The Covington Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a Summer Enrichment program for area youth.
Camp is open to students in grades 3-6, based on the current year. Students in grades 7, also based on current year, may sign up to be camp mentors.
There will be three two-week sessions of camp, with each session being held weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Main Street Park.
Sessions will be held July 6-17; July 20-31; and August 3-14.
Camp will be broken down into three categories: sports, arts and crafts, and life skills. Children will be placed into groups of grades closest to them, and they will rotate around through the different categories.
Price for each camp is $20 per child. Due to space limitations, campers are limited to one session each.
To register, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 965-6360 by Monday, July 6. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.
The camps will be operating under the recommended CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines. Facemasks will be provided and required when social distancing cannot be achieved.
Temperatures will be taken at drop-off, and children who have a temperature or are not feeling well will not be allowed to participate in that day of camp.
Participants and staff will be required to wear proper PPE (personal protective equipment) when social distancing is not an option. The proper cleaning guidelines will be followed by CDC recommendations.
The Parks and Recreation Department asks that all children bring their own water bottle, labeled with their names, to refill through the day.
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