Summer youth program back for second summer

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff

The Portales Recreation Center is conducting a summer youth program for the second year in a row.

The program offers activities such as games, arts and crafts, movies and physical education for children between the ages of 5 and 13.

“I like the rock climbing wall and the computers,” 8-year-old Tera Abeyta said.

Kaycee Craig, 9, is also a big fan of the activities.
“I’m looking forward to the swimming and pretty much everything,” Kaycee said.

The program will be split into two four-week sessions: 7:45 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday from June 5 to 30 and from July 3 to 28.

Each session has a sign-up fee of $10 plus a weekly charge of $15 per child.

Field trips to Casel-land Fun Center, Oasis State Park, Roller World, the Clovis Zoo, and local libraries and museums are planned, according to recreation center organizers.

Daily snacks will be handed out and lunches provided by the Portales Municipal Schools.

Each session is limited to 100 students.

Director Johnny Ledbetter said the recreation center received $5,000 from the state for the program, double last year’s amount.

Parents or guardians must fill out the registration packet before their children can participate.

Registration packets are available at the recreation center, located at 1001 West 18th St.

For information, call 356-8598.

Other summer activities offered by the city of Portales include:

• Arts and crafts at the city park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Enrollment and classes start Tuesday.

• Tennis classes will be offered from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Enrollment starts June 5 with classes starting June 6.