Parents are often actively involved in finding academic and social activities for their elementary-aged students, but what happens once those students enter middle school? It seems the door opens to a dizzying array of after-school clubs, sports and extracurricular opportunities. So, when summer rolls around you might not feel the need to find activities for your middle schooler. However, summer is actually the perfect time to find an opportunity for your teen to meet new people and investigate a new hobby with minimal commitment – and Bright Lights ( has just the camps to help!

Bright Lights camps can easily fit into your schedule, as most camps run for three hours either in the morning or in the afternoon, Monday through Friday. During those 15 hours your teen is supervised, challenged with hands-on activities and surrounded by peers with similar interests. Learning a new skill can boost your student’s self-esteem and confidence, and possibly even lead to the discovery of a new hobby or desire to learn more on the topic when school resumes.

Having a planned activity during the day can also help students decrease screen time and engage in a variety of activities. Bright Lights offers camps that focus on art, photography, cooking, fishing, sewing, engineering and science, plus more!

To see all Bright Lights camps open middle schoolers and younger, visit and click on the “Register” button. Bright Lights hopes to be part of your student’s active summer!