Prices increases for Oxford’s summer day camp

Posted on Apr 2 2013 - 9:03pm by Waverly McCarthy

Registration for the Oxford Park Commission’s annual summer day camp programs begins May 6 at 8 a.m.

Every year, the Oxford Park Commission puts on summer day camps for children ages 5-13.
Campers stay busy participating in baseball, dodgeball, kickball, flag football and swimming three days a week.
Arts and crafts are also offered daily alongside many field trips to locations such as the Enid Lake fish hatchery, the Ole Miss Basketball Practice Facility, the Gillom Sports Center and Swayze Field.
Summer day camp in 2013 will have two sessions: The first will begin June 3 and end June 28, and the second session will begin July 8 and end Aug. 2.
The camp will run Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at a cost of $250 per camper.
For an additional $50, after-camp care is provided from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day. Sam Pryor, director of Oxford Park Commission Outdoors, attributed a recent cost increase to necessity.
“Material and travel costs have gone up, and we had to raise prices to stay out of the red,” Pryor said.
Oxford native Marie Moore said the $50 price increase will not deter her from sending her daughter to camp this summer.
“It is still cheaper than anything else you are going to find that has the activities, instead of someone just babysitting and sitting them in front of the TV,” Moore said.

“It is well worth the money.”
Eighty campers will be accepted each session this year. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on May 6, at the Oxford Activity Center located at 400 Price St.
For more information, visit or contact Sam Pryor by phone at (662) 232-2758 or via email at