Play by Play Summer Guide 2024

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TEMPLE PARKS & RECREATION

SUMMER GUIDE

2024
4TH OF JULY & FUN FEST Crossroads Park 6600 RESEARCH LP, TEMPLE, TX 76502 THURSDAY, JULY 4 | FIREWORKS SHOW AT 9:30 PM

LIONS JUNCTION WATER PARK

ADMISSION

Residents

Adult (Ages 18-49) - $7.00

Senior (Ages 50+) - $5.00

Youth (Ages 3-17) - $5.00

Infant (Ages 0-2) - FREE

Non-Residents

Adult (Ages 18-49) - $8.00

Senior (Ages 50+) - $6.00

Youth (Ages 3-17) - $6.00

Infant (Ages 0-2) - FREE

SEASON PASS

Residents

Adult (Ages 18-49) - $60.00

Senior (Ages 50+) - $30.00

Youth (Ages 3-17) - $50.00

Family - $175

Non-Residents

Adult (Ages 18-49) - $65.00

Senior (Ages 50+) - $35.00

Youth (Ages 3-17) - $55.00

Family - $200

5000 S 5TH ST | 254.298.5920

Dive into the excitement at Lions Junction Water Park! Join us for an exclusive preview weekend from May 25 to May 27, where you can get a sneak peek into the splashes and laughter that await. The o cial season kicks o on June 1, immersing you in a world of aquatic fun that runs through August 11. As the summer vibe continues, weekends become even more refreshing with our weekends only schedule starting on August 12. Make a splash and create unforgettable memories as you ride the waves of exhilarating water attractions during our fantastic season at Lions Junction Water Park!

WATER WALKING

Ages 18+

Make a splash and join us for an invigorating water walk around the lazy river at Lions Junction Water Park Monday–Friday from 10:45am–11:45am for only $5 per person or use of season pass.

PARK HOURS

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday - 12pm-7pm

Wednesday - 12pm-7pm

Thursday - 12pm-7pm

Friday - 12pm-7pm

Saturday - 12pm-7pm

Sunday - 12pm-6pm

AMENITIES

Lazy River

Three-Story Water Slides

Splash Zones

Splash Pads

Diving Board

Aqua Climb Wall

Lounge Area

Snack & Concessions Stand

SWIM LESSONS

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just dipping your toes in the water, our classes cater to all ages and skill levels. Our expert instructors will help you perfect your strokes and build confidence in and around the water. With our two-week sessions held every Monday through Thursday, you'll be swimming like a pro in no time. Don't wait, sign up today and join us as we make waves together!

SWIM LESSON LEVELS

SESSIONS

$50

Session One: June 3–13

Session Two: June 17–27

Session Three: July 1–11

Session Four: July 15–25

LOCATIONS

Lions Junction (Mornings)

Summit Pool (Mornings)

Clark Pool (Evenings)

Walker Pool (Evenings)

PARENT & CHILD

Parent & Child classes facilitate joint participation of adults (not necessarily parents) and children aged 6 months to two years, focusing on fundamental swimming and water safety skills through games, activities, and instruction, wherein adults also learn holding and support techniques and basic water safety for young children.

PRESCHOOL

We also o er Preschool (age 3-5) before Level One: This class is designed to introduce children to the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary levels of basic aquatic and safety skills. Majority of swim will be with assistance from an instructor. There are no prerequisites. Children will learn: Pool Rules, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, submerge face, front and back float and other American Red Cross swimming techniques. Ages: 3-5.

LEVEL ONE

For the beginner who is learning to be comfortable in the water and begin to learn the basic swimming skills all with support from the instructor. Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going underwater, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms, and jumping in.

LEVEL TWO

Designed for comfortable water beginners, this program covers fundamental swimming skills, including bobbing, submersion, supported floating, rolling, gliding, flutter kicking, front crawl arm movements, and jumping in.

