As a kid, there’s nothing better than hearing the bell ring at school for the last time before summer break. But as a parent, summer can leave you feeling overwhelmed with all the free time you have to fill. You want to give your children fun summer memories while also keeping them active and engaged while on break.
Thankfully, you don’t have to do all the hard work yourself. Many organizations and businesses in Las Cruces and El Paso hold day camps and classes during the school break for children of all ages. From animals to science and everything in between, there’s a camp this summer that your kids are sure to love.
Take a look at our top picks for camps this summer and let the fun begin!
- Gym Magic
Gym Magic of Las Cruces offers several different summer day camps and sports programs for children ages 4 to 12. Your kids can take part in fun day camps with themes like pirates, nature, Nerf sports, and theater, or they can attend specialty camps that focus on gymnastics or dance. Kids can attend half-day, full-day, or week-long camps. There are lots of flexible options for working parents also. Camps start on May 28th and run all summer long. Check out their website or call 575-523-1616 for more information.
- Camp Invention: Supercharged
Your kids will have a blast learning new science skills at Camp Invention: Supercharged. This week-long day camp teaches children about STEM concepts and gives them the opportunity for hands-on learning. This camp is for children entering grades K through sixth and will be held June 3 to 7. Sign up on the Camp Invention website.
- City of Las Cruces Summer Camp
The City of Las Cruces offers low-cost summer day camps where kids grades K through sixth can play games, go on field trips, do arts and crafts, and more. Registration is based on a lottery system after you sign up online. Check out the city website or call 575-541-2550 for more information.
- Camp Invention: Supercharged
If you have an aspiring inventor on your hands, Camp Invention: Supercharged will be a perfect fit this summer. Camp Invention offers kids a chance to learn about STEM concepts and get hands-on with coding and robots. The camp will be held July 22 to 26 and is for children entering grades K through sixth. For more information, visit the Camp Invention website.
The YWCA of El Paso is offering both indoor and outdoor day camps across El Paso for kids. Week-long camps run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the summer and focus on educational STEM projects that will help your children stay ahead academically while school is out. You can view the schedule, register, and pay online.
- El Paso Parks and Recreation
If your kids are between the ages of 6 and 14, El Paso Parks and Recreation is offering day camps at recreation centers throughout the city. Teens ages 15 to 17 can also sign up to take part in mentorship opportunities. To find out more information, check out the El Paso city website and call the recreation center where you want your child to attend.
- Zoo Camp
Children ages 6 to 10 will love learning about animals at the El Paso Zoo during Zoo Camp. This week-long camp offers kids unique insights and behind-the-scenes access to learn about animals and sustainability. Your registration fee includes camp activities, a zoo camp t-shirt and hat, and snacks. Find out more information and sign up on the El Paso Zoo website.
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