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April 25, 2013

Leonardo’s to offer summer day camps

ENID, Okla. — This summer, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse will offer nine weeks of day camp for children ages 4-12.

There will be six weeks of art and three weeks of science. Early registration is under way, with a 20 percent tuition discount for enrollments paid by Tuesday.

Parents may choose morning, afternoon or all-day sessions by the week.

Those who enroll a child for all nine weeks receive a 25 percent discount.

Enrollments paid in May will receive a 10 percent discount.

Additional discounts are available for Leonardo’s members and families enrolling more than one child in the program.

Scholarships also are available with demonstrated need. Camp will begin June 3 and continue through Aug. 9.

There will be no camp the week of July 1-5.

“2013 is the 20th year of summer camp at Leonardo’s,” said Julie Baird, executive director. “It is our largest educational outreach program, and the one which set the standard for all the art and science programs since that time.”

Camp Leonardo’s Summer Camp is made possible in part by a grant from Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.

Local sponsors include Park Avenue Thrift and Messer-Bowers Insurance.

Camp scholarships are made possible by funding from city of Enid, Park Avenue Thrift, Leonardo’s annual auction and individual sponsors.  

Leonardo’s also is accepting applications for certified educators to teach at the camps.

Teachers will teach mornings or afternoons only and will choose the week(s) they wish to teach. Teacher applications also are due by Tuesday.

Apprentice applications (teen volunteers ages 13-18) also are available at Leonardo’s.

Even those who volunteered at Leonardo’s previously must reapply by May 18 and be interviewed. Mandatory apprentice training is scheduled for May 29-30.

“Apprentices are a tremendous help during camp and the busy summer months,” Baird said. “It is also beneficial job training for them, as it looks good on resumes for future paying jobs and college applications.”  

For information about summer camp, teacher or apprentice applications, or any upcoming program or event, go to the Leonardo’s website at www.leonardos.org or call 233-2787.

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