BREC urges parents to sign up for summer camp while spots remain available

BREC urges parents to sign up for summer camp while spots remain available
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POSTED: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 2:04pm

BREC is the premier summer camp operator in East Baton Rouge Parish, offering 41 high quality recreation and specialty camps. Since registration began last month, spots are filling up quickly and BREC is urging parents to sign up their children now and not wait until the last minute.

"We know that BREC summer camps continue to be a family tradition in East Baton Rouge Parish because we have such a wide variety of facilities that offer activities which appeal to nearly every interest a child might have," said Superintendent Carolyn McKnight. "Our mission is to keep the children of East Baton Rouge Parish active, engaged and safe during the summer months and we work hard to develop new ways to make the summer a special time for them as well as a worry-free time for parents."

Most of BREC’s specialty camps have filled up but spots remain at Magnolia Mound Plantation, the Highland Road Observatory, Skateboard and BMX camp at the Extreme Sports Park at Perkins Road Community Park and Base Camp Greenwood Adventure Camp at Greenwood Community Park. Visit <> to register online or visit the facility to register in person. Costs of specialty camps vary and are listed on the website as well.

BREC also offers full-day camps at recreational facilities which include community field trips, sports activities, swimming, crafts and fun-filled days.

The following recreation centers still have spots available: Alsen, Anna T. Jordan, Baker, Cadillac, Church Street, Flanacher, Howell, Longfellow, Lovett, Maplewood, Mills, Monte Sano, Plank, Reames, Jackson, Zachary, Greenwood, Antioch, Belfair Teen Center, Ben Burge, Cedar Ridge, Drusilla, Forest, Gus Young, Highland, Independence, Jefferson Highway, Kernan, North Sherwood Forest, Perkins Road, Saia, Sports Academy, Sunshine Camps A, B and C and Womack Park.

All camp sites are open for walk-in registrants.

General Recreation Summer Camp Dates and Time:
June 3 - July 26: eight, one-week sessions
$85 per week for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$110 per week for out-of-parish residents Regular hours: 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
Extended hours: 7-8 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. (additional fee of $12 per week) BREC recreation camps serve children ages 4 &5 and 6-12

For more information about BREC summer camps visit our website at <> or call 225-272-9200.

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