Even though I’ve always dreaded summers in Scottsdale, that dread seems to have multiplied tenfold after having children. Maybe it’s because I worked inside a cool office for the lion share of my pre-kid days or because I grew up in Southern California where summertime days were spent frolicking and investigating the outdoors.
Whatever the reason, I find myself at a loss when it comes to entertaining my kids.
ALL. SUMMER. LONG.
Which is why I really want to find some summer camp options. Last summer, my daughter attended the camp that was at her preschool and had a good time. This year I’d like to try something different and maybe sign up for more than one camp. Gymnastics? Spanish? Science? The sky really does seem to be the limit when it comes to local camp options, but I’m still having a tough time deciding.
So here’s where I come to you, sweet mom friends. I’d love to hear your wise words on the following:
1. Where have your kids done summer camp and, more importantly, where have your kids loved going for camp? I’d love to hear positive feedback on specific summer camp experiences in Scottsdale/Phoenix.
2. Any tips for maximizing the summer camp experience?
3. Any advice on avoiding any of the (ahem) not so great camp options out there? (Preferably, without throwing any specific camp under the bus unless you really feel compelled to do so.)
I know I’m down to the wire as far as booking goes and will need to jump on some sort of option this week. (Eeek!)