Apple stores are hosting a FREE Apple Camp for kids ages 8-12 this summer! Apple Camp lasts 1 & 1/2 hours per day on 3 separate days and is available at Apple Retail Stores throughout the country – including the Apple Store in Briarwood Mall!
At Apple Camp, kids will learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This FREE workshop, held at Apple Retail Stores, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival.
Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, so click here to find a participating location near you and to sign up your kid(s) now! Just select your state and store and you will then be able to select the week you would like to sign up for. Note that a parent must stay with the child(ren) during Apple Camp.
Fine Print: All campers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the duration of the Apple Camp workshop. Campers must also bring along a signed Camp Permission Statement (PDF) and a copy of their registration confirmation to attend.
Toys R Us is hosting a FREE special day-before-Father’s Day LEGO Building Event on Saturday, 06/15/15, from 12-2 pm. You’ll get to build a LEGO City Police Car together, and take it home to keep.
Just a friendly reminder…
Independence Lake County Park is hosting a Community Safety Day today from 10a-12p. Families are invited to a fun day while meeting local safety representatives from the community. Participating organizations include Washtenaw County Police Department, Dexter Area Fire Department, Huron Valley Ambulance, and the Red Cross. Activities are geared toward ages 5 through 11. Kids can explore emergency vehicles, play games, and speak with trained professionals! After participating in the event, you will be treated to a FREE day in their new spray play facility, Blue Heron Bay!
Fee: FREE admission and parking!
Saline Rec Center is hosing a FREE Kick Off to Summer Open House & Family Fun Day on Sunday, 06/02/13, from 12 noon to 6 pm!
- Pool Party: Bring your bathing suits and make a splash in the pools. There will be a pirate treasure hunt, kids “car wash”, fun on the diving board, mini swim lessons and more!
- Cookout on the Patio: Relax on the outdoor patio where there will be music, outdoor games including 4 square and baggo and a hot dog cookout.
- Kids Zone with the SPR Kids Camp Staff: Build sand castles, race on the inflatable obstacle course, play in the gym and make a craft in the classroom. All activities will be led by the summer camp staff.
- FREE Child ID Kits: Sponsored by the Saline Masons Jujitsu Demonstration.
- FREE Fitness Classes: Try out their summer fitness classes and meet the instructors. Classes include Boot Camp (2-3 pm), Deep Water Aerobics (4:30-5:30 pm) and more.
- FREE use of the Rec Center: Work out, swim in the pools, play basketball and more!
- Jujitsu Demo: 1 pm: meet the instructors and learn more about the program.
- Membership Sale: 10% off memberships
Registration for Washtenaw County Summer Sports Camps is now open! Summer Sports Camps are for kids ages 8-15 and offers Football, Girls and Boys Basketball, Track, Wrestling, Golf, Tennis, and Cheerleading. These camps are offered June 18th through August 2nd and lunch is provided. These camps are FREE and fill up fast so register soon!
Washtenaw County Summer Sports Camps provide children structured recreational activities and are offered each summer through the Juvenile Division of the Washtenaw County Trial Court. The Trial Court is partnering with the University of Michigan and Ypsilanti Public Schools to bring your child this wonderful opportunity. To register, a parent or guardian can print out and complete the Summer Camp Registration Form
and send it back to:
Washtenaw County Trial Court – Juvenile Division
101 E. Huron- PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
For more information on the Washtenaw County Summer Sports Camp, contact the Washtenaw County Trial Court Juvenile Division: (734) 222-6900.
Just a reminder that there are two FREE events taking place this weekend for kids!!!
Touch a Truck
Saturday, 05/04/13, from 9 am to noon
Star Wars Event @ Toys R Us
Saturday, 05/04/13, from noon to 2 pm
I called the store on Washtenaw Ave and they are having an event!
Independence Lake County Park is hosting a Community Safety Day on Saturday, 06/01/13 10a-12p. Families are invited to a fun day while meeting local safety representatives from the community. Participating organizations include Washtenaw County Police Department, Dexter Area Fire Department, Huron Valley Ambulance, and the Red Cross. Activities are geared toward ages 5 through 11. Kids can explore emergency vehicles, play games, and speak with trained professionals! After participating in the event, you will be treated to a FREE day in their new spray play facility, Blue Heron Bay!
Fee: FREE admission and parking!
Toys R Us will be hosting a Star Wars themed Lego Build Event on Saturday, 05/04/13 from noon to 2 pm. This event is intended for children ages 5 and up and kids will get to build an exclusive mini-version of Jek-14′s Stealth Starfighter! Quantities are limited so make sure you go early.
The Lego Build is featured in the weekly ad and online, but you might want to call your local store just to make sure they are participating.
Kids can get up close to trucks and vehicles at the FREE Touch a Truck Event scheduled for Saturday, 05/04/13, from 9 am – 12 noon at Shadford Field. Shadford Field is located at 1885 Packard in Ypsilanti and the event will be in the parking lot between Ypsilanti High School and Estabrook Elementary. You can “join” the event on Facebook to get updates on the event.
Confirmed vehicles for this year’s event include:
- cement mixer
- moving truck
- ’58 Dodge pick-up
- backhoe excavator
- AAPD’s SWAT tank
- Sheriff Department’s mounted division
Touch a Truck is a FREE annual event sponsored by Washtenaw County Success by 6 and Great Start Collaborative. I took my kids last year (both girls by the way) and they had a blast! They loved being able to actually touch the vehicles and climb in them.