How are you doing with all the white stuff out?
Due to the storm, the Summer Camp info session last night has been postponed to next Wednesday. Well, gives us more time to talk about camps today. :)
I had a post last year on how to pick a summer camp for your child. Most of that still stands, but the Community School camps are getting more popular. Signups usually begin right after the Camp Info night.
There is a Summer Camps Section on Yana where you can find all kinds of camps. Note some of the prices and other info are still in the process of being updated, so click on the actual URL to make sure you get the latest info. And if you have a favorite camp that's not listed, let me know! And if you've attended one of those, please leave a review to help other parents out.
I also did a survey of what camps people were thinking last year. The most popular camps were the Community School Camps and the Chinese Summer School. Other popular camps include the YMCA Camp, MIT sports camp, Kids4Coding Camp, and Steve and Kate's.
Last year, as a part of sharing info on what to do, my son ended up going to the same camp as two other kids at Kids4Coding and we even carpooled! :) So for this year, let's again help each other out.
Please fill out this year's Summer Camp Survey so we can share our questions, learn from each other, and maybe even carpool! :)
Btw, based on interest from parents especially at MLK, I got the director of a Newton Chinese School to offer Chinese Summer School in Cambridge for the last two summers. This year, it'll be the last two weeks of the summer when there are few options, and you can RSVP here if you're interested. I'll let you know when registration starts. Last year we had as many kids as the MLK School Camp! :)
One thing that I still find tricky is that the Community School camps tend to run for three 2-week blocks, followed by one week. So if you want to try one of the other camps for a week, you'll need to find a matching camp elsewhere for another week, so to speak. :) This year for example, I'm looking for a camp for week of July 23rd or Aug 30th, because I want to sign my son for Kids4Coding.
Also, last year, I made the mistake of signing up late, but I did learn that Fitzgerald Community School at Peabody school can just open up another classroom if needed.
Do you have any questions or tips for summer camps? Post it on the Yana forum! :)
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