Tips for Choosing the Right Summer Activities

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715x330 Summer Options and Summer Camps

Summer may feel far away right now but you’re going to need to start thinking about the endless days of summer sooner rather than later. Your child’s last day of school may be months away, but as we all long for the easy, breezy days of summer you know that your time will not be as easy or breezy if you don’t find the right summer activities for your child.

We know that a lot of parents are on the same fact-finding mission right now so we compiled the following list of links that might help make your decision a little easier:

Where should you start?

The American Camp Association offers a plethora of resources, including a list of suggested questions to ask yourself, your child and the camp as you begin your research. It also has a customizable search tool to help you find the right camp for your family.

Looking for a step-by-step research checklist?

WorkingMoms.About.com pulled together a good checklist to review in order to help you hone-in your camp research.

Are your kids ready for sleepaway camp?

If you’ve always envisioned your child having the same kind of sleep-away camp experience you once had but aren’t sure how to prepare them for the summer, Dr. Gail Gross offers the following tips to make sure it’s a once in a lifetime event.

Worried about what to do with younger children?

This thoughtful article from Parenting.com offers great advice on how to choose the right day camp, sleepaway camp, or enrichment camp for your child.

Also, don’t forget to speak with your local Sylvan about their summer camp programs. Many centers across the country offer a variety of classes that can help get your child ahead of their studies and prepare them for the challenges ahead in the new school year. Summer camps are available for pre-k and kindergarteners up through high school students. Each camp is targeted to a few grade levels, so the topic of the camp is challenging for your child, but not overwhelming. Plus, by grouping kids of similar ages, your child can make new friends. Summer learning is still fun learning!

Here’s to a warm, carefree summer for all! Now if only it could get here just a little sooner…

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