All over the country children are bubbling with excitement, for they know summer break is days away or for some has already started. Many parents are bubbling to; I’m just not sure all of it is excitement as much as a tad bit of stress. For the next 2 months we’re in charge of making an itinerary to keep our children busy and happy for the several hours a day that they were in school.
Summer camps are a great resource for parents. A lot of camps have 8 hour schedules, which allow the children to be somewhere safe where they can interact with other children and learn some cool stuff at the same time. This of course allows for the parents to keep up their work schedule and/or other interests they’re committed to.
The Park Districts in most cities have “Special Recreation” for special needs individuals ranging from the ages of 7- 19. In addition the prices are drastically lower than other camps. However, don’t let that be the determining factor. We know our children better than anyone so definitely choose the camp that’s a good fit for your child. I highly recommend visiting the park with your child prior to signing them up. Good vibes makes for good experiences for both the parent and child.
I look forward to sharing and reading your summer camp stories very soon.
Christian competed in the 2015 Special Olympic and won an award in all of his competitions. He won a Bronze Medal in the 50 meter race, a Silver Medal in the relay race and a ribbon in the standing long jump. I am so proud of my little athlete! Since he’s more into sports now I’m going to look into extra curricular activities outside of school also.