These Northeast blizzards got me like:
I’ve been distracting myself with thoughts of Summer which reminded me: I have to sign the kids up for Summer Camps! Yes, yes apparently you have to sign your kids up for Summer camp by the end of March – the latest – or else they are all sold out. Who are these forward-thinking organized hooligans? I love sending my kids to summer camps because I truly believe real world experiential learning prepares your kid to be successful in a variety of environments. I like to expose them to as many camps as possible without making it too stressful or overcomplicated. We have a great Recreation program in our town where they can go everyday and isn’t that pricey so I like to sprinkle in camps before, after and even during to break things up. Here are the camps we’ll be attending in the South Shore and Boston area (worth the trip, promise.)
- Steve and Kate’s Camp
I’m such a huge fan of this camp; I love the philosophy: “Trust in Kids. When you trust kids, they trust themselves.” Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, cooking, sports, and so much more. Kids decide what they want to learn. I wrote about our past experience, here and we are excited to come back again this Summer. (Can I go!?)
Locations in Cambridge and Boston.
- Holly Hill Farm Camp
Oh how I love this little farm. I wrote about my passion for it here, and was also interviewed about it for Wicked Local, here. (I only twitched a little when I saw my name spelled wrong.) Kids come back dirty and full of knowledge about animals, farming, farm to table food, and composting just to name a few!
Location: Cohasset, MA
- Fearless Flyers, Inly School
It’s expensive, but it’s worth it. Kids learn the exciting art of flying trapeze as well as how to dance through the air with aerial skills, jump on an Olympic trampoline, walk on stilts, juggle and much more. They will LOVE this. (You can’t go wrong with any summer camp at Inly.)
Location: Scituate, MA
During weeklong sessions, children ages 6-11 can learn all about animals at the Zoo. They become nature detectives, conservation heroes, and zoo explorers. For children ages 12-13, there is the Junior Zookeeper program offering behind-the-scenes opportunities with animal care staff. Psst: The cost of each session will increase by $50 after April 30.
Location: Boston, MA
- Horseback Riding Camp
Much to my husband’s dismay I signed Paigely up for horseback riding camp. Horses? Really? Yes! I took lessons as I kid and loved it. And if I’m spending 15 minutes putting hockey pads on my son for a 45 minute lesson she gets to saddle up. She really enjoyed camp last year but I wasn’t a huge fan of the facility (or the distance) so we are trying Pleasant Meadow this year.
Location: Hingham, MA
- Thayer Academy Theater Camp
I think these are sold out, boo. But put it on your list for next year…the theater camps go very, very quickly – because they are amazing!
COME ON SUMMAH…