Summer Camps Get Kids Active And Outside

Dated: 04/19/2016

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With less than two months left of school, it's time to start planning summer break. A summer camp is always a great option for kids to be both entertained and educated during the break.

We will be highlighting some of Boise’s best summer camps over the next few weeks. Whether your kids are creative, athletic, or a review to make transitioning back to school in the fall easier, there's sure to be a summer camp that is the perfect fit for your kid.

Local Summer Camps in Boise

Boise Enrichment Camp at Northview Montessori was created for kids in first through fifth grade to provide both academic and physical activities . The curriculum is similar to school in with science, reading, and math included in the curriculum. Weekly trips to the visit spots such as the Library! at Cole and Ustick, state capitol, and the Aquarium of Boise are included. The kids have a great time at the Fairmont Pool, too.

Guest speakers are an important part of the weekly themed camps that run from 8am to 5pm. You can have your kids attend specific weeks that cover topics such as cooking and exercise, or you can plan for them to attend every week. Full day programs run $160 per week. Half-day programs are $90. If you need to drop your children off earlier and pick up them up later, there are limited spots and a fee. Call 208-322-0152 or visit the website for more information.

Playcamps, hosted by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department, is an annual favorite of local kids. There are many locations to choose from, so you can pick one close to either your home or work. Weekly trips to a local pool and the Natatorium mean the kids get their share of summer fun, so make sure you get a family pass.

Like most camps, there are weekly themes that encourage the campers to learn new activities. The best part is that they are outside and active. The regular day is 9am to 4pm, or an extended day is available from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Prices vary for residents and non-residents, and scholarships are available. Registration is available online.

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