Canby Center holds free summer camps
The Canby Center is teaming up with Canby School District for the first time to host free one-week summer camps for kids in grades K-8.
"We cannot contain our excitement for this kids camp," Organizer Kennedy Nofziger said. "We all have the same goal, and that is to make this a summer camp they never forget. We want the kids to walk away from our camp with the best memories."
All camps take place at Ackerman School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
• The first week is for kids in grades 3 through 5 and takes place July 12-16. Register by July 2.
• The second week is for grades K through 2 from July 26-30. Register by July 11.
• Then there will be another week for grades 3 through 5 on Aug. 9-13. Register by July 19.
• The camp season ends with one for grades 6 through 8 that takes place Aug. 9-13. Register by July 25.
Bus transportation is available upon request on the registration form. Register online at thecanbycenter.org/camp.
According to Nofziger, planning and preparations are going well, and organizers will soon be ready to welcome kids for activities, crafts and character pillars. Organizers expect that campers will "make memories, build relationships, feel valued and have fun."
Each day, kids should wear comfortable clothes, shoes and a hat or sunscreen. On Fridays, campers will participate in water activities and should dress accordingly.
At camp, breakfast will be provided to campers, and sack lunches will be available to take home.
Camp organizers are still in need of volunteers to ensure the camp weeks run smoothly. Those interested should check out the volunteer application online at the link listed above.
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