Summer program, camps offered in county


The students at the summer T.R.A.C.K.S. program in Russellville play during recess. | Melissa Cason/FCT

The kids in Franklin County have an option for education this summer thanks to the Community Education’s Summer Fun Specialty Camps and the T.R.A.C.K.S. program.

Deb Jones said the T.RA.C.K.S program is offered at Phil Campbell, Russellville and Red Bay this summer.

“We have three sites this year instead of five, but they were placed so everyone in the county could be served,” Jones said.

The specialty fun camps are being offered five times this summer on different days through out the summer.

“We are offering these camps to the public but we have to have at least 10 participants in order to hold the camp,” Jones said.

The cost for each specialty camp is $25 per day, and the themes included Girls Rock, Fossil Hunting and Karate, Art, Crafts and Cooking, Splish, Splash, and Summer Field Day.

Jones said the T.R.A.C.K.S program participates will be having field trips through out the summer. The cost of the field trips is included in the cost of attending the program.  However, students not enrolled in the program may attend the field trips for $25 per day. Field trip destination include UNA, movies, splash pad, Healthworks, Buffalo Park, Cypress Cove Farm, and the Circle Y Equestrian Center.

The cost for the summer T.R.A.C.K.S program start at $45 per week and are based on income. For more information about the specialty camps, field trips or the summer program, call 331-0005.