Kids Summer Camp Teaches Coding, Roblox and Minecraft Building, Robots, and More at SUNY New Paltz


Are your kids obsessed with Roblox and Minecraft too? Do they love coding during the sessions that the Beacon City School District provides during Library/Media Class, and the #hourofcoding nights? Then they may love this camp from ID Tech, available this summer at SUNY New Paltz .

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”iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with 400,000 alumni since 1999, and 150 prestigious campus locations including SUNY New Paltz, Stanford, and NYU.

“Students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games, design Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Outdoor time is included.”

Details and pictures in A Little Beacon Blog’s Summer Camp Guide. We have not taken this camp ourselves yet, or heard from other locals who have. This is new on our radar.

iD Tech is a sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog’s Summer Camp Guide.

You can be too if you run a Camp! Or if you run a business that helps families, you can sponsor this popular guide also. Details on how to sponsor are here.

All Sport's Outdoor Pool and Park Opening This Friday May 27th! (Sponsor Post)

It's the day we've all been waiting for! Don't worry if you do not have a pool in your backyard this Summer, you will always have a place to swim at

All Sport Health & Fitness

in Fishkill.  Their outdoor pool opens for the Summer season this Friday at noon and we can't wait! You can see a full listing of their Summer outdoor hours 



Have you been there before? It's an oasis! With two adult pools and one kiddie pool with a sloped depth for little ones and toddlers, All Sport offers refreshing room for everyone. Dry off while playing ping pong, or enjoy the summer bands that are scheduled all summer on their covered deck. Plus, the rumors are that Pool Volleyball for all adult ages gets pretty popular there too. Lounge by the Tiki Bar and enjoy an iced tea or something on tap.

Hungry for dinner and hot and tired at the end of the day? The kids won't mind if you buy them dinner of chicken nuggets and yogurt strips, a favorite on the menu.  Don't worry about packing a dinner for your family while you take a dip. You can enjoy some fresh air and stay well fed and hydrated with All Sport's food menu.

If your kids are in

All Sport's Summer Camp,

extend your kid-pickup for a quick swim! You know how hot it can get later in the day. Check out All Sport Health & Fitness for their

Outdoor Club membership

. If you haven't seen the Outdoor Club yet, ask to be taken on a tour.

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Latest Updates This Week In The Things To Do In Beacon Guides

Happy Easter!  Here's a quick list of what we added to ALBB this week so you can plan your weeks and months ahead.  As the weather gets warmer, there will be more and more fun things to do!


  • Coffee House at The Howland Cultural Center: Saturday April 2nd
  • Record Store Day: Saturday April 16th
  • Ree-Play Sale: April 29 through May 1st
  • Hudson Valley Hullabaloo & Craft Brew Bugaloo: Saturday May 21st

All of these dates are in the Events Guide, organized by Month. Take a look for a big picture view of your month ahead!

  • Barb's Butchery: Wide selection of fresh cuts of grass or grain angus beef.  Closed Easter Sunday.
You can always check our Restaurant Guide for the latest openings and promotions!

  • Beacon Craft Workshop: Ages 4-10, at Ilana’s home in Beacon, right near Sargent School.
Check out our Summer Camp Guide for a full list of great options.


  • New categories added: Cheerleading, Football, Softball.
  • Building and Drawing En Espanol: From Beacon Craft Workshop - Ages 4-7, a fusion of Spanish language and 3-D and 2-D art making.
  • Art, Yoga, Music, & Language: From Compass Arts
Check our Kids Glasses Guide regularly for more updates.

  • Knit, Slip & Beyond: April dates added from Beacon Arts Studio
  • Sea Lion Talk: Saturday April 2nd at The Howland Public Library 
  • Author Talk With Shadei Williams: Thursday March 31st at The Howland Public Library 
  • Spoon Carving Class: With Keith Decent at Spire Studios
Check our Adult Classes Guide for more updates.


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