More Resources for Finding Free and Cheap Summer Activities

Last week, I wrote about the lack of structured activities for D.C.’s youth this summer and provided some alternatives. A few additional suggestions have come in since, including three free soccer and arts camps in Wards 1 and 7 [PDF] and a long list of art-related activities.

I also reported that the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation was about to relaunch its D.C. Summer Fun website. The revamped site is up now, and it includes updated information on camps, library programs and job opportunities for youth. It even has this D.C. Summer Fun commercial that makes anyone sweltering in today’s heat long for the city’s swimming pools: