What to do when school is done
As the school days start to wind down there is one major question on every parent’s mind. "Oh no, what am I going to do with them for the whole summer?" Yes, parents, that golden time has arrived. After your child sleeps in the first morning, then gets up, brushes the sleep from their eyes and promptly yells out: "I’m bored, there is nothing to do!"
Don’t worry, the Westlake Recreation Department has you covered. We offer activities for almost every age group. Daily programs, weekly camps, swimming lessons, sport-specific camps and much more. The best part is that you can register right now for these camps and have the whole summer planned out even before they run out of school on the last day.
Summer Day Camp (ages 6-12)
Running weekly June 8-Aug. 7, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekly field trips. Before and After Care available. Weekly fee: $180/members; $200/non-members.
Playful Preschoolers (ages 3-5)
Mondays to Thursdays, 8:45-11:15 a.m. There will also be a noon-2:30 p.m. session the weeks of June 8 and June 22. Each week will include fun-filled activities centering around a different theme. Weekly fee: $55/members; $65/nonmembers; $15 supply fee payable to instructor on first day.
Youth Tennis Academy (ages 6-16)
Weekly sessions starting June 8 and ending the week of Aug. 10. Ages 6-10 class is 9-10:30 a.m.; ages 11-16 class is 10:30-noon. Session fee: $60/resident; $65/non-resident.
Summer Sports Time (ages 3-5)
This program has morning and evening sessions, with a different sport each day. Morning sessions are Mondays-Thursdays, starting at 9, 10 or 11 a.m. The evening sessions meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. Classes include T-Ball, basketball, soccer and fun games. There is an early summer 4-week session and a later summer 4-week session. Program fee: $50/members; $60/non-members.
Princess Ballerina Camp (ages 2.5-5)
This class meets Monday, June 15-Thursday, June 18, from noon-1:30 p.m. Fee: $75/members; $85/non-members.
Soccer Camp with Mike Besu (ages 5-14)
The return of Coach Besu’s soccer camps. Three weekly camps this year, the weeks of June 22, July 13 and Aug. 3. All camps run Monday-Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. Fee: $90/residents; $110/non-residents.
Learn To Swim (all ages)
We also offer swimming lessons at Peterson Pool in Clague Park and at the Westlake Recreation Center.
More information regarding all of these programs and more can be found at our website at www.cityofwestlake.org or by stopping by the Recreation Center at 28955 Hilliard Blvd., calling us at 440-808-5700 or by picking up our Rec Gazette.
Athletic/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department