Have any of you sent your kids to day camp in the summer? How old were they? Did they enjoy the experience? How much did you pay, and was it worth the money?
I got a brochure advertising twelve themed day camps, and I'm thinkin my daughter would enjoy going to a few of them, just so she isn't at home vegetating or counting on me to entertain her all summer. (Maybe there's a reason the brochure came out in the middle of Spring Break, when the thought of keeping a bored child happy at home for three months is the stuff of nightmares.) I'm thinking a couple of week-long structured camps spread throughout the summer might keep my daughter in the groove of school between the time pre-K ends and kindergarten starts. Each week includes swimming, a field trip to someplace like the museum, the aquarium, the planetarium, or an ice cream factory, and also music, arts and crafts, games, and math related to the theme of the week.
The thing is, each week-long camp is $185. I'm not sure if that's a good price, or if the benefit is worth that much. You know, the glossy brochure makes it all sound very grand. Obviously it's not a necessity, but would it be helpful, or is it just overpriced baby-sitting?
Please share your experiences.
Answer by Rosehawk at 4:30 PM on Mar. 27, 2013
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