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City ensuring safety for children in summer

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

What plans do you have for your kids now that summer is here? The City of Memphis has a few inexpensive ways for your kids to enjoy themselves while not breaking the bank.

One of them is the city's summer camps. The cost for seven weeks is $162. It's a cost that is still out of reach for some parents.

"The $162 thing, I really don't think that's going to be something that's going to attract people to try and come," said parent Bridget Bradley. 

Another fun activity kids can take part in during the summer is coming to the pool. Parents should not be afraid for their kids' safety. That's because at all 13 outside pools across the city, there will be SkyCop cameras making sure everyone is safe.

"It'll be from 6 p.m. until they open, I believe at 9," said Greg Nuckles with SkyCops, Inc.

But in addition to SkyCops, Memphis police are assigning actual cops to patrol the community centers during the summer--officers who recently worked at Shelby County Schools.

"It is our goal to ensure the safety of all participants at our community centers," Memphis Interim Police Director Mike Rallings said.

"We've had so many drownings over summers, so yeah, the measures they put in place today I like," said Bradley.

Pools open on June 11.

For a full list of summer programs, click here.

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