JPRD has full schedule of fun, educational activities

The youth softball, baseball and swimming season are over but the Jefferson park and recreation department has many activities planned throughout the summer.

There is still room in the Chef 4 a Day classes this week. Pre-sous chefs will learn easy cooking steps as they make health snacks Tuesday through Friday, July 18-21. Children ages 6-8 will meet at 1 pm and children ages 9-12 will meet at 2 pm. The classes will be taught by Hy-Vee staff and will be taught at the Greene County Community Center.

Safety Camp for children entering school for the first time will be Monday through Thursday, July 24-27, from 9 to 11 am at the Community Center. Safety Camp is an orientation to safety topics important for all children to know before going to school, including bus, car and bicycle safety; pool safety; electrical safety; drug safety; fire safety; telephone and stranger safety; railroad safety; and animal safety.

There is no charge for Safety Camp thanks to sponsorship by the Jefferson Elks.

Children ages 8 and older will learn fundamental tennis skills Monday through Friday, July 24-18, from 9 to 10 am at Russell Park. Reid Lamoureux and Mitchell Gorsuch will coach the camp. Participants can use their own racquets or JPRD’s racquets.

Sports Intro Camp is slated for July 31-Aug. 3, from 9 to 10 am at Kelso Park. Children ages 4-6 will be introduced to a variety of sports and games to encourage physical activity while having fun.

Information at JPRD programs is available at the Community Center at 204 W. Harrison St, by calling 515-386-3412, or on the city of Jefferson website.

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