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Summer brings plenty of children's activities to county
by Christine Fonville
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Staff / Katherine Frye / 
Madison Norrell, 10, daughter of Meg Norrell, shoots hoops Monday afternoon during the Henry County Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp at Heritage Park in McDonough.
Staff / Katherine Frye / Madison Norrell, 10, daughter of Meg Norrell, shoots hoops Monday afternoon during the Henry County Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp at Heritage Park in McDonough.
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From left, Sydney Zanders, 8, daughter of Miranda Zanders, and A’ more Tuck, 6, daughter of Lorenzo Tuck, play on the slide together last week at the Fairview Recreation Center in Stockbridge.
Staff / Katherine Frye
From left, Sydney Zanders, 8, daughter of Miranda Zanders, and A’ more Tuck, 6, daughter of Lorenzo Tuck, play on the slide together last week at the Fairview Recreation Center in Stockbridge.
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Staff / Katherine Frye / 
From left, Chiore Holmes, 9, daughter of Alina Holmes, and Alvin Toney, 9, son of Erica Evans fight for the ball during a game of dodge ball during camp at the Fairview Recreation Center Monday afternoon.
Staff / Katherine Frye / From left, Chiore Holmes, 9, daughter of Alina Holmes, and Alvin Toney, 9, son of Erica Evans fight for the ball during a game of dodge ball during camp at the Fairview Recreation Center Monday afternoon.
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Summer break is fast approaching and the Henry County Parks and Recreation department as well as the Henry County Library system will offer classes, events and camps to keep kids active and entertained.

The library list includes foreign language, computer and science classes along with trivia, reptile handling, arts and crafts, movies and story time, which are free and open to the public.

“In addition to being fun, these events are a great way to slow the brain drain of summer vacation,” said Jennifer Lautzenheiser, library assistant director. “Study upon study has proven that children who read and stay active during the summer retain more of their studies from the previous year and this helps them start the following school year with more of the knowledge they had the year before.”

Something new is the library’s virtual summer reading program.

Information: www.henry.public.lib.ga.us

The county parks and recreation department will continue its line of summer day camps offering a wide variety of activities and sports for children.

“Some of our activities in each camp includes arts and crafts, games and swimming,” said Recreation Specialist Tina Fuss.

She said each week of camp will include a special field trip.

“The field trips included are everything from Braves games, to World of Coke, to Medieval Times,” Fuss said.

Registration is $100 per child.

Information: Registration forms and a complete list of field trips can be found at www.co.henry.ga.us/parksrecreation/DayCamps.shtml.

Summer camp listings, see below.

Basketball
Dates: June 16 to 20
Ages & Times: 6 to 11 year olds 8 a.m. to noon; 12 to 18 year olds 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Fairview Recreation Center

Tennis
Dates: June 2 to 12, June 16 to 26, July 7 to 17 and July 21 to 31
Ages and Times: 5 to 9 year olds 8 to 9 a.m.; 10 to 13 year olds 9 to 10 a.m.; 14 to 18 year olds 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: Richard Craig Park

Music
Dates: June 9 to 13; June 16 to 20; July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ages: Boys and Girls six to 12
Location: J. P. Moseley Recreation Center

Dance and Tumbling
Session I: June 9 to 13
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Ages: 5 to 8
Location: Locust Grove Recreation Center
Session II: June 16 to 20
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Ages: 9 to 12
Location:  Locust Grove Recreation Center
Session III: July 21 to 25
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Ages: six to 10
Location:  Locust Grove Recreation Center

Baseball
Dates: June 9 to 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ages: Boys and girls seven to 14
Location: Red Hawk Sports Complex

Day Camp
Dates: May 27 to June 27 and July 7 to Aug. 1
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ages: six to 12
Locations: Fairview, Heritage Park, J. P. Moseley, Locust Grove recreation centers and Nash Farm Park

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