I know it's hard to imagine as we're gearing up for another winter storm, but the time to sign up for summer camps is almost upon us - in fact, I know of more than one that has already begun registration. As a working mom, I need to enroll my kids for much of the summer so I'm able to get anything accomplished, but most importantly, my kids get to learn and experience things they'd be unlikely to encounter anywhere else. We're very fortunate here in the Triangle to have a plethora of choices - from day camps to sleep away camps, arts-themed to zoo-themed, there is bound to be something that sparks your child's interest.
If you don't know where to begin in the camp selection process, you are in luck - Carolina Parent Magazine is hosting a Camp and Education Fair on Feb. 9th from 12-4 at St. Mary's School in Raleigh. They also have an online directory of camps in the area with links to the various programs' websites.
Over the years, our family has ben to quite a variety of local day camps. Personal favorites have been the Morehead Planetarium, the Town of Cary (in particular nature camps at Hemlock Bluffs as well as Clown Camp), Carolina Friends School's camps (Riverwalking, Extreme Legos, and various fairy-themed programs have been favorites at our house), and the camp at Triangle Day School. This year we plan to try some based at Jordan Lake. Not all of these have complete details available yet, but most should in the next couple of weeks.
What are some of your favorites? I'm always looking for new suggestions!
Oh - and just for giggles, enjoy this little bit of camp nostalgia....