Whether the interest is sports, arts or acting, the City of Irving is offering a full slate of summer youth activities.
Irving Parks and Recreation offers full-time Summer Splash Camp programs in five sessions of two weeks each. Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Each session is $190 per camper, and session fees include all field trips, camp T-shirt, and morning and afternoon snacks. A free lunch program is offered at all locations except Mustang Park Recreation Center.
Irving Aquatics has two outdoor aquatic centers that offer numerous amenities including locker rooms with showers, water playgrounds, slides, zero-depth entry pools, splash pools, concession stands and more. Three outdoor seasonal pools also are available. Swim classes are available at all pools.
Open in June and July, the Fritz Park Petting Farm is free and provides a peaceful setting where visitors can enjoy the animals in a clean, well-shaded environment. A variety of animals such as cows, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and even peacocks, live at the farm. The petting farm is not just fun — it is educational as well!
A full slate of summer art adventure camps for ages 4-16 are offered weekly by the Irving Arts Center from June 4 through Aug. 10 that will include adventures in visual arts, music, creative writing and theatrical production — from set design and lighting to sound engineering and stage management. Registration is now open.
The Irving Police Athletic League (IPAL) offers boxing, wrestling, tennis, physical fitness classes, summer soccer and basketball camps. Also during the summer, IPAL offers outdoor sports such as hunting, fishing, archery, canoeing, rock climbing and mountain biking at no cost. Most IPAL programs are available to boys and girls ages 8 to 18.