LPRD offers youth a chance to make a big splash this summer

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will host aquatic camps at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center to give youth a final send off before school begins.

Wet ‘N’ Wild Aquatic Camp invites children five years-old to 12 years-old to participate in a camp highlighted with swimming lessons, water safety instruction, crafts, snacks and free swim time. At the end of each week, parents are invited to join for a pizza party. Camp will be held 8 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2 at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St.

Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Cost of the camp is $70 per child, per weekly session.

Registration can be done online at http://lprd.org/activity?n=311140 or at any Parks and Recreation facility, including: Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center; the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.; Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Offices, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information, please contact the Aquatic Division at (785) 832-SWIM (7946).