By Jennifer Thibault
50th Space Wing Public Affairs
Summer brings the promise of long days of fun for children, but for parents it can bring another challenge as they try to find quality care for their out-of-school children.
This year Schriever, with its expanded School Age Programs, will offer a Summer Camp for the first time at the Child Development Center.
The Summer Camp program, which runs from May 28 through August 13, gives children ages five through 12 a safe place to enjoy the summer.
“Our Summer Camp will offer children a well-rounded program with many unique experiences,” said Cheryl Jensen, School Age Program chief. “The children will have the opportunity to make new friends and stay busy throughout the summer and parents can rest easy knowing that their children will be actively engaged and well cared for.”
Through Summer Camp, children will be able to participate in a variety of activities including: weekly field trips, arts and crafts, community services projects, clubs, fun in the sun and more.
Currently, school age programs are housed in the CDC, however construction began in the fall to expand the center to meet the needs of older children. The expansion includes an addition to the main center as well as a new playground; both are set to be complete in May, just in time for the base’s first Summer Camp.
“We have to wait for warmer weather to fully complete the playground, especially the surfacing,” said Toni Hansen, Airman & Family Services Flight chief. “The warmer weather is also needed so we can finish the exterior and roofing of the addition.”
The new playground will include a traverse climbing wall, a dinosaur dig, an art studio and outdoor musical instruments along with the traditional slides and swings.
There are limited vacancies in this year’s Summer Camp program. Parents interested in enrolling their children should call Ms. Jensen at 567-4742.