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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 31, 2013
Margaret Huff, Recreation Supervisor, (360) 867-2179

Fill Your Kid's Summer with Fun at County Day Camps

Fill your child's summer days filled with fun, sun, laughter and learning at Thurston County's day camps starting June 24 at Pioneer Elementary in Olympia.

The Hand In Hand Summer Camp program is for disabled and non-disabled kids ages 6 to 13, where children with disabilities participate in all activities with their peers, including special field trips each week like miniature golf, the Thurston County Fair, a Tacoma Rainiers baseball game and swimming at Wild Waves water park. Hand In Hand Teen Camp provides summer fun for disabled teens ages 13 to 21 with special field trips each week, plus other activities designed just for teens.

"Our first year of teen camp last year was a big success, and we're planning another summer chock full of activities that kids of all ages and all abilities can enjoy," said Recreation Supervisor Margaret Huff. "This is the only summer day camp program in the area that serves kids with special needs, and the only one that's fully integrated, so the kids get to be kids and just enjoy all of the summer fun."

Hand In Hand Summer Camp and Teen Camp will run Monday through Friday, June 24 through August 23, with no camp programs on Thursday, July 4. Parents can register their kids for the entire nine-week program, or sign up for week-long blocks for either the full five days or for a 3-day flex week. The cost is $145 per week or $125 for each 3-day flex week, plus a one-time $30 registration fee. All field trip fees and a Camp T-shirt are included.

For more information on the day camp programs and for registration, contact the Thurston County Recreation Services office located at 5033 Harrison Ave. in Olympia, call (360) 786-5595 or visit our website at www.thurston-parks.org.

2013 Hand In Hand Summer Camp & Teen Camp
Dates and Field Trips
  • June 24-28: miniature golf
  • July 1-5 (no July 4): Kandle Park/Pool, Tacoma
  • July 8-12: Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport
  • July 15-19: Lakefair
  • July 22-26: McMenamins Movie/Park
  • July 29-Aug. 2: Thurston County Fair
  • Aug. 5-9: Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Game
  • Aug. 12-16: Wild Waves, Federal Way
  • Aug. 19-23: Westport/Ocean



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3