March 11, 2005

Spring Camps, Festivals Scheduled at Recreation Centers

Spring will be celebrated at Chula Vista’s recreation centers with a variety of activities for youth. The schedule includes a Spring Fest at Loma Verde Recreation Center, Breakfast with Bunny at Otay Recreation Center, Spring Fling Carnival at the Community Youth Center, and spring break/intersession day camps at Parkway Community Center and Heritage Community Center.

Spring Activities:

Spring Fest, March 18: Children of all ages can hop down to the Loma Verde Recreation Center at 1420 Loma Lane for an afternoon of fun. The free activities from 3 to 5 p.m. will include games, spring crafts and a photo with the Spring Bunny. For more information, call (619) 691-5082.

Breakfast with Bunny, March 19: Families can enjoy a fun-filled breakfast with pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Otay Recreation Center. Spring crafts, an egg hunt and a visit with the Bunny also will be featured. Tickets, priced at $4 for adults and $2 for children, can be purchased prior to the event at the center, 3554 Main St. For more information, call (619) 476-5325.

Spring Fling Carnival, March 26: An egg hunt, crafts, games, dance and martial arts performances, and pictures with the Spring Bunny will be among the fun activities at this free event. The carnival is open to all ages from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Youth Center, 465 L St. Call (619) 691-5276 for more info.

Spring Break/Intersession Day Camps

Parkway Spring Day Camps, March 21-April 1: Arts and crafts, videos, sports, cooking and a field trip will be part of these two five-day camps. Designed for children ages 6 to 12, both camps are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Parkway Community Center, 373 Park Way. The fee is $110 each week with the option for extended care from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. for an additional $10. Each camper will get a T-shirt and registration will be accepted the first day of camp, space permitting. Call (619) 691-5083 for more information.

Heritage Spring Intersession Camps, March 21- April 8: Children ages 6 to 12 can enjoy arts, crafts, games, field trips and more. The sessions are scheduled from March 21 to 25, March 28 to April 1 and April 4 to 8. Fees range from $100 to $120 per week and morning extended care is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for an additional $10 per week. The center is located at 1381 East Palomar St. For more information, call the center at (619) 421-7032.

These programs are among the variety of fun activities offered in a safe environment for youth by the Chula Vista Recreation Department. To find out about other activities scheduled at any of the department’s community centers or to sign up for classes, access the Web site at

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