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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 17, 2013
Margaret Huff, Recreation Supervisor, (360) 867-2179

Register Today for County's Hand In Hand Day Camps

Slots are still available for Thurston County's Hand In Hand summer day camp programs. The summer fun begins in one week when Hand In Hand Day Camp and Teen Camp fill your child's long summer days with crafts, activities, games and field trips.

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.

"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," said Recreation Supervisor Margaret Huff.

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.

Thurston County Recreational Services
2013 Hand In Hand Summer Camp & Teen Camp
  • June 24-28: Miniature golf - Full week-$145; 3-day flex week-$125

  • July 1-5: Kandle Park/Pool in Tacoma - $130 (no July 4)

  • July 8-12: Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport - Full week-$145; 3-day flex week-$125

  • July 15-19: Lakefair - Full week-$145; 3-day flex week-$125

  • July 22-26: McMenamins Movie/Park - Full week-$145; 3-day flex week-$125

  • July 29-Aug. 2: Thurston County Fair - Full week-$145; 3-day flex week-$125

  • Aug. 5-9: Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Game - Full week-$145; 3-day flex week-$125

  • Aug. 12-16: Wild Waves in Federal Way - Full week-$145; 3-day flex week-$125

  • Aug. 19-23:Westport/Ocean - Full week-$145; 3-day flex week-$125



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3