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Register for Carrollton’s Camp Wonder Summertime Fun

Post Date:03/10/2021 4:14 PM
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Wondering what to do with the kids during the summer? Send them to Camp Wonder, the City of Carrollton’s summer day camp, offered weekly for children 5-12 years old.

Camp Wonder begins Monday, May 31, and will run through Friday, August 13. Campers can be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. and picked up by 6 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road). There will be no camp Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9 in observance of Independence Day.

Camp Wonder consists of 10 one-week sessions with a different theme each week. Participants may choose some or all 10 of the sessions. Themes include Wonder Around the World, Beat the Heat, Carnival Craze, Decade History Detectives, Innovation Imagination, Land and Sea Creatures, Mad Scientists, Party in the U.S.A., Sports Extravaganza, and Survivor Week. Camp fees for each session are $140 per week for residents and $154 per week for non-residents and are due the Monday before that session’s start day. A non-refundable $20 deposit per week per camper at the time of registration is required to reserve a spot for each session.

Daily activities include arts and crafts, sports and athletics, games, group activities, movies, water days, and more. Campers will go on weekly field trips to fun places like AT&T Stadium, A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, Dallas World Aquarium, Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, Globe Life Field, InterSkate Roller Rink, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, and Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park. Each camper will be provided with one T-shirt to be worn on field trip days. Off-site field trips are subject to change due to current health and safety regulations. 

“The Parks & Recreation Department continually seeks new and better ways to engage the community with rewarding experiences, especially during these changing times,” Carrollton Parks & Recreation Director Scott Whitaker said. “Camp Wonder offers recreation, education, field trips, and an opportunity to have fun, meet more kids, and develop new friendships along the way.”

The City of Carrollton is simultaneously committed to helping ensure citizens and employees stay safe, Whitaker said. Using guidance and best practices from the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City will continue to maintain existing safety measures, hygiene plans, and program protocols. Visit cityofcarrollton.com/campwonder for a complete list of safety precautions implemented. Masking and social distancing are encouraged. Until vaccines are readily available and City employees are eligible to receive the vaccine, City staff will be required to wear masks to protect employees and citizens.

Carrollton Parks & Recreation continuously strives to create an environment in which all participants with or without special needs feel safe, secure, and without obstacles to participate in any program. If your child needs additional accommodations, call 972-466-4862 at least two weeks prior to start of camp.

The CDC also suggests participants returning from a day camp minimize in-person contact with anyone 65 years of age or older, especially those with pre-existing health conditions.

Registration for Camp Wonder is now open for residents and will open Monday, March 29 for non-residents. Visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Summer Camp section or call 972-466-9816 to get signed up for a summer of fun.

Kids Bring Life, Inc. will provide lunch and an afternoon snack for campers. A child with a food allergy will need to bring their own lunch.

Camp Wonder operates with a state-approved licensing exemption and follows City Council-approved Standards of Care. Financial assistance for all Carrollton Parks & Recreation class, program, and facility fees is available for qualifying residents. For more information, call 972-466-9810, visit cityofcarrollton.com/campwonder, or email campwonder@cityofcarrollton.com.

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