Local city's spring break camp offers affordable week of fun

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Spring break wrapped up Friday for thousands of area kids, hundreds which spent time enjoying all Waco has to offer through the City of Waco’s spring break camps.

The three camps were held at Bledsoe-Miller, Dewey Recreation Center and South Waco Community Center Monday through Friday this week.

“They enjoyed it. They really enjoyed it,” said Aericka Ridge, Dewey’s center supervisor.

Ridge said the City of Waco offered the camp at an affordable rate of 60 dollars to help both parents and kids.

“We try to keep it affordable for families because that's our goal so the kids can get out for spring break and just get out of the house,” she said.

The kids went on multiple field trips, including lunch at Peter Piper Pizza, skating and an excursion to the Waco Hippodrome where they enjoyed story time in the historic theater.

The campers also enjoyed nature walks.

Guest speakers came to the centers to help entertain the kids while educating them at the same time.

One class taught the kids about healthy eating and exercise led by Texas A&M Agriculture.

Natasha Jarmon, owner of Heirlooms Cakes and Catering in Waco, taught a hands-on lesson in culinary arts. During that class, campers learned utensil safety and how to make quick and easy snacks. The children also assisted in whipping up some tasty Pico de Gallo and chicken quesadillas.

"My goal is to teach one and to reach one," Jarmon said. "I love to inspire minds of future chefs!"

The city will also host summer camps with registration opening the first week in April.

The camps will be at all three locations and run June through August 16, Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30pm. There will be a 75 dollar registration fee. June and July will be $260 each and August will be $195.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for campers.

Call any location to sign-up.