Casper rec center and Nic art museum hosting kids summer camps

CASPER Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) Laughing and playing can be heard from one of the gyms at the Casper Family Recreation Center during their Summer Adventure Camp that is now up and running.

“It’s on a smaller scale this year it’s open for ages five to 13,” said Jen Haines, recreation supervisor.

Games, sports and arts and crafts are a few activities for kids.

“We have been able to offer a program for our kiddos and really provide some excitement and get them out of the house,” Haines said.

She added they are following safety precautions by requiring the staff to wear masks and implementing social distancing in their evening classes.

Also, they have openings for select weeks and parents have the option to register them for only a week at a time.

The Nicolaysen Art Museum is also hosting summer camps for kids ages from 7 to twelve and eleven to fifteen.

“There’s not a lot of opportunity for kids eleven to fifteen. We really feel like we are filling a gap in the community,” said Ann Ruble, executive director at the Nic.

She adds these camps are a great way to get kids away from screens.

“There’s a lot of kids and families who want to get out and do something, not on the computer, but really get their fingers dirty and be around other kids,” Ruble said.

She added their classes are usually less than fifteen kids so they didn’t have to make any changes with the current health orders.