Updated: May 15, 2012 1:41PM
As the school year draws to a close, parents are faced with how to keep the kids entertained and active during summer.
Highland Parks offers a summer day camp that runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, June 4 through Aug. 10. Organizers at the Lincoln Center (2450 Lincoln St.) have lots of activities planned to keep kids physically fit, and mentally and creatively stimulated with games, crafts, music, drama, sports and field trips.
The camp is open to ages 5-12 and costs $105 per week for Highland residents or $110 for nonresidents. Daily rates are $25 residents or $30 nonresidents.
Before-care is offered starting at 7 a.m. for $30 per week or $6 per day; $35 for nonresidents or $7 per day.
For more information, call 838-0114 or register online at highlandparks.org.
If you have young people (those entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade in August), Crete is sponsoring a weekday teen camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first session will run June 4-15, and subsequent programs will be offered through Aug. 10.
Older campers can get involved in local projects, plus walking field trips to businesses to learn more about career opportunities.
Each week promises a different theme to keep teens engaged.
Three-day camp fees are $187 per week for Crete residents or $279 for nonresidents. Five-day camps are $285 and $427, respectively.
Discounts are available for those who sign up for all 10 weeks, but reserve a place before May 25 for early-bird pricing. Register online at cretepark.com or visit the parks office at 515 First St.
Honor the men and women of our military during a Memorial Day service at 2:30 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Stoney Run County Park, 142nd and Union Street, Leroy. The event, co-hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee and Lake County Parks, offers a special way to remember the sacrifices of those who have given so much for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
Dyer Parks will have coed, drop-in volleyball for those 21 and older from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 5 through Aug. 28, at Northgate Park (Calumet Avenue, three blocks south of Main Street). Games will be played on grass courts, and they are free with no registration required.
Remember when summer fun meant playing outside rather than sitting for hours in front of a TV, computer or video game? Munster Parks would like to teach children ages 4-7 the joy of backyard games like Red Rover, relays and much more.
The first session will run from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, June 4 to July 6 (makeup session for July 4), at the Grove Park soccer field, 8201 Tapper Ave. Fees are $40 for Munster residents or $50 for nonresidents.
For more information, call 836-7275 or register online at www.munster.org.