Summer Children's Programs in Kentwood, Michigan

Summer Children's Programs in Kentwood, Michigan
Kentwood is a suburb of Grand Rapids in western Michigan. The urban community offers outdoor summer sports programs for youth living in Kentwood. The city also offers indoor programs like theater classes, self-defense lessons, ballet and basketball. Registration fees generally apply, and are less for residents of Kentwood.

T-Ball League

Kentwood's summer T-ball League is for children in kindergarten and first grade. As of 2010, the program takes place from the beginning of June through the beginning of August. The first two weeks are spent teaching the children how to play T-ball and the rules of the game. The remaining six weeks of the program involve Kentwood teams competing against each other. Kids must bring their own ball gloves, but the batting stand and soft safety ball are provided to each team. Teams are randomly assigned, and participants receive a team T-shirt.

Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department
355 48th St. SE
Kentwood, MI 49548
616-656-5270
yourkprd.org

Soccer Camp

Soccer leagues in Kentwood are held in the spring and fall, but soccer camp takes place for five days during the summer. Camp activities focus on improving soccer fundamentals in a non-competitive atmosphere. As of 2010, Kentwood offers two camps, one for children ages 6 to 8, and another for children ages 9 to 12. The camps take place outdoors in June and July.

Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department
355 48th St. SE
Kentwood, MI 49548
616-656-5270
yourkprd.org

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are available to kids from 5 months old to 15 years old. The lessons are held indoors at the Michigan Athletic Club in Grand Rapids, but kids can register through the Kentwood Department of Recreation. Swim lessons for the youngest children are a youth and parent combination class. Classes, separated by age groups, are offered in three four-week summer sessions, one early, one mid- and one late summer.

Michigan Athletic Club
2500 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-656-5270
yourkprd.org

Tennis Lessons

Two summer sessions of outdoor youth tennis lessons take place in July. One session is for kids ages 4 through 7, and the other is for kids ages 8 through 12. Each session is appropriate for beginners and intermediate players. An experienced instructor combines games and fundamentals to help kids improve their skills in a non-competitive environment.

Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department
355 48th St. SE
Kentwood, MI 49548
616-656-5270
yourkprd.org

Article Written By Laura Rico

Laura Rico has been a journalist for more than five years in Michigan and California. She began her career as a staff writer at two community newspapers before accepting an assistant editor position in Northern California. She currently works as a page designer/copy editor and freelance writer in Holland, Mich.

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