Spring break is coming to a close for many students, which means the two-month summer vacation is just on the horizon.
To help parents and guardians decide how to keep their youngsters from coming down with a severe case of boredom, the Lake Ridge Elementary School PTA will host a summer camp fair featuring 20 area organizations offering programs throughout the summer.
“There’s a lot of choices that you may not know are available,” said Nancy King, a PTA member who is organizing the fair. “Especially people who are new to the school or area, it lets them know what’s out there.”
The summer camp fair will be held Tuesday at Lake Ridge’s cafeteria from 6 to 7 p.m. The free event will be set up like a trade show and families will be able to walk freely from booth to booth to get information about summer camps in and around the Johnson City area.
“There’s something for everybody,” King said. “Many parents are surprised by the options they have.”
A few of the organizations set to attend include the Boy Scouts, East Tennessee State University, Milligan College, Johnson City Public Library, Evers TaeKwonDo and Hands On! Regional Museum.
King says the summer camp fair at Lake Ridge, 1001 Lake Ridge Square, is a community service the school provides in an effort to make sure children are busy and active in the summer months.
“That way, they’re not saying ‘I’m bored’ every day,” she said.
Fair attendees will be able to ask questions and find out price and scheduling information, all in one place.
Parents and students can inquire about programs offered by the Appalachian Christian Camp, Doe River Gorge or Johnson City Parks and Recreation, among others.
“It could be anything from day camps to night camps and some that are just a few hours a day,” King said.
The summer camp fair is open to the public.
For more information, call 610-6030.