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County Offering Spring Break Day Camps

County Offering Spring Break Day Camps

Clark County will be opening registration this Friday for its spring break day camps.

The day camps are for children 6 to 12 who need a fun and safe place to be during spring break. The camps will take place at Desert Breeze, Hollywood, Paradise and Walnut recreation and community centers.

The camps will be held from Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. The cost is $15 per day or $70 per week per child. Activities vary by center but they will include games, arts and crafts, sports and other recreational activities.

Mail-in registration starts Friday. Walk-in registration starts March 24.  Camps fill up on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply, go to clarkcountynv.gov.

Campers must bring their own lunch and snack. 

Healthy Kids Festival Hopes to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Healthy Kids Festival Hopes to Prevent Childhood Obesity

A festival planned for Paradise Park will help parents and kids understand childhood obesity and hopefully prevent the condition.

The Healthy Kids Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The event is free and open to the public.

Children will dance to live music, play soccer, participate in Zumba classes, learn to grow their own foods and be part of other activities designed to get them thinking about healthy living.

There will also be information about resources available to the community to help the whole family make healthy lifestyle choices.

At last year's event, more than 1,000 parents and children were able to get information on childhood obesity and prevention.

Local Boxing Gym is Trying to Keep Kids Out of Trouble

A former gang member is using his past experiences to help Las Vegas kids have a better future. A local boxing gym is teaching the skills kids need to keep off the streets and stay in school. 8 News NOW's Lauren Rozyla has the story.

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

 

Registration opens Thursday for swimming lessons at Clark County's pools.

The swimming lessons are offered in two-week sessions throughout the summer. They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis at all 14 of the county's pools and water parks, including facilities in Laughlin, Overton and Indian Springs.

Programs and schedules vary at each location. To see brochures for each location, go to clarkcountynv.gov.

Important dates to remember:

Kids' Mix and Yogurt Festival at Sunset Park Saturday

Kids' Mix and Yogurt Festival at Sunset Park Saturday

 

A favorite festival for kids returns to Sunset Park this weekend.

Mix 94.1 and 98.5 KLUC will be hosting the 8th annual Kids' Mix and Frozen Yogurt Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are both free.

The event will feature all-you-can-eat Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt for $5, live music, visits from Spider-Man and Thor, a children's carnival and food court.

Kids will also be able to enjoy a coloring station, games, a bounce house and a splash zone.

Disney Channel star Shane Harper, who plays Spencer Walsh on "Good Luck Charlie," will be there from 10:30 a.m. to noon to sign autographs.

UNLV Hosting Family Day Saturday

UNLV Hosting Family Day Saturday

 

UNLV will be hosting the 5th annual Family Enrichment Day Saturday at the Student Union.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free. The day features family-focused workshops on math, reading and planning for college. A sack lunch will be provided.

No reservations are needed.

The event is a partnership between the university and the Clark County School District. 

Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park

Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park

 

A grand opening and dedication Saturday will mark the opening of the new Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center.

The park is located at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, about a mile east of Boulder Highway off Tropicana Avenue. The dedication ceremony will be held on the raised observation deck near the new exhibit gallery.

The deck features views of the 210-acre Nature Preserve, which has 13 miles of hiking trails and is home to more than 200 species of birds and more than 70 species of mammals and reptiles.

Clark County Wetlands Park was created in 2001 during the building boom to preserve natural wetlands and habitat area, improve water quality and control erosion along the Las Vegas Wash. Reclaimed water from the Las Vegas urban area flows through Wetlands Park and allows a permanent plant community to live.