Fun summer camps and activities for kids


ids are celebrating the fact that there's only a few more weeks left of school before the summer break.

Many parents however, are not sharing that same excitement as they scramble to find camps, and activities to keep their kids busy.

Parents, you don't want your kids to be bored this summer. That could make them zone out in front of the TV or computer screen, or worse, get into trouble.

But there's plenty happening around town to keep them busy. First up, Amarillo College has summer camps to fit any kid, CSI, Lego, Science, even a Pretty Princess Camp.

"We have camps all day at Ascension Academy from 8

a.m. to 5:00 p.m. And you can drop your kids off early so you can get to work on time and you can pick them up at 5:30 p.m," said M.J. Coats, Amarillo College.

But there's also gymnastics, dance, and power tumbling. All to keep your kids' bodies and minds active during the lazy days of summer.

"The whole idea is to keep them active, keep them busy so that after dinner their head should be falling into their plate

, and you're



off to bed! And that's what camp does, camp allows that level of activity that often we lose in the summer when there is nothing to do



said Coats.

Prices range from $44 to $100 a class.

The City of Amarillo's Parks and Recreation Department also has a full slate of fun activities planned.

"There are 17 different park sites that are open, some open at 10:00 a.m. and some open at 11:00 a.m. We have a trained recreation supervisors that are out there with the kids playing sports and playing games and doing arts and crafts and getting them outside and getting them involved in stuff," said Rachel Cunningham, Parks & Rec. Department.

Swimming is popular, too. The City's polls open May 26th.

Tons of fun under the sun this summer, that can put a parent's mind at ease.

Don't forget the City's libraries also have events from story times and laugh and learns.