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Summer Camps

June 14th, 2018 at 07:41 pm

So this summer we are staying put for 5 weeks of the summer. So I signed up DK for 1 week of Girl Scout Camp at $125/week each. Then DK has school year round we had to pay for because of the 12 month contract we signed. So she's done.

DK1 though I signed up for 1 week of tennis camp 9-12 pm for $104/week. 2 weeks of camp through the parks and rec for $210/week. Finally a tech coding camp from 10 am - 1 pm for $285/week. Not too bad I think. We are traveling to Asia again for 3 weeks, Canada a week, SF a week, and a week off then back to school. I was considering Hawaii before school but it'd be back to back traveling.

Here's a fun accomplishment. DK1 made the swim team and decided to do it instead of more swim lessons this summer! I told her that she could quit swim lessons the day she could make the team. She tried out last weekend and made it. But by that point I had signed her up all summer for swim lessons and the only way out without losing money was to join the swim team. So I gave her a choice. Swim team $222 for the summer or lessons. She chose the swim team.

My DK 2 is still in process of swim lessons and she has 3 more sessions at $76/session group lesson and 8 private lessons for $280 for 8 lessons. I'm hoping this is her last year of lessons. I am thinking maybe 1 more school year of lessons for DK2 and we are done spending money on swim lesson and the time. Swim lessons are the worse lessons because it's so time intensive. For a 30 minute lesson either group or private it's more like 1.5 hours because you have to shower after, get dressed before and after, etc. UGH. I will be thrilled that they are can swimming with friends and I won't be so worried.

4 Responses to “Summer Camps”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm with ya on all of this, especially how annoying swim lessons are! But I'm so glad we're doing them too.

    And we signed our older kid up for a big range of day camps this summer, except when we'll be out of town. The younger is in summer daycare for one more year; next summer I'll have to come up with two sets of activities. The price range of these weeklong camps is really big, from $394 on the high end to only $80 for one of our options!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    There are some wonderful overnight Campfire Boys and Girls camps in Western Washington. The one on Samish Island was our favorite. It is so beautiful there. And you don't have to be a member. It is something you might want to look into in the future. My kids loved it and the food was really good, too.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    What fun camps for the kids. Great experiences. Our public school do not offer summer school, but summer camp with experiences which is in one way great for many parents, but the kids who need extra help in reading and math do not get it.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Thanks LR. Neither kid has slept away from home ever though. So that will be a long time coming. But we did have our first sleepover at our house. They were both so excited.

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