Summer plans?

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 9:21am

The post below got me thinking-anyone else making summer plans-camps for kids or vacations?

Zeph will be on summer swim team (daily practice) and karate continues through the summer.

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 12:33pm

I just signed up for 2 summer half day camps. Since they are offered by a government funded facility who receives education grants, they are quite affordable.

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 10:21am

I"m a sahm and camps here aren't cheap - girl scout camp is $295 a week for day camp.

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 8:48am
Greek Mythology camp sounds cool!

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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 8:43pm

So far I know that Nathaniel is going to the summer camp at my school that my sister is teaching about Greek Mythology, not sure if he is going to any of the other camps.

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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 1:28pm
That's great Gwen! I've always wanted my kids to be strong swimmers too. Growing up in Florida, I don't even remember learning to swim, I feel like I've always just known how to do it. And in those days my mom could send me and a friend to the pool in our complex without supervision (and not be hauled away by social services!) and we'd play all day.

We've done swim lessons for the kids each summer, but it gets pretty pricey, so they only do two weeks worth of lessons. They definitely feel more comfortable in the water, but are not swimming on their own yet. We really need to do more lessons and get to the pool consistently I think.
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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 1:24pm
Thanks! I think they tell everyone next month sometime. We got one the year before last, so I'm hoping they'll give us one again.

It seems like there's so much more to Disney now. And then there's Universal Studios too. I have a photo of me at about 13 years old at Disney with my younger cousin. I had that "oh-my-gosh-I-can't-believe-I'm-here-because-I'm-waaaay-too-cool-for-this" look on my face. LOL! We took DH's daughter when she was a tween though and we had a great time doing some of the "scarier" rides and at Universal too.
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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 8:57am

DH and I both work F/T, so day camp is a necessity rather than a luxury.

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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 9:58am
Summer camps are so expensive it is crazy! In my area they easily run $250-$300 per week for 9-3. That's alot for enrichment. I hope the scholarhisp comes through for your kids.

Disney sounds like a great time. We haven't been in years (since Zeph was 4) and I would love to go back. I think that now that he is a tween it would be such a different expereince but still fun.

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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 2:15pm
We are thinking about going to Disney again this summer. The kids loved it last year and DH thinks this is the last year where they'll all really think it's magical.

We usually do a week or two for swim lessons. We also applied for a scholarship for zoo camp - with three kiddos it can be really expensive - so we'll see if that comes through.

Other than that we try to do the free things like summer reading programs and free days at the museums. Since we live in the mountains there are lots of places to go hiking and exploring. We'd also like to try geocaching this summer. I think they kids will like it...sort of like a treasure hunt.
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