Wednesday, April 7, 2010

City to Kick Off Summer Camp Registration April 14

April 7, 2010
Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will offer summer day camps for area children ages 6 through 12 at the department’s community centers from June 21 through Aug. 20. Called the “Great Summer Escape,” the camps will meet on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will provide a variety of educational, cultural, artistic, athletic, and fun social activities for children, as well as a nutritional breakfast and lunch.

Registration for city residents will cost $225 per child and will take place starting on April 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at each community center and will continue at the same time on weekdays until the camps are filled. Registration for the camp at Mary Munford Elementary School also will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 14, but it will be held at the Randolph Community Center.

Registration for all non-city residents will cost $245 per child and will start on May 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the community centers.

To find a community center near you visit the department's website at or call (804) 646-5733.

The department also offers a variety of “specialty” camps that focus on specific activities such as art or an athletic skill. These camps are held at various times throughout the summer and costs vary as well. Complete information on these camps can be found in the summer program guide published on the department’s website at and available at all department community centers, city libraries and city hall.