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Summer camp is back in session in Palm Springs

In-person summer camp kicked off this week at the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center. The camp is back in person compared to last year when it was held virtually.

"Those parents that were ready for us to come in, oh, they came in literally knocking at the door," said community center manager, Jarvis Crawford. "Talking about open, open, come on let us bring our kids in. Give our kids something to do during the summer!"

Kids at camp will be able to do sports, arts and crafts, and go on field trips. The trips will be to the Palm Springs Swim Center and local movie theatres. Guest speakers will also interact with the kids through motivational activities.

"We've been planning for this over the pandemic to do programs and activities inside the building. And thanks to our planning, everything is working out great," said Crawford. "Our youth are in here taking full advantage of the cool air and the cool programs and activities that we're doing."

The Center will be holding summer camp through July 30. It will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Palm Springs residents must pay $5 per week and non-residents $85 per week. The camp requires a recreation membership required: $5 a year for Palm Springs residents and $25 a year for non-residents. You can register here.

Everyone needs to wear a masks and have a temperature below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Marian Bouchot

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