Neighborhood activities to keep kids busy this summer

It is officially summer, which means kids are officially bored. Here are a few options in our neighborhood to keep the restless vacationers entertained:

The Dallas Zoo is hosting animal adventure summer camps for pre-kindergarteners through eighth-graders during July and early August. Single day camps are July 6-8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and include Feline Frenzy, Bird Brains and That’s Bananas! Primate Explorations. All three days are filling quickly, so sign up soon. Little Howlers, Discover Africa and Critter Connections are a few of the weeklong adventures that the zoo also is offering through August.

Or, take them to the Oak Cliff YMCA’s Camp Wickiup, an all-day experience that features outdoor and indoor activities while promoting new friendships, self-confidence and the value of teamwork. The YMCA is also offering family camps for a weekend of camping with the family, and overnight camps with water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, canoeing, hiking and horseback riding.

If your kiddos are more of the artistic type, treat them to fashion and sewing classes at Make Shop & Studio, or try art classes at Oil and Cotton.

Finally, don’t forget Story Time Tuesdays at The Cozy Cottage Children’s Boutique, and the Hampton-Illinois and North Oak Cliff libraries’ creative workshops and story times.


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