Friday, April 5, 2019

Lehigh Valley Summer Camps for Kids!

The BEST camps in the Lehigh Valley 



Summer Camp Guide 2019

Spring is finally here and it is time to start thinking about what you are going to do to keep your kids busy all summer! The kids will be out of school before you know it so don't get caught without a great camp program to keep them active!  We're highlighting some of the Lehigh Valley's best camps!
Did your child LOVE their camp last year? Make sure to share a review so more families can check it out!
We're proud to share some of the coolest picks for local camps in our guide this year! We have even more camps listed in our full camp guide here on our website where you sort by interest and type of camp if you are looking for something specific!


J Camps with JCC of the Lehigh Valley

The JCC of the Lehigh Valley just can't wait for camp to start.
Summer Camps at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley offer children and teens of all ages the opportunity to supplement their summer with a variety of activities ranging from sports and swimming to art and theater. Their Center Valley day camp program make surviving summer as a working parent a total breeze. Their speciality camps allow children to perfect their skills in a sport, or even travel the country in one of these incredible camps! 
Learn more about local summer camp options at the JCC at lvjcc.org/camp.


Wildlands Summer Camps 

Creek splashes, views through animal eyes, all that is wild and in disguise. The magic of summer memory making comes alive with Wildlands! These half and full day programs feature themes to fit just about every interest. Camps in Emmaus and Bethlehem are available.
Children as young as 3 can sign up for camp! Extended day hours offer programming from 7:30am through 5:30 pm for working families. 
Register before May 5th and save 10% on your fee! Spaces are filling quickly and slots are limited! 


Elite Kids Sports Camp

Elite Sports Academy offers a number of indoor summer camps in the Lehigh Valley region for children. Camps include specialized training for soccer, softball, baseball as well as general interest camps for kids interested in a variety of sports. Their Elite Kids camp is an excellent option for famliies who need care for their chldren during the week while they are off for the summer.  Camps run for 11 weeks throughout the summer. Choose one week or all 11!
Elite Kids Sports Camp: Pick a week or send the kids all summer!
*NEW for 2019, early drop / extended stay
Each week features a full day option from 8:30am-4:30pm or a half day option from 8:30am-12:00pm
  • A safe, fun environment for kids
  • No rain outs- indoor and outdoor activities
  • Huge variety of activities and including a large commercial size moon bounce.
  • Conveniently located in Emmaus, minutes from I-78
  • Affordable price
  • No long term commitments
Details: Drop off between 8:30am - 9:00am, 1/2 day pick up- noon, Full day pick up- 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Book before April 15th and May 15th for the best pricing! Discount available for full 11 week campers (limited to first 15 registered campers!) Click for more information! 


Active Learning Centers Summer Day Camp

At Active Learning Centers, they do summer camp the way it used to be! Children spend most of their day outside playing. They have the opportunity to go to the swimming pool twice a week and they go on field trips once per week. Every child enrolled in camp will also have the opportunity to take a martial arts class each day at no extra charge. The only things you won’t find at this summer camp are TV’s and video games… this is Active Learning Centers!
Each week features a different theme and these themes are based upon leadership qualities. The activities of the week are designed to teach, encourage, and develop those traits in the children. From listening skills to problem solving, and courage to communication, this will be the most beneficial and fun camp you’ll ever find for your child. Contact them to inquire about signing up.


CodeHOUNDS 

CodeHOUNDS Camp: Learn Swift™ at Moravian College is back for summer 2019! Students entering grades 5–7 will spend one week learning coding concepts with block coding and Swift—the coding language developed by Apple® for building apps and games. Campers will apply the foundations of coding to interactive experiences through a variety of connected play devices.

EXPLORE
Campers will hear inspiring examples of practical applications and engage in conversation about how young coders can make an impact with programmers, engineers, and other professionals.

ENGAGE
This coding camp is not about sitting at a desk all day! Campers will get moving with active games, collaboration, and opportunities to enjoy outdoor campus spaces.

