With summer vacation just around the corner, it's time to plan out your summer! There's a number of things to do in Howard County for your family, here's are some great activities everyone can enjoy!

Kinetics Dance Theater will be hosting various camps this summer, including Once Upon a Balet and Superhero Training Camp! Perfect for ages 3.5-6 & 7-9, the classes will engage young children in movement and dance. Elkridge Furnace Inn is also holding a Youth Culinary Day Camp, where young chefs will have hands on cooking experience with Chef Dan Wecker. 

Robinson Nature Center is a great place to take the kids any day of the week. From nature hikes, to special events such as River Romp, Family Fridays Under the Dome, and more. After, take your kids to the Enchanted Forest in Clark's Elioak Farm, where they'll interact with famous fairy tale characters and farm animals! 

LakeFest Weekend returns to the Columbia Lakefront June 15-17, and KidzART will provide fun Children’s art making activities in the Simon Decker Arts Tent and there will be participatory children’s music activities with the Olenka School of Music.For the comic fan in your family, Galactic-CON is June 16 features 100s of tables of guests, vendors and artists.Vendors specialize in comics, anime, toys, books and pop culture. Multiple artists and creators will be present to display their work, offer sketches and take commissions!

The Mall in Columbia is also a great place to spend a day with the kids, with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment--such as Main Event! Kids will burn off energy in their arcade, bowling alley, and laser tag area. This is perfect for guests of all ages.

Happy summer, Howard County!