CARD Spring 2018 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 10, 2018 – Collinsville, Illinois – Summer is right around the corner and the Collinsville Area Recreation District has plenty of fun and exciting ways to make a splash in your summer.

CARD’s Giant Yard Sale is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 from 9AM to 3 PM at the CARD Activity Center at 10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville. The event is free to attend. Those interested in selling items at the event can reserve a 10’x10’ booth
for $10. Visit the website at http://www.CollinsvilleRec.com, call 618-346-7529 or stop by the Activity Center to sign up for a booth.
The newest event for CARD is the Mother Son Superhero Ball scheduled for Friday, May 11 from 6 PM to 9PM at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. This event will give mom and son the opportunity to dress up as their favorite superheroes and test their skills with fun games, dancing as well as getting to enjoy a delicious meal. CARD is looking for activity booth sponsors and table sponsors for this event. For those businesses and organizations interested in supporting this event, contact the CARD Activity Center.

Summer would not be summer without summer camps. CARD has nine different weeks of summer camp to choose from for 7-13 year olds. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM with before and after care. Register early for just $85. Campers will spend part of the day doing fun camp activities and part of the day at Splash City Waterpark. For the businesses interested in staying active in the community, CARD offers Day Camp camper and activity sponsorships.
Visit the website or call 618-346-7529 to learn more. The nine weeks of Day Camp are:
1. All About Sports 5/29/18-06/01/15
2. TEAM 06/04/18-06/08/18
3. Artful Antics 06/11/18-06/15/18
4. Camp World Records 06/18/18-06/22/18
5. Backyard Bash 06/25/18-06/29/18
6. Master Builders 07/09/18-07/13/18
7. Time Travelers 07/16/18-07/20/18
8. Olympics 07/22/18-07/27/18
9. Game Show Mania 07/30/18-08/03/18
CARD has a variety of classes for a variety of ages. For the tiny dancer in your life, try Intro to Dance for 3-6 year olds. This six week class focuses on the fundamentals of tap and ballet dancing. Tumbling is available for 4-8 year old. This class focuses on basic tumbling movements and allows students to gain strength, flexibility and self-confidence.

For those looking to learn yoga poses, meditation and teamwork, CARD has Kid’s Yoga for 7-13 year olds. For those wanting to start the practice of Karate, Mighty Mites is perfect for the 5-7 year old and is a six week course. For those 8 years and above, Karate I is offered up to twice a week. Those with brown and black belts are invited to our
Karate II offered up to twice a week as well. Enrollment for Karate I and Karate II is on a monthly basis for one to two times per week.
Tai Chi and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are offered on a drop in basis. Tai Chi is offered for those 16 and older on Tuesday evenings and Jiu Jitsu is offered for those 14 and older on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays. You can pay as you go or save by enrolling on a monthly basis.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, CARD offers Hatha Yoga for those 16 and older for just $5 per session. For those looking for an extra cardiovascular workout, CARD will start offering Power Yoga on Saturday, May 5 from 9AM-10AM for $8 per session.
Opening day for the 2018 season at Splash City is Saturday, May 26. Season passes can be purchased through May 12 for 10% off the overall purchase price. Swim lessons are available as well as water aerobics and junior lifeguarding. Please visit SplashCity.org for additional information or to sign up for swim classes. Starting June 8, Parent Tot Time is back on Fridays from 9AM-10AM. Parents and children, age 7 and under, can enter the park for half price and stay the entire day.

Saver Wednesdays are back as well. Every Wednesday from 11AM-4PM, arrive with non-perishable food items or school supplies to receive $1 off per item up to $2 per person. All food donations will go to the Collinsville Food Pantry and all school supplies will be distributed to local school children.
Both the CARD Activity Center and Splash City Waterpark have a variety of options for your next family or business gatherings. The Activity Center has rooms available that are ideal for your next birthday party, baby shower or business meeting. Splash City Waterpark offers birthday party packages, cabana rentals, before and after hour park rentals as well as group rates. Call 618-346-7529, visit our websites at CollinsvilleRec.com or SplashCity.org or stop by the office at 10 Gateway Drive in Collinsville to learn more.

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