Local Summer Activities For Your Children

Posted by Treetops on Thursday, 31 May 2012 in Local Amenities

The arrival of summer signals more than high temperatures and blue skies. For those of you who have school-age children, it also marks the beginning of their summer vacation.

To make the most of summertime, many parents take their children to summer camps, frequent local pools or enroll the kids in town-organized summer activities.

Read on for a taste of summer activities and places in the area around Treetops that your children are sure to enjoy. 

Summer Camps

One of the best ways to ensure your children will have a great vacation is to enroll them in a summer camp. This helps them build stronger social networks, become aware of environmental issues, develop self confidence, and be more physically active — all in addition to having a great time. 

  • The next-door Nottawasaga Resort offers eight weeks of full day summer camps open to the public which are loaded with incredible themed activities for children ages 6-12 and include daily swimming in the warm indoor 25m tropical pool, sports, games, nature trails, theme days, ice skating and more! (This PDF contains more information.)
  • YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka offers day camps throughout the summer for children of all ages. Camps focus on activities ranging from basketball to triathlons to soccer. (Find the one that suits your family best on this page.)
  • The Hollows Camp in Bradford offers two-week programs in a beautiful spot with a private lake and beach. Activities include riding, tennis, trampoline, mountain biking, archery, water sports, drama, and arts and crafts.
  • Are the little ones interested in horses? Park Lane Ranch offers day camps focused on horse riding in Tottenham.
  • The Town of New Tecumseth offers an All Sports Camp that immerses children in a wide variety of sporting activities and challenges before ending the day with a swim at the outdoor Alliston Rotary Pool. (This PDF contains more information.)
  • Another popular option is the Nottawasaga Resort’s Summer Golf Camp, which provides children aged 6 to 12 with professional instruction, range time, mini-golf tournaments, rules and etiquette, swimming, and a pizza party after golf on Fridays. Full and half day camps are available. 

Town-organized activities

Another great option is to make the most of town-organized events and sessions that seek to entertain children while teaching them something useful. The Town of New Tecumseth’s 2012 Spring & Summer Guide allows you to locate all sorts of summer activities taking place in different areas, from Playball Soccer to the Overnight Program at Museum on the Boyne to swimming at the Alliston Rotary Pool.

Also, don’t forget your local library — the New Tecumseth Public Library hosts special summer events for kids, featuring music, puppets, and reading sessions.

Swimming Lessons

Lastly, you can take your kids to the pool. Besides being a lot of fun, this option will provide your children with an opportunity to learn a very important skill if they don’t know how to swim yet.

The Nottawasaga Resort offers public access for group, private and semi-private swim lessons this summer and throughout the year for all ages and skill levels including babies!

Life at Treetops

While you’ll likely continue to take your kids to pools and summer camps, your family’s desire to make the most of outdoor activities and have fun will be easy to indulge at Treetops, thanks to seven kilometres of nature trails and 45 acres of forest. Together, these and other fantastic community features will make it easy for your kids to have a fun summer adventure.

What’s more, the Treetops Park will offer beach volleyball, a playground, a splash pad, an amphitheatre, a playground, a picnic area and more.

Now it’s your turn: what do you and your family like to do in the summer?

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