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Kingman camp offers various field trips for kids
Registration starts next week for Summer Daze Camp

KINGMAN - Registration starts next week for individual sessions of the Summer Daze Camp, which starts in June and will include field trips around Arizona and southern Nevada.

Each session is $70, lasts five days and includes theme activities and crafts, along with a single field trip and a camp T-shirt. Outings include Bearizona and the Deer Farm in Williams, the Natural History Museum and Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon Caverns, the Lake Havasu Aquatic Center and the bowling alley, movie theater and airport in Kingman.

Bus transportation to and from the field trips is provided, and lunch will be provided each day of the camp by the Kingman Unified School District Food Services.

Registration will take place between the hours of 5 and 6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday at the Parks and Recreation Office in Centennial Park, 3333 Harrison Street. A $5 deposit is required, with full payment due two Fridays before the scheduled session is to begin.

Each session is limited to 65 kids between the ages of 6 and 12 and some sessions will fill up faster than others, said Beth Matthews, recreation coordinator. She said the Kingman Airport trip is always popular but that the Bearizona and Las Vegas trips are also expected to fill up quickly.

The kids are supervised on the field trips by one adult for every 10 children. Six staff members work staggered shifts on normal camp days, with all but two of them having worked the camp before, Matthews said.

Each day of the camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Matthews said it's a great way to beat summer boredom.

"The kids really like the arts and crafts and the variety of activities that are offered here versus in a daycare setting," she said.

More information on the individual sessions can be found on page 9 of the summer Parks and Rec guide, available at their office on Harrison Street.

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