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Register your child for a summer camp with Parks and Recreation

Post Date:03/11/2019 9:00 am

SHAKOPEE, MINN. – It might still be snowing outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your kids’ summer plans.

Kids don’t have to travel far to find summer fun. Shakopee Parks and Recreation offers a variety of summer camps that encourage kids to get outside and get active.

Kids on ice skates“Our camps provide a safe and fun environment for kids to get outside and enjoy nature, as well as to make friends, learn new skills and games and maintain mental and physical health,” said Recreation Supervisor Mark Schneider.

New this summer, the department is offering a day camp option for kids ages 6 to 12. These four-day camps include activities, crafts and games around a specific theme. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include Land and Sea Camp (June 24-27), Nature Play Camp (July 22-25) and Trail Days Camp (Aug. 12-15).

Back by popular demand is the one-day Safety Camp (July 30), offered in conjunction with the Shakopee Police Department, Shakopee Fire Department and Shakopee Community Education. Participants will learn about a variety of safety issues, including 911, first aid, Internet safety, backpack safety and much more.

Maybe your child is ready for a challenge. Check out the new Ninja Warrior Camp (Aug. 5-8) where participants ages 6 to 8 can test skills and abilities while going though various obstacles. This four-day camp offers different courses and obstacles each day.

Shakopee Parks and Recreation also offers a variety of camps geared toward participants’ interests. Check out any of these camps:

  • Adventure Day Camp (Aug. 5-8) includes activities around a daily theme.
  • Wildlife Explorers (Wednesdays, June 12-July 31) is designed to connect youth to nature through exploration.
  • RC Racing Adventure (three dates available) teaches kids how to drive and race a remote-controlled car.
  • Drone Races (Tuesdays, June 11-July 2) introduces kids to indoor drone racing.

Learn more about these camps, as well as many others, in the Spring-Summer 2019 Parks and Recreation Activities Brochure. Register online at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/registration beginning March 12.

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