Out-of-School Time Thanksgiving Camp


The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a free three-day camp that will provide enjoyable and dynamic fall indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and active games for kids from kindergarten to the fifth grade.

The camp will be at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 to Wednesday, Nov. 23. There is no cost for this camp.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Children are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and a pillow and blanket for rest time.

Registration for the three-day camp is ongoing until filled and can be completed online at or during regular business hours at the following locations:

  • Parks & Recreation Department Administrative office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
  • Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
  • Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Space is limited, first-come, first-served.  For information, please call Out-of-School Time Programs at 575/541-2610.

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