The end of the school year is fast approaching! I know as a parent there are lots of things on your mind and the last thing you want to worry about is what your child is going to do during summer break.
If you haven’t started thinking about it yet, that’s ok! Let’s brainstorm together. Here are some things you may want to consider:
Do you want your child being mentally stimulated? Just because school is out doesn’t mean they need to stop learning.
Do you want your child to be engaged and entertained outdoors? Get the kids outside and off of the couch to enjoy some fresh air.
Do you want your child to be social? Have them see their friends and maybe make some new ones!
Do you want your child to make lasting memories? Returning to school with some amazing stories and memories is always the best!
Keeping all of these things in mind, let’s take a look at our options…
You could have a 2 month vacation. I’m sure you would love to take the summer months off and spend it with your children, but unfortunately that’s not a reality for most parents.
You could hire a babysitter. Hiring a babysitter for the summer months is an option, but babysitters can be very costly, with the average babysitting wage around $12/hour for 8 hours/day of care, it could cost as much as $480 per week! Let’s consider a better option.
You could give your kids the best experience ever…camp! Day camps can range in price from $130 to $500 per week depending on the speciality of the camp and what they offer. Considering the cost and what you have taken into consideration already for summer break, camp seems like the best option.
Day camp will provide your child with a fun and engaging experience. Your child will have the opportunity to explore and try new things while becoming more independent. Your child will stay busy while at camp, be outdoors and participate in a variety of physical activities, all while fostering new friendships. With everything that camp has to offer they will certainly return to school with some great stories from their summer and hold onto the memories they created for the rest of their lives.
So, what are your plans for the summer?