Last summer I faced the classic dilemma – what can I do with my 3 year daughter for 12 whole weeks until preschool begins again? Most summer camps are for designed for children kindergarten age and older, but I wanted my daughter to have a wonderful summer experience, meet new people and be exposed to activities we did not do during the school year, or at home.
After much searching, I found the perfect solution: Kidz Kamp at Recreational Music Center located in Point Loma at Liberty Station. Specifically for preschool-aged children, each camp session is for one week for two hours per day. This is the perfect amount of time for busy youngsters—not too long for a child to get bored or tired, but enough time for Mom to get a few errands done. The fact that there are plenty of wonderful shops at Liberty Station was an extra bonus.
My daughter and another friend from her preschool went to camp when the weekly theme was “Bugz”. Although the camp is mainly music-based, there were plenty of other activities to keep them interested. They learned about ants, caterpillars, spiders and other insects while playing outside. During the arts-and-crafts section of the day, they made masks of butterflies and bumblebees and other bugs. Additionally, each day they learned a song and played a variety of instruments like drums, tambourines and maracas. At the end of the week, parents were invited to a short show put on by the children, who were wearing their masks, and dancing and singing.
The cost of the camp, at $199, was quite reasonable—especially since an early registration gets a discount of 25%.
To say the kids enjoyed camp that year is an understatement. Since there are various themes each week, each session a completely new experience. At the end of the summer, my daughter and her friend went back to camp for another week. This time the theme was “Growing in the Garden”. These weekly day camps gave us both a positive experience as they kept her entertained in a wonderful way and provided me enough alone time to accomplish all the things a busy mommy has to do.
Registration for early childhood camps beginning June 18-22nd is now available. Cost is $199 per week.
Recreational Music Center is currently offering a $50 discount for those families who register for Kidz Kamp, and $100 for those who register for Glee or Rock Star camp by May 30th. Simply mention “Early Bird Special” when you register by phone or online at http://www.recreationalmusiccenter.com/ptisite/control/early_childhood_camp. AND, Recreational Music Center is generously awarding a week of summer music camp to one lucky reader…up to a $399 value!!
To enter to win a week of Recreational Music Center summer camp, simply view the camp options at www.recreationalmusiccenter.com, and comment here with your choice. Good luck!