Now that school is out, why not take your children to some of these neat and exciting activities that Macon has to offer? Here are a few family-friendly events and camps that your children can check out while spending time in Macon for the summer.

Amerson River Park at Ocmulgee Heritage Trail

Take your children to the new and improved Amerson River Park that's re-opening tomorrow, Saturday, May 30 from 11am-7pm. You and your children will enjoy the beautiful new park with canoeing, kayaking, walking, jogging, and rollerblading.

First Friday Downtown Beach Party

Take your children to spend First Friday's Downtown Beach Party on June 5 from 6 pm - 8 pm at the GA Sports Hall of Fame, located at 301 Cherry Street in Downtown Macon. You and your kids can put on some beach wear and splash around in the Cherry Street Plaza's Fountain. Enter the children or adult limbo contest or play volley ball.

Movies in the Park

Parks and Recreation have been showing Movies in the Park again this year, and what better way to spend time with the kids than with the outdoors and entertainment? Movies have been offered throughout the spring months and the final showings are June 12 and 26 at Luther Williams Stadium in Central City Park. The film screenings are free and the last two movies are The Lego Movie and Wizard of Oz, respectively. So, get your lawn chair, bring your blankets and have a good time. For more information contact, click here.

Children's Crafts at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

If your kids are interested in arts and crafts, The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park will be hosting free events for the month of June. There will be many activities to choose from. The dates are as follows: June 6 & 7 and June 27 & 28. Painting necklaces and making coiled pottery will take place from 3 pm - 4 pm. Also, children can participate in the Get Outdoors Day from 10 am - 12 pm and play some of the games played by Macon's original settlers. Children are also invited to attend the Flag Day program from 3-4 pm.

Summer Camps at Wesleyan College

It's hard to balance placing your child in a summer camp that will work with your work schedule, but Wesleyan College has a few solutions to that. Check out these exciting and engaging summer camps at Wesleyan College.

Kid's College

Starting June 8 - July 31, Wesleyan's Kid's College will be comprised of several weeks of unique themes, which include culture, wildlife studies, sports, technology, poetry and more. Cost is $215 per week. For more information contact: Ashley Crosby at (478) 757-5117 or

Equestrian Camp

The community horsemanship program at Wesleyan College is offering a three week sessions of Equestrian camp on June 8 -12, June 22 - 26, and July 13 -17. At the Equestrian camp, children will take care of horses and begin horseback riding lessons. Cost is $300 per week. For more information, please contact Jessica Meagher at (478) 757-5111 or

With these exciting activities, you and your children will certainly enjoy a fun-filled summer in Macon.

Sade Olajide is an Information Specialist with the Macon-Bibb County.