SUMMER AT SOUTHSIDE PLACE

Summer Camp & Swim Team Registration Open


Calling Southside kids of all ages – Registration for the Southside All-Stars Swim Team and Southside Summer Camp is now available!

Summer Camp

Camp Directors Jeff Carrus, Gabriela Olivero and Allison Akers, along with their great team of counselors, many of whom attended the camp as kids themselves, are back and excited to lead Southside’s kids in tons of fun activities each day during the June and July sessions. Our younger campers can expect to have plenty of fun with art projects, story time, park visits, dress up parties, tons of play-time with their friends and more. Our older campers can expect high-energy activities and fast-paced games like scooter races, foosball, cool art projects, and visits to the park, pool, and tennis courts. As always, we’re planning a handful of fun, special activities for our campers, which historically have included bobbing for donuts on a string, water slide and dunk tank day, a visit from the Kona Ice truck, fun Friday lunches and everyone’s favorite dodgeball game, Survival!

All-Stars Swim Team

The Southside All-Stars Swim Team is back and sure to be better than ever. Led by Sydney Marvin, a veteran All-Stars team member and coach of 11 summers, our swimmers will gain experience and advance their skills through weekly practices and regular season swim meets. We’re excited to kickoff the season with a fun pizza party, where swimmers can get to know their coaches and checkout the pool, and, like season’s past, we’ll look forward to celebrating our swimmers’ many accomplishments at the annual swim banquet at the end of the season.

Season Pass Application

Click here to download the 2017 Season Pass Application.

These unique experiences are only open to Southside residents, and space is limited so we encourage parents and guardians interested in signing up their children to act fast.

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CAMP DATES


1st Session: Monday, June 5th – Tuesday, June 27th (Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm)

2nd Session: Thursday, July 6th – Friday, July 28th (Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm)

Registration opens on Monday, March 6, 2017 and will end May 26, 2017.

SWIM TEAM DATES


Pizza Party Kick-Off: Sunday, May 14th 5:30-7:00 at the Clubhouse

First Practice: Monday, May 15th

Practice Days: Monday – Friday (No practice on Memorial Day)

End of Season Banquet: Friday, June 23rd 5:30-7:30 Clubhouse

Registration begins Monday, March 6th and closes Friday, May 12th.

 

Summer Camp

Favorite camp leaders are back again!

Get ready for another fantastic year of Southside Camp! Our campers will be thrilled that Alison Akers, Gabriela Olivero, and Jeff Carrus will be back again this year to lead our camp! This year will be another amazing experience available only to Southside residents! Campers must be season pass holders of the Southside Place Parks Department.

We offer a Pre-School (Small Room) camp for 4-5 year olds and a Big Room camp for those 6 years and up. Parents can place their 6 or 7 year old children in the Big Room and request a little extra attention to ensure a smooth transition from the Little Room.

If your family is not yet a season pass holder or if you have any other questions about camp, please contact Wadsworth Crews at camp@southside-place.org.


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Important Reminders:

  • Registration opens on Monday, March 6, 2017 and will end May 26, 2017.
  • All campers must submit an updated immunization record before attending camp (State Law)
  • Children under the age of 10 years must be signed out of camp by a guardian or an adult on parent’s approved list and children that leave camp for any reason are considered checked out by camp
  • Campers provide their own lunch, except on Fridays, when they may buy lunch at an additional cost
  • Look for weekly updates via email and camp billboard to find out about weekly activities and Wacky Wednesday!
The Pre-School camp for ages 4 to 5 offers lots of supervised fun, including art projects, story time, park visits and plenty of play time! All children attending must be fully potty trained. The Small Room camp runs daily, from 10 am until 4 pm. Campers provide their own lunch. Small Room attendance options are:

10 am – 4 pm Weekly Both Sessions First Session Second Session
5 Days – M-F $160 $765 $440 $440
3 Days – MWF $110 $485 $280 $280
2 Days – Tu & Th $75 $325 $190 $190
This program is designed for children ages 6 and up. Daily activities include a variety of fast-paced games and arts and crafts. Big Room campers can also use the park, pool, tennis courts, playground, basketball courts, and ball field as mutually agreed upon between parent, camper, and camp staff. The Big Room camp runs daily, from 10 am until 4 pm. Specific counselors are assigned to tend to the younger campers to ensure that they receive the attention and comfort that they need.

Weekly Both Sessions First Session Second Session
5 Days
Monday – Friday
10 am to 4 pm
$125 $640 $320 $320
Campers entering 7th grade and above pay a $40 registration fee only. This fee covers the entire summer so your child can come and go as they like.
There will be no refunds for any reason.
Please contact us at camp@southside-place.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.

All-Stars Swim Team

Gearing up for the summer season!


We’re excited to announce that registration for the Southside All-Stars Swim Team 2017 is now open!

This year’s team will be led by Sydney Marvin, who has been with our team for 11 summers and is looking forward to this season in her new role. Sydney is currently studying civil engineering at the University of Texas. We are excited for her to take over this position after her time as a Southside swimmer and assistant coach!

Registration begins Monday March 6th and closes Friday, May 12th. Learn more by clicking the button below, or, if you’re ready click here to sign up today.


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  • Registration begins Monday, March 6th and closes Friday, May 12th.
  • Late registration incurs a $25 fee and swimmer’s name may not be printed on our shirt.

Click here to register for the 2017 All-Stars Swim Team

Costs are flat rate and include the team t-shirt:

  • 12 years old and under: $200
  • 13 years and up: $100

Click here to register for the 2017 Southside All-Stars Swim Team.

  • Pizza Party Kick-Off: Sunday, May 14th 5:30-7:00 at the Clubhouse
  • First Practice: Monday, May 15th
  • Practice Days: Monday – Friday (No practice on Memorial Day)
  • End of Season Banquet: Friday, June 23rd 5:30-7:30 Clubhouse
Location:
May 15-26: Merfish Teen Center (9000 S Rice Ave) (Click here for a map)
This is several blocks closer to Southside and is a large pool with tennis, basketball and an open field available to families and siblings during practice.

May 30-June 21: JCC indoor pool (5601 S Braeswood Blvd) (Click here for a map)
For these practices, JCC recommends we enter through the side guard gate on the end farthest from Braeswood.

May 15 – May 25 (Mon-Thur.) @JCC Summer Times Begin May 30 @ JCC
Age Group Time Age Group Time
6 & Under 4:30-5:00pm 6 & Under 3:00-3:30pm
7 & 8 5:00-5:30 7 & 8 3:30-4:15
9 & 10 5:30-6:15 9 & 10 4:15-5:00
11 & Up 6:15-7:00 11 & Up 5:00-6:00
  • Have a Southside Place City Season Pass and be in good standing.
  • Sign up for two volunteer spots per family.
  • Be 5 years old by June 1, 2017. (This age limitation may be removed with approval from Coach Marvin.) Swimmers may participate up to the summer after high school graduation.
  • To participate in meets, swimmers should have our team suit. This year we will have a new team suit that can be purchased at a Suit Purchase Day at practice on May 25th. We use Texas Swim Shop (10429B S. Post Oak, 713-723-0910). If you are unable to make practice, you can go to the swim shop and they will help you out!
  • SWAL meets are run by parent volunteers who help time, hand out ribbons, scribe and gather swimmers for their events.
  • Each Southside family is required to sign up for at least two volunteer shifts during the season. It is a great way to get front row seats for the action and to pass the time! Click here to sign up for a volunteer spot today.