Young residents enjoy summer activities in Summerlin

Dozens of events, classes and camps are planned every summer exclusively for Summerlin residents. The 2008 summer line-up includes nearly a dozen youth camps, more than 100 classes and five major events — all coordinated by The Summerlin Council, the nonprofit arm of the Summerlin Community Association dedicated to the social, cultural and recreational enrichment of residents.

According to Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for The Howard Hughes Corp., summer is typically a slower time of year for many activities that give way to family vacations and hibernating from the heat.

“In Summerlin, the community’s summer calendar is as full as ever,” he said. “Between social events, classes and camps, sports leagues and athletic events, there’s always something going on here. In fact, year-round vibrancy is a Summerlin lifestyle hallmark.”

Youth camps focus on recreational and educational activities while classes typically focus on arts and crafts, dance and movement, family and home, and fitness and health. A variety of teen and toddler classes are also offered. Major events held to date include the Summer Beach Campout, Friday Nite Live outdoor concerts, Firecracker 5K and one-mile fun run/walk, and The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade.

“Events are themed around popular summer activities, including backyard barbecues, family camping trips, picnics and old-fashioned parades,” said Lezlie Barnson-DeNardin, director of community relations for The Summerlin Council.

“These events have stood the test of time and have become summertime traditions for many community families.”

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