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Glass Recreation Center’s May programs and summer camps

May 2, 2019

Press Release
For Immediate Release
April 30, 2019
Glass Recreation Center’s May programs and summer camps
Summer time is fast approaching and Tyler Parks and Recreation have summer camps planned with your child in mind. Registration is open for all programs listed. Sign your child up today.
Glass Summer Camp
Summer Camp will begin Tuesday, May 28 and will run through Friday, Aug. 2, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kids ages 6 to 12. The Glass Recreation Center’s fun-filled summer events include: sports, games, swimming, arts and crafts, field trips and so much more. The cost to participate is $175 per child for 10 weeks. Early drop off and late pick up have an additional fee. Space is limited to 100 kids.
Counselor in Training Program
Too old to be a camper but not old enough to be a counselor? Glass Rec will offer a counselor in training (CIT) program for kids ages 14 to 16. CIT trainees will learn the basics of camp counseling while having fun. Each trainee will receive one t-shirt, their First Aid certification, a letter of recommendation, volunteer hours and job skills for the future.  Individuals must complete an application before being considered for the program. The cost to participate is $85 per child with all field trips included. Space is limited.
Summer Playground Program
The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Summer Playground Program again this summer at various city parks. The Program will begin on Tuesday, May 28 and continues through Friday, Aug. 2.  Playground leaders will be at each location from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The program is free to children ages 6 to 12.  Each location will provide breakfast and lunch along with sports, arts and crafts, games and other special events. This year we are excited to offer field trips to participants of this program.

Park locations:
• Bergfeld Park, 1510 S. College Ave.
• Emmett J. Scott Park, 1710 N. Confederate Ave.
• P.T. Cole Park, 1001 S. Vine St.
Art Camp
Beginning June 17 through June 21, Glass Recreation Center will host an Art Camp.  Campers will work with primary colors and will learn different techniques each day.  On Friday, campers will use techniques learned at camp to create a canvas masterpiece to take home. Children ages 6 to 13 are welcome. Fee for this camp is $30 per child all supplies included. Space is limited.
Music Camp
Glass Recreation Center will host a keyboarding camp for children ages 7 through 11 from June 10 through June 14. The camp will offer two sessions: from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to noon. The fee is $30 per student per session or two sessions for $50. 
Join the Glass Recreation Center’s Fencing Club.  Classes are held on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fees for this class is $40 per month or $10 per session. All equipment is provided. Adults and kids are welcome. Try your first month FREE!
For more information about any of these events, please visit the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department’s website at or call the Glass Recreation Center at (903) 595-7271. The Glass Recreation Center is located at 502 W. 32nd St.
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About the City of Tyler’s Glass Recreation Center
Glass Recreation Center is a community center owned and operated by the City of Tyler and housed under the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department. The center will extend the hours of operation on Saturdays from 9 p.m. until 5 p.m. beginning March 2 to help serve the community better.  Resident membership’s fee is $30 a year for adults, $10 a year for children and nonresident’s adult fee is $40 a year. To learn more, visit the Glass Recreation Center webpage at

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