LEVEL THREE

Designed for swimmers adept at unassisted front crawl and backstroke, this program emphasizes refining skills like gliding, incorporating side breathing into front crawl, practicing backstroke, breaststroke, and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, and mastering deep-water jumps and compact dives.

LEVEL FOUR

Swimmers should already be able to swim front and back crawl for 25 yards, unassisted. Swimmers will work on rotary breathing, front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissor kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position.

CLARK POOL

254.298.5735

ADMISSION

Adult (Ages 18 & Up) - $2.00

Youth (Ages 3-17) - $1.00

Infant (Ages 0-2) - FREE

POOL HOURS

June 1 - August 11

Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm

254.298.5348 POOLS SPLASH PADS

WALKER POOL

ADMISSION

Adult (Ages 18 & Up) - $3.00

Youth (Ages 3-17) - $2.00

Infant (Ages 0-2) - FREE

POOL HOURS

June 1 - August 11

Thursday - Tuesday 12pm - 6pm

SUMMIT POOL

ADMISSION

Summit membership required

POOL HOURS

June 1 - August 11

Wednesday - Monday 12pm - 8pm

W. TEMPLE PARK 121 S Montpark Rd MILLER PARK 1919 N 1st Steet JAYCEE PARK 2302 W Avenue Z
254.298.5698
Weekends Only August 12 - September 1 FERGUSON PARK 1203 E Adams Ave SPLASH PADS RUN FROM MAY 6 TO OCTOBER 1.

20 2 4 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Embark on a summer of excitement with Camp Discovery and Camp Pathfinder! Our dynamic camps cater to di erent age groups, ensuring a tailored experience for all young adventurers. Camp Discovery, perfect for ages 5-7, o ers a delightful blend of cooperative play, indoor and outdoor games, and skill-building hands-on activities.

Meanwhile, Camp Pathfinder awaits campers aged 8-13, providing a platform for more autonomy and choice in activities like engaging games, crafts, and thrilling adventures.

Whether your little one is ready for age-appropriate fun or seeking the freedom to chart their course, both promise unforgettable experiences. Pre-registration is required, so call 254-298-574 for more information and secure your spot today!

register at templeparks.com

CAMPS

Kids & K9 Camp

$70

Ages 7-12

Bring your pooch to camp to learn fun agility skills and tricks. Practice skills by playing a variety of games.

June 3 - June 7 | 9am - 12pm

Sammons Community Center

Cooking Camp

$75

Ages 8-12

Under the guidance of a professional instructor, campers will create multiple projects daily. Campers will also learn about safety in the kitchen and recipes.

June 3 - June 7 | 1pm - 4pm | Breakfast & Brunch

June 24 - June 28 | 1pm - 4pm | Desserts

July 15 - July 19 | 1pm - 4pm | Around the World

July 29 - Aug. 2 | 1pm - 4pm | Healthy Eats

Sammons Community Center

Camp Sea Explorers

$60 Ages 4-7

It’s going to be a splashin’ good time at Camp Sea Explorers. Sea turtles, shells, fish, whales and sharks abound as we explore life under the sea!

June 10 - June 14 | 9am - 12pm

Blackmon Community Center

Animal Mania

$30 Ages 10-15

Are you curious how animals interact with the world and the people around them? We will dive into the animal world to take a closer look at various kinds of animals and their habitats.

June 10 - June 14 | 1pm - 3pm (Friday 12pm-5pm)

Wilson Park Recreation Center

Chess Wizards

$70 Ages 8-12

Chess Wizards inspires children to logically solve problems, win graciously, and learn from defeat. Campers will learn the game of chess and play a variety of team building games.

June 17 - June 21 | 9am - 12pm

Sammons Community Center

Dino Explorers Camp

$60

Ages 4-7

ROAR your way into a dino-good time! Are you a dinosaur enthusiast who wants nothing more than to dive into a Prehistoric World?

June 24 - June 28 | 9am - 12pm

Blackmon Community Center

Culinary Creations

$30 Ages 9-15

Campers will create simple but delicious dishes and desserts. Each child will get a commemorative recipe book and their very own apron to decorate.

