It's hard to believe, but summer break is right around the corner! And that means finding things to do to fill those long, long weeks of empty days. Whether you work for pay or as a SAHM, that can be a tall order, especially if your kids are too young to plan their own activities or just go play without supervision.
My son went to YMCA Day Camp last summer and loved it, and my daughter is just old enough to do some of the more academic special interest camps. Of course, they're not cheap; average price seems to be $150-200 with some rocketing north of $300. That means they get to do one, maybe two depending on the cost. It's worth it, though; they have a great time, keep their brains active, and I don't have to have the "only boring people are bored, get out of my hair and make your own fun" discussion 90 times a day.
Here's a good story on finding the right day camp. In addition to these ideas, I would probably ask questions about the experience level and training of the counselors, if there are lifeguards in addition to the counselors during swim time and what food restrictions exist. An as always, follow your gut. If something seems off or rubs you the wrong way, listen to your instincts.
What are your kids doing this summer?
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