From Mom Central: It’s March, but already, many of us have on our minds how our kids will spend their summers. While weekend trips and play-dates with friends can keep our children occupied for short periods of time, we often struggle to develop fun and engaging activities for younger kids or older children who haven’t locked into a yearly tradition of sleep-away or sports camps.
Realizing how much kids crave summer adventures as it enables them to engage in a variety of activities, KinderCare Summer Camp surveyed nearly 3,000 kids to see how they would like to spend their summers. So what exactly did kids want? It turns out they had some strong ideas- they wanted adventures, arts and crafts, and trips- activities which often fall beyond the reach of busy Moms.
KinderCare responded by partnering with teachers to design a nationwide summer camp program to provide kids with new and interesting activities pertaining to their interests. They developed 12 unique week-long day camps with themes including Wild, Wild West, Wilderness 101, Dig Ancient Egypt, You’ve Got Talent!, Puppeteer Road Show, Gross & Gooey Science, Spectacular Sports, Animal Antics, Science Adventures, Art Expo, Kids’ Kitchen, Splish Splash, Surfs Up!, and Everyday Heroes. Whether you have an avid athlete, a budding scientist, or both, they can find something cool within KinderCare’s Summer Camps to engage their time. The weeklong timeframe of the camps also gives Moms the flexibility to sign their kids up for as few or many sessions as they’d like.
With approximately 1,700 centers located in 39 states and the District of Columbia, KinderCare Learning Centers, an accredited early childhood provider, offer a range of educational programs and after-school care for infants as young as six weeks old to school-aged children through age 12. Run by specially trained, passionate teachers who fully embrace a balanced approach to learning, KinderCare Learning Centers aim to educate and entertain children within nurturing environment, and encourage strong communication between families and teachers. For more information on the KinderCare Summer Camp Program, head to KinderCare’s website: http://www.kindercare.com/summercamp.
My take: When my son was 2 years old, he started at a local KinderCare for full time day care (both my husband and I work outside the home). He went to KinderCare year round until he started Pre-K at his current school. His sister joined him at KinderCare when she was 2 as well. So they both have been to a few KinderCare summer camps over the years. And let me tell you, they have had a blast! The weekly themes kept them from getting bored and they got to go on some cool field trips to the movies, ice skating and the like, not to mention the on-site sprinkler fun! They came home each day dirty and TIRED with a lot of good memories and friends. And every day they wanted to go back. If you are looking for summer activities for your kiddos this year, I encourage you to check out your local KinderCare Summer Camp Program - a camp created by kids for kids. With a 12-week themed program where each week brings new activities, you certainly won't be hearing any "Mom, We're BOOORREEEDD" this summer!
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