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Wylie Recreation Center Offers Spring Break Camps

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.


Thursday, February 9, 2017