Princess, Star Wars summer camps coming to Decatur

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Several summer camp options are coming for central Illinois children.

The Decatur Park District is sponsoring a number of themed events, ranging from single to multi-day options. Daytime options at the Poage Arts & Recreation Center, located at 2020 N. Oakland Ave., include:

Princess Camp

This camp provides options for singing, dancing, reading and interactive drama lessons. Children should come dressed up as the princess they like the most.

  • Monday, July 24
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Age: 4-10
  • Cost: $40 ($35 with resident discount)

Star Wars Camp

May the Force be with you! This camp, led by Master Jedi Cole Burdick, teaches kids how to make and use a light saber. Campers will also watch a Star Wars movie.

  • Tuesday, July 25
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Age: 7-14
  • Fee: $40 ($35 with resident discount)

Other camps are available in the evening hours, from Monday to Thursday between July 24 and 27, also in the Poage Arts & Recreation Center. They feature:

Hip Hop Camp

Campers will get up and move by learning the latest hip-hop dance moves. Organizers say no experience is required.

  • 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
  • Age: 7-14

Intensive Ballet Camp

This camp teaches ballet dancing with a focus on technique, adagio work and across-the-floor combinations.

  • 6:15- 7:15 p.m.
  • Age: 8-14

Intensive Tap Camp

Kids will learn the intricacies of tap dancing by building routines and techniques. This camp isn’t for beginners, as participants need a year of tap dancing experience.

  • 7:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Age: 8-14 
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