A smorgasbord of activities for children will be available in Lawrence this summer, ranging from rough and tumble physical pastimes to quiet, thought-provoking activities.
Whether the child's preferences or parental scheduling strictures dictate the way youngsters spend their out-of-school months, program directors say now is the time to decide on a plan and send off enrollment forms and fees before all the slots fill up.
Following is a sampling of what's available, organized loosely by type of activity:
Kaw Valley Girl Scout Council plans resident camp near Dover in June and July. The local Sunrise Assn. of that council plans day camp from June 22 to June 26 and evening camp from Aug. 17 to Aug. 21 at Hidden Valley, 15th and Kasold. Preregistration required. For more information, call 842-5427.
Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council, plans Cub Scout Day Camp July 8 to July 12 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Boy Scout summer camp sessions run all summer long at Camp Naish in Bonner Srpings and Camp Bartle on Truman Lake in Missouri. For more information, call 749-4785.
Midwestern Music Camp includes band, choir, orchestra, piano, jazz ensemble and piano academy. Sessions are held at junior and senior high school levels. For more information, call 864-4730.
A Summer Journalism Institute and debate camps for high school students also will be offered. Call 864-0605 for more information on the journalism institute and 864-3633 for the debate camps.
Various sports camps also are offered by KU coaches. For information on such offerings, contact the intercollegiate athletics office, 864-3143.
Museum of Anthropology offers four weeklong workshops for children ages 4 to 13 from June 1 to July 3. Brochures will be available next week. Call 864-4245.
Museum of Natural History offers 40 summer workshops for children 4 to 12 from July 1 to July 31. Brochures are available by calling 864-4173. Twelve of the 40 workshops already are full.
Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department offers its playground programs and day camps as well as classes such as swimming and gymnastics, and a number of special events. A brochure listing all the offerings will be included in the Sunday, May 10, Journal-World.
Among special events planned will be the Hershey Track and Field Meet on June 6 for youth ages 9 to 14 at a location to be announced. Call Christy Humerickhouse at 841-4411 for more information.
Aug. 12, 19 and 26 will be free movie nights at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th, and Aug. 7 will be family fun night at the municipal swimming pool, Eighth and Kentucky, with Walt Disney's movie "Fantasia."
Wednesday night band concerts start June 3 in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts, and downtown brown bag concerts start June 4.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, 1520 Haskell, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday all summer. Regular activities include foosball, bumper pool, pingpong and other games. A number of special events also are planned. For more information, call 841-5672.
ART, THEATER AND DANCE
Lawrence Arts Center offers classes and workshops for children during June and July. A brochure is to be inserted in the Sunday, May 3, Journal-World. For more information, call 843-ARTS.
Summer Youth Theater, at the Lawrence Arts Center, will offer classes and two plays, which already have been cast. They are "Threepenny Opera" June 24 to June 28 and Thurber's "Carnival" July 29 to Aug. 2. For more information, call 843-9444.
Lawrence Community Theatre will offer children's workshops for grades one to six. For more information, call 843-7469.
Fantasyland Roller Rink will be open Fridays and Saturdays. Friday hours are 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, hours are noon to 1 p.m. for beginners exclusively, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 843-6160.
SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSES
Music, special services, remedial and driver's education classes will be among classes offered to students by the Lawrence public schools this summer. For more information, call 842-6222.
The Lawrence Public Library, in cooperation with the Lawrence Schools Area Council, will offer the Summer Reading Program again. For more information, call the library, 843-3833.
Local 4-H clubs and Mini 4-H Clubs are especially active in the summers, when many members prepare for and participate in the Douglas County Fair. For more information on those groups, call 843-7058.
Kansas University's Dependent Care Referral Service's human resources staff has compiled a flier of 1992 summer activities and services for children that includes sources of child care assistance as well. For a copy of the flier, call 864-4648.