Love Living Local-Summer with Kids

School’s out! Now what? It’s been a conversation I’ve heard a lot lately.  I don’t have kids, but I hear tons of exchanges from my friends, “What’s Johnnie doing this summer?”  “Has Susie ever gone to xyz camp?” “We are planning to __________.” Luckily Bloomington has tons of activities for kids.

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Does your child love to create? Ivy Tech hosts Ivy Arts for Kids, a ceramics class for grades 6 to 9, and College for Kids program.  The whole family could go watch a movie at the City parks or see a concert as part of the Performing Art Series.   Or participate in Crafts on the Beach at Monroe Lake. Check out WonderLab’s First Friday Science of Art series.

Outdoor Activities

Summer is full of outdoor activities.  Whether it’s swim lessons Red Cross Learn to Swim City of Blomington, classes and activites on Lake Monroe, or biking any of Bloomington’s trails, kids have a ton of choices.  Get the kiddos involved in the Kids Triathlon on July 15th or a summer camp or class like sailing, skateboarding, golf, basketball, baseball, tennis . The City also hosts the Family Fun Walk/Run Series.

Photo credit: WonderLab

Experiential Activities

Give the kids a unique experience with Play Day on May 26th or Touch a Truck event on June 14th or Messy Mania on July 22nd (check out the TLRC program guide for more information).  Kid City has different theme camps all summer long.  WonderLab hosts WonderCamp as well as Discovery Time for preschoolers, Science Sprouts for toddlers, and STEM Sundays.






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