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8am-5pm Mon. Jun. 25

Blugold Beginnings Science Technology Art Engineering Math (STEAM) Day Camp

Students will receive academic instruction in STEAM related areas, team building activities, take STEAM related field trips, and participate in other fun activities around campus and in the community throughout this day summer camp…

Centennial Hall, UWEC
1698 Park Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $150 includes lunch and snacks

Age: Grades 6-12

8am-3pm Mon. Jun. 25

Summer Institute: Chippewa Falls

Summer Institute has a 40-year tradition of teaching and delighting children across the Chippewa Valley. Your kids will love the variety of activities, and you will appreciate the small classes that promise high quality learning.

Hillcrest Elementary
1200 Miles Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15 per class for Chippewa Falls district students and those who live in the district; $85 per class for all other students.

8:25am-3:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

STEM+ Camp

Is the sky really blue? Can a house float up into the sky using balloons like in UP? Would the bat signal really work? STEM+ Camp is a day camp where students entering grades 3-8 can confirm or bust myths like these using STEM+ (Science,…

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Cost for the week: Early Bird: $50 morning only/$60 full day/week After 5/31: $60 morning only for the week/$85 for the full week

Age: Ages 8-14

9am-noon Mon. Jun. 25

Love Eau Claire Day Camp

Send your kids for mornings packed with sports, team building games, crafts, Bible stories, singing, snacks and even a li'l time for reading.

Cameron Park
1601 11th St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Families pay based on annual income

Age: Entering 2nd-5th grade

9am-noon Mon. Jun. 25

Master Chefs

Children will experience real-life skills of shopping, cooking, basic kitchen knowledge, and healthy eating habits while serving others. They will learn to connect God’s word to their lives and share it with others.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: Children grades 2-5

9am-noon Mon. Jun. 25

Camp Cooking & Booking

Children will experience adventures in cooking, crafting, and playing while leaders share related stories from the Bible and children’s literature.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $55

Age: Ages 3 through 1st grade

9:30-10:15am Mon. Jun. 25

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Mon. Jun. 25

Art Exhibit by Michael Haynes + Priscillamae Olson + Kristi Schumacher

A large collection of artwork by these artists will be exhibited at the Heyde Center for the Arts. Most of the artwork shall be available for purchase, and a price list will be provided to visitors.

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Mon. Jun. 25

Summer Art Lessons: PreSchoolers

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Private, more intensive classes are available upon request, flexible scheduling and affordable prices. All materials are…

The Painted Lotus
Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: PreSchool Age (3-5)

10am Mon. Jun. 25

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature"

Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park.

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire
3109 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10:15-10:35am Mon. Jun. 25

Lap Tots Storytime

For one- and two-year-olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11:30am Mon. Jun. 25

Canta y Mueva: Sing and Move Spanish Class

Learn Spanish with action songs, instruments, dancing, stories, outdoor games like Rojo light, Verde light. Write and illustrate a story about woodland animals. Learn sports, fruit, and we will have a picnic in the bosque (woods).

Contact for location information
Chippewa Falsl

Cost: $45

Age: Ages 2-10 years

10:30am-12:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

All Ages Open Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. A service of your public library and the first fee-free makerspace in the…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Mon. Jun. 25

Summer Lunch Break Open Skate

Cool off this summer at Hobbs Ice Arena's Summer Lunch Break Open Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch). Fee includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Mon. Jun. 25

Pop Up Science: Stained Glass Windows

Museum Playologists have several fun and interactive science kits to break out with the kids and explore all things STEAM.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Mon. Jun. 25

Camp Design & Build

From drawing designs to making models to trying 3D printing, this camp is a must for the up-and-coming architect. Get your hands on real tools of the trade and learn how to create a structure from start to finish.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 Members / $90 Non

Age: Grades 2nd-3rd

1-4pm Mon. Jun. 25

10th Street Recreation Center Open Play

This drop in program has supervised activities for children kindergarten through eighth grade; children are allowed to come and go. While at the Recreation Center they will be encouraged to participate in ongoing activities. Should not be…

