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Kids can spring into break with community camps

Several local organizations are offering kids a safe place to be during spring break, Monday through March 29. The city of Las Vegas, Clark County, the YMCA of Southern Nevada and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and Henderson have options.

Space is limited for all camps, and parents are urged to register their child soon by calling the facility.

CLARK COUNTY

Clark County plans camps for kids 6 to 12 at five of its community centers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camps are $15 per day or $70 for the week. Kids are asked to bring their own lunch and snacks that do not require refrigeration.

Activities will vary by center and will include group games, arts and crafts, sports and more.

Locations are:

n Robert E. “Bob” Price Community Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane, 702-455-7600.

n Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, 702-455-8334

n Hollywood Community Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., 702-455-0566

n Paradise Community Center, 4775 S. McLeod Drive, 702-455-7513

n Walnut Community Center, 3975 N. Walnut Road, 702-455-8402

YMCA OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

Four YMCA locations plan to offer camps from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for kids 5 to 15. Camps are $140 for the week if paid in advance or $47 per day. The Heinrich location is offering a discounted member cost of $105 for the week and $35 per day.

Locations are:

n Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, 702-877-9622

n Durango Hills Community Center, 3521 N. Durango Drive, 702-240-9622

n Centennial Hills Community Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-478-9622

n SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway, 702-522-7500

Maureen Sisto, youth and family director at the Heinrich YMCA, said her location is offering at least one field trip to the nearby Springs Preserve during the week. Each YMCA will also have a different theme for the week. Food is not provided.

Breezy Bolden, marketing director for the Las Vegas YMCAs, said all four locations will offer free extended care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., if needed.

“The Y is known for child care,” she said. “It’s what we’ve been doing since our inception. … Each Y has pools; that’s always neat. … The Y is really embracing health and wellness for youth.”

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF LAS VEGAS

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas plans camps at its many locations throughout the valley. Clubs are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kids 5 to 18 must be club members to attend the camps. An annual membership is $40, and the camps are $15 per day or $75 for the week.

Alma Spears, director of Program Operations & Family Services, said each club will have different activities, and each will plan a field trip. Lunch will be provided at all clubs except the Reynolds Clubhouse.

Locations are:

n Lied Memorial Clubhouse, 2850 Lindell Road, 702-368-0317

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

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

n John D. “Jackie” Gaughan Clubhouse, 920 Cottage Grove Ave., 702-731-6658

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

n James Clubhouse, 2530 E. Carey Ave., 702-399-3172

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

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF HENDERSON

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson plans camps from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all of its locations, with extended hours beginning at 6:30 a.m. at some locations for an additional fee. The camps are free to members. Annual membership is $20. CEO Ken Rubeli said some locations will offer lunch options, but kids are encouraged to bring food.

Locations are:

n Apache Pines Club, 9552 W. Tropicana Ave., 702-248-9502

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

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

n Marker Club, 1030 Center St.; 702-565-1493

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

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

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

CITY OF LAS VEGAS

The city of Las Vegas plans several camps and workshops at its facilities.

n Splash Camp for kids 6 to 11 is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. The cost is $110.

The camp will include daily swim lessons. Campers should bring a sack lunch, drinks, a swim suit, a towel and a change of clothes daily. For more information, call 702-229-6309.

n Kids Camp for kids 6 to 11 is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, and Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

The cost is $75 for the first child and $70 for additional children. The camp will feature sports, games, arts and crafts and more. Kids need to bring a lunch and snacks. For more information, call the Cimarron Rose center at 702-229-1607 or the Veterans Memorial center at 702-229-1100.

n The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans a drama workshop for students in second through sixth grades from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The workshop is $135.

After five days of rehearsal, students are scheduled to give a performance March 30 on the main stage. For more information, call 702-229-6553 or 702-229-6383, or visit artslasvegas.org.

n A dance camp for kids 12 to 18 is scheduled at the Charleston Heights Arts Center from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The camp is open to intermediate and advanced students and is $75. For more information, call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

n An art workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27-29 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free. For more information, call 702-229-4800.

J.R. PONY PARTIES

J.R. Pony Parties, 1753 Fairhaven St., plans a week of farm activities for kids in first through fifth grades. The camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is $200 with a sibling discount available.

Kids will get to choose a pony to care for during the week and be responsible for its feeding and cleaning its stall. They will also learn how to groom the ponies and ride them daily. Other activities will include games, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, first-aid education and more. Straw cowboy hats, bandanas and a camp T-shirt will be provided.

For more information, call camp director Kathleen Meehan 702-631-4142.

Contact View education reporter Jeff Mosier at jmosier@viewnews.com or 702-224-5524.

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