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Published May 31, 2012, 10:10 PM

With school out, activities abound in the metro area

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - There are thousands of students staying up late tonight. School's out for summer. Some parents may be preparing themselves for the dreaded, "I'm bored," complaint.

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - There are thousands of students staying up late tonight. School's out for summer. Some parents may be preparing themselves for the dreaded, "I'm bored," complaint.

Your kids don't have to sit on the couch for three months instead of behind a desk, they can get out, play, learn, and explore. Here at the YMCA sitting around isn't an option.

Alison Monke – Marketing Director YMCA: “We have the Exerzone which will be open now more during the summer, which is an area that has more of the computer type activity, but yet is keeping the kids active. They also have the open gym time, open swim.”

You can purchase weekly camp sessions, where your kids can play fun interactive games like ping pong, and can even box and run indoors.

Alison Monke: “For different ages, from everything from pre-school our busy beaver camp, to camp Coda, which is ages 6 through 1, and that's a sports and activities camp.”

Or if you want to send the kids on a weekly outdoor adventure, they have that too.

Alison Monke: “We have Camp Coda, our resident camp on Big Cormorant Lake, and that is ages 7 through 15.”

If you’re not looking to send your kids off for a full day, Fargo Parks has several of options that will keep your kids active for up to three hours each day.

Carolyn Boutain – Fargo Parks: “Kids can come in in the mornings and the afternoons and they don't need to be supervised, it is an opportunity for them to just do some structured activities, and they can come for one day all summer, or they can come for every day of summer.”

You will pay just $41 for the entire summer. They're located at 8 North and South warming house centers, making it easy for you to take your kids to and from.

Carolyn Boutain: “It would be a great structured time, it is supervised, and they basically use the facilities, they have arts and crafts, they do games, they will do little projects, play on the playgrounds.”

As students kiss the books goodbye for a few months, they can pick up new skills like swimming and golfing, all while having a ball of a summer.

Fargo Parks also offers summer activities for individuals of all ages with special needs. For a full list of activities and prices click the easy link.

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