LPRD to host camp sending youth on journey exploring space

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, along with Mad Science of Kansas City, will give campers the opportunity to discover the outer reaches of our solar system.

NASA: Journey Into Outer Space is open to children eight years-old to 12 years-old and will be held 8 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane.. Participants will learn about the four forces of flight, the challenges of space travel and participate in a rocket launch. The program will also commemorate the historic flight 50 years ago when man walked on the moon for the first time. NASA: Journey Into Outer Space will explore comets, planets, stars and more. Cost is $178 per camper, which includes a commemorative 50th anniversary patch of the first man to walk on the moon.

Registration can be done online at  http://lprd.org/activity?n=321157 or at any Parks and Recreation facility, including: The Community Building; 115 W. 11th St.; Sports Pavilion Lawrence; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Offices, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information, please contact Jo Ellis, recreation instruction supervisor, jellis@lawrenceks.org,  (785) 330-7355.