With spring officially here, it is time for parents to start thinking about summer activities for their children. There are so many summer camps that are offered, but I just wanted to remind you all about the one we have right here on the mountain. The Commons Camp has been in existence since the mid-1940s and is a very economical and safe camp for ages 4 and up. It runs from June 3 through July 19, and 4- and 5-year-olds meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and ages 6 and up meet five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a drop-in camp, so children can come whenever they can.
There are lots of fun traditions. The campers always have the option of bringing their own lunch, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we order Mr. T’s Pizza, and Tressie Chandler sells snow cones for $1. There are many activities for all ages, including arts and crafts, tennis, baseball, basketball, dodgeball, and many other outdoor sports. We also plan some special days, like water days or a cookout. We are still making plans for a tennis program on Tuesdays and Thursdays and hope to hire a tennis instructor to teach the younger ones through fun activities. (Interested young adults should contact me about this position.)
The children are always closely supervised, and their safety is our No. 1 concern. The staff is committed to ensuring that your child has a safe and fun experience at Commons Camp.
The cost of the camp is very reasonable; fees for younger campers are $10 a day or $90 for the summer. For campers attending five days a week, fees are $15 a day, $50 a week or $200 for the summer. Contact Director Scott Shell at (423) 619-4944 or me at (423) 718-358 for more information. We are looking forward to a great summer!