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Panama Summer Activities for Kids. Summer in Panama has arrived and with it many museums, schools and activities centers for children have already launched their summer camps, so that children make the most of this vacation.
Among the most attractive is the Biomuseo, located on the Amador Causeway, offers a summer camp surrounded by biodiversity. For children between the ages of 4 and 6, the mini-camp “Unearth the Past” will take place on Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a cost of $25 per child.
For children between the ages of 7 and 12, they offer a more complete camps like the course “Animals and Me” that will be held from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in three groups, from Tuesday, 10 to Friday, January 13, then from January 24 to January 27 and from February 14 to February 17. Another option is the course “what do you want to be when you grow up?”, which will be held from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in three groups, from Tuesday 17 to Friday January 20, from February 7 to February 10 and from February 21 to February 24. The cost of these camps is $50 for each course or $80 for both courses.
The camps will end with an act of graduation with a presentation of the work done and diplomas will be given to the children. For registrations you can contact Ventas@BiomuseoPanama.org
Another very good option for children seeking adventure and learning at the same time is the Punta Culebra Natural Center of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute -STRI located on the Amador Causeway. They offer a summer camp that will be held from Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Through this camp, STRI seeks to cultivate children’s curiosity in a fun, motivating and educational environment with interactive activities inspiring young minds to learn about how scientific research in the field is conducted. Course participants will be able to discover how scientists conduct research in forest canopies, investigate the threat of the lionfish in the Caribbean Sea, learn about and observe how birds communicate and many other activities.
The camp is designed for children between the ages of 7 and 12 years old, the places are limited and cost $180 per person. For registrations you can call 212-8793 or contact PuntaCulebra@SI.edu.
The Museum of Contemporary Art – MAC will hold summer camp· Veranito 2017 ‘where children between the ages of 6 and 11, will have fun and will have a space to be and create.
The camp will have activities such as recycling workshop, art workshops, circus workshop, modeling with plasticine workshop, yoga classes for children, film screening and an art exhibition with works done during the summer by children.
The camp lasts one week and will be held on two dates from Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20 and from Monday, February 6 to Friday, February 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both weeks. The cost per person is $120 and includes lunch during the 5 days.
A more sporting option is the “Kiwanis Sports Summer 2017” organized by Kiwanis Sports City of City of Knowledge. The sports disciplines camp will take place from Thursday, January 5 to Wednesday, February 1 from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Here children between 5 and 12 years old will enjoy recreational activities, basketball, swimming, baseball, volleyball and soccer courses at a cost of $225 per child.