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It’s that time again to plan out the fun activities you want your kids to experience while they are home during summer vacation. Here at Bend, Oregon, there is both indoor and outdoor fun to be had by the entire family. If you are looking for a few things to add to your summer schedule, consider the following 5 simple summer activities suitable for kids.

Dealing with Hot Days – Go Spelunking
The best way to beat the heat, and learn more about the natural wonders located in Bend, is to go spelunking in the Lava River Caves. It is a mile-long lava tube as the kids can explore the cave, climb over rocks and even spot a bat or two.

Water Fun for the Entire Family
There is plenty of water fun to be found while your kids can spot wildlife nearby. Take stand-up paddle boards along Elk Lake, kayak along the waters of the Tumalo Creek or go tubing and rafting along the Deschutes River. You will find the perfect freshwater spot to soak the feet and enjoy the watery fun.

Fun Learning Activities
Stop by the High Desert Museum for a range of kid-friendly activities. You can learn about the early days of the Bend region as they can see an authentic 1800 sawmill and talk with early settlers at a 1904 ranch. They can also see wildlife such as eagles, owls, Gila monsters and more.

Camping Adventures for Kids
If you are looking for a place to spend the night in the great outdoors, consider Smith Rock State Park. There, you and the kids can hike, fish and be surrounded by nature.

Fly High in the Sky
You don’t have to keep your feet on the ground to have fun with the kids. Bend, Oregon also has sky activities as you can take the kids on a hot air balloon ride. See Bend at a whole new different view as everyone will create lasting memories.