vegas plans to offer open swim times at area pools for the summer season. Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, is scheduled to have open swim for all ages from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday through Aug. 17.
Call 702-229-1488 for more information.
YOGA CLASS FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS SLATED
Free seated yoga stretch classes with Carol Dickman of stretch.com are on the docket for 2 p.m. June 14 at Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., and June 21 at Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive.
The seated yoga sessions are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
For more information, call 702-507-3458.
GOLF CLASSIC TO USE HICKORY CLUBS
The Heritage Classic, a 1920s style hickory stick golf tournament, is planned for June 22 at Eagle Crest Golf Club, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Registration is set to start at 6:30 a.m., the putting contest at 7 a.m. and the shotgun start at 7:30 p.m.
The cost is $45 per person, which includes shared hickory stick golf clubs. Contestants are encouraged to wear vintage clothing.
The number of participants is limited. To enter, call 702-240-1320.
DASH AND SPLASH PLANNED AT PAVILION CENTER
The Dash and Splash race event is scheduled for a 7:30 a.m. arrival June 15, and the race begins at 8 a.m. at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive.
The cost is $15 preregistration and $20 on the day of the event.
Paticipants will begin with a 1.5-mile run starting at Pavilion Center Pool and wind through Veterans Memorial Park. The race will conclude with a 300-meter swim. There is no age limit, but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully.
For more information, call 702-229-1488.
GOLF RATES LOWERED FOR SUMMER
Golf enthusiasts can take advantage of long summer days with Golf Summerlin’s discounted rates at its three courses. Through Sept. 22, Golf Summerlin invites players to tee off at Highland Falls, 10201 Sun City Blvd.; Palm Valley, 9201 Del Webb Blvd.; or Eagle Crest, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Las Vegas residents and visitors are welcome to play at the summer rates, which range from $15 to $50 per round (including cart rental) and vary by time of day and course.
For more information, visit golfsummerlin.com or call 702-254-7010.
YOGA CLASS FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS SLATED AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY
Free seated yoga stretch classes with Carol Dickman of stretch.com are scheduled for 2 p.m. the second Friday of the month at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., and the third Friday of the month at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive.
The seated yoga sessions are free and open to the public. They are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
For more information, call 702-507-3458.
TAI CHI CLASSES ANNOUNCED
A free tai chi class is planned for 10 a.m. each Tuesday at Atria Sunlake, 3250 S. Fort Apache Road. The class is offered to Atria residents, and the public is invited to join in.
Call 702-256-6500 for more information.
GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LAS VEGAS
SEEKS TEAM MEMBERS
Girls on the Run of Las Vegas is looking to start a team of girls in third through fifth grade in northwest Las Vegas and Summerlin. The group forwards a youth development program, where girls meet twice a week for discussions regarding empowerment, self-confidence and healthy living. The group incorporates stretching, games and running during that time. At the end of the 12-week program, the entire Las Vegas chapter gets together for a 5K race.
Between eight and 15 girls are needed to form a team. For more information, contact council director Stephanie Lasure at 917-455-2121 or stephanie@
girlsontherunlv.org, Elisabeth Daniels at 702-366-5348 or elisabeth@girlsontherun
lv.org or Viveca Rehman Grinstead at 702-496-7082 or viveca@girlsontherun
lv.org. For more information, visit girlsontherunlv.org.