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LCSD offers 3,000 summer youth activities

It may be all work and no play for students studying hard for examinations at this time of the year but happy days are just around the corner. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has 3,000 leisure and sports activities to offer them this summer, ranging from relaxing to vigorous.

Tso Kung Tam Outdoor Recreation Centre will organise two Children Summer Camps from August 9 to 11 and from August 12 to 14. Enrolment for the camps is open until June 10.

The three-day camps, for children aged 8 to 11, are aimed at arousing their interest in sports and heightening their team spirit through games, sports and competitions. Parents will be invited to share the fun with their children on the last day of each camp.

To tie in with the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Chong Hing Water Sports Centre will hold a Family Olympic Fun Camp (two-day tent camp) and the Junior Olympic Water Sports Challenge Day in August to promote the Olympic spirit among children and families.

In addition, training courses in canoeing, windsurfing and sailing will be offered by four LCSD water sports centres.

Children who cannot yet swim should join the basic swimming courses in any of the 18 districts if they do not want to miss out on the fun next summer. And for those who can swim, there are advanced swimming courses.

On the land side, the wide range of sports training courses guarantees every youngster will have something new to pick up: archery, ball games, dancing, fencing, golf, gymnastics, horse riding, in-line skating and rope course, to name just a few.

For those who want to try something different and have something to talk about after the summer vacation, the Shaolin physical exercise courses will be a good choice.

For children with a weight problem, the summer break is a good time to join fitness courses specially designed to help them control their bodyweight through regular exercise and healthy diet.

Those who want something of everything should not miss the kids' programmes combining sports, art, entertainment and education, such as the "Summer Kids Programme" at Wai Tsuen Sports Centre which features baseball, rugby and magic tricks workshop; and the "Happy Summer Times for Smart Kids" at Ap Lei Chau Sports Centre which features dancing, ball games and language workshop.

Programme details are available in LCSD's District Leisure Service Offices. For more information, please call 2414 5555 or visit the website at .

Ends/Friday, June 4, 2004
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