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Lathrop Rec offerings move toward normalcy
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Starting next month, a sense of normalcy will return to the Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department’s list of summer offerings.

According to a presentation that was made to the Lathrop City Council last week, Movies in the Park – a popular summer pastime that was shelved last year due to the pandemic – will begin on Friday nights in June.

Starting on June 4 with a showing of The Croods: A New Age, the run of movies will continue through the month with Onward on Friday, June 11, Abominable on Friday, June 18, and Ugly Dolls on Friday, June 25.

All movies are set to begin at sunset.

Because of the pandemic, those that choose to come out are being asked to stay close to those that they arrived with and not to mix-in with other cohorts. The event will follow the recommendations of California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control – people will be asked to socially distance when outside of their cohort and wear masks.

And it’s not the only popular summer program that is returning.

Camp Lathrop – the daily summer camp hosted by the Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department – is returning on June 7 with an 8-week summer session that will allow students to “travel the globe.”

Each week – which is $180 per student from kindergarten through sixth grade – students will “travel” to a different country with activities, trips, and events to correlate with the theme.

The camp will be held Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 7 through July 30. The programs offered will take place at the Lathrop Generations Center – located a 450 Spartan Way – and will adhere to guidelines set by the California Department of Public Health and the CDC. Masks will be required of all participants.

For additional information, or to sign-up for the summer program, contact the Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department at 209.941.7370 or visit

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.