As summer officially kicks off and the days of summer school are ending, some parents are looking for options to stay cool and keep the kids busy.

Fort Leonard Wood organizations are offering events and programs to Families during the summer.

Bruce C. Clarke Library
If you haven't enrolled your children (and even yourself) in the Bruce C. Clarke Library Summer Reading Program, there is still time to register. The program, themed "Reading by Design" will remain underway through July 14.

According to Lacie McMillin, children's library technician, the program is designed to encourage readers to explore creativity in writing, art, building, and inventing.

"All ages are welcome to participate, even babies and adults," McMillin said. "Everyone who is eligible for a library account is welcome to sign up."

To register, visit Scroll down and click the button that says "Register an Individual or Family." Start by registering all of the adults that want to participate in your family, and then register any children, McMillan said.

Middle School Teen Center
Summer Camps are available for children in grades 6 through 12. The fee is based on income category and parents can register their children at Parent Central Registration. According to Andrea Ogle, CYC facility director, the Middle School Teen Center also offers free open recreation and they serve lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and a snack from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The center is open noon to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; noon to 9 p.m. Fridays and noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

Events are as follows:

-- Monday through June 30 -- Passport to Manhood and Smart Girls camps

-- July 10 through 14 Culinary and Sports and Fitness camps

-- July 17 through 21 -- Water Week/Outdoor camps

-- July 24 through 28 -- Explore Missouri

-- July 31 through Aug. 4 -- Outdoor Adventure

-- Aug. 7 through 11 -- Art and Drama

For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60209.

Dive-In Movie - 8:30 p.m. July 21 -- Dive-In Movie at Davidson Fitness Center

Family Float Trip and Barbecue -- 11 a.m. July 15 at Happy Hollow

Wallace Outdoor Pool and Splash Park is open noon to 7 p.m. daily. Cost is $4 per day for active-duty military, Reserve, National Guard, Department of Defense civilians and Family Members. Cost is $6 for non-DOD civilians and free for those age 3 and under.

Davidson Fitness Center -- 4:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Cost is $3 for military, and $5 for non military.

Bowling programs are also available at Daugherty Bowling Center. The center is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 61498.

Vacation Bible School
The Religious Support Office is scheduled to host Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 24 through 28 at the Main Post Chapel. Classes will be available for children age 3 and up along with adults. A nursery will be provided for those under age 3.

To register or for more information, go to or call Cindy Dack at 573.596.0131, ext. 60089.