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County Offering Spring Break Day Camps

County Offering Spring Break Day Camps

Clark County will be opening registration this Friday for its spring break day camps.

The day camps are for children 6 to 12 who need a fun and safe place to be during spring break. The camps will take place at Desert Breeze, Hollywood, Paradise and Walnut recreation and community centers.

The camps will be held from Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. The cost is $15 per day or $70 per week per child. Activities vary by center but they will include games, arts and crafts, sports and other recreational activities.

Mail-in registration starts Friday. Walk-in registration starts March 24.  Camps fill up on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply, go to clarkcountynv.gov.

Campers must bring their own lunch and snack. 

Wet 'n' Wild Closing Its Doors for the Season Sunday

Wet 'n' Wild Closing Its Doors for the Season Sunday

The inaugural season of Wet 'n' Wild closes to the general public Sunday.

The water park will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and then it will close its doors for the fall and winter. There is no word on its opening date for 2014 or when tickets for that season will go on sale.

Wet 'n' Wild opened Memorial Day and was an instant hit. People living in nearby homes had problems with park goers parking on their streets.

Cardboard Boat Regatta Returning to Desert Breeze Pool

Cardboard Boat Regatta Returning to Desert Breeze Pool

It is time for families to use their imaginations and work together to build a boat out of cardboard for the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Desert Breeze Pool on Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive is again hosting the night of fun from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 2. Prizes will be given out for the most creative, the Bismark and the fastest ship.

Families are encouraged to build boats using only cardboard and duct tape. Inflatable devices or buoyant additions will disqualify boaters from the regatta. Any extra material must only be used to decorate the boat.

Colored duct tape, ribbon, streamers, and permanent marker are all allowed. Boats can be no longer than 8 feet. Boat riders must be inside the boat during the race, life jackets will be provided.

For more information on the regatta rules, ask at the pool's cashier's desk or call (702) 455-7798 or visit the website at clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild is adding to its summer offerings with new ticket options, new weekend hours and a new way to watch movies.

The water park is starting Dive 'n' Movie night every other Friday through August 23. The movies will be shown at Red Rock Bay wave pool. Guests will be able to watch PG-rated movies while floating in the wave pool or sitting on the surrounding deck.

The movies start at 8 p.m. and end at 10 p.m., when the park closes.

The scheduled movies for the summer:

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

Two Las Vegas pools will join others in southern Nevada in an international attempt to break a world record.

Desert Breeze and Hollywood pools are accepting registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis from people who want to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted. Tuesday, June 18.

Desert Breeze is located at 8275 Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive, and the Hollywood Aquatic Center is located at 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd., south of East Charleston Boulevard.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported seven fatal drownings involving children in 2012. City of Henderson pools also are taking part in the event.

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

 

Registration opens Thursday for swimming lessons at Clark County's pools.

The swimming lessons are offered in two-week sessions throughout the summer. They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis at all 14 of the county's pools and water parks, including facilities in Laughlin, Overton and Indian Springs.

Programs and schedules vary at each location. To see brochures for each location, go to clarkcountynv.gov.

Important dates to remember:

Las Vegas Student Finalist in Google Doodle Contest

Las Vegas Student Finalist in Google Doodle Contest

A student at Southwest Career and Technical Academy is closer to having her artwork seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world.  

Zhe Zhang is one of 50 finalists in the Doodle 4 Google contest. The online giant asked students kindergarten through 12 grade to redesign its logo based on the theme: My Best Day Ever. Zhang was selected out of 130,000 students from around the country.

People from around the world can vote for a winner by going to google.com/doodle4google.vote.html. The voting will take place now through May 10. There will be five finalists and one winner, which will be announced in an awards ceremony May 22.

The winner will have his or her artwork displayed on the Google homepage May 23, get a $30,000 college scholarship and earn a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school.