Cobb PARKS Summer Camp Registration Now Open

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In its weekly newsletter, Cobb County sent the following announcement regarding summer camps offered by Cobb PARKS, along with links and registration forms:

Cobb PARKS offers a variety of summer camps in the areas of arts and performance, recreation programs, tennis, golf, nature and therapy for people with special needs. Registration is now open for most summer programs.

Recreation Center Day Camps are offered over seven weeks from June 6 to July 29. Membership fees are $125 per week at Fair Oaks Recreation Center, Fullers Recreation Center, Ron Anderson Recreation Center, Ward Recreation Center, and Windy Hill Recreation Center.

Artistic internships are held at The Art Station – Big Shanty, The Art Place – Mountain View, The Mable House Arts Center and the Sewell Mill Cultural Center.

Tennis camps are offered at all six PARKS tennis centers in Cobb. Registrations will start soon. Registration is already open at Harrison Tennis Center, Kennworth Tennis Center and Terrell Mill Tennis Center. Tennis camps are led by our teaching professionals at each center. For more information and to register for Harrison (website), Kennworth (download registration form) and Terrell Mill (website), see their respective websites. For other tennis centers, please call them directly.

Nature Campsite managed by the Cobb Natural Resources Unit the week of June 20-24 at Hyde Farm for pupils in Years Three to Five. It will be a half-day camp from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at $65 and focused on nature and outdoor activities. Registration is open.

Camp Horizon is a highly mobile indoor and outdoor camp for children and young adults ages 7-21 with developmental delays, mental and/or physical disabilities. Group staff to camper ratios will be 1:3 not to exceed 1:12, based on assessment of each group’s needs. New campers need a pre-registration assessment. Appointments are available weekdays. To make an appointment, contact Ann Bonds at 770-528-2570. Camp Horizon registrations are open.

For more information, see the summer camp page on PARKS website. Many camps fill up quickly, so don’t be left out this summer. Online registration is available for many camp programs. Visit our online registration site to create an account if you don’t already have one.

Jobs: Cobb PARKS is looking for enthusiastic young members of the community who are looking for part-time summer jobs! They need camp counselors and lifeguards for aquatic centers. Lifeguard positions include lifeguard certification courses. There are over 100 positions available.

Available positions can be found here: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cobbcounty/

About Cobb PARKS

Cobb PARKS is the Cobb County branch of government that manages 90 properties, 78 of which are developed parks.

The total area managed by the department is over 6,000 acres.

The Cobb PARKS website describes the history of the department as follows:

The department was established in 1966 as the Cobb County Department of Parks and Recreation, and in 1989 was renamed the Cobb County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs with the addition of the Department of Arts and cultural affairs. The Department is divided into three divisions: Administration, Park Operations and Services. Administration includes the director’s office, business management and human resources functions. Parks Operations is responsible for maintaining the parks and their structures. The Services Division oversees the programming offered through the ministry.

Department-operated specialty facilities include the Cobb County Civic Center Complex, Al Bishop and Lost Mountain Softball Complexes, five recreation centers, five community centers, four arts centers, the Mable House-Barnes Amphitheater, the Cobb gymnasium center, six tennis centers. and 13 satellite tennis court locations, four indoor aquatic centers and two outdoor seasonal pools, over 60 miles of trails, two golf courses, the Jim Miller Park Fairgrounds and the Jim Miller Park Event Center.

The director of Cobb PARKS is Michael Brantley.

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