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Sports, theater, science and nature — no matter what interest a child has, chances are there is a summer camp for them. For COVID-19 precautions, check the camp websites. To submit a summer camp, email the details to


Animal Planet Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 2-6, Marshall Rec Center. For ages 5-12. Campers will learn about different animals. Cost, $140 members and $170 nonmembers. Visit

Nutcracker Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 2-6, Huntington Dance Theatre, 825 4th Ave., Huntington. For ages 10 and older. Cost, $75. The community workshop is for all local dancers who would like to experience what it is like to be in the Nutcracker. Dancers will learn choreography from several segments of the show. For questions, email or call 304-522-4230. To register, visit

Summer Science Adventures: How Does My Garden Grow?, Monday-Friday, Aug. 2-6, Marshall University College of Science. Learn all about growing food – from planning a garden to planting and caring for crops all the way through harvesting. K-2, 9 a.m.-noon; grades 3-6, 1-4 p.m. Cost, $145. Visit

Forest Adventure Camp, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 2-6, for ages 5-9. The series features a different outdoor-based curriculum each week on 24 acres of privately held historical land at 3600 Oakview Drive, Huntington, just a few minutes past the Huntington Museum of Art. The camp combines English, math and science with the wonder of exploring the woods. The curriculum draws from Nature Play QLD (an Australian outdoor education curriculum embraced for public school use) and thematic narrative expansions from local education pioneer Alicia Spears, who co-founded the STEM+M school in South Point, Ohio. Cost, $150 per week, scholarships available. For more information, text 304-710-1143, email or visit


Picnic and Paddle Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 9-13, Marshall Rec Center. For ages 5-12. Campers will learn about paddling canoes and play outdoor games. Cost, $140 members and $170 nonmembers. Visit

JUNE 14-AUG. 17

River Valley Child Development Services Summer Camp: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, through Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 5th Ave. W., Huntington. Activities, STEM, lessons, learning opportunities and on-site field trips. Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack provided. Weekly cost, $140 five days a week, $144 four days a week, $108 three days a week, $72 two days a week, $36 single day. LINK childcare subsidy is accepted through this program. Additional one-time payments: $15 enrollment fee and $10 supply fee. Enrollment deadline is June 4. Contact Kenzie Phelps at or 304-942-8052.


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