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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 12 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, click here to download. (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
7:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Term One: May 31 - July 8 (deadline May 27 to receive 10% discount) - $600/child ($600 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Term Two: July 11 - August 19 (deadline July 5 to receive 10% discount) - $648/child ($648 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Weekly: $120/child (Weeks 1 & 6 will be short weeks due to Monday holiday - cost for those two weeks will be $96)

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 1 - July 3 (deadline May 29 to receive 10% discount) - $300/child ($300 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Term Two: July 6 - August 14 (deadline July 3 to receive 10% discount) - $324/child ($324 is the 10% DISCOUNT PRICE)
Weekly: $60/child (Weeks 1 & 6 will be short weeks due to Monday holiday - cost for those two weeks will be $48)

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 1 - July 3 (deadline May 29 to receive 10% discount) - $300/child
Term Two: July 6 - August 14 (deadline July 3 to receive 10% discount) - $324/child
Weekly: $60/child (Weeks 1 & 6 will be short weeks due to Monday holiday - cost for those two weeks will be $48)

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 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 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.

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.

Group Lessons
Monday through Thursday
Session One: June 6 - June 23 - $65/child; $125 for 2 children; $180 for 3 children and $240 for 4 children
Session Two: July 11 - July 28 - $65/child; $125 for 2 children; $180 for 3 children and $240 for 4 children

Class Times
9-9:30 a.m. (Session One is full)
9:30-10 a.m. (Session One is full)
10-10:30 a.m. (Session One is full)
10:30-11 a.m. (Session One is full)

Baby Buffs
Monday through Friday
Session One: June 13- June 17 - $30/child
Session Two: July 18 - July 22 - $30/child 

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