Your child needs access to recreation and socialization. This is often provided through community programs, many of which are located near your home and/or the child's school. The information provided in this chapter does not address the entire scope of leisure options for your child. It does however, provide first steps that can give you respite while providing children with healthy alternatives to exercise their bodies, enrich their minds, and provide social outlets in safe, fun and affordable places.
Schools are a great source for supervised fun activities for your child. High school for example offers dance, cheer, swimming, wrestling and track and field in addition to traditional sports like soccer, volleyball, baseball and football. Most schools also have clubs structured around students' special interests such as drama, speech, foreign languages, chess, band, as well as Scouting (Boy Scouts of America) and service clubs like Rotary Interact and Kiwanis "Key" Club. Contact your child's school for more information.
Sports activities are also offered not only though the schools, but through the municipal parks and recreation departments and YMCA. Contact information is listed later in this chapter. Other options are Little League Baseball (702) 435- 9155, the Nevada Youth Football League and Pop Warner Football.
You can find information about more resources on fun things to do by clicking on the links below:
- Local Recreation Departments
- Nonprofit Agencies
- Volunteering Opportunities
- Museums and Cultural Sites
- State Parks
- Local recreation departments are a great place to look for fun activities. They include:
- In addition, several nonprofit agencies have child-oriented activities. Try:
- Local libraries provide many activities.
- Older children and teens may want to volunteer in their spare time. Contact the Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada.
- Local news organizations also have calendars with children's activities.
- Local museums also offer some fun:
- Outdoor recreation possibilities also abound: