To me it is just a continuation of the hours from the school year
That makes total sense.
Yep, it's an overnight camp in the mountains. She did it for the first time last year and loved it. Her friend's mom thinks the girls could be camp counselors there someday (but I'd hate to have dd gone for the whole summer like that). I like your lifeguard idea better.
I didn't get up too late when I was a kid so that really didn't matter too much. I did go to day camp even though my mom was a sahm for a couple of years and I think we had to be there by 9am.
My kids are up by 6am-the latest 7/7:30 with my almost 11 yr. old so even if they didn't go to camp, they would still be up that early.
Im sure there are ppl who sit home and vegg all day, i do not think it really has to do with having money,
My kids are done school in one week. And for about two weeks, they will laze around all morning, want to eat huge amounts of food, stay up late watching movies, and generally enjoy the downtime. Then they will be bored, miss their friends, and wish they were back in school.
I have lots of stuff planned for them to do, and I love summer because it does allow them to pursue their own interests and their own learning full time without having to please teachers and do homework....well, not much homework, anyway. Both of them have books to read and one paper to write over the summer.