The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department wants your kids to get silly.
Lauren Love”s Silly Sports Summer Camp is returning the Starkville Sportsplex in June to offer kids a week”s worth of wackiness.
Lisa Cox, program coordinator for the SPRD, described Love”s camp as teaching sportsmanship and activity “with a silly zing to it.”
“They might play basketball with soccer balls or volleyball with beach balls. There”s whiffle ball with bats that you screw an empty pop bottle onto. The games will show the rules but there will be something goofy as well,” said Cox.
The majority of the activities will take place in the basketball court at the Sportsplex, but there will also be a “wet day” outside in the sprinklers.
The camp runs from 8 a.m. to noon each day and the registration fee is $65 per child. Fourth through sixth graders will meet June 6-10, first through third graders will meet June 13-17 and children 4-years-old to kindergarten will meet June 20-22.
The SPRD has plenty of alternatives to get your kids out of the house, as well.
Beginners tennis camp runs June 13-16 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Starkville High School tennis courts. Registration is $35 for 7-13-year-old boys and girls. Starkville tennis pro Jerry Henderson will lead the lessons.
Kids crafts and ceramics classes will also be held throughout June and July at the Sportsplex for $25 per session.
Registration for youth kickball is ongoing until June 5 for 4-7-year-olds. The fee is $30 per player.
Last, but not least, city pools will reopen June 1. Admission is $1 for children 12-and-under and $2 for 13-and-up. The baby pool is free.
The J.L. King Park pool and the Moncrief Park pool will be open Monday-Thursday from noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Two hours of family swim will be offered after public hours every day except Friday and Saturday.
Jason Browne was previously a reporter for The Dispatch.
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