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Summer Fun & Community Connections: Engaging Kids & Supporting Women in Recovery

Why Keeping Kids Active, Creative, and Engaged in Real Life Matters






1. Physical Health and Well-being

Summer is the perfect time to get your children moving! Engaging in physical activities such as sports, swimming, hiking, or just playing outside helps in maintaining a healthy weight, building strong bones and muscles, and boosting their immune system. Regular physical activity can also help prevent chronic diseases later in life.


2. Mental Health Benefits

Spending time outdoors and engaging in physical activities can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and enhance overall emotional well-being. Activities like biking, playing sports, or even gardening can be therapeutic and provide a natural outlet for energy and creativity.


3. Social Skills Development

Summer camps, community sports leagues, and neighborhood playdates provide opportunities for kids to interact with their peers, learn teamwork, and develop important social skills. These interactions help build self-confidence and communication abilities.


4. Cognitive Growth

Keeping children active and engaged in hands-on, real-life activities stimulates their brains in ways that screen time cannot. Whether it’s through reading books, solving puzzles, or exploring nature, these activities enhance critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity.


5. Reducing Screen Time

While technology has its benefits, excessive screen time can lead to a sedentary lifestyle, sleep problems, and decreased attention span. Encouraging kids to participate in real-life activities helps create a healthy balance and prevents the negative effects of too much screen time.


Empowering Women Through Creativity and Movement




This month, our community engagement at New Directions for Women focused on the transformative power of movement. We created a space filled with joy, learning, laughter, and a collective rise in positive energy. Engaging in movement raised the overall energy and vibration of the group, contributing to a more positive and empowered mindset. This uplift in spirits is a crucial element in the recovery process, helping women feel more hopeful and motivated.


Summer Dance Camp July 15th-18th







Get Involved!

We welcome volunteers and donations to support our programs. Whether you have a passion for teaching, dance, or simply want to make a difference in someone’s life, your contribution can help our programs.


For more information on how to get involved, please visit our website or contact us directly.


Become a Partner


Currently Accepting Schools for Fall Arts Enrichment Programs

Contact@danceartsacademyoc.org for more information


Follow us on social media to stay updated on our summer activities, community events, and more ways to get involved. Let’s make this summer memorable and meaningful for everyone in our community!


Together, we can make a difference in each others lifes. Let’s embrace the warmth of summer with activities that inspire, engage, and uplift!

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