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County-Backed Camps Start Sunday

County-Backed Camps Start Sunday

The first of two camps put on by the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department starts Sunday, and registration remains open.

Spaces remain for On the Edge Teen Camp for both boys and girls. We also have limited spaces open for Omni Camp for girls. Camps will be held at Camp Lee Canyon, located just 45 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Valley. Each camp is one week long.  

On the Edge Camp, for teens ages 13 to 15, will take place July 17 to 22. This fun and challenging outdoor adventure camp features recreation activities such as bouldering, slack-line, geo-caching, mountain biking, hiking, a one-night campout under the stars and a teen dance with live disc jockey. Traditional camp activities such as hikes, archery, campfires, sing-a-longs and cabin skits are also included.

People Urged to Use Vigilance Around Pools

People Urged to Use Vigilance Around Pools

The Clark County Fire Department is reminding everyone to be extra careful around water after four near-drownings.

In just the past two weeks four people almost drowned in unincorporated Clark County. Three of the cases involved children 5 years old and younger. The other involved a 25 year old. So far this year six people have drowned in the fire department's jurisdiction. 

The Southern Nevada Health District is reminding people of the ABC and D's of water safety. 

 

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

Teachers Recognized for Outstanding Work

Teachers Recognized for Outstanding Work

Eleven outstanding Las Vegas teachers will receive recognition Thursday as part of the "Feature a Teacher" awards ceremony.

Teachers will receive an engraved glass apple and a certificate of recognition. All teachers were nominated by middle and elementary school students. The awards will be given out at 6:30 pm at Edith Garehime Elementary School, 3850 Campbell Road.

The event is a partnership between the City of Las Vegas and the Clark County School District's School-Community Partnership. The mission of the program is to connect business and community resources with school resources to enrich the educational experience and to increase student achievement.

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Bright and early, 13 Girl Scouts departed Saturday on a “Capital Caravan” that will take them to Carson City for six days of exploring advocacy and leadership activities.

On April 21, the girls will participate in Girl Scout Government Day. The girls will meet with their local representative to advocate issues important to girls in Southern Nevada. They will also sit with legislators during a floor session, as well as observe committee testimony in an effort to better understand our legislative system.

Another highlight of the trip is an environmental service project with the Nevada Department of Wildlife where the girls will either help to restore trails at the Oxbow Nature Study Area or install protective covers for tree saplings to ensure their survival.

The girls will tour the University of Nevada, Reno campus with an alumnae from Girl Scouts, and visit the planetarium and The Wilbur D.