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Old 08-14-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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Would you rather send your child to camp or daycare for the summer (just finished kindergarten, starting first grade)?

I'm researching options and curious to see your opinions.

I know all camps and daycares are different.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:44 PM
 
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Yes they are.

So ... do you mean sleep-away camp???
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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No, day camp.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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Would you rather send your child to camp or daycare for the summer (just finished kindergarten, starting first grade)?

I'm researching options and curious to see your opinions.

I know all camps and daycares are different.
We did lots of camps. ...and at starting at age 6 sleep we also did the clasic sleep away camps.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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I like camps. I sent my children to all sorts of camps. You name it, they did it.

We also did various overnight week-long camps and three week long scout trips too.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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It depends on if you need certain hours because YOU work.

I sent my kids to a variety of day camps and sports camps. But I was able to pick them up at varying hours.

YMCA-associated day camps here offer swimming and other activities you can't get in a typical day care.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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I'd do day camp. Many more varied outdoor activities than day care.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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IME there is really no difference.

Year around day cares that offer before and after school care and all day care in the summer often have a camp-like summer program where they swim or have water play and go on field trips at least once/week.

All day summer "camps", depending on where they are held, also do field trips and fun activities in the summer.

We have used a camp located in a rec center that utilized the facilities there and offered daily swimming, batting cages, gym time, etc and did weekly field trips. We've also used one based at a school that went on field trips almost every day (and charged extra for them.)

It just depends on what you want. I think the less disruption to the schedule the better, so I like the camp that is held at my kids' school.

Around here, soccer camp, theater camp, science camp, art camp, etc are all half day, and don't work for working parents.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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Day camps for sure. There are so many fun options. Plus kids seem to get tired of the same thing so camps are great for that. Again, it depends on your schedule and budget. Camps seem like more expensive, esp if you have to add pre or after care.

This summer my kids did zoo camp, museum camps, swim, gymnastic camp and a general camp.

Now we are on vacation
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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The only one that didn't offer pre and post care was the zoo. I'm in a big city though so there are a ton of options and most expect the parents will be working.
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