San Clemente’s recreation department offers numerous activities for adults and children throughout the year. No matter what your interests, you can probably find an appropriate class or activity through the recreation department. It’s an invaluable resource to the residents of San Clemente.
With summer fast approaching, many working parents are beginning to make plans to have their children supervised for the several weeks that school is not in session. The San Clemente Recreation Department is helping with this planning by offering several summer camps for children in differing age groups. All of these camps are safe, secure and well supervised. There’s what’s billed as an “Active Adventure Camp” for children six to thirteen years old. This camp is in session during the daytime from 9:00 to 5:00. It’s called an active adventure because of the multitude of activities it offers to the youngsters. There’s football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hiking, trail walks, crafts, water polo, water volleyball, and swimming. There are also special activities that are regularly rotated. Snacks are provided, but kids need to bring lunch, a bathing suit and a change of clothes.
If you’re interested in having your child improve his swimming skills, there’s a “Guard in Training” camp. The campers learn a beginner’s understanding of water rescue and first aid skills. Water safety and overcoming natural hazards in an aquatic environment are also emphasized. The fundamentals of water rescue are also taught. Before being permitted to sign up for this camping experience, children have to demonstrate that they are able to swim 100 yards using the freestyle stroke. In addition, they have to swim ten yards underwater and tread water for one minute. This camp is for children between the ages of ten and fourteen years old.
For parents who are trying to juggle work and caring for their children over Spring Break, the Recreation Department is holding a musical theater camp called, “The Jungle Book.” This camp is appropriate for children six to fifteen years old. The San Clemente Junior Theater sponsors this camp. During that week there are daily classes in singing, dancing, acting, developing props, stage makeup and masks. Students also create the script for a play and perform it on the last day of camp.
The residents of San Clemente are fortunate that thee are always numerous activities that their children can be involved in. In fact there are so many activities, that each child should be able to find something to suit his interest.