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VAIL “A week-long summer excursion to Vail will be a prize on the game show “Wheel of Fortune” in an episode to be broadcast in May.

The No. 1 rated show in syndication taped 15 shows from March 24-26 in Denver, with themes such as “Great Outdoors Week.”

The getaway package was orchestrated by the Vail Chamber and Business Association with contributions from Vail Resorts and the Vail Local Marketing District. The trip will include airfare and travel costs, a week stay at The Lodge at Vail, four free gondola tickets and $5,000 in spending money.

For its contribution, Vail will receive a 20-second promotional spot on “Wheel of Fortune” with a value of $95,000. The video spot will advertise Vail’s summer activities.

” Edward Stoner

VAIL ” Parents and campers can begin singing up for the Vail Recreation District’s many summer programs on Monday.

Spaces for the Camp Vail, Pre-Kamp Vail and Camp Eco Fun will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Leapin’ Leonardos and the Creative Spot programs will be available on Fridays throughout the summer, also on a first-come, first served basis.

The camps offer are for children ages 2 1/2 to 12.

– Camp Vail runs Monday through Friday from June 12 to Aug. 25 for children between age 5 and 12. There are a variety of activities, including outdoor adventures, swimming, martial arts, art and science. Cost is $45 per day for Eagle County residents or $62 per day, per child for out-of-county residents.

– Pre-Kamp Vail: runs Monday through Friday, from June 12 to Aug. 4, for kids 2 1/2 to 5. Activities including arts and crafts, songs, games and daily “adventure” outings. Cost is $47 per child for Eagle County residents and $65 per child for out-of-county residents.

– Camp Eco Fun runs June 12 through Aug. 24 and is a joint, two-day-a-week program with the rec district and the Nature Center. Campers participate in Nature Center activities during the morning and rec district programs in the afternoons.

There are two age groups for Camp Eco Fun: Hummingbirds for ages 4 to 6 (sessions Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) and Hawks for ages 7 to 11 (sessions on Tuesday and Thursday.) Cost is $47 per day or $75 for two days for Eagle County residents or $67 per day or $100 for two days for out-of-county residents.

– Creative Spot is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, from June 16 to Aug. 18 for children ages 5 to 10. It is a three-hour arts-and-crafts session. Art supplies and instruction are included. Cost is $18 per child for Eagle County residents and $24 per child for out-of-county residents.

– Leapin’ Leonardos is from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays, from June 17 to Aug. 19, for children ages 4 to 6. The program is meant to help campers develop coordination, creativity and curiosity through three hours of activities, games, art projects and science experiments. Cost is $18 per child for Eagle County residents and $24 per child for out-of-county residents.

– The Imagination Station, for children 2 through 12, will be open throughout the summer. Located in the Lionshead parking structure above Subway, the Imagination Station is a drop-in children’s museum with hands-on art and science activities including a giant kaleidoscope, Marble Mania, Pulley Power, a black-light room where children can “freeze” their shadows and toddler play.

For more information on summer camps and programs, call 479-2292 or go to

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