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Summer Camp Registration Opens April 1

Its time to start planning the summer activities for the kids! Parks & Recreation will offer several weeklong day camps throughout the summer for children ages 5 – 13. Online registration opens Monday, April 1, at noon (click the "Youth & Teen" tab). Each weeklong camp costs $118.75-$170 + tax. A total of 178 spaces are available. Camps are offered at Zach Gordon Youth Center and Dimond Park; descriptions and details can be found on ZGYC's summer camps page.

Each weeklong ZGYC camp focuses on a different theme, including arts and crafts, hiking and the outdoors, sports and games, and even real-world DnD. Schedules range from morning- and afternoon-only camps to all-day sessions. Meanwhile, the Dimond Park Adventure Camps combine swimming and water games at Dimond Park Aquatic Center (DPAC) with activities at Dimond Park Field House and surrounding trails. Please note that, unlike ZGYC summer camps, campers must be dropped off at DPAC and picked up at the Field House.

Family Fun Night | April 12

AEYC-SEA and Parks & Recreation are continuing Family Fun Nights to the Dimond Park Field House through the spring. The next event is on April 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. Although this event is designed for families with young children ages 0-6, older siblings are also welcome. Toys will be set out for play and no registration is required—just show up full of energy, sign in at the door, and have some fun!

Teen Movie Night: School of Rock | April 12 @ 7pm

The Zach Gordon Youth Center will be screening "School of Rock" (2003) at 7:00pm Friday 4/12 for teens ages 14 and up! Admission is FREE! Popcorn and soda will be provided. Come rock out at ZGYC with us!

Youth Floorball Coming to Treadwell Arena

Zach Gordon Youth Center and Treadwell Arena are teaming up this summer to bring floorball to the youth sports lineup. Floorball will take place at Treadwell Arena during their off season, predominately in June, with the exact dates yet to be determined. Stay tuned, details will be announced soon!

Free Skate | April 20

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska is sponsoring the next Free Skate on April 20 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Big, Littles, and the community are all invited! Skate rental is included, however they are limited and first come, first served.

Climbing Wall Volunteers Needed

The Zach Gordon Youth Center is searching for adult volunteers who can commit to 1.5 hours a week volunteering to belay kids on the climbing wall afterschool. Applicants must fill out a Park and Recreation Volunteer Application and pass a background check. Previous climbing/belay experience is preferred, but training will be provided. Call or stop by the Youth Center to pick up a volunteer application.