Tips on Summer Day Camps for Your Kids


Published 05/22 2014 01:42PM

Updated 05/22 2014 01:54PM

Schools around the area are almost out for the summer and for many of you, that means finding something constructive for your kids to do for nearly 3 months.

WFFT's Brooke Welch, our mother of 2, spent the day gathering some information from local summer day camps about the best places to send your children.

School is almost out and that means many families are starting to think about fun summer day camps your child might want to attend this summer.

"They want to put kids where they are going to be safe.  Just something that the kids stay active, they have fun, and they can go home and be tired."

Mark Braun, Youth Sports Director at the Parkview YMCA, says camps expose children to a variety of positive things.

"A wide range of what they can experience, what they can do, what they can learn, and I think we here offer a good array of different possibilities for kids to explore."

Perry Ehresman with Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation says their camp focuses on farming and Indian culture.

"I think parents are not only looking for safe places for their kids to be during the summer, but they also want their kids to learn."

Along with the YMCA and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation summer camps, other places are Science Central, Game Day Sports Camp, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Allen County Parks, and various daycares and church bible school programs. 

Both Braun and Ehresman say there are big benefits to summer camp.

"It's really neat to see how kids make friendships that last a lifetime."

"We don't just stick them in a room and let them watch movies all day but truly engage them in various activities to stimulate their minds and their bodies."

Here are some links to some great summer camps for your kids to check out this summer.
Parkview YMCA -

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Game Day Sports Camp

Science Central

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

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