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City of Crestview offers two summer camps
With summer here parents are looking for camps their children can participate in.
The City of Crestview is offering two camps this Summer ... soccer and fishing.
The Soccer Camp is for children ages 4 to 12. And will start July 28 through 31st.
The Fishing Camp children ages 7 to 12 can join. It's held July 7th through 11th.
The City of Crestview canceled all of their summer camps this summer, but after hearing from members of the community they decided to bring two back, soccer and fishing.
Crestviews Parks and Recreations Director George Hillsman says the program usually consist of five camps.
But, instructor participation died off.
"In the past we had a couple of instructors from the schools and they chose to stick with the schools and do their own camps, so we lost our basketball and volleyball instructors," said George Hillsman.
But, after hearing from concerned parents the city decided to keep two of the camps.
"Since we went from five to basically two we were just going to stop it , but we said let's try to find somebody to come in and give the kids something to do over the summer," said Hillsman.
"I was kind of concerned that they were not going to have anything at all for kids and now that they are bringing something back that's a positive for the community," said Melody Smith.
Each camp would cost $30 per child and would last around two and half hours each day.
Giving parents a break and the kids an outlet to play and learn.
"That would help a lot because they have tons of energy, so getting out and doing something would be really great," said Melody Smith.
"I like fishing. My favorite part about it is I like throwing it out in the water," said Theodore Smith.
If you're interested in signing up your child for either camp you can come her to The Department of Public Services.