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2023 summer camps fair directory now available for viewing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 17, 2023) —  Summer is fast approaching. And for many University of Kentucky employees, finding the right summer camp for their child can be tricky.   

To make the process easier, UK HR Work-Life invites the UK community view the 2023 Summer Camps Fair Directory. While there is no in-person summer camps fair this year, UK HR Work-Life is once again showcasing area summer camps and summer programs for children of University of Kentucky employees, both in Lexington and around the state.  

“All parents with school-age children know the importance of securing good, reliable child care during the summer. We also know you have to start early with your research and registrations,” said Azetta Beatty, HR Work-Life manager. “We don’t endorse any camp or program, but we recommend parents review the information and ask questions that matter to them. Our goal is to assist parents on their journey to secure summer child care.”  

From the arts and sciences to athletics and everything in between, this year’s summer camps directory has something to offer for everyone. Remember to start looking early, as many camps fill up fast. 

“The UK online summer camp directory is an easy one-stop shop for me to locate camp information and to take advantage of UK discounts,” said UK employee and parent Randa Remer-Eskridge. “With children at various age levels, the website helps me identify a broad range of opportunities for my children and provides a wealth of information. This allows me to offer them diverse experiences during the summer which are engaging and promote their growth emotionally, physically and academically.” 

For those new to selecting the right camps, or for those needing a refresher, join the webinar Tips for Choosing the Right Summer Camp at noon Thursday, April 13, via Zoom. 

Additionally, parents are encouraged to join the Working Parents Network. The network is another way to stay informed and get real-time updates and announcements of summer activities. From meetings to book clubs and lunches and online groups, the Working Parents Network offers many ways to connect with fellow working parents. 

For parents considering part-time or full-time nanny care this summer, the Big Blue Family Care child and pet referral program may be an option. Spaces are limited, so parents are encouraged to submit an online request early. This program allows parents to hire a UK student — and pay the student directly — to provide care for their children and/or pets. Find details and submit your request here.  

For more information, contact Azetta Beatty at  

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