As the weather warms up and the school year comes to an end Child, Youth and School Services has many summer camps to offer children on post beginning June 2.
“I think it’s going to be outstanding. I would put our summer against any other military installation. We have the best camps and a high quality of camps,” said Shawn Ticho, Chief of CYS Services.
To start off, the Child Development Center has a variety of classes planned for infants, toddlers and preschool aged children.
“We are more than a daycare,” said Kim Arrey, CDC Director. “Our staff plans developmental age appropriate activities.”
Each week, children will welcome a different theme. The theme for the week of June 2 is all about summer fun. Kids will learn about sea creatures and other beach activities. Other themes include Sports Week, Cowboys, America the Beautiful, and All About Africa.
“We try to encourage parent participation,” Arrey said. “We try to encourage parents to come in and join their kids and have lunch with their kids.”
The Kinder and School Age Care center is offering camps for kids of all ages. The camps include: an inventors workshop, a sports academy, dancing, a Harry Potter theme camp, archery, swimming and an adventure camp among many other fun themes. The Middle School and Teen program, now located in their new building, will also offer a variety of summer camps for students to include: scuba, archery, shotgun and various sports camps.
Kids can also enjoy offsite trips. Some trips include going to a Chihuahuas baseball game, Imax movies, and Jumpland.
This year, the summer program includes sports clinics and intramural leagues. As part of the third season with the Las Cruces league, sports will include soccer, flag football, basketball, and volleyball. Registration for the soccer league will be in June to meet the city deadline.
Additionally, parent-child activities are scheduled. Parents can join their kids for Family Fun Days and Fantasy Fun Days, which include Pirates and Super Hero Adventures activities.
The SKIESUnlimited program will also offer a buffet of activities to include: Swimming lessons, archery, scuba, karate, ballet, piano, cello, drama, tennis and guitar. For more information on SKIESUnlimited classes contact Cindy Grooms at 678-2708.
Parent participation points are awarded to volunteers and parents attending Parent Participation Opportunities to include: parent discussion groups June 2-6 and June 16-20; parent article reviews June 9-13 and June 23-27. Points can be used towards a 10 percent discount off of their child’s monthly enrollment fee.
Registration costs for the camps vary depending on income categories.
For more information call CYS Services Parent Central Office at 678-2441 or stop by Building 501, 2nd floor to pick up a registration form.