Summer and DD14.....

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Summer and DD14.....
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Thu, 06-19-2014 - 2:22pm

What do you have your DD14 doing this summer. (Or the like, or in the past, etc. etc.)

Go ahead and throw out even the most obvious of ideas (I already have two that are grown. but they are 25 and 28).  Not going to list my DD's plans or my ideas, curious what is thrown out.  Not just for me, but also for those who lurk but don't post.  

Serenity

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 06-20-2014 - 2:39pm
I gree its definitely a hard age. Are you still working part time Serenity? The YMCA's around here have junior counselor camps that teenagers can "work" at and get experience. What about volunteering at different places, the animal shelter, the library, etc.? ODD did sports so she was in practices 4 days a week for about 7 hours a day during the summer, other than that she would hang out with friends or stay home and read a lot. She always used summer as her fun reading list time, as well as a 3 week vacation to grandma and grandpa's house.
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Registered: 08-25-2006
Mon, 06-23-2014 - 2:06pm
She can't "work" at the Y until she is 15. So pretty common for kids to do CIT two summers in a row. She is on the mature side of 14, I guess you could say. So although hanging out with friends is better than being on an ipad all day, it also brings about potential problems. So don't want her running around town all day unsupervised, but also don't want her hibernating in the house all day on her ipad. (or phone, or tv, or what have you). Anywho, thanks again everyone...
Serenity
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Mon, 06-23-2014 - 2:39pm

http://www.ymcastlouis.org/sites/default/files/editor/files/WC%20CIT%20Program%20Application%202014.pdf

Looks like it went up to $150 for 4 weeks.

Mine never liked overnight camp either; just did it when absolutely required for scouts.  The summer between 8th grade and high school he took Health and PE at the high school to get those out of the way, so that took some of his time too.

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