Summer is almost upon us and with the heat of the Central Valley also comes children with way too much free time on their hands. Why not use that time constructively in a way that is fun for your child and teaches them a thing or two, or three?
Camps are generally divided into two categories, the 'away' camps, where you child stays overnight for a few days or even weeks at a time, or 'day camps', which last for a few hours every day and can span a week or a month. Fortunately there are many summer camps offered in or around Fresno, one of which is sure to catch the interest of you and your child.
Whether you pick an 'away' camp or a day camp, involving your children in these opportunities doesn't just keep them busy for the summer, it teaches them valuable skills they will take with them into the future. There are camps that teach about the natural world around us, camps geared to those interested in science. Away camps teach children to be independent and stretch his or her comfort level. This is important, especially for those tween years when children are reaching for independence.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be listing several types of summer camps available for your child.
To start, here are a few camps for the artistically minded:
Children's Art Studio Day Camp
809 E. Lansing Way
Fresno, Ca. 93704
Ages 6 - 13
July 14 to July 16
Children at Children's Art Studio will learn to draw, paint or sculpt in five separate 5 day sessions. Classes are from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a different focus each week. Registration forms can be found on-line.
for more information, contact Suzanne Henderson or visit the Children's Art Studio Website
California Art Academy
4750 N. Blackstone Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
Ages 3 - 13
Choose from classes in yoga, nutrition, dance, arts and crafts or drama. Classes are from two to four days a week in the morning or afternoon. California Art Academy also has more intensive classes for ballet, instrument instruction and acting in plays and musicals.