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Recreation Department Offers Fun Summer Activities
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Students of all ages participate in the city’s Hip Hop class that began last week, on May 4. The Tuesday and Thursday classes will continue, with a final performance set for Friday, May 28. The classes are taught by Recreation Supervisor Stephanie Argumedo, with sessions broken down into two age groups. Ric McGinnis/The News

Dancing in the streets, or at least, at the Teen Center, has returned to Riverbank once more.

Tuesday and Thursday Hip Hop classes began last week at the center, taught once more by Stephanie Argumedo.

This year, said officials, there are so many interested in the class that two groups have been organized, by age, an older and a younger class. Both will be performing at a recital at the end of classes, scheduled for Friday, May 28.

More information is available at, or by calling 209-863-7150.

Along with the already started Hip Hop instruction, there will be upcoming summer programs available through the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

For those who have pre-registered for classes, officials note that, “if cancellations occur due to COVID-19, participants will receive a full refund. In the meantime, grab your spot!”

As summer nears in Riverbank, recreation activities are being lined up for the coming warm weather.

A teen camp week has been set for July, with mini-camps set for youngsters for both June and July. And tryouts for the Barracudas swim team will happen at the pool this Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.

For the swimmers, a parent’s day is scheduled for Saturday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo in Community Center Park, adjacent to the pool. Officials are planning on meet competitions as well as stroke workshops and more.

The Teen Camp will be held from July 19 to July 23, at the Teen Center, 3600-A Santa Fe St., Riverbank. It’s planned for students 13 to 17 years of age.

The mini camps are designed for youngsters ages three to five and include Sports Stars June 7, 8 and 9 and Sun and Super Soakers June 21 through 23. A Safari Expedition Camp is scheduled for kids, ages five to nine, from June 14 through 18.

Space Exploration Camp is for participants ages 10 to 13 and will be held June 28 through July 2. Summer Day Camp is for those ages six to 12, from July 5 through 7, and the End of Summer Teen Camp, for 13- to 17-year-olds, which will run from July 19 through 23.

Recreation officials say that activities may include swimming, arts and crafts, games and more.

And they warn that space is limited and registration is available now for all these summer programs, at, or by calling 209-863-7150.

“We plan to host programs for your children this summer in a safe and healthy way,” Parks and Rec officials said.