Resources

This is your resource page for summer learning and activities for families

Click here to download the Don't Sweat the Summer Stuff Webinar Powerpoint

Click here to download the most recent Summer Learning Resource Guide

Click here to download "The Summer Opportunities Guide" for kids and families
The Summer Resource Guide for Kids and Families is meant to be a helpful tool for providers and families to seek out fun, enriching activities over the summer. The list contains information on events and activities from across the state, or to at least provide websites that might be helpful in terms of looking for free and inexpensive activities throughout the summer.  

The Summer Camp Guide within the resource list is intended to be a useful tool f to help parents find summer camps that they might be interested in their children attending. The camps range from different locations across the state and include recreational, music and art camps as well as faith-based camps. Please note that it is not an all-inclusive list, but it does provide a resource list from a variety of sources to highlight what our state has to offer in terms of opportunities for children and families. The Arkansas Out of School Network is neither endorsing any of the listed programs nor intentionally leaving any programs off of the list. If you know of other programs not listed here, please let us know! Email Kristin Koenigsfest at kkoenigsfest@astate.edu .

Click here to download a list of Out of School Time Programs around Arkansas

The Out of School Time Programs around Arkansas list is intended to be a fairly comprehensive list of programs serving school-age children and youth throughout the state.  to help parents search for programs. Programs on the list include both licensed and unlicensed facilities. The Arkansas Out of School Network is neither endorsing any of the listed programs nor intentionally leaving any programs off of the list. If you know of other programs not listed here, please let us know! Email Kristin Koenigsfest at kkoenigsfest@astate.edu .
  • The availability of Summer Learning Program slots may vary depending on the type of program. Parents and caregivers are advised to research these offerings to determine what is appropriate for their circumstances.
 

Webinar 1:
Summer Learning Program Basics:
Resource Experts:  ASU Childhood Services and the Arkansas Out of School Network
This The webinar provides an overview of why summer learning is important, introduces some elements of high-quality summer learning programs and resources that programs can enlist, as well as provides perspectives from two local summer learning program providers.
 
Webinar 2
Summer Feeding Service
Resource Experts: Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance
This webinar provides an overview of the USDA Summer Feeding Service program, highlighting requirements to become a feeding site as well as the benefits for programs.
 
Webinar 3
Getting a Jump on Summer
Resource Experts: Alliance for a Healthier Generation
This webinar is full of helpful information and inspiring tips on why summer is the perfect time to engage children and youth in activities that promote healthy eating and physical activity. Presenters give many resources for activities and ways to engage youth in planning program components that emphasize health and wellness.
Getting a Jump on summer (PDF)
 
Webinar 4
iVolunteer:
 
Resource Experts: Arkansas 4H Afterschool
This webinar gives programs a great glimpse of the benefits of volunteerism in terms of promoting program sustainability and capacity building as well as pertinent information to consider when working with volunteers (i.e. risk management and recognition of volunteer efforts).
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