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School Age Child Care SACC Program

Summer Camps

Our 8-week summer day camp series begins on Monday, June 5, and goes through Friday, July 28, 2017. Age range for this program is 7 years (or entering 2nd grade) through 12 years (or entering 6th grade). All camps meet at the Recreation Center, 920 Boulder Drive, with a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 40 children accepted each week. Our staff/child ratio is 1:10. Each week will be theme-based, and will include roller skating on Monday afternoons, swimming (outdoors when weather permits) on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, an area field trip on Wednesday afternoons, and a theme-based movie on Friday afternoons. Fees include all activities, field trips, and a morning and afternoon snack. Each day, send your child with a sack lunch, water bottle, light jacket, sun screen, chapstick, and a hat to protect them from the sun. If your child is attending on swim days, don’t forget to send their swim suit, towel, and goggles!   

Please note: Registration for Summer Camps begins on Monday, May 1, 5-8pm. Registrations are taken on a first come-first serve basis. To register, parents/guardians complete a Summer Camp enrollment form and photo consent form. Payment for each program week secures a space for that week. For each week, you will have three registration options: mornings (8am-12:30pm), afternoons (12:30-5p), or full-days (8am-5pm). Based on a sliding fee scale, mornings are $35, $50, or $65/wk. Afternoons are $35, $50, or $65/wk. Full-days are $75, $100, or $125/wk. Summer Camp will not be in session on Monday, July 3; and Tuesday, July 4; the fee for this week has been pro-rated to reflect a 3-day week. You may register for every week, or choose individual weeks, but registrations are for full weeks; there is not an option to register for individual days. To be considered for the sliding fee scale, you must provide proof of income and a statement of household size at the time you submit the enrollment form. You will be billed the full fee until this information is provided.  All registration will be charged at the Calendar 1 rate unless proof of income is submitted at the time of registration/payment.


Animal Planet
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Date: June 5-9

Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY! Learn about the many animals that encompass this small world we live in, in this week revolving around the Animalia kingdom. Let’s kick off the summer with animal themed crafts, games, and activities ranging from; making their very own hand animals, paper bag creatures, and animal food art, to the fun and animalistic gym games, such as; Mr. Fox, safari run, zookeeper, and arctic animals! At the end of this week campers will have the opportunity to dress as their favorite animal for a themed costume contest! This week will include a field trip to the William’s Conservatory, located on UW’s campus.

 

Treasure Island  
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Date: June 12-16

Ahoy mateys! What could be more exciting than a week on the sea? Learn what it takes to become a pirate! There will be ships, parrots, the sea, and sand! We will be partaking in a variety of themed crafts and activities, such as; buried treasure scavenger hunt, making our very own jewels and gems, creating the perfect pirate look to help prepare SACC campers for the end of the week costume contest! In this week of pirates, sand, and the sea we will be taking an exciting field trip to the local All Points West laser tag and family fun center!

 

Mad Scientist
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Date: June 19-23

Calling all aspiring scientists, we need you! By discovering ground breaking formulas, we will share in the activities for this week, consisting of; a test tube relay race, film canister rockets, super slime, sidewalk puffy paint, homemade ice cream, and MORE! Through these hands-on activities revolving around the wonders of science, staff and kids will be building on our already bright minds in a fun and memorable way. We will be making different creations through exciting experiments throughout the week, wrapping it up with a themed costume contest. This week will include a field trip to Laramie’s own bowling alley, Laramie Lanes.

 

Storybook Summer

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Date: June 26-30

Exploring worlds beyond our own, let’s get lost in the stories that we all love. Creating arts and crafts inspired by famous stories, like; Dr. Seuss’ oobleck, Harry Potter wands, monster masks inspired by the tale Where the Wild Things Are, while also having the chance to write and illustrate their very own storybooks. Broadening their minds through the exploration of far off places and the wonders of literature. A week full of knowledge and learning, but you’ll be having too much fun to even notice! This week will include a themed field trip to the Albany County Public Library, for an afternoon of exploration and imagination.



Out of this World
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Date: July 5-7

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…Prepare for a week of unlimited space. Bringing to life the stories of aliens and far off planets, kids will have the opportunity to craft their own lightsaber, space ship, and even create their own galaxy in a jar! Transforming each kid into a space being for our weekly costume contest. While also participating in themed activities, like; a planet toss, a friendly competition of walking on the moon, and a game we like to call reach for the stars. Accompanying this week of constellations, planets, and places out of this world we will be entertained by UW’s Planetarium show as our field trip.

