Summer’s coming and the need for affordable child care is very real in Las Vegas. That’s why two Las Vegas institutions are offering excellent alternative care for children whose parents can’t afford child care centers and who need more than half day programs
The YMCA’s day camps offer options for campers ages 5 to 15. Kids won’t get bored with the dozens of specialty and sports camps available all summer long, including arts, magic, zoology, karate and cooking that are added to the structured activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, group games and character. Campers can even select to participate in weekly field trips.
Weekly camp prices start at $140 a week; daily rates are $47.
New this year to all Y summer camps is CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health), a national childhood wellness program the Y is implementing to help combat childhood obesity. With a focus on structured physical fitness activities and nutrition education, CATCH teaches kids of all ages how to live healthier.
YMCA Day Camp runs June 10 through Aug. 23, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following locations:
- Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane.
- City of Las Vegas Durango Hills Community Center, Operated by the YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive.
- City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Community Center, Operated by the YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.
- City of North Las Vegas SkyView Multi-Generational Center, Operated by the YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.
The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson offers fun and affordable day long Summer Programs at locations all over the Valley. It costs just a $10.00 or $20.00 annual membership fees per child at most locations.
This nonprofit organization helps youth reach their full potentials. Summer Programs are offered in Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. Activities cover arts and crafts, sports, gym, computers, game room, learning center, teen lounge (ages 13-18), field trips and more. There will also be themed weekly programming providing exploration and discovery experiences related to the language, history, culture, food, arts and crafts, music, sports, dance and theater.
“Summer is all about having fun and that’s our priority when scheduling summer activities for our members,” said Ken Rubeli, Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson CEO. “We’ve created the perfect summer environment with stimulating and entertaining activities for young people in a safe place. They can enjoy themselves and meet new friends while also learning, discovering new passions, giving back to the community, and setting goals.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson Summer Program has specially designed activities by age groups: 5 to 7, 8 to 9, 10 to 12, and 13 to 18. Hours at most locations are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most locations begin June 10, and end Aug. 23.
The Southern Highlands Club starts June 6, and the outreach programs at St. Anne Catholic School and George E. Harris Elementary begin June 17.
Registration is available throughout the summer. For information or registration, visit www.bgchenderson.org or contact:
- Mary and Sam Boyd Club, 1608 Moser Drive, Henderson, (702) 565-2674.
- Marker Club, 1030 Center St., Henderson, (702) 565-1493.
- John C. Kish Club, 401 Drake St., Henderson, (702) 565-6569.
- Montandon Club, 2627 Donna St., North Las Vegas, (702) 564-7378.
- Southern Highlands Club, 10900 Southern Highlands Parkway, Las Vegas, (702) 534-0504.
- Natalie Gulbis Club, 9552 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, (702) 248-9502.
- Alexander Dawson School, 10845 W. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas., (702) 565-6568.
- George E. Harris Elementary School, 3620 S. Sandhill Road, Las Vegas, (702) 565-6568.
- St. Anne Catholic School, 1813 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, (702) 565-6568.
- Silver Pines Club, 6650 E. Russell Road, Las Vegas, (702) 730-0097.