EPD Summer Lineup Announced
Published on April 24 2013 4:37 pm
Last Updated on April 24 2013 4:37 pm
Written by Millie Lange
Check out Effingham Park District’s fantabulous summer lineup. They’re offering 60 days of action packed fun right outside your backdoor.
New this year is the Wild Wednesday trips, They have three exciting day trips this summer to include: zip lining ( must be 10 years old to attend), laser tag, and a day at the Decatur zoo. Children must be eight years old to attend the laser tag and zoo trip; prices will vary according to the trip offered.
Effingham Park District is offering 15 amazing camps. Some of the newer camps include: Theatre, Water Polo, and Capture the Flag. They're also offering Oldies but Goodies: Baseball, Basketball, Dodge Ball, Jump-Rope, Archery, Cheer & Dance. Clinics are generally held Monday through Friday afternoons; participants must be K-11 years old. Cost is $10 or a bonus summer pass allows admission to all clinics for $30, which is a great bang for your buck.
Join in for a five day musical adventure Monday, June 24-Friday, the 28. The 3-5 year olds will meet from 9-9:45 a.m. and 6-11 year olds will meet from 10-11- a.m. Jessica Closson will be the instructor for both programs. She is the music instructor at Neoga school district. Cost for both programs is $35.
Tumbling will be offered the week of June 17-21. There will be two separate sessions, one for 3-5 year olds and a session for 6-11 year olds. Cost will be $15, which is not included in the pass.
Three new Mad Science classes are being offered: Classes will meet Thursdays, two different sessions are offered: 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Participants six and older may participate; cost is $8. The new Mad Science classes this year are: Mystic Magnets, Defying Gravity, and Optical Illusions.
For the culinary chef, there are four available cooking classes: Pizza Party, Candy Bars, Hawaiian Summer, and Colorful Concoctions. Children will create three different recipes and eat the finished product. Participants must be eight & older, cost is $10. Classes meet Thursdays, two different sessions are offered: 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
They are offering an Advanced Cooking class for those who love to cook and are ready to advance to the next level. This class is geared towards 11-14 year olds. The following classes will be offered: Walk the Wok, I Scream for Ice Cream, Ooey Gooey Desserts, and “Grillin”. These classes will meet Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m.; cost is $10.
Craft classes meet Monday afternoons from 1-2:30 p.m. and-4:30 p.m. Children must be K-11 years old to participate. This summer’s lineup includes: Angry Birds, Tie Dye Shirts, Bracelets, Canvas Flower Creations, Duct Tape Flower Pens, Fourth of July T-Shirts, Ribbon Headbands, and Spa Day Products. Prices will vary according to the craft.
Wiggles & Giggles classes are available for 3-5 year olds. These classes offer youngsters the opportunity to learn through play, music and crafts. Classes meet Fridays from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $8.
Every Monday through Thursday, 6-11 year olds can join the Morning Playground (9:30-11:30 a.m.) at either Bliss or Evergreen. There is a one-time fee of $15. Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 -5 year olds meet at Community from 9:30-11 a.m. The cost is $15. Three year olds meet at Community Wednesdays from 9:30-11 a.m., cost is $10. These activities provide structured craft and game opportunities.
On Fun-Day Friday’s kids will explore a new adventure each week. This will include a trip to RMC theatre, bowling at Pagel’s Silver Dollar Lanes, putt-putt at Evergreen Mini Golf, swimming and, fishing.
The never ending baseball pick-up game continues this summer Wednesday mornings at the Southwest diamond at Community Park from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Participants must be nine and older. Games are supervised by staff, at no cost.
Also offered are an adult Water Aerobics class from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Kluthe Pool. This is a fun, low-impact class geared to tone muscles and strengthen the heart. Cost is $5 per session or purchase a $60 aerobic pass. Don’t miss this fun class!
Participants for all classes must pre-register and pre-pay to reserve a slot. Classes begin the first week of June. Most classes are located at the Ron Diehl Center. Registration forms are available at the Ron Diehl Center, 1906 S. 4th Street. You may also download a registration form off the website at www.effinghamparkdistrict.org. For further information, contact the EPD at 342-4415. A complete listing of programs also are available at the website.