It is officially summer vacation for our kids! And, while we all look forward to a break from the regular routine, there may come a point over the next few months where you are looking for something fun for your kids to do to fill those long, lazy summer days! And, here's the thing, summer is a great time to try new activities because you and your children don't have the pressures of school and homework and all of that.
We found a really neat camp for our littlest dancers. It's is the Angelina Ballerina summer camp at Mobile Ballet. These camps run a week at a time and they teach not only ballet, but they also foster a healthy body image -- very important for little girls!
"Angelina Ballerina camp is a wonderful way for little girls -- ages 4 and 5 -- to get to know the beginnings of ballet. It's classical, traditional, pre-ballet program. So, it's all very age appropriate. And, the fun thing about Angelina is it's done within the framework of the loved character of Angelina Ballerina herself", explains Pamela Thompson, the Associate Director of Mobile Ballet School.
Thompson tells us that while the Angelina Ballerina camp is for the littlest dancers, Mobile Ballet also offers summer camp and dance lessons for people of all ages. You can pick from two locations -- one in Mobile and one in Daphne. Winthrop Corey has been the Artistic Director at Mobile Ballet for 25 years.
Summer camps are available all over the Gulf Coast. The City of Mobile has it Summer Adventure camps . Pensacola is offering everything from dance camp to fishing camp -- all kinds of things! Local YMCA 's have special events. So do the Exploreum in downtown Mobile and the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport. And, the Mobile Museum of Art is hosting art camps throughout the summer; each week has a different theme. You can also look into swim camps, horseback riding, gymnastics, sports camps. There are all kinds of fun things.
If you have any other fun summer ideas for our kids, please add them to the list! We'd love to hear from you on our Facebook page!
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