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What's New In the Winter/Spring Activity Guide

Robotics and STEM

Boise Parks and Recreation partners with Idaho Robotics to offer a variety of affordable and interactive STEM camps for kids. New this season -- Boys and girls will love learning programming with robots and sensors (Programming with Robotics and Sensors, 219326-01), exploring how robots are used in space (Mission: Robots in Space, 219327-01) and using coding to play games with robots (Games with Robots, 219332-01). Check out page 9 of the Activity Guide for more information!

You’ll also find a variety of new STEM-based classes for kids age 3.5 to 6 on page 10 of the guide. From “Snowy STEM” where kids will explore how sledding, skiing and hockey are linked to STEM education, to our new “Playground Science” class where kids will explore local playgrounds, there’s something for every interest.

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Group of teens huddled on gym floor looking at iPad that is controlling a robot that is about 5 feet in front of them


Performing Arts


New in performing arts for youth – Dancing to Learn, Move It and Modern Dance for ages 3-5! Weekly classes will teach kids spatial awareness, creative expression and basic dance steps. Enroll your child in a fun, positive environment where they can explore the benefits of movement and rhythm. Age group and cost information is available on pages 5 and 6 of the guide.

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Adult dance classes have expanded, too! On page 35 of the guide you’ll find information on Intro to Ballroom, Intro to Salsa and Intro to Swing. Stay active and learn a new style of dance this winter no matter your skill level or experience. Class costs are under $30 for Boise residents!

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A man and woman dance


Zoo Boise

New at Zoo Boise – Stroller Safari! Bring your walking shoes and camera on this exclusive guided experience through Zoo Boise. Bond with your little one as you both learn about the wonders of wildlife through up close animal encounters, zoo insider-lead tours, and activities while building skills that parents and kids can use for a lifetime. Each week will uncover new wonders and provide great tips for nature exploration! Maximum of 2 children per enrolled adult. Check out page 19 of the Winter/Spring Activity Guide for more details. 

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Mom and child are looking at an armadillo skeleton while an instructor talks to them


Registration Information

Ready to reserve a spot in one of our exciting camps, classes or activities? Residents can register online, over the phone or in person starting on Monday, Dec. 17. Visit our website at to sign up via our registration system, or call (208) 608-7680. You can also register in person at the Fort Boise Community Center (700 Robbins Rd.) – just make sure to have the activity number handy for the activity you want to sign up for!

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Reminder: registration for Winter/Spring activities opens December 17 for Boise residents and December 19 for non-residents. You can view the entire Winter/Spring Activity Guide with our full slate of classes, programs and activities for the entire family or download the PDF.

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Published: December 10, 2018