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Overview:

Super Rec is a summer youth camp held in four separate quadrants of Kalamazoo. Daily registration is required for this free camp. During this camp youth will be served breakfast and lunch and have the opportunity to participate in games, arts, crafts, performing arts, and more. Field trips to Kik Pool, bowling, the movie theater, and roller skating are planned throughout the summer. 


PROJECT MANAGER:

Pete Aerts, Program Coordinator, aertsp@kalamazoocity.org


OBJECTIVES:

To provide a safe place, mentorship, fun, meals, exposure to new things and experiences. We want to ensure all youth that desire to be outside and part of a camp have the opportunity to do so.


SCHEDULE:

  • December - May, Program Planning
  • March - May, Hire Staff
  • May - June, Staff Training
  • June - August, Program Implementation
  • August - September, Program Debrief

PARTNERSHIPS:

New Village Park, El Concilio, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Oakwood Neighborhood Association, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo Youth Development Network, Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, United States Tennis Agency, Air Zoo, Nature Center, Art Bayou, The Civic, Roto Kiwan, Read and Write Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Municipal Golf Association, Book Art, Continental Lanes, Rollerworld


STAFFING:

Parks & Recreation


OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS:

Marta Lehman (volleyball),  Ed Taylor (ultimate frisbee), Galloway Moore (fishing),  Lee's Adventure Sports (canoe/kayak)


CONSISTENT WITH PLANS:

Shared Prosperity, Imagine Kalamazoo 2025, Parks and Recreation Master Plan


VISION:

To ensure no youth is left home all summer without opportunity to get outside, learn, enjoy mentorship/friendship, eat, and have fun in a safe environment!


STRATEGIC VISION GOALS: 

Youth Development, Shared Prosperity, Complete Neighborhood, Strength Through Diversity, Inviting Public Spaces


METRICS:

Unique Youth Served, Total Youth Served, time spent reading, SEL Assessments results


BUDGET:

Dollars and Staff Time


FUNDING SOURCES:

FFE, Grant (Kalamazoo Community Foundation)