Area parents who are looking for something fun for their kids to do this summer can enroll them in one of the numerous specialty camps that are offered by the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department.
From ‘kick-flipping’ onto the Ocean Pines Skate Park to learning basic skateboarding skills and tricks to developing a solid foundation for stand-up paddling and getting exciting marine ecology education, there’s plenty for youth ages 6 to 14 to enjoy once school is out for summer.
“We have three new camps for area children to get excited about: an All Girls Skateboarding Camp, an Intro to SUP Camp and a Marine Science Camp,” said Brittany Jarman, camp organizer with the Recreation and Parks Department. “Add variety to your child’s summer and enroll now at the Community Center.”
The All Girls Skateboarding Camp will be instructed by local skater Somer Schaeffer. The camp runs from 9 -11 a.m. on June 20 – 22, July 15 – 17, and August 12-14. The cost is $55 for Ocean Pines residents and $65 for non-residents.
“This camp definitely has the teaching elements that kids will grasp more readily – all while having fun,” Jarman said. “Every skateboarding trick will be demonstrated and explained by the instructor before the students attempt the trick.”
The Intro to Stand-Up Paddle Board Camp encourages youth ages 9 to 14 to learn proper techniques as well as water safety all while having fun and making friends at the Swim and Racquet Club beach on Monday, June 24 from 9 a.m. – noon. The cost is $50 for Ocean Pines residents and $60 for non-residents.
The Marine Science Camp at the Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club beach spans over five days Aug. 19-23 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The cost is $325 per child. Children in grades K-8 are welcome to enroll. Registration, which is open to the public, must be completed at marinesciencecamp.com.
For more information, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. Information about additional recreational programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, can be found at OceanPines.org.