While your kids are probably ecstatic about getting out of school for the summer, you might be pulling out your hair trying to figure out what to do with them while you’re at work. And, you don’t want a repeat of last summer when your kids sat in front of the TV all day. Though you might be at a loss with your current choices, we’ll give you in this article some new ideas to make managing the summertime easy and fun for everyone involved.
Considering summer camps for kids is a great way to make sure that your kids are having fun and being productive with their summer. Many private schools and nature centers will have summer programs for kids that will occupy them during the day and let you come pick them up when you get off work. It’s the best situation for both parties!
Options for Orange County Summer Camps
There are two basic types of summer programs in Orange County. Both private school programs and nature center programs will include a lot of outdoor activities for your kids, especially if they are middle-school age or younger. Fortunately, because of the warm weather in the area, outdoor options abound for your kids.
Though private schools in Orange County might not sound like a fun way for your kids to spend the summer, many of them offer fun, educational programs that allow kids to pursue their individual interests. These programs are constructed with the child in mind so that the programs are a blast for them and helpful to you.
Summer Camps at Local Nature Centers in Orange County
Though the summer camps available from nature centers aren’t as long lasting as a private school summer program would be, they are still a great option for you and your kids. Nature Centers often have a rotating variety of summer camps available, including ones that teach kids about survival skills, navigation, and plant and animal life.
The summer camps offered by nature centers will likely be more outdoor-oriented than the private school programs are, but, as mentioned before, they usually don’t last as long. Nature Center camps might last for a week or two, which leaves you responsible for the rest of the time.
Hopefully, we’ve given you some ideas about what you can do to help your kids have a good time this summer. Good luck with the searching!
St. Mary’s School is a private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School located in Aliso Viejo. We’re an Orange County private school dedicated to combining rigorous academic standards, foreign languages, technology, arts and music in an effort to develop students into global thinkers. To learn more about us, visit Smaa.org.