June 24 - June 28 | 9am - 12pm

Wilson Park Recreation Center

Summer Drama Camp

$35 Ages 9-16 *All camps require preregistration.

Are you interested in learning a skill or refining your talents in improv, drama, stand up, musical theatre or more? If so, join us this summer for Drama Camp – the actor’s playground!

June 24 - June 28 | 1pm - 3pm

Wilson Park Recreation Center

Princess Camp

$60

Ages 4-7

A week full of fairy tale magic! Princesses will enjoy activities jam packed with arts & crafts, creative play, themed snacks, and new friends.

July 8 - July 12 | 9am - 12pm

Blackmon Community Center

CAMPS

Superhero Camp

$60

Experience a week full of superpowers! Superheroes will enjoy activities jam-packed with arts & crafts, creative play, themed snacks and new friends.

July 8 - July 12 | 1pm - 4pm

Blackmon Community Center

Cowboy Camp

$60

Ages 4-7 Ages 4-7

Yee Haw! Dress up in western gear, learn some boot scootin’ songs and dances, create some country crafts, and get ready for the BIG rodeo!

July 15 - July 19 | 9am - 12pm

Blackmon Community Center

Kid Fit Camp

$65 Ages 6-10

Kid Fit Camp will help your child gain fitness skills while improving confidence and self-esteem.

July 15 - July 19 | 9am - 12pm

Sammons Community Center

Canvas Kids

$35 Ages 10-16

Join us for a weeklong program where we explore a variety of artisitc mediums.

July 15 - July 19 | 12pm - 3pm

Wilson Park Recreation Center

Art Camp

$65 Ages 7-9

Professional instructor will teach about the di erent types of art and you will create expressive masterpieces.

July 22 - July 26 | 9am - 12pm

Sammons Community Center

Summer Film Camp

$30 Ages 10-17

Do you love movies, tv, and all forms of digital media? Are you interested in learning how all of those are made? If you’re feeling creative and looking for your next favorite outlet, come down to the Wilson Rec Center for our annual Summer Film Camp!

July 22 - July 26 | 9am - 5pm

Wilson Park Recreation Center

Gramp Camp

*All

$25 Ages 5+

This camp o ers quality time for grandparents and their grandchildren. Activities will create lasting memories and value generations past.

(Cost covers grandparent & child. $5 for each additional child)

July 29 - August 2 | 9am - 12pm

Sammons Community Center

camps require preregistration.

DAY CAMPS

Gaming Day Camp

$15 Ages 10-15

If you love video games, you don’t want to miss Gaming Day Camp at Wilson Recreation Center. This camp o ers a fun place for kids to do what they love – play video games and make friends!

June 7 | 12pm - 2pm | Wilson Park Recreation Center

Bling it On

$40 Ages 7-12

Do you love bling? Learn to make trendy, sparkly, wearable art while making new friends that share your interest. Design and create jewelry, hair accessories and more!

July 1 | 9am - 2pm | Sammons Community Center

Red, White, and Glue Slime Camp

$30 Ages 7-12

Red, white, blue, and glue is all you need for this day camp! Slime is so fun to stretch, squeeze, and roll. Learn to make Liberty Slime, 4th of July Flu y Slime, and more!

July 2 | 9am - 12pm | Sammons Community Center

Flower Power Day Camp

$50 Ages 9-15

Celebrate our Nation’s birthday by creating your very own fresh arrangement with a patriotic theme for your home or to give as a gift. There will be a hands-on demonstration of bow making, gift wrapping, and paper flowers at the newest location of Precious Memories in downtown Temple.

July 3 | 9am - 12pm | Precious Memories Floral & Gift Shop (Downtown Location)

Wonderful fruits, vegetables, tastes, and smells await at the West Temple Farmer’s Market! The Temple Farmer’s Market is located at West Temple Park (121 Montpark Rd), located o West Adams behind Temple Fire Station #7. The market runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 7am to 12pm throughout the summer.

