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Virtual summer community recreation opportunities

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join in on the fun as Ohio University Campus Recreation’s camp transitions to an online format this year.

Summer programming with Ohio University’s Campus Recreation has made a shift toward an online platform as this year’s in-person camp has been cancelled. The online resources provided are an amazing opportunity for kids to engage and challenge themselves. Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and Community Programming Nathan Ferdinand said

“We’re really excited to be working with other camps in the area to combine resources. Keeping kids active and engaged during summer months can be difficult and we want to support families with resources as much as we can.” Video resources and weekly challenges will be uploaded to engage kids in the Greater Athens Area community.

The activity videos, which counselors demonstrate easy at-home activities for kids to participate in, will be published each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, there will be a weekly “challenge” which is kicked off with a video on Monday. Kids will be able to complete the challenge and submit results which will be compiled in a wrap-up video each Friday. Stay tuned each week as there will always be more content and challenges! Video activity demonstrations and challenges start during the month of June and extend through mid-August.

“We greatly appreciate the parents who have sacrificed and adapted during this time with kids at home as many camps and childcare services in the area have been reduced or restricted,” said Ferdinand. OHIO recreation is optimistic for an online summer camp as an important means of interaction and learning.

In addition to Campus Recreation, local Athens community resources are welcoming multiple opportunities for summer engagement for kids. Athens County Public Libraries offer a variety of fun activities, books to read, virtual programs to attend and challenges to complete. Register with Athens County Public Libraries - Summer with the Library to be involved! Kids can participate in virtual programs (prerecorded or live) twice a week in this online summer reading program.