One month into summer and school for some is still a ways off. Are the kids bored? Are they driving you crazy? Here are some summer activities to keep the kids busy that aren’t too late to get the kids signed up for.
- STEM Camps – Are your children more into inside activities than outside? That’s okay? Do they enjoy learning about science and technology? Try to find a STEM camp in your local area. STEM camps apply science, technology, engineering, and math at a child’s level, mostly hands-on to make it fun and exciting. This activity may also give them a boost for the upcoming school year, unlock skills they didn’t know they had and become interested in seeing a school subject they found boring but in a new and exciting way.
- Scout Camp – Are your children a member of 4H, Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts or some other national organization that is dedicated to the enrichment of children? These organizations offer many safe and educational activities throughout the summer months where children can make friends and have life-long learning experiences.
- Local Day Camps – Local Day Camps are offered by a variety of organizations; churches, schools, rec centers, YMCA and can have a variety of activities.
- Sports and extracurricular activities – Summer is definitely the time to be outside. Do your kids play a sport? No matter the season, there are many camps to help athletes improve their skills.
- School-Sponsored Events – Schools often have various summer activities for kids to prepare for the upcoming school year and to help care for students who’s parents work and need childcare options.
- Vacation Bible School – Vacation Bible schools are offered during the summer for kids of many ages. Many church denominations have their own theme for the week. You don’t have to be a member or regularly attend church. Your kid will make friends, play games and make crafts.
- Volunteering – Have your child give back to the community this summer by having them volunteer at a local humanity or nature organization. They can go to nursing homes and read or play games with the elderly. They can do service projects that involve cleaning up or even building a park or recreation area. Whatever the activity, it should be something fun and rewarding to make them want to volunteer.
Where to Find Summer Activities
Check with your local rec center, YMCA, church, school or other organization to see what activities they may have going on that might be interesting to your children. Get them out of the house for a few hours a day, make new friends and learn new skills while having fun. It’s really a win for everyone.
Are your kids doing anything exciting this summer at camp? Tell us about it?