TUCKER, Ga. (March 17, 2021) – Children will have a fun, safe place to enjoy their summer vacation in the City of Tucker this year. The Tucker Parks and Recreation Department this week opened registration for their 2021 Summer Camp program to be hosted at Tucker Recreation Center. The camp will be overseen by professional staff with decades of experience in supervising and engaging with children.
“We are excited to welcome students back to Tucker Recreation Center this summer,” said Recreation Leader Jen Young. “With all the proper protocols in place, we know this is going to be the best summer we’ve ever had.”
Parks and Recreation staff have taken several important steps to ensure the safety of campers this summer. First and foremost, they reduced the camp’s weekly capacity to better accommodate the need for social distancing. Additionally, there will be daily temperature checks, hand washing stations and campers will be encouraged to wear masks throughout the day. Tucker Recreation Center is also having a UV air filtration system installed to go along with a previously installed air ionization system.
“In studying the CDC guidance and talking with camp directors across the state about their protocols, I can confidently say Tucker is going to run the safest camp around,” said Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson.
As in previous years, Tucker’s Summer Camp will have a heavy focus on engaging children in STEM activities, crafts and athletics, including regular swim time at one of Tucker’s public pools. The cost for the camp, which begins on June 1, will be $125 per week, and parents may sign their children up for as many of the nine weeks as they would like. Staff will have more information on federal financial assistance opportunities for families who may qualify. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-12 and is not limited to residents of the City of Tucker. Families can sign their campers up at www.tuckerga.gov/parks.