Breckenridge Texan

Community offers variety of kids’ activities for the summer

Community offers variety of kids’ activities for the summer
June 15
18:21 2021

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

A couple of different weather services are showing that Stephens County hit 100 degrees on Sunday, so it seems that summer is here, even though the official First Day of Summer isn’t until Sunday, June 20. The kids have been out of school a couple of weeks, and they’re probably bored by now. Fortunately, there are quite a few kids’ activities planned for the summer, ranging from art to sports.

Here’s a list:

Swimming Pool/Swimming Lessons

The City of Breckenridge’s Aquatic Center is offering swimming lessons for a fee of $50 per person. The next swimming lessons session will be July 13 through August 5. Lessons held on Tuesdays and Thursdays only and are offered at three different times, depending on the swimming level of the student.

Level 1 is from 9 to 10 a.m.; levels 2 and 3 are from 10 to 11 a.m.; and, levels 4 and 5 are from 11 a.m. to noon.

Parents need to fill out a registration form at the City offices, 106 N. Rose Ave.

Additionally, the pool is open Tuesdays through Sundays through Aug. 8. On Tuesdays through Saturdays, the pool is open in two sessions, from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Sundays, there will be one session from 2 to 6 p.m. Additionally, on Tuesdays through Fridays, the pool will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for adults only and water aerobics. The pool will be reserved in two sessions for daycare centers on Wednesdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The pool will be closed for maintenance on Mondays. Additionally, the City staff provides updates on the pool schedule on its Facebook page.

The fee for everyone age 4 and older will be $3 per session. Children age 3 and younger will be admitted at no charge. All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult.

The pool is also available for rental for events on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 to 10 p.m. at a fee of $100 per hour, for up to 90 people. There will be a minimum one-hour charge. The pool may be rented in half-hour increments after the initial hour rental. Rental times will be adjacent to opening and closing hours. For parties that have more than 90 people, there will be an additional charge of $20 per hour for increments of 1 through 30 people. (For example, for 1 to 90 people, the cost will be $100 per hour; for 91 to 120 people, the cost will be $120 per hour; for 121 to 150 people, the cost will be $140 per hour; for 151 to 180 people, the cost will be $160 per hour, etc.)

There are a variety of other rules and regulations regarding the use of the swimming pool. For more information, call the City offices at 254-559-8287.

Fine Arts Camps

The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center will offer its annual Summer Art Camp for kids in kindergarten through the eighth grade July 20-23.

The classes will be offered on the following schedule:

  • Kindergartners and first-graders — 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Second- and third-graders — 10:45 a.m. to noon
  • Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders — 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Seventh- and eighth-graders — 2:30 to 4 p.m.

The camp will cost $3 per child with a maximum of $6 per family. To register, send the child’s name and grade via email to: info@breckenridgefineart.org.

Additionally, the BFAC will host a one-day camp by Jenni Riley and Beth Joy. The camp will cost $35 per student and will be offered on Tuesday, July 13. The class will be open to kindergartners through eighth-graders. The class will be offered from 10 to noon for kindergartners through third-graders and from 1 to 3 p.m. for fourth- through eighth-graders. To register, visit the Riley & Joy website.

For more information, call the BFAC at 254-559-6602.

Summer Reading Program

The Breckenridge Library is hosting a summer reading program, Tails and Tales. The program will include reading and an activity each Tuesday at 2 p.m. through July 27 at the Library, 209 N. Breckenridge Ave. For more information, call the library at 254-559-5505.

Sports Camps

Breckenridge Independent School District is offering a variety of sports camps this summer, including the following:

Volleyball Camp

BISD will offer Volleyball Camp for sixth through eighth graders June 16-17, and for ninth through 12th graders June 16-19. The cost for the sixth through eighth graders will be $60, and the cost for the ninth through 12th graders will be $165.

The camp director will be Paula Taylor, head volleyball coach at BHS.

For more information, download the registration forms here: BHS Volleyball Camp Forms

Baseball Camp

BISD will offer Baseball Camp for students in grades 1 through 9 on June 21-24. The cost will be $25 for first through third graders and $40 for fourth through ninth graders; sponsorships are available for those who cannot afford the fee.

For more information, download the registration form here: BHS Baseball Camp Form

Basketball Camp

BHS will offer boys and girls Basketball Camps for students in grades 1 through 9 on July 12-14. The cost will be $60 per student with discounts for families with more than one child in the camp.

For more information, download the registration form here: BHS Basketball Camp Form

Football Camp

BHS will offer Football Camp for students in grades 1 through 9 on July 26-27. The cost will be $30 per student or $50 for families with more than one camper.

For more information, download the registration form here: BHS Football Camp Form

Summer Meals

To help make sure the children of Breckenridge continue to have at least two nutritious meals a day during part of the summer, Breckenridge Independent School District is once again participating in an annual program to offer free breakfast and lunch for kids throughout June and for a few days in July and August.

The summer meal program will provide breakfast and lunch at no charge for all children ages 18 and younger at the South Elementary School cafeteria. The meals are free for the kids, but parents or other adult family members may join the kids for breakfast and/or lunch at a charge. Adults will pay $2.55 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch.

Meals will be offered Mondays through Thursdays through July 1, and on July 26-29, and August 2-10. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program is part of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals program and is offered statewide by local sponsors.

For more information, call the school district office at 254-522-9600.

 

Cutline, top photo: Some kids took advantage of the cool water at the Breckenridge Aquatic Center on Saturday afternoon. The pool is open Tuesdays through Sundays, and the second session of swimming lessons starts next month. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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