Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Home Summer Day Camp 2012
You may be asking yourself..."Self? What do homeschoolers do for summer camp? Homeschoolers with frugal mommas?"
I'm so glad you asked.
While I am sure my kids would love day camp, I can't justify the expense. So, here is my plan for one week this Summer...Day Camp At Home. After morning devotions and a trip to the 'mess hall', we have a schedule for the week.
Monday: Swimming Day. Plan a day at the local pool/lake, complete with picnic lunch. Try out some new swimming techniques. If I can talk my brother into it, a kayaking lesson may be in the works.
Tuesday: Board Game Day! Get out all those board games and have a ball playing them. Card games also.
Wednesday: Cooking Day! They will learn all about different cooking techniques and I will have all the ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for camp style cooking..and guess who will be doing the cooking? Yep. My little campers!
Thursday: Hiking/ Nature Journal Day. Cruise to a local state park with our nature journals and colored pencils, magnifying glasses and a camera.
Friday: Messy Science Day. I have a few science kits stocked away for a rainy day. We will get those out and have fun with them, along with some messy science experiments from the Internetz.
Each evening will end with a camp fire and family time.
What about you? Ever done a Day Camp at home? Any ideas to share?