Through the park district, kids of all ages can try activities like gymnastics, cooking, detective science and even music recording.
“It’s important to offer different kinds of recreational programs throughout the year for kids, and people of all ages, just to give them an opportunity to be social. They can meet other people, meet new friends, it also gets them away from their iPads and iPhones and things like that, and it gets them out and learning a new activity,” said Sameera Luthman, Director of Marketing for the Naperville Park District.
Kids can discover the fun of flight at the DuPage Children’s Museum, which offers a camp for first through fifth graders. Museum educators will help kids investigate airplanes, hovercrafts and even space travel.
Naper Settlement is offering artful antics for elementary students with experiments in different art forms. Activities include repurposing crayons and duct tape and making coil pots using Native American techniques.
“I think that there’s always an opportunity, whether it’s even just a one day, two hour program there’s always learning involved. And of course it’s fun, so if kids just take away ‘oh that was fun and I had a great time’ then that’s fine too,” added Luthman.
The programs vary in length, price and days they occur based on the specific camp.
Naperville News 17’s Rachel Pierson reports.