By Rachel Hoeing

Welcome Spring! Many of you are already enjoying Spring Break, while others will be doing so very shortly. If you are in town, be sure to check out our list of fun ideas here. Then, get a jump start on your summer camp plans with two fabulous ideas below. While you are enjoying time with the family, don’t forget to stop by Chick-fil-A at Hanes Mall for a little pampering (details below)! Lastly, pull out your calendar and make a note of the free seminar from S.O.A.R. Tutoring focusing on dyslexia. Get the scoop …

Summer Fun for Kids of All Ages at Kaleideum!

KAL-SummerCamps17-v11The recent merger of the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks to form Kaleideum means double the opportunities for Triad families in search of fun and educational summer camp options. Whether a child is interested in art, design, music, theatre, science, or technology, parents will find a wide array of exciting topics available at both locations.

Kaleideum offers camps for children as young as 3 years old up to those entering eighth gradeCamps includes hands-on activities and experiments, crafts, games, guest speakers, and museum exploration. A variety of formats – from one-day camps to week-long camps and from half-day to full-day – can accommodate diverse needs and schedules. In most cases, before- and after-camp care is also available for an additional fee.

Camps begin June 12 and run through August 25For more information or to register, visit, enter Kaleideum Downtown or Kaleideum North, and find “Camps” in the drop-down menus.


Experience Camp SAY

camp sayParents call Camp SAY a life-changing experience for kids & teens who stutter, ages 8-18. Camp SAY combines the highest-quality, traditional summer camp experience with comprehensive activities and innovative programs that empower young people who stutter. This 2-week, American Camp Association (ACA)-accredited residential camp provides a highly-immersive experience that helps kids & teens who stutter build self-confidence, communication skills and forge friendships to last a lifetime.

Camp offers a broad range of activities, including arts & crafts, performing arts, sports, waterfront activities, horseback riding, outdoor adventure and more. Summer 2017 dates are August 1st-15th (shortened stays are available). Camp SAY takes place at a 500-acre facility, located in Hendersonville, NC (near Asheville), and provides an outstanding staff-to-camper ratio. Camp tuition is offered on a sliding scale basis, so all children can access this unique camp experience. Learn more at:, or contact Camp Director Meg Hart at:, or 828.393.4244.


Parent Pampering at Chick-Fil-A

thumbnail_Chick-fil-A Updated LogoParenting is a hard but rewarding task, so why not let Chick-Fil-A inside of Hanes Mall Food Court pamper you? Families that come dine between the hours of 10am-5pm, Monday-Thursday will be entered into a bi-weekly drawing for parent pampering on Chick-Fil- A! Upon arrival each child will receive a throwback Chick-fil-A hat once parents enter the drawing by providing their email address. Two selected parents will receive an email each “selection Monday” on how to obtain their prize.

Chick-Fil-A at Hanes Mall also provides families with VIP services, high chairs, and children’s placemats. After enjoying their meals, children can enjoy the new Fisher Price play area located on the first floor of Hanes Mall by the Food court entrance.

Prizes Include:  European Spa Treatment, Deep Tissue Massage, Yoga, or boot camp classes, Family portraits

One entry per visit, per family. Chick-fil-A Hanes Mall Only: 3320 Silas Creek Parkway, Suite FC-7 Winston Salem, NC 27127


The Social and Emotional Aspects of Dyslexia

soarseminarMark your calendar for a FREE community seminar focusing on dyslexia on  May 9th from 7-8:30pm. Dr. William Sloan is a phenomenal resource and will be sharing a lot of information on dyslexia as well as fun ways to keep academic skills sharp over the summer. The seminar will take place at 163 Startford Court, Suite 135 in Winston-Salem. Call S.O.A.R. Tutoring & Advocacy at 336-448-3154 to reserve your seat!

S.O.A.R. Tutoring & Advocacy provides students with individualized instruction using the latest research-based strategies. They also provide up-to-date resources for parents to access and supplement from home, providing the best possible learning program for your child. Visit their website to see all of the tutoring options available.


  • Today’s spotlight is sponsored by Kaleideum, Camp SAY, Chick-fil-A Hanes Mall, and S.O.A.R. Tutoring and Advocacy.