Q: Is there a directory of hobbies and courses for children?
A: Although there is not one directory for all activities, many groups list their activities for children online.
“We have a recreation guide every two years that we have available online, or you can get one from our office and other offices around the city,” said Stacy McClintock, city recreation supervisor. “The next leisure guide comes out in April.”
Youth sports programs include basketball, wrestling, soccer, baseball and softball, football, martial arts, and dance. Registration is available online at tfid.org or call 208-736-2265. Activities and sports are available for preschoolers under 5 years old.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game Free Fishing Day is June 10. The agency’s “Take Me Fishing” trailer is stocked with gear that can be borrowed for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone who registers for the trailer does not need a fishing license to fish at the event. The spring schedule is not yet available.
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CSI Public Information Specialist Kimberlee LaPray said, “College of Southern Idaho generally posts all activities to Facebook: facebook.com/collegeofsouthernidaho/events.”
“Our athletics department publishes their information on their website, which is: athletics.csi.edu. You’ll have to choose the sport you’re interested in,” LaPray said. “For example, if you have a young girl who is looking for a basketball camp, I would recommend going to Women’s Sports, Women’s Basketball, Additional Links, then Summer Camp. We try to publish all this information on our Facebook page as well as in the Events tab.
The Herrett Center calendar and special events are available at: herrett.csi.edu/events.asp.
The Fine Arts Center also offers many activities for children, such as camps, performances, etc., and can be found at: fineartscenter.csi.edu/YouthSummerCamps/YouthSummerCamps.asp.
Youth summer camps at CSI range from drama, jazz, and dance camps; music festival and many more. There are also enrichment courses for young people.
“Last, but not least, we post as much as possible in the Events and Activities section of our CSI homepage, csi.edu,” LaPray said.
She said: “We don’t usually run ‘courses’ for children, but all of the websites mentioned above list youth camps throughout the year. Most camps are held during the summer months, but not all.
“We have all of our courses and programs listed on our website. We offer preschool classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:15 a.m. It’s free for our members and only $10 a day for our non-members,” said Missy Aslett, Executive Director of the Magic Valley YMCA.
“We also have swim programs for kids as well as open indoor basketball…all of which are on our website,” she said. “We also offer taekwondo lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays for children at 4:30 p.m. There is a monthly fee for this.”
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