Summer Day Camps
Blog by Bettina Reid | June 27th, 2013
With 2 working parents (which is very much the norm nowadays) in the summers when our youngest was still in elementary school we registered her in the local summer camps. Every summer she couldn't wait for them to start. Kept her busy and out of trouble. After a certain age kids no longer want to be going to daycare and the Summer Day Camps are a great alternative. But the camps aren't just for older children. The camps are for children aged 6-12 years old, there may also be some half day camps or mini camps for preschoolers, but you will need to check your local municipality.There are a variety of camps to choose from in each municipality from sports related ones to arts and crafts. Half day camps and full day camps, as well some offer before and after care giving parents a variety of options to choose from.
When my youngest aged out she was quite disappointed as she always had a good time. Since then she has volunteered every summer. This way she still gets a chance to be a part of the camps. Once they reach a certain age they can look at applying to become camp leaders or to work in other areas of the community thru the city. The camps are a great stepping stone to teach your kids about volunteering (without them even realizing it) and then they are already familiar with the programs and staff. Giving them a greater chance of getting hired on.
To guarantee your kids lots of fun this summer, be sure to sign them up for summer day camp!
Check out your local community websites for a list of the camps offered and how to register. Some camps do tend to fill up fast so be sure to check out the following links:
Surrey Summer Camps
Langley Summer Camps
Township of Langley
White Rock Summer Day Camps