From Art to Insects, Summer Camps Will Educate and Entertain

Here's a list of summer of fun for Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant kids.

As the weather starts to warm up, moms and dads across Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant are trying to figure out what to do with the rugrats.

Here's a list of local summer camp options that guarantee a summer of (supervised) fun.

Play kickball, volleyball, tennis, golf or softball, or just hang around at a supervised playground for hours of fun. Locations: Various in Mount Pleasant. Dates: Some sports teams start practices in May; Supervised playgrounds run from June 15 - Aug. 4. Ages: School-age. Price: $10 to $60, depending on whether it’s a one-day clinic or a weeklong event. Website: http://www.mtpleasantwi.gov/Parks/Index.aspx

Kenosha Public Museums: Kids can learn about diverse topics ranging from cartooning to African arts to civil war life. Dates: June 20 - Aug. 11. Price: $28 - $70/week. Locations: Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave.,  Dinosaur Discovery Museum, 5608 Tenth Ave., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. Ages: 2 to 16.  Website: www.kenoshapublicmuseum.org or email Nancy Mathews, Senior Curator of Education, at nmathews@kenosha.org

Kenosha YMCA Summer Day Camp: Kids get to swim, cook, play, dance, and do art projects. Location: Callahan Family Branch, 7101 53rd St., and Baker Park, 835 65th St., Kenosha. Dates: June 14 - Aug. 27. Ages: 5 to 12. Price: $60-$200.  Website: http://kenoshaymca.org/class_program/documents/WebsiteSDCpage.pdf

Pleasant Prairie RecPlex: Boat, swim and ice skate the summer away. Location: 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie. Dates: June 6 - Sept. 2. Ages: K-8. Price: $152/week + $50 registration fee. Website: http://www.recplexonline.com/

Racine Zoo: Learn about animals at Racine Zoo’s summer camps. Location: 2131 N. Main St., Racine. Dates: June 20 - Aug. 12. Price: $65 - $125/week. Ages: 3 years to 6th grade. Website: http://www.racinezoo.org/Kids_And_Education/ed_campdescriptions.shtml

Racine YMCA Kid’s Nature Kamp: Explore nature, go canoeing, discover why Wisconsin has such wacky weather. Location: River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Rd., Racine. Dates: June 13 - Aug. 26. Price: $130/week (estimated). Ages: 4 to 12. Website: http://www.riverbendracine.org/page2.aspx

Racine YMCA Smolenski Park Day Camp: Kids will earn about art, go swimming, and check out the Domes while finding out about plant life. Location: Smolenski Park, 450 South Stuart Rd. Dates: June 13 - Aug. 19. Price: $70-$125/week. Ages: School-age. Website: http://www.ymcaracine.org/files/2011%20Smolenski%20Park%20Enrollment%20Packet%20%282%29.pdf

Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camp: New and experienced players train as a team, learn new skills, and engage in scrimmages leading up to “Super Bowl Friday.” Location: Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd St. Dates: July 18 - July 22. Price: $339. Ages: 6 to 14.  Website: http://www.prosportsexperience.com/packers/

Harand Camp of the Theater Arts: A residential camp focusing on theater arts that attracts students from all over the United States. Location: Carthage College. Dates: June 19 - July 31. Price: $895-$5,025. Ages: 7 to 18. Website: http://www.harandcamp.com/index.html


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