School is ending for the 2009-2010 year and with that comes the need to find childcare for the summer. As a working mother in Boulder Colorado, I am always looking for a great summer camp or two around the county. And since real estate is really picking up, I will need plenty of full-time child care. Over the years, my children have attended YMCA, Science Discovery, and Avid4Adventure. These are all fulfilling camps providing not only supervision but stimulating activities as well. Did you know that YMCA camps have been voted the best day camps 4 years in a row!? Wow, you can’t beat that kind of award. It’s nice to feel reassured that while your child is away for the day; that they are learning, having fun, and being well taken care of. At the YMCA Day Camp, children can enjoy all sorts of adventure including archery, swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, and new friendships. A wide variety of programs are offered for children ages 5-17, with special programs designed just for teens. Want to hear about more camp opportunities? Read on.
The University of Colorado’s Science Discovery, is one that my daughter attended every summer. Each year was a different experience ranging in Dinosaur Fun to Chemistry Chefs. The Science Discovery program offers classes for ages 4-16 including math, science and technology which are taught with hands-on activities that are fun and informative. Teachers utilize university and community resources to produce a stimulating environment, both indoors and out, and a variety of field experiences. New classes are offered each summer and support the Colorado Science Standards.
One of our other favorites is Avid4Adventure especially because it contains experiences that are active and outdoors. One summer, my daughter took a week long kayaking trip that also included camping and rock climbing. It was important to me to have her outdoors in nature possibly doing something that she never would have done otherwise. David Secunda, the Founder explains that Avid4 Adventure provides age-appropriate outdoor activities that encourage learning, develop self-esteem and build friendships. Given that outdoor activities can involve risks, he says that the focus is on promoting safety through participant awareness and quality staff. All of the staff are proficient and tested in their area of instruction, certified in first aid and CPR, trained in defensive driving, background checked, as well as being experienced with kids and great role models.
Boulder County Kids is a great way to find out more about the summer camps in and around Boulder. For real estate news and to learn more about what’s happening in town, subscribe to our site and receive all the information you need.