SUMMER AT SUMMIT

Gaga Mania

$65 Ages 5-12

Prepare for a week filled with exhilarating outdoor adventures! Join us for Gaga Mania Week, where each day brings high-energy games like Gaga Ball and classic favorites such as four square.

June 3 - June 7 | 7:30am - 12pm

Summit Recreation Center

All-Star Week

$65 Ages 5-12

Experience a week of non-stop excitement and fitness at All-Star Week, where every day is filled with dynamic activities led by our talented Summit instructors and sta . From high-energy Kid Boot Camp sessions to the rhythm and fun of Dance Fitness.

June 10 - June 14 | 7:30am - 12pm

Summit Recreation Center

Boulder Bash

$65 Ages 5-12

Get ready for a thrilling adventure as we present a week filled with rock climbing challenges. Discover the joy of reaching new heights and conquering climbing walls like never before!

June 17 - June 21 | 7:30am - 12pm

Summit Recreation Center

Net Ninjas

$65 Ages 5-12

Get ready to become a true Net Ninja as we serve, spike, and set our way through an exciting week of volleyball. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player, this week is packed with fun drills, team-building games, and friendly competitions.

June 24 - June 28 | 7:30am - 12pm

Summit Recreation Center

Red, White, and Splash

$65 Ages 5-12

Get ready for a week of water-filled excitement as we celebrate the 4th of July in style! Our camp is turning into a water wonderland with a lineup of refreshing games and activities that will make a splash all week long.

July 1 - July 5 | 7:30am - 12pm

Summit Recreation Center

Basketball Bonanza

$65 Ages 5-12

This week at Summit Summer Camp, we're bringing the excitement of the court to our campers with Basketball Week! It's a slam dunk of fun and skills development as our campers gear up for an action-packed week of hoops.

July 8 - July 12 | 7:30am - 12pm

Summit Recreation Center

Pickleball Palooza

$65 Ages 5-12

Calling all pickleball enthusiasts! Summit Summer Camp is thrilled to announce Pickleball Palooza Week, where the court is yours for a week of pickleball madness.

July 15 - July 19 | 7:30am - 12pm

Summit Recreation Center

Epic Summer Sendo

$65 Ages 5-12

As we bid farewell to an incredible summer, Summit Summer Camp presents the Epic Summer Send-O – a week packed with all your favorite activities from the past weeks!

July 22 - July 26 | 7:30am - 12pm

Summit Recreation Center

SPORTS CAMPS

Flippin’ Fun Gymnastics

$65 Ages 5-10

Flip into summer at gymnastics camp! Learn the basic movements of gymnastics while jumping, flipping and having fun.

June 24 - June 28 | 9am - 12pm | Sammons Community Center

Spike and Serve

$40 Ages 9-14

Bump, Set, Spike! Learn these skills and much more at volleyball camp. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate, our instructor will teach you the necessary skills to help you in the upcoming volleyball season.

July 8 - July 12 | 9am-11am | Wilson Park Recreation Center

Dribbles and Drills

$40 Ages 9-14

Looking to improve your basketball skills? Enjoy a week of having fun and improving your skills at our annual Dribbles and Drills Basketball Camp.

July 8 - July 12 | 12pm-2pm |Wilson Park Recreation Center

Cheer Camp

$65 Ages 5-10

Learn cheers, chants, jumps, and the basics of cheerleading. At the end of camp, participants will perform a routine they have worked on throughout the week for family and friends.

July 22 - July 26 | 9am - 12pm | Sammons Community Center

RISING STARS VOLLEYBALL CLINIC Calling all aspiring volleyball stars! Join our Youth Volleyball Clinic to sharpen skills & learn game fundamentals. Free shirts for all participants! Let's ace this together! Registration deadline is July 19. August 4 - August 25 | Clarence Martin Gym
$25 Girls Age 8-14
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