Homeschoolers are welcome and invited, too!
Wet N’ Wild is advertising their annual School Days. Homeschoolers are invited to come for the same price. You could also gather some homeschooling friends and make it a day of fun in the sun with your kids and their friends! Check out their offers:
Thank you for sharing information concerning our upcoming Day in the Life program at the Sharlot Hall Museum. Due to the Prescott Homeschool Hub’s help in spreading awareness about our program, we have been able to fill in our available spaces for next week’s program! At this time therefore, we are unfortunately unable to take any more registrations. I just wanted to take a moment to update your forum about this opportunity in case in the coming days there may be more interest from its members.
Although we are unable to accept any more registrations for July 26th program, we are always interested in more programming opportunities with local educational communities, and welcome any questions community members have about tours, programs, and special events. If yourself or any other members may have questions about these possibilities, I would love to share information and do some brainstorming. I can be reached at (928) 277-2014 (in the last day or so I was provided with a new phone number for my office) or of course by email at email@example.com.
On July 26th, the museum is a hosting a free Day in the Life program for youth involved in local organizations. We currently have more openings than we anticipated in this program and would like to invite any interested youth ages 6 – 12 to join us at the museum for a free, fun day of games, crafts, and a private hands-on tour of our newest exhibit. In the morning, we will also be featuring Living History demonstrators who will be providing opportunities for youth to engage directly with history. The Living History experiences will provide participants with the opportunity to complete activities with the interpreters, such as using a 19th century printing press and interacting with toys from the late 1800s. This program will also include a pizza lunch provided by the Sharlot Hall Museum! Registration and check-in will begin at 9 am, with the program starting at 9:30. The program will conclude at 4 pm, with pick-up starting then as well.
I would greatly appreciate if this information could be shared within the Prescott Homeschool Hub. If any individuals are interested in this fun and free program, they should not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be happy to provide more information! I may be reached at 928-445-3122, ext. 29 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our roster is limited, so interested families should register quickly to secure a spot! Registration will be closing Monday, July 24th. Once notified of individuals’ interest, I will send the application with additional information about the schedule and set-up for the day.
Take a Trip Back in Time
Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp
Dates: July 26 and 27 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Try 19th century children’s activities, learn about ranch life and pan for gold during two days of fun and discovery at the Sharlot Hall Museum. Other activities include archery, churning butter and a scavenger hunt in museum exhibits.
Price: $50, $45/museum members
Limited to twenty children; register soon because spaces fill up quickly.
Summer time can sure be a great way to give our kids the opportunity to attend a summer camp for a few days in something they really love (or something we would love for them to learn). It also can give homeschool moms a little bit of a break! (I’m sooo looking forward to summer, myself!) And summer camps can also be a fun thing for our kids to do with a neighborhood friend that normally goes to school…or with a favorite homeschool friend that lives across town.
If your child is interested in a specific sport, look up/contact the local leagues or businesses/studios for summer camp options. Yavapai Soccer, Prescott AYSO, Little League, Softball, Basketball Camp (in PV it’s through the County), Dance, Karate, Martial Arts, Golf. There really are too many options to mention here. But I’ll do my best.
Sport Camps at Prescott YMCA
Gymnastics Camp at Prescott YMCA
Embry Riddle has sport camps: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball
Swimming Lessons at Mountain Valley Splash or YMCA
Yavapai College for Kids: Their classes include art, language, writing, technology, nature, science, cooking, photography, drama, filmmaking. Fantastic options for exploring interests or going into depth on already known interests.
Embry Riddle also has a variety of camps for teens in aeronautics and engineering. Even a helicopter class!!
Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoo (there are 6 different sessions)
Other Summer Fun Ideas:
A few years ago, I wrote this post for other Summer Fun ideas. But some ideas for Summer Fun include:
- Harkins Summer Movie Series
- Summer Library reading program with activities and shows at your local library (Prescott, PV, or CV)
- Arts and Craft classes as JoAnn’s or Michael’s
- The Spot, a Children’s Museum
- Visiting local museums like the Smoki Museum, Phippen Art Museum, Sharlot Hall Museum, the Dewey museum, the museums in Jerome
- Easy to difficult hikes (or some for mountain biking) like Watson Lake Riparian Preserve, hikes on Mingus Mountain, Thumb Butte, the Constellation Trails, the white dot trails at Watson, Pea Vine/Iron King Trail, Granite Mountain hike, the new hike up to the top of Glassford Hill, Salida Gulch, Indian Ruins trail near Lynx Lake
- Day Trips to Phoenix, Sedona, Slide Rock State Park, Cottonwood, Fossil Creek, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and all that those places have to offer
- Spending an afternoon or morning at the lake: Watson Lake, Lynx Lake, Goldwater, Granite Basin, Mingus Mudhole, (Willow Lake…if you want to battle the bugs…Willow Lake is best for the trails, not the lake)
I hope with these Summer Fun Ideas you’ll have an enjoyably filled summer of learning, fun, relaxation, reading, and creativity!
* This list is definitely not comprehensive. In fact, PLEASE email me with other summer camps in the Prescott area. I will update this post periodically with additions. Please email me with the name of the Summer Camp and the website for more information, and the ages of kids the camp works with. email@example.com
A fellow Prescott College graduate student, Fran Haynes, is working on a research project about how families experience nature together. She’s looking for a variety of people from the Prescott/PV/Chino Valley area that are willing to participate in her project. Check out her flyer with the details below. If you are interested, contact her directly via the information provided. Or visit her website to sign up directly there.
(I’ve got a 10yo son who is very interested in nature…)