The Paulding Parks and Recreation Department is offering archery, tennis and a variety of camps for ages ranging from 3 years old through adult in July, August and early fall. Registration deadlines run from Friday to July 30 for some first sessions.
Camps featuring contemporary dance and theater instruction and a “princess camp” are among those featured.
Registration periods run every six weeks for recreation programs the county offers in seven sessions annually, director Vickie Williams said.
Demand for some programs and camps is high enough to require waiting lists. Each varies in capacity based on the kind of activity being offered, Williams said. For example, a basketball camp can include a larger group than one requiring more detailed, one-on-one instruction such as an art class, she said.
She said department officials add new programs based on community demand or what’s been successful in other communities.
A new program, called Energy 2 Burn, was added at the request of county residents, Williams said. It is designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and will run in three sessions in August, September and November.
The department’s summer and fall program guide describes it as, “An action packed program of activities, sports, games, exercise and fun designed with little boys in mind…girls welcome too!
“This class will include obstacle courses, sports drills, fitness exercises, moving to music and lots of action-oriented fun designed to increase fitness levels, release energy, improve motor skills and social interaction. Each week there will be a different theme featured from cowboy to sports star to superhero,” the online guide states.
This also is the second year of its ultra-successful educational enrichment class Science Says, which runs at full capacity every time the department offers it to 3- to 5-year-olds, Williams said.
The program guide states the class will allow its young participants to “answer questions and discover fun facts about all different aspects of the world around us.”
“Age-appropriate subjects will be covered from atoms to zoology using the scientific method of discovery. Hands-on experiments and demonstrations will highlight each class to reinforce the lesson of the day,” the guide states.
The registration deadline is July 30 for the first session beginning Aug. 4. The department is hosting it at three locations, and other sessions begin in September and November.
Deadline for contemporary dance camp is Friday and is scheduled for July 7 to 10 at Burnt Hickory Park.
Some other upcoming camps and classes and registration deadlines include. I Want to Be a Firefighter, July 3 deadline; theater camp, July 7 deadline; princess camp, July 9 deadline; and tennis camp and introductory Olympic-style archery and intermediate archery classes, all July 30 deadlines for August sessions.
For more information, see the program guide at www.paulding.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3606.
Those interested in a program also can call the park at which the event is scheduled, including Burnt Hickory Park at (770) 443-7540; Mount Tabor Park at (770) 505-3885 or Taylor Farm Park at (770) 222-3270.