Altoona City Park Pavillion
10th Street West
Altoona

Cost: $50 for entire summer

Age: Grades K-8

1-4pm Mon. Jun. 25

The Adventurers: World Music Camp

Join two of Eau Claire’s most experienced music educators, Cathy Reitz and Traci Ohlmann, on a journey of global proportions. Students will improve their singing abilities and their appreciation for music in its many forms as they explore…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $74 for non-members; $24 for current students

Age: 1st-5th Grade

1:30-3pm Mon. Jun. 25

DIY Discovery: Mysteries of the Library

This is a drop-in series for families, featuring a different topic and activity each week. An interactive, choose your own adventure game that puts you in control of the story.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, Registration required

1:30-3pm Mon. Jun. 25

LEGO Club

Summer LEGO club meets on Mondays in June and July.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-11

3:30-5pm Mon. Jun. 25

Marcrame with Kelsey Wenberg

Children will have the opportunity to learn how local artists use art to express themselves and try it on in these free workshops. Work will be displayed online. Space is limited, only one workshop per child (can be put on waiting list).

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam st.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 4th and 5th graders

4-5pm Mon. Jun. 25

En La Playa: At the Beach Spanish Class

A fun, 80% Immersion Spanish class designed for those who have had some previous Spanish, but beginners are welcome to try it too. Learn with songs, games and stories, words for camping, boating, fishing and sea animals. Drink limonada, eat…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $45

Age: Ages 5-10 yrs

4-6pm Mon. Jun. 25

All Ages Open Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. A service of your public library and the first fee-free makerspace in the…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra - Summer Session

The Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra is an all-ages, all-abilities ensemble that plays arrangements of music ranging from traditional Hawaiian tunes to contemporary music.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $24 for non-students; $10 for current students

5:30-6:15pm Mon. Jun. 25

Fitness Fusion - Session 1

If you enjoy being active and outdoors, this class is for you! We will combine fitness while exploring the beauty of River Prairie Park. This class will focus on cardio and strength. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks &…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 16+

5:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

T-Ball

This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of the game and increase hitting and fielding skills. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team those nights.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 4-5

6-7pm Mon. Jun. 25

Cardio Tennis

Are you ready for a heart pumping, full body, calorie burning workout that doubles as a fun group activity? Participate in the increasingly popular workout that can be enjoyed by all ages, fitness and skill levels. Participants please bring…

10th Street Park
Altoona

Cost: $40/session

6-6:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

Everybody Dance Now

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn a combination of dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Dance 1, for ages 4-6, is from 6-6:30pm.…

10th Street Recreation Center
10th Street
Altoona

Cost: $30-40 for resident; $35-45 for non-resident

Age: Age 4-13

6:15-7:15pm Mon. Jun. 25

Zumba with PS - Get Fit

All fitness levels are welcome and no experience is needed. Great way to get back to exercising or crank it up and push yourself even more.

Excite! Wellness Studio
107 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: New, 3 classes/$5 or $5 drop-in or punch cards, 6 classes for $25

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

T-Ball

This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of the game and increase hitting and fielding skills. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team those nights.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 4-5

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

Summer Rock Band Experience: Beginner

This program is led by two outstanding local musicians who are also experienced educators. Students will learn classic songs in a supportive environment as they work toward performing at Phoenix Park as part of the Family Day Downtown.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $99 for non-students; $49 for students

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

Yoga - Session 2

This is class is for anyone who wants to practice the fundamental principles of yoga. Each class starts and ends in Savasana and meditation. Pre-Register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 16+

6:30-7:15pm Mon. Jun. 25

Everybody Dance Now

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn a combination of dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Dance 1, for ages 4-6, is from 6-6:30pm.…

10th Street Recreation Center
10th Street
Altoona

Cost: $30-40 for resident; $35-45 for non-resident

Age: Age 4-13

7:30-10pm Mon. Jun. 25

Eau Claire-area Game Developers

Join local game developers in playtesting each other's digital and analog games while discussing game design and development. Open to everyone regardless of background or experience.

D20 Gaming LLC
2158 EastRidge Center
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

T-Ball

This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of the game and increase hitting and fielding skills. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team those nights.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 4-5

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire