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It’s that time of the year again! Time for summer camps and we parents are spoilt for choice. Should I choose a dance camp, a science camp or what have you? Believe it or not I have been looking for a summer camp for my almost 3 year old son! Yeah I know how that sounds, I just want him to get out of the house and see other kids :) Whatever your reason for choosing a summer camp (and I hope it’s not so you can sing praises “look my daughter/son is in so and so camp” to your friends/family) be sure to leave some room for your child to get bored. That’s when they have time to think and get creative.
I went to a boarding school so summer vacations to me were just the right amount of time you spend with family at home. Summer camps were not as rampant and rarely heard of. So with all the free time in hand my younger sister and I did the following, which I like to call my childhood resume.
While I am only looking for a 2 hour camp for my son for a few weeks until we visit my in-laws in Udupi (a small and quite town in Karnataka) I have plans for what he should have on his childhood resume. Our home in Udupi is surrounded with Mango trees so I’d definitely want him to:-
There are a lot of things that money can buy but the experiences which you cherish most are priceless :) So think out of the box and look at exploring alternatives to a structured summer camp. I wish you all a happy summer!