Variety of summer camps taking registration

June 5 is the final day of the school year for public schools in Clark County, and several local organizations are planning summer camps to keep kids busy and safe until school starts again in August.


The city of Las Vegas has summer camps scheduled June 10 to Aug. 16 for children 6 to 15. Camps are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and cost $75 per week. Registration must be done in person.

“City of Las Vegas summer camps are popular and do fill up quickly,” said spokeswoman Margaret Kurtz. “Youth enjoy a variety of activities, including the city swimming pools and parks. Registration is limited, so when we’re full, we take a short waiting list, in case of cancellations.”

Participating centers that are still accepting registration are:

–– Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374

–– East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515

–– Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., 702-229-2488

Camps at the following centers are $115 per week and offer additional activities and field trips:

–– Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359

–– Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100

The city of Las Vegas also has a summer program for people 7 to 22 with disabilities at the East Las Vegas Community Center. The camps are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and are $75 per week. To register, call Andrea Anzalone at 702-229-4903 or 702-229-6358.


The city of Henderson plans to offer a Summer Kids Zone camp for kids 5 to 11 and a Teen Kamp for kids 12 to 15 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10 to Aug. 23.

The Summer Kids Zone is a full-day program with daily activities, including fitness and health, arts and crafts, drama, music, swimming, games, field trips and more.

Registration is $99, and discounts are available for families with multiple kids. A $20 deposit holds a child’s spot for any week, and the balance is due on the Wednesday prior to the camp week. Drop-ins are $27 per day, per child.

Registration is available at or at any Henderson recreation center.

Participating locations are:

–– Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road, 702-267-4070

–– Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway, 702-267-5800

–– Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Parkway, 702-267-5720

–– Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive, 702-267-5850

–– Miller Middle School, 2400 Cozy Hill Circle, 702-799-2260

Teen Kamp is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10 to Aug. 9, at Miller Middle School.

The camp will offer mentoring and leadership activities and a different theme each week. Registration is $110 per week, and discounts are available for families with multiple kids. A $20 deposit holds a child’s spot for any week, and the balance is due on the Wednesday before the camp week.

Scheduled themes are:

–– June 10-14: “Sweets” –– cooking and baking activities

–– June 17-21: “Outdoor Exploration” –– hiking and outdoor games

–– June 24-28: “Farmers” –– plants and agriculture

–– July 1-5: “Adrenaline Junkies” –– roller coasters

–– July 8-12: “Movie Mania” –– movies and film criticism

–– July 15-19: “TK Top Shot” –– paintball, laser tag and mini golf

–– July 22-26: “Amazing Race” –– puzzles and physical challenges

–– July 29 to Aug. 2: “Museum Wonder” –– museum tours

–– Aug. 5-9: “Water Wonderland” –– pools and swimming


Clark County Parks and Recreation plans to host two summer camps July 14-26 at Lee Canyon. Omni Discovery Camp is for kids 8 to 12 and is scheduled July 14-19. On the Edge Adventure Camp is for kids 13 to 15 and is scheduled July 21-26.

Both camps are $400 and include food, lodging in cabins and other supplies for the week. Activities planned include hiking, archery, building campfires, singing, games and more.

Registration for girls for the Omni Discovery Camp is full, but a waiting list is available. For more information or to register, call 702-455-1905.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson plans summer programs at most locations June 10 to Aug. 23. The clubs are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at most locations. The summer programs are included with annual membership fees of $20 for kids 5 to 12 and $10 for those 13 to 18. Additional weekly fees are required at some of the clubs.

The clubs have activities planned for different age groups of kids from 5 to 18, including arts and crafts, sports, video games, field trips and more. Free lunch will be provided at all clubs except the Southern Highlands Club.

“Our summer program is a truly great, affordable alternative to other summer camps and programs and daycare services that are more expensive,” said Ken Rubeli, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson. “… It’s perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in town.”

For more information or to register, contact one of the following locations:

–– John C. Kish Club, 401 Drake St., 702-565-6569

–– Marker Club, 1030 Center St., 702-565-1493

–– Mary and Sam Boyd Club, 1608 Moser Drive, 702-565-2674

–– Montandon Club, 2627 Donna St., 702-564-7378

–– Southern Highlands Club, 10900 Southern Highlands Parkway, 702-534-0504

–– Natalie Gulbis Club, 9552 W. Tropicana Ave., 702-248-9502

–– Alexander Dawson School, 10845 W. Desert Inn Road, 702-565-6568

–– Harris Elementary School, 3620 S. Sandhill Road, 702-565-6568

–– St. Anne Catholic School, 1813 S. Maryland Parkway, 702-565-6568

–– Silver Pines Club, 6650 E. Russell Road, 702-730-0097


Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas plans to offer summer programs beginning June 6. The camps are included with annual membership fees of $40 for kids 5 to 12 or $20 for those 13 to 18. All summer programs are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for the Downtown Clubhouse, which opens at 9 a.m.

Locations are:

–– Lied Memorial Clubhouse, 2850 S. Lindell Road, 702-368-0317

–– Donald W. Reynolds Clubhouse, 2980 Robindale Road, 702-614-8550

–– Andre Agassi Clubhouse, 800 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., 702-638-1120

–– John D. Gaughan Clubhouse, 920 Cottage Grove Ave., 702-731-6658

–– B.C. McCabe Clubhouse, 2801 E. Stewart Ave., 702-388-2828

–– James Clubhouse, 2530 E. Carey Ave.; 702-649-1952

–– Ralph and Betty Engelstad Clubhouse, 3540 Cambridge St., 702-792-1388

–– Downtown Clubhouse, 2801 E. Stewart Ave., 702-388-2828


Issues Concerning Adolescents of Nevada, or ICAN, plans to host its Leadership Camp Aug. 4-10 at Camp Lee Canyon, about 45 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Valley in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The camp consists of speakers, workshops and curriculum to “educate and empower young adults to be self-reliant (and) inspirational peer and community role models,” according to a camp release.

The camp is $275 and includes food, lodging and all materials. The camp is open to kids 11 to 17, and registration is due May 15.

For more information, visit, call 702-451-4226 or email Jamie Ross at


The Clark County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) day camps are scheduled for June. The first day camp, open to youths 7 to 11, is scheduled for June 11-13; the second day camp, open to youths 9 to 14, is scheduled for June 25-27. Both include activities in plant and animal sciences, health and nutrition, computer science and aerospace.

The Clark County Cooperative Extension Southern Area’s 4-H camp is planned at Lake Tahoe July 28-Aug. 2. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full. A 4-H membership is not required.

During the six days, campers will participate in activities centering on nature, healthy lifestyles, alternative energy, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), rocketry, dramatic arts, leadership and creative arts.

The cost of the camp is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities.

To register or for more information, contact Mary Regan at 702-257-5524 or

Contact View education reporter Jeff Mosier at or 702-224-5524.

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