So like most working parents out there, the thought of summer break for the kids gets you planning WELL in advance as who gets two months vacation from work??? And even if I think Ella could probably survive taking care of herself at home or tagging along with me at work, option 1 will get me arrested and option 2 will get me fired so the planning begins.
My goal for her in the summer is to ensure her brain doesn’t going into paralysis. 🙂 So the debate begins, are the camps I’m looking into just another form of babysitting or will she really get something worthwhile from the experience? Not that I don’t want her to have fun – it is summer break after all, but it would be good if she found it fun while still she picking up a new skill or some other take-away from the experience. Keeping this in mind, the search both on-line and talking to friends began.
We are lucky to be in a city where there are lots of options. In the end, we’ve decided to sign up for:
1. Swimming camp – she’s comfortable in the water since we have a pool but I feel proper instruction in technique on how to actually swim will go a long way.
2. Cheer camp – a combination of cheer leading and gymnatics which will be good for her to work on her coordination as she, like me was born with two left feet!
3. Music camp – piano lessons stop over the summer so this will keep her going with a more fun approach and without the demands of the practicing we have during the year.
4. Real Reptiles camp – although Ella is a girly girl to the core, for some reason she is not scared of bugs or little critters. I’m sure she will love being able to pick up and/or touch lizards, snakes etc. at this camp and they even get to go on a field trip to a zoo!
Ella is excited to participate in all these camps this summer so we’ll see once she goes which one is her favourite.
Comment below if you have come across any other great camps for your kids as I’m always on the look-out for new ones. This is our first summer at this so hopefully I’ve picked good ones for Ella.
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