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Posted on: May 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Clarksville Parks & Recreation offers summer camps

Clarksville Parks & Recreation offers summer camps

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for summer with a full schedule of camps and programs for youths of all ages. Parents are reminded that registration numbers are limited for all camps, so register early. Registration is available online at or in person at the Clarksville Parks & Recreation office, recreation centers and pools.

Summer Youth Program
The Summer Youth Program is a fun and rewarding summer camp experience offered for children 6-15. This free program is offered weekly, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 3-July 12. Fifteen locations around Clarksville are used, including school gymnasiums, City recreation centers, and Housing Authority sites. Please note that each site is designated for a specific age group. Daily activities at each site are age specific and include games and sports, arts and crafts, visits to City pools, and other enrichment activities. Pre-registration is required.

Civil War Day Camp
Youths 10-13 are invited to learn about the Civil War period in Middle Tennessee from historical interpreters at Fort Defiance. Activities will include making hardtack, practicing soldiering drills, exploring local history and learning Civil War era games and dances. The camp is from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Friday, June 12-14 at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street. The fee is $30. Pre-registration is required. 

Summer Tennis Instruction
Youths 6-15 can learn the basics of tennis with these tennis lessons at Swan Lake Tennis Complex, 2002 Sanders Road, June 3 to July 11. The fee is $50. Pre-registration is required. 

Ages 6-8: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m.
Ages 9-10: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m.
Ages 11-12: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9:30 a.m.
Ages 13-15: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m.

Summer Playhouse
The Roxy Regional Theatre hosts a fun six-week theater workshop sponsored by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (youths 9-12) and 2-3:30 p.m. (youths 13-18), Monday-Thursday, June 3 to July 11 at the Roxy Theatre. Youth will learn basic acting techniques, improvisational skills and stage movement, culminating in a free performance for family and friends. The fee is $50. Pre-registration is required. 

Summer Tumbling Day Camp
Campers 10-15 can learn to roll, flip and turn from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, July 8-11, or July 15-18 at American Twisters Tumbling, 438 Kelly Lane. The fee is $40. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Archery Camp
Youths 10-15 can learn the basic fundamentals of archery from 9 to 11 a.m. (beginner) or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (advanced)  June 24-28 at Billy Dunlop Park, 1930 E Boyscout Road. Participants will practice shooting techniques and learn safety rules and different bow types. The fee is $20. Pre-registration is required. 

Seal Team Scuba Camp
Parks & Recreation has partnered with Waterdogs Scuba to offer a new camp designed for young divers. Youths 8-12, will learn the basics of diving and scuba skills while completing action-packed Aqua Missions. Camp is from 12-4 p.m. at Bel-Aire Pool, 124 Marie Drive. Choose from the following sessions: June 11-13, June 25-27, July 16-18, or July 23-25. The fee is $299. Pre-registration is required. 

For more, contact Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476 and stay tuned to the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Facebook page for updates.


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