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.