Louisville Parks and Recreation offers spring break camps at local community centers

Louisville Parks and Recreation offers camp programs during the first week of April to provide young people with an adventurous and active spring break.

Taking place in three community centers across the city, the camp programs will provide children with fun and unique experiences with opportunities to discover new interests, participate in arts and crafts activities, explore the outdoors, meet new new friends and learn different skills.

“Attending one of Louisville Parks and Recreation’s camps is a great opportunity for kids to keep their minds and bodies active during the break,” said Mayor Greg Fischer.

Community centers offering spring break camps are Beechmont (205 West Wellington Ave), Berrytown (1300 Heafer Road), and Southwick (3621 Southern Ave). Week-long camps will be held April 4-8, and areas of interest campers can choose from include arts, sports, and nature.

“Learning and socialization play a vital role in the lives of young people,” said Acting Director Margaret Brosko. “We look forward to welcoming young people to our community centers during the break for a fun week. »

Details regarding each camp can be found below and those interested in participating should visit bestparksever.com save before March 25, as places are limited. All recommended COVID-19 guidelines implemented by Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness will be followed to ensure the health and safety of all campers and staff.

Camp “Arts Everywhere”Beechmont Community Center205 Wellington Ave West, 40214

Explore the arts through a new lens and discover the abundance of art found in everyday life. Youth will experience a variety of art forms, including dance/drama, traditional fine arts, folk and traditional crafts, and mending/maker style projects. Along with sampling a wide range of arts, campers will take field trips and hear from instructors about their passions and work.

Dates/Times: MF (4/4-4/8), 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Age: 8-12 years old
Capacity: 30
Fees: $75 payable at registration

Nature campsiteBerrytown Adapted and Inclusive Recreation Center1300 Heafer Road, 40223

Get ready to explore the natural wonders of Kentucky on this week-long adventure! Campers will navigate the ins and outs of native wilderness, see dinosaurs up close, learn about pollinators and how not to be a polluter, learn about orienteering, identify native trees in the community and build a bat box. The week will end with an exclusive trip to the world’s largest cave system in Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky.

Dates/Times: MF (4/4-4/8), 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday (4/7), Mammoth Cave Adventure, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Age: 9-12 years old
Capacity: 30
Fees: $100 payable at registration

sports campSouthwick Community Center1300 Heafer Road, 40223

This multi-sport camp is perfect for the athlete who enjoys a variety of sports and recreational games. All participants will compete in several sports while improving their skills, techniques and sportsmanship. Basketball, flag football, team handball and ultimate frisbee are just some of the activities that will be offered to campers.

Dates/Times: MF (4/4-4/8), 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Age: 8-12 years old
Capacity: 40
Fees: $50 payable at registration

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