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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

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 11 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 806-651-2353 or email bbanks@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.

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

All-Day Camp
7:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
 
Term One: June 2 - July 3 (deadline May 16 to receive 10% discount) - $520/child
Term Two: July 7 - August 15 (deadline June 20 to receive 10% discount) - $648/child
Weekly: $120/child except week 5; week 5 $96/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: June 2 - July 3 (deadline May 16 to receive 10% discount) - $260/child
Term Two: July 7 - August 15 (deadline June 20 to receive 10% discount) - $324/child
Weekly: $60/child except week 5; week 5 $48/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.
 
Afternoon Camp
1 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
 
Term One: June 2 - July 3 (deadline May 16 to receive 10% discount) - $260/child
Term Two: July 7 - August 15 (deadline June 20 to receive 10% discount) - $324/child
Weekly: $60/child except week 5; week 5 $48/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.
 
 
Splish Splash Academy

Community Programs

Click here to sign up Splish Splash Academy

West 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 three group sessions to choose from, as well as, several class times. There are also two Baby Buff sessions to choose from.
 
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.
 
Registration details may be found at the Virgil Henson Activities Center front desk, you may call 806-651-2330 or email mhughes@wtamu.edu.
 
Printable registration and consent forms
 
Group Lessons
Monday through Thursday
Session One: June 9 - June 26 - $58/child
 
Session Two: July 7 - July 24 - $58/child
 
Class Times
9-9:30 a.m.
9:30-10 a.m.
10-10:30 a.m.
10:30-11 a.m.
 
Baby Buffs
Monday through Thursday
 
Session One: June 16- June 20 - $28/child
Session Two: July 14 - July 18 - $28/child
 
Class Time
11:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m.