Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Summer Camps

I’m somewhat cynical about the whole summer camp thing, mainly because you realize it’s all about finding way to get your kids out of your hair while we slave away at our jobs so we can afford our luxurious and opulent lifestyles. Entire industries have sprouted up along these lines, and over Summer, all everyone talks about is what camp their kids are going to. It’s a bit odd.

Of course, we can’t help but succumb. Not so much to farm our kids out, but because their friends all do it, and they get to spend some quality time away from their annoying parents, or in this case, primarily their annoying dad.

In previous years, we did one camp and then we were done with it. This process has gradually morphed into a series of camps, and the drawbacks are the cost and the fact that your kids are run ragged. We’re trying to avoid that, but don’t want to deny them the fun of camp, because there are some really fun offerings.

We usually do Montshire camp, and they love this one because it’s outdoors and a lot of their friends do it, but the camps get more expensive every year, and they offer fewer of them. Not sure what’s up with that, but we’re going to pass on that one. Instead, there are drama camps, hockey camps, outdoor survival camps, and probably others I’m missing. We wanted to get them into Lego robotics camp, but it’s already full, so we’ll have to investigate this one further. A did it in the past, and N really wants to, though he’s a bit young. I talked to the instructor and pleaded our case, and he said he thought N would be fine, so that was a plus.

In addition to camp, we’ll be doing the market, and probably doing some traveling in there, not to mention riding our bikes, roller blading, and swimming. Wow, whoever said Summer was about kicking back and relaxing? If anything, I miss Winter.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to ali halit diker for the pic.

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