Three more summer camp ideas that will make summer memorable

| June 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

OldtimeyPegasus_123141Ever since I wrote Three summer camp ideas to inspire you to make this the best summer ever I keep reading about other cool summer camps. A lot of parents I talk to are really wishing they had signed up their children for a few activities this summer as the “throw them in the backyard and let them play” philosophy is starting to wear thin for everyone. Here are a few more summer camp suggestions that are will keep the kids busy this summer.

Did you know you don’t have to be in a Girl Scout troop to attend Girl Scout camp? Our daughters went last year and loved it so much it was the first camp we registered for this year. Moms often think of Girl Scout as stuck in time from when they attended, but today’s Girl Scout camp mixes modern interests with traditional fun. This year our girls are attending photography camp, but I know they will also have water fights, create crafts and do some hiking. Girl Scout camp is affordable fun located throughout the Chicagoland area. There are two sites to visit for different Girl Scout camp options: and

The Poetry Foundation offers free summer camps for junior high and high schools students. Participants will discuss poetry, learn poetic and storytelling skills and develop personal creativity. These free camps are held at the Poetry Foundation Library, 61 W. Superior Street, Chicago. All materials are provided and all experience levels are welcome. For more information about the Poetry Foundation visit To register for camp, email

Community colleges offer summer programs for even the youngest students. For example, Moraine Valley Community College has an extensive summer learning program called Valley Learning. The College of Lake County offers Xplore! summer camps and classes for youths and young adults. Some Xplore! classes are offered online for those who want to learn, but not be on a schedule.

It’s not too late to get your kids into a fun and interesting summer camp. Click on the links above to find one that will fit your family and your budget.


Shari writes about life with twins at Two Times the Fun, about family friendly events at Get Out and Have Fun Around Chicagoland and about raising readers at OMG (Oh My Books).





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About Shari: Shari is a mom, wife, marketing communications professional, gardener, Chicago Blackhawks fan, college sports fan, traveler, quilter, community volunteer, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, Siberian Husky owner, Girl Scout troop leader and book lover. You can find Shari blogging about life with twins at Two Times the Fun and tweeting @slcs48n1. View author profile.

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