City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department to offer Summer Day Camps at Odell Weeks Activities Center and Smith-Hazel Recreation Center.

The City of Aiken will host Summer Day Camps for children ages 5 – 12 (children must be within this age range at the start of the session). Registration begins Friday, May 15, 2020 online at www.cityofaikensc.gov/prtregistration, or in person by appointment only. If you would like to set up an online account or prefer to make an appointment to register in person, call 803-642-7631 or 803-642-7634, Monday – Friday, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Registration is open until sessions are full. Space is limited.

Camps will be offered in weekly sessions June 8 – August 14 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with drop-off beginning at 7:30 AM and pickup ending at 5:30 PM. No camp will be held Friday, July 3rd, 2020. Dates are subject to change based on local school calendars or other circumstances.

Each week will encourage children to let their imaginations run wild! Camp sessions incorporate arts and crafts, exercise, sports, games, and water activities. To keep campers and staff safe during COVID-19, we have implemented plans that follow the CDC’s guidance, as well as SCDHEC and SCDSS recommendations at this time:
• Facility space designated for campers and staff only
• Health screenings of staff and campers prior to entering the building
• Additional training for staff on PPE, healthy habits, and sanitation along with increased signage and educational materials on COVID-19 symptoms
• Smaller group sizes
• Lunch and snacks served classroom style
• No field trips
• Social distancing strategies to include but not limited to curbside pickup and drop-off and isolation area for campers who become ill
Summer Fun Day Camp is held at Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St NE, Aiken. Summer Adventures Day Camp is held at Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. Registration is *$75 per child per session. No camp Friday, July 3rd, 2020; rates for that week will be prorated to *$55 per child. *Out-of-City residents without an annual membership must pay an additional $20 per child, per session.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department offers registration fee assistance through the Fun Funds youth scholarship program. For more information and questions about eligibility, please call Odell Weeks 803-642-7631 or Smith–Hazel 803-642-7634, visit www.cityofaikensc.gov or the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Facebook page.