Lebanon city officials have announced the schedule for this year’s summer camp series.

  • Nature Camp: June 25-27 (three-day camp) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nature Barn at Stoever’s Dam.
  • Recycle Mini-Camp: July 1, 10 a.m. to noon at the Optimist Building at Southwest Park.
  • Firefighter for a Day Mini-Camp: July 12, 10 a.m. to noon at the Optimist Building at Southwest Park.
  • Detective for a Day Mini-Camp: July 26, 10 a.m. to noon at the Optimist Building at Southwest Park.

All camps are open to children ages 6 to 12. Each camp has room for 30 participants.

This will be the sixth year for the Nature Camp and first year for the Recycling, Firefighter for a Day, and Detective for a Day mini-camps, the city’s director of administration and assistant to the mayor Melissa Quinones told LebTown in an email.

The camps are organized by various city departments, Quinones said, including administration, police, fire, and public works.

“Summer camps are good for the youth to get out and enjoy some of the parks and playgrounds that the city provides to the community,” Quinones said, “while also learning important lessons when it comes to specific topics of each camp.”

For instance, she said, Nature Camp “will utilize an outdoor, hands-on setting to provide science education for children ages 6-12 years old. Campers are sure to have a blast observing nature up close and spending most of their time outside through the camp’s emphasized experimental learning.”

Also, she said, “Firefighter for a Day will involve fire safety education like the importance of having a fire escape plan and simple tips to follow to prevent fires through hands on activities and an interactive inflatable house. The Detective for a Day will have activities that teach children the skills and methods used by our Lebanon City Detectives to help solve crimes. The recycling camp will educate them on recycling and the importance it has on the environment.”

All camps are free to city residents. Non-city residents will be asked to pay a fee of $5 for each camp, except for the Nature Camp which costs $20.

Checks can be made payable to City of Lebanon and should be mailed to the City of Lebanon, c/o Rachiele Peters, 735 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042.

Registration forms are available online. For additional information on the programs, call (717) 639-2800, option 5.

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