Summer is just around the corner, which means the kids will be out of school and you’ll be doing one of three things: counting the number of times you hear I’m bored, scrambling to find child care options, or trying to fill your kids’ calendars with meaningful activities that will keep their bodies and minds active. That’s where summer camps come in. Not only do summer camps keep your kids entertained and engaged school starts back up in the fall, they also eliminate the need for childcare or babysitters.
And let’s face it: camps are fun! Kids get to reconnect with friends and make new ones, often from different parts of town and backgrounds. Summer camps also engage kids in games or fun hand-on activities based around popular themes like Harry Potter, LEGO, robotics, dinosaurs, and more.
Themed camps are also great ways to sprinkle in heavy doses of education without textbooks or homework. Harry Potter lends itself nicely to real chemistry and physics applications at an elementary level. Many kids don’t have the opportunity to experiment with robotics or coding in school, but during summer camps they can spend weeks learning and applying the basics and advancing their skills as they build something using their own hands and minds. This helps fight the brain drain of summer. Since they’ll be testing their problem-solving skills all summer long at camp, your kids will have an easier time transitioning back into the classroom once school starts back up in the fall.
Plus, depending on your schedule, camps provide a practical way to ensure your kids are in good hands while you’re at work. The camp counselors at Cincinnati Museum Center are trained in both content areas and early childhood development and undergo extensive background checks for employment. The museum center also offers before- and after-care options, complete with games and activities, so you don’t have to arrive to work late or leave early because of camp schedules.
Cincinnati Museum Center offers a wide variety of summer camps for children ages kindergarten through eighth grade, ranging from Harry Potter to Crazy Chemistry to Amusement Park Science to Medical Science and more. There are even camps that visit the OMNIMAX® Theater and featured exhibitions or go offsite completely to laboratories and amusement parks to see camp themes in action.
Explore all of Cincinnati Museum Center’s summer camp options here, or contact your favorite local organization to see what summer camp offerings they may have that fit your kids’ interests and your schedule.