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 firstname.lastname@example.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