In case you haven’t heard the excitement in your children’s voices or listened to the long list of things they want to do over the next few months, summer is almost here! That’s great if you’re between the ages of 5 and 17, but if you’re a parent it means you’re probably scrambling to figure out what to do with the little ones while you’re off at work.
Summer camp is always an attractive option, and luckily, in Cedar Rapids, there are several great summer camps for kids. Here are a few options that might be perfect for your child.
In a way, every kid is a thespian. Theater gives children the opportunity to play, act and creatively explore the world of make-believe. TCR offers several themed camps, from building a puppet to staging a Disney classic or musical to Shakespeare workshops for teens. Check out all the options here!
When you say summer camp, the first thing that may come to mind is the YMCA. Here in Cedar Rapids, the YMCA offers programs for children and preteens that aim to develop their physical skills and mental confidence. The weekly fee includes breakfast, lunch and tons of creative and energy-draining activities that contribute to a great summer for both kids and parents.
From art to agriculture, the City of Cedar Rapids’ Play! Program has something for every child. Whether you want them to explore something new and different — like animal husbandry — or want to give your toddler a head start by introducing them to the wonders of science, you'll find it here.
In addition to the summer camp offerings, the Play! Program offers numerous other activities and events the whole family can enjoy, so take some time to explore their website and get ready for an amazing summer.
Summer camps are just one thing that makes Cedar Rapids a great place for families and individuals to live. To learn more about our city, talk to a Coldwell Banker Hedges Realtor® today. They know the area and can show you some great neighborhoods you’ll be happy to call home.