Stage 3 Reopening | Summer Camps

Dated: June 2 2020

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Starting on May 30th, Boise entered the third stage of its reopening plan, meaning more and more things that the kiddos want to do this summer are opening up. After being stuck inside during most of the spring, the kids are probably ready to do anything outdoors and be social. Or, maybe you just need some quiet time as you finish up working from home! Check out one of these places to get your child outside and socializing.

Boise Parks and Recreation Playcamps

Starting June 1, Boise Parks and Recreation is offering eight Playcamps at different area parks. These day-long camp experiences are created for children ages 6-12. The Playcamps will take place all summer at the following parks: Catalpa Park (4516 W. Catalpa Dr.), Jullion Park (3901 N.  Jullion Way), Winstead Park (6150 W. Northview St.), and Cassia Park (4600 W. Camas St.). Boise Parks and Recreation will follow state and local health protocols to ensure the safety of camp participants. 

Horse Camp at Sam-Bo-Sky Ranch

For one day, on June 20th, kids will have a chance to learn basic riding skills, horse care, and experience riding activities. Bring a sack lunch, water, and heeled boots - no tennis shoes! 

Summer Writing Camps at The Cabin

While June camps are canceled, The Cabin currently plans to hold July & August camps due to COVID19 concerns. Offering creative writing programming for students Grades 3-9, The Cabin prepares young writers to write songs, short stories, comics, and poems. 

YMCA Summer Camps at Horsethief Reservoir

If overnight camp is an ideal scenario for your child, this is your opportunity to get your child out of the house and into the great outdoors. If your child is into more of a “hands-on” summer, they can participate in Adventure Camp or Leadership Camp where they can develop some camp-specific skills. Or, if they’re just trying out camp for the first time, try one of the Youth Camps!

Always double-check with the above organizations to make sure their COVID19 safety protocols work for your child’s needs. Keep your eyes open as other camps and businesses open up for the season - many are offering last-minute programming to accommodate the pandemic. 

What are your plans for the kids this summer? Sports? Summer school or summer reading? How do you plan to keep them busy as Boise reopens? 

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Scott Trefaller

Scott grew up in Orange County, CA. and he and his family moved to Boise in 1972. He graduated from Meridian High School, then obtained a BA in Marketing from Boise State University. He has over 20 ye....

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