Summer activities?

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Registered: 03-16-2008
Summer activities?
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Sun, 05-25-2008 - 10:54am

My dad has offered to pay for some sort of summer activity for my 8 (9 in September) yr old DS. I'm not sure if I should send him to camp, look into classes, or a get pool membership. I don't think he's mature enough for karate and the pool we could join isn't very good (although I love to swim).

I'm looking for suggestions. What activities have your sons been involved in? Did they enjoy it? Why or why not?

Thanks ladies!

-Patricia, loving wife to Lawrence Odonnell and mother to Logan Odonnell, born 12/19/07 and Ewan Odonnell, 09/02/99

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Registered: 04-18-2007
In reply to: gratzu
Sun, 05-25-2008 - 12:33pm

As far as karate is concerned, if you find a good program it will BUILD maturity.

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In reply to: gratzu
Mon, 05-26-2008 - 10:02am

Have you asked your son what he would like to participate in?

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Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: gratzu
Mon, 05-26-2008 - 11:23am

I agree that the right Karate program should build maturity.

It really depends on what your son is interested in though...

Before my son decided to spend most of the summer with his papa in Missouri, he was going to go to a basketball day camp, a Boy scout day camp, and take a couple of classes at the art center. I think one of them was drawing and the other was woodworking.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: gratzu
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 1:16pm

At his age, definitely get his input. If he doesn't want to go you both will be miserable.

My son is doing swimming lessons once a week. We are going to the Y at least once. He is taking summer school, not because he has to but because he needs some structure over the summer and this year I won't be the bad guy for the entire summer. He is also continuing to take tennis. He'll go to at least two week long tennis camps, though they are only 1.5 long each day. The rest of the summer will be one or two times a week in the evenings. That was his choice.

We also have season passes to a local park that has a water park in it and we spend time there. We've been invited to join a friend and her family at one of the local pools.