As many of us parents know too well, the summer months can be daunting time when it comes to selecting summer activities. The summer months can include a mix of short-term programs that allow flexibility for parents and fun for kids.
Each Spring, Wright State University hosts the Summer Camp Fair. This year’s event was held on March 10 at 11 am. It is a great opportunity for local families to learn about interesting, available programs. When I first moved to Dayton, attending this fair helped me to navigate the number of program options for my own three kids who were then in elementary grade levels.
Similar to our tips on attending a college fair, I recommend that families attend a summer camp fair with this one important thing in mind:
- A goal (or two) – What do you want your child to accomplish this summer? Some goals may be
Completing a book (the library has great programming for this)
Exploring a science interest
Further developing writing skills
Preparing for the next grade level in math
Staying out of mischief
Pursuing a hobby
Taking on a physical challenge to develop more confidence
(fill in yours here!)
Whatever the goal may be, there are a number of options for how you may support your kid’s success in reaching their goal during the summer.
You can start your search for varied summer options by contacting any of these vendors represented at the fair:
We will continue to keep an updated list as we learn of new summer programs.
Do you know of another local program(s) that is not represented on this list? If so, please let us know in the comment section below!