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The Virgil Henson Activities Center offers two community programs, Camp Tatanka and Splish Splash Academy as well as membership to the activities center for community members.

Camp Tatanka - REGISTRATION PACKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! 

Community ProgramsThe city of Canyon and West Texas A&M University offer children an exciting summer program. The summer recreation program has evolved into a day camp for children who have completed any grade between kindergarten and grade six. Camp Tatanka’s camp schedule provides parents with a carefully planned and supervised program Monday - Friday, coinciding with WTAMU’s summer class schedule.

Activities

Campers should plan to stay until activities are completed to maximize activity coordination and supervision. Parents can enroll their children in any or all of the 10 weekly sessions (Term 1 and/or Term 2). Possible activities include archery, bowling, crafts, sport skills, storytelling, swimming and weekly library and museum visits.

All-day and afternoon campers will swim in the Virgil Henson Activities Center swimming pool Mondays through Thursdays.­There will also be swimming on selected Fridays throughout the summer. Scheduling of other activities varies.

All regularly scheduled activities are in the Virgil Henson Activities Center on the campus of West Texas A&M University. Parents will be notified in advance and their permission will be secured for any field trips or activities away from the activities center.

For more information, call 806-651-2402 or email bcraddock@wtamu.edu.

You can pick up a registration packet at the information desk of the Virgil Henson Activities Center or use the printable/interactive PDF Registration Packet that is available now by clicking here. (Can be filled in on your computer or handwritten legibly to turn in) (When PDF document is downloaded, click on OPEN with Adobe Acrobat in order to fill in the forms on the computer.)

Camp Tatanka offers several ways of attending camp. They include the following:

All-Day Camp - Summer 1 - June 5 - July 7, 2017 and Summer 2 - July 10 - August 11, 2017

7:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Summer Term One:   (deadline June 5 to receive 10% discount) - $540/child ($540 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Summer Term Two:   (deadline July 10 to receive 10% discount) - $562/child ($562 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Weekly: $125/child 

There will no longer­ be­ a daily rate for Camp Tatanka.

Scheduled activities begin at 8 a.m. Price includes all activities, morning and afternoon snacks, and lunch.

Traditional Morning Camp 
7:15 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday-Friday
Term One:   (deadline June 5  to receive 10% discount) - $270/child ($270 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Term Two:   (deadline July 10 to receive 10% discount) - $270/child ($270 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Weekly: $63/child 

There will no longer be a daily rate for Camp Tatanka.

Scheduled activities begin at 8 a.m.­ Price includes all activities and snacks. Lunch is not provided.

Traditional Afternoon Camp -
1:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Monday-Friday
Term One:   (deadline June 5  to receive 10% discount) - $281/child ($281 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Term Two:   (deadline July 10 to receive 10% discount) - $281/child ($281 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Weekly: $63/child

There will no longer be a daily rate for Camp Tatanka

Scheduled activities begin at 1 p.m. Price includes all activities and snacks. Lunch is not provided for HALF day.

Splish Splash Academy - June 12-29/July 10-27 - Baby Buffs June 19-23/July 17-21, 2017

Community ProgramsWest Texas A&M University is excited to begin another year of our learn to swim program at Splish Splash Academy! All 30-minute lessons will be in the Virgil Henson Activities Center pool on the campus of West Texas A&M University, Monday - Thursday.

There are two group sessions to choose from. There are two Baby Buff sessions to choose from as well.

Group lessons begin at age three and up. Baby Buffs is available for children ages six months and up. This one-week class requires parent participation and a swim diaper, if necessary.

For more information, call 806-651-2330 or email jcornelsen@wtamu.edu.

You can pick up a registration packet at the information desk of the Virgil Henson Activities Center or Printable registration Packet is available online:

Click here to download WTAMU Youth Waiver form.  

Click here to download Registration form. You will need both forms to attend Splish Splash.  

Group Lessons
Monday through Thursday
Session One:  June 12-29, 2017 - $65/child; $125 for 2 children; $180 for 3 children and $240 for 4 children
Session Two:   July 10-27,2017 - $65/child; $125 for 2 children; $180 for 3 children and $240 for 4 children

Class Times
9-9:30 a.m. 
9:30-10:00 a.m.
10-10:30 a.m. 
10:30-11 a.m. 

Baby Buffs
Monday through Friday
Session One:  June 19-23, 2017 - $30/child
Session Two:  July 17-21, 2017 - $30/child 

Class Time
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.