By: Madeleine Morren, Communications Intern
Summer vacation is almost here and we have just the thing for parents and kids looking for something fun to do, besides your daily trip to the pool. Waco is filled with various creative summer programs for kids, and we’ve got them all in one place! Here are four reasons to check out this year’s summer camp calendar:
It’s free and easy to use
One of our goals at Creative Waco is to facilitate the connection between the community and its creative culture. Our online calendar makes it easy to find the perfect fit for each unique child using searchable key words like date, age, grade, and topic. Or if it’s easier for you to browse, you can see all of the programs available on one page. Now it’s easier than ever to make a decision and you don’t have to worry about missing out on a single opportunity.
There is something for everyone
The beauty of our summer camp calendar is that it’s not limited to programs focused on artistic talents. There are countless ways for kids to explore their creativity and what they enjoy the most. There are programs for art, music, photography, sports, dance, electronic game design and even robotics. There’s really no limit to what kids can do this summer.
Keep kids active and engaged
Research shows that students suffer cumulative learning loss when they are not educationally engaged throughout the summer. Studies have also proven that the environment of summer programs help kids learn faster than in classrooms during the school year. Summer programs help kids build on characteristics that will serve them in the future, like resiliency, teamwork and decision-making. In this day and age, it’s hard enough to get the younger generations away from their phones and the different technologies, so make it easy for them to unplug and engage!
Cross-country road trips and summers abroad are not always feasible, especially if you’re on a budget. Summer programs are a fun and easy way to get kids off the couch and get them outside this summer. It will give them something to look forward to without having to go very far and will help connect them to their community.