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Patch Picks: Calling All Campers!

Get your kids off the couch and out of your hair at a local camp this summer.

While school-age children look forward to summer from the second day of school on, parents are usually not as enthusiastic about the prospect of unsupervised minors running amok for two-plus months.

Instead of shipping them off to some hapless relative or pay out the nose for extended babysitting, try these local day camps and summer camps, which will entertain, educate and inspire your children while keeping them professionally supervised.

Kids can choose from a variety of specialty camps offered a venues such as the Aquatic Center, Santee Lakes, Big Rock Park and more. 

The Santee branch’s summer day camp will offer a fun, safe, inspiring atmosphere for kids to thrive while learning about leadership and cooperation. Registration begins May 6.

The Cameron Family YMCA will offer several day camps for your child to choose from, including gymnastics, swim, cheer, fishing, and even a reptile camp. Registration opens March 12 for members.

Horse enthusiasts will learn both English and Western riding styles, plus basic horse care and ranch maintenance while participating in trail rides and obstacle courses.

SanteeNative 1967 March 11, 2011 at 01:16 AM
Just thought I'd let you know that the Old Santee Canal Park Camp is in Santee, South Carolina. I'm sure that the camp is great, but can you imagine the commute?!?
Steven Bartholow March 11, 2011 at 02:51 AM
Thanks for that catch, I was wondering why I had never heard about Old Santee Canal Park, thought maybe it was some odd name for Mast Park! Took that bullet point down, and will have to straighten out the freelancer.

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