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SRPMIC Recreation Summer Day Camp 2017

Youth gather around the Salt River Pool while life guards teach them about pool safety during the Summer Day Camp last year.
Submitted by SR Recreation

The first of two sessions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Recreation Department’s Summer Day Camp started June 12, with a second session starting July 10.

The department is working to fill 75 slots for the second session with Community-member youth, which is the first preference, followed by SRPMIC government employees’ children and other Native American children. The camp is open to youth ages 6 to 18.

The Super Kids Sessions starts July 5. The Teen Camp session started in June and the second session will begin July 5.

“We are targeting special-interest classes on what the youth are mostly interested in,” said Sera Gould, Recreation coordinator.

The campers last year spent time playing games with the Day Camp Leaders in the Pi-Copa Gym.
Submitted by SR Recreation
This year the classes include arrow-making; healthy cooking; Zumba, taught by a Zumba-certified staff member; News Flashers; O’odham traditional dancing; and Master Builders, in which the youth will create and explore math concepts with Lego bricks.

Gould added that most of the camp classes and sessions will be held in the Community or locally. The schedule includes field trips to places such as the Ability 360 Center and museums around the Valley.

Each camp session will end with a talent show and a trip to Mesa Golfland-SunSplash.

The Recreation staff will also be lengthening the Summer Rec Ed hours for youth, which is something new.

For more information on the camps, call Gould at (480) 362-7334 or Teresa Masayesva at (480) 362-6602. To sign up, visit the Recreation Department, which is upstairs in the Community Building, at 1880 N. Longmore Road.