Camps & Clubs
“Tennis in the Parks”
Registration Deadline is June 5th before 4:00 pm. Any registrations not in office by that date will be charged a $10 late fee regardless of postmark date if mailed in . Make all checks to :Lancaster Parks & Recreation. Absolutely NO registrations will be accepted at the tennis courts. All registration must be at the Park Office at 1507 E. Main St. All events will be held at the Rod Ishida Tennis Center on the Lancaster High School Campus.
Quick Start Tennis – Age(s): 5 to 8 year olds. Cost: Resident Fee $30, Non Resident Fee $40. Start date June 18th.
The summer tennis camp is designed for children ages 9 to 18. There are two different levels available. All participants receive a camp T-shirt. Start date for following camps June 18th.
Middle School – Ages 9 to 14. Beginners or advanced beginners. Cost : Resident Fee $30, Non Resident Fee $40
Junior Development – Designed for players on high school or junior high school teams. Cost: Resident Fee $60, Non Resident Fee $70.
For more dates and times and additional information see brochure here.
“Summer Art Camp”
Get creative with the Summer Art Camp at Rising Park! Available to ages 7-12. Cost is $60 for Lancaster residents, $70 for non residents. Fee to cover cost of supplies $20. Classes instructed by Carla Young. To register visit park office or call (740)687-6651 .
Camp 1, All About Animals:
June 24th, 25th and 26th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Camp 2, Sculpture Fun:
July 15th, 16th and 17th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
June 11th, 12th and 13th 2013. From 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Alley Park
(2805 Old Logan Rd., Lancaster, OH 43130)
This camp is for students who live in, or are going to school in Fairfield County, and are entering grades 3, 4, and 5, for the 2013- 2014 school year. Each day will have a different theme. At camp, students will attend various activities such as recycling or reusing crafts, environmental activities, hiking, pond study, etc. For more information or to register, please contact FSWCD (740) 653-8154. Earth Camp is sponsored by: Fairfield County Community Action Recycling and Litter Prevention Program, Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District.
There is no charge for camp. Students will be registered on a first-come, firstserved basis as all completed applications and forms are turned in to FSWCD. Registration applications will be available starting May 1st. Applications will be accepted until camp is full. For Information call (740) 681-4423. Funded by the CFLP Solid Waste District.
Click HERE for more information and registration form.
“Kids in College – Ohio University Lancaster”
Now in its 33rd year, this program provides and opportunity for highly motivated students to reinforce instruction they receive in school. Class size is limited so students receive individual attention. The courses are designed to be a “hands-on” experience. Students entering fourth grade up to and including students entering the ninth grade are eligible for the program. The three, week-long dates for this year’s program are June 18-22, June 25-20 and July 9-13. Both morning and afternoon sessions are available these weeks. For more information, please contact Maryann Lape at 740-654-6711, ext. 249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Decorative Arts Center Classes”
The Decorative Arts Center is always having classes for people of all ages! Check out their website to find one for you!
“Geneva Hills Camps”
For kids having completed grades K, 1, or 2
Discovery camp is a DAY CAMP
Session 1: July 29, 2013 – August 2, 2013
Festival Day Camp: July 22, 2013 – July 26, 2013
For kids having completed grades 3, 4, or 5
Adventure Camp is an OVERNIGHT CAMP
Session 1: July 7, 2013 – June 12, 2013
Session 2: August 4, 2013 – August 9, 2013
For Kids having completed grades 6, 7, or 8
Extreme Camp is an OVERNIGHT CAMP
June 23, 2013 – June 28, 2013
For Kids having completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12
Seekers Camp is an OVERNIGHT CAMP
June 16, 2013 – June 21, 2013
To register, or for more information visit the Geneva Hills website, www.genevahills.com.
“YMCA Summer Day Camp”
Camp Discovery is a nine-week camp that runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Opening day is Monday, June 11th with camp ending on Friday, August 17th. Camp is for children who are entering Kindergarten through those who are entering the 7th grade. Camp Discovery offers fun, age appropriate activities. Cost is $100.00 per week for Members and $110.00 per week for Non-Members. For more information, please call (740) 654-0616. www.ymcalancaster.org
Pathfinders – 6-9 year olds. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. 9am-3pm. Lancaster Resident Fee $85, Non-Resident $100.
Pathfinders 1 July 9-11
Pathfinders 2 July 16-18
Pathfinders 3 July 30-Aug 1
Trailblazers – 10-14 year olds. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. 9am-3pm. Lancaster Resident Fee $120, Non-Resident $140.
Trailblazers 1 July 8-12
Trailblazers 2 July 15-19
Trailblazers 3 July 29-Aug 2
“Alley Park Kids”
This program is designed for children ages 3, 4, & 5 to learn, play, and experience nature first hand. Classes will meet on a weekly basis in the lower level of the beautiful Goslin Nature Center located at the Charles Alley Memorial Park. Classes meet every Wednesday at 9:30-11:30am Sept. 4, 2013 – April 30, 2014.
Cost: Lancaster Resident $45.00 per month, Non-Lancaster Resident $55.00 per month, OR Pay for the entire year in ADVANCE and save a whole month’s payment! Lancaster Resident $270.00 per year, Non-Lancaster Resident $300.00 per year.
“Saturday’s in the Park”
This is program is for families with children ages 3-12. All activities take place at Alley Park on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00-11:30 AM. Preschoolers and their adult caregiver will stay together for all activities. Elementary aged children will have separate, age appropriate activities. Programs will be nature oriented and include a craft, hike and/or game. The cost per child is $4.00 for Lancaster Residents, $5.00 for Non-Residents, and a $10.00 Flat Rate for 3 or more children.
January 12th Peeking Under the Blanket
February 9th Eyes to the Skies
March 9th FREE Activities for Maple Festival!! Breakfast cost is $4.00 per plate
April 13th Let’s Learn To Be Wild
May 11th Planting A Home For Butterflies
June 8th My Habitat
July 13th Magical Monarchs
August 10th Who Needs Water?
September 14th I Really Must Be Going/Migration Time
October 12th Fairfield County Fair Week—-NO CLASSES HELD AT PARK TODAY!!!
November 9th Stocking the Cupboards
December 12, 13, & 14 Santa & Friends 6-8pm
“Nature Club” is an exciting program offered by the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department for children in Kindergarten through 4th Grade. The Club meets in the lower level of the Goslin Nature Center at Alley Park from September through April on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. The children will enjoy nature hikes, crafts, games and other activities related to a new topic each week. Pre-registration is NOT required. The cost per class is $3.50 for residents and $4.50 for Non-Residents.
*When Lancaster City Schools are cancelled, Nature Club will also be cancelled. For more information contact at (740)681-5025. Email: email@example.com
“Home School Nature Activities”
Alley Park has an opportunity for homeschooled children ages 5-10! Themed programs are 90 minutes and include a hike, craft and related activities. Offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. The cost per class is $3.50 for residents and $4.50 for Non-Residents.
January 15th Snowflakes
February 19th Rappin’ Raptors
March 19th Black Bears
April 16th Duck, Duck, Goose
May 21st Busy Beavers
June 18th Life Underground
July – See Camp and Saturdays in the Park Schedules
August 20th Mystrees
September 17th Terrific Tails
October 15th Goin’ Batty
November 19th Indian Lore
December 12, 13, & 14 – Santa In The Park 6-8pm
Girl Scout Day Camp “Sarasponda”
Training for PAL2s & APLs: June 1, 2013
Register online through CORA or if you prefer a paper registration form go to http://www.gsooh.org/camps/day-camp/ to print a copy or contact the office at 1-800-621-7042 if you like one mailed to you.