Summer is a great opportunity for children to explore different educational fields they may enjoy and continue practicing what they know so that they’re prepared to enter school again in the fall. Kenosha County offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests so that students can continue growing as they enjoy their summer breaks.
UW-Parkside has numerous summer programs for children so they stay academically driven while not attending school. Some of these include: Youth mindfulness—focused on helping students learn how to manage stress at a young age; lego robotics—for middle schoolers who want to learn more about the use of robotics; environmental explorers—a week long program for middle schoolers who want a hands on learning experience with the environment; codebreakers—a new summer program for students who want to get a grasp on the basics of coding; and many more.
The City Park Alliance Program will be available again this summer at Lincoln park, now also offered at Wilson and Roosevelt. It is a free program offered to students ages six through 18. Lunch is served daily at 1:30pm and the program runs from 12-6pm Monday through Friday starting on June 18th and ending on the 24th of August. The City Park Alliance Program is hosted at the Lincoln Park Oribiletti Center. Daily activities can include: organized outside sports, arts & crafts, music, game room, educational activities, movies, and more.
The Kenosha YMCA offers a summer day camp for children 5-15 years old that promotes a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Activities vary in the sciences, arts, athletics, and field trips. With their four values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Caring - The YMCA promotes a positive and safe environment for children to grow while having fun. The camp includes a T-Shirt, breakfast, lunch, a snack, transportation and admission for most field trips, recreational rock climbing, swimming, and a lot of fun. They also offer Callahan Kids Camp for those K-6th grade, Camp Adventure for those in summer school, and Teen Scene camp for students in 7th-8th grade.
The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha has two different programs your child can participate in. for $60 a week Monday through Friday at 7am-5pm, students ages 6-12 can partake in the Summer AM Adventure Program for an assortment of activities both educational and recreational. They also have the Summer Quest Camp for members of the Boys & Girls Club ($20 per year per individual or $30 a year per family) where children ages 6-12 can look forward to different activities every week from 12-5pm. Some of these activities include gym, STEM programming, photography, game room tournaments, field trips, and more!
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Article written by Megan Maurer
Published in Kenosha News