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Matt and KTAB4u is hitting the road this summer! Join us as we take a series of trips through the great state of Texas and tell you about the great places you should visit during our Summer Getaway!
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Matt and KTAB4u is hitting the road this summer! Join us as we take a series of trips through the great state of Texas and tell you about the great places you should visit during our Summer Getaway!

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Safety City's Summer Safety Camp

It?s time to sign up for Safety City?s Summer Safety Camp.  The camp, located at Safety City will have two sessions available. The first one begins Monday, July 22, and runs through Thursday, July 25. The second session begins Monday, August 5 and runs through Thursday, August 8.

Summer Safety Camp will offer activities and lessons about various safety topics in a hands-on learning environment.  Each day will feature a special guest and topics such as water, bicycle and bus safety, sports and fitness safety, fire safety and making good choices.

Registration is taking place now through Friday, July 12. The camp is open to students entering the 2nd through 4th grade in the coming school year. Cost is $40 per person which includes a T-shirt if registered by the July 16 deadline.

Space is limited so register soon.  To download a registration form, Click Here.  For more information call 325-676-6096 or e-mail safetycity@abilenetx.com.

City Recreation?s Summer Playground

The Summer Playground Program offers children ages 6 to 13 a safe environment during the summer to enjoy games, field trips, crafts, gym activities and more at one of six locations around Abilene Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of Abilene ISD.

Online registration is available at www.abilenetx.com by looking under the City Spotlight heading. For those registering online, please contact the Community Services Office at 325-676-6217 to receive a username and password which is required to register. Registration will also take place at the City of Abilene?s Community Services Office located at 633 Walnut St.

Session One will be held June 10 to June 28 at a costs of $71 per child.  Session Two will be held July 1 to July 26 (no activities held July 4) and costs $87 per child.  Session Three will be held July 29 to August 16 (no meals provided the week of August 12) and costs $71 per child.  Field trip fees are not included in the cost.  Each child will receive a free Summer Playground T-shirt for the summer.

Summer Playground locations are:

Cesar Chavez South Park Recreation Center; 1002 Cherry Street

Cobb Park Recreation Center; 2302 State Street

G.V. Daniels Recreation Center; 541 North 8th Street

Rose Park Recreation Center; 2605 South 7th Street

Sears Park Recreation Center; 2250 Ambler Avenue

Jackson Elementary; 2650 South 32nd Street (Jackson Elementary will be open Session One and Two only.)

For more information about the Summer Playground Program, please call 325-676-6217.

Nelson Splash Park

Nelson Splash is free to the public and operates seasonally from sun up to sun down seven days a week. Nelson Splash is located in Nelson Park next to the Abilene Zoo, Camp Barkeley Dog Park, Nelson Lake, Fort Imagination playground and Nelson Park softball fields.

The 3,000 square foot splash park has 26 water features and areas for both younger and older children. The water features are triggered by sensors which are activated by tapping the hand at the main entrance. Nelson Splash also has shaded picnic tables, water fountain, and restroom facilities. Open flame barbeque pits are not allowed within 100 feet of Nelson Splash. For more information about the City of Abilene?s parks system, visit http://www.abilenetx.com/Parks/index.htm.

Abilene Zoo Summer Camps -2013

To check and see what camps still have spots open, visit the Zoo's website at http://abilenezoo.org/classes.html.

Download Summer Camp registration form

Abilene Pools

Hours of operation for Rose Park Pool will be 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $4 per person for adults, age 16 and older, and $2 for youth, age 6 - 15. A concession stand is available.

Hours of operation for Stevenson Park Pool will be 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

Admission is $1 for ages 6 - 15 and $2 for ages 16 and over.  
For more information, visit http://bigcountryhomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=598442.


The Breckenridge City Pool

Opens June 4.

Hours are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Adult-only aerobics: 7:30 to 8:30 Tuesday through Friday

Daycare Swim Day: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays.

Daily fees are $2.50 with children under three years of age admitted free.

Pool rentals are $70 an hour and swimming lessons are $35.

Swimming Lessons through June 28 and from July 8 to August 2. 


Heart of Texas Baptist Camp and Conference Center

There are several camps and events going on through the summer. For information, visit http://www.heartoftexascamp.com/hotbe/home.

Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center

Opens June 2. There will be two daily swim sessions and will also extended hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays until 8:00 p.m. for family swim time.

Wiggins Pool will also open June 2 and hours will be Tuesday through Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

For additional hours and information, as well as additional city recreation programs, Click Here.


North Coleman Baptist VBS

North Coleman Baptist Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School next week. It will be held June 3 through June 7 from 5:30-7:00. All ages welcome!
For questions contact: Elizabeth Edington 325-669-8738

Valera Baptist Church VBS

It?s Vacation Bible School at Valera Baptist Church like you?ve never experienced before! Children age 4 years through 6th grade are admitted free from June 3rd ? 7th, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

For additional information, Click Here.

First Baptist Church VBS

First Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School June 17-21 from 8:25-12:00 each day. VBS is open to any student who will be entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.

For additional information, Click Here.


City Pool

Opening Day/Splash Day is SATURDAY, JUNE 1st

Free Splash Day admission will be by ticket only. Tickets will be available at City Hall beginning May 29th.

Splash Day will have two sessions:

Splash Day Session 1   1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Splash Day Session 2   3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pool Hours of Operation:

Closed on Wednesdays

There will be two afternoon sessions.  Admission charged for each session.

  • Session One: 12:00 to 2:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Session Two: 3:15 to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Session Three Evening Swim:  6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday only

For additional information on admission and pool rules and regulations, Click Here.

Sweetwater / Roscoe______________________________________________________

Sports Camps

Sweetwater and Roscoe will be hosting several summer sports camps including: A Lady Mustang Basketball Camp, A Mustang Basketball Camp, A Lady Mustang Softball Camp, two high school volleyball camps, a junior high basketball camp and more.

For complete information, Click Here.

San Angelo______________________________________________________________

The city of San Angelo?s recreation department offers a great deal of summer events for both adults and children.

For a complete look at all the activities available, Click Here.

Additional Events____________________________________________________

This is not a comprehensive list. For more information on summer camps and activities in your area, or to add your own events, go to our Community Calendar at http://www.bigcountryhomepage.biz/events.amp.

You may also contact your local religious organizations, visitors bureaus, and recreation centers.