Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Summer camp at Whatsoever

By Kristi L. Dalberg

Want to fill those boring summer days with activities you love? If so, the Whatsoever Community Center is just the place for you.

Whatsoever is offering a variety of classes and activities during this year's summer day-camp program. Kids can join a graphic design club, art club, gardening club, cooking classes and leadership classes. Students can also learn how to make a documentary, join a mini society, join the robotics club, book club, or help complete a variety of community service projects and more.

Whatsoever will also take kids on several field trips each week to various summer activities around Kansas City. This year, organizers are planning to see a play at Starlight, attend an overnight camping trip at Smithville Lake, visit a Royals' game, climb the ropes course at Tucker Leadership Academy and visit an art museum. With summer heating up, Whatsoever also plans many trips to the swimming pool.

Whatsoever’s day camp is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday with additional clubs on Fridays and Saturdays.

The day camp is free and will include lunch each day. Kids will only be asked to have good attendance. Spanish speaking staff will be available for children/parents who don’t speak English, and ESL assistance will be provided throughout the summer.

For more information on the day camp, contact Whatsoever at 816-231-0227.