A scene from November’s Fall Youth Adventure Camp

A scene from November’s Fall Youth Adventure Camp

By Michael Aushenker

Starting Monday, Marina del Rey parents looking for a break during the holidays can send their kids off on an adventure that’s also close to home.
Building on the success of November’s Fall Youth Adventure Camp, the Los Angeles County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors is hosting a Winter Youth Adventure Camp for kids ages 6 to 12. The camp, offered in three weeklong sessions, includes a number of recreational and fitness activities, including field trips, lawn games, sports and arts and crafts.
Activities include an Undercover Agents Day, in which “campers will play sleuth and find the 007 signs hidden throughout the park. They will also make a make-believe rescue of an individual held by a pretend ‘bad guy,’” said Beaches and Harbors spokeswoman Carol Baker. There will also be a Service Day, when local firefighters, law enforcement and lifeguards visit to share insights about their professions.
Beaches and Harbors is hosting a parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday before the camp kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Winter Adventure Camp takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Dec. 23 to Jan. 10 (no camp on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Fee: $33 per day. Call (310) 305-9595 or visit beaches.lacounty.gov.
Michael(at)argonautnews.com

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