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Pickleball Set to Debut at Brawley Summer Recreation Camp

Pickleball Set to Debut at Brawley: As ongoing repairs at the Lions Center swimming pool, the City of Brawley continues to launch its summer recreation lineup. Alongside popular programs like Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp, the city is getting ready for a new addition of Pickleball.

Designed for children from grades 1 to 8, with a mini Camp for 4–5-year-olds, the city’s recreational spectrum also includes soccer, basketball, and girls’ softball programs. Although most entries are closed, excitement is building for the upcoming Pickleball Clinic scheduled for August, with registrations opening at the end of July.

Adults are not left out either, with Pickleball sessions available as part of the city’s inclusive  Recreation Guide. Meanwhile, the Senior Center offers a range of activities from bingo to crafts, ensuring a vibrant community atmosphere throughout the week.

Rachel Fonseca, Brawley’s Recreation Manager, Highlighted that the Summer Program is engaging, fun, and impactful. She noted that there are campers who return annually to participate, and many former participants come back to work at Summer Day Camp after graduating from high school. They have expressed their satisfaction with the program, highlighting their enjoyment over the years and their desire to contribute back to it.

“Our Summer Program is engaging, fun, and impactful, we have campers who return year after year to participate, and many program participants return to work at Summer Day Camp after they graduate high school. They stated that it was a great program that they enjoyed attending year after year and applied to give back to the program.” -( Rachel Fonseca )

Currently, the City of Brawley is hosting its Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp programs. Additionally, there will be a free Movie Night at Alyce Gereaux Splash Pad Park, starting at dusk.

The flagship Summer Day Camp attracts 150-200 children annually, offering a blend of creativity and social interaction in a safe environment. “Our most popular program is Summer Day Camp, it’s a great opportunity for campers to be creative and socialize in a safe and relaxed setting, it is a program where campers create lasting friendships.” Fonseca added.

As for the swimming pool repairs at Lions Center, Fonseca assured residents, “The City of Brawley is working on the necessary repairs to the Lions Center Pool to ensure that it remains a safe and enjoyable place for everyone.”

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News in Brief: Pickleball Set to Debut at Brawley Summer Recreation Camp

The City of Brawley’s summer recreation lineup remains robust despite ongoing swimming pool repairs at Lions Center. Alongside popular programs like Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp, the city is preparing for a new Pickleball Clinic in August, eagerly anticipated with registrations opening soon. Activities cater to diverse age groups, from children’s soccer and basketball to adult Pickleball sessions.

The Senior Center offers daily activities like bingo and crafts, promoting community engagement. Rachel Fonseca, Brawley’s Recreation Manager, highlighted the success of the Summer Program, signifying its impact and the returning campers who later become counselors, reflecting their positive experiences and lasting connections.

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