By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Emily Moessner

Spring Break is just around the corner, and for some parents trying to find ways to keep your kids occupied for a week can be a headache.  Especially, if you are a working parent. We’ve come up with a few fun and educational ideas for you!

The Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation Authority will be having PARA Kids Day Camp Monday March 12th through Friday March 16th.  Becky Booker with PARA says “It’s a great chance for your kids to meet people that they may not go to school with.” The camp runs from 7:30 A.M. to 5:45 P.M., and is open to kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Booker says it’s a great way for your kids to be worn out by the end of the day. You can have you child come all week, or you can just bring them day by day.

  • What: PARA Kids Day Camp
  • Where:
    • Belk Activity Center: 2101 Bowers Park Drive
    • Phelps Activity Center: 2200 Rock Quarry Drive
  • When: March 12th through March 16th.  7:30 A.M. to 5:45 P.M
  • Who: Kindergarten through 8th Grade
  • Cost: $27 per day, $81 per week.
    • There is a sibling discount for multiple children: 2nd Child is $24 per day, and 3rd child is $21 per day.
  • How: Call 205-562-3230

Shelton State Community College is also getting in on the spring break fun, and is offering Lego Engineering Camp.  The camp is open for Kindergarten through 8th grade students, and includes a math and science component.  Beth Rominger, the K-12 Outreach Coordinator, says that while you wouldn’t expect mathematics being a part of Lego’s, that the program incorporates it.  “We use a program called More to Math” Rominger says, “The students are able to use a lot of addition and subtraction and multiplication.” Older students can also benefit, with curriculum focused on robotics and machinery.

Some other fun places to take your children during spring break include the Tuscaloosa Public Library, The Tuscaloosa Children’s Hands On Museum, and the Alberta Gateway.

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