Unique summer activities for Raleigh kids

Before you know it, school will be out and it will be time for the kids to have some fun. While this is great for them, as a working parent, it can be challenging to find someone to look after your children all day. Luckily, purchasing one of the homes for sale in Raleigh-Durham means there are many options for children during the summertime. Simply consider some of these popular camps and activities that can keep your little ones busy during their extended vacation.

Horseback riding camp
Did you ever wish you could ride horses when you were a child? Give your child the chance to make this dream a reality, at least for a week. A summer camp like the one at Dead Broke Horse Farm could end up being a great introduction to an activity that your child has been hoping to enjoy for himself or herself.

Located at 6921 Wildlife Trail, Dead Broke Horse Farm explains on its website that the experience it offers is the closest you can get to spending the week at a bona fide farm, allowing the kids to ride horses, roll along on wagons, play with farm animals and help out with barn chores. Summer camp sessions here are one week long each, and are available from mid-July to late August. This would be a great way to get the kids out of the house, away from video games and enjoying nature.

Dance or art camp
Dancing is a great way for kids to express themselves and get some exercise. Dance Attitude of North Raleigh, located at 8471 Garvey Drive, has a variety of summer dance camps that last around three hours each. Your child can take dance lessons in all kinds of disciplines from Irish step to hip-hop and lyrical to contemporary. If you'd like your child to stay longer than the three-hour period, simply sign him or her up to attend more than one lesson.

Art is another helpful form of expression for children. KidzArt is a fun and unique camp experience for kids that seeks to build confidence and spark creativity. Camps are located at The Music Arts Center in Raleigh and the Brier Creek Community Center. Kids can learn skills ranging from cartooning to canvas painting!