ENGINEER
Campers will bring their code to life as they problem solve, invent, and create throughout the week with activities like a boat challenge, light show programming, and painting!


Lehigh Valley IronPigs Camps

The camps will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all days of the session. Baseball related activities will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with lunch taking place from 12-12:30 p.m. Boys and girls of all skill levels will have the chance to learn baseball and fundamentals from the future stars of the Philadelphia Phillies. Past camp instructors have included Rhys Hoskins, Cameron Perkins, Scott Kingery and others! Each day, members of the IronPigs coaching staff and select IronPigs players will teach the basics of the game and help all campers become better ballplayers!
  • Camp 1 (Ages 7-8): June 26-28. Camp Group Night, June 27.
  • Camp 2 (Ages 9-10): July 24-26. Camp Group Night, July 25
  • Camp 3 (Ages 11-13): August 7-9. Camp Group Night, August 8
Camp is $165 per camper and includes the following:
  • Instruction on baseball fundamentals from Lehigh Valley IronPigs players and coaches
  • Two (2) tickets to a selected IronPigs game during your camp.
  • A daily lunch during each day of camp
  • On-field recognition prior to IronPigs game on your camp group night
  • Official 2019 Camp T-Shirt



Summer Camp at Chesterbrook Academy

Summer camp is a place for exploring, discovering, making new friends and learning new skills. It all starts with our outstanding counselors, whose talent, creativity and leadership set the tone for a great experience. Every summer, our counselors and specialists are doing what they enjoy most: inspiring campers to explore, reach for new heights, and expand their horizons.
Our camps feature a unique selection of indoor and outdoor activities and field trips that take advantage of resources in the local area. We also offer optional specialty programs during regular camp hours that cater to any interest.
To find a camp in your area, click here!


Summer Camps at The Art Den 

Check out our calendar for half-day Art Camp sessions at The Art Den. Each feature age appropriate arts and craft projects based on the chosen theme. Descriptions and ages are outlined for each week’s session are available here. Space is limited so please be sure to select your weeks! $50 deposit is required to hold your seat. Final full payment is due by June 3rd. Camp Sessions run Monday thru Friday, 9am – 12pm
See the full schedule and camp themes here
Each Week-long session is $150*
*Week of July 1st is an abbreviated session due to July 4th. Session will run Monday thru Wednesday and the cost is $90
Lunch Buddy Add On – $10/day, 12pm – 1pm
Bring your lunch and stay for an additional hour! 
All Camp Instructors have all of the background checks required by Nazareth Area school district.


No Bummer Summer with Kids Co-Op

KIDS CO-OP is happy and proud to announce that our 2019 NO BUMMER SUMMER CAMPwill be held at their NEW Palmer Township location! We are ecstatic for all the fun and exciting upcoming opportunities this new location will bring us and cannot wait for your campers to experience it all.
NO BUMMER SUMMER CAMP is a summer day camp that offers great complimentary hours, prices, and excitement. Closely located near Routes 22, 33, and 248 this new location is convenient and easily accessible.
Step inside their building and you will see an inground pit, numerous trampolines, various gymnastics equipment, and more! A camper’s day at KIDS CO-OP consists of gymnastics, outside activity, craft, snack, team building games, weekly trips to the Nazareth pool and so much more! Each week of their 12-week summer offers you a new fun and exciting theme so your child doesn’t get bored from the same day-to-day activity. Depending on the theme of the week kids will also be going on fun field trips to The Land of Make Believe, Dutch Springs, and Crayola…just to name a few.
Give them a call at 610-861-9151 or visit kidsco-op.com for more information or to sign your child up today. NO BUMMER SUMMER CAMPis your child’s one stop shop for everything FITNESS, FRIENDS, AND FUN!



