Registration is now open for the "FUNdamental Healthy Me" summer day camps offered by the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department. The camps for elementary and middle school children begin Tuesday, May 28. Registration forms are available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: day camps). The camps are offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at these locations:
The day camp fee is $125 per week per child, and scholarships are available for those who meet income guidelines. As part of the Summer Food Program, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department will serve breakfast and lunch at these camps, with the exception of Bethany and Irving.
In addition to the full-day camps, a playground day camp is offered at Cripple Creek Park, Birch Hollow and Beaver Creek Lane, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $25 per week, and no meals will be served.
Children can be registered for the entire summer or on a week-to-week basis. Activities will focus on health, nutrition and fitness and will include swimming, archery, tennis, canoeing, gardening, nature walks, field trips to museums and zoos and yoga lessons provided by certified instructors. Two nationally-known programs will be incorporated into the camps. OrganWise uses puppets to provide nutrition education, and the Wise Kids Outdoor Program provides supervised outdoor adventures that teach kids about nature, animals, weather and the earth.
For more information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: day camps) or 402-441-7952.