Metro Parks Tacoma to offer free day camps if school is canceled


Metro Parks Tacoma’s four Community Centers will offer day camps for kids ages 5 to 12 on Sept. 6-7 if school is canceled because of a planned strike by Tacoma teachers.

The programs are free, but space is limited so reservations are required each day. 

Reservations can be made by calling or visiting one of the community centers.

The camps would operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include group games, crafts, free play, board games, arts, reading, swimming and more. Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided. Kids need to bring a morning snack and water bottle. Campers at People’s Community Center and the Center at Norpoint should bring a swimsuit and towel.

In addition, the park district is providing extra lunches to share with any youth who visits any of the four community centers.

“We appreciate all that Tacoma teachers and administrators do for the children of our community,” said Marina Becker, director of Parks and Recreation for Metro Parks. “Our intent is to provide activities and a nutritious meal to as many kids as we can during this challenging situation.”

The day camps will only be available if school is canceled. Parents are encouraged to check for the latest information, or call 253-305-1022. Here are the camp details:

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