 

Around the World in 5 Days
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Date: July 10-14

Venturing to far off places, we plan to beat Fogg’s adventure around the world in 80 days, by cutting it down to 5! Get ready for a week of unforgettable places, traveling to China, Africa, Brazil, Australia, and even the Arctic all from the Rec Center! We’ll host a food day, celebrate different festivals, while including our weekly themed costume contest as always. Kids will make their own passport at the beginning of the week, having it stamped from all the places that they will travel throughout. The perfect keepsake from this adventurous week. This week will include a field trip to the Oasis Miniature Golf course in Laramie.  

 

Greek Week
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Date: July 17-21

Sigma Alpha Chi Chi, better known as SACC! Our youngsters will be partaking in their own mini rush week, coinciding with what started it all, Greek mythology! Campers will explore Greek architecture, building their own golden columns and Trojan horses while making olive wreath crowns and ancient vases. But don’t worry these arts and crafts will be intertwined with active games, ranging from Olympic games to Apollo’s archery challenge, to please all of our campers! Whether you are active or crafty we have activities for you. This week will include a field trip to the Wyoming School of Gymnastics for an afternoon of flips and tricks!

 

Shipwrecked
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Date: July 24-28

Ending our summer program is a week of survival skills! This week will be packed with friendly competitions from group activities to individual challenges, as if you were deserted on an island. Including team relay races, fear factor challenges, obstacle courses, and a timed race on the aqua challenger during the time of a swimming day. Learning about what it takes to survive on your own, we will be building on our cooking skills with tin can burners, learning to apply first aid care and set up a tent! Campers will be able to put their skills to the test during a field trip to Vedauwoo for the entire last half of the day!



After School Care
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Join the School Age Child Care (SACC) Program for a fun place to hang out until mom or dad gets off of work! SACC is open to all kids in kindergarten through 6th grade who need a safe and supervised after school opportunity. SACC is held at the Laramie Community Recreation Center. Students from Beitel, Indian Paintbrush, Linford, Slade, Snowy Range Academy, Spring Creek, and University of Wyoming (UW) Lab Schools are bussed to SACC by the Albany County School District #1. Students from other schools are welcome, but must arrange their own transportation.

The program begins when school is out and runs until 5:30 pm each full day school is in session. Some of the activities we do include arts and crafts, sports, indoor and outdoor free time (depending on the weather), homework and quiet time, clubs held in the Laramie Community Recreation Center, and field trips to local attractions (such as the UW museums, ice skating, roller skating, and local parks). An after school snack is also included each day. All SACC caregivers are qualified staff who are fully trained to make SACC a positive experience for all involved. For more information on this program, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (307) 721-5269.

SACC At a Glance


  • Ages allowed: Kindergarten through 6th grade
  • Day and time: The program begins and ends along with the Albany County School District calendar. SACC runs any full day that school is in session from the time school is dismissed until 5:30 pm
  • Fees: $16/day or $75/week if paid before the 5th of the month; $18/day or $80/week if paid after the 5th of the month. A sliding fee scale is available upon request, based on proof of income and family size. Schedule the days of the week your child will be attending at the beginning of each semester, a $20 fee will be assessed for each change made thereafter. Sliding fee scale available, please call or stop by the Parks and Recreation Department office for more information.
  • Location: Laramie Community Recreation Center
  • Maximum program capacity: 70 participants per day
  • Registration: Registration is open now! A completed application and a current copy of an immunization record for each child registered is required for registration.

Click the link to download the SACC Enrollment Form. Click this link to download the SACC Summer Clubs Form. Enrollment forms may NOT be emailed.  Enrollment forms may be submitted at the Recreation Center Front Desk. 

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Laramie River Cutthroat Mural 
This “Caring for Country” mural was inspired by the powerful Australian Aboriginal Rainbow Snake, the great Spirit Ancestor who created the water and rivers all over the world. Rainbow here represents our Laramie River with a Cutthroat Trout headdress and tail as he winds his way from his source in the Snowy Range, passing through Laramie on his way to the Laramie Range. The Cutthroat being the Wyoming state fish. The dots represent the life-giving rain-snow and all the living things that walk this beautiful land, the plants, birds, animals, insects, people. The town of Laramie is represented by our colors Brown & Gold, and the dots represent all the people and children of this great town, that are fed by the water. This painting reminds us to care for our land and water.

The mural was painted by the SACC kids and staff during the Fall of 2014. It was designed by artist-in-residence, Paul Taylor, together with Mike Gray creating the Cutthroat headdress, and Rebecca Watson and Ferne Watson contributing. Special thanks to Cindy Stoffers, SACC Coordinator, who dreamed this mural.
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Recreation Center: 920 Boulder Dr.   |   Laramie, WY 82070   |   Ph: (307) 721-5269
Hours: Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm   |   Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00pm   |   Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm