"This will continue our mission to give child care and age-appropriate activities."

The school year might end, but that doesn't mean child care will.

Sprout House Learning Center in Lindsborg is accepting applications for its summer day care service, called Kids Fun Club Summer Camp.

The all-day service will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 30 to Aug. 11 and provide a wide array of activities for children while parents are away.

"We opened recently in Lindsborg and we're starting out with our first summer camp," said Kristen Hanks, program director for the camp. "This will continue our mission to give child care and age-appropriate activities."

Parents and children can expect the same types of activities currently offered in before-school and after-school care, as well as new activities each week.

"We're keeping it community-based," said Christy Mai, executive director of the camp. "We'll be involved in Bethany College camps, Smoky Valley tennis, library lessons, and even two weeks of swimming lessons."

Athletic camps will include football, baseball, soccer and volleyball, and artistic endeavors will cover theater, gymnastics, cheer and dance. When not at these activities, children will be at Messiah Lutheran Church, enjoying ping-pong, billiards and other games as well as television.

The cost to attend is $140 per week, or $1,540 for the summer, which includes all activities and a free T-shirt. Because this is a day care service, all participants must pay the full amount.

"We're still expected to pay staff and rent, so even if you miss a week, you're still charged," Mai explained.

Those interested in joining or learning more can call 785-227-2059 or email christy@sprouthouselc.com.

"We are working hard to keep kids active in the community, support healthy lifestyles and artistic talent, and engage kids," Hanks said.