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Keeping Kids active all summer long

Granite Kids Summer Camp is a fun-filled afternoon of everything from arts & crafts, music, swim lessons, adventure, science projects, rock climbing, character building and so much more! We will keep your kiddos moving and smiling while we enjoy different themes each week! We aim to have a rockin' good time every day!

Granite's Summer Camp is designed for kids aged 4-9 and runs approximately 10 weeks.

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How to avoid summer boredom with your kids. Now's the perfect time to plan.

Are You and Your Child Ready for Summer Camp?

By Jenny Sneigoski Kids Program Director at Granite Health & Fitness

Summer is quickly approaching and school aged children everywhere are counting the days! We all long for sunny skies, warm weather, and lazy afternoons! But soon those lazy afternoons become boring afternoons and parents are quickly wishing for school to begin again. So how can we avoid this summer boredom? One solution is finding a summer day camp or two for your child to attend. Right now is the perfect time to plan ahead to help your child create an eventful and memorable summer!

What is a Day Camp?

Day camps, or summer camps in some areas, are geared for those who are of school age. They offer activities in a social setting, usually in the community, and the children return home in the evenings. Day camps can be booked by the day, by the week, or month depending on the organization.

Right now is the perfect time to plan ahead to help your child create an eventful and memorable summer!

Why should my child attend a day camp?

Studies have shown that a quality camp will give children the opportunity to be who they are and be valued for it. The right camp will encourage individual growth within an environment that boosts self esteem and strengthens social skills. Children will also develop a sense of community as they learn to work along peers they have never met before. A quality day camp may even develop children physically and keep them moving. Look for camps that provide structured activities as well as time for unstructured play.

What Camp Should My Child Attend?

Communities, like Billings, have so many options it can feel overwhelming trying to narrow down the choice. First, start with what your child is interested in, then focus on the camps that offer opportunities for them to explore their interests. Many camps will offer a variety of activities throughout their day. For example; some organizations like Granite Health & Fitness offer a weekly summer day camp that includes active gym time, swimming lessons, and crafts centered around a weekly theme.

You may even want to look for camps that offer children a chance to develop responsibility. Children will have to learn how to ask for help from others, what team work entails, and will hopefully be given the chance to take ownership on a project. This in turn helps develop crucial leadership skills that will carry them into their adult life

Is my child ready to attend camp?

Many day camps begin around the preschool age of 4, but the answer to this question depends on your child. You will want to make the decision based on whether or not your child is ready to be away from you for an extended amount of time. A day camp is a great place to start as the child still has the comfort of knowing you are nearby and accessible if needed.

In summary, day camp benefits include:

  • Child remains close to home while at camp
  • Easier transition
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Build new friendships
  • Improve social skills
  • Gives children a safe place to build confidence