Summer time is when the livin's easy, right? Not if you have kids hanging around the house. To bust boredom and offer your kids an enriching experience, check out one of the summer camp selections, below.
Most of these are city-run camps, which every savvy parent knows is a less-expensive way to make fun summer memories.
And finally, kids of ALL ages (we mean mom and dad) might enjoy a family camp like Camp Concord.
If you don't see one you like here, visit the America Camping Association website.
This summer day camp offers programs for ages 2½ to 6 at Centre Concord and Baldwin Park Preschools. There is also a Kinderprep program for children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.
Summer the way it was meant to be — with trees and a creek, areas to explore and friends to meet. Children ages 6-12 come back year after year to this weeklong day camp in Markham Nature Park for the exciting trips, adventures and camaraderie.
"All That and Then Some" middle-school summer program at Centre Concord provides a safe and supervised place at which your young teen will experience fun times with friends and meet new ones.
This nonprofit Sports Academy offers leagues, camps, tournaments and events for youth and adults. The academies help kids develop life skills including teamwork, effective interpersonal relationships, leadership and self-confidence. The league works out of Clayton and manages the Clayton Community Gymnasium.
St. Mary's Sports Camps offer boys and girls overnight, day, team and specialty athletic camps for ages 4–18 at the Moraga campus. Sports include baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Dates are posted and registration is open. Click "summer camps" on the website for detailed information and to register online.
Near the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Camp Concord uses the outdoors to provide family and youth campers with exciting adventures and laid-back activities. Families can come for two days or up to two weeks, and ages 8 to 17 can enjoy one-week sessions.