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G’morning, campers!

Day camps in the metro help keep the kiddos active over the summer.

Rachael Cervenka May 22nd, 2013

Rocktown Climbing Summer Camp
Rocktown Climbing Gym
200 S.E. Fourth

Want your little one to stay active this summer? Rocktown Climbing Gym offers weekly morning and afternoon sessions for children ages 6 to 15, with the cost being $145 per session. Campers get expert instruction on climbing safety, technique and a variety of climbing-related games and activities. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre Summer Camp
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
2501 N. Blackwelder

Dress your child in his or her favorite superhero costume to go off and save the city. Camp sessions are separated by age and theater type. Each week, campers (ages 3-4, 5-7, 8-12) devise performances, practice techniques through games and activities, and learn performing arts in an atmosphere of creativity and imagination. Costs range from $100 to $450. Several discounts are available.

First Christian Church
3700 N. Walker

Your child can foster creativity through music, dance, visual arts, theater and even LEGO creations. Kids between the ages of 8 and 12 will choose a major and two additional areas of study. Games and cookouts are also part of the experience, along with a showcase for parents at the end of camp. Cost is $300 for one session, $575 for two and $850 for all three.

Thunder youth Basketball Camp
Various locations

Thunder up! Boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 16 learn basketball fundamentals and life lessons such as teamwork, sportsmanship and respect. Campers receive an OKC Thunder T-shirt and a $10 voucher for the Thunder Shop. Oh, and there’s always a chance — albeit not guaranteed — that Thunder coaches and players could make an appearance.

Summer Adventure Camp
Boathouse District
725 S. Lincoln

Participants learn basic paddling skills and water safety in racing kayaks, canoes and dragon boats, plus enjoy off-water activities such as the Sandridge Sky Trail, Youth Zone and Kayak Plunge. Half-day sessions cost $150 and full-day sessions are $300, with day passes for $65. Snacks and equipment are provided; campers just have to pack a lunch. Rowing camps are also available.

Did you ever? Summer Camps
Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 N.E. 52nd

Did you ever rock out with robots, explode 80 gallons of soda pop or dance in a soap bubble? Well, students in first through sixth grade can do all these and more. Cost per child is $250 for nonmembers and $235 for museum members. Register for two or more kiddos and get a 10-percent discount. Registration includes museum admission, all hands-on activities and a T-shirt.

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center Summer Camp
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
3000 General Perishing

Painting, sculpting, video production, smartphone photography — take your pick of these and more. Various themes and techniques are explored by different age groups (5-7, 8-10, 11-13), with costs ranging from $90 to $150 per camper. Participants should bring a sack lunch, drink, snacks or snack money each day. Pizza Day is on Friday for an additional $6.

Camp DakaNi
Camp DakaNi
3309 E. Hefner

Young people between the ages of 5 and 18 can explore the 33-acre campgrounds for a range of indoor and outdoor activities that includes a nature study, zip line, fishing, hiking, tree swings, crafts, sing-alongs and much more. Cost per child is $165. The camp is operated by Camp Fire USA.

Camp Chaverim
Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City
710 W. Wilshire

Splash and swim in the camp’s new swimming pool! Children ages 2 to 14 can get swim instruction with certified lifeguards and free swim, as well as participate in art projects, sports and hobby activities. Campers can bring their own vegetarian lunch Monday through Thursday or pre-order kosher lunches for an extra fee. Pizza Day is Friday! Cost per child varies.

Oklahoma City Zoo Summer Camp
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 N.E. 50th

top Lions, tigers and camp ... oh, my! Children get to visit and learn about various animals. Each week has a different theme for the various age groups of campers (4-5, 6-7, 8-11, 12-15). Cost per child is $100 (ZooFriends members) and $110 (non-members). Snacks are provided, but participants must bring their own lunches.

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