Summer camps to keep kids busy
with summer around the corner,
its time to make sure the children will keep busy having
fun. From art to tennis, U.Va. conducts several summer camps for
children. Dont forget sunscreen and hats when outdoors in
a range of activities, the Intramural
Recreational Sports departments Cavalier Day Camp offers
swimming, arts and crafts, music, drama and nature every week
for children going into grades 1-5. Limited space is available,
however, in the eight one-week sessions June 17 Aug. 9.
on their age group, campers may visit museums, community attractions,
and nature areas for hiking and canoeing throughout the summer.
Campers begin and end their day at North Grounds Recreation Center.
varies according to number of weeks and hours the child is registered.
There is a discount for additional children. Member rate, $125;
Non-member rate, $150.
Sports also offers tennis classes. (The registration deadline
for swimming lessons is May 3.) Young people ages 8-18 can sign
up for junior team tennis.
groups of youth tennis are available: ages 5 & under, ages
6-7 and ages 8-13. Every participant will receive a T-shirt.
players are introduced to basic skills. Experienced players will
improve strokes and learn strategy. Drills and games are used
to help everyone develop an understanding of the game. To ensure
quality instruction, classes are limited to a low student-to-instructor
weeks of classes, from 9-9:55 a.m., will be held at the Snyder
Tennis Center adjacent to Memorial Gym and run Monday through
Friday, except for July 4.
Cost: $35 per child of student or member; $45 child of non-member.
If multiple weeks are paid for at the same time: $30 and $40.
by John Morris, junior team tennis is designed with the more experienced
player in mind. Team members will practice stroke refinement,
advanced play and tactics. The junior team will travel to compete
against other clubs and recreation department teams. Practice
and home matches will be held at the Snyder Tennis Center adjacent
to Memorial Gym.
times are Mon-Fri, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and matches are held
on Thursdays, 1-4 p.m.
for the eight-week session: $35 for child of student or member;
$45 child of non-member.
an artful summer
best art comes from real life with your own twist of imagination.
Thats what one art camper said in last summers program.
Panoramic Perspectives is this years theme for
the University Art
Museums summer program. Covering photography, drawing,
painting, sculpture and printmaking, the program offers opportunities
for students to learn about art history. Participants will learn
how to look at art, guided by museum docents and camp instructors,
and will create their own artwork.
is held Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the museum.
sessions will be offered: July 15- 26, July 29-Aug. 9 and Aug.
12-23. Campers and their families and friends will be invited
to a reception and special exhibition of campers artwork
Saturday, Aug. 24.
Through June 15, $300 per student per session for museum members;
$360 per student per session for non-museum members. (This includes
a family membership.) Tuition includes all supplies and morning
and afternoon snacks. After June 15, the fee is $375. A limited
number of scholarships are available.
Part of nature
your children like reptiles and amphibians, nocturnal creatures
and insects? The U.Va. branch of the Virginia
Museum of Natural History offers five one-week day-camp sessions
for children entering grades 1-3 or 4-6, from June 24-28 through
July 29-Aug. 2.
will have the opportunity to experiment with all their senses
as they explore new ideas about nature. Theres also a special
session on the Lewis & Clark expedition.
MondayFriday, 9 a.m.noon, will be held at the VMNH-UVA
Branch, 104 Emmet Street and may include a local field trip. Children
should bring a healthy snack and drink.
$105 for museum members; $115 for non-members; $10 discount for
siblings. Some scholarships are available.
IM-Rec Sports - Aquatic & Fitness Center, room 209 / 924-3791
of Virginia Art Museum - Bayly Building, Rugby Road / 924-7458
Virginia Museum of Natural History - 104 Emmet Street /