Anderson Parks & Rec have plans for your summer

Swimming Time - Anderson Parks and Recreation is gearing up to offer swim lessons and other activities over the summer. They have also made some changes, including changing the swim class names.

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Swimming Time - Anderson Parks and Recreation is gearing up to offer swim lessons and other activities over the summer. They have also made some changes, including changing the swim class names.

The City of Anderson’s Park and Recreation department has many classes over the summer to help parents and their children stay active.

At the Anderson High pool, there will be swimming lessons, water aerobics and lap swimming. There are also some changes.

Parks and Recreation has changed the names of their swim classes – tad poles, otters, sardines, angel fish and barracudas. According to Pam Lewis, Parks and Recreation supervisor, the city’s recreation program takes pride in offering great instructors at an affordable cost to those wanting to learn to swim or just improve their strokes.

The long standing Summer of Fun begins Monday, June 18, at Anderson River Park with a free drop-in camp from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for ages 5-12.

Lewis said there will be lots of fun, games and crafts.

The program will be available in Happy Valley at the Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. and at Volonte Park on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Free lunches will be available to all youth in our communities 18 and under at 11:30 a.m. at Anderson River Park, 12 p.m. at the Manter House and 1 p.m. at the Happy Valley Community Center.

The city will also offer an all day camp beginning on Monday, June 18, for $80 a week. For more information about the camp, please call 378-6656.

There will also be other camps provided over the course of the summer, including basketball, football, cheer and dance.

“Due to the generosity of local businesses we will be able to offer scholarships to qualifying families,” said Lewis.

For more information on any programs, camps or activities this summer please stop by 1887 Howard Street or call Anderson Community Services at 378-6656.

List of summer camps:

Basketball Camp — June 25-28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for 2nd-8th grades. Cost $35.

Skills: shooting, ball handling, offense/defense. Anderson High Gym.

Football Camp — July 9-12 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for 2nd-8th grades. Cost $35 and includes camp T-shirt. Skills; basic fundamentals of football, running, stance, blocking, form tackling and more. Learn from the best Anderson High Coaches and players and held at Anderson High School.

Cheer Camp — July 9-12 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for Kindergarten-8th grade. Cost $35 and includes camp T-shirt. Held at the Anderson High School Quad Area. Learn the basics, have fun, meet new friends! Taught by Anderson High Cheerleaders.

Dance Camp — August 6-9 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for 5th-12th grades. Cost $35 and includes camp T-shirt. Skills; ballet basics, different styles of jazz, tap & hip hop. Held at Anderson High School Performing Arts Center.

To register for any of the camps, stop by Anderson Community Services, 1887 Hoawrd Street, or call 378-6656.

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