If you are still trying to figure out what activities your children may enjoy this summer, look as close as the Williamson County Parks & Recreation (WCPR) department. There is a lineup of programs to keep your children active and reduce any possible chance of hearing, “I’m bored” from one of them this summer.
The end of school is around the corner for many of you. If so, you probably plan to put the books away, which will leave your children with free time on their hands. Even if you plan to continue doing school, changing up your school routine during the summer will add a pleasant twist to each day.
The WCPR is offering several camps and field trips for children, ages three to 17 years-old. There is a list of programs that will fitany interest a child may have when they think of fun. Some of the activities include art camps, dance and cheer camps, sports camps, STEM camps and more. Summer Fun Day Camp will also be offered at both Grassland Elementary School and the Nolensville Recreation Complex.
If weekly camp commitments do not fit well into your schedule, check out the daily field trip opportunities. The Nashville Zoo, Brentwood Skate Center, Nashville Shores and Camp Widjiwagan are just some of places day campers will visit this summer. If you have an adventurous teen, they may enjoy the Junior Excursion Adventure Programs (J.E.A.P.’s) where playing paintball, rapelling and white water rafting are some of the activities they get to do. All program information is available online as well as registration.
The WCPR will also have swimming pool hours and offer lifeguard training courses. Having lifeguard certification is a great way for a teen to earn income during the summer and other seasons. If you know someone who is already certified, let them know the WCPR is looking for lifeguards and is offering year-round employment. If your children are new to the water and want to improve their skills, regular swimming lessons will also be offered.
The neighborhood offerings by the WCPR will keep your children active this summer and I dare them to say, “I’m bored!”
Jennifer Smeltser writes for HomeLife Academy. HomeLife Academy is an official private school serving thousands of home educators. For more of Jennifer's articles, visit the Homeschool Roster.