Time to plan your summer fun
As the school days start to wind down there is one major question on every parent’s mind: "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, 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 from June 6-Aug. 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekly field trips. Before and After Care available.
Playful Preschoolers (ages 3-5)
Running weekly from June 13-July 14, 8:45-11:15 a.m. Different themes on different weeks.
Youth Tennis Academy (ages 6-16)
Weekly sessions starting June 6 and ending the week of Aug. 8. Ages 6-10 run 9-10:30 a.m.; ages 11-16 run 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Summer Sport Time (ages 3-5)
Tuesday-Thursday mornings, June 21-July 21. This program will let your child experience all different types of sporting activities all in one class. The session features T-Ball, basketball and soccer each on a different day. All activities are held in the gym of the Recreation Center.
Phil Bova Baseball Camp (ages 7-14)
Annual baseball camp held the week of June 13. Register at bovacamps.com or call 440-779-1390.
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 20, July 11 and Aug. 1. All camps run Monday-Friday, 9-11:30 a.m.
Shawn Hood’s Basketball Skills & Drills Camp (grades 3-8)
Join WHS varsity coach Shawn Hood as he works with players to improve shooting, passing and overall skills at this great summer camp for boys and girls.
Monday-Thursday, July 25-28. Grades 3-5: 9 a.m.-noon; grades 6-8: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Demons Summer Volleyball Camp (grades 2-6)
Are you just learning or want to polish your volleyball skills? This camp will be ideal for both. Join members of the WHS staff as they focus on the basics of the game in the three-day camp. Grades 2-4 will focus on the basics while grades 5-6 will build upon the basics and prep you for game time. Monday-Wednesday, July 18-29. Grades 2-4: 9-10:30 a.m.; grades 5-6: 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Black Dog Lacrosse Camp (ages 6-15)
Almost 30 years of camp experience will guide everyone from basic player to advance technique. This camp will work with the beginner as well as the intermediate player on their skills. Drills will be level specific. Beginning players will be required to bring sticks and mouth guards. Intermediate players will be required to have full equipment. Monday-Thursday, June 27-30, 9 a.m.-noon.
The Westlake Baseball School (Ages 7-14)
Join former St. Ed’s coach John Whelan as he heads up this skills program. The focus will be to improve your child’s hitting, throwing and fielding technique. Held at Clague Park fields. Monday and Wednesdays, June 13-July 6. Ages 7-10 attend from 9-10 a.m.; ages 11-14 attend from 10:10-11:10 a.m.
We also offer swimming lessons at Peterson Pool in Clague Park and 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