Family Bicycling: Life On Two Wheels

Far too many kids today live in an electronic world and, frankly, too many parents are simply too busy to do anything about that. Is it time to try something different? Bicycling can be a great activity for many families. Rich Colgin, the owner of Paradise Bikes says, “Riding with the family is a great way to get kids out of their electronic … [Read more...]

Kids Kingdom 2: An Expanded Vision Includes Kids with Disabilities in Redding’s Treasured Playground

Once upon a time – or, in this case, about 23 years ago – parents and community members in Redding, California, joined forces to build a royally fun playground called Kids Kingdom. Kim Niemer, Director of Community Services in Redding, describes the 1994 fundraiser and subsequent construction of the park as an “incredible volunteer effort.” … [Read more...]

Rail-Trail Invites Family Adventure

Grab your kids and bicycles to take a family excursion on a tree-lined forest trail and experience life in nature’s backyard – and yet be close to community services. Great Shasta Rail Trail (GSRT) is northern California’s newest rail-trail comprising the former McCloud Railway red cinder rail bed. Founded in 1896 to serve the lumber mills in … [Read more...]


Bowling alleys offer a fun, casual outing for the whole family, from the kids who rely on the bumpers to the most competitive players. Strive for a strike! MULTIPLE COUNTIES Kids’ Bowl Free Summer Program. Offers registered kids two free games of bowling daily (shoe rental fee may apply). Low-cost family passes available so the whole family … [Read more...]


For recreational and sports-level bicycling, see the Sports section, which also includes information about annual biking events and competitions. … [Read more...]

Unique And Special Needs Camps

Arts For Us Music & Performing Arts Program for Youth on the Autism Spectrum Harris Studios 3019 Victor Ave., Redding (530) 515-7151 Ages: 9-17 Sessions: Ongoing weekly,12-week sessions Cost: Free, through enrollment with Far Northern Regional Center (Day Camps) Students have fun while … [Read more...]

Summer Camps in Glenn County

Updated April 2017 British Soccer Camps Willows, Orland & Colusa Ages: 3–16 Session in June Cost: Varies (Day Camps) Experienced coaches help campers master their true potential with an innovative approach that teaches campers age-appropriate skills along with core values. Participants receive a soccer ball, … [Read more...]

Summer Camps in Shasta County

Updated April 2017 All Fired Up - Summer Art Camp (530) 226-1638 All Fired Up 1796 Churn Creek Rd., Redding Ages: 6-17 Sessions in June, July & August Cost: $45-$250 (Day Camps) Offering 3 different themed four-day sessions and a couple of multi-day project workshops. Art mediums may include glass fusion, … [Read more...]

Summer Camps in Butte County

Updated April 2017 Anthropology Camp (530) 898-5397 Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology California State University, Chico Ages: 5-11 Session: July 5 - 27 Cost: $100 (Day Camps) In four weeks, this camp invites participants to experience epic eras and enter other worlds. Each week we blend fantasy and … [Read more...]


Studies show that spending time in nature reduces stress, which decreases the risk of a host of medical issues, from anxiety and depression to heart disease. Join a group to get the inside scoop or take the family on one of the North State’s breathtaking trails. MULTIPLE COUNTIES California Native Plant Society Field Trips. The Mount Lassen … [Read more...]