Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority is adding four new specialty camps to their traditional kids’ summer camps this year.

These specialty camps will be organized by age with a maximum of 15 participants for each program.

There will be a three-day program for fourth through eighth graders Monday through Wednesday and a two-day program for kindergarten through third graders on Thursday and Friday.

Outdoor adventures and hands on nature will be the first camp starting on Monday, June 22.

Other camps will include sports, hands-on Tuscaloosa with arts and culture, and STEM discovery with hands-on science.

Casie Jones, the Youth Program Supervisor, was behind the idea for new camps and opportunities for local kids.

“I think it’s important to offer some interesting opportunities for kids, so they’ve been out of school for a while now and all the time in Tuscaloosa they have opportunities to recreate and be educated in different ways that are personalized to their interests,” Jones said.

Dates and descriptions for all the specialty camps can be found on PARA’s website. Parents can also register online.

Due to limited camp size, advanced registration is required.

Masks will be required when in enclosed spaces and social distancing will be practiced outside to ensure safety of camp participants.

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