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Las Vegas Valley Summer Camps Prepare for Onslaught of Kids

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LAS VEGAS -- School is out for summer and that means families might be looking for some options to keep those kids busy.

8 News NOW found several economical options for kids and teens. The Boys and Girls Club has eight centers spread around the valley.

"Monday morning, we'll be open 7a .m. to watch your kids all day, " said Debbie Smith who is  with the Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas. Right now the club is getting ready for its busiest time of the year.

"We will serve about 350 to 400 kids per day in this 57,000 square foot building," she said.

Membership to the Boys and Girls Club is $20 a year for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old. They can go to a club anytime between noon and 6 p.m. If care is needed before noon, there is a daily $15 charge. Teens from 13 to 18 years old pay $10 a year for a membership to visit the club at any time.

"We provide free breakfast and lunch everyday," Smith added. Kids also get to play games such as foosball and baseball while keeping up on their academic skills.

"We'll still have the computer lab open, we'll still be doing reading programs," Smith said.

Clark County also has several recreation centers and swimming pools.

"We have art classes, we have dance classes, we have piano and guitar lessons," said Clark County recreation specialist Nate Jaramillo.

The county's summer programs cost from $15 a day to $70 a week.

"This is a community center, we want the community to be able to utilize these with minimal burden on their wallets," said Jaramillo.

The City of Las Vegas also offers summer camps at its community centers. The cost starts at $75 a week.

The City of North Las Vegas offers a Safekey Summer Camp and the cost is $18 a day.

In Henderson, summer camp costs $110 a week. There is a discount if you have more than one child.

Smith and Jaramillo are ready for the mad rush of kids come Monday.

 

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