St. Vincent’s One Nineteen preparing for summer camp fun

Published 4:09 pm Monday, March 21, 2016

St. Vincent’s One Nineteen is offering Camp One Nineteen, cooking camps and sports performance programs this summer. (File)

St. Vincent’s One Nineteen is offering Camp One Nineteen, cooking camps and sports performance programs this summer. (File)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

HOOVER—St. Vincent’s One Nineteen is ready for another summer of fun with a variety of camps to meet all interests.

The ever-popular Camp One Nineteen day camp is returning this summer from June-August. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each week.

“It’s more than your typical, average day camp,” One Nineteen Aquatics and Children’s Programs Supervisor D’wavalo Turnipseed said.

This summer’s schedule is packed with visits from special guests, games, crafts, swimming and more. Each day, campers participate in a variety of activities designed to exercise their minds and bodies. And with a different theme each week, kids won’t get bored, Turnipseed said.

“They use their brains and creativity,” Turnipseed said. “The main idea behind (Camp One Nineteen’s themes is) it keeps the kids energized and entertained each week.”

While the activities are fun, Turnipseed said the “great counselors” make Camp One Nineteen special.

“It makes you want to come back,” Turnipseed said, noting the “family feel” of the camp.

Teen and kids cooking camps are also returning to St. Vincent’s One Nineteen this summer. Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills while cooking fun and healthy meals.

From June 6-10, teens can learn cooking techniques from grilling to braising during One Nineteen’s Culinary Boot Camp. The camp will be led by a trained chef and is open to teens ages 13-18.

Kids ages 6-12 can test out their skills during Thyme to Cook for Kids. The camp offers week-long sessions in June and July. During June’s session, “Cookin’ in the USA,” campers will learn to cook food from regions across America. The budding cooks will learn to make recipes from famous chefs during the July session, “Cookin’ with the Stars.”

Each session is broken up by age group. The June 13-17 and July 18-22 sessions are for 6-9-year-olds. The June 20-24 and July 25-29 sessions are for kids ages 10-12.

The avid athlete can hone their skills at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen’s sports performance programs.

“(The programs) are more toward sports skills, building endurance and teaching proper technique,” Turnipseed said. “The biggest thing for them is injury prevention.”

Programs include Speed School, Foundation Training and Specific Development targeted at skills and conditioning for a specific sport.

Kids can attend both Camp One Nineteen and either a cooking camp or sports performance program.

For more information about St. Vincent’s One Nineteen summer camps, visit or call 408-6600.