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Super Kids Day Camp: Adapting to the Needs of the Children

Super Kids played with staff at a game of chair volleyball.

On July 5, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Recreation Department started its three-day Super Kids Day Camp. Teresa Masayesva, social program supervisor, and her staff were ready to have tons of fun with the kids for the week. Nine children attended the summer camp, and that first morning everyone was in good spirits to start the day.

Besides the Super Kids camp, the SRPMIC Recreation Department provides monthly classes full of activities and field trips. The department is also looking toward new therapeutic field trips to cater to the needs of the children and their families.

A young camper is ready to play some T-ball on his first day at Super Kids Day Camp. A young camper getting ready to hit the T-ball for a home run.
Staff members greeted each child being dropped off by their parents at the Salt River Community Building. Their first activity took place inside, where the children started a colorful painting project on individual canvas. The next indoor activity was T-ball in the Pi-Copa Gym, where the kids and staff played a couple of innings. After that, it was time for a fun game of chair volleyball.

During the rest of the week, the campers visited the movie theater, OdySea Aquarium and iFly Indoor Skydiving.

This is the second summer that the Super Kids Day Camp has been offered. Masayesva wants parents know that the Super Kids program is not only for the kids, but for the families to join as well.

A super kid paints her canvas. This is the second year the Salt River Recreation Department hosted the Super Kids Day Camp.
The Salt River Recreation Department encourages all Community members and families to join them on their fun-filled activities. For information on upcoming events, call (480) 362-6360 or 6602.