Beat summer boredom - "Mom/Dad Camp" to the rescue!

Chad Riddersen

Posted on June 25 2015

A friend of mine brought up the idea of organizing a "Parent Camp," and it was such a great idea that I just had to share. Summer camps seem to cost a fortune, and personally, I've had to piece together several different camps so that I can be at work. Even if you're a stay-at-home parent, this could be a welcome a break/change-of-pace for your kids. Here's a great, low-cost option - Parent Camp.

 Summer Fun

Summer Fun

This will take a bit of planning, but one parent would watch ALL the children for a day. It sounds daunting, but I find that kids sometimes do better in groups. Hours can be negotiated but our group was planning on doing 9-3.  The parent in charge is in charge of keeping the kids "entertained" and safe, feeding them snacks, providing a lunch which can be pizza delivery, sandwiches, pasta (whatever the parent in charge can manage).

Suggested activities:

(it's likely that the kids will want to just play with one another, but if you want to plan some things, here are some ideas)

  • walk to a park / hike around the neighborhood
  • water play in the backyard/water ballon fights
  • arts & crafts
  • cooking project
  • "stations" - art, board games, something educational, ipad, etc.
  • neighborhood "scavenger hunt"

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