Keep your summer active and crafty at the Kroc Center
Wed, 21 May 2014 17:55:09 GMT —
School is coming to an end for many students in the Tri-States.
That means children will be home all day, looking for entertainment, and t he last thing a kid needs is to come home after the school year to sit on the couch all day.
This will be the third year for the day camp, and it's featuring some new activities not seen before.
One of those activities is literacy, something Youth Development and Outreach Specialist Tim Southers is excited about.
"They'll get a chance to do literacy, work with our literacy program which is a great program for them to continue to read and be successful throughout the summer ," said Southers.
Another new aspect is incorporating fine arts into the camps.
Students will perform a musical during the session.
Summer Camp Coordinator Brittany Daly is looking forward to teaching the students her passion.
"This is not the typical summer camp, we're so excited. I grew up loving the stage, I had the honor of being on stage at six, so I want to share that with these kids ," Daly said.
Other options include a hands on class where you make crafts, like Oobleck.
"They could come to the Kroc Center and make these ooey gooey things that they don't have to make at home ," said Education and Fine Arts Specialist Sandra Polak.
In case you're looking for a little thrill, the rock wall can be used by both adults and kids.
Katie Thomas is the Recreational Sports Specialist and says kids are some of the biggest rock wall enthusiasts.
"We have an actual climbing camp coming up this summer, for kids aging 6 to 13, so I mean kids definitely, they are the biggest people that we have on the wall, I mean they are here all the time," Thomas said. "They love it"
Staff with the Kroc Center say getting active this summer, whether it be hands-on, or crafty, is the best thing you can do for yourself, and your family.
Click here for information on activities going on at the Kroc Center this Summer.