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From arts to sports, camps make summer even better

Feb. 28. The calendar still says winter, but plans are already in place for  Cornelius Parks and Recreation summer camps.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Monday March 2. Parents of children ages 4-16 are advised to get their requests in early.

“Interest is typically very strong when registration opens,” said Chad Cauble, recreation superintendent. Some camps sell out within the first two weeks of registration, some sooner, he said.

This year the town has a total of 136 weekly camps, including 60 arts and recreation camps,  68 sports camps and eight full-day camps.

New this year, the town is starting the full-day camps earlier, with a drop-off time of 7:30 a.m. More than 3,500 spaces are available for all camps combined, and the full-day camps have 100 spaces a week for eight weeks.

Pricing varies by camp. Weekly prices for half-day and mini camps range between $55 for Cornelius residents to $70 for non-residents up to $150 for residents and $185 for non-residents. The highly popular full-day camps cost $195 per week for residents and $250 for non-residents.

 More info: www.cornelius.org/parc.