VANCOUVER – Vancouver Parks and Recreation is ramping up youth recreation programming under Phase 2 of the state’s Healthy Washington reopening plan with full-day spring break camps and the launch of the outdoor youth soccer season. Registration is now open for both programs.
Spring Break Day Camps will run April 5-9 for campers ages 6 to 12 at both Firstenburg (700 N.E. 136th Ave.) and Marshall (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.) community centers. Day camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with structured activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one-week camp costs $190 for Vancouver residents and $219 for non-residents. Register online at www.cityofvancouver.us/SpringCamp.
Outdoor soccer kicks off March 29 at Fisher Basin Community Park (S.E. 192nd Ave. and Mill Plain Blvd.) and Marshall Community Park (1015 E. McLoughlin Blvd.). The youth recreation league is open to ages 3½ to 9 with practices that meet one evening a week after 5 p.m. League games will be on Saturdays, April 17 through June 5. Spring league costs $69 for Vancouver residents and $79 for non-residents. Register online at www.cityofvancouver.us/YouthSports.
Scholarships that cover 50 percent of tuition for youth recreation programs are available to eligible Clark County residents, based on family size and household income. If approved, the scholarship is applied to all children who meet the age guidelines within the household. Complete the scholarship form at www.cityofvancouver.us/scholarship.
Vancouver Parks and Recreation has instituted youth recreation safety protocols that follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health experts, including:
Physical distancing and face coverings required
Health screenings upon arrival
Dedicated small groups
Regular hand washing or sanitizing throughout the program
Individual equipment and materials that are not shared with others and are sanitized daily
For assistance with registration or scholarship applications, contact Firstenburg Community Center at (360) 487-7001 or Marshall Community Center at (360) 487-7100.
Find information about all Vancouver Parks and Recreation current activities at www.vanparksrec.org.
SOURCE: clarkcountytoday.com MAIN IMAGE SOURCE: Vancouver Parks and Recreation is ramping up youth recreation programming under Phase 2 of the state’s Healthy Washington reopening plan with full-day spring break camps and the launch of the outdoor youth soccer season. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Parks and Recreation