Spring Break is around the corner, and Wylie Recreation Center has great camps to keep kids' minds and bodies active. All camps are from March 6 - 9.
Minecraft Architects, for ages 8 – 14, sparks creative thinking, develops spatial visualization skills, and inspires programming proficiency. Participants will work with a group to create building structures meeting specific guidelines; defeat the challenges of limited resources, time limits, and environmental features; discover drawing blueprints and then transform the sketch in Minecraft. Class meets from 1 to 4 p.m., and cost is $125.
Cooking Camp, for ages 7 – 12, may just inspire the next Executive Chef. Learn about kitchen and food safety, preparation, and international foods. Work with incredible ingredients and great equipment to create a variety of delicious dishes from around the world. Enjoy eating the delicious treats prepared at the end of each class. Class meets from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $119 plus $25 supply fee.
Garden Sewing Party, for ages 7 – 14, teaches kids about sewing machines, thread, fabric, seams, and bobbins. They’ll enhance fine motor skills, boost reading comprehension, and apply math while making a skirt, tote bag, and flower throw pillow, and embellishing a shirt. Snacks included. Campers must bring a sewing machine; a few will be available upon request. Class meets from 1 to 4 p.m., and cost is $100 plus $45 supply fee.
Total Sports & MVP Challenge, for ages 6 – 12, develops strength and fitness while kids have fun. Improve motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and endurance, while learning about proper nutrition and the rules of sports. Participants will cross-train using obstacle courses, dodgeball, soccer, basketball, and other exciting agility games and should wear athletic clothes and tennis shoes. Camp meets from 9 am to noon, and cost is $99.
Register online at www.wylietexas.gov/activities or in person at Wylie Recreation Center, 300 Country Club Rd., Building 200. For more information, contact the rec center staff at Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-516-6360.
Camps aren’t the only way to enjoy the rec center during Spring Break; open play schedules for the gym and climbing wall can be found online. Memberships are available by the year, month, or even for a day, for individuals and families. Visit www.WylieTexas.gov for more information.