The Summer Camp Mistake I Made and How to Avoid It
Here is my strategy for organizing a summer camp schedule:
Next, I do my research by looking online to find all the camp options available for each age group. I then match the ages with the activities and topics that I think will be of most interest to my kids. On the spreadsheet, I list the camps that are offered during the weeks we have available. For example, his school camp is offered every week of the summer whereas,“Frog and Toad Clay Camp” and “Lego Camp”, are only offered one week each. Once I had all the camps laid out by week, I had my menu of options for the summer.
To take a sneak peek of how I organized all my research and camp options check out my sample spreadsheet.
Now it’s time to coordinate with the moms of his best buddies. We get together at my house for a camp party with our laptops, our spreadsheets and a glass of wine to plan out the summer for the kids.
Finally, I mark the chart with the chosen camps of the other kids as well so I can coordinate things like carpool.
Using this summer camp strategy sets my sons up for a really fun (and exceptionally busy) summer and I don’t have the stress of signing up for camps haphazardly or late and having to find last minute options.
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