Saturday, December 10, 2005

Dayton Day Camps Provide Winter Break Activities

Release Date: Friday, December 9, 2005
Contact: Department of Recreation & Youth Services, 333-8400

Got to work over the Holidays? Kids out of school? What will you do with them?

The City of Dayton’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services will sponsor a day camp during the Winter Break at the Stuart Patterson Recreation Center, 238 Baltimore Street. The theme of the program is “A World’s Christmas,” and it will target youth ages 6-11. The program will allow children to explore how the Christmas holiday is celebrated in selected countries around the world. Each day, through crafts, cultural activities, games, snacks and field trips, children will learn about people in far away places and how their families and communities celebrate this time-honored holiday. Below is a summary of the program details:

Program Dates: Week 1 December 19-22, 2005
(The City is closed on December 23, 2005 in observance of Christmas Eve)

Week 2 December 27-30, 2005
(The City is closed on December 26, 2005 in observance of Christmas Day)

Program Time: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
AM Extended care is available from 7:30 a.m- 9:00 a.m.
PM Extended care is available from 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
All children must be picked up by 5:30 p.m.

Program Cost: $40 per child, per week
Cost includes breakfast, afternoon snack and field trips. Each child must bring a healthy lunch daily.

Program Registration: Interested Parents/Guardians must complete a registration form by December 14, 2005. Registration forms can be completed at the following locations:

Stuart Patterson Recreation Center
238 Baltimore Street
937- 333-5400

Recreation and Youth Services Administration Offices
101 W. Third Street
Mezzanine Level

Space is limited to 30 participants; only paid registrations will hold a place for your child(ren).

For more information, please call either of the locations listed above.