Rec camp registration begin soon
Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 19, 2001
Saturday, May 19, 2001
The Natchez Democrat
Registration for the Natchez Recreation Department’s Daycamp
will begin on May 28, according to the program’s director.
Wilbert Whitley said the camp, which will begin on June 4 and
run through July 31, will give children &uot;something to do
this summer,&uot; and keep them &uot;from getting into trouble.&uot;
&uot;Our goal is to find as many young people as we can and
get them involved in the program,&uot; he said of the 10-year-old
He noted the program averages 150 children each summer and
recruits children from &uot;all over the place.&uot;
Among the activities offered, Whitley said, are bowling, basketball,
baseball, softball and arts and crafts.
&uot;Each year we work on a special project,&uot; he said.
&uot;All the kids take part in it.&uot;
Last year, Whitley said, daycampers put together a quilt and
presented it to the Natchez Board of Aldermen, along with a song
written by the program’s members.
&uot;The song was a big hit,&uot; he said. &uot;It was great.
&uot;We’ve got a big suprise for them this year,&uot; he
continued. &uot;But I can’t let the cat out of the bag.&uot;
Whitley said the new attraction this year, however, is the
department’s &uot;sprayground,&uot; a water system connected
to motion detectors that spray water into the air almost constantly.
&uot;That’s been a big hit at the youth center,&uot; he said.
He noted the youth center is on Triumph Lane near Natchez Middle
&uot;We’re encouraging all the children in the area to come
out and participate,&uot; he said. &uot;We just want to give
them something to do and keep them out of trouble.&uot;
Anyone wanting more information, Whitley said, can contact
the rec department at 445-4927.