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Leonardo’s Da Vinci Day Camp

Summer break is almost here! Kids get a break from school and can just be kids! But as wonderful as summer is, it also leaves many parents scrambling to find the best options for their children. Fortunately, there are more options than ever, but parents have to decide which one is the best for their child and offers the best value.

One great option to consider is Leonardo’s Da Vinci Day Camp! Leonardo’s has been inspiring children in the Enid area with fun, hands-on art and science for more than thirty years. Mostly known for their children’s museum and giant community-built playground Adventure Quest, they have also become a summer camp staple!

At Da Vinci Day Camp, kids get to spend eight weeks, either full day or half day, exploring, creating, and playing at Leonardo’s! This makes for an enriching, screen-free experience that many kids and families come back to year after year. In terms of value, the cost of camp is comparable to more traditional options like daycare or babysitters and is frequently more affordable!

Da Vinci Day Camp 2023 runs from June 5 to July 28, and the theme for this year is “Adventure Land at Leo’s!” where kids will journey through eight amazing lands using S.T.E.A.M. concepts (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to find their way. All without ever leaving the 200 block of East Maple in Downtown Enid!

“We always have a blast at camp, and this year is shaping up to be more fun than ever!” says Tracy Bittle, Executive Director at Leonardo’s. “The kids are going to love the ‘destinations’ we have lined up. Throughout the summer, we will go from the beach to the Arctic and beyond.”

New this year to Da Vinci Day Camp are two new programs that are partnerships with other great organizations that serve Enid. The first is a partnership with the Garfield County Master Gardeners, who will teach the kids basic gardening and help the campers grow vegetables to feed the animals in Leonardo’s Critter Clubhouse. The second is a partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Health, who are providing materials that will cover important topics like self-esteem building, recognizing advertising, decision-making, and much more.

“We are fortunate to have great partners in our community. We all work hard to meet our missions, so it’s great when we can work with organizations like the Garfield County Master Gardeners, Oklahoma Department of Health, and Park Avenue Thrift, just to name a few. We can achieve so much more when we work together!” said Leonardo’s Business Operations Manager Guin Cahill.

The enrollment deadline for camp is June 2, and you can sign up for the entire eight weeks or for select weeks. To learn more, visit leonardos.org or stop by Leonardo’s Children’s Museum.

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Robert Faulkhttps://enidmonthly.com
Robert R. Faulk is the Publisher and Editor of the Enid Monthly. Robert graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Political Science and has his J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is originally from Oklahoma City, but is happy to have lived in Enid since 2004 and calls it "home."



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