Summer Camp with smARTitivites  Showcase 

Are You Looking For A Fun And Creative Space Where Your Child Can Spend Their Summer Days Off? SmARTivities Is Offering This Exciting Art Camp For Ages 5-17 When School Is Out This Summer! Our Camp Is Unique In That Children Will Get Introduced To Many Different Mediums Each Day With A Fun Weekly Theme! Campers Will Spend Their Days Learning And Exploring A Variety Of Art Methods And Materials From Our Experienced Artist Instructors, Such As:
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Mosaics
  • Collage
  • Fiber Arts like sewing, felt, and macramé
  • Pottery
  • Glasswork
  • Crafts
  • Mixed Media
***PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Please complete all form fields to complete registration. Select session times needed for each child. Siblings receive a 5% discount when registered at the same time.
Choose your week for fun themes and project creation! All age-appropriate supplies and materials included! All camp days begin at 9:00am and end at 3:30pm each day. Full day and Half-day options available. We also have an option for After Camp Hangout from 4-6pm with monitored art exploration in a relaxed setting for an additional fee. See sessions and pricing information here.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Just Between Friends Allentown Spring 2019 Sale Preview




We LOVE previewing Just Between Friends Children's Consignment event! 

We always come home with some fabulous stuff for a fraction of the retail cost, and the sale is really fantastic, you can find just about anything you could possibly want there for your kiddos. Stock up on holiday gifts, winter gear, fall/winter clothing, toys, books, shoes and everything for baby too! 



I routinely score a TON of stuff for under 100 bucks!  This video outlines each of the items we got while shopping at the sale today. It mentions prices, brands and the quality of each of the items. We also share some great tips on what to buy and what to look for while shopping consignment sales! Looking for more tips on how to save? Check out this article




Sales Floor Preview
Get a exclusive look into their sales floor, eye up some must have items and take a look at how the space is organized!
                                                                                             
                                             

Unbagging Video!  See our Deals!











Their location is at the Lou Ramos Center in Allentown (Just minutes off of Airport Road and Union Blvd. The Address is 1344 N. Sherman Street Allentown, PA 18109.  It is easy to find and perfectly location right in between Allentown and Bethlehem just off route 22 for shoppers to access from any direction. 

           


                 


Spring 2019 Shopping Hours 

Prime Time Shopping - Presale Day
Want to shop BEFORE the PUBLIC to get the biggest and best selection and the best prices? Purchase a PRIME TIME SHOPPING pass!

Early Bird Shopping starts Wednesday 3/13 at 3pm! Make sure to check your ticket for your admission time!



Public Shopping Days
Thursday, Friday and Saturday are Public shopping days! Admission to the sale is $3 or FREE if your reserve your ticket in advance here Click here to get FREE general admission tickets.



Are you a first-time parent, grandparent, teacher or member of the military? You can shop at one of their special presales! Click here for tickets








Sponsorship/Affiliate Disclaimer: 

lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net only exists because of hours upon hours of work that comes directly from the heart of a mom who wants to make the Lehigh Valley a better place to raise your family. Because of our effort we publish a resource that makes your life as a parent easier, makes the Lehigh Valley more welcoming to a family new to the area and helps make the Lehigh Valley a more vibrant and engaging place for families to grow and live. In order to make it possible to continue doing this we must find ways to generate income from our work. At times you will see posts from sponsors who pay us a fee to help them spread the word about their business or event. This article may contain affiliate links from businesses that give us a very small portion of your purchase should you decide to purchase from that affiliate sponsor.  Barters and fees that we receive from our sponsors and affiliates help make the website the best it can possibly be, they put food on our family's table and allow us to keep doing what we do! By patronizing the businesses who support us and by choosing to opt in to offers we share you keep lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net alive - making it possible for us to continue to provide information and engaging content for years to come. Without you and without our valued sponsors the website could not continue to operate.  Opinions expressed in this article are 100% honest and real and are not in any way altered based on sponsorship agreements, barters or payments we have received as a media partner. We love all of our LVFGS Families and thank you for you support. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Winter Fun in the Lehigh Valley





With winter on the verge and cold weather and snow here to stay for at least a while we are all looking looking for some ways to get out and have some fun while staying warm! Here are some awesome ways the whole family can enjoy each other and make some memories in the Lehigh Valley! 


All the indoor Fun you can Imagine! 
at Imagi Nation!


Imagi Nation is the Lehigh Valley's premier indoor play space for kids! Their "Little World for Big Thinkers" sparks creativity, imagination and inspires every child to think BIG!


This indoor attraction is similar to a Children's Museum / Hands on Museum and is set up as a mini city where children can move throughout each of their interactive spaces, exploring, learning and playing! Visit the fire house, grocery store, doctor's office and more! 




Imagi Nation is open for regular operating hours each week, making it easy to stop in and play! Their location right next to Dorney Park is conveniently accessible from I-78, Route 309 and Route 22! 



The facility is just minutes away from other parts of the Lehigh Valley including Bethlehem, Easton, Macungie, Emmaus, Quakertown and Center Valley making it an ideal family attraction.


Imagi Nation features an on site Ice Cream lab where children can create their own ice cream flavor with their help of Imagi Nation staff. The facility is peanut free for anyone who is concerned about allergies. 







Recent additions to Imagi Nation  

The addition of a real fire truck inside the play space that children can climb up into and explore just like they're firefighters!


Tots on the Town



Tots on the Town offers FREE preschool activities each week! Enjoy an interactive story time, themed motor skill activities and a take-home craft. Tots on the Town is a great way to prepare children for preschool or supplement a program they already attend!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm



Get Cozy and Creative at Crayola!
Color, play and create at Crayola Experience! The kids will love their interactive exhibits, indoor two story play structure and their live shows. They are open 7 days per week including school holidays! They are open daily at 10am! 

Skip the line and save some money by pre-purchasing tickets before you go!














Ice Skating in the Lehigh Valley



Open skate sessions are available at Steel Ice Center  and The Rink at Lehigh Valley. Right now you can grab discounted skate passes for up to 50% off at both locations!  A family of 4 can enjoy an open skate session for under $20!




It might still be chilly inside the rink but once you and the kids are moving around the rink no one will even mind.


Sky Zone - Bethlehem




If you can find a way to crank some energy out of the kids and find a warm place to play its a win win! 

Sky Zone regularly offers discounts for their 90 minute bounce sessions! Click to see if an offer is running now! 



Their location is Bethlehem is conveniently located and offers great space to play indoors!




LegoLand Discovery Center - Philadelphia



If you are up for a short drive down the turnpike Legoland Discovery Center it worth the trip!

The Legoland Discovery Center is located inside the Plymouth Meeting mall, which makes the attraction especially attractive for a cold, super hot, or otherwise ugly day. 

Not only is the attraction inside but its also attached to a giant mall that has restaurants, indoor play areas, a carousel and shopping that you can all access without going outside once you've entered the building!











Sponsorship/Affiliate Disclaimer: 



lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net only exists because of hours upon hours of work that comes directly from the heart of a mom who wants to make the Lehigh Valley a better place to raise your family. Because of our effort we publish a resource that makes your life as a parent easier, makes the Lehigh Valley more welcoming to a family new to the area and helps make the Lehigh Valley a more vibrant and engaging place for families to grow and live. In order to make it possible to continue doing this we must find ways to generate income from our work. At times you will see posts from sponsors who pay us a fee to help them spread the word about their business or event. This article contains affiliate links from businesses that give us a very small portion of your purchase should you decide to purchase from any of our links. Barters and fees that we receive from our sponsors and affiliates help make the website the best it can possibly be, they put food on our family's table and allow us to keep doing what we do! By patronizing the businesses who support us and by choosing to opt in to offers we share you keep lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net alive - making it possible for us to continue to provide information and engaging content for years to come. Without you and without our valued sponsors the website could not continue to operate. We love all of our LVFGS Families and thank you for you support.