Find Great Activities for Kids

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What is KidNimble?

When our son turned two, we were living in Brooklyn, NY. We figured there would be a million options for local kids’ classes and programs for him. The programs were out there but, in practice, they weren’t as easy to find as I expected.  We had two major problems finding them.

Problem 1. Bad Websites:

Some programs didn’t even have one. Some had sites that were impossible to navigate. Not many had prices, days, and classes listed. This made for a lot of phone tag.

How did we end up finding something good? First, I got my Google on.  Then, I talked to our friends with kids.  Whenever  I passed a program I didn’t know about, on our walks through the neighborhood, I’d snap a picture and call for info. And usually I’d have to wait for calls back. I had lists: on my phone, on my laptop, on the ipad. It took a while. 

Problem 2. Reviews:

We didn’t know anyone who’d used these programs. We couldn’t easily hear from parents who had kids taking classes there

Reviews matter! With a new restaurant, I can check Yelp. I can check out the menu online. With a class for my son, which is more important to me than where to get the best clam pizza in NY (toss up: Motorino, and Otto — FYI this is important to me), I had to really dig for information. 

I couldn’t get all of the information on price, classes, schedule, etc in one place. 

What is KidNimble? 

KidNimble brings all of that information together. Parents can login (It’s free – just use your Facebook or email to set it up – takes thirty seconds), search for a program by name, type, or location, and compare great activities for kids. 

KidNimble makes it easy to find great activities for kids.

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Can I write a review?

Here’s the great thing! KidNimble lists over 50,000 programs world wide. If you’ve taken one, or your kids have taken one, you can write a review — and please do! As KidNimble grows, you’ll help make it more and more valuable to parents. We’re at the very beginning of a useful and exciting way for parents to harness the power of collective input. So tell friends, because every user adding their own viewpoint, connecting with other parents, makes this stronger. 

Can I put my program up? 

Yes! If you see your program, and want to add information, click “claim program” and you’ll see how to enter price, schedule, and contact info. If your program is not already listed, email us at info@kidnimble.com and we’ll be happy to add you! 

Where is this available? 

KidNimble helps parents find great activities for kids worldwide. 

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What kind of activities are listed? 

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Traditional Summer Camps, like this one: 27th Street KinderCare (WI) offers 12 unique and fun camps for preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age kids, running from May through August.

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Outdoors Programs like this one: Aloha (VT) is a traditional sleep-away camp in Vermont for teen girls who love living simply in nature, learning new skills and making fabulous friendships. But Aloha is no ordinary summer camp: it’s a caring, learning community where every young woman discovers her own personal strengths and best self.

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Academic programs like this one: Summer camp with Digital Media Academy at Drexel (PA) gives kids and teens a unique opportunity to learn game development for the iPhone, flash scripting for web design, digital art and Photoshop, robotics, and many other high and low tech camp options. These summer camps, with day or overnight options, allow teens, pre-teens, and kids ages 6 to 18 to express their creativity and produce their own projects using state-of-the-art equipment.

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Sports programs like this one: Big League Dreams (NJ) is a 40,000 square foot indoor family entertainment center that offers structured and fully supervised parties, a pre-school multi-sport program, school year day camps, and summer camp programs.

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Travel programs like this one: American Collegiate Adventures (Spain) offers Pre-College summer programs for High School Students at 8 locations worldwide. 

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Religious programs like this one: Alpine Camp and Conference Center (CA) hosts christian-centered summer camps and programs for High School and Jr. High students.

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Special Needs programs like this one: The Summer Program for kids ages 4-13, Camp Green Tree (NY), features a staff that is highly trained in the field of special ed, and a program that’s designed to provide a great summer experience. Sessions include Passport around the World, Inside the Kitchen, and Become a Mad Scientist. Campers also participate in community-based outings (parks, water parks, and other locations around NYC) and soccer and swim classes.

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Art programs like this one: KidsArt (WA) teaches students realistic drawing and painting. Curriculum is varied to include teaching still-life, the figure, landscape, portraiture, cartooning, animation, clay sculpture and more. This high quality fine art program offers art instruction that goes far beyond cut and paste, and arts & crafts. It teaches a student how to “see” in a new way and offers basic understanding of how to draw and paint.

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Dance programs like this one: The Saint Petersburg Academy of Ballet Arts‘ (FL)  curriculum is based on the Vaganova Method, which originated in the Russian schools associated with the Kirov and Bolshoi ballet companies. 

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Martial arts programs like this one: Aikido of New Orleans (LA) offers a full schedule of Aikido classes, including Aikido weapons, and classes for adult beginners and children. With both morning and evening classes, you are sure to find classes that fit your personal schedule.

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Music programs like this one: Bill Jones Music (TN) – music and movement for babies, toddlers, preschoolers. . .and the grownups who love them. 

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Performing Arts Programs like this one: Kids On Stage (CA) is a theater and video arts program for toddlers, kids, and teens from ages 3-18. Camp programs and classes cover vocal training, singing, acting, music theater, dancing, choreography, comedy improv, Shakespeare, and video filmmaking lessons and workshops.

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Life skills programs like this one: Rancho Del Chaparral, (NM) – All of the programs and opportunities for girls and young women of all ages, Girl Scout troops, and families revolve around important Life Skills. Resident camp programs are open to all girls, not just registered Girl Scouts.

How do I get started? 

Just go to KidNimble.com and sign up — it’s free and takes 30 seconds to sign in with your Facebook